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Hey Geeks, Remember Being Picked On and Feel a Little Empathy, Says Reddit Founder

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is trying to use his power as a leader of the broader Internet community (if there is such a thing) to call for change in the aftermath of the Adria Richards brouhaha last week — where one woman’s judgment call to expose sexist comments at a...
Hey Geeks, Remember Being Picked On and Feel a Little Empathy, Says Reddit Founder

The Friday WTF Awards - Oracle Not The Only One Who Deserves Calling Out

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I need to lighten things up a bit with all this Oracle brouhaha. Oracle acquired Xsigo recently. I wrote about the acquisition and how Oracle will lose as IT gets virtualized. Oracle’s Bob Evans came back with his own special brand of attack. Yesterday I responded with my post: Open?...
The Friday WTF Awards - Oracle Not The Only One Who Deserves Calling Out

Apple vs. Amazon: Who Is Really Fixing E-Book Prices?

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A brouhaha is shaping up: Apple and book publishers square off against Amazon and the DOJ over the price of an e-book. Who's right? CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige looks back to a Whiz Kid from the '90s for answers....
Apple vs. Amazon: Who Is Really Fixing E-Book Prices?

Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy

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The plaintiffs who are accusing Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and publishers of fixing e-book prices say they don’t have to show an actual meeting took place. Instead, they say, indirect evidence like price jumps and a common motive are enough to establish an antitrust conspiracy. The claims, set out in...
Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy

My Contrarian Stance on Facebook and Privacy

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In a recent Inc Magazine live chat, I found myself, somewhat surprisingly even to me defending Facebook regarding their ongoing and evolving privacy policy. Here's what I said: The essence of my argument is that there's enormous advantage for users in giving up some privacy online and that we need...
My Contrarian Stance on Facebook and Privacy
Why memes matter (or what I learned at ROFLCon)

Mozilla on new browser brouhaha: Microsoft, Apple different cases

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Two wrongs don't make a right, Mozilla's chief counsel said Thursday when asked why his company hasn't lambasted Apple, as it did Microsoft, for blocking rival browsers from its mobile operating system....
Mozilla on new browser brouhaha: Microsoft, Apple different cases

Apple, Australia Fix Maps Flub That Stranded Tourists

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The official Australian Gazetteer also has a brace of towns called Mildura, both in the same position as Apple had its pins. Yesterday's brouhaha that followed the stranding of several tourists in a remote spot that wasn't the charming Australian town of Midura can be explained. Apple has already...
Apple, Australia Fix Maps Flub That Stranded Tourists

rickwebb: percolatehq: Maker's Mark embraces social amid...

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rickwebb: percolatehq: Maker's Mark embraces social amid backlash  (via Maker's Mark's Nifty Footwork | Digiday) A friend of Emma's works @ Beam and came to visit us a few weeks before all this brouhaha. She told me about the Maker's Mark fan club, and I signed up before this all...
rickwebb: percolatehq: Maker's Mark embraces social amid...

Users Fiddle While Java Burns

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Despite Oracle Java being ranked among the highest risk vulnerabilities, a startling 72% of Java users are not bothering to update their software to the latest and safest versions. The results of a new study from Kaspersky Lab, which surveyed 11 million Windows users during the 2012 calendar year, lays...
Users Fiddle While Java Burns

Google Director of Privacy Alma Whitten to step down

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Alma Whitten, who was appointed Google's director of privacy for product and engineering in 2010 after the Street View WiFi brouhaha, will be leaving her post, Google has confirmed to The Verge. During Whitten's tenure, the search giant has unified its privacy policy and pushed its transparency reports, but...
Google Director of Privacy Alma Whitten to step down

Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

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This past weekend at SXSWi, BBH Labs, an experimental arm of the international marketing agency, came under heat for its Homeless Hotspots project. In a nutshell, members of the Austin, Texas’ homeless community were given a 4G hotspot, a shirt announcing the available service and a wage of $20 per day. The idea...
Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

Consumers dismiss Apple Maps uproar; plan to buy iPhone 5 in record numbers

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The brouhaha over Apple replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 with its own mapping technology has not changed customers' minds about the iPhon 5e, according to a ChangeWave Research survey....
Consumers dismiss Apple Maps uproar; plan to buy iPhone 5 in record numbers

More Maps: Developer hacks Google maps onto iOS 6 as Apple rumored to be poaching Google Maps folks

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The fun didn’t stop in the iOS 6 maps brouhaha this weekend as a number of items hit the web. Perhaps most interesting, iOS hacker Ryan Perrich claims to have gotten Google’s map tiles to work on iOS 6 Maps. If true, it might alleviate some of the growing pains...
More Maps: Developer hacks Google maps onto iOS 6 as Apple rumored to be poaching Google Maps folks

Facebook Like Buttons Pop Up On Yahoo Sports

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Interesting. Despite all the brouhaha about Facebook seizing control over the entire Web and putting an end to privacy as we know it, publishers are – still – fast adopting the “like” button and other social plug-ins. Latest to apparently add Facebook “like” buttons is Yahoo, which as we’ve written...
Facebook Like Buttons Pop Up On Yahoo Sports

Joke's On You, Facebook - That's A Testicle Tree

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A few years back, we wrote about the brouhaha concerning Facebook banning photos of women breast feeding their babies, under a strict "no female boobs" rule. Rather than learn from that mess, and realize that not all images of breasts are created equal, Facebook seems to have become even more...
Joke's On You, Facebook - That's A Testicle Tree
Well played, Mayer. But it still may not turn Yahoo around
What Happens If Smartphones Become Commodities?

Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

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Don’t look now, but a deluge of Microsoft Surface imitators and competitors are just the around corner. Once Windows 8 is made available to the general public on October 26, you’re going to see all kinds of tablets running Windows 8/RT land on physical and virtual store shelves, along with...
Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

HTC confirms One X multitasking tweaks in Sense 4

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There's been quite a bit of brouhaha over at xda-developers lately about changes HTC's made to the way multitasking behaves on the One X compared to stock Ice Cream Sandwich. We're not just talking about obvious UI differences here -- Sense 4's horizontal, card-like arrangement vs. Android 4.0's default...
HTC confirms One X multitasking tweaks in Sense 4

Amanda Palmer brouhaha exposes the dark side of crowdsourcing

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Is it right to ask for (and use) free labor? That’s the question that erupted after Amanda Palmer, former lead singer of the Dresden Dolls and a fixture on the Boston music scene,  posted a request for musicians to back up her band on its new tour. Palmer wrote that she needs...
Amanda Palmer brouhaha exposes the dark side of crowdsourcing

New Blog Post: The Buzz Bots Brouhaha and Other Empty Statistics http://goo.gl/fb/beza0

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New Blog Post: The Buzz Bots Brouhaha and Other Empty Statistics http://goo.gl/fb/beza0

Apple adds in-app purchase disclaimer to iTunes App Store pages

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iDevices make for great 21st century babysitters, what with all the free, kid-friendly apps. But that techno-garderie does have an unfortunate downside for distracted parents: unauthorized in-app purchases made by children. In response to lawsuits and a general brouhaha over unwittingly amassed charges, Apple is now including an "Offers...
Apple adds in-app purchase disclaimer to iTunes App Store pages

Facebook’s Privacy Crisis Is Also Its Opportunity

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You can set your watch by it: After sudden success comes a backlash, and right now, Facebook is getting backlash from all sides. Privacy advocates are attacking the company. Regulators in the U.S. and abroad are asking questions or openly criticizing it. Some users are considering canceling their accounts while...
Facebook’s Privacy Crisis Is Also Its Opportunity

Indian minister Sibal: Social media should be regulated like the press

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It’s getting to the stage that Kapil Sibal, India’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, can’t say anything about social media that doesn’t write its own headlines. His latest comments on the subject are a wish that the medium is governed by India’s laws in the same way that print and...
Indian minister Sibal: Social media should be regulated like the press

Realtime Media Sharing Service TweetPhoto Raises $2.6 Million Series A

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Realtime media sharing platform TweetPhoto this morning announced that it has raised $2.6 million in a Series A financing led by Canaan Partners, with additional investment from Anthem Venture Partners (one of the original backers of Android) and undisclosed angel investors Tim Kelly (ex-Googler), Frank Asaro, Jack Corrao and Shane...
Realtime Media Sharing Service TweetPhoto Raises $2.6 Million Series A

The Buzz Bots Brouhaha and Other Empty Statistics

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The Buzz Bots Brouhaha and Other Empty Statistics

Homeland Security Secretary: U.S. financial institutions under hacker assault

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It’s been a busy few weeks. An election, a natural disaster, the launch of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, a slew of Google products, and even a new iPad mean that certain, less sexy topics have fallen from grace. Not a bit of it here at TNW; on we rumble about...
Homeland Security Secretary: U.S. financial institutions under hacker assault

iPhoto on iOS does not use Google Maps, may indicate new Apple maps product coming

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The new iPhoto for iOS does not use Google Maps. The tiles brought up when you use the locate feature of iPhoto, in order to display where the photo was shot, almost definitely do not have the traditional Google Maps in the Maps app of iOS. This may be a...
iPhoto on iOS does not use Google Maps, may indicate new Apple maps product coming

Google fires back at Microsoft on tracking: Internet Explorer is “widely non-operational”

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The war of words between Microsoft and Google has just been a raised a notch after Google released a statement in which it criticises the the Redmond-based firm, saying that settings for its Internet Explorer Web browser are “widely non-operational”. The comments come after Microsoft jumped into the brouhaha surrounding...
Google fires back at Microsoft on tracking: Internet Explorer is “widely non-operational”
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