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Leveson: Social media and blogs aren't popular enough to carry proper news

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The UK’s big inquiry in to the culture, practice and ethics of the “press” has recommended a new body to better self-regulate news media — but has overlooked blogs and social networks because they are neither popular nor newsy enough. The result leaves large mainstream newspaper publishers, which are in...
Leveson: Social media and blogs aren't popular enough to carry proper news

Come On Google, Show Us Some Real Google+ User Numbers Already

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Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that things aren't looking so great for Google+. According to data from comScore, Google+'s users spend just about 3 minutes per month on the site. On Facebook, that number is closer to six or seven hours per month. Google itself, however, has never...
Come On Google, Show Us Some Real Google+ User Numbers Already
Twitter launches 'Certified Products' to further encourage the apps it wants

How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows

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What is a “personal computer” in 2012? Do tablets count? Most of the major technology research firms say no. As reflected in the chart above, they count PCs and tablets separately when reporting their data. “Media tablets” such as the iPad and Kindle Fire are separate from traditional desktop and...
How the iPad made Apple the top 'PC' vendor, and what it means for Windows

Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn Factory

www.businessinsider.com
A riot at has broken reportedly broken out a factory owned by Foxconn, the company famous for its production of Apple gadgets. Ed Flanagan of NBC News reports: Reports early Monday from China suggest that a mass disturbance or riots may have broken out at a Foxconn factory in the...
Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn Factory
Oh great: New attack makes some password cracking faster, easier than ever

Sorry Nick, Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Owe You Fifty Dollars

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Nick Bilton wants his fifty bucks. The New York Times tech writer figures that’s his share of Facebook’s $100 billion valuation — based on his own contribution to the “poking, liking and sharing on the site”. After all, Bilton argues, “without me, and the other 844,999,999 [users] Facebook would look...
Sorry Nick, Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Owe You Fifty Dollars

Dell investigates report of its computers being sold to Syria

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Dell is investigating a report that a Middle East reseller has sold large numbers of computers to a Syrian company with ties to the embattled government there, in violation of U.S. export restrictions....
Dell investigates report of its computers being sold to Syria
Funders Club raises over $1M for startups online -- including itself

Dell investigates report of computers sold to Syria

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Dell is investigating a report that a Middle East reseller has sold large numbers of computers to a Syrian company with ties to the embattled government there, in violation of U.S. export restrictions.Despite U.S. trade sanctions against Syria, Dell reseller BDL Gulf sold Dell laptops, tablets and desktop computers...
Dell investigates report of computers sold to Syria

No, the next iPhone won’t have a flexible display

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Thanks to either a bad translation or simply a quote taken out of context, the latest Apple rumor floating around is that the next iPhone will include a flexible display. The rumor originated from The Korea Times who quoted Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun as saying the company is...
No, the next iPhone won’t have a flexible display

The Windows 8 roll out rolls on: Intune customers can now snag the RTM

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As the final date, and dates, of the Windows 8 release process race towards us, the product continues to hit its early availability milestones. Today, Microsoft Intune customers can download the Windows 8 RTM build. This access is actually slightly ahead of schedule, ZDNet reports, noting that “Intune users were...
The Windows 8 roll out rolls on: Intune customers can now snag the RTM

Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK

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Got a bright idea for a film, a comic or even a hi-tech watch? For many, Kickstarter could be the answer - and now it's launched in BritainTime was, in the olden days, that in order to create a video game, or fund a film or album, or make a comic,...
Kickstarter: the crowdfunding site that wants to spark a creative revolution in the UK
Zynga shuts Baltimore studio and consolidates three other locations

Costa Rican Students Fight For The Right To Photocopy Textbooks

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One of the most important pieces of research to emerge last year was "Media Piracy in Emerging Economies". A central theme was that much unauthorized copying around the world is driven by attempts to impose Western-level prices everywhere, resulting in media goods that are simply beyond the reach of most...
Costa Rican Students Fight For The Right To Photocopy Textbooks

The rise and fall of Grant Shapps' Twitter followers

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Conservative chairman appears to have found technique to boost number of followers to more than 55,000The ubiquitous and social media savvy new Conservative chairman Grant Shapps appears to have found a technique to boost his Twitter followers to more than 55,000.It appears that Shapps, at regular intervals, increases the number...
The rise and fall of Grant Shapps' Twitter followers

Now is the Time to Quit Facebook

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There's a debate going on about whether or not Zuck should hand over some cash to users. Nick Bilton at the New York Times is waiting for his cash out. I, too, have argued that Zuck should "share" his Facebook kingdom, an online culture that he created (and owns more...
Now is the Time to Quit Facebook

This Futuristic City Car Will Be Made With 3D Printing

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Engineer Jim Kor wants to make a car that is efficient, affordable, simple, and safe, and that can be easily produced in small or large numbers. And he's doing it with 3D printing. The car he's developed is the Urbee 2, a two-seat, three-wheel hybrid. Thanks to its big windows...
This Futuristic City Car Will Be Made With 3D Printing
Garbage in garbage out: Google Fiber edition

GNOME 2: Still king of the Linux desktop

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It seems fair to say that Linux users enjoy a degree of choice that's unmatched by the proprietary players in the desktop computing world, what with the wide variety of both distributions and desktop environments from which they can choose. For that reason, it's all the more striking when...
GNOME 2: Still king of the Linux desktop

Apple's new iPad launches in China with short queues and no chaos

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Apple product launches in China are renowned for being chaotic and rowdy but today the company begin selling its new iPad in the country under rather unusual circumstances. Instead of being greeting by massive queues and anxious customers — as has become the norm — the Retina display equipped device...
Apple's new iPad launches in China with short queues and no chaos
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BlackBerry Z10 Selling In "Large Numbers", Says BlackBerry -- Some U.K. Retailers Sold Out Over The Weekend

Profits over your dead body

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Imagine living in a world where visiting the doctor was an experience fraught with danger. Where the drugs you were prescribed may or may not be effective—and may or may not be safe. Imagine having a medical procedure recommended that wasn't known to work. Up until the beginning of...
Profits over your dead body

DailyDirt: Logarithmic Thinking Is Natural

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Most of us have been taught to understand math-related topics in a linear way, but that might not be the way our brains are hard-wired. Kids actually tend to have an innate number scale that is logarithmic, so even though they know how to count to ten (or even twenty),...
DailyDirt: Logarithmic Thinking Is Natural
Small companies can do quick market research with Peanut Labs’ Crowdvibe (exclusive)
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Predicting Twitter popularity is all about probability

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Tweets have the power to decimate markets, but they also have users and companies seeing dollar signs. With huge marketing, political, and social mobilization potential, how can you predict which tweets will get more views, and which retweets will go viral? A new study developed a statistical model that attempts to...
Predicting Twitter popularity is all about probability

IMAGiNE Piracy Group Founder Jailed For 23 Months

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In 2011 the notorious IMAGiNE movie piracy release group was dismantled by U.S. authorities after releasing large numbers of movies onto the Internet, many of them still playing in theaters. Since then, slowly but surely IMAGiNE members have been charged with criminal copyright infringement and given sentences ranging from 23...
IMAGiNE Piracy Group Founder Jailed For 23 Months

Study: Apps not that important to smartphone users

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We've seen the headlines, we've heard the pundits (looking at you, Scoble) that tout apps as the "big" thing on smartphones. And while initially this may hold true for new users, the novelty wears off, or so suggests a new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American...
Study: Apps not that important to smartphone users
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