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Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

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After weeks of buildup, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers today and accused them of conspiring to set e-book prices. This is a big story and publishers, consumers and retailers may see the ramifications of today’s lawsuit for months or even years to come. Here’s what...
Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post
Galaxy Nexus And Nexus 7 Owners: You Can Manually Update To Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Now

Do we need to talk about suicide?

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A very popular founder named Jody Sherman died this week. He was the founder of Ecomom, and had a wonderful reputation for being relentlessly positive, driven and fun. We weren’t close friends, but we were friends. I’ve received dozens of emails from him over the past two years, and...
Do we need to talk about suicide?

Foursquare Checks Out Of The iTunes App Store

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Foursquare’s iPhone app has been withdrawn from iTunes app store. Foursquare, the mobile service which brings together social city-guides and location-based gaming is normally available for iPhone, Blackberry, PalmPre and Android devices.  However, its iPhone app, originally launched in 2009, has disappeared from iTunes store, leaving many users unable to...
Foursquare Checks Out Of The iTunes App Store
Instagram search engine Worldcam proves peril of platform dependence

Apple sued in New Zealand for cancelling mispriced $35 website order actually worth $1600

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Apple will be forced to represent itself at a Dispute Tribunal in New Zealand next month after a local marketing specialist took advantage of a misprice on the Apple.com website and ordered products worth as much as $1600 for just $35, only to have it cancelled after some of it...
Apple sued in New Zealand for cancelling mispriced $35 website order actually worth $1600

AppMobi Accelerates Android HTML5 Performance With new directCanvas SDK

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A lot has been made over the last couple of days of how Android renders HTML5 a lot slower than iOS. This comes as a revelation to absolutely no one. HTML5 development studio appMobi thinks it has a fix. At the Game Developers Conference today appMobi announced the availability of...
AppMobi Accelerates Android HTML5 Performance With new directCanvas SDK

Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

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Developers are urged to make it less easy for a child to spend hundreds on 'in-app' purchasesParents are being warned to be vigilant with their iPhones and iPads, following increasing reports of children running up bills of hundreds of pounds while playing games such as Playmobil Pirates, Coin Dozer and...
Parents told to beware children running up huge bills on iPad and iPhone game apps

Did Super Bowl Advertisers Take Advantage of Search Interest?

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Over the past couple of days, numerous stats and figures have been published about how Super Bowl advertisers took advantage (or not) of social media this year. But commercials also drive people to search engines, which in turn (when things go right) can lead potential customers to advertiser web... Please...
Did Super Bowl Advertisers Take Advantage of Search Interest?

AT&T service in the works to let app developers pay for users' data use

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AT&T has been making news all over MWC in the past couple of days. The most recent report from The Wall Street Journal says that Ma Bell is planning a service that will enable app devs and other content providers to pay the carrier for subscriber's data usage. AT&T's head...
AT&T service in the works to let app developers pay for users' data use
Stop the Windows 8 bashing! Progress and change are not bad things

Facebook’s New Like Button Plugin Has a Rough Week

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Facebook’s popular new social plugin, the Like Button, has been having some growing pains this week. The new feature, which lets users share web pages back to Facebook with a single click, is already live on more than 100,000 web sites after it launched in late April, including big ones...
Facebook’s New Like Button Plugin Has a Rough Week

Facebook Can Blame Google For Its China Problems

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Google has to bear some responsibility for Facebook’s inability to build a presence in China, according to a leading market analyst. I introduced Shaun Rein here on PandoDaily a couple of days ago. He’s the founder of the China Market Research Group and a veteran watcher of the country’s tech...
Facebook Can Blame Google For Its China Problems

Last Post On Sarah Silverman v. TED

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This is the last time we write about this, promise. But it turns out that a week before the super-liberal TED crowd was shocked by comedian Sarah Silverman’s repeated use of the word “retarded” on stage (so much so that TED organizer Chris Anderson tweeted how “god-awful” she was), she...
Last Post On Sarah Silverman v. TED
Watch out, Siri - Google's enhanced voice search is coming to the iPhone and iPad [video]

On the road: Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport – review

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The perfect car for pregnancy and beyondMy girlfriend – there she is already! – is pregnant. Thirty-nine and a half weeks, actually. So she's uncomfortable, achy, groany, big; in need of all sorts of support and the odd massage. Which makes the arrival of a Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 somewhat serendipitous. It's...
On the road: Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport – review

Facebook as a single point of failure for the Web

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If Facebook has its way (and it usually does), over the coming years a ton of websites and online services will become part of the open graph that Facebook is promoting, with Facebook firmly planted in the middle. The concept is very interesting, and the potential for this web...
Facebook as a single point of failure for the Web

Lumio desk lamp takes light reading literally (video)

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With the future of reading heading squarely in the direction of electronic devices, what to do with the old timey book form? Build a lamp, of course. During a recent visit to the City by the Bay, we popped into the TechShop hackerspace and were introduced to Max Gunawan,...
Lumio desk lamp takes light reading literally (video)

Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple announced that it had reached out to the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit that investigates working conditions for laborers around the world. The organization was asked to perform voluntary audits for Apple on the Foxconn plants in Chengdu and Shenzen China, where it...
Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus may be in the works

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Remember the possible slightly upgraded Samsung Galaxy Nexus that was spotted in a benchmark a couple of days ago? Well, it turns out that it may not be the only Samsung smartphone to get some minor hardware improvements in the near future. Samsung did say it won’t announce the successor...
Samsung Galaxy S II Plus may be in the works

Mobile device security plan defended by Army

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The Department of Defense's inspector general has reposted and updated a report critical of the Army's shortcomings in handling cybersecurity for commercial mobile devices, with some changes to correct for what it says were mistakes. However, the basic findings in the reposted report, "Improvements Needed With Tracking and Configuring...
Mobile device security plan defended by Army

Your Google Drive isn't ready? Just wait a day… or maybe two

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When we reported Tuesday that Google Drive is here, and you can install it "right now," some of our readers were understandably frustrated that they couldn't, in fact, install it right away. Some people who signed up were greeted with messages saying that their Google Drive wasn't "ready" yet,...
Your Google Drive isn't ready? Just wait a day… or maybe two

iPhone Quaskidisk app updated for tethering, booted from market

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Those of you sticking so close to the iPhone app streets that you can tell that an app is coming before its developer even develops it knew that there was an app by the name of QuasiDisk out there today, one that allowed you to take advantage of tethering from...
iPhone Quaskidisk app updated for tethering, booted from market

Facebookers Go Red To Support Marriage Equality

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Notice a little extra red in the blue sea of Facebook the past couple of days? That’s a new picture shared by the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group for LGBT individuals and their allies, which is being used to show support for marriage equality. Proposition 8, which outlaws same-sex...
Facebookers Go Red To Support Marriage Equality

Windows Live Mesh users must switch by Wednesday

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Microsoft will kill Live Mesh on Wednesday, so current users have only a couple of days left to jump ship to SkyDrive or a similar service. [Read more]...
Windows Live Mesh users must switch by Wednesday

A copyright claim on chirping birds highlights the flaws of YouTube’s automated system

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You can barely hear the birds chirping in this YouTube video of a man picking some fresh ingredients for a wild salad, and yet that very sound has been identified as copyrighted material, belonging to music company, Rumblefish. YouTube user eeplox posted this to Google’s YouTube help forum a couple...
A copyright claim on chirping birds highlights the flaws of YouTube’s automated system

Naked, Drunken Stupidity And A Jerk-Of-A 'Friend' May Cost A Startup Founder His Acquisition

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AlphaBoost CEO Matt Monahan is currently trying to sell his social marketing startup, Nitasha Tiku and Patrick Clark of BetaBeat report. But that might prove to be a bit more difficult than expected, in light of his "friend" posting a video of Monahan drunk and naked while on vacation in India...
Naked, Drunken Stupidity And A Jerk-Of-A 'Friend' May Cost A Startup Founder His Acquisition

Whose game is it anyway?

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No sooner had BioWare released Mass Effect 3 than the fast-selling video game was embroiled in controversy. Fans who had followed the adventures of Commander Shepard since the first Mass Effect in 2007 were outraged at the final minutes of the concluding chapter of the trilogy, which they felt disrespected...
Whose game is it anyway?

Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery

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A couple of days ago, we flagged Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner Mary Meeker’s presentation at the D11 conference, and looked at the special attention she paid to China. Among the many data points she had to share about the world’s biggest Internet market, Meeker included a slide that...
Same-day delivery's for suckers - now a Chinese ecommerce giant has three-hour delivery

Weird Science increases its fondness for atheists

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I thought I didn't like you, but then you mentioned the Supreme Court: Atheists are some of the least trusted members of society, consistently coming in last in polls that ask whether you'd vote for a hypothetical presidential candidate that had certain features. Now, researchers have figured out a...
Weird Science increases its fondness for atheists
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