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STAND DOWN: Iran’s ‘Clean Internet’ Rumor Started With a Hoax

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Nineties Leftover, Tehran (Flickr.com/kamshots) You guys, didn’t anyone tell Iran we’re not doing Internet April Fools Day anymore? Apparently not, because a fake interview with the country’s communications minister has everyone convinced they’re straight-up banning the internet. An International Business Times piece is currently racing around the internet, giving everyone...
STAND DOWN: Iran’s ‘Clean Internet’ Rumor Started With a Hoax

KakaoTalk fights the Net Neutrality fight in Korea

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When cellular carriers look at the threat of over-the-top communications apps, their worst fears might be something like the position KakaoTalk has in South Korea, its home market. The messaging and VoIP app has been growing at a breakneck pace with 38 million registered accounts in a country of almost...
KakaoTalk fights the Net Neutrality fight in Korea

Mobile becomes a core component of AdSense

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We launched AdSense for mobile content before the smartphone revolution when everyone had a flip phone. Our goal was to help pioneering publishers monetize their mobile content. Since then, we’ve seen mobile technology advance and an increasing number of consumers are viewing content from “smarter” mobile devices. To make...
Mobile becomes a core component of AdSense

Boot up: iWatch confirmed?, Surface in demand, Spotify on WinPhone and more

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Plus the router feature that could let it be pwned, Flash at risk (again), motherboards on the market and moreA quick burst of 12 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamDisruptions: Apple is said to be developing a curved-glass smart watch >> NYTimes.comIn its headquarters...
Boot up: iWatch confirmed?, Surface in demand, Spotify on WinPhone and more
The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

"Hard Tech"

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"Hard Tech": Googler Jed Christiansen takes issue with my previous post about battery life. As he writes: MG comes across as an Silicon-Valley-centric arrogant jerk saying that “battery technology is really ripe for disruption.”  It implies that all he needs to do is call attention to this problem, and two...
"Hard Tech"
Social: It's the End of the World, And I Feel Fine: 10 Questions with Andrew Zolli

Disruptions: Innovation Isn't Easy, Especially Midstream

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Why could a small start-up build Instagram, a photo app, and sell it for $1 billion while companies like Eastman Kodak, steeped in photography and the emotionalism of photography, could not? Culture got in the way....
Disruptions: Innovation Isn't Easy, Especially Midstream

Disruptions: So Many Apologies, So Much Data Mining

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Path, the mobile social network, has apologized for mining personal data, but it would have taken programmers weeks to write the code necessary to copy and organize someone's address book, engineers said....
Disruptions: So Many Apologies, So Much Data Mining

Disruptions: Celebrities' Product Plugs on Social Media Draw Scrutiny

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The Federal Trade Commission wants to better distinguish the blurred line between celebrity endorsements and mere appreciation on social media....
Disruptions: Celebrities' Product Plugs on Social Media Draw Scrutiny
Facebook bug temporarily brings down apps, social features on third-party sites

Disruptions: You Know You Can't Live Without Apple's Latest Glass Rectangle

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Each new Apple product makes the previous generation look old. How else could the company beguile people into replacing their perfectly fine iPhones, iPads and iPods year after year?...
Disruptions: You Know You Can't Live Without Apple's Latest Glass Rectangle

Publishers beware: Can other game developers copy Double Fine's Kickstarter millions?

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For decades, there was one really successful financial model for making big, profitable games: a publisher providing project funding to a developer in exchange for a large share of any eventual profits. It's a model that's seen its share of disruptions in recent years, with direct game downloads and...
Publishers beware: Can other game developers copy Double Fine's Kickstarter millions?
Dell sees 33 percent drop in Q1 profits, says touchscreen Windows 8 products will cost more

Microsoft has access issues with Hotmail, Outlook, SkyDrive services

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Microsoft experienced disruptions for several hours to its online suite of mail, calendar and storage services, leaving many users unable to access their accounts....
Microsoft has access issues with Hotmail, Outlook, SkyDrive services

Disruptions: And the Privacy Gaps Just Keep On Coming

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Patricia Poss of the F.T.C.'s mobile unit says companies should build security into their products from the outset, not after a privacy debacle....
Disruptions: And the Privacy Gaps Just Keep On Coming

Google Service Disrupted in China

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Google said its Web services in China have encountered widespread disruptions over the past eight hours or so....
Google Service Disrupted in China

Disruptions: Data Without Context Is Worth Nothing at All

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According to Google Flu Trends, at the flu season's peak in mid-January, nearly 11 percent of the United States population had influenza -- double the official federal estimates....
Disruptions: Data Without Context Is Worth Nothing at All

Disruptions: A Fuzzy and Shifting Line Between Hacker and Criminal

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To many people who understand computers and the law, there is a danger in lumping people who have not sought financial gain with armed robbers. Where people should receive slaps on the wrist, they face decades in jail....
Disruptions: A Fuzzy and Shifting Line Between Hacker and Criminal

Games Industry Transitions In 2013: Will Consoles And Windows Rise Again?

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. For retailers and publishers in video games, Christmas is the busiest time...
Games Industry Transitions In 2013: Will Consoles And Windows Rise Again?

Renesys Confirms Network Outages -- Maybe Attacks -- In North Korea

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There has been a rash of odd reports today about a hacking attack against networks in North Korea. Just a few minutes ago, the research firm Renesys, which tracks the overall health and working order of the Internet, came out with confirmation that indeed something has been going on. The...
Renesys Confirms Network Outages -- Maybe Attacks -- In North Korea

How Cloud Computing Can Help A Small Business Get Out of the Recession

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Cloud computing creates enough disruptions for small businesses that it seems almost folly when we hear some of the stories we do. We heard one story about an IT department that said that the company could not afford to have more people accessing the Internet. Yes, the Internet is too...
How Cloud Computing Can Help A Small Business Get Out of the Recession

EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

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The European Commission believes that, alongside the rise of smartphones, tablets and other TV replacements, by 2016 connected TVs could be used in the majority of European homes — up from around 40.4 million today. Today it released a Green Paper to lay the groundwork for how it might cope...
EC Wades In On Connected TV, Cross-Border Content Regulation In New Green Paper

Micron Chief Leaves Behind a Stable Company

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Steve Appleton had been chief executive for 18 years, and built an executive team with deep experience working together. Micron's main business of memory chips is poised for an upswing, too, which could help smooth disruptions....
Micron Chief Leaves Behind a Stable Company

Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

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In case you didn’t notice, it’s the golden age of enterprise startups. And some investors believe it will continue for another seven years or more. No one is completely sure what will come after that, but it’s worth reflecting on what brought us here and what the dynamics are of...
Welcome to the golden age of enterprise IT -- and get used to it: It'll be here for a while

VPNs reportedly blocked in Iran, with yet another crackdown on Internet access

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Last week, Iran’s Internet usage saw several interruptions. On the eve of the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution, Google and all SSL sites were blocked in Iran. A couple of days later, Google confirmed that Gmail and YouTube had, in fact, been blocked in the country. Restored after a four day...
VPNs reportedly blocked in Iran, with yet another crackdown on Internet access

VCs will fund more software-defined networking startups as enterprises sit on the sidelines

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“Just because it’s very early in this market doesn’t mean it’s too early to start an SDN company. It’s always too early before it’s too late.” There was Shirish Sathaye, a general partner at Khosla Ventures, calling out at this year’s Open Networking Summit on Tuesday for more software-defined networking...
VCs will fund more software-defined networking startups as enterprises sit on the sidelines

Disruptions: Even the Tech Elites Leave Gadgets Behind

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Some people find that minimizing technological distractions helps them focus on themselves and the outside world....
Disruptions: Even the Tech Elites Leave Gadgets Behind

Cyberattacks on Banks Worry the President of the Atlanta Fed

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Mr. Lockhart (www.frbatlanta.org) Back in late September, you probably went a couple of weeks unable to access your bank account, thanks to a massive wave of cyberattacks against Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and others. Well, Dennis Lockhart, the president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, certainly hasn’t forgotten about it. He recently...
Cyberattacks on Banks Worry the President of the Atlanta Fed

Today's Scuttlebot: Cell Towers vs. Police, and the History of @

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Tuesday's selection includes finger-pointing over police radio disruptions, how an ancient symbol became a crucial building block of modern technology, and a way to let Mom know you arrived safely....
Today's Scuttlebot: Cell Towers vs. Police, and the History of @
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