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Last.fm Outsources On-Demand Streaming to Spotify, MOG and Others

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Popular music streaming service Last.fm has just implemented a major change in service, announcing today that they are aborting on-demand streaming and instead directing listeners to new music partners MOG, Spotify, The Hype Machine, We7 and VEVO.Beginning today, Last.fm users will notice new beta track pages that offer up...
Last.fm Outsources On-Demand Streaming to Spotify, MOG and Others

Samsung's own 2010-report recommended inferior Galaxy S became more like Apple's iPhone

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The Apple-Samsung trial is fascinating the media, industry watchers and public alike for a number of reasons. While the crux of the matter revolves around whether the Korea technology giant has infringed upon Apple’s patents, the world is being treated to a glut of confidential details — including past Apple...
Samsung's own 2010-report recommended inferior Galaxy S became more like Apple's iPhone

Uber Receives Cease And Desist In Boston, Promises To Continue "Full Speed Ahead"

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Uber is facing heat from yet another city it operates in, this time receiving a cease and desist letter in Boston. On its blog today, Uber revealed that the letter came from the Division of Standards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, ordering it to stop operating in that area. According...
Uber Receives Cease And Desist In Boston, Promises To Continue "Full Speed Ahead"

Why black British drama is going online, not on TV

www.guardian.co.uk
Faced with British TV's indifference to black shows, young writers and directors are taking their talents to the web to find an audience. Bim Adewunmi talks to some of themHBO's recent comedy drama Girls, created and co-written by indie wunderkind Lena Dunham, has been the subject of a seemingly endless...
Why black British drama is going online, not on TV

Apps are the road to riches? Not so, say UK boffins

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In evidence submitted to MPs in their response to questions about the commercialisation of research, the UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC) has poured cold water on the optimism related to British tech research turning a real profit. The committee says that although the UK has a good record of commercialisation,...
Apps are the road to riches? Not so, say UK boffins
Bump 3.0 launches today, pared down to just 2 features

Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb

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After 'Twittergate', Ernesto Priego explores the ethics of live-tweeting academic events and provides 10 points to bear in mind when navigating this emerging social media minefieldOn Sunday, 30 September, a debate begin on Twitter - later dubbed #Twittergate - about the etiquette and ethics of live-tweeting academic conferences. Summarising the...
Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb
Code.org has launched a meaningful attempt at education reform. Let's hope the star-power helps

Ex-Facebook Employee Says A Young Zuckerberg Had An Incredibly Inappropriate Response To A Sexual Harassment Complaint

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Facebook employee no.51 Katherine Losse's memoir about her time at the startup, which she joined in 2005, makes the company sound like a pretty miserable place to work in those days – especially for a woman. According to Losse's account, Facebook was overrun with fratty Ivy League elites who were...
Ex-Facebook Employee Says A Young Zuckerberg Had An Incredibly Inappropriate Response To A Sexual Harassment Complaint

Mitt Romney's hacker drama or Amazon Kindle: Which was a bigger deal this week?

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Hey-o, kiddies. Here’s the news of the week in the tl;dr format you’ve come to love and depend on: Biggest story, traffic-wise: A hacker is holding Mitt Romney’s tax returns hostage for (wait for it) $1 million in Bitcoins. Nice work there, Dr. Evil. The new Kindle family members...
Mitt Romney's hacker drama or Amazon Kindle: Which was a bigger deal this week?

A free MAME emulator hits the App Store...for now

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Toucharcade has the story: Yesterday, a game that was developed in 1982 for arcade hardware, but never officially released, quietly landed in the App Store. Gridlee [Free] is a simple game where you maneuver a little green fellow about a grid that stretches off into the distance, blasting upwards at bouncy...
A free MAME emulator hits the App Store...for now
Twitter is the common dude’s RSS reader, new discovery tools show
The seven best things Steve Case said today to the Senate committee on immigration
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