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Amazon Strongly Defends Banned Ad That Uses The C-Word

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Amazon defended an ad's use of the c-word as "light hearted" after the UK's ban-happy Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) pulled it from the site.  The controversial online ad in question appeared on Amazon.co.uk  and featured a picture of a Christmas card by SmellYourMum.com that read "YOU'RE A C*** SORRY, I MEANT TO SAY...
Amazon Strongly Defends Banned Ad That Uses The C-Word

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comFor running a company based on such a simple product, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has quite a lot to talk about. In a wide-ranging conversation at our D: All Things Digital, Costolo spoke about some of Twitter’s core values and interests, including the company’s partnerships with media...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

Regulator spanks Amazon over Prime One-Day delivery guarantee

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The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld complaints against Amazon EU about the retail giant’s guarantee to Prime customers to receive One-Day delivery on orders. The problem is that Amazon says that its Prime customers can have “All You Can Eat One-Day Delivery” as a benefit of paying a subscription...
Regulator spanks Amazon over Prime One-Day delivery guarantee

Apple drops '4G' from new iPad name in UK online store

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Alteration to 'Cellular' comes after complaints to Advertising Standards Authority over 'LTE' compatibility claims but investigation could still follow in SwedenApple has removed claims that its new iPad has "4G" capability from its UK and other non-US online stores, after complaints that its high-speed mobile connection could not work outside...
Apple drops '4G' from new iPad name in UK online store

Snickers Twitter campaign cleared by ad watchdog

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ASA clears marketing drive involving Katie Price and Rio Ferdinand tweeting about chocolate barA campaign by Snickers paying Katie Price and Rio Ferdinand to tweet about the chocolate bar has been cleared of breaking UK advertising rules, in the first ruling by the ad watchdog involving marketing on Twitter.Mars, the...
Snickers Twitter campaign cleared by ad watchdog

Tim Cook: Apple Is "Doubling Down" on Siri

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com Is Siri up to Apple’s standards? Some would argue it isn’t and that the speech-recognition personal assistant that’s built into the iPhone 4S was released before it was really ready. Apple CEO Tim Cook disagrees. But during an interview at D10 Tuesday night, he said Apple...
Tim Cook: Apple Is "Doubling Down" on Siri

Amazon gets into hot water in UK over lewd Christmas card listing

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Welcome yet again to the collision between the virtual and real worlds. Amazon has been slapped down by the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over a listing on Amazon.co.uk for a rude Christmas card. Although Amazon tried to claim that listings aren’t ads and shouldn’t be covered by the regulator,...
Amazon gets into hot water in UK over lewd Christmas card listing

After Just Two Years, Nearly Half of Verizon's Data Traffic Is on LTE

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com Lowell McAdamIn his keynote speech at CES this week, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam observed that it was back in late 2010 during a similar keynote that he touted the launch of the company’s then new 4G LTE mobile data network. Now, just two years later nearly...
After Just Two Years, Nearly Half of Verizon's Data Traffic Is on LTE

Microsoft restricting Chrome on Windows 8 for ARM devices, Google responds

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Following announcements from Microsoft that it will restrict third-party browsers in its upcoming Windows 8 release for ARM devices, Google has weighed in expressing concerns and claiming the decision restricts “user choice, and innovation”. Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser, recently expressed similar concerns in several blogs posts here and...
Microsoft restricting Chrome on Windows 8 for ARM devices, Google responds

Ender's Game trailer teased on Google+, promises full preview on May 7th

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Film promotion has changed over the years. Sure, there are still posters, trailers, TV spots, and radio and print ads, but now there's also Google+ -- at least for Ender's Game. The upcoming film, based on Orson Scott Card's award winning sci-fi novel, is using the social network to...
Ender's Game trailer teased on Google+, promises full preview on May 7th
First 'Ender's Game' footage revealed, teaser to debut in Google+ Hangout on May 7th

LinkedIn Sails Past Expectations, but Can It Continue Growing User Engagement?

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comLinkedIn’s numbers are in, and they’re looking good. EPS of 35 cents per share on revenue of $303 million, a new record for the company and way above the street’s initial consensus, which was an expected EPS of 19 cents on revenue of $279.5 million. “We exited...
LinkedIn Sails Past Expectations, but Can It Continue Growing User Engagement?

Airbrushed Rachel Weisz gets watchdog hot under the collar

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ASA snarls at L’Oreal's age-defying Photoshop treatment The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered skincare outfit L’Oreal to lay off the Photoshop, after it ran a magazine ad showing Rachel Weisz in improbably good form as a result of slapping on Revitalist Repair 10.…...
Airbrushed Rachel Weisz gets watchdog hot under the collar

ASA forces Apple to withdraw claims new iPad has '4G capability'

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Ban of '4G' label is due to lack of mobile services compatible with the device in UK, Advertising Standards Authority saysApple has been forced by the Advertising Standards Authority to withdraw claims in the UK that its new iPad has "4G capability" to join high-speed mobile broadband services – because...
ASA forces Apple to withdraw claims new iPad has '4G capability'
Following closely behind Australia, UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) looks at iPad ’4G’ marketing claim
Apple misled UK customers with iPad 4G advertising

Groupon's pants 'Weight Loss HOTPANTS' ad banned

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Watchdog sweats over site's track record Groupon has got into fresh trouble with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), this time over pants.…...
Groupon's pants 'Weight Loss HOTPANTS' ad banned

Firefox 13 Will Drop Support for Windows 2000, Pre-SP2 XP

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Mozilla's Asa Dotzler has announced that Firefox will be dropping support for Windows 2000 and pre-SP2 Windows XP, starting with Firefox 13. New releases will only work on Windows XP SP2+, as well as on Vista and Windows 7.Mozilla has had to drop support for these older operating systems in...
Firefox 13 Will Drop Support for Windows 2000, Pre-SP2 XP

Foursquare's Yelp Problem

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com My hunch is that TechCrunch got this one right: Foursquare is going to get some more money soon, and the terms won’t be awful — not a down round, but not an exuberant one, either. The last time Foursquare raised, back in June 2011, it was...
Foursquare's Yelp Problem

YouTube Co-Founders Hit Up Google Ventures and NEA for AVOS Series A

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com If there’s one thing the co-founders of YouTube don’t need, it’s money (Chad Hurley and Steve Chen each made an estimated $300-plus million from selling to Google). But, in the form of their new company, AVOS Systems, they do seem to see the value in plugging...
YouTube Co-Founders Hit Up Google Ventures and NEA for AVOS Series A

Official Complaints Over '4G' Marketing of New iPad Taking Hold in Europe

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Yesterday, we noted that Australian regulators are targeting Apple over its "misleading" marketing of the new iPad as a "4G" device in the country despite the fact that the device is incompatible with LTE networks being rolled out there. In response, Apple has offered refunds to customers who feel they...
Official Complaints Over '4G' Marketing of New iPad Taking Hold in Europe

Wearable computing: Apple's Tim Cook is wary of smart glasses but thinks 'the wrist is interesting'

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Speaking at the D11 conference down in California this evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook was careful not to reveal any specific plans by the company to get into the market for wearable computing. But his comments made it clear that he sees more opportunity in smartwatches than in glasses....
Wearable computing: Apple's Tim Cook is wary of smart glasses but thinks 'the wrist is interesting'

Rubinstein Interview: With webOS Transition Under Way, It Was Time to Leave HP

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Asa Mathat | AllThingsD.com On the heels of the news of his departure from HP Friday, Apple veteran and onetime Palm head Jon Rubinstein spoke with AllThingsD about the move and the fate of Palm’s webOS. Why leave Hewlett-Packard now? A few months before we shipped the TouchPad, I told...
Rubinstein Interview: With webOS Transition Under Way, It Was Time to Leave HP

Steve Jobs: Google TV Will Go the Way of TiVo and Roku

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Steve Jobs at D8 by Asa Mathat | All Things Digital The only way to innovate in the TV industry is to make consumers want to pay full price for set-top boxes versus the ones they get virtually free, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in an interview tonight at D8,...
Steve Jobs: Google TV Will Go the Way of TiVo and Roku

Groupon's £39 flight tickets cost me £200

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Groupon sold me £39 tickets - but they ended up costing me more than booking direct with the airlineI bought four flight tickets from Groupon for £39 each. They were sold as tokens to fly to one of 25 European destinations, excluding taxes. However, it turned out that they merely...
Groupon's £39 flight tickets cost me £200

Cisco patches bugs in VPN client and security appliances

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Networking equipment vendor Cisco Systems released multiple security updates on Wednesday to address vulnerabilities in its AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances, Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series ASA Services Module and Cisco Application Control Engine software....
Cisco patches bugs in VPN client and security appliances
Nike Twitter campaign banned in the UK after Wayne Rooney tweet breaks advertising rules

Internet set to overtake TV as most complained-about ad medium

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Advertising Standards Authority sees surge of nearly 300% in consumer complaints over digital campaignsThe internet is on the brink of overtaking television as the most complained-about advertising medium in the UK, with the ad regulator recording a surge of almost 300% in the number of consumers registering concerns over digital...
Internet set to overtake TV as most complained-about ad medium

Ever the Solid Internet Stock, LinkedIn Delivers on Expectations

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Linkedin’s second-quarter earnings were just about in line with what analysts expected, with an extra helping of revenue. Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Chairman Reid Hoffman The professional networking company had revenue of $228.2 million, above First Call expectations of $216.3 million. Its non-GAAP earnings per...
Ever the Solid Internet Stock, LinkedIn Delivers on Expectations
Apple investigated over iPad 4G claims in the U.K.
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