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A closer look at Skype for Windows Phone (photos, video)

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Only after that the ink has dried on Microsoft's acquisition, of Skype does the VoIP app comes to the mobile platform. I'm sure even deep down, Microsoft can appreciate the irony. [Read more]...
A closer look at Skype for Windows Phone (photos, video)

Hint To Startups – Use Your Domain In Your Email Address

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On a daily basis, I get an email from someone at a seed-stage startup where their email address does not include their website URL.  For example, I just got an email from joesmith@gmail.com for his company CoolThing.  I wouldn’t have thought of this except for I’m deep in the proofreading...
Hint To Startups – Use Your Domain In Your Email Address

Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android

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Tilde and Ember.js co-founder Tom Dale argues that Apple's biggest problem is that "Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services."  The irony is that it's a problem entirely of Apple's own making.  By exercising rigid, end-to-end control of the iPhone and iPad...
Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android

Open Letter To Human Synergistics International In Response To Your Accusation That Techdirt Is Infringing

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To Silvie van Etten: Thank you for your letter on November 23rd, 2012, (which we have reposted below in its entirety, minus your contact info) in which you mistakenly suggest that Techdirt has infringed the copyrights of your company, Human Synergistics, via its post from October 5th, 2012, entitled Copyright...
Open Letter To Human Synergistics International In Response To Your Accusation That Techdirt Is Infringing

Nick Grossman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Hello Techdirt! It's an honor to be here. Here are my favorite posts from this week. Most of these fall under the general theme of "be careful what you wish for"... If There Needs To Be An Investigation, It Should Be About Why The FBI Was Reading Certain Emails While...
Nick Grossman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Because Of This Chart, A Serious Person Posited That Samsung Might Someday Buy Google (SSNLF, GOOG)

Groupon Earnings: Is the Cute Email Company Ready to Be a Real Business?

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Groupon has had a rough quarter. A rough year, even. No clear road to profitability, a disastrous accounting mistake, that beer-swilling meeting. The stupid Earth Day email. The company has become a punch line and cautionary tale. Even the Daily Deals summit–an event created for an industry created by Groupon–was...
Groupon Earnings: Is the Cute Email Company Ready to Be a Real Business?

#Me: Instagram Narcissism And The Scourge Of The Selfie

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Those of us who use Instagram everyday like to think of it in glowing terms. Not only is it a rapidly-growing social media success story, but it's a place where we can go to see gorgeous, often creatively composed imagery. Our friends are there, documenting their world for us and...
#Me: Instagram Narcissism And The Scourge Of The Selfie

Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

Apple is all aboard with licensing the Swiss clock icon

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Amidst all of the mobile licensing and patent disputes of late, one has been worked out: Apple has come to terms with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and will pay licensing fee for the clock icon in iOS 6. Details of the agreement weren’t disclosed, but it’s a done deal...
Apple is all aboard with licensing the Swiss clock icon

GOOD NEWS: The Full Doping Evidence Against Lance Armstrong Will Be Released

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Last night, Lance Armstrong announced that he will not fight the doping charges brought against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency. This will likely lead to Armstrong being banned for life from competitive sports and stripped of all his Tour de France titles. (As Tony Manfred observes, the great irony...
GOOD NEWS: The Full Doping Evidence Against Lance Armstrong Will Be Released

T-Mobile USA's optional censorship blocks clean, legal sites

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An optional web censoring filter used by T-Mobile's US division, Web Guard has been found stretching too far in a new study by the Open Observatory of Network Interference. As implemented so far, it not only blocks the intended 'adult' sites but a number of clean sites, such as Cosmopolitan...
T-Mobile USA's optional censorship blocks clean, legal sites

Sprint's iPad '4G case' features an Overdrive pocket, oodles of irony

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Sprint's iPad '4G case' features an Overdrive pocket, oodles of irony

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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As we learned (though were hardly surprised by) this week, the MPAA doesn't take kindly to the suggestion that it should have to consider fair use when sending DMCA notices. The irony of this was not lost on anyone, and indeed both of our most insightful comments of the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
How Many Lives Does A Brand Have?
Hungry for forecasting tech, HotelTonight buys PrimaTable

What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

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MG Siegler, the TechCrunch columnist and venture capitalist known best for his unabashed pro-Apple bias, spurred a lot of discussion (and mockery) today when he announced he was departing Michael Arrington's VC firm CrunchFund for Google Ventures. The irony wasn't lost on us: the idea of a part-time Apple blogger...
What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

Microsoft promises 'continued' updates as it works to solve WiFi issues affecting Surface Pro tablets

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According to a forum post, Microsoft is aware of of continuing issues regarding WiFi connectivity on the Surface Pro tablet hybrid. TNW has not experienced the problem firsthand, but it is described as the “Limited WiFi issue.” In the entry, Microsoft apologizes that an earlier update did not solve the...
Microsoft promises 'continued' updates as it works to solve WiFi issues affecting Surface Pro tablets

Social Media: Where Vulnerability Is Strength

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Three embarrassing things about me: I recently discovered I’ve been using the word nonplussed wrong my whole life; I listen to Journey without an ounce of irony; and once, in San Francisco, I needed help to figure out how to turn on the sink in a women’s restroom. Whew, that...
Social Media: Where Vulnerability Is Strength
Why are digital video effects artists so angry at Hollywood?

Irony in the morning paper

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Irony in the morning paper

Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard

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Though it looks well-intentioned, MS's attempt to promote standard HTML5 in web pages is a dig at Apple and Google. Microsoft has a new website out: "modern.ie." It's all about promoting standard HTML5-type web code so that a modern, dynamic, Flash-free website works just as well in one browser...
Microsoft, Surprisingly, Is Pushing The HTML5 Web Standard
Google closes Checkout, pushing thousands of merchants into Braintree's arms

Should you be tweeting at gigs? Jack White and Bruce Dickinson think not ...

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Live performances are more fun if you're actually paying attentionIf you've attended a Jack White show this year, you might have seen a very modern sign. Jack White does not want you to use social media at his shows. He's unequivocal about this. Signs at the gig tell you that...
Should you be tweeting at gigs? Jack White and Bruce Dickinson think not ...

GeekWire Radio: New iPad, SXSW recap, and the best iPhone camera app we’ve ever used

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Monica Guzman in the KIRO studios (Erynn Rose photo) We’ve got a ton of interesting apps and online services to talk about on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, with special guest Monica Guzman, the GeekWire columnist just back from the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin. We...
GeekWire Radio: New iPad, SXSW recap, and the best iPhone camera app we’ve ever used

Will Google's Cloud be a Cozy Nest for Aviary?

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Aviary, the online creative platform is a visionary tool. When it launched a few years back, the irony of a Flash based Photoshop competitor was, well, ironic. With the launch of Aviary in Google's App Marketplace, we can say that the company is close to making lightening strike twice, this...
Will Google's Cloud be a Cozy Nest for Aviary?

Adobe's CTO heading to Apple?

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Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has reportedly been wooed away by Apple. CNBC is reporting that Lynch has been hired but so far there are no details as to what his job title or responsibilities at the company would be. ALERT: Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch is leaving the company this week...
Adobe's CTO heading to Apple?

Not all men in the 'friend zone' are bad guys | Ally Fogg

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Using the phrase 'friend zone' doesn't make you a misogynist, but the 'Nice Guys' of OK Cupid often stray into that territorySo, Nice Guys of OK Cupid is no more. Like a whirlwind romance, it arrived in a flash, sparked a few rampant weeks of overheated passion, then vanished in...
Not all men in the 'friend zone' are bad guys | Ally Fogg

Six-figure developers: Google and Facebook nearly tie by paying their engineers around $125,000 a year

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According to data from GlassDoor – a leading salary and jobs information tool – as reported by the Wall Street Journal, salaries for software engineers at Silicon Valley firms are well into the six figure range. This explains why renting anywhere in the Bay Area is currently a bit like...
Six-figure developers: Google and Facebook nearly tie by paying their engineers around $125,000 a year

Move Over, PadMapper: Craigslist is Stealthily Testing Maps

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(Photo: Craigslist) When last we heard from Craigslist, they were filing suit against a scrappy little startup called PadMapper and yanking their listings from Google to keep PadMapper from aggregating them. It was kind of a dick move. But at least now we have a motive! Craigslist is apparently working...
Move Over, PadMapper: Craigslist is Stealthily Testing Maps
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?