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Student jailed for racist Fabrice Muamba tweets

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Liam Stacey sentenced to 56 days' prison for posting offensive comments on Twitter after footballer's cardiac arrestA student has been jailed for 56 days for posting offensive comments on Twitter about the on-pitch collapse of Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba.Liam Stacey was arrested after his tweets were reported to police...
Student jailed for racist Fabrice Muamba tweets

Twitter makes subtle UI changes that could have a big impact on your Twitter.com experience

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I mostly use Twitter.com to tweet (sue me, I don’t like running too many desktop apps) and I noticed that something changed overnight. I couldn’t quite place my finger on what changed, exactly, but I wasn’t the only Twitter user who noticed. Fortunately, Twitter IM application maker Bonfire tells us...
Twitter makes subtle UI changes that could have a big impact on your Twitter.com experience

Diablo 3: gamers angry as servers collapse

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Blizzard's servers crushed under the weight of global demand as long-awaited game Diablo 3 goes onlineThe servers supporting long-awaited role-playing game Diablo 3 went online on Monday night, but then promptly crashed under the sheer weight of global demand.Players found themselves unable to access the game, many repeatedly receiving the...
Diablo 3: gamers angry as servers collapse

Fabrice Muamba tweets could land Twitter 'troll' in prison

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Student admits incitement to racial hatred for remarks celebrating Bolton player's collapseA student faces jail after admitting posting offensive comments on Twitter about the on-pitch collapse of footballer Fabrice Muamba.Liam Stacey was arrested after his tweets were reported to police by Twitter users from across Britain, including former England striker...
Fabrice Muamba tweets could land Twitter 'troll' in prison

Apple's Share of Tablet Market Surges to 68% as Kindle Fire Shipments Plummet

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IDC today released its data on worldwide tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2012, revealing that despite a quarterly drop in iPad shipments of over 20%, Apple's share of the tablet market rose to 68% from last quarter's 54.7%. Apple's boost came at the expense of Android-based tablets, most...
Apple's Share of Tablet Market Surges to 68% as Kindle Fire Shipments Plummet

Lego-built robotic arm will pour you a drink, collapse under pressure (video)

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We've seen countless robotics projects made either partly or entirely out of Lego, but this pneumatic arm built by Max Sheppard has to rank among the most impressive. As you can see in the video above, while it may be a bit on the slow side, the arm's range...
Lego-built robotic arm will pour you a drink, collapse under pressure (video)

Nokia's Q2 2012 financials announced: 4 million Lumias sold, $1.01 billion dollar loss

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The past three months haven't been the best for Finland's former world number one. Persistent rumors of Microsoft waiting for the company's collapse haven't been helped by the three biggest credit agencies slashing the company's rating to "junk," and the Lumia 900's violently slashed price. Unfortunately, there's no ray...
Nokia's Q2 2012 financials announced: 4 million Lumias sold, $1.01 billion dollar loss

Facebook Targets May 17th For IPO Date

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This just in: according to multiple sources close to the company, Facebook is eyeing IPO on May 17th — depending on whether the SEC gets back to it on timing.  This is in line with earlier reports that the company was going to hit NASDAQ during the third week of...
Facebook Targets May 17th For IPO Date

The Kindle Fire Is The Fruitcake Of Tablets (AMZN, AAPL)

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This morning, this headline came via Bloomberg (via @Jackbeckman): Amazon Tablet Share Fell to Just Over 4% 1Q Vs 16.8% in 4Q: IDC That's quite a big market share collapse! I observed that it must mean that the Amazon Tablet (the Kindle Fire) is something people will buy as a...
The Kindle Fire Is The Fruitcake Of Tablets (AMZN, AAPL)

Black hole clocks fastest wind ever recorded by NASA

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Born from the collapse of a massive star, a recently detected stellar-mass black hole is breaking high-speed records. [Read more]...
Black hole clocks fastest wind ever recorded by NASA

Sharp posts $1.4 billion loss for the year, refocuses on mobile displays

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Sharp has announced that it made a loss of 117.1 billion yen ($1.4 billion) for the financial year ending March 2012. It comes after the company sold part of its LCD manufacturing business to Hon Hai, Sony withdrew from a joint venture and refused to deal with Sharp in...
Sharp posts $1.4 billion loss for the year, refocuses on mobile displays

Survey: Apple iPad’s ‘massive domination’ of market persists

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The latest ChangeWave poll finds Samsung and Amazon stuck in single digits Click to enlarge. FORTUNE — When ChangeWave polled a couple thousand business IT buyers in Februrary, 84% of those planning to buy tablets had their eye on Apple’s (AAPL) iPad. (See here.) Three months later, the numbers are...
Survey: Apple iPad’s ‘massive domination’ of market persists

THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Average Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years

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Yesterday, the Fed released its latest Survey of Consumer Finances. The report included a lot of depressing data about the financial situation of average Americans. But nothing was so shocking and depressing as this: The median net worth of American families dropped nearly 40% from 2007 to 2010. Wow. Most...
THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN AMERICA: Average Family Net Worth Collapses 40% In 3 Years

SEC maybe investigating Groupon. Oops!

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Rocky Agarwal has to be feeling pretty vindicated right about now. He has been blogging about Groupon and its business model, screaming that it has more holes than swiss cheese for almost 18-months. A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that the Securities & Exchange Commission is looking into...
SEC maybe investigating Groupon. Oops!

Creative sues Huawei for $9.3 million over failed WiMAX network in Singapore

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Electronics firm Creative Technologies is suing Chinese mobile giant Huawei for $9.3 million following the collapse of a mobile broadband project between the two in Singapore, according to a Straits Times report. QMax Communications, a Creative subsidy, agreed a deal with Huawei to set up a WiMAX network in its native Singapore in 2010,...
Creative sues Huawei for $9.3 million over failed WiMAX network in Singapore
San Jose planning free downtown Wi-Fi network, set for debut later this year

Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse

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Software company NDS allegedly cracked smart card codes of ONdigital, according to evidence to be broadcast on PanoramaPart of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire employed computer hacking to undermine the business of its chief TV rival in Britain, according to evidence due to be broadcast by BBC1's Panorama programme on...
Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse
More evidence links a family of insecticides to bee colony collapse

T-Mobile USA reveals significant customer losses, plans for LTE in 2013

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New public figures for T-Mobile USA show the company lost more than 700,000 postpaid customers during the final quarter of 2011, as its rivals’ Apple’s iPhone 4S devices cut into its subscriber base. The carrier has given out some positive news however, as it revealed it is planning to launch...
T-Mobile USA reveals significant customer losses, plans for LTE in 2013

The decline of social-news apps and Facebook as a gatekeeper

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The apparent signs of a precipitous decline in some of Facebook’s “frictionless sharing” social-news apps set off a a minor frenzy in the blogosphere on Monday, with many critics taking considerable delight in the collapse of something they openly despise. Further investigation by TechCrunch and others, however, showed that...
The decline of social-news apps and Facebook as a gatekeeper

As Staff Flees, TechCrunch's Traffic Plummets

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TechCrunch, the long-time darling of the digerati, is smashed to bits and all of AOL’s horses and men will be hard-pressed to put it together again. The site has lost almost every one of its top writers and traffic has fallen sharply, dropping by 35 percent from a year...
As Staff Flees, TechCrunch's Traffic Plummets

Cashing in on online Ponzi scams

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Investors are using web-based tracker tools to put their money into online scams in the hope of cashing out before the schemes collapse, research suggests....
Cashing in on online Ponzi scams

Duh: The TV Business Is On The Verge Of Collapse

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We've been noting that the old TV economics model is unsustainable for quite some time -- and pretty much the only arguments we've seen in favor of TV as it works today is that for now it still makes a ton of money. But that's a reason why the TV...
Duh: The TV Business Is On The Verge Of Collapse

Google, Oracle going to trial as settlement talks collapse

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After trying to give an out-of-court settlement one last chance, it is definite that Google and Oracle will now go to trial....
Google, Oracle going to trial as settlement talks collapse

FCC weighs Dish 4G network and 700MHz interoperability

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Let's temper our excitement -- the FCC is merely considering these proposals at the moment but, if either are adopted, it could permanently change the mobile broadband landscape. First up, the commission is considering reassigning the 2GHz band from MSS (Mobile Satellite Service) to AWS (Advances Wireless Service). If...
FCC weighs Dish 4G network and 700MHz interoperability

Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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We've been banging on Mitt Romney a fair bit this morning, so now it's President Obama's turn. One of the single biggest factors in a President's reelection chances is the direction of the unemployment rate and monthly jobs numbers in the six months leading up to the election. We're inside...
Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

Music Industry Can See The Light After 'Least Negative' Sales Since 2004

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The music industry enjoyed its best sales performance for eight years in 2011, as CDs’ collapse decelerated, digital sales continued growing and new services were launched to capitalise on in-roads made in combating piracy. Global recorded music trade revenue fell by just three percent through the year. “2011 marked...
Music Industry Can See The Light After 'Least Negative' Sales Since 2004

Student who mocked Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'massively sorry'

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Speaking after his release from prison, Liam Stacey describes his abuse of the collapsed Bolton footballer as 'disgusting'A student jailed for posting offensive and racist comments on Twitter following footballer Fabrice Muamba's on-pitch collapse has been banned from university for the rest of the year.Liam Stacey, who has been released...
Student who mocked Fabrice Muamba on Twitter 'massively sorry'

FreedomPop plans to give away mobile internet, still make money somehow

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"Freemium" mobile broadband outfit FreedomPop has pulled back the curtain on how it plans to make money while giving away 4G internet. In an interview with GigaOm, Marketing VP Tony Miller revealed that once it has got enough consumers hooked on the gratis data, his company will start selling...
FreedomPop plans to give away mobile internet, still make money somehow

Zynga's big collapse: Is the social gaming fun over?

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From the looks of Zynga's results, the company's window of social gaming opportunity may be closing. [Read more]...
Zynga's big collapse: Is the social gaming fun over?
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