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Music Industry Threatens to Bankrupt Pirate Party Members

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After an expensive legal battle a group of music labels achieved their aim of having The Pirate Bay website blocked in the UK. With the official site blocked, millions of users switched over to proxy services, and the proxy of the UK Pirate Party soon became one of the most...
Music Industry Threatens to Bankrupt Pirate Party Members

Megaupload Publishes Deal to Counter U.S. Extortion Claims

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Last month Megaupload filed a renewed request to dismiss the indictment against it, until the U.S. Government finds a way to properly serve the company. Megaupload’s legal team reiterated that the company’s due process is at stake. The company has already been destroyed and is being held ransom by the...
Megaupload Publishes Deal to Counter U.S. Extortion Claims

RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

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RIM has just released their Q1 2013 financials, and they’re about as bleak as the company expected. The Canadian company reported a loss of $518 million (which breaks down to $0.99/share diluted) on revenues of $2.8 billion. To put that in a bit of perspective, RIM reported a net loss...
RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

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The saga concerning the DOJ scooping up phone records of Associated Press has continued to expand. The DOJ sent a quick and rather disingenuous letter in response to the AP's complaint. In it, the DOJ -- contrary to its own history of abusive practices concerning reporter phone records -- insists...
What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

Happy Biiiirthday Mr USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane

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The X-37B was only meant to stay up in space for a gestational nine months, but a full year has now passed since launch and the US Air Force apparently has little interest in bringing its baby home. On the contrary: according to Space.com, the plan is to send...
Happy Biiiirthday Mr USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane

Facebook, ARM, x86, and the future of the data center

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Last week, Facebook announced a new motherboard/daughtercard design it dubbed "Group Hug." Thanks to innovative work from the Open Compute Platform, the new daughtercard allows CPUs from ARM, Intel, or AMD to be plugged into a single motherboard. Contrary to what others have said, though, mobile SoCs will not remake...
Facebook, ARM, x86, and the future of the data center
99designs & a trademark ain't one, or, the surprising relaunch of Pro Tools

Microsoft says it has no plans to make smartphones

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Microsoft has no plans to build its own smartphones, contrary to a report from an analyst last week....
Microsoft says it has no plans to make smartphones

UK Government report into religious radicalization calls on ISPs to remove terrorist content

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A British government report on the roots of religious radicalization and terrorism has called for ISPs to self-regulate potentially illegal content that incites terrorism, suggesting that contrary to the results of research published in November last year, the internet "features in most, if not all, of the routes of...
UK Government report into religious radicalization calls on ISPs to remove terrorist content

Video sharing service Vine reportedly to launch as standalone iOS app soon, play nice with Twitter

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Contrary to reports from earlier today that the video service Vine would be a built-in Twitter service, All Things D’s Peter Kafka is now stating that it will be a standalone app available in Apple’s App Store. The app, which was rumored but never confirmed to have been acquired by...
Video sharing service Vine reportedly to launch as standalone iOS app soon, play nice with Twitter

ARM-powered Windows 8 devices will likely support desktop apps

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Contrary to a number of reports that have suggested otherwise, ARM-powered Windows 8 devices will likely be able to run full desktop applications. Microsoft had failed for some time to provide a straight answer as to whether or not ARM-powered devices would be limited to simply running Metro-style applications....
ARM-powered Windows 8 devices will likely support desktop apps
Apple to sue bankrupt Proview over iPad trademark

Does Google 'do evil'? | Poll

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Google has been attacked by the chair of the UK public accounts committee, Margaret Hodge, who said that contrary to its motto, the firm does 'do evil'. She was referring to its tax arrangements. Do you agree with her?    ...
Does Google 'do evil'? | Poll
How Facebook learned to take its time with Timeline

Introducing The Next Web Global Job Board. A job board for the WORLD Wide Web.

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Today we’re proud to reveal The Next Web Global Job Board. We’ve had plans to launch this for some time but had always held out to ensure we could provide a job board with a difference. After all, there are plenty already out there. So why is the TNW Global...
Introducing The Next Web Global Job Board. A job board for the WORLD Wide Web.
Hadoop Adoption Accelerates, But Not For Data Analytics

New study indicates that teens are liars, parents morons when it comes to online porn

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Let’s see if this trips your BS sensor: according to a new study, executed by McAfee, 32% of teenaged folk in the United States have watched pornography online. You’re laughing, right? I thought so.  The study has an even better number to report, however. Ready? Here goes: only 12% of...
New study indicates that teens are liars, parents morons when it comes to online porn

Zuckerberg closed Instagram deal without Facebook board approval

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What’s cooler than a billion dollars? A billion dollars without board approval. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook’s acquisition of mobile photo sharing app Instagram was pursued by Mark Zuckerberg alone, with board members notified only hours before the deal was set to close. According to one...
Zuckerberg closed Instagram deal without Facebook board approval
Time For Apple To Buy Developer Love With A 0% Cut?
HP emerges as big winner in webOS sale, and LG doesn't rule out a phone

Apps that use global hotkeys will continue to be allowed in the Mac App Store

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Contrary to rumors that were bandied about earlier today, Apple will continue allow apps that use global hotkey shortcuts in the Mac App Store, reports Lex Friedman at Macworld. There had been some concerns raised after a report from Erica Ogg at TUAW hinted that Apple was cracking down on...
Apps that use global hotkeys will continue to be allowed in the Mac App Store

News: Microsoft: No new Xbox in 2012

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Microsoft France's director of marketing has made it clear that we will not see a new Xbox console in 2012, despite rumours to the contrary. "We're in an industry that talks a lot, that likes to tell stories. I am not convinced things will happen this year," he told...
News: Microsoft: No new Xbox in 2012

Will ACTA Be Found Unconstitutional?

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DustyShadow writes "Harvard's Jack Goldsmith and Lawrence Lessig have an interesting op-ed in Friday's Washington Post, arguing that it would be constitutionally dubious for President Obama to adopt the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) as an executive agreement. '[T]he Obama administration has suggested it will adopt the pact as a "sole...
Will ACTA Be Found Unconstitutional?
MPAA: you can infringe copyright just by embedding a video

Schmidt says something will happen in China 'soon'

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Seven weeks and counting Google CEO Eric Schmidt has reiterated that the company is currently in negotiations with the Chinese government over its future in the country - despite the Chinese government's claims to the contrary - and he expects some sort of development "soon."…Web threats: Why conventional protection doesn't...
Schmidt says something will happen in China 'soon'

Apple adds 'unique_identifier' to in-app purchase receipts, not UDID, may be related to recent breach

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Apple has begun adding a new field to its in-app purchase receipts entitled ‘unique_identifier’. The addition of the field was reported by Macrumors, but contrary to its article, it does not appear to contain a Unique Device Identifier (UDID), something that Apple has been instructing developers to move away from....
Apple adds 'unique_identifier' to in-app purchase receipts, not UDID, may be related to recent breach
Hootsuite CEO says the valuation tops $500M, but VCs aren't buying it [exclusive]

HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

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Executives at Hewlett-Packard are scratching their heads at a report in The Times of London saying that HP had tried to unload Autonomy — the British software firm that it acquired in 2011 only to write down its value by $5 billion — on the German software giant SAP. The...
HP Says It Hasn't Tried to Sell Autonomy to SAP

Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

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Nick D’Aloisio just agreed to sell his mobile news-reading startup Summly to Yahoo for a rumored $30 million — which wouldn’t be that unusual, except for the fact that D’Aloisio is 17 years old. But while many seem to be assuming the young entrepreneur will take his windfall and flee...
Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay

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I've pointed out before that, contrary to the smug insistence of many people who dislike this site, I don't download any unauthorized content. At all. In 1999 I had Napster on my computer, but I was stuck on a dialup connection, so I never had a chance to test it...
The Content Industry Keeps Penalizing The People Who Actually Pay
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