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Colleagues, Competitors Recall Intel’s Jim Jarrett

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Intel is known as one of most effective communicators on the high-tech scene. Jim Jarrett helped the chip maker find its voice. The retired Intel vice president died suddenly of natural causes late last month during a trek on Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He was 67. Jarrett had multiple roles...
Colleagues, Competitors Recall Intel’s Jim Jarrett
US Attorney's Office accused of deliberately withholding evidence in Aaron Swartz trial

The Daily closes shop: why the news app was doomed from the start | Jeff Jarvis

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I would have loved to see it work, but Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only venture neglected key lessons of subscription newsOn Twitter, I've already been accused of schadenfreude over the death of News Corp's soon-to-die, paywalled, tablet-only, once-a-day news venture called The Daily.Not so. I'd have loved to have seen an online-only...
The Daily closes shop: why the news app was doomed from the start | Jeff Jarvis

Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End

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Over the next year, Electronic Arts said a majority of its mobile game titles will become free, representing a seismic shift away from the premium games market. “We started to see that freemium was coming in, and it took us a long time to move over,” said Nick Earl, who heads up...
Behind the Curve: EA Finally Making Mobile Games Free by Year-End
Lessons from Segway: Why John Doerr no longer makes $1 billion predictions

Prenda's Brett Gibbs Finally Answers Some Questions; No Mention Of Alan Cooper

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With the news breaking of copyright troll firm Prenda Law, along with John Steele and Paul Duffy (who basically appear to be Prenda) suing a bunch of critics for defamation, it's worth remembering that the challenges to some of their existing lawsuits are still ongoing. Brett Gibbs, who has been...
Prenda's Brett Gibbs Finally Answers Some Questions; No Mention Of Alan Cooper

VBWeekly: The Instagram Insanity edition

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Happy Saturday, fellow nerds. Here’s our weekly roundup of news, presented with all the fresh candor and zazz the editoral team could muster. We covered quite a bit of top-shelf news for ya this week. Here are the stories that made the cut for our weekly video: Facebook bought...
VBWeekly: The Instagram Insanity edition

Suit aims to block Microsoft vote -- part of 'troubling' trend in securities litigation

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A suit filed by a Microsoft shareholder in King County Superior Court seeks to prevent the company from holding upcoming votes on executive pay and employee stock until Microsoft gives shareholders more information — alleging that its proxy statement is “materially misleading and incomplete.” However, this is not a unique...
Suit aims to block Microsoft vote -- part of 'troubling' trend in securities litigation

Live By The Patent, Die By The Patent: Extreme Patent Aggressor Medtronic Loses Patent Lawsuit

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It's always slightly amusing to watch extreme patent aggressors get hoisted by their own petard and lose a patent lawsuit. Medical device maker, Medtronic, is somewhat famous for its aggressive pursuit of patent infringement claims against others. In one case, a few years ago, a judge overturned a ruling that...
Live By The Patent, Die By The Patent: Extreme Patent Aggressor Medtronic Loses Patent Lawsuit
Yahoo: Facebook Bought Patents Just To Countersue, They Should Be Disregarded

Groupon CEO's funny farewell is a model of candor

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Andrew Mason, former Groupon CEO Say what you will about Andrew Mason’s reign as CEO of Groupon, he sure know how to say goodbye. Mason was let go as the top executive of the daily deals company today, and he made his farewell memo public. In a world where many top...
Groupon CEO's funny farewell is a model of candor
RIM avoided an outside CEO because they’re all children or morons, says director

Living in the sharing economy: Is the Internet making us more honest?

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For this month’s TNW iPad Magazine, we’ve focused on the sharing economy and the rise of collaborative consumption. Whether you’re sharing your living space on Airbnb, your time on TaskRabbit, your car on Getaround, your dog on DogVacay or your status updates on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare, many will argue that...
Living in the sharing economy: Is the Internet making us more honest?

PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

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For exposure, Groupon can be great for businesses. But often times, those new customers receive their one-time discounts and never come back. Seattle startup PaidPunch wants to fix that and is out to solve the “Groupon Problem.” The company, which placed second at our Startup Day elevator pitch competition...
PaidPunch updates app, looks to solve 'Groupon Problem'

FTC investigating Intelius, and other so-called 'data brokers'

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Intelius, the Bellevue-based company led by entrepreneur Naveen Jain, is among the companies being investigated by the The Federal Trade Commission for practices of how they capture consumer data. The Consumerist has more details on the investigation, noting that the FTC is looking into how Intelius and the others collect and...
FTC investigating Intelius, and other so-called 'data brokers'

Motorola feels Droid Bionic owners' pain, promises to fix things

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With a star-crossed history that includes a lengthy delay, mysterious sounds and other issues, Motorola's Droid Bionic has had a bit of a checkered past. Motorola, however, is apparently aware of Droid Bionic owners' woes and is working on a plan to make things right. At least that's what...
Motorola feels Droid Bionic owners' pain, promises to fix things

Google+ Announces Drug War Debate via Hangout

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Google announced a new Hangout video show called Versus today on the YouTube blog. It's a partnership with Intelligence², a worldwide forum based in the U.K. that has hosted debates for radio and television since 2002. Well-known participants debate a proposed motion, and the audience can vote in real time...
Google+ Announces Drug War Debate via Hangout
Blizzard producer attributes drop in WoW subscriptions to Star Wars: The Old Republic

Daily Report: A New Candor In Disclosing Hacking Attacks

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In recent weeks, a number of American companies have stepped forward to admit they have been the victims of hacking attacks, a departure from how companies used to keep these incidents secret, reports Nicole Perlroth in Thursday's New York Times....
Daily Report: A New Candor In Disclosing Hacking Attacks

Digg’s Kevin Rose: DiggBar Is Bad For The Internet, So We’re Killing It

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On his first day since officially taking over the role of acting CEO from Jay Adelson, Digg founder Kevin Rose is making some significant changes. In a new blog post, Rose writes that DiggBar (seen above) is being killed off. And instead of giving the usual “it hasn’t lived up to...
Digg’s Kevin Rose: DiggBar Is Bad For The Internet, So We’re Killing It
Science writer Mary Roach: 'everything I learn is pretty shocking and weird'

The Apple Maps Debacle Gave Tim Cook A Chance To Outshine Steve Jobs--At Apologies

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"Apple" and "apologize" are two words that don't usually fall in the same sentence. Indeed, Apple instructs its retail employees to avoid acts of contrition as a matter of principle. "Do not apologize for the business [or] the technology," its Genius manual commands. Following this playbook, when faced with the...
The Apple Maps Debacle Gave Tim Cook A Chance To Outshine Steve Jobs--At Apologies

Read What Facebook's Sandberg Calls Maybe 'The Most important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley'

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Facebook’s No. 2 top dog, COO Sheryl Sandberg, recently said that Netflix’s company culture document “may well be the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.” The document, a bullet-point-happy PowerPoint, has become a cultural manifesto for the Internet’s economic epicenter, amassing over 3.2 million views on...
Read What Facebook's Sandberg Calls Maybe 'The Most important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley'
Remaking MySpace: How Tim and Chris Vanderhook are turning around the web's biggest joke

What Does It Feel Like to Be on Facebook's Secret 'The Nouveau Riche 250 List'?

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Dave Morin’s modest marriage proposal in the Maldives (Photo: Gawker) Over the weekend, Nick Bilton gave lie to the feel-good myth propagated by Mark Zuckerberg’s founder letter–namely that Silicon Valley founders aren’t in it for the face-melting wealth, rather they decide to sell 25 percent more stock three days before...
What Does It Feel Like to Be on Facebook's Secret 'The Nouveau Riche 250 List'?
Aaron Swartz's lawyer accuses prosecutor of misconduct

Talking About Security Bores the Boss, Survey Shows

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How significant and urgent are the various threats to a company’s infrastructure from security problems? It depends who you ask. A survey out today by CoreSecurity, a company that specializes on software that predicts security problems, suggests there’s a rather wide gulf of concern between the chief information security officer...
Talking About Security Bores the Boss, Survey Shows

Intel CEO told staff that Windows 8 is being released before it's done

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  Intel chief executive Paul Otellini reportedly told employees in Taiwan that Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is being released before it’s done, according to Bloomberg. If it’s true, it’s a big “whoops” moment. After all, if Windows 8 is a dud, then Intel’s own chip sales will suffer, as...
Intel CEO told staff that Windows 8 is being released before it's done

Gamers at Work reveals the risks and emotional complications in entrepreneurship (interview)

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The wild, formative years of the game industry are over, but that doesn’t mean up-and-coming hardware and software developers can’t carve out their niche in the market. The trick is learning not only how to get started but how to survive when success isn’t immediate. The best way to...
Gamers at Work reveals the risks and emotional complications in entrepreneurship (interview)

Novell takes on Dropbox with Filr, an on-premise cloud file storage solution for large firms

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Novell today released Filr, a product that provides a Dropbox-like service for enterprise-level companies, with files hosted on-premises, instead of on third-party cloud architecture. The goal of Filr is to bring the functionality of Dropbox or Box to a company’s employees, without ceding control of its data. The pitch for...
Novell takes on Dropbox with Filr, an on-premise cloud file storage solution for large firms
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