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Smartphones driving violent crime across US

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On Feb. 27th in the middle of the afternoon, a 16-year-old girl was walking through San Francisco's Mission district when she was ordered at gun point to hand over her cellphone. The robbery was one of 10 serious crimes in the city that day, and they all involved cellphones....
Smartphones driving violent crime across US

Mixpanel launches Flow for beautiful real-time mobile and web analytics

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Real-time web and mobile analytics provider Mixpanel has just released its new service, Flow. If you were looking for a beautiful and easy to read presentation of user activity on your site, this one is for you. Flow is a way for customers to find out where visitors to their...
Mixpanel launches Flow for beautiful real-time mobile and web analytics

Nothing To Worry About Windows Folks, Nothing At All, I'm Sure

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Nothing To Worry About Windows Folks, Nothing At All, I'm Sure: Apple malware blogger Ed Bott took some time off from his important beat today to comment on my previous post about the major Windows 8 service pack released prior to Windows 8 itself even being released. Bott: Yes, heaven...
Nothing To Worry About Windows Folks, Nothing At All, I'm Sure

New Cybersecurity Firm Targeting Financial Malware Fears

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TaaSera, a new firm backed by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, is marketing advanced malware detection technologies to the financial sector. There's big money in cybersecurity services for the finance sector. TaaSera, a new malware detection firm backed by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, officially launched in...
New Cybersecurity Firm Targeting Financial Malware Fears
Keek videos more viral the flu, raise $18M to support global growth
Andrew Keen Weighs In On Privacy: “The Internet Hasn’t Learned How To Forget”

One big fiction, read and written by us all

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From Geoff Ryman's trailblazing website 253 to a new app called The Silent History, the evolving story of networked fiction is pointing the way forward"There are seven carriages on a Bakerloo line train, each with 36 seats. A train in which every passenger has a seat will carry 252 people....
One big fiction, read and written by us all

Stress in the workplace: Britain's £26bn epidemic - The Independent

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Stress in the workplace: Britain's £26bn epidemic - The Independent
Foursquare, Starbucks, and (Red) launch check-in campaign to raise funds for the fight against HIV transmission

Steve Jobs and Apple linked to outbreak of ‘Internet Tourettes’

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A well-crafted rejoinder, pre-approved for copying and pasting where indicated FORTUNE — A reader who called himself “jabberwolf” posted a poorly spelled and ungrammatical comment here Saturday in which he attacked Apple (AAPL) for a variety of alleged transgressions, including a claim that Steve Jobs put his name on hundreds...
Steve Jobs and Apple linked to outbreak of ‘Internet Tourettes’

Shopping the Chrome Web Store: name brands, knock-offs and no-shows

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When I set out to shop the Chrome Web Store, I wasn't just browsing for fun. The The Chromebook Pixel's many charms had lured me toward Google's Web-centric Chrome OS, but I needed to know whether it offered an ecosystem I could live with long-term--especially since I'd be leaving...
Shopping the Chrome Web Store: name brands, knock-offs and no-shows

Dodgy data: the iceberg to science's Titanic

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There’s an epidemic going on in science, and it’s not of the H7N9 bird flu variety. The groundbreaking, novel results that scientists are incentivized to publish (and which journalists are then compelled to cover) seem peppered with gaps: experiments that no one can reproduce, studies that have to be retracted,...
Dodgy data: the iceberg to science's Titanic

University Students and Staff Sued For Pirating 50 Cent Movie

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Earlier this week and following the filing of dozens of file-sharing infringement lawsuits in the United States, hope came to a court room in Los Angeles as the trolls of Prenda Law finally began to receive their comeuppance. After their no-show Monday they will all have to appear in court...
University Students and Staff Sued For Pirating 50 Cent Movie

Fat in Thailand: Thai-a-betes epidemic

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Fat in Thailand: Thai-a-betes epidemic

Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

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You may recall the concern some have raised over Smart TVs, those internet connected glowing boxes with cameras ripe for exploits that would allow hackers to watch you watch TV. Supposedly less nefarious were concerns over technology that would allow those same Smart TVs to recognize when you had...
Microsoft's Great Patent Application: Xbox Achievements For Watching Advertising

Today in Tech: Twitter's ad sales expected to boom in 2014

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Also: Why the Internet is enabling a 'narcissism epidemic'; inside the Alibaba phenomenon.  Research firm boosts Twitter ad sales estimate to $950 million for 2014 [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL] Research firm eMarketer Inc., whose advertising forecasts are closely tracked, is set to revise higher its estimates of advertising revenue for Twitter,...
Today in Tech: Twitter's ad sales expected to boom in 2014

The 404 1,068: Where it's a small world (podcast)

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Leaked from today's podcast episode: Richard takes on the vertical video epidemic, LinkedIn users get double trouble, and geriatrics choosing eReaders over paper books. [Read more]...
The 404 1,068: Where it's a small world (podcast)

How to Avoid Getting Kicked Off the Internet by DNSChanger Malware [Video]

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A malicious bit of software called DNSChanger has infected hundreds of thousands of computers over the last five years, linking the computers together into a massive botnet, which malicious hackers use in denial-of-service attacks, to send spam or to steal financial information like credit card numbers - all without...
How to Avoid Getting Kicked Off the Internet by DNSChanger Malware [Video]

Obama Urges $10 Million to Study Video Games and Violence

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In a highly-anticipated press conference Wednesday morning to address gun violence in the United States, President Barack Obama called for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to renew scientific inquiry into the relationship between “video games, media images, and violence,” and urged Congress to support a bill that...
Obama Urges $10 Million to Study Video Games and Violence

How Should America Solve Its Fat Problem?

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Fat has become an epidemic in America, with a staggering 30% of the population now classified as "obese." Although there have been reports that obesity growth has tapered off, a new study predicts that, within 20 years, more than 40% of Americans will be dangerously overweight.The good news is that...
How Should America Solve Its Fat Problem?
"il0vetheWhopper" doesn't cut it: Twitter calls for tougher passwords
Invasion of the body trackers: take me to your leader

Apple, Samsung Face Grilling Over Stolen Smartphone Epidemic

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has summoned representatives of the four largest smartphone makers to a summit next week where he plans to press them on their failure to address soaring thefts of their products.Schneiderman, along with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, will question Apple, Google, Samsung and...
Apple, Samsung Face Grilling Over Stolen Smartphone Epidemic

7 Stories to read this weekend

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It sure was one hectic week in New York and as a result I missed my deadline for the newsletter, which is one of the reasons why you are getting it later than usual. The rise & fall of charm in American men. The Atlantic writes a piece that makes...
7 Stories to read this weekend

Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens, Says Survey

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It’s often been assumed that teens are one of the main culprits in the texting-while-driving epidemic in the U.S. It makes sense — teens are new drivers, and thus more reckless, and they also happen to be expert texters. However, a new study funded by AT&T finds that adults...
Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens, Says Survey
The growing epidemic of page bloat

Foursquare Responds To Please Rob Me: Please Shut Up

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The team behind the hot location-based service Foursquare took the time tonight to write a rare longer post about location privacy. Their basic stance: we take privacy very seriously and understand it. Also, that service Please Rob Me should shut up. In fact, it seems the entire impetus behind Foursquare’s...
Foursquare Responds To Please Rob Me: Please Shut Up
90 Seconds on The Verge: Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

About One Accelerator Is Launching a Day, Says TechStars Founder

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(Photo: CERN) Yesterday we wrote that the tech accelerator epidemic had hit New Jersey. The truth may be closer to: The tech accelerator epidemic has hit everywhere. Tech accelerators are so in vogue that Forbes added an accelerator ranking to its "Midas List" coverage, which includes a list of the top...
About One Accelerator Is Launching a Day, Says TechStars Founder

Read/Write Daily: Tapeworms In the Brain!

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Today's theme is self-evolution. Many futurists and science-fiction writers think that genomics are the next great frontier in technology. We've sequenced the entire human genome, but we still don't know what to do with that knowledge. We're getting closer, though. We're just starting to learn the finer points of...
Read/Write Daily: Tapeworms In the Brain!
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