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Verelo Debuts A New Take On Website Monitoring, Focuses On Site Health & Recommendations

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A startup called Verelo is introducing a new type of website monitoring service, which plans to commoditize features like uptime and performance monitoring, with plans to give away as much of those services for free as possible. Instead, Verelo’s premium offerings will focus on other areas, including malware detection and site...
Verelo Debuts A New Take On Website Monitoring, Focuses On Site Health & Recommendations
FTC's Jon Leibowitz says antitrust settlement with Google was about 'doing the right thing'

Q&A: David Schmoock says Lenovo is doing the right thing

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Lenovo is gobbling up market share and is now neck-and-neck with Hewlett Packard for leadership in overall PC sales. For our CEO Interview Series, Chief Content Officer John Gallant talked recently with David Schmoock, President of Lenovo in North America, at IDG Enterprise's CITE conference on consumerization of IT in...
Q&A: David Schmoock says Lenovo is doing the right thing

As Gree Moves Aggressively Into the U.S., It Breaks Out Its Revenues Here

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For the first time since entering the U.S. more than a year ago, Japan’s second-largest mobile game network is disclosing how it is performing here. The Tokyo-based company plans to announce today that U.S. revenue totaled $16.9 million in the second quarter, due in large part to the May acquisition of...
As Gree Moves Aggressively Into the U.S., It Breaks Out Its Revenues Here

Music Piracy Is NOT a Problem, It’s an Excuse

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Apparently, independent research is not enough to illustrate that the situation is complex, multi-dimensional, and industry losses are likely completely unrelated to file-sharing. As both an artist and music business owner, I know with certainty that it’s time to move on and spend our energy innovating new businesses and getting...
Music Piracy Is NOT a Problem, It’s an Excuse

Will Any Photo-Sharing Startup Stick Around? Just A Few Months In, Social Photo Scrapbook Irrive Hits The Deadpool

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Sometimes startups shut down fast, and in the case of new online scrapbooking maker Irrive, which only launched this past September, the company had barely even gotten started before closing up shop. According to CEO Steven Cohn, who sold his last startup to LivingSocial, he made the decision to quickly...
Will Any Photo-Sharing Startup Stick Around? Just A Few Months In, Social Photo Scrapbook Irrive Hits The Deadpool

Rights and responsibilities

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Robert Bookman from the restaurant industry was quoted as saying that it would violate the free speech rights of restaurant owners if they had to post a health department grade of their cleanliness in the window.More and more, businesses and businesspeople talk about their rights.It seems, though, that organizations and...
Rights and responsibilities

Changers Marketplace lets you earn rewards for charging your gadgets with its eco-friendly solar panel

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What if you could earn rewards for charging your gadgets via your own ‘green’ energy source instead via mains electricity? A new online marketplace from Changers allows you to do just that. We first covered Berlin’s Changers when it launched its USB-equipped solar panel last year, allowing owners to store up...
Changers Marketplace lets you earn rewards for charging your gadgets with its eco-friendly solar panel

The Obama Administration Briefly Considers Developing 'Explicit Rules' For Killer Drones, Abandons Process After Romney Loses Election

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The US government's "targeted strike" drone program has been around since George W. Bush's first presidential term. Despite being nearly a decade old, the program has largely operated in a gray area of legality, with no codified set of rules governing drone strikes. So, what does it take to get...
The Obama Administration Briefly Considers Developing 'Explicit Rules' For Killer Drones, Abandons Process After Romney Loses Election
The Ground Beneath Apple’s Walled Garden

EU Member Bulgaria Halts ACTA, Minister Of Economy Offers Resignation

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Following a long list of countries including Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic, Bulgaria's government has now announced it's halting the ratification of the ACTA-treaty. Bulgaria's Minister of Economics and Energy even went as far as offering his resignation, while commenting: "Since there are no damages for society, I believe...
EU Member Bulgaria Halts ACTA, Minister Of Economy Offers Resignation

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

10 things you won’t learn in school

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(Editor’s note: Marty Abbott and Michael Fisher are partners with AKF Partners and have recently published The Art of Scalability. They submitted this story to VentureBeat.) You can learn a lot of things in the classroom. A lot of the knowledge you’ll glean comes in the form of facts (or...
10 things you won’t learn in school

Young File-Sharers Respond To Tough Laws By Buying a VPN

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Faced with the almost impossible task of physically restricting people’s activities online, during recent years authorities and copyright holders have sought to have legislation tightened up, to encourage citizens towards a path of “doing the right thing” through the fear of more and more serious consequences. In Sweden, the results...
Young File-Sharers Respond To Tough Laws By Buying a VPN

EU Member Bulgaria Halts ACTA, Minister Of Economy Offers Resignation

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Following a long list of countries including Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic, Bulgaria's government has now announced it's halting the ratification of the ACTA-treaty. Bulgaria's Minister of Economics and Energy even went as far as offering his resignation, while commenting: "Since there are no damages for society, I believe...
EU Member Bulgaria Halts ACTA, Minister Of Economy Offers Resignation

Do The Right Thing

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Twitter’s decision to implement the Innovator’s Patent Agreement could not have been an easy one. While it’s refreshingly straightforward and an obvious crowd-pleaser, it potentially puts the company in a bit of a vulnerable position. What if no one else adopts the policy? They’ll stand alone with their pants partially...
Do The Right Thing

Not Being Evil Has To Be More Than A Marketing Slogan.

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Google’s Matt Cutts takes issue with my post yesterday expressing mild outrage that Facebook puts its application developers in a position of having to choose between “user experience” and “monetization.” I called that choice the “Evil Dial” – more evil, more money, and Facebook gets their cut because all of...
Not Being Evil Has To Be More Than A Marketing Slogan.

Greenpeace activists scale Apple offices in Ireland in protest over coal-powered datacenters

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Greenpeace activists have scaled buildings at Apple’s Irish headquarters in Cork, placing banners and signs with the message “Clean Our Cloud” as the environmental agency increases pressure on the company to reduce its reliance on coal and nuclear-powered datacenters for its iCloud service. Two activists climbed the Apple Distribution International...
Greenpeace activists scale Apple offices in Ireland in protest over coal-powered datacenters

IBM Patents A Way To Help People Lose Weight (IBM)

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IBM has been awarded a patent for a game that will pay rewards to people who eat right. IBM researcher Michael Paolini is the inventor of the game and says he lost 18 pounds by playing it, reports the New York Times. Paolini says the idea is to give people...
IBM Patents A Way To Help People Lose Weight (IBM)

Answer Line: Move data files from an SSD to a hard drive

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PoloTiger has both a solid state drive and a hard drive, and the SSD is almost full. What's the best way to both move data files to the hard drive and make Windows understand that that's where they belong? [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on...
Answer Line: Move data files from an SSD to a hard drive

Rand Paul Blasts His Colleagues, And Says It's Outrageous That Apple Is Being Harassed About Its Taxes

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul went on a great rant during today's Senate subcommittee hearing on Apple's offshore tax practices, slamming his Congressional colleagues for even holding the hearing in the first place.  "Frankly, I'm offended by the tone and tenor of this hearing," Paul said, laying into those who take...
Rand Paul Blasts His Colleagues, And Says It's Outrageous That Apple Is Being Harassed About Its Taxes

The Pebble Founder Reveals The Hardest Part Of Bringing His Product To Market (AAPL, GOOG)

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Eric Migicovsky is the founder of Pebble Technology and the brain behind the Pebble smartwatch that caught all kinds of attention on Kickstarter. He's holding an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit and revealed that the hardest part of bringing his product to the market: "Probably the industrial and aesthetic...
The Pebble Founder Reveals The Hardest Part Of Bringing His Product To Market (AAPL, GOOG)
Random Acts of Kindness — Marathon Fundraising

Twitter backs fave big data projects with Apache sponsorship

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Already a heavy user of Apache Software Foundation projects, Twitter is now giving back to the organization financially as a sponsor. It’s difficult to think of a situation where Apache sponsorship wouldn’t be the right move and, as Twitter’s Open Source Manager Chris Aniszczyk wrote on the Twitter Engineering blog...
Twitter backs fave big data projects with Apache sponsorship
Nathan Myrvold's Intellectual Ventures: 1276 shell companies, 30-60K patents

Mobile is a huge opportunity, not a threat, for Facebook and Google

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Wall Street and pundits have been in a tizzy lately over the rise of mobile and how it might decimate the ad-driven business models of Facebook and Google. They’re wrong. Instead of being a threat, mobile is a huge opportunity for both companies to grow their existing bases and expand...
Mobile is a huge opportunity, not a threat, for Facebook and Google

Today in Tech: Starbucks and Square partner up

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Why Sprint's CEO says his company is 'doing the right thing'; is channel surfing coming to an end? Square partners with Starbucks, raises $25M for Series D; Howard Schultz joins the board [TECHCRUNCH] Beginning this fall, Square will begin processing all U.S. credit and debit card transactions at participating Starbucks...
Today in Tech: Starbucks and Square partner up

New pensions code of conduct 'fails to throw light on opaque charges'

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Critics lambast get-out clause in leaked draft of code drawn up by industry working group set up to make hidden fees transparentA pensions industry working group set up to make hidden fees transparent is instead manoeuvring to keep significant charges concealed, according to leaked documents seen by the Guardian.Pensions minister...
New pensions code of conduct 'fails to throw light on opaque charges'

Some Thoughts On July 4th, 2012

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I woke up this morning thinking about patriotism, the american flag, and of course, this picture of JLM's office from the video you all made for me and the GothamGal on our anniversary. That's a lot of flags. I particularly like the large one hanging sideways. I am not overtly...
Some Thoughts On July 4th, 2012

Five reasons Adobe's CS6 subscription is smart

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The $50-per-month Creative Cloud subscription that arrives with CS6 leaves plenty of customers cold. But Adobe's doing the right thing by adding the option. [Read more]...
Five reasons Adobe's CS6 subscription is smart
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