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UK Newspaper Drops Paywall After Less Than 10 People Subscribe

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As Rupert Murdoch moves forward with his plans to put in place a paywall for the online sites of some of his UK newspapers, he may want to look around carefully. Jeff Sonderman points us to the news of a UK newspaper publisher that put in place a paywall of...
UK Newspaper Drops Paywall After Less Than 10 People Subscribe
Netflix stock jumps 20 percent on massive customer streaming numbers
IDC: Microsoft bets big on Surface with more than 3 million tablets on order for launch
BRACING FOR DISASTER: How Bad Will Apple's Earnings Be?

Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

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Hon Hai, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics suffered their biggest decline in sales in its history, according to a new Bloomberg report. To give this a larger perspective, a new report out of Beijing yesterday stated that "Foxconn's net loss in 2012 was US $316 million, the biggest...
Apple Moving Away from Hon Hai may be a Good Thing

Infographic: When Link Building Turns Into A Linkpocalypse

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If you want to succeed with gaining search traffic through SEO, building links is one of the most important ranking factors that can help you. But go too far, and the search police might crack down on you. How do you avoid a disaster? To help, the folks at DNA created......
Infographic: When Link Building Turns Into A Linkpocalypse

10gen introduces a backup option for MongoDB

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There’s no question that MongoDB is popular among developers. 10gen, the company behind the NoSQL database, has been building out its executive team. Now 10gen is adding a support mechanism that could give users some assurance that they won’t lose their data in the event of a disaster. The MongoDB...
10gen introduces a backup option for MongoDB
Kayak delays its IPO to avoid ‘the Facebook effect’
Thanksgiving At The Beach

Oil-spotted Dick: Cheney’s fingerprints on the BP disaster (3 items) « News From Underground

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Oil-spotted Dick: Cheney’s fingerprints on the BP disaster (3 items) « News From Underground

Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

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Screengrab, Copyrightinformation.org TorrentFreak reports that the Copyright Alert System, which some big Internet service providers were planning to implement Wednesday, is on hold. The system has been delayed due to adverse conditions following Superstorm Sandy, which threw a hugely destructive wrench into the works for many utilities and ISPs. The...
Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

Amazon Takes A Bath

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Amazon Takes A Bath: Pay no attention to the headline of their press release, Amazon had a bad quarter. They've been warning about dipping into the red for a few quarters now and have narrowly avoided it each time. No more. The company lost $274 million on sales of $13.81...
Amazon Takes A Bath

Preston Gralla: Windows 8 tablets in the enterprise: A disaster in the making

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Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8 tablets powered by ARM chips will be no easier to manage in the enterprise than iPads are....
Preston Gralla: Windows 8 tablets in the enterprise: A disaster in the making
People Get Their News from YouTube, Apparently?

Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

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Windows 8 is doing quite a job of alienating longtime Windows users. No more Start button, but a whole Start screen full of distracting live tiles; a double interface (Desktop and "Modern"); low information density on Modern apps; and the list goes on. For many companies, this isn't a...
Review: RetroUI tries to fix Windows 8's usability woes, but only makes them worse

Repub pundit/ Bush speech writer throws in the towel, calls tonite worst repub disaster in 40 yrs: http://j.mp/cvd7M8 /via @MMFlint #hcr

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Repub pundit/ Bush speech writer throws in the towel, calls tonite worst repub disaster in 40 yrs: http://j.mp/cvd7M8 /via @MMFlint #hcr

Booting Up: Digging Out Edition

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This guy means business. (Photo: Squarespace) Wanna see commitment? Employees of Squarespace, Fog Creek and Peer1 kept their data center up and running throughout the disaster by hauling fuel up seventeen flights of stairs. [TechCrunch] People didn’t go completely, utterly batshit nuts lining up for the iPad Mini. [TechCrunch] The UK court of appeals...
Booting Up: Digging Out Edition
What remains of an irradiated, damaged, and abandoned Japanese town
Exploring Chernobyl through the lens of a camera

Hey, Online Services: Why Can't You Keep Up With Demand?

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Theoretically, online services shouldn't ever get so mobbed by customers that they can't deliver a game or service, because it should be ridiculously easy to bring on additional capacity to meet demand. And yet here in the real world, exactly these sorts of failures seem to crop up with dismaying...
Hey, Online Services: Why Can't You Keep Up With Demand?

Apple's Stock Surges Past $500 (AAPL)

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Apple continues to run higher. It's over $500 now. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:Inside The Apple Protest In San FranciscoGoogle's Foray Into Hardware Will Be A Total Disaster — Here's WhyHackers Have Been Robbing iTunes Customers Since 2010...
Apple's Stock Surges Past $500 (AAPL)

DailyDirt: One Small Step For A Man...

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Neil Armstrong's recent passing has reminded lots of folks about the first manned mission to the moon. The whole idea that "we could put a man on the moon" seemed incredible in the 1960's, and the feat is still remarkably difficult -- even if kids today can't fully appreciate the...
DailyDirt: One Small Step For A Man...
Japan's TEPCO admits Fukushima disaster was avoidable, details shocking decisions that led to tragedy

Android users gloating over Apple Maps fiasco

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As iOS 6 users hide their faces in shame today due to the mapping disaster, those using Google's mobile OS are walking with a strut in their step. [Read more]...
Android users gloating over Apple Maps fiasco

Airships live on, 75 years after Hindenburg disaster

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The golden era of zeppelins may long since be over, but airships are once again plying the skies. Today, CNET got a ride aboard the Eureka, and a priceless view of the best of San Francisco. [Read more]...
Airships live on, 75 years after Hindenburg disaster

Channeling That Anti-SOPA Energy Into Getting Important DMCA Exemptions

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We've talked a bunch of times about the (somewhat ridiculous) process by which the public gets a shot, once every three years, to beg the US Copyright Office to throw the public a bone and grant "exemptions" to the ridiculous DMCA anti-circumvention clause. This process is completely backwards. The anti-circumvention...
Channeling That Anti-SOPA Energy Into Getting Important DMCA Exemptions

How Virgin America lets you text a hottie midflight

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A new service from Virgin America empowers you to use the in-flight entertainment system to send a drink to someone you find attractive and to text them, even. A recipe for disaster, surely. [Read more]...
How Virgin America lets you text a hottie midflight

Netflix Uncages Chaos Monkey Disaster Testing System

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Netflix has released Chaos Monkey, which it uses internally to test the resiliency of its Amazon Web Services cloud computing architecture....
Netflix Uncages Chaos Monkey Disaster Testing System

Memory chip disaster: New data shows how prices have fallen (chart)

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The bad news for memory makers: prices for DRAM (dynamic random access memory) were in a free-fall in Q2 as gut-wrenching as the one flash companies like Sandisk (SNDK) and Intel (INTC) reported in earnings the past two weeks. (Flash prices, however, are clearly rising.) The good news for PC...
Memory chip disaster: New data shows how prices have fallen (chart)

This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you

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Microsoft doesn’t like it if you use long passwords in Hotmail. In fact, the software giant won’t let you use a really long one anymore, and recently started prompting users to only enter the first 16 characters of their password. As you can see in the screenshot above, courtesy of...
This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?