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Bondsy: An iPhone app for trading just about anything with your friends

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Three months after launching in beta, TechStars grad Bondsy is releasing its self-titled iPhone app to the public with the goal of helping friends “trade things you can’t put a price on.” Bondsy first made its debut on stage last year during TechStars NY’s demo day. At the time, the startup was pitched as “the...
Bondsy: An iPhone app for trading just about anything with your friends

Fair Game - The Bank Bailout Is a Bargain? Think Again - NYTimes.com

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Fair Game - The Bank Bailout Is a Bargain? Think Again - NYTimes.com

Smartwatch Developers Rejoice! Pebble Will Release Proof-Of-Concept Watchface SDK In Early April

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After much fanfare the Pebble smartwatch made the leap from fanciful concept to full-fledged product earlier this year, but now that units have started to ship and people have started to wear them, what’s Pebble’s next step? Why, enticing developers, of course. Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky noted in a backer...
Smartwatch Developers Rejoice! Pebble Will Release Proof-Of-Concept Watchface SDK In Early April

Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas

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Three guys from Finland who have been inspired by the EFF's patent busting project have recently launched a new effort, called Project Troglodyte, which is designed to pre-vet certain patents that they fear have a high likelihood of blocking innovation thanks to trolls. We want to take the EFF's idea...
Project Troglodyte: Trying To Pre-Defuse Possible Patent Trolls In Important Areas
Can you find me now? How carriers sell your location and get away with it

Why I don’t like Facebook ‘Likes’

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I have written before about my concern for Facebook's lack of respect for it's users privacy and preferences. It seems to think that the 400 people who use Facebook are raw materials, whose personal information can be sliced, diced and served up in demographically culled chunks to advertisers and direct...
Why I don’t like Facebook ‘Likes’
Sexts as art: Karen Finley to create paintings inspired by anonymous, explicit texts

House Of Cards, one week later: Spoiler alerts and the DVD question

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Last Friday, when I binge-viewed my way through the first season of House of Cards, I didn’t have a lot of time to consider what kind of effects the show might end up having on the state of television today; I was, after all, very busy trying to figure out...
House Of Cards, one week later: Spoiler alerts and the DVD question

Big Fish's Virtual Casino App Now Lets U.K. Gamers Walk Away With Cold, Hard Cash

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Zynga competitor Big Fish, whose popular Card Ace: Casino iPhone app attracts one million monthly active players, will now let players bet real money on games of slots--and cash out their winnings. (Real-money play for poker, blackjack, and roulette are on the way.) The games company has partnered with Betable,...
Big Fish's Virtual Casino App Now Lets U.K. Gamers Walk Away With Cold, Hard Cash

Patrick Leahy Introduces Legislation (Yet Again) To Require Government Warrants To Get Your Electronic Info

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It's been quite a day in terms of news out of DC. We've been talking about copyright/first sale, cybersecurity bills, the CFAA... and now Senator Patrick Leahy, for what feels like the 2,394th time, has introduced a plan to reform ECPA. Like the CFAA, ECPA is an extremely troubling and...
Patrick Leahy Introduces Legislation (Yet Again) To Require Government Warrants To Get Your Electronic Info

Bombs Away! Judge Rules Steve Jobs's "Thermonuclear" Comment Fair Game in Android Case.

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Steve Jobs’s contentious comments about Android to biographer Walter Isaacson will be allowed into evidence in the Apple vs. Motorola Mobility lawsuit, despite attempts by Apple to block them. Chicago federal judge Richard Posner, who’s presiding over the case, has ruled that Motorola is free to reference Jobs’s … colorful...
Bombs Away! Judge Rules Steve Jobs's "Thermonuclear" Comment Fair Game in Android Case.

Facial regonition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it

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"Many Americans don't realize they're already in a facial recognition database," Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on the technology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Lynch pointed out that there is a painful...
Facial regonition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it

6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

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6waves is taking its Facebook hit Ravenwood Fair to mobile. The game quietly appeared in the Canadian iTunes App Store last week, when it was soft-launched on June 29. Although the game’s App Store listing credits Ravenwood Fair Mobile to 6waves alone, the game was actually developed by New York-based...
6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

Don’t Sell David! Why Yammer Is Different Than Skype or Instagram

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David Sacks is having a big birthday party this weekend. You might call it “redonkulous.” I know, because I’m going. And I have an 18th century costume on a hanger at home to prove it. Unfortunately, I’ve already agreed that everything I see or hear there is strictly off the...
Don’t Sell David! Why Yammer Is Different Than Skype or Instagram

Facebook Rolls Out File-Sharing for All Groups [EXCLUSIVE]

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Could Facebook become the next Dropbox — or a haven for sharing files without regard to copyright? The social network has revealed to Mashable that all Groups will now offer the ability to send files. This update rolls out to a small percentage of groups Thursday, and will become...
Facebook Rolls Out File-Sharing for All Groups [EXCLUSIVE]

The October 5th edition of Entertainment Weekly has a built-in Twitter feed (really)

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Youth-oriented TV drama factory The CW is hoping that Entertainment Weekly readers are interested in taking Twitter from smartphones and computers to the printed page -- er, at least a printed page with an LCD insert attached. The October 5th issue of EW features a miniature LCD display with...
The October 5th edition of Entertainment Weekly has a built-in Twitter feed (really)

How Companies Are Using Your Social Media Data

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Companies are mining the social web to build dossiers on you. Information posted publicly on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, forums and other sites is fair game. It is yet another reminder that people need to be aware of what they are posting on social networking sites and to whom they’re...
How Companies Are Using Your Social Media Data
Google Cloud Platform Program Shows Drive To Take Business From IT Giants

Are Facebook passwords fair game for employers?

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The Associated Press in late March reported on the issue of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook passwords, citing new and old incidents. The story apparently hit a sore point because it was all over the press within a day or so and in short order politicians were posturing...
Are Facebook passwords fair game for employers?

Laws on Wi-Fi sniffing still up in the air, say specialists

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Legal and tech specialists debate whether open Wi-Fi networks should be fair game for sniffing, but they agree that the law is currently unclear on the issue. [Read more]...
Laws on Wi-Fi sniffing still up in the air, say specialists

Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

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Nefarious search engine optimizers be warned. Google is coming for you-again. Following previous changes to Google's ranking and page layout algorithms, the search giant is pushing yet another update to its algorithm this week with the hopes of curbing "black hat webspam" from creeping into search results. The change...
Google's new search algorithm to crack down on "black hat webspam"

National Security Bosses Still Claiming It Would Violate National Security To Tell You If They Violate Your Privacy

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Via Julian Sanchez we learn that Senator Ron Wyden has released some updated responses from our national intelligence bosses concerning the questions that Wyden (and a few other Senators) have been asking for years. It's been pretty clear that a "secret" interpretation under the FISA Amendments Act (related to the...
National Security Bosses Still Claiming It Would Violate National Security To Tell You If They Violate Your Privacy

How to be funny on Twitter - Austin Mitchell take note

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Don't forget the jokes. Bullying is off-limits, but David Cameron is always fair game. And being a famous comedian helps"Shut up Menschkin. A good wife doesn't disagree with her master in public and a good little girl doesn't lie about why she quit politics," tweeted Labour MP Austin Mitchell early...
How to be funny on Twitter - Austin Mitchell take note

California On the Verge of Solving Crisis That Maybe Isn’t

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This pic is still not a good idea. (flickr.com/BluEyedA73) Soon our friends on the West Coast will have one less HR-related thing to worry about: California is well on its way to making private social networking information off-limits to potential employers. The LA Times reports that the state Assembly just...
California On the Verge of Solving Crisis That Maybe Isn’t

Help Ars round out our 2012-2013 Tech Conference dance card

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We're deep into planning our coverage for the next 18 months of technology events, conferences, confabs, and demos. While we have our own ideas, we would love for you to help us round out our list by telling us which technology conferences and events you would like to see...
Help Ars round out our 2012-2013 Tech Conference dance card

Hey Yahoo, The Instagram Debacle Is Your Big Chance

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The holidays may have come early for Yahoo this year... assuming that the company is paying attention. Just last week I noted that if Facebook makes a misstep with its biggest acquisition to date, Yahoo's Flickr photo-sharing service is perfectly positioned to welcome a mass exodus of Instagram users. That seems to...
Hey Yahoo, The Instagram Debacle Is Your Big Chance

Copyright conundrum in Oracle-Google case: Is a computer language fair game?

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The final outcome of Oracle-Google trial will determine whether computer programming languages are subject to copyright law. [Read more]...
Copyright conundrum in Oracle-Google case: Is a computer language fair game?

Jobs' 'thermonuclear war' quote fair game in court, Judge says

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A judge has denied Apple's request to keep controversial details from Steve Jobs' authorized biography out of a court case between it and Motorola. [Read more]...
Jobs' 'thermonuclear war' quote fair game in court, Judge says

E-Cards Are Dead... Except on Mother's Day

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After looking over recent stats from Hitwise Intelligence on the decline of e-cards and the simultaneous rise of social media, we were stopped mid-yawn by this weird little blip on the radar: On Mothers' Day, e-cards show a less drastic YoY decline, and social media visits actually temporarily plunge, showing...
E-Cards Are Dead... Except on Mother's Day
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