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Facebook, Google and Twitter: Three distinctly different approaches to China

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As the social media space in Western markets edges closer to the point of saturation, the Internet’s top firms are tightening their focus on emerging markets where they can continue to grow their user bases, activity and revenues. With a population in excess of 1.3 billion, which makes it the...
Facebook, Google and Twitter: Three distinctly different approaches to China

Inhabitat's Week in Green: electric taxis, paper robots and a cathedral of 55,000 LEDs

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week Inhabitat saw the light as we reported on several spellbinding new projects around the world -- including an incredible cathedral made from...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: electric taxis, paper robots and a cathedral of 55,000 LEDs

Google Earth offers a bird’s eye view of the Queen’s Jubilee procession route

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As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the UK, HRH The Queen will be leading a procession in London this summer and the Google Lat Long blog has the route covered. The capital is bound to be packed with people hoping for a glimpse of the monarch, but if...
Google Earth offers a bird’s eye view of the Queen’s Jubilee procession route

Twitter Trends: Now Showing In Bing Results?

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Bing has been very upfront about the fact that people and social stats can power search results.  A new implementation of social data was spotted in the wild by techie-buzz.com who found Twitter trends making their way into the search results pages.  The query in question was for a hot topic...
Twitter Trends: Now Showing In Bing Results?
Made in the USA: Google's Nexus Q is symbolic and significant

What is Curation? [Video]

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Curation has been a hot topic of discussion. I, along with my colleague Mathew Ingram have been writing about curation and aggregation for a while, and have explored many different aspects of both. Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest are the engines of this new “curation trend.” Today, folks from New York-based...
What is Curation? [Video]

For the last time, let’s all say it together: “Google+ is NOT a Social Network”

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How well or how poorly Google+ is doing has become quite a hot topic in tech news. It’s easy to talk about because most people lump the product into the category of “social network”, which is a phrase that we automatically tie to Facebook. Rightfully so, and not just because...
For the last time, let’s all say it together: “Google+ is NOT a Social Network”

Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

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Rock the Vote, the nonprofit group focused on engaging young voters, is kicking off a joint effort with PromoJam, a Los Angeles-based social media promotions startup, with the goal of registering 1.5 million new voters for this fall’s presidential race - and challenging restrictions on voter registration. The mobile-focused...
Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

CliQr, with Google backing, puts legacy apps into the cloud

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 Most platforms as a service aim to help developers write new cloud-based applications. Startup CliQr Technologies is more interested in putting the applications that already run businesses into that business’s cloud of choice. The Palo Alto, Calif. startup, which is emerging from stealth with $1 million in seed funding from...
CliQr, with Google backing, puts legacy apps into the cloud
Tim Cook video: Highlights from All Things D now on line

Proview's $60M iPad payout called a 'thuggish' win over Apple

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The $60 million settlement paid by Apple for use of the "iPad" name has been a hot topic in China, with a number of users online calling Proview's tactics a "thuggish" way to earn a payout....
Proview's $60M iPad payout called a 'thuggish' win over Apple

ICANN Confirms That It's Going To Make It Easier For Governments To Seize Domains Around The Globe

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This just gets worse and worse. After pointing out that ICANN was missing a big (and important) opportunity by not speaking out against governments seizing domain names, we were disappointed to see ICANN release a white paper that was more of a how-to manual for governments on seizing domains. Now,...
ICANN Confirms That It's Going To Make It Easier For Governments To Seize Domains Around The Globe

How Big Data From Connected Machines Gets Used

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"Big Data" is a hot topic these days, but there hasn't been a lot of discussion about the specifics of what will most likely be one of the biggest sources of data: newly web-connected devices in the home and workplace. I spoke this week with Bill Zujewski, Executive Vice President...
How Big Data From Connected Machines Gets Used

New Internet Explorer 10 memory protection features not just for Internet Explorer

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After last week's pwn2own and pwnium contests, browser security is, once more, a hot topic. The existence of flaws in browsers is nowadays taken for granted: what security researchers are most interested in is the mitigation techniques browsers use to try to render those flaws harmless. Microsoft published a...
New Internet Explorer 10 memory protection features not just for Internet Explorer
The limitations of social discovery
Obama administration to push big data agenda
Facebook will unveil new tool to “save lives” tomorrow
Fly Or Die: Draw Something

5 things that mattered at SXSW

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Couldn’t make it to this year’s new media pow-wow? Here’s everything you need to know in 500 words or less. FORTUNE — This year’s South by Southwest Interactive may be remembered just as much for what happened outside the halls of the Austin Convention Center as what happened in them....
5 things that mattered at SXSW
NFC mobile payments to hit $74B by 2015, says Juniper
With $10 Million In Funding, All-In-One Security App AirCover Launches On Android, iOS

Nine reddit users could be slapped with wrongful death suit in suicide case

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Just about one month ago, an avid reddit user proclaimed that he was about to commit suicide with this post. The user, which went by the name of “Black_Visions”, had been suicidal for some time, and decided to follow through with it. Unfortunately, some of the responses to his post...
Nine reddit users could be slapped with wrongful death suit in suicide case

As SXSW Approaches, Event Networking Apps Go Head-to-Head

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Event networking is bound to be a hot topic at SXSW Interactive, which kicks off on Friday. There hasn’t been a super-effective way for attendees at events to network in a way that requires minimal effort and consolidates information in a centrally accessible location. QR codes, contact card transfer tech...
As SXSW Approaches, Event Networking Apps Go Head-to-Head

Sponsor post: The cloud, big data, networking and more – You’ll find it at Interop

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Best of Interop is an annual competition amongst Interop exhibitors that recognizes the sheer innovation occurring in an ever-changing market — showcasing the products believed to have the greatest potential to impact and advance business technology efficiencies, in hot topic areas such as cloud computing and virtualization, data center and...
Sponsor post: The cloud, big data, networking and more – You’ll find it at Interop

Brocade’s SDN vision sheds some light on OpenFlow’s evolution

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Brocade has joined the parade of vendors, large and small, trumpeting their software-defined networking strategies. The company, which makes networking chips and gear, laid out a strategy that offers a Brocade-specific fabric (watch here for the technical details!) as well as an ability to operate an OpenFlow network simultaneously with...
Brocade’s SDN vision sheds some light on OpenFlow’s evolution

Pirate Bay Slaps Pathetic Proxies and Scammy Copies

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As time progresses, Internet users in general are becoming more wise to the general scams, cons and rip-offs of the online world. These evils take many forms, from rich African dignitaries looking to share their wealth with strangers, to a worried ‘PayPal’ advising users to enter their username and password...
Pirate Bay Slaps Pathetic Proxies and Scammy Copies

First Steps in the Anti-Piracy Discussion Stumble Out of the Gate

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It is not a Mexican counterpart of SOPA, as we've covered here previously, but the piece of legislation known worldwide as the "Döring bill" or Ley Döring remains as much a hot topic throughout Latin America as SOPA was in the U.S. It is an anti-piracy bill, though rather than...
First Steps in the Anti-Piracy Discussion Stumble Out of the Gate
Bime launches easy-to-use front-end for Google BigQuery

Are you consuming more content overall thanks to mobile devices?

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Yesterday’s news about Flipboard being unofficially available for Android devices got me thinking about the sheer amount of digital content I now consume on mobile devices. Digital media in the hand isn’t new for me, by any means: My first MP3 player was little more than a 64 MB flash...
Are you consuming more content overall thanks to mobile devices?

German Pirate Party Scores Another Electoral Victory: Gets 4 Seats In State Parliament

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We've discussed in the past the success of the German Pirate party in getting 9% of the vote in the Berlin state Parliamentary elections, giving them a bunch of seats there. Following that, it was noted that the party actually had a similar 9% support level across Germany. So it...
German Pirate Party Scores Another Electoral Victory: Gets 4 Seats In State Parliament
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