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Does the Mobile Web Need a Yahoo-Style Directory?

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Do you remember the days when Yahoo was a yellow pages-like directory of websites? Back in the early days of the Internet, a number of companies created vast, human-edited databases that aimed to catalog all the Web - and some even sold these as printed books. According to mobile search...
Does the Mobile Web Need a Yahoo-Style Directory?

Today in Tech: Kleiner Perkins on the future of tech

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Also: game maker THQ files for bankruptcy; Twitter appoints a new COO and CFO.  Kleiner Partners' view of the future of tech [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] WSJ: Is the sharp rise in the value of private tech companies sustainable for investors? Mr. Doerr: What we're experiencing right now is not different from...
Today in Tech: Kleiner Perkins on the future of tech

10 Computer Crooks Who Have Secretly Made Your Life Miserable

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Computers don't hack themselves. Even so, the idea of a "hacker" has changed a lot over the years. Back in the early days of the Internet, a hacker was often a genius kid getting himself into trouble. (Think the 1983 movie WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick, or 1995's Hackers.) Facebook and other...
10 Computer Crooks Who Have Secretly Made Your Life Miserable
Why Opera's lightweight Mini browser is growing faster than ever before

Why Shakespeare offers the innovator's best possible rallying cry

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Our fascination with retro technologies seems to know no bounds we've fallen head over heels for the animated GIF, we use retro filters on our digital cameras that recreate the photographic effects from an earlier era of film, and we yearn for Web site design features that echo the days...
Why Shakespeare offers the innovator's best possible rallying cry

Machinima Raising Capital at $250 Million Valuation

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YouTube gaming channel Machinima is shopping a new round of funding worth up to $50 million, according to several sources familiar with the situation. The LA-based company, which earns money through an ad revenue sharing agreement with YouTube, has a pre-money valuation of between $200 million and $250 million. The...
Machinima Raising Capital at $250 Million Valuation

The New York Times Explains Why The GIF Is So Popular Right Now

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GIFs, the animated image file format, have had a renaissance, becoming quite popular on the web for the last year or so.  Alex Williams at The New York Times decided to dig in and figure out why the animated files that are almost as old as the web itself have...
The New York Times Explains Why The GIF Is So Popular Right Now

FALSE ALARM: Millions Of Android Apps Are Not Infected (SYMC, GOOG)

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Guess what? Millions of downloaded apps are NOT infected with a newly found bit of malware as Symantec claimed last week. The thing Symantec thought was a Trojan was really a way for developers to place ads into free ad-supported versions of their apps, Symantec has now admitted, after...
FALSE ALARM: Millions Of Android Apps Are Not Infected (SYMC, GOOG)
AT&T accused of using fake deaf people from Nigerian to scam the government out of millions

Social games can rocket to millions of users thanks to RightScale

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One of the amazing things about the new era of social gaming is that tiny companies can launch a game on Facebook and see their users grow to the tens of millions within a matter of weeks. That’s possible thanks to web services companies that specialize in outsourced server infrastructure...
Social games can rocket to millions of users thanks to RightScale

Mobile App Ad Exchange Network Tap For Tap Pivots To Engagement Swapping Model

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Tap for Tap, a Victoria, B.C.-based startup that launched back in April, is already launching a significant shift to its business model called The Tap Exchange, just over half a year into its existence, based on feedback received from its initial crop of developers. Much like web rings of the...
Mobile App Ad Exchange Network Tap For Tap Pivots To Engagement Swapping Model
Institutional Investors Loved Venture Capital to Death

Switched On: On iOS, Now is Google's Time

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the early days of the internet economy, the saying went that webpages were created on Macs, served on Unix and viewed on Windows. In the iOS app economy, it's often the case that apps run on devices...
Switched On: On iOS, Now is Google's Time

IBM has a new protocol (and a box) for the internet of things

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IBM may be in talks to sell off its server division, but it’s not abandoning hardware just yet. Instead, Big Blue is introducing an appliance for the internet of things, as well as a new protocol optimized for delivering messages between sensors. IBM considers both efforts part of its Smarter...
IBM has a new protocol (and a box) for the internet of things

This Is What I Learned From 3 Of Silicon Valley's Giants

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The other day, an old friend asked me an interesting question: What was the best piece of career guidance you’ve ever received? As one who has had the fortune of working for or with industry heavyweights Larry Ellison, Marc Benioff and Scott Thompson, the CEO’s of Oracle, Salesforce.com and Yahoo, I...
This Is What I Learned From 3 Of Silicon Valley's Giants
Social Movement Site Neighborland Gets a New Look

HTTP Status Codes and APIs: how the Guardian's Content API does it

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We've managed to build up a certain amount of experience over the last few years with building API's.During the building of our latest Content, Identity and Discussion systems, we realised that we have learnt some things that are worth sharing, especially since the reasoning behind these common practices might not...
HTTP Status Codes and APIs: how the Guardian's Content API does it

"Sandwich makers" now described as "female" under Facebook's "Leet Speak" option

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D1d u kn0w F@c3b00k h4s a l337 sp3@k l4ngu@g3 0p7i0n? If you didn't before, you do now—though using the site with it turned on is more insufferable than reading my first sentence in this post. For those who didn't participate in the early days of the Internet, l337 sp3@k...
"Sandwich makers" now described as "female" under Facebook's "Leet Speak" option

Rafter CEO: The innovation curve hasn't hit education yet

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Educational apps and interactive textbooks may look flashy, but we still have a long way to go before we can truly leverage tech in the classroom: That was one of the key takeaways from a mobile education panel at GigaOM’s Mobilize conference, where Rafter CEO Mehdi Maghsoodnia complained that most...
Rafter CEO: The innovation curve hasn't hit education yet
Largest known domain purchase of 2012? Investing.com for $2.75M
What's Old Is New: The Gatekeepers Are Back, and Stronger Than Ever

Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

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Paul Brigner campaigned for SOPA, but now he says he's 'adjusted' his thinking. Is he a mole? No, he's just woken up to realityLate in March, I started to get a steady stream of emails from concerned readers: did you see that the Internet Society has appointed the former chief...
Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?
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