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Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

Big Switch gains $20M in venture funding from Intel Capital

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Big Switch Networks, an early player in software-defined networking (SDN), has secured $20 million in Series B venture funding from Intel Capital. It plans to use the money to add employees and clients and develop more products. The new capital raise brings the total funding pool to more than $45...
Big Switch gains $20M in venture funding from Intel Capital

OS X Mountain Lion DP 2 now asks permission before allowing apps to access your contacts

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The latest version of OS X Mountain Lion developer preview was released earlier today and there is one change that has been noticed already. Designer Dustin Curtis points out that Mountain Lion now asks your permission before allowing Mac apps access to your contacts. There is a new dialog that...
OS X Mountain Lion DP 2 now asks permission before allowing apps to access your contacts

Our Network is Alive

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The British novelist Ian McEwan said, "The naming of what is there is what is important." But there is a thing, or an idea, a system or network, that we live with every day, that we live in, that we, in point of fact, are, which has no name. When...
Our Network is Alive

Before the Apple Television, a TV Remote Control?

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If Apple truly is intent on disrupting the TV industry as it has done to the music and telecom industries, does it really have to build a standalone HDTV? Couldn’t the agent of that disruption be some other device? At least initially? Say a remote control? That’s the theory put...
Before the Apple Television, a TV Remote Control?

What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done

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Early last week the personal diary app Path became the fulcrum of a massive discussion about how cavalier mobile apps are getting with harvesting your, presumably, personal information. Path was found by a developer to send the entire contents of its users Address Books, where, it was uncovered, it was...
What iOS apps are grabbing your data, why they do it and what should be done
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