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Google Offers Some Detail About How It Transfers Data to the Government

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On a day of damage control, the tech company's chief legal officer, David Drummond, talked about how it electronically sends user data in response to lawful requests....
Google Offers Some Detail About How It Transfers Data to the Government

UK government in full damage control: members of Parliament caught red handed selling political influence for cash

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UK government in full damage control: members of Parliament caught red handed selling political influence for cash
Mellanox devises modular-switching software to sell more rack switches

Ballmer: We're Only Going To Sell 'A Few Million' Surface Tablets (MSFT)

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Steve Ballmer is clearly trying to do some damage control with its partners that make Windows PCs. Now that Microsoft will be selling its own Surface tablet to compete with them, there are questions to answer, Ballmer admitted in an interview with CRN. First off, he wants them to know...
Ballmer: We're Only Going To Sell 'A Few Million' Surface Tablets (MSFT)

How to clean up your business's online reputation

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Keeping tabs on your company's online reputation is one thing. But angry customers trash-talking your business can sabotage your good name overnight. It's no easy task to minimize the damage done from the Web equivalent of the slam book. The following tried-and-true tactics can help you get public opinion of...
How to clean up your business's online reputation

Indiegogo Campaign for Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Quickly Gives Way to Self-Promotion

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Ms. Klein (Photo: Pulse2) On June 19th, just before a heat wave clutched New York in its punishing grip, a YouTube user named CapitalTrigga uploaded a video to YouTube entitled “Making the Bus Monitor Cry.” The video shows a gaggle of middle schoolers from Greece, New York hurling vicious insults...
Indiegogo Campaign for Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Quickly Gives Way to Self-Promotion
How Sandy-Related PR Nightmare Cost Startup Uber $100,000 In A Day

The biggest trends spotted at CES 2013

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LAS VEGAS-- We saw 4k HDTVs, a Blu-ray resurgence, smart refrigerators and other intelligent appliances, cool PCs, slews of tablets, and much more. Here is a round-up of our trend stories from CES 2013: OLED and 4K at CES 2013: The fantasy and the reality (video)  Tablets rule: Every...
The biggest trends spotted at CES 2013

Apple Tries Damage Control after Horrific Working Conditions at its Factories Exposed

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Apple's attempts at cleaning up its image after recent scrutiny of its labor practices are more about reputation than actual change....
Apple Tries Damage Control after Horrific Working Conditions at its Factories Exposed
Apple presents its closing arguments in case against Samsung

Samsung’s products could be banned in Iran, over an ad it didn’t produce

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An Israeli commercial may be on the verge of causing Samsung’s products to be banned entirely in Iran, as well as bringing an end to Iran’s trade ties with South Korea. A commercial produced by Israeli TV station Hot, depicts Israeli Mosaad agents disguised as Iranian women, and while...
Samsung’s products could be banned in Iran, over an ad it didn’t produce
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Samsung tries to mitigate impact of court sanctions for belated source code delivery

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Two weeks ago, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal imposed relatively tough sanctions on Samsung for its non-compliance with a court order to provide to Apple's lawyers the source code of workarounds for certain patents by December 31, 2011. Those sanctions limit Samsung's ability to present certain kinds of evidence at the...
Samsung tries to mitigate impact of court sanctions for belated source code delivery

Budweiser: We're Not Watered Down

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The brewery fired back at critics and a class action lawsuit with this ad and a few Twitter posts. But will it be enough? Could this ad be enough to allay the fears of Budweiser fans about their beer in the wake of a potentially embarrassing lawsuit? The beer...
Budweiser: We're Not Watered Down

A final word on Uber and their ghastly attempt to spin their way to sainthood

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A final word on this Uber nonsense, but an important one. For the past few days, following Wednesday’s price gouging scandal, Uber’s spin machine has been on overdrive. First came this doozy of a piece by Nicholas Carlson on Business Insider in which he praised Uber’s “act of generosity”...
A final word on Uber and their ghastly attempt to spin their way to sainthood

SimCity Always-Online DRM Lets Hackers Play Godzilla With Anyone's Cities

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It seems that everyone is giving EA and Maxis quite a bit of grief over the SimCity debacle. The game's launch was, um, not great. The backlash against the game's producers was worse, all the more so once the lying began. But late last week, new evidence was uncovered that...
SimCity Always-Online DRM Lets Hackers Play Godzilla With Anyone's Cities

The Company That Helps Others Spy On Your Phone Has A New Plan: Share That Info With You

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Carrier IQ -- that company that builds software to let carriers and others track what you do on your phone -- has come up with a new scheme: let the phone owners see what it sees. The company is marketing this brainchild as a self-help application. It says its...
The Company That Helps Others Spy On Your Phone Has A New Plan: Share That Info With You

Facebook 8-K: Zuckerberg Will Not Sell Any Shares for One Year

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In a regulatory filing today, seeking to steady its declining shares, Facebook said that its CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg will not sell any of his over 500 million in shares of the social networking company. The move is part of damage control by Facebook, whose stock closed today at...
Facebook 8-K: Zuckerberg Will Not Sell Any Shares for One Year
Meet Bain Capital Ventures, the $2 billion fund that has nothing to do with Mitt Romney

One Of These Hardware Chains Is Killing The Other One On Facebook (LOW, HD)

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Lowe's is half as big as Home Depot in terms of market cap and has "inferior store locations," but there is one area where it is winning. Lowe's is kicking ass on Facebook. The North Carolina-based chain saw 199,031 visits to its Facebook page, the highest among big retailers...
One Of These Hardware Chains Is Killing The Other One On Facebook (LOW, HD)

Behind the scenes of Domino’s Pizza’s ‘Think Oven’ Facebook campaign

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A few weeks ago I ordered a pizza from Domino’s and saw a special for the company’s new side item, Parmasean Bread Bites. I took the bait and quite liked them, but this isn’t about a side item at a pizza delivery place, this is actually a story about how...
Behind the scenes of Domino’s Pizza’s ‘Think Oven’ Facebook campaign

Mint founder Aaron Patzer makes a jab at Blippy’s privacy woes

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Aaron Patzer, the founder of personal finance startup Mint, made a slight jab at beleaguered Blippy today. Blippy is a startup that lets people share details of purchases they’ve made with their friends, and it recently came under fire after credit card numbers of a few users showed up in...
Mint founder Aaron Patzer makes a jab at Blippy’s privacy woes

APPLE EXECUTIVE ON MAPS: 'We Own This,' 'This Is No One's Issue But Ours' (AAPL)

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Apple is trying to do some damage control with the PR debacle that is Apple maps. In the New York Times, David Pogue crushes Apple maps, saying it may be "the least usable piece of software" Apple has ever released. In his column on maps, Pogue quotes two Apple maps...
APPLE EXECUTIVE ON MAPS: 'We Own This,' 'This Is No One's Issue But Ours' (AAPL)

BBC’s iPlayer coming to Windows Phone in ‘weeks’

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Buck up Windows Phone fans, BBC’s iPlayer is coming after all, and shortly. In fact, according to the Inquirer, it will land on Microsoft’s smartphone platfrom in a matter of weeks. A Nokia staffer, again via the Inquirer, provided the following quote to place the release of iPlayer in context:...
BBC’s iPlayer coming to Windows Phone in ‘weeks’

Google+ not a ghost town? Social network has 100M active users, CEO insists

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Despite multiple reports to the contrary, Google+ is not a ghost town, CEO Larry Page insisted in a letter to investors Thursday. Page, who’s held the CEO title for one year now, said that the company’s fledgling social network Google+ now has more than 100 million active users (up...
Google+ not a ghost town? Social network has 100M active users, CEO insists

Apps roundup: Vote!!!; Toybox; Apptivities; Horn

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Barack Obama and Mitt Romney slug it out in Chair's Vote!!! app while Mattel marry physical toys and iPad games with their new range of ApptivitiesWith both main parties doing a good job of making a mockery of the American electoral process during their conventions, it seems fitting that the...
Apps roundup: Vote!!!; Toybox; Apptivities; Horn

Valley Elite to Nasdaq: Either Greifeld Is Done or We Are

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The recurring topic on stage at last week’s D10 conference was the legacy of Steve Jobs. But the topic at dinners and in hallways and over poker games was Facebook’s bungled IPO. I had a variance of this conversation a lot: “What was your take on the IPO?” (I never...
Valley Elite to Nasdaq: Either Greifeld Is Done or We Are

Intel Touts Benefits of New Atom Processor, Reiterates Its Love for Windows 8

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After a bit of damage control yesterday, Intel poked fun at itself as it revealed a slew of Windows 8 tablets using its new Core and Atom processors at an event today in San Francisco. The company, which joked about moving the event to Taiwan after CEO Paul Otellini’s statements...
Intel Touts Benefits of New Atom Processor, Reiterates Its Love for Windows 8

Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)

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Windows 8 will probably not be a  killer success right out of the gate. But that doesn't really doesn't matter. This week two more stories circulated that made people cry out "Windows 8 is doomed and Microsoft is doomed with it!" Intel CEO Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that...
Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)
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