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Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers

gigaom.com
Whenever newspaper executives get together to bemoan the fate of their industry, someone inevitably brings up the so-called “original sin” of the online news business — namely, a failure to charge for content when the web was new. One of the latest manifestations of this idea appears in an...
Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers
Does your Facebook mobile app suck? Here’s why

Exclusive: How Much Do Kindle Singles Authors Make?

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The top-ten list of bestselling Kindle Singles includes a number of big-name writers. But how is the format working for writers who don’t have the brand of a Stephen King or Jodi Picoult? In addition to sharing overall sales information about the Kindle Singles program, Amazon allowed Kindle Singles...
Exclusive: How Much Do Kindle Singles Authors Make?

Forstall on inertial scrolling: Steve told Samsung "here's something we invented. Don't copy it. Don't steal it"

9to5mac.com
We have been bringing you updates on the Apple vs Samsung trial all week with yesterday’s highlights including testimony from Apple’s expert design witness, former President of the Industrial Designers Society of America Peter Bressler. Last week we told you Apple’s SVP of iOS Software Scott Forstall testified in...
Forstall on inertial scrolling: Steve told Samsung "here's something we invented. Don't copy it. Don't steal it"

Download bots were the “well-known secret” of the app ecosystem

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It’s remarkable how widely-known the phenomenon of fraudulent download bots was throughout the iOS developer community. Essentially, bots or automated programs have been used for well over a year to download apps until they reach the top of the charts where they can be seen by real users. Most every...
Download bots were the “well-known secret” of the app ecosystem

AOL Threatens Blogger With Copyright Infringement Charge... For Doing The Exact Same Thing AOL Has Done On A Large Scale

www.techdirt.com
There have been plenty of accusations made against AOL's the Huffington Post concerning its habit of "over aggregating" content from other sites. While, personally, I think people who accuse HuffPo of being just an aggregator are overreacting on two separate issues (one: HuffPo does a ton of actual reporting also...
AOL Threatens Blogger With Copyright Infringement Charge... For Doing The Exact Same Thing AOL Has Done On A Large Scale

Oracle-Google trial: both sides win, or lose, in the first round

www.guardian.co.uk
Jury deadlocked on whether use of Java to build Android mobile operating system amounted to 'fair use'Both sides lost, or arguably won, the first round of the Oracle-Google trial after the jury came to deadlock on a key question: was Google's use of Java to build its Android mobile operating...
Oracle-Google trial: both sides win, or lose, in the first round

Is making books social a good thing or a bad thing?

gigaom.com
As virtually every form of media from newspapers to television shows becomes more socially aware, the book remains stubbornly anti-social. Despite the rapid growth in e-books and the launch of a number of services designed to add social features to books, the act of reading is still a fairly...
Is making books social a good thing or a bad thing?

Tech bubbles, ad revenue and Twitter — five questions with Nick Denton

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Gawker Media founder Nick Denton has some controversial ideas about what online media need to do, including the idea that the conversation around a story should be the primary focus rather than the story itself — as he described in a recent interview with us at his office in...
Tech bubbles, ad revenue and Twitter — five questions with Nick Denton

Steve Jobs Felt Like "Jeffrey Dahmer's Mother" During Apple's Worst Years

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Listen to recordings of Steve Jobs from a quarter century of reporting by journalist Brent Schlender. In this installment, Jobs reflects on what it's like to see his own company go astray. At the time, he was sure he'd never get it back. A Conversation With Steve Jobs Read highlights...
Steve Jobs Felt Like "Jeffrey Dahmer's Mother" During Apple's Worst Years

One on One: Adam Lashinsky, Author of 'Inside Apple'

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Excerpts of an interview with Adam Lashinsky, the author of "Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired - and Secretive - Company Really Works," a book published last month....
One on One: Adam Lashinsky, Author of 'Inside Apple'

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Birth Of The iPhone (AAPL)

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The original iPhone went on sale five years ago this Friday. In the years since, Apple has shipped some 250 million iPhones worldwide, disrupted several major companies and generally change the tech world as we know it. For all the success the iPhone has had though, it did have a...
10 Things You Didn't Know About The Birth Of The iPhone (AAPL)

DRM and the NPR example

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Some e-book buyers embrace a little friction, says Joe Esposito at The Scholarly Kitchen. Esposito wonders whether DRM is more effective in preventing “casual copying” than large-scale infringement: It will be argued that the promotional value of free copies outweighs the lost sales due to sharing. I don’t think so;...
DRM and the NPR example

Tablet Reading Apps Zite, Pulse Strike Publisher Deals

allthingsd.com
More tablet experimentation from publishers, this time via reading apps Pulse and Zite. Zite, which already offered readers excerpts from Bonnier’s Popular Science magazine, will now be doing that with 20 other Bonnier titles. And Pulse will be bring content from 8 publishers, including Venture Beat, CNN and AOL’s Huffington...
Tablet Reading Apps Zite, Pulse Strike Publisher Deals

Verizon to T-Mobile: Weren’t you the hypocrite in bed with AT&T?

gigaom.com
Verizon Wireless and its cable partners aren’t taking T-Mobile’s bashing of their proposed spectrum deal lying down. In fact, they’re accusing the carrier of hypocrisy, throwing back in T-Mobile’s face its own recent attempt to merge with AT&T, which would have created the megacarrier to beat all megacarriers. Speaking to...
Verizon to T-Mobile: Weren’t you the hypocrite in bed with AT&T?

Hipstamatic Makes an iPad Magazine Out of User Photos

allthingsd.com
Hipstamatic today is releasing a free app called Snap that will house a monthly photography magazine with pictures from Hipstamatic users and other artists and print from a Hipstamatic editorial team. Snap elaborates on the Hipstamatic aesthetic, with interviews with subjects like musicians and tattoo artists accompanied by pictures notated...
Hipstamatic Makes an iPad Magazine Out of User Photos

Verizon slams the FCC’s net neutrality rules as unconstitutional

thenextweb.com
Today Verizon filed a brief as part of its lawsuit to overturn the FCC’s rules that pertain to ‘net neutrality.’ A 2010 ruling, Comcast Corp. v. FCC, laid much of the policy groundwork for current net neutrality rules that bind Internet service providers into giving all traffic equal berth, not slowing...
Verizon slams the FCC’s net neutrality rules as unconstitutional

Q&A: Twitter’s Del Harvey on trust, safety, bullets and kittens

www.geekwire.com
Talking with Del Harvey of Twitter at pii2012 this morning. Del Harvey is the director of trust and safety for Twitter — a big job that covers areas including account activity and abuse, user safety, spam, legal issues and many other areas. This morning at the Privacy Identity Innovation conference,...
Q&A: Twitter’s Del Harvey on trust, safety, bullets and kittens
Q&A: TechStars CEO David Cohen sees Microsoft Kinect as a startup engine

Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. (Microsoft photo) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is bordering on obsessive when it comes to Apple these days, or at least that’s the way he comes off in these excerpts from an interview with the CRN trade publication at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. “But...
Ballmer vows to challenge Apple, sidesteps phone question

Free Publishers Lunch e-book offers excerpts from hot fall titles

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Book publishing industry newsletter and website Publishers Lunch is previewing hot fall titles in a free e-book, “BEA Buzz Books,” ahead of major publishing fair BookExpo America in June in New York. The e-book contains excerpts from over 30 fall titles across publishers and genres — including “This Is How...
Free Publishers Lunch e-book offers excerpts from hot fall titles

Got Questions About Copyfraud? Now's The Time To Ask Them!

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This month's Techdirt book club book is Copyfraud, by Jason Mazzone. If you missed them, we published some excerpts (part I and part II) earlier this month, and hopefully some of you have had a chance to dig into the full book. Over on our Step2 platform we're collecting questions...
Got Questions About Copyfraud? Now's The Time To Ask Them!

Gmail iOS Gets Full Push Support

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Gmail iOS Gets Full Push Support: Sweet Jesus, we finally have functional push mail for Gmail on iOS. I’m not talking the wonky port-through-Exchange nonsense — I’m talking full Gmail messages sent to your phone in realtime. And I’m not talking a stupid little badges to let you know you...
Gmail iOS Gets Full Push Support

Jack Dorsey Goes to Back to School

blogs.wsj.com
Students at a New Jersey prep school were recently treated to a question-and-answer session with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Here are some excerpts from the transcript provided to WSJ....
Jack Dorsey Goes to Back to School

Microsoft integrating Yelp data into Bing local search

www.geekwire.com
Microsoft Bing announced a deal this morning with Yelp to incorporate information from the business search and review service into the Bing Local search experience, continuing the Redmond company’s strategy of partnering with established online applications to combat Google. The move follows the recent launch of a “social sidebar” on...
Microsoft integrating Yelp data into Bing local search

Banking on cloud

www.computerworld.com
Based in Singapore, Vish Iyer is president, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)-Asia Pacific, where he is responsible for managing TCS operations across five geographies and 13 countries in the region. Recently, he had a freewheeling conversation with Zafar Anjum in TCS' Singapore office. The discussion ranged from his new role in...
Banking on cloud

Android Lost Money Every Quarter In 2010, Made $97.7M In Q1

techcrunch.com
Google has always been pretty cagey about the financials behind its Android mobile OS — and data that has emerged over the last week could give us an indication why: it’s been losing money from day one. In the lawsuit between Oracle and Google — in which Oracle claims Google,...
Android Lost Money Every Quarter In 2010, Made $97.7M In Q1

German government proposes to charge search engines for excerpting news sites

www.engadget.com
A German government committee is proposing changes that could force search engines operating in the country to pay for using news excerpts. The plans involve setting up a department to charge royalties from sites that aggregate news feeds, and covers them for 12-months from date of publish. This isn't...
German government proposes to charge search engines for excerpting news sites

Book excerpt: Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership

www.geekwire.com
Editor’s note: Seattle area entrepreneurs David Nilssen and Jeff Levy provide practical advice and tips for those considering starting a new business in their book  “Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership.” “We are trying to educate and inspire individuals to be self-reliant,” says Levy, a founder of Windswept Capital and former executive...
Book excerpt: Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership
IOC Starts To Delete Unauthorized Video Of Olympics On YouTube
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