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Google Got in a Fight with Sweden Over The Word "Ungoogleable"

Here Are The Winners Of The One-Sentence Pitch Competition

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Over the weekend, we hosted a fun contest from the Founder Institute, where entrepreneurs posted a one-sentence pitch for their companies. We received more than 450 pitches, of which 421 followed the designated format (“My company, _(insert name of company)_, is developing _(a defined offering)_ to help _(a defined audience)_...
Here Are The Winners Of The One-Sentence Pitch Competition

Facebook faux pas: Thai netizens cry fowl as KFC tells public to order chicken during Tsunami scare

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There a numerous examples of brands piggybacking on a crisis or a high-profile public event to generate buzz for their own campaigns, but KFC Thailand’s Facebook post yesterday ranks up there as one of the most inappropriate we have seen. As the world watched on as tsunami alerts were issued in Indonesia,...
Facebook faux pas: Thai netizens cry fowl as KFC tells public to order chicken during Tsunami scare

Universal Music Tells Gangnam Parody Mayors: Pay $42,000 By Tomorrow, Or Else

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The smash-hit track Gangnam Style probably needs little introduction after racking up some mind-boggling stats since its release last year. At the time of writing the video on YouTube has 1,627,652,006 views and artist Psy has 5,451,160 subscribers to his channel. To call it an Internet sensation might be somewhat...
Universal Music Tells Gangnam Parody Mayors: Pay $42,000 By Tomorrow, Or Else

Acer to Microsoft: Think Twice About Surface or Else

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“Our Surface devices will compete with products made by our OEM partners, which may affect their commitment to our platform.” – “Risk Factors,” Microsoft Form 10-K For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2012 Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says the company’s new Surface tablet is a “design point” intended...
Acer to Microsoft: Think Twice About Surface or Else

FunnyJunk lawyer's wife wades into fray, calls critics "nazi scumbags"

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So when Inman cranked out his infamous drawing of a mom seducing a Kodiak bear, Carreon took his displeasure to the blank page and churned out "Don't Mess With My Mom." Your allies are the fools Who cut and paste all day. They think they're important, But their anger is...
FunnyJunk lawyer's wife wades into fray, calls critics "nazi scumbags"

Waitress Fired Over Facebook Status

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Waitress Fired Over Facebook Status is a post from Chris PirilloAshley Johnson was unhappy with the way her shift at work went the other night, so she vented about it on her Facebook page – on her own time. The waitress, who worked at Brixx Pizza in Charlotte, N.C., stayed...
Waitress Fired Over Facebook Status

TomTom is eager to lend Apple a helping hand with its iOS 6 Maps issues

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Dutch satellite navigation specialists TomTom may already provide mapping technologies to Apple for its new iOS 6 Maps service, but the company has said it is more than willing to help Apple fix errors in its software to calm the user backlash around their operation. While TomTom’s vice-president consumer business...
TomTom is eager to lend Apple a helping hand with its iOS 6 Maps issues

What I Do

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Interestingly, a lot of people said this about their displeasure at my new logo: “it doesn’t explain what you do.” I really appreciate that mindset, but then again, Starbucks doesn’t sell mermaid princesses. In 50 stunning examples of great redesigns, there are some logos that absolutely explain everything, and...
What I Do

Happy Ending To The Joyent Lifetime Subscription Story

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Earlier this month Joyent announced that it would pull the plug on legacy “lifetime” hosting accounts. Now a long lost co-founder of the company is stepping up to honor the agreement. Back in 2004 Jason Hoffman co-founded two companies: Joyent, which at the time was a collaboration software-as-a-service for small...
Happy Ending To The Joyent Lifetime Subscription Story

Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

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Unless you spend a lot of time on Reddit, the discussion-forum community that more or less took over after Digg sank beneath the waves, you may have missed the latest storm of controversy over content posted on the site’s various “sub-Reddits” or topic pages. Although Reddit has played host to...
Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

FanMix is simply the best way to manage multiple social media accounts in one window

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If you’ve ever had the displeasure of trying to manage multiple social accounts, then you know that there aren’t really great solutions for doing so. Yes, there are tools such as Hootsuite or TweetDeck, but the biggest problem that we social addicts (oh, and managers) face is the speed at...
FanMix is simply the best way to manage multiple social media accounts in one window

GuideGuide puts Photoshop's Guide tool to shame, makes automating custom grids effortless

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Grids play a significant role in the design process, but many designers who rely on Photoshop aren’t exactly thrilled with the app’s built-in Guide tool. There’s good reason for this displeasure: Photoshop isn’t able to automate grids for you, and while templates and Actions come in handy, an extension by...
GuideGuide puts Photoshop's Guide tool to shame, makes automating custom grids effortless

Apple: We're talking about how to distribute more of $137B in cash to shareholders

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Even after Apple began issuing a dividend to its stock holders last year, some investors still aren’t happy with the continued accumulation of Apple’s cash pile. In response to one vocal investor on Thursday, Apple issued a statement saying that it is still looking for ways to distribute some of...
Apple: We're talking about how to distribute more of $137B in cash to shareholders
Apple’s nano-SIM design modified to ease concerns, standard decision looms

Bus Company Threatens Redditor With Lawsuit, Meets Ken White, Runs Away

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Another day, another case of a business attempting to stifle online criticism via threat of lawsuit, amirite? We've seen it again and again. Companies ignorant of the terrifying Streisand Effect go after critics and, normally, the only warm and fuzzy feeling we can take away from it is knowing...
Bus Company Threatens Redditor With Lawsuit, Meets Ken White, Runs Away

Five steps to becoming a heavyweight Twitter fighter | Sarah Ditum

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Learn how to be a master of public pugnacity a la Giles Coren or an expert in online exasperation, just like Joey BartonThis week, Times columnist and professional snark Giles Coren found himself yearning for "the golden age when we wrote, they read, and that was it" after a vituperative...
Five steps to becoming a heavyweight Twitter fighter | Sarah Ditum

Oreo's gay pride Facebook post prompts threats of boycott

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Most users praised the (unfortunately unavailable in stores) rainbow cookie, but a few swore off parent company KraftOreo, the self-proclaimed "world's favourite cookie", has stirred up controversy on Facebook by pledging support for gay pride.An image posted to the Oreo fan page shows rainbow layers betwixt its biscuity wafers, instead...
Oreo's gay pride Facebook post prompts threats of boycott

One Week On, Sandy Still Disrupts, But Volunteers Innovate

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Almost a full week after Sandy hit, the East Coast is still struggling to get back on its feet - and the biggest worry now is, as seven days ago, the elements. With the temperature set to drop in the coming days, Mayor Bloomberg yesterday estimated that between 30,000 and...
One Week On, Sandy Still Disrupts, But Volunteers Innovate

CBS Says It Could Move To Cable In A 'Few Days' If Aereo Wins; Receives Several Offers To Help Pack Its Bags

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CBS has officially joined the chorus of angsty executive voices expressing their displeasure with Aereo by threatening to take their ball and go cable. Only this time, Moonves really means it. CBS CEO Les Moonves has said before that he's talked with New York cable operators about taking his network...
CBS Says It Could Move To Cable In A 'Few Days' If Aereo Wins; Receives Several Offers To Help Pack Its Bags
Four simple strategies for monetizing your video content
Threeview: A critic, an analyst, and an academic review Resident Evil 6

Indian Supreme Court orders Pirate Bay, Pastebin blocks, gets DDoSed

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An injunction issued by an Indian court in a copyright infringement case has forced Indian Internet service providers to block access to the video-sharing sites Vimeo and DailyMotion, Bittorrent-tracker The Pirate Bay, text-sharing site Pastebin and a number of other websites. In response, members of Anonymous mounted a denial of...
Indian Supreme Court orders Pirate Bay, Pastebin blocks, gets DDoSed
The Higgs boson theory of PC gaming

'Star Wars' and 'Doctor Who' fans in altercation at sci-fi convention

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Police are called to a sci-fi convention in the U.K. after fans of "Doctor Who" -- allegedly uninvited -- enter the convention, to the displeasure of certain forceful "Star Wars" fans. [Read more]...
'Star Wars' and 'Doctor Who' fans in altercation at sci-fi convention

Court Temporarily Blocks School District From Suspending Student For Refusing To Wear Student ID/Tracking Device

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A few months back, Tim Geigner covered the story of a Texas school district's efforts to track its students' whereabouts using student ID cards with embedded RFID chips. The district attempted to paint this "students-as-livestock/prisoners" effort as being there for the safety of students and staff. But underneath all the...
Court Temporarily Blocks School District From Suspending Student For Refusing To Wear Student ID/Tracking Device

Opponents protest signing of ACTA without adequate debate

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Over the vocal protests of opponents, 22 European nations signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on Thursday. A statement by the Japanese foreign ministry, which hosted the signing ceremony, indicated that the remaining EU member states were expected to sign the agreement "on the completion of respective domestic procedures."...
Opponents protest signing of ACTA without adequate debate

Facebook Isn't Adding a Dislike Button, Even If Your Friend Gets in a Car Accident

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Not happening. (Photo: TechTheBest.com) During a Reddit AMA today, Facebook product engineer Bob Baldwin faced a barrage of questions about everyone’s favorite website to hate.  He confirmed there was a secret, creepy sounding room at the bottom of its Palo Alto headquarters, he admitted that the much beleaguered “Questions” feature...
Facebook Isn't Adding a Dislike Button, Even If Your Friend Gets in a Car Accident
How a banner ad for H&R Block appeared on apple.com--without Apple's OK

Google explains cause of massive Gmail, Chrome outages

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Users took to social networks on Monday to vent their displeasure with Google (GOOG) following a 40-minute disruption of service affecting the company’s Chrome Web browser and Gmail service. It was previously unclear what caused the services to simultaneously crash and some suspected the company was hit with a denial-of-service...
Google explains cause of massive Gmail, Chrome outages
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