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How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

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Microsoft impressed me when it unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week. I can’t imagine a future where we won’t be talking and gesturing to our TVs while visiting with grandma on a video call and playing a game at the same time. Throughout the presentation, I was thinking, I wish...
How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

VIDEO: Wiki founder: Digital bill 'incompetent'

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The draft Communications Data Bill was "absolutely incompetent" at the job it set out to do, and would be "easy to evade" Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said....
VIDEO: Wiki founder: Digital bill 'incompetent'

Let Congress Know That Now Is The Time To Fix Copyright, Not To Put Their Head In The Sand

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Perhaps the most amazing thing about the Republican Study Committee report on copyright reform by Derek Khanna isn't so much that it was one of the sanest pieces about copyright written from within a government, or that it was withdrawn so quickly after being published, but that Congress' response to...
Let Congress Know That Now Is The Time To Fix Copyright, Not To Put Their Head In The Sand

17 best apps to download for your new Windows 8 tablet

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The first time you boot up your shiny new Windows 8 tablet and witness Microsoft's live tiles in all their constantly shifting, multi-hued glory, it's only natural to want to dive into the Windows Store and try a few apps out for yourself. Just one problem, though: There are...
17 best apps to download for your new Windows 8 tablet

Today's Scuttlebot: Battle Tweeting and Facebook's Job Board

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes a vote of confidence for identifying and shaming people who post deeply offensive or stupid Twitter messages, a study that says Facebook encourages behaviors like overspending and overeating and...
Today's Scuttlebot: Battle Tweeting and Facebook's Job Board

LinkedIn's Algorithm Tells Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake To Apply For A Job As Senior Product Manager At Flickr (LNKD, YHOO)

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Caterina Fake co-founded, then sold photo-sharing site Flickr to Yahoo in 2005. She left Yahoo/Flickr in 2008. LinkedIn thinks she should go back. She just tweeted this funny job suggestion from LinkedIn. LinkedIn says I could apply to be Sr. Product Manager of Mobile for Flickr! Plus some other jobs....
LinkedIn's Algorithm Tells Flickr Co-Founder Caterina Fake To Apply For A Job As Senior Product Manager At Flickr (LNKD, YHOO)

Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

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Zynga’s CFO David Wehner has left the company, and will head to Facebook for a financial role there. According to Business Insider, his job there will be “vice president for corporate finance and business planning.” Also out today is news from Zynga, reshaping its executive staff: David Ko will take...
Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

How would you change Nokia's Lumia 610?

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A step too far? Perhaps. By iterating its Windows Phone range so much, it's difficult to see why one low-end Lumia is better than the other. The principal nitpick of Nokia's Lumia 610, is that its dwarfed by the similarly-priced yet better-specced 710. But does it do the job...
How would you change Nokia's Lumia 610?
Latest Motorola X Phone specs and render point to 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass 3 display
Review: Mophie Powerstation Duo charger, a must have for mobile iOS device users

LinkedIn launches revamped "Contacts" feature alongside new standalone iPhone app

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As part of its new revamped Contacts section coming soon for select users on the desktop, LinkedIn today is also launching a standalone Contacts app for iPhone that allows users to manage address books, emails, and calendars by contact and access all content related to specific contacts from one...
LinkedIn launches revamped "Contacts" feature alongside new standalone iPhone app

If you're a tech geek who can write, email us -- we're hiring

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Do you tinker with Arduino boards or 3D printers in your spare time? Do Moore’s law and Dunbar’s number frequently come up in your conversations?  When you think of clouds, do you think about cumulus or Amazon? Some tech sites want their reporters to debate the merits of iOS vs Android; we want...
If you're a tech geek who can write, email us -- we're hiring

Hands-on with the Une Bobine charging stand for iPhone

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This coiled, flexible sync cable/stand promises to hold your iPhone at any angle, but sometimes it falls down on the job. [Read more]...
Hands-on with the Une Bobine charging stand for iPhone

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'

Creating Content

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Journalistic integrity boils down to the individual, and if someone’s willing to be corrupted, it’s probably not just the possibility of a job in the industry that’s a problem. Elizabeth Spiers, talking to the Content Strategist about tech reporters who go on to work in tech, sometimes for the companies...
Creating Content

Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai’s rebuilding job is showing its first signs of promise after the company posted net profits of $458 million (43 billion yen) for its 2012 financial year [PDF], its first annual profit for half a decade. The results have been helped by the sale of a string of assets...
Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

Mobile device security plan defended by Army

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The Department of Defense's inspector general has reposted and updated a report critical of the Army's shortcomings in handling cybersecurity for commercial mobile devices, with some changes to correct for what it says were mistakes. However, the basic findings in the reposted report, "Improvements Needed With Tracking and Configuring...
Mobile device security plan defended by Army

The biggest deterrent for women in tech

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New survey results from job marketplace Elance. By Kurt Wagner, reporter FORTUNE -- A new survey by online job marketplace Elance found that men and women share similar opinions when it comes to women working in the tech industry. The results, which consisted of answers from close to 7,000 freelancers mainly...
The biggest deterrent for women in tech
Apple's recent App Store crackdowns a sign of things to come

Former Yahoo Mail Head Taking Key Online Parks Role at Disney

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Earlier this week, I reported that Yahoo Mail head Vivek Sharma had left the company. According to sources, he has taken a job as the new GM and SVP of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online. Sharma had clashed with new CEO Marissa Mayer, several sources said....
Former Yahoo Mail Head Taking Key Online Parks Role at Disney
Google named top company to work for in 2013 by Fortune
How one journalist cracked 8,000 passwords in 24 hours
Microsoft's chief patent counsel Bart Eppenauer: 'We believe our patent laws have served the country very well.'

New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517695770"] City governments here in the United States aren’t typically known as early adopters of the latest in technology and innovation — that means that New York City’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot has a pretty big job on her hands. So it was great to have the...
New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review

Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

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When I learned Wednesday night that Google Reader is shutting down, I literally broke into a sweat. Like many journalists, I’ve come to rely on the 242 RSS subscriptions I manage through Google Reader. It’s the first thing I check every morning — second only to making a cup of...
Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

Facebook's Zuckerberg replaces Cook as top-rated CEO

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Despite suffering only a tiny drop in approval -- perhaps due to votes from recently-released executives -- Tim Cook's rank on job and boss review site Glassdoor fell from the top spot last year to number 18 on the latest list. His replacement is actually three CEOs, including Facebook leader...
Facebook's Zuckerberg replaces Cook as top-rated CEO

Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year

gigaom.com
The very private CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, gave his first two wide-ranging interviews and both will publish Thursday. And he even made some news: Apple is bringing some of its manufacturing, for at least one product, the Mac, back home to the U.S., he revealed in a Q&A with...
Tim Cook: Apple will spend $100M to build Macs in US next year
Somebody Made an 'iPhone Shoe' Using a 3D Printer
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