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After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

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If you happened to pass through AOL’s offices in Palo Alto last November or December, you might have had your first run-in with the elusive creature “founder squatter.” Say what? Following in the grand boot-strapping, couch-surfing tradition, last winter, Eric Simons spent two months squatting at AOL’s office, sleeping on...
After 2 Months Of Squatting At AOL, Eric Simons Launches Claco, The "Github For Teachers"

New York State audit reveals that MTA gave Apple unfair advantage in Grand Central Store bidding

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New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s latest audit suggested the Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave Apple an unfair advantage last year when the company bid for a spot in Grand Central Terminal. According to The New York Post: A fresh audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the MTA last May allowed the...
New York State audit reveals that MTA gave Apple unfair advantage in Grand Central Store bidding
Why dropping phone subsidies could put T-Mobile in jeopardy

Slow learner? MPAA chief hints at talks to revive SOPA

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Christopher Dodd, the former Connecticut senator who now leads the Motion Picture Association of America, hasn't given up on his dream of censoring the Internet. In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, he said that Hollywood and the technology industry "need to come to an understanding" about new copyright legislation....
Slow learner? MPAA chief hints at talks to revive SOPA
Which of these five mobile apps will best help the homeless?

Vodafone in line for £3bn payout from Verizon

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Phone company begins to reap dividends of 45% stake in US venture - and profit share could be repeated soonVodafone is set to cement its position as the most generous dividend payer on the London Stock Exchange after analysts said it could enjoy a bumper £3bn payout from its US...
Vodafone in line for £3bn payout from Verizon

A Perfect Demonstration Of Facebook's Inept Ad Sales Business (FB)

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Last winter, a few weeks after Facebook formally announced plans to IPO and months before it actually would, the company came to New York and put on a huge show for the world's big time ad buyers and media press. Facebook rented out an entire wing of New York's Natural...
A Perfect Demonstration Of Facebook's Inept Ad Sales Business (FB)

HDD Pricewatch: Higher prices are the new normal

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It’s been several months since the flood waters in Thailand began receding and since ExtremeTech posted its last edition of HDD PriceWatch, but we’ve finally begun to see more stable prices for various hard drives. Through February and March, prices fluctuated significantly, often moving in contradictory directions. Now that things...
HDD Pricewatch: Higher prices are the new normal
Catching Up with Codecademy: Nothing Says Christmas Like Building Your Own HTML/CSS 'Code Cards'

What news brand has the most pull on Twitter? Finally, some answers

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Who has more clout in spreading the news: the New York Times, the Guardian or Wired? Such questions have been the stuff of cocktail chatter but now, thanks to the rise of Twitter and big data analytics, we have some hard evidence. In a new study, two University of Arizona...
What news brand has the most pull on Twitter? Finally, some answers

Here's How Google's Founders Can Mine Asteroids And Become Trillionaires...

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Last week, it was reported that Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and others are investing in a new company called "Planetary Resources" that wants to mine asteroids. The company's founder, Peter Diamandis, has apparently been dreaming of mining asteroids since he was a kid. Like others, he thinks...
Here's How Google's Founders Can Mine Asteroids And Become Trillionaires...
Romo, The iPhone-Powered Robot, Grows Up

No, metered-content walls won't save journalism

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Paywalls of all kinds have been popping up at newspapers across North America like mushrooms after a rainstorm, thanks in large part to the adoption of a metered paywall at the New York Times last year. The latest to join the cavalcade are some of the major papers in Canada’s...
No, metered-content walls won't save journalism

How Do You Prevent Volcano-Sized Risks? You Don't.

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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." That's what we were taught in school. An international survey of attitudes towards supply-chain risk carried out by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics affirms that the adage has sunk in: Professional managers worldwide show a marked preference for...
How Do You Prevent Volcano-Sized Risks? You Don't.
Android tablets are finally gaining ground: Study suggests iPad market share is dwindling
Apple Tumbles To New Closing Low -- Stock Now Down 27% From Peak
Thiel-backed Lore Bets The Newsfeed Is Education's Future

NBC Tells Concerned Senator That Its Olympics Coverage Was Great... According To Itself

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As you may recall, NBC was widely slammed for its ridiculous Olympics coverage, which included time delayed programming for no reason at all, extremely limited online programming, and -- in some cases -- requirements to prove you were a particular cable company subscriber to get access to the internet streams....
NBC Tells Concerned Senator That Its Olympics Coverage Was Great... According To Itself
Vaudeville: a 12-foot-tall rideable mech you control with Kinect and your smartphone
Groupon Crashes To A New All-Time Low... (GRPN)

Chris Dodd Suggests Backroom Negotiations On New SOPA Are Well Underway

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Ah, Chris Dodd. It seems like every time he opens his mouth, he makes things worse. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, he responds to a series of questions about SOPA by trying to tiptoe around the issue, but basically admits that there are backroom conversations going on between...
Chris Dodd Suggests Backroom Negotiations On New SOPA Are Well Underway

FIRST LOOKS: Lady Gaga Opens Her Own Social Network To The Public

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The much-anticipated social network just for Lady Gaga fans, Littlemonsters.com, has finally come out private beta. Anyone who wants to see all the latest Gaga buzz and socialize with other Gaga fans is welcome to join. Littlemonsters.com is the first of what will likely be a whole bunch of personal...
FIRST LOOKS: Lady Gaga Opens Her Own Social Network To The Public
The Touchfire Chronicles, Continued: Born In The USA

Microsoft user agreements will block class-action suits

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In the future, if you have a problem with a Microsoft consumer product and want to take the company to court, you could be prevented from banding together with your fellow users in a class-action lawsuit. That’s the effect of updated user agreements being rolled out by Microsoft. The new...
Microsoft user agreements will block class-action suits
Google's Inside Search offers online guide so film buffs can 'enjoy the Oscars with Google' (Video)

MPAA Pretends Dodd Didn't Say That New SOPA Negotiations Were Underway

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So Chris Dodd just said that there were ongoing backroom negotiations for a new SOPA, with some push from the White House. Of course, he did it with a wink and a nod, by saying he was "confident" that such was "the case" but that he wouldn't "go into more...
MPAA Pretends Dodd Didn't Say That New SOPA Negotiations Were Underway

How Are Instagramers Reacting to Instagram's Acquisition? Q&A With Founder Phillipe Gonzalez

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Instagramers.com, a community home for lovers of the Instagram app, was born on January 20, 2011. On the site, which is based in Spain, users can learn how to use the app and build community at the same time. It's a great place for anyone who wants to learn...
How Are Instagramers Reacting to Instagram's Acquisition? Q&A With Founder Phillipe Gonzalez

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor...If There's Room After More PhDs

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“In the 21st century we can no longer afford to have an immigration system where less than 10 percent of the people who come here do so based on the skills that they bring to this country,” said immigration reform leader, Senator Marco Rubio, as he introduced a new high-skilled...
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor...If There's Room After More PhDs

Former Tumblr Fashion Director Rich Tong Has a New Startup: Fohr Card

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Mr. Tong (Photo: LinkedIn) When last we heard from Richard Tong, Tumblr's beleaguered fashion director was exiting his role as an ambassador to fashion brands for something much more "entrepreneurial." A source pointed us to Mr. Tong's LinkedIn page, which he updated this month, listing himself as the founder of a...
Former Tumblr Fashion Director Rich Tong Has a New Startup: Fohr Card
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