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London 2012: how the Olympic Games have changed Britain

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I don't know if you've noticed, but in the last week we've somehow learned how to win. Feels kind of nice, doesn't it?Something went a little weird last weekend. Certainly off piste, anyway, to use a sporting term (albeit a not very appropriate one for this particular topic). The London...
London 2012: how the Olympic Games have changed Britain

Yahoo Issues Statement Over Home-Working Ban: It's Right For Us

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"This isn't a broad industry view on working from home--this is about what is right for Yahoo right now." Yahoo has issued a statement following the outcry over its decision to stop its employees from remote working. The memo, which was leaked on Friday night to the AllThingsD website,...
Yahoo Issues Statement Over Home-Working Ban: It's Right For Us

Google could face 'tsunami of litigation', claims Foundem chief

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Shivaun Raff says search engine company faces more litigation if it does not alter its search results in a negotiated settlementThe head of Foundem, the British search engine company which first triggered an antitrust investigation into Google by the European commission, has warned that the search engine company faces "a...
Google could face 'tsunami of litigation', claims Foundem chief

No, Google did not run over a donkey in Botswana

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Here’s a story you don’t see every day. Google on Wednesday has gone on record to deny reports that one of its Google Maps Street View cars killed a donkey in the Kweneng region of Botswana. Seriously, we’re not kidding: the story got big enough that the company actually had...
No, Google did not run over a donkey in Botswana

Testing NBC's Olympic live-stream: It works (I think)

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An early encounter with the NBC Olympic live-stream suggests a slightly eerie experience, where there are no commentators, save for distant English voices. [Read more]...
Testing NBC's Olympic live-stream: It works (I think)

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

To Achieve Your Goals, Learn How To Hack Your Brain

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During the Major League Baseball playoffs over the next few weeks, you'll likely hear a comment about a pitcher having a bad outing. You'll hear commentators say he's throwing but he's not pitching. They mean the pitcher is going through the mechanics of delivering the ball to the plate, but...
To Achieve Your Goals, Learn How To Hack Your Brain

Twitter to use Do Not Track system

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Social network to honour requests from users who do not want online behaviour recorded – unlike Google and fFacebookTwitter says it will honour requests from users who do not want their online behaviour tracked, the company said on Thursday, in contrast with web companies such Google and Facebook whose business...
Twitter to use Do Not Track system

Meridian is developing a content management system for places

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Earlier this month we covered a new app for NYC’s largest gallery: the subway system. Yes, NY’s subway system is quite the source of fine art, and the app, built by Meridian, showcases the Arts for Transit program, which has been active since 1985. That app is certainly impressive, but there were concerns over...
Meridian is developing a content management system for places

Nvidia responds to Apple’s A5X processor claims: Can we see the benchmarks?

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During the unveiling of the new iPad at the company’s San Francisco keynote yesterday, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller was eager to point out the capabilities of Apple’s new A5X processor, comparing its graphics performance to one of its rivals — the Tegra 3 from Nvidia. Describing...
Nvidia responds to Apple’s A5X processor claims: Can we see the benchmarks?

Today Is Just the End of the Beginning for Mark Zuckerberg

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I’m at a retreat with (mostly) a bunch of entrepreneurs this week. We were sitting around against the starry sky and red clay mountains in Moab, Utah when one non-entrepreneur said his favorite billionaire was Mark Cuban. His reasoning was that Cuban seems like a guy who knows how to...
Today Is Just the End of the Beginning for Mark Zuckerberg

Is Vladimir Putin Behind An Army Of Internet Trolls?

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We noticed a number of complaints from Russian opposition figures last year who claimed to be have been targeted by bots and online trolls, seemingly run by Kremlin-sympathizers. Today, it looks like proof has arrived. Miriam Elder at the Guardian reports that Russia's Anonymous collective appear to have hacked...
Is Vladimir Putin Behind An Army Of Internet Trolls?

Why Matthew Keys is not 'the next Aaron Swartz'

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Matthew Keys is no Aaron Swartz. But the Reuters social media producer will face decades in jail under the same law used against Swartz if convicted of helping Anonymous hack the Los Angeles Times Web site in late 2010 -- a parallel that has Keys's lawyers and some commentators grouping...
Why Matthew Keys is not 'the next Aaron Swartz'

Google v Oracle: judge's order creates ethical dilemma for tech bloggers

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Court tells companies to reveal names of journalists and bloggers they might have a financial relationship withIn the dog days of a hot American summer, the tech journalism and blogging community are being made to sweat a little more than usual. Or at least that is the theory, after a...
Google v Oracle: judge's order creates ethical dilemma for tech bloggers

Users will always pay dearly when Facebook votes with its wallet

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Facebook is not democratic - it is part of the corporatocracy. If you don't like it, your only option is to stop using the siteFollowing a charade with a farce, Facebook has ended one of the most cynical corporate stunts in years. After a week of user "voting" about corporate...
Users will always pay dearly when Facebook votes with its wallet

Remember What Happened Last Time Everyone Thought Warren Buffett Had Suddenly Become An Idiot?

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In a preview of his annual letter, Warren Buffett patiently explained why investing in cash is actually risky and why he'd rather own stocks than gold. These explanations produced guffaws and rage among cash and gold investors--and assertions of "book-talking" and senility. Warren Buffett, the smug cash-hoarders and gold...
Remember What Happened Last Time Everyone Thought Warren Buffett Had Suddenly Become An Idiot?

Iceland's internet 'porn shield' will confront hardcore violence | Halla Gunnarsdóttir

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If we don't navigate a path between laissez-faire and censorship, a generation may grow up with a distorted view of sexualityThe Icelandic minister of the interior's recent initiative to address the online circulation of hardcore pornography has received considerable attention from the international media. Many commentators have offered their views...
Iceland's internet 'porn shield' will confront hardcore violence | Halla Gunnarsdóttir

Press Tries To Pin High Profile Killings On The Web & World Of Warcraft

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And, here we go again. The press and "cultural commentators" absolutely love to blame new technologies for someone who does something bad. The latest is that in response to the crazy Luka Magnotta case (involving the guy in Canada who killed and dismembered someone, filming the whole thing, eating some...
Press Tries To Pin High Profile Killings On The Web & World Of Warcraft

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The closed minds that deny a civilisation's glories - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Commentators - The Independent

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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: The closed minds that deny a civilisation's glories - Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Commentators - The Independent

67 Percent of Snapchat Users Have Gotten Dirty Pictures, Are Total Squares About It

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:( (Photo: Hashgram) Honestly, isn’t the most fun part of Snapchat receiving random dirty pictures? Apparently not to those prudes in the United Kingdom, who revealed in a new survey that 67 percent of them have received a picture they’ve deemed “inappropriate.” The poll, conducted by VoucherCodesPro, asked 1,300 men and woman between...
67 Percent of Snapchat Users Have Gotten Dirty Pictures, Are Total Squares About It

Work completed on China-Taiwan undersea cables

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Data has been sent over a pair of undersea fiber optic cables between China and Taiwan. Traffic between the two countries flowed through the cables for four minutes as part of a completion ceremony, with some commentators suggesting the first data connection between the two countries as having some political...
Work completed on China-Taiwan undersea cables

Judge orders Google, Oracle to disclose payments made to bloggers

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Disclosure: I was in the pay of Google throughout the Oracle litigation.But <sob> I couldn’t say anything. — Tim Bray (@timbray) August 7, 2012 A judge ruled today that Google and Oracle must disclose any payments made to Internet authors, journalists, or bloggers for published commentary related to the Google vs. Oracle lawsuit...
Judge orders Google, Oracle to disclose payments made to bloggers

Congress: Fear Chinese Networking Companies! But Ignore That China Makes All Our Networking Equipment!

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For years, there have been reports or whispers about how Chinese networking giant, Huawei, might not be trustworthy. Specifically, people talked about how China might hide trojan horses in the equipment for economic espionage or even cyberattack reasons. These rumors got so loud that Huawei last year flat out told...
Congress: Fear Chinese Networking Companies! But Ignore That China Makes All Our Networking Equipment!
Tech Law: Oracle Calls on Google to Out Paid Bloggers

Joey Barton reveals website plans after his farewell to Twitter

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Football philosopher wants to blog and act as online 'hub' for his legion of fansHe has used 140 characters to cite authorities from Nietzsche and George Orwell to The Smiths, attracting admiration and ridicule on the way. But the tweeting days of Joey Barton may be over, as the Premier...
Joey Barton reveals website plans after his farewell to Twitter

Apple unveils iPhone 5 - faster, thinner, and set to run on 4G

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Mobile launch coincides with update offering films and TV on iTunes, as rival Samsung looks set to cut Galaxy price tagApple has unveiled the iPhone 5, describing it as the "thinnest, lightest and fastest" handset yet as the brand behind today's personal computing revolution sets out to prove that it...
Apple unveils iPhone 5 - faster, thinner, and set to run on 4G

Is there an ethical laptop?

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My old laptop has finally given up. I'd like an iPad or a small laptop but I'm concerned about poor factory conditions and the mining for the minerals that go into them. Please help...The sleekness of the gadgets that dominate our lives gives little hint of the chaos that lies...
Is there an ethical laptop?

Eduardo Saverin's tax-free global citizenship | Dan Gillmor

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Must we tolerate this new global elite of the super-rich and mega-corporations dodging tax obligations in any one country?Eduardo Saverin imagines himself a "citizen of the world". His is an unofficial description, but one that an elite class of super-rich people and multinational companies increasingly take for granted.Saverin's name stood...
Eduardo Saverin's tax-free global citizenship | Dan Gillmor

Judge Orders Google and Oracle to Disclose Who They Paid to Write About Java Trial

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In something of a peculiar turn in the nearly concluded lawsuit between Oracle and Google over the Java platform, the judge in the case has ordered both parties to disclose who they paid to cover and write about the trial. Judge William Alsup, who presided over the case in the...
Judge Orders Google and Oracle to Disclose Who They Paid to Write About Java Trial

If TekSavvy Won't Oppose Copyright Trolls Who Want Customer Info, Who Will?

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We recently covered the latest attempt by Voltage Pictures to identify alleged Canadian filesharers in order to launch one of their infamous copyright shakedown schemes. Rather than target one of the big ISPs, they made a list of thousands of IP addresses from TekSavvy, an independent service provider, and sought...
If TekSavvy Won't Oppose Copyright Trolls Who Want Customer Info, Who Will?
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