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Samsung's Galaxy S4: What the Koreans are saying

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Usually it's Apple that gets savaged by Korean users. Not this time. FORTUNE -- "The initial reaction from South Korean users -- garnered Friday from 100s of comments to the news aggregator Naver -- ranges from tepid praise to complete scorn for the Galaxy S4, with negative comments currently predominating around...
Samsung's Galaxy S4: What the Koreans are saying
The Trance of Texting Teens

How To Resolve A Trademark Issue Politely & Without Legal Threats

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Another trademark dispute, another horrible and negative story where the mark owner acts like a jackass, right? I mean, the trend is clear, from 60's rock legends suing over penis-apps, to game producers suing over terms nearly a century old, you get the idea that everyone with a trademark is...
How To Resolve A Trademark Issue Politely & Without Legal Threats

REVIEW: Google Hit A Home Run With Its iPhone Maps App (AAPL, GOOG)

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After a few hours of testing, it sure seems like Google Maps for the iPhone is an absolute smash hit. I reserve the right to change my mind after weeks of testing, but my initial reaction is that Google nailed it. Unlike a lot of people, I didn't think Apple's...
REVIEW: Google Hit A Home Run With Its iPhone Maps App (AAPL, GOOG)

With $11.5M in the bank, Silvercar revs up its airport rental service

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Silvercar, the brainchild of one of Zipcar’s founders, has raised a first round of funding to disrupt the dismal airport car rental experience. It’s about damn time! With plans to launch later this year, Silvercar’s founders have made the tough decision to only offer one car. This one-sized-fits-all vehicle...
With $11.5M in the bank, Silvercar revs up its airport rental service
New FreshBooks mobile app enables anytime, anywhere accounting

Mark Cuban Took A Big Stake In The Vringo, The Company In The Middle Of A Massive Patent Attack On Google (GOOG, VRINGO)

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Mark Cuban has made a small investment in mobile ringtone company Vringo, which has a big patent lawsuit with Google, and other tech companies. Cuban took a 7.4% stake in the company. If he paid the market rate when the stock was trading around $3 last week, then Cuban paid...
Mark Cuban Took A Big Stake In The Vringo, The Company In The Middle Of A Massive Patent Attack On Google (GOOG, VRINGO)

The complicated history of simple scientific facts

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This story originally ran November 30, 2009.Sometimes, even as a person pisses you off, they make a point that you can't ignore. In a recent forum discussion that I was involved in, scientists were accused of making pronouncements from on high. The argument was that scientists jump to a conclusion...
The complicated history of simple scientific facts

Nokia's promise not to assert patents against Linux is irrelevant in the Mosaid context

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This is a near-simultaneous follow-up to my initial reaction to Google's EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia over their alleged collusion with a non-practicing entity, Mosaid. Google asks the European Commission to look into something the ITC dismissed three times. Diversion is not a defense, however./p>According to this media...
Nokia's promise not to assert patents against Linux is irrelevant in the Mosaid context
You don’t need a Mayan calendar to predict this potential disaster

Amazon Starts Sharing What You’ve Highlighted on Your Kindle

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Shared by Jesse Stay I love this feature! Amazon, in a potentially controversial move, has started collecting information on what readers highlight in the e-books they’re reading on the company’s Kindle reader, and sharing it with others. The service doesn’t say which sections of which specific books a reader has...
Amazon Starts Sharing What You’ve Highlighted on Your Kindle

GAME opens OUYA pre-orders in the UK, as the Android-powered console starts shipping to backers

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Pre-orders for OUYA, the Android-based gaming console that was successfully funded through an $8.5 million Kickstarter campaign, have opened up in the UK over at GAME. A product page on the high-street retailer’s website shows the console, available for pre-order, at £99.99. Additional controllers are also being sold for £39.99...
GAME opens OUYA pre-orders in the UK, as the Android-powered console starts shipping to backers

Android this week: Ativ Q runs on WinDroid; Nvidia cuts Shield cost; Cloud Print hits Android

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Samsung introduced many new devices running on different platforms this week at a London press event. New Windows laptops complemented new Android cameras but perhaps the most intriguing is a notebook that combines both operating systems with an exclusive Dual OS feature. And if that weren’t unique enough, the new...
Android this week: Ativ Q runs on WinDroid; Nvidia cuts Shield cost; Cloud Print hits Android

Today in Tech: Disney buys LucasFilm for $4.05 billion

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Also: the iPad Mini reviewed; is Wikipedia tapped out? The iPad Mini [DARING FIREBALL] "Wow, it feels like a Kindle." "Ew, the screen is terrible." That was my wife's initial reaction when I handed her the iPad Mini to see what she, an avid daily user of an iPad 3,...
Today in Tech: Disney buys LucasFilm for $4.05 billion

MyBrandz: Finally, You Can Find People Who Love Nike, Apple, And Ferrari As Much As You Do

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Ever wanted to tell the world how much you love BMW, Coca-Cola, and any of the other biggest brand names on Earth? Here’s your chance: MyBrandz is a new community site that looks to let people talk about their favorite brands with other users, allowing them to share their favorite...
MyBrandz: Finally, You Can Find People Who Love Nike, Apple, And Ferrari As Much As You Do

For Microsoft, The Worm Turns Through Apple

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The post For Microsoft, The Worm Turns Through Apple appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image) Wow. That’s about the sum of my initial reaction to this story from ATD: Exclusive: Microsoft Pressing Apple to Take a Smaller Cut on Sales Inside Office for iOS. The wow isn’t that Microsoft is...
For Microsoft, The Worm Turns Through Apple

Google Goes Native: Offers Sneak Peak at C++ Support in Chromium

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This week, the Chromium project offered a sneak peak to it's Native Client SDK. This project enables the browser to process C and C++ in the client and interface these methods and encapsulations with HTML and JavaScript. Additionally, the project provides bridges to portable graphics and audio engines in an...
Google Goes Native: Offers Sneak Peak at C++ Support in Chromium

Will Apple's new high-street hire change the way we buy Apple products?

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Few CEOs have it as good as Apple's Tim Cook. Just look at his company's performance in the first quarter of his tenure. But as strong as Apple is currently, Cook can't sit back and hope that the company Steve Jobs took to new heights will run itself. He'll have...
Will Apple's new high-street hire change the way we buy Apple products?

Microsoft notifies ITC of FTC-Google settlement, expects Motorola to withdraw complaint

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On Friday, the day after Google's antitrust settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (see my initial reaction, explanation of mechanics, comparison with other SEP case), Microsoft filed a "notice of development in connection with Motorola's H.264 standard essential patents" with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), expressing the expectation...
Microsoft notifies ITC of FTC-Google settlement, expects Motorola to withdraw complaint
Apple's iPad mini display is 'terrible'

Forget Trends, Is Yahoo's Workplace Policy Right For Yahoo?

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Yahoo's plan to bring all work-at-home employees back to the office starting in June was not meant to be a statement on the viability of telecommuting, but that's what happened. Now a company that's trying to pick itself up off of the ground is smack dab in the media spotlight,...
Forget Trends, Is Yahoo's Workplace Policy Right For Yahoo?

Cisco Munches Meraki For $1.2 Billion

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So much for Meraki’s rumored IPO. Late Sunday afternoon Cisco acquired the cloud-managed network infrastructure outfit for $1.2 billion cash. In a statement announcing the deal, the networking giant said it plans to use Meraki’s technology to “cloudify” its network management products. With that in mind, Cisco will turn the...
Cisco Munches Meraki For $1.2 Billion

Addressing The Future of Instagramers.com & Instagram Art Shows

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Many are concerned that Facebook's acquisition of Instagram means the end of a once indie photo-sharing community. But some say it ain't so, including Philippe Gonzalez, the founder of Instagramers.com. In Part 2 of our interview (click here to read Part 1), we talk to Gonzalez about the impact of...
Addressing The Future of Instagramers.com & Instagram Art Shows

Coming Soon To Chrome: Extensions That Can Alter Your Browsing History

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Simply put: Google Chrome is amazing. Ever since it was finally released for the Mac late last year, I’ve been blown away by its big things (speed) and little things (search box that is also the URL box). But the true power of Chrome may lie in what third-party developers...
Coming Soon To Chrome: Extensions That Can Alter Your Browsing History
Shaker Is Your Friendly Neighborhood Bar--Online

An iPhone Lover’s (Initial) Thoughts On iPhone 4

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This morning, my colleague Jason Kincaid wrote a very good and very level-headed post about the new iPhone (and the new iOS 4 software) from the perspective of an Android user. I’m going to come at it from the other angle. Recently, I’ve written my takes on both the...
An iPhone Lover’s (Initial) Thoughts On iPhone 4

What happens when 5th avenue fashionistas meet Silicon Alley hackers

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It’s Fashion Week in New York, which means nothing to most New Yorkers, particularly those of us in the tech scene, beyond hearing newscasters repeatedly declare that “It’s Fashion Week.” With the “tents” tucked further uptown amid Lincoln Center, it’s even less obtrusive in our lives… Except when we,...
What happens when 5th avenue fashionistas meet Silicon Alley hackers

What a Successful Facebook Mobile Strategy May Look Like

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Even Mark Zuckerberg concedes that the biggest challenge on Facebook's plate is developing a viable mobile strategy. The question is: How? In recent announcements, the company has shown that it's thinking hard about the answer. Here are some things Facebook's mobile engineers should consider. The problem is devilish: Moving Facebook to smartphones...
What a Successful Facebook Mobile Strategy May Look Like

AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans -- Engadget

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AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans -- Engadget: My initial reaction would be outrage that AT&T is killing off unlimited data plans, but I’m so happy that tethering is finally coming to the iPhone (a year late) that I almost don’t care. The pricing does seem reasonable for most...
AT&T makes sweeping changes to data plans -- Engadget

Google Tracked iPhones, Bypassing Apple Browser Privacy Settings

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Google Tracked iPhones, Bypassing Apple Browser Privacy Settings: At first glance, this sounds really bad. I mean, really bad. The Wall Street Journal essentially sets it up as Google (and other, smaller advertising players) purposefully circumventing the web browsing privacy controls on the iPhone in order to track users’ browsing...
Google Tracked iPhones, Bypassing Apple Browser Privacy Settings
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