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London Olympics Organiers Say You Can Only Link to Them If You're Not Mean

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Everyone has heard by now that Olympics organizers are control freaks, but this is really a stunning bit of craziness that militates against the entire spirit of the Internet. In the official "Terms of Use" for the London 2012 website, the free speech blog found a "linking policy" that contains...
London Olympics Organiers Say You Can Only Link to Them If You're Not Mean

Vine warns app users of adult content

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Vine, the six-second video app owned by Twitter, has updated its rating in Apple's App Store to warn users that it's user-generate content may not be suitable for children. The video-sharing service allots users six seconds to craft a creative video; some users have a more adult interpretation of that...
Vine warns app users of adult content

Why Yahoo's telecommuting ban is still bad for business

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Last week, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was interviewed at the Wired Business Conference on a range of topics, but the question on everyone's mind (including interviewer Steven Levy) was her impossibly unpopular edict against telecommuting. I surely don't have to rehash what happened when Mayer enacted the New Law...
Why Yahoo's telecommuting ban is still bad for business

Working from home: the five golden rules

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Yahoo's new boss has banned working from home. But, says one expert, homeworking can benefit both employees and employers - as long as you follow a few simple guidelinesYahoo's new boss, Marissa Mayer, has just ordered her employees back to the office, issuing an edict that will ban them from...
Working from home: the five golden rules

Culture shift: moving from user to client

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The media industry should learn from French railway SNCF's decision to change its terminology over customersFifteen years ago, Louis Gallois, the SNCF (French Railways) chairman decided to change the company's lexicon: passengers were to be referred to as "customers" instead of the old bureaucratese "users" (in French: "clients" v "usagers")....
Culture shift: moving from user to client

During hearing, Congress defends phone unlocking rights

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Congress today held a hearing to discuss legal protection for all cell phone unlockers. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), those in attendance were in agreement with the idea that individuals should be able to switch carriers without worrying about legal penalties. The meeting took place after unlocking...
During hearing, Congress defends phone unlocking rights

World So Beholden to Google That Old Things are New Again

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"Next up, the moon!" (flykidcosta.blogspot.com) In college, this reporter once took a "new media" class where the professor let loose a terrifying edict: As homework, we would not be allowed to use any Google products for the entire week. That meant no Google search, no Gmail, no Gcal... nothing. The...
World So Beholden to Google That Old Things are New Again
(New) Media Event: President Obama on Bill Simmons’ ESPN Podcast

Yahoo chief bans working from home

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Marissa Mayer has ordered an end to 'remote' work as all staff are told to be in the office as part of a new era of collaborationSurfing the web from at home might be just what Yahoo's chief Marissa Mayer wants her audience to do - but she has banned...
Yahoo chief bans working from home

Finally, Yahoo does something kind of smart by buying mobile news app Summly

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We’ve beaten up on Yahoo a number of times for the company’s lack of innovation and other weaknesses, including CEO Marissa Mayer’s edict against remote working, so it’s probably fair to point out when the moribund web portal actually does something interesting — and the acquisition of news-reading app Summly...
Finally, Yahoo does something kind of smart by buying mobile news app Summly

Aaron Sorkin, Live at D10

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Hollywood edict: If you want to make a movie about a Silicon Valley legend, you need to hire Aaron Sorkin. The writer took on Mark Zuckerberg’s story (sort of) a couple years ago. Now he’s signed on for a Steve Jobs biopic. So maybe we’ll get a preview of the...
Aaron Sorkin, Live at D10
At CNET, 'morale is plummeting and people are pissed off'

News(paper) in the cloud

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I think it’s possible today to run a news organization — up to the point of publishing — from the cloud, changing not only the production process of news but also its culture. John Paton, CEO of Journal Register, is about to prove it with his Ben Franklin Project. John...
News(paper) in the cloud

Where on Earth will you use Google Glass?

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Like many people, I was intrigued by the recent edict from a Seattle bar banning the not-yet-for-sale, action-cam-equipped Google Glass wearable computer, citing privacy concerns. However, while this article originally intended to highlight other potential locations and situations where Glass will be frowned upon, after speaking with a few...
Where on Earth will you use Google Glass?

Unlocking new cell phones to become illegal on Saturday

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An edict from the Library of Congress is about to make phone unlocking illegal for the first time in 6 years. The decision, issued in October, is part of a triennial process whereby the Librarian of Congress hands out exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The two previous...
Unlocking new cell phones to become illegal on Saturday

Facebook Gets To Keep Real Names Policy In Germany

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Facebook has won a court case against a German privacy entity that objected to its "real names" policy. A court in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany has ruled that Facebook can maintain its real names policy, which in some senses violates strict Germany laws guaranteeing the right to privacy, because Facebook's...
Facebook Gets To Keep Real Names Policy In Germany

CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving "Quality of Life" at Yahoo

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At a Morgan Stanley investment conference today, the affable Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman put in an appearance to talk about life at Yahoo since he got there last fall. Unfortunately, he said almost nothing new in an onstage interview and, more importantly, did not address the hot-button controversy around...
CFO Goldman Says Mayer Regime Has Been Improving "Quality of Life" at Yahoo

NFL/ESPN Agree Not To Tweet Draft Picks Early, Because Apparently No Other Sports Journalists Exist

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Professional sports leagues in general tend to have some degree of desire in controlling information. Some attempts at control are more sensible than others, however. For instance, taking down streams of the Super Bowl? I get it. It's still stupid, and I don't agree with their logic, but I...
NFL/ESPN Agree Not To Tweet Draft Picks Early, Because Apparently No Other Sports Journalists Exist

Daily Report: Yahoo Orders Home Workers Into the Office

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In Tuesday's New York Times, Claire Cain Miller reports on Yahoo's edict that all employees must work at the office to foster collaboration. The move takes on one of the country's biggest workplace issues: whether the ability to work from home leads to greater productivity or inhibits innovation and collaboration....
Daily Report: Yahoo Orders Home Workers Into the Office

Working From Home To Be Outlawed, Says Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

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The edict went out last week. From June, if you're not in the office, you're OUT. Staff morale at Yahoo may have dropped a couple of notches on the Wahey-ometer with the news that the firm is to recall all of its telecommuters. A memo sent out from the...
Working From Home To Be Outlawed, Says Yahoo's Marissa Mayer
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