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Mozilla unveils a new ‘Persona’ for its BrowserID easy login technology

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Mozilla has announced Persona, a new public-facing name for its BrowserID technology, which aims to make it easier to sign in to websites and Web apps. Launched in July last year, BrowserID simplifies the login procedure by making it a one-click experience for users. The user’s identity is stored in the browser,...
Mozilla unveils a new ‘Persona’ for its BrowserID easy login technology

On the Difference Between Google and Journalism

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"We need to rethink every facet of the journalism model in light of the dramatic changes in the architecture of the news ecosystem." This is the quote from Richard Gingras, as first pointed out by my colleague Jon Mitchell last Friday. Gingras holds an important position: As head of...
On the Difference Between Google and Journalism

Amazon tests mobile in-app purchases, Bloomberg says

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Amazon, which already has its own app store, is taking on Apple and Google in another facet of the mobile business. [Read more]...
Amazon tests mobile in-app purchases, Bloomberg says

Sony Names Mobile Chief

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Sony tapped Kunimasa Suzuki, one of CEO Kazuo Hirai's top deputies, to run its new mobile-phone business, an important facet of the company's efforts to regain its footing in consumer electronics....
Sony Names Mobile Chief

Sprint Changes 'Unlimited' Broadband To 5 Gigs... While Still Advertising Unlimited Broadband

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I've actually been one of the few satisfied Sprint customers for many years. Over the past few years, they were the only mobile broadband provider who didn't limit mobile broadband to ridiculously low plans like 5 gigs per month, like other carriers. In fact, this was a key selling point,...
Sprint Changes 'Unlimited' Broadband To 5 Gigs... While Still Advertising Unlimited Broadband

SanDisk outs Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive alongside a trio of Cruzers

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If diminutive USB-friendly storage is a hobby of yours, SanDisk is looking to add to your collection. The company has announced its USB 3.0-weilding Extreme flash drive and added a handful of new siblings to the Cruzer line. First, the Extreme accessory touts transfer speeds of up to 190MB/s...
SanDisk outs Extreme USB 3.0 flash drive alongside a trio of Cruzers

Introducing Mozilla Persona

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This past year we’ve been building the core of a Web-scale identity system. We’ve been calling it BrowserID: our name both for the technology1 and the Mozilla service that implements the technology. Today we’d like to introduce Mozilla Persona, our new name for the complete Identity offering from Mozilla: a...
Introducing Mozilla Persona

Day One: Belly flopping into Windows Phone app development

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The modern-day gold rush is apps. Apps for this, apps for that. Apps for everything. Apps for apps, even. Everyone wants an app. If you are not a developer, as your humble servant isn’t, these apps are somewhat mystical, as are the tools that are used to build them. What’s...
Day One: Belly flopping into Windows Phone app development

Weekly Wrap-up: Does the Android Brand Make You Think of Google?

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The Android Marketplace is rebranded as Google Play. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web - plus...
Weekly Wrap-up: Does the Android Brand Make You Think of Google?

Kenny Rogers' Lawsuit Shows The Many Ways That A Major Label Screws Artists (Even The Big Ones)

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We've seen this many times before, where famous musicians are totally screwed over by the major labels. A bunch of folks have sent over a summary of Kenny Rogers' lawsuit against Capitol Records (EMI), which highlights the levels to which Capitol Records went to not pay Rogers. The central facet...
Kenny Rogers' Lawsuit Shows The Many Ways That A Major Label Screws Artists (Even The Big Ones)
MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer is the new publisher of USA Today

It’s all just bits

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bit [bit] noun 1. A single, basic unit of information, used in connection with computers and information theory. A binary digit.Modern society is ruled, dominated, and slavishly beholden to one of mankind’s most simple machinations: The binary digit. Whether it is a flash of light, surge of electrons, or rug...
It’s all just bits

Gawker unveils new comments system and Nick Denton immediately uses it to pick fight with BuzzFeed

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After users accuse him of trying to emulate BuzzFeed, Denton jumps into the fray to accuse rival Jonah Peretti of 'stunt' tacticsIn announcing a facet of his site's new commenting system, Gawker impresario Nick Denton caused a stir, naturally, in the comments. The publisher went on an angry tirade against...
Gawker unveils new comments system and Nick Denton immediately uses it to pick fight with BuzzFeed
Investing in the Mobile Enterprise

Facebook launches API for developers to convert and display credits in local currencies

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Facebook first opened its API to third-party developers way back in 2007. In doing so, the social network helped create one almighty ecosystem that helped it grow much faster than it otherwise could have. Indeed, whilst Facebook has created a multi-billion dollar business off others building on top of its...
Facebook launches API for developers to convert and display credits in local currencies
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Review - Secret of the ooze
A Skype call in Ethiopia will now get you 15 years in prison

How to Use Spotify for Karaoke

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Technology has forever altered just about every facet of music. From how we learn and compose music to how it's recorded, distributed and consumed, everything is different now. The shifts in consumption go way beyond solitary listening through white earbuds, entering far more social settings. Earlier this month, we...
How to Use Spotify for Karaoke

For Earth Day: a chat with IBM’s “Building Whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, on the tech behind sustainability

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IBM recently won the contract to create a more sustainable and energy efficient Los Angeles Unified School District. But before ripping out old roofs or replacing leaky windows, David Bartlett’s, the computing gaint’s sustainability guru, took a look at the data. “Most buildings don’t have a good way to look...
For Earth Day: a chat with IBM’s “Building Whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, on the tech behind sustainability

Making News Useful

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Yesterday at the Googleplex, journalists, technologists and Googlers converged for the TechRaking summit. Our goal was to figure out how to break news of its bad habits lingering from the pre-Web era. We compared notes about our own organizations, shared examples of stories and projects, and dreamed up ways to...
Making News Useful

In defence of online comments | James Ball

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The internet would be a dull place without readers being able to challenge writers – and journalism would be impoverishedOnline comments are getting a bad press of late. After a small number of prison sentences have been doled out to online trolls, most recently to a tweeter who posted racist...
In defence of online comments | James Ball

Motorola forces Germany to ban iOS push mail

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If you’ve emailed an iOS user in Germany during the last couple of days and they haven’t gotten back to you instantly, don’t be too hard on them – Apple has been forced to disable push mail for iCloud and MobileMe there. The move is the result of a permanent...
Motorola forces Germany to ban iOS push mail

InfoQ: How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters

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A well-written API can be a great asset to the organization that wrote it and to all that use it. Given the importance of good API design, surprisingly little has been written on the subject. In this talk (recorded at Javapolis), Java library designer Joshua Bloch teaches how to...
InfoQ: How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters

Apple's Secrecy Extends to Putting New Employees on Fake Projects

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In his new book, Inside Apple, Adam Lashinsky details the process undergone by new hires at Apple, noting that many of them are hired without knowing the exact project they are working on that they are frequently put through a testing period working on a different project in order to...
Apple's Secrecy Extends to Putting New Employees on Fake Projects

What's In A Name? For Startups, It's Crucial

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If you've been following our Weekend Reading series on Fridays for the last few weeks, you've noticed that we've been discussing the importance of personal branding for entrepreneurs. But branding is not only an important facet for individuals; for startups, branding is an essential step toward building a successful business....
What's In A Name? For Startups, It's Crucial

Domino's starts harassing idiot non-patrons

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Domino's terror campaign against consumers who can't stand its pizza continues. Crispin Porter + Bogusky is back with a new facet to the "New Pizza" campaign with a microsite called "Pizza Holdouts." The brand set out to harass three poor unsuspecting souls who were ratted out as not eating...
Domino's starts harassing idiot non-patrons

Finding the Balance of Design and Functionality

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We've talked a lot on ReadWriteStart about how design is an important facet of the development of a web applications for startups. Last week we provided some advice on how to deal with irate customers who hate your design changes, and earlier this month we talked about how small design...
Finding the Balance of Design and Functionality

Data is Journalism: Politics API from The Guardian

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UK newspaper The Guardian is expanding its Open Platform (our Guardian API profile). Today they’ve launched a useful new government API that covers information about politicians and elections in the UK, with many details going back to 1992. It also contains limited older data, as far back as 1945. The...
Data is Journalism: Politics API from The Guardian

Elastic Lists for Faceted Search — Now Open Source!

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If you like faceted search and are interested in design patterns for it, I encourage you to check out Moritz Stefaner’s work on elastic lists. Here is his description: Elastic lists allow to navigate large, multi-dimensional info spaces with just a few clicks, never letting you run into situations...
Elastic Lists for Faceted Search — Now Open Source!

New Project Coming Soon

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I’m starting a new educational project soon. The larger focus of all the projects will be to help people with some facet of running a human business. In all cases, there’ll be a mix of community stuff, educational materials, and publications. Some of the starter content will be about writing,...
New Project Coming Soon
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?