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Here's Why The Apple Maps Debacle Really Is Worrisome (AAPL)

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Apple's native mapping application is turning into the debacle we thought it would become. On a micro-level, this is a short term pain for Apple. It will make its maps app better and better. By this time next year we expect Apple's maps to be very good. Remember, Apple isn't...
Here's Why The Apple Maps Debacle Really Is Worrisome (AAPL)
With music and sports publisher partnerships, ZEFR cements its position as the dominant YouTube monetization platform for enterprises

Google Adds Pirate Bay Domains to Censorship List

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There are certain words Google doesn’t want you to see without explicitly searching for them. Type in ‘peni…’ or ‘vagin…’ and the search giant leaves out the most obvious suggestions. This, despite the fact that these dictionary words are popular searches among the public. Since January last year Google has...
Google Adds Pirate Bay Domains to Censorship List

Viral Video Chart: Star Wars v Sesame Street, Olly Murs, dogs v One Direction

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Watch Chewbacca go head to head with Cookie Monster and a barking take on a boyband hit in our online clip rundownIt's battle of the cover versions this week, as two takes on Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen - this summer's Rebecca Black? - go head to head. First...
Viral Video Chart: Star Wars v Sesame Street, Olly Murs, dogs v One Direction

Hollywood Still Doesn't Realize That The Internet Drives Popular Culture Now

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Stewart Baker, the former DHS official whose warnings about how SOPA would wreak havoc on online security were instrumental in convincing many of our elected officials that SOPA and PIPA were half-baked legislative disasters, now has a fascinating writeup for The Hollywood Reporter, trying to explain why the Republican Party...
Hollywood Still Doesn't Realize That The Internet Drives Popular Culture Now

Nothing To Worry About Windows Folks, Nothing At All, I'm Sure

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Nothing To Worry About Windows Folks, Nothing At All, I'm Sure: Apple malware blogger Ed Bott took some time off from his important beat today to comment on my previous post about the major Windows 8 service pack released prior to Windows 8 itself even being released. Bott: Yes, heaven...
Nothing To Worry About Windows Folks, Nothing At All, I'm Sure

SEC: Wireless carriers must allow shareholder votes on data neutrality

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AT&T, Sprint Nextel and Verizon must allow shareholders -- like the Beastie Boys' Mike D -- to vote on whether the companies should continue to impose data caps on their customer.  FORTUNE -- The SEC on Wednesday ordered that Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and Sprint Nextel (S) must allow shareholder...
SEC: Wireless carriers must allow shareholder votes on data neutrality

Siri will be able to buy movie tickets for you in iOS 6.1

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iOS 6 gave Siri the ability to track sports, look up movies and ratings, launch apps and make restaurant reservations. The update was a step in the right direction to fleshing out Siri’s capabilities, but there’s still a long ways to go before Apple’s (AAPL) personal assistant becomes more than...
Siri will be able to buy movie tickets for you in iOS 6.1
Review: Resident Evil 6 is a half-baked Frankenstein's monster
Intel CEO Paul Otellini announces retirement in May as company's mobile strategy remains uncertain
Project Glass Is The Future Of Google

Precisely How Google Killed Google Reader

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As you may remember, we argued that Google should take its extant communities and try to make them the core of its social offering rather than building G+ from scratch. That hasn't happened. But the memory of the communities on Google Reader live on. At BuzzFeed's FWD, there is a terrific...
Precisely How Google Killed Google Reader
The best-case scenario for BlackBerry right now? Build a niche as a 'cult' product

What Games Are: Who Will Create The No-Bullshit Games Console?

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here. In any line of technology there’s always a bit of spin as part of an attempt to build a marketing story. A successful...
What Games Are: Who Will Create The No-Bullshit Games Console?

ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them

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We've talked about the fact that the whole "generic top level domain" (gTLD) process was hopelessly corrupt, as it was more or less driven by those who sought to profit from the system -- folks who ran (or hoped to run) domain registration offerings. And, the entire thing seemed based...
ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them

Make A Counterstrike Map Of A Montreal Metro Station, Get Threatened With $50,000 Fine

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The intangible fear that something might go wrong at an undefinable point in the future tends to paralyze bureaucratic entities, reducing them blurting out bizarre statements based on flawed logic and paranoiac "what if" theories. At times, this sort of thought process seems almost rational -- when it comes to...
Make A Counterstrike Map Of A Montreal Metro Station, Get Threatened With $50,000 Fine

Google Just Launched Another Killer App On iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)

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Google launched a new app for iPhone today called Capture that lets you quickly upload videos to YouTube. Unlike Apple's built-in Camera app, Google's Capture lets you sync to your Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts to easily push your videos to all your social networks in one go. The app...
Google Just Launched Another Killer App On iPhone (GOOG, AAPL)
Motorola confirms the Atrix HD will not support Lapdock accessory or WebTop environment

Dive Into Mobile Adds Google's Schmidt, Waze's Bardin and Twitter's Sippey

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We’ve added some exciting speakers for our D: Dive Into Mobile conference on April 15 and 16 in New York. While much of our lineup remains intact from October’s hurricaned-out event, there are a few notable changes. First, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is joining the roster. Schmidt, of course, is fluent and...
Dive Into Mobile Adds Google's Schmidt, Waze's Bardin and Twitter's Sippey

"I am calling you from Week in Review": 12 of Ars' best stories this week

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We had a bit of a strange week here at Ars, what with phone scammers calling deputy editor Nate Anderson, who quickly enlisted senior IT reporter Jon Brodkin, in an attempt to break down the strategies behind the tech support frauds. We also discussed some creative science—in a quest to...
"I am calling you from Week in Review": 12 of Ars' best stories this week

Foursquare wants to be the mayor of location apps

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Foursquare is an on-the-rise application that blends mobile, location awareness and a clever points system that's an evolutionary leap for loyalty programs. Think coupons, but with rich data and gaming thrown in. Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare and a speaker at the upcoming Where 2.0 conference, cut his teeth on...
Foursquare wants to be the mayor of location apps
The 4 most common online video blunders (and how to avoid them)

The DOJ’s half-baked explanation of Apple’s role in the e-book case (Analysis)

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The Justice Department is pouncing on statements by Apple like “aikido move” and “trounce Amazon” to prove its case that Apple was the hub of a illegal conspiracy to fix the price of e-books. While the statements sounds serious, the government’s overall explanation of Apple’s role in the conspiracy is...
The DOJ’s half-baked explanation of Apple’s role in the e-book case (Analysis)

5 Reasons Office 2010 Is Going To Rock Your World

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If you use a computer, you are familiar with Microsoft’s productivity suite, Office. You are most likely running Office 2003, or 2007 depending on your appetite for upgrades.Office 2010, the coming version of Office, is not only the best yet, but is going to make your work day faster, and...
5 Reasons Office 2010 Is Going To Rock Your World
What Games Are: The Reviewers Are Wrong About OUYA

iPhone 5 Will Benefit Business... Eventually

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The arrival of Apple's iPhone 5 is a source of much joy for many consumers who long to get their hands on the latest gadget from Cupertino. But right now it might be causing some some headaches for businesses dealing with some half-baked software and potential jumps in their data...
iPhone 5 Will Benefit Business... Eventually
Intel: Windows 8 will be half baked at launch [updated]

This week's new games

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Final Fantasy XIII-2PlayStation 3, Xbox 360If Final Fantasy XIII-2 were a film, it would be the worst you've ever seen, featuring an absurdly convoluted plot and sub-James Cameron dialogue. But it's the game's mechanics that create interest, with fast moving, tactical battles and satisfying character customisation. Clearly stung by criticism...
This week's new games

Apple misses October deadline for iTunes 11 release

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With October almost over, Apple is acknowledging that it won’t be able to release iTunes 11 on time. An Apple spokesperson told CNET that the release is taking “longer than expected,” adding that the company wanted to take “a little extra time to get it right.” Apple is now saying...
Apple misses October deadline for iTunes 11 release

Google’s Project Glass: An Exercise In Mediocrity?

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So Google X founder Sebastian Thrun was on Charlie Rose last night showing off his latest creation, Project Glass. Which, if you haven’t seen by now, is quite possibly one of the most ambitious consumer products to come out of the Googleplex in recent memory. But until Thrun’s appearance...
Google’s Project Glass: An Exercise In Mediocrity?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?