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great lengths

Microsoft, let's be friends

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Dear Microsoft, Can we just be friends again?  Please? It’s been exactly five years now since I left you.  During our time together, I poured all the emotion and energy I had into the products I helped build for you.  In return, you treated me well and made me feel...
Microsoft, let's be friends

Google web search reveals English letter frequency, helps our Scrabble hustle

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Wordsmiths go to great lengths to master a game of Scrabble or Words With Friends. Rarely are their efforts quite so calculated, however, as what we're seeing today. After Google research director Peter Norvig used his company's search engine to determine letter frequency in the English language, Deadspin and...
Google web search reveals English letter frequency, helps our Scrabble hustle

Street View is coming to Bhutan, edging the Google service close to 50 countries

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It’s been quite a 24 hours or so for Google, what with Google Reader getting the axe and Android head Andy Rubin stepping aside. Despite that, Google is back to doing one of the things it does best — providing greater access to information in emerging markets — after announced plans...
Street View is coming to Bhutan, edging the Google service close to 50 countries
Big Tech: Burglar Swipes Computers From Steve Jobs' House

Smithsonian's super squeaky clean meteorite lab makes your room look like a pig sty (video)

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If you think you're a clean freak, then you obviously haven't been to the Smithsonian Antarctic meteorite storage facility. See, when it isn't kicking up the video-games-as-art debate or showing off our future overlords, the Smithsonian also dabbles in the study of fallen rocks from space. So just exactly...
Smithsonian's super squeaky clean meteorite lab makes your room look like a pig sty (video)

EMI Kills Off More Innovation: MP3Tunes Declares Bankruptcy Due To 'Withering' Legal Costs

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We've noted how frequently the entertainment industry -- especially the big record labels with the help of the RIAA -- seem to sue innovative upstarts. They usually do this as part of a two-part plan: they either want to kill off the innovation, or they use the lawsuit as the...
EMI Kills Off More Innovation: MP3Tunes Declares Bankruptcy Due To 'Withering' Legal Costs

Grinding it Out: See Steven Sinofsky Turn Surface Into a Skateboard

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Steven Sinofsky is apparently not only unsure whether to classify Surface as laptop or tablet. He also fancies it a skateboard. The Windows unit president was spotted Tuesday riding on one of the slates (mounted on skateboard wheels) through the lobby of Studio B, the home of Surface on Microsoft’s...
Grinding it Out: See Steven Sinofsky Turn Surface Into a Skateboard
Dr. Dre skirts Olympic rules with Beats marketing campaign

Here's What The iPad Mini Means For Developers (AAPL)

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While nothing's officially been announced yet, rumor sites are already buzzing over the iPad Mini, a downsized Apple tablet which we expect out later this month. Consumers who have heard about the rumors are generally excited to have more options. But more options mean more headaches for app developers, who...
Here's What The iPad Mini Means For Developers (AAPL)

Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab removes Chinese tech over spying concerns

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One of the leading US nuclear weapons labs, Los Alamos National Laboratory, has removed networking switches manufactured by H3C, a former venture between Huawei and 3Com, and now a full subsidiary of HP. According to a letter from November obtained by Reuters, government security specialists were alerted to the...
Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab removes Chinese tech over spying concerns

PRO: The state of cross-platform media measurement

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Today brand advertisers must go to great lengths to find their audiences. Thus, brand advertising’s focus on cross-platform media measurement has grown dramatically in the past five years. But the ecosystem, which this report examines from a broad perspective, struggles to solve the correlation between the two media-viewing behemoths, TV...
PRO: The state of cross-platform media measurement

Irish Newspapers Mine Links For Revenue

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Who owns the links we click and embed? Should the original creator of that content be paid when that material is shared online, even with just links? Across the pond in Ireland, newspapers are wresting with this issue as they attempt to charge third parties for linking and displaying the paper's...
Irish Newspapers Mine Links For Revenue

Daily Report: The Review Was Fake. The Refund Was Real.

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David Streitfeld reports In The New York Times on Friday that some retailers may go to great lengths to gain an advantage in the brutal world of online commerce -- by offering a refund on a product in exchange for a review....
Daily Report: The Review Was Fake. The Refund Was Real.
Why Facebook And Google's Data Centers Are Not Killing Our Planet (GOOG, FB)

Want to explore Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro without climbing them? Google Maps to the rescue

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Google has gone to great lengths to capture a virtual tour of some of the world’s most majestic and unique places for its Maps service. Today, it announced it has released the street view of some of the most famous mountains on earth, including Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro. Now, users...
Want to explore Mount Everest and Kilimanjaro without climbing them? Google Maps to the rescue
Samsung Galaxy S III review
Best Buy's marketing head: 'We need HTC back in the market'

F-Secure Explains Why It Missed Spotting Flame, Despite Having Seen It Two Years Ago

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With all the attention on the Flame malware, there's a great post over at Wired by F-Secure's Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen, explaining why various security firms totally missed Flame (and Stuxnet and DuQu) for quite some time -- despite samples having been sent all the way back to 2010....
F-Secure Explains Why It Missed Spotting Flame, Despite Having Seen It Two Years Ago

Apple responds to tax criticism by highlighting job creation

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Rebuttal comes in the wake of a report claiming the tech giant goes to great lengths to avoid billions of dollars in taxes. [Read more]...
Apple responds to tax criticism by highlighting job creation

LG adds Spotify's music streaming service to all of its upcoming smart media devices

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LG has revealed today that Spotify’s on-demand music streaming service will be supported on all of its smart media products released this year, including Blu-ray players and Blu-ray Home Cinema Systems. In addition, LG says “a selection” of its existing hardware with Internet connectivity in the United States, Europe, Australia...
LG adds Spotify's music streaming service to all of its upcoming smart media devices

Report: Facebook Read Users' Text Messages

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The London Sunday Times is reporting that Facebook read text messages of users who downloaded the social network's smartphone app. The story is behind a paywall, but Fox News summarized the article and said Facebook admitted to reading text messages as part of a trial to launch its own messaging...
Report: Facebook Read Users' Text Messages

The Irony of Microsoft's Anti-Google Apps Campaign on YouTube

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In a Microsoft video extolling its virtues, the narrator makes the point that marketing is difficult with Google Apps. It's far simpler with Microsoft Office. So we find it deliciously ironic that Microsoft is marketing a number of anti- Google Apps videos using Google's YouTube. Hmm...doesn't that defeat the point...
The Irony of Microsoft's Anti-Google Apps Campaign on YouTube

The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

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Yesterday, Google product manager posted a blog post stating that 600 communities applied to be a guinea pig for the search giants experimental fiber network. And 190,000 individuals wrote letters of support for their communities to be chosen. But the post was written with 5 hours until the deadline,...
The Final Tally: More Than 1100 Cities Apply For Google’s Fiber Network

Hey Clock Fans: Does your cat act as an alarm clock? Here's a short film about the great lengths one cat goes to,... http://bit.ly/9fEmai

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Hey Clock Fans: Does your cat act as an alarm clock? Here's a short film about the great lengths one cat goes to,... http://bit.ly/9fEmai

iPhone price-matching may be coming to an Apple Store near you

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MacRumors Apple has quietly begun price-matching other major retailers on sales of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, potentially bringing down the devices' cost by almost $50. According to a source speaking to MacRumors, the company recently gave its retail stores authorization to discount the two iPhone models upon...
iPhone price-matching may be coming to an Apple Store near you

The Story Of A Man Who Outsourced His Work To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos All Day (VZW)

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A Verizon case study recently revealed that some people will go through great lengths in order to be able to watch cat videos all day. We first heard about it on TNW. The study documents the scam of a developer named Bob. He worked at a "critical infrastructure" company in...
The Story Of A Man Who Outsourced His Work To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos All Day (VZW)
Game Dev Tycoon developers give pirates a taste of their own medicine

The high-risk jobs that make your digital conveniences tick

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Whenever we post an update to our favourite social network, whenever we fire off a text message across the miles, whenever we download an app in a matter of seconds, there are people who’ve made it possible that we rarely (if ever) think about. These people are the ones who...
The high-risk jobs that make your digital conveniences tick

Google buys 10 years of renewable energy to power its Finnish data center with Swedish wind

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You can say a lot about Google, but not that it doesn’t genuinely care about the environment. Sure, striving to use 100% renewable energy across all its operations is good for the company’s bottom line, too, but Google has certainly gone to great lengths making its data centers as energy-efficient...
Google buys 10 years of renewable energy to power its Finnish data center with Swedish wind

One Year After IPO, Facebook's Biggest Bets Could Take a Long Time to Pay Off

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mama_mia/Shutterstock Today marks a year since Facebook’s rough-and-tumble IPO. Since that disappointing day, Facebook has gone to great lengths to assure Wall Street that yes, it will one day be the social ad spinning, money-making machine that Wall Street hopes it will be. The biggest potential, Facebook maintains, lies in...
One Year After IPO, Facebook's Biggest Bets Could Take a Long Time to Pay Off
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