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Presidents--and would-be presidents--can't resist meddling with NASA

Manchester City to offer David Silva new contract

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• Midfielder's contract expires in two years• Spaniard says 'everything could change'Manchester City will start talks with David Silva regarding a new contract at the end of the season, though the Spaniard has signalled the deal may not be a foregone conclusion.Silva signed a four-year contract when he joined City...
Manchester City to offer David Silva new contract

Apple says Judge Koh can't dissolve Galaxy Tab 10.1 preliminary injunction while it's on appeal

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On Monday afternoon local time, Apple filed its opposition to Samsung's motion to dissolve the preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in light of the jury verdict, which somewhat surprisingly did not find the product to infringe the D'889 design patent. The preliminary injunction was granted in late June following...
Apple says Judge Koh can't dissolve Galaxy Tab 10.1 preliminary injunction while it's on appeal

NPD: Here's How iPhone 5 Sales Could Totally Blow (AAPL)

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For most analysts blow-out sales of the iPhone 5 are pretty much a foregone conclusion. But, for Stephen Baker at NPD there's a possibility the iPhone 5 sales don't blow the world away. There's a chance iPhone 5 sales just blow, relative to expectations. Hey, someone has to be (slightly)...
NPD: Here's How iPhone 5 Sales Could Totally Blow (AAPL)

Report: Yahoo board approves $1.1B Tumblr acquisition

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In the latest step of CEO Marissa Mayer's plan to turn around popular but stagnating Internet giant Yahoo, the company's board has reportedly approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of the social sharing site Tumblr. The board met on Sunday to discuss the acquisition, which appears to have been a foregone...
Report: Yahoo board approves $1.1B Tumblr acquisition

Apple's iPhone 5 passes its second regulatory hurdle in China, staying on course for a December release

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Apple has moved one step closer today to releasing the iPhone 5 in China. The country’s State Radio Management has given the go ahead for two versions of the iPhone 5 handset so that it can be used on some of the country’s most prolific wireless networks, according to AllThingsD....
Apple's iPhone 5 passes its second regulatory hurdle in China, staying on course for a December release

Yahoo 2012 Annual Meeting: No News Is No News

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I love me a good shareholder meeting — what with big and small investors getting a yearly chance to talk back in person and often with great color to the people who work for them, but don’t often act that way. So, since press was not allowed into Yahoo’s...
Yahoo 2012 Annual Meeting: No News Is No News

Cyberwar Imperative: We Need A Next-Generation Internet

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So Burger King's Twitter account got hacked on Monday. Apple and Facebook got attacked too. And so it goes. Within a few years, the Internet will be engulfed by "nuclear" warfare, but the bombs will be entirely created in plain ASCII text. What can be done? We need a new...
Cyberwar Imperative: We Need A Next-Generation Internet
Dish to TV nets: “Re-trans fees give us right to skip your ads”

Google-supporting IP professors feel Oracle interprets the scope of copyrightability too broadly

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For an appeal that Linus Torvalds thought was a waste of money by Oracle, the Android-Java copyright case has actually drawn a whole lot of interest, and the effort that Google, its funded friends and its few other supporters put into this shows that the outcome is far from the...
Google-supporting IP professors feel Oracle interprets the scope of copyrightability too broadly
Cable spectrum deal shows that Verizon is vastly smarter than AT&T in the PR department
A Modest Proposal To Stop The iPhone Crime Wave

SOURCE: Marissa Mayer And Her COO Disagree Over The Merits Of Her First Big Deal, And Now It Might Fall Apart (YHOO)

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A week ago, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Yahoo was going to buy a controlling stake in Dailymotion, the YouTube-of-France, for a price around $200 million. Amir Efrati and Sam Shechner of the WSJ broke the news. Now the deal is in doubt, according to a source who has been...
SOURCE: Marissa Mayer And Her COO Disagree Over The Merits Of Her First Big Deal, And Now It Might Fall Apart (YHOO)

EXCLUSIVE: The IM Conversation In Which 19-Year-Old Zuckerberg Decided To Build Facebook, This Year's $100 Billion IPO

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Later this week, Facebook will file documents with the SEC to announce its intention to go public.  People close to the deal expect the company to be valued somewhere between $75 billion and $100 billion when shares finally begin trading in late May. Facebook is so valuable mainly because...
EXCLUSIVE: The IM Conversation In Which 19-Year-Old Zuckerberg Decided To Build Facebook, This Year's $100 Billion IPO
The Era of AppNation Has Arrived

Denmark Ditches Warning Letters, Launches Soft War On Piracy

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Today, Danish Minister of Culture Uffe Elbæk announced the death of Scandinavian-flavored 3 strikes plans that would force ISPs to issue warning letters to users suspected of copyright infringement. Instead he introduces eight new initiatives aiming at "strengthening the development of legal services" and "motivating users to go for legal...
Denmark Ditches Warning Letters, Launches Soft War On Piracy
How Dell should go big now that it has gone private

China Telecom said to have finished talks with Apple for December iPhone 5 launch

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Insiders at China Telecom, China’s third-largest wireless operator, have indicated that the introduction of the iPhone 5 is a “foregone conclusion” now that it has reportedly finalized negotiations with Apple for the device, Southern Metropolis Daily reports. The paper’s sources also suggested that China Telecom could get the iPhone 5...
China Telecom said to have finished talks with Apple for December iPhone 5 launch

The death of Rangers would be nothing to celebrate

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Despite Celtic fans' chants, the loss of Rangers would be felt by everyone in Scottish football, not least their Old Firm partnerThere is a new chant at Celtic Park this season. "Jelly and ice cream when Rangers die," the fans cry. The frivolity in that taunt has receded as analysts...
The death of Rangers would be nothing to celebrate

Cable Companies Have Launched A Massive Attack Against Boxee Over Set-Top Boxes

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There's a complicated debate going on between Boxee and other TV tuner businesses and the cable companies over how available the FCC should make basic cable. As it stands, cable subscribers don't need a cable box for basic cable — they can get it straight through the wall. That...
Cable Companies Have Launched A Massive Attack Against Boxee Over Set-Top Boxes

Amid Super Bowl Blackout, It's Back To You, No, Back To YOU on SNL

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It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that the Super Bowl blackout that played out on TV screens last Sunday would find its way into a Saturday Night Live Sketch six days later. Last’s night’s outing opened with a sketch riffing on how the CBS broadcast team, forced to improvise...
Amid Super Bowl Blackout, It's Back To You, No, Back To YOU on SNL

German court holds that Android does not infringe Microsoft's radio interface patent

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This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court sided with Motorola Mobility on one of Microsoft's various patent assertions against the Google subsidiary. Presiding Judge Andreas Voss ("Voß" in German) announced the decision, which Microsoft may and presumably will appeal.Today's ruling validates my assessment after the August trial that a finding of...
German court holds that Android does not infringe Microsoft's radio interface patent

Telefonica is setting up a digital services firm with Spanish banks

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Mobile payments partnerships between carriers and financial services companies are nothing new: Mastercard and Deutsche Telekom, Visa and Vodafone… the list goes on. But this one is a step beyond. The Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica is to set up not just a partnership, but a full-blown joint venture with two...
Telefonica is setting up a digital services firm with Spanish banks

Office for iPad referenced on French and Romanian Microsoft support sites

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Officially there is no Office for iPad... or iOS or Android. But, it seems a foregone conclusion that the premier productivity suite will be crossing those ecosystem boundaries. In addition to countless rumors and alleged screenshots, now references to the app are cropping up on Microsoft's own sites. Documents...
Office for iPad referenced on French and Romanian Microsoft support sites

Can you spot national stereotypes in social media? | Philip Oltermann

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Germans struggle with the concept of an open, interactive society, but this may not be why they don't really do TwitterAs the world grows smaller, the temptation to fall back on national stereotypes grows bigger – especially when it comes to social media. Look at the Spaniards, noisily tweeting on...
Can you spot national stereotypes in social media? | Philip Oltermann

What's Tumblr Worth To Yahoo? Board Says $1.1 Billion.

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AllThingsD reports the anticipated Tumblr acquisition was approved by Yahoo’s board today for the amount of $1.1 billion. Kara Swisher from AllThingsD said the deal was a “foregone conclusion and was an unanimous vote” by Yahoo’s board. They plan to announce the deal... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
What's Tumblr Worth To Yahoo? Board Says $1.1 Billion.

T-Mobile CEO: iPhone on MetroPCS Possible, but Not Imminent

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With the MetroPCS acquisition closing on Wednesday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere says his company is ready to pounce. “Don’t be confused,” Legere told AllThingsD. ” We’re not running two companies. We are clearly going to be one integrated company that uses two brands to go to market.” As for the...
T-Mobile CEO: iPhone on MetroPCS Possible, but Not Imminent

Electric cars: it's a chicken and egg issue | Chris Paine

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Now the UK is following the US in investing in charging points, people will buy more electric cars, and depend less on petrolIt is great to see the UK joining the US and a few other countries by investing in private and public car-charging points. The amount is still minimal...
Electric cars: it's a chicken and egg issue | Chris Paine

Japan's Line continues to grow at speed, passes 70m users, grabs new advertisers

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Japanese mobile messaging app Line continues to grow at speed after the service passed 70 million users, while adding a number of new marketing campaigns from brands in Asia. Line makes its money selling ‘stickers’ — manga-themed cartoons that users buy for upwards of $0.99 to send to friends —...
Japan's Line continues to grow at speed, passes 70m users, grabs new advertisers
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