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Keychain Logistics launches an iPhone app for the trucking industry

Virgin Media inks deal with EE to offer customers free WiFi access at Tube stations from early 2013

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Virgin Media will continue to offer WiFi access on the London Underground into 2013 after it signed a wholesale deal with the UK’s first 4G operator EE to provide its customers with access at no extra cost from ‘early 2013.’ For Virgin Media, the announcement of its wholesale deal with EE...
Virgin Media inks deal with EE to offer customers free WiFi access at Tube stations from early 2013
Mobile: "Only" 5 Million iPhones Sold This Weekend. Where Has the Magic Gone?

DHS Sends Tourists Home Over Twitter Jokes

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itwbennett writes "In a classic case of 'we say destroy, you say party hard,' the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security detained a pair of British twenty-somethings for 12 hours and then sent them packing back to the land of the cheeky retort. At issue is a Tweet sent by...
DHS Sends Tourists Home Over Twitter Jokes

Chicago Taxi Companies And Riders Sue Uber For Targeting Cool Passengers

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We've written about innovative car service company Uber a few times before, though mostly for its bizarre run-ins with local regulators, who often seem to think their job is to protect local taxi companies from innovative competition. Uber, for what it's worth, has used many of these attacks as marketing...
Chicago Taxi Companies And Riders Sue Uber For Targeting Cool Passengers
Hackers wanted: Defense Intelligence Agency looking for mobile exploits

Postal Service Could Be On The Hook For Millions For Daring To Memorialize The Korean War Memorial

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A few years back, we wrote about how a sculptor who had been contracted by the US government to create the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC was suing the US Postal Service because it had released a stamp using a photograph of the Memorial. There were all sorts of...
Postal Service Could Be On The Hook For Millions For Daring To Memorialize The Korean War Memorial

UK Pensioner Could Face Arrest For Atheist Poster

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Along with ridiculous libel cases, the UK is also infamous for laws that are designed to stop people hurting the feelings of others. Maybe that's a laudable aim, but the end-result is that they can cast a chill over freedom of speech. Here's a classic case from the English town...
UK Pensioner Could Face Arrest For Atheist Poster

US Government Finally Realizes That Publishers & Apple Conspiring To Raise eBook Prices Is Price Fixing

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Almost exactly two years ago, when the big publishers, along with Apple, effectively forced Amazon to allow the publishers to jack up prices on ebooks, I noted that this looked like a classic case of price fixing. Apparently, the US government agrees -- and found enough evidence to go after...
US Government Finally Realizes That Publishers & Apple Conspiring To Raise eBook Prices Is Price Fixing

Would You Buy This Stock? A Technical Look At Apple

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A few weeks ago I asked a simple question – “would you buy this stock”?   The point of the exercise was to get readers to begin thinking about the ways that a simple chart can tell a story about the market’s current state.  As many of you guessed,...
Would You Buy This Stock? A Technical Look At Apple
The Mobile Industry Matured In 2012 - And Grew Like Crazy

How Apple will become a mobile carrier

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What’s next for Apple? Apple will provide wireless service directly to its iPad and iPhone customers. First, Apple will sell data packages bundled with iPads. Then it will sell data and international roaming plans to iPhone customers through the iTunes Store. And in time — sooner than many think — Apple...
How Apple will become a mobile carrier

Guardian Viral Video Chart: Grumpy babies, bad Apple and Doctor Who

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What's not to like as we watch a nobody dupe everyone into thinking he is a star and pay tribute to Neil ArmstrongBaby, you've got a temper on you! We kick off this week's video chart with some of the angriest babies in the world and boy, do they look...
Guardian Viral Video Chart: Grumpy babies, bad Apple and Doctor Who

Intuit Founder Scott Cook: Mint Is Roughly 4X Bigger Than It Was Pre-Acquisition

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Scott Cook started Intuit in 1983, and since then he and the company have overcome quite a few obstacles. He watched as mobile became a dominant channel in people’s lives, found ways to penetrate emerging markets, and leveraged Intuit’s excellent reputation to pick up the hot new kid on...
Intuit Founder Scott Cook: Mint Is Roughly 4X Bigger Than It Was Pre-Acquisition

Chicago Taxi Companies And Riders Sue Uber For Targeting Cool Passengers

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We've written about innovative car service company Uber a few times before, though mostly for its bizarre run-ins with local regulators, who often seem to think their job is to protect local taxi companies from innovative competition. Uber, for what it's worth, has used many of these attacks as marketing...
Chicago Taxi Companies And Riders Sue Uber For Targeting Cool Passengers

Do Location Apps Need to Show Users the Money?

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It’s become obvious over the past year that location-based services are the new black, to the point where some are speculating that Yahoo might acquire market leader Foursquare for as much as $100 million, and explorers are racing to the North Pole to be the first to win a...
Do Location Apps Need to Show Users the Money?

NY Times: RIAA & MPAA Exaggerate Piracy Impact Stats... But We're Going To Assume They're True Anyway

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Sometimes you have to wonder if the NY Times is simply trying to hurt its own credibility. That's the only conclusion I can come to after reading the editorial by Eduardo Porter concerning the impact of unauthorized file sharing on the economics of the creative industries. While he admits that...
NY Times: RIAA & MPAA Exaggerate Piracy Impact Stats... But We're Going To Assume They're True Anyway

Nate Silver drives home a victory for data science

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This is a guest post by data scientist David Smith While I’m pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s election in political terms, I’m equally thrilled about the victory for data science versus gut instinct, philosophy and fundamentals. This was nowhere better exemplified than on Fox News last night, were Republican strategist Karl Rove refused...
Nate Silver drives home a victory for data science

Take A Peek At The Inner Workings Of MakerBot's New Brooklyn Factory

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Brooklyn-based MakerBot is a darling of the 3D printing community, and it recently moved into its new digs in Sunset Park, so the crew can more efficiently build and ship their shiny new Replicator 2 and 2X printers. Call it a classic case of growing pains — once demand...
Take A Peek At The Inner Workings Of MakerBot's New Brooklyn Factory

Microsoft Says Don't Get Scroogled This Holiday Season, but Bing is Not So Scot-Free

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Microsoft launched a nasty ad campaign against Google this morning, accusing the search giant of only displaying paid ads in its shopping results. Bing zings: “Don’t get Scroogled this holiday season.” But as it turns out, Bing does the same thing. “It’s a classic case of engineers not connecting with...
Microsoft Says Don't Get Scroogled This Holiday Season, but Bing is Not So Scot-Free

EFF On IsoHunt: Bad Facts Make Bad Law

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As Gary Fung is seeking a rehearing of the IsoHunt case in the 9th Circuit, two amicus briefs were filed yesterday. The first from the EFF and the second from Google. Neither brief suggests that Fung should get off as innocent, or that he did nothing wrong. Rather, both are...
EFF On IsoHunt: Bad Facts Make Bad Law

SaaS valuations come back to earth — sorta

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It looks like some of the bloom is off the software as a service rose. New numbers show the booming growth in valuations of SaaS companies is slowing after a long run-up. The reason: These pure-play SaaS companies face heightened competition from each other and, perhaps more important, from legacy...
SaaS valuations come back to earth — sorta

A Day Late And A Dollar Short

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So RIM has decided that it is time to make Blackberry Messenger (BBM) cross platform. They announced yesterday that by this summer BBM will be available on iOS and Android. The time to do this was in 2008/2009 when BBM was huge and everyone was on it. The core users...
A Day Late And A Dollar Short
Lessons in how to crowdsource journalism from ProPublica
Software: Good News for Geeks: No More Leap Seconds in 2012
Booting Up: When the Lights Go Out, Twitter Goes Nuts
Aereo files 2nd countersuit against Fox, PBS for the right to transmit broadcast TV

Brazil's Music Collection Societies Convicted Of Price Fixing

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Almost exactly a year ago we wrote about how Brazil's performance rights organization, ECAD (which is the trade association for the Brazilian equivalents of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC), was trying to shake down anyone who embedded a YouTube video, even though ECAD already had an agreement with YouTube. Basically, they...
Brazil's Music Collection Societies Convicted Of Price Fixing

Infinite USB plug is a big idea for small conveniences

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In a classic case of "why didn't we think of this first," Chinese design student Gonglue Jiang has shown us a new way for overcoming the limitations imposed by the scarcity of USB ports on some computers. Instead of constantly hot swapping devices into that one port, Gonglue's Infinite...
Infinite USB plug is a big idea for small conveniences

Rich Barton and Nick Hanauer on startups, the fiscal cliff and 'creative disruption'

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Rich Barton Nick Hanauer Zillow chairman Rich Barton and aQuantive co-founder Nick Hanauer are two of Seattle’s most accomplished entrepreneurs, having created billion-dollar companies that altered how we shop, travel and buy real estate. Both also are extremely outspoken when it comes to politics, sharing some of those opinions in...
Rich Barton and Nick Hanauer on startups, the fiscal cliff and 'creative disruption'
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