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Closure of Hooters 'breastaurant' is a welcome step for women | Sian Norris

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Closure of Hooters 'breastaurant' is a welcome step for women | Sian Norris
Megaupload shutdown did nothing to slow piracy, study finds

It’s Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post’s SocialCode

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Another bit of closure for Digg as the company continues to look for a buyer of its technology and its site: its engineering team is joining SocialCode, the social media advertising and analytics subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. We first wrote about the engineers getting hired by WaPo on...
It’s Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post’s SocialCode

Pirate Bay vows to go underground

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File-sharing site Pirate Bay vows to carry on after the High Court lays the foundations for its closure....
Pirate Bay vows to go underground
Nokia’s secret Linux team is looking for refuge

Nokia to Cut 4,000 manufacturing Jobs as it Shifts Production Work

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Nokia on Wednesday announced it plans to cut around 4,000 jobs as it reduces production at plants in Hungary, Mexico and Salo, Finland. The three affected plants focus on smartphone production and Nokia said it planned to shift much of that work to Asia in order to be closer to...
Nokia to Cut 4,000 manufacturing Jobs as it Shifts Production Work

Sprint's final deadline for Nextel shutdown is June 30th, 2013

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Sprint has revealed that its deadline for closure of the Nextel platform in its entirety is June 30th, 2013. The company has already moved well ahead of schedule in deactivating 9,600 IDEN sites -- with a third of those already gone. The company admitted that it's battling with Verizon...
Sprint's final deadline for Nextel shutdown is June 30th, 2013

Dropbox warns “illegitimate” users against nabbing HTC storage, but will it be able to spot them?

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File sharing giant Dropbox has warned that users who try to scam its partnership with HTC for 23GB of free mobile storage will be detected and have their accounts closed. Earlier this year, HTC announced a deal which will see Dropbox provide  cloud storage for its upcoming Sense 4.0 devices....
Dropbox warns “illegitimate” users against nabbing HTC storage, but will it be able to spot them?

Yahoo disables Axis Chrome extension after developer exposes security vulnerability

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Yahoo has confirmed that it has disabled the Google Chrome extension from its new Axis browser, after security concerns were raised by a developer who managed to forge the extension. A company spokesperson provided The Next Web with the following statement that confirms the temporary shutdown: Yahoo! takes online security...
Yahoo disables Axis Chrome extension after developer exposes security vulnerability

Spanish ‘SOPA’: 79 Site Takedown Requests in First Month

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After being threatened with a place on a United States trade blacklist, the Spanish government passed the so-called Sinde Law, legislation that allows for the blocking of allegedly infringing sites based on reports from copyright holders. On March 1st the Sinde law went into effect and now, a month on,...
Spanish ‘SOPA’: 79 Site Takedown Requests in First Month
Nokia shakes up senior leadership team, announces 10,000 job cuts in company restructuring

Game Closure Poaches Zynga’s CTO Of Mobile To Lead HTML5 Game Development

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Last we heard from Game Closure, the young startup had just turned down offers from Zynga and Facebook on its way to a $12 million raise from Greylock, Benchmark, General Catalyst, and more. Even in spite of $100 million-plus offers, Game Closure CEO Michael Carter tells us that the startup...
Game Closure Poaches Zynga’s CTO Of Mobile To Lead HTML5 Game Development
U.S. ISPs become ‘copyright cops’ starting July 12th

Claiming Legality, EveryLodge Launches A Flash Sales Aggregator For Hotel Deals

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EveryLodge is a new startup that aims to at least partially fill the void left by the closure of sample sale aggregator MyNines last year. Like MyNines, EveryLodge also aggregates the ongoing flash sales from across the web for shoppers’ convenience. However, where the former focused on the fashion vertical,...
Claiming Legality, EveryLodge Launches A Flash Sales Aggregator For Hotel Deals

Wikipedia blackout in Russia to protest censorship

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If proposed amendments to a Russian law get passed, a wave of censorship could ripple through the country's Web sites including a complete closure of Wikipedia. [Read more]...
Wikipedia blackout in Russia to protest censorship

Nokia's extreme dieting continues as it kills off Nokia Money

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If you thought Nokia had finished its program of slimming down, think again. The axe is being wielded on Nokia Money as the company seeks to reinvent itself as a lean'n'mean mobile player. The mobile payments and cash management service was launched in India late last year, but both...
Nokia's extreme dieting continues as it kills off Nokia Money

Hackers down Microsoft India site

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A Chinese group calling itself the Evil Shadow Team says it was they who forced the closure of Microsoft India's retail website....
Hackers down Microsoft India site

Portuguese consumer group takes Apple to court over AppleCare warranties following fines in Italy

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As was the case in Italy, where Apple was recently fined $1.2 million and threatened with closure of its Italian operations related to its AppleCare policies, translated reports today from Lusa News (via Exame Informatica) claimed Portuguese consumer groups plans to take similar action against Apple. According to the reports,...
Portuguese consumer group takes Apple to court over AppleCare warranties following fines in Italy

Indonesia shuts down 1 million porn Web sites

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With the beginning of Ramadan, the Indonesian government closes pornographic Web sites and hints that it may continue the closure past the country's holy month. [Read more]...
Indonesia shuts down 1 million porn Web sites
PSA: Windows Mobile Marketplace shutting down today

Man acquitted as #TwitterJokeTrial appeal ends in victory

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Paul Chambers, who was previously found guilty of sending a "menacing tweet," has been acquitted by the High Court after two-and-a-half years trapped in legal limbo. On hearing of the closure of his local airport, the 27-year-old had sent out a facetious tweet to his 600 followers that mentioned...
Man acquitted as #TwitterJokeTrial appeal ends in victory

Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook / Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait

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If you were hoping that Facebook's buyout of Instagram would wrap up quickly and let you directly integrate your heavily filtered photos into Timeline, you might be disappointed. Citing the ever-present "people familiar with the matter," the FT believes the Federal Trade Commission is orchestrating a competition probe. These...
Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook / Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait

Startups, failure is no excuse for failing to communicate.

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It may sound like a pretty obvious thing to say but the single most important people for a startup is its users. While it is true to say that investment can criticial, and staff help drive a business, a service or product has to have users in order to attract...
Startups, failure is no excuse for failing to communicate.

Nokia looks to hang on to key staff with more stock options (but none for the CEO)

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In what appears to be a move to hold on to some of its most important staff,  troubled Nokia has today announced that it’s expanding its stock options program for 2012, targeting ”key senior level employees who are critical in carrying forward Nokia’s strategy.” The ailing Finnish mobile firm is increasing...
Nokia looks to hang on to key staff with more stock options (but none for the CEO)

Has Apple taken control of iPhone5.com?

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Apple had complained to the World Intellectual Property Organization about the domain, which was unaffiliated with the iPhone maker. And now it seems to have found closure. [Read more]...
Has Apple taken control of iPhone5.com?
Is Bioware caving over Mass Effect 3? Cofounder says fan feedback "painful"
A Rare Sale: Despite 30 Million Activations In The Last Year, Google Sends SketchUp To Trimble
T-Mobile USA eliminating 1,900 jobs, more to come
Authorities take down another popular file-sharing site, arrest founder for piracy

The Biggest Mistakes Made By Former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn (BBY)

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Brian Dunn was brought in to turn Best Buy around, and he didn't. Not even close. "Many retailers have struggled to make the transition; some have fallen on their swords along the way," said Larry Downes in a Forbes column that eviscerated Dunn and Best Buy. "So far, Best...
The Biggest Mistakes Made By Former Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn (BBY)
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