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Follow-Up: Nokia's Odd Innovation Problem May Be Microsoft

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Microsoft is trying a bunch of tricks to boost its new smartphone business. It must be frustrating for Nokia.A recent Reuters article says that Microsoft is in a Catch-22 because it needs to attract developers to its Windows Phone platform if it's to stand a chance against Apple and Google,...
Follow-Up: Nokia's Odd Innovation Problem May Be Microsoft

Court Says President Bush Violated Wiretapping Laws With Warrantless Wiretap

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In a huge ruling, a court has said that the US government violated wiretapping laws in eavesdropping on phone calls without a warrant. If you haven't been following the fight over the legality of warrantless wiretapping, this case, involving lawyers working with the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, is extremely important. When...
Court Says President Bush Violated Wiretapping Laws With Warrantless Wiretap
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How a change to the visa laws could reverse the housing slump

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The National Association of Home Builders announced yesterday that despite record low interest rates, home builders are extremely pessimistic about any recovery in the housing market. It seems that we're caught in a Catch-22: As consumers watch the prices of their houses drop, they are not going to spend...
How a change to the visa laws could reverse the housing slump

Sony BMG takes Beyonce's official YouTube channel down for "copyright infringement"

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Filed under: Business, Video, Commercial, Op-Ed In an act of corporate insanity that reminds me of military behavior as described in Catch 22, Sony BMG removed the videos from Beyonce's official YouTube channel for "copyright infringement." It is her channel, and she is their artist. This is awesome! I mean,...
Sony BMG takes Beyonce's official YouTube channel down for "copyright infringement"
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How To Avoid Linking Your Facebook Profile To Pages And KEEP Your Profile Information

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I ran into a problem with Facebook  left a nasty taste in mouth: Facebook forcing users to linking their profiles to pages. What’s the big deal? Facebook’s privacy concerns is the big deal. What’s at stake is reputation, trust, and private networks that people are building for themselves. Elements...
How To Avoid Linking Your Facebook Profile To Pages And KEEP Your Profile Information

The Catch-22 That Prevents Us From Truly Scrutinizing the Surveillance State

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It's hard to find someone who can complain of his or her rights having been violated, because anyone's whose rights have been violated doesn't know it....
The Catch-22 That Prevents Us From Truly Scrutinizing the Surveillance State
No More Mobile Overage Charges: Netflix iPad App Now Lets You Limit Streaming To WiFi Only

The Google catch-22 thing is getting really annoying, so just stop it already

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Just like Microsoft was the dartboard of the Internet for so many years simply because of its sheer size and “power”, Google has become the latest easy target. Over the weekend, Danny Sullivan wrote a post alerting the world to the addition of a Google+ share box on Google’s homepage....
The Google catch-22 thing is getting really annoying, so just stop it already
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How The Megaupload Shutdown Has Put 'Cloud Computing' Business Plans At Risk

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As you recall, last month's SOPA/PIPA protests were followed the very next day by the US government shutting down Megaupload. While there have been plenty of discussions about the wider implications of the January 18th anti-SOPA/PIPA protests, there's been less analysis about the wider impact of the Megaupload case. Lawyer...
How The Megaupload Shutdown Has Put 'Cloud Computing' Business Plans At Risk
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Enterprise Android Adoption: A CIO's Big Dream Or Worst Nightmare?

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Editor’s note: Neil Florio is responsible for global marketing strategies and demand generation programs for Fiberlink’s MaaS360 product. Follow him on Twitter. It seems we are living in an Android-dominated world, as the leading mobile open-source OS owns 60 percent of the consumer mobile device market. However, as Bring Your Own...
Enterprise Android Adoption: A CIO's Big Dream Or Worst Nightmare?

Why Amazon Should Worry About Google App Engine for Business

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I wrote last week that the time may be right for Amazon Web Services to launch its own platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, if only to preempt any competitive threat from other providers’ increasingly business-friendly PaaS offerings. The time is indeed right, now that Google has introduced to the world App Engine...
Why Amazon Should Worry About Google App Engine for Business

Sprint Lost A Lot Of Money Selling Lots Of iPhones

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Call it a sort of a bear hug: Sprint, the also-ranniest of the also-rans in the carrier world, lost money selling phones that, on the aggregate gained them subscribers. It’s also Catch-22, a blindside, and a mess. According to Sprint, the company reported a net loss last quarter while still...
Sprint Lost A Lot Of Money Selling Lots Of iPhones
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The future of the inbox

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My inbox is a horribly inefficient way to manage the requests that come into me. On any given day, I receive all sorts of different emails — all of which require different forms of action. Here are some of the types of emails I field daily: Introduction requests Notification emails...
The future of the inbox

Visualized: Samsung Galaxy S III blasted with X-ray, doesn't gain superpowers

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Tearing down a gadget normally presents a Catch-22 of having to destroy what you love to see how it works. As it turns out, there's a clever way around that clause: when you have access to digital mammography X-ray machines beyond the hospital, like reader Alex does, you can...
Visualized: Samsung Galaxy S III blasted with X-ray, doesn't gain superpowers

Bill Nguyen Announces Color's Partnership With Verizon

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The video-sharing firm improves its service by adding audio. Will it be enough to bring it back from the dead?Color, the much-hyped photo-sharing app created by serial entrepreneur Bill Nguyen that famously nabbed $41 million in funding then promptly flopped, is back with a scheme to tap the giant pool...
Bill Nguyen Announces Color's Partnership With Verizon

T-mobile RF engineer answers questions about iPhone traffic and LTE plans

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This morning a T-Mobile RF engineer claiming to be “heavily involved” in the carrier’s LTE upgrades and network modernization plans started an AMA on Reddit. Not surprisingly, many of the questions were iPhone and Apple related. Some of the questions included how much 2G/EDGE traffic the carrier’s network sees from...
T-mobile RF engineer answers questions about iPhone traffic and LTE plans

This CEO Just Spent A Half Million Of His Own Money To Make The Internet Safer

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After spending years helping companies see their networks the way hackers do -- full of inviting holes -- Philippe Courtot is fed up and ready to do something about it. Last week, the chairman and CEO of cloud security firm Qualys pledged $500,000 of his own money to launch...
This CEO Just Spent A Half Million Of His Own Money To Make The Internet Safer
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In Cloud Market, Arming David May Be the Way to Take Down Goliath

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Since the beginning, a big question about cloud computing is how the ecosystem will evolve. Will there be only a handful of superpowers (e.g, Amazon, Google and Microsoft) that possess the knowledge and money to operate at a large scale, or, will there be dozens of providers in the mix,...
In Cloud Market, Arming David May Be the Way to Take Down Goliath

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Why Google + Won't Succeed (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Off With Market  Markets are falling after PMI falls to lowest levels in a year and initial jobless claims miss expectations. Shares of GOOG are off with tech. Investors continue look for...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Why Google + Won't Succeed (GOOG)

Why Neil Wallis reinstated his dissolved PR company

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I wrote a blog item yesterday about the former News of the World executive editor, Neil Wallis, in which I asked whether he was on the verge of making a PR comeback.I've now spoken to Neil, who is currently on police bail following his arrest in July last year, and...
Why Neil Wallis reinstated his dissolved PR company
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