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double edged sword

Don't read the comments! Online communities shape risk perception
Writing jokes for TV in an age of Twitter

NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as 'Biscuits' on Facebook

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A "sandwich." (Photo: Hashgram) Gangs may soon join teens in the “totally over Facebook” collective. The NYPD announced yesterday that it has arrested 63 members from three East Harlem gangs, after they left a trail of evidence boasting about their exploints online. Authorities said the members—all men, 16 to 25—are responsible...
NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as 'Biscuits' on Facebook

Review: Feature-rich Fantasy Grounds II meets your virtual tabletop gaming needs

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Fantasy Grounds II takes a different approach to virtual tabletop gaming. Most suites made to run-pen-and-paper RPGs over the internet focus on the shared whiteboard model, where the GM and players use an interactive map to move characters, NPCs, and objects around as the story or player decisions dictate....
Review: Feature-rich Fantasy Grounds II meets your virtual tabletop gaming needs
Platfora shows a whole new way to do business intelligence on big data

The Double-Edged Sword Of Social Media

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As an Internet marketing professional, I love the power, influence, and reach that social media has to offer. Online venues such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ enable a level of instant human outreach that is unparalleled in history. For example, if you are a fan of a TV, movie, music...
The Double-Edged Sword Of Social Media

Netflix Is Doing It for the Kids

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Netflix's popularity with children could be a double-edged sword. Analysts say the streaming service could be undermining the very companies that supply it with most of its children's TV content, namely Disney and Viacom....
Netflix Is Doing It for the Kids

Airbnb Has Booked 10 Million Nights, Not All Of Them Legally

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Airbnb, the service which lets people rent out couches, rooms, or houses to strangers by the night, sounded like an unlikely sociological experiment to most. Now it's a genuine business phenomenon: The company is announcing today that it has booked a total of 10 million nights since it launched in...
Airbnb Has Booked 10 Million Nights, Not All Of Them Legally

More Money, More Problems: The Challenge Of Managing Crowdfunding Success

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Post sponsored by A lot of the attention given to Kickstarter and other crowdfunding platforms these days has been spurred by the big runaway success stories -- the Pebble smartwatch, the Double Fine Adventure, Amanda Palmer's project, and many others that exceeded their fundraising goals in the first few...
More Money, More Problems: The Challenge Of Managing Crowdfunding Success
Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: The S Stands For Super, Not Simple

Destroy All The iThings

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Big guys like Samsung, Sony and LG use the Consumer Electronics Show to simply show off to one another, whereas the little guys (including case makers) are actually trying to conduct business — attract buyers, ink deals, and grow their company. This makes the iLounge of CES a double-edged sword....
Destroy All The iThings

Slam Dunk Or Rim Shot? NBA Star Tracy McGrady Launches His Own Daily Deal Site

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Just as Lady Gaga, The Biebs, and other celebs did for Twitter, the oftentimes prosaic world of daily deals is getting some of its own glam factor, as NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady is the latest athlete-turned-entrepreneur to launch his own online business — in the form of a quasi-Groupon for...
Slam Dunk Or Rim Shot? NBA Star Tracy McGrady Launches His Own Daily Deal Site

Canadian Anti-Piracy Outfit Pirates Photos for its Website

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Copyright is a double-edged sword, and those who sharpen one side often get cut by the other. We see it happening time and time again with lawyers, lawmakers, anti-piracy groups and copyright holders. The U.S Copyright Group, for example, ripped off the website of a competitor. They copied the design...
Canadian Anti-Piracy Outfit Pirates Photos for its Website
UK judge says Samsung's Galaxy Tab "not as cool" as iPad, doesn't infringe design
Everything old is new again in XCom: Enemy Unknown

Facebook Graph Search is an awesome tool for phishing attacks

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Facebook shook the tech world foundation a bit with the announcement of the Graph Search capability. Users are anxious for a chance to play with the new feature, and attackers are looking forward to this potent new weapon...I mean tool, as well. In a nutshell, Facebook Graph Search is...
Facebook Graph Search is an awesome tool for phishing attacks
The good -- and the bad -- about the NYT's Snow Fall feature

Facebook to Introduce Hashtags -- And That's a Double-Edged Sword for Twitter

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Facebook has always wanted to edge in on Twitter’s Interest Graph. The idea is, it’s a boon for ad dollars, as Twitter’s real-time stream taps into the immediate sentiment of the crowd. Facebook’s Friend Graph, while powerful, isn’t designed for immediacy. At least, not yet. As was previously reported by...
Facebook to Introduce Hashtags -- And That's a Double-Edged Sword for Twitter

Amazon launches cloud app store (and eats ecosystem?)

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Amazon Web Services has launched an app store that promises users one-click deployment of their favorite software programs and applications. While it’s a great move by AWS and likely good news for customers, the aptly named AWS Marketplace isn’t necessarily good news for the myriad startups that host their PaaS and...
Amazon launches cloud app store (and eats ecosystem?)

Apple Having Trouble Signing New Carriers Because of iPhone Subsidy and Minimum Purchase Requirements

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Apple is missing the opportunity to reach 2.8 billion wireless customers because of their stringent requirements around minimum purchases of iPhones and price subsidies, according to a report from Bloomberg. In order to carry the iPhone, Apple has strict requirements for carriers. One such requirement relates to minimum purchase agreements,...
Apple Having Trouble Signing New Carriers Because of iPhone Subsidy and Minimum Purchase Requirements

March 20th is the National Day of Unplugging

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This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, who recently shared “3 Lesson I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Marriage.” Technology is a double-edged sword: It has the power to revolutionize our productivity and allow us to achieve feats previously thought to be impossible; but it also has the ability...
March 20th is the National Day of Unplugging

REVIEW: Samsung's New Windows Phone (VZ, MSFT)

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Samsung's Ativ Odyssey is another low-price phone on Verizon, but here's a key thing making it noteworthy - it's Samsung's first US phone to run Windows Phone 8. Click here to go straight to the hands-on > That said, there's nothing especially new or "cool" here. It makes phone calls....
REVIEW: Samsung's New Windows Phone (VZ, MSFT)

Facebook Warns: Mobile Ads Are A Double-Edged Sword For Us (FB)

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Facebook admits in its annual report that its mobile app is underutilized as a source of revenue because it serves fewer ads on mobile than it does on its traditional desktop platform. However, what Facebook loses in volume it makes up in margin, the report says. "The lower volume of...
Facebook Warns: Mobile Ads Are A Double-Edged Sword For Us (FB)
Stublisher spins fragmented social content into rich stories

VIDEO: Here's what customers think of a Seattle bar banning Google Glasses

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An otherwise quiet Sunday morning outside Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe, unlikely epicenter of a debate over high-tech privacy. If you haven’t heard yet, Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe is one of the first establishments to declare a ban on Google Glasses to prevent its patrons from being recorded by the high-tech glasses (but also as...
VIDEO: Here's what customers think of a Seattle bar banning Google Glasses

For Romney Family, Pinterest Is a Double-Edged Sword

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After Think Progress posted a Pinterest pinboard of fancyish hotels in which Mitt Romney had stayed during his Presidential campaign, Mitt Romney Tweeted out a link to his wife's own pinboard, noting "Ann's way ahead of me on this one." The things Ann Romney likes, and has pinned, strictly disinclude...
For Romney Family, Pinterest Is a Double-Edged Sword

Boot up: Google v EC, Pebble in 2004?, teens say Apple's cooked, and more

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Plus what tablets are used for, how fast tablets are selling, Microsoft's concept for the TV, and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSPOT-light on Microsoft's SPOT Technology >> Windows for DevicesMicrosoft has described its Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT)...
Boot up: Google v EC, Pebble in 2004?, teens say Apple's cooked, and more
'Crabitron' is a 'reverse Kickstarter' that lets you fund a game by actually buying it

Huawei Ascend D1 now up for grabs in China, headed to Russia next month

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Being related to that considerably powerful Ascend D Quad could spark some sort of a double-edged sword effect on Huawei's lesser-specced D1, but if all those cores the former has to offer mean nothing to those in China, the latter wouldn't be such a bad choice. In case you've...
Huawei Ascend D1 now up for grabs in China, headed to Russia next month

Technology is a double-edged sword

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When it comes to technological innovation and its effects on our lives and culture, both the luddites and the evangelists have a pointOver at the New Statesman, Steven Poole is Mad as Hell. Like Howard Beale in the film Network, he's Not Going to Take It Any More. What's bugging him...
Technology is a double-edged sword
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