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TAT founder Hampus Jakobsson leaves RIM for startup land

www.engadget.com
RIM just can't seem to avoid staff shakeups. Hampus Jakobsson, The Astonishing Tribe founder and a key factor in BlackBerry 10's interface design, has signaled that he's leaving the smartphone maker. He cites an itch to launch another startup as the impetus behind the move, although he hasn't said...
TAT founder Hampus Jakobsson leaves RIM for startup land
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News Of A National 'Super Wi-Fi' Network Was A Media Fabrication

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America got bamboozled yesterday, courtesy of an unintentional media fabrication: the government is not building a super-fast national Wi-Fi network. A somewhat confusing feature in The Washington Post about a few loosely connected government initiatives about greater access to faster Wi-Fi got twisted into a story about a plan to...
News Of A National 'Super Wi-Fi' Network Was A Media Fabrication

Red Hat CEO: We've Grown So Fast That Employees Spread This Crazy Rumor About Me (RHT)

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What does it feel like to be the CEO of a super-hot company as it crests the billion-dollar-revenue mark and grows to 5,000 employees? Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says that it's hard to notice the changes. Then something happens to make you realize you are the boss of a...
Red Hat CEO: We've Grown So Fast That Employees Spread This Crazy Rumor About Me (RHT)

TripAdvisor releases trend data with a good report for UK accommodation

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Travel rating and review site, TripAdvisor has released a summary of its trend data. The latest update shows an eight year increase in UK service standards, not a bad report card as Britain prepares for an influx of visitors for the Olympics and Jubilee celebrations. The report summary notes the...
TripAdvisor releases trend data with a good report for UK accommodation

Can Big Data Replace Domain Expertise?

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One of the recurring themes last week at the O'Reilly Strata Conference in Santa Clara was the idea that skill with machine learning and analytics could trump domain expertise in getting results. The argument goes something like this: Given the right data set, a data scientist with no domain expertise...
Can Big Data Replace Domain Expertise?

Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

www.guardian.co.uk
Scientists across the world are tweeting about how experiments really get done. Some are brutally honest, most are very funnyScientists are a precise bunch. Our experiments are carefully planned down to the last detail, the methods we use are selected with great care and forethought and our sample sizes are...
Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

The Secrets Behind Lost: Our 50 Best Theories [Lost]

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Lost has promised to answer all of our burning questions about the island and its mysteries - maybe tonight, maybe sometime soon. But we can't wait, so here are our 50 best theories about the true meaning of the show. We're pretty sure that at least some of these theories...
The Secrets Behind Lost: Our 50 Best Theories [Lost]

Apple Rumor Patrol: iPhone Plus, HBO Go On Apple TV, And... New Interfaces?

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Hope you like your morning news with a heaping side of Apple--because there's plenty of it. HBO Go On Apple TV Bloomberg has stirred up excitement about Apple's TV plans again by saying that Apple is in deep discussions with HBO to bring its streaming service HBO Go to...
Apple Rumor Patrol: iPhone Plus, HBO Go On Apple TV, And... New Interfaces?
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The Norwegian Ministry of Finance may open source cash registers to prevent tax fraud

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The Norwegian Ministry of Finance wants all the cash registers in its country tossed, and replaced with new machines, this time with code that it can verify. Norway is not the largest of countries, but this move would result in the installation of as many 90,000 replacement registers. The Ministry...
The Norwegian Ministry of Finance may open source cash registers to prevent tax fraud

Is Intel about to become Apple's ARM SoC foundry?

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If an industry analyst is to be believed, Apple may soon move the production of its ARM processors from Samsung to Intel. This dovetails neatly with the news earlier in the year that Intel was moving into the foundry business — but it isn’t quite that simple: The same analyst...
Is Intel about to become Apple's ARM SoC foundry?

How to spread an Apple rumor

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Rumors are a fact of life for those covering Apple. We see them every single day — they might have a grain of truth, are mostly true or are flat-out false. It’s rare that we get to see the genesis of one of those rumors, however. On Monday a blog...
How to spread an Apple rumor
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