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With New Kred and Klout Revamps, It's Makeover Season for Social Influence

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It’s probably pretty easy for startups like Kred and Klout to make their case to big brands. At their core, the products gauge a person’s sway in the social realm, measuring how much their voice matters across the cacophony of tweets and shares in the social media sphere. So if...
With New Kred and Klout Revamps, It's Makeover Season for Social Influence

Path Raises $30 Million Cash, But It's No Instagram

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.As the Wall Street Journal puts it, "Silicon Valley investors are already on the hunt for their next Instagram," and an influential group including Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures and even Richard Branson himself have funded the startup app firm Path to the...
Path Raises $30 Million Cash, But It's No Instagram

Philippine Supreme Court suspends anti-cybersex, anti-cybercrime law

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The Philippine Supreme Court has suspended a massive new law that targets cybercrime, cybersquatting, spam, online libel, and even cybersex. The Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which we reported on last month, drew the ire of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, who...
Philippine Supreme Court suspends anti-cybersex, anti-cybercrime law

Echoes

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Three strangely echoing visions of the future: 2010: "As humans rely on the Internet for all aspects of our lives, our ability to think increasingly depends on fast, reliable applications. The web is our collective consciousness, which means web operators become the brain surgeons of our distributed nervous system. Each...
Echoes

The Philippines' Awful New 'Cybercrime' Law Put On Hold -- For Now

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Last week Tim Cushing wrote about the hugely-worrying new "cybercrime" law passed in the Philippines that seemed likely to criminalize all kinds of everyday online activities. As an article on Radio Australia's site reports, the Philippines' highest court has now stepped in after being petitioned to block the legislation: The...
The Philippines' Awful New 'Cybercrime' Law Put On Hold -- For Now

If Windows 8 Is A Disaster, This Is The Guy To Blame (MSFT)

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Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky is the latest idiosyncratic tech executive teetering on the brink of being considered a god-like genius. With Microsoft set to release Windows 8, a radical redesign of the world's most popular operating system, all eyes will be on Sinofsky. If Windows 8 is a smashing success,...
If Windows 8 Is A Disaster, This Is The Guy To Blame (MSFT)

Korg announces Volca analog synth series, we go eyes-on

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Korg's love of the mini-analog synth clearly remains strong as it's added three more new ones to the fold -- the Volca Beat, Volca Bass and Volca Keys (the clue to what they do is in the names). While some firms take a pro product and work down, making...
Korg announces Volca analog synth series, we go eyes-on

In praise of … Robert Caro | Editorial

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Caro's mammoth project to record the life of Lyndon Johnson, though unfinished, already deserves legendary statusMulti-volume biographies of dead statesmen feel like a form of scholarship from another era. But Robert Caro on Lyndon Johnson is a supreme contemporary exception, a long, compulsively readable study of political power, not without...
In praise of … Robert Caro | Editorial

Steve Lehman Octet performing a variation on Echoes at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. @thestevelehman http://is.gd/cmQYu

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Steve Lehman Octet performing a variation on Echoes at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. @thestevelehman http://is.gd/cmQYu

How about an iPad instead of flowers for Valentine’s Day?

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An iPad: It’s the gift that keeps on giving! That’s the perspective that Apple has adopted with their most recent newsletter mailing. It echoes the message that Amazon has been advertising recently (see my post from last week) and it’s a compelling story. For anyone who can afford to spend...
How about an iPad instead of flowers for Valentine’s Day?
International Buying Machines? Nah, But IBM Is Developing An Augmented Reality Shopping App

Apple, Samsung have 'communicated lately' about settlements

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High-level executives from Apple and Samsung have "communicated lately about potential settlement options," according to Bloomberg Businessweek, citing sources familiar with the situation. The magazine has a new cover story called "Apple's War on Android," detailing the lawsuits the company has been pursuing against corporations like Samsung and Motorola. Bloomberg's...
Apple, Samsung have 'communicated lately' about settlements

Why Warren Buffet wouldn't invest in Apple or Google

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The Oracle of Omaha has a second rule: Don't buy companies you don't understand Buffett with University of Nebraska cheerleaders Saturday. Photo: Lane Hickenbottom/Reuters FORTUNE -- Some 18,300 people -- more than attended Barack Obama's massive campaign kickoff Saturday -- showed up for Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder's meeting in Omaha yesterday. And...
Why Warren Buffet wouldn't invest in Apple or Google

Cdn Fed Court Says No Copyright Infringement For Linking, Posting Several Paragraphs from Article

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The Federal Court of Canada has issued an important decision involving copyright and posting content online. The case involves a lawsuit launched by Richard Warman and the National Post against Mark and Constance Fournier, who run the FreeDominion website. Warman and the National Post sued the site over the appearance...
Cdn Fed Court Says No Copyright Infringement For Linking, Posting Several Paragraphs from Article

Foxconn iPhone factory goes on strike, citing overwork

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According to a new report by New York based China Labor Watch, approximately 3,000 workers at the Foxconn Zhengzhou factory have gone on strike off of the onsite quality control line, paralyzing multiple iPhone 5 production lines for the entire day. A combination of tightening quality control requirements coupled with...
Foxconn iPhone factory goes on strike, citing overwork

The differences between iPad and iPhone apps

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Filed under: iPad Here's an interesting post by a blogger named teucher that echoes something we've heard from developers before -- that the iPhone and the iPad will require completely different experiences. When the iPad was first announced, one of Apple's big selling points was that it already had a...
The differences between iPad and iPhone apps

Xbox One: chat headset not included

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Today Microsoft confirmed another disappointing detail about the Xbox One's launch -- unlike the Xbox 360 Pro SKU, it won't pack a chat headset in the box. In a statement to Ars Technica, the company extols the virtues of Kinect 2.0 and its multi-array microphones for chat across games,...
Xbox One: chat headset not included
How to create your own audiobooks

How do you find pages that cite a permalink?

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When I posted Permalinks and hashtags for city council agenda items last week, I embedded a permalink and a hashtag to illustrate the idea. The post links to the video of Keene’s recent city council meeting, at the point where Patty Little introduces Tom LePage’s request to expand the...
How do you find pages that cite a permalink?

Amazon Expands AutoRip To Include Support For Vinyl, Giving Record Buyers Free MP3s For Their Purchased Tunes

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It’s not a belated April Fools’ Day joke (I think?), but today Amazon announced that it will expand its recently launched service called Amazon AutoRip to support vinyl records in addition to CDs. (Because people buying vinyl clearly want the sanitized digital copy of their tunes? I kid, I kid.) AutoRip, for those unfamiliar, was launched...
Amazon Expands AutoRip To Include Support For Vinyl, Giving Record Buyers Free MP3s For Their Purchased Tunes

CE-Oh no he didn't!: SpaceX creator Elon Musk says Ariane 5 rocket has 'no chance'

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Entrepreneur Elon Musk is well-known for talking trash about the vehicular competition... just not when it involves rockets instead of four wheels. Still, that's what we're facing in the wake of a BBC interview. He tells the broadcaster that the Ariane 5 rocket stands "no chance" in the face...
CE-Oh no he didn't!: SpaceX creator Elon Musk says Ariane 5 rocket has 'no chance'

Samsung Galaxy S III wrap-up

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So, it's time to take down the decorations, remove that party hat and sweep up the confetti (you can clear the unfinished drinks in the morning). As Earl's Court in London echoes with the hollow sound of empty plastic champagne flutes and half-eaten canapes, the rest of the tech...
Samsung Galaxy S III wrap-up
'Walking Dead' to be rebroadcast in black and white next February
UK court slaps Apple for mocking Samsung in its mandatory online 'apology'

Oracle Sues Ex-partner on Similar Grounds as SAP, TomorrowNow, Rimini Street

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Oracle has sued former partner CedarCrestone on grounds it has been providing third-party support for Oracle's software in an illegal fashion, a move that echoes......
Oracle Sues Ex-partner on Similar Grounds as SAP, TomorrowNow, Rimini Street

Get rid of 'digital handcuffs', says European Commission vice-president

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Neelie Kroes echoes comments made by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, backing open web and saying rigid approach can limit innovationThe openness of the web needs to be protected and "digital handcuffs" need to be removed, Neelie Kroes, the vice-president of the European Commission with responsibility for Europe's digital agenda, has said.Speaking...
Get rid of 'digital handcuffs', says European Commission vice-president

Google antitrust suit may have similar impact to Microsoft case in the 1990s

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US Federal Trade Commission initiative could see search giant facing proceedings on both sides of the AtlanticThe US Federal Trade Commission is preparing a case against Google that could lead to a full antitrust lawsuit similar to the action taken against Microsoft at the end of the 1990s, the Guardian...
Google antitrust suit may have similar impact to Microsoft case in the 1990s
IDC tablet takeaway: Androids to outsell iPads this year as tablet sizes, prices shrink

The Millitary's Answer To Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, And More

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A host of popular social media services have inspired secure military apps and sites that look and feel the same--mostly. Here's a look inside the latest creations for troops' Androids and what makes them unique. America's military is a sprawling global bureaucracy that loves technology, gadgets, websites, and apps....
The Millitary's Answer To Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, And More

Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps

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It's been available since last month, but browser-maker Opera has only today confirmed that it's Opera Devices Software Development Kit is providing the backend for the Boxee TV's HTML5 apps. Those already include the likes of YouTube, Spotify and Vimeo, but Opera says one of the big advantages of...
Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps
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