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Here's the Annual D: All Things Digital Tab From the WSJ

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As usual, The Wall Street Journal today published its annual pullout tab in the newspaper, which is also online, focused on some of the onstage interviews at last week’s D: All Things Digital conference. Our 11th show featured a panoply of top Internet and media execs, as well as some...
Here's the Annual D: All Things Digital Tab From the WSJ

Q&A: Andru Edwards gears up for Seattle Mind Camp 8

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Seattle Mind Camp organizer Andru Edwards Seattle tech writer Andru Edwards, the editor in chief of GearLive.com and a GeekWire contributor, is also the organizer of the longstanding Seattle Mind Camp “unconference” — the 8th installment of which will be held Dec. 15 and 16 in Seattle. So what is...
Q&A: Andru Edwards gears up for Seattle Mind Camp 8

Apple's falls 5.42% in normal trading, erasing $21.8 billion from its market valuation

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Apple, once a company whose stock only knew a single direction, is in the midst of a painful decline. Today, for the first time since late 2011, the company’s stock traded below the $400 per share mark. The company ended the day’s trading at $402.59, a fall of 5.5 percent,...
Apple's falls 5.42% in normal trading, erasing $21.8 billion from its market valuation

CNBC Anchor Asks Former Tech Mogul 'Are You Prepared To Die?' In Craziest Interview Ever

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Former tech mogul John McAfee, who is wanted for questioning in a murder case in Belize and is currently hiding inside his compound in that country, spoke to CNBC's Brian Sullivan via the telephone today in one of the craziest interviews of all time.  It was intense. At one point, anchor...
CNBC Anchor Asks Former Tech Mogul 'Are You Prepared To Die?' In Craziest Interview Ever

Judge orders Apple to remove "incorrect" Samsung apology from website

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A new report from Bloomberg today states the U.K. Court of Appeal in London is asking Apple to remove the apology to Samsung posted on its UK website and replace it with “a new notice acknowledging the inaccurate comments” within 24 hours. Earlier this month, Apple complied with UK court...
Judge orders Apple to remove "incorrect" Samsung apology from website

The Age Of Facebook: Excerpts From The New Book By David Kirkpatrick

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The long awaited book about the first few years of Facebook is almost over. You can pre-order David Kirckpatrick’s The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World for the Kindle here and in hardcover here. In the meantime, Fortune has access to two excerpts...
The Age Of Facebook: Excerpts From The New Book By David Kirkpatrick

The Knockoff Economy: Techdirt Book Club Chat With Kal Raustiala & Chris Sprigman

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If all goes technologically to plan, then beneath this text, we'll be running our YouTube stream of my chat with Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman, authors of The Knockoff Economy. The chat will happen from about 11am to 11:30am PT via live streaming. If you're tuning in late, you can...
The Knockoff Economy: Techdirt Book Club Chat With Kal Raustiala & Chris Sprigman

Interview With Author Of 'Hacking The Future'; Techdirt Book Club

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Today at 1pm PT (4pm ET), we'll be doing a live streaming interview with Cole Stryker, the author of Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity on the Web. We've run a couple of excerpts from the book -- one about why anonymity matters, that many of you agreed with,...
Interview With Author Of 'Hacking The Future'; Techdirt Book Club

Quotations from CEO Cook

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Excerpts from Tim Cook's Bloomberg Businessweek interview FORTUNE -- We always knew that Steve Jobs was going to be a tough act to follow, so I suppose his successor should be forgiven if he came across in his NBC and Bloomberg Q&As Thursday as painfully sincere and even a little schmaltzy...
Quotations from CEO Cook

Reminder: Chat With Chris Sprigman And Kal Raustiala Tomorrow About The Knockoff Economy

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Just a quick reminder that tomorrow at 11am PT / 2pm ET, we'll be doing a live stream Google Hangout in which I talk to Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman, authors of The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation. It should run for about half an hour. If you haven't...
Reminder: Chat With Chris Sprigman And Kal Raustiala Tomorrow About The Knockoff Economy

Now for Some Good News: the Icon Spin-Resistance Test

www.theatlantic.com
A few years ago I said, on the Atlantic's web site, that all I wanted for Christmas was a flying boat. Now that you ask, I was thinking of the spiffy new amphibian Icon A5, then still in development in Los Angeles.Sadly, no one pays attention to my dreams and...
Now for Some Good News: the Icon Spin-Resistance Test

An inside look at Samsung's approach to product design

www.pcworld.com
LAS VEGAS- At a gathering of designers from Samsung's Korea headquarters, the company made it clear that it will continue to push toward being a lifestyle brand, and one that emphasizes connecting consumers with their personal electronics. Dubbed Design 3.0, the push toward what we see from Samsung today...
An inside look at Samsung's approach to product design

US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

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The US entertainment industry is pushing to introduce regulations that would allow content owners to legally send out malware to individuals that are believed to involved with copying digital content. That’s according to the the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property which presented a new 84-page report – spotted by Boing Boing –...
US entertainment industry group wants to unleash malware on file sharers

Analyst: There Is 'An Insatiable Appetite' For The iPad Mini In China And Hong Kong (AAPL)

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Apple mega-bull Brian White of Topeka Capital is out with another, um, mega-bullish note on Apple. He says people in China are going nuts for the iPad Mini. Here some excerpts from his note: Our checks indicate that the iPad mini sold out in Hong Kong this week for nearly...
Analyst: There Is 'An Insatiable Appetite' For The iPad Mini In China And Hong Kong (AAPL)
Hop.in Launches Gesture-Based Sharing App
You Can't Live Without Your iPhone! Because That's How You Tell if It's Raining.

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

Despite NYC Delay, Uber Launches Taxi Option In SF

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Uber, the technology startup best known for its flagship app that lets people summon and pay for transportation in private black limousines, is starting to look like it’s the subject in a nationwide game of whack-a-mole with local regulators — it is shot down in one place, only to pop...
Despite NYC Delay, Uber Launches Taxi Option In SF

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

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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?

Apple analysts rush to make their last-minute revisions

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Monday morning quarterbacking before Apple's Tuesday afternoon earning call FORTUNE -- As usual, there are always a few stragglers who wait until the last minute to take a fresh look at their Apple (AAPL) spreadsheets -- some of which haven't been updated since January. Below: Excerpts from the analysts' notes...
Apple analysts rush to make their last-minute revisions

Google Avoids Link Tax As German Parliament Declines "Ancillary Copyright" Rule

searchengineland.com
In August of last year a number of German lawmakers were pressing proposed ”ancillary copyright” legislation that would have required Google and others that indexed or aggregated news to pay for links or  excerpts from those news items. The proposed law was championed by German magazine... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Google Avoids Link Tax As German Parliament Declines "Ancillary Copyright" Rule

Shareist Is A Content Management System For Your Content Management System (That's A Good Thing)

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As a major media figure on the Internet, I often find it difficult to manage all of my content outlets. I have a Twitter feed connected to my Facebook connected to my Tumblr. I also have a personal blog that I ignore and a few other things I shouldn’t ignore....
Shareist Is A Content Management System For Your Content Management System (That's A Good Thing)

How Demand-Side Platforms Bring Efficiency To The Mobile Ad Market

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Demand-side platforms, or DSPs, work hand-in-glove with advertisers, media buyers, and trading desks, offering them a window into mobile audiences. DSPs have become increasingly influential within the mobile advertising ecosystem. (Recently, Adfonic, a well-known ad network, launched a mobile demand-side platform of its own.) To get a fuller take on the role DSPs...
How Demand-Side Platforms Bring Efficiency To The Mobile Ad Market

Google mobilizes users in fight for its robots' core values

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Its own public policy lobbying is now not enough. Google has taken the rare step of devoting homepage space to urge its German users to oppose government-proposed copyright reforms on its behalf. Proposed in August and coming up for first reading in the Bundestag this Thursday, the Leistungsschutzrecht – or, ancillary copyright...
Google mobilizes users in fight for its robots' core values

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
Google CEO Larry Page on Apple: 'Can we all just get along?'

NY Times Published The Pentagon Papers, But Can't Be Bothered To Send Reporter To Bradley Manning Trial

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The NY Times, of course, was the newspaper central to the case of the Pentagon Papers. That involved a huge dump of information concerning a Pentagon study highlighting how the Johnson Administration had lied to the public and Congress concerning Vietnam. The papers were leaked to the NYT by Daniel...
NY Times Published The Pentagon Papers, But Can't Be Bothered To Send Reporter To Bradley Manning Trial

iPad Typing Trainer

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iPad Typing Trainer is a post from Chris PirilloThe guys over at Flairify are ingenious. They developed the TapTyping app without ever laying a hand on the iPad itself. For now, they’ve focused on typing basics – the stuff they knew they wouldn’t get wrong. As soon as their iPads...
iPad Typing Trainer

Rupert Murdoch Admits Defeat: Now Wants London Times To Appear In Search Results

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Remember back in 2009, when Techdirt reported that Rupert Murdoch hated Google so much he had decided to block the search engine from indexing his titles, even though this would inevitably cut down their visibility and online traffic? He obviously thought that he would put this upstart technology in its...
Rupert Murdoch Admits Defeat: Now Wants London Times To Appear In Search Results

As Social Bookmarking Reignites, Venture-Backed Clipboard Acquires Clipmarks & Amplify

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Clipboard, the web clipping service founded by former Overture vet Gary Flake, has just completed the acquisitions of two competitors, Amplify and Clipmarks. The startup, which is taking on the challenge of reviving social bookmarking, is backed by many top notch investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, SV Angel, Betaworks,...
As Social Bookmarking Reignites, Venture-Backed Clipboard Acquires Clipmarks & Amplify
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