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Why OpenStack is like kale -- it's cheap, easy to source and good for you
An optimistic theory of Bitcoin as a 'hedge against the entire global currency system'

Penn students build Firefly to make co-browsing drop-dead easy

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It’s sometimes easy to get jaded about the tech startup scene, which can seem more a grab for fame and fortune than true believers doing what they love. That’s why it’s fun to come across a startup like Firefly, the creation of four University of Pennsylvania undergraduates who want to...
Penn students build Firefly to make co-browsing drop-dead easy

First Financial Reform Voting Is Filibustered By GOP After Mystery Fed Document Emerges Blasting Derivatives Rules

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First Financial Reform Voting Is Filibustered By GOP After Mystery Fed Document Emerges Blasting Derivatives Rules

Qualcomm axes its own Mirasol production, will only bring some devices to market itself

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Talk about flying under the radar. While everyone's focus on Qualcomm's results last week centered on the mobile chip business going gangbusters, the company quietly revealed during its fiscal results call that it's backing out of producing Mirasol displays itself. CEO Paul Jacobs instead wants the company licensing out...
Qualcomm axes its own Mirasol production, will only bring some devices to market itself

Greece use of derivatives puts more pressure on euro - Times Online

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Greece use of derivatives puts more pressure on euro - Times Online
XBMC 11.0 released with new Ubuntu-based live CD and iOS support

"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens up February by hosting a former Wall Street derivatives trader turned early-stage venture investor in San Francisco. Renee DiResta, an Associate with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), is relatively new...
"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

Microsoft Just Did A Super Smart Thing With Its Cloud (MSFT)

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Microsoft has officially opened its cloud up to a non-Windows  operating system it once tried to wipe off the face of the planet: Linux. We previously reported that Microsoft was rumored to put arch-rival operating system, Linux, on its cloud. Today Microsoft made it official, reports Network World. This is...
Microsoft Just Did A Super Smart Thing With Its Cloud (MSFT)

SpaceX and Paul Allen's Stratolaunch part ways over rocket design changes

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The Stratolaunch plane as originally depicted with the SpaceX rocket. Stratolaunch Systems, the commercial space venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has cut ties with one of its high-profile partners, SpaceX, one of the pioneers in the industry. Gary Wentz, the Stratolaunch CEO, confirmed the news Tuesday in a message...
SpaceX and Paul Allen's Stratolaunch part ways over rocket design changes

Avoiding Password Breaches 101: Salt Your Hash

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“Change you passwords now. Like, every password you use on every website you have ever visited.” You may have heard this advice from tech publications and mainstream rags after password leaks were discovered at LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm. It is a good idea to change passwords at least a couple...
Avoiding Password Breaches 101: Salt Your Hash

Unofficial multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 causes hilarity, riot

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The UK's Red Bull site has an interview up with the indie gaming creators of an unsupported but awesomely functional multiplayer modification for Just Cause 2, the sandbox game which lets players run and drive and fly and swim around the huge (and hugely detailed) fictional island of Panau. The...
Unofficial multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 causes hilarity, riot

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Financial Podcast Buys A Toxic Asset To See How It Works

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I've written in the past how wonderful NPR's Planet Money podcast is. During the "dark days" of the financial crisis, it was one of the true beacons of light explaining in easy-to-understand detail what was happening, and exploring aspects of the story that the mainstream press glossed over completely. In...
Financial Podcast Buys A Toxic Asset To See How It Works

Silicon Valley’s Next Big Mafia Is Coming Out Of Twitter

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Editor’s Note: TechCrunch columnist Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and is based in Palo Alto. You can follow him on Twitter @semil In middle school, my teacher assigned a book by Mario Puzo called “The Godfather.” Yes, it was pretty epic. From that work of art, mass audiences were introduced to Don Corleone and...
Silicon Valley’s Next Big Mafia Is Coming Out Of Twitter

Red Hat Announces RDO and OpenStack Partner Program

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At the OpenStack Summit today, Red Hat announced RDO, “a freely available, community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives.” In essence, RDO will function for Red Hat OpenStack much like Fedora does for Red Hat Enterprise Linux: new features will land upstream,...
Red Hat Announces RDO and OpenStack Partner Program

Major banks in Italian fraud case

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Four major banks have been ordered to stand trial in Italy in a fraud case related to derivatives trading....
Major banks in Italian fraud case

Do The Right Thing

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Twitter’s decision to implement the Innovator’s Patent Agreement could not have been an easy one. While it’s refreshingly straightforward and an obvious crowd-pleaser, it potentially puts the company in a bit of a vulnerable position. What if no one else adopts the policy? They’ll stand alone with their pants partially...
Do The Right Thing

New shareholder lawsuit targets Groupon execs

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Derivatives lawsuit accuses the daily deals site's executives of failing its management responsibilities with recent accounting flubs. [Read more]...
New shareholder lawsuit targets Groupon execs

Understanding The Legal Ramifications of Fan Fiction

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Fan fiction is one of those areas that treads that fine line between what some people find to be fair use and others find to be infringing. These derivatives of the original work often take form in ways that the original creators did not intend, expect or find reasonable. When...
Understanding The Legal Ramifications of Fan Fiction

Watch Peter Thiel tell Eric Schmidt that Google doesn't Innovate

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Thiel is probably a little bit of an outlier (understatement) but from a philosophical standpoint, Google could technically be investing more in R&D. The problem is that to invest responsibly, there has to be a certain level of confidence that the projects are going to pay off.  If anything, Google has...
Watch Peter Thiel tell Eric Schmidt that Google doesn't Innovate

Attention 'artisan authors': digital self-publishing is harder than it looks

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Showcasing your work on blogs, podcasts or social media is fine, just don't see it as a shortcut to finding an audience"Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'", wrote Damien G Walter in his piece about file sharing and piracy, in which he covered interesting ground, sparked plenty of...
Attention 'artisan authors': digital self-publishing is harder than it looks

Social trading: DCM Dealer uses Twitter and Facebook sentiment to help traders make investment decisions

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We’ve followed the story of Derwent Capital Markets for some time, and today the London-based company has launched its unique stock trading platform, which uses social media data to help traders make moves on the market. DCM Dealer is a Web-based platform based on technology developed back when London-based Derwent...
Social trading: DCM Dealer uses Twitter and Facebook sentiment to help traders make investment decisions

Bloomberg Reporters Had Full Access To Customer Usage Logs, Including Help Transcript Logs

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This one is fairly incredible. Bloomberg LP's main business is selling ridiculously expensive terminals to Wall Street/financial folks for tracking market information. While I understood why they were able to succeed early on, I've been shocked that the internet hasn't seriously disrupted their business over the past decade or so....
Bloomberg Reporters Had Full Access To Customer Usage Logs, Including Help Transcript Logs

Solitaire Blitz: hands-on with the next Facebook hit from Popcap

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Prepare for a typically addictive new take on the patience card game courtesy of the casual gaming masterIf any company can take one of the most widely available casual games on the planet and make it even more popular it's probably Popcap.The creator of compulsive time-killing legends such as Peggle,...
Solitaire Blitz: hands-on with the next Facebook hit from Popcap

Creative Derivatives of the London Tube Map | Brain Pickings

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Creative Derivatives of the London Tube Map | Brain Pickings
AMD kind-of-sort-of announces that more ARM chips are on their way

The week in cloud: Google picks Debian; AWS console for Windows; Adobe faces wrath

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Google casts its lot with Debian Just in time for Google I/O, Google will support the Debian Linux distribution in its Google App Engine, which is still in preview mode. From now on, Debian will be the “default image mode” for GAE, according to the Google AppEngine Blog. Google cited...
The week in cloud: Google picks Debian; AWS console for Windows; Adobe faces wrath

First Financial Reform Voting Is Filibustered By GOP After Mystery Fed Document Emerges Blasting Derivatives Rules

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First Financial Reform Voting Is Filibustered By GOP After Mystery Fed Document Emerges Blasting Derivatives Rules

President Clinton: I Was Wrong To Listen To Rubin and Summers On Derivatives

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President Clinton: I Was Wrong To Listen To Rubin and Summers On Derivatives
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