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Gmail for iOS now links directly to native YouTube, Google Maps and Chrome apps

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Google has rolled out an update to its Gmail iOS app today, one designed to guide users towards the Internet giant’s other native apps. Though Google finally launched its Gmail iOS app way back in November 2011, thus far links to the likes of Google Maps have opened up in...
Gmail for iOS now links directly to native YouTube, Google Maps and Chrome apps

Rivals line-up against Facebook

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The furore over Facebook's privacy policy has breathed new life into a range of projects aiming to develop alternatives....
Rivals line-up against Facebook

Is Facebook Finally Going To Do Something Interesting?

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I can think of few subjects less interesting than Facebook’s forthcoming IPO. There, I said it. I honestly don’t get what the big deal is. So a few thousand people will finally liquidize their locked-up wealth, and the hoi polloi will at last be able to buy Facebook shares. Stop...
Is Facebook Finally Going To Do Something Interesting?

A brief guide to tech lobbyists in Europe

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In the last few years, lobbying by web giants like Google and Facebook has increased dramatically on both sides of the Atlantic. As noted by the Financial Times, Facebook’s spending in Washington trebled in 2012 — and similar expansion has also been seen in Europe. That’s no surprise, perhaps: with...
A brief guide to tech lobbyists in Europe

Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

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While the hand-wringing over the future of journalism, blogging, the nature of conflicts of interest, yada yada, has been deeply interesting (alongside the personal attacks – we all like a good public fight don’t we?), it’s worth recalling that the furore was kicked off by a fairly pertinent point. To...
Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

Amazon is discounting us to death | Tim Waterstone

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The online retailer is smart, single-minded and ruthless – and it is destroying Britain's book industryThe furore over Amazon's highly creative world-wide tax planning – we have learned, for instance, that it has paid no corporation tax in the UK whatsoever on the substantial profit generated by last year's sales of £3.3bn, and...
Amazon is discounting us to death | Tim Waterstone

How Lee Ryan's horsing around deprived the court of a comedy mistrial

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Blue singer Lee Ryan was all excited about being in court, so why did the judge ask him to stand down from a jury?Lost in Showbiz has always had a soft spot for Blue singer Lee Ryan, ever since he reacted to the 9/11 attacks by inquiring of an interviewer:...
How Lee Ryan's horsing around deprived the court of a comedy mistrial

Wind energy companies fear UK government's commitment is cooling

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Wind power firms express concern over future policy and reveal how investment in the UK's energy infrastructure is on holdBillions of pounds' worth of investment in the UK's energy infrastructure is on hold or uncertain because of concerns over the government's commitment to wind energy.In an exclusive survey, the heads...
Wind energy companies fear UK government's commitment is cooling

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'I want women to be paid more'

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When the Facebook boss spoke out about the challenges faced by women in business, she was told it would end her career. Then she wrote a book, Lean In, advising women how to succeed, and was savaged by feminists. But she is undauntedIt took Sheryl Sandberg a long time -...
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'I want women to be paid more'

“Quit Facebook Day” fails to catch on

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Given the recent furore over the confusing privacy controls on Facebook, you would have thought that “Quit Facebook Day”, scheduled for Monday May 31, would be proving more popular. So far fewer than 25,000 people have signed up to the site set up by two Canadian web developers, pledging to...
“Quit Facebook Day” fails to catch on

Newspaper Ethics Scandal Has Not Yet Hurt Sun Sales

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While the UK’s media ethics furore ended up closing the News Of The World last year, how did News Corp.‘s next-best-selling UK newspaper fare? Figures show The Sun lost 15 percent of its circulation (470,979) through the last 12 months… But don’t go thinking negative perception radiating from its...
Newspaper Ethics Scandal Has Not Yet Hurt Sun Sales

Is Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg really the new face of feminism?

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She has caused a furore on both sides of the Atlantic with her controversial new book and Lean In project designed to empower women. But has her message any real relevance to the lives of most working women?Sheryl Sandberg, 43, chief operating officer of Facebook, is also the first and...
Is Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg really the new face of feminism?

Facebook: Poke fix for sneaky video saving coming "shortly"

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Facebook is hurriedly cooking up a fix to its Poke app, after a security bug allowing all videos sent through the purportedly ephemeral messaging service to be extracted was identified. “We are addressing this issue now” a spokesperson told BuzzFeed, ”we should have a fix pushed shortly.” Poke – along with...
Facebook: Poke fix for sneaky video saving coming "shortly"

Former BBC Newsnight editor tipped to return in bid to lift show after Savile

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Speculation that Peter Barron is being lined up to fill gap left after Peter Rippon stepped aside during furore over axed reportThe BBC could turn to Newsnight's former editor Peter Barron to end its four-month search for a new editor of the beleaguered BBC2 news programme.There is intense speculation among...
Former BBC Newsnight editor tipped to return in bid to lift show after Savile

UK government amends controversial DEB Clause 18

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One of the most controversial clauses in the UK’s Digital Economy Bill is Clause 18. It was added to the bill as an opposition amendment during its House of Lords reading, and held out the possibility of rightsholders getting injunctions to force ISPs to block websites accused of widespread copyright...
UK government amends controversial DEB Clause 18

Free-to-play children's apps: it's time for a proper debate

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Zombies vs Ninja furore should remind developers why £69.99 IAP in children's apps is unacceptableNews that Apple has refunded the parents of a boy who ran up a £1,700 bill playing iPad game Zombies vs Ninja should be taken as a final reminder for children's app developers to get their...
Free-to-play children's apps: it's time for a proper debate

Facebook's Lower Stock Price Means Saverin Doubled Tax Bill By Leaving The Country

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Back when Facebook first rolled out its IPO in the same smooth and easy fashion as an Olympic hurdler racing with his testicles twisted like a Navy Pier pretzel, Eduardo Saverin, Facebook co-founder, entered the crosshairs of some United States congressmen looking to make some noise. See, Eduardo decided that...
Facebook's Lower Stock Price Means Saverin Doubled Tax Bill By Leaving The Country

EyeEm Photo App Snaps At Instagram's Heels In iTunes Free App Charts

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EyeEm, the Berlin based social photo and filters app, has been snapping at the heels of photo giant Instagram in the US iOS app charts this week. A week ago they were No. 242 in the photo and video charts, but at one point this week they were No2. behind...
EyeEm Photo App Snaps At Instagram's Heels In iTunes Free App Charts

Google and Twitter may struggle to resist UK censors

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As I reported yesterday, a British parliamentary committee is gunning for Google, Twitter and Facebook, and asking them to filter their services to comply with court orders intended to protect individuals’ privacy. But now the web services are starting to push back. The furore started when Ryan Giggs, a famous...
Google and Twitter may struggle to resist UK censors

A timely reminder about online security

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With all of furore over privacy changes at Facebook we need to remember that we need to protect ourselves at all times when on the web and not just from a privacy point of view. A lot has been made of the changes to the privacy policy at Facebook...
A timely reminder about online security

Google Tries to Get Some Buzz for Wave With ‘Wave This’ Feature

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Remember Google Wave? Before Buzz came along, Google Wave was the hot new social networking feature from the world’s largest search company. It launched with much fanfare at Google’s I/O conference last May, but has since failed to get much traction, in part because no one could figure out...
Google Tries to Get Some Buzz for Wave With ‘Wave This’ Feature

Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

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The row over topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge continues. But Kate is not alone. Young women everywhere - famous and non-famous - are increasingly becoming victims of voyeurism in our internet ageOn the popular website Reddit, where users submit and share content, a member of a forum called "creepshots" was...
Creepshots and revenge porn: how paparazzi culture affects women

TNW's Daily Dose - Samsung blogger furore, hints of a 3G Nexus 7, and more

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Samsung faces criticism over its handling of bloggers at the IFA show in Berlin, a 3G Nexus 7 tablet could be in the works from Google and Asus, and Chrome looks set to overtake Internet Explorer in the UK. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily...
TNW's Daily Dose - Samsung blogger furore, hints of a 3G Nexus 7, and more

What happens when social surveillance goes mainstream?

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The 18th-century philosopher Jeremy Bentham came up with an idea for a futuristic prison he called the “Panopticon,” a building with mirrors that would allow everyone to see what their neighbors were doing. Thanks to the growth of social tools like Twitter and Facebook and Foursquare, we now have...
What happens when social surveillance goes mainstream?

Next question after Scott Thompson's departure: what is Yahoo actually for?

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Since the advent of Google, and then Twitter and Facebook, the company hasn't had a unique selling pointAs the furore swirled around Scott Thompson a few days ago, the previous Yahoo chief executive, Carol Bartz, told some of the media: "You know, I actually do have a computer science degree."...
Next question after Scott Thompson's departure: what is Yahoo actually for?

Google Buzz is just part of a larger, more awesome package... including the revival of Finger!

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Filed under: Internet, Retrocomputing What with all the furore over Google Buzz and its questionable security, the big picture since the launch has been more than a little occluded. I hope, with the dust settling, we can now begin to look at what Google Buzz actually brings to the table...
Google Buzz is just part of a larger, more awesome package... including the revival of Finger!
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