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Nintendo Wii U sales "not bad," says president
Flickr’s New Look Gets Early Rave Reviews

There's only one truly open platform -- the web

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As Twitter and Facebook continue to fight a variety of skirmishes in the ongoing “platform wars,” with both companies trying to control as much of their networks as they can in order to monetize them as quickly as possible, it’s worth remembering what Sir Tim Berners-Lee did 21 years ago,...
There's only one truly open platform -- the web

Twitter needs a Preferred Developer Program

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Twitter has a problem. It wants to deliver a “consistent” experience for its users, and as we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks, third-party clients don’t appear to have much of a place in the company’s vision of the future. Sure, Twitter first announced its distaste for third-party clients...
Twitter needs a Preferred Developer Program
Analyst Estimates On iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Range From 3M-10M

Apple's new 'Genius' ads are well targeted, but poorly executed

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The initial response to Apple’s new line of ‘Genius’ ads, debuted during the Olympic opening ceremonies, has been less than positive among the enthusiast community at large. Many Mac users and commentators were quick to decry the ads as a departure from the company’s crisp, snappy ads that have focused...
Apple's new 'Genius' ads are well targeted, but poorly executed
Microchips: VMware Boss Puts Brakes On ARM Server Revolution
Warren Buffet buys 26 local papers, calls free online news 'unsustainable'

Microsoft posts weird Windows 8 commercials, then promptly takes them down

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It appears Microsoft either made a mistake by posting new Windows commercials or was just flat-out embarrassed by the initial response. On Wednesday afternoon, both Neowin and WPCentral noticed that Microsoft uploaded three new spots to the official Windows YouTube channel. The ads, titled “Windows 8 Training Camp,” featured groups of...
Microsoft posts weird Windows 8 commercials, then promptly takes them down

Wide-Open History: Twitter is an Archivist's Dream

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I was on vacation when the news came through that Twitter was going to archive all past and future tweets with the Library of Congress. I'm a big fan of Twitter. I'm quite active chattering from my personal account, and we use it in our business as a Web archiving...
Wide-Open History: Twitter is an Archivist's Dream

Google applauds White House push for public access of federally-funded research

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Following the release of a memorandum by the White House directing federal agencies with research and development budgets of over $100 million to “develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public,” Google today published a short missive praising the decision. The information,...
Google applauds White House push for public access of federally-funded research
Facebook remains on track despite Google's financial setbacks

Oracle / Google Verdict Suggests Open-ness Must Be Licensed

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The central issue in Oracle's Java copyright/patent case against Google, which has been lost after a million-and-one interpretations of the case over the last two years, remains this:  If Company #1 implicitly grants Company #2 the right to use technology that #1 created and owns, to the extent that...
Oracle / Google Verdict Suggests Open-ness Must Be Licensed

Apple defends its e-book pricing as “perfectly proper”

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In the latest court filing in the ongoing Justice Department e-books price-fixing suit, Apple said it did not conspire to fix the prices of digital books to hurt competitors and called the case “fundamentally flawed,” according to a Reuters report. According to Reuters’ copy of the filing, Apple stated: “Apple’s entry...
Apple defends its e-book pricing as “perfectly proper”
"In the Studio," Naval Ravikant Offers a Glimpse into AngelList's Roadmap
Yelp's Stock Dips After Facebook Barges Into Local Search And Reviews With 'Nearby'

Record Labels "Correct" Dotcom: Only Way to Stop Piracy is Suing File-Sharers

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It was a single (re)Tweet on January 7 echoing the words of dozens of other digital observers this century. The advice from Dotcom was viewed by many as the key to solving a decade-long entertainment industry battle that began with an effort to force pirates offline and back into bricks-and-mortar...
Record Labels "Correct" Dotcom: Only Way to Stop Piracy is Suing File-Sharers

Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

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Editor’s note: Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora, as well as the former chief strategy officer/chief marketing officer at salesforce.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @tientzuo. Everyone is applauding Oracle and SAP’s cloud acquisitions — RightNow, SuccessFactors, and now Taleo. But the biggest cheers are coming from...
Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

On the road: Peugeot 208 GTI

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'Peugeot has recaptured the joy of the iconic 205 GTi, which went missing from the 206 and 207'I try to involve my family in my motoring journalism (it's possible that you've noticed). My son, especially - he loves cars so much, it's actually the only thing he's bothered learning the word for....
On the road: Peugeot 208 GTI

Tim Cook Apologizes To Chinese Customers, Changes Warranty Policies After Apple Smear Campaign

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After Apple came under heat for allegedly offering subpar after-sale services to Chinese customers, CEO Cook updates the company's policies. Apple CEO Tim Cook has published a letter on the company's website in China today to address updated warranty and repair policies in response to a smear campaign spearheaded...
Tim Cook Apologizes To Chinese Customers, Changes Warranty Policies After Apple Smear Campaign
AT&T's FaceTime blocking draws formal FCC complaint from interest groups
Amazon axes Zombieland, keeps Alpha House and Betas for original comedy shows
Quattro Co-Founder Launches SessionM To Gamify Mobile Apps

VIDEO: Nintendo president hosts official Wii U sneak peek 'unboxing ceremony'

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You’ve likely watched an at-home unboxing of a new gadget on the internet. But probably not an official one … from a company president … who wears white gloves during the process. That’s exactly what Nintendo president Satoru Iwata does in the video above with the company’s new Wii U...
VIDEO: Nintendo president hosts official Wii U sneak peek 'unboxing ceremony'

CFO Defends Amazon From Analyst Skepticism

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Investors seem pretty disappointed with Amazon’s fourth quarter results (as of 3pm Pacific, the company’s stock is down 8.6 percent in after-hours training), yet for most of this afternoon’s analyst conference call, that disappointment was largely hidden in the normal stream of numbers and financial terminology. Finally, a few minutes before the...
CFO Defends Amazon From Analyst Skepticism

Booting Up: Congressional Testimony Edition

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vie Wikipedia Congress sent Apple a letter requesting representatives to brief the Energy and Commerce Committee on app privacy and security issues after their initial response was found unsatisfactory [The New York Times] Google plans to revamp search. Answers to queries will soon appear in addition to links [The Wall...
Booting Up: Congressional Testimony Edition

Giving back made easy: New Placed app lets you donate to charity by installing app

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Privacy is important and understandably, people often opt-out of having their location tracked by certain apps. But a new app from Seattle location analytics startup Placed encourages tracking by allowing users to make charitable donations in exchange for having their location tracked. The new service is called Give 2 Charity. Users install...
Giving back made easy: New Placed app lets you donate to charity by installing app
Why Scott Thompson’s “inadvertent error” is a big deal

5 Questions For Top Affiliate Manager Josh Spaulding

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If you had your own online business bringing in six figures annually, would you consider taking on an additional position working for someone else as their affiliate manager? My initial response is, “No way!”.  At first, it doesn’t make sense to me why I would work on growing... Please visit...
5 Questions For Top Affiliate Manager Josh Spaulding

Credit Where It's Due: DOJ Changes Its Tune On FISA Transparency

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Earlier this week, I complained that the Department of Justice seemed to be stonewalling a Freedom of Information Act request I'd filed seeking copies of mandatory semi-annual reports to Congress on the National Security Agency's compliance with the procedures and civil liberties safeguards of the FISA Amendments Act--which the House...
Credit Where It's Due: DOJ Changes Its Tune On FISA Transparency
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