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Facebook's 'promote' button rolls out beyond pages to some personal accounts

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Facebook continues to gauge interest in an option for users to pay to promote personal posts at the top of friends’ News Feeds, expanding on a test first discovered in May. New reports of the feature appeared on Hacker News today, and The Next Web confirmed with Facebook that the social...
Facebook's 'promote' button rolls out beyond pages to some personal accounts

The known unknowns of Skype interception

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Over the past few weeks, the technical blogosphere, and most recently, the mainstread media have tried to answer the question: What kind of assistance can Skype provide to law enforcement agencies? Most of the stories have been filled with speculation, sometimes informed, but mostly not. In an attempt to paint...
The known unknowns of Skype interception

Flipboard CEO Mike McCue Exits Twitter's Board Just Twitter Begins to Lockout Third-Party Developers

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(Photo: Technmarketing.com) The impact of Twitter’s API crackdown, it seems, has reverberated up to its board. Mike McCue, CEO of the Flipboard, the beloved news reader app, just disclosed that he’s leaving the company’s board, tweeting: “To the @Twitter team: it was amazing to be part of the board. You’re truly...
Flipboard CEO Mike McCue Exits Twitter's Board Just Twitter Begins to Lockout Third-Party Developers

Copyright troll smacked down again after fleeing to Florida

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John Steele is one of the nation's most prolific copyright trolls. Last year, an Illinois federal judge wrote that Steele had "abused the litigation system in more than one way." Apparently undeterred by the thumping he received in Illinois federal courts, Steele has joined a new firm and shifted...
Copyright troll smacked down again after fleeing to Florida

ZTE's 2013 Q1 sees profits of $33 million despite three percent sales slide

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ZTE has managed to break a run of two straight quarterly losses by posting a net profit of $33 million in its first 2013 financials. Unfortunately, the extra cash has come from selling a $133 million stake in surveillance firm Shenzhen ZNV, rather than any surge in handset popularity....
ZTE's 2013 Q1 sees profits of $33 million despite three percent sales slide

What the 'console-ification' of PCs means for gamers

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Traditionally, gamers have voluntary segregated themselves into two camps: console gamers and PC gamers. Hostility between the two runs irrationally deep, and rare is the gamer who's willing to proclaim allegiance to both sides. Either you're part of the Alliance, or you're part of the Horde. But the times, they...
What the 'console-ification' of PCs means for gamers

Six ideas to save the EU

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The EU is facing greater hostility from within than perhaps at any time since its incarnation. Writers from six leading newspapers in the six largest countries suggest six ideas to help redefine the union. Add your own thoughts belowStop the Strasbourg shuttleIt was a 10-hour round trip last Wednesday for...
Six ideas to save the EU

Eric Holder: Justice Department will not prosecute reporters doing their job

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Attorney general questioned by Congress the day after Guardian disclosure of government collection of Verizon phone records• Revealed: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers dailyThe US attorney general, Eric Holder, on Thursday pushed back against the notion that the Obama administration has been uncommonly aggressive in targeting...
Eric Holder: Justice Department will not prosecute reporters doing their job

Facebook gauges interest in new way to monetize users: ‘highlighted posts’

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Facebook is currently testing a way for users to pay to promote their posts at the top of friends’ News Feeds, a spokesperson confirms to us. The test, which is limited to a small percentage of users including some in New Zealand, places a “highlight” button next to Like and...
Facebook gauges interest in new way to monetize users: ‘highlighted posts’

Marketing Day: June 22, 2012

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Marketing Biz: U Mad Bro? Teens Bailing On Facebook, Anger at ICANN There’s an undercurrent of hostility in the marketing world this... Please visit Marketing...
Marketing Day: June 22, 2012

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Analyst: I Met With A Big Computer Maker And There Was A 'General Lack Of Enthusiasm' For Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Topeka Capital analyst Brian White is traveling around Taipei this week and firing off short notes on what he's hearing. In an ominous note yesterday, he seemed to suggest Facebook was about to release a phone and Apple should be careful who it trusts. (Apple is reportedly going to integrate...
Analyst: I Met With A Big Computer Maker And There Was A 'General Lack Of Enthusiasm' For Windows 8 (MSFT)

Live @ SMX West: How To Enchant Customers With Personas

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Enchantment, as defined by bestselling business guru Guy Kawasaki, isn’t about manipulating people. It transforms situations and relationships. It converts hostility into civility and civility into affinity. It changes the skeptics and cynics into the believers and the undecided into the... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Live @ SMX West: How To Enchant Customers With Personas

Redfin Hits $30 Million In Revenue In Quest To Rip Apart Real Estate Industry

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I sat down with Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman and investor/board member James Slavet to talk about the continued success of the Seattle-based company. Warning in advance – the interview was done at the end of the day and we were drinking beer from our new kegerator, and we rambled...
Redfin Hits $30 Million In Revenue In Quest To Rip Apart Real Estate Industry
T-Mobile drops anti-net neutrality lawsuit filed by MetroPCS, leaving Verizon on its own

The commuting paradox

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I don’t commute. I work from home. And I love it. I think of it as getting an extra hour a day. Add that up over the years and it’s a huge chunk of my life that’s given back to me. Not to mention the emotional toll that’s saved from...
The commuting paradox

Resistance Isn't Futile: Don't Assimilate Your Customers

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It's human nature - we are wired to be averse to change. When something new comes into our lives, we inherently approach it with caution, and at times, with negativity and hostility; but if that change is fundamentally good and right, it will gradually become widely accepted. For startups, especially...
Resistance Isn't Futile: Don't Assimilate Your Customers

Feature: Don't panic? Windows 8 and the "ribbonification" of Explorer

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When Microsoft first revealed that the Explorer file manager would be outfitted with a ribbon-style toolbar in Windows 8, responses were loud, passionate, and frequently negative. The company recently described changes that it has made to Windows 8's Explorer in response to the feedback. These include some small modifications...
Feature: Don't panic? Windows 8 and the "ribbonification" of Explorer

Panasonic is raising $1.9 billion through a new bonds scheme

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I’m not sure if there’s something in water in Japan today but, hours after Sharp confirmed a deal that will boost it with $4.6 billion in funding, fellow Japanese tech struggler Panasonic has announced plans to raise $1.9 billion (150 billion yen) through the sale of bonds. The planned public offering...
Panasonic is raising $1.9 billion through a new bonds scheme

George Galloway criticised for 'window licker' tweet

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Respect MP causes further controversy over use of derogatory term for disabled person following recent comments about rapeAfter being widely condemned for his remarks about the rape charges facing Julian Assange, George Galloway was under fire again at the weekend after calling someone a "window-licker" (a derogatory term for a...
George Galloway criticised for 'window licker' tweet

Should the UK now embrace GM food?

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A survey shows attitudes in the UK towards genetically modified food has softened slightly. But would people buy it? Leo Hickman, with your help, investigates. Get in touch below the line, email your views to leo.hickman@guardian.co.uk or tweet @leohickman9.51am: A new survey commissioned by the British Science Association suggests that...
Should the UK now embrace GM food?
Roots drummer Questlove uses Instagram to vent about Prince's digital ignorance
Play this: 'Captain Forever'

How Copyright Extension Undermined Copyright: The Copyright Of Parking (Part I)

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What do copyright and parking laws have in common? The short answer: no one takes either very seriously. According to a recent article in L.A. Magazine, only 10% of parking citations ever get written. Which is to say that 90% of the times that people park illegally, there are no...
How Copyright Extension Undermined Copyright: The Copyright Of Parking (Part I)

Web-Sheriff Mistakenly Targets Legal Torrent Site

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The Web-Sheriff, aka John Giacobbi, has been chasing after many torrent site owners for years. With his polite style and distinguished font use, he sets himself apart from other anti-piracy crusaders tasked with sending out DMCA takedown requests on behalf of copyright holders. The Sheriff’s resume includes big shot artists...
Web-Sheriff Mistakenly Targets Legal Torrent Site
Why are journalists hostile to Forbes' Lewis DVorkin? He wants them to get real
Hipmunk Took The Agony Out Of Flying Then Pivoted To Hotel Booking

Goal-Line Technology Coming To Premier League Soccer Next Season

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The "blazers", as the Football Association bosses are known, will be installing the Hawk-Eye system at Wembley Stadium in time for the Community Shield match, in August. Change is coming to English soccer. The Premier League has agreed to use goal-line technology for the 2013-2014 season, after a vote...
Goal-Line Technology Coming To Premier League Soccer Next Season

No, Sim City Debacle Doesn't Mean Gamers Need A Bill Of Rights

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Like any good debacle, this whole Sim City SNAFU breeds all manner of hostility. The reviews have begun to reflect the incredible amount of frustration at EA's mis-forecast of their launch-date readiness. Even retailers are poking the bear, so to speak, by offering reminders that past iterations of Sim...
No, Sim City Debacle Doesn't Mean Gamers Need A Bill Of Rights

Google engineer bashes Microsoft's handling of security researchers, discloses Windows zero-day

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A Google security engineer accused Microsoft of treating outside researchers with "great hostility" days before posting details of an unpatched vulnerability in Windows that could be used to crash PCs or gain additional access rights....
Google engineer bashes Microsoft's handling of security researchers, discloses Windows zero-day
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