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Woot founder: Goodbye Amazon

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Woot founder Matt Rutledge is leaving Amazon.com, a little more than two years after the online retailer purchased the daily deal site. In a note on the Woot forums, Rutledge said that he plans “to move on to future projects with fewer acronyms.” He continued Through your hard work and...
Woot founder: Goodbye Amazon

Wikipedian at War: Jimmy Wales Sets His Sights on Homeopathy

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(Photo: Blogger) Homeopathy, an alternative form of medicine employed by free-spirited aunts everywhere, has just made a very potent enemy. On his newly-minted Quora blog, Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales voiced his disapproval for the method, which has been systematically proven to be an ineffective pseudoscience. While suffering from a cold,...
Wikipedian at War: Jimmy Wales Sets His Sights on Homeopathy
After Traffic Boom, Chris Hughes-Backed Upworthy Raises $4 M. to Find Actually Important Viral Videos

Like trying to buy a religion

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You’ve all heard the stories. You may have even lived through one yourself — the failed acquisition. The reasons are always the same: It was a poor fit. The team chafed under their new bosses. Visions weren’t aligned. Eventually, most of the acquired team departs in search of greener...
Like trying to buy a religion
The Way Things Work

Seizing Domains Is Only Training Criminals To Improve

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"Cybercrime" investigator Rob Holmes has an interesting post arguing that seizing domains is a recipe for making the problems of illegal activity online even worse. He takes credit for being one of the first to suggest that domains could be viewed as "tools" of a criminal, thus making them ripe...
Seizing Domains Is Only Training Criminals To Improve

The author of the "torture memos" loves a good fight way more than a good debate.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—John Yoo wants you to hate him. That's kind of his whole point. When he writes op-eds like this one—suggesting President Obama should thank him for enhancing executive power in wartime—what he really wants to do is make you grind your molars into powder. When he tells a room...
The author of the "torture memos" loves a good fight way more than a good debate.

Disappointing: Craigslist Sues Padmapper For Making Craigslist More Useful & Valuable

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about the unfortunate news that Craigslist was continuing its old practice of bullying aggregator sites who added value to Craigslist listings and sent more traffic to the site, with a legal threat against the popular real estate site PadMapper. PadMapper takes a variety of...
Disappointing: Craigslist Sues Padmapper For Making Craigslist More Useful & Valuable

Google Acquires Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner VirusTotal

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VirusTotal, an online malware and virus scanner, was just acquired by Google. The company already had a partnership with Google. VirusTotal will continue to operate independently and maintain its existing partnerships with other antivirus companies and security experts. The two companies did not disclose the details of the announcement. It...
Google Acquires Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner VirusTotal

Entrepreneurs Have A 'Superman Complex' That Holds Them Back

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One the biggest lessons entrepreneurs need to learn is that some serious dangers come along with rapid growth.  The very things that help entrepreneurs succeed -- including willpower, individualism, and the ability to go it alone -- can end up holding them back. According to Gazelles CEO Verne Harnish, the thing...
Entrepreneurs Have A 'Superman Complex' That Holds Them Back
Dark side of ‘Anonymous’ comes out in new interview

LeapFrog's LeapReader pen teaches reading and writing, on sale in July for $50

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With its latest device, LeapFrog's continuing to fight the good fight: teaching kids essential skills through the power of consumer electronics. LeapReader's a sort of spiritual successor to the company's Tag line, maintaining the reading tool's pen-like form factor, while adding writing to the equation. The device continues to...
LeapFrog's LeapReader pen teaches reading and writing, on sale in July for $50

Friday Poll: Who's the top smartphone maker?

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Apple and Samsung are duking it out for the smartphone crown, but other contenders are up for a good fight too. Who do you think is the top smartphone maker? [Read more]...
Friday Poll: Who's the top smartphone maker?

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Best Buy

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While Apple Store employees are all getting raises, Best Buy workers are getting pink slips. Is it all over for the last of the big box electronics mega-chains, or will a last-minute offer from its billionaire founder help Best Buy reinvent itself? Wobbled by the same market changes that killed...
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Best Buy

Online bullying - a new and ugly sport for liberal commenters | Ariel Meadow Stallings

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Even if you're fighting the good fight, if it's more about shaming, righteousness and public performance I'm not fighting with youI'm the Seattle-based publisher of a network of lifestyle websites read by roughly one million people each month. Almost all of our readers are women, most of them are educated...
Online bullying - a new and ugly sport for liberal commenters | Ariel Meadow Stallings

Twitter's Loss in Occupy Case Will Make a Lot of Companies Nervous

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After nearly a year of fighting the good fight, Twitter lost its battle with a New York State court on Friday, handing over information on one of its users who was allegedly involved in Occupy Wall Street protests last October. It’s a tough blow for Twitter, a company known for...
Twitter's Loss in Occupy Case Will Make a Lot of Companies Nervous

Panasonic sticks with plasma-heavy TV lineup

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Despite the dwindling popularity of plasma, Panasonic is fighting the good fight by announcing a slew of new models aimed to appeal to video quality aficionados. [Read more]...
Panasonic sticks with plasma-heavy TV lineup

Helping others to achieve greatness as I attempt a bit of my own

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Like many of my friends and colleagues, I was touched by this heartfelt post by Dave McClure yesterday. This part really rings true to me: and so here I am: still standing in the arena, in hand-to-hand combat with demons mostly of my own making, aiming to make a small...
Helping others to achieve greatness as I attempt a bit of my own
Celebrate 'Internet Freedom Day' on the anniversary of SOPA's defeat

Google Launches Patent Attack On Apple In A Disappointing First For The Company

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For years, despite being the defendant in tons of patent suits, and despite having a decent patent portfolio of its own, Google had never gone on the offensive with its patents against others. With the purchase of Motorola Mobility, it inherited an ongoing court case against Apple, which was unceremoniously...
Google Launches Patent Attack On Apple In A Disappointing First For The Company
Oracle and HP Trade Punches on Eve of Itanium Trial

House Approves Rep. Lamar Smith's Bill To Keep Spying On Americans

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As was expected, despite not knowing the details of how the feds interpret the FISA Amendmens Act, which grants massive spying and surveillance power to the feds -- in fact, while proactively stopping any efforts to find out more about the interpretation, the House of Representatives today approved Lamar Smith's...
House Approves Rep. Lamar Smith's Bill To Keep Spying On Americans

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Next Big Hire Could Be A Big Surprise (YHOO)

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Rumor has it new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to hire back a Yahoo executive who left the company shortly after the last CEO got the boot. 39-year-old Rich Riley joined Yahoo way back in 1999, when Big Purple bought a startup he founded. His team eventually created the Yahoo...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Next Big Hire Could Be A Big Surprise (YHOO)

Rackspace fights patent troll in the name of every mobile developer

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Say what you will about Rackspace as a cloud computing provider and OpenStack steward, but don’t say the company isn’t fighting the good fight against patent trolls. Its latest effort is a challenge to the validity of a patent that an entity called Rotatable Technologies is using to sue, well,...
Rackspace fights patent troll in the name of every mobile developer

Mysterious Monkey of Tampa Bay is a Facebook Phenomenon

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A monkey has gone viral … on Facebook. The story dates back more than a year, when numerous sightings of a mysterious monkey were first reported around the state of Florida.Since then, the local media has latched onto the case, with the St Petersburg Times devoting a microsite to...
Mysterious Monkey of Tampa Bay is a Facebook Phenomenon

Cabbies sue to drive car service Uber out of San Francisco

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The nationwide battle between the taxi industry and Uber took another twist this week as San Francisco cabbies filed a class action lawsuit, claiming the upstart car service is engaged in unfair competition and illegal interference in business relations. In a complaint filed in California Superior Court, cab drivers Leonid...
Cabbies sue to drive car service Uber out of San Francisco

LAUNCH Education & Kids conference will highlight the best technology innovation in education

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Next week, LAUNCH will be holding a conference to highlight the top innovation in education, which is an underserved vertical in technology. As we’ve noted before, the future of technology has quite a bit to do with the future of education as a whole. Now that coding and Internet courses...
LAUNCH Education & Kids conference will highlight the best technology innovation in education

Indian Government To Launch BlackBerry Messenger Snooping System ‘Soon’

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BlackBerry fans in India had best stay on the up-and-up lest they want to draw unwanted attention from the country’s security agencies. India Today reported over the weekend that the country’s government is on the verge of being able to capture messages sent though RIM’s formerly iron-clad BBM service. Unnamed...
Indian Government To Launch BlackBerry Messenger Snooping System ‘Soon’

Why Google keeps your data forever, tracks you with ads

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Not many companies could get away with defending controversial data retention practices by saying that the data is needed to "learn from good guys, fight off bad guys, [and] invent the future." But that's how Google sees itself and its practices—not surprising from a company that would give itself...
Why Google keeps your data forever, tracks you with ads

Google beefs up its security by acquiring online virus scanner VirusTotal

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Google has just acquired VirusTotal, a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs, for an undisclosed amount. According to VirusTotal’s announcement, the two companies had been partners for quite some time, and now VirusTotal will continue to operate independently, reaping the benefits of Google’s resources.   From VirusTotal: Our goal is simple:...
Google beefs up its security by acquiring online virus scanner VirusTotal
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