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Steve Jobs' FBI files made public

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The FBI releases its files on Apple founder Steve Jobs, revealing a man who commanded respect but was questioned on his honesty and morality....
Steve Jobs' FBI files made public

TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

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Last week, I got a kind of tweet I hadn't seen before. It was an audio-tweet from TinyVox, an app for iOS and Android that lets users send voice messages to anyone on the Web or just keep them as memos. That doesn't sound like a new idea, but that's...
TinyVox & the End of Voicemail

Hands On With The Fitbit Aria Scale

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Fitbit has consistently proven to be the best smart pedometer on the market. Competitors exist, including the excellent Striiv, but the ease of use and portability of this little pedometer clip beats them all. In short, Fitbits just work. With the launch of the Aria wireless scale, Fitbit has added...
Hands On With The Fitbit Aria Scale

The Truth Dresses Down

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What I learned about honesty from showing up at a stranger's home an hour early. When I showed up on the London doorstep of a stranger's home, an hour too early, something unusual happened. What first began as a scheduling mix-up resulted in one of the most profound consumer observations...
The Truth Dresses Down

Everything Butt Art: The future of children’s books takes to Kickstarter

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Time has shown that tablets can do amazing things, and using them to build immersive books is one of them. But up until this past February, I never saw a children’s book that truly realized the hidden potential packed into the iPad. Everything Butt Art, which spans across traditional books, ebooks...
Everything Butt Art: The future of children’s books takes to Kickstarter
How to build a developer community from scratch

Webcomic Penny Arcade launches Kickstarter project to go ad-free for a year

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In the old days of the cult webcomic Penny Arcade, the site was part of an ad network. When the dot-com bubble burst, it was left to its own devices and turned to the readers to support the site via donations, which it did for two years. Since then, the...
Webcomic Penny Arcade launches Kickstarter project to go ad-free for a year

Realmac says Clear got 350K downloads in 9 days, talks iPad and Mac versions

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Clear, the clever iPhone app we reviewed last week, has sold 350k copies in just the 9 days after its release, reports The Guardian. The publication got some quotes from Nik Fletcher, the product Manager of Realmac about the app’s success and its future plans. Press coverage, including ours and...
Realmac says Clear got 350K downloads in 9 days, talks iPad and Mac versions

Facebook Engineer Apologizes Via Reddit For Accidentally Blocking Imgur Across Facebook

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Here's an odd one. Yesterday, I saw that a top story in the technology subreddit was a claim that Facebook was blocking Imgur, the popular image hosting service (especially popular with Redditors, but which we use here as well). This screenshot was shown (hosted on Imgur, natch): A few hours...
Facebook Engineer Apologizes Via Reddit For Accidentally Blocking Imgur Across Facebook

Twitter Adds a Bouncer for Booze Ads

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Want to follow your favorite wine, whiskey or beer on Twitter? Be prepared to show some ID. Actually, no need for ID. Just tell Twitter that you’re older than 21, and they’ll let you follow brands like Coors Light and Jack Daniels. The messaging service is rolling out a system,...
Twitter Adds a Bouncer for Booze Ads

What’s the Worst Part of Being a VC? ‘The High Asshole Factor,’ Apparently

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(rso.cornell.edu) An interesting question showed up in our Quora digest email this afternoon. "What is the worst part of being a VC?" one user wondered. No, "sexism" wasn't one of the answers, but apparently there are quite a few grievances for the partners on Sand Hill Road. The main complaint? Turns...
What’s the Worst Part of Being a VC? ‘The High Asshole Factor,’ Apparently
Put on the camouflage: Big Buck Hunter is back, in 1080p
Wait, Ashton Kutcher might actually be a smart investor

Living in the sharing economy: Is the Internet making us more honest?

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For this month’s TNW iPad Magazine, we’ve focused on the sharing economy and the rise of collaborative consumption. Whether you’re sharing your living space on Airbnb, your time on TaskRabbit, your car on Getaround, your dog on DogVacay or your status updates on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare, many will argue that...
Living in the sharing economy: Is the Internet making us more honest?
Being Social Is About Being Private

A Responsible Citizen Not Only Shares Culture, But Destroys The Copyright Industries

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“Honest.” This word was used by the copyright industry, to try to get citizens to do their bidding. Honest. Could you believe that today? This industry dared take that word in their mouths? For some time, it may actually have worked. Not for us who worked with technology and knew...
A Responsible Citizen Not Only Shares Culture, But Destroys The Copyright Industries

The Paradox Of VC Seed Investing

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Editor’s note: Brian Singerman is a partner at Founders Fund. He previously worked at Google and There.  This is the first in a series of articles I am writing to bring more transparency and honesty to the field of venture capital. While many of the themes may be contrarian or controversial,...
The Paradox Of VC Seed Investing

Higgs Boson Continues to Not Make Sense

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Shortly after the existence of the Higgs boson was quasi-confirmed, I wrote a short post noting, among other things, that I don't really understand what a Higgs boson is. This upset such commenters as Brad Watts, who wrote, "If you have no idea what the subject is about, then you...
Higgs Boson Continues to Not Make Sense

This week at Microsoft: Office 15, Windows 8, and Zune

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It’s been quite a week in the world of Microsoft, with news coming in on a dozen fronts. We’ve had a hard time keeping it all straight, so you must be spinning. We’re going to fit our favorites stories into this post, but if you want the full scoop, head...
This week at Microsoft: Office 15, Windows 8, and Zune

We Don't Want Everything For Free. We Just Want Everything

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Recently, I gave a Sita Sings the Blues talk to a roomful of 15-to-17-year-olds. Near the end I explained Free Culture and my stance against copyright, which led to some interesting discussion. Turns out most of them are manga fans, and familiar with publishers’ complaints about scanned and translated manga...
We Don't Want Everything For Free. We Just Want Everything

This Is Why Your Company Won't Ditch Microsoft For Apple (APPL)

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Apple still really hasn't figured out how to make it big in the enterprise—even though it's having a lot of accidental luck there as employees bring in their own iPhones, iPads and Macs. But it doesn't care about this hot trend called "BYOD," or Bring Your Own Device, that's upending...
This Is Why Your Company Won't Ditch Microsoft For Apple (APPL)

Zuberance Turns Your Workforce Into An Army Of Company Advocates

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For the past few years, Zuberance has focused on helping companies turn their customers and fans into advocates for their brand and products. (In fact, founder and CEO Rob Fuggetta has written a book on the topic.) Today, Zuberance is turning its attention to a new group of potential advocates...
Zuberance Turns Your Workforce Into An Army Of Company Advocates

Do Marissa Mayer's maternity plans make her a fit role model for women?

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Yahoo's new CEO is under attack for failing women, by suggesting the impending birth of her child won't stop her doing her job. But would it really harm her career to take a year off?Julia Llewellyn, writerThe newly appointed Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, is under attack for failing women, by...
Do Marissa Mayer's maternity plans make her a fit role model for women?

Roger McNamee: Morgan Stanley's Handling Of The Facebook IPO 'Borders On Criminal' (FB)

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Roger McNamee, the cofounder of Elevation Partners, bashed the way that Morgan Stanley and NASDAQ handled the IPO during an interview with Bloomberg, arguing that their behavior was borderline criminal. "[The Facebook IPO] exposed, in my mind, the extreme corruption in the capital formation process and really on Wall Street...
Roger McNamee: Morgan Stanley's Handling Of The Facebook IPO 'Borders On Criminal' (FB)

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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The most insightful comment of the week won by a wider margin than any I've ever seen before. I actually think this comment may have received more votes than any other comment on the site ever. And it's from an Anonymous Coward (who says anonymous comments are bad?), in response...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
PopCap’s John Vechey on the power of listening, and how they turned down a $300M buyout

Netflix and the Future of the Entertainment Business

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I’m a big fan of Reed Hastings. Not just of his vision, but his honesty as well.   Reed posted his strategy deck on Slideshare.com . While we agree and disagree on a few items here and there, he does a great job identifying the risks created by Cable/satellite/telco (CST) ....
Netflix and the Future of the Entertainment Business

Humor plus honesty at stocklamp, when we know that the developer went to bed http://www.stocklamp.com/search

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Humor plus honesty at stocklamp, when we know that the developer went to bed http://www.stocklamp.com/search

RT @FamousBloggers: Blogging is not a Single Player Game, Why Competing with Me? http://bit.ly/bQw5Xg Awesome honesty :) Excellent

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RT @FamousBloggers: Blogging is not a Single Player Game, Why Competing with Me? http://bit.ly/bQw5Xg Awesome honesty :) Excellent

The Slow-Mo Secrets of the iPad

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Neil Curtis has a lot of time on his hands. Rather than just accepting the wool being pulled over our eyes by the Man, he decided to get totally Zapruder on the new iPad commercial and found all sorts of problems with the video, including a number of messy...
The Slow-Mo Secrets of the iPad
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?