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Samsung Exec Downplays "Crisis of Design" Memo at Patent Trial

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At the start of Week 2 in the Apple vs. Samsung patent infringement case, Apple introduced a damning internal email from Samsung’s head of mobile communications, J.K. Shin, to his designers, one that makes plain just how important Apple’s minimalist iPhone design was in shaping Samsung’s future design plans. “All...
Samsung Exec Downplays "Crisis of Design" Memo at Patent Trial

Columnist Accuses EA Of 'Identity Theft' For Using Player Likenesses

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Reader LCD points us to a piece in the New York Daily News that is so utterly stupid I don't want to spend much time on it—but it deserves (nay, requires) a brief pause for ridicule. According to the column by Andrea Tantaros, who almost exclusively covers politics and should...
Columnist Accuses EA Of 'Identity Theft' For Using Player Likenesses
Achieving fusion--with a service training doc, Ars tears open Apple's Fusion Drive

iPhone 5 Projections Threaten Analysts' Supplies of Superlatives

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Ciccarese DesignAs the September launch of Apple’s next generation iPhone draws closer, the hyperbole that typically precedes such events is growing ever louder. We’ve already heard predictions that this fall will be an iPhone blowout. Now comes word from FBR Capital analyst Craig Berger that the iPhone 5, or whatever...
iPhone 5 Projections Threaten Analysts' Supplies of Superlatives
Let's broaden the MOOC experiment

Midsummer Night's Dreaming: the RSC takes a smattering of Google fairy dust

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An internet production of Shakespeare's classic comedy is not so much the RSC dumbing down as Google flaunting its cultural credentials - and that can only be a good thingIn last week's blog, about The Great Gatsby, several of you expressed anxiety about the liberties Baz Luhrmann's film might be...
Midsummer Night's Dreaming: the RSC takes a smattering of Google fairy dust
Google gives us a sneak peek inside its massive data centers (and it's awesome)

Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and beyond: how ITV got back on top

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TV thriller Broadchurch was an extraordinary hit. Perhaps most surprising was the fact that it was on ITV, not always seen as the home of edgy entertainment. But that's changingThere was something out of the ordinary about Broadchurch, the TV murder mystery that kept nearly 10 million viewers guessing until...
Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and beyond: how ITV got back on top

Senate GOP calls on the President to do nothing with cybersecurity

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This is the other side of the coin. While voices from his own party are calling on him to act, the President today received a letter from several top GOP Senators, urging no executive action of cybersecurity. The letter comes after the passage of CISPA in the House, the failure...
Senate GOP calls on the President to do nothing with cybersecurity

Hollywood Accounting Strikes Again: Investors In 29 Paramount Films That Earned $7 Billion Dollars Get No Return

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Ah, Hollywood copyright math. In the past, we've discussed a few instances of how massively profitable films use funny accounting tricks in order to avoid ever having to show an official profit, even as the studios themselves make out nicely. The key trick: the studios set up special subsidiaries just...
Hollywood Accounting Strikes Again: Investors In 29 Paramount Films That Earned $7 Billion Dollars Get No Return

WATCH: Is Apple's new iMac really its "best ever"?

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Hyperbole or actual fact? Find out in this video interview with Fortune reviewer JP Mangalindan. FORTUNE -- Apple's incredibly thin new iMac is gorgeous to behold. After spending some time with the machine, Fortune reviewer JP Mangalindan even went so far as to write its the company's best iMac ever....
WATCH: Is Apple's new iMac really its "best ever"?

CloudFlare CEO: Despite outage, we're still getting 3,500 new customers a day

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale NEW YORK — It’s easy to make a lot of cheesy puns about web performance startup CloudFlare and its success — “it’s burning,” “it’s blazing,” “it’s hot,” “it’s on fire and...
CloudFlare CEO: Despite outage, we're still getting 3,500 new customers a day

In Which I Debate The UK Publisher's Association Boss Who Attacked The British Library

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A few weeks back, we wrote about the rather crazy exaggeration and attack from the UK Publisher's Association on groups -- including the British Library -- who were seeking common sense changes to copyright law. After that post went up, I was asked to participate in a podcast debate with...
In Which I Debate The UK Publisher's Association Boss Who Attacked The British Library
Apple Acquires Chomp; App Store Search And Discovery To Be Completely Revamped

Hyperbole and a Half: Boyfriend Doesn't Have Ebola. Probably. *UPDATED*

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Hyperbole and a Half: Boyfriend Doesn't Have Ebola. Probably. *UPDATED*
5 reasons you'll regret hiring a PR firm for your startup -- and what you should do instead

WTF is this doing in the science section? The zoology of comment | David Steele

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I've counted seven species of online commenter. Please leave further suggestions or vent your spleen belowThis is the most ludicrous, supposedly science article I have ever read on this so-called subject. This article is hilarious and raises interesting points. Regarding the first point, at least he got one thing right....
WTF is this doing in the science section? The zoology of comment | David Steele

What RSA Learned From Its Security Breach

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There’s a lot of hyperbole in the war against hackers. Art Coviello, the 59-year-old executive chairman of EMC Corp.’s RSA security division, is in a position to size up the real threat. RSA makes the login security systems used by 95 of the Fortune 100 companies. Two years ago, it...
What RSA Learned From Its Security Breach

New Patent Reform Bill Defines Software Patents; Targets Trolls

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We've discussed the "America Invents Act," a patent reform bill that passed last year after years of Congressional fighting. As we (and plenty of others) noted at the time, for all the hyperbole around the bill, it completely ignored nearly every problem with the patent system today, and seemed almost...
New Patent Reform Bill Defines Software Patents; Targets Trolls

Apple's iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads

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A new milestone for Apple’s iTunes U, the company’s vast catalog of lectures from colleges and universities around the world. Apple said Thursday that since it debuted in 2007, iTunes U has served up more than one billion downloads. That’s a nice big number (Stanford University alone has seen more...
Apple's iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads

Build beautiful slide decks on your iPad with Haiku Deck

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You're on the train to work. Inspiration strikes. You've just figured out how to double market share and save the company. Now you just have to sell the idea to the team. Sure, you could pull out your laptop, wait for it to boot, run PowerPoint, and start the...
Build beautiful slide decks on your iPad with Haiku Deck

Hackers Claim They're Holding Mitt Romney's Tax Returns for Bitcoin Ransom

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Those crazy hackers. Hackers do a lot for epic lulz, including trolling a credulous public in love with stories about improbable, Mission Impossible-worthy hacks. So we are skeptical of The Daily Dot’s article about anonymous (we don’t know if that word should be capitalized yet) Pastebin posts claiming GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney’s...
Hackers Claim They're Holding Mitt Romney's Tax Returns for Bitcoin Ransom

Physicists construct the most accurate clock the world has ever seen

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Calling a clock the most accurate ever may sound like hyperbole, but physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado have built a pair of devices that can claim that title. The team used an optical lattice to address an issue that plagues atomic clockmakers:...
Physicists construct the most accurate clock the world has ever seen

We've Got One Year Before The Internet Kills Us All

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(flickr/mjtmail) Firms specializing in technology security make it their business to scare potential customers, but that doesn't make an Internet Identity (IID) report predicting cyber doom in 2014, highlighted today by Ray Kurzweil's Accelerating Intelligence, any less spooky. According to IID, looming cybersecurity threats in 2013--more mobile malware, increasingly aggressive...
We've Got One Year Before The Internet Kills Us All

TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)

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Previous endeavors in the stratospheric and ultra-high end phone market have resulted in fanciful hardware made out of exotic materials, often marred by perplexingly outdated innards. If you believe TAG Heuer's latest marketing hyperbole, that's set to change with its upcoming Racer smartphone. Just like its bespoke contemporaries, there's...
TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)

Enough with the Ridiculous Hyperbole!

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Enough with the Ridiculous Hyperbole!

Bogus Lawsuit Plus Threats To Those Who Write About It Leads To Epic Response

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Reader Jason sent over a blog post that sent me down a bit of a rabbit hole, following the story through a variety of twists and turns. The key player in the story is Jonathan Monsarrat, who among other things founded the video game company Turbine (Asheron's Call, Lord of...
Bogus Lawsuit Plus Threats To Those Who Write About It Leads To Epic Response

Survey: iPhone Owners Generally "Not Affected" By Maps Issue

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Hyperbole is the stock in trade of many tech bloggers and journalists. Yet beyond simply trying to grab eyeballs with exaggerated headlines, people in the tech press often get very worked up about issues that have little impact on “ordinary people.” That may be the case with the... Please visit...
Survey: iPhone Owners Generally "Not Affected" By Maps Issue

Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux

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More than 20 years ago, I wrote an essay for Online Magazine, published at the time by Jeff Pemberton, a former New York Times executive. The title of the write up was “Dreams into Dollars.” The main point was that anyone involved in electronic information could see that eliminating the...
Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux

When WSJ Flunks Internet History, Blogs Step In To Educate

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We hear over and over again from traditional reporters how we need to "protect" newspapers and how, as newspapers fail, no one can step in and replace them -- especially not "new media" like blogs. In fact, we're told how newspapers are "trustworthy," but blogs are "amateurish" and prone to...
When WSJ Flunks Internet History, Blogs Step In To Educate
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