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Google Maps Also Quick at Finding Its Way to Top of iPhone Downloads Chart

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Well that didn’t take long. Google Maps is now the top free app on the iOS charts according to AppAnnie. It’s not a huge shocker given that yesterday’s arrival of the app (first confirmed by AllThingsD) had everyone on Twitter all atwitter. The move comes as Apple continues to struggle...
Google Maps Also Quick at Finding Its Way to Top of iPhone Downloads Chart

BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay

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In a twist that will surprise no one except the RIAA, MPAA, BREIN, and other anti-piracy lobbies, the amount of BitTorrent traffic has stayed the same or increased in Europe following the blockade of The Pirate Bay in the UK, Netherlands, and other countries.This news comes from XS4All, one of...
BitTorrent usage increases in Europe, following the blockade of The Pirate Bay

Cisco Apologizes for 'Lack of Clarity' In Linksys Privacy Mess

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It’s amazing how much trouble a little inattention to a document that most people tend to ignore can cause. Cisco Systems, the world’s largest maker of networking gear, has been forced to apologize to customers of its Linksys consumer division after a ham-handed launch of a new cloud service that...
Cisco Apologizes for 'Lack of Clarity' In Linksys Privacy Mess

Apple Forces Foxconn's Hand in Supporting Expanded Union

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In January of this year we reported that China Labor Watch was noting that Foxconn wasn't providing their workforce with a communication channel to voice their frustrations that resulted in a strike. According to strike participants, they carried out the strike to demand higher wages and better working conditions. This...
Apple Forces Foxconn's Hand in Supporting Expanded Union
Apple has $8.8 billion in China revenue as iPad sales up 180%, CEO Tim Cook says

Women, Tech, And Tone

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Earlier this week a startup named Geeklist was called out on Twitter for a promotional video which apparently featured a woman dancing around in her underwear. (I say “apparently” because the video has since been made private.) The Geeklist founders acknowledged that this was problematic — and then, inexplicably, they...
Women, Tech, And Tone

DailyDirt: Epic Fail In Advertising

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There are numerous ways to piss off customers. Most companies make mistakes from time to time in advertising, but every so often, there are mistakes so egregious that people just can't look away. Sometimes bad publicity is still publicity, but here are some train-wreck examples. Some advertisers are rushing to...
DailyDirt: Epic Fail In Advertising

Boot up: the privacy problem, Google's tough path, the 9x email problem, RIM's latest woe and more

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Plus testing the MacBook Air as a real ultrabook, social networks in a single slide, OAuth's risk to data, why fragmentation won't matter and moreA burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhat the Path privacy breach shows us about real privacy online...
Boot up: the privacy problem, Google's tough path, the 9x email problem, RIM's latest woe and more

Apple OS X Mountain Lion unveiled: Consumer dream, developer nightmare

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In a decisively uncharacteristic twist, Apple has unveiled Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) through… a press release. A handful of top tech blogs have had their hands on a preview version for the last week, and now Apple has announced that the Developer Preview is available to members of...
Apple OS X Mountain Lion unveiled: Consumer dream, developer nightmare

Bad Publicity Forces Lawyers Out of Anti File-Sharing Cases

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Following the likes of Davenport Lyons and more recently ACS:Law, lawyers Tilly Bailey & Irvine (TBI) made their first steps into the file-sharing settlements market this year. Since TBI has been around for some 170 years, appeared to be a traditional law firm with previously good reputation, but was now...
Bad Publicity Forces Lawyers Out of Anti File-Sharing Cases

Node modular iOS sensor hands-on

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With the spate of bad publicity surrounding all those Kickstarter projects that never make it beyond the funding stage, there's a certain surreality to actually holding a crowd-funded device in your hands. But here it is, the Node, a project we highlighted in its infancy, way back in February....
Node modular iOS sensor hands-on

Labor group takes aim at Amazon.com

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Amazon.com could face some scrutiny tonight as City of Seattle design officials consider the company’s planned expansion near downtown. The pro-labor group Working Washington – a critic of the conditions in Amazon.com’s fulfillment centers as well as the company’s stance on taxes — said it plans to raise issues at...
Labor group takes aim at Amazon.com

Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

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The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers....
Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

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The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers. But many other companies besides Apple contract with the Taiwan-based firm to build their products. Even...
Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

Hobbit Actors Stephen Fry & Ian McKellen Pay License For Hobbit Pub

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Remember the Hobbit pub in the UK that was threatened with legal action from the Saul Zaentz Company (SZC) for infringing on the supposed rights SZC held in the Hobbit movie? The bad publicity resulted in SZC offering up a cheapo license, and now two of the actors appearing in...
Hobbit Actors Stephen Fry & Ian McKellen Pay License For Hobbit Pub

Instagram in the danger zone

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With a torrent of bad press, Instagram risks the pitfall of once-hot tech companies like Netflix and Groupon. FORTUNE -- They say that there's no such thing as "bad publicity." Instagram may be in the process of proving otherwise. Let's recap the chain of events. Just two weeks ago, Instagram CEO...
Instagram in the danger zone

Samsung’s Galaxy Note ranked the most effective US advert of the year so far

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According to Ace Metrix analytics, one of the most effective ads in Q1 in 2012 was Samsung’s Galaxy Note ad, ‘The Best of a Phone and a Tablet’. Using its television analytics system, Ace Metrix is able to measure an ad’s effectiveness, and each ad is given an ‘Ace Score’....
Samsung’s Galaxy Note ranked the most effective US advert of the year so far

Presenting The Worst Thing On The Internet: The Nokia Lumia Rap

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Presenting The Worst Thing On The Internet: The Nokia Lumia Rap

AT&T offers early upgrade eligibility to even more iPhone users

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With the unveiling of Apple’s next-generation iPhone only a few hours away, many iPhone owners are learning that they will be able to upgrade sooner than originally thought. Last night, AT&T adjusted eligibility requirements so that even more iPhone owners will be able to get the new device when its...
AT&T offers early upgrade eligibility to even more iPhone users

Bad Publicity Forces Lawyers Out of Anti File-Sharing Cases - Enigmax (TorrentFreak)

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Bad Publicity Forces Lawyers Out of Anti File-Sharing Cases - Enigmax (TorrentFreak)

Apple Fires Manufacturer For Faking Documents For Underage Workers

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In its Supplier Responsibility Report released Thursday, Apple revealed that it had fired a supplier, Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics (PZ), because it had employed 74 workers under 16 years old who used fake papers. Bloomberg reports that the workers were recruited by Shenzhen Quanshun Human Resources Developing Co., which...
Apple Fires Manufacturer For Faking Documents For Underage Workers

Virtual Heist Paralyzes BitFloor, the U.S.'s #1 USD Bitcoin Exchange

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Mr. Shtylman (Photo: Twitter) The problem with virtual currency is that it doesn’t take an Italian Job-style heist to make off with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins. There’s no need for expert safe crackers, gun-wielding maniacs or limber laser dippers; despite the currency’s hardcore encryption, all you need...
Virtual Heist Paralyzes BitFloor, the U.S.'s #1 USD Bitcoin Exchange

Apple OS X Mountain Lion unveiled: Consumer dream, developer nightmare

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In a decisively uncharacteristic twist, Apple has unveiled Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) through… a press release. A handful of top tech blogs have had their hands on a preview version for the last week, and now Apple has announced that the Developer Preview is available to members of...
Apple OS X Mountain Lion unveiled: Consumer dream, developer nightmare

Zynga's Top Executive In New York Apologizes For Another Round Of Bad Publicity (ZNGA)

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Dan Porter, the former CEO of OMGPOP, now general manager of Zynga New York, apologized to his colleagues on Friday for saying that the company copied ideas for games. The company posted his email to the Zynga blog. "Zynga is often accused of copying games, which is mostly true," Porter...
Zynga's Top Executive In New York Apologizes For Another Round Of Bad Publicity (ZNGA)

London 2012 Olympic ticket Twitter alerts reinstated

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Unofficial feed that helped tens of thousands of people fill 'empty seats' returns after being blocked by ticketing authoritiesA Twitter feed which helped people find tickets for "empty seats" at the London Olympics has been reinstated days after being blocked by the authorities.The @2012TicketAlert service has been helping tens of...
London 2012 Olympic ticket Twitter alerts reinstated

iPhone 5: hundreds queue to buy one despite Apple Maps problems

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Biggest queues yet as Apple's new iPhone 5 goes on sale around the worldBad publicity around Apple's new Maps service - which has displaced landmarks and even towns - has not discouraged eager shoppers from creating the UK's largest-ever retail queue to buy the iPhone 5 outside the company's Regent...
iPhone 5: hundreds queue to buy one despite Apple Maps problems

Some Genius at a French Retailer Wants to Trademark the Anonymous Logo

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Screencapped from the filing. In a perfectly reasonable move that definitely won’t come back to bite them in the ass, a French retailer is attempting to register Anonymous’s logo and tagline with INPI, France’s trademark agency. Good luck with that, guys! TechDirt (with a hat tip to Asher Wolf) reports...
Some Genius at a French Retailer Wants to Trademark the Anonymous Logo

11 major public relations mistakes (and how to learn from them)

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“There is no such thing as bad publicity,” unless your company’s latest advertising campaign completely backfires and angers countless loyal customers. Even the most established brands are not immune to a faulty public relations blunder — including household names like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola — and it takes more than an...
11 major public relations mistakes (and how to learn from them)

Obama Administration Stalls Treaty To Help The Blind In An Effort To Appease Big Publishers (AKA Campaign Donors)

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Last week, we wrote about how the US was holding up a treaty to help visually impaired people be able to access more works, in large part because publishers are somehow offended that the public might want to take back some of their fair use rights (which the publishers unfortunately...
Obama Administration Stalls Treaty To Help The Blind In An Effort To Appease Big Publishers (AKA Campaign Donors)

Better use of public data could save government £33bn

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Passport applications, tax returns and Twitter are among sources of information not adequately utilised, says reportUp to £33bn a year could be saved from public spending without cutting services by making better use of data about citizens, from applications for passports and driving licences, to tax returns and social media.A...
Better use of public data could save government £33bn
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