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Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

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Amazon Web Services has finally received certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which the company said will lower the cost of implementing its cloud services among government organizations and agencies in the U.S.FedRAMP is a mandatory government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for...
Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

The Ecstasy of Telegraphy

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My research manager turned up this gem in the course of answering a question I had about the popular response to the introduction of the telegraph in the US (a moment that informs the working title of my next book). What I find fascinating is how the invention incited...
The Ecstasy of Telegraphy

This Developer Points Out A Potentially Fatal Problem For The Next Big Gaming Console (GOOG)

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Loren Brichter is the developer behind Tweetie, a Twitter client that was eventually acquired by the company itself. Most recently, he created a hit iOS game called Letterpress, and it's found some notable success in the App Store. In short, he's a guy who knows his stuff when it comes...
This Developer Points Out A Potentially Fatal Problem For The Next Big Gaming Console (GOOG)

Google Fiber Announces The Next 5 Kansas City Neighborhoods To Come Online In 2013

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As promised, Google continues to expand its Google Fiber project in Kansas City. While the initial rollout in the first two neighborhoods was slow, the project is now picking up steam, and the company just announced the schedule for the next five “fiberhoods” that will get access to its gigabit...
Google Fiber Announces The Next 5 Kansas City Neighborhoods To Come Online In 2013

10 gifts for obscenely wealthy PC fanatics

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Around this time of year, everyone rolls out gift guides--suggestions for what to buy for the special, computer-loving people in your life. But we think that such guides sorely underserve one crucial but oft-ignored demographic: the filthy, stinking rich. To remedy this pattern of neglect, we've put together the...
10 gifts for obscenely wealthy PC fanatics

Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops

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Microsoft had hinted that there were big things in store for its update to the Kinect for Windows SDK on October 8th. It wasn't bluffing; developers can now tap a much wider range of input than the usual frantic arm-waving. Gadgets that move the Kinect itself can use the...
Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops

Apple Patents Show Tweaks Coming OS X Dock & Finder

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On July 19, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published two patent applications from Apple that reveal coming tweaks to OS X and possibly iOS. The first patent covers changes coming to the OS X Finder while the other patent is a little more ambitious. We find Apple introducing...
Apple Patents Show Tweaks Coming OS X Dock & Finder

Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

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Evidence from Andrew Marr that blogs are 'as influential as any newspaper' prompts debate on whether they are journalistsLord Justice Leveson has queried whether bloggers would have to be brought in a revised system of press regulation, as he heard evidence from Andrew Marr about the growing power of political...
Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology

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Placecast, a startup that creates a location-based mobile marketing technology, has raised $3 million in Series B funding from Quatrex Capital, ONSET Ventures and Voyager Capital. This brings Placecast’s total funding to $8 million. Placecast recently debuted its technology, called ShopAlerts, that allows retailers bring people into their stores by...
Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology
Spotify’s new Play button brings millions of tracks beyond Facebook to the open web

New Workout App For Pebble Shows Why Your Wrist Might The New Hot Spot For Mobile Devs

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A new app created by Toronto-based developer and entrepreneur Alex Kennberg uses the Pebble to take users through a standard 7-minute workout (made popular through media coverage at outlets including the New York Times Magazine), and does so using only the tech on your wrist. It’s a great example of...
New Workout App For Pebble Shows Why Your Wrist Might The New Hot Spot For Mobile Devs

Google Play music and movies arrive for Google TV in Germany, France and the UK on November 13

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TV is becoming more engaging for Google fans on November 13. The big G TV announced via its Google+ account that Google Play music and movies will be available on Google TV in Germany, France and the UK. Amusingly the post is entitled “Now playing in a country near you...
Google Play music and movies arrive for Google TV in Germany, France and the UK on November 13

Opinion-Polling Network Thumb Now Routes Questions By Location For More Relevant Answers

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Thumb, the opinion-polling network that lets people get real-time crowdsourced recommendations, has today launched a new update to the app routes questions in a totally new way: by location. This was something that founder Dan Kurani said was always in Thumb’s plan, but that patience was the key. “We wanted...
Opinion-Polling Network Thumb Now Routes Questions By Location For More Relevant Answers

3 Ideas for Moving Beyond List Posts: Creating an Experiential Blog

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A guest post by Tara Gentile of Scoutie Girl. As a design & craft blogger, I often struggle with putting tips from site’s like Problogger into practice. But I diligently mull them over and translate them to fit my needs. One tip I struggle with regularly is mastering the art...
3 Ideas for Moving Beyond List Posts: Creating an Experiential Blog

Man City Football Club furthers digital engagement as it partners with Foursquare

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Manchester City Football club has never been afraid to push digital boundaries to engage its fans. Today the club has announced a partnership with the location-based social network Foursquare. City supporters can now check into Foursquare at the Etihad Stadium, City Square, City Stores and official Heart of the City...
Man City Football Club furthers digital engagement as it partners with Foursquare

White House Petition Launched To 'Recast Copyright For The Digital Age'

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A whole bunch of folks (surprising, given the number of signatures on the petition so far) have sent over a new "We the People..." petition on the White House's site, asking the White House to "recast copyright law for the digital era." The petition notes that the public has lost...
White House Petition Launched To 'Recast Copyright For The Digital Age'

Art attack

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How technology helps artists push their boundaries...
Art attack

Despite the Rumors, RickRolling Isn't Dead

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Dramatic headlines cried out overnight that RickRolling was dead. The original Rick Astley video with more than 30 million views has been pulled from YouTube due to copyright violation. In fact, however, YouTube appears to have simply moved the video to Vevo, its music video website in partnership with Universal...
Despite the Rumors, RickRolling Isn't Dead

Can't Win 'Em All: Uber Gives Up Attempt To Do UberTaxi In NYC (For Now...)

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We've talked about how innovative ride hailing company, Uber, was pushing regulatory boundaries across the country, often showing how restrictive local regulators could be towards innovation. In many cases, Uber has been able to generate enough public support that local taxi and limo regulators ended up backing down. But you...
Can't Win 'Em All: Uber Gives Up Attempt To Do UberTaxi In NYC (For Now...)

ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World

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Howdy. I'm new around here, as you may have heard. And as the site's editor-in-chief, I'm delighted to join the community of readers, writers, thinkers, tinkerers, and creators who have flocked to ReadWrite over the past decade. It's a natural reflex to ask, "Who's this new guy, and what's he...
ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World

Copyright Worries Threaten The Best Thing To Come Out Of The New Star Wars Movies

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If you haven't seen Red Letter Media's excellent reviews of the Star Wars films, The Phantom Menace and The Attack of the Clones, then you might want to carve out three hours out of your day and watch them (the reviews are 70-minutes and 90-minutes long, respectively) -- they're incredible....
Copyright Worries Threaten The Best Thing To Come Out Of The New Star Wars Movies

The HTC Evo One smartphone is so big and powerful they gave it a kickstand

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The emergence of tablet computers has companies pushing the boundaries of acceptable size when it comes to smartphones. I got a sneak peek at the HTC Evo One today and the phone, with a  4.7 inch screen, actually has a kickstand attached so you can prop it up on your desk...
The HTC Evo One smartphone is so big and powerful they gave it a kickstand
LG announces Optimus UI for Ice Cream Sandwich devices

Alfred v2 brings Workflows, automates what Automator might not

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Anyone who's heavily invested in the Mac ecosystem knows Automator, a built-in tool that can string together multiple computing actions without having to know a lick of code. Some of us may want a little more power, or just a different variety of power -- which is where the...
Alfred v2 brings Workflows, automates what Automator might not

Do your online activities define you? | Open thread

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The internet is changing the very nature of identity, says a new study - so then, Cif-ers, tell us how you define yourselvesIn the future, our identities will increasingly be defined online, according to a new report.The study, published by the government's chief scientist, Prof John Beddington, argues that the...
Do your online activities define you? | Open thread

Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief

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News consumption service Circa announced today that it has hired Anthony De Rosa, currently Social Media Editor for Reuters, as its new Editor in Chief. De Rosa is expected to join the company in June and will help the existing editorial team “push the boundaries” of the content being showcased...
Newsreader app Circa hires Reuters Social Media Editor Anthony De Rosa as its new Editor in Chief
HP's new Windows 8 Ultrabooks are all about touchscreens (and one makes a kick-ass tablet)

The Geography of HTML5 Security

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Editor’s note: Mike Shema is director of engineering at Qualys, a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions. Mike is also author of the recently published book “Hacking Web Apps: Detecting and Preventing Web Application Security Problems.” Contact him here.  HTML5 reinvigorates a technology that’s been driving web content for more...
The Geography of HTML5 Security

Travis Kalanick Says Uber Will Drive Into London Before The Olympics

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Uber has built a business out of being, in the words of its founder and head Travis Kalanick, everyone’s private driver. But while the company is continuing to expand the number of cities where it operates, it is also building out a network to extend beyond vehicles and taxing people...
Travis Kalanick Says Uber Will Drive Into London Before The Olympics

The distraction, the tail and the dog

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Your business has a core, a goal, a challenge and a deliverable. There is probably one thing that would transform your project, one success that changes things, one hurdle that's tougher than the others. What's difficult, what would respond to overwhelming attention? That's the core.Getting from here to there involves...
The distraction, the tail and the dog
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