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PayPal Trumps Square's Deal With Starbucks by Partnering With Discover

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Under a new partnership being announced with Discover, PayPal is super-sizing the number of merchant locations it will accepted at in the U.S. to more than seven million. “The whole industry has been looking for a landmark — that says that all of this is really happening,” said Don Kingsborough,...
PayPal Trumps Square's Deal With Starbucks by Partnering With Discover

Netflix: one billion viewing hours in June

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Netflix monthly viewing crossed the billion hour mark for the first time ever last month. A public posting on Netflix CEO Reed Hasting's Facebook page announced the landmark. The achievement is a testament to the growing popularity of video streaming as opposed to traditional television watching, and one analyst says...
Netflix: one billion viewing hours in June

Google victorious in Australia court advertisement battle

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A landmark ruling in Australia's High Court has found that Google is not responsible for messages or content provided by paid advertisers served by the search engine. The finding ends a six-year legal fight between Google and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which accused Google of engaging in misleading...
Google victorious in Australia court advertisement battle

Old Lumias get Nokia's new City Lens augmented reality app

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One of the more innovative features of Nokia’s new Lumia phones is now available for prior models. The company released its City Lens software to the Windows Phone Marketplace; free for Lumia 710, 800 and 900 handsets. The app, in beta since May, uses augmented reality to provide on-screen information...
Old Lumias get Nokia's new City Lens augmented reality app

Apple Stock Reaches New All-Time High Following Verdict, Up 1.70% To $674.48 After Hours

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Apple stock reached a new all-time high as it rose 1.79% to $675.11 in after-hours trading at the time of publication. The stock opened Friday morning at $659.51. A few hours after the market closed on Friday afternoon, a jury in San Jose federal court ruled in favor of Apple in a...
Apple Stock Reaches New All-Time High Following Verdict, Up 1.70% To $674.48 After Hours

Landmark Canadian Hyperlink Case Goes To Supreme Court

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An anonymous reader writes "Vancouver businessman Wayne Crookes is trying to reverse a decision by BC Supreme Court judge Stephen Kelleher that linking is not the same publishing. He's been given permission to appeal it to the Supreme Court of Canada. If he wins, it could mean the end of...
Landmark Canadian Hyperlink Case Goes To Supreme Court

Australian High Court rules in favor of Google in landmark advertising case

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Australian High Court rules in favor of Google in landmark advertising case

Daniel Eagan America’s Film Legacy: Authoritative Guide to Landmark Movies in National Film Registry via @CRITERION - http://j.mp/a9BCHV

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Daniel Eagan America’s Film Legacy: Authoritative Guide to Landmark Movies in National Film Registry via @CRITERION - http://j.mp/a9BCHV
With Aereo appeal, broadcasters threaten the foundation of locker services
Explore NASA's Kennedy Space Center through Google Street View
Windows 8 Release Preview debuts, Microsoft confirms $15 upgrade promotion

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic

New subscription-based Playboy app for iOS skirts porn rules by leaving the skirts on

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As landmark men's magazine Playboy lands on Apple's iPhone in the form of a new subscription-based app, it will bring a little something extra in its new incarnation: namely, clothes....
New subscription-based Playboy app for iOS skirts porn rules by leaving the skirts on

Veterans, meet tech jobs: VetsinTech program launches this week

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An upcoming evening program this week in San Francisco will connect veterans with tech jobs. We have waves of new veterans coming back from overseas deployments to a job market that is already pretty tight. Across the board, the unemployment rate among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is staggering,...
Veterans, meet tech jobs: VetsinTech program launches this week

SkyDrive now hosting over a billion Office files, adds editing without Microsoft login

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Microsoft's cloud storage service SkyDrive has hit a significant numerical landmark: over a billion Office documents are now hosted on it. To celebrate, Redmond has made is a little easier to edit files using Office Web Apps -- you no longer need to sign in using a Microsoft account...
SkyDrive now hosting over a billion Office files, adds editing without Microsoft login

Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe

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The Beatles remain the iconic pop group, so news on VVN/Music that their very first single has now entered the public domain is something of a landmark moment in music: The Beatles first single, Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You, has entered the public domain in Europe and...
Beatles' First Single Enters Public Domain -- In Europe

A happy beginning to the new WQXR story

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Last July I explained Why WQXR is better off as a public radio station. One hundred and twelve comments followed, the last posted in January of this year. Far as I know, that’s a record for this blog. Background: when WQXR, which had been New York City’s landmark classical music...
A happy beginning to the new WQXR story

Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

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Ray Bradbury in 1975. Ray Bradbury, the legendary science fiction writer known for landmark novels including Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, has died at the age of 91, the Associated Press confirms this morning. His grandson, Danny Karapetian, tells the blog io9, “His legacy lives on in his monumental body of...
Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

Sheet Metal And Air Conditioning Contractors Use Bogus Copyright Takedown To Block Publication Of Federally Mandated Standards

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We've long been big fans of the work that Carl Malamud has done, helping to make public information actually available. Among his many, many projects, is one important one, in which he buys up (often expensive) publications of standards that are built into federal requirements, and makes them public. If...
Sheet Metal And Air Conditioning Contractors Use Bogus Copyright Takedown To Block Publication Of Federally Mandated Standards

Hitched to an Aging Star

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Hitched to an Aging Star: Fascinating look at the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez deal by David Waldstein for NYT: Mallory and Cardinale made about 10 calls to Levine over the next few days, transmitting the proposals and counterproposals back and forth. Rodriguez also enlisted the help of the investor Warren E....
Hitched to an Aging Star

Apple Wins Patent Ruling As Jury Finds Samsung Infringes

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The jury in the landmark Apple-Samsung trial announced moments ago that Samsung infringed on patents for ”bounce back” scrolling functionality on all devices. On the ’915 patent, relating to one finger to scroll, two to pinch and zoom navigation, all but three Samsung devices (Ace, Intercept and Replenish) infringed. For Apple’s ’163...
Apple Wins Patent Ruling As Jury Finds Samsung Infringes

Samsung Galaxy S series: over 100 million served

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The Galaxy S III's 30 million sales landmark? Impressive, but still just part of a larger equation -- according to Samsung, its entire line of Galaxy S phones has now sold over 100 million units collectively. According to the firm's Flickr page, the line of popular smartphones passed the...
Samsung Galaxy S series: over 100 million served

Apple versus Samsung hearing completed; no rulings made

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The post-trial motion hearing in front of the judge for the landmark Apple versus Samsung smartphone patent trial has concluded. As expected, Samsung's arguments about juror misconduct were heard, as well as Apple's insistence that the jury verdict stand. Judge Lucy Koh declined to rule on anything today, and is...
Apple versus Samsung hearing completed; no rulings made

Thomas Penfield Jackson, 1937-2013: What if his Microsoft breakup order had been upheld?

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Thomas Penfield Jackson — the federal judge who declared Microsoft a monopoly and ordered a breakup of the company— died this weekend at the age of 76 from complications of transitional cell cancer, according to a New York Times report. Thomas Penfield Jackson Jackson’s landmark breakup order, issued on June 7,...
Thomas Penfield Jackson, 1937-2013: What if his Microsoft breakup order had been upheld?

Kindle eBooks now outselling print in the UK, says Amazon

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Amazon has revealed that consumers in the UK are now buying more Kindle eBooks than printed books for the first time, with British Kindle owners buying up to four times more books than before they owned the popular Amazon e-reader devices. The Guardian reports that for every 100 paperback and hardback books...
Kindle eBooks now outselling print in the UK, says Amazon

White House expands Gov 2.0 with landmark crowdsourcing directive (via Spigit blog) http://bit.ly/auo6FK #gov20 #innovation

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White House expands Gov 2.0 with landmark crowdsourcing directive (via Spigit blog) http://bit.ly/auo6FK #gov20 #innovation

Google Maps coming to iPad this summer, updated with new design, improved rating system, in-app offers, much more

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We showed you significant updates to Google Maps which leaked early this morning, and Google just announced updates to Maps at Google I/O. Google also announced that its Maps API is used by over 1 million active sites and accessed by 1 billion unique visitors weekly. Maps will now...
Google Maps coming to iPad this summer, updated with new design, improved rating system, in-app offers, much more

€10m Transferwise blows a raspberry at bankers

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London-based peer to peer currency exchange Transferwise has just reached a milestone: it’s broken through €10 million in transactions. That’s $13.4 million — perhaps not a vast amount in the grand scheme of things — but when you consider that means its customers have saved around €500,000 in bank charges,...
€10m Transferwise blows a raspberry at bankers

Paul Revere Would Have Liked Facebook But Loved LinkedIn

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Were Paul Revere alive today, he likely would have liked Facebook and had many friends there. But he would have loved LinkedIn. The reason why explains his famous role in the Revolutionary War. It also explains why most marketers still can't make social media really work for them. On April...
Paul Revere Would Have Liked Facebook But Loved LinkedIn

Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims

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David Kappos, the director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, received a friendly reception from a House committee yesterday as he offered an update on the agency's progress in implementing the landmark patent reform legislation enacted last September....
Technology Patent Wars Sign of Robust Innovation, Patent Office Claims
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