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[Video] Thinking Cities

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Ericsson's Networked Society Program has produced a second documentary, which is available for viewing by ReadWriteWeb readers a day before it is released publicly. The documentary series and program are attempts by the Swedish telecom company to investigate larger ideas, ones that affect how technology is created and used. Here's...
[Video] Thinking Cities

A copyright proponent's wish for presidential debate (Q&A)

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Robert Levine wrote a book critical of what he sees are attempts to weaken the ability of creators to earn a living. He wishes Washington could engage in serious debate about Web piracy. That's unlikely, he thinks. [Read more]...
A copyright proponent's wish for presidential debate (Q&A)
Facebook's Answer To Pay-to-Play: The "Following" Feed
Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic

Russian Authorities Empowered To Shut Down Internet Sites

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New legislation has taken effect in Russia giving the government powers to shut down websites without a fair trial. The amendment to the Act for Information is, say the authorities, to protect children from the more nefarious aspects of the Internet, such as websites which encourage suicide, drug abuse, child...
Russian Authorities Empowered To Shut Down Internet Sites

Morgan Stanley now loaning shares of Facebook to short sellers

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Morgan Stanley is now lending shares of Facebook to short sellers, CNBC has recently reported. Morgan Stanley was the offering’s lead underwriter. On the day of Facebook’s IPO, its underwriting banks had to purchase the stock at several intervals to keep it from declining past its launch price. Short selling...
Morgan Stanley now loaning shares of Facebook to short sellers

Verizon bids for spectrum from Clearwire while Dish attempts merger with Sprint

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Verizon Wireless, which recently teamed up with telecommunications giant Comcast Corporation, is reportedly offering Clearwire Corp $1.5 billion in an effort to lease spectrum from the wireless communications company, according to The Wall Street Journal. Meanwhile, Dish Network has motioned toward a $25.5 billion bid to merge with Sprint,...
Verizon bids for spectrum from Clearwire while Dish attempts merger with Sprint
Layoffs hit RIM
Guess Which Government Sent Google the Most Removal Requests? USA! USA! USA!

Discover new cuisines with Panna

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Panna is an iOS-based “video magazine” app by How 2 Media. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, though individual issues must be acquired via in-app purchase. Alternatively, users may purchase a year’s subscription for $14.99. The app was recently featured as the Editor’s Choice app...
Discover new cuisines with Panna

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The "Poke" Notification Sound

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Mark Zuckerberg invented Poking, one of Facebook’s earliest features, so it’s fitting he was part of the small team who built the new Poke app over the last twelve days. Sources say Zuckerberg actually wrote code for Poke despite saying he rarely programs for Facebook anymore. And that voice that...
Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The "Poke" Notification Sound

Apple Bringing Notes and Reminders to iCloud.com?

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As noted by Steven Stroughton-Smith (via 9to5Mac), Apple appears to be testing a revised iCloud.com portal at beta.icloud.com that shows two additional icons for Notes and Reminders in the background of the login screen. The standard iCloud.com portal displays only icons for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Find My iPhone, and iWork....
Apple Bringing Notes and Reminders to iCloud.com?

Review: Blurity photo de-blurring utility tries to bring CSI one step closer to real life

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The idea of taking a blurry photo and making it sharp again sounds exciting. Like speech recognition, it is one of those technological visions that firmly belonged in the realm of futuristic fantasy just a few short years ago. But while powerful, reliable speech recognition is here, image de-blurring...
Review: Blurity photo de-blurring utility tries to bring CSI one step closer to real life

Sony Pulls out of LCD JV With Sharp, Gets US$126 Million Investment Back

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Sony said Thursday it will pull out of its over three-year LCD TV panel joint venture with Sharp, part of Sony's ongoing attempts to reform its foundering TV......
Sony Pulls out of LCD JV With Sharp, Gets US$126 Million Investment Back

Genius is misunderstood as a bolt of lighting

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Genius is the act of solving a problem in a way no one has solved it before. It has nothing to do with winning a Nobel prize in physics or certain levels of schooling. It's about using human insight and initiative to find original solutions that matter.Genius is actually the...
Genius is misunderstood as a bolt of lighting
Dell’s first Windows 8 tablet revealed
IBM researchers claim breakthrough in chip-manufacturing using carbon nanotubes

There's A Major Flaw In Zynga's Plan To Fix Itself (ZNGA)

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Zynga has a plan to fix itself that involves becoming a more mobile-focused company and putting more resources behind the "With Friends" brand, Shayndi Raice at the Wall Street Journal reports. It has no choice but to figure out mobile. Zynga's mobile users are growing three times faster than its...
There's A Major Flaw In Zynga's Plan To Fix Itself (ZNGA)

iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world

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Gizmodo has raised awareness a serious problem regarding an iMessage bug that, under the wrong circumstances, might result in your messages being seen by others, or you seeing someone else's messages. It's not a new issue; Ars Technica reported on it in December with stolen iPhones, and the problem...
iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world
New York City launches competition to create the perfect payphone

AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

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In an alarming false tweet Tuesday, the Associated Press claimed that President Barack Obama had been injured in explosions at the White House:  Within minutes, AP Corporate Communications reported that the tweet was false. That is a bogus @ap tweet. -- AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) April 23, 2013 The AP later...
AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

If You Can't Sue The Feds For Spying, Sue Them For Lying About Spying

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There have been numerous attempts by various parties (including, in a few cases, the EFF) to sue the US government concerning various aspects of its warrantless spying on Americans. Pretty much all of these cases end up failing, often for reasons that are suspect. However, it appears that the EFF...
If You Can't Sue The Feds For Spying, Sue Them For Lying About Spying

If You're Going To Leak Classified Info About The White House, It Better Make Them Look Good

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We've noted the unfortunate trend of the Obama administration vindictively going after any whistleblowers (despite one of Obama's first moves in office being to encourage whistleblowing). To date, the Obama administration has been involved in six prosecutions of whistleblowers using the Espionage Act... twice as many such uses of all...
If You're Going To Leak Classified Info About The White House, It Better Make Them Look Good
Apple employees blame overseas manufacturing for product leaks

FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

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Under fire for cutting off popular new apps, Facebook has announced new rules for developers using its social network. It is now requiring developers to show "reciprocity," which means their apps must let users easily post content to Facebook, in order to use Facebook's friend-finding features. The change comes as Facebook...
FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

Apple attacks Motorola's efforts to block iPhone 4S using standards patents, asks for huge damages

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Apple has filed a new "antisuit lawsuit" aimed at unraveling Motorola's litigation efforts and attempts to block iPhone 4S using standards essential patents. Apple is also asking for damages that could reach multibillion dollar figures....
Apple attacks Motorola's efforts to block iPhone 4S using standards patents, asks for huge damages

With Wikileaks Releasing Syrian Emails, Will People Realize It's Not Just Targeting The US?

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One of the bizarre issues that came out after Wikileaks began releasing its treasure trove of US State Department cables, was this suggestion from the US government that Wikileaks was clearly an anti-US organization. However, as has been pointed out time and time again, it's not: it's an anti-secrecy organization....
With Wikileaks Releasing Syrian Emails, Will People Realize It's Not Just Targeting The US?

WikiLeaks slams U.S. for pursuing Snowden

www.computerworld.com
U.S. officials should be condemned for "bullying" other nations in their attempts to get them to turn over Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor, who leaked classified information on massive surveillance programs there, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday....
WikiLeaks slams U.S. for pursuing Snowden

Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com (NYT)

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IAC has agreed to buy About.com from the New York Times for $300 million in cash, according to Bloomberg, and no wonder--the encyclopedia site was losing barrowloads of cash. But the sale won't fix NYT's overall digital problems--it's still seeing declining digital revenues, which mostly come from selling ads. NYT...
Here's How Much Money The New York Times Was Losing On About.com (NYT)
‘Anonymous’ hackers leak Norton AntiVirus source code
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