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White House Petition Platform is Making it Easier to Mine Data on Trekkies, Gun Nuts and Assorted Wackos

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If we’re talking about engagement, the White House online petition platform We the People has already been a resounding success: In the last two months of 2012 alone, users appended 4.9 digital signatures to more than 73,000 petitions on such matters as gun laws, the war in Afghanistan and the...
White House Petition Platform is Making it Easier to Mine Data on Trekkies, Gun Nuts and Assorted Wackos

Apple May Actually Lose iPad Trademark Case in China

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Apple is in danger of losing the iPad trademark in China. Reuters reports that the deputy director of China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce is siding with Proview Electronics, a local Chinese tech company, which registered the iPad trademark back in 2000. The deputy director is the first government...
Apple May Actually Lose iPad Trademark Case in China

18 UK government departments commit to new digital strategies to improve services for citizens

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The UK government has been hard at work this year to turn around the digital ways in which the public can find services and information more easily. Earlier this year the Government Digital Service (GDS) set out guidelines that were so popular that even Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly media applauded...
18 UK government departments commit to new digital strategies to improve services for citizens

Macronix plans to heat up flash memory to keep it from burning out

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Despite the looming threat of being replaced by phase-change memory, contemporary memory modules aren't quite ready to be shown the door -- engineers at Macronix have found a way to revive spent NAND flash cells. Most flash modules fail after being written to and erased about 10,000 times, but...
Macronix plans to heat up flash memory to keep it from burning out

FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission just announced that its chairman Jon Leibowitz will make an announcement about the agency’s investigation of Google at 1pm ET/10am PT. Leibowitz will be joined at the press conference by Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein and Deputy Director Pete Levitas, as well as Bureau...
FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

Kim "Billy Big Steps" Dotcom Still Causing Headaches For Spy Agency

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It’s the headache that just won’t go away for New Zealand’s government and its top spy agency. From December 2011 to January 2012 the spies of GCSB monitored Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his associate Bram van der Kolk. Both have New Zealand residency which rendered the surveillance illegal. Last...
Kim "Billy Big Steps" Dotcom Still Causing Headaches For Spy Agency

India Moves Even More Of Its Healthcare Away From Western Pharma

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A few years back, Techdirt noted that India had 16,000 licensed drug manufacturers in the 1990s, and became a net exporter of pharmaceutical products. Things changed somewhat when India joined the WTO, which forced it to recognize pharmaceutical patents, but more recently it has started moving back towards generics, notably...
India Moves Even More Of Its Healthcare Away From Western Pharma

Half of U.S. adults now own a tablet or smartphone, Pew study finds

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The results of a new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism indicate that half of American adults have mobile Internet access via a tablet or smartphone, further highlighting the quickly changing nature of media consumption. What's more, the report found major shifts in the...
Half of U.S. adults now own a tablet or smartphone, Pew study finds

The White House to release its 'We the People' Petition 2.0 API, plans to host Open Data Day Hackathon

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The White House today announced a major milestone in its technological history. Throughout President Obama’s term in office, the administration has been attempting to find ways to encourage citizens to voice their opinions. To do that, the White House launched its “We the People” service, a site that allows anyone...
The White House to release its 'We the People' Petition 2.0 API, plans to host Open Data Day Hackathon

Google Takes Another Step Toward Putting Self-Driving Cars On Your Highway (GOOG)

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Google's self-driving cars make too much sense not to be everywhere soon.  They're safer than human drivers.  And, other than dealing with snow on the ground, the technology behind them is pretty much there. The big remaining hold-up is laws. So, it's notable that Google just took a big step...
Google Takes Another Step Toward Putting Self-Driving Cars On Your Highway (GOOG)
North Korea using GPS jamming to disrupt civilian aircraft in the South

ITU meets to define 4K and 8K UHDTV parameters

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This month NHK has been previewing a slew of Super Hi-Vision equipment, but there's still much work to be done to make high res broadcasts a reality worldwide. There's where the ITU steps in, and as it did for HDTV back in the 90s it's been meeting to decide...
ITU meets to define 4K and 8K UHDTV parameters

Supercomputing director bets $2,000 that we won't have exascale computing by 2020

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The Deputy Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has put $2000 of his own money on a bet that we won't have exascale computing by 2020, but still believes the endeavor is vital to long-term US interests and scientific discovery....
Supercomputing director bets $2,000 that we won't have exascale computing by 2020

21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Auto insurer 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services has shifted its estimated $50 million U.S. media planning and buying account to WPP's Mindshare without a review. The account was previously run by Omnicom Group's Omnicom Media Group....
21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

White House hosting a hackathon for We The People 2.0

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The White House is hosting a hackathon around its We The People petition platform, which has attracted more than 2 million users, roughly 6 million log-ins and more than 10 million signatures. The platform, perhaps best known for a popular petition calling on the federal government to build a...
White House hosting a hackathon for We The People 2.0

A new way to visualize the global arms trade

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Did you know that 60 percent of all violent deaths are due to small arms and light weapons? Small arms, such as revolvers, assault rifles and light machine guns, and ammunition represent a $8.5 billion industry, and three quarters of the world’s small arms lie in the hand of civilians—more...
A new way to visualize the global arms trade
Apple offers iPad Chinese trademark settlement, but it’s not enough

The Military Is Afraid of Your iPhone

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The Pentagon's top researchers are getting nervous about the smartphones and tablets civilians are carrying around in their pockets, backpacks and cars, calling the devices dangerous for national security. Wired's Noah Schchtman quotes Kaigham Gabriel, a deputy director for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aka, DARPA, saying, "Commercial consumer...
The Military Is Afraid of Your iPhone
Rain will get more extreme thanks to global warming, says NASA study

The iTunes influence, part two: Setting the music free

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"I think the consumer is going to be driving this train for quite a long time." -- Casey Rae, deputy director, Future of Music Coalition In 2003, the iTunes Music Store established an environment for downloadable music at exactly the time when consumers needed a safe and stable online...
The iTunes influence, part two: Setting the music free

Opera Mini starts Latin American rollout, offers custom version to Telcel's 67m Mexican mobile users

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Opera has partnered with Mexican mobile carrier Telcel on Opera Mini, the companies announced today. Following the deal, Telcel’s 67 million subscribers will get access to a customized version of the mobile browser. As you may know, Opera Mini’s compression capacities means that it is very light on data usage,...
Opera Mini starts Latin American rollout, offers custom version to Telcel's 67m Mexican mobile users

Bodleian library to launch £2.2m bid to stop Fox Talbot archive going overseas

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Inventor and pioneering photographer left 'unique' collection of images, experiment notes and correspondencesIn 1839, a country gentleman stood up to address the Royal Society about some experiments he'd been conducting at home in Wiltshire - and ended up capturing the world. William Henry Fox Talbot, an amateur scientist who had...
Bodleian library to launch £2.2m bid to stop Fox Talbot archive going overseas

With GOV.UK, British government redefines the online government platform

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The British Government has launched a beta of its GOV.UK platform, testing a single domain for that could be used throughout government. The new single government domain will eventually replace Directgov, the UK government portal which launched back in 2004. GOV.UK is aimed squarely as delivering faster digital services to...
With GOV.UK, British government redefines the online government platform

Poderopedia, a data journalism project to map the Chilean elite

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If you attended SXSW, you may have bumped into Poderopedia and its founder, Miguel Paz. Poderopedia won the prestigious Knight News Challenge in 2011, and aims to become “the who’s who of business and politics in Chile,” its home country. While data journalism is a global trend, Poderopedia’s project is particularly relevant in...
Poderopedia, a data journalism project to map the Chilean elite
Old-School Car Dealers Whining Tesla Dealerships are Illegal
Google hires NHTSA deputy director to oversee safety of self-driving cars

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, HTC, YHOO, AMZN, MSFT)

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Good morning. Here comes news. Color, the app startup that raised $41 million pre-launch, is shutting down. HTC says reports that it is paying Apple $6 every time it sells a phone are false. Yahoo stock hit an 18-month high. Yahoo is considering buying TVGuide.com for ~$20 million. Google hired Ron...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, HTC, YHOO, AMZN, MSFT)

10 Unexpected Twitterers

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"Everybody's on Twitter!" You hear that more and more often as Twitter gains adherents. Why, even the dead and the fictional (and the fictional dead) are on Twitter. Not to mention celebrities. (Let's not.) Despite having over 100 million registered users, it's still small beer compared to other services. Facebook,...
10 Unexpected Twitterers

Nervous Kremlin seeks to purge Russia's internet of 'western' influences

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Unlike Vladimir Putin, many Russians have taken to the internet with great enthusiasm. Now liberals and gay rights activists are among those feeling the heat from the KremlinСтатья по-русскиUnlike other media, the internet in Russia, has developed largely untouched by the arm of the state. The protests have prompted many...
Nervous Kremlin seeks to purge Russia's internet of 'western' influences
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