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Parents in Park Slope Think iPads Make the Library Less Artisanal

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A Park Slope no-no. (Photo: Hashgram.com) Between protecting their kids from preservatives and putting in their hours at the Food Co-op, parents in Park Slope have found a new target to rage against: ALL of the technology. They’re are complaining that the library in the posh Brooklyn neighborhood has too...
Parents in Park Slope Think iPads Make the Library Less Artisanal
Instagram Is Doing Just Fine Without Twitter

Is Google the hole in your Android security?

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Android’s pattern lock is often considered one of the least secure methods of keeping your phone’s data away from prying eyes. Well, it appears that it’s at least secure enough to stymie the FBI. An undercover agent witnessed one Dante Dears using an Android device to run a prostitution and...
Is Google the hole in your Android security?

Web TV needs to have captions starting next month, the FCC rules

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TV networks and web video sites will have to start providing closed captions for any TV content available online by the end of September, the FCC ruled a few days ago (PDF of the ruling). The ruling reaffirmed the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, which was...
Web TV needs to have captions starting next month, the FCC rules
Eric Schmidt tells India to choose- internet freedom or censorship?
Cendana Capital gathers $88M to put seeds into seed funds

California lawmaker introduces 'Right to Know Act' to give citizens access to their data

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California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal has introduced the “Right to Know Act 2013,” which would force businesses to tell consumers what personal data they have and where it is being shared. The bill follows lobbying efforts from privacy groups the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union...
California lawmaker introduces 'Right to Know Act' to give citizens access to their data
Samsung hands vice-chairman position to chairman's son Lee Jae-yong

Google, Microsoft begrudgingly accept new Do Not Track policies

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The tinfoil hat-wearing crowd loves to make hay about Big Brother tracking your every move. While some of their claims are a little outlandish, there is past history out there of companies doing some pretty shady things. That is about to change. After attempting to fight it off for the...
Google, Microsoft begrudgingly accept new Do Not Track policies
Obama hangout reveals U.S. need for patent reform, immigration reform -- and gamers

ATTENTION, AMERICA: Here's A Powerful Presentation On Our Desperate Need For Immigration Reform

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Former analyst and current Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker is best known for her presentations on the state of the Web. But over the past couple years, she has expanded her interests beyond tech companies to look at more macro issues. Today, at the D Conference, Meeker gave a presentation...
ATTENTION, AMERICA: Here's A Powerful Presentation On Our Desperate Need For Immigration Reform
Here’s A Look At Rock Health’s Latest Batch Of Sterling Healthtech Startups

Tareasplus helps Latin American students master math and science

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Education is a hot button issue in the US, as schools are unable to access the resources they need and test scores fall behind those of our international peers. Both North and South of the border, students struggle with math and science education and there are startups swooping in...
Tareasplus helps Latin American students master math and science

French court orders Apple to pay $6.5M copyright tax on iPads, country mulls future cultural levies

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Apple must hand over 5 million euros in copyright fees it collected on iPad sales in 2011, a Paris court ruled last week. The ruling on the fees, which were eliminated in 2012, comes at a time when France is considering whether it should impose new cultural taxes on connected...
French court orders Apple to pay $6.5M copyright tax on iPads, country mulls future cultural levies
Invasion of the body trackers: take me to your leader

10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness

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Path? That's hot. (flickr.com/pimkie_fotos) The climate for Internet startups is heating up. Startups are closing rounds faster, getting popular more quickly, scoring higher valuations and getting acquired with increasing greediness. As local luminary and angel investor Chris Dixon notes, the preponderance of hockey stick growth among the top tier of...
10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness

Bezos grilled over violent games, movies during Amazon shareholder meeting

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Amazon just wrapped up its annual meeting of shareholders at Seattle Center, with Jeff Bezos giving a broad overview of the company’s business and fielding questions from shareholders. But the hot-button issue during the Q&A wasn’t profit margins or taxes — it was the company’s policies about sales of violent...
Bezos grilled over violent games, movies during Amazon shareholder meeting

Facing Societal Obstacles To Build A Better Condom

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Let's get all the snickering out of the way first: yes, Bill Gates is funding condom research. But the reasoning behind the new initiative is more important than improving awkward experiences by the glow of the dashboard light: this is about saving lives and enhancing quality of life in developing...
Facing Societal Obstacles To Build A Better Condom

Here’s what Jay Inslee wants to do to keep the state’s IT industry humming

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Jay Inslee There’s no shortage of ideas in Jay Inslee’s economic plan for Washington state. The Democratic candidate for governor released a 30-page jobs plan — divided into seven subsections — on Monday at the MacDonald-Miller factory in Seattle. Among the priorities: Clean Energy, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Military, Information and...
Here’s what Jay Inslee wants to do to keep the state’s IT industry humming
Treehouse heralds an age of digital literacy, no degree required

Brooklyn’s Spotflux raises $1M to help users regain their privacy on the web

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Concerns over privacy on the web seems to be reaching a boiling point, with federal agencies and legislators looking into the policies and practices of Facebook, Apple and Google. Today the Brooklyn based startup Spotflux is announcing a $1 million funding led by New Atlantic Ventures and taking the beta...
Brooklyn’s Spotflux raises $1M to help users regain their privacy on the web

10 Apps That Changed How We Think About Shopping (SBUX, AAPL, AMZN, EBAY, TGT)

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There was a time when e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar stores existed in separate worlds. Then came high-speed wireless and powerful smartphones, and the retailing world has never been the same. In the past, an example of online-offline crossover might be researching a purchase online and buying it in a store. But...
10 Apps That Changed How We Think About Shopping (SBUX, AAPL, AMZN, EBAY, TGT)

Dish Rumored To Soon Unveil A National Satellite Network For High-Speed Internet

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According to sources speaking to Bloomberg, Dish Network Corp. is planning to launch a nationwide satellite-based broadband Net service, possibly as soon as the end of September. The system will use a satellite from the EchoStar Corp. which was launched in July--it can support download speeds of 15 megabits a...
Dish Rumored To Soon Unveil A National Satellite Network For High-Speed Internet

Homophobia-Phobia

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Joyner calls DADT repeal "still a hot button issue in much of the country." Really? A new poll:A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that 78 percent of the public supports allowing openly gay people to serve in the military, with one in five opposed."Support is widespread, even among...
Homophobia-Phobia

Better Late Than Never: Yahoo Mayer's Finally Talks About Telecommuting Kerfuffle

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At a human resources conference yesterday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer finally commented on the massive controversy generated after the Silicon Valley Internet company decided to end its work-from-home offering to its employees. News of the change came in February after AllThingsD.com published a hopelessly awkward memo on the new...
Better Late Than Never: Yahoo Mayer's Finally Talks About Telecommuting Kerfuffle
President Obama to hold Twitter town hall at 2pm ET today
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