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Ashton Kutcher Dons Brownface In Racist Pop Chips Ad, Anil Dash Offers Advice On How to Fix the Problem

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Mr. Kutcher Prolific tech investor Ashton Kutcher made a major flub in his new advertising campaign for Pop Chips out today, although you wouldn't know it by reading the industry press. Thankfully, Anil Dash was there to call it like he sees it, as Mr. Dash is wont to do....
Ashton Kutcher Dons Brownface In Racist Pop Chips Ad, Anil Dash Offers Advice On How to Fix the Problem
WikiLeaks tears apart 'We Steal Secrets' documentary in full annotated transcript

Fifa Street – review

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Xbox 360/PS3/PC; £39.99; cert 3+; EA Canada/EA SportsI have to confess to feeling a little irked when I saw Lionel Messi doing keepy-ups on the cover of the new Fifa Street. Not that I have a problem with Messi as either a player or a person, it's just that he...
Fifa Street – review

The Yahoo memo and Marissa Mayer's big innovation gamble

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The backlash against the leaked Yahoo memo banning telecommuting work was as swift as it was comprehensive. Innovative CEOs such as Richard Branson were "perplexed" by the move. Telecommuting advocates fretted that Marissa Mayer, the company's CEO, was attempting to turn back the clock on flexible workplace advances. Working moms...
The Yahoo memo and Marissa Mayer's big innovation gamble

21 Examples of seriously beautiful packaging design

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This post is sponsored by Volvo. - For Web and print designers, packaging design is one of the most intriguing areas of design, because it involves creating something we can actually hold. From the impressive unboxing experience inherent to brands like Leica and Apple, to the refined works of...
21 Examples of seriously beautiful packaging design

UK copyright reform affects fair use, format-shifting and big data

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The British government has unveiled a comprehensive raft of measures aimed at modernizing copyright in the country. This is pretty much what it promised to do in 2011 in response to the Hargreaves Review, which it had commissioned. Some of the measures are terrifically obvious, none more so than the...
UK copyright reform affects fair use, format-shifting and big data

Bravo's Silicon Valley: The Painful Truth Behind A Caricature Of Excess

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Sometimes I fear for the future of entrepreneurship in America. A stock market crash is a breath away from draining the cash hoards of popular venture capitalists, the Securities Exchange Commission could easily change its rules to cripple the startup ecosystem and we are one serious privacy breach away from...
Bravo's Silicon Valley: The Painful Truth Behind A Caricature Of Excess

The Samsung Doth Advertise Too Much, Methinks

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At CES, the AOL booth where we worked, did interviews, and ate lunch was just a few short feet from Samsung’s huge Galaxy Note booth, where they were giving out free shirts printed with your caricature, drawn, of course, on a Galaxy Note. There was a line around this thing...
The Samsung Doth Advertise Too Much, Methinks

You Know What’s Cool? $1 Billion In Profits

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We learned a lot of things about Facebook today from its IPO filing. But there is one detail that sticks out for its improbable exactness: The $1.000 billion in profits Facebook reported for 2011. The number wasn’t $998 million. It wasn’t $1.003 billion. It was $1.000 billion right on the...
You Know What’s Cool? $1 Billion In Profits

The regulators are alright: Why it's time for tech to give the feds a break

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Why can’t the government be more like Silicon Valley? It’s a common complaint by those who contrast the fast, innovative tech sector against the plodding ways of Washington. It’s also unfair. The Securities and Exchange Commission, for instance, just announced it is updating its rules for social media. The rules may...
The regulators are alright: Why it's time for tech to give the feds a break

Faking News, India's version of the Onion, acquired by news portal Firspost

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Faking News, India’s version of the Onion, has been acquired by Firstpost, one of the country’s major online news portals, for an undisclosed amount. Medi4nama reported today that the website famous for satirizing Indian politics and society would now be formally integrated into the Firstpost  infrastructure, which itself is part...
Faking News, India's version of the Onion, acquired by news portal Firspost

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: from Harvard hijinks to hoody billionaire

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The social network's stock market debut has made Zuckerberg the 23rd wealthiest person on earth but he's no evil geniusThursday night was just like any other for Mark Zuckerberg. On the eve of his company's dizzying stock market debut, the 28-year-old gave his weekly address to Facebook engineers and opened...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: from Harvard hijinks to hoody billionaire

Umair Haque Is Another New Spatialist

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Umair Haque makes an economist's argument about the devaluation of relationships because of social media, suggesting that what is going on, here, online is not as cool as the social media gurus would have us believe. He compares this to the real estate bubble: Umair Haque, The Social Media Bubble...
Umair Haque Is Another New Spatialist

Data journalism handbook: Tips for Working with Numbers in the News

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Today sees the release of the Data Journalism Handbook - a unique collaboration of data journalists from around the world, including the Guardian's data team. In this extract from the book, former BBC reporter and author Michael Blastland explains how to start with data - and how to enjoy yourself...
Data journalism handbook: Tips for Working with Numbers in the News

I love this caricature of James Weldon Johnson by Miguel Covarrubias - http://www.jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/sub-email.htm

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I love this caricature of James Weldon Johnson by Miguel Covarrubias - http://www.jamesweldonjohnson.emory.edu/sub-email.htm

Tomb Raider to Wolfenstein: the reboots with infinite lives

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A look at the franchises games manufacturers just can't leave aloneTomb RaiderReading this on mobile? Click here to viewThe subject of nine video games and two films, Tomb Raider is a franchise you wouldn't accuse of commercial under-exploitation. During the course of this process, its heroine, Lara Croft, metamorphosed from...
Tomb Raider to Wolfenstein: the reboots with infinite lives

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (international edition)

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Within an 11-day period last fall, Engadget published reviews of two different Samsung Galaxy tablets. At the time, we felt the company was turning into a caricature of itself, with slates in every conceivable size, including 10.1, 8.9 and 7 inches. Mostly, though, if we sounded exasperated with Sammy's...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 review (international edition)

Horse's Mouth: Stanford's Jonathan Mayer On Fixing Privacy

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Jonathan Mayer is the grad student whose research on internet tracking set off an explosive series of media reports and a flurry of privacy demands in Washington. But what does Mayer himself think should be done—is it possible to regulate privacy without harming Silicon Valley? I spoke to him...
Horse's Mouth: Stanford's Jonathan Mayer On Fixing Privacy

Do You Need To Be A Jerk To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

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Editor’s note: Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures. You can follow him on Twitter at @vkhosla. And make sure to catch Khosla’s fireside chat at Disrupt SF at 1:55 pm PT on Wednesday. I recently read Ben Austen’s WIRED article about Steve Jobs, which prompted me to...
Do You Need To Be A Jerk To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

Watch this: new 'Cosmopolis' trailer shows a sci-fi of the present

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Published in 2003, Don DeLillo's novel Cosmopolis showed a near-future vision of endless fountains of data, ubiquitous surveillance, a heavily abstracted financial market, and aggressive urban protests. Now that we're living in the future DeLillo envisioned, a film on the subject almost sounds redundant. Well, David Cronenberg is giving...
Watch this: new 'Cosmopolis' trailer shows a sci-fi of the present

Microsoft’s ‘Lost Decade’? Vanity Fair piece is epic, accurate and not entirely fair

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This has not been the best of weeks for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. First was the news that the company will take a giant $6.2 billion write-down in its Online Services Division, acknowledging that its second-largest acquisition has floundered and its online initiatives aren’t living up to expectations. And today...
Microsoft’s ‘Lost Decade’? Vanity Fair piece is epic, accurate and not entirely fair

Billy Bragg: Barking's Woody Guthrie on 30 years of songs and activism

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From agit-pop to love songs, Bragg has brought his audience through life with him, creating a soundtrack to thousands of livesBilly Bragg has a new beard, a mixture of grey and what he calls "sandy coloured: a bit grey, and a bit red". When he grew it, he says, "everyone...
Billy Bragg: Barking's Woody Guthrie on 30 years of songs and activism

TED 2012: Ridley Scott Envisions the TED Talk of the Future

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             LONG BEACH, Calif. — Much like WIRED, the TED conference is about looking into the possibilities of the future. The speakers invited are all working on projects that could shape and change the very nature of what our world will look like in the decades that follow their...
TED 2012: Ridley Scott Envisions the TED Talk of the Future

Here's How Bravo's "Silicon Valley" Stars Pitch Start-Up Investors (Slides)

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While Americans geared up for Election Day coverage on Monday evening, much of Silicon Valley was glued to a different channel. It was the premier of “Start-Ups: Silicon Valley,” the Bravo-produced reality show which follows a group of twentysomethings through the trials of tech entrepreneurship. It’s been the hot...
Here's How Bravo's "Silicon Valley" Stars Pitch Start-Up Investors (Slides)

Yes, Randi Zuckerberg, Please Lecture Us About `Human Decency'

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Interwebs drama of the day: Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, threw a fit when someone tweeted a copy of a family photo (seeabove) that she herself had posted to Facebook, the intentionally confusing-to-use social Web site created by her strange, reclusive brother. Randi was furious because she intended for the...
Yes, Randi Zuckerberg, Please Lecture Us About `Human Decency'

The Great Pretender: Turing as a Philosopher of Imitation

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Such is Turing's legacy: that of a nested chain of pretenses, each pointing not to reality, but to the caricature of another idea, device, individual, or concept....
The Great Pretender: Turing as a Philosopher of Imitation

Diamond Joe Biden: the beer-guzzling vice-presidential caricature

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The Onion releases an e-book 'autobiography' of the vice-president. Now, will the real Joe Biden please stand up?Before we begin, let's make one thing clear, the man in the photo above is Diamond Joe Biden, The Onion's beloved and infamous portrayal of Vice-president Joe Biden. How closely he relates to...
Diamond Joe Biden: the beer-guzzling vice-presidential caricature

Confirmed, Facebook Automatically Bans Users: This Week in Online Tyranny

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As we wrote a couple of weeks ago, Facebook has a "crowd-sourced" way of handling complaints. If a certain number of users register complaints against another user, that user is automatically banned and his or her profile is locked down. We were told by a public relations representative, Simon Axten,...
Confirmed, Facebook Automatically Bans Users: This Week in Online Tyranny
'Dental Surgery' Is The Most Bizarre iPad App I've Ever Seen

What the startup world looks like from the outside

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The Stranger’s Paul Constant is clearly feeling a little cranky, and you might disagree with his perspective, but for anyone immersed in the startup world, his all-out rant about a startup event in Seattle this week is worth a read as an exercise in self-awareness. Yes, the portrayal might feel like a...
What the startup world looks like from the outside
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