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First signs of Google's new 'semantic search' spotted, put to good use

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So, Google wasn't merry-dancing when it promised to update its search engine with new "semantic" algorithms. One of our readers sent in the screen grab above, which shows what happens when they search for "Howard Carter." In addition to all the regular links, there's a box on the right...
First signs of Google's new 'semantic search' spotted, put to good use

ServiceNow Plans Road Show

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ServiceNow plans this week to start pitching shares to large investors, one of the first signs of life for U.S. IPOs since Facebook went public....
ServiceNow Plans Road Show

Is petrol panic hitting pumps near you?

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Tell us if motorists where you live are taking to petrol stations following advice from government ministers. Help us build a map of where people are panic buying fuelIs Britain seeing a run on the tanks? The threatened strike action by fuel tanker drivers may be at least a week...
Is petrol panic hitting pumps near you?

Google Patent Application: Wants to own social media invites to web services

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Hot on the heels of Facebook patenting the social news feed, Google-owned Mechanical Zoo, the company behind Aardvark, has filed a patent application which would see it owning the practice of using social status messages for word of mouth marketing.In the application, the company details how it wants to own...
Google Patent Application: Wants to own social media invites to web services

AppFog Acquires Nodester As Platform As A Service Market Shows Signs Of Consolidation

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AppFog has acquired Nodester, the most recognized platform as a service (PaaS) for the fast growing Node.js community. The move is one of the first signs of consolidation and proof that multi-language platforms are increasingly becoming the standard for this emerging cloud market. AppFog, also a PaaS, is based out of Portland...
AppFog Acquires Nodester As Platform As A Service Market Shows Signs Of Consolidation

BlackBerry Q10 the Best-Selling Smartphone at One Store That Doesn't Sell Many Smartphones

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Just you wait, BlackBerry is going to sell a ton of its new QWERTY-keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone. This according to Thorsten Heins, the struggling smartphone maker’s CEO, and early sales of the device seem to so far support that assertion. Speaking at the Milken Institute conference on Monday, Heins said the...
BlackBerry Q10 the Best-Selling Smartphone at One Store That Doesn't Sell Many Smartphones
Setback for U.S. lawyers: Cell phones still aren't causing cancer

Pirate Bay and isoHunt Respond to Google Search Result Punishment

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Last week Google announced that it would lower the search engine rankings of websites that receive a high number of DMCA takedown requests, independent of whether the linked content is lawful or not. The algorithm change is being implemented this week and it should severely degrade the rankings of websites...
Pirate Bay and isoHunt Respond to Google Search Result Punishment

Motorola to cut 4,000 jobs in Google restructure

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Aliling handset maker begins reorganisation under new owner, with focus on selling high-end phones in US marketMotorola Mobility, the once-dominant but now ailing mobile handset maker, has told its staff that it is cutting 20% of its staff - about 4,000 people - and wlll close about a third of...
Motorola to cut 4,000 jobs in Google restructure

After Last Week's Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve "Network Issue"

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As you may have heard by now, this afternoon, many users have reported being unable to access their favorite mixed media blogging platform, Tumblr. The company confirmed this afternoon that this is not in fact one of the first signs of the Mayan prophesy, tweeting that the site is “currently...
After Last Week's Worm, Tumblr Goes Dark Again; Company Says Outage Is Intentional To Resolve "Network Issue"

BPI Asks UK ISPs To Block More Major Torrent Sites

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Earlier this year, nine recording labels including EMI, Polydor, Sony, Virgin and Warner successfully argued that The Pirate Bay infringes their copyrights. Several ISPs including Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media should implement a blockade under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, the labels demanded....
BPI Asks UK ISPs To Block More Major Torrent Sites

Best Buy Betting Big on TiVo?

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An internal memo may show that the relationship between Best Buy and TiVo is growing stronger than ever before, and could signal the first signs of a broader digital strategy for the big box retailer. According to an internal memo leaked to blogger Dave Zatz, Best Buy will be the...
Best Buy Betting Big on TiVo?

Nokia Alpha, Phi, PurePhi and PureLambda pop up in tests, bring Windows Phone 8 along for the ride

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Not long after the Lumia 900 surfaced, Nokia's Windows Phone roadmap appeared to have come screeching to a halt -- official and otherwise. However, the first signs of Nokia's second wave may have just surfaced in WP Bench's testing leaderboards. The Nokia Alpha, Phi, PurePhi and PureLambda have all...
Nokia Alpha, Phi, PurePhi and PureLambda pop up in tests, bring Windows Phone 8 along for the ride

6 Trends Startups Must Cope With In 2013 - From Paul Kedrosky

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Predicting the future is notoriously difficult, and the volatile world of high-tech startups don't make things any easier. That's why ReadWrite turned to famous and fearless tech prognosticator Paul Kedrosky, a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and the future of risk capital, to ask him...
6 Trends Startups Must Cope With In 2013 - From Paul Kedrosky

HP Shares Tumble on Dismal 2013 Outlook

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The turnaround at computing and IT giant Hewlett-Packard is going to take quite a bit longer, and investors don’t like it one bit. HP shares are setting new 52-week and 10-year lows after CFO Cathie Lesjak issued new guidance for fiscal 2013, saying the company now expects to earn between...
HP Shares Tumble on Dismal 2013 Outlook
Nokia's 'Laser' passes FCC checks, a Lumia 920 variant for Verizon

Dropbox-Rival Yandex.Disk Now Preloaded On Samsung Ultrabooks In Russia; Next Stop: The World

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Yandex, Russia’s biggest search company, today is making two key moves to ramp up Yandex.Disk, its foray into cloud storage services. Today, it is announcing that Samsung will preload Yandex.Disk on to its Series 5 range of Ultrabooks, starting in Russia. And on top of that Yandex is adding English-language...
Dropbox-Rival Yandex.Disk Now Preloaded On Samsung Ultrabooks In Russia; Next Stop: The World

Mobile Devices Lead To A Stronger Connection To News Brands: Study

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A new study finds that mobile devices, more than social networks, are driving the revolution in digital news consumption.The newspaper isn’t dead, it’s just gone mobile. Not only are more Americans getting their news on mobile devices than ever before, but these mobile users may also have a stronger bond...
Mobile Devices Lead To A Stronger Connection To News Brands: Study

iPad 2 inventory shows first signs of drawdown ahead of new model's unveiling

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Availability of the iPad 2 in Apple's online store has remained strong leading up to Wednesday's media event, but on Tuesday the company's U.K. store saw estimated shipping times for one model slip to 1-3 business days....
iPad 2 inventory shows first signs of drawdown ahead of new model's unveiling

Beats Audio chief confirms look into subscription music

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Beats Audio co-creator Jimmy Iovine gave some of the first signs of a possible buyout of MOG in an interview on Wednesday. Although stopping short of confirming the deal directly, he mentioned to Bloomberg that Beats was "looking at this area." His company wouldn't try to encroach on iTunes' pay-per-track...
Beats Audio chief confirms look into subscription music

Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai’s rebuilding job is showing its first signs of promise after the company posted net profits of $458 million (43 billion yen) for its 2012 financial year [PDF], its first annual profit for half a decade. The results have been helped by the sale of a string of assets...
Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years
Finding News Is One Thing, Understanding It Is Another. Prismatic Does Both, and Fast.
Bing Maps and Nokia announce unified map design
Nokia-branded Windows Phone Marketplace spotted in latest Lumia 900 software

Mail.Ru shuts down Futubra, its Twitter rival for Russian-speaking users, after just 11 months

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Russian microblogging service Futubra is officially closing, according to the farewell statement published on its website. Launched in January 2012 by Russian Internet giant Mail.Ru Group, a Twitter clone for Russian-speaking users, Futubra didn’t make to its first birthday. Here’s a translation of the farewell note published on Futubra’s website:...
Mail.Ru shuts down Futubra, its Twitter rival for Russian-speaking users, after just 11 months

UK Government To Inspect Google's Failed Downranking of "Pirate" Sites

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In recent years entertainment companies have been placing increasing pressure on search engines that link to sites that facilitate copyright infringement. In August that lobbying appeared to start paying off. Google announced that it would begin taking into consideration the number of DMCA takedown notices it receives against domains when...
UK Government To Inspect Google's Failed Downranking of "Pirate" Sites

Music Labels Prepare Action To Block Major BitTorrent Sites

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In the wake of OFCOM’s publication of its Initial Obligations Code for the UK’s much-delayed Digital Economy Act, the government said it would remove a pair of controversial sections from the legislation. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said that following OFCOM’s findings that they would prove inefficient,...
Music Labels Prepare Action To Block Major BitTorrent Sites

Evernote Saw First Signs Of Hacking On Feb. 28: Emails, Passwords And Usernames Accessed But Not Your Data Or Payment Details

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Personal note-taking app Evernote is the latest high-profile victim of wide-scale hacking attempts, following breaches at Twitter, Facebook and others in recent weeks. In a blog post, the company has admitted that “individual(s) responsible were able to gain access to Evernote user information, which includes usernames, email addresses associated with...
Evernote Saw First Signs Of Hacking On Feb. 28: Emails, Passwords And Usernames Accessed But Not Your Data Or Payment Details

Why Siri’s first new feature could be giving you ESPN sports scores

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In the days after Apple launched its Siri voice assistant on the iPhone 4S, the talk inevitably turned to when when it would be opened up to developers to play with. There has been no API yet, but Siri did actually launch with some partners, including Yelp and Wolfram Alpha....
Why Siri’s first new feature could be giving you ESPN sports scores

TPP Talks Deadlocked; Still No Transparency

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As Techdirt revealed a couple of days ago, one reason why the European Commission decided to refer ACTA to the European Court of Justice was a fear that another SOPA disaster was in the offing. It's a little too early to be sure, but we may be seeing the first...
TPP Talks Deadlocked; Still No Transparency
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