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Google Fiber is coming to 90% of eligible Kansas City neighborhoods

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Google should celebrate — if it considers getting ready to spend a few hundred million in capital expenditures reason to celebrate — because as of Sunday night, it has pre-registered enough people in Kansas City to deploy its gigabit fiber to the home network to 180 out of its 202...
Google Fiber is coming to 90% of eligible Kansas City neighborhoods

The 6 angels & 6 devils of environmental investing

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Carter Bales, the co-founder and Chairman of private equity firm NewWorld Capital Group, is driven by dire pessimism and over-whelming optimism that converge through his livelihood: environmental investing. While he’s pessimistic about the direction of the planet when it comes to climate change, a pending resource crisis and decaying infrastructure,...
The 6 angels & 6 devils of environmental investing

Booting Up: Peter Thiel Wants YOU to Apply for His '20 Under 20′

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Rise and shine! (Photo: flickr.com/katerha) “You don’t want your analytical efforts to be obvious because voters get creeped out.” Data mining in politics is harder than it looks. [New York Times] It’s “20 under 20″ time once more! If you’ve just gotten to freshman year and you absolutely hate it...
Booting Up: Peter Thiel Wants YOU to Apply for His '20 Under 20′

David Tisch Just Stepped Down as Managing Director of TechStars NYC

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David Tisch has just announced that he is stepping down from his position as Managing Director of TechStars NYC. Word came via his blog: So with a deep level of appreciation for the experience and sense of pride, I have chosen to take this less-active role to focus on starting and...
David Tisch Just Stepped Down as Managing Director of TechStars NYC

Crooks steal security firm's crypto key, use it to sign malware

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christinabean Hackers broke into the network of security firm Bit9 and used one of its cryptographic certificates to infect at least three of its customers with digitally signed malware, the company said on Friday afternoon. The compromise is striking because Bit9's "application whitelisting" approach allows virtually all digitally signed...
Crooks steal security firm's crypto key, use it to sign malware

Twitter Got Hacked. Expect More Companies to Follow.

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The last week of tech headlines reads like some sort of cybersecurity end of days scenario. The New York Times, hacked. The Wall Street Journal, hacked. The Washington Post, hacked. And finally on Friday, Twitter, one of the world’s largest Internet communication services — hacked. “Who’s next?” you may be...
Twitter Got Hacked. Expect More Companies to Follow.
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Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion

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Twitter is enhancing the service’s search function to allow for greater discovery of new content and information on the part of users, it announced in a blog post Friday. The idea is to provide them with auto-suggestions in the search bar that correlate with who users follow when they search...
Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion
FTC could soon hit Google with an antitrust case

The Story Of Manti Te'o's Fake Girlfriend: Inside Deadspin's Monster Hit

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With a post that's nearing 3 million page views, Gawker's sports site is clearly the big (only?) winner in this mess. Here, some other eye-opening stats. For Deadspin, few stories have given them more praise, coverage, and views than the debunking of the story of Notre Dame football star...
The Story Of Manti Te'o's Fake Girlfriend: Inside Deadspin's Monster Hit

New Yahoo CEO Mayer's First Moves Emulate Google

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According to AllThingsD freshly minted Yahoo CEO is making some initial changes at the Sunnyvale company intended to boost morale and inject new energy into the place. Among the changes being implemented are a Friday afternoon “all-hands” meeting, free food and forthcoming reworking of... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
New Yahoo CEO Mayer's First Moves Emulate Google

Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute

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Yahoo and Facebook have settled a patent dispute, according to a statement Facebook released Friday afternoon....
Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute

Apple Tries to Torpedo Samsung's "Sony Style" iPhone Charge

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Samsung’s argument that Apple cribbed portions of its original iPhone design from Sony is an interesting one, but the company may not get a chance to see how it plays in court. Unsurprisingly, Apple has taken exception to it and asked that it be excluded from the pair’s upcoming patent...
Apple Tries to Torpedo Samsung's "Sony Style" iPhone Charge

Here's The Saddest Detail So Far In The Petraeus Affair...

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Most of the coverage of the David Petraeus story has focused on the damage to his career and reputation and the loss to the country. Some observers, including the President, have also noted the damage to Petraeus's family. Much of the commentary about the other person involved, meanwhile, Paula Broadwell,...
Here's The Saddest Detail So Far In The Petraeus Affair...

Twitter, tragic events and the price of stupidity

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A dress shop committed an act of unfathomable stupidity today when it tweeted that references to “Aurora,” site of the horrific theatre massacre in Colorado, were “clearly about our Kim K inspired #Aurora dress.” The insensitive tweet, which wasn’t the only one of the day, has trigged a rightful cascade of...
Twitter, tragic events and the price of stupidity

Groupon’s Profit In 2011 Was Actually $22.6 Million Less Than They Previously Said

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Daily deals site Groupon today issued a pretty significant revision of the financial results it previously reported for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2011. According to the company, it actually made $14.3 million less in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2011 than it previously reported —...
Groupon’s Profit In 2011 Was Actually $22.6 Million Less Than They Previously Said

New York Times and Wall Street Journal drop paywalls as Winter Storm Nemo hits New York

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In what’s become a new type of public service ritual, New York’s newspapers are offering free access to all of their websites as the snow storm called Nemo starts to smack the city. Late on Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Wall Street Journal  announced on Twitter that free access...
New York Times and Wall Street Journal drop paywalls as Winter Storm Nemo hits New York

Twitter Week for client developers

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The last couple of weeks have been Apple's. Next week, barring some unforseeable disruption, belongs to Twitter. And it's already started. First, Fred Wilson telegraphs that there are changes coming in the relationship between developers and the platform vendor. Then, yesterday -- late Friday afternoon (the deadest time of the...
Twitter Week for client developers

LinkedIn shuts down would-be hook-up service

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LinkedIn has shut off its API access to "Bang With Professionals," a Web service that was intended to facilitate more, say, intimate connections among users of the business-oriented social networking site. The service was designed to allow LinkedIn users to anonymously search for people in their LinkedIn network who...
LinkedIn shuts down would-be hook-up service

Google shares continue to slide as poor US corporate news hits markets

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FTSE 100 finished upbeat week on a down note as Wall Street takes the shine off sharesA day after Google suffered the biggest share price drop in history, there was little respite for the search engine's investors.Some £15bn was wiped off Google's value on Thursday after the accidental release of...
Google shares continue to slide as poor US corporate news hits markets

ZBoard electric skateboard sneakers-on (video)

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We spotted the dudes behind the ZBoard at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier this week, but we weren't content to just ride the electric skateboard up and down the halls of Pier 94. We asked them to take a walk with us to Washington Square Park so we could take the...
ZBoard electric skateboard sneakers-on (video)

Distro Issue 43 has arrived with Thomas Dolby: TED talks, cell phone deals and the Floating City

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What's that? You've already worked your requisite 40 hours this week and you're ready to throw in the towel? Well, we've got something far more enjoyable for your Friday afternoon relaxation. Hot off of the e-presses, this week's issue of Distro is packed with a week's worth of leisurely...
Distro Issue 43 has arrived with Thomas Dolby: TED talks, cell phone deals and the Floating City

Uber Drivers Protest Outside the Company's San Francisco Headquarters

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A large group of Uber drivers gathered this afternoon to protest outside the car-hailing appmaker’s San Francisco headquarters. Chanting “no respect, no work,” the drivers told AllThingsD they are protesting the way Uber treats them. “They’re running a sweat shop with an app. They don’t have the balls to come...
Uber Drivers Protest Outside the Company's San Francisco Headquarters

In response to questions about privacy at Home, Facebook says users shouldn't worry

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When Facebook launched its Home on Android on Thursday, Om raised some questions about how Facebook’s new products would be collecting user data, and whether users should have concerns about their privacy.  Late on Friday afternoon, Facebook responded to now widespread questions about privacy and Home, saying basically that the...
In response to questions about privacy at Home, Facebook says users shouldn't worry

ITC hands Apple another patent win against HTC

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Apple has won another victory against HTC thanks to a new ruling by the International Trade Commission. On Friday afternoon, the ITC dismissed HTC's original patent complaint against Apple, upholding its initial ruling from October that said Apple had not violated HTC's patents in its implementation of iOS. Apple...
ITC hands Apple another patent win against HTC

Boot up: Google on news, Torvalds on Github, Amnesty hacked, installing CS6 and more

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Plus Google's maps on iOS, Dell's ultrabook for open source, details from the Oracle-Google trial and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFOSS Patents: Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files >> FOSS Patents was first to publish...
Boot up: Google on news, Torvalds on Github, Amnesty hacked, installing CS6 and more

Twitter reaction to Ched Evans case shows rape culture is alive and kicking | Amanda Bancroft

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Some tweets directed at the woman raped by Evans may be punishable, but the attitudes that led to them are deeply embeddedOn Friday afternoon, the Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans was sentenced to five years in jail for raping a 19-year-old woman. His co-accused, Port Vale footballer Clayton McDonald, was...
Twitter reaction to Ched Evans case shows rape culture is alive and kicking | Amanda Bancroft

Yahoo calls press conference amid Tumblr acquisition rumors

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Yahoo has called a mystery press event in New York City on Monday afternoon, hot on the heels of rumors that it plans to buy Tumblr for US$1 billion."Join us as we share something special," says the invite, sent to members of the press Friday afternoon.Citing unnamed sources, All...
Yahoo calls press conference amid Tumblr acquisition rumors

...And Facebook Got Hacked, Too

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Seems you can't turn around without hearing of another big company having its shirt pulled over its head by hackers. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both got exploited by Chinese hackers recently, and a Michigan television station put out a zombie-related Emergency Alert message in a clever, though...
...And Facebook Got Hacked, Too
Balancing Oracle and open source at Orbitz
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