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BarryDriller.Com Is an Aereo Competitor And Not, As You Suspected, a Gay Porn Site

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(Photo: BarryDriller.com) If you got word that someone purchased the domain name BarryDriller.com–that’s Driller, with an “r”–what would you assume you’d find therein? Reared on a steady diet of innuendo-laden Gawker posts about the IAC chairman’s “Sexy All-Boy Thanksgiving” or “His Hot Gay Facebook Friend,” one naturally pictures a delightful,...
BarryDriller.Com Is an Aereo Competitor And Not, As You Suspected, a Gay Porn Site

Good Lord, I Might Now Want to Use Yahoo Search Again -- Product Dudes Talk About New Axis Browser (Video)

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Yahoo introduced its new Axis browser tonight, with versions for the Apple iPad and iPhone, as well as plug-ins for the top desktop browsers. The company briefed a media army on the product an and the consensus is that it’s very good. My favorite headline from Gizmodo: “Yahoo Came...
Good Lord, I Might Now Want to Use Yahoo Search Again -- Product Dudes Talk About New Axis Browser (Video)

Coursera launches Career Services to connect students with jobs at companies like Facebook and Twitter

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After doubling its university partner count to 33 and hosting over 200 courses for more than 1.3 million students, Coursera is launching a Career Services program to connect high performing students with postions “at companies of varying stage and size,” like “Facebook, Twitter, AppDirect and TrialPay.” According to Coursera, this free, opt-in...
Coursera launches Career Services to connect students with jobs at companies like Facebook and Twitter

BOOM: Watch Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang Nail A Big Putt At Pebble Beach (YHOO)

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Google sales boss Nikesh Arora isn't the only person in tech playing at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Yahoo founder, and 9-handicap, Jerry Yang is also in it. We grabbed a clip of him putting. He had better luck (or is it skill?) than Arora with his putt.     Please...
BOOM: Watch Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang Nail A Big Putt At Pebble Beach (YHOO)

AT&T iPhone Unlocking Process Detailed, Successful for Some

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On Friday, AT&T released a statement that they would now be offering SIM unlocks for iPhones that are no longer under contract. The process of SIM unlocking a phone allows it to use SIM cards from other carriers. This feature is frequently used during international travel to allow the use...
AT&T iPhone Unlocking Process Detailed, Successful for Some

Rumor Roundup: Artsy's Art Basel Bust and the $500,000 Tip That Wasn't

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Basel Bust? Artsy’s invite for its Art Basel party this year–thrown by Chanel–was positively littered with enticing cohosts. “On behalf of Carter Cleveland, Larry Gagosian, Wendi Murdoch, Peter Theil & Dasha Zhukova, we invite you to a beachside barbecue on Wednesday, December 5th in Miami Beach,” the invite said. Perhaps...
Rumor Roundup: Artsy's Art Basel Bust and the $500,000 Tip That Wasn't

Vidyo Series D Just Rose to $97 Million, Thanks to Juniper Networks

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Last month I looked on the latest doings of the fast-moving video conferencing startup Vidyo and declared that it was “messing up” the business and seemed to be having better luck that its more established rival Polycom. And while some people called to question that assertion, there’s no question that...
Vidyo Series D Just Rose to $97 Million, Thanks to Juniper Networks

Japan's NTT DoCoMo says it's open to carrying Apple's iPhone

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After years without the iPhone, Japan’s top carrier NTT DoCoMo has said it is open to carrying Apple’s smartphone if a mutually-beneficial agreement can be reached, according to the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbu (via Brightwire). DoCoMo President Kaoru Kato admitted that he was up for the partnership. According to him, Apple...
Japan's NTT DoCoMo says it's open to carrying Apple's iPhone

Hard drive replacement program now covers iMacs sold from 2009-2011

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Apple's hard drive replacement program for 2011 iMacs has been expanded after discovering even more machines may be affected. The company has updated its support page about the program to note the 1TB Seagate hard drives could be faulty in iMacs sold as early as October 2009. Apple will offer...
Hard drive replacement program now covers iMacs sold from 2009-2011

San Francisco Vs. Silicon Valley: Where Should You Build Your Business?

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When Mark Zuckerberg left Harvard in the summer of 2004, he didn’t move his fledgling company to the mountains, or the Gulf of Mexico, or San Francisco, he moved to Silicon Valley. Well, Palo Alto to be precise. In an interview with Y Combinator partner Jessica Livingston last year, he...
San Francisco Vs. Silicon Valley: Where Should You Build Your Business?

This is the Modem World: The Great Computer Cold War of 1982

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I've known my friend Jeff since I was 2 years old. He was one year ahead of me in school, but in everything else -- little league, school, girls --...
This is the Modem World: The Great Computer Cold War of 1982

Bow Wow: DogVacay Raises $1M in Seed Funding

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Silicon Valley may love its dogs, but dog-related companies haven’t always loved Silicon Valley back. Pets.com was the poster child of dot com flameouts and while Dogster had a nice landing with Say Media, not everyone wanted a social networking site for pets. Perhaps an LA-based team will have...
Bow Wow: DogVacay Raises $1M in Seed Funding

Chatroulette: 71% Boys, 15% Girls, 14% Perverts

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Chatroulette has become all the rage among folks in the online video and social media scene, prompting coverage in the NY Times, CNN and other major national news outlets. Well if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Chatroulette but were afraid to sign on yourself, a new mini documentary...
Chatroulette: 71% Boys, 15% Girls, 14% Perverts
Samsung's gaming controller shows a heavy Xbox influence

Open Office docs right in your browser with Chrome Office Viewer

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If you're trying to run your business without spending money on Microsoft Office, you know the occasional hassles that go with being on the receiving end of Office documents. Google hopes to minimize that hassle with the Chrome Office Viewer extension, which makes it possible to view Word documents,...
Open Office docs right in your browser with Chrome Office Viewer

Of course Samsung's not going to settle with Apple now

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Samsung’s reputation for copying apparently doesn’t extend to its legal team. On Wednesday a Samsung executive let it be known that his company would not be following in HTC’s footsteps and settling its patent disputes with Apple. HTC agreed to a broad licensing agreement with Apple over the weekend that...
Of course Samsung's not going to settle with Apple now

Apple denied Galaxy Nexus and Tab ban in Germany

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Samsung is having slightly better luck in Munich than it is here the US in its ongoing legal battle with Apple. The high court upheld a previous ruling that Cupertino's patent relating to "list scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display" was invalid. The end...
Apple denied Galaxy Nexus and Tab ban in Germany

Mac OS X 10.7.3 update causing severe app crashes for some users

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Yesterday afternoon, Apple rolled out a point upgrade to OS X Lion and we recommended you back up before installing, just in case. Turns out the paranoid voice in our head was on to something — users on Apple's support forums (as well as commenters in our original post)...
Mac OS X 10.7.3 update causing severe app crashes for some users

Appature, Zipline Games and others nominated for WTIA awards

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The Washington Technology Industry Association is gearing up for its big Industry Achievement Awards on March 15th, marking the best-of-the-best in the state’s tech industry. As in year’s past, I’ll be trying my best to pick the winners. (Hopefully, with a little better luck). But, before we get ahead of...
Appature, Zipline Games and others nominated for WTIA awards

Author Of To Kill A Mockingbird Sues Agent For Swiping Her Copyright

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I know that the big copyright guys now love to use the term "copyright theft" to describe mere infringement. But if the story presented by Harper Lee, the 87-year-old author of To Kill A Mockingbird, in a new lawsuit is accurate, it appears that she's one of the few actual...
Author Of To Kill A Mockingbird Sues Agent For Swiping Her Copyright

Michael Arrington Writes Ridiculous Post About Why He Wants To Quit America

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According to tech blogger Michael Arrington, The Department of Homeland Security seized his boat for what he says is a dumb clerical reason. So in a follow-up post today on TechCrunch, Arrington declares that America is the MySpace of the world, and that if it were a startup he would...
Michael Arrington Writes Ridiculous Post About Why He Wants To Quit America

Greenstart kills its accelerator. Will it have better luck with a studio?

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When we look back in 20 years and ask ourselves “What killed the accelerator?” the answer will likely be “too many accelerators.” In recent years, scads of new accelerator programs have launched across the country in hope of mimicking the success of the grandfather of accelerators, Y Combinator. All they...
Greenstart kills its accelerator. Will it have better luck with a studio?

Apple Posts Black Friday 'One-Day Shopping Event' Teaser

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Apple has posted a teaser page on their Australian online Apple Store for a "one-day Apple shopping event" on Friday, November 23rd. The one-day Apple shopping event is Friday, 23 November. Get ready to give. Shop online or visit your favourite Apple Retail Store. We'll help you make the...
Apple Posts Black Friday 'One-Day Shopping Event' Teaser

Rambus planning appeal after losing ITC patent case against LSI and STMicroelectronics

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Rambus has lost the ITC dispute it filed with most of the electronics industry back in the day. Only LSI and STMicroelectronics remained as respondents after the company negotiated settlements with Freescale, Broadcom, MediaTek and NVIDIA. In its decision, the court found that some of the patents were unenforceable,...
Rambus planning appeal after losing ITC patent case against LSI and STMicroelectronics

With Tablet Plan, Google Goes After Apple and Amazon

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Google has long been rumored to be working on a tablet. A 7-inch device that carries the Google brand might finally become a reality in a few months. But will it have better luck than the ill-fated Google phone?...
With Tablet Plan, Google Goes After Apple and Amazon

Google Glass app from The New York Times now available to Explorers

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As if Google Glass and its clever surprises weren't intriguing enough, Explorers now have a new app to play with that's courtesy of The New York Times. As you'll recall, this service was first unveiled at SXSW, which delivers the latest headlines and accompanying imagery upon a wearer's request...
Google Glass app from The New York Times now available to Explorers

Geeks on a Ferry hackathon sunk by malfunctioning ferry boat

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Washington state ferry. Photo via Christine Majul In theory, it sounded like a great idea. Get a bunch of geeks on one of the state’s iconic white and green ferries for a summer crossing where developers could work on new government-related apps along the way. But today’s Geeks on a...
Geeks on a Ferry hackathon sunk by malfunctioning ferry boat
Sesame Street goes interactive on Kinect, our kids give it a try

iPhone 5 Pre-orders Set to Begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time Tomorrow

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While Apple has yet to officially announce tomorrow's starting time for iPhone 5 pre-orders, it is beginning to look like the launch will follow the same pattern as last year with pre-orders starting at 12:01 AM Pacific Time / 3:01 AM Eastern Time. Apple sales representatives have been telling customers...
iPhone 5 Pre-orders Set to Begin at 12:01 AM Pacific Time Tomorrow
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