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Virtual reality: More virtual than real

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Remember virtual reality? The idea that science could create a virtual world of sight, sound, smell and touch was hot two decades ago, then completely fizzled out. "VR made a huge splash in the 90s, but collapsed into near obscurity a few years later. The term VR even became...
Virtual reality: More virtual than real

Katharine Whitehorn: The winner takes it all

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Competition may be a dirty word. But where would we be without competitions?Competition – a word whose context can evoke such different reactions. In business, "the competition" is the bad guys undercutting your price; in life, the girl who will be asked to dance while you just sit there trying...
Katharine Whitehorn: The winner takes it all

Hashtag hijacks: When Twitter bites back

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PR people know all about social media these days. Some get great publicity, but for many of them, things go south fairly quickly — such is the danger of putting your marketing campaign in the hands of the people. Here’s a look at six brands who have really made a...
Hashtag hijacks: When Twitter bites back

SF ad:tech – Your data is all fun and games until someone wants to make money

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This post is part of a series sponsored by Internet Explorer 9. Learn more here. Missed the tweet and just now seeing this post? Pin this page in IE9 to see all of the content as it happens. I’m here at the ad:tech conference in San Francisco and one...
SF ad:tech – Your data is all fun and games until someone wants to make money
The state of content marketing (and where it's really headed)

Google Drops 'Bisexual' From Its Taboo Words List

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While I just wrote about the difficulty Google has put itself in with its selective enforcement of banning autocomplete terms, the search company also recently removed one such term from its oft-referred to "dirty words" list, which de-prioritizes results in its search algorithm. The Advocate has the story of how,...
Google Drops 'Bisexual' From Its Taboo Words List

No more VRAM: VMware abandons controversial pricing model

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Just over a year ago, VMware shocked many of its longtime customers with a new pricing model that charged customers based on the amount of virtual infrastructure they used instead of the amount of physical infrastructure. By charging customers based on use of virtual memory, or VRAM, VMware seemingly penalized...
No more VRAM: VMware abandons controversial pricing model

Jailbreak no longer a dirty word on iTunes, the App Store

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Apple is no longer covering up the term "jailbreak" in some App Store and iTunes listings. The behavior was discovered earlier this week. [Read more]...
Jailbreak no longer a dirty word on iTunes, the App Store

Commentary: That dirty word 'liberal' | McClatchy

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Commentary: That dirty word 'liberal' | McClatchy

Where 'Cubicle' Is a Dirty Word: The Wacky Workspaces of Silicon Valley

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Many tech offices aren't just places of work, as I describe in the December issue of The Atlantic. They're also places of social interaction and aesthetic experimentation and commercial advertisement, sending messages to employees and outsiders alike. In the slideshow here, you'll see some of the Valley's whimsical workplaces, desk...
Where 'Cubicle' Is a Dirty Word: The Wacky Workspaces of Silicon Valley
New Mayor’s Council on Innovation Looks to Change the LA Narrative

Dell avoids talk of flawed deal, focuses on new software foray in press talks today

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SAN FRANCISCO, Ca.: The dirty word that no one would address at Dell‘s press event this afternoon? “Privatization.” The computer maker held the press event to introduce the press to its new software group. But the meeting was overshadowed by news this morning that private equity firm Blackstone has...
Dell avoids talk of flawed deal, focuses on new software foray in press talks today

For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

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Politics is considered a dirty word, not just at dinner parties and among mixed company, but also within much of the startup ecosystem. It seems that since the political system can’t be hacked as consistently or predictably as the social graph its importance has has been largely ignored. At a...
For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

Why 'chemical' has become a dirty word

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Why 'chemical' has become a dirty word
According to iTunes, "jailbreak" is a four-letter word

How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

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This is a guest post by Ifeelgoods co-founder and CEO Michael Amar. For too many American technology start-ups, Europe is a dirty word. Classically, US start-ups have pursued the European market after their Series B or C funding rounds, or even later. Many companies only consider Europe when their US growth begins...
How to make Europe work for your startup, from day one

Archos Arnova 7-inch Child Pad hands-on (video)

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It might not quite be the hottest tablet news of the day, but we managed to catch a glimpse of the Arnova "designed by Archos" Child Pad on the floor here at CeBIT. Last time we saw this slate it was nothing but a render and a few specifications,...
Archos Arnova 7-inch Child Pad hands-on (video)

Is "disruption" a dirty word?

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Having disruptive technology may not be enough to win. FORTUNE -- Is the word "disruption" overhyped? At a Brainstorm Tech panel Tuesday called "Disruptive Innovation: Dogfight in the Cloud," panelists debated whether the term -- oftentimes referring to innovative technology poised to upend the current way of thinking -- was...
Is "disruption" a dirty word?

Bessemer Ventures: Why We Invested In Pinterest

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Bessemer Venture Partners picked up a piece of everyone's favorite pinboard site back when it was barely making a blip on the Silicon Valley radar. Jeremy Levine tells us why he decided it was a good bet.Bessemer Venture Partners led Pinterest's Series A financing last year (the startup now has...
Bessemer Ventures: Why We Invested In Pinterest

Why 'data breach' isn't a dirty word anymore

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Contrary to popular belief, data breaches don't necessarily sink a company, studies and survivors indicate. [Read more]...
Why 'data breach' isn't a dirty word anymore

Why Microsoft Shouldn't Have Bothered 'Scroogling' Google

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[Editor's note: Joachim Kempin is a former top Microsoft executive and author of a new memoir, Resolve and Fortitude: Microsoft's 'Secret Power Broker' Breaks His Silence. This is Kempin's third column on Microsoft for ReadWrite. See his earlier contributions here and here.] When I saw a TV ad using this...
Why Microsoft Shouldn't Have Bothered 'Scroogling' Google

Amidst hard times for greentech, digital green startups emerge

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Young, early-stage green-focused startups are a rare breed these days. The demo day on Wednesday in downtown San Francisco for the green digital-focused accelerator Greenstart (which I called the Y-Combinator for greentech a year ago when they launched) was one of the first times in a long time that I’ve...
Amidst hard times for greentech, digital green startups emerge
Zaarly Shutters Its Reverse Craigslist Marketplace, Goes All In On Virtual Storefronts As Co-Founder Exits

Wil Wheaton Reminds Us That Torrents Are Awesome, And Not Just For Pirated Movies

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The conflation of tools and technologies with the ways people use them is a big problem in the copyright debate. One of the many, many examples is the way the anti-piracy crowd treats "torrent" as a dirty word. Google endorsed this last year when they started dropping it from their...
Wil Wheaton Reminds Us That Torrents Are Awesome, And Not Just For Pirated Movies

Portlandia Issues Heartfelt Plea to Make 'Nerd' a Dirty Word Again

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By and large, Ladybeat likes to stay out of the nerd-shaming business. Unlike slut-shaming, its equally insidious cousin, nerd-shaming in the Ascendancy of Zuck has come to be defined as calling out people–most often comely people with human lady parts–for not being nearly nerdy enough. (See: meme, Fake Geek Girl.)...
Portlandia Issues Heartfelt Plea to Make 'Nerd' a Dirty Word Again

Tax avoidance: how to change corporate behaviour

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It is up to consumers and voters to change the lousy behaviour of big banks, energy giants and internet multinational. They will not change by themselvesLast week, I was waiting in the queue at the butcher while an elderly lady was being served. Clearly, she was not that well-off and...
Tax avoidance: how to change corporate behaviour

VMware Kills Off A Pricing Scheme Customers Hated (VMW)

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Customers should love new VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger's first big move. He's killing off an unpopular pricing scheme that had really ticked off customers. Called "vRAM," it was a complex way of figuring out how much VMware would charge for its software licenses. It was introduced a year ago, when...
VMware Kills Off A Pricing Scheme Customers Hated (VMW)
Is using skeuomorphic design ever okay?
NYCLU's Stop & Frisk Watch app lets you rapidly report police misconduct

Can A Fashion Blogger Make It Pay? Frockwriter Is About To Find Out

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Fashion blogging has grown from a few wannabe writers looking from outside in at the industry to an influential new media category that designers and brands simply must court. Now one taste-maker hopes to buck the sector’s accepted model by charging some users to read. Sydney-based fashion journalist Patty...
Can A Fashion Blogger Make It Pay? Frockwriter Is About To Find Out
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