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Clogged streets: SimCity launch plagued by server problems

Facebook Details Its Fear That Mobile Ads May Damage Revenues (FB)

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Facebook has put more detail on its fears that the transition to mobile usage may hurt its revenue growth. Generally, mobile ads are cheaper than display ads, and they compete for advertisers with web ads. The additional supply and lower price can have the effect of reducing the number of...
Facebook Details Its Fear That Mobile Ads May Damage Revenues (FB)

Twitter Officially Responds To Developers. Tries To Calm Fears.

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In Twitter’s development talk Google group, API lead Ryan Sarver took some time to try and calm developer’s fears regarding Twitter’s recent moves to acquire certain apps and effectively wipe out others.He explains the main motivation behind the acquisition of Tweetie was to remove the confusion that many new users...
Twitter Officially Responds To Developers. Tries To Calm Fears.
National Geographic stops posting Instagram photos in response to new terms of service
Scientists developing lasers to replace needles for 'completely pain-free' injections

When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

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Mark Zuckerberg is so young, that the first time he met Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, he didn't know what Netscape did. Andreessen told the story to Wired as part of a long interview: One of the first times Zuckerberg and I got together, in 2005 or 2006, he stopped me...
When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did
The Google bashing continues: Microsoft says 'Scroogled' campaign will go on

Today in Tech: Can Justin Timberlake reboot Myspace?

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Facebook's newest advertising technique raises concerns; why so-called 'Silicon Valley wallflowers' are hot.  Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful [THE NEXT WEB] As you can see in the teaser below, discovered by Grace Dent and The Financial Times' Tim Bradshaw, Myspace is debuting a media-focused social network which emphasizes...
Today in Tech: Can Justin Timberlake reboot Myspace?

Twitter to use Do Not Track system

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Social network to honour requests from users who do not want online behaviour recorded – unlike Google and fFacebookTwitter says it will honour requests from users who do not want their online behaviour tracked, the company said on Thursday, in contrast with web companies such Google and Facebook whose business...
Twitter to use Do Not Track system

How much damage a cheaper iPhone does to Apple's profit margins

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Fears of 30% by 2015 are overblown, says Gene Munster, but he's lowering his target. FORTUNE -- So confident are analysts that Apple (AAPL) is getting ready to launch a lower-cost iPhone that some have started building the new device -- which none have ever seen -- into spreadsheets like...
How much damage a cheaper iPhone does to Apple's profit margins
Red Hat: Yes, Windows 8 Machines Will Run Linux

Oracle Beats Earnings, Stock Up 2% After Hours (ORCL)

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Oracle has recovered from its tough quarter at the end of last year. It just posted non-GAAP earnings of $0.62 per share on revenue of $9.04 billion. Analysts were expecting EPS of $0.56 on $9.02 billion in revenue. Oracle blew its earnings last quarter, sending its stock down 13%...
Oracle Beats Earnings, Stock Up 2% After Hours (ORCL)

Google Play Flaw Gives App Developers Purchaser's Information

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Google, being the undisputed search engine king, is no stranger to concerns over the privacy of its users. Everything from odd fears over their privacy policy to the images on Google maps has been hurled at them, with most of the intelligent analysis of said concerns amounting to indifferent shoulder...
Google Play Flaw Gives App Developers Purchaser's Information

DailyDirt: Doing Math In Your Head

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Math might not be the easiest subject for some students, but there might be different ways of teaching it that could make it more tolerable for kids. The more we learn about how our brains process math problems, the better we can teach ourselves how to tackle math education. There's...
DailyDirt: Doing Math In Your Head

Dow plunges 1,000 points, possibly due to PEBCAK

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Stocks in the US were down 1,000 points earlier today. Initial reports blamed the plunge on fears over debt in Greece, but CNBC is now reporting that the dramatic drop may have been caused by user error. "According to multiple sources, a trader entered a b for billion instead of...
Dow plunges 1,000 points, possibly due to PEBCAK
Windows 8 SmartScreen leaves user data exposed, says researcher

How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site

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Scaling isn’t just a matter of software and code, there’s also a huge cultural issue at play. At Facebook, solving problems between the engineering and operations teams, quelling fears about job loss related to automation at the employee level, and delivering tools to monitor the company’s IT operations all play...
How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site

Facebook CEO: “we’ve made a bunch of mistakes.” Changes coming this week.

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In a surprising turn of events Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded personally to the recent privacy complaints. Facebook has been through an intense week of criticism and debate over its privacy issues and recent move to make everyones Facebok info public unless they choose to flick them back again...
Facebook CEO: “we’ve made a bunch of mistakes.” Changes coming this week.

This blogpost will cause lasting damage to children's brains | Dean Burnett

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Susan Greenfield has warned of the danger to children presented by the internet, video games and online porn, but that's nothing compared with the threat posed by this blogpostBaroness Susan Greenfield has yet again been warning of the dangers posed to children by some form of electronic media, this time...
This blogpost will cause lasting damage to children's brains | Dean Burnett

Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

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The location-based mobile services industry is already lucrative but has to do a better job easing consumers' fears about invasion of privacy, some executives said on Wednesday at the GPS-Wireless conference....
Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

Your worst office nightmare: Hack makes Cisco phone spy on you

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Sitting in front of your seemingly turned-off webcam or staying in an unfamiliar hotel for the night, you occasionally have a fleeting thought even though it's not very likely, someone might be watching you or listening in without your knowledge. As it turns out, a new hack that targets Cisco...
Your worst office nightmare: Hack makes Cisco phone spy on you

UK unemployment figures raise fears of double-dip recession - Telegraph

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UK unemployment figures raise fears of double-dip recession - Telegraph

Developers & APIs: The Rules of Engagement

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If you haven’t been following the Internet forums and developer blogs, it’s been a dramatic month for the API ecosystem. The debate often boils down to a question over who owns the content generated by users, the platform companies or the public — a question that won’t be answered anytime...
Developers & APIs: The Rules of Engagement

Skype Accused Of Handing Out Private Info To Private Company

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Over the last year or so, there's been concern about Skype's commitment to privacy following its acquisition by Microsoft. Now a situation in the Netherlands is serving to renew those fears. As highlighted by Slashdot, it appears that Skype handed over information on a 16-year-old user to a private information...
Skype Accused Of Handing Out Private Info To Private Company

Windows 8 does not flop: 75% of retailers say sales are meeting expectations, 25% say better

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Contrary to the expectations of some, and the fears of many, Windows 8 has not tripped out of the gate. While its sales will likely not blow the doors off of Microsoft’s barn, the operating system has launched well, and is currently enjoying adoption that is more than passable. According...
Windows 8 does not flop: 75% of retailers say sales are meeting expectations, 25% say better

Live Blog: Apple’s 2Q Earnings Call

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Apple just released its second-quarter earnings report and, as has been the case for some time, it didn’t disappoint. In fact, the company once again blew past Wall Street estimates. Profit nearly doubled to $11.6 billion, while revenue rose 59% to $39.2 billion. Those figures don’t best the record fourth...
Live Blog: Apple’s 2Q Earnings Call
Blip to publishers: we're going to monetize your videos, whether you like it or not

Amped Wireless' PLA2 super power-line adapters are available from today

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A few months after Amped let us peek at its Spring/Summer 2013 lineup, those products are now making their way to retail. The first of the bunch is the PLA2, a pair of power-line Ethernet adapters that are designed, as always, to push your internet where other hardware fears...
Amped Wireless' PLA2 super power-line adapters are available from today

France calms fears over Facebook Timeline scare

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After French newspapers set off a 24 hour privacy panic over Facebook messages, the country’s privacy regulator has moved quickly to tamp down the affair. After interviewing Facebook executives for three hours on Tuesday, France’s Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés is now debunking rumors of a privacy bug in Timeline,...
France calms fears over Facebook Timeline scare

Paul Nicholls plays down Cheltenham fears over coughing in yard

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• Champion trainer has two placed horses at Taunton• No work has been missed yet declares handlerPaul Nicholls said on Tuesday that his disclosure the previous day that some of his string are coughing had been "a little bit blown out of proportion" and that the great majority of his...
Paul Nicholls plays down Cheltenham fears over coughing in yard
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