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50 Cent Sued Over Infringing Sample; When Will Hip-Hop's Stars Speak Up About Copyright?

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The folks at dajaz1, who know better than anyone how copyright stifles culture and free speech, send in the news that Robert Poindexter of The Persuaders is suing 50 Cent for copyright infringement over a sample on a free album he released in 2009. This is likely to end in...
50 Cent Sued Over Infringing Sample; When Will Hip-Hop's Stars Speak Up About Copyright?

For Social Media In The Classroom To Work, Instructors Need Best Practices

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I’m writing this post to procrastinate grading the last batch of final papers that are sifting into my inbox. After one year of being a proponent of social media in the classroom, I can tell you what worked and what didn’t in the classes I taught at Bridgewater State...
For Social Media In The Classroom To Work, Instructors Need Best Practices

Is Google’s Position Towards Default Privacy a Good Thing?

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I’ve been openly critical about Google’s lack of privacy in their launch of Buzz (and I argue other things as well), and its’ opt-in attitude towards opening up contacts and settings people previously thought were private.  That doesn’t change.  However, I’d like to spend some time here playing devil’s advocate...
Is Google’s Position Towards Default Privacy a Good Thing?
Now THIS is how to write your startup's Terms of Service
Jack Dorsey: We Need Revolution, Not Disruption

Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab

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Those of you who know my writing will know that I don't use many analogies.Analogies have a very useful place in helping people understand difficult concepts, but they also have a tendency to be a end up strained beyond their limits. Now, imagine how I would react to a...
Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab
Facebook acqui-hires Carsab, more for the sabi than the car

Weird Science wonders whether or not it was sex

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Hoosiers don't always agree on what constitutes sex: Indiana University's Kinsey Institute tracks (among other things) the public's attitude towards sex, and recently published the results of a survey that asked a fairly simple question: would you say you "had sex" if you engaged in activity X? As the...
Weird Science wonders whether or not it was sex

Men's suits with an aggro attitude

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Vishaal and Mohit Melwani's clothing line has attracted supporters including top executives at Zappos and the North Face. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- Cousins Vishaal and Mohit Melwani want to sell you a suit. Born out of the recession, the duo's new clothing company--Combatant Gentlemen--targets young, brash businessmen who...
Men's suits with an aggro attitude

Dreams of 'Open' Everything

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GitHub, a successful young company for open-source software projects, has $100 million in funding and a long-term dream of taking its approach outside engineering and into all business, even government. Other Silicon Valley companies share the attitude....
Dreams of 'Open' Everything
Box acquires Crocodoc to turn all those docs you upload into HTML5 masterpieces

Patent Lawsuit Against Google A Strong Probability, Says FTC

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The FTC is expected to sue Google imminently, according to Bloomberg. The report claims that a majority of commissioners believe that the firm broke anti-trust laws when it attempted to block the sale of rivals' devices, saying that Motorola Mobility held patents on technology used by Apple and Microsoft. Although...
Patent Lawsuit Against Google A Strong Probability, Says FTC

This Headband Reads Your Brainwaves To Control An iPhone

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We're soon going to be living in a world where we can control our iPhone and other gadgets with our minds. That's all thanks to a company called InteraXon. InteraXon recently raised over $200,000 on IndieGogo to bring a brain-sensing headband called Muse to the market. Muse measures brain activity in...
This Headband Reads Your Brainwaves To Control An iPhone

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Speaks Out On Censorship And IPO

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Twitter is quite the social network. 140 character blasts that has revolutionized how we communicate and how we get our news. Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter and who used to own Feedburner which was then sold to Google, talked about politics, censorship, and the inevitable IPO. Recently, they’ve...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Speaks Out On Censorship And IPO

Microsoft and Huawei Put Chinese Tech Security Under The Spotlight

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Two separate incidents this week show a worrying trend in China's attitude to security. A report commissioned by Microsoft discovered that some of its products had been infected by malware on the production lines of factories used by the firm. Meanwhile, bosses from the Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE appeared...
Microsoft and Huawei Put Chinese Tech Security Under The Spotlight

It's Time To Reboot Our Whole Attitude Toward Privacy

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It's Time To Reboot Our Whole Attitude Toward Privacy

Sony quietly gets PlayStation 3 certification in China, we hope for a few more Dynasty Warriors players

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Ever since 2000, game consoles have effectively (if not very assertively) been banned in China. There's already been signs of a warming attitude with official plans for the Nintendo 3DS XL coming this December, but Sony may have slipped out hints of a fuller thaw without anyone noticing until...
Sony quietly gets PlayStation 3 certification in China, we hope for a few more Dynasty Warriors players

Fuck this attitude on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Fuck this attitude on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook's mobile focus, Google Glass, and being 'bossy'

The Government Can Be Transparent About International Negotiations... If It's Unhappy With Them

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We've been covering two big stories lately: the ongoing negotiations over the TPP agreement (Trans Pacific Partnership) as well the upcoming fight to change key internet governance issues via the UN's ITU (International Telecommunications Union) as part of WCIT (the World Conference on International Telecommunications). Of course, there's an interesting...
The Government Can Be Transparent About International Negotiations... If It's Unhappy With Them

Amit Singhal: Here's What Happens When Someone Fails At Google (GOOG)

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Google search guru Amit Singhal says that working for Google is like having a hundred computer-science research departments at your beck and call. The real mistake at Google isn't tackling a project that ends in failure. It's not choosing projects that are risky and ambitious enough that they might...
Amit Singhal: Here's What Happens When Someone Fails At Google (GOOG)
Viacom and DirecTV negotiating failure leaves 26 channels dark
This Chart Should Scare The Bejeezus Out Of Stock Investors

Facebook Might Ruin Yahoo's Attempt To Become Cool Again By Buying Tumblr

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Everyone is reporting that Yahoo is in serious talks to buy Tumblr. Tumblr is basically a Twitter for images (or, if you prefer, a dead-simple "blogging platform" that allows you to follow other users)--a digital "platform" that allows users to post and share content. These talks between Yahoo and...
Facebook Might Ruin Yahoo's Attempt To Become Cool Again By Buying Tumblr

How Facebook Will Succeed in Search

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In August 2011, I went out on a limb about Facebook’s strategy for search. Search is a feature every Web user needs — and by knowing its users so well, Facebook has some incredible and unique ways to change the game. But at the same time, it would be a...
How Facebook Will Succeed in Search
Will there be an Amazon of Europe?
Investors turn entrepreneurs into insecure little teenagers

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

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I thought I knew all there was to know about MovieClips. If you asked me to summarize their business, I would have said, “They post short clips of premium Hollywood movies on YouTube and put some ads up next to the content.” But I would have been completely wrong....
MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

Twitter CEO on censorship: We have no choice but to follow laws

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has spoken out to clarify details around the company’s new censorship policy, claiming that the microblogging service has no choice but to introduce the measures if it is to operate in certain countries. The move, which has already been welcomed by the government of Thailand and...
Twitter CEO on censorship: We have no choice but to follow laws
Facebook bypassing the Play Store shows how useful "walled gardens" really are
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