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J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars' sequel to tell 'personal, intimate, and emotional' story

Hooker hunger and other delish data turned up by Facebook Graph searches

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A brilliant but disconcerting Tumblr blog captures the embarrassing side effects of a Facebook search engine that finds odd factoids hidden in plain sight. [Read more]...
Hooker hunger and other delish data turned up by Facebook Graph searches
Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU
Infographic: There's a career for everyone at Microsoft

AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Access to More Customers

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AT&T announced today that it is planning to allow any customer "with an LTE device" on a "tiered data plan" to use iOS 6's FaceTime over Cellular feature. Previously, only customers with a Mobile Share plan could use the feature. In practice, the change only affects iPhone 5 customers with...
AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Access to More Customers
HTC is getting its money's worth out of patent and trademark agreement with Apple, new One comes with iPhone 5-like accents

Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games

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We've known for some time now that Firefox 18 would bring some significant speed improvements to Mozilla's popular browser, and the final version--released today--made good on that promise officially. In fact, a new JavaScript compiler in the software is delivering performance improvements of up to 25 percent on Web...
Firefox 18 delivers a jolt of speed to Web apps and games
Original Adobe Photoshop source code now available for free

The Cake Copyright Is A Lie; Safeway Just Doesn't Want To Be Mocked

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A few folks have sent in this story on the blog of the wonderful (and super popular) site Cake Wrecks, which (as the name suggests) highlights hilariously bad cake designs, supposedly done by "professionals." Not surprisingly, the site is well known among those who wield cake decorating bags. However, some...
The Cake Copyright Is A Lie; Safeway Just Doesn't Want To Be Mocked

Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

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Hate flying? Google Earth could keep you visiting attractions anyway for the next, oh, rest of your life or so, thanks to 100,000-plus new tours it just added across sites and cities in over 200 countries. That's on top of the 11,000 tours that came with its recent launches...
Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions
Foursquare Spreads Out A Bit: Now Lets You Mention Friends On Facebook Who Don't Use The Service

Retargeting Is Just Phase One

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The post Retargeting Is Just Phase One appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.Toward the end of the year, annual predictions come out (I’ve been guilty of this for nearly ten years now). I was perusing these from Triggit founder Zach Coelius, and his ninth one hit me right between...
Retargeting Is Just Phase One

Facebook wants to end user voting on policy changes

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Facebook is proposing to trash its policy that allows members to vote on changes it makes to its data use policy. While promising to value user feedback, Facebook Vice President for Communications, Public Policy and Marketing Elliot Schrage declared in a company blog that the "voting mechanism, which is...
Facebook wants to end user voting on policy changes

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Putting the iPad on the Big Screen

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With the iPad's video-mirroring feature and some extra hardware, iBooks files, apps, games, photos and videos can be displayed on a television screen....
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Putting the iPad on the Big Screen

Amazon uses homepage to call out Apple, iPad mini

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Amazon is taking the fight to Apple, using the front page of its popular site as to call out Apple's new iPad mini as overpriced for the features it delivers compared to Amazon's Kindle Fire HD. Visitors to Amazon's front page will now see a quote from a tech blog...
Amazon uses homepage to call out Apple, iPad mini
Uber Reverts Back to Surge Pricing After One Day
Microsoft left 'surprised' by Google's Exchange ActiveSync announcement

Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

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In a curious blog post, Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg detailed that his company plans to pivot “towards a new model that [it is] not yet ready to reveal publicly.” Back in early 2011, Fab shuttered Fabulis, its gay social networking service, to pivot into a design flash sale site. That transition...
Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'
Apple delaying some international LTE iPad mini deliveries until December

New iMacs Still Expected to Ship in November-December

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Last week, a report from french site MacBidouille claimed that Apple may not be shipping their new iMac until early 2013, despite Apple's official promises that the new iMac models would ship before year's end. 9to5Mac now reassures us that Apple's original plans are still intact for the iMac. The...
New iMacs Still Expected to Ship in November-December

WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

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This week’s WITN features another debate about how you build a media company in this day and age, but it’s slightly less contentious than last week’s fight (which most commenters seem to agree that I totally won). This week, Paul and I talk about the death of Rupert Murdoch’s...
WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

Google Posts New Images Of Superstorm Devastation

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Both Google Maps Mania and the Google Earth Blog are reporting that Google has started to post-Sandysatellite imagery showing the destruction in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Specifically, via the Google Crisis Map, you can select these areas for post-Sandy Imagery: Beach Haven to Cape May,... Please visit Search Engine...
Google Posts New Images Of Superstorm Devastation

Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear

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As Techdirt reported a few months back, the Supreme Court Justices seem rightly concerned about the "parade of horribles" -- things that would happen if the decision in the Wiley v. Kirtsaeng copyright case over whether or not you have the right to resell a foreign-made product you bought were...
Here's A Taste Of What Publishers Will Do If First Sale Rights For Foreign Goods Disappear
Record-breaking Christmas week: 50M iOS and Android devices activated, 1.76B apps downloaded

JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

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Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoniously called it quits via its blog. The service requires you to punch in your posterous URL, authorize it with...
JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

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Facebook and Instagram will be able to get a bit cozier under that new shared roof beginning early next year. On January 16th, the photo sharing site's new Terms of Service will go into effect, enabling the network to share information, content and usage stats with "businesses that are...
Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update

Twitter reveals new back-end photo storage system

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In light of the photo wars going on among social media companies of late, a Twitter engineer wrote in a blog post Tuesday explaining that the company has built it’s own back-end storage solution for photos, replacing previous partner Photobucket which had housed the photos. In a lengthy blog post explaining...
Twitter reveals new back-end photo storage system

DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service

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Uber, the smartphone-based car service that has been shaking up taxicab and limosine markets around the country, scored a big victory on Tuesday as the DC City Council passed legislation that officially recognizes "digital dispatch" car services. The new law comes just months after Uber rallied to defeat legislation...
DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service
Head of US Patent and Trademark Office to step down in January

This interactive guide will help you understand your blog's typography

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Typography is finally emerging as a key element of Web design with the rise of Web fonts, but now many designers are finding themselves a bit overwhelmed with all of these new choices. Sticking with defaults, like Helvetica, Georgia and Arial, is no longer necessary in most cases, but embracing...
This interactive guide will help you understand your blog's typography
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?