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How to Trick Users into Liking Facebook Pages They're Not On

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Yesterday, Facebook launched a new widget called the "Facebook Like Button," which, simply put, brings the Facebook like button to the entire Internet. Website owners can implement the new button on their site using a small bit of code. In fact, you don't even have to be a developer to...
How to Trick Users into Liking Facebook Pages They're Not On

VIDEO: Why these people bought a Microsoft Surface

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Why wait in line for a Microsoft Surface? That’s the question we asked outside the Microsoft Store in Seattle today. Yes, the line at Seattle’s University Village included lots of people who either work for Microsoft, used to work for the company, or are close to people who do....
VIDEO: Why these people bought a Microsoft Surface

PayPal Bans BitTorrent VPN / Proxy Service

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PayPal is widely known for their aggressive stance towards BitTorrent sites, Usenet providers and file-hosting services, and now this policy has also been actively applied to a VPN provider. PayPal has stopped providing service to the Germany based VPN provider GT Guard. In addition, all the company’s funds have been...
PayPal Bans BitTorrent VPN / Proxy Service

Anonymous claims credit for crashing CIA site

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Hackers claiming an affiliation with Anonymous took credit for crashing the Central Intelligence Agency’s Web site Friday, in what appears to be another distributed denial-of-service attack. The CIA’s Web site was inaccessible around 3:30 on Friday afternoon. The CIA did not immediately respond to a request for comment as to...
Anonymous claims credit for crashing CIA site
Hacking the recession: CrowdSource gets large series A to pimp on-demand skilled labor
Gauss espionage malware phones home to same servers as Iran-targeting Flame

Archos 101 Titanium pops up in FCC docs, confirms what we already know

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You'd think bigger (screen size) would mean better (resolution). But not for Archos' recently announced 10.1-inch Titanium tablet. No, this particular tab, which just surfaced at the FCC, actually sports a comparatively middling 1,280 x 800 IPS display -- when contrasted with the Retina-like screen on the 9.7-inch model,...
Archos 101 Titanium pops up in FCC docs, confirms what we already know

Pirate Bay Promos Unblocked in Finland, With Music Industry Blessing

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A few months ago saw the launch of The Promo Bay, an artist promotion initiative supported by The Pirate Bay crew. The website is entirely dedicated to promoting the work of independent musicians, filmmakers and other content creators. Through The Promo Bay these artists get to showcase their work to...
Pirate Bay Promos Unblocked in Finland, With Music Industry Blessing

PayPal Bans BitTorrent Friendly Hosting Provider PRQ

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While most webhosts go about their day to day business without most people knowing they even exist, Sweden’s PRQ has a habit of making international headlines a few times every year. The ISP, created in 2004 by Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij of The Pirate Bay, usually hits the news...
PayPal Bans BitTorrent Friendly Hosting Provider PRQ

Why the startup Wibbitz could wipe out some publishers' video businesses

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Every so often you stumble upon a concept or service that makes it clear that major change is afoot. In this case, if you’re a publisher, Wibbitz just sent your entire video department pink slips. Via a stunningly accurate algorithm, the text-to-video service takes any lovingly written article or blog post and...
Why the startup Wibbitz could wipe out some publishers' video businesses

Godfather of iPod Severs Final Ties with Apple

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Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod and iPhone, is breaking off his nine-year affiliation with Apple....
Godfather of iPod Severs Final Ties with Apple

Pirate Party Gets Its First Mayor

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We've been talking a bit about the rise of the Pirate Party (mainly in parts of Europe) and how it may change politics, even if the party itself never goes mainstream. However, the party continues to score victories, especially in Germany. The latest, while not an electoral victory, involves the...
Pirate Party Gets Its First Mayor

Huawei Ascend D1 hits the FCC with pentaband HSPA+

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Of the trio of Huawei's Diamond-class smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the dual-core Ascend D1 got the least amount of buzz. Today, however, the handset gets its opportunity to bask in the spotlight, since it's the first of the group to obtain the FCC's nod of...
Huawei Ascend D1 hits the FCC with pentaband HSPA+

Understanding Timelines Inc's trademark case against Facebook

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Facebook and Timelines Inc. begin trial today in a case over the social network’s “timeline” profile feature, which Timelines says infringes on its trademark over the word “Timelines.” Timelines Inc. operates Timelines.com, a website for people to create and collaborate on historical timelines. The company sued Facebook in September 2011 after...
Understanding Timelines Inc's trademark case against Facebook

"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

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Earlier today, I wrote an anti-Microsoft post. Actually, it wasn’t so anti-Microsoft, I thought I was decidedly fair. My thesis was basically that Microsoft was done in the consumer space, but that they’d continue to do well as an enterprise company going forward.  Essentially, they’d follow the IBM path. Nothing...
"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

Facebook Addresses Feature and Privacy Setting Overload With More Features and Privacy Settings

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Facebook today is rolling out the first set of launches around its f8 developer conference this week, making user profiles more dynamic by transforming static interests (like cooking or hiking, or a certain band) into “community pages.” And it’s taking the opportunity to realign its privacy controls yet again, into...
Facebook Addresses Feature and Privacy Setting Overload With More Features and Privacy Settings

RIM cries foul over Apple tactics in nano-SIM standard vote

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Letter to standards group accuses Apple of having company representatives change their affiliation to skew the vote on the upcoming SIM standard. [Read more]...
RIM cries foul over Apple tactics in nano-SIM standard vote

Gaijin Entertainment Demands Gaijin.com, Which Predates Them And Doesn't Infringe Their Trademark

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In the latest example of extreme trademark abuse, video game company Gaijin Entertainment is not just claiming a trademark over "gaijin" but using it to demand the domain name Gaijin.com, which was registered by Brandon Harris back in May of 1995. The legal nastygram that the company sent is quite...
Gaijin Entertainment Demands Gaijin.com, Which Predates Them And Doesn't Infringe Their Trademark

Our Email Sounded Awful… But We’re Good Guys: Showwatcher CEO Responds To My Criticisms

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Note from Paul: A couple of days ago, I wrote a column about Scripped’s “Showwatcher” — a new site, affiliated with Kevin Spacey, that encourages would-be entertainment writers to produce blog posts for no financial compensation. Put mildly, I had some concerns about the ethics of that kind of business....
Our Email Sounded Awful… But We’re Good Guys: Showwatcher CEO Responds To My Criticisms

Australia's high court overturns 'misleading' search ad ruling, says Google was not responsible

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A landmark decision in Australia has found that Google was not responsible for misleading advertising that was run on its search site. The high court decision upheld an appeal from Google in response to a federal court ruling last year that found it responsible for misleading advertising that a number of companies...
Australia's high court overturns 'misleading' search ad ruling, says Google was not responsible

Merging Facebook With Search, Microsoft Rolls Out “New Bing” To All Of U.S.

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Earlier this month, Bing, the other white meat search engine, revealed its big redesign, which put a heavy emphasis on social search. Today, Microsoft announced the new version of Bing.com is now available to all U.S. users. Nothing has changed between then and now, but if you regularly visit Bing.com...
Merging Facebook With Search, Microsoft Rolls Out “New Bing” To All Of U.S.

Wave 4: What’s New in Messenger?

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Some of us caught a glimpse of the new WindowsLivePreview.com website which accidentally went live this morning for a short while. We were fortunate enough to capture some of the newly released info before it got taken offline again. We won’t repost the whole website here, but here’s some direct...
Wave 4: What’s New in Messenger?
FCC bid to control Comcast's channel lineup shot down by court

Tweetie Creator Releases iPhone App for Free Texting

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Loren Brichter — the developer behind the soon-to-be-official Twitter iPhone app — has teamed up with the guys behind Borange to build Textie, a new iPhone app that effectively replaces SMS and MMS (in-app photos only).The iPhone application, which is also iPad-friendly, is available now and offers users a...
Tweetie Creator Releases iPhone App for Free Texting

UK ISPs Unblock Pirate Bay's Artist Promos After Protests

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Last week we reported on the launch of The Promo Bay, an artist promotion initiative supported by The Pirate Bay crew. The website is entirely dedicated to promoting the work of independent musicians, filmmakers and other content creators. Through The Promo Bay these artists get to showcase their work to...
UK ISPs Unblock Pirate Bay's Artist Promos After Protests
Google Begged This Woman To Stay, But She Left To Start Her Own Company

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Needs A Stronger Android Ecosystem, Not A Nexus Tablet (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Down With Markets Stocks are falling on renewed concerns that Greece may not meet a looming deadline to complete a debt swap. Shares of GOOG are off more than 2%. Investors continue...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google Needs A Stronger Android Ecosystem, Not A Nexus Tablet (GOOG)

Facebook’s iPad Impostor ‘Facebook Ultimate’ Removed From The App Store

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This weekend, as hundreds of thousands of people explored their iPads for the first time, many of them tried downloading the iPad edition of the App Store’s most popular application ever: Facebook. What they found was an application called Facebook Ultimate, featuring a sleek version of the familiar ‘f’ logo....
Facebook’s iPad Impostor ‘Facebook Ultimate’ Removed From The App Store

RT @constantnos: Senior Goldman Adviser Criticizes Greece – Without Disclosing His Goldman Affiliation http://bit.ly/b2bghI #fail

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RT @constantnos: Senior Goldman Adviser Criticizes Greece – Without Disclosing His Goldman Affiliation http://bit.ly/b2bghI #fail

Apple Is Trying To Secure Rights To 'iPhone5.com' (AAPL)

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Even though most don't expect the next iPhone to be called the "iPhone 5," it looks like Apple is still trying to secure rights to the name. According to Fusible, a blog that monitors domain name purchases, says Apple recently filed a dispute to gain ownership of iphone5.com. Right now,...
Apple Is Trying To Secure Rights To 'iPhone5.com' (AAPL)
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