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Germany wants Google to pay for news citations, passes re-printing bill

arstechnica.com
The lower house of the German parliament, known as the Bundestag, has approved a new bill that would require search engines (specifically, Google) to pay a license fee for re-printing content, unless that content is just "individual words or short excerpts." The bill passed by a vote of 293 to...
Germany wants Google to pay for news citations, passes re-printing bill
Nvidia will put Apple's A5X claims to the test, says it's 'pleased' by Tegra 3 comparison

Abandoned for Years, Web 2.0 Tool EasyBib Is Now a Thriving Business

pandodaily.com
EasyBib started out as a simple high school kid hack to make then-students Darshan Somashekar and Neal Taparia’s research notes simpler. The bare bones tools created online bibliographies for students’ essays. It was a hit even back then as the first of its kind, but the guys abandoned it come...
Abandoned for Years, Web 2.0 Tool EasyBib Is Now a Thriving Business

Talking with Herbert Van de Sompel about a web that remembers

blog.jonudell.net
The endnotes for the book I’m now reading are a mixture of conventional citations and URLs. The former, expressed as publisher, book or journal title, author, date, and page number, seem not nearly so useful as the latter. Would you rather visit the library or click a link? But...
Talking with Herbert Van de Sompel about a web that remembers

How we visualised gay rights in America

www.guardian.co.uk
Visualisign gay rights across US states needed more than a map. Guardian in America interactive designer Feilding Cage talks through how he did it• Check out the interactive guide to gay rights, state by stateWhen the idea of doing a gay marriage interactive was mentioned I had two initial thoughts....
How we visualised gay rights in America

Top Local Business Listing Questions Answered – Interview with Will Scott

www.searchenginejournal.com
I have had many opportunities to chat all things local with my good friend Will Scott, and just the other day we were at it again.  We were talking about some of the most common questions we are always asked by small business owners in regards to local marketing online. ...
Top Local Business Listing Questions Answered – Interview with Will Scott

Review: PlagTracker finds plagiarism (sometimes even when there is none)

www.pcworld.com
Plagiarism is a scourge of the Internet age, so a free tool to check for student plagiarism sounds like a teacher's dream come true. However, while the concept is exciting, the free version of PlagTracker is not yet reliable enough to be used with confidence. PlagTracker works when the...
Review: PlagTracker finds plagiarism (sometimes even when there is none)

As Regulators Seek To Revise Limo Rules, Uber's On-Demand Car Service Faces ShutDown In Chicago

techcrunch.com
Another day, another regulator seeking to shut down Uber. At least that’s what it looks like this time in Chicago. The city’s Business Affairs and Consumer Protection department (BACP) last week issued proposed regulations that would essentially prohibit car services from using electronic devices to measure time and distance to...
As Regulators Seek To Revise Limo Rules, Uber's On-Demand Car Service Faces ShutDown In Chicago

Study: CIOs May Like To Talk The Social Media Talk, But Only 10% Walk The Walk

techcrunch.com
The use of social media in the enterprise has been a path well-trod by companies using mass market tools like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to communicate with peers, customers, investors and anyone else who might be interested in what they’re up to. But when it comes to the most senior...
Study: CIOs May Like To Talk The Social Media Talk, But Only 10% Walk The Walk
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Dish.fm uses Foursquare, Yelp and Instagram data for a smarter way to find the perfect meal

thenextweb.com
While restaurant reviews are useful for finding a good place to eat, they’re usually not nearly as helpful when it comes to choosing which dish to eat. Dish.fm is a new iOS and mobile Web app launching today that looks to solve that problem. Initially covering San Francisco and New...
Dish.fm uses Foursquare, Yelp and Instagram data for a smarter way to find the perfect meal

Mendeley Seeks to Speed Up Academic Impact Factor

pandodaily.com
Research site Mendeley has launched a new dashboard that allows academics to monitor and track journal data on the site in real-time. Effectively, it gives users a way to see what journals or research is being read and cited. And while this may not seem that significant to the...
Mendeley Seeks to Speed Up Academic Impact Factor

The Crucial Insights Academia Can Teach Us About Online Marketing

marketingland.com
For most of us who work in the frenetic world of online marketing, the work of academic researchers, presented in dry, often stilted papers with tons of citations and scholarly musings is about as interesting as a deep dive into the chemical ingredients of a sleeping pill. But it’s important......
The Crucial Insights Academia Can Teach Us About Online Marketing

Chile: making investment in science a national priority

www.guardian.co.uk
In 2010, investment in research was only 0.4% of the Chilean GDP. A campaign group, made up of doctoral researchers, is putting pressure on government to change its policiesScience has been widely recognised as a path to social and economic development. Despite the universality of this assumption, the discussion around...
Chile: making investment in science a national priority

FCC targets Craigslist cellphone jammer vendors, issues six citations

arstechnica.com
The Federal Communications Commission has stepped up its enforcement game, issuing citations to six individuals for advertising and selling signal cellphone jamming devices on Craigslist. The FCC has also warned several online vendors and produced public service announcements in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. “Over the last two weeks, the Bureau...
FCC targets Craigslist cellphone jammer vendors, issues six citations

FCC cites robocallers for illegal campaign calls to cellphones

www.washingtonpost.com
The Federal Communications Commission on Friday accused two robocalling groups of illegally bombarding wireless phone users with millions of unsolicited campaign calls in 2011 and 2012. The companies placed calls for both GOP and Democratic campaigns without permission from consumers, the FCC said in its citations. The firms, Dialing Services...
FCC cites robocallers for illegal campaign calls to cellphones

Gawker's Anti-SLAPP Victory Could Be Good For The Web - But Judge Refuses To Publish The Ruling

www.techdirt.com
A few months ago, Eric Goldman wrote about a good ruling by a California court to knock out a bogus defamation claim against blog site Gawker. There were a few interesting elements to the ruling, including that it used California's anti-SLAPP law, and that it was willing to look at...
Gawker's Anti-SLAPP Victory Could Be Good For The Web - But Judge Refuses To Publish The Ruling

Can We Build a Distributed Trust Network?

thenoisychannel.com
Mathew Ingram posted an interview with Craig Newmark (the Craig of craigslist fame) in which the latter argued that what the web needs is a “distributed trust network” to manage our online reputations. As it happens, this is an idea that has occupied me for several years. So I figured it was about...
Can We Build a Distributed Trust Network?

California Regulator Issues Citations And Fines Against Transportation Startups Uber, Lyft, And SideCar

techcrunch.com
The California Public Utilities Commission has taken its next step against a new breed of transportation startups in San Francisco, issuing citations and leveling fines against the likes of ride-sharing services Lyft and SideCar, as well as on-demand car and taxi startup Uber. Both SideCar and Lyft have confirmed that...
California Regulator Issues Citations And Fines Against Transportation Startups Uber, Lyft, And SideCar

Florida's Redlight Program Designed To Make Driving More Dangerous By Shortening Yellow Lights

www.techdirt.com
For years, we've been critics of red light cameras, which have been shown time and time again to actually increase accidents rather than decrease them -- which you would think should be the goal. Of course, we all know that's not really the goal. The goal has always been revenue...
Florida's Redlight Program Designed To Make Driving More Dangerous By Shortening Yellow Lights

How Copyright Extension Undermined Copyright: The Copyright Of Parking (Part I)

www.techdirt.com
What do copyright and parking laws have in common? The short answer: no one takes either very seriously. According to a recent article in L.A. Magazine, only 10% of parking citations ever get written. Which is to say that 90% of the times that people park illegally, there are no...
How Copyright Extension Undermined Copyright: The Copyright Of Parking (Part I)

Citations & Sarcasm: How Gizmodo Got A Defamation Lawsuit SLAPPed Down

www.techdirt.com
Gizmodo.com published an article, Smoke & Mirrors: The Greatest Scam in Tech, about Redmond's venture, Peep Telephony. In addition to using the word "scam" in the title, the article had lots of denigrating things to say about Peep and about Redmond's prior initiatives. (The opinion lays out the beefs, although...
Citations & Sarcasm: How Gizmodo Got A Defamation Lawsuit SLAPPed Down

Review: Utopia Documents makes PDF articles easy to explore, not so much to read

www.pcworld.com
Scientific research is no walk in the park, but anyone who's ever worked in it will agree that finding, reading, and citing articles is one of the most time-consuming tasks. Utopia Documents is a free research utility aimed at making this task easier by offering a PDF reader with...
Review: Utopia Documents makes PDF articles easy to explore, not so much to read

500px bemoans Twitter link blockade, claims auto-generated citations about malware and spam are false

thenextweb.com
Update: We have heard back from Twitter and they said that they are looking into the situation. 500px is encountering issues with Twitter in which the Toronto, Canada-based photography social network’s links are being blocked. The reason, as TNW has learned, is that users are receiving automated messages on the web...
500px bemoans Twitter link blockade, claims auto-generated citations about malware and spam are false

Full text of the immigration reform bill's proposed changes to high-skill and STEM visas

thenextweb.com
Following endless wrangling, a proposal bill has been released. It’s 844 pages long, and more technical than you could possibly imagine. However, given that high-skill and STEM immigration reform is part of the bill, and the changes impact the technology industry, we must delve into the text. Happily, TNW has...
Full text of the immigration reform bill's proposed changes to high-skill and STEM visas

After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing

techcrunch.com
Ride-sharing startup SideCar received the first enforcement action against it since launching in the city in March, as a couple of its drivers were stopped by police over the weekend. In response, the company is asking its users to reach out to the New York City mayor’s office. In a...
After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing
Wikipedia crowdsources site performance: Speeding up 488,731 templates with a little Lua to go

Google is Crawling Foursquare for Local Citations (but not GoWalla)

www.smallbusinesssem.com
Google is Crawling Foursquare for Local Citations (but not GoWalla)

Apple to Samsung: our U.S. multi-touch patents won't be truly invalidated until mid-2017 or later

www.fosspatents.com
Two of Apple's three multi-touch software patents asserted at last year's Samsung trial in California, the '381 rubber-banding patent and the '915 pinch-to-zoom API patent, are under reexamination pressure at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. A few weeks ago the USPTO affirmed only three of 20 rubber-banding claims...
Apple to Samsung: our U.S. multi-touch patents won't be truly invalidated until mid-2017 or later

EasyBib's new browser extension tells students how credible sites are, auto-generates citations

thenextweb.com
EasyBib, a service best known for its auto-generated citations and bibliographies, first started out as a high school hack way back in 2001. It’s since become a standard for students, and if you’ve attended school any time over the past decade, you’ve probably used it at least once before. Now,...
EasyBib's new browser extension tells students how credible sites are, auto-generates citations
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