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Here's What A National Internet Sales Tax Will Cost You

The Right Geeks To Fill The GOP's Tech Void

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To bridge the tech talent gap, 2016 GOP hopefuls might want to pay attention to these Republican tech heavyweights. Silicon Valley has long had a reputation as a Democrat's haven, and it's got the percentage points to prove it. In Nate Silver's recent FiveThirtyEight breakdown of the numbers, President...
The Right Geeks To Fill The GOP's Tech Void

Adobe Muse is ready to let you design websites without the coding headaches for $15 a month

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If you've been looking to get that web project off the ground but despise the idea of coding it, Adobe's recently announced web design tool has just landed. Muse, the program that allows you to design websites without having to get your hands dirty with HTML5 is now available....
Adobe Muse is ready to let you design websites without the coding headaches for $15 a month

Major ISPs agree to FCC's code of conduct on botnets, DNS attacks

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The FCC's campaign to secure the internet gained new momentum last week, when a group of major ISPs signed on to a new code of conduct aimed at mitigating cybercrime. Adopted by the FCC's Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), the new code targets three main security threats:...
Major ISPs agree to FCC's code of conduct on botnets, DNS attacks

Bill Gates-owned Corbis unveils music licensing service GreenLight Music

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Corbis may be best known for licensing digital images. But the Seattle company, started by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 1989, is expanding its footprint in the digital music arena today with the launch of GreenLight Music. Some heavyweights from the industry have already lined up behind the effort, namely...
Bill Gates-owned Corbis unveils music licensing service GreenLight Music

Dropbox bought Cove to make the jump to webscale

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Drew Houston With more than 45 million users already connected to his company’s cloud storage service, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston knows he has an infrastructure challenge ahead of him. The challenge is that as Dropbox adds users and devices, it approaches the ecehlon of web companies that includes heavyweights such...
Dropbox bought Cove to make the jump to webscale

Weekend Ar(t)s: The time is now for revisiting Freaks and Geeks

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During the weekend, even Ars takes an occasional break from reflecting on rugged phones or experiencing the Pirate Party. Weekend Ar(t)s is a chance to share what we're watching/listening/reading or otherwise consuming this week. Teen romance to relate to... There's almost too much great TV currently running in its...
Weekend Ar(t)s: The time is now for revisiting Freaks and Geeks

ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph – Pinterest For Color?

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Recently a fascinating trend emerged. The rise of Pinterest and other interest-based social networks has suggested (or perhaps reminded us?) that there are in fact limitations to friends’ recommendations and, thus the Facebook Social Graph. All those ticker feeds about what terrible music your friends are listening to? Yeah, that....
ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph – Pinterest For Color?

Apple CEO Tim Cook disagreed with Steve Jobs over suing Samsung

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A new profile of the love-hate relationship between Apple and Samsung details how the tech heavyweights springboarded off each other to emerge as the two dominate forces in the ongoing mobile computing revolution, while also disclosing that Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't share the same views as late company co-founder...
Apple CEO Tim Cook disagreed with Steve Jobs over suing Samsung
Amazon’s stock soars, tops $100 billion in market value

House of Cards: The "13-hour movie" defining the Netflix experience

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Every late January/early February TV calendar is loaded with premier dates. At first glance 2013 is no different—the network and cable heavyweights are obliging. (Editor’s note: Skip that Kevin Bacon show on Fox, but episode one of FX’s The Americans was fun.) But with this year’s slew of pilots,...
House of Cards: The "13-hour movie" defining the Netflix experience

paidContent 50: Who's up and who's down

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There is no doubt who the biggest dog on the digital-media block is. Google (again) tops our paidContent 50 list. It accounted for a full quarter of the total digital revenues on the list. But the Mountain View firm’s growth came not from successful expansion into new revenue lines like social...
paidContent 50: Who's up and who's down

ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS

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ShowScoop launched its so-called ‘Yelp for live music’ online service last summer, serving up a Web app to help gig-goers assess which bands and artists can really cut it on stage. Well, now it has officially landed on mobile too, in the form of an iOS app called ShowScoop Concerts....
ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS

Canonical's Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Comes To The Mac

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Canonical isn’t just the company behind the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, but with Ubuntu One, it also offers a cloud storage service with 5GB of free storage space, as well as a music locker, and support for Android, iOS, Windows and, starting today, OS X. The Mac version is officially...
Canonical's Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Comes To The Mac
Live streaming service Twitch expands its reach with EA and Sony partnerships

Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla's Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms

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TuneIn‘s online radio service that lets people listen to music, sports and news on their smartphones and on the web, just announced that it is now available on 200 different distribution platforms. The platforms include everything from smartphones, home entertainment systems, connected TV and – most recently – connected cars....
Online Radio Service TuneIn Comes To Tesla's Model S, Now Available On 200 Platforms
Smaller and more focused: the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference in images

4 iPhone & iPad Apps for Summer Olympics

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Only 35 days remain until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and apps for the iPhone and iPad that help you follow the fun are coming thick and fast. The heavyweights – NBC’s smartphone and tablet apps, which will offer streams of every event, aren't yet available....
4 iPhone & iPad Apps for Summer Olympics

Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software

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Any geek worth his / her salt knows that techdom's territory-spanning intellectual property spats are far from over, so we don't begrudge heavyweights like Nintendo for endeavoring to bulk up their litigious arsenal. Filed back in October of 2003 and just recently granted by the USPTO, is patent number...
Nintendo granted patent for emulating handheld consoles and software

LG Optimus G sales hit 1 million worldwide

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LG proved with the Optimus G that it can produce a smartphone that stacks up with the best of 'em, and according to the company's newly released sales figures, consumers are starting to take notice. As it stands, more than 1 million Optimus G's have been sold since the...
LG Optimus G sales hit 1 million worldwide

Confusing *a* public with *the* public

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I think Facebook’s problem lately with its disliked like button (and Google’s problem with the start of Buzz) is that they confuse the notion of the public sphere—that is, all of us—with the idea of making a public—that is, the small societies we create on Facebook or join on Twitter....
Confusing *a* public with *the* public

Breakfast of Champions: Meet the man known as FAKEGRIMLOCK

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Fakegrimlock, or excuse me: FAKEGRIMLOCK, is technology’s resident dinosaur.  He can be found commenting in all caps on Fred Wilson’s blog, tweeting about bacon, and even conducting interviews with technology heavyweights (including our own CBM, pictured above). But no one knows who he is (except maybe the eight members of...
Breakfast of Champions: Meet the man known as FAKEGRIMLOCK

Zynga’s Pincus fights back against copycat accusations

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Mark Pincus, the CEO of Zynga, isn’t pleased with reports that Zynga is ripping off games from small developers so he is doing something about it–wielding his pen to write passionate manifestos to employees invoking Silicon Valley greats like Apple. After a game developer accused Zynga of copying a game called “Tiny Tower”,  Pincus sent a 60-line memo...
Zynga’s Pincus fights back against copycat accusations

EU Strikes Back After Vodafone Complains Of Too Much Regulation

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By David Roman European Commissioner Neelie Kroes issued a stern rebuke to Vodafone PLC Tuesday after its chief executive Vittorio Colao complained about regulated cuts to telephone rates. Bloomberg Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao complained about regulated cuts to telephone rates. In a statement that she...
EU Strikes Back After Vodafone Complains Of Too Much Regulation
The Brilliant Way Snapchat Could Rake In Big Ad Dollars And Transform E-Commerce

TCTV Interview - Nick Hungerford Aims To Disrupt The Financial Investment World With A Little Nutmeg

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Nutmeg is a UK-based online investment management startup backed by the likes of Tim Draper and intends to pull of something of a bank-job by disrupting the world of financial investing, and it has some heavyweights to help it. It launched last year after raising $5.3 million from Pentech, Tim...
TCTV Interview - Nick Hungerford Aims To Disrupt The Financial Investment World With A Little Nutmeg

The battle for .app: Google, Amazon and 11 other companies apply for hottest TLD

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Earlier today at an event in London, domain name regulator ICANN revealed the list of generic top level domains (gTLDs). While most of the focus is on securing brand names and trademarks, it’s the .app suffix that is the most contested. ICANN said that it received 1930 applications from 60 countries...
The battle for .app: Google, Amazon and 11 other companies apply for hottest TLD

China fines LG Display, Samsung and others over alleged price fixing

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Companies embroiled in display price fixing scandals aren't out of the woods just yet. China's National Development and Reform Commission has just fined six manufacturers ¥353 million ($56.7 million) for allegedly colluding on LCD prices, including Korean heavyweights LG Display and Samsung as well as Taiwan-based AU Optronics, Chungwa...
China fines LG Display, Samsung and others over alleged price fixing

Intel Is On A Hiring Spree For Its TV Business, Looking For 'Weird' Employees (INTC)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp's media group has been on a hiring spree as it prepares to launch an Internet television service later this year, underscoring the chip maker's seriousness about the new business. Intel Media is now looking to add 60 people to its staff of over 300,...
Intel Is On A Hiring Spree For Its TV Business, Looking For 'Weird' Employees (INTC)
uBeam Raises 750k from FF Angel, Andreessen Horowitz and CrunchFund and Angels
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