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Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas” (paidContent) New York Post pivots on iPad strategy, dropping paywall (Forbes) Is Cue the cure for information overload? (Bloomberg Businessweek) Bing ties Yellow Pages for most accurate local data (Search Engine...
Morning lowdown: New York Post, Jonah Lehrer, ESPN

Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

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Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?: Agustino Fontevecchia of Forbes: Carl Icahn just won't sit tight.  In a filing released after market hours on Monday, the billionaire investor revealed a 9.3% passive stake in Nuance Communications, a voice-recognition company reportedly behind Apple's Siri.  Shares in the company surged in after-hours trading....
Coming Soon: Icahn Vs. Ricci?

What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

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The New York Times is testing some kind of “entry-level” product aimed at a younger, more Internet-y audience, new CEO Mark Thompson said in the company’s earnings call Thursday. Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici followed up, and an unidentified source tells him that NYT Junior — which is seriously going to need...
What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

Let's Be Real: Snapchat Is Totally Used For Sexting

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When we first heard about Snapchat, the photo-sharing app that lets you set how long the recipient can view a picture for, we immediately thought that it must be used for sexting. Sexting is the practice of sending nude or revealing photos of one's self to others. Here's how it...
Let's Be Real: Snapchat Is Totally Used For Sexting
Big surprise! TiVo files patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola & Time Warner Cable

Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

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Amazon is holding a press event in Los Angeles on Thursday, in which it’s likely to announce new versions of its Kindle tablets. You know, now that the Kindle Fire is all sold out. There have even been some leaks about what that product will look like, and the fact...
Amazon's Big Hollywood Announcement: All About UltraViolet?

Microsoft's Ballmer challenges Vanity Fair's 'lost decade' claim

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In an interview with Forbes, Microsoft's CEO takes aim at the claim that the past ten years have been a "lost decade" for the software giant. [Read more]...
Microsoft's Ballmer challenges Vanity Fair's 'lost decade' claim
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens claims extortion and cyber bullying from his son's tell-all blog

Intellectual Ventures Loses Its Shine: Will Its Business Model Ever Work?

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Techdirt has always been sceptical about Nathan Myhrvold's business plan for Intellectual Ventures (IV) -- build up a huge portfolio of patents, simply so that it can then license them to those that will, and sue those that won't. Others, however, have been dazzled by Myhrvold's pedigree as an extremely...
Intellectual Ventures Loses Its Shine: Will Its Business Model Ever Work?

Asus Talking Up iPad Rivals

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Elizabeth Woyke, reporting for Forbes: Asus is about to roll out its own iPad rivals. In an interview with Forbes, Shih revealed that Asus is planning to release “at least two” tablet PCs in the coming months. […] Shih said one Asus tablet will likely run Google software, such as...
Asus Talking Up iPad Rivals

Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Social Authority: Our Measure of Twitter Influence (SEOmoz)"Social Authority" is...
Here's How To Measure Influence On Twitter

Annals of dubious statistics, crowdfunding edition

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Are crowdfunding statistics the new counterfeiting statistics? Certainly they seem to have become a meme. If you know that crowdfunding is a big deal, it’s probably because you read all about it in TechCrunch, in May (“these portals raised $1.5 billion and successfully funded more than 1 million campaigns in...
Annals of dubious statistics, crowdfunding edition

Proton and Yes team up to offer Malaysia's first 4G-connected car, promise more to come

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The first one may only amount to a MiFi housed in the dash (although that does come standard), but automaker Proton and Malaysian carrier Yes seem to have some fairly grand designs on 4G-connected cars. In addition to providing a WiFi hotpot for passengers, they eventually hope to use...
Proton and Yes team up to offer Malaysia's first 4G-connected car, promise more to come

Beware Of A Double-Dip Recession - Forbes.com

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Beware Of A Double-Dip Recession - Forbes.com

The PC Industry Is Digging Its Own Grave

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The PC Industry Is Digging Its Own Grave: Roger Kay for Forbes: With Windows 8, Microsoft entirely screwed the pooch. A badly conceived OS, designed to compete with Apple's iOS and yet remain a traditional PC, did neither. It only confused and repelled users. Windows 7, a decent replacement for...
The PC Industry Is Digging Its Own Grave

Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable

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Google just launched an update to Google Currents, the company’s Flipboard competitor, that makes it easier to scan through categories and editions from Google publisher partners like The Guardian and Forbes in the app. In addition, Google says it also brought some of its search technology to the app to...
Google Revamps Its Currents Mobile Newsreader App To Make It Smarter And More Scannable
Samsung just sold its 2 millionth Galaxy Note phablet that everyone hates
iPhone sales could miss expectations by over 5 million units next quarter

Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

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Forbes has an article about how lawyers representing Richard Brandson's Virgin property have sent a letter to "I Am Not A Virgin," a small jeans company in NYC, complaining about its attempt to register the trademark on its name in the US. The Forbes report falsely states that it's a...
Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

Everyone's Up In Arms Over Instagram's Terms Of Service They Didn't Read In The First Place

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It never fails. No one actually reads the various terms of service for the different online services you use, but when someone finally does -- out of boredom or (more likely) because the terms are changing (yet again!) -- it's not uncommon to see sudden mass outrage. It seems to...
Everyone's Up In Arms Over Instagram's Terms Of Service They Didn't Read In The First Place
New 'Lulz Liberator' pistol proves guns can be made on cheap 3D printers
Analysts revise estimates ahead of Apple's Q4 earnings call

Microsoft Isn't The Only Tech Company Doing Forced Employee Ranking (MSFT)

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Microsoft has been taking a lot of heat over its employee review process known as "forced ranking" or "stack ranking." But Microsoft is far from the only tech company doing it. We've heard from employees at Dell, Accenture and Deloitte who tell us they've experienced the same sort of thing....
Microsoft Isn't The Only Tech Company Doing Forced Employee Ranking (MSFT)

KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

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Another move in the oh-so-hot mobile messaging space today: South Korea’s Kakao Inc, which owns the KakaoTalk cross-platform mobile messaging app, has inked an agreement with digital marketing company IGAWorks to bring its mobile ad product, adPOPcorn, to the messaging app. IGAWorks will also provide adPOPcorn to game developers whose products integrate with KakaoTalk....
KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

Sprint Q2 2012 Earnings: Net Loss Widens To $1.4B, 1.5M iPhones Sold

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U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel has just posted its results for Q2, and while it continues to prepare for a brighter future ahead, it reported widening losses. The loss was $1.4 billion, with negative EPS of $.46 per share, compared to a net loss of $847 million and a diluted net...
Sprint Q2 2012 Earnings: Net Loss Widens To $1.4B, 1.5M iPhones Sold

Wickr email app: military-grade, secure, biodegradable, and completely useless?

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I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted “secure, military grade communications.” Not that I want to do anything mind-bogglingly stupid Anthony Wiener-style, or that I’m planning the imminent violent overthrow of western civilization. Mainly just because it sounds cool. That’s the promise of new iPhone app Wickr, which...
Wickr email app: military-grade, secure, biodegradable, and completely useless?

Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has the courage to say it, point blank,without apology. And her honesty is going to help all of us. Telecommuting has been dead for a while Facebook has something called lock-down, where no one can go home. Kids come to Facebook if they want to see their parents. Really. Which...
Marissa Mayer is killing telecommuting, and that's a good thing

The Unintended Consequences of Using Airtime

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Even Zuck uses Airtime. Forbes freaked out your Betabeat writers recently with an alarmist post about the way Sean & Shawn’s new videochatting service, Airtime, monitors the tool for inappropriate content. Apparently Airtime takes pictures of you sporadically throughout your videochat sessions to make sure there’s no sexy cam action...
The Unintended Consequences of Using Airtime

Valve plans to sell apps via Steam ranging from "creativity to productivity"

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Everybody wants their own app store and cloud, and Valve is no different. The source of many of the greatest games in the past few years (Portal 1 and 2, people!), Valve’s Steam game platform has become renowned for its ease of use in buying games and the Source game...
Valve plans to sell apps via Steam ranging from "creativity to productivity"
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