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Yahoo's Mayer gets internal flak for more rigorous hiring

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Yahoo's Mayer gets internal flak for more rigorous hiring: I fail to see how any of this is bad in any possible way. Mayer is doing the exact right thing to try to turn Yahoo around. You can't become an A-list powerhouse by hiring B-list talent. And that's especially true...
Yahoo's Mayer gets internal flak for more rigorous hiring
Smoked in Korea: Windows Phone Challenge expands with Korea Telecom

After Taking Flak For Sketchy Promotion, Carwash Startup Cherry Changes Wording And Cancels Trial Memberships

techcrunch.com
Some people really don’t like a recent promotion from Cherry, the startup that brings car washes to its users. In a series of tweets which he then aggregated on Storify, Rod Begbie declared that Cherry was made up of “scammy rip-off artists who deserve to die unloved and alone” —...
After Taking Flak For Sketchy Promotion, Carwash Startup Cherry Changes Wording And Cancels Trial Memberships

Page To Anti-Trust Critics & Others: “Actions” & Google+ Are An Essential Part Of Search

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Google’s taken flak over the past year from critics about how the company has been integrating actions such as booking flights or hotels into its search results. It’s also faced criticisms that it is leveraging its search dominance to build its Google+ social network. I found it notable... Please visit...
Page To Anti-Trust Critics & Others: “Actions” & Google+ Are An Essential Part Of Search

Why pundits are wrong to trash the Zipcar deal

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Hats off to Avis Budget Group for closing one of the most opportunistic deals in recent years. The company’s $500 million acquisition of Zipcar represents a 180-degree shift in strategy, and may put the company a step ahead in the fiercely competitive car rental market. In the aftermath of the...
Why pundits are wrong to trash the Zipcar deal

Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google

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Technology companies went wild bidding on generic top-level domains (gTLDs) once the opportunity presented itself. That seemingly impulsive behavior hasn't sat well with the Government Advisory Committee, which just posted a list of its member countries' initial 250 objections over the internet gold rush. While the list is broad,...
Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google

In battle for Hadoop, MapR raises $30M

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There’s a lot of positioning with the Hadoop community over who has the most contributors to Apache Hadoop and whose distribution is the most open source. Depending on the source, MapR might be singled out as the antithesis of what Hadoop should be. But MapR doesn’t mind the digs: The...
In battle for Hadoop, MapR raises $30M

Flak Photo - February 22, 2010 - Elizabeth, Ice House Pond, Massachusetts

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Flak Photo - February 22, 2010 - Elizabeth, Ice House Pond, Massachusetts

Amid Activist Outcry, U.S. Attorney Defends Prosecution of Aaron Swartz

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Photo: U.S. Attorney's office, MassachusettsNearly five days since news first broke of a well-known Web activist’s death, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Massachusetts issued a public statement on Wednesday evening, defending the office’s actions in pursuing charges of computer and wire fraud against Aaron Swartz. “I know that there is...
Amid Activist Outcry, U.S. Attorney Defends Prosecution of Aaron Swartz

Buzz + Latitude = A Minefield for Google

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Google is looking to integrate its Latitude and Buzz offerings, according to a story today in eWeek.com. Which means Buzz’s privacy problems may be about to get even bigger. Google continues to draw flak from privacy advocates over Buzz, which launched last month. The company has scrambled to alter certain...
Buzz + Latitude = A Minefield for Google

Amazon Appstore opens for business in Europe

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Ahead of a likely new Kindle Fire launch next week, Amazon announced Thursday it is launching its Amazon Appstore for Android in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. We don’t know for sure that Amazon is planning to introduce the Kindle Fire internationally, but opening app stores abroad is a critical...
Amazon Appstore opens for business in Europe

Watch Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Sign About A Facebook IPO ... IN 2007 (FB)

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People in Silicon Valley have been waiting for Facebook to go public forever. No, seriously, there was IPO talk in 2007—when Facebook was just three years old, but had already turned out huge buyout offers from Viacom and Yahoo. No less an expert than Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg's older sister...
Watch Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Sign About A Facebook IPO ... IN 2007 (FB)

Path taking flak for uploading iPhone users' contacts

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The popular photo sharing app is taking flak after word came out that it proactively uploads iPhone users's contacts lists. The company's founder and CEO responded by saying that once Apple approves its pending update, it will ask for permission....
Path taking flak for uploading iPhone users' contacts

Wall Street Tech Jobs Pay $200K to $400K, But They’re Not Easy to Get

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A still from a recruiting video for Goldman Sachs’s technology division. Wall Street gets a lot of flak in the tech world for being boring, corporate and not world-changing enough. But the truth is that for many, cushy salaries are enough to overcome the drudgery and debasement that comes with...
Wall Street Tech Jobs Pay $200K to $400K, But They’re Not Easy to Get

Would You Buy This Stock? A Technical Look At Apple

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A few weeks ago I asked a simple question – “would you buy this stock”?   The point of the exercise was to get readers to begin thinking about the ways that a simple chart can tell a story about the market’s current state.  As many of you guessed,...
Would You Buy This Stock? A Technical Look At Apple
Microsoft promises major Windows 8 app improvements before Oct 26 launch

Cameras at the table: snapping point?

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A large and growing number of people obsessively take and and share photos of their food. Are we in danger of losing the ability to simply enjoy a meal?The world was blessed with yet another food photography app last week, underscoring (or fuelling?) the growing obsession with visually recording everything...
Cameras at the table: snapping point?

Amazon accused of exaggerating Prime video counts

www.electronista.com
Amazon drew flak on Thursday after it was accused of and later confirmed inflating its Amazon Prime video catalog. The company acknowledged to Fast Company that it counts each individual TV episode as a show, leading to even just one long-running TV series representing a large part of its catalog....
Amazon accused of exaggerating Prime video counts

Mailbox 1.2 drops the reservation system, opens up to all iOS users

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Mailbox for iOS launched with much fanfare in the winter, but it also drew more than a little flak for its reservation-based access system: it's hard to get jazzed for an alternative Gmail app when you're 297,045th in line to use it. The developer now believes that it has...
Mailbox 1.2 drops the reservation system, opens up to all iOS users
Apple exec explains why iPhone 5 doesn't have NFC or wireless charging

CE-Oh no he didn't!: Steve Ballmer calls Dropbox 'a fine little startup'

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Microsoft is no stranger to industry flak, but it's always better to give than to receive, right? Steve Ballmer thinks so, and in a recent Bloomberg interview, he took a second away from talking up the new Office 2013 to smite Dropbox, saying that the 100 million users it...
CE-Oh no he didn't!: Steve Ballmer calls Dropbox 'a fine little startup'

The Windows 8 'kick me' sign

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Microsoft no doubt knew it was going to have to face a lot of flak over its new operating system. And here's some more. [Read more]...
The Windows 8 'kick me' sign

Would you cut Facebook a privacy pass if it paid you?

gigaom.com
Rightly or wrongly, Facebook catches a lot of flak for impeding on privacy by selling user information to advertisers and generally enabling too much sharing. But would users care so much if Facebook gave them a cut of the profits it generates by selling their data? Think about it like Plink’s...
Would you cut Facebook a privacy pass if it paid you?

Buy Wi-Fi Access Through iTunes [Apps]

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There’s a new iPhone, iPod touch and iPad app in the Apple App Store that you can use to buy access to Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots: Boingo Wi-Fi Credits [iTunes link].The app is free and comes with one credit for one hour of service. Further service costs $1.99 per hour,...
Buy Wi-Fi Access Through iTunes [Apps]
Gawker's "Crackstarter" is skeezy but potentially significant

This Groupon Deal For The Google Nexus 7 Is Among The Worst We've Ever Seen

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Groupon is catching some flak this week after posting a deal on Google's Nexus 7 tablet that used some questionable math and didn't offer much of a discount.On Tuesday, a poster to Reddit's Android forum accused the company of misleading customers with the deal, which offered a refurbished version of the 16 GB tablet...
This Groupon Deal For The Google Nexus 7 Is Among The Worst We've Ever Seen

Lunatik TAKTIK, SEISMIK, FLAK for iPhone 5 up for pre-order

www.electronista.com
Lunatik has placed its new TAKTIK, SEISMIK and FLAK cases for the iPhone 5 up for pre-order. The new cases place an emphasis on shock protection for outdoor users, or users looking for some additional drop protection beyond the average case. The SEISMIK will be familiar to users of the...
Lunatik TAKTIK, SEISMIK, FLAK for iPhone 5 up for pre-order

Daily iPhone App: Blot

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There's a lot of buzz around cloning apps lately. Zynga recently received some flak for making a clone of Tiny Tower, and there's a big lawsuit around Triple Town and its clone Yeti Town. I would argue that there's a right way and a wrong way to clone an...
Daily iPhone App: Blot

Valve games now available through Impulse

techreport.com
EA has received a lot of well-deserved flak for making certain new games exclusive to its Origin distribution service. All PC releases should be available on Steam, proponents of the competing service say. I'm inclined to agree, as are most of our readers.Valve hasn't been in a particularly strong position...
Valve games now available through Impulse

"Distinguished Warfare" drone and cyber medal shot down

arstechnica.com
After getting flak from all directions—including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and members of Congress—the Defense Department has pulled the plug on a proposed medal of valor for drone operators and cyber-warriors. The Distinguished Warfare Medal, which was announced two months ago by outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, was...
"Distinguished Warfare" drone and cyber medal shot down
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