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Like it or not, nonreplaceable CPUs may be the future of desktops

Teen Sexting Really Does Mean Teen Sex

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For all the parental and media hand-wringing, sexting remains a poorly studied phenomenon. But according to new peer-reviewed research, that concern might not be unfounded. Teen texts are indeed ablaze with sexual content - but how does technology-based sexual activity intersect with actual behavior? Teens are sending more text messages...
Teen Sexting Really Does Mean Teen Sex

Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

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While the hand-wringing over the future of journalism, blogging, the nature of conflicts of interest, yada yada, has been deeply interesting (alongside the personal attacks – we all like a good public fight don’t we?), it’s worth recalling that the furore was kicked off by a fairly pertinent point. To...
Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

Now There Are Rumors That Murdoch May Kill 'The Daily'

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When Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only newspaper launched early last year, many people predicted it was not long for this world. This was in part because of the massive amount of money News Corp. was pouring into the project--the word was that 'The Daily' had a $60 million annual budget--and in part...
Now There Are Rumors That Murdoch May Kill 'The Daily'

World Bank envisions a 4°C future

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Rising oceans will make future storm surges worse. NASA Many governments have set a goal for limiting climate change: two degrees by the end of the century, and no more. However, most projections show we're lagging badly. Unless we accelerate a transition to renewables and nuclear, we're going to...
World Bank envisions a 4°C future
Viral Video: "The Newsroom" Is Reborn
Facebook's Eduardo Saverin renounces U.S. citizenship over IPO fees, but are taxes good for tech?
HP pleads with court: Make Oracle support Itanium forever

Wikimedia Scandal: Proof Of Unreliability Or Confirmation That Crowdsourcing Works?

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While Glyn just recently wrote about Jimmy Wales' effort to stymie UK snooping, it appears there may be other issues to address in England. If Wikipedia has had to fight any stigma, it's been the notion that a crowdsourced encyclopeda in which most anyone could contribute would be so rife...
Wikimedia Scandal: Proof Of Unreliability Or Confirmation That Crowdsourcing Works?
Mogreet claims that MMS ads are 230 times more effective than in-app ads

Why Is Everyone Focused on Zuckerberg's Hoodie?

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Over the last two days, there has been a great deal of mud-slinging and hand-wringing about the significance of what Mark Zuckerberg, 27, the chief of executive of Facebook, wore when he went courting would-be investors in New York. Why the fascination and why did some take offense?...
Why Is Everyone Focused on Zuckerberg's Hoodie?

5 Things You Need to Know About Where Google Is Going Next

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On the last day of the Google I/O developers conference, we sat down with engineering director Peter Magnusson to digest the introduction of Compute Engine, which adds Google-scale processing power to the company's list of cloud offerings designed to take on Amazon Web Services. Here are the announcement's five...
5 Things You Need to Know About Where Google Is Going Next

Announcing an audacious proposal

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The overwhelmingly positive response to my blogpost, What Twitter could have been has been inspiring. The post has generated 80K pageviews thus far. Without really meaning to, I touched a nerve. The responses to my post largely fell into two camps. One group is of the belief that a non-commercial,...
Announcing an audacious proposal
Why is an ebook ever riddled with typos?

Apple's Shares Have Outperformed Samsung's For a Decade

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Something to consider amid all the hand-wringing over the recent downdraft in Apple’s share price, and concerns that the company has finally been outflanked by Samsung. The South Korean company’s ascendency is very recent and, when measured by stock price, not nearly as pronounced as one might think. Samsung’s stock...
Apple's Shares Have Outperformed Samsung's For a Decade
What will ad-tech look like without cookies?
U.K. Prime Minister wants ISP plans that block all pornography

Next Ridiculous Idea To Stifle Online Speech: Irish Senator Says You Should Have To Pay To Post Online

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There's a lot of hand-wringing and moral panics around "anonymous commenters" online supposedly saying all sorts of nasty stuff. Of course, as we've discussed, some of the best comments in our own discussions seem to come from anonymous commenters. Yes, some leave some crazy comments, but anonymity by itself is...
Next Ridiculous Idea To Stifle Online Speech: Irish Senator Says You Should Have To Pay To Post Online

Condoleezza Rice: The new face of venture capital?

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Amidst all the hand wringing that's been going on in Silicon Valley's venture capital circles of late (Is the Internet boom over!? Is the VC industry fundamentally flawed!?) -- it's fascinating that legendary venture capitalist Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures just signed up former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice...
Condoleezza Rice: The new face of venture capital?

Bogus Copyright Numbers Enter The Fight Over Cyberhacking As Well

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For many years, we've talked about just how bogus the numbers are that get thrown around for "losses" and "job losses" due to copyright infringement. And yet they keep getting repeated. Two years ago, we were particularly stunned by a report from the ITC that claimed $48 billion dollars in...
Bogus Copyright Numbers Enter The Fight Over Cyberhacking As Well

Right or wrong, Yahoo is the talk of the town

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Marissa Mayer is not shy about making changes to make sure Yahoo gets its groove back. I am in the “not buying it” camp because I don’t think it is easy for tech companies, especially ones like Yahoo that have been eaten from inside by a systematic rot. Still, she...
Right or wrong, Yahoo is the talk of the town

Twitter versus Twitter and those stuck between

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As is the wont of the tech blogosphere there is a lot of hand-wringing and reading of the tea leaves following the the release of the ‘official’ Twitter app for the Blackberry as well as the purchase of Tweetie for the iPhone. Everyone it seems has an opinion on what...
Twitter versus Twitter and those stuck between

What Can Startups Learn from Last Week's Twitter Announcements?

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Last week brought two major announcements from Twitter. On Thursday, the company announced an official application for BlackBerry. On Friday, Twitter announced that it had purchased Atebits, the makers of the iPhone app Tweetie. Over the weekend, there was substantial discussion and a fair amount of hand-wringing by third-party developers,...
What Can Startups Learn from Last Week's Twitter Announcements?

Android fragmentation: it’s not as bad as you think, as long as you compromise

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There has been a lot of hand wringing in the developer community about fragmentation on Android. Device makers are delivering dozens of unique units with their own screen size and resolution, and Google hasn’t had any way to ensure that phones running Android stay up to date on the latest...
Android fragmentation: it’s not as bad as you think, as long as you compromise

Prison Sponser Tries To Delete Wikipedia Information After Sponsoring NCAA Football Stadium

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Wikipedia gets, what I think is, a bad wrap by the general public due to users being able to edit its pages. This isn't to say that there aren't ever problems, but I tend to think that the community does a pretty decent job of policing itself and much of...
Prison Sponser Tries To Delete Wikipedia Information After Sponsoring NCAA Football Stadium
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