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The Prosecution of Aaron: A Response to Orin Kerr

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Aaron Swartz committed suicide last week.  He was 26, a genius and my friend.  Not a really good friend, but someone I had worked with off and on for 11 years, liked a lot, had laughed with frequently, occasionally shaken my head over and deeply admired. When I first met...
The Prosecution of Aaron: A Response to Orin Kerr

Global Smartphone Use Set To Double In Three Years

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There are now over a billion smartphones in use worldwide, according to new data - and that figure is expected to double in just three years. And, given that it's taken 16 years to get to the magic number, citing 1996's Nokia Communicator as the first time a mobile communications...
Global Smartphone Use Set To Double In Three Years

Should Creative Commons Drop Its NonCommercial & NoDerivatives License Options?

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While we're big fans of Creative Commons in general, for many years, we've raised questions about some of the licenses/clauses -- with the NonCommercial one being of particular concern. Almost four years ago, we worried about the very blurry line between what was commercial and what was non-commercial, and how...
Should Creative Commons Drop Its NonCommercial & NoDerivatives License Options?

Gallery: Audiotool lets you make music using your browser

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Filed under: Audio, Freeware I can't exactly make up my mind whether Audiotool is a toy or a serious tool but one thing is for sure -- it is not lacking in ambition. It is a Flash-based music creation tool which uses real-world devices as metaphors. In simpler terms, it's...
Gallery: Audiotool lets you make music using your browser

Font Awesome Icon Font Released for Twitter Bootstrap

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It takes a lot of confidence to label a project "awesome," but after looking over the Font Awesome collection, I'm inclined to agree. Font Awesome is a set of glyph icons meant to work with Bootstrap, the Web App toolkit released by Twitter last year. The project is courtesy of...
Font Awesome Icon Font Released for Twitter Bootstrap

Google I/O: Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, Will Have Responsive Widgets, Offline Voice Typing

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Photo by Eliot Weisberg/ReadWriteWeb. Creative Commons licensed. Barra introduced engineering director Dave Burke to demonstrate the new features of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. He showed off Project Butter, Google's effort to make the transitions and animations in the operating system run at a smooth 60 frames per second everywhere. A...
Google I/O: Android 4.1, aka Jelly Bean, Will Have Responsive Widgets, Offline Voice Typing

_Why: A Tale Of A Post-Modern Genius

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  Why the Lucky Stiff (or _Why for short) was one of the brightest and most inspiring programmers in activity. He became famous through a series of blogs and through the incredible amount of open-source projects that he maintained over the course of more than seven years._Why’s popularity grew along...
_Why: A Tale Of A Post-Modern Genius

Ex-Six Apart CEO Joins Wolfram Alpha

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Barak Berkowitz, a veteran of Silicon Valley has joined Wolfram Alpha, an intelligent search engine by Wolfram Research, a Champaign, IL company founded by scientist Stephen Wolfram. He joins as the managing director, a position that is roughly equivalent to the title of chief executive officer. Wolfram, who is English...
Ex-Six Apart CEO Joins Wolfram Alpha

Apple: 380 stores in 13 countries support 1 million visitors a day

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Today at its iPhone event Apple announced that it has some 380 stores, coming to their 13th country this Friday, which support 1 million visitors a day. In its presentation, the company highlighted a new location in Barcelona. Picture(s) by Dennis Goedegebuure, originally posted at DPictures.com at Apple White Logo,...
Apple: 380 stores in 13 countries support 1 million visitors a day

Android Now Accounts For 75 Per Cent of Smartphones

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New figures released by the IDC yesterday show that Android phones dominate. Three out of four smartphones that were shipped in Q3 of 2012 use Google's OS, says the Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker - that's 136 million of the 181.1 million units between July and September. With worldwide smartphone...
Android Now Accounts For 75 Per Cent of Smartphones

The Geek Alphabet

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Geeks Are Sexy presents the ABCs of geekdom, illustrating each of the 26 letters with Creative Commons photography. And when you read them all together, they make a really geeky poem! Link (image credits: a, Mild Mannered Photographer and b, jpstanley)...
The Geek Alphabet
Fox's lawyers want 'Homeland' novel off Google despite no relation to TV show

Lenovo Elbows HP Aside To Become Number One PC Supplier

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Chinese computing behemoth Lenovo has toppled Hewlett Packard from the top of the computing market, just-released figures show. The U.S. firm shipped 13.55 million PCs, compared to Lenovo's 13.77, but has already come out fighting, disputing the data, which comes courtesy of Gartner. Hewlett Packard, led by Meg Whitman, prefers...
Lenovo Elbows HP Aside To Become Number One PC Supplier

Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet

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It’s long been said that “I agree to the terms of service” is the biggest lie on the internet. And even if you do read them, many TOS are so ridden with legalese that you practically need to be a lawyer to understand them. Also, as I wrote in a...
Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet

Picasa Web Albums Redirects to Google+ Photos

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After replacing Picasa Web with Google+ Photos in the navigation bar and redirecting individual albums to the Google+ interface, now Google redirects picasaweb.google.com to the albums section of Google+ Photos. You can still go back to the old Picasa Web interface if you use this URL: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1. Google displays this...
Picasa Web Albums Redirects to Google+ Photos

Duolingo Plans To Translate Virtual Language Learning Into Real Life Big Bucks

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The startup Duolingo has found a way to make free foreign language learning profitable. Venir otra vez? The company, which counts Ashton Kutcher and four-hour obsessive Tim Ferriss among its backers, is doing it, in part, by enlisting new language learners to translate the web. It's an approach that investors...
Duolingo Plans To Translate Virtual Language Learning Into Real Life Big Bucks
Verifeyed uses a camera’s ‘mathematical fingerprint’ to find manipuated images
YouTube becomes the largest host of Creative Commons licensed videos

Cartoon: Why Social Media Matters for Your Customers

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It is time for another look at enterprise IT from our friends Chief and Chuck. If your management still thinks Facebook and Twitter are fads, then perhaps this cartoon will hit home. After all, if we could only just not be bothered all the time from our customers when...
Cartoon: Why Social Media Matters for Your Customers

Social CRM Webinar Part 1: The 5Ms and Marketing Use Cases (Slides and Recording)

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The Market Took to the Social CRM Use Cases The Social CRM report by the Altimeter Group is a hit.  Within 30 days it has received over 30,000 views, been touted as the “Most Viral BtoB Report“, and brands and SCRM vendors are aligning their roadmaps in alignment with the...
Social CRM Webinar Part 1: The 5Ms and Marketing Use Cases (Slides and Recording)

Apple announces 200M iTunes in the Cloud users

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At today’s iPhone event, Apple announced that there were now some 200M iTunes in the Cloud users. That’s the service that Apple offers to people to play and download their purchased items wherever they are directly from its cloud. As of the July quarter, Apple has some 150M iCloud users,...
Apple announces 200M iTunes in the Cloud users
Penny Arcade passes Kickstarter goal to make homepage ad-free for a year

Google's Sergey Brin Calls For An Independent President

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The Goog boss used his Google+ page to request that whoever wins the election might unshackle himself from his party and govern as an independent. Sergey Brin has pleaded for an end to party politics. Posting on his Google+ account last night, he called for whichever candidates win today's...
Google's Sergey Brin Calls For An Independent President

David Byrne: One Of My Albums Sat On The Shelf For A Year Because Label Wanted DRM And I Didn't

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David Byrne, who has definitely been one of the more enlightened musicians for quite some time (using Creative Commons all the way back in 2004? Yup) when it comes to understanding both technology and new business models, recently sat down for an interview with Cory Doctorow about how the music...
David Byrne: One Of My Albums Sat On The Shelf For A Year Because Label Wanted DRM And I Didn't

Cartoon: The Value of Flash on the iPad

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With yesterday's iPad announcements, the real issue isn't whether the new features are worth the expense, but the lack of support for Flash. Sometimes you get so frustrated, you just want to toss your beloved little tablet through the window (and I don't mean that Window). Here is one...
Cartoon: The Value of Flash on the iPad

DNP: Dude recreates first-gen iPod in the browser, won't put 1,000 songs in your pocket

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Here's a bit of web fun to liven up your weekend: a digital artist by the name of Pritesh Desai has recreated a fully functional first-generation iPod that you can play directly in your browser. In remembrance of Steve Jobs, Desai created the faux iPod with HTML5, CSS3, and...
DNP: Dude recreates first-gen iPod in the browser, won't put 1,000 songs in your pocket

YouTube founders' new magazine-focused Web curation app Zeen opens in beta

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A few months ago, AVOS, the company started by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, quietly launched a teaser for a new project called Zeen. Today it’s gone live to people who applied for early beta access. AVOS’ first original project, following its previous acquisition of Delicious from Yahoo,...
YouTube founders' new magazine-focused Web curation app Zeen opens in beta
How batteries affect wearable design: 1st Google Glass had battery backpack

OER Textbook Startup Sued By Publishers For Copyright Infringement

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Blog: Hack (Higher) EducationBoundless Learning can boast a bunch of features that make it sound like an incredibly promising education startup: it's focused on open educational resources. It's rethinking the textbook. It's student-focused. It's got a great set of advisors, including folks from Creative Commons, Connexions, MIT, and O'Reilly Media (disclosure:...
OER Textbook Startup Sued By Publishers For Copyright Infringement
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