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The problem with virtual training: instructional design, not distance

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Training at a distance is more hassle than it’s worth, several CEOs have warned. But when we recently reported their cautions against onboarding new employees virtually, a senior analyst at training consultancy Bersin & Associates named Janet Clarey took exception with their point of view in the comments. Not that...
The problem with virtual training: instructional design, not distance

Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon

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The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD goes far to correct many of the issues that plagued Amazon's first foray into tablets nearly a year ago. The Fire HD also introduces several tech enhancements over competing tablets, and while in the end the Kindle Fire HD falls short of Amazon's...
Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon
Don't Call The New Microsoft Surface RT A Tablet, This Is A PC

Google Lowers Fees, Simplifies Maps API Ahead of Google I/O

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Ahead of the Google I/O developer conference next week, Google announced Friday it is lowering the fees for apps accessing its API from $4 per 1,000 map loads to $0.50 per 1,000 map loads. After years of offering free access, Google imposed fees and restrictions on third-party apps using Google...
Google Lowers Fees, Simplifies Maps API Ahead of Google I/O

Monitoring communications: shrivelling the domain of privacy | Editorial

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To mandate that an automated inspector must jot down the fact of every exchange is to shrivel the domain of privacyTrust us. It's for your own safety. Besides, it's not all that different from what we already do. Plans to monitor and log every form of electronic communication are heading...
Monitoring communications: shrivelling the domain of privacy | Editorial

Google Maps Mixes Search Results with Ads

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Google Maps has a new feature for business owners in the US: "for just $25 per month, businesses in select cities can make their listings stand out on Google.com and Google Maps with Tags". Google allows businesses to add yellow markers on the map and to promote their websites. The...
Google Maps Mixes Search Results with Ads

Open webOS ported to the Nexus 7, gives us the Touchpad Go that might have been (video)

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More than a few enthusiasts were gutted when HP exited webOS hardware before the Touchpad Go could even have the distinction of a press release. WebOS Ports' Simon Busch can't resurrect HP's miniature tablet plans, but he can give us an inkling of what we missed with his new...
Open webOS ported to the Nexus 7, gives us the Touchpad Go that might have been (video)

Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

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We’ve talked about Scan.me before here on TNW. They’re a Google Ventures-backed company that’s doing some very cool things to fix QR Codes. Now, the company is launching their new Scan Pages product for businesses. These are simple pages that allow a customer to scan a QR code at a...
Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

Pocket God’s Other Success: Digital Comics

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Pocket God is best-known as a hit game for iOS and other smartphone platforms, but Dave Castelnuovo, head of developer Bolt Creative, says the story and characters have been embraced in another medium, too — namely, comic books. Ape Entertainment started publishing the Pocket God comic series (both in print...
Pocket God’s Other Success: Digital Comics

YouTube adds Google+ quick share for uploaded videos, Google+ profiles get YouTube tab

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On Wednesday, Google engineer Dom Carr quietly unveiled two significant changes to how Google+ and YouTube are tied together, which are rolling out this week. The changes make the process of sharing newly uploaded videos to Google+ easier, while increasing traffic to YouTube from profiles pages on the social network....
YouTube adds Google+ quick share for uploaded videos, Google+ profiles get YouTube tab

Feds Tie Themselves In Legal Knots Arguing For Domain Forfeiture In Rojadirecta Case

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If you don't recall, among the various domains that ICE and the DOJ seized last year were two domains -- rojadirecta.com and rojadirecta.org -- held by a Spanish company, Puerto 80. After extended negotiations to try to get the government to return the domain names, Puerto 80 finally sued the...
Feds Tie Themselves In Legal Knots Arguing For Domain Forfeiture In Rojadirecta Case

Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

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Facebook says it has patched a security hole related to a little-known phone number search within Facebook. Specifically, the social network now limits the number of phone number lookups that any given IP address can perform on Facebook. Last Friday, independent security researcher Suriya Prakesh published a blog post...
Facebook phone number lookups now limited, but you should still tweak this privacy setting

Salesforce.com Shares Crash After Earnings Disappoint

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Shares of Salesforce.com ended the day down by more than 5 percent a day after the company reported earnings that fell short of expectations. Salesforce shares closed at $43.25 a share, down $2.44, or 5.25 percent. Yesterday the company said it earned 10 cents a share on a non-GAAP basis...
Salesforce.com Shares Crash After Earnings Disappoint

AT&T unveils voluntary Mobile Share wireless data plans

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AT&T announced voluntary wireless data sharing plans today that don't require new and current customers to enroll, a marked distinction from the forced Share Everything plans from rival Verizon....
AT&T unveils voluntary Mobile Share wireless data plans
Revamped, cable-friendly Apple TV? Not in 2012, but someday

How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle

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The life of a freelance writer is pretty sweet. It’s interesting, challenging work. You meet great people. You have a lot of freedom to organize your work life the way you want it. The pay can be excellent, and you get to make a living doing something you love....
How Smart Freelance Writers Handle Their #1 Hassle
The Classics: "The Left Hand of Darkness"

An off-contract Lumia 900 will set you back $449.99

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Listen up, Windows Phone fans, the Lumia 900 is on the way. If you don’t mind setting up a new two-year contract, you can snag one for a mere $100 on April 8th. However, if you want to pick one up without a contract, the bill will come to $449.99....
An off-contract Lumia 900 will set you back $449.99

The Flow and The Balance

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No this is not a post about yoga, although I am really looking forward to my yoga class this morning. It's about the two concepts in finance that I think are most important for folks to understand. The Gotham Gal and I went out to dinner with our oldest child...
The Flow and The Balance

There’s a Robot in Your Pocket

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When I was a kid, I dreamed of someday having my own robot. From HAL to R2D2 to KITT, robots were the ultimate technology in my eyes. They could do your chores, order you a pizza, finish your homework, and even warn you when danger was approaching. Today, I’m very...
There’s a Robot in Your Pocket
Watchers, carers, and administrators: the smart homes of tomorrow

Apple Officially Drops 'Mac' Name from OS X Mountain Lion

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With the launch of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in the middle of last year, Apple was clearly trending towards dropping the 'Mac' From 'Mac OS X', which has been the name of the Macintosh operating system for more than 10 years. Though it still used the 'Mac OS X'...
Apple Officially Drops 'Mac' Name from OS X Mountain Lion

Twitter sharpens its focus on India with trending topics expansion, still trails rivals

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Twitter is beefing up its offering in India as it looks to increase its market share in the world’s largest democracy. Building on support for four new local languages, that were added last month, the company has expanded its ‘trending topics’ service to Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi, in addition...
Twitter sharpens its focus on India with trending topics expansion, still trails rivals
Firefox's New Social API Brings Facebook Chat Right To Your Browser

New Zealand Judge Won't Rubberstamp Kim Dotcom Extradition; Orders US To Share Evidence

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Once again, it appears that the US prosecution of Kim Dotcom and the other Megaupload folks suggests that US federal prosecutors have been acting like they have a slam dunk case, whereas every time anyone digs into the details, all of the important infrastructure is missing. The latest is that...
New Zealand Judge Won't Rubberstamp Kim Dotcom Extradition; Orders US To Share Evidence

The Fastest Online Payment Processor? It's Google

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If you are thinking about changing your online payment provider, you should take a moment to look at an interesting infographic from application performance management company New Relic. Turns out the most popular provider, PayPal, isn't even close to being the fastest processor. That distinction goes to Google Checkout. PayPal...
The Fastest Online Payment Processor? It's Google

Anonymous collective will decline in 2013, McAfee report predicts

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McAfee lab researchers say too many 'un-coordinated and unclear operations' are destroying hacking group's reputationA few short weeks ago, the sometimes lauded, sometimes hated hacking collective Anonymous launched an attack against the nearly universally disliked extremist Westboro Baptist Church.After the church announced they would be protesting at the funerals of...
Anonymous collective will decline in 2013, McAfee report predicts
Why Bitcoin Doesn't Have To Worry About The Fed Shutting It Down -- At Least Not Yet
Retail: With Prime Service, Amazon Is Set to Crush Offline Retail

Seagate Ships World's First 4TB HD With Four 1TB Platters

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Seagate will be shipping a 4TB hard drive that has the distinction of being the world’s first to include a 1TB per platter design. This basically means that each spinning disk in the hard drive has a capacity of 1TB, and that there are four of them. It’s not everyday...
Seagate Ships World's First 4TB HD With Four 1TB Platters
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