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Does It Makes Sense To Charge Kids & Their Parents With Libel For Online Bullying?

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There's been lots of talk about what to do about online bullying -- even if the amount and impact of online bullying is often massively exaggerated. There have even been some attempts to outlaw online bullying or "cyberbullying" that seem to try to make it illegal to be a jerk...
Does It Makes Sense To Charge Kids & Their Parents With Libel For Online Bullying?

Fired Apple Executive Scott Forstall 'Was The Best Approximation Of Steve Jobs That Apple Had Left' (AAPL)

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Apple's decision to fire Scott Forstall may have been a mistake, according to Michael Lopp, a director at Palantir, and formerly a senior engineer at Apple. Forstall "was the best approximation of Steve Jobs that Apple had left," says Lopp. "In my years at Apple, the Caffe Macs chatter about...
Fired Apple Executive Scott Forstall 'Was The Best Approximation Of Steve Jobs That Apple Had Left' (AAPL)

You can't deny Eduardo Saverin a visa for being a jerk

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The outrage directed at Facebook's co-founder has led some to demand that Uncle Sam deny him a U.S. visa. Good luck with that. [Read more]...
You can't deny Eduardo Saverin a visa for being a jerk

MySpace on Facebook: The Beginning of Something Wonderful

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As excited I was to learn the MySpace Facebook fan page was going to be handed to me, I was a little scared. Terrified, even and I am not going to lie: there are still days when I share content on that page and prepare myself for the worst. Even...
MySpace on Facebook: The Beginning of Something Wonderful

Facebook redesigns Events listings, makes you an even bigger jerk for forgetting someone's birthday

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Facebook, that tenuous connection between ourselves and the many casual acquaintances we've amassed over the years, has just rolled out a better way to keep track of events. Now it's possible to plan that witty annual birthday greeting months in advance, thanks to the new calendar and list views...
Facebook redesigns Events listings, makes you an even bigger jerk for forgetting someone's birthday

Do You Have to Be Rude to Manage Like Steve Jobs?

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Walter Isaacson, biographer of Steven P. Jobs, writes that Mr. Jobs is being misunderstood when people say he was a jerk. In an article in Harvard Business Review titled "The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs," Mr. Isaacson says Mr. Jobs's "petulance and impatience were part and parcel of his...
Do You Have to Be Rude to Manage Like Steve Jobs?

"Hard Tech"

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"Hard Tech": Googler Jed Christiansen takes issue with my previous post about battery life. As he writes: MG comes across as an Silicon-Valley-centric arrogant jerk saying that “battery technology is really ripe for disruption.”  It implies that all he needs to do is call attention to this problem, and two...
"Hard Tech"

Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture

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When you visit a review on Google Play for an app, book, song or movie, you won’t have to worry as much about whether someone is sheepishly hiding behind a computer firing off nasty words, as Google has now flipped on the switch to display your Google+ name and profile...
Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture

Developers ‘scrambling’ because Apple changed the UDID access it said it would in August

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. TechCrunch notes that some of the Apple teams that approve apps for the App Store are turning down apps that access the depreciated UDID identifier in iOS: But this is the first time Apple has issued outright rejections for using UDIDs. “Everyone’s scrambling to get something into place,” said Victor...
Developers ‘scrambling’ because Apple changed the UDID access it said it would in August

Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 to battle Google Glass for Android eyewear supremacy

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Interactive eyewear maker Vuzix revealed its potential challenger today for Google Glass in the Android-powered world of augmented reality: the company will showcase its Smart Glasses M100 at CES 2013, in hopes of bringing over-the-eye display support to everyday mobile applications. Set for a mid-2013 release, the Ice Cream...
Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 to battle Google Glass for Android eyewear supremacy

Skillz rides skill-based real money gaming to pass 1M downloads in its first two weeks

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Betting is nearly as old as human civilization itself, as demonstrated by writings and artifacts found in ancient tombs and other archaeological sites. It’s not surprising then, that with the emergence of casual social and mobile gaming, players have gravitated toward putting money on the line wherever possible. Capitalizing on...
Skillz rides skill-based real money gaming to pass 1M downloads in its first two weeks

The Curator's Guide to the Galaxy

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How to steal other people's ideas (without being a jerk about it)...
The Curator's Guide to the Galaxy
Have Pinterest, Foursquare And Groupon Peaked?

SHERYL SANDBERG: 'The Most Important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley'

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, is a big fan of a presentation published by Netflix. She loves it so much, she said it "may well be the most important document ever to come out of the Valley." The presentation was created by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and it was first published...
SHERYL SANDBERG: 'The Most Important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley'

The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn't Anonymity

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Venom-filled anonymous internet comments are often a favorite target for politicians, writers and plenty of other folks who use them to represent everything that's wrong with the internet. Many sites have a love-hate relationship with comments, including news sites, which often want to encourage "participation" but don't get much out...
The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn't Anonymity

The doormat, the jerk and the lizard brain

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The best reason to be a jerk at work is that of course no one will listen to you or support you or embrace your ideas--you're a jerk.The best reason to be a doormat at work is that in your effort to get along, to be nice, and to go...
The doormat, the jerk and the lizard brain

Using Twitter Search for Business

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I spend a lot of time in Twitter search. I do it for several purposes. One is for my client partners. For instance, if I’m thinking of ways to do things for MolsonCoors, I might start up searches on various beer brands to get some competitive analysis. I might start...
Using Twitter Search for Business

Plumber Cracks and Office Jerks: How Fluik built up an entertainment app empire

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Entertainment apps are often the sleeper hits of the top grossing app charts. Although Edmonton-based Fluik Entertainment’s games have been downloaded more than 31 million times in the last year alone, the 22 person company has flown largely under the radar since its title Office Jerk hit the top of...
Plumber Cracks and Office Jerks: How Fluik built up an entertainment app empire
Some Jerk Has Figured Out a Way to Recover Your 'Deleted' Snapchat Photos

Do You Need To Be A Jerk To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

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Editor’s note: Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures. You can follow him on Twitter at @vkhosla. And make sure to catch Khosla’s fireside chat at Disrupt SF at 1:55 pm PT on Wednesday. I recently read Ben Austen’s WIRED article about Steve Jobs, which prompted me to...
Do You Need To Be A Jerk To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs Amid Privacy Concerns

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Amid extra scrutiny from Congress around privacy issues, Apple has started rejecting apps that access UDIDs, or identification numbers that are unique to every iPhone and iPad, this week. Apple had already given developers a heads-up about the change more than six months ago when it said in some iOS...
Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs Amid Privacy Concerns
Are You A Jerk Who Wants To Share Your Sexual Conquests? Sadly, There's An App For That
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Invisible Phone Guard protects your gear from rogue hammers and knives

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LAS VEGAS--How many times has this happened to you? You're focusing on the perfect phrasing for your tweet, when some random jerk comes running by and smashes your phone with a claw hammer? Well, probably never, but a new material called Invisible Phone Guard (IPG) can protect your mobile...
Invisible Phone Guard protects your gear from rogue hammers and knives
How to pitch to Chris Dixon

Naked, Drunken Stupidity And A Jerk-Of-A 'Friend' May Cost A Startup Founder His Acquisition

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AlphaBoost CEO Matt Monahan is currently trying to sell his social marketing startup, Nitasha Tiku and Patrick Clark of BetaBeat report. But that might prove to be a bit more difficult than expected, in light of his "friend" posting a video of Monahan drunk and naked while on vacation in India...
Naked, Drunken Stupidity And A Jerk-Of-A 'Friend' May Cost A Startup Founder His Acquisition

Thanks to Google, Any Jerk Can Be a Psychic

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(flickr.com/gammaman) Once upon a time, posing as a psychic required a certain charisma, a flair for the dramatic, a few props, and a killer wardrobe. Victorian mediums got really sophisticated, deploying technology rather like that Tupac hologram to simulate the appearance of the dearly departed. At the very least, the...
Thanks to Google, Any Jerk Can Be a Psychic

From Lori Drew To Dharun Ravi, Punishing People Based On Others' Suicides Is A Mistake

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A few years back, we covered the Lori Drew case, involving charges brought against a woman who stupidly set up a fake user account on MySpace to try to find out what was going on with a girl the woman's daughter had some issues with. The "fake account" was of...
From Lori Drew To Dharun Ravi, Punishing People Based On Others' Suicides Is A Mistake

The Eleven Best Sites To Find A Date For Tonight

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It's Valentine's Day. That means you need a date. And if you read Business Insider, you know where that special someone is hiding: the Internet. We decided to go ahead and classify some of the best places to meet your companion for the evening, based on who you are...
The Eleven Best Sites To Find A Date For Tonight
Adam Orth fired? Microsoft Xbox exec who insulted fans on Twitter has left the company
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