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Sergey Brin To All Elected Politicians: Withdraw From Your Parties And Go Independent

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As I've noted before, when I was first eligible to vote, the voter registration card required you to check off party affiliation. Along with the various parties, it had an option for "Independent." I actually found even that term to have certain connotations, and so I just left that section...
Sergey Brin To All Elected Politicians: Withdraw From Your Parties And Go Independent

British Somalis: nomads no more

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Mo Farah's glorious gold medal symbolises the emergence of Britain's Somali communityFor most of my childhood in London people were confused by me. They would look at me askance and ask, "Are you Pakistani or Jamaican?" "I'm from Somalia," I would reply irritably, receiving a blank look before the inevitable...
British Somalis: nomads no more

Digital capitalism is the most Darwinian capitalism: The economics of building a platform

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Pricing is at the heart of every business, and pricing decisions are far more complicated than merely covering expenses. In the price of a good there are connotations of quality, the volume sold and even the perception of the brand. But when it come to digital goods — where the...
Digital capitalism is the most Darwinian capitalism: The economics of building a platform

To Pivot or Not to Pivot

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Editor’s note: Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo.  Follow him @ashkan. “To pivot, or not to pivot, that is the question: Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles.” Hamlet, were it set in...
To Pivot or Not to Pivot

Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook

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Last spring I wrote about Nature Publishing Group’s plan for a $49 electronic textbook packed with interactivity and unlimited content updates for life. The original publication date was scheduled for September 1, 2011, but for a variety of reasons the release was pushed back. Today marks the official launch of...
Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook
Hootsuite debuts a big, shiny, election-tracking tool for Twitter, Facebook

Taiwan Denies Use Of 'Pirate Party' Name Because People Might Think They're Actual Sea-Faring Pirates

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Last year, we wrote about how the Russian Pirate Party was refused recognition because officials there didn't like the name, stating that it "is an attack on sea or river craft, which is a criminal offense." Apparently, something similar has happened in Taiwan, where someone who sought to establish the...
Taiwan Denies Use Of 'Pirate Party' Name Because People Might Think They're Actual Sea-Faring Pirates

Madrid's neon knight upstaged by new Apple store

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Famous Tío Pepe sign faces uncertain future as technology giant moves into building where it has stood for 75 yearsOne of Spain's most iconic images, the huge Tío Pepe neon sign that glows above Madrid's central Puerta del Sol square, has been shoved aside at the same time as a...
Madrid's neon knight upstaged by new Apple store
Cisco survey: Drivers are getting comfortable with the idea of the driverless car

On the road: Volkswagen Golf SE 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

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'The Golf feels fun enough to buy when you're young, single and relatively carefree, but won't need replacing if you have kids'Next year, the Volkswagen Golf celebrates its 40th birthday. They've sold 29m of them since 1974. Perhaps the car's enduring popularity is founded on the fact that it can...
On the road: Volkswagen Golf SE 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS

Here Are The Craziest Pictures Made So Far On Hot App Draw Something

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Draw Something has taken smartphones by a storm. It has only been live for 3.5 weeks and it has already been downloaded more than 5 million times. Users are sharing their drawings all over Twitter and Instagram. We quickly discovered that many of you are Picassos on Draw Something,...
Here Are The Craziest Pictures Made So Far On Hot App Draw Something

Multi-factor Authentication and the Cloud

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High profile security breaches into cloud-based applications like GMail and Google Apps serve to remind us that when people and companies stores all their information "out there" then security measures are of critical importance. In most cases the security breaches are "front door" attacks where a hacker has exploited a...
Multi-factor Authentication and the Cloud
IT Disasters Rarely Involve Fire Or Hail. But Beware Disk Crashes

The Problem with Wikidata

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Fundamental changes are afoot at Wikipedia. Changes that have worrying connotations for the diversity of knowledge in the world's sixth most popular website. Wikipedia, with a new initiative called Wikidata, is radically reconfiguring itself to take advantage of the "Semantic Web." Wikidata will create a collaborative database that is...
The Problem with Wikidata

Amazon, Google warned as government panel files more than 250 objections to custom top-level domains

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Five months after Internet advisory organisation ICANN revealed a huge list of companies seeking to register custom generic top-level domains (gTLDs) — including Apple, Google and Microsoft — a government panel has filed objections against more than 250 domains, giving potential registrants the chance to address issues or withdraw their...
Amazon, Google warned as government panel files more than 250 objections to custom top-level domains

SEOmoz rebrands as 'Moz', launches a new analytics platform and branches into inbound marketing

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SEOmoz has lost its SEO. Well, from its name at least. In a blog post earlier today, the search engine and social optimization software company announced that SEOmoz is no more – it is now known simply as Moz with all links now redirecting to the new domain. The SEOmoz...
SEOmoz rebrands as 'Moz', launches a new analytics platform and branches into inbound marketing

The misappropriation of Evil

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We seem to have lost all concept of what evil is. In the tech blogosphere we throw the word around as if it is some sort of weapon. Google is evil, Facebook is evil, advertising is evil, marketers are evil. Open isn’t evil. As long as it is the...
The misappropriation of Evil

These Apps Are Radically Changing The Way You Interact With The World, And You Don't Even Realize It

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Square and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey said the future of apps lies in a future where apps "fade into the background." They are apps that you don't even realize you're using most of the time. They handle all of your payments without making you take out your wallet. They manage...
These Apps Are Radically Changing The Way You Interact With The World, And You Don't Even Realize It

Six Factors in Emergent Innovation

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In discussing employee-driven innovation, having a technology platform to deliver on objectives is a key part of a company’s strategy. Hard to get everyone tuned in when you rely only on email and conversations with your cubicle mates. But that’s just one factor. There are many other considerations for companies...
Six Factors in Emergent Innovation
The Minerva Project Lands $25 Million for Elite Virtual University. Ambitious? Yes. Just Don’t Call it Disruptive.

Court Denies Pirate Party Naming Right, Cites “Real Pirate” Confusion

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From Argentina to Venezuala through Uruguay back up to Bosnia and Herzegovina via Nepal, Pirate parties are appearing all around the world. From their Scandinavian roots in the Antipiratbyran movement from which the Pirate Bay was born, today Pirate policies are being spread using dozens of languages. Currently there are...
Court Denies Pirate Party Naming Right, Cites “Real Pirate” Confusion

Could robots soon add to mankind's existential threats?

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A driverless car and other advances suggest humans haven't got long left as robots' intellectual superiorsOnce upon a time, the term "existentialism" had connotations of seedy French intellectuals groping impressionable young women in Parisian cafes while spouting nonsense about the paramountcy of individual experience. But that was then and this is...
Could robots soon add to mankind's existential threats?
What do Cindy Sherman's costumes mean in an age of Photoshop?

Facebook's *Ping* Noise Has 4 Notes: F, A, C, and E

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You know that little chime on Facebook that bleats out when you're chatting with someone? Here, it sounds like this: Well, that's not an off-the-shelf sound effect. It is the Facebook ping, and it was very well considered. We know this because that ping has a fan, and that...
Facebook's *Ping* Noise Has 4 Notes: F, A, C, and E

Don’t call it a beta: Microsoft to unveil Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Feb. 29

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Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows 8 release for public testing will be unveiled at a press event in Barcelona on February 29, tying in with the Mobile World Congress occurring at the same time, the company announced today. Originally referred to as the Windows 8 beta, the release will instead be...
Don’t call it a beta: Microsoft to unveil Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Feb. 29

Chinese Mobile Browser Maker UCWeb Aims for a Billion Users

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Chinese mobile browser maker UCWeb has 50 percent of the Chinese market and 20 percent share in India. That’s 300 million people, but CEO Yu Yongfu isn’t satisfied. He wants to have a billion customers in five years. And, its not just about eyeballs. Yu says the company is also...
Chinese Mobile Browser Maker UCWeb Aims for a Billion Users
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