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A tale of two acquisitions: A few thoughts on the $1 billion bets by Microsoft and Facebook

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It’s not everyday that the tech industry sees two of its giants fork over $1 billion, especially for things that (at least at this point) have so little impact on the everyday technology consumer. But such is life in the wild world of tech where an aging company like AOL...
A tale of two acquisitions: A few thoughts on the $1 billion bets by Microsoft and Facebook
Crunch time at TechCrunch: Site has lost 35% of its traffic since September

The Origins of the Investigation into Google Privacy Violations

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For the past two months, a fight has been raging in the blogosphere about whether Stanford researcher Jonathan Mayer can take credit for spurring the government investigation that led to Google paying a $22.5 million for privacy violations. Now the Journal has obtained the answer through documents and interviews: the...
The Origins of the Investigation into Google Privacy Violations

iPhone 5 Battery Images Leak: Only Slighter Larger Than iPhone 4S Battery, Despite Expected LTE

techcrunch.com
In the blogosphere’s continuing quest to assemble a virtual iPhone 5 before Apple unveils a real one in September, 9to5Mac has published images of what appears to be the next iPhone’s battery. Juicy stuff! As expected, the battery is a bit larger than the last iPhone, but not by much....
iPhone 5 Battery Images Leak: Only Slighter Larger Than iPhone 4S Battery, Despite Expected LTE

Why The Internet Doesn’t Make Us Care More About Politics

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American politics used to be fun: frequent political carnivals in the 19th century would mix parties, parades, and political speeches in an endless stream of local civic life. As a result, America had an astonishingly high turnout, between 70-90%, in presidential and local elections. Yet, the Internet has never quite...
Why The Internet Doesn’t Make Us Care More About Politics

Disrupt Eats San Francisco

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Hugh MacLeod is joining us at Disrupt. And to celebrate this reunion, he made a little video about what we do at Disrupt. Hugh MacLeod Hugh MacLeod is a cartoonist and professional blogger, known for his ideas about how “Web 2.0” affects advertising and marketing. After a decade of working as...
Disrupt Eats San Francisco

Still infected, 300,000 PCs to lose Internet access July 9

arstechnica.com
If you haven’t already seen the screaming headlines across the blogosphere declaring the arrival of Internet Armageddon for a quarter-million PCs because of a virus, allow us to get you up to speed. Believe it or not, some of the 4 million computers hijacked by Estonian and Russian hackers through...
Still infected, 300,000 PCs to lose Internet access July 9
Chinese LED Firm Raises $30m, Press Talks About Al Gore Instead

Apple Is Not Going To Build A Search Engine, Keep Your Shirt On

thenextweb.com
Can we all relax? We all know that rumors about Apple are more than a staple in technology, and especially the technology reporting realm. Even more, we all eat up what tech analysts say, even if it has entirely no basis in reality.The more crazy the pronouncement from an analyst, the more...
Apple Is Not Going To Build A Search Engine, Keep Your Shirt On

B5media To Launch New Celebrity Site Wednesday, Bathed In Fired Blogger Blood

www.inquisitr.com
The mass sackings at blog network b5media today have been revealed to be part of a launch process for a new single b5media celebrity site. The new site, Crushable.com is due to launch Wednesday and is headed by a formerly little known Media Bistro blogger by the name of...
B5media To Launch New Celebrity Site Wednesday, Bathed In Fired Blogger Blood

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

They Shoot Yahoo CEOs, Don't They? But Not Without a Really Smoking Gun and a Much Stronger Board.

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Earlier today, Yahoo’s persistent thorn, activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point poison-penned another letter to the board of the Silicon Valley Internet company, demanding that Yahoo fire its new CEO Scott Thompson, as well as director Patti Hart, over bizarre inaccuracies related to their academic achievements. “Permitting Mr....
They Shoot Yahoo CEOs, Don't They? But Not Without a Really Smoking Gun and a Much Stronger Board.

Binder Reviews On Amazon.com Fill With Romney-Related Comments

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OK, it’s no Three Wolf Moon t-shirt, but it’s still pretty funny. Following Mitt Romney’s comment about “binders full of women” at this week’s presidential debate, the customer review sections for various binders on Amazon.com have been filling up with hilarious comments. For example, see this Avery Durable View Binder or this Avery...
Binder Reviews On Amazon.com Fill With Romney-Related Comments

Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people’s content

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There’s been a minor furore brewing in the digital-content sphere over the past few days involving Readability, an app and web service that allows readers to save content from any website and read it later — without any of the advertising that most sites rely on for revenue. Not...
Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people’s content
Remember the artificial leaf? Startup turns to making a flow battery instead

Did Blog Buzz for “Hurt Locker” Predict Its Oscar Win?

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The blogosphere was literally split down the middle in terms of online buzz around the 82nd Academy Awards Best Picture nominees. Both Avatar and The Hurt Locker each maxed out with three quarters of a percent (.75%) of blog post buzz across the web.The data in question comes from...
Did Blog Buzz for “Hurt Locker” Predict Its Oscar Win?

Breakdown of the Blogosphere

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Breakdown of the Blogosphere

Brilliant: King of satire Armando Iannucci is turning his attention to Silicon Valley

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Now this could be great; Armando Iannucci, the man behind TV satires like The Thick of It, Veep and The Day Today, is turning his attention to Silicon Valley. Iannucci has won vast praise from critics and viewers alike for his biting takes on topics like news media and politics...
Brilliant: King of satire Armando Iannucci is turning his attention to Silicon Valley

Microsoft PR chief defends Ballmer, touts 'blistering pace'

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Microsoft’s PR chief took to the blogosphere and the airwaves today to tout what he described as the company’s “blistering pace” this summer, drawing comparisons between the company’s accomplishments and the intense hill training of Kenyan distance runners. He also took a moment to defend the track record of Steve...
Microsoft PR chief defends Ballmer, touts 'blistering pace'

Replicators, Innovators, and Bill Gates

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My last post triggered some interesting debates in the blogosphere about whether entrepreneurs were a product of nature or could be nurtured. It’s not black or white. People are a product of their upbringing and education. Average humans can achieve extraordinary feats when they really try. I’ll concede that,...
Replicators, Innovators, and Bill Gates

CNET's editor wasn't in "an impossible situation," far from it

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Like so many industries, the media business is currently rewriting a lot of their own rules. That’s not all bad. No industry going through this much dramatic change should be hidebound to what was de rigeur for the last 100 years. Can you be owned by a conglomerate you...
CNET's editor wasn't in "an impossible situation," far from it

Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

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The digital director for the Romney campaign responded to criticism in the blogosphere  of the campaign’s Election-Day “Orca” vote monitoring platform, saying the program had issues but for the most part performed its mission.  Zac Moffatt said that data about 14.2 million voters was recorded through Orca, including 5,397 instances...
Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

The Most Popular YouTube Videos and the Bloggers Who Embed Them

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YouTube is, by far, the most popular online video service, but we actually know very little about how bloggers use the service to embed YouTube videos on their own sites. Sysomos, the Torronto-based social media analytics and monitoring firm, just took a closer look at how the blogosphere links to...
The Most Popular YouTube Videos and the Bloggers Who Embed Them

Pass notes No 3,141: Pete Cashmore

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The 'planet's sexiest geek' – boss of website Mashable – is in talks with CNN over a $200m deal. Not bad for a business he started in his teensAge: 26.Appearance: "The planet's sexiest geek", according to Gawker.Never heard of it. Or him, though that probably goes without saying. It's a...
Pass notes No 3,141: Pete Cashmore

Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
A couple weeks ago, Google started blending social information from Google+ into search results. The blogosphere's reaction to this change, which Google called Search Plus Your World, was swift, loud, and mostly negative. Twitter complained that Google was unfairly favoring its own social network over competitors, then a programmer...
Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)
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Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics

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The eminent mathematician Timothy Gowers vows to do no work for Elsevier. Elsevier, the global publishing company, is responsible for The Lancet, Cell, and about 2,000 other important journals; the iconic reference work Gray’s Anatomy, along with 20,000 other books—and one fed-up, award-winning mathematician. Timothy Gowers of the University of...
Elsevier Publishing Boycott Gathers Steam Among Academics
Beneath Microsoft’s Surface is a Company in Transition

"Cuba—A Way Forward" in @nybooks - reflections on the Cuban blogosphere - http://j.mp/dr8xtr

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"Cuba—A Way Forward" in @nybooks - reflections on the Cuban blogosphere - http://j.mp/dr8xtr

Apple nixes French designer claim of collaboration on `revolutionary' project

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Noted French designer gets his 15 minutes of fame setting the blogosphere ablaze with a big tease that goes nowhere. [Read more]...
Apple nixes French designer claim of collaboration on `revolutionary' project
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