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Is This Overfunded Sandals Project the Biggest Kickstarter Flop Yet?

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Bad news for those among Vere Sandals’ 1,091 backers on Kickstarter who still haven’t received their footwear: The factory caught on fire and your sandals may have gotten burned up. Really. At least Vere’s creators are offering to negotiate “options” to fulfill its obligations to backers and has refunded some...
Is This Overfunded Sandals Project the Biggest Kickstarter Flop Yet?

Apple Off The Hook For ComiXology's Censoring

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Reports yesterday that Apple had inserted itself into the world of publishing censorship have turned out to be completely inaccurate. Apple didn't ban the sale of a comic, the app's company did. The kerfuffle centered on the banning of the sale of issue 12 of Image Comic's Saga comic series...
Apple Off The Hook For ComiXology's Censoring

AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips

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There's been a bit of a kerfuffle in Hollywood lately surrounding the documentary Bully, which has drawn attention to the ridiculousness of the MPAA's movie ratings system—and may even indicate the first real erosion of the organization's power in that area. The documentary—which has been well-received as an accurate depiction...
AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips

Attack of the drones: US Navy picks Linux for its unmanned VTOL aircraft control system

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Disagreement between passionate Windows and Mac OS diehards have caused many a kerfuffle on the Interwebs. When it comes to the tactical control system of the US Navy's autonomous vertical take-off-and-landing craft, however, the military branch is putting its money on a different operating system. The Navy just awarded...
Attack of the drones: US Navy picks Linux for its unmanned VTOL aircraft control system

Google Pledges To Restore In-Browser Maps Access To Deprived Windows Phone Users

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Rejoice, Windows Phone users: your daylong Google Maps crisis will soon be over. After causing quite a kerfuffle the other day by effectively blocking some Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps in-browser, Google has released a statement (obtained by The Next Web) clarifying its rationale and promising that it...
Google Pledges To Restore In-Browser Maps Access To Deprived Windows Phone Users

FCC to Verizon Wireless: You need more spectrum? Prove it by March 22nd.

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By now, we hope you're plenty familiar with the ongoing saga between Verizon Wireless and the FCC -- no, not that little kerfuffle about data roaming complaints, but the biggie -- the proposed transfer of 122 AWS spectrum licenses from three cable providers to Big Red. While the FCC's...
FCC to Verizon Wireless: You need more spectrum? Prove it by March 22nd.

CrunchWeek, Vol. 2: Is Mason Out At Groupon; Twitter Vs. PeopleBrowsr And ICOA-Gate [TCTV]

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As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we’re introducing a new TechCrunch TV show called CrunchWeek, where we discuss a few of the past week’s more interesting stories. The aim is to get a bit more into the stories behind the stories that you read about on TechCrunch’s main...
CrunchWeek, Vol. 2: Is Mason Out At Groupon; Twitter Vs. PeopleBrowsr And ICOA-Gate [TCTV]

Why we're watching... Rachel Zeffira

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The 29-year-old musician who plays all the instruments on her debut solo album and produced it herselfI've seen her before, but I can't place her. You know her from Cat's Eyes.I do? Yes, you know, that gothy-pop duo with Faris Badwan, lead singer of the Horrors. They made one of...
Why we're watching... Rachel Zeffira

TEDxNYed: This is bullshit

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Here are my notes for my talk to the TEDxNYed gathering this past weekend. I used the opportunity of a TED event to question the TED format, especially in relation to education, where — as in media — we must move past the one-way lecture to collaboration. I feared I’d...
TEDxNYed: This is bullshit

Cloud Foundry faces fear of forking

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The rumblings have been around for weeks but now they’re breaking the surface: Cloud Foundry, the open source platform-as-a-service framework faces a bit of an insurrection. Several vendors, such as AppFog, ActiveState, Tier 3, Uhuru, etc. — have built PaaSes atop the framework and some have quietly been mulling forking...
Cloud Foundry faces fear of forking

Dan Porter Out At Zynga

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The OMGPOP founder's departure was reportedly a "mutual" decision. OMGPOP founder Dan Porter has left the Zynga, a little more than a year after joining the company, BetaBeat reports. According to the report Porter, who was working as the VP of general management in Zynga's New York offices, will...
Dan Porter Out At Zynga

For Netflix and the SEC, A Facebook Share Is Public Enough (With Caveats, of Course!)

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A note to CEOs of public companies — be careful what you share on social networks. Reed Hastings found that out the hard way, after he shared some company user numbers to his Facebook page last fall. The securities and exchange commission wasn’t cool with that, saying at the time...
For Netflix and the SEC, A Facebook Share Is Public Enough (With Caveats, of Course!)

Home 3D Printing Is Killing The Manufacturing Industry

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If you’ve followed the news, a collective of hackers recently rented a 3D printer to build a real, working gun. The group, Defense Distributed, began the project but once the renter, Stratasys, discovered what they were building, they took the printer back. Writes the Danger Room: Cody Wilson planned in...
Home 3D Printing Is Killing The Manufacturing Industry

Twitter announces 'Trends' for 100 more cities, spreads the trending topics love

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Even though there's an ongoing kerfuffle between social giants Instagram and Twitter, the microblogging service is putting that aside and focusing its own efforts on improving the experience for some of its (many) users. With that in mind, Twitter announced earlier today that it has expanded its trending topics...
Twitter announces 'Trends' for 100 more cities, spreads the trending topics love

Apple kerfuffle prompts EPEAT to review thin laptops

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EPEAT has launched a review of ultra-thin and light laptops carrying its environmental ratings after Apple withdrew from and rejoined the organization last week....
Apple kerfuffle prompts EPEAT to review thin laptops

Elon Musk says Tesla will repay Department of Energy loan well before 2022 due date

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Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has been the focus of many headlines lately due to a certain, well-documented kerfuffle with The New York Times. Today, however, the automotive company's chief isn't questioning any reviews. Instead, he's taken to the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy summit to share his belief...
Elon Musk says Tesla will repay Department of Energy loan well before 2022 due date

Five Protective Cases for the iPhone 5

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Uh-oh. Is there a ScuffGate controversy brewing? The iPhone 5 went on sale just last Friday but already a number of owners have taken to the Web to complain about imperfections on their shiny new Apple device. (Not to mention the kerfuffle over the Maps application in iOS 6.) Belkin...
Five Protective Cases for the iPhone 5

How to Find Out if Your Mac Is in the Infected 1 Percent

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The chatter in computer security circles last week and over the weekend was about the Mac. A weakness in Oracle’s Java has led to the infection of some 600,000 Macs with malware, creating the first known Botnet comprised of machines on that platform. Naturally, Windows apologists, sick of being the...
How to Find Out if Your Mac Is in the Infected 1 Percent

When Your Boss DOES Have the Right to Your Facebook Password

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The kerfuffle over employers asking for the passwords to workers' and candidates' private social media accounts just won't go away. While it's not clear exactly how widespread this practice is, lawmakers around the country are already drafting bills that would outlaw requiring facebook logins. Many people clearly find the very...
When Your Boss DOES Have the Right to Your Facebook Password

iPad prototype renderings from early-2000s revealed in Apple / Samsung court filings

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It's a strange bit of history that the concept of an Apple tablet led to what we know as the first iPhone. It's a fact that Steve Jobs made mention of back in 2010, at an appearance at All Things D, realizing that Apple was capable of building a...
iPad prototype renderings from early-2000s revealed in Apple / Samsung court filings
Instagram: No, We Didn't Just Lose 25% Of Our Users (FB)

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus Gets A Reprieve As Appeals Court Overturns Sales Injunction

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After stating that a California district court “abused its discretion,” the U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has officially reversed a previously-issued sales injunction on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Reuters reports. This whole kerfuffle is centered on one particular patent — #8,086,604 to be specific — which deals with...
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus Gets A Reprieve As Appeals Court Overturns Sales Injunction

About That Pinterest Scandal: Nobody Thought There Was Anything Wrong With Skimlinks When It Raised $4.5 M. Last Fall

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Ms. Navarro. Pinterest is making money with affiliate links, something the average Pinterest user cares about approximately not at all, and it's caused a small kerfuffle. Pinterest is using Skimlinks, a London-based third-party service that scans links and checks to see if the destination (most relevantly, sites like Etsy and...
About That Pinterest Scandal: Nobody Thought There Was Anything Wrong With Skimlinks When It Raised $4.5 M. Last Fall
CFC backtracks on Slim's near-billion dollar fine in Mexico, lays out other terms and conditions

6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is “Looking Into” It

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If you’re a LinkedIn user, do yourself a favor and change your password right now — according to a new report from Dagens IT, nearly 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords were dumped onto a Russian hacker site. The news comes right on the heels of yet another user security kerfuffle,...
6.5 Million LinkedIn Passwords Reportedly Leaked, LinkedIn Is “Looking Into” It
Congress still not satisfied with Apple’s privacy protections, requests briefing

Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling

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Apple has withdrawn from its proxy statement a controversial proposal it had intended to place before shareholders that had drawn the ire, and a lawsuit, from hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital. Apple just moments ago issued a statement essentially saying it will comply with the ruling of...
Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling

Apple Lawyer Asks Judge For Legal Win In Wake Of Samsung's Questionable Info Leak

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Samsung and Apple’s big patent trial took an intriguing turn earlier this week when members of Samsung’s legal team decided to send information that was unusable in court to a handful of eager reporters. Of course, Apple wasn’t about to take that lying down. Apple attorney William F. Lee recently...
Apple Lawyer Asks Judge For Legal Win In Wake Of Samsung's Questionable Info Leak

Instagram Reports 90M Monthly Active Users, 40M Photos Per Day And 8500 Likes Per Second

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Instagram reported a few usage stats today, marking the first time it has talked about numbers on its own site since the kerfuffle raised over its terms of service change following the Facebook buy-out. The internal stats show strong engagement, and user growth, rather than a decline in active Instagram members, as...
Instagram Reports 90M Monthly Active Users, 40M Photos Per Day And 8500 Likes Per Second
Apple #1 on Forbes list of the 25 Most Inspiring Companies
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