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Apps Rush: Skype, Opera Mini Next, Barbarian, iAlbums, CodeRunner, The Social Radio and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 28 February 2012A selection of 15 apps for you today:Skype for Windows PhoneMicrosoft has released a "pre-release" beta version of Skype for Windows Phone, offering voice, video calls and instant messaging. It's in advance of the full version coming later this year.Windows...
Apps Rush: Skype, Opera Mini Next, Barbarian, iAlbums, CodeRunner, The Social Radio and more

The life and times of Kim Dotcom

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You don’t need a psychology degree to work out that Kim Dotcom is all about excess. From his rise to fame as a hacker in the 1990s to his key role in the establishment of the now defunct file-sharing behemoth Megaupload.com, he has always openly pursued his love of...
The life and times of Kim Dotcom
Bravo's Silicon Valley Reality Star Says The Experience Has 'Been A Nightmare'
Filmmaker finds SF startup scene driven by passion, ego, tunnel-vision

Book 'pirate' goes underground after being named by Terry Goodkind

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The actions of the fantasy author, who published the photo and details of The First Confessor pirate, have divided digital opinionWizard hero Richard Rahl smites wrongdoers with his Sword of Truth. His creator, the bestselling fantasy author Terry Goodkind, turned to Facebook to name and shame a fan who pirated...
Book 'pirate' goes underground after being named by Terry Goodkind

Gadget Lab Podcast: Motorola Razr Maxx, Headphone Wars, Beats by Dr. Dre

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This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, the gang talks record Apple revenues, takes a look at the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, and riffs on what leaders in the hip-hop community have to say about their namesake headphone offerings. Reviews editor Michael Calore and Gadget Lab staff writer Mike...
Gadget Lab Podcast: Motorola Razr Maxx, Headphone Wars, Beats by Dr. Dre
The subtle hacker: how the Reuters cyberattacks hint at the coming disinformation campaign

Did Rolling Stone Forget to Renew its Domain Name? [PIC]

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Someone wake up the domain name admin at Rolling Stone — their website is currently rendering a Network Solutions landing page indicating that the iconic music magazine’s website is “coming soon.”Typically, this is the type of page you see when someone has registered a domain name but not yet...
Did Rolling Stone Forget to Renew its Domain Name? [PIC]

Is Our Addiction To Tragedy On Social Media Inspiring Violence?

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If terrorism requires an audience, then the recent mainstream adoption of social media may be giving violent actors a bigger stage than ever before. There are many reasons people lash out at the world, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest that becoming the center of the attention could...
Is Our Addiction To Tragedy On Social Media Inspiring Violence?

7 stories to read this weekend

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After a long hiatus, I am back with my curated list of recommended stories for the weekend. My travel schedule has made it difficult to do this newsletter on a more regular basis, but I am going to try and do this twice a month at the very least.  Hopefully...
7 stories to read this weekend

Booting Up: Top Operating Exec Says Goodbye to Square

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Mr. Rabois. (Photo: Yaniv Golan) Aleksey Vayner, the Yale grad who gained Internet infamy in 2006 for his video resume, “Impossible is Nothing,” is dead at 29. [Motherboard] Square COO Keith Rabois is leaving the San Francisco-based payments company; Kara Swisher says disagreements with CEO and founder Jack Dorsey are...
Booting Up: Top Operating Exec Says Goodbye to Square

Anatomy of a Hoax: How an Anonymous Blogger Tricked the Internet Into Believing He Was a Deaf Paraplegic

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(Photo: Twitter) If there’s anything we’ve learned from the Violentacrez scandal, it’s that anonymity on the Internet can be easily unmasked–for better or worse. In the case of paraplegic Internet sensation Dave on Wheels, it was for the worse. This is the story of how an anonymous blogger tricked the Internet into...
Anatomy of a Hoax: How an Anonymous Blogger Tricked the Internet Into Believing He Was a Deaf Paraplegic

Twitter's Succès De Scandale: Olympics Suspension Fiasco Drove Signups

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There’s no such thing as bad publicity. A source tells TechCrunch that mainstream news coverage of the temporary suspension of an NBC Olympics coverage tweeter / hater gave Twitter’s signup rate a boost. The same source revealed that the debacle led to internal communication within Twitter, describing the scandal as having...
Twitter's Succès De Scandale: Olympics Suspension Fiasco Drove Signups
Why Mike Daisey isn’t done apologizing for his lies

Oracle sues to smash patent troll Lodsys

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Oracle, it seems, is not one for irony. Right after an epic court fight with Google in which it was accused of abusing its intellectual property, the software maker is now trying to dissolve another company’s patents. This time, though, Larry Ellison’s company gets to be the good guy. In...
Oracle sues to smash patent troll Lodsys
Hunter Moore, the Infamous King of Revenge Porn, Is Back With a New Smut Submission Site

22 secrets of success from Europe's most controversial entrepreneur

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Oliver Samwer is the German Internet mogul and multi-millionaire owner of startup incubator Rocket Internet, best known for his agressive cloning tactics  and bullish management strategies. His most famous copies are of successful US sites released into the European or emerging markets and then sold back to the originators. These...
22 secrets of success from Europe's most controversial entrepreneur

Store Charging Patrons $5 For 'Just Looking', To Offset Losses From Internet Shoppers

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To make up for pesky competition from the Internet, the owner of an Australian retail store is charging patrons $5 for “just looking”, in order to offset losses from shoppers who browse and then buy online. “If you’re going to be asking bucketloads of questions, you’ve got to pay...
Store Charging Patrons $5 For 'Just Looking', To Offset Losses From Internet Shoppers

Restaurant review: BrewDog and BBQ Chinese Restaurant, Manchester

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It's beer and barbecue season. And a pair of Manchester eateries offers the perfect one-two for an evening outBrewDog 35 Peter Street, Manchester (0161 832 1922)BBQ Chinese Restaurant 45-47 Faulkner Street, Manchester (0161 228 2882). Meal for two £40Revelation of the week: if you pelt lamb's ovaries with enough salt, chilli...
Restaurant review: BrewDog and BBQ Chinese Restaurant, Manchester
We are at war

Boyfriend Maker yanked from Apple's App Store

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36You’s social mobile game Boyfriend Maker has disappeared from Apple’s App Store. Boyfriend Maker is a dating sim consisting of two different types of gameplay: shopping and chatting. During the shopping portion of gameplay, players purchase goods so they can create the “perfect boyfriend” and dress him up in a...
Boyfriend Maker yanked from Apple's App Store

Burrito Lovers Rejoice: Chipotle Has Updated Its App

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No, there is no option for the quesarito on the updated version either. Some good news for Chipotle enthusiasts (i.e. most of the Fast Company staff): As enthusiastically reported by Gizmodo's Sam Biddle, the chain suddenly updated its mobile app for the first time since 2009. Among the new...
Burrito Lovers Rejoice: Chipotle Has Updated Its App
Another app maker sues to stop Lodsys patent troll
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