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Google Play, Apple's App Store Might Face "Legal Undertakings" In OFT's Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids

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The freemium kids’ app party that has seen some parents left with hefty bills because of their kids’ use of games could be heading for a sticky end — at least in the U.K. The Office of Fair Trading has announced a six-month investigation into whether children are being “unfairly...
Google Play, Apple's App Store Might Face "Legal Undertakings" In OFT's Investigation Of Freemium Games For Kids
Amazon watcher Newvem starts charging to monitor your cloud
Why IBM Paid Big Bucks To Expand In The Cloud With SoftLayer
HopStop Live!: It's Like Waze But For Public Transportation

Amazon Leads Price War: Drops AWS Pricing Again, Leans Heavy on Reserved Instances

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According to Amazon's blog today, the company is now on their 19th price cut since AWS debuted, but who's counting? Well, they are, apparently. The company is lowering pricing on EC2 instances, ElastiCache, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Elastic Map Reduce are all dropping significantly. Significantly, Amazon is...
Amazon Leads Price War: Drops AWS Pricing Again, Leans Heavy on Reserved Instances

New Cloud Foundry app validates cloud portability

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Cloud Foundry wants its Platform as a Service to be the basis for a wide array of such services going forward — a sort of super Paas foundation. And so far, it’s got some promising partners in that effort: AppFog, Uhuru, ActiveState, and Tier 3 Network all provide PaaS offerings based on...
New Cloud Foundry app validates cloud portability

Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so

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In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a whole ecosystem of startups building businesses around making Amazon Web Services less inscrutable to business customers. And some of those startups are now partnering up with each other to provide a fuller suite of services.. Cloudyn CEO Sharon Wagner. The latest partnership is...
Wanna track your Amazon cloud costs? Here's another way to do so
How Wordnik moved its database to the cloud
Google's Android malware scanner detects only 15 percent of malicious code in test

Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

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Don’t look now, but a deluge of Microsoft Surface imitators and competitors are just the around corner. Once Windows 8 is made available to the general public on October 26, you’re going to see all kinds of tablets running Windows 8/RT land on physical and virtual store shelves, along with...
Sony's Xperia Tablet S runs Android, but looks awfully like Microsoft's Surface

Amazon issues statement following last weekend’s outage

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Amazon Web Services offered a few more details on the outage that struck its Northern Virginia data center over the weekend, an outage that knocked popular services such as Netflix and Instagram offline. Here’s the statement that Amazon issued Monday: Severe thunderstorms caused us to lose primary and backup generator...
Amazon issues statement following last weekend’s outage

Comment voting working, getting expanded

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It has been a week since we introduced comment voting on Ars, and the consensus among the staff, readers on Twitter, and a handful of people who have reached out to me by e-mail is that it's working. And by "working," I mean "improving discussions on the site." In the...
Comment voting working, getting expanded
Was a huge drop in violence in the 1990s caused by more people owning cellphones?

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, bringing fix for iPhone 5 OTA updates, keyboard glitches, WiFi performance and more

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Apple has released the  iOS 6.0.1 update for its portable devices. The update is rolling out now on Apple’s servers and to its mobile devices. Here are the items contained in the update: Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air Fixes a...
Apple releases iOS 6.0.1, bringing fix for iPhone 5 OTA updates, keyboard glitches, WiFi performance and more

Android 4.2 shows up in our server logs, shocks no one

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Reports have been circulating that devices running Android 4.2, rumored to be code-named Key Lime Pie (though it's seeming more likely that it will retain the Jelly Bean moniker), have been popping up in server logs and benchmarks across the web. Well, after doing some digging through our own...
Android 4.2 shows up in our server logs, shocks no one
New genetic migraine cause suggested by researchers
Samsung says no underage workers found at Chinese factory, vows to fix poor conditions

Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

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Trying to compare and contrast the cost of computing resources between clouds takes a lot of fortitude. And, just when you think you’ve got the best possible price for a small compute instance or a couple gigs of storage, Amazon, or Google, or Microsoft or someone else cuts its prices....
Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

Though risks are minimal, one in five Mac computers found to contain Windows malware

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Security firm Sophos on Tuesday indicated that a surprisingly high level of malware has been found on Mac computers — the firm’s research revealed that one in every five Mac computers is harboring some kind of Windows malware. Of the 100,000 customers sampled through Sophos’s antivirus offerings, 20% of...
Though risks are minimal, one in five Mac computers found to contain Windows malware

That buzzing sound: President Obama to address drone program in Thursday speech

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It’s a pity that ‘drone’ isn’t ‘Dorne,’ but I digress. This Thursday the President of the United States will address the nation on its current drone program that targets enemies abroad for what are called ‘targeted’ killings. Naturally, however, when you are firing explosive-laden rockets, things tend to explode. Drones are a...
That buzzing sound: President Obama to address drone program in Thursday speech

Microsoft promises to fix Windows Phone dev on Windows 8′s Consumer Preview

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Developers of Windows Phone applications who decided to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are in a tight spot: their development tools are having a hard time working with the new test build of the operating system. Microsoft has responded. The company first absolved itself of fault: “Windows 8 is...
Microsoft promises to fix Windows Phone dev on Windows 8′s Consumer Preview

Juniper: Mobile Malware Increased 155% in 2011

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Malware permeated the mobile ecosystem in 2011. The issue is not going away either. Smartphones have an unprecedented amount of personal data that malicious hackers are drooling to obtain. Everyday they are coming up with more sophisticated attacks and scheming ways on how to infiltrate that data trove in your...
Juniper: Mobile Malware Increased 155% in 2011

Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

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The digital director for the Romney campaign responded to criticism in the blogosphere  of the campaign’s Election-Day “Orca” vote monitoring platform, saying the program had issues but for the most part performed its mission.  Zac Moffatt said that data about 14.2 million voters was recorded through Orca, including 5,397 instances...
Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

Amazon Web Services outage takes out popular websites again

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Just five months after storms took down Amazon-powered sites such as Instagram, Pinterest and Netflix, issues at Amazon's Northern Virginia datacenter gave Amazon Web Services customers fits on Monday. The outage started around 2:11pm Eastern Time, and affects "a small number" of instances in Amazon Web Services's US-EAST-1 Region....
Amazon Web Services outage takes out popular websites again

Google Opens Kimono (Slightly) On AdWords Screening Measures

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Followers of news about Google AdWords know that problematic errors — instances in which ads that violate the company’s own advertising standards slip by — come up quite regularly. Most recently, Google, along with advertiser ProFlowers, was roundly and publicly criticized for... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full...
Google Opens Kimono (Slightly) On AdWords Screening Measures

Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

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A couple weeks ago, Google started blending social information from Google+ into search results. The blogosphere's reaction to this change, which Google called Search Plus Your World, was swift, loud, and mostly negative. Twitter complained that Google was unfairly favoring its own social network over competitors, then a programmer...
Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

Even Web Classrooms Find Cheating Problematic

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Coursera, an online education portal, has discovered instances of cheating....
Even Web Classrooms Find Cheating Problematic

Pirate Bay Founder Charged With Hacking Companies and a Bank

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In late August 2012, Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm was deported from Cambodia to Sweden. Initially it was thought that Gottfrid had been taken to serve the prison time he was handed for his involvement in The Pirate Bay, but quickly it become clear the authorities also had other things...
Pirate Bay Founder Charged With Hacking Companies and a Bank
CloudLock aims to bring PCI compliance to Google Drive
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