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AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips

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There's been a bit of a kerfuffle in Hollywood lately surrounding the documentary Bully, which has drawn attention to the ridiculousness of the MPAA's movie ratings system—and may even indicate the first real erosion of the organization's power in that area. The documentary—which has been well-received as an accurate depiction...
AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips

Empowering Women Doesn't Help Them

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A German client of mine was complaining this week about a survey she received from the country's leading newspaper. As the Head of Diversity at a large German multinational, she is the natural recipient of surveys asking how German companies are going to meet the 35% gender balance quotas that...
Empowering Women Doesn't Help Them

No, Windows Does NOT Have 90% Market Share By The Measure That Matters

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There's a weird argument going around today that Windows 8 will necessarily become the dominant tablet platform, replacing Android and reducing the iPad to a minority player. There's certainly a chance that Android will fade away -- it's facing a lot of problems. But the logic behind the inevitable dominance...
No, Windows Does NOT Have 90% Market Share By The Measure That Matters

Copyright Troll Malibu Media Demands Comcast Tell It What Content Subscribers Accessed Online

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Remember Malibu Media? That's the copyright troll that has run into some trouble with some of its lawsuits lately and may be in for even more trouble. In November, we noted that they had very aggressively tried to argue that Verizon should shut up and hand over private info on...
Copyright Troll Malibu Media Demands Comcast Tell It What Content Subscribers Accessed Online

Old News Can Be Good News For Media Sites

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One strategy we've seen some media sites use over the years for their web properties is to lock up the "archives" and charge for access to it, on the assumption that if people want to see old stories, there must be some reason, for which they'd be willing to spend....
Old News Can Be Good News For Media Sites

Google moves fast on broadband revolution

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While Britain makes vague noises about having a 'world-class' broadband network, Google is delivering genuinely superfast speed at knock-down prices in the USA document has come into my possession. It appears to emanate from the government of Ruritania or some other insignificant country. The cover is illustrated by a low-resolution...
Google moves fast on broadband revolution
Twitter: you crossed the line

Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation

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On Tuesday (January 31, 2012), Circuit Judge Posner, who is serving by designation on the United States District Court for the Northern district of Illinois to preside over an Apple v. Motorola Mobility lawsuit, entered an order that became electronically retrievable on Wednesday (February 1, 2012) and, among other things,...
Judge Posner wants Apple and Motorola to 'winnow' more patents out of Chicago litigation

MoPub Wrangles Fresh Capital and Agency Hire to "Get Mobile Ads Right"

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There is a real problem with display ads. They make up a huge chunk of the digital ad industry but are hated by just about everyone and they work almost none of the time. Instead of building a better, non-banner ad, the industry has been waiting for ad dollars to...
MoPub Wrangles Fresh Capital and Agency Hire to "Get Mobile Ads Right"

How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle

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The life of a freelance writer is pretty sweet. It’s interesting, challenging work. You meet great people. You have a lot of freedom to organize your work life the way you want it. The pay can be excellent, and you get to make a living doing something you love....
How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle

Sick of waiting for Mailbox? You can use Taskbox's gesture-based iOS email app right now

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation You know what sucks worse than email? Waiting in line to use an app that’s supposed to make using email easier. That’s exactly what you’ll have to do if you download the hotly discussed mobile email iPhone app Mailbox. Fortunately,...
Sick of waiting for Mailbox? You can use Taskbox's gesture-based iOS email app right now

Analyst: iPhone 5 set to cost U.S. carriers $10B in subsidies

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An analyst firm downgraded both AT&T and Verizon’sstock to hold on Friday on fears that the two companies were overvalued and would see lowered margins because of the success of the newly launched iPhone 5. Stifel Nicolaus analyst Christopher King wrote in his downgrade notices, that because the iPhone 5...
Analyst: iPhone 5 set to cost U.S. carriers $10B in subsidies
Germany Passes New Internet Copyright Law After Watering It Down To Spare Google From Having To Pay
Best Buy's Amazon price match is a $400M all-in bet it can't win

AT&T offers personalized 'video bills' to explain and soothe in equal measure

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We don't know if this has customers' interests at heart, or if AT&T's call center staff were just sick to the eyeballs of having to explain people's bills to them, but the end result is the same either way. Folks who join AT&T or switch to a new plan...
AT&T offers personalized 'video bills' to explain and soothe in equal measure

Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM

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So far, Intel's Clover Trail+ Atom processor has only found a design win or two within Asian smartphones. But if ABI Research's report is accurate, smartphone makers and consumers alike should start clamoring for it. In tests comparing almost all of the latest smartphone application processors, Intel's Atom Z2580 chip...
Analyst: Intel's smartphone chip offers significant power savings vs. ARM

Perkins Smart Brailler helps the blind learn to type, closes the digital divide

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Most digital Braille devices are built on the assumption that the legally blind already know how to write in the format -- if they don't, they're often forced back to the analog world to learn. PDT and Perkins hope to address that longstanding technology gap with the Perkins Smart...
Perkins Smart Brailler helps the blind learn to type, closes the digital divide

Google's Schmidt Says Executive Moves Don't Necessarily Mean Chrome OS and Android Getting Hitched

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When Google announced last week that responsibility for Android was shifting to Chrome head Sundar Pichai, it was an easy assumption that Google might be headed toward moving its two operating systems. However, that’s not necessarily going to be the case, a fact reiterated this week by none other than...
Google's Schmidt Says Executive Moves Don't Necessarily Mean Chrome OS and Android Getting Hitched

Apple's $8 Billion Media Business

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Apple is really in the hardware business, not the software business — it just uses the sales of apps, music, movies etc., to help sell gadgets. But boy does it sell a lot of software: iTunes sales came in at $1.9 billion last quarter, which puts the digital store at...
Apple's $8 Billion Media Business

EE sees contract activations fall during its first quarter with LTE

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When EE activated its LTE network part-way through its fourth-quarter, there was an assumption speed-hungry Brits would storm the company's numerous stores to get at that super-fast mobile data. The reality, however, seems to indicate that it takes more than a Kevin Bacon commercial to send the homeland into...
EE sees contract activations fall during its first quarter with LTE

"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

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Courtesy of a plethora of very irked Yahoo employees, here is the internal memo sent to the company about a new rule rolled out today by CEO Marissa Mayer, which requires that Yahoo employees who work remotely to relocate to company facilities. “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when...
"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

Twitter’s All Like “We Don’t Need You LinkedIn,” But Still Bends Over Backwards For Facebook

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Nothing is more fascinating than the tech platform API wars because they are so, so similar to high school. Once a company feels it’s too cool for another company, it starts shutting off parts of its API to that company, like what happened here with Facebook and Google. It’s basically...
Twitter’s All Like “We Don’t Need You LinkedIn,” But Still Bends Over Backwards For Facebook

Lance Armstrong's Key Teammate George Hincapie Admits To Doping

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Over the last several years, many members of Lance Armstrong's cycling teams have come forward and admitted that they doped. One of the riders who had not, yet, come clean was George Hincapie, a rider many people say was particularly close to Armstrong. Today, hours before a full report of...
Lance Armstrong's Key Teammate George Hincapie Admits To Doping

Barnes & Noble's biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out

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Print and digital book behemoth Barnes & Noble has confirmed that Leonard Riggio, the company’s Chairman of the Board and largest stockholder, “plans to propose” a purchase of all B&N’s retail business assets, as outlined in an amendment to his Schedule 13D filed today with the SEC. It’s worth noting...
Barnes & Noble's biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out

Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

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As the debate over file sharing rages on, a number of voices have stepped up to offer their opinions on all sides of the issue. In a post titled "Paying for Music: My Two Cents (Pun Intended)," Danny Bowman (a software engineer at Funzio and developer for Brute Labs) presents...
Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

Apple reportedly offered license deals to Samsung and Motorola -- but differentiation remains key

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Today's Wall Street Journal reports that, "according to people familiar with the matter", Apple "has put forth proposals to Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. to settle some pending litigation in exchange for royalty payments to license its patents, among other terms".As the article accurately notes, Apple also...
Apple reportedly offered license deals to Samsung and Motorola -- but differentiation remains key

AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

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Back in February, AMD raised the possibility that future processors from the company might include ARM cores. The assumption at the time was that these ARM cores would be used for computation. The company has revealed its first plans for chips combining x86 and ARM cores, but it turns out...
AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

Bluetooth vs Airplay

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I've written a fair bit about how we are using technologies like Bluetooth and Airplay in our homes and cars to connect our tablets and phones to our cars and home entertainment systems. I've thought Airplay was the winning model because Apple is pushing it hard and integrating it into...
Bluetooth vs Airplay

More on Magic Signatures…

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So the other day I kind of glossed over why the Salmon Protocols idea of “Magic Signatures” is flawed… I wanted to expand on that just a little… Fundamentally it goes back to one very simple and basic principle of Digital Signatures: Only What Is Signed Is Secure. With Magic...
More on Magic Signatures…

Google Cuts 1,058 Full-Time Jobs In Q3 As It Streamlines Motorola Mobility's Workforce

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Google’s Q3 earnings leaked today, and among the reported stats was a noteworthy gap in full-time employees between its Q2 and Q3 results. At the end of June, Google had 54,604 full-time employees, thanks to a massive influx of 20,293 new Motorola Mobility staff. As of September 30, the company...
Google Cuts 1,058 Full-Time Jobs In Q3 As It Streamlines Motorola Mobility's Workforce
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