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Qualcomm's CIO Says Oracle Is A 'Dinosaur' That's Losing Ground In The Enterprise (ORCL, QCOMN)

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NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson had to deal with an awkward situation Tuesday at his company's SuiteWorld 2013 conference in San Jose, Calif.  Norm Fjeldheim, CIO of Qualcomm, said during a keynote that he's found NetSuite to be a better fit for Qualcomm's needs than Oracle. Qualcomm is a customer of both NetSuite...
Qualcomm's CIO Says Oracle Is A 'Dinosaur' That's Losing Ground In The Enterprise (ORCL, QCOMN)

Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

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We've seen a bunch of stories over the years about local businesses upset about critical online reviews on sites like Yelp and Angie's List. Sometimes these business owners go to court, but rarely get very far. However, in a hearing last month, a court in Virginia issued a preliminary injunction,...
Virginia Court Says Court Was Wrong To Force Woman To Change Yelp Review

Tomb Raider interview: The apocalyptic art of Lara Croft

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Square Enix When Tomb Raider—the reboot of the game franchise with which it shares a name—came out earlier in March, many a column inch was devoted to Lara Croft's evolution from archaeological adventurer to concerningly capable killer. Rather fewer were given over to the use of apocalyptic artwork, invisible...
Tomb Raider interview: The apocalyptic art of Lara Croft

The White House hosting a 'We the Geeks' Hangout later today, plans to talk asteroids

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Ever since joining Google+ early last year, The White House has become more and more involved with the social network. And with word spreading amongst Earthlings about the potential sighting of an asteroid (with its own moon, no less) sometime around 5:00PM ET, the executive mansion of the US...
The White House hosting a 'We the Geeks' Hangout later today, plans to talk asteroids
This Curation Trend has One Big Problem: Scale

LG scolded by NAD, Samsung, Sony for false advertising

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Both Sony and Samsung have come to the National Advertising Division to raise claims that LG’s current line of advertising for their 3D televisions is based on unfair claims and should be ended immediately. The decision came down on the 26th of January from NAD that they recommend that because...
LG scolded by NAD, Samsung, Sony for false advertising

Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

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Update: The full details of Carreon's lawsuit are now public, and they are just as nonsensical as you'd expect. The situation with Charles Carreon just keeps on progressing. The latest is that, according to a report from Courthouse News Service, Carreon has now not only sued Matthew Inman, but also...
Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

Hey, Liberals And Conservatives, Do You Agree With This Characterization Of You?

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We just received the email below, from someone calling himself "Christopher Matthews." We assume that the sender is not actually that Christopher Matthews--the liberal talk show host on MSNBC. We assume, in fact, that the sender's name is a pseudonym playing on the name Chris Matthews. But, anyway, the email...
Hey, Liberals And Conservatives, Do You Agree With This Characterization Of You?

Judge Dismisses Apple Trademark Claims Against Amazon's Appstore

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Amazon has succeeded in having Apple's false advertising lawsuit over its "App Store" trademark thrown out, reports Bloomberg via The Next Web. In early 2011, Apple sued Amazon over the latter company's new "Appstore" for Android devices, claiming the 'app store' name was trademarked by Apple and would cause confusion...
Judge Dismisses Apple Trademark Claims Against Amazon's Appstore
APPLE DROPS BELOW $500 PER SHARE

DoJ Whacks "Self-Serving" Apple in Response to E-Book Settlement Comments

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Despite criticism of its actions from high-profile political figures, the Department of Justice is standing firm on its settlement with three publishers in the DoJ's lawsuit against Apple and five publishers accusing them of conspiring against common enemy Amazon. Under the terms of the settlement, the settling publishers are required...
DoJ Whacks "Self-Serving" Apple in Response to E-Book Settlement Comments

Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

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The Wi-Fi Alliance, the keepers of the Wi-Fi brand, have come out swinging against the characterization of white spaces broadband as Super Wi-Fi. The Alliance issued a press release Friday saying it likes the tech, but the name will lead to “substantial user confusion.” While it fell short of filing...
Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

Forget sex: Badoo plans to win America with Spanish

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You can’t mention Badoo, which claims to be the world’s fourth-largest social network, without mentioning sex. It became notorious this time last year for using controversial tactics to build a “social dating service” that many saw as a way for the wayward, sex-crazed hordes to find illicit liaisons. But that’s...
Forget sex: Badoo plans to win America with Spanish

US Gov't And Hollywood Have Turned Kim Dotcom Into A Beloved Cult Hero

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Kim Dotcom is not a sympathetic individual. Anyone who's followed his career over the years (even from well before Megaupload) has known that. He's loud, obnoxious, ostentatious and seems to have little shame about his past efforts to be on the wrong side of the law. If there's anyone out...
US Gov't And Hollywood Have Turned Kim Dotcom Into A Beloved Cult Hero

FileServe Hit With $1,000,000 Movie Piracy Lawsuit

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Over the past years several file-hosting services have been taken to court in the US, the most notable being Megaupload, RapidShare, Hotfile and Oron. While these cases differ in nature, all companies have been accused of facilitating copyright infringements through their services. FileServe is the latest cyberlocker to run into...
FileServe Hit With $1,000,000 Movie Piracy Lawsuit
Fab.com Buys Llustre and Opens Up Shop in the UK

FTC Chairman: New Google Privacy Plan Forces Consumers to Make a "Brutal Choice"

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It’s just a few days now until Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect. And lawmakers and regulators continue to raise eyebrows over the agreement, which will grant the company greater license to share user account information between a number of services. The latest to do so: Federal Trade Commission...
FTC Chairman: New Google Privacy Plan Forces Consumers to Make a "Brutal Choice"

Predatory Lawsuits

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This also falsely insinuates that craigslist broadly serves humanity as a “free” service, a grossly misleading characterization given craigslist’s accumulation of enormous and largely undisclosed profits, a pattern and practice of predatory lawsuits (such as this one) aimed at obstructing innovation –From a claim filed Monday against Craigslist by data...
Predatory Lawsuits

FCC: US broadband providers deliver close to advertised speeds

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U.S. broadband providers deliver nearly the residential broadband speeds they advertise, with a handful of large providers exceeding the promised service, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in a new report. On average, U.S. broadband providers surveyed in September delivered sustained speeds at 97 percent of advertised speeds, up...
FCC: US broadband providers deliver close to advertised speeds

Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative

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As we’ve seen in the previous two parts of this series (covering characterization and plot), using storytelling techniques to help communicate your personal brand can make for clearer, more consistent, more compelling branding efforts. In this final part of the series, let’s look at the storyteller’s other tools — narrative...
Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative

Hey startups, is your service a ‘healer’ or a ‘[drug] dealer’?

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What if Facebookis nothing more than a digital drug dealer and we’re all just junkies? It’s a provocative stance, but it has merit. And as we head toward a future where technology is not just something we do, but a part of our biology, that question raises a whole slew...
Hey startups, is your service a ‘healer’ or a ‘[drug] dealer’?

If AWS is the WalMart of cloud, is OpenStack the Soviet Union?

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(R to L) Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus Systems; Chris Kemp, CEO Nebula and co-founder, OpenStack; Sameer Dholakia, Group VP and GM, Citrix(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com The stage was set for a lively debate between public cloud rivals at GigaOM Structure in San Francisco Thursday – representatives from Citrix, Eucalyptus and...
If AWS is the WalMart of cloud, is OpenStack the Soviet Union?

Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

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The situation with Charles Carreon just keeps on progressing. The latest is that, according to a report from Courthouse News Service, Carreon has now not only sued Matthew Inman, but also IndieGoGo and the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. Read on for the details... If you've been...
Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For
FCC fines Google $25,000 for unauthorized data collection and impeding investigation
HBO shoots down Netflix invitation: 'no plans' to work together

Was Posterous a ‘Consolation Prize’ When Twitter Really Wanted to Buy Tumblr?

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First Prize? When the news broke this Monday that Twitter was acquiring Posterous, the reaction among the tech blogs was a rather muffled meh. Posterous, the microblogging platform that was pitted again Tumblr as soon as it game out of the gate, simply never got much traction. The platform's founder,...
Was Posterous a ‘Consolation Prize’ When Twitter Really Wanted to Buy Tumblr?
Carrier Theories Meets Harsh Reality Of Competing With Amazon
Tablets as Computers, Tablets as Cable Boxes: Why the iPad Is Different
Adding to the toolkit: an exoplanet's atmosphere reveals its orbit and mass

Google to ITC: don't pay attention to Judge Posner's 'non-final, non-binding' decision

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On Monday, Microsoft pointed the ITC to the FRAND part of Judge Posner's dismissal of Apple v. Motorola. On Wednesday, Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed a letter with the ITC, in the Xbox case, that just entered the public record. The letter refers to Judge Posner's ruling as "a recent...
Google to ITC: don't pay attention to Judge Posner's 'non-final, non-binding' decision
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