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Music 4.5: ‘A lot of music services, but where are the businesses?’

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The Music 4.5 conference in London is still going on, with an afternoon panel session looking at investment, funding, equity and exit strategies when it comes to music startups. Grant Murgatroyd from Corporate Financier Magazine kicks things off. “I’m old, and I’m old economy!” he quips. “I might be boring,...
Music 4.5: ‘A lot of music services, but where are the businesses?’

Kimmel fools people into believing iPhone 4S is iPhone 5

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In an attempt to identify those who are simply passionate, blind or both, Jimmy Kimmel takes to the streets to show how desperate people are for the new, new thing. [Read more]...
Kimmel fools people into believing iPhone 4S is iPhone 5

RIM BOARD MEMBER: Our Critics Are Idiots -- We Had No Choice But To Run The Company Into The Ground

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A board member of Research in Motion offers an interesting new take on the company's implosion. There was no way to avoid disaster, the board member says, because the two co-CEOs who flew RIM into a mountain were absolutely the best people for the job. The Globe and Mail:...
RIM BOARD MEMBER: Our Critics Are Idiots -- We Had No Choice But To Run The Company Into The Ground

In fresh twist, John McAfee now claims he falsified the metadata of the photo that placed him in Guatemala

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TNW recently reported that a photo posted by Vice magazine contained metadata that tagged the image to a location in Guatemala. This mattered as featured in the photo is John McAfee, a man wanted to for questioning regarding a murder trial. As you might expect, that the image contained the exif information...
In fresh twist, John McAfee now claims he falsified the metadata of the photo that placed him in Guatemala

With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection

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You pick it up and it almost feels fake. That’s not to say it feels cheap; because it doesn’t — quite the opposite, actually. It just doesn’t seem real. Certainly not to someone who has been holding the iPhone 4/4S for the past two years. It feels like someone took...
With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection

Twittering fools

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Twitter and similar websites are founded upon lies and defamation, people who use them are fools and lack modesty and faith, and quackery is clear in their writings –Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Alsheikh...
Twittering fools
From Selling Scoops Of Ice Cream To Founding ZeroCater

Do Marissa Mayer's maternity plans make her a fit role model for women?

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Yahoo's new CEO is under attack for failing women, by suggesting the impending birth of her child won't stop her doing her job. But would it really harm her career to take a year off?Julia Llewellyn, writerThe newly appointed Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, is under attack for failing women, by...
Do Marissa Mayer's maternity plans make her a fit role model for women?

listening to "The Dodos - Fools"

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listening to "The Dodos - Fools"

Redbox Draws A Line In The Sand For Netflix By Refusing To Cooperate With Warner Bros. Rental Delay (NFLX, CSTR)

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One of the major narratives in the decline of Netflix's stock price last year was customer dissatisfaction with raised subscription prices. Netflix lost 800,000 subscribers in Q3. Even if some of that has ebbed, it's still worth keeping in mind now that Redbox has refused to cooperate with Warner...
Redbox Draws A Line In The Sand For Netflix By Refusing To Cooperate With Warner Bros. Rental Delay (NFLX, CSTR)

IPO Pop Isn't in Facebook's Script

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Buying on day one for the IPO pop is an exercise in finding a greater fool. Facebook's insiders are no fools—they aren't leaving that extra money on the table by underpricing the deal....
IPO Pop Isn't in Facebook's Script

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
iPhone gambling apps: The cutting-edge way to blow all your cash

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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A little background on generally how we put together this list. In our backend, we can take a look at the top votes in either category, along with a few other things. To kick off the weekly process, we tend to look at the top 10 scores in both categories...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Why Facebook Was More Valuable as a Private Company

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Facebook was worth a lot more as a private company than it has been since going public. What do retail investors know that private investors didn't? Facebook shares have traded on secondary exchanges like SharesPost and SecondMarket since early 2009. Prior to the social network's May 18, 2012, initial public...
Why Facebook Was More Valuable as a Private Company

Verizon is in Your Sexts, Stealing Your Nudes

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Can you hear me now? (Photo: Naples News) While waiting for your data to transfer from an old cell phone to your new one, who hasn’t experienced that flash of fear that the Verizon employee doing the transfer will sneak a peek at your text messages? (You really should come...
Verizon is in Your Sexts, Stealing Your Nudes

Crapgadget: Spring Phling edition

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As winter recedes, the Crapgadgets emerge from their hibernation as they attempt to separate fools and their money. Today's selection includes a ridiculous workaround to a ridiculous accessory, an iPad case that has lips like Jagger and a hook for, er, spinning your iPhone around like a Wild West...
Crapgadget: Spring Phling edition

David Simon Explains Why So Many Jaws Dropped When Mitt Romney Said He Had Never Paid Less Than A 13% Tax Rate

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Yesterday, in response to months of requests for him to release many more years of tax returns, Mitt Romney dismissed this topic as "small-minded" and said he had never paid less than a 13% tax rate. If this information was designed to make those who want to see Romney's tax...
David Simon Explains Why So Many Jaws Dropped When Mitt Romney Said He Had Never Paid Less Than A 13% Tax Rate

Allen Stern, blogging pioneer and entrepreneur, passes away -- we will miss you Allen

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Allen Stern, an early blogger as well as an entrepreneur and an all-around great human being, passed away last week, according to an update posted on his Facebook page by his sister Sari Rosenberger. The cause of death was not clear, but his loss triggered an outpouring of condolences from...
Allen Stern, blogging pioneer and entrepreneur, passes away -- we will miss you Allen

Reality TV Gets Startup Obsessed With Bravo’s “Silicon Valley” And “Huh?” (Working Titles)

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Get ready to watch some of your colleagues in the startup world entertain us make fools out of themselves on national television. As we heard earlier this year, Bravo was casting for a new reality TV series based on the tech world and Silicon Valley. Today, we hear that the unscripted,...
Reality TV Gets Startup Obsessed With Bravo’s “Silicon Valley” And “Huh?” (Working Titles)

Fly you fools. (Taken with Instagram at Nemo Dock)

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Fly you fools. (Taken with Instagram at Nemo Dock)

Error 451: A Proposed Change To Web Standards Would Make Bradbury’s Story Denote Censored Content

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Google employee and creator of XML, Tim Bray, has proposed a new error message for the web. Rather than hiding censored websites behind a generic 403 error – “the server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it” – these websites would return 451 – “Unavailable For Legal Reasons.”...
Error 451: A Proposed Change To Web Standards Would Make Bradbury’s Story Denote Censored Content

My crazy idea to piss off spammers

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The problem with spam is that it is so easy to send a lot of it, and you only need a few fools to buy your stuff to make a buck. The economics are in the spammers’ favor. For less than $10 you can spam 40 million email addresses. The...
My crazy idea to piss off spammers

Marvel’s 1984 A-Team Comic Pities Fools, Hates Planes

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Marvel’s 1984 A-Team Comic Pities Fools, Hates Planes

Apple's Stock Closes Above $500 A Share

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Apple's Stock Closes Above $500 A Share: Shocking… …to fools like this guy. And these people. Remember when Apple passed Microsoft in market cap? You should, it was only May 26, 2010. (Also, remember how some people thought I was insane when I predicted it would happen in March of...
Apple's Stock Closes Above $500 A Share

Predicting The 180

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Predicting The 180: Yours truly in my iPhone 5 review on September 18: Reading the press coverage since the unveiling, you may have heard that the iPhone 5 is disappointing, or boring. Those people, quite frankly, are fools. They either haven't actually used the device, or only played with it...
Predicting The 180

Apple’s iBookstore to reportedly land in Brazil within 30 days

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According to the Brazilian magazine Veja, Apple has notified local publishers that its iBookstore will start operating in Brazil within the next 30 days. As you may know, Apple’s iBookstore can be accessed via the iBooks app. The information was published yesterday in Veja’s Radar On-line section. While the article’s date...
Apple’s iBookstore to reportedly land in Brazil within 30 days

How a flaw in Apple's in-app purchase process enabled more than 30,000 illegal virtual transactions

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Exclusive. Earlier today a method came to light that allows Apple device users to ‘purchase’ any kind of in-app content for free. The content can be obtained without “hacking” the device and cannot be prevented by developers using Apple’s recommended receipt signing procedures, as has been widely suggested. The method for stealing...
How a flaw in Apple's in-app purchase process enabled more than 30,000 illegal virtual transactions

Hey, World: Matt Harding Would Like You to Teach Him How to Dance

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"Dancing Guy" strikes again -- in the best possible way.  If Matt Harding's name isn't familiar to you, his dance moves might be. Harding is better known as the star of the YouTube video "Where the Hell Is Matt?" -- and, in that, perhaps best known as Dancing Guy. Capital...
Hey, World: Matt Harding Would Like You to Teach Him How to Dance

The Macalope's Fools of the Year

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The Macalope's Fools of the Year: Best line: The Macalope has never really understood the “fanboi” variant. Is the idea that you’re like a fanboy, but Frencher? Definitive list....
The Macalope's Fools of the Year
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