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Proposed Changes To UK Copyright Law Sensible But Require Gov't Request If You Want To Circumvent DRM

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Techdirt has been covering the UK's long-running saga of attempted copyright reform for some years. Most recently, we wondered whether even the Hargreaves Review's moderate suggestions would survive in the face of the usual frenzied lobbying from the copyright industry. Rather remarkably, they have, and the UK government has published...
Proposed Changes To UK Copyright Law Sensible But Require Gov't Request If You Want To Circumvent DRM

Alt-Minds and the promise of 'transmedia'

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The term 'transmedia' has been derided in the past, but a Parisian developer reckons it may be the future of gaming, and Alt-Minds is the first instalmentMaybe we're wrong about the future of games. While those of us in the traditional industry wonder whether it's all going to be about...
Alt-Minds and the promise of 'transmedia'
4 ways developers will use SmartGlass to enhance Xbox 360 experiences

Summer: This Firefox add-on gives you background information on key people mentioned on news sites

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Back in September, we brought you a really neat browser extension called Summer, which highlights and presents additional information around key people as you read the news. Supporting more than sixty sites, including The Next Web, Summer lets you avoid having to search for noteworthy people by showing you biography...
Summer: This Firefox add-on gives you background information on key people mentioned on news sites
Cobweb-scanning software can identify spider species
Wired editor leaves journalism, starts company to improve it

As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft is planning a major management reshuffling that will put three executives into higher profile positions, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reported Monday.   The three execs are Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools division; Tony Bates, who runs Skype and Lync; and Don Mattrick, head of the Interactive Entertainment division and...
As Soon As Ballmer's Huge Re-Org Goes Through, These Three Executives Will Be The New Powers At Microsoft (MSFT)

No, JCPR / Edelman, I’m Not Taking That iPhone Sex Appeal Story Down

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We see strange things happen in the PR (and yes, also the technology) industry all the time, but this one takes the cake. This morning, I noticed a press release hit the wire carrying the sensational headline “Men With iPhones Are More Attractive to Women”. Glancing over it, my built-in...
No, JCPR / Edelman, I’m Not Taking That iPhone Sex Appeal Story Down
How we use GPS to track you is none of your business, says Department of Justice

Alaska Air apologizes after network outage impacts check-ins, causing long delays nationwide

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The severing of a fiber optic cable in the Midwest is causing havoc for those traveling on Alaska Airlines today, with the Seattle-based airline saying in a message on Facebook that it has been forced to revert to manual check-ins. That’s causing delays and long lines at Sea-Tac, the home...
Alaska Air apologizes after network outage impacts check-ins, causing long delays nationwide

We’re hiring!

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Do you flip out every time a new Android phone is reviewed and desperately wish you yourself could be the reviewer? Maybe you’ve had an apple with a bite out of it tattooed on your wrist? Want to write about technology, test devices, and work with one of the...
We’re hiring!

Lonely Planet finally launches country guide apps, kicking off with 6 iOS editions

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Lonely Planet has launched a series of new country guide apps for iOS devices, with the new range kicking off with Italy, Ireland, France, Spain, Australia and Costa Rica. Each edition costs $9.99 USD (£6.99 GBP), and true to form the guides contain content and recommendations from experts with intimate...
Lonely Planet finally launches country guide apps, kicking off with 6 iOS editions
Google-Motorola working on new flagship 'X Phone' to take on iPhone 5

Apple crushes Samsung in 2014 patent trial claim construction

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In pre-trial claim construction court filings for the 2014 Apple versus Samsung trial, Apple has emerged victorious in all but one patent claim. Late Wednesday, Judge Lucy Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a claim construction order relating to seven of the...
Apple crushes Samsung in 2014 patent trial claim construction

The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future

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Three companies have been making changes to the way people use the web. I am not talking about mobile devices as they still use the same basic internet that desktops and laptops use. I am talking about Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Each of these companies is trying to own something...
The Web Is Finally Evolving To A More Semantic Future
Amazon expands Kindle Fire X-Ray service to TV shows

Anne Frank for iPad and Nook reimagines The Diary of a Young Girl for the digital age

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The story of Anne Frank is one of the most well-known first-hand accounts to emerge from the Second World War, one telling in intimate detail the persecution suffered by Jewish people in Europe. The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis of numerous plays and movies, documenting Anne...
Anne Frank for iPad and Nook reimagines The Diary of a Young Girl for the digital age
'Rent a Mourner' Helps the Deceased Look More Popular at Their Funeral

Senator Lieberman claims July is the last chance for cybersecurity legislation, turning up the heat on Congress

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If you are a regular reader of TNW’s policy coverage, you know quite well that cybersecurity legislation is a hot topic in Congress at the moment, and that it appears utterly stuck. For a lengthy discussion of why that is, head here. I’m going to be brief and summary in...
Senator Lieberman claims July is the last chance for cybersecurity legislation, turning up the heat on Congress

Microsoft reveals browser ballot screen, rollout begins next week

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Filed under: Microsoft, Browsers Starting next month, users in the EU will begin receiving a Windows update which finally implements the browser ballot screen which was approved in December 2009. The update adds a new shortcut to the desktop labeled "Browser Choice" and on Windows 7 it will also replace...
Microsoft reveals browser ballot screen, rollout begins next week
Ken Segall details iMac fight between Jobs and Ives, reveals the iPhone’s first name

Report: Nokia to start selling its flagship Lumia 920 phone in Europe in November

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Now that Finnish phone maker Nokia has unveiled its new upcoming smartphones running Windows Phone software, the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820, the big questions that remain are: what will they cost, when will they launch, and will they be successful enough to help Nokia turn around its flailing...
Report: Nokia to start selling its flagship Lumia 920 phone in Europe in November

NYT public editor: Sometimes transparency triumphs over objectivity

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Is the status of objectivity as a sacrosanct principle of the journalism industry beginning to weaken? There have been some encouraging signs lately, not the least of which are some recent blog posts from New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan: in the most recent, she argues for the benefits...
NYT public editor: Sometimes transparency triumphs over objectivity

Rocket-backed online fashion store ZALORA goes full throttle, raises $100 million round

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Holy monster funding round. ZALORA, the South-East Asian online beauty and fashion store started in 2012 by the Germany-based startup accelerator Rocket Internet, has raised $100 million (not a typo) from regular Rocket co-investors Summit Partners, Kinnevik, along with Verlinvest and Tengelmann Group. The rounds marks one of the largest...
Rocket-backed online fashion store ZALORA goes full throttle, raises $100 million round

Live Blog: MOG Is Bringing Its Impressive Music Service To iPhone And Android

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I’m here in Austin, Texas, where MOG CEO David Hyman is introducing the service’s new mobile functionality. This is a major step for MOG, and may be an inflection point in the success of the service. Up until now, users have been restricted to using MOG’s streaming music service on...
Live Blog: MOG Is Bringing Its Impressive Music Service To iPhone And Android

8 ways to send email more effectively

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How many emails do you receive each day? 20? 50? Over 100?  How many do you pay attention to? How many lead you to take action?  If you are like me, very, very few.  As a teacher at IESE Business School and an entrepreneur with four businesses, I’m overwhelmed...
8 ways to send email more effectively
NBC's Olympics authentication gives you a break

Why data matters at the Guardian | Alan Rusbridger

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In his forward for Facts are Sacred, Guardian's editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger explains how data is changing journalism• Buy the book with a Guardian discountData is spoken of as a new phenomenon, one of the information era, and one at the core of revolutionising digital industries, finance and commerce - but...
Why data matters at the Guardian | Alan Rusbridger

Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

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The last concrete details we'd heard about Redbox Instant was that it was entering internal alpha testing, but now Verizon exec Eric Bruno has revealed more background information. Previous info indicated the service would focus more heavily on movies than the back catalog of TV shows that is a...
Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD

Oracle's Java vulnerability left open since October 2012 'fix', now being used to push ransomware

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After news broke on Thursday that a new Java 0-day vulnerability had been discovered, and was already being included in multiple popular exploit kits, two new important tidbits have come in on Friday. Firstly, this whole fiasco could have been avoided if Oracle had properly patched a previous vulnerability. Furthermore,...
Oracle's Java vulnerability left open since October 2012 'fix', now being used to push ransomware
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