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Google Seeks to Hire “Head of Social”

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Shared by Jesse Stay Wondering how many "social media experts" are going to apply for this job. Who does this position report to? Google says it’s willing to accept its shortcomings on the social web and bring in a “Head of Social” to set it on the right course. The...
Google Seeks to Hire “Head of Social”

The F Word

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In my mind, the ones who have no fear of failure are merely the dreamers, and the dreamers don’t build great companies. –Joe Kraus, an investing partner at Google Ventures, from a story about failure in Silicon Valley by Melissa Block of All Things Considered...
The F Word

Best Tech Events This Week (NYTM, The F Word Party, Investor Feedback Forum, Pinterest Meetup)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. “I’m...
Best Tech Events This Week (NYTM, The F Word Party, Investor Feedback Forum, Pinterest Meetup)

The F Word

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The F Word

Meet the new wave of activists making feminism thrive in a digital age

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Madonna and Beyoncé are championing female empowerment, Spare Rib is to relaunch, and Facebook has had to respond to pressure to tackle misogyny. Tracy McVeigh reports on the return of the F-wordIt was a remarkable victory when the social networking giant Facebook caved in to pressure last week and promised...
Meet the new wave of activists making feminism thrive in a digital age

U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads

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Just as the Defense Department granted iOS devices approval for use on military networks, TheStreet reports that the U.S. military plans on saving around $50 million through its purchase of iPads. The savings will mainly be due to the ability to cut weight on flights by replacing traditional flight...
U.S. Air Force plans to save $50M over 10 years by deploying iPads

Windows Phone is headed for a life of fragmentation

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If you’re one of the handful who has taken a Windows Phone leap of faith, bad news: Your device is forever stuck with Windows Phone 7. People close to the company say Microsoft will only make Windows Phone 8 available on new phones that are released later this year, according...
Windows Phone is headed for a life of fragmentation

Exclusive: SpiderCloud lands NEC contract to build private 3G networks

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Silicon Valley 3G femtocell startup SpiderCloud Wireless just closed a big $35 million funding round, but it’s about to reveal a deal arguable of much bigger importance. On Thursday, SpiderCloud will announce a new contract with one of the world’s biggest telecom infrastructure makers, NEC, to supply its enterprise small...
Exclusive: SpiderCloud lands NEC contract to build private 3G networks
Google engineers discuss fragmentation, hardware, and Project Butter
The secrets of my failure: Why 'winning' is not our natural state

Let Spare Rib reflect all the richness of online feminism | Reni Eddo-Lodge

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On the internet, you don't have to hear just from those who have been crowned feminism's official representativesConsciousness raising, the cornerstone of 1970s feminist activism, can now be found online. It's never been easier to tap feminism into Google and find a cacophony of voices bringing home that jarring realisation...
Let Spare Rib reflect all the richness of online feminism | Reni Eddo-Lodge

She's Baaaack: Carol Bartz Opines at WSJ Women's Conference

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Former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz provided plenty of color for writers and bloggers during her tenure at the company, but during an interview session at The Wall Street Journal’s Women in the Economy Conference in Palm Beach this morning, she took a decidedly reflective — albeit still candid — tone....
She's Baaaack: Carol Bartz Opines at WSJ Women's Conference

Zuberance Releases a Tool to Transform Enthusiasm into Cheap Press

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There’s one word every blogger has to think very, very carefully about before using: fanboy. Readers will accept anything else – profanity, hyperbole, jokes about their mothers – but anyone throwing around the other “F word” probably has a death wish (or doesn’t mind hundreds of inflammatory comments). It’s probably safe to...
Zuberance Releases a Tool to Transform Enthusiasm into Cheap Press

MPAA Stops Picking On 'Bully', Actually Gets Some Good Press For Once

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When the producers of the documentary Bully decided to protest the MPAA rating system, and then AMC supported them by announcing they would screen the unrated film, I wrote about how it represented a serious erosion of the MPAA's artificial grip on film ratings. Since then, the MPAA has softened...
MPAA Stops Picking On 'Bully', Actually Gets Some Good Press For Once

Pass notes No 3,145: F******

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Which F-word has China banned from social networking sites after a fatal car crash in Beijing?Don't be coy. The Guardian isn't afraid of rude words. It's not a rude word.Then spell it out: Sorry, it's been banned.Why? I can't tell you that.This could be a very short pass notes then....
Pass notes No 3,145: F******

China hopes to drive traffic away from Ferrari users | Media Monkey

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China has banned the F-word from the country's biggest social networking sites, reports the Times. Yep, that's right: censors responsible for upholding the Great Firewall have moved to block mentions of the word "Ferrari" on a range of websites. Conspiracy theorists are pointing to an accident involving a Ferrari F430...
China hopes to drive traffic away from Ferrari users | Media Monkey

Google’s Eric Schmidt gets his Facebook digs in

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Catching the last five minutes of  Eric Schmidt’s Boston University commencement speech on WBUR I was struck by the veiled swipes (pokes?) he took at Facebook. You know, the company that last week launched the most anticipated IPO in years, and that despite NASDAQ glitches and a disappointing finish, wiped Google...
Google’s Eric Schmidt gets his Facebook digs in

Haters Gonna Hate This

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“At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.” – Nietzsche I’ve spent a good part of this morning defending two blog posts that hit the TechCrunch homepage last night. No it wasn’t “Jumio’s Credit Card Scanning Technology Pops Up in...
Haters Gonna Hate This

High school expels student for tweeting f-word

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An Indiana high school expels a student for a silly, profane tweet, even though it seems to have been sent at 2:30 a.m. The school suggests that it may track all of its students' tweets, regardless of what time or where they were sent. [Read more]...
High school expels student for tweeting f-word

Whoa, Whoa, Whoa -- It's Time To WHAT?!

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This is vintage ad for the classiest watch ever made. And that's saying a lot, because I've seen a handpainted one where the minute hand was a phallus. Regardless, apparently this thing is "a subtle way to break the ice" and "the greatest conversation piece you'll ever own". I...
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa -- It's Time To WHAT?!
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