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Google sweeps its $61.5m mortgage comparison acquisition under the carpet

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What do you do if you spend £37m ($61.5m) acquiring an Internet company only to then decide, well, it might not have been the best idea after all? If you’re Google, you quietly take it offline and go back to square one. You may (or may not) remember that in...
Google sweeps its $61.5m mortgage comparison acquisition under the carpet

AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics

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A lot of adtech startups have focused their attention on ways to improve the process of measuring, buying and delivering online ads, but here’s an example of a company getting some traction for a solution that to better sense of how a company’s online activities relate to what customers do...
AdInsight Raises $2.6M From Eden Ventures For AdTech That Bridges Online And Offline Analytics

LinkedIn updates iOS app following data transmission concerns, but insists: “It’s a great feature.”

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Earlier today we reported that the LinkedIn iOS app collects full meeting notes and details from your device’s calendar and sends them back to the company in plain text. The information is gathered without explicit permission by a feature that allows users to access their calendar within the app. Well,...
LinkedIn updates iOS app following data transmission concerns, but insists: “It’s a great feature.”
The Telegraph interviews Apple lead designer Jonathan Ive

Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition

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If you hadn't heard, there are two rival nano-SIM designs going around, but only room for one of them to become an industry standard. Nokia, Motorola and RIM sit together in one corner, and we've already covered why they think their design is superior. On the other side of the...
Apple ready to license its nano-SIM design for free, on one not-so-nano condition

Clarity urged over green policies

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Ministers must send clear signals that they believe in new forms of green technology if they want firms to invest in them, a think tank says....
Clarity urged over green policies
'Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut' announced

Patents Threaten To Silence A Little Girl, Literally

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Slashdot points us to a sad story from blogger Dana Nieder, providing yet more evidence of how patent monopolies can hold back innovation and do very real damage to people's lives in the process—and how people are interested in progress, not patents. As Dana says in her post, she understandably...
Patents Threaten To Silence A Little Girl, Literally

New Friends! Salesforce Confirms Buddy Media Deal

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They didn’t want to talk last week, but now they do: Salesforce.com is announcing it will acquire Buddy Media. A press release from the enterprise software company says it has a deal to buy the five-year-old social media marketing company  for $689 million in cash and stock. My earlier report...
New Friends! Salesforce Confirms Buddy Media Deal
Skype for Windows Phone can't run in background due to platform limitation
Apple has a 7.85-inch iPad prototype in its labs, according to John Gruber
With Over 30 Million Users On iOS, Instagram Finally Comes To Android

Microsoft PM “Resigns” Via Video, Joins Justin Kan’s New Startup Exec

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Exec, the new TaskRabbit competitor from Justin.tv’s co-founder, Justin Kan, has just hired a new designer it seems. Or so she sings. In a video posted to YouTube by one Karen X. Cheng, she sings and strums – rather nicely, in fact – to the tune of “Bye, Bye Miss American...
Microsoft PM “Resigns” Via Video, Joins Justin Kan’s New Startup Exec

Tennessee governor allows bill targeting science education to become law

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After the US Supreme Court's 1987 decision forbidding the teaching of creationism in science classes, those who objected to the teaching of evolution modified their ideas slightly. They relabeled these ideas "Intelligent Design." In the wake of that tactic's defeat in the courts, the opponents of science education retooled...
Tennessee governor allows bill targeting science education to become law

How we visualised gay rights in America

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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

Advanced Landing Page Techniques: Searcher Personas

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There are a million rules for search landing page design. You have to optimize the content and decide whether more stuff is better or worse for conversion. But it’s all moot unless your focus is on getting into the head of your customers. Searcher personas are the tool that delivers...
Advanced Landing Page Techniques: Searcher Personas

Clarity Pal hands-on, a new phone for senior citizens

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In a perfect world, your grandparents wouldn't need a lick of help getting the most out of a smartphone, but let's face it: the devices are complex, and if you don't have the proper motivation, they can be a bit difficult to learn. You've previously seen the C900 from...
Clarity Pal hands-on, a new phone for senior citizens

What I saw in Zuckerberg’s bungalow

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Facebook’s wild, nascent summer of 2004 was loosely chronicled in the bolckbuster The Social Network. This is what it was really like. Editor’s Note: When I was still in college and dreaming of getting paid to write, my friends started a magazine. I wanted to contribute. At the first ideas...
What I saw in Zuckerberg’s bungalow

Plans for European Extremely Large Telescope approved, is indeed extremely large

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We see a lot of "world's largest" claims around here. And this isn't even the first one for a telescope. But this one is actually for the world's biggest optical telescope, and that somehow makes it easier to grasp the magnitude of. At a cost of 1.1 billion Euros,...
Plans for European Extremely Large Telescope approved, is indeed extremely large

With iOS 6, Apple has clearly defined the different roles of Twitter and Facebook for the masses

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As we mentioned earlier, some birdies told us before Apple’s WWDC keynote today that the Facebook integrations and announcements were going to be “huge.” I had no idea how huge they’d be until I took iOS 6 for a go myself. Today, along with the Facebook integrations, Apple introduced a...
With iOS 6, Apple has clearly defined the different roles of Twitter and Facebook for the masses

Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Cloudinary

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Manipulating images for your website is such a tedious chore. You need to open Photoshop, click your mouse about ten thousand times, then save the file and upload it. Then next month you redesign your site and suddenly need to re-size all your image elements again! Startup Cloudinary has a...
Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Cloudinary

Sony: Internet video service on hold due to Comcast data cap

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An executive from Sony said Monday that concerns about Comcast's discriminatory data cap are giving the firm second thoughts about launching an Internet video service that would compete with cable and satellite TV services. In March, Comcast announced that video streamed to the Xbox from Comcast's own video service...
Sony: Internet video service on hold due to Comcast data cap

Apple fined $2.25m in Australia, as penalty for misleading 4G iPad ads is approved

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Apple’s proposed AU$2.25 million fine for misleading Australian consumers with advertising for its 4G-compatible iPad has now been approved by the judge in charge of the trial, just two weeks after being tentatively agreed. The suit was brought by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in March, when the watchdog claimed...
Apple fined $2.25m in Australia, as penalty for misleading 4G iPad ads is approved

Google letter to standards bodies indicates no improvement whatsoever over Motorola's FRAND litigation tactics

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding detail]I have just obtained a copy of Google's letter to the IEEE, one of the standard-setting organizations to which Google wrote a letter today as it previously announced. You can find it further below. Let me provide some comments beforehand, and then I'll add more...
Google letter to standards bodies indicates no improvement whatsoever over Motorola's FRAND litigation tactics

15 Gorgeous UI designs for your inspiration

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Just like learning to code, the best way to improve as a designer is to learn by doing. Still, that’s not to say that admiring and even copying (aka practicing) great work can’t do wonders. More than anything, seeing what other designers have done in the past can save you...
15 Gorgeous UI designs for your inspiration

Apple goes to Euro telecom authority seeking FRAND clarity

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Apple approached the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in November seeking clarification on what it says is a lack of "consistent policy" on how manufacturers can license and set royalty rates on patents used by mobile devices. The tech giant, which has been sued and is suing several companies worldwide...
Apple goes to Euro telecom authority seeking FRAND clarity

Want to talk to Mark Cuban? Call him up on Clarity

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Just a couple months after Dan Martell sold his social marketing start-up Flowtown in October to Demandforce, he started thinking about his next venture. The seeds came from a little web app he made that allowed him to easily call back people who wanted his advice. The idea morphed into...
Want to talk to Mark Cuban? Call him up on Clarity

Nokia to Apple: don't cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?

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Don't you hate it when the biggest wars can be started over the smallest things? This time around, we're referring to this in a very literal sense, as Apple has been putting the heat on (no, not that kind of heat) against an alliance formed by Nokia, Motorola and RIM...
Nokia to Apple: don't cha wish your nano-SIM was hot like ours?

Windows Server 8 officially dubbed ‘Windows Server 2012,’ will land this year

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As expected, Microsoft has made it known that Windows Server 8 will be called ‘Windows Server 2012.’ The software will be released later this year. Microsoft calls it a ‘cloud-optimized OS.’ The beta for the software began in March of this year. Here’s how we covered that specific milestone: Windows Server...
Windows Server 8 officially dubbed ‘Windows Server 2012,’ will land this year

Canon shows off prototype 30-inch 4K reference display, won't put a price tag on love

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With 4K cameras suddenly popping up everywhere we look at NAB 2012, it's little surprise that Canon is showing off this matching 30-inch prototype intended for the very professionals tasked with mastering video shot by its latest hardware. Like the retina display, it produces an effect where no matter...
Canon shows off prototype 30-inch 4K reference display, won't put a price tag on love
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