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Muddy Waters Throws Too Much Mud at New Oriental

Google's Susan Wojcicki: Where we're heading

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Nearly all the company's revenues come from her products. Now, Google's Susan Wojcicki weighs in on what's next for advertising and what the search giant stands to learn from Google+.  FORTUNE -- It's been said before, but it's worth saying again: Susan Wojcicki doesn't get enough credit outside Silicon Valley....
Google's Susan Wojcicki: Where we're heading
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Apple CEO suits up at Foxconn factory

Would Apple want to run your whole living room?

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R2 Android app On Thursday a consumer company that very few people have heard of cropped up as a potential acquisition for three of the biggest tech companies. Id8 Group R2 Studios is said to be in discussions with Apple,, Google and Microsoft, according to the Wall Street Journal‘s sources....
Would Apple want to run your whole living room?

Schumer: Google, Apple Moves To 3D Maps A Dimension Too Far!

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Noted consumer technology alarmist Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), is turning his intense scrutiny back on Google and Apple, this time over the two companies' competing plans to provide the most accurate 3D aerial maps of major metropolitan areas. On Monday, Schumer posted on his website an open letter addressed to...
Schumer: Google, Apple Moves To 3D Maps A Dimension Too Far!
Verizon's controversial spectrum purchase from cable companies nearing FCC approval, Reuters reports

EU Slams Google, Microsoft and Yahoo Over Data Retention [Digital Daily]

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The privacy practices of the world’s three largest search engines are under fire in Europe again. European Union officials sent letters to Google (PDF), Microsoft (PDF), and Yahoo (PDF) yesterday claiming their data protection policies flout EU data retention rules. Under those rules, search engines must anonymize user data after...
EU Slams Google, Microsoft and Yahoo Over Data Retention [Digital Daily]

Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement

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'Preliminary assessment' accuses Apple and four publishers of illegal 'concerted' move to inflate pricingEbook prices in the UK are set to plummet after the European Commission said that four major publishers and Apple "engaged in a concerted practice" to raise the price of ebooks, and required them to stop.The EC...
Ebook prices under more pressure after European Commission statement

Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

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Shareholder meetings in normal circumstances are rather boring affairs for those not interested in the nuances of corporate governance. But when Apple holds its annual meeting on Thursday, there will be issues besides election of board members and potential dividends on people’s minds. Two former iPhone factory workers in China,...
Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

With UDID gone, the mobile-ad floodgates will open - straight to Apple iOS

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Later this week, Apple will start rejecting any apps that collect UDID, the series of letters and numbers Apple uses that make each device individually identifiable. This is great news for advertisers and marketers. The use of UDID, while once popular with some advertisers and marketers, has rightly been under...
With UDID gone, the mobile-ad floodgates will open - straight to Apple iOS
Huawei and ZTE pose national security risk according to US Congressional report

Why Instagram's Fine Print Stands Out

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The current flap over Instagram's new terms-of-service agreement, which appears to give the company wider powers to re-use its customers photographs for its own commercial purposes, comes as the privacy policies of more internet companies are put under intense scrutiny....
Why Instagram's Fine Print Stands Out

FAA Likely To Ease In-Flight Gadget Rules, After Protracted Study Of Obvious Safety

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The federal government is reportedly going to allow passengers to use electronics during takeoff, after an internal study inevitably finds that an unattended Kindle cannot plunge a jetliner to its fiery doom. Unnamed sources inside the Federal Aviation Administration tell New York Times columnist and sane policy-enthusiast, Nick Bilton, that...
FAA Likely To Ease In-Flight Gadget Rules, After Protracted Study Of Obvious Safety

Apple's pressure on Foxconn forces improved working conditions in China

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After intense scrutiny of its factory working conditions, Foxconn ??which builds most of Apple's products ? has made significant changes for its workers in China....
Apple's pressure on Foxconn forces improved working conditions in China

Yahoo Reports Its Data Request Numbers

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Yahoo has joined the ranks of Internet technology companies demonstrating their commitment to openness - and trying to rebuild trust with their users - with its own revelation of data requests received from law enforcement agencies. Yahoo announced the numbers in a Tumblr blog from CEO Marissa Mayer and General...
Yahoo Reports Its Data Request Numbers

From shopping to warfare, why maps shape our minds as well as our planet

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Apple's new mapping software is under intense scrutiny - but a series of new books and an exhibition demonstrate that cartography is a huge and growing influenceMaps are at the centre of a worldwide commercial power struggle this weekend as Apple faces criticism of the technology it has developed for...
From shopping to warfare, why maps shape our minds as well as our planet

Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson to Join Apple

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Lisa Jackson, former head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, is joining Apple. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new hire in conversation with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D: All Things Digital conference on Tuesday. Jackson will be “coordinating a lot of [environmental practices] activity across...
Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson to Join Apple

Facebook Explains Why It’s Supporting Congress’ CISPA Cybersecurity Bill

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Facebook today explained why it has taken a positive stance on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or “CISPA”, bill currently under consideration in the United States Congress. The social networking company is one of a group of tech companies that have announced support for CISPA — Microsoft, Oracle,...
Facebook Explains Why It’s Supporting Congress’ CISPA Cybersecurity Bill

Are Britain's bands overexposed in a YouTube universe?

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Wu Lyf among growing number of UK rock acts unable to bear intense pressure of social media scrutinyLive fast, die young was famously the title of a biography of James Dean. But as a motto, it could apply to a growing number of young British rock bands whose profile soars...
Are Britain's bands overexposed in a YouTube universe?

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson has a huge story documenting the founding of Pinterest. It was an overnight success that was actually four years in the making. Here are Google's plans to fix Google TV. The first version was a mess, so we caught up with...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Facebook Defends Its IPO Process, Points Finger At Nasdaq

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Facebook filed a joint motion on Friday to consolidate the forty-plus class-action lawsuits against the company as a result of its messy IPO, requesting that the many legal precedings be moved to a Federal court in New York. The 24-page filing essentially lays out Facebook’s defense strategy, claiming that the...
Facebook Defends Its IPO Process, Points Finger At Nasdaq

Twitter Backs Google, Says Facebook Made Mistake In Data Disclosure Deal With Feds

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After Facebook came to an agreement with the Federal government in which the social giant could disclose information request numbers to the public, Google said Facebook’s deal wasn’t enough, condemning Facebook for agreeing to publish the data in aggregate. Twitter legal director Ben Lee chimed in shortly thereafter, siding with...
Twitter Backs Google, Says Facebook Made Mistake In Data Disclosure Deal With Feds

London 2012: athletes share joy and frustration in first Twitter Olympics

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From grumbles about long coach journeys to snaps of the Olympic Village, athletes are having their say like never beforeAny lingering scepticism over claims that London 2012 would prove the first proper social media Olympics was swiftly, if unwittingly, dispelled by the American hurdler Kerron Clement on Monday.Weary and, by...
London 2012: athletes share joy and frustration in first Twitter Olympics

Risk and Riches in User Data for Facebook

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It is Facebook's biggest conundrum. As the world's largest social network, it faces intense scrutiny from consumers, courts and regulators worldwide over how it handles the data it collects from its 845 million users. But as a company preparing to go public, it is under pressure to find new ways...
Risk and Riches in User Data for Facebook
Here's Yahoo's Denial That It Has Anything To Do With PRISM (YHOO)

At 28, Few Tech Titans Could Hold a Candle To Zuck

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It’s a big week for Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook, his baby of the past eight years, is expected to go public on Friday morning. He’s just coming off a cross-country road show speaking to investment banks hungry to scoop up shares of Facebook stock. And on top of it all, it’s...
At 28, Few Tech Titans Could Hold a Candle To Zuck

With federal loans blocked, Fisker halts work on Project Nina, lays off 66 workers

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Fisker Automotive's bumpy 2011 appears to have given way to an even rockier 2012. A little more than a month after recalling 239 of its Karma plug-ins, Fisker has now stopped working on its second electric vehicle, following the US government's decision to suspend its federal loans. The manufacturer...
With federal loans blocked, Fisker halts work on Project Nina, lays off 66 workers

More question marks over Twitter, as developers found to be forbidden from monitoring its API

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Twitter is already coming under intense scrutiny from the developer community, after outlawing the creation of new third party clients and, more recently, suggested that more restrictions are coming, and that’s not likely to be helped by Pingdom stumbling upon a clause within the microblogging service’s API Terms of Service which expressly forbids monitoring of its...
More question marks over Twitter, as developers found to be forbidden from monitoring its API

The Mark Zuckerberg Era Is Over (FB, GOOG)

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For a long time, Facebook was the most dramatic, exciting company in Silicon Valley, if not the world. Its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, was a global icon thanks to his remarkably young age. Before 23, he became a subject of intense scrutiny and hero-worship. This all happened for several good reasons. Facebook...
The Mark Zuckerberg Era Is Over (FB, GOOG)
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