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Google VP Neal Mohan: Don’t Call Us A Walled Garden

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Neal Mohan, Google’s Vice President of Display Advertising, took the stage at Federated Media’s Signal event this morning in San Francisco, and the first few minutes were pretty awkward. Google has been tangled up in some big controversies recently, and interviewer John Battelle started off by grilling Mohan about them....
Google VP Neal Mohan: Don’t Call Us A Walled Garden

Startups Live & Die by These 5 Street-Smart Laws of Advertising

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Editor’s note: Evan Peelle is a Los Angeles-based marketer with experience in web-based startups and conducting online marketing campaigns, including PPC, mobile, and search marketing. “Money alone isn’t enough to bring happiness . . . happiness [is] when you’re actually truly ok with losing everything you have.” – Tony Hsieh, Delivering...
Startups Live & Die by These 5 Street-Smart Laws of Advertising

Leaked Memo From Yahoo's CEO: 'We Will Make Bold, Fundamental Changes To What We Do And How We Do It' (YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson fired off a memo to the company's staff and Kara Swisher at All Things D has a transcript of what's in the memo. She doesn't have the actual memo, because Yahoo employees are paranoid of being caught leaking information. Instead of forwarding the memo, they...
Leaked Memo From Yahoo's CEO: 'We Will Make Bold, Fundamental Changes To What We Do And How We Do It' (YHOO)

Medium is well done, but is it the future of publishing?

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Obvious Corp., the startup incubator that Evan Williams and Biz Stone put together after they left Twitter, launched an ambitious new effort on Tuesday called Medium — a lightweight publishing platform the company says is part of an attempt to rethink how (and presumably also why) we publish content on...
Medium is well done, but is it the future of publishing?

Creaking internet needs to get the rebuilders in

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A system created to link researchers has grown into part of everyday life. But are its foundations still secure?The strange thing about the internet is that it went from being something exotic to something mundane almost without us noticing it. As a consequence, our societies have become frighteningly dependent on...
Creaking internet needs to get the rebuilders in

Facebook's New, Entirely Social Ads Will Recreate Marketing

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Leaked documents show Facebook making a radical departure from traditional online display advertising into a world where ads are conversations and brands automatically tell you which of your friends is already on their side.Facebook appears ready to launch a new set of premium ad units, and, based on a review...
Facebook's New, Entirely Social Ads Will Recreate Marketing

Facebook VP Chris Cox On The Company’s Past, Future, And Recipe For Success

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Today to close out its f8 developer conference, Facebook VP of Product Chris Cox took the stage to talk about the evolution of Facebook over the last six years, and how the company’s core principles have largely remained the same. During his presentation, Cox recounted Facebook’s early days, when the...
Facebook VP Chris Cox On The Company’s Past, Future, And Recipe For Success

FYI. Dave Morin Didn’t Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data

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Some people always see the good in people and some people always see the bad … Gawker just published a post with what at first seems to be some pretty damning evidence against Path founder Dave Morin, publishing an email where he assured writer Ryan Tate that Path wasn’t storing...
FYI. Dave Morin Didn’t Lie To Gawker About Path Storing User Data
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Digital Due Process Coalition Looks To Update Online Privacy Laws

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Minutes ago, over two dozen major tech companies, civil rights organizations, lawyers, and privacy advocates banded together to launch DigitalDueProcess.org, a coalition that is focused on helping modernize digital privacy laws. Specifically, the coalition is looking to revamp the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which defines the laws that govern online...
Digital Due Process Coalition Looks To Update Online Privacy Laws

What is the purpose of a newspaper?

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Reuters blogger Felix Salmon recently wrote about what he saw as a hypothetical business opportunity for the cash-strapped New York Times: namely, selling early access to news scoops like the paper’s expose on Walmart. The idea drew a fair amount of criticism (including some from me), and that critical...
What is the purpose of a newspaper?

The Five World-Changing Stories Going On In Tech Right Now (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, YHOO)

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We're following hundreds, if not thousands of independent storylines all the time. But right now, there are five big, on-going storylines we are keeping a particularly close eye on. These stories are tales of seismic events shifting the entire industry – and they mean a lot to our readers. They...
The Five World-Changing Stories Going On In Tech Right Now (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, FB, YHOO)

Can The Future Be Perfect? It Can Certainly Be Better

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The post Can The Future Be Perfect? It Can Certainly Be Better appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.As my 2011 review of his Where Good Ideas Come From: A Natural History of Innovation proves, I am a Steven Johnson fan. So it was with relish that I settled in to read his...
Can The Future Be Perfect? It Can Certainly Be Better

Pip.io integrates public and private online conversations

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In most circumstances, you wouldn’t talk about the latest WordPress release to your mom.  You also wouldn’t want to broadcast the pics from your best friend’s bachelor party to your boss.  In the real world, we use filters to make conversations contextual.  In the voyeuristic and very public world...
Pip.io integrates public and private online conversations

Humble THQ Bundle threatens to ruin the brand's reputation

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Since its successful debut back in 2010, the Humble Bundle has built a reputation for combining little-known independent games with a popular pay-what-you-want model and platform-agnostic, DRM-free downloads. The company's latest bundle, a partnership with major publisher THQ, could ruin that reputation in one stroke by abandoning some of the...
Humble THQ Bundle threatens to ruin the brand's reputation

The Startup Alliance to Defend Internet Freedom (And Why It Needs to Exist)

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It seems silly to compare a short, very broad infographic to our Constitution, but when it’s called Declaration of Internet Freedom and released days before Independence Day, it’s a little hard not to. A few questions have repeatedly emerged as the document, created by an alliance of startups in the...
The Startup Alliance to Defend Internet Freedom (And Why It Needs to Exist)

Google's Own 'About' Page Reveals How Far The Company Has Strayed From Its 'Core Principals' (GOOG)

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If you ever needed proof that Google has changed in a big way over the past three years, just go to the company's own "about" page. There, Google has a list of 10 "core principles" that  "guide our actions." The second principle: "It’s best to do one thing really, really...
Google's Own 'About' Page Reveals How Far The Company Has Strayed From Its 'Core Principals' (GOOG)

Why Conservatives Must Heed Congressman Issa's Call

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The core principles that have guided our nation from its inception are as applicable to the Internet age as they were in the time of King George III....
Why Conservatives Must Heed Congressman Issa's Call

Google Considered Issuing Its Own Currency (GOOG)

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Speaking onstage at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Google chairman Eric Schmidt revealed that the company nearly issued its own currency called Google Bucks, reports IT World. Google Bucks would have been a peer-to-peer currency system, but the concept is illegal in most areas. Governments are obviously concerned...
Google Considered Issuing Its Own Currency (GOOG)

People Don't Take Smoke Breaks Anymore, They Take Facebook Breaks

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“People don’t take smoke breaks anymore — they take Facebook breaks.” Now, there’s a beauty that I heard this afternoon at the IBM Connect event here in Orlando. You can blame it on the digital natives — the young ones who feed their activity streams to network and create their...
People Don't Take Smoke Breaks Anymore, They Take Facebook Breaks

Betaworks Releases Preview of New Digg: 'Beautiful, Image-Friendly and Ad-Free'

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v1 wireframes. (Photo: Rethink Digg) The clock is ticking for the team at Betaworks, which plans to give a total overhaul to its newly-acquired social news site Digg by Thursday. Today the team published a preview of V1, complete with photos of design wireframes and some hints as to what...
Betaworks Releases Preview of New Digg: 'Beautiful, Image-Friendly and Ad-Free'

Create inspiring vector graphics with The Adobe Illustrator Creative Design Course [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. Are you a budding designer, but aren’t proficient with Adobe products? Well, with this latest VentureBeat offer, you’ll get a course that is going to help you maximize your productivity and creativity by understanding paths, groups, layers, text, color, effects, and much...
Create inspiring vector graphics with The Adobe Illustrator Creative Design Course [VB Store]

Social networking is threatening the open public network

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We need to set global standards to secure healthy co-dependency between public spaces and commercial interestsThe thing that still blows my mind about the internet is that through all the dramatic changes over the last two or three decades, it remains a mostly open public commons that everyone can use....
Social networking is threatening the open public network

OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild

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Just a year after selling his mobile-social gaming network OpenFeint to GREE for $104 million, Jason Citron is at it again. He’s starting a new company called Phoenix Guild and has pocketed $1.1 million from YouWeb, Accel Partners, and General Catalyst Partners. The goal is to be a the “Blizzard...
OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild

13 New apps, resources & goodies for Web designers that you need to check out

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Given the fast pace of anything remotely related to the Internet, it’s no surprise that Web designers are constantly creating something new. Sometimes the results are absolutely hilarious, while others are innovative and highly useful. Today, we’re going to focus on the latter, with an assortment of new tools and resources...
13 New apps, resources & goodies for Web designers that you need to check out

Open door: The readers' editor on... claims of excessive coverage of Apple and its products

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Part of the problem in assessing whether Apple gets too much coverage is the passion it provokes in a way that other brands don'tPut simply, the argument is this: the Guardian has been "brainwashed" by Apple to give the company and its products excessive amounts of favourable publicity. This is...
Open door: The readers' editor on... claims of excessive coverage of Apple and its products

This mom gave her son an 18-point contract with his iPhone. Would you be tempted?

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If you finally buckled and gave your offspring a smartphone or gadget this Christmas, you may by now be wondering if they will ever return to the real world away from that shiny new screen. Smart mom, Janelle Burley Hofman has published a document that may secure you a full-on...
This mom gave her son an 18-point contract with his iPhone. Would you be tempted?

Facebook To 6M Users: We Moved Fast And Broke Your Privacy

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Facebook, one of whose core principles is "Move fast and break things," appears to have done just that with the contact information of some six million users. The social network admitted that a complex bug involving the way it stores user phone numbers and email addresses of its users may...
Facebook To 6M Users: We Moved Fast And Broke Your Privacy
Facebook, Microsoft Helping U.K. Government Select And Train A New Generation Of Computer Science Teachers
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