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Should gamers declare online ceasefire after Newtown shootings?

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A Facebook community is asking fellow online shooters to lay down arms for a day. But does it display guilt by connection?In response to the Newtown shootings, Antwand Pearman, CEO of GamerFitNation, posted an event on Facebook calling for 21 December to be a day of ceasefire for online shooters.It's...
Should gamers declare online ceasefire after Newtown shootings?

HP Frees Itself Of webOS, Unloading It To LG

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Hewlett-Packard is throwing in the towel on webOS, abandoning the dream of dominating the smartphone industry with its own mobile operating system. According to reports, HP is selling webOS to consumer gadget manufacturer LG for use in the company's smart televisions.  The sale, first reported by CNET, marks the end...
HP Frees Itself Of webOS, Unloading It To LG

Forget Facebook, Buddy Media Joined Salesforce For Its, Um, Sales Force

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The knee-jerk reaction to Salesforce.com’s acquisition of Buddy Media is that the company scrambled to sell itself after Facebook’s IPO disaster ruined its own chances of an IPO. To that I say, fat chance. The thing is, Buddy Media had no real need to sell. The company has been...
Forget Facebook, Buddy Media Joined Salesforce For Its, Um, Sales Force
Why the academy *must* embrace its online future

AdRoll Raises $15M For Ad Retargeting, Round Led By Foundation Capital

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AdRoll, one of the leaders in online ad retargeting, has raised a new $15 million round of funding. Back in February, the company announced that it had quadrupled revenue and become profitable in 2011. AdRoll now says it has more than 5,000 customers and is adding almost 500 new ones...
AdRoll Raises $15M For Ad Retargeting, Round Led By Foundation Capital

Rights and responsibilities

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Robert Bookman from the restaurant industry was quoted as saying that it would violate the free speech rights of restaurant owners if they had to post a health department grade of their cleanliness in the window.More and more, businesses and businesspeople talk about their rights.It seems, though, that organizations and...
Rights and responsibilities
Bitcoins, Wikileaks, 3D printers, PGP and the gov's battle against information

Why Twitter Killed Tweetdeck for AIR, iPhone and Android

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It’s not like we didn’t see it coming. Twitter announced on Monday that it would soon kill off a few versions of its TweetDeck product in the coming weeks, ending support for the Adobe AIR, iPhone and Android clients. It’s been the death knell many have expected, considering Twitter’s lack...
Why Twitter Killed Tweetdeck for AIR, iPhone and Android

It's Now Clearer Than Ever Google Is Scared To Death Of Losing Maps To Apple (GOOG, AAPL)

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We just finished watching Google's presentation on all the updates for Google Maps. It was boring. Really, really boring.  It was clear from the start that Google didn't have much to say today. Most of the presentation felt like a history lesson, going over how Google Maps has evolved over...
It's Now Clearer Than Ever Google Is Scared To Death Of Losing Maps To Apple (GOOG, AAPL)

AT&T Defends FaceTime Over 3G Decision, Says It Isn't Violating Net Neutrality

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AT&T ruffled more than a few feathers last week when it announced that only customers on the carrier’s new Mobile Share plans would be able to use iOS 6′s FaceTime over 3G feature. Almost immediately, people began to wonder whether or not this course of action put AT&T at odds...
AT&T Defends FaceTime Over 3G Decision, Says It Isn't Violating Net Neutrality

As Dan Porter Departs, Former Zynga Folks Dish

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$$$ You’ve got to wonder what employee happy hours are like in the legendarily intense environs of Zynga. (We’re gonna guess testy.) A couple days ago, the company announced the departure of New York GM Dan Porter, and former employees are already dishing to Fast Company. A lot of former Zynga staffers, it seems, are ready...
As Dan Porter Departs, Former Zynga Folks Dish
The DeanBeat: Microsoft and Sony should escape binary thinking

The Many Motivations Of Movie Piracy (Notably Absent: 'I Want Everything For Free')

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In the recently released Copy Culture In The US & Germany survey report from the American Assembly (for which we provided the design & layout work), one small but especially interesting component is the list of reasons given for downloading TV shows and movies. The American responses were pretty evenly...
The Many Motivations Of Movie Piracy (Notably Absent: 'I Want Everything For Free')

TUAW Fact Check: Apple using underage labor? No.

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Filed under: Apple Corporate, AppleWhen a lot of people get their news electronically, skimming over headlines through news aggregators, RSS feeds, and retweets on Twitter, sometimes the majority of information people will get from an article comes from the headline. When a headline leans towards the sensational side, or doesn't...
TUAW Fact Check: Apple using underage labor? No.
IBM dives into converged hardware with PureSystems

The Fine Print On Twitter's Latest Developer Dust-Up With IFTTT

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Despite being constantly connected to smartphone, there are things that occur on the Web that happen when I’m not paying attention. (Shocking, I know.) IFTTT — short for “If This Then That” — has been one of my favorite services to keep tabs on people and companies when I’m not...
The Fine Print On Twitter's Latest Developer Dust-Up With IFTTT

Why I Trust Blippy, Mint and Others With My Financial Data

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In an up and down week for the startup, Blippy gained a huge amount of unwanted attention on Thursday and Friday as it was discovered that four (and eventually five) of the company's users saw their credit card numbers exposed, in full, through creative Google searches (since removed). As somebody...
Why I Trust Blippy, Mint and Others With My Financial Data

How to build your startup without learning code

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If you can’t code but aspire to start a Web business, odds are you feel just like the ostrich. Ostriches can’t fly, and to add insult to injury, they’re one of the largest bird species out there. They have to hobble around looking for something to do while their avian...
How to build your startup without learning code

Editorial: Apple apologies actually aren't that infrequent, and that's okay

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Today, Tim Cook made his first major apology as the CEO of Apple. It probably won't be his last. Despite the obvious knee-jerk reaction regarding the Maps debacle, it's actually interesting that this particular scenario is yet another example of humans having extraordinarily short-term memory. It's the same reason...
Editorial: Apple apologies actually aren't that infrequent, and that's okay

Google Declares "Living Stories" Experiment Success, Offers as Open Source

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It's been just over two months since Google, the New York Times and the Washington Post joined together to experiment with a new way to provide news with Google's Living Stories. Today, Google has declared the experiment a success and has said that it will offer the project's functionality to...
Google Declares "Living Stories" Experiment Success, Offers as Open Source

AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

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AT&T's decision to make Apple's FaceTime video chat feature available on its cellular network only through its premium data plan has raised questions over the interpretation of the federal government's "no blocking" rule for wireless carriers - and whether smartphone users will have to pay more for video conferencing and...
AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

Reddit tries to crack down on child pornography with new rules banning suggestive subreddits

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Running a massive online community is a tricky business. The administrators who police the site are trying to strike a balance between encouraging users to contribute and keeping unsavoury and illegal behaviour to a minimum. Reddit, a news aggregator and online community which has seen massive growth over the last...
Reddit tries to crack down on child pornography with new rules banning suggestive subreddits
Bing partners with Encyclopaedia Britannica for expanded search results

Microsoft Is A Little Desperate, And Its $1.2 Billion Purchase Of Yammer Proves It, Says Jive's CEO (MSFT, JIVE)

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Microsoft finally announced it acquired Yammer for $1.2 billion today. We couldn't help but notice how frighteningly similar that $1.2 billion number is to the current valuation of Jive, another social networking app for the enterprise — also worth $1.2 billion. Clearly Microsoft was willing to pay a huge premium...
Microsoft Is A Little Desperate, And Its $1.2 Billion Purchase Of Yammer Proves It, Says Jive's CEO (MSFT, JIVE)

Déjà vu: New bill would give ESRB ratings the force of law

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How do you say “knee-jerk reaction” in political speak? It might look a little something like this. Congressman Jim Matheson (R-Utah), pictured above, has introduced a bill – H.R. 287 – to the United States House of Representatives that would give the Entertainment Software Rating Board’s rating scheme – heretofore...
Déjà vu: New bill would give ESRB ratings the force of law
Nexus 4 Shortage Problems Due To "Scarce And Erratic" Supply From LG, Google Exec Claims

AT&T: We're not violating FCC rules with FaceTime restrictions

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AT&T stirred up a little controversy among iPhone users last Friday when it let customers know it planned to block Apple’s FaceTime video chat over cellular for customers who don’t buy into one of its new Mobile Share plans. iPhone users cried foul, circulated online petitions and claimed the FCC...
AT&T: We're not violating FCC rules with FaceTime restrictions

Crowd funded: The Nikola Tesla statue officially coming to Silicon Valley

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The Kickstarter project that touched a nerve about the short term-thinking of VCs, was officially funded on Sunday, and Silicon Valley will now be getting a life-sized bronze statue of Nikola Tesla, the inventor that was the bedrock for modern electricity, and wireless communications, among other things. The project was...
Crowd funded: The Nikola Tesla statue officially coming to Silicon Valley

The painful realities behind the demise of the Chicago Sun-Times photo desk

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You might think the newspaper industry had been so beaten up by now that almost nothing would come as a surprise. After massive revenue declines, repeated rounds of layoffs and even bankruptcies, what more could possibly happen? But this week, the Chicago Sun-Times managed to drop a bombshell by laying...
The painful realities behind the demise of the Chicago Sun-Times photo desk

Steve Jobs responds on iPhone SDK's new Section 3.3.1

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Filed under: SDKThe release of the iPhone 4.0 SDK to developers included, in the accompanying agreement, Apple's new mandate that apps must be written in C/C++/Objective-C. This seems to block the use of alternative development environments for iPhone apps, such as the upcoming Flash CS5. As criticism of this condition...
Steve Jobs responds on iPhone SDK's new Section 3.3.1
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