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Patently Absurd: Intellectual Ventures Claims It's Easy For Companies To Know If They're Infringing Any Patents

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We've obviously been highly critical of Intellectual Ventures over the years, as the company is doing tremendous harm to the innovation world by effectively setting up tollbooths and legal threats that take money away from actual innovation and funnel it into inefficient uses. Recently, we wrote about how another firm,...
Patently Absurd: Intellectual Ventures Claims It's Easy For Companies To Know If They're Infringing Any Patents

Yes, we need a STEM immigration bill, but we don't need to end the diversity visa program to get it

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It’s an interesting day in the Capitol, as Rep. Lamar Smith’s STEM Jobs Act should hit the floor of the House. TNW has written about it before, as you surely recall. In short, Congress is trying to add 55,000 new visa slots for graduates with advanced degrees in science, technology,...
Yes, we need a STEM immigration bill, but we don't need to end the diversity visa program to get it

What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

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The saga concerning the DOJ scooping up phone records of Associated Press has continued to expand. The DOJ sent a quick and rather disingenuous letter in response to the AP's complaint. In it, the DOJ -- contrary to its own history of abusive practices concerning reporter phone records -- insists...
What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

After Taking Flak For Sketchy Promotion, Carwash Startup Cherry Changes Wording And Cancels Trial Memberships

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Some people really don’t like a recent promotion from Cherry, the startup that brings car washes to its users. In a series of tweets which he then aggregated on Storify, Rod Begbie declared that Cherry was made up of “scammy rip-off artists who deserve to die unloved and alone” —...
After Taking Flak For Sketchy Promotion, Carwash Startup Cherry Changes Wording And Cancels Trial Memberships

Google Buzz: the newest scraper on the block

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Technically Buzz isn’t a scraper in the truest sense of the word, however the way that Buzz presents our blog posts is identical to all those scrapers sites that the tech blogosphere goes ape-shit over. Now, it was pointed out to me in a private message on Twitter from...
Google Buzz: the newest scraper on the block
Klouchebag, Finally Something More Douchey Than Klout
A Whisper Is A Stronger Social Signal Than A Public Shout

Former MPAA Tech Policy Chief Turns Against SOPA

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Former MPAA Tech Policy Chief Turns Against SOPA: Reports Declan McCullagh: Paul Brigner, who was until last month a senior vice president at the Motion Picture Association of America, has emerged as SOPA’s latest critic. “I firmly believe that we should not be legislating technological mandates to protect copyright —...
Former MPAA Tech Policy Chief Turns Against SOPA
IBM removed the Urban Dictionary from Watson's memory after it got too sassy

Apple Television: The iPhone Model Or The iPad Model?

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Based on one story from The Globe And Mail, there are a lot of interesting new thoughts about the supposed Apple Television today. The big question: will Apple partner with any of the cable companies for the product? Based on everything we’ve seen in the space the past several years,...
Apple Television: The iPhone Model Or The iPad Model?
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On Facebook Follow

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I recently crossed 1,000 friends on Facebook. Am I actually friends with a thousand people? No. Not even close. If I were using Facebook to only be in contact with people I consider myself at least somewhat close to, I’d probably have more like 100 friends. Maybe less. For...
On Facebook Follow

Social Media Updates for 2010-03-28

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Social Media Updates for 2010-03-28 is a post from Chris PirilloLEGO Imperial Scout Walker Completed! Thanks to @HipsForHire for sorting, assembly. On display now: http://live.pirillo.com/ #Building a LEGO Imperial Scout Walker with @HipsForHire on http://live.pirillo.com/ right now. #Watching "Dining with the Stars." They keep moving around, though. Where's the food?...
Social Media Updates for 2010-03-28

Facebook's Q2 2012

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Facebook's Q2 2012: Facebook's first quarterly as a public company seems like a very mixed bag. They beat expectations, but just barely (and they were very low to begin with). The company did post their best revenue ever, but they failed to turn a profit on that revenue.  Amazingly, they...
Facebook's Q2 2012

Inclusivity

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One of my favorite bloggers and thinkers about social media, Anil Dash, has a blog post up on Medium titled You Can’t Start the Revolution from the Country Club. Go read it because he's talking about some important stuff. In his post Anil observes that in many of the most...
Inclusivity
10 Reasons Why 2013 Will Be The Year You Quit Your Job

YouTube - Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

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YouTube - Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

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Google recommends you seek therapy. (level343.com) Today's "Tech Confessional" in BuzzFeed's FWD tech blog is the stuff of nightmares. Reyhan Harmanci talked with a one-time Google contract worker who told of what sounds like a truly horrifying  year dealing with the very worst of the Internet. The unnamed techie basically...
Google Should Pay This Dude's Therapy Bill

"With Flash Lite 3 and its support for video, we've passed a major milestone in bringing a..."

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"With Flash Lite 3 and its support for video, we've passed a major milestone in bringing a desktop experience to mobile and transforming the wireless industry." - Al Ramadan, senior vice president for Mobile and Devices at Adobe in 2007 -- the year the iPhone came out. Yup. Thank god...
"With Flash Lite 3 and its support for video, we've passed a major milestone in bringing a..."

Jon Stewart calls out Fox News for its bullshit report that the nuclear summit logo looks like a crescent moon and was a secret message to muslim nations, then gives them a taste of their own medicine

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Jon Stewart calls out Fox News for its bullshit report that the nuclear summit logo looks like a crescent moon and was a secret message to muslim nations, then gives them a taste of their own medicine

Bullsh*t in the news - The onion. http://www.theonion.com/content/video/breaking_news_some_bullshit News channels take note..

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Bullsh*t in the news - The onion. http://www.theonion.com/content/video/breaking_news_some_bullshit News channels take note..

You're Welcome, Google. (But It's Insane That You Patented That.)

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This week Google was granted a patent for “Social computing personas for protecting identity in online social interactions”; in other words, “a pseudonym could be presented as someone’s name based upon their choices of who would see that name or their ‘real’ name.” Sound familiar? It does to me. Two...
You're Welcome, Google. (But It's Insane That You Patented That.)

"This is the biggest crock of shit I've ever heard in my entire life. Do you have any idea how..."

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"This is the biggest crock of shit I've ever heard in my entire life. Do you have any idea how much you're paying?" - T-Mobile CEO John Legere at an event today where he unveiled the iPhone on his network (FINALLY) as well as the company's "un-carrier" plans. It seems that...
"This is the biggest crock of shit I've ever heard in my entire life. Do you have any idea how..."

Klouchebag is a wake up call for people who care about their Klout score

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If you’ve been following the “social reputation” space, you’ve probably heard about Klout. The service attaches a score to you based on your online activities. Apparently, this score means something to a small subset of people. Needless to say, some companies are actually relying on this type of scoring during...
Klouchebag is a wake up call for people who care about their Klout score

Elon Musk Shakes Off the Electric Car Naysayers (Video)

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Say what you want about Tesla founder Elon Musk, but he’s certainly got gumption. Time and time again, the CEO has been willing to push back hard against smack talkers who don’t believe that he can bring electric vehicles to a mass-market audience. “So many people called bullshit on [our...
Elon Musk Shakes Off the Electric Car Naysayers (Video)

Analysis: For tech investors, it's hard to know when to bolt

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Analysis: For tech investors, it's hard to know when to bolt: My main takeaway from this article by Sam Forgione and Nicola Leske for Reuters is that Wall Street analysts have no fucking clue what they're talking about when it comes to tech stocks (no shocker there). They're seriously buying...
Analysis: For tech investors, it's hard to know when to bolt

When "4G" Stands For "Shitty 3G"

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When "4G" Stands For "Shitty 3G": Marco Arment: I can confirm: my AT&T iPhone shows “4G” now, and I just benchmarked the connnection at a blazing 0.63 Mbps down and 0.07 Mbps up. Yeah, that is total bullshit. AT&T has been doing this on Android phones for months, but Apple had been...
When "4G" Stands For "Shitty 3G"

Booting Up: Open Government Busts You to Your Boss

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Bullshit the N wasn’t running. (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) The MTA has screwed you over once again: There’s now a publicly available, easily searchable archive of all service alerts issued over the last four years. Your best excuse for tardiness is now gone. [New York Post] “Theirs was the only [event]that got worse as the week went on.” Things aren’t going so well for Microsoft’s...
Booting Up: Open Government Busts You to Your Boss

RT @eSarcasm Apple’s iPhone Event: A Bullshit-Free Translation http://bit.ly/d8gBnz Good laugh as usually :)

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RT @eSarcasm Apple’s iPhone Event: A Bullshit-Free Translation http://bit.ly/d8gBnz Good laugh as usually :)

We've Reached the Law Part of the Paul Ceglia Law and Order Episode

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Mr. Ceglia. (facebook.com) Paul Ceglia, the penny-ante hustler who once attempted to convince the world he was part owner of Facebook, has been indicted on counts of wire and mail fraud. Bloomberg reports that, after hearing the charges and evidence against Mr. Ceglia, a grand jury has deemed the U.S....
We've Reached the Law Part of the Paul Ceglia Law and Order Episode
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