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WayIn takes on Twitter-based voting with TwitPolls
Netflix’s Reed Hastings takes a swing at Comcast in the name of net neutrality

Zeebox Searches For Money In TV's Social Second Screen

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After quickly gaining a warm reception and a rapid post-launch investment from BSkyB, the social TV app startup co-founded by ex BBC iPlayer head honcho Anthony Rose is making its first real play at monetisation. From Thursday, Zeebox is starting to include “click to buy” slots in its iPad...
Zeebox Searches For Money In TV's Social Second Screen

FCC's Genachowski calls for 'one gigabit community in all 50 states,' sets 2015 goal

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Gigabit game on! FCC head Julius Genachowski wants the US to host "at least one gigabit community in all 50 states by 2015," and he's calling upon ISPs, as well as state governments to make it a reality. In a statement issued today, Genachowski laid out a roadmap to...
FCC's Genachowski calls for 'one gigabit community in all 50 states,' sets 2015 goal

Reddit community to new CEO Yishan Wong: “Don’t f*&# it up.”

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It’s really hard to describe exactly what reddit is, is it a social news site? An online community? It’s both really, but as the years have gone on it has become its own category. No longer does the site get mentioned alongside or in the shadows of Kevin Rose’s Digg....
Reddit community to new CEO Yishan Wong: “Don’t f*&# it up.”

Apple hiring Dixons boss to boost its stores: Why it’s sane, not suicide

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Apple today announced that it has appointed John Browett as senior vice president of its retail division, where he’ll report directly to Apple’s head honcho Tim Cook and take responsibility for retail strategy and the expansion of Apple Stores around the world. Browett has spent the past few years as...
Apple hiring Dixons boss to boost its stores: Why it’s sane, not suicide

Is Silicon Valley an echo chamber -- or does it just lack perspective?

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Nick Bilton, in his Disruptions column for the New York Times, lamented the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. Sometimes, Hollywood screenwriters create scripts filled with inside jokes that only people in Hollywood could appreciate. Sometimes, New York media writers write about other New York media writers. And sometimes, tech entrepreneurs in...
Is Silicon Valley an echo chamber -- or does it just lack perspective?

Founders Fund Partner Bruce Gibney Has Left The Firm

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Bruce Gibney, the Founders Fund partner who criss-crossed the country raising its fourth fund of $625 million, has left the firm, multiple industry sources confirm. Details of why he departed are unavailable at this time, but we understand he’ll be going to work at a holding company. Gibney championed the...
Founders Fund Partner Bruce Gibney Has Left The Firm

The evolution of a media giant, by The Huffington Post's CEO Jimmy Maymann [Video]

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The Next Web caught up with the Huffington Post’s CEO Jimmy Maymann for a chat a few weeks ago, when he discussed the upcoming Japan launch and becoming a global media brand. But during TNW Conference Europe 2013, Maymann took to the stage to give more thoughts on the evolution...
The evolution of a media giant, by The Huffington Post's CEO Jimmy Maymann [Video]

Elon Musk Goes In For A Little Image Softening Courtesy Of Rainn Wilson's Metaphysical Milkshake

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"You may be a billionaire, entrepreneur, inventor, man extraordinaire, but you're not getting any of my chicken burger." The Office's Rainn Wilson has had that Elon Musk in the back of his van. The PayPal founder, Tesla Motors head honcho and Space X entrepreneur has appeared on the comedian's...
Elon Musk Goes In For A Little Image Softening Courtesy Of Rainn Wilson's Metaphysical Milkshake

Fox Censors Cory Doctorow's "Homeland" Novel From Google

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Cory Doctorow’s latest novel Homeland tells the story of an infowar, the suppression of information and the fight against censorship. The setting of the fictional book is a realistic scenario according to activists, and on a small scale the book itself has now become the center of a censorship row....
Fox Censors Cory Doctorow's "Homeland" Novel From Google

Time Warner to begin live-streaming TNT and TBS channels starting this summer

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Oh, how the times are a-changin'. Hot on the heels of ABC revealing its plans to start streaming live TV in some areas, Time Warner's now let it be known that it will be taking a similar route with its own TNT and TBS networks. According to the Los...
Time Warner to begin live-streaming TNT and TBS channels starting this summer

T-Mobile chief: iPhone availability might come some time in the next three months, maybe

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Getting an iPhone on the Magenta network? Not too hard -- but it'll get easier soon, according to the company's CEO. In a chat with Reuters, T-Mobile head honcho John Legere said that the network's iPhone launch was more likely to happen in the next "three to four months"...
T-Mobile chief: iPhone availability might come some time in the next three months, maybe

Samsung Galaxy S3 price drops $100 Sunday only at Best Buy

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If you've been waiting to get the head honcho (for now) of the Android world, this weekend offers a chance to grab one for $100. [Read more]...
Samsung Galaxy S3 price drops $100 Sunday only at Best Buy
Trunk Club is Locking it Up, Throwing Away the Key
Making Sense Of Google's New Social Stuff: Messaging, Hangouts & Google+

How Nasdaq's CEO missed Facebook's IPO meltdown

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The Wall Street Journal breaks down the infamous social network trading nightmare, and why the exchange's head honcho didn't know it was happening. [Read more]...
How Nasdaq's CEO missed Facebook's IPO meltdown

Graydon Carter Isn't Interested in Quantifying Himself, Thanks Very Much

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Mr. Carter, stubbornly unquantified. (Photo:flickr.com/shankbone) Does any corner of New York society remain untouched by the go-go spirit of the raging tech boom? Apparently not. It seems the culture of optimization has advanced even unto the lofty reaches of Vanity Fair, with this month’s issue containing an exploration of the...
Graydon Carter Isn't Interested in Quantifying Himself, Thanks Very Much

WSJ: Eric Schmidt calls China 'the most sophisticated and prolific' hacker of foreign firms

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The Wall Street Journal snagged a preview of an upcoming book co-authored by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and the company's Jared Cohen, and it doesn't seem to paint the rosiest picture of China. Dubbed The New Digital Age, the tome reportedly claims China is "the world's most active...
WSJ: Eric Schmidt calls China 'the most sophisticated and prolific' hacker of foreign firms

Tegra 3 Android tablets to cost as low as $199?

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Perhaps learning a thing or two from Amazon, Nvidia's head honcho hints at more affordable Android tablets in the near future. [Read more]...
Tegra 3 Android tablets to cost as low as $199?

The Raspberry Pi Model A is now available in Europe, global orders to be processed soon

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Raspberry Pi has announced that RS Components and Premier Farnell/element14 have the Model A Raspberry Pi in stock today. The first release of the Model A will only be available in Europe and Raspberry Pi says that the restriction will be lifted very soon to make it available worldwide. Raspberry...
The Raspberry Pi Model A is now available in Europe, global orders to be processed soon
7 logos that should have been crowdsourced

Tim Cook: Apple focusing more on iPad for enterprise

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Pretty chipper news all over for Apple shareholders during today's earnings call. Head honcho Tim Cook even took the time to highlight some sunny numbers for the iPad over on the enterprise side of things. According to the CEO, 94 percent of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are...
Tim Cook: Apple focusing more on iPad for enterprise
Anonymous Calls For A CISPA Blackout... But Nobody Listens

Remember that Gawker redesign? A year’s worth of data says it worked

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On Feburary 7th, 2011, the entire Gawker Media style changed from a typical one you’d see on a blog to a hipper more programmed feel. The design focused on a top story and then listed out others along the side in a static bar. Some people called it horrific, some...
Remember that Gawker redesign? A year’s worth of data says it worked

Longtime Garmin CEO Min Kao Steps Down

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Min Kao, the co-founder and CEO of navigation company Garmin, is stepping down at the end of the year. The new head honcho is Clifton Pemble — who joined Garmin as an engineer in 1989 and has most recently been president and COO. Shares of Garmin were trading up slightly...
Longtime Garmin CEO Min Kao Steps Down
Virgin now offering 4G service, no contract required, but you’ll need an Evo

Sony Tablet P's product manager shows off prototypes, tells the clamshell story

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Still baffled by the Tablet P's existence? Well, Sony's here to help! Earlier today, our brethren over at Engadget Chinese met up with Takeshi Goto, the head honcho of VAIO and mobile product producing, to learn how the Android clamshell went from several mockups (one of which was made...
Sony Tablet P's product manager shows off prototypes, tells the clamshell story

WikiLeaks wins court case against VISA Iceland for blocking funds

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WikiLeaks can count a victory today as Reykjavik District Court in Iceland has ruled that Valitor, (formerly VISA Iceland) violated contract laws by blocking credit card donations to the whistleblowing organisation. VISA and MasterCard’s local partner, Valitor has been ordered to resume processing donations to WikiLeaks within two weeks or face...
WikiLeaks wins court case against VISA Iceland for blocking funds

Nokia chairman says company has a Windows Phone 'contingency plan' after all

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So much for no plan b. A little less than a year after Nokia US' Chris Weber proclaimed rather bluntly, "the reality is if we are not successful with Windows Phone, it doesn't matter what we do," Nokia's chairman Risto Siilasmaa reportedly said in an interview that the company...
Nokia chairman says company has a Windows Phone 'contingency plan' after all
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