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Delayed 2012 iMacs may not be delayed after all

Belgian news publishers settle copyright dispute with Google

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Belgian French-language news publishers settled a copyright dispute with Google, agreeing to promote each others services while Google will pay all legal fees....
Belgian news publishers settle copyright dispute with Google

IIPA Reports BitTorrent Sites and Cyberlockers To US Government

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The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) has just published its written submission to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative listing countries that it believes should be identified in the annual Special 301, the report that details the “adequacy and effectiveness of U.S. trading partners’ protection of intellectual property rights.”...
IIPA Reports BitTorrent Sites and Cyberlockers To US Government

Touchalize makes video ads interactive, and can even make you the star

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One of the startups to grab our attention at LeWeb last month was Phonitive and its product Touchalize, which makes videos interactive in some interesting ways. Designed with marketing in mind, Touchalize is touchscreen-focused and allows end users to manipulate video. Watching an ad for a new car but want...
Touchalize makes video ads interactive, and can even make you the star
Google reportedly spending $120 million to beef up Googleplex, ‘Google/@home’ testing labs

Roku 2 boxes updated for Francophones and English speakers alike

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The latest update for Roku 2 and LT boxes is rolling out to all now, bringing the boxes to v4.6 and reportedly improving system navigation performance "by up to 50 percent". As noticed by Zatz Not Funny when it first started leaking out, this version includes the French language...
Roku 2 boxes updated for Francophones and English speakers alike

Amazon's new Kindles now available in Canada, Paperwhite starting at CAD $139

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Despite being our neighbors to the north, Canadians have had to sit patiently and wait for Amazon's refreshed line of e-readers to make their way to retail -- even the UK's had access to the E Ink slates. Now, just over five months later, the Paperwhite and latest generation...
Amazon's new Kindles now available in Canada, Paperwhite starting at CAD $139

iMacs delayed until 2013?

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French language site MacBidouille claims to have some bad news from their retail sources. While they were expecting to see iMacs arrive on November 27th (we also heard a similar time frame – with availability beginning around Black Friday) for the 21.5-inchers and later in December for the 27-inchers, both may now miss the...
iMacs delayed until 2013?

France Bans Hashtags

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A French government commission responsible for protecting the French language from anglicisms has forbidden the Twitter term 'hashtag' from all official correspondence. France wants French Twitter users to stop referring to hashtags in favor of a new, au français definition: mot-dièse (sharp word). The decision was made by a...
France Bans Hashtags

French court orders Twitter to identify racist and anti-Semitic users

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For months now, the French-language twittersphere has lit up with a rash of racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic tweets using the hashtags #UnBonJuif (a good Jew), #SiMonFilsEstGay (if my son is gay), and #SiMaFilleRamèneUnNoir (if my daughter brings home a black guy). Last fall, under pressure from French advocacy group...
French court orders Twitter to identify racist and anti-Semitic users
iMac shipping times continue to slip in EU to 4-6 weeks, as iPad mini shipping estimates improve

Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

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How très français. Monkey is a little slow on the uptake here (hat tip: New Statesman) - last week the French government's General Commission for Terminology and Neology issued a proclamation to users of Twitter and other social media to urging them to stop using the term "hashtag", in favour...
Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

Google settles Belgian press copyright suit amicably

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Google took to its European blog today, and announced that it has reached a settlement with Belgian publishers that launched a suit against it six years ago. In the suit, the publishers argued that Google linked to cached copies and utilized portions of French-language content illegally. All litigation has been...
Google settles Belgian press copyright suit amicably

Today's Scuttlebot: Twitter Challenges French, and Facebook-Related Spam

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Friday's selection includes Twitter challenging a basic part of the French language, how Kindle Serials could change the way some books are written and a famous author taking on Wikipedia....
Today's Scuttlebot: Twitter Challenges French, and Facebook-Related Spam

Following debut of the Kindle Store, Amazon launches Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite devices in Canada

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Amazon on Wednesday announced the Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite have arrived in Canada. The two family of devices support multiple languages, including English and French, the two official ones in the country. The latest generation Kindle is available for CDN$89 ($89.12). The Kindle Paperwhite with Wi-Fi is available for CDN$139...
Following debut of the Kindle Store, Amazon launches Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite devices in Canada

Windows 8 meets 8-inch tablet? Possible Acer Iconia W3 leaks

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A French-language site offers the first glimpse of what it claims is Acer's future 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. [Read more]...
Windows 8 meets 8-inch tablet? Possible Acer Iconia W3 leaks

Netflix And The Weinstein Company Enter Into Their First Multi-Year Streaming Deal

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Netflix streaming just got a bit more classy. The Weinstein Company is releasing “a diverse slate” of its titles exclusively to Netflix streaming. These titles will hit the service within a year of their theatrical release and will include foreign language films, documentaries and other hits from TWC. This is...
Netflix And The Weinstein Company Enter Into Their First Multi-Year Streaming Deal

Twitter Map Shows London's Language Pockets

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Using Twitter, a pair of London-based academics have created a map of the city's linguistic diversity. The study, over a six-month period, analysed around 3.3 million GPS-located tweets, putting them through Google Translate, to find out which languages are most prevalent in certain areas. The home language dominated, with over...
Twitter Map Shows London's Language Pockets

French homeland intelligence threatens a volunteer sysop to delete a Wikipedia Article

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Wikimedia France strongly condemns pressure on Wikipedia sysop by French homeland intelligence agency (DCRI)   Lire en français   Paris, Saturday 6 April 2013 − In early March, the DCRI (Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur) contacted the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization which hosts Wikipedia. They claimed that an article on...
French homeland intelligence threatens a volunteer sysop to delete a Wikipedia Article
Google finally settles with Belgian publishers over content scraping lawsuit

Wikipedia editor allegedly forced by French intelligence to delete "classified" entry

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The Pierre-sur-Haute military base. By S. RIMBAUD (Collection photographique personnelle) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons On Saturday, Wikimedia France posted a press release regarding the recent deletion of a Wikipedia entry titled “Station hertzienne militaire de Pierre-sur-Haute.” According to the foundation, France's Homeland Intelligence agency had...
Wikipedia editor allegedly forced by French intelligence to delete "classified" entry

Flipboard Goes French And More Magazine-Like

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Having already launched a Chinese-language app recently, iPad social magazine app Flipboard has used its latest upgrade to support the French language for users who set their location to France. The iPad update also inherits Cover Stories, the algorithm the startup introduced to iPhone in December to show mobile...
Flipboard Goes French And More Magazine-Like

References to Office for iPad crop up across Microsoft web properties, indicating continued progress

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Good news, Apple fans: Office for iPad, long-promised but not yet in the market, appears to be moving closer to completion. Today, numerous reports have come to the fore that highlight references to the coming productivity suite on Microsoft web properties. First noted by French-language Mac4Ever, Microsoft appears to be unworried...
References to Office for iPad crop up across Microsoft web properties, indicating continued progress

Did your Mac make the Mountain Lion obsolescence list?

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If you plan to install Mountain Lion on an older Mac, you might be out of luck. The new operating system release raises the ladder in terms of graphics performance required for its new features like AirPlay Mirroring. As a result, a couple years old Mac might not cut...
Did your Mac make the Mountain Lion obsolescence list?

15 years of Ars: individuals who redefined gaming, music, and tech policy

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Aurich Lawson / Jonathan Naumann / Joi Ito / Stanford CIS Fifteen years ago, I was living outside Geneva, Switzerland, spending my lunch hours screwing around on the nascent Web a few dozen kilometers from where it was created. I popped into chat rooms, forums, and news sites, and...
15 years of Ars: individuals who redefined gaming, music, and tech policy

BitTorrent Zeitgeist: What People Searched for in 2012

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During December, all self-respecting search engines produce an overview of the most popular search terms of the past year. These lists give insight into people’s interests over the preceding 12 months. On Google, for example, in 2012 “What is SOPA” was the most asked question typed into Google in both...
BitTorrent Zeitgeist: What People Searched for in 2012

Google's Other Bad Idea: Offering 50 Million Euros To French Newspapers

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Earlier this week we wrote about a strange move by Google: apparently agreeing to pay the French telecoms company Orange extra to deliver its traffic -- thus abandoning the principle of net neutrality it has championed for so long. And now here's another dubious decision: allegedly offering to pay French...
Google's Other Bad Idea: Offering 50 Million Euros To French Newspapers

Nuance releases Dragon Express Mac app in 7 additional countries, 3 new languages

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Today Nuance announced it is releasing its Dragon Express Mac App Store app to seven new countries in three new languages. Originally released last year, today the app is available in the following countries for around $50: Dragon Express 1.1 now supports the French language in Canada, France, Belgium, Luxembourg...
Nuance releases Dragon Express Mac app in 7 additional countries, 3 new languages
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