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Here’s What Facebook Stock Looks Like

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In a few months time, here’s what the world will be fighting to get its hands on, or get rid of depending on your confidence in Facebook’s business plan. The image of a Facebook stock certificate was included in the amended S-1 Facebook filed today with the SEC. It’s sure...
Here’s What Facebook Stock Looks Like

How iPad app Paper helped boost Cosmonaut stylus sales almost tenfold

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Steve Jobs may have said “nobody wants a stylus” when unveiling the iPhone for the first time in a Macworld keynote in 2007, but five years later the smartphone and tablet accessory is enjoying a revival, with Apple’s iPad ironically leading the way. Today, there are many styluses from which to...
How iPad app Paper helped boost Cosmonaut stylus sales almost tenfold

From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

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It turns out that if you play Civilization II for long enough, you enter a world very much like Orwell's 1984. Coincidence?If you happen to have touched a computer some time within the last 20 years, the chances are you may well have spent a regrettably long time playing on...
From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984
Fiat 500 parked at Volkswagen HQ in Google Street View prank

Samsung sends protesting flashmob to Sydney Apple Store, tells customers to ‘Wake Up’

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Samsung’s marketing machine appears to have gone into overdrive with reports that advertising agencies working on its behalf sent a bus full of protesters to the Apple Store in Sydney, Australia to tell customers to ‘Wake Up’. We know that Samsung is readying the launch of its ‘Next Galaxy’ smartphone,...
Samsung sends protesting flashmob to Sydney Apple Store, tells customers to ‘Wake Up’

Apple ordered to run adverts stating Samsung did not copy iPad

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Judge rules that Apple must take out newspaper and magazine ads that say Samsung did not copy its iPad, according to BloombergApple has been ordered to take out advertisements in major newspapers - including the Daily Mail, the Guardian and the Financial Times - pointing to a UK High Court...
Apple ordered to run adverts stating Samsung did not copy iPad

As Facebook Rumors Swirl, Opera Plays Up Its Social Cred In New Opera Mini 7 Browser

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Talk about coincidence. Just earlier this week, when in a post on Facebook and the possibility of buying web browsing company Opera and facial recognition company Face.com, we highlighted how a new version of Opera Mini would feature much stronger social integration — specifically aimed at the feature phone segment....
As Facebook Rumors Swirl, Opera Plays Up Its Social Cred In New Opera Mini 7 Browser

Motorola Webtop 3.0 beta captured on video, running off Droid RAZR with ICS

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We were pondering Motorola's LapDock widget just recenty, after seeing a similar Phone-becomes-PC concept based on Ubuntu. Now, due to some happy coincidence, a video has appeared on YouTube claiming to show a leaked update to LapDock's accompanying software -- Webtop 3.0 beta. This version is shown running off...
Motorola Webtop 3.0 beta captured on video, running off Droid RAZR with ICS

Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales in U.S.

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Reuters and AllThingsD report that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh granted a preliminary injunction against the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.S. The ruling is the latest in the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung. Apple had accused Samsung of copying the design of Apple's iPad...
Apple Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Samsung Galaxy Tab Sales in U.S.

Copyright Lobby Scores Another Victory in the Piracy Wars as Torrent Site Shuts Down

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If recent crackdowns against file-sharing were meant as a warning shot to other site owners, it has indeed been heard loud and clear. First, sites like FileSonic and FileServe voluntarily scaled back their functionality, while others vocally defended their own practices in the wake of the Megaupload shutdown. Today, popular...
Copyright Lobby Scores Another Victory in the Piracy Wars as Torrent Site Shuts Down

Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

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Despite the public perception, the SEC quiet period isn’t a great boon for reporters and analysts. I hate that some companies use the vague quiet period rules to duck important questions about their business. But more importantly, I hate the feeling of unfairness. My goal isn’t to beat up on...
Why the SEC quiet period needs to change
Decline Of Reader Apps Likely Due To News Feed Changes, Shows Facebook Controls The Traffic Faucet

Apple Store overnights happening July 24. Mountain Lion launch the next day?

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We’ve heard a few whispers (3 and counting) that Apple Stores both in the United States and overseas have planned overnights for Tuesday, July 24th. With OS X Mountain Lion launching “in July”, according to Apple, we believe that it is sensible to speculate that this overnight may point...
Apple Store overnights happening July 24. Mountain Lion launch the next day?

Amazon's recommendation secret

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Much is made of what the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple know about users. Truth is, Amazon may know more. And the massive retailer proves it every day. FORTUNE -- When Amazon recommends a product on its site, it is clearly not a coincidence. At root, the retail giant's...
Amazon's recommendation secret

Finally, a Reason to Read Magazines on a Tablet

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Remember Next Issue Media, the “Hulu for Digital Magazines” consortium made up of the biggest names in publishing? It has finally delivered something worth talking about: Call it Netflix for Magazines. The pitch is simple and intuitive: All the magazines you want, delivered digitally to your tablet, for a flat...
Finally, a Reason to Read Magazines on a Tablet

Wikileaks has been under DDoS attack for the last three days

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The Pirate Bay is down. Wikileaks is down. Visa was down. Are all these Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks a coincidence? Right now it’s not clear, but something is definitely happening....
Wikileaks has been under DDoS attack for the last three days

China Telecom To Get iPhone In March

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Apple may have seen $13 billion in sales in China last year, but apparently those numbers could have been higher if they’d had a bit more faith. The iPhone sold in huge quantities in the markets served by China Unicom, which since October of 2009 has been the only carrier...
China Telecom To Get iPhone In March

Did Facebook panic?

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Why Facebook is buying Instagram. Last week, mobile photo-sharing site Instagram raised $40 million from venture capitalists at a $500 million valuation. Today, the company agreed to be acquired for $1 billion by Facebook. So what happened in the intervening days? For starters, the venture capital round had been in...
Did Facebook panic?

Samsung’s S Voice Agrees With Siri, Declares A Windows Phone As The Best Smartphone

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It was wrote off as a glitch in the Matrix and quickly fixed when Apple’s Siri proclaimed that the Lumia 900 Windows Phone was the best smartphone available. Now, just a few weeks later, Samsung’s S Voice digital assistant points to HTC’s Trophy Windows Phone as the top smartphone. Coincidence?...
Samsung’s S Voice Agrees With Siri, Declares A Windows Phone As The Best Smartphone

Who would want to live in the Google Glass house? | James Westcott

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The augmented reality of Google's 'Project Glass' seems to miss the point about what makes fiddling with a phone addictiveWhen they go on sale in a couple of years, will Google's augmented reality glasses – a slick metal monobrow, with a thumbnail-sized screen hovering above the right eye – turn...
Who would want to live in the Google Glass house? | James Westcott

GM Halting Facebook Ads: Did The Auto Maker Just “Not Get Social”?

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General Motors plans to stop advertising on Facebook, says The Wall Street Journal according to “people familiar with the matter.” But I spoke to a source close to Facebook that characterize GM’s efforts as “taking one swing and deciding to quit.” My source says GM’s efforts weren’t social enough, focusing on building...
GM Halting Facebook Ads: Did The Auto Maker Just “Not Get Social”?
If the iPhone won’t come to T-Mobile, T-Mobile will go to the iPhone

Facebook Has Been Sued Five Times For Patent Infringement In Two Months Since Filing For Its IPO

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We recently wrote about a Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda column for the Washington Post, which suggested that getting sued for patent infringement was like frat hazing for tech companies that file to go public. If that's true, then it appears that Facebook is taking its paddle whacks from quite a few...
Facebook Has Been Sued Five Times For Patent Infringement In Two Months Since Filing For Its IPO

Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii

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Intel is betting big on the future of human interfaces with a $21 million (143 million kronor) investment in Tobii, a Swedish company that has been working for years on eye-tracking laptops and other devices. A 10% stake, it implies a valuation of around $200 million for the 12-year-old company....
Intel Capital Invests $21 Million In Swedish Eye-Tracking Tech Company Tobii

Nissan Leaf, GE WattStation embroiled in charging damage shocker, invite other EV puns

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Hopefully, you haven't paired up your Nissan Leaf with a GE WattStation for charging; if you have, you might want to power up with Ye Olde Wall Outlet for a short while. GE has confirmed to the New York Times that some Leaf drivers have encountered "problems" after charging...
Nissan Leaf, GE WattStation embroiled in charging damage shocker, invite other EV puns

Besides governments and the entertainment industry, Google cofounder sees Facebook and Apple as the biggest threat to the open Internet

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In an interview with the Guardian over the weekend, Google cofounder Sergey Brin said, ..he was most concerned by the efforts of countries such as China, Saudi Arabia and Iran to censor and restrict use of the internet, but warned that the rise of Facebook and Apple, which have their...
Besides governments and the entertainment industry, Google cofounder sees Facebook and Apple as the biggest threat to the open Internet

How A Fatal Heart Condition Inspired Mike Lazerow To Live Fearlessly And Found His $745 Million Company, Buddy Media

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Today Salesforce.com announced its $745 million acquisition of Buddy Media. Mike Lazerow, Buddy Media's CEO and cofounder, created an emotional video that also acknowledged the sale called New Beginnings: Is Fear Holding You Back? In it he says he's had a heart condition his whole life called a ventricular septal...
How A Fatal Heart Condition Inspired Mike Lazerow To Live Fearlessly And Found His $745 Million Company, Buddy Media

Bart Decrem On How To Stay Lean And Mean In Mobile Gaming (Even When You’re A Part Of Disney)

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While some parts of the media world — think films, publishing and music here — have been largely dominated by old-school heavyweights, one that has been disrupted has been the world of gaming, specifically mobile gaming. A small studio from Finland by the name of Rovio owns the single...
Bart Decrem On How To Stay Lean And Mean In Mobile Gaming (Even When You’re A Part Of Disney)

Facebook’s New Logout Ads Are Actually Clever As Hell

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When Facebook announced their new Logout ads this morning, I didn’t quite… get it. Facebook was throwing around the fact that 37 million people hit that logout page each day — but how many of those people actually look at that page for more than half a second before...
Facebook’s New Logout Ads Are Actually Clever As Hell

Apple to Double Down on Secrecy as Alleged New iPhone Design Leaked

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Could it be a coincidence that Tim Cook gave his speech on the same day that photos of the purported new iPhone were leaked?...
Apple to Double Down on Secrecy as Alleged New iPhone Design Leaked
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