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GE wants to lighten the load on doctors by automating medical equipment sterilization
Appsfire builds a page rank system to score apps
Facebook Says Blocking Viral 'Reasons My Son Is Crying' Tumblr Was a 'Mistake'

Apple's call waiting system displays customizable contextual information when on hold

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A patent granted to Apple by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday describes an automated system in which an on-hold caller is shown adaptive information, like events in a user's calendar, based on contextual data taken from the phone call....
Apple's call waiting system displays customizable contextual information when on hold
Social gaming pioneer Blake Commagere's MediaSpike pushes product placement as a moneymaker for social games
Microsoft's DMCA copyright infringement notices are out of control
6Scan releases WordPress plugin that hacks your site on purpose (exclusive)

Will the Real <Your Site Here> Please Stand Up?

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Webmaster Level: IntermediateIn our recent post on the Google Online Security Blog, we described our system for identifying phishing pages. Of the millions of webpages that our scanners analyze for phishing, we successfully identify 9 out of 10 phishing pages. Our classification system only incorrectly flags a non-phishing site as...
Will the Real <Your Site Here> Please Stand Up?

How Google's ContentID System Fails At Fair Use & The Public Domain

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We recently covered how YouTube briefly pulled down the NASA-uploaded public domain video footage from the Curiosity rover's Mars landing. We were quite careful in the piece not to call it a DMCA takedown, because it was pretty clear that the DMCA was not involved. Unfortunately, many have been assuming...
How Google's ContentID System Fails At Fair Use & The Public Domain

RingCentral embraces text messages with new SMS tools

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Text messages. I send ‘em, you send ‘em, and most everyone who owns a cellphone sends ‘em. The text messaging protocol, Short Message Service (SMS), has been used for everything from monitoring a shepherd’s flock to helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy communicate with loved ones and New York...
RingCentral embraces text messages with new SMS tools

Moms to the rescue! BackOps raises $1 million from Mark Pincus and others

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It’s hard to believe PandoDaily is a mere eight months old. It’s growing fast, but I am reminded we’re still a start-up as I watch Sarah and our General Manager Oni Rovatti trying to not only create a great product on a daily basis, but also handle all the accounting,...
Moms to the rescue! BackOps raises $1 million from Mark Pincus and others

Apple supplier Foxconn employs X-ray quality control

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Apple supplier Foxconn is reportedly adding X-ray inspection machinery to its Chinese factories, where the iPad 3 is rumored to be in production. The automated system utilizes X-rays to quickly inspect solder joints on printed circuit boards, discovering defects through software algorithms rather than relying on workers for manual inspection.......
Apple supplier Foxconn employs X-ray quality control

Want to get through to a human quicker on Apple's support line? Drop an F-bomb

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Automated telephone systems – don’t you just love them? Like many other major technology companies, Apple employs an automated system to ask questions, identify issues and put callers through to the right person – who might be able to help. Often, it can feel like you are taking part in...
Want to get through to a human quicker on Apple's support line? Drop an F-bomb
Sprint network outage leads to delays for Alaska Airlines passengers

Where Are the Women Bloggers? They're Driving Your Sales

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If an agency has ever pitched you on outreach to women's blogs and they don't mention the BlogHer network, there's something wrong with them. BlogHer and its 2,500 contributing blog affiliates are celebrating the network's 5 year anniversary with the combined traffic of 21 million unique visitors per month and...
Where Are the Women Bloggers? They're Driving Your Sales

Copyright enforcement gone wrong: Universal takes down a song it doesn’t own

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Proactive copyright protection systems like YouTube’s ContentID are double-edged swords. On the one hand, they help large companies efficiently ensure that their copyrights are not infringed, which can be difficult with sites where anyone can upload content. On the other hand, they can give those with the right deals and...
Copyright enforcement gone wrong: Universal takes down a song it doesn’t own

Detecting suspicious account activity

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Posted by Pavni Diwanji, Engineering DirectorA few weeks ago, I got an email presumably from a friend stuck in London asking for some money to help him out. It turned out that the email was sent by a scammer who had hijacked my friend's account. By reading his email, the...
Detecting suspicious account activity

What should Twitter do when people exploit an emergency?

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The Boston bombings, like so many public emergencies, saw heroes who risked their lives. But the tragedy also produced jerks like the person who created @_bostonmarathon, a fake Twitter account claiming to raise money for victims. Here’s a screenshot (via CBS): The episode is the latest example of how Twitter...
What should Twitter do when people exploit an emergency?
Why iCloud integration on Apple’s Mountain Lion OS fails
Microsoft Sends Google A DMCA Notice... To Block Microsoft's Bing Search Engine

MakerBot Replicator impressions: the dawning of 3D printers in every home?

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There's something universally appealing about the concept of a 3D printer -- that concept being an automated system capable of turning computer code into real-world objects. I found myself forced to give a brief overview of the technology to AOL employees in our shared New York City office space...
MakerBot Replicator impressions: the dawning of 3D printers in every home?
Possible hole in Google Play's app security filter to be demonsrated tomorrow

Can A Company Be An 'Author' For The Purpose Of Copyright?

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Paul Keating points us to an analysis of an interesting copyright ruling in Singapore last year, which said that companies can't be "authors" for the purpose of copyright. They can be owners of the copyright, but not the authors: The Court of Appeal drew a distinction between authorship and ownership....
Can A Company Be An 'Author' For The Purpose Of Copyright?

A Problem Google Has Created for Itself

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Over the eons I've been a fan of, and sucker for, the latest automated system to "simplify" and "bring order to" my life. Very early on this led me to the beautiful-and-doomed Lotus Agenda for my DOS computers, and Actioneer for the early Palm. For the last few years Evernote has been...
A Problem Google Has Created for Itself

Facebook explains how 20% text overlay policy for ads is enforced

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Since Facebook changed its policy to limit text overlay in News Feed ads to no more than 20 percent of an image’s area, many advertisers have been scratching their heads over why some seemingly compliant ads are being rejected and why other text-heavy ads make it through. We spoke to...
Facebook explains how 20% text overlay policy for ads is enforced

A copyright claim on chirping birds highlights the flaws of YouTube’s automated system

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You can barely hear the birds chirping in this YouTube video of a man picking some fresh ingredients for a wild salad, and yet that very sound has been identified as copyrighted material, belonging to music company, Rumblefish. YouTube user eeplox posted this to Google’s YouTube help forum a couple...
A copyright claim on chirping birds highlights the flaws of YouTube’s automated system

This Week In Bots: Robot Squirrels, Amoebas, Pilots, And... Guilt?

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Bot Vid: Robo SquirrelWorking with wild rattlesnakes is not exactly the safest or simplest job in the world. It's harder to study them in a realistic enviroment than friendlier, less fang-y animals...like squirrels. Oddly enough, Northern Pacific rattlesnakes actually do like squirrels (for lunch). That's why a research team recently...
This Week In Bots: Robot Squirrels, Amoebas, Pilots, And... Guilt?
Immoral tech? IT vendors refuse to bid on Pakistan censorship scheme

RIAA Still Can't Figure Out How To Use Google's DMCA Tools, Blames Google

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This will hardly comes as a surprise, but the RIAA and other "anti-piracy groups" are still complaining that Google "isn't doing enough" to prop up their old and obsolete business models. The latest complaint? That Google's system only accepts a mere 10,000 DMCA takedowns per day and somehow that's just...
RIAA Still Can't Figure Out How To Use Google's DMCA Tools, Blames Google

YouTube Flushes Bot Views, Annoints VEVO Channel

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T'is the end of the year and all across YouTube, videos - primarily music- are being scrubbed clean of fraudulent views. Except one channel. VEVO, the one with a special partnership with YouTube, has remained untouched. Obvious VEVO power-play much, YouTube? YouTube has long had issues with botting - the...
YouTube Flushes Bot Views, Annoints VEVO Channel
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