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Glastonbury 2013: celebrity photo tour

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Celebrities with smartphones take us into their exciting backstage-at-Glastonbury world via the wonder of InstagramOnce, we couldn't hear everyone's Glastonbury stories until long after the festival was over. But Instagram has changed all that - now festivalgoers can bombard us with self-satisfied photos around the clock. Even celebrities have got...
Glastonbury 2013: celebrity photo tour

Time to Start Looking for a Buyer, Palm?

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So much for Palm’s (PALM) big recovery. This morning the company lowered its fiscal-year revenue forecast and warned of an ugly 30 percent shortfall in its current quarter. Palm expects third quarter revenue to be between $285 million and $310 million — signifigantly less than the $425.4 million analysts had...
Time to Start Looking for a Buyer, Palm?
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Condé Nast Gobbles Up Grocery and Recipe App ZipList

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Si Newhouse, CEO of Advance Publications Looks like Condé is starting to put that $500 million digital war chest to good use. Today, the media conglomerate purchased grocery list and recipe organizing app ZipList, to the tune of $14 million, reported AllThingsD. As we previously reported, Condé is no stranger to...
Condé Nast Gobbles Up Grocery and Recipe App ZipList

Mistakes and confusion lead to a charitable donation from Fab

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Mistakes happen to the best of us, and according to a cool poster and shirt from Fab.com, we should make mistakes more often, as they sometimes lead to better outcomes. That was the case today when Mike Monteiro of Mule Designs felt that it was no mistake that Fab’s new...
Mistakes and confusion lead to a charitable donation from Fab

Apple's fourth-quarter earnings are the first sign of strategic weakness | Charles Ferguson

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For any other tech company, Apple's Q4 results would be stellar. Instead, I see symptoms of the onset of possibly fatal sclerosisFirst, a big disclosure: I own a lot of Apple stock, whereas I do not own stock in any of its major competitors. And, even worse, I own a...
Apple's fourth-quarter earnings are the first sign of strategic weakness | Charles Ferguson

The 404 1,189: Where we rubber band your chopsticks (podcast)

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On today's episode, The 404 guys bond over their disgust with self-professed "gurus," "ninjas," "masters," and "mavens" of social media. They'll also talk about why the next DJ will likely be an algorithm and what it's liked to experience modern technology after spending 25 years in prison. [Read more]...
The 404 1,189: Where we rubber band your chopsticks (podcast)

Using ‘Mad Libs’ to Make Web Forms More Fun

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In an ideal world, the web would have a built-in identity solutions — websites would automatically know who you are when you arrive. In the real world, however, almost every website has its own sign up and authentication process, endless forms enticing you to enter your name, your e-mail, pick...
Using ‘Mad Libs’ to Make Web Forms More Fun

Sega Goes Nuclear On YouTube Videos Of Old Shining Force Game

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Sega has a history of being less than friendly to their fans and customers. Recall that they were unable to respond to one customer's concerns about SOPA, other than to ramble on about reboots and hard resets. Then there was their DRM fiasco when an iteration of their popular Football...
Sega Goes Nuclear On YouTube Videos Of Old Shining Force Game

How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

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The social media reaction to a video of an attack on an East London teenager shows how it can be a useful tool for policeThe social media sphere erupted in disgust last week after a video showing a sickening, unprovoked attack on a 16-year-old girl in Plaistow, East London, started...
How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

Hobbit Actors Stephen Fry & Ian McKellen Pay License For Hobbit Pub

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Remember the Hobbit pub in the UK that was threatened with legal action from the Saul Zaentz Company (SZC) for infringing on the supposed rights SZC held in the Hobbit movie? The bad publicity resulted in SZC offering up a cheapo license, and now two of the actors appearing in...
Hobbit Actors Stephen Fry & Ian McKellen Pay License For Hobbit Pub
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TUAW Fact Check: Apple using underage labor? No.

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Filed under: Apple Corporate, AppleWhen a lot of people get their news electronically, skimming over headlines through news aggregators, RSS feeds, and retweets on Twitter, sometimes the majority of information people will get from an article comes from the headline. When a headline leans towards the sensational side, or doesn't...
TUAW Fact Check: Apple using underage labor? No.
Who really wins if Rocket goes public?

The App Store Is A Republic

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It comes down to this fundamental question: How much responsibility do you want for the workings of your device? The religious divide between iOS and Android hinges on this point. There are nerds - and I always use the term affectionately - whose nerdliness hinges upon that responsibility. Without it,...
The App Store Is A Republic

Apple and Adobe: Where is the Common Ground?

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Apple and Adobe: Where is the Common Ground? is a post from Chris PirilloThere is no middle-of-the-road when it comes to Steve Jobs and public opinion: you either love him or hate him. The same can be said about Apple products. You are either someone who rushes to buy everything...
Apple and Adobe: Where is the Common Ground?

Anders Breivik 'trained' for shooting attacks by playing Call of Duty

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Breivik tells court he practised his shot using a 'holographic aiming device' while playing video gameAnders Behring Breivik has described how he "trained" for the attacks he carried out in Norway last summer using the computer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.The 33-year-old said he practised his shot using a...
Anders Breivik 'trained' for shooting attacks by playing Call of Duty
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After Complete #FAIL, the European Commission Finds Some Way Better Videos to Promote Women in Science

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Perhaps you remember this gem of a social-media effort from the European Commission, a sad, sorry attempt to make science seem more alluring to young women. (Ack! Sorry to even embed this. Please skip right ahead if you are already familiar.) Following a response of near-universal disgust, the Commission pulled...
After Complete #FAIL, the European Commission Finds Some Way Better Videos to Promote Women in Science

Tech and Titillation: Why its time to stop the booth babes and muscle men

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Over the past few weeks we’ve seen some blatant episodes of sexism and discrimination within technology get called out quite publicly. Sexism in business and technology has been rampant for years, but now the public, verbal backlash has begun. Finally. It’s high time to put an end to booth babes...
Tech and Titillation: Why its time to stop the booth babes and muscle men

New data shows dramatic increase in wireless surveillance by law enforcement

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For the first time, we have an idea of the extent of law enforcement’s demands on wireless carriers for various information including texts, location data, and other information, and its not pretty.According to documentation provided to The New York Times, law enforcement officers made 1.3 million such requests during 2011....
New data shows dramatic increase in wireless surveillance by law enforcement

iTunes turns 10. What's in store for the next decade?

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One of the first stories I wrote for my college journalism class involved me interviewing people on campus about whether they’d ever even possibly consider paying for music with this — at the time — brand new iTunes service. The story isn’t online, but I recall that most interview subjects...
iTunes turns 10. What's in store for the next decade?

Facebook apologies after blocking founder of Gay Marriage USA Facebook

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Murray Lipp was unable to access service and received notification that photograph of a gay couple was 'offensive'Facebook has apologised after it blocked the operator of one of America's leading same-sex marriage campaigns from accessing the service when he posted a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple online.Murray Lipp, the...
Facebook apologies after blocking founder of Gay Marriage USA Facebook

How The $7 Billion Dodgers TV Deal Could Actually Be Good For Consumers

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Last week, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced a new television contract with Time Warner Cable (TWC). The deal, valued between $7 billion to $8 billion, calls for the creation of a new "SportsNet LA" channel that will be the exclusive home of everything Dodgers. The deal is simple: the Dodgers...
How The $7 Billion Dodgers TV Deal Could Actually Be Good For Consumers

Blogger Outraged by ‘Silicon Valley’ Apparently Wanted a Reality Show of Her Own

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Ms. Lacy (flickr.com/drbeachvacation) Well, well. It appears that Silicon Valley hater Sarah Lacy may have other reasons to despise the new Bravo show, aside from it is going to destroy the very fabric upon which this holy tech society was built. The reason? According to Gawker, Ms. Lacy was shopping...
Blogger Outraged by ‘Silicon Valley’ Apparently Wanted a Reality Show of Her Own

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

Last Night, a Child Pornography Video Spread Across Facebook

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The dark, dark, dark side of social networking. Are you ready to burn the Internet to the ground, yet? If not, this ought to cinch it: Yesterday, a child pornography video started spreading like wildfire on Facebook. The Independent reported that it managed to garner 4,000 likes and 16,000 shares before engineers managed...
Last Night, a Child Pornography Video Spread Across Facebook

Are you a New Year's Eve refusenik? | Poll

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Does the prospect of mass intoxication and bogus emoting fill you with disgust? Will you be tucked up and asleep before the clock strikes 12?...
Are you a New Year's Eve refusenik? | Poll

Careless Whisper

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When the Nintendo came out in 1985, there was something of a misconception of what, exactly, it was. For a generation that grew up without computers, much less video games, the NES must have seemed just like the latest toy – a high-tech plaything that, like other toys or the...
Careless Whisper
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