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january 1

Advanced Equities settlement another headache for Bloom Energy and cleantech
At our current rate of progress, IPv6 will be fully implemented on May 10, 2048
Pearson buys $89.5m Nook stake to secure book distribution

A revolution deflated? Open source book company Flat World Knowledge starts charging

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No one said revolutionizing textbook publishing would be easy. It’s hard to argue against free and open information. Limiting access to knowledge and education only to those who can afford it just sounds evil, and we’ve got plenty of evidence that the textbook industry — once compared to predatory pharmaceutical...
A revolution deflated? Open source book company Flat World Knowledge starts charging

Twitter a truly global tool with 72% of accounts outside of the U.S.

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Geography of Twitter @replies Twitter is growing in popularity across the world with U.S. accounts now representing just slightly more than one quarter (28.1 percent) of the total Twitter population, according to new data. With 33.3 million accounts, Brazil now outranks Japan (29.9 million accounts) as the second most Twitter-populated...
Twitter a truly global tool with 72% of accounts outside of the U.S.

The other Foxconn's chairman to retire January 1

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Foxconn International Holdings chairman Samuel Chin will step down from his post on January 1, and will be replaced by Tong Wen-hsin. [Read more]...
The other Foxconn's chairman to retire January 1

Real-life DRM: Chair melts after eight uses

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  You only have the rights to this chair for eight uses. The second your butt leaves the chair on the eighth time, it will deteriorate without pause. And you paid for it. Does that make sense? The DRM Chair is the physical manifestation of Digital Rights Management (DRM), that...
Real-life DRM: Chair melts after eight uses

What Proposition 30 Means for California's Entrepreneurs

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images NewsNothing terrifies investors or entrepreneurs as much as the concept of expropriation. When governments decide to expropriate legally obtained assets, entrepreneurs who worked tirelessly to build businesses and investors who risked scarce capital end up with little to nothing for their troubles. In fact, developing countries often...
What Proposition 30 Means for California's Entrepreneurs
New Year, new system: 20 things you can do to make this year your most productive

Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe

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The Beatles remain the iconic pop group, so news on VVN/Music that their very first single has now entered the public domain is something of a landmark moment in music: The Beatles first single, Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You, has entered the public domain in Europe and...
Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe

Rometty to succeed Palmisano as IBM chairman

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It’s not unexpected but it’s still worth noting — IBM CEO Virginia “Ginny” Rometty will succeed Sam Palmisano as chairman of the computing and services giant on October 1. Palmisano will stay on as a senior advisor until his retirement date of December 1, 2012, IBM announced late Tuesday afternoon. Last October, IBM...
Rometty to succeed Palmisano as IBM chairman

Android Jelly Bean flaw ignores month of December

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A serious flaw in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has manifested itself in the eradication of the month of December. The People app calendar has been discovered to jump from November 30, 2012, to January 1, 2013. Other Google calendars remain unaffected by the flaw.......
Android Jelly Bean flaw ignores month of December

77 million Americans will listen to Internet radio streams (on computers & mobile devices) by January 1, 2015. -- http://bit.ly/969F8n

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77 million Americans will listen to Internet radio streams (on computers & mobile devices) by January 1, 2015. -- http://bit.ly/969F8n

iPad Becomes Advertisers' Best Friend

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Advertisers favor showing up on iPads over any other device, and they’re willing to pay for it. Sky-high click through rates on iPad have helped it surpass the iPhone in popularity amongst advertisers despite competition making iPad placements the most pricey. The data from mobile ad platform MoPub’s Q4 2013...
iPad Becomes Advertisers' Best Friend

Prenda Law Issues Subpoena For IP Addresses Of Every Visitor To Critic Blogs For The Past Two Years

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This is rather incredible. We already wrote about Prenda Law's series of defamation lawsuits against commenters on two key blogs that have been instrumental in exposing their shenanigans: FightCopyrightTrolls and DieTrollDie. While John Steele has dismissed his claim, the other two suits are still moving forward as far as I...
Prenda Law Issues Subpoena For IP Addresses Of Every Visitor To Critic Blogs For The Past Two Years

RealNetworks reaches agreement over its e-commerce practices, including pre-checked boxes

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RealNetworks had come under fire from the Washington State Attorney General’s office for some of its e-commerce practices in the past. Two years after those complaints were made, the two sides have reached an agreement. The response from the company admits no “guilt”, but it was clear that consumers were...
RealNetworks reaches agreement over its e-commerce practices, including pre-checked boxes

Weekly Wrapup, January 5, 2013, told through GIFs, images, video and more

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Welcome to our first weekly wrapup of 2013! Every Saturday we look back at the week that was through GIFs, images, video and more. Avoiding the fiscal cliff… for now [Image by @margafret] After weeks of breathless media coverage and intense debate in the halls of Congress and, a deal to stave...
Weekly Wrapup, January 5, 2013, told through GIFs, images, video and more

AT&T will kill 2G network by 2017 to clear spectrum for 3G and 4G

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AT&T today said it plans to switch off every last bit of its 2G cellular network by January 1, 2017, a move that will require migrating customers to modern devices and building out 3G and 4G networks. That means some people will have to upgrade their phones, because AT&T said...
AT&T will kill 2G network by 2017 to clear spectrum for 3G and 4G

Warner Brothers And Redbox Sign New Deal: Rental Blackout Window Cut From Ridiculous 56 Days To Equally Ridiculous 28 Days

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Redbox has ended its "standoff" with Warner Brothers and, despite its earlier moves, has come out on the losing end of the deal. If you'll recall, earlier in the year Redbox decided to let its contract with Warner Brothers expire after the studio decided to withhold its new releases for...
Warner Brothers And Redbox Sign New Deal: Rental Blackout Window Cut From Ridiculous 56 Days To Equally Ridiculous 28 Days

Victory For Samsung As Judge Unlocks Sales Ban on Galaxy Tab

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Judge Lucy Koh has lifted the injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 that she originally granted back in June, following Apple's $1 billion-plus patent infringement victory over its Korean rival. The decision was yet another twist in the complicated patent war between the Cupertino firm and its Asian competitor. One...
Victory For Samsung As Judge Unlocks Sales Ban on Galaxy Tab

Windows Phone Facebook numbers hint at less than stellar progress

www.guardian.co.uk
Since November another 400,000 people have started using Windows Phones where they've activated the embedded Facebook app. But when you put that into context against Android and Apple, it's less goodAnd just like that, Windows Phone has gained another 100,000 users. Apparently, there are now 1.4m devices out there whose...
Windows Phone Facebook numbers hint at less than stellar progress

The US's Public Domain Class Of 2013

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Every year, we talk about how January 1st is public domain day in many parts of the world, but thanks to constant copyright term extension, the US is left waiting and waiting and waiting -- kind of like the famous play by Samuel Beckett, which entered the public domain in...
The US's Public Domain Class Of 2013
Tesla bumps up the price of the Model S

BEST PERK EVER: Quirky's Office Will Shut Down For 4 Weeks Every Year, And Its Employees Will Too

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Startups offer some great employee perks to attract top talent. For example, Evernote's employees can charge two house cleanings per month to the company. Quirky recently announced the best perk yet. The NYC invention shop just told its 100+ employees it will be shutting down for four weeks each year.The...
BEST PERK EVER: Quirky's Office Will Shut Down For 4 Weeks Every Year, And Its Employees Will Too

CHARTS: If Romney Wins, Will The Republicans Once Again Say "Deficits Don't Matter"?

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All through the Bush years, the refrain from the party in power was "deficits don't matter." Then the economy collapsed. Then the other party came to power. And suddenly the vanquished party became obsessed with the country's massive deficit and wanted to immediately slash spending--and, bizarrely, cut taxes--to fix it....
CHARTS: If Romney Wins, Will The Republicans Once Again Say "Deficits Don't Matter"?

AudienceScience scores cash, names former PopCap exec as CFO

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AudienceScience has raised additional capital and named former PopCap Games executive Bob Chamberlain to the role of chief financial officer. The marketing services company declined to comment on how much cash it raised in the most recent round, but a SEC filing indicates that it has reeled in $9.2 million...
AudienceScience scores cash, names former PopCap exec as CFO

Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app submissions by 40%, to keep full staff on for holidays

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Microsoft on Wednesday announced a rather interesting statistic for Windows Phone 8: the launch of the platform in late October has resulted in a sustained 40% increase in Windows Phone app submissions. As a result, the company has decided to keep the Windows Phone Store open for business during the...
Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app submissions by 40%, to keep full staff on for holidays
Indian IT powers face big growth challenges

Apple accused of witholding $6.3 million ‘copy tax’ from French iPad sales

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Whilst Apple has been collecting France’s “private copy tax” on sales of specific iPad models, the Cupertino-based company has been accused of witholding payments to French copyright association Copie France, which are thought to total €4.74 million ($6.3 million) in 2011. French newspaper Les Echos reports that Copie France, which defends...
Apple accused of witholding $6.3 million ‘copy tax’ from French iPad sales
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