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Embattled video startup Color says it won't fade to black (for now)

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Video-sharing startup Color has been a popular punching bag after reports said CEO and co-founder Bill Nguyen was on sabbatical and workers were moving on. So when a report surfaced Wednesday saying the video-sharing company was “winding down” its business, it fueled fresh schadenfreude for the brash startup that came out...
Embattled video startup Color says it won't fade to black (for now)

ITC decision on Apple v. Samsung spat to come in August

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Some closure to Apple and Samsung's patent fight in the U.S. will be decided by the U.S. International Trade Commission later this year. [Read more]...
ITC decision on Apple v. Samsung spat to come in August

Foxconn factory resumes production after huge riot

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One-day closure after melee involving 2,000 workers won't affect supply to clients, a spokesman for the China-based company tells Reuters. [Read more]...
Foxconn factory resumes production after huge riot
Authorities take down another popular file-sharing site, arrest founder for piracy
Casey Hudson: BioWare co-created Mass Effect 3 with the (sometimes cranky) fans (interview)

NZBMatrix Wasn't Just a Pirate's Lair Says One Of Site's Top Releasers

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Following the shutdown of Newzbin2 a couple of weeks earlier, last week witnessed what many believe to be another significant nail in the Usenet indexing coffin. NZBMatrix, one of the web’s most popular NZB sites, closed its doors after coming to the realization that continuing its activities would be more...
NZBMatrix Wasn't Just a Pirate's Lair Says One Of Site's Top Releasers

Apple's Tightening Grip: This Could Be Android's Big Chance

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The long-closed nature of Apple's iPhone OS ecosystem is coming to a head with the addition of major new restrictions on developers. If there ever was a time when the Android world had a chance to out-innovate Apple, this could be it. Each day this week, developers have pointed out...
Apple's Tightening Grip: This Could Be Android's Big Chance

The Google shutdown parade continues; next up: site-blocking in search

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Reader. Exchange ActiveSync. Voice app for BlackBerry. Google is on a closure tirade in the last few months, and the trend continued with a Monday announcement. The company will discontinue its site-blocking service for Google search results. Soon, users will no longer be able to log into their Google...
The Google shutdown parade continues; next up: site-blocking in search

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

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

HTC Watch app to close in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain and Sweden by May 31

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HTC has confirmed that it will be shutting down its mobile movie rental and purhase service, HTC Watch, in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain and Sweden by the end of May. The smartphone manufacturer told Engadget that it would continue to deliver new content for HTC Watch, but...
HTC Watch app to close in Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain and Sweden by May 31

Cell phone photo locker PicPlz shuttering July 3

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Unexpectedly, photo storage and sharing service PicPlz is closing. The permanent shutdown is expected July 3. All photos and user data will be deleted during the closure, with users encouraged to log in and download all photos prior to shutdown. No specific reasons for the shutdown have been given.......
Cell phone photo locker PicPlz shuttering July 3

EA closes PopCap studio in Dublin

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Electronic Arts is closing its in-house developer PopCap’s Dublin office. The shut down of the Dublin office results in 96 people losing their jobs. PopCap associate producer JP Vaughn confirmed the closure in a tweet this morning. Last month, PopCap let go 50 employees across its North American branches and...
EA closes PopCap studio in Dublin
T-Mobile USA eliminating 1,900 jobs, more to come

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric
Best Buy to cut an additional 2,400 jobs

What The Closure Of UK Malls & Main Street Retailers Means For Online

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The UK has seen the closure of three high-profile, traditional retail brands in the last fortnight, following on from a dismal 2012 and an increased downturn for the sector since 2009. The recent closures had legacy presence in bricks and mortar on the UK high street (AKA: the UK’s Main......
What The Closure Of UK Malls & Main Street Retailers Means For Online

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

Closure in Disappearance of Computer Scientist

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Just over five years ago, Jim Gray, a legendary computer scientist then working for Microsoft, vanished with his sailboat somewhere in the waters off San Francisco. Until a court order on Wednesday though, Dr. Gray could not be declared legally dead....
Closure in Disappearance of Computer Scientist

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

Google Reader is dead

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Google is cleaning house. On Wednesday the company announced plans to purge Google Reader, Google Cloud Connect, CalDAV API, Snapseed's desktop versions for Mac and Windows, and a handful of other products and services as part of an effort to focus on its core products. Google Reader will shutter July...
Google Reader is dead
UK online retailer Play.com to shutdown its retail business in March

East Harlem None Too Keen on the Idea of $300M. to Accomodate Cornell

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The future. The latest problem for the city’s grand applied-sciences plans: Some very angry East Harlemites, says the Daily News. As we’ve mentioned before, building that snazzy billion-dollar campus on Roosevelt Island requires demolishing the antiquated old Coler-Goldwater long-term care hospital. Hundreds of patients–many of them with complex needs and...
East Harlem None Too Keen on the Idea of $300M. to Accomodate Cornell

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

Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

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Anyone reading between the lines after the closure of ratings app Oink, may have picked up a signal about the state of social, local, mobile services today. After all, if a well-designed app with lots of press coverage can’t get enough traction to make it worthwhile, then perhaps the glut...
Going loco: Everplaces and Circleme hit public beta

BREIN Cites Newzbin Defeat, Shuts Dutch Usenet Links Site

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Anti-piracy group BREIN is probably best known on a global scale for its work in forcing the closure of Netherlands-based BitTorrent indexer, Mininova. The closure of this huge site didn’t happen in isolation though, since operations against other, much smaller sites had earlier smoothed the way. BREIN’s tactics are fairly...
BREIN Cites Newzbin Defeat, Shuts Dutch Usenet Links Site
Sony: Android 'doesn't eliminate us from examining other opportunities'

Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

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Editor’s Note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on consumer Internet companies. He was previously a founding executive at TellMe Networks and at @Home. Friends and family can be an essential source of funding for fledgling entrepreneurs. Sometimes, they are the only source. But before you ask...
Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

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Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoniously called it quits via its blog. The service requires you to punch in your posterous URL, authorize it with...
JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

T-Mobile Plans March 26 Event to Tout Big Changes Coming

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T-Mobile USA is planning a March 26 event in New York where it is expected to detail further changes to both its technology and business. The No. 4 U.S. carrier is in the midst of readying an LTE network for commercial launch. It says its network is ready to go...
T-Mobile Plans March 26 Event to Tout Big Changes Coming
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