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Demystifying Advanced Compact Cameras

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For a lot of people, a “point and shoot” camera translates to “scratch your head, read instruction manual, Google some stuff, aim camera, point, shoot and frown at grainy or under-exposed photo.” In other words: It’s complicated. It hasn’t always been this way. But more compact digital cameras now come...
Demystifying Advanced Compact Cameras

Dijit buys Miso's assets as social TV space consolidates

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The rumors are true, after all:Dijit Media, the company behind the Nextguide TV guide app, is buying social TV pioneer Miso’s assets. The acquisition, which was announced by Dijit Friday, doesn’t include any of Miso’s remaining eight employees, but Miso’s co-founder and CEO Somrat Niyogi will become an advisor to...
Dijit buys Miso's assets as social TV space consolidates

Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

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Just as smartphones roared past PCs by the end of 2010, the tablet market is powering ahead even while shipments of PCs have begun to waver - which could prove a problem for MicrosoftHere's a graph to worry Microsoft - and hearten Apple and Google. It shows smartphone, PC and...
Tablet shipments suggest a crossing point with PCs might not be far off

Apple demands Google comply with October subpoena

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In a court filing that Apple calls "not your typical motion," Apple is seeking Google be compelled to comply with a subpoena from August. Apple is expecting data from Google and Motorola to assist it in defending itself against patent claims by Google-owned Motorola Mobile as well as assisting it...
Apple demands Google comply with October subpoena

How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

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We've seen plenty of ridiculous stories about bogus DMCA takedowns, but none get so ridiculous as the ones in which the content being demanded taken down is the officially released content. This often happens because of shoddy / clueless middlemen, as is the case with the latest example being passed...
How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

Google Glass Explorer Edition undergoes FCC testing

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Google's head-mounted display, Google Glass, has made it's way to the Federal Communications Commission. The developer's edition of the headset, Google Glass Explorer Edition, has appeared in filings at the FCC, suggesting that those who paid for the $1,500 display will be receiving them in the coming months.......
Google Glass Explorer Edition undergoes FCC testing
YouTube to end YouTube Create on Jan. 31

Qihoo's iOS Apps Reportedly Removed For Violating Apple's Rules

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According to multiple sources cited in a Tencent QQ Tech report (link via Google Translate, h/t Tech In Asia), Apple removed all of Qihoo’s apps from its App store last week for violating its terms of service. Qihoo said last week that it did not know the reason for the...
Qihoo's iOS Apps Reportedly Removed For Violating Apple's Rules

Dropbox Reveals A Future Where More 'Content' Is Shared, Less Files

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Dropbox plans to add features that will turn it from a personal file share/locker business into a broader content-delivery one. Dropbox is amazingly popular as a cloud-based file locker, or for small scale sharing of files between individual users--but the company just revealed some new features that begin to...
Dropbox Reveals A Future Where More 'Content' Is Shared, Less Files

Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

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Hate flying? Google Earth could keep you visiting attractions anyway for the next, oh, rest of your life or so, thanks to 100,000-plus new tours it just added across sites and cities in over 200 countries. That's on top of the 11,000 tours that came with its recent launches...
Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?

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After delays and a software preview, RIM BlackBerry finally pulled the wraps off of it's new hardware and operating system that we'd been looking for the end of January to bring. In this week's edition of our e-publication, we take a look at all of the wares that the...
Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?

Here's A Way For College Kids To Get A Design Gig At Twitter Or One Kings Lane

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Kleiner Perkins, the venture-capital firm that famously backed Amazon and Google in the '90s, wants to put some flare in its current portfolio. It's looking to hire design students for internships at companies like Twitter, One Kings Lane, Square, Nest, or Flipboard through its new KPCB Design Fellows program. The...
Here's A Way For College Kids To Get A Design Gig At Twitter Or One Kings Lane
Mobile revenue shines as Facebook's earnings beat Wall Street estimates

Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth

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Twenty years ago, we used paper maps and printed guides to help us navigate the world. Today, the most advanced digital mapping technologies—satellite imagery, GPS devices, location data and of course Google Maps—are much more accessible. This sea change in mapping technology is improving our lives and helping businesses realize...
Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth

Inside Business Insider: More Tech Secrets Revealed

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EIC Henry Blodget recently updated and reprised his original Business Insider Full Monty article with a new presentation about the media business and BI specifically, so I thought it would be a great time to update my own BI tech infrastructure article from 2011 and detail some of the changes...
Inside Business Insider: More Tech Secrets Revealed

Today's Scuttlebot: Super Bowl Tech, and Listening With Google Glass

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Monday, selections include our fascination with apps and other things based on the phenomenon of the loop, a collection of looks at social media, the Internet and the Super Bowl and...
Today's Scuttlebot: Super Bowl Tech, and Listening With Google Glass

A safer next-gen battery is used with solar panels for the first time

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The unnerving capability of lithium ion batteries to catch on fire emerged as headline news last month, as Boeing was forced to ground its futuristic 787 Dreamliner FLEET after two batteries caught on fire. But the next generation of lithium ion batteries are promising to be safer, and a few...
A safer next-gen battery is used with solar panels for the first time

Google announces that 2,000 schools now use Chromebooks, up 100% in three months

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Google is fearlessly trudging on with its Chromebook push in the education market. The company announced on Friday that there are now 2,000 schools using Chromebooks for Education around the world. Just three months ago, there were 1,000 schools, showing an impressive adoption rate so far. As part of the...
Google announces that 2,000 schools now use Chromebooks, up 100% in three months

How Cybercriminals Used Facebook And Amazon For A World Tour Of Theft

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Hamza Bendelledj is believed to have stolen funds from 127 American banks over the past six years using the sophisticated Zeus botnet. A new report suggests it infected more than a third of the worlds IP addresses by hijacking trusted brands such as Amazon and by sending 1.5 fake...
How Cybercriminals Used Facebook And Amazon For A World Tour Of Theft
Google Says 2,000 Schools Now Use Chromebooks, 2x As Many As Just 3 Months Ago

PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

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PagerDuty has raised $10.7 million from Andreessen Horowitz to build out an IT alert service that is modeled on what Amazon Web Services developed to manage its massive infrastructure. The funding will go toward building additional services to give IT managers a way to quantify how staff is responding to alerts and develop new...
PagerDuty Raises $10.7M Round From Andreessen Horowitz For IT Alert Service Modeled On AWS System

Google cuts copyright deal with French publishers

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Google has created a €60 million (US$81 million) fund designed to settle disputes with French publishers over lost revenues, providing an alternative to a proposed "link tax" that would have charged the company for posting French news content in its search results. France is one of several European countries,...
Google cuts copyright deal with French publishers

BlackBerry Reinvents Itself to Compete with All-Touch Smartphones

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[ See post to watch video ] There is a new smartphone coming to market, running on a new operating system. It’s an all-touch device—with no physical navigation controls and no physical keyboard—and serves as a platform for third-party apps. It’s meant to compete in a world defined by Apple’s...
BlackBerry Reinvents Itself to Compete with All-Touch Smartphones

Facebook revenues up 40%

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Social networking company performs better than expected thanks to surge in people accessing site via mobileFacebook beat Wall Street's expectations on Wednesday, announcing fourth-quarter earnings of $64m (£40.5m) on revenues up 40% to $1.59bn, and announced that mobile revenue had doubled and mobile users exceeded desktop ones. But its shares...
Facebook revenues up 40%

Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

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As a way to sweeten its mobile analytics product, Flurry Analytics is adding two more services to help mobile developers gauge how they’re attracting new users and how often their app crashes — and it’s adding those features for free. Both iOS and Android developers can use the Flurry SDK and will...
Flurry courts mobile developers with free crash reporting tool

Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard

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Though it looks well-intentioned, MS's attempt to promote standard HTML5 in web pages is a dig at Apple and Google. Microsoft has a new website out: "modern.ie." It's all about promoting standard HTML5-type web code so that a modern, dynamic, Flash-free website works just as well in one browser...
Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard

WSJ: Eric Schmidt calls China 'the most sophisticated and prolific' hacker of foreign firms

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The Wall Street Journal snagged a preview of an upcoming book co-authored by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and the company's Jared Cohen, and it doesn't seem to paint the rosiest picture of China. Dubbed The New Digital Age, the tome reportedly claims China is "the world's most active...
WSJ: Eric Schmidt calls China 'the most sophisticated and prolific' hacker of foreign firms
7 reasons you can't take social networks for granted

Microsoft's Loan to Dell Further Complicates Relationship with PC Makers

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Microsoft’s already complicated relationship with the PC industry just got considerably more so. For most of the 30-year history of Windows, Microsoft made the software and the computer makers built the PCs and that was that. But the world is changing. And quickly. Finally responding to the challenge post by...
Microsoft's Loan to Dell Further Complicates Relationship with PC Makers

With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious

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Of all the complex aspects of the $23 billion leveraged buyout that is set to take PC maker Dell private — which sources said is likely to be announced sometime early today — one of the more interesting parts of the mega-deal is the evolving relationship between software giant...
With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious
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