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Cybersecurity incidents on the rise in the US, but analysis shows flaws in basic security

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Over the past half day, a report from the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) stating that cyber incidents jumped from 41 in 2010, to a stunning 198 in 2011, has sent industry watchers into a frenzy. What could cause such a massive rise? Putting those figures into perspective, only 9...
Cybersecurity incidents on the rise in the US, but analysis shows flaws in basic security

Another Tech Blogger Launches An E-Book Venture

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Does three make a trend? In recent months, both former Gawker editor Emily Gould and GigaOm’s Michael Wolf launched their own e-book ventures. Now Lifehacker editor Jason Chen has left Gawker Media to launch an e-bookstore of his own, StoryBundle. Chen will publish bundles of DRM-free e-books under a...
Another Tech Blogger Launches An E-Book Venture

Jitterbug.tv Launches First Subscription Music & Video Service For Kids

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Parents looking for a curated selection of music and videos that’s a little more kid-friendly than YouTube have another option now, thanks to the launch of Jitterbug.tv. The new iPad app is the first subscription-based music service for kids, and is targeting the 2-7 age range. Included in the app...
Jitterbug.tv Launches First Subscription Music & Video Service For Kids

Netflix's Recommendation Engine Drives 75% Of Viewership (NFLX)

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Netflix is pulling back the curtain in a two-part blog post to reveal some behind-the-scenes workings, such as the fact that 75% of the content watched on the service comes from its recommendation engine. No, the company doesn't reveal its recommendation algorithm (which we imagine to be quite complex), but...
Netflix's Recommendation Engine Drives 75% Of Viewership (NFLX)

Google Applies for .Google, .YouTube and .LOL Top-Level Domains

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Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) closed its window for new generic top-level domain name applications. ICANN will publish a list of all the applied-for strings in two weeks, but Google today already announced some of the names it applied for. Among these are, as expected,...
Google Applies for .Google, .YouTube and .LOL Top-Level Domains

Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity

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The Humble Bundle organization has done a fairly impressive job of raising money for charities with its name-your-price game bundles (also benefiting game developers, of course), but it's doing something a little different this weekend. It's enlisted the help of Minecraft creator Mojang for the Humble Bundle Mojam, a...
Humble Bundle Mojam happens this weekend: vote on a game, see it made in 60 hours for charity

Facebook launches App Center on iOS, Android and the web, for socially driven app discovery

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We’ve known it was coming since early May, and Facebook has finally started rolling out its App Center to users. At an event in San Francisco which was advertised to us with the theme of “Apps and Drinks”, the company is discussing all of the potential for developers to get...
Facebook launches App Center on iOS, Android and the web, for socially driven app discovery

Apps Rush: Pocket, Sketch Nation Studio, Metal Hammer, Kingdom Age, Goal.com, Dubstep Tebow and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 18 April 2012A selection of 15 new apps for you today:PocketReading app Read it Later accumulated 4.5m users as a paid app on iOS and Android. Now it's rebranded as Pocket and gone free. The idea remains to save articles, videos and...
Apps Rush: Pocket, Sketch Nation Studio, Metal Hammer, Kingdom Age, Goal.com, Dubstep Tebow and more

Amazon and Avalon in a tree, publishing romance books di-gi-tal-ly

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Amazon Publishing and long-running book-maker Avalon now has more in common than rhyme schemes. The pair have struck up a deal to publish over 3,00 titles from the publisher's back-catalogue, broaching its romance, mystery and western genres. It'll be the first time that these books will be digitized and,...
Amazon and Avalon in a tree, publishing romance books di-gi-tal-ly

Chicago’s Catapult workspace: 12 companies in harmony, building the city’s future

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Author’s note: I recently took a journey, a last sojourn, through Chicago’s tech scene. I’m leaving, and I wanted to give the place that has been my welcome host for four years a proper exit. This post and the following few are my goodbye to Chicago. It’s been great. Not...
Chicago’s Catapult workspace: 12 companies in harmony, building the city’s future

YouTube updates its Audio Editing interface, adds featured tracks and mixing options

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When you want to share a video with a lot of people, YouTube is the top destination for most people. The service continues to draw top-notch talent to the platform as well, and continues to add more features for content creators. One of the handiest YouTube features is the ability...
YouTube updates its Audio Editing interface, adds featured tracks and mixing options

You might start seeing .google .docs and .youtube domain names soon

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According to an announcement from Google today, the company will start exploring ways to expand the domain space. ICANN recently held an open submission for new top-level domains (like .com and .net), and Google apparently participated by submitting some of its own. The gTLD submission process closed on March 29th...
You might start seeing .google .docs and .youtube domain names soon
Google applying for custom top-level domains: .youtube, .docs, and .lol

All your .lol are belong to Google

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ICANN's application window for top-level domains closed today, and Google wrote a blog post announcing they had applied for a couple choice TLDs. While the list of requested suffixes has not been published in full yet, Google gave hints about which dot-whatevers it hopes to purchase. Google said it applied...
All your .lol are belong to Google

Former Apple Executive Blends Genres with iPad

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Jean-Marie Hullot, a computer scientist and a longtime associate of Steve Jobs at Apple and NeXT, is one of the latest people to use the iPad to blend genres through a start-up he founded called Fotopedia. The company has started to attract a following with its own growing catalog of...
Former Apple Executive Blends Genres with iPad

DirecTV and Pandora join forces, let you jam out via connected HD DVRs

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It looks like DirecTV's got more than just college hoops on the brain: it's just announced a new hook up with Pandora. The newly minted agreement will let you access your favorite tunes via DirecTV's fresh 1080p guide on connected HD DVRs -- and, yes it's free. Additionally, you'll...
DirecTV and Pandora join forces, let you jam out via connected HD DVRs

'Colour Tracks' vinyl record set keeps electronic music organized by color

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House and techno producer Benjamin Brunn has created a new, color-coded set of vinyl records aimed at making it easier for DJs to pick and choose what kind of music they want to play. The set, called "Colour Tracks," covers 19 different genres of electronic music and each one...
'Colour Tracks' vinyl record set keeps electronic music organized by color

Blip Gets Into The Original Content Game, With A New Studio And Three Exclusive Series

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Video startup Blip has spent the last several years helping independent creators to distribute and monetize their videos across the web. But like YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and others, it sees a great opportunity to produce some original content of its own. With that in mind, it’s introducing Blip Studios,...
Blip Gets Into The Original Content Game, With A New Studio And Three Exclusive Series

With $2 Million In The Bank, This Company Is Trying To Take Facebook Back From FarmVille (ZNGA)

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Most games on Facebook fit into one of two categories: they're structured around building a farm, or a city, or a living room, or they're puzzle games. Seismic Games, a new company that is launching its first game ever, wants to change that. It just launched CelebrityMe, a new...
With $2 Million In The Bank, This Company Is Trying To Take Facebook Back From FarmVille (ZNGA)

Mojang and Humble Indie Bundle collaborate for charity

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In a blog post Wednesday, Mojang noted that they’ll be creating a new game in 60 hours starting Friday, Feb. 17, with the proceeds going to charity. Even more interesting, the development will be streamed live through the Humble Indie Bundle website for all to see. They’re asking for donations, which...
Mojang and Humble Indie Bundle collaborate for charity

Interest Lists Add More Personalization For Users (And Visibility For Marketers)

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Last week we reported on Facebook Interest Lists that were reported in the wild.  Today its official – Interest Lists have launched.  In an effort to help users personalize, tidy up and subscribe to pertinent genres of information users can now search for and create custom targeted lists.... Please visit...
Interest Lists Add More Personalization For Users (And Visibility For Marketers)

Zynga launches iPhone game Dream Heights: let the copycat wars begin

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Zynga has launched its Dream Heights mobile game for the iPhone and iPad today. The title enables players to build the “skyscraper of the century,” but the game is sure to get a lot of press because Zynga has been accused of ripping off the game from independent developer Nimblebit,...
Zynga launches iPhone game Dream Heights: let the copycat wars begin

ReverbNation adds feature to let artists compare their Facebook ad campaigns to those in similar genres

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ReverbNation, which provides online tools for artists and music venues to connect with fans, today introduces an update to its Facebook ad platform so artists can understand how their campaigns perform compared to others in similar genres. Promote It is ReverbNation’s platform that simplifies advertising terms and frames Facebook campaigns...
ReverbNation adds feature to let artists compare their Facebook ad campaigns to those in similar genres
Zynga’s Rob Dyer invites game developers to become publishing partners (interview)

Amazon Studios will select and develop original comedy and children’s series for Amazon Instant Video

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Amazon Studios is launching a call for original comedy and children’s series projects, Amazon announced today. Once selected, the best ones will be distributed through Amazon Instant Video, Amazon’s digital video streaming service. As we reported, Amazon Studios is the proof that Amazon wants to take a new approach to content sourcing, by...
Amazon Studios will select and develop original comedy and children’s series for Amazon Instant Video
Zynga rolls out new games for casino, arcade and mobile — are they clones?

E-Book Sales For Kids And Teens Surge

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New monthly stats from the Association of American Publishers show strong growth for both print and e-books in January 2012. The AAP is beefing up its monthly reports with data from many more publishers—1,149 for January 2012 compared to under 100 in past months—and more detailed reporting on specific...
E-Book Sales For Kids And Teens Surge
New CyanogenMod music app “Apollo” coming soon

The morning lowdown 4-25-12

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AOL unveils video channel hub to TV subscribers (paidContent) Genres stretch, for better and worse, as YouTube takes on TV (NYT) Should the NYT charge for early access to the news? (GigaOM) Health blogger could be jailed for giving health advice while unlicensed (The Atlantic) Bloomberg: NYC’s tech success...
The morning lowdown 4-25-12

Amazon.com buys rights to 3,000 romance, mystery and western book titles

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Amazon.com continues to gobble up book titles, this time sealing deal for some 3,000 backlist titles from Avalon Books in the romance, mystery and western genres. The deal, terms of which weren’t disclosed, follows the company’s purchase late last year of 450 children’s book titles from Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books. Founded...
Amazon.com buys rights to 3,000 romance, mystery and western book titles
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