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Exclusive: Gilt Groupe Will Distribute Local Deals Through MasterCard

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At one point, it seemed like Gilt Groupe’s daily deals business was all but finished. During a hefty restructuring earlier this year, the e-commerce company closed six regional offices and laid off dozens of staffers from its Gilt City division. While the company made assurances that some of its markets...
Exclusive: Gilt Groupe Will Distribute Local Deals Through MasterCard

Amazon EC2 Gets a Microsoft Boost

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Thanks to a new Microsoft pilot program, Amazon Web Services’ enterprise customers can now bring their EA Windows Server licenses into the cloud, activate them, and then launch Amazon EC2 instances running Microsoft Windows Server at the Linux/UNIX On-Demand or Reserved Instance prices. This is yet another step by Amazon...
Amazon EC2 Gets a Microsoft Boost

Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

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Back in August, Google agreed to pay a record $22.5M FTC fine following an investigation into concerns it bypassed mobile Safari security settings in order to install tracking cookies without user consent. Now, twelve iPhone users in the UK are launching a lawsuit against Google seeking compensation related to the...
Following FTC fines, UK iPhone users sue Google for bypassing Safari privacy settings

Big Tech: How Microsoft Will Profit Off Webmail Without Reading Your Inbox

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Microsoft says its new Outlook.com webmail service won’t read your email to target you with ads. So how do they plan to make money? Photo: Peter McCollough/Wired No doubt about it: Outlook.com looks great. The user interface for Microsoft’s just-announced Hotmail overhaul is crisp and clean—I’m a sucker for whitespace....
Big Tech: How Microsoft Will Profit Off Webmail Without Reading Your Inbox

Face.com kills developer APIs and Klik app three weeks after Facebook acquisition

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A ripple went through Face.com's developer community three weeks ago when the company was acquired by Facebook. After all, what earthly reason would the social network have for continuing third-party developer support of the product? None, as it turns out -- API support for the firm's mug recognition software...
Face.com kills developer APIs and Klik app three weeks after Facebook acquisition

Is The US IP System Really 'The Envy Of The World'?

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Outgoing director of the US Patent and Trademark Office famously likes to claim that the US patent, trademark and copyright systems are the "envy of the world." Here's just one recent example: The fact is, the explosion of innovation--and follow-on litigation--that we see across consumer electronics hardware and software is...
Is The US IP System Really 'The Envy Of The World'?

Why one OMGPOP developer turned down a job offer from acquirer Zynga

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Over on Gamasutra today, Texas based games developer Shay Pierce has shared his view of the Zynga takeover of OMGPOP and how he is the only employee to be left behind in the new deal. Citing a difference in values, Pierce says that he is reactivating his own company, Deep Plaid...
Why one OMGPOP developer turned down a job offer from acquirer Zynga
Why you should take hacked sites' password assurances with a grain of salt

'Shame on Us' If Tesla Isn't Profitable in 2013, Says Elon Musk

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Mr. Musk, please take my money. (Photo via flickr.com/jurvetson) Today is the opening of the Detroit Auto Show, and so automotive execs are making the rounds talking up their companies’ latest and greatest models. Among them, according to Reuters: Tesla founder Elon Musk, who came bearing promises of profitability–or at...
'Shame on Us' If Tesla Isn't Profitable in 2013, Says Elon Musk

Microsoft 'to comply' with EU in browser choice antitrust probe

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The software giant has given the EU assurances that it will comply immediately with regulators' demands, despite failing to honor an earlier agreement. [Read more]...
Microsoft 'to comply' with EU in browser choice antitrust probe

Instagramers to Facebook: ‘DO NOT screw this up!’

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Instagramer Paul Thompson summed up user reaction to the Facebook acquisition on the app Monday. News that Facebook will acquire Instagram for $1 billion seems to have gotten everyone excited — except its users. “I’ve always felt like Instagram was a safe zone for creativity and loved its autonomy from...
Instagramers to Facebook: ‘DO NOT screw this up!’

Prepaid Google Wallet card provisioning put on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed

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Remember that Google Wallet exploit from a few days ago? The one that would allow 'brute-force' PIN attacks, but only on rooted Android devices? Well, another PIN-related security hole was discovered soon after, putting even non-rooted Androids at risk. As Android Central points out, should your phone make its...
Prepaid Google Wallet card provisioning put on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed

Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k

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Cudo, the Microsoft-backed Australian daily deal site that offered a $99 Chinese e-reader bundled with a CD of pirated e-books (Stephen King, J.K. Rowling), is now blaming the e-reader merchant for the mistake and says it will be sending buyers a different e-reader. Cudo told me it sold 2,317...
Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k

The Cinema In The Cloud

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Apple trying to store your video in the cloud | Media Maverick » As I’ve been saying, this is inevitable. Videos (and in particular, HD videos) from iTunes simply take up way too much space for consumers to download them in droves right now (yes, even with huge external drives)....
The Cinema In The Cloud
Deutsche Telecom in talks to buy MetroPCS for merger with T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS confirms

Sprint Confirms Talks With Japanese Wireless Carrier Softbank Corp

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Sprint has confirmed that it is, in fact, in talks with Japanese mobile carrier Softbank. The news leaked earlier today that Softbank may be making a $ 12.8 billion investment in Sprint, which may be the majority stake of Sprint. Here’s the official word from Sprint: Sprint (NYSE: S) today...
Sprint Confirms Talks With Japanese Wireless Carrier Softbank Corp

Apple to Samsung: Keep Galaxy S III Mini Out of the U.S. and We Won't Sue

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The Joy of techAn interesting bit of maneuvering in the Apple-Samsung patent battle today. Apple has agreed to withdraw patent infringement allegations against the new Galaxy S III Mini following its South Korean rival’s pledge that it will not market the device in the United States. “Apple will agree to...
Apple to Samsung: Keep Galaxy S III Mini Out of the U.S. and We Won't Sue

Lebanese Internal Security Force Requests Facebook Passwords, Text Messages Of All Citizens In The Country

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Here at Techdirt, we're used to seeing national security agencies make overly broad requests for personal data, often under the premise that the crime (or crimes) committed justifies these fishing expeditions that are as "targeted" as dropping a nuke into the ocean and keeping everything that floats to the surface....
Lebanese Internal Security Force Requests Facebook Passwords, Text Messages Of All Citizens In The Country

802.11n Wi-Fi Routers: Tested to the Nth degree

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Sure, those fancy new 802.11ac routers are wicked fast, but the IEEE isn't expected to ratify that standard until later this year. So today's 802.11ac hardware could be rendered obsolete if the standards body changes course between now and November. That probably won't happen, but if you value interoperability...
802.11n Wi-Fi Routers: Tested to the Nth degree

Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection

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Google today announced the official launch of its Trusted Stores Program. This program is meant to give online shoppers more assurances that participating online retailers are actually trustworthy. Online retailers who choose to participate in this program will be able to display report cards on their sites that rate the...
Google Launches Trusted Stores Program, Offers $1,000 Lifetime Purchase Protection
Tesla needs to gear up to meet Model S shipment goal

Here Comes ACTA: Canadian Government Introduces Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Compliance Bill

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The Canadian government today introduced a bill aimed at ensuring the Canada complies with the widely discredited Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. Despite the European Union's total rejection of ACTA along with assurances that ACTA provisions would not resurface in the Canada - EU Trade Agreement, the new bill is designed to...
Here Comes ACTA: Canadian Government Introduces Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Compliance Bill

Sony UK exec: PS4 used game question "isn't clarified just yet"

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We thought Sony was out of the woods on this one. We really did. After months of frequent rumors and a patent filing pointing to the possibility of used game-blocking technology on the PlayStation 4, Sony's head of worldwide studios Sheuhei Yoshida seemed to finally put the matter to...
Sony UK exec: PS4 used game question "isn't clarified just yet"

If Google Is Serious About Reforming Patent Mess, It Should Make A Bold Statement And Stop Using Motorola Patents To Demand Cash

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We've discussed in the past the fact that Google has never used patents offensively. That is, while it has many patents, it has never (that anyone can point to) used them to threaten another company to force them to pay up. Instead, it has only used them defensively. Over the...
If Google Is Serious About Reforming Patent Mess, It Should Make A Bold Statement And Stop Using Motorola Patents To Demand Cash

Scuff, Rattle And Scratch: Apple's iPhone 5 QA Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

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This morning, Apple’s marketing chief Phil Schiller reportedly told a user that the iPhone 5′s aluminum back naturally makes it more prone to scratches. That’s all fine and dandy, but that’s only a small part of the problem. The real problem Apple seems to be having is with its quality...
Scuff, Rattle And Scratch: Apple's iPhone 5 QA Leaves A Lot To Be Desired
Dispatch: ‘Ambient awareness’ apps light up SXSW, but what about the wider world?

Conde Nast's iPad Plan Gets Caught in the Apple-Adobe Crossfire

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The Wired iPad app Conde Nast showed off this month looks great. But the chances that the publisher will give its other magazines the same treatment don’t look promising. Conde is still creating a digital version of its tech magazine for the device. But the influential publisher says it won’t...
Conde Nast's iPad Plan Gets Caught in the Apple-Adobe Crossfire

Congress Asks Google About Glass Privacy

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Eight members of Congress asked Google Chief Executive Larry Page to make assurances about privacy safeguards for the company's high-profile Google Glass device....
Congress Asks Google About Glass Privacy

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

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Megaupload continues its legal battle, both in the US and New Zealand. This week Dotcom and his legal team were at Auckland’s High Court to request a judicial review of the legality of the search warrants that were used to raid his Coatesville mansion in January. During the hearing Dotcom’s...
Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom Refuses to Give Up Passwords

Dear Jeremy - your work issues solved

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Problems at work? Need advice? Our agony uncle - and readers - have the answersWill being temporarily out of contact put my new job in jeopardy?I work in the IT sector and have a hectic work schedule. I recently applied to a big company and was verbally assured of having bagged...
Dear Jeremy - your work issues solved
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