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JAFSU: Solving Yahoo's Woes

Google's Dart lands in Chromium tech preview

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Leaves weren't the only things flying around Mountain View last Autumn if you remember, Google also unleashed its Dart programming language. Now, developers can get their hands on a tech preview version of Chromium, with the Dart virtual machine baked right in. There are Mac and Linux binaries available...
Google's Dart lands in Chromium tech preview

Mobile phone contracts: Which? calls for ban on price hikes mid-term

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Complaint to watchdog as Three joins Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile in raising cost of contracts for existing customersMobile phone network Three has joined Vodafone, Orange and T-Mobile in raising the cost of monthly contracts for existing customers, adding impetus to a call to get such price hikes banned.Consumer organisation Which?...
Mobile phone contracts: Which? calls for ban on price hikes mid-term
JAFSU: Decisions

Amazon opens office for 1,600 staff in London

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Online retailer expected to move hundreds of employees from Slough as it seeks to expand UK businessAmazon is opening an office for 1,600 staff in central London as the internet retailer seeks to expand its UK business."This new office location will provide the space we require for hundreds of our...
Amazon opens office for 1,600 staff in London

Wooga's Monster World arrives on iOS

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Social game developer Wooga’s Monster World has arrived on iOS. We’ve known the game was slated to arrive on mobile platforms since we spoke to Wooga Founder and CEO Jens Begemann at Casual Connect last summer. At the time, Monster World’s iOS version was slated to be released sometime last Autumn,...
Wooga's Monster World arrives on iOS
APIs Are The Doors To Web Services - And They Need Locks
AT&T's ominous smartphone slow-down

Has The Daily got off its launch pad?

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Murdoch's non-newsprint newspaper is looking at five to seven years to break even. Does it have that long?A year after its (Rupert-visionary) launch, it's natural to look again at The Daily, Murdoch's non-newsprint newspaper on an iPad or Android tablet near you. How's it doing? 100,000 subscriptions at (mostly) $39.99...
Has The Daily got off its launch pad?

Yes, nanoscience can enhance humans - but ethical guidelines must be agreed

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People 'enhanced' into spider-climbing individuals with hugely projected breasts and Einstein-brains... Where will it stop?Engineers are trained to try to figure out how to achieve things that humans cannot and, in nanoscience and nanotechnology, that challenge is no different.Many of the most exciting advances in the field try to deal...
Yes, nanoscience can enhance humans - but ethical guidelines must be agreed

OH, PLEASE, NO: This Guy Wants To Bet His Daughter's College Fund On The Facebook IPO

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With the Facebook IPO only days away from pricing, anticipation is building. And some otherwise smart people are going insane. Shayndi Rice and Joe Light of the Wall Street Journal are tracking a few people who are hoping to get in on the action. One of them, who runs a...
OH, PLEASE, NO: This Guy Wants To Bet His Daughter's College Fund On The Facebook IPO

IDC: Apple's iPad Grew Q2 Tablet Share To 68% As It Braces For Windows 8, Amazon And Nexus Competition

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After Amazon launched its $199 Kindle Fire tablet last autumn, a lot of observers thought it could prove to be the competition to Apple’s iPad that other Android tablets had so far failed to deliver. Some numbers out from IDC today, however, show that as Amazon continues to sell the...
IDC: Apple's iPad Grew Q2 Tablet Share To 68% As It Braces For Windows 8, Amazon And Nexus Competition

McIlroy reveals reason for split

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• Rory McIlroy criticises former agent on eve of Masters• Northern Irishman split from ISM last autumnThe waiting for the most anticipated Masters for years is almost over and so, it would seem, are the last vestiges of affection between Rory McIlroy and his former agent, Andrew "Chubby" Chandler, and...
McIlroy reveals reason for split

Apple's victory over Samsung opens door for Windows

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Nokia, which uses Windows Phone software, offers a reassuring alternative to AndroidDuring his closing remarks in the patent showdown that handed such a decisive victory to Apple against Samsung, the Californian company's attorney produced his final exhibits. "Not every smartphone needs to look like an iPhone," Harold McElhinny told the...
Apple's victory over Samsung opens door for Windows
I was struck by lightning yesterday--and boy am I sore

Misconduct may end Henson's career

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• Henson apologises for unacceptable behaviour• Cardiff Blues will release statement on MondayGavin Henson's stop-start career as a professional rugby player may be over after the 30-year-old was suspended by Cardiff Blues for a drunken incident on a plane at the weekend in which he is alleged to have thrown...
Misconduct may end Henson's career

Big Data in the (Heated or Cooled) Air Around You

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Since its debut last autumn, Nest Labs' smart thermostat has gathered information on how hundreds of thousands of people heat and cool their homes. The company incorporates what it learns from this, along with data like weather forecasts, into software updates that can be remotely installed in the $249 machine....
Big Data in the (Heated or Cooled) Air Around You

An internet troll's opinion should carry no more weight than graffiti

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The web is full of opinions, but without knowing the authors' motives for posting them why should we pay them any attention?This Valentine's Day, as usual, I received several heartfelt anonymous messages. "You're not funny, you cock", "Why are you such a smug shit?", "Just seen you on a repeat...
An internet troll's opinion should carry no more weight than graffiti

Come on Apple, think different | Heidi Moore

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The Apple known for thinking big and deep is in danger of becoming the new Microsoft. It needs to innovate to stay coolWhere are Apple's good new ideas? After another lukewarm show of quarterly earnings on Wednesday evening, that's the question both consumers and shareholders have been asking. Apple needs...
Come on Apple, think different | Heidi Moore
Ahead Of Today’s Apple News, Samsung Files Yet Another Suit In Korea Over iPad, iPhone Models

Songza adds updated features to its iOS music streaming app, as it passes 6 million downloads

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Songza, the New York-based music streaming service, has recently hit the 6 million download benchmark, and the startup is celebrating the occasion by launching enhanced UI and functionality updates to its iOS app. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Songza distinguishes itself within the music streaming space with its eye...
Songza adds updated features to its iOS music streaming app, as it passes 6 million downloads

Google updates its campus GBikes, will provide 1,000 for employees at its headquarters

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Google has refreshed the look and model of its two-year old campus bicycles — otherwise known as GBikes — demonstrating a new design that was sourced from staffers at its Mountain View headquarters. Last autumn, Google launched a competition calling for employees to help replace its aging bikes, pushing the...
Google updates its campus GBikes, will provide 1,000 for employees at its headquarters

Damaging The Internet Is Not Acceptable Collateral Damage In The Copyright Wars

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Cory Doctorow has a fantastic opinion piece over in the Guardian in which he talks about how unfortunate it is that people seem to think that it's okay to damage the internet in any and all attempts to stop copyright infringement. The whole thing is absolutely worth reading, so here...
Damaging The Internet Is Not Acceptable Collateral Damage In The Copyright Wars
Amazing Alex and the cruelty of the mobile app market

Android Picks Up The Pace In Smartphone Sales Over iOS Globally, While Windows Phone Continues With Modest Gains, Says Kantar

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Google’s mobile OS Android continues to power ahead as the world’s most popular smartphone platform, according to figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, the WPP-owned market research company that tracks sales of handsets across key markets on a 12-week rolling cycle. In the nine markets surveyed by Kantar —...
Android Picks Up The Pace In Smartphone Sales Over iOS Globally, While Windows Phone Continues With Modest Gains, Says Kantar

Syria's video activists give revolution the upper hand in media war

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Armed with camera phones activists are posting hundreds of videos on the internet every day documenting the civil warIn April last year Ahmad Mohammad left his village in northern Syria filled with its pomegranate trees, figs, and goats, and moved to Lebanon. He came back five months later with a...
Syria's video activists give revolution the upper hand in media war

The 50 new radicals

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Last autumn the Observer joined forces with Nesta to find examples of inspirational Britons improving the lives of people and communities across the country in radical and creative ways. Here's how we arrived at the 50 visionary projects Tell us who we missedLast November, the National Endowment for Science, Technology...
The 50 new radicals

Tencent plans Malaysia office as it eyes further growth for its popular WeChat service

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Tencent, the Chinese Internet giant behind the popular WeChat messaging service, today revealed that it plans to open a new branch office in Malaysia. Posheu Yung, Vice President of International Business at Tencent, told the Malay Mail in a local media roundtalk that the strong WeChat user base in the country...
Tencent plans Malaysia office as it eyes further growth for its popular WeChat service

Judge Slams Universal Music For Trying To 'Bamboozle' Court & Producers Over Eminem Royalties

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We've had plenty of discussions about shady RIAA accounting, and more and more of that is coming out in public following a series of lawsuits that concern both how the major labels account for digital sales (is it a sale or a license?), but also in how they calculate overall...
Judge Slams Universal Music For Trying To 'Bamboozle' Court & Producers Over Eminem Royalties

How John Chambers Learned to Collaborate at Cisco

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In 2001, as the dot.com boom turned to bust, CEO John Chambers of Cisco saw a massive $460 billion of Cisco's overall stock market value evaporate before his eyes. Game over? Not really. At that moment, Chambers started a reinvention of the company — from a "cowboy" mentality where people...
How John Chambers Learned to Collaborate at Cisco
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