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On the new Digg's launch day, Kevin Rose trolls Reddit AMA

Cloudrobot hands-on: robot pugilists throw bombs, drop jaws

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Cloudrobot is, potentially, the worst name we've ever heard for a product. Thankfully, if this robotic pugilist ever does come to market, we're pretty confident it'll be under a different brand. These fighters are not nearly as cute or pocketable as the Battroborgs that punched their way through the...
Cloudrobot hands-on: robot pugilists throw bombs, drop jaws

Nokia stacks up its maps next to Apple's and Google's, politely suggests it comes out on top

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You might have noticed a brouhaha over map accuracy in iOS 6. Nokia undoubtedly did, as it's using the iPhone 5 launch to remind us that its strategy has been all about location lately. The crew in Espoo has pitted Nokia Maps from the Lumia 920 against both Apple's...
Nokia stacks up its maps next to Apple's and Google's, politely suggests it comes out on top

tuCloud criticizes Microsoft, OnLive for virtual desktop licensing debacle

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Less than a week after Microsoft put its foot down on OnLive's virtual desktop solution for allegedly violating its licensing standards, tuCloud capitalized by releasing its own product, taking a few jabs at both OnLive and Microsoft in the process....
tuCloud criticizes Microsoft, OnLive for virtual desktop licensing debacle

Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

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Google with its annual developer conference, Google I/O, dominated the technology conversation last week. Whether it was taking jabs at Apple, launching a competitor to H.264 video technology or simply offering its own version of Amazon S3, the Big G didn’t disappoint its fans (though some remain skeptical of certain...
Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?
Obama and Romney clash over Apple, Made in China

$exytime: Thanks To An Easily Exploitable System, Three Lawyers Have 'Patented Sex'*

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*No, not really. We all yearn for several things, among them true patent reform and the touch of another human being. Especially there. And there. But maybe not there... at least not without some... but I digress. The U.S. has long held to the notion of "first to invent," rather...
$exytime: Thanks To An Easily Exploitable System, Three Lawyers Have 'Patented Sex'*

This Branding Vigilante Is Saving His Town With A Rogue Website

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Last year was not a good one for Rockford, Illinois. First the New York Times Magazine published a photo and audio tour featuring two-dozen of the city's residents under the beleaguered banner "Portraits From a Job-Starved City." Then Forbes tapped the community as the 10th most dangerous town in America....
This Branding Vigilante Is Saving His Town With A Rogue Website

Death and social media: what happens to your life online?

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Losing a friend or family member is painful enough, but imagine the extra, unnecessary jabs when that friend's social networking profile continues to pop up in searches. Or say your friend was particularly wise or witty when posting online, but when you went back to reference something later, the...
Death and social media: what happens to your life online?

Barnes & Noble drops 'GlowLight' Nook to $119, takes a few jabs at Amazon

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Barnes & Noble reduced the price of its Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight e-reader to $119 this morning, matching the entry-level price of the competing Kindle Paperwhite on the eve of the ship date for the new Amazon e-reader. In the news release announcing the move, Barnes & Noble calls out Amazon...
Barnes & Noble drops 'GlowLight' Nook to $119, takes a few jabs at Amazon

Ask Me Anything, Answer Nothing: Kevin Rose's AMA On Reddit

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Kevin Rose began an AMA on Reddit on Tuesday evening and so far has answered zero questions. To be fair, he said ask me anything. He didn’t promise answers. Users have posted questions like, “What is your biggest regret with Digg?” Some have become displeased, asking, “Are you going to answer...
Ask Me Anything, Answer Nothing: Kevin Rose's AMA On Reddit

SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott Clears The Air On The Ongoing Fight With Oracle

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The biggest names in enterprise software and database solutions, SAP and Oracle, are constantly throwing jabs at each other. SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott stopped by our office recently, and talked about the ongoing race between the giants in the enterprise resource planning market. "We are looking in the windshield at...
SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott Clears The Air On The Ongoing Fight With Oracle

Lee Ridley: making comedy out of silence

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Gary Evans meets Lee Ridley, the joker with cerebral palsy who's aiming to take the staleness out of comedyA sense of apprehension fills the club as Lee Ridley, who has cerebral palsy and cannot speak, walks on stage. As he jabs at his iPad, awkward laughter trickles through the capacity crowd. Then,...
Lee Ridley: making comedy out of silence

With E-Book Ban, Apple's "Closed" Nature Goes Too Far

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It's easy to take jabs at Apple for sometimes being to "closed." From restrictions on mobile apps to the limited customizability of the iPad, it's a reputation that the company has earned even as it sells millions upon millions of devices. Even the original Macintosh infamously discouraged tinkerers by requiring...
With E-Book Ban, Apple's "Closed" Nature Goes Too Far

Google’s Apple Complex on Display at I/O

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The claws were out at Google I/O today, where Google VP engineering Vic Gundotra gave his best Steve Jobs impression — by which I mean, an on-stage presentation of new launches that featured ample use of passive-aggressive jabs and humor at the expense of competitors, delivered to a rapt and...
Google’s Apple Complex on Display at I/O

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods.  Monday, Jan. 30 Pocket Gems’ Zombie Takeover for iOS provides undead fun in very short bursts Emerging top paid iOS...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

Amazon jabs at iPad with high-profile home page ad

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Amazon’s special messages to customers on its home page are usually very upbeat, touting the latest products and services from the company in positive tones. But the message appearing right now on Amazon.com is anything but polite, starting off with a quote from Gizmodo calling Apple “ballsy” for “cramming a...
Amazon jabs at iPad with high-profile home page ad

Mozilla: Welcome Google and Obama, We Invented ‘Do Not Track’ A Year Ago

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Mozilla took a moment this morning to remind everyone that it invented Do Not Track in February 2011, was the first to implement it with Firefox, and 18% of mobile and 7% of desktop Firefox users currently  have it activated. Now the President and competitor Google Chrome are joining the bandwagon, but Firefox offered...
Mozilla: Welcome Google and Obama, We Invented ‘Do Not Track’ A Year Ago

Facebook Pokes Just Got More Annoying (FB)

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Does anyone Facebook poke anymore? We never understood where the phenomenon came from, or why people do it. A lot of times, pokes seem to stem out of flirtation. Other times, it's just plain weird, creepy, and annoying. So color us curious when The Next Web uncovered this industrial...
Facebook Pokes Just Got More Annoying (FB)

Steve Jobs Reiterates: “Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone”

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on a roll. While he’s probably had better days than today, he’s lately been shooting off emails left and right in response to customers’ concerns. We just were sent what appears to be one such Jobs response, sent last week surrounding the whole Mark Fiore...
Steve Jobs Reiterates: “Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone”

Apple's Schiller takes more jabs at Android ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4 event: '4x as many iPhone switchers'

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Just last week, Apple Worldwide Marketing SVP Phil Schiller was tweeting a warning out to Android users to be safe in light of a recent F-Secure report which said the overwhelming amount of  mobile malware floating around was on Android. Today, the WSJ reports that Schiller has more tough words...
Apple's Schiller takes more jabs at Android ahead of Samsung Galaxy S4 event: '4x as many iPhone switchers'

Ahead of schedule: 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD ships today, already backordered until December 3rd

www.geekwire.com
Well, that was fast. The 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire HD is already shipping today and is backordered to Dec. 3rd. The arrival is a little ahead of schedule. Amazon originally planned a Nov. 20 debut, but began shipping the $299 WiFi version of the tablet today. The tablet will be available...
Ahead of schedule: 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD ships today, already backordered until December 3rd

Google Trying to Become Microsoft, HP Trying to Become Apple, and Apple, well, is still Apple

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It’s been a busy week for Google with the announcement of a number of new initiatives. If there was any doubt about the growing animosity between the two companies, there is none now. Google spent a lot of its on-stage time during the conference making direct swipes at Apple, even...
Google Trying to Become Microsoft, HP Trying to Become Apple, and Apple, well, is still Apple

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods.  Monday, Jan. 30 Pocket Gems’ Zombie Takeover for iOS provides undead fun in very short bursts Emerging top paid iOS...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

The Gloves Are Officially Off: Google Vs. Apple

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At this morning’s I/O keynote Google’s Vic Gundotra unveiled all the neat features of the Android 2.2, Froyo, but the biggest elephant in the room was Apple and the increasing tensions between the two giants. Gundotra enjoyed several jabs at the iPhone maker, making fun of Apple for not supporting...
The Gloves Are Officially Off: Google Vs. Apple

Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

gigaom.com
Google with its annual developer conference, Google I/O, dominated the technology conversation last week. Whether it was taking jabs at Apple, launching a competitor to H.264 video technology or simply offering its own version of Amazon S3, the Big G didn’t disappoint its fans (though some remain skeptical of certain...
Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

A Terrifying Look Into The NSA's Ability To Capture And Analyze Pretty Much Every Communication

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You may recall that we've written a few times about the "turf war" between the Department of Homeland Security and the Defense Department's NSA over who gets to run the "cybersecurity" efforts for the country. The NSA has been particularly insistent that all cybersecurity efforts should go through it, and...
A Terrifying Look Into The NSA's Ability To Capture And Analyze Pretty Much Every Communication

WWDC Connection Problems Cause Demo Fail

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WWDC Connection Problems Cause Demo Fail is a post from Chris PirilloDuring Steve Jobs’ keynote speech at WWDC yesterday, he experienced several technical difficulties. At one point, he attempted to open the New York Times app only to have Safari refuse. The Apple CEO remained calm and cracked jokes about...
WWDC Connection Problems Cause Demo Fail

Apple board member fans iTV flames, saying it will ‘deal with the living room’ soon, oh and iCar

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Fast Company has an interesting piece up based on an on-stage interview with Mickey Drexler, the CEO of J. Crew and Apple board member. In the piece, Drexler makes an interesting statement that can be construed to confirm Apple is looking to the living room for its next conquest. “You...
Apple board member fans iTV flames, saying it will ‘deal with the living room’ soon, oh and iCar

Samsung should stop the hate and let the camera on the Galaxy S III do the talking

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We’ve all seen (and have even laughed at) Samsung’s anti-iPhone ads, but after a certain point, wouldn’t it be nice to just see the phone in action? In lieu of sexy product shots or jabs at competitors, Samsung should let the impressive camera on its Galaxy S III do the talking. This is...
Samsung should stop the hate and let the camera on the Galaxy S III do the talking
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