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Microsoft Updates Kinect Hardware For Official Windows Release

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We’ve known for some time that Microsoft would be bringing official Kinect support to Windows this week, but one thing they kept quiet was the fact that they’d be debuting a new version of the hardware as well. It’s not tiny, as some hoped, or built into the bezel of...
Microsoft Updates Kinect Hardware For Official Windows Release

Media companies want congress to legalize spyware, malware, & other insane acts

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The misleadingly named Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property (aka a group of legal types from the U.S entertainment industry) has released a new, lengthy 84-page report that urges congress to take drastic measures that enables media companies to curb piracy. Also, those measures are mostly insane....
Media companies want congress to legalize spyware, malware, & other insane acts

BitTorrent Uploader Ordered To Pay $1.5 Million After Not Showing Up In Court

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Torrentfreak has the story of a default judgment against someone for infringement of some porn videos, in which Kywan Fisher has been ordered to pay $1.5 million for uploading 10 movies. Default judgments are basically what happens when the other party doesn't show up in court. Many judges will then...
BitTorrent Uploader Ordered To Pay $1.5 Million After Not Showing Up In Court

Reddit: “Jailbait is bad, but pics of dead kids are OK”

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In an unexpected watershed moment, one of the last remaining bastions of free speech, Reddit, has banned the posting of “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” In one fell swoop Reddit has asserted that it retains moral control over the direction and usage of the site. Around 30 offending subreddits...
Reddit: “Jailbait is bad, but pics of dead kids are OK”

Study: Paywalls Work Better If You Beg

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Brian LaSorsa points us to the news of a new joint study by Columbia and Indiana University, indicating that online readers will be slightly more accepting of paywalls if you plead the threat of bankruptcy than if you talk about profit and financial sustainability. In the post-paywall survey, participants read...
Study: Paywalls Work Better If You Beg

Google I/O Attendees Get First Crack at Buying Google Glass -- But Not Till Next Year

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Google’s Sergey Brin stole the show at Google I/O today with a ridiculous scheme to get a Google Glass prototype delivered to him on stage. AllThingsD.com An airship hovering about Moscone Center in San Francisco dropped off the prototype via an elaborate pass off between extreme athletes who jumped out...
Google I/O Attendees Get First Crack at Buying Google Glass -- But Not Till Next Year
US Department of State chooses Kindle Touch over iPad for English language programs

EU stands with the US against proposed ITU internet changes: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'

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While Russia and some African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries want to tax foreign content providers and track web-based traffic, the EU has formed a bloc with the US to kibosh any such changes. The showdown will happen at the ITU in Dubai next month, during a meeting of...
EU stands with the US against proposed ITU internet changes: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'
Watch this: Google CEO Larry Page discusses 'big bets' on future technologies

The UN's Internet power grab: An FAQ

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The United Nations is not taking over the Internet. At least - not yet. But that's the fear many have as talks take place in Dubia this week as the UN's Telecommunication Union and delegates from around the world meet  to decide whether it should have oversight or regulate...
The UN's Internet power grab: An FAQ

Are You Ready, Foursquare? Here Comes Facebook

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OK, Dennis Crowley: Hope you’ve figured out the whole take-Yahoo’s-money-or-not thing. Because here comes Facebook. The social network is finally ready to start rolling out its location service this month, and has linked up with McDonalds (MCD) for the launch, AdAge reports. As early as this month, the social-networking site...
Are You Ready, Foursquare? Here Comes Facebook

Iran plans to sue Google over leaving the Persian Gulf nameless on its Maps service

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It seems that Google’s woes over its decision to leave the Persian Gulf nameless on Google Maps are far from over, with Iran saying it will sue the tech company as a result, AP reports. After the move stirred up quite a bit of controversy among Iranian Internet users, the...
Iran plans to sue Google over leaving the Persian Gulf nameless on its Maps service

THE END OF WORKING FROM HOME: Best Buy Kills Flexible Work Program

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Marissa Mayer's decision to end Yahoo's remote work program has ignited a debate about the benefits and pitfalls of letting people work from home. Now, Best Buy, another struggling giant, is following suit.  The Star Tribune reports that the company announced Monday that they were ending their Results Only Work...
THE END OF WORKING FROM HOME: Best Buy Kills Flexible Work Program

Dutch Law Would Authorize Police To Hack Into Foreign Computers And Phones: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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When we wrote last year about a Dutch idea to give police there the power to break into computers -- even those located abroad -- we and many others pointed out a number of deep flaws with the plan. Undeterred, the Dutch government seems to be going ahead with...
Dutch Law Would Authorize Police To Hack Into Foreign Computers And Phones: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Anatomy of a leak: how iPhones spill the ID of networks they access

ITC Postpones iPhone Ban Decision

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The Joy of TechThe U.S. International Trade Commission was scheduled to issue a final decision in Samsung’s patent infringement case against Apple this week. Instead it issued a postponement. The ITC said Wednesday that it is delaying its ruling on Samsung’s complaint until May 31 while it considers the consumer...
ITC Postpones iPhone Ban Decision

Regional carriers blast AT&T over LTE interoperability

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Several regional carriers, including US Cellular and MetroPCS, have filed a report with the Federal Communications Commission that calls into question AT&T's justification for avoiding interoperability between LTE networks that operate on 700 MHz spectrum bands. AT&T established a separate band class that supports its own LTE devices, citing potential...
Regional carriers blast AT&T over LTE interoperability
U.S. court authorizes warrantless (but limited) cell phone search

News(paper) in the cloud

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I think it’s possible today to run a news organization — up to the point of publishing — from the cloud, changing not only the production process of news but also its culture. John Paton, CEO of Journal Register, is about to prove it with his Ben Franklin Project. John...
News(paper) in the cloud

Rackspace Share Price Down 25% As Cloud Price Wars Take Their Toll

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Rackspace will open trading this morning on the New York Stock Exchange with a share price that dropped nearly 25% on Thursday. The stock dropped after the company missed its earnings, raising concerns the cloud price wars with giants like Amazon Web Services are taking its toll. The stock dropped...
Rackspace Share Price Down 25% As Cloud Price Wars Take Their Toll

The Oatmeal webcomic is being sued by greeting cards company Oatmeal Studios

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The creator of The Oatmeal, the notorious webcomic about pretty much anything that will make you laugh, may soon be returning to court. It’s yet another odd turn of events. Matthew Inman, the mastermind behind the webcomic, has been working recently with Recycled Greetings, a company that owns the Papyrus chain...
The Oatmeal webcomic is being sued by greeting cards company Oatmeal Studios

Adobe CS3 launch: How big is too big?

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Tomorrow is the big announcement of Adobe (ADBE) CS3, the biggest product launch in the software maker's history. It's important on two levels. One, it's the most concrete justification of Adobe's merger with Macromedia announced two years ago - we'll see the first product bundles that include the best of...
Adobe CS3 launch: How big is too big?

Dear Lord, don't sue silly Sally for £50,000

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I know I wrote that Lord McAlpine was right to sue the tweeters who defamed him over the Newsnight scandal. But that was because he was said to be demanding only nominal sums to be donated to charity.I cannot see any justification for his seeking to take £50,000 in libel...
Dear Lord, don't sue silly Sally for £50,000

Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

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Angry-bird maker Rovio has shown that is more than a one-trick pony with the release today of Amazing Alex, a physics game that perhaps draws on the original trajectory physics of those annoyed Birds. This time, the game game centers around whiz kid Alex and his creations, where players set...
Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

ReadWrite Survey Results: What A Typical BYOD Program Really Looks Like

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BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - is one of the hottest trends in IT right now. The idea is to let employees use their own preferred smartphones, tablets and/or laptops, and have the company's technology department allow them to connect to company networks and applications, as well as make...
ReadWrite Survey Results: What A Typical BYOD Program Really Looks Like

AT&T: We did fine at the Super Bowl, but give us more spectrum

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AT&T had quite the Super Bowl. At the game AT&T’s networks carried 215 GB of traffic, placed 74,204 phone calls and transmitted 722,296 SMS messages, according to its public policy blog. AT&T reported no problems in handling the traffic and had, in fact, been prepping for game day by...
AT&T: We did fine at the Super Bowl, but give us more spectrum

EU Legal Review Says ACTA Negotiators Broke The Law In Not Revealing Text To EU Parliament

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Remember back when the EU Parliament voted 663 to 13 against what was going on with ACTA negotiations? The EU negotiators, who worked for the EU Commission, not the EU Parliament, seemed to brush off Parliament's concerns. However, some in the Parliament asked their legal services to determine if the...
EU Legal Review Says ACTA Negotiators Broke The Law In Not Revealing Text To EU Parliament

This Chinese Billionaire Thinks His Company Is The 'Apple Of The East'

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Apple now finds itself being challenged in China, the country where most of its devices are assembled, by a billionaire named Lei Jun who is positioning himself as an acolyte of Steve Jobs. He isn't doing so without any justification, however. According to this profile in The New York...
This Chinese Billionaire Thinks His Company Is The 'Apple Of The East'
The Inevitable Post-Tragedy Witch Hunt: 'Mass Effect' Facebook Page Attacked Because Of Link To Misidentified Shooting Suspect
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