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YouTube's Offer Video-Makers Can't Refuse: We're Putting All Your Stuff Everywhere

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Last night YouTube rolled out a new app for Google TV. And behind the scenes, YouTube has made a small but important change in the way it deals with content owners. YouTube is now insisting on the ability to play all videos from content “partners” — video-owners that share ad...
YouTube's Offer Video-Makers Can't Refuse: We're Putting All Your Stuff Everywhere

IBM bans Siri on its networks over worries that Apple may store sensitive data

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Worried that Apple may be able to store sensitive queries and potential company secrets, IBM has put the kibosh on the use of Siri on its networks, Wired reports. IBM CIO Jeanette Horan confirmed that Big Blue had imposed the restriction, telling the publication that the company “worries that the spoken...
IBM bans Siri on its networks over worries that Apple may store sensitive data

Right or wrong, Yahoo is the talk of the town

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Marissa Mayer is not shy about making changes to make sure Yahoo gets its groove back. I am in the “not buying it” camp because I don’t think it is easy for tech companies, especially ones like Yahoo that have been eaten from inside by a systematic rot. Still, she...
Right or wrong, Yahoo is the talk of the town

Israeli military to restrict soldiers' Facebook accounts

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Concerned with enemies infiltrating soldier's social media accounts, the Israel Defense Forces puts the kibosh on social networking for classified and sensitive units. [Read more]...
Israeli military to restrict soldiers' Facebook accounts

5 Ways You Can Still Get Around the New York Times Paywall

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(Photo: Labnol.org) You may have heard the devastating news that The New York Times has finally plugged the famous paywall loophole that allowed users to access more than their monthly allotment of articles. Once you used up your 10 free articles for the month, you could just delete the “?gwh=numbers” part of...
5 Ways You Can Still Get Around the New York Times Paywall

Taxi service apps could be hit by a proposed ban on GPS metering

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Taxi and car-sharing apps which quote for journeys based on GPS data could find themselves outlawed by regulators. Transport authorities across fifteen US and Canadian cities are looking at a set of rules that would prohibit anything except physical metering to calculate the cost of a trip. The proposals...
Taxi service apps could be hit by a proposed ban on GPS metering

No-Fun NYPD Squashes Trojan Vibrator Giveaway, New York Post Dubs it 'Buzz Kill'

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(Photo: Facebook) First they came for smoking in parks, but we didn’t speak out because we don’t like to subject other people to our own waltz with death; then they came for the soda, but we didn’t speak out because we’re kind of impartial about sugary beverages. But when they...
No-Fun NYPD Squashes Trojan Vibrator Giveaway, New York Post Dubs it 'Buzz Kill'

Nexus 4 official: Android 4.2, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display

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Hurricane Sandy may have put the kibosh on Google's gala in New York City, but it's not stopping the company from taking the wraps off of its latest pure Android phone. LG's Nexus 4 is finally official, after a cavalcade of leaks that spelled out just about everything ahead...
Nexus 4 official: Android 4.2, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display

Here We Go Again: Appeals Court Puts the Kibosh on the TLC's Taxi Apps Pilot Program

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It never ends, I swear. If this back-and-forth keeps up, we’re all going to get whiplash. Bloomberg News reports that once again, the courts have blocked the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s ehail pilot program, just days after it was given the all-clear. The black car business has appealed the dismissal...
Here We Go Again: Appeals Court Puts the Kibosh on the TLC's Taxi Apps Pilot Program
Dept. of Homeland Security freezes accounts between Dwolla and bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox

Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

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Apple has published a new update to its Labor and Human Rights page that claims a new high of 99% compliance with China’s maximum 60-hour work week throughout its supply chain. Apple’s December update noted that it was tracking 1 million workers. In line with Chinese labor laws, Apple requires that workers...
Apple says its supply chain hit a new high of 99% 60-hour work week compliance in January, 2013

Why Clean Source Tagging Is Worth Your Time

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Messy, incomprehensible analytics make my stomach churn. Just knowing that I’m going to spend the next several hours cleaning up sloppy data puts the kibosh on my day. The problem with Google Analytics, or any analytics package for that matter, is that even if my site is properly tagged and...
Why Clean Source Tagging Is Worth Your Time

Judge puts the kibosh on one Apple vs. Motorola patent trial (maybe, tune in next week)

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In an (all too rare, if you ask us) occurrence, US Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner has tentatively decided to dismiss an Apple patent infringement case against Motorola. Both sides were seeking damages in the case, and the decision to dismiss it "with prejudice" would mean neither side could...
Judge puts the kibosh on one Apple vs. Motorola patent trial (maybe, tune in next week)

New iPad gets benchmarked: 1GB RAM confirmed, no boost in CPU speed

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Not only did some lucky gents in Vietnam get their hands on the new iPad while most people are still refreshing their delivery status page, they were also kind enough to run some benchmark tests. The results confirm that the RAM has been upped to 1GB, with the Geekbench...
New iPad gets benchmarked: 1GB RAM confirmed, no boost in CPU speed

T-Mobile to Lumia 810 users: No LTE for you

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The Lumia 810's chipset can support both HSPA+ and LTE, but the carrier has put the kibosh on an update to LTE at this time. [Read more]...
T-Mobile to Lumia 810 users: No LTE for you

Apple reportedly shutting down for-pay iOS beta access

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It appears that Apple is getting more serious about putting the kibosh on unauthorized access to iOS betas. According to several unnamed website operators speaking to Macstories, a number of sites that purport to sell early developer access to iOS 6 have been shut down after the sites' ISPs received...
Apple reportedly shutting down for-pay iOS beta access

Feds say MegaUpload data could be deleted by Thursday

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Pop star Will.i.am endorsing Megaupload In putting the kibosh on MegaUpload, federal prosecutors arrested seven men and froze millions in assets. With their funds in limbo, MegaUpload can’t pay the costs to the companies that store its data, and a letter from the federales says that these companies, Carpathia Hosting Inc....
Feds say MegaUpload data could be deleted by Thursday

The unlikely group putting the kibosh on cable TV: Parents

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Tykes are dream customers who don't care how they watch Mickey and clamor to watch him again and again. With Netflix and Amazon catering more to kids, parents may be the next big group to cut the cable cord. [Read more]...
The unlikely group putting the kibosh on cable TV: Parents

Judge dismisses lawsuit against NYC taxi-hailing app pilot

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Taxi hailing apps have had a rough time getting started in the Big Apple. After the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) put the kibosh on Uber and subsequently blessed e-hailing apps with a 12-month test, the TLC faced a setback of its own: a lawsuit. Filed in March...
Judge dismisses lawsuit against NYC taxi-hailing app pilot

Sorry Folks: Samsung Says No Galaxy S III Release In April

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And the saga of the Samsung Galaxy S III continues. Late last week a pair of dueling reports surfaced with one stating that Samsung would announce (and ship shortly thereafter) their much-anticipated Android handset in April and another shooting the claim down. Normally, this isn’t a big deal — who...
Sorry Folks: Samsung Says No Galaxy S III Release In April

New Zealand PM Personally Apologizes to Kim Dotcom

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Mr. Dotcom. (commons.wikimedia.org/Andreas_Bohnenstengel) It seems the government of New Zealand may have gotten more than it bargained for with that bonkers raid on Kim Dotcom’s compound. The whole incident, which should have been a simple wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am extraction and extradition, has metastasized into a endless headache over the most banal of legalities. For instance:...
New Zealand PM Personally Apologizes to Kim Dotcom

Wednesday Morning Links -

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Broadband-based Comcast enters home-security market long tied to land lines denverpost.com A Virtual MSO Shall Rise, Boxee CEO Says lightreading.com The Wi-Fi revolution shows how far the FCC is behind the curve wsj.com Comcast To Widen Low-Income Broadband Program, Double Speeds multichannel.com Voom Get Big Lift In Lawsuit Against...
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GTVHacker teases Boxee for rooted Sony Google TVs

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Since the Boxee Box and original Google TV v1 hardware share Intel Atom processors at their heart there's always been speculation of a dual-boot or opportunity for a port, and as seen above, that may have been achieved. GTVHacker tweeted the picture tonight, promising "big things" in store owners...
GTVHacker teases Boxee for rooted Sony Google TVs

Parts that appear to be for iPad 3 assembled and tested with cases, including Apple’s Smart Cover

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We’ve seen various bits and parts that appear to belong to Apple’s new iPad 3, including what appears to be the screen, already at this point. Now, Chinese tech blog M.I.C. Gadget has gotten ahold of both a glass face piece and a rear shell that it says belongs to...
Parts that appear to be for iPad 3 assembled and tested with cases, including Apple’s Smart Cover

Cut Those Costs! (But Not Tech.)

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Financial officers used to have a reputation in information-technology circles for putting the kibosh on promising projects when times were tough. But that's not the case anymore....
Cut Those Costs! (But Not Tech.)

Apple Says It Didn't Provide UDIDs to FBI

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Apple now has made an official statement on the UDID AntiSec fiasco we wrote about Tuesday. In a statement delivered to AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski by Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris, the company explained that it wasn’t the source of any UDIDs the FBI may have been stockpiling. “The FBI has not...
Apple Says It Didn't Provide UDIDs to FBI

Best Buy Connect no longer accepting new activations, service to end June 1st

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Remember Best Buy Connect? If you do, you now have one less thing to store in your memory, as it appears that the retail giant is ready to put the kibosh on its own branded mobile broadband service nearly two years after it was first unveiled. According to the...
Best Buy Connect no longer accepting new activations, service to end June 1st

Facebook Gift Event Also Gets Blown Out of NYC by Hurricane Sandy

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And the hits — and not happy ones — keep on coming with the imminent approach of Hurricane Sandy to New York City. Along with cancellation of tomorrow’s Google’s Android product event and postponement of our latest All Things Digital conference, D: Dive Into Mobile, which was set to...
Facebook Gift Event Also Gets Blown Out of NYC by Hurricane Sandy

Tweet: The Word ‘Tweet’ is Now in the New York Times Style Guide

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In June, 2010, New York Times associate standards editor Phillip B. Corbett issued a proclamation within the newsroom effectively putting the kibosh on the word "Tweet" without technically banning it (as he later explained when he responded to, yes, outrage over the aforementioned leaked memo). Read More...
Tweet: The Word ‘Tweet’ is Now in the New York Times Style Guide

FCC puts the kibosh on LightSquared’s LTE plans

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LightSquared’s quest to build a nationwide LTE network appears to be finished. After a year of LightSquared fighting the GPS industry and government agencies over whether its network would interfere with GPS receivers, the Federal Communications Commission dropped the hammer Tuesday, saying it would revoke the would-be carrier’s terrestrial network...
FCC puts the kibosh on LightSquared’s LTE plans
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