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Nexus 7 Hands on. Super-light and super-bright

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I didn’t spend a lot of time with the software but a quick look at the hardware was impressive. At 340 grams, this feels more like a heavy phone (see anything HTC made last year) than a small tablet. We’re not sure how the mA hours/16 core processor/9 hours...
Nexus 7 Hands on. Super-light and super-bright

German Pirate Party Provokes With 'Pirated' Big Brand Poster Campaign

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Founded in 2006, the German Pirate Party has enjoyed several successes in its relatively short life. Most notable was its win in the Berlin state parliament elections in 2011 where Pirates picked up 9% of the vote. In April 2012 the Pirate Party polled at 13%, elevating them to the...
German Pirate Party Provokes With 'Pirated' Big Brand Poster Campaign

iPhone 5: the rumor roundup

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We're on the cusp of Apple's sixth iPhone launch, and there's very different expectations than there were last year. The 2011 rumor cycle left more than a few people burned: the later-than-usual October launch and repeated claims of a heavily-remade design led some to a disappointment when the iPhone...
iPhone 5: the rumor roundup
Here Are The Services, Businesses, And Markets Apple Just Shook Up
Dear [Insert Business Name], What’s Your Promise?
Apple's iPhone 5 display orders reportedly cut in half, weak demand blamed

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform Melts Down (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Up With MarketsMarkets are up as retail sales smash expectations. Shares of MSFT are up with technology. Upcoming catalysts include Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Office 15 and Windows Phone 8;...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft's Cloud Computing Platform Melts Down (MSFT)

Apple's iPad, 3 years in: Magical? Some beg to differ

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Apple's iPad was released three years ago today. Needless to say, there have been plenty of detractors over the last three years. [Read more]...
Apple's iPad, 3 years in: Magical? Some beg to differ

In "Seismic Shift," New COO De Castro Planning to Move Yahoo Ad Sales to Category Model (Backed Up by "Marissa Halo")

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In what will be a major shift in how the Silicon Valley Internet giant sells online advertising, Yahoo’s new COO Henrique De Castro has briefed employees on a plan to move its sales organization to a “category” model, according to numerous sources close to the situation. Simply put, that...
In "Seismic Shift," New COO De Castro Planning to Move Yahoo Ad Sales to Category Model (Backed Up by "Marissa Halo")

Randi Zuckerberg Defends Her Reality Show: Hey Silicon Valley, Stop Being Snobs

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Randi Zuckerberg has ruffled some feathers this week with the announcement that she is co-producing “Silicon Valley,” a reality show set to air on Bravo that purports to be all about the San Francisco Bay Area tech scene. In an extensive post on her Facebook page today, Zuckerberg acknowledged the...
Randi Zuckerberg Defends Her Reality Show: Hey Silicon Valley, Stop Being Snobs

Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

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Think Chilean VCs and companies don’t invest in digital startups? Think again: Start-Up Chile‘s alumnus Taggify has just raised $1m from a Chilean fund, Aurus Capital, and an important media group, Copesa. Gustavo Bessone is the co-founder of this ad tech startup, which focuses on adding contextual ads to images and videos...
Argentine ad network Taggify has just raised $1m – and 100% of it comes from Chile

The UN calls for individuals to have the same rights online as off

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Today, in a vote of the Human Rights Council, the United Nations passed a resolution that calls for individuals to have the same rights online as off. The resolution could have a lasting impact on how the Internet is controlled, and censored, the world around. As quoted by RawStory, the...
The UN calls for individuals to have the same rights online as off
Coursera Takes A Big Step Toward Monetization, Now Lets Students Earn "Verified Certificates" For A Fee
Carriers and developers feed on growing Android security fears -- but are they real?
My 3-year-old nephew gets the Chromebook Pixel, why don't you?

How to build the perfect gaming PC for 2013 - and beyond

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From quad-core processors to high-end graphics cards, we asked game developers what components they'd recommendThere's little doubt that PC gaming is undergoing a renaissance at the moment. With the current generation consoles chugging interminably slowly toward retirement, frustrated gamers are switching to computers with quad-core processors and top-end graphics cards...
How to build the perfect gaming PC for 2013 - and beyond
NASA CIO: We still use OpenStack — and Amazon and Microsoft Azure …

99designs launches Italian-language site as its European expansion continues

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Popular design competition company 99designs today announced and launched an Italian-language version of its service. The addition of an Italy-focused website marks the third “foreign-language” addition by the company which got its start in English. 99designs allows those seeking design talent to host competitions, in which designers create art to purchaser spec, but not with guarantee of...
99designs launches Italian-language site as its European expansion continues

The Future Of Microsoft Is Sunny With A Chance Of Thunderstorms

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The past few years haven’t been kind to Microsoft. (There’s no need to walk down memory lane. We all know what’s happened.) But somehow that’s all changed in the past few days. Surface and Windows Phone 8, along with Windows 8 and Xbox prove there’s still some fight left in...
The Future Of Microsoft Is Sunny With A Chance Of Thunderstorms

Reddit Takes Censorship Into Its Own Hands with New Blocking Policy

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Last week, Reddit announced that it would start blocking URLs that it found to be gaming its voting system, or spamming its site with links. The company has created a private list of domains Reddit will actively block for an unspecified amount of time – although they do claim that...
Reddit Takes Censorship Into Its Own Hands with New Blocking Policy

OpenStudy Catapults Learning With Cash

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OpenStudy has spent the past five years building a community of learners from around the world, now they’re dangling a carrot for students with their latest – a crowdsourced reward program called Catapult. OpenStudy is a spinoff of a research project by Ashwin Ram, a Georgia Tech professor, and Preetha Ram,...
OpenStudy Catapults Learning With Cash

Ban on Anonymous Comments Does Not Violate Free Speech, Says New York Lawmaker

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(Image: flickr.com/jbcurio) New York legislators involved with the proposed Internet Protection Act are getting a lot of calls today, and they’re not quite sure why. The bill was introduced weeks ago to a quiet reception but seems to have become controversial overnight. “Assemblyman Jim Conte is just a co-sponsor on...
Ban on Anonymous Comments Does Not Violate Free Speech, Says New York Lawmaker

Blame game over Amazon outage misses the point

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With Amazon.com's most recent outage, cloud detractors and apologists alike missed its real lesson: All technology can fail. Insider (registration required)...
Blame game over Amazon outage misses the point

New York’s Anonymous Comment Ban Would Be for ‘Factual Concerns,’ Not Opinions, Says Author

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Assemb. Murray. Cue the walkback. New York Assemblyman Dean Murray just blasted out a statement regarding his proposal to require publishers to remove anonymous comments on the Internet upon request. "Unfortunately, some opponents of this legislation have mischaracterized this bill in an attempt to have it withdrawn," he said. "It...
New York’s Anonymous Comment Ban Would Be for ‘Factual Concerns,’ Not Opinions, Says Author

Chris Brogan has jumped the shark and totally sold out

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Chris Brogan has jumped the shark and totally sold out Chris Brogan has jumped the shark and totally sold out. He’s a loser. Ignore him, and start working on elevating yourself to social media deity status! Forget Chris Brogan – only YOU can save social media! Go! … … …...
Chris Brogan has jumped the shark and totally sold out

Are video games the new concept albums?

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Does the brilliant soundtrack for Max Payne 3 hint at a future in which bands use game scores as a new creative medium?While Max Payne 3 has its detractors, there's one thing most gamers agree on about Rockstar's latest slab of edgy interactive mayhem: the music is awesome. Over several...
Are video games the new concept albums?

Get it together Groupon, you’re making Chicago look bad

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Groupon is a company that few understand completely. Its meteoric rise, massive initial public offering, accounting quirks, hiring binges and global expansion, coupled with its continued financial losses make it a unique corporation. Being so individual is not in and of itself something bad, or something to be avoided, but...
Get it together Groupon, you’re making Chicago look bad

RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

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Of all his strategic moves, JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson has been particularly staunch in defending his pricing strategy. He wants to turn JCPenney into a retailer that offers every day prices -- not constant discounts and sales.  The strategy has its share of detractors, who point to discounting as a traffic...
RON JOHNSON: Everyday Pricing Will Work At JCPenney -- Just Look At Walmart

The iPad shows again that Apple isn’t afraid to compete on price

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Even before the new iPad debuted in San Francisco on Wednesday, rumors were circulating about the iPad 2′s future. Was Apple about to expand its tablet line through a similar strategy as it had already done with the iPhone? Yes it was, and it is a signal that things are...
The iPad shows again that Apple isn’t afraid to compete on price

Quick List Of Successes In Which Copyright Didn't Matter

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There's sort of an odd back and forth that happens at Techdirt, where we spend a great deal of time highlighting all the success stories of artists and creators that managed quite well without operating under the stringent guidelines of intellectual property laws. Glyn Moody recently covered one such story...
Quick List Of Successes In Which Copyright Didn't Matter
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