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Mike C's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Prenda, prenda, prenda... (hat tip to Jan Brady). What... you thought I'd lead with something else? Ohhhhh, fine! So here we are at the end of another week and what a week it was. We started off Monday with April Fool's Day and there were a couple of fools to...
Mike C's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
No filter: Why I dumped digital pictures for Instax on vacation
New iOS 5.1.1 update fixes problems with camera, iPad connectivity

Watch: This beautiful short film about dreaming big will warm your heart

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Growing up can be tough, and it’s unfortunately all too easy to lose sight of your dreams. If you need a dose of inspiration and a trip down nostalgia lane, watch this “When I Grow Up” short film from The Academy. When I Grow Up from The Academy. Creator Colin Hesterly calls...
Watch: This beautiful short film about dreaming big will warm your heart
Google Wallet's not just for credit cards; here's what it might hold in the future

Journalism Online Sold For $19.6 Million; $15.3 Million Earnout For Brill, Crovitz

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When RR Donnelley bought Journalism Online from Steve Brill, Gordon Grovitz, Leo Hindery, Jr., and their investors last March, I reported that the deal range was $35 million to $45 million—and got a lot of raised eyebrows in return. The deal structure revealed in this week’s 10-K filing shows...
Journalism Online Sold For $19.6 Million; $15.3 Million Earnout For Brill, Crovitz

Apple preps for Chinese New Year shopping rush across Asia with seasonal gift guides

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Apple is again hoping to cash in on the Chinese New Year across Asia by releasing gift guides for the holiday. As one would expect, many of the products listed on Apple’s guides are red, a color that is associated with good fortune in China. Apple in the past has...
Apple preps for Chinese New Year shopping rush across Asia with seasonal gift guides

Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

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Myspace officially pulled the plug on the social music service iLike.com today, putting an end to what once was hailed as the most popular social music service (hat tip to hypebot). iLike was one of the first startups to offer a combination of free music streaming and social networking, which...
Online music is hard: iLike shuts down
A dingo ate my Visa: 500K credit card numbers stolen in Australian hack
Apple to sue bankrupt Proview over iPad trademark

SPACESHIP! GIANT SPACESHIP OVER THE U.K.! And it looks like....pliers? http://is.gd/aUiit Hat tip @thenoodleator

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SPACESHIP! GIANT SPACESHIP OVER THE U.K.! And it looks like....pliers? http://is.gd/aUiit Hat tip @thenoodleator
Square nabs PayPal VP just as the companies become direct competitors

Facebook Home opens to poor reviews

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale User reviews of Facebook Home, the social network’s new home screen feature for Android phones, are coming in pretty weak. A day after Facebook released the software on Google Play, the app has garnered 2,219 reviews, with an...
Facebook Home opens to poor reviews

January sales data reveals mo' iMacs, mo' Mac sales

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3-4 week shipping times are still making some iMac buyers wait. Discussion of Mac sales may have been a bit of a yawner during Apple's earnings call last month, but sales have reportedly picked up significantly since then. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster obtained NPD's retail data for January...
January sales data reveals mo' iMacs, mo' Mac sales

Browse the Web as it Looked in 1993

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Github user Alan Dipert has posted the source code for NCSA Mosaic 2.7 on the code hosting website. You can download it and run it on any modern Linux installation. It runs on Ubuntu just fine. Mosaic was the first graphical web browser. It was born in the early...
Browse the Web as it Looked in 1993

Legal organization claims Apple is dodging tax and selling pornography in China

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The China Association of Consumer Protection Law, a subsidiary China Law Society, has accused Apple of tax evasion, intellectual property violations, and distribution of pornographic content in China. According to a piece published in China’s The Mirror (hat tip Bill Bishop), the government-affiliated research group held a meeting yesterday that revealed...
Legal organization claims Apple is dodging tax and selling pornography in China

Spotted: Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass specs as he blends in on NYC subway

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Google last week announced its first two ‘hackathon’ events for Google Glass developers, and the company is aiming to make its wearable glasses technology something that can be used by anyone at any place. Except that this is already happening as you’d have seen if you took the downtown train...
Spotted: Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass specs as he blends in on NYC subway

iTunes (temporarily) serves porn images to Russian users

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iTunes users in Russia got an eyeful on Wednesday (hat tip to Wired) when a newly released version of the app displayed graphic images of porn instead of the foreign films they were expecting. The bug, reported to be present in the iTunes Store shown to users in Russia,...
iTunes (temporarily) serves porn images to Russian users

Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

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How très français. Monkey is a little slow on the uptake here (hat tip: New Statesman) - last week the French government's General Commission for Terminology and Neology issued a proclamation to users of Twitter and other social media to urging them to stop using the term "hashtag", in favour...
Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey
Work it: Fitbit Flex exercise wristband ships today at $100

T-Mobile USA will finally carry Apple devices in 2013

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T-Mobile, the only major US carrier without any official Apple offerings, will begin selling some products to subscribers in 2013. T-Mobile USA's parent company, Deutsche Telekom, said in a press conference on Thursday (hat tip to AllThingsD) that the company had entered into an agreement with Apple, but did...
T-Mobile USA will finally carry Apple devices in 2013
Apple wanted AuthenTec's "new technology" ASAP for future products

Gorgeous iOS 7 concept video shows what's possible in Apple's next iPhone software

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Imagine all the things you’ve ever wanted iOS to do. Quick settings from the lock screen, widgets that let you make changes in running apps without opening them, true multitasking in which you can see and flip through...
Gorgeous iOS 7 concept video shows what's possible in Apple's next iPhone software

China's Baidu is quietly testing a group buying service

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Baidu, China’s top search engine, is quietly testing a new group buying service. Located at t.baidu.com, the new site directly offers promotions, going beyond its current daily deal aggregation efforts. Currently, the site offers just 10 deals and Beijing is listed as the only city. Baidu has been known to discreetly...
China's Baidu is quietly testing a group buying service
Andreessen-Horowitz expands social with new Twitter hire
New details emerge about the hack on Facebook
MTV Europe Has Things To Say About Piracy And/Or Loading Bars Being Bad For Musicians

Bill Gates takes to Reddit for an AMA: Only has $100 in his wallet, will not give you $1 million

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Bill Gates is currently hosting an AMA session on Reddit. An AMA, short for ‘Ask Me Anything,’ is an informal text-based interview with the social website’s userbase. As Reddit’s size has grown, so too has the level of celebrity of individual that can be attracted to spend time on the site. Famously...
Bill Gates takes to Reddit for an AMA: Only has $100 in his wallet, will not give you $1 million
3-D printing goes Disney: turn yourself into a Star Wars action figure for $99

Craigslist rolls out new Map View feature for apartment searches

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Even as it’s locked in a legal dispute with apartment hunting sites over use of its data, Craiglist has released its own mapping feature for the apartment listings on its website. The service appears to be rolling out gradually, as it showed up in several cities, including the Bay Area,...
Craigslist rolls out new Map View feature for apartment searches
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?