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How @sxsw is keeping real geeks sober on Friday night? Planning most important @chrismessina panel at 9:30 a.m.: http://bit.ly/cgAGuy

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How @sxsw is keeping real geeks sober on Friday night? Planning most important @chrismessina panel at 9:30 a.m.: http://bit.ly/cgAGuy

Woz Says The Scene From New Steve Jobs Movie Has It All Wrong (AAPL)

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has come out and said that the preview scene from the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic is totally inaccurate, Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz reports. The scene depicts Steve Jobs  trying to persuade Wozniak to bring the idea of the operating system to the public. In the clip, Wozniak,...
Woz Says The Scene From New Steve Jobs Movie Has It All Wrong (AAPL)

Nike to open FuelBand API to mix music, movement

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Nike let slip Friday night that it would open up a beta version of an app programming interface (API) for its FuelBand movement tracker. South by Southwest Managers Hack organizer Backplane briefed The Next Web that developers would soon have the option of integrating the FuelBand with their own music...
Nike to open FuelBand API to mix music, movement

Unbaby.me? Unfriend.me Instead

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Seriously, people? Unbaby.me? You hate seeing baby pictures on Facebook so much that you have to use a Chrome extension to block them? Look, I get it. Parents and non-parents sort of can’t stand each other. For god’s sake, we can’t even hang out at the same bar together without...
Unbaby.me? Unfriend.me Instead
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My Friday night with Richard Perle - Joan Walsh - Salon.com

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My Friday night with Richard Perle - Joan Walsh - Salon.com

CES 2013: Interview roundup

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Our CES plates were jam-packed full of eye-opening conversations this year. We had the chance to speak to top tech luminaries, entrepreneurs, celebrities and fellow journalists. Much of that opportunity arose from the return of our stage, parked right in the middle of the Las Vegas Convention Center's Grand...
CES 2013: Interview roundup

Amazon issues statement following last weekend’s outage

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Amazon Web Services offered a few more details on the outage that struck its Northern Virginia data center over the weekend, an outage that knocked popular services such as Netflix and Instagram offline. Here’s the statement that Amazon issued Monday: Severe thunderstorms caused us to lose primary and backup generator...
Amazon issues statement following last weekend’s outage

Today in Tech: Apple stock hits all-time high after Samsung patent win

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Why some tech workers are sharing desks and computers; Is the future of computing... analog? Apple stock opens at record high of $680 at at $637 billion market cap after Samsung patent win [TECHCRUNCH] Following Apple's landmark victory against Samsung late Friday night, the company's stock price opened today at a record...
Today in Tech: Apple stock hits all-time high after Samsung patent win
The Vergecast 047 - September 21st, 2012

Apple Attack Backfires for Chinese State Broadcaster

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A report by China Central Television questioning the integrity of Apple Inc. has instead ended up shining an unkind spotlight on the state broadcaster’s own reputation thanks to what appears to be a poorly edited post on the country’s most popular Twitter-like microblogging service. The post, published Friday night on...
Apple Attack Backfires for Chinese State Broadcaster

Who's Next: Pinterest Designer Sahil Lavingia And His New E-Commerce Site Gumroad

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At 19, Sahil Lavingia has already designed scores of apps and worked at one of the hottest startups in the world--but he's only getting started.At 17, Sahil Lavingia helped design the massively successful Pinterest, currently the third most popular social network, behind Twitter and Facebook. The Wall Street Journal has a...
Who's Next: Pinterest Designer Sahil Lavingia And His New E-Commerce Site Gumroad

Maxis Promises to Fix SimCity Server Snafu, With Free Games "For Your Trouble"

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In a post on EA’s blog Friday night, Maxis SVP and GM Lucy Bradshaw all but apologized for the server issues that have plagued the company’s SimCity reboot since it launched earlier this week. “A lot more people logged on than we expected,” Bradshaw wrote. “That was dumb, but we...
Maxis Promises to Fix SimCity Server Snafu, With Free Games "For Your Trouble"

Electrical storms rattle Amazon Web Services, taking Netflix and others offline

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For the second time this month, Amazon Web Services is suffering after power got knocked out at its datacenter in northern Virginia. “We can confirm that a large number of instances in a single Availability Zone have lost power due to electrical storms in the area. We are actively working...
Electrical storms rattle Amazon Web Services, taking Netflix and others offline

Booting Up: Jack Dorsey Wants to Disrupt Your Big Mac

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GOOD MORNING. (Photo: Google+) News broke late Friday night that daily deals site LivingSocial was hacked, exposing the personal data of 50,000,000 users. [New York Times] Robert Scoble showered in his pair of Google Glass and everyone on the Internet cried themselves to sleep. [Google Plus] Jack Dorsey has a...
Booting Up: Jack Dorsey Wants to Disrupt Your Big Mac

London 2012 Olympic ticket Twitter alerts reinstated

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Unofficial feed that helped tens of thousands of people fill 'empty seats' returns after being blocked by ticketing authoritiesA Twitter feed which helped people find tickets for "empty seats" at the London Olympics has been reinstated days after being blocked by the authorities.The @2012TicketAlert service has been helping tens of...
London 2012 Olympic ticket Twitter alerts reinstated

ChillWith.me Launches Group Planning App with a Clever Business Model

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It wasn’t all that long ago that GroupMe dominated its competition at SXSW and “won” the group messaging wars. The startup is now safely tucked inside of Skype, inside of Microsoft, spinning up curated events for groups under its new GroupMe Experiences product and partnerships with Amex. Since claiming...
ChillWith.me Launches Group Planning App with a Clever Business Model

Songza App Review: Pandora And Spotify Better Watch Their Backs

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Sure, there are plenty of music streaming services out there, and even ones with amazing shareable playlists, but Songza differentiates by falling right into that sweet spot between Spotify and Pandora. The app’s most interesting feature, Concierge, sets up playlists based on day and time, with filters for whatever mood...
Songza App Review: Pandora And Spotify Better Watch Their Backs

Two reading assignments

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I submit to your interest two speeches that challenge acceptance of status quos by which our collective frogs are slowly boiling. First is Freedom in the Cloud, by Eben Moglen, given at the Internet Society in New York on 5 February. Second  is Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity, by...
Two reading assignments

Hopmonk Tavern on #Yelp: "Good food, short wait on a Friday night chilling in the beer garden. GOOD BEER, food and s... http://bit.ly/dqn3U2

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Hopmonk Tavern on #Yelp: "Good food, short wait on a Friday night chilling in the beer garden. GOOD BEER, food and s... http://bit.ly/dqn3U2
After Modern Warfare 3 outage, Activision offers fans a perk

Startup Weekend comes to City Hall to inspire government apps

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More than 100 app developers, designers, entrepreneurs, marketing experts, private citizens and government officials will descend on Seattle City Hall for 54 hours this weekend to share ideas and create public-inspired mobile apps using government data. The gathering, hosted by Startup Weekend, is the first event ever dedicated to developing...
Startup Weekend comes to City Hall to inspire government apps

After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing

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Ride-sharing startup SideCar received the first enforcement action against it since launching in the city in March, as a couple of its drivers were stopped by police over the weekend. In response, the company is asking its users to reach out to the New York City mayor’s office. In a...
After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing

Apple seeks additional $535 million, permanent injunctions in patent case against Samsung

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In a court filing late Friday night Apple has requested the court enhance the $1.05 billion in damages a jury awarded it from Samsung for their patent lawsuit in California. FOSS Patents' Florian Mueller has a breakdown of the figures, revealing that Apple has chosen to seek enhancement just...
Apple seeks additional $535 million, permanent injunctions in patent case against Samsung

Uber Screwed Me (But At Least It Bought Me Breakfast!)

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I’ve been a wonderful state of bliss for the past week boating in North Carolina (did ya miss me? I missed you). But I came back today and I’m still pretty pissed at Uber for charging me $97 for a $65 ride to the airport last Friday. More importantly, the...
Uber Screwed Me (But At Least It Bought Me Breakfast!)

Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers [Iphone 4]

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Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant...
Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers [Iphone 4]

Google flies Internet balloons in stratosphere for a "network in the sky"

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Googlers prepare to launch an Internet balloon. Google Google this week launched 30 balloons into the stratosphere in the first step toward creating what it calls a "network in the sky" that could eventually bring "balloon-powered Internet [to] everyone." Dubbed "Project Loon," Google's balloon-based wireless networks aim to bring...
Google flies Internet balloons in stratosphere for a "network in the sky"

Friday Night Bytes: Leadership Lessons From Coaching Football

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Business can learn a lot from football, says Billy Bosworth, the DataStax CEO who once stared down Brett Favre. Technology and football. These have been the twin faces of Billy Bosworth's life, CEO of DataStax, a data platform that competes with the likes of Oracle and counts Netflix among...
Friday Night Bytes: Leadership Lessons From Coaching Football
Tumblr's extended Friday night outage caused by 'networking issues'
(Real) Storm Crushes Amazon Cloud, Knocks out Netflix, Pinterest, Instagram
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