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Where should newspapers put corrections? There's no easy answer

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When it comes to righting a wrong committed in print, achieving redress is more complicated than it might at first appearPause for a second over the way you read a newspaper - or a newspaper website. Most people on the net don't start - or finish - with the home...
Where should newspapers put corrections? There's no easy answer

White House: It's Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking

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The White House on Monday came out in support of a consumer’s right to unlock their cell phone once they have fulfilled the terms of the contract. Responding to a petition on whitehouse.gov, the executive branch stated “The White House agrees with the 114,000+ of you who believe that consumers...
White House: It's Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking

Facebook is a phenomenon, but is it a good investment?

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How hard can users be milked for advertising revenues before they decide corporate messages are a turnoff?The biggest question mark over Facebook as an investment – at least at a price valuing the company at $77bn to $96bn – was raised by Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of the advertising...
Facebook is a phenomenon, but is it a good investment?

Bipartisan bill to re-legalize cellphone unlocking introduced in Senate

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We should have known that it wouldn't take long for someone in congress to take up the fight to re-legalize cellphone unlocking. Those championing the effort on the floor of the Senate are Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) , Richard Blumenthal (D-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) who introduced the Wireless Consumer...
Bipartisan bill to re-legalize cellphone unlocking introduced in Senate
Republican staffer fired for copyright memo talks to Ars

Wrath About the Math of Khan: Puncturing Khan Academy's Hype Balloon

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  Don’t get struck by lightning when hanging with Bill Gates. (Photo: jurvetson) This Mystery Science Theater 3000 troll of Sal Khan’s Khan Academy videos, posted in June, was the beginning of an inevitable backlash against Khan Academy videos and the breathless hype about Khan’s abilities as an instructor. Educators are beginning to...
Wrath About the Math of Khan: Puncturing Khan Academy's Hype Balloon

4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble

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I used to work as a startup attorney and now I’ve co-founded a startup that in part helps entrepreneurs get legal services, so I’ve seen startups make a lot of legal mistakes over the years, and there are a few that I keep seeing repeated. These mistakes are almost always...
4 ways to keep your startup out of legal trouble

Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

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The jailbreak for for iOS 6.1, going by the name Evasi0n, has arrived. Over 270,000 people have downloaded it today to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads to introduce a host of new capabilities to their devices. In fact, people have been so eager to get their mitts on Evasi0n that...
Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

Apple's growing pains, culture of secrecy and the iPad

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Filed under: AppleOn Saturday, when you plug in your shiny new iPad and peruse the App Store for apps, you'll see 'HD' or 'XL' designations for iPad-specific apps. You may wonder what that's all about. It's about a lack of solid information, driven by a top-down policy of secrecy. When...
Apple's growing pains, culture of secrecy and the iPad

NYT Editor responds to Tesla Model S data logs, impropriety accusations

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Data logs of the Model S that left New York Times editor John Broder stranded revealed a "violation of common sense" according to Telsa CEO Elon Musk, but Broder is now offering his side of the story to help make sense of the information. According to the journalist, he...
NYT Editor responds to Tesla Model S data logs, impropriety accusations

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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It has been quite busy this week on the Web as loads of announcements leading up to SXSW have hit the newswires. This weekend's festivities in Austin look to top last year's Twitter invasion with a location-based show down between Foursquare and Gowalla. It was a busy week at ReadWriteStart...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

"You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common..."

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""You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common sense and whiskey."" - Bill Murray (via bookofbourbon)...
"You can handle just about anything that comes at you out on the road with a believable grin, common..."

Why It Might Make Sense For Apple To Make A Five-Inch Phone

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If you're an Apple watcher that isn't too busy focusing on the present, you're probably wondering what Apple has cooking for the near future. While Wednesday's critical earnings report will reflect on the health of its existing products, the smart money is on whether or not Apple's got new magic...
Why It Might Make Sense For Apple To Make A Five-Inch Phone

8 realities about location-based apps

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Use your common sense before buying into the hype of location-based apps....
8 realities about location-based apps

Australian Police To Go Wardriving, Telling People To Lock Up Their WiFi

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Last fall, we wrote about some plans by the police in Austin, Texas to go wardriving to find open WiFi networks and pressure people into locking up those networks. After a bunch of people got upset about this, noting that open WiFi isn't a crime, the police backed down. However,...
Australian Police To Go Wardriving, Telling People To Lock Up Their WiFi

White House Supports Cell Phone Unlocking, Big Victory For Tech Activism

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Today was a big day for grassroots consumer activism: the White House officially came out in support of cell phone unlocking. After over 100,000 netizens demanded a response from the Obama Administration related to a new law banning consumers from “unlocking” their cell phones to move between carriers, the White...
White House Supports Cell Phone Unlocking, Big Victory For Tech Activism

In Which I Debate The UK Publisher's Association Boss Who Attacked The British Library

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A few weeks back, we wrote about the rather crazy exaggeration and attack from the UK Publisher's Association on groups -- including the British Library -- who were seeking common sense changes to copyright law. After that post went up, I was asked to participate in a podcast debate with...
In Which I Debate The UK Publisher's Association Boss Who Attacked The British Library

A life online: 'I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with someone I'd only met on the net'

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Poppy Dinsey, 25, is the creator of What I Wore Today – a blog showing her wearing a different outfit every dayPoppy Dinsey set up her What I Wore Today blog on 1 January 2010, uploading and sharing one photo of herself in a different outfit every day. But having...
A life online: 'I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with someone I'd only met on the net'

MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

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MagicScroll for Chrome wants to transform the way you read online. Typically, you’ll navigate a Web page by using the vertical scroll bar, the scroll wheel on your mouse or perhaps the arrow buttons on your keyboard. But the MagicScroll Web reader transforms each page into a book-like interface, making...
MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly

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The UK Government revealed on April Fools' Day that it's planning to offer law enforcement agencies unprecedented access to private communications. British Cellphone operators and ISPs will be required to harvest packet data -- containing the parties to all calls, emails and social media communication, as well as the...
UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly

How Low Can Drones Go?

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As we've pointed out in a few stories, drones aren't necessarily something to worry about. Like any technology, they can be used for good and bad purposes, and shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. But determining where exactly the line between acceptable and unacceptable lies is tricky, as the...
How Low Can Drones Go?

Abandon common sense all ye who enter here…

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Abandon common sense all ye who enter here…

In funding small business, data science is sometimes just common sense

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His company has lent nearly $3 billion to small business owners in the past 14 years, but Capital Access Network CEO Glenn Goldman doesn’t really care about credit scores. Unlike some Silicon Valley-entrenched personal lending startups, he doesn’t really seem care too much about data science, either — at least...
In funding small business, data science is sometimes just common sense

Scamville Marches Onto The iPhone, Sneaks Back Into Facebook

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In our Scamville series of posts last October we exposed the massive user fraud occurring Facebook and MySpace social games. Fake quizzes tied to long term mobile subscriptions, malware-laden toolbar downloads and other scams were the center of the controversy. The industry did a lot of talking in the...
Scamville Marches Onto The iPhone, Sneaks Back Into Facebook

UK Politician Speaks Out Against The Travesty Of Trying To Deport Richard O'Dwyer To Feed Hollywood's Anger

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Given the renewed attention in the Richard O'Dwyer case, it's good to see UK MP Tom Watson speak out eloquently against the extradition. Watson hits on a bunch of good points, starting with the fact that O'Dwyer was "hung out to dry" by UK politicians who don't seem to even...
UK Politician Speaks Out Against The Travesty Of Trying To Deport Richard O'Dwyer To Feed Hollywood's Anger

FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage

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Way back in March, the FAA stated that it was taking a "fresh look" at Kindles and tablet computers, possibly moving towards approving these devices for use during takeoff and landing. Nine months later, perhaps feeling the "fresh look" was now a bit past "stale," FCC chief Julius Genachowski politely...
FAA Facing More Pressure To Change Its Rules On Electronic Device Usage

Common Sense: H.P.'s Autonomy Blunder Might Be One for the Record Books

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It seemed likely that a deal like AOL's acquisition of Time Warner would never be repeated, rivaled or surpassed, but the deal for Autonomy may qualify....
Common Sense: H.P.'s Autonomy Blunder Might Be One for the Record Books
Federal appeals court revives Viacom’s $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube

Mobile payments? 'For the consumer, this is doing their head in...'

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Ovum, Weve, iZettle and Foursquare talk m-payments technology at the Guardian Mobile Business SummitSome analysts pump hot air into the hype around unproven new mobile technologies. Thankfully, Eden Zoller is one of the other ones.The principal analyst at Ovum's telecoms consumer practice delivered a dose of common-sense regarding mobile payments...
Mobile payments? 'For the consumer, this is doing their head in...'

Microsoft could bring curved, one-handed software keyboard to Windows Phone

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As with 8Pen and Flit, we’ve seen more than a few unconventional mobile keyboards. The latest oddball effort, however, could come from Microsoft. Windows Phone gadget blog WMPowerUser has unearthed a leaked screenshot of a new keyboard, which was taken from a Microsoft Research presentation. Unlike most keyboards, Microsoft’s...
Microsoft could bring curved, one-handed software keyboard to Windows Phone
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