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6 Great Products Designed By The Internet

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Ever have that frustrating feeling of knowing exactly what you want and not being able to buy it? It used to be that consumers were more-or-less powerless. We had to take what products were offered to us. For practical reasons, manufacturers couldn't ask everybody in the world their opinion before...
6 Great Products Designed By The Internet

The Yin and Yang of Audience

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(image) The Signal San Francisco conference is less than a week away, so I thought I’d take the time to explain my reasoning for the theme, and offer a curtain raiser of sorts on the day-long program. The theme, a portion of which is the title of this post, is “The Yin...
The Yin and Yang of Audience
Ars Technicast, Episode 23-Ghosts of online services we abandoned
There's A Secret Internet For Drug Dealers, Assassins, And Pedophiles

European Square clone Payleven one-ups rival iZettle with 'Chip & PIN' solution

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Payleven, the mobile payment solution provider that was incubated by Germany’s Rocket Internet, today announced at the Apps World conference in London that it is first to market with a ‘Chip & PIN’ solution for mobile payments in Europe. Basically, this makes Payleven’s mobile payments product about as secure as...
European Square clone Payleven one-ups rival iZettle with 'Chip & PIN' solution

Microsoft: No, We're Not Abandoning Our Anti-Google Campaign

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Microsoft has no intention of completely ending its Google-bashing ad campaign, "Scroogled," the company told Business Insider. Reports flew on the Internet today that Microsoft would kill off the controversial effort when a report from Bay Area news site KQED said that Microsoft had stopped buying media space to run...
Microsoft: No, We're Not Abandoning Our Anti-Google Campaign

How Cybersleuths Took Down Spam King Grum

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Governments, researchers and private companies are working overtime to root out spam from the Internet. Today brings good news: Grum, a botnet responsible for 18% of all spam, is no more. Here's how a team of crack cybersleuths took down the world's third-largest spammer. The search-and-destroy stories that surface when...
How Cybersleuths Took Down Spam King Grum

Vision

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After showing Facebook Home, Mark Zuckerberg spent a few minutes talking about the future of computing. What he said is the epitome of a vision statement, and it sets the philosophy driving Facebook's work: At one level, [Home] is just the next mobile version of Facebook. At a deeper level,...
Vision
Play This: 'Perfect Strangers: Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now'
Leaked Office 15 video hints at cloud features of next Microsoft Office suite

Firefox 21 officially released for desktop, Android version also gets a boost

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If you like the internet, especially updating things from the internet, today is a good day for you. Mozilla has released not one but two major versions of its Firefox browser, the first being the increasingly social Firefox 21 on the desktop. The browser's integration with Facebook is now...
Firefox 21 officially released for desktop, Android version also gets a boost
Step aside Batman, Internet Defense League to light up the sky with 'Cat Signals'

Samsung Chromebox leaked on TigerDirect web store

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Images of Samsung's forthcoming Chromebox desktop appeared briefly on the Internet today, as retailer TigerDirect posted a video featuring the device. The video has since been taken down, but it confirmed details Samsung had previously released when it revealed the device in January. The desktop computer, similar in its form...
Samsung Chromebox leaked on TigerDirect web store
Windows Phone 'Tango' screenshots leak, reveal MMS improvements and memory limitations

Tumblr goes down as its Dashboard experiences 'major performance issues'

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Tumblr has confirmed an outage due to problems with its Dashboard. The site went down on late Thursday (US time), with some pages displaying an error that its servers were over capacity, while others simply said that the service was unavailable. The Dashboard is experiencing major performance issues we’re working...
Tumblr goes down as its Dashboard experiences 'major performance issues'
The Amazon Reviews For This Banana Slicer Are The Best Thing On The Internet Today (AMZN)

Pogoplug adds media streaming and data backup to your personal cloud

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Cloud Engines, maker of PogoPlug, a device that lets you access and share content from your hard drive via the internet, today announced two new features, including the ability to stream rich media content to game consoles, as well as automatically backup content folders. The two new features will allow...
Pogoplug adds media streaming and data backup to your personal cloud

ChatRoulette, from my perspective

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I’ve been following ChatRoulette for a while now but haven’t been comfortable talking about it publicly. For one, it’s a hugely controversial site, one that is prompting yet-another moral panic about youth engagement online. And I hate having the role of respondent to public uproar. (I know I know…) More...
ChatRoulette, from my perspective

Google Co-Founder clarifies: While threat to open Internet, Apple makes awesome iMacs

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A recent interview with Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been getting a lot of attention for Brin’s view that Apple and Facebook are the biggest threats to the open internet. Today Brin took some time to clarify his thoughts on coverage of the interview that he feels has been “particularly distorted”....
Google Co-Founder clarifies: While threat to open Internet, Apple makes awesome iMacs
The 4 most common online video blunders (and how to avoid them)
For Your Pre-Fourth Celebration: The TechCrunch iPad App Just Got An Update

Facebook Home Leaked Ahead of Friday Launch

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A beta version of Facebook Home has been leaked on the Internet today, giving Android users the chance to try out the new experience ahead of its official launch this Friday. The pre-release, published by MoDaCo and spotted by The Verge, consists of three distinct APKs to get the entire...
Facebook Home Leaked Ahead of Friday Launch

Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

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Before Marissa Mayer took over Yahoo last summer, the company's most recent product boss was a guy named Blake Irving. Irving ran Yahoo product for a couple years. Before that, he was known for helping Microsoft establish itself on the Internet. Today, Irving is the CEO of domain registrar GoDaddy....
Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Talks About Being A CEO Who Wears T-Shirts And Shorts

Philippine Government Ignores Public Concerns, Continues To Push Extreme 'Cybercrime' Law

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One of the striking -- and depressing -- features of the Internet today is the almost universal desire of governments around the world to rein it in through new laws. We wrote about one such attempt in the Philippines a couple of months ago, where the government is trying to...
Philippine Government Ignores Public Concerns, Continues To Push Extreme 'Cybercrime' Law
Twitter is the common dude’s RSS reader, new discovery tools show
Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories' leaks online a week before official release
The 'asymmetric screw' that wasn't: Day4's elaborate Apple hoax
WebMD Announces Layoffs; 14% Of Staff, $45M In Total Spending Cuts Coming Off Of A $900K Quarterly Loss

AMAZING OPPORTUNITY: Mahalo Seeks VP of Community Development

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Mahalo Seeks VP of Community Development Mahalo is a top 200 website that received over 15M unique visitors in February 2010. Our mission is to create "the world's largest content site with the largest and most active base of contributors." You can think of us as 1/3rd Wikipedia/About.com, 1/3rd...
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY: Mahalo Seeks VP of Community Development

A Look At The Next iPhone, As It Leaks Across The Internet

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Today, Gizmodo won at the Internet, and all it took was $10,000. That’s the current price being whispered amongst the blogging circles as what was paid for a prototype of the next iPhone — yep, next, as in the one that isn’t announced yet — purportedly found on the...
A Look At The Next iPhone, As It Leaks Across The Internet
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