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Digging data: Media giant Hearst acquires 20% stake in the UK’s Stylus Media Group

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American media conglomerate Hearst Corporation has announced that it has acquired a 20% stake in Stylus Media Group, a London-based consumer intelligence provider. Hearst is one of the US’s largest media and information companies, and currently owns 15 daily and 37 weekly newspaper titles, including the Houston Chronicle and San...
Digging data: Media giant Hearst acquires 20% stake in the UK’s Stylus Media Group

New Houston Apple Store could signal iPad 3 launch date

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The planned opening of a new Houston Apple Store may indicate a launch date for the iPad 3, the Houston Chronicle reports. Apple is on the verge of opening a new outlet in the Highland Village shopping center. A source connected to the store's opening says that the outlet was...
New Houston Apple Store could signal iPad 3 launch date

Netflix For the iPad: April Fools Joke or Breaking Story?

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The news is all over the Web - Netflix is coming to the iPad! For all of you doubters and naysayers, you can put away your beloved netbooks, laptops and miniature iPads (iPhones) and...oh, wait, is this true? It might all be an April Fool's Day joke that's getting repeated...
Netflix For the iPad: April Fools Joke or Breaking Story?

Hearst Corp. invests in Wizard of Oz social game publisher Spooky Cool Labs

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Media giant Hearst Corp. has announced today it has made a minority investment in Spooky Cool Labs, a social game studio that just released its Wizard of Oz game on Facebook. The amount of the investment wasn’t disclosed. But it remains interesting as Hearst is a big media corporation...
Hearst Corp. invests in Wizard of Oz social game publisher Spooky Cool Labs
'Revenge porn' site Texxxan.com and host GoDaddy targeted in class-action lawsuit

Houston Retail Store Grand Opening Hints at 8:00 AM iPad Launch on Friday

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Earlier this month, we noted that Apple's forthcoming Highland Village retail store in Houston had seen its grand opening date moved up by a day in recent weeks, with Apple opting to open the store on Friday, March 16 rather than holding a traditional Saturday grand opening store. The change...
Houston Retail Store Grand Opening Hints at 8:00 AM iPad Launch on Friday

Tech Moves: Sizemore lands at Fred Hutch; Z2 new hires; etc.

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Jennifer Sizemore The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has named former msnbc.com executive Jennifer Sizemore to the position of vice president of communications, a role in which she’ll oversee media, community and government relations as well as branding and marketing for the non-profit. “There’s never been a more important time...
Tech Moves: Sizemore lands at Fred Hutch; Z2 new hires; etc.

CompUSA makes a return with a new concept | Business | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

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CompUSA makes a return with a new concept | Business | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Bold asteroid-snatching plans to appear in NASA 2014 budget

SF Chronicle puts premium content, including columnists, behind a paywall

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The San Francisco Chronicle announced over the weekend that it’s launched a new subscription site, SFChronicle.com. Much of the newspaper’s premium content — including columnists, editorials and op-eds, and arts and leisure coverage — will now only be available to paying subscribers. SFGate.com, which focuses on “what’s happening today,” will...
SF Chronicle puts premium content, including columnists, behind a paywall
Texas bans (most) private drone use, fearing spying

REPORT: Hacker Accesses Bush Family Emails And Photos

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Bush family emails apparently hacked, private photos leaked; criminal investigation launched HOUSTON (AP) -- A criminal investigation is under way after a hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family, including both former presidents. The Houston Chronicle reports that a spokesman for former President George...
REPORT: Hacker Accesses Bush Family Emails And Photos

Continuing the cybersecurity drumbeat, malware is said to have 'incapacitated' oil rig computer systems

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A report in the Houston Chronicle indicates that oil rigs and platforms have been “incapacitated” by malware that employees downloaded, both whilst ashore and on the ocean-borne resource extraction implements themselves. The culprits are banal: activities involving pornography and music piracy. What isn’t easily dismissed is the concept of an errant...
Continuing the cybersecurity drumbeat, malware is said to have 'incapacitated' oil rig computer systems

Apple Maps vs. my brain

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Damn you, Apple Maps. But not for the reasons you think. “So, right now, if I asked you what direction Portland was, you really don’t know?” my husband asked me the other day. I smiled and shook my head. He’s plumbed the depths of my directional incompetence for five years...
Apple Maps vs. my brain

Rumored Houston Retail Store Grand Opening Sparks Speculation of iPad 3 Launch on March 16

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The Houston Chronicle reports that Apple's forthcoming Highland Village retail store will be opening on Friday, March 16. According to the report's source, the store was originally scheduled to open in January, but delays in the construction schedule pushed the opening back to Saturday, March 17. But just weeks ago...
Rumored Houston Retail Store Grand Opening Sparks Speculation of iPad 3 Launch on March 16

In theory, your antivirus software is worthless | TechBlog | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

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In theory, your antivirus software is worthless | TechBlog | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

A majority of the biggest newspapers in the country now have paywalls [infographic]

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Click to enlarge Several hundred newspapers now have paywalls of some kind, but for the most part, it’s the small and mid-size papers that have been the early adopters. Last year, for example, Gannett put all 80 of its community newspapers’ websites behind metered paywalls, while keeping its flagship paper, USA Today, free...
A majority of the biggest newspapers in the country now have paywalls [infographic]

Two years after debut, Gingerbread still dominant Android OS

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Although Google's Android has made some impressive leaps forward over the last two years, roughly half of its users aren't seeing those improvements because 50.8 percent of Android devices are still running Android 2.3, known as Gingerbread. The figure comes from Google's developer website, whose data is based on...
Two years after debut, Gingerbread still dominant Android OS

The First 60 Seconds - Career Rescue - Houston Chronicle http://bit.ly/a9A6Ro

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The First 60 Seconds - Career Rescue - Houston Chronicle http://bit.ly/a9A6Ro
Shaming Racists On Social Media Continues With New Tumblr

Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek

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Here’s a roundup of this week’s news about paywalls. Houston Chronicle The Houston Chronicle is adopting a new payment model for digital content: Its new HTML5 site, HoustonChronicle.com, requires a subscription, while a separate site, Chron.com, remains free. The Boston Globe enacted a similar model last September. John T. O’Loughlin, president...
Paywalls roundup: Houston Chronicle, Crain's NY, Newsweek

Apple cancels iPad meetings with journalists

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With its iPad computer due to appear in stores this Saturday, Apple had scheduled in-person iPad briefings with a small group of widely-read journalists, including one from VentureBeat. But for reasons no one outside Apple has figured out yet, Apple’s PR people have canceled meetings with VentureBeat, Gizmodo and other...
Apple cancels iPad meetings with journalists

Kindle Paperwhite debuts to (mostly) glowing reviews

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Amazon started shipping its new Kindle Paperwhite front-lit e-reader this morning. It’s not the first lighted e-reader to hit the market, as Barnes & Noble made sure everybody knew over the weekend. However, the early reviews suggest that Amazon has a winner on its hands. The big question: How is the...
Kindle Paperwhite debuts to (mostly) glowing reviews
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