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5 ways LinkedIn can freshen up for 2012

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Unlike some aficionados of social media, I’m actually a big fan of LinkedIn and use it on a regular basis either as part of group discussions or for often useful direct conversations – both of which I think it handles well. However it can’t be denied that, despite its IPO...
5 ways LinkedIn can freshen up for 2012

Now here’s one really Smart use of Twitter

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Do us a favour. Go to Smart Car’s official Twitter account for Argentina. Looking at their first few tweets, you’d think that a kid got in there and had at it with the keyboard. In reality, their social media team has come up with a genius little bit of marketing...
Now here’s one really Smart use of Twitter

Android most-used smartphone OS in UK

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With its iPhone, Apple may be the most-used brand, but Android now has more than a third of installed base of consumersAndroid has taken over from Apple and now has the largest share of the installed base of smartphones among consumers in the UK, according to new figures provided to...
Android most-used smartphone OS in UK

Facebook's strange economics

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Each Facebook user brings 10 times less cash than legacy media – the market has put it in a dangerous bubbleExactly three years ago, Charlie Rose interviewed Marc Andreessen, the creator of Netscape and a Facebook board member. In his trademark rapid-fire talk, Marc shared his views on Facebook. (Keep...
Facebook's strange economics

Pakistan turns to Interpol after Twitter declines to help manage “anti-Islamic material”

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Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Senator Rehman Malik, has taken to Twitter to explain that, following the Twitter blockage over the weekend, the government has contacted Interpol to take up the issue of screening sensitive content, after Twitter’s management offered no assistance with the matter. Twitter was blocked and subsequently unblocked in...
Pakistan turns to Interpol after Twitter declines to help manage “anti-Islamic material”
Internet Explorer 'silent' upgrades help push IE9, but show little effect on XP users

Facebook Offer from a small Irish hotel snapped up by 28,000 users in 24 hours

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Facebook may have quietly introduced Offers in February, with the new feature only really getting noticed in April. The results, however, have been anything but quiet for a small Northern Irish hotel, with its latest offer claimed over 28,000 times in 24 hours, Simply Zesty reports. With the new feature, businesses can...
Facebook Offer from a small Irish hotel snapped up by 28,000 users in 24 hours

Shanghai court rejects iPad ban, gives Apple some respite in trademark fight

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Apple has been given a little bit of respite in its fight to overturn trademark rulings in China after a Chinese court ruled that the company will not be forced to pull sales of its iPad tablet in the world’s largest city. There had been some confusion over the status...
Shanghai court rejects iPad ban, gives Apple some respite in trademark fight

Apple extends its Korean iPhone return policy to cover the iPad and iPod

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Apple has quietly updated its returns policy in Korea, where it will now replace malfunctioning iPads and iPods returned with one month of purchase with brand new products, according to a Chosunilbo report. The company’ global policy sees defective products replaced by refurbished units but, pressed by Korea’s Fair Trade Commission...
Apple extends its Korean iPhone return policy to cover the iPad and iPod

Layar Founder Steps Down In Favour Of Print Publisher Veteran

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Raimo van der Klein, founder and CEO of Layar – one of the bigger mobile augmented reality startups – is stepping down and appointing Quintin Schevernels in his place. van der Klein plans to stay on as Creative Director. The company recently launched both the Layar Creator product that allows...
Layar Founder Steps Down In Favour Of Print Publisher Veteran

iPhone app iAlbums brings the nostalgic album sleeve into the digital era

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iAlbums is a brand new iPhone app which aims to enhance the music-listening experience on your iPhone. For any audiophile who wants to know more about who’s behind their favourite songs, who wants to look up lyrics, read artist interviews, bios and more, iAlbums is a must have. And it’s...
iPhone app iAlbums brings the nostalgic album sleeve into the digital era

Hewlett-Packard set to axe up to 30,000 jobs

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Computer and software company expected to cut 8% of workforce as consumers ditch bulky PCs in favour of tabletsHewlett-Packard is planning to cut as many as 30,000 jobs, in one of the world's biggest redundancy programmes in recent years.The computer and software company, which employs 324,600 worldwide, is expected to...
Hewlett-Packard set to axe up to 30,000 jobs

Not so fast: LG not ditching Windows Phone 7

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EXCLUSIVE: Focusing on Android for the moment LG is not, as rumoured, ditching Windows Phone 7?in favour of Android it seems with the electronics giant confirming as much to Pocket-lint. "None of it is true. Korea Herald is showing its speculative side again," a spokesman for the company in...
Not so fast: LG not ditching Windows Phone 7

After UK Judge's Ruling, We Obtain Draft Of Apple's Notice For iPad v. Galaxy Tab

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It’s hard to make this stuff up. After battling Samsung in the UK courts for the last few weeks, Apple lost its case in the High Court in London, when the judge dismissed its claim that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab “slavishly copies” the design of the iPad. Judge Colin Birss said:...
After UK Judge's Ruling, We Obtain Draft Of Apple's Notice For iPad v. Galaxy Tab

Google's Big Tent event: porn, copyright, Eric Schmidt and all – live

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Google's second Big Tent event is in its second year - and this year has panels on pornography, copyright and more10.14am: Kirsty Hughes of Index On Censorship: danger of affecting freedom of speech (Platell said she was in favour of preserving freedom of speech).Hughes points out that we're talking here...
Google's Big Tent event: porn, copyright, Eric Schmidt and all – live

New IP Watchlist Ranks Countries On How Well Their Copyright Laws Serve The Public

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We've written plenty about the absolutely ridiculous Special 301 Report put out each year by the USTR. It's a list that the US uses to name and shame countries that it considers "naughty" when it comes to not passing intellectual property laws that the US likes. Of course, there is...
New IP Watchlist Ranks Countries On How Well Their Copyright Laws Serve The Public

Apps Rush: Podcasts, Matching With Friends, Facewatch id, The Amplifetes, YouTube for PS Vita and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 27 June 2012A selection of eight new and notable apps today:PodcastsApple has stripped podcasts out of its iTunes app in favour of a standalone Podcasts app for iOS. That means browsing the company's catalogue of hundreds of thousands of audio and video...
Apps Rush: Podcasts, Matching With Friends, Facewatch id, The Amplifetes, YouTube for PS Vita and more

The interpretation of Alastair Campbell's dreams | Anouchka Grose

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An iPhone, ice bucket and an Observer columnist all featured in Campbell's first tweeted dream – what can it all mean?In a world where psychoanalysis is largely out of favour, it's nice to hear that some people are still inclined to ascribe significance to dreams. Alastair Campbell has tweeted what...
The interpretation of Alastair Campbell's dreams | Anouchka Grose

Live coverage from the Barcelona Mobile World Congress

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Live coverage from day one of the world's largest mobile trade show8.40am: Hello and welcome to day one of the Mobile Phone World Congress in Barcelona, with me Juliette Garside.A year ago Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop announced at this event that he would be dumping the "burning platform" of...
Live coverage from the Barcelona Mobile World Congress

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

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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

Google close to antitrust deal with European Commission

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Search giant could change how search results are ordered in Europe as part of deal with ECGoogle's search results on both desktop computers and mobile phones could see important changes for European users, after the European Commission said it had reached a good level of understanding with the search giant...
Google close to antitrust deal with European Commission

Forget London v Berlin: Euro startups must join forces

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Is Berlin the new Silicon Valley? This rather reductionist question was the subject of a nonetheless worthwhile debate between Passion Capital’s Stefan Glaenzer and Brooklyn Bridge Ventures’ Charlie O’Donnell at the NEXT conference in Berlin on Tuesday. Both investors had some good insights — first and foremost, that there is...
Forget London v Berlin: Euro startups must join forces

Mobile World Congress opens in Barcelona

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Live coverage from day one of the world's largest mobile phone trade showWelcome to the Mobile World Congress, day one. This is Juliette Garside, and I'll be bringing you blow by blow coverage of the day's main events, kicking off with Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop. He set the agenda...
Mobile World Congress opens in Barcelona

Internet pornography: do you favour an opt-in initiative?

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The Daily Mail has today launched a campaign demanding an 'opt-in' policy for pornography and adult content on the internet. The campaign says a legislative measure would protect children from being put at risk as a result of accessing internet porn. Do you favour such an initiative?...
Internet pornography: do you favour an opt-in initiative?

Samsung demands Apple compensation following 3G patent lawsuit win in the Netherlands

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Following a ruling in its favour in a court in The Hague, Samsung is to demand compensation from Apple after the company was found to be infringing upon a 3G patent associated with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. Before the court has been able to reveal the outcome of the...
Samsung demands Apple compensation following 3G patent lawsuit win in the Netherlands

Apple’s China iPad trademark dispute arrives in the US, as Proview files new suit

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Apple’s iPhone trademark battle in China may just be about to grow a whole lot larger for the firm after Proview, the company that courts have ruled is the owner of the iPad trademark in China, launched a legal case in the US, according to Reuters. The company has taken...
Apple’s China iPad trademark dispute arrives in the US, as Proview files new suit

Are there any real alternatives to Google?

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In light of the growing backlash against Google, why don't we just switch to another search engine? Well, you have to find a viable one first of all …Google, the search engine most of us treat as an extra wing of our brains, is experiencing the whip-crack of a long-building...
Are there any real alternatives to Google?

How are we reacting to England's Euro 2012 campaign? Social media conversations analysed

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Data analysts are monitoring the sentiment of online conversations relating to England's Euro 2012 campaign. Was the France result deemed a success? Are we warming to Hodgson? Find out below.• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianSocial media analysts from are monitoring online reactions to...
How are we reacting to England's Euro 2012 campaign? Social media conversations analysed

US Begins Process Of Forcing Extreme IP Enforcement Across Africa

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We've noted a few times recently that over the last few years WIPO has at least appeared to be more receptive to views from developing nations that strict copyright and patent enforcement could do a lot more damage than good. There are actually tons of compelling economic evidence that developing...
US Begins Process Of Forcing Extreme IP Enforcement Across Africa

Cardless cash machines prepare to dispense … via mobile app

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'GetCash' system from RBS and NatWest utilises mobile phone app to let customers withdraw cash without using a debit cardFirst it was contactless payments, now you don't even need a card to get cash. The cardless cash machine has become a reality after Royal Bank of Scotland/NatWest announced that customers...
Cardless cash machines prepare to dispense … via mobile app
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