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Google on defensive yet again in snafu over ad-tracking in Safari browsers

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Google (NSDQ: GOOG) continues to find itself in compromising positions in 2012, the latest coming after an investigation by The Wall Street Journal (NSDQ: NWS) found that the company was tricking Apple’s Safari browsers on the iPhone and the Mac into dropping their ad-tracking protections in order to promote...
Google on defensive yet again in snafu over ad-tracking in Safari browsers

Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

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The mobile patent wars continue to drag on, with Motorola scoring a point Tuesday with a preliminary decision against Apple at the International Trade Commission. Apple was judged to have violated one of four Motorola patents with the iPhone, and if a six-judge panel agrees with the preliminary ruling, Apple...
Motorola wins preliminary ITC ruling against iPhone

Google launches Google Keep, an app to help you remember things

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Google on Wednesday launched Google Keep, an Android and web app designed to help users remember things and jot down ideas. Keep appears to be Google’s answer to Apple’s Notes feature, which rolled out a web version last year. It could also serve as a basic, mobile to-do-list service for...
Google launches Google Keep, an app to help you remember things
Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Digital Age

Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

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Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ

Google augments reality with Field Trip app for iOS [video]

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Google has a lot of information at its disposal, and it’s using it to great effect in its Field Trip app. The app debuted on Android devices last fall, but it just arrived on iOS last week. Using notifications and an optional Bluetooth connection, Field Trip turns your phone into...
Google augments reality with Field Trip app for iOS [video]

Remote smartphone diagnostics: the new Carrier IQ or helpful support tool?

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The importance of privacy has been dwindling for quite some time, and smartphones have become one of the biggest culprits. Allegations against Carrier IQ, location-based tracking, the recent concerns about Path snatching up iOS address book information -- all of these are just a few examples of mobile carriers...
Remote smartphone diagnostics: the new Carrier IQ or helpful support tool?

Live blog: RIM hopes for a revival with BlackBerry 10

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At 10am ET on Wednesday, Research in Motion executives will take the stage in New York for what is probably the most important product presentation in the company’s history. After years of struggling in the wake of Apple’s iPhone launch to come up with an answer to a product that...
Live blog: RIM hopes for a revival with BlackBerry 10

Twitter Hack: 5 Ways To Up Your Visible IQ

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Why should you care about appearing smart on Twitter? Because the people who hire, promote, fire, date, marry, and divorce you will all read your tweets (updates) at some point. It’s always a good idea to put your best foot forward. Why not do the same on Twitter? Why not...
Twitter Hack: 5 Ways To Up Your Visible IQ

Inventor Of The Wind-Up Radio Complains About 'Google Generation'

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I love luddites. They're just so damned consistent. I haven't completely worked out the details yet, but I'm positive there is a math equation out there that would accurately predict after what year a person thinks everything new sucks. Maybe it'd look something like: (year of current date) - (age...
Inventor Of The Wind-Up Radio Complains About 'Google Generation'

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: Video look at a speedy slate

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When I held the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, I was hooked. After all, I’ve been using a Galaxy Tab daily for 14 months. The new Tab is slimmer, has a vastly improved display, more RAM and 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. This combination led me...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7: Video look at a speedy slate

Age-related IQ decline is reduced markedly after a... [J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2010] - PubMed result http://goo.gl/Im0H

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Age-related IQ decline is reduced markedly after a... [J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2010] - PubMed result http://goo.gl/Im0H

Google grows even more obnoxious

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This anyway is the takeaway from a speech that Dr. Strangelove gave in Abu Dhabi. Fortune reported on it but of course didn’t have the balls to flat-out say that Schmidt & Co. are totally egomaniacal sociopaths drunk with their own power. No, for that bit of truth-telling we needed...
Google grows even more obnoxious

Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

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Verizon Communications is the first U.S. operator out of the gate in the second quarter earnings heat, reporting 1.2 million new net subscriber adds in its wireless division and 134,000 new FiOS residential broadband customers in its wireline group. Verizon Wireless ended June with 94.2 million retail customers, 88.8 million...
Verizon adds 1.2M mobile subs while FiOS growth continues

Google launches Hangout apps to bring poker, quizzes, drawing, and productivity to Google+

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Just when the tech-world is seemingly about to explode with apps—apps for Android, apps for iPhone, apps for set-top boxes, apps for computers, apps for Facebook—Google adds to the bubbling pot with Google+ Hangout apps. Google Product Manager Amit Fulay announced on Google+ today the first implementation of apps...
Google launches Hangout apps to bring poker, quizzes, drawing, and productivity to Google+

Omoby: Visual Search for the iPhone

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Omoby can essentially be summed up in four words: Google Goggles for iPhone. The visual search app allows you to snap a pic of any object and get back a list of convenient search results, retailer pricing, and information about that product.The technology behind the app is visual object...
Omoby: Visual Search for the iPhone
HTC settles with FTC over leaving Carrier IQ and other logging tools open to hackers

Google plans to bring its own voice search to the iPhone and iPad

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Google’s own version of Siri is coming to the iPhone and iPad “soon,” according to the company. On Wednesday Google announced an update for its Chrome app is now available for Android and that another update for the Chrome for iOS app will follow “over the coming days” and include...
Google plans to bring its own voice search to the iPhone and iPad

Sun app shows off potential of mobile web apps

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Jakob Henner, a Copanhagen-based designer-developer has developed a very simple and elegant weather app, called, Sun. What makes it special? Well, it is not a native iOS app, but instead is a mobile web app. You can hardly tell the difference, though I found it working better on my iPad...
Sun app shows off potential of mobile web apps

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg Is Rap Genius's Newest Verified Rapper

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"She just gettin' warmed up," says the site. Sheryl Sandberg has leaned the m***a-f*** in to Rap Genius and is the site's newest verified rapper. The CEO of Facebook has already garnered a 2,500-plus rap IQ and is, according to Mahbod Moghadam of the site, "a boss, she truly...
Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg Is Rap Genius's Newest Verified Rapper

With Apple and Nokia at war, nano-SIM vote is postponed

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The group in charge of arbitrating the battle over the future of mobile SIM cards appears to have choked — by postponing the contentious vote for at least a month. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI, was due to vote on Friday over which standard to adopt for the nano-SIM...
With Apple and Nokia at war, nano-SIM vote is postponed

AT&T sells 6M smartphones in Q1, accounting for 9 out of 10 device sales

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As you might expect, AT&T saw its growth drop off considerably in Q1 compared to the always blockbuster holiday quarter, but it didn’t do too shabby. It posted a net increase of 291,000 new subscribers, sold a first-quarter record 6 million smartphones and even saw a surprising uptick in connected...
AT&T sells 6M smartphones in Q1, accounting for 9 out of 10 device sales
Nexgate nets $3.5M from Sierra to track & protect your company's social accounts

Carrier IQ hires former Verizon privacy counsel Magnolia Mobley as Chief Privacy Officer

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It's been several months since Carrier IQ explained its data collection practices and responded to FCC and Senatorial inquiry about its privacy policies. Despite the fact that it's no longer in the headlines, Carrier IQ's still intent on improving how it handles consumer info. That's why the firm has...
Carrier IQ hires former Verizon privacy counsel Magnolia Mobley as Chief Privacy Officer

€10m Transferwise blows a raspberry at bankers

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London-based peer to peer currency exchange Transferwise has just reached a milestone: it’s broken through €10 million in transactions. That’s $13.4 million — perhaps not a vast amount in the grand scheme of things — but when you consider that means its customers have saved around €500,000 in bank charges,...
€10m Transferwise blows a raspberry at bankers

Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

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New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin is trying to whip up some hysteria around the relatively straight laced IPO filing from Facebook this morning. The gist of his column: Facebook says it has 845 million monthly active users, but "active users" doesn't necessarily mean a user is coming...
Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

Booting Up: Be Evil Edition

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Why bother asking? Google has been bypassing the privacy settings of mobile Safari users [The Wall Street Journal] Pretty soon every news outlet is going to have an annoying Facebook app just like the Washington Post Social Reader [VentureBeat] Will OS X Mountain Lion face backlash from developers? [ExtremeTech] Smart...
Booting Up: Be Evil Edition

AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers

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AT&T on Monday said it plans to more broadly enable the use of Apple’s FaceTime for users over its cellular network in the next few weeks, and by year’s end plans to allow video chat apps use over its network by all customers. This latest position on FaceTime and similar...
AT&T to allow FaceTime, other video chat apps over cellular for all customers
Google+ Hangout Apps Come Out Of Hiding, Offer Games, Screensharing, Presentations & More

Magnus Carlsen, the chaotic and lazy chess champion

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You never expect too much from the first few questions of an interview, but this interview of chess world #1 Magnus Carlsen is good right out of the gate. SPIEGEL: Mr Carlsen, what is your IQ?Carlsen: I have no idea. I wouldn't want to know it anyway. It might turn...
Magnus Carlsen, the chaotic and lazy chess champion
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