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The 25-Million-User Social Network You Forgot About Just Lost Its CEO

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Garrett Camp has abruptly stepped down as CEO of StumbleUpon, the link-sharing service he started 10 years ago. The company is searching for a replacement. Camp will still be the company's chairman. Cofounder and CTO Geoff Smith is staying on. StumbleUpon, which was bought by eBay in 2007 for $75...
The 25-Million-User Social Network You Forgot About Just Lost Its CEO

The House passes CISPA with a vote of 248 to 168

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CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, has just passed the House by a vote of 248 to 168. The bill attracted several amendements along the way to passage today, including measures from Rogers concerning the Freedom of Information Act, and the Quayle amendment that dictated information collected could only be used...
The House passes CISPA with a vote of 248 to 168

Twitter Backlash Over CNN And MSNBC Talking Heads: STFU

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- Jon Graef, Twitter users tell CNN anchors to STFU during health care summit Here’s but a sampling of the discontent that as arisen on Twitter with CNN (note: if these are your handles, and you don’t want it to appear here, send us a DM @CNCollegenews): @thisisrobthomas: cnn...
Twitter Backlash Over CNN And MSNBC Talking Heads: STFU

Verizon’s new remote access service is a scary look at the future of tech support

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The LG Revolution was never a smash hit for Verizon Wireless, and maybe that’s why Big Red thought no one would notice when a curious new feature was slipped into an over-the-air (OTA) update for the phone last weekend. The update included a so-called “Verizon Remote Diagnostics” tool. The purpose of this...
Verizon’s new remote access service is a scary look at the future of tech support

The ACLU blasts CISPA's passage, calling it 'extreme' over lax privacy safeguards

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CISPA passed less than an hour ago in the House on a vote of 288 to 127. Its opponents are already vocalizing their discontent. The ACLU is out with a sternly worded statement, reiterating its opposition to the bill. The group publicly attacked the bill before its passage. In the...
The ACLU blasts CISPA's passage, calling it 'extreme' over lax privacy safeguards

You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

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I sound like a broken record at this point, what with my proclamations of advertising clinging to the life-preserver that is the mobile market. But I’ll say it again: Advertising, as it currently stands, is not going to continue to work. It’s not only inefficient and annoying for the viewers...
You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.
Hey Android Gamers, OUYA Has Heard Your Anguished Cries And Modified Its Controller

The Fiver | Some Idiot Leaving His Radio On In The Background | Paul Doyle

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Click here to have the Fiver sent to your inbox every weekday at 5pm, or if your usual copy has stopped arrivingMORE UNREST AT THE EMIRATESA butcher is a person in your neighbourhood. A teacher is a person in our neighbourhood. An Uzbek multi-billionaire steel and telecommunications tycoon is a...
The Fiver | Some Idiot Leaving His Radio On In The Background | Paul Doyle

Developer-friendly Twitter alternative App.net hits 100,000 registered users, 9 months after launch

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App.net, the Twitter-style platform launched with great ideological pomp last August following a successful crowdfunding campaign, has hit 100,000 registered users today. Founder Dalton Caldwell has confirmed the milestone with us, and coincidentally, it looks like a giveaway of 500 accounts via The Next Web’s Facebook page helped push it...
Developer-friendly Twitter alternative App.net hits 100,000 registered users, 9 months after launch

Ouya's keynote convo polarizes SXSW

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The biggest disruption at a heavily-attended on-stage conversation featuring Ouya founder Julie Uhrman was from the audience members tweeting their discontent and leaving in the middle. [Read more]...
Ouya's keynote convo polarizes SXSW

Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

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Daily deal website has seen its share price tumble since its IPO as directors may still want to replace chief executiveGroupon boss Andrew Mason appears to have survived a fractious board meeting at the troubled daily deal website. But insiders said unhappy board members are still keen to oust the...
Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

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Hewlett-Packard's Ray Lane is giving up his role as chairman amid ongoing shareholder disapproval of HP's troubled Autonomy acquisition. Ray Lane Lane will remain on HP's board as a director but has given up his position as chairman, HP said Thursday. In addition, two of HP's longest-serving board members...
HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

RIM faces angry investors; searches for new board

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion faces shareholders as it votes to keep its current board of directors, despite discontent with the company's performance. [Read more]...
RIM faces angry investors; searches for new board

Acer hopes Microsoft learns that the "hardware meal" is tough to eat

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Acer has been the most vocal company in speaking out about Microsoft’s entrance into the Windows hardware game, and it continues to express is discontent. The latest comments come from Greater China president Lin Xianlang, who told Tencent Technology in an interview that he hopes Microsoft will learn that the...
Acer hopes Microsoft learns that the "hardware meal" is tough to eat

Twitter tattle and the trouble with twitchforks | Kate Bevan

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The #twitterblackout fighting 'censorship' is yet another example of how social networking militates against thinking for yourselfDid you join in the #twitterblackout on Saturday? It was proposed in response to the publication last week of Twitter's policy on removing content blocked by governments. The immediate reaction on Twitter was outrage...
Twitter tattle and the trouble with twitchforks | Kate Bevan

Steven Sinofsky, Windows President, leaving Microsoft effective immediately

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Steven Sinofsky MicrosoftSteven Sinofsky, President of Windows and Windows Live Division, is leaving Microsoft effective immediately, reports All Things D. The move is claimed to be a result of growing discontent within the software giant, with a number of executives reportedly unhappy when working with him due to his failure...
Steven Sinofsky, Windows President, leaving Microsoft effective immediately

Kickstarter Owns Up to Being 'Mockable,' Still Doesn't Care About Deadlines

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twitter.com/ystrickler Still waiting around for some sort of weird tchotchke you backed months ago on Kickstarter? Well, at least you’ve got company. In a big, expansive package released today, CNN Money crunched the numbers and found that of the 50 most-funded projects in the platform’s history, 84 percent were late. A...
Kickstarter Owns Up to Being 'Mockable,' Still Doesn't Care About Deadlines
Facebook’s biggest problem is that it’s a media company

Sony confirms 10 of its Xperia range will get Jelly Bean from Feburary 2013, 4 will miss out

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Sony has provided an update on where it stands on providing Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) updates for its Xperia family of devices, reiterating that most of the smartphones will be upgraded within the first few months of next year. The company has confirmed that upgrades for the Xperia T, Xperia TX...
Sony confirms 10 of its Xperia range will get Jelly Bean from Feburary 2013, 4 will miss out

Without Strong Shareholder Support, Ray Lane Steps Down As HP's Chairman Of The Board

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With waning shareholder support, Ray Lane has stepped down as HP’s chairman of the board. Board member Ralph Whitworth will take Lane’s seat as chairman. Whitworth is chairman of Relational Investors. Also resigning are two other HP directors, John Hammergren and G. Kennedy Thompson. Lane, a managing partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
Without Strong Shareholder Support, Ray Lane Steps Down As HP's Chairman Of The Board

Recent Bans Surface AdSense Publishers’ Complaints About Google

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Two recent cases of AdSense publisher bans highlight publisher discontent about Google’s mysterious methods for determining when to ban (and when to reinstate) participants displaying its Content Network ads on their sites. In the first case, well-respected netizen Jef Poskanzer, who runs the... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
Recent Bans Surface AdSense Publishers’ Complaints About Google
Walmart's Black Friday strike could be Amazon's gain

Revenge is Sweet: Time Warner Cable Sued Over Modem Leasing 'Scam'

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(Photo: Maximum PC) When last we heard from Time Warner Cable, a corporation so reviled that even Starfleet captains can’t help but voice their discontent, it was devising its latest scheme to become the most hated company ever by charging a modem rental fee. Now, the New York Daily News reports...
Revenge is Sweet: Time Warner Cable Sued Over Modem Leasing 'Scam'

Recently Departed Magento CTO And Co-Founder: eBay Doesn’t Understand The Meaning Of Open

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Last year, eBay eBay acquired Magento, developer of an open-source e-commerce platform for around $180 million. Magento became part of X.commerce, a combined open platform business from eBay and PayPal. A year after the acquisition was announced, Magento co-founder and CTO Yoav Kutner has left eBay. While fellow Magento co-founder...
Recently Departed Magento CTO And Co-Founder: eBay Doesn’t Understand The Meaning Of Open

7 stories to read this weekend

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And I am back: after a week’s hiatus from the newsletter, I resumed my online reading and have put together a short list of articles for you to read this weekend. There is a little too much internet stuff this week, but it’s all good. Hope you enjoy. How much...
7 stories to read this weekend

SAP co-CEO: We're working to fix software licensing, pricing complexity

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SAP is aware of widespread user discontent over the complexity involved with licensing rules and pricing for its software and is working to remedy the situation, co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe said....
SAP co-CEO: We're working to fix software licensing, pricing complexity

HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

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Hewlett-Packard's Ray Lane is giving up his role as chairman amid ongoing shareholder disapproval of HP's troubled Autonomy acquisition....
HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down amid discontent over Autonomy

Tony Fadell: Recently ousted Forstall 'got what he deserved'

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In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday, former Apple executive and "father of the iPod" Tony Fadell said that outgoing iOS chief Scott Forstall "got what he deserved," underscoring rumblings of quiet discontent heard of the ousted exec's assertive character....
Tony Fadell: Recently ousted Forstall 'got what he deserved'

Twitter and developers, a love story

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To say that Twitter and third-party developers have had an ambivalent relationship over the last couple of years is a massive understatement. Twitter has been undergoing a deep transformation of its business to one that makes sustainable sense as a public company. Yes, Twitter will tell you that it’s not preparing for...
Twitter and developers, a love story

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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