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TV hackers thrill MIPCube conference, but call for more open data

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'There is no data from your industry out there that we can actually play around with…'How do hackers hack when they have very little to hack with? That was the challenge facing a group of developers at the MIPCube conference this weekend.The idea: they would spend 36 hours coding innovative...
TV hackers thrill MIPCube conference, but call for more open data

Eric Schmidt on Google Now for iOS: 'You'll Need to Discuss That With Apple'

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Last week, Google apparently accidentally leaked a promotional video revealing that its Google Now app will be coming to iOS. Google Now is currently an Android-only app designed to automatically integrate relevant bits of information such as weather, traffic, appointments, and more into users' lives. The video was quickly removed,...
Eric Schmidt on Google Now for iOS: 'You'll Need to Discuss That With Apple'

The Lindholm testimony and the reality of Java licensing options

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Yesterday was day 4 of the Oracle v. Google trial, and all observers were particularly interested in the testimony of Tim Lindholm, author of the Lindholm email. It appears that the testimony fell far short of meeting the expectations that this "smoking gun" piece of evidence had raised. Lindholm, who...
The Lindholm testimony and the reality of Java licensing options

Which One Of These Do I Have To Spill Water On To Make People Irrationally Start Buying $FB

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Those eighteen words got a founder and I kicked off of the trading floor of the NYSE earlier this evening. Because, as we shuffed out of the Girls Who Code event held there earlier tonight, we looked at the jumble of computers and stock tickers on the first floor of...
Which One Of These Do I Have To Spill Water On To Make People Irrationally Start Buying $FB

Karen Cheng says goodbye to Microsoft and hello to Exec with a song [video]

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Karen Cheng decided to leave the world of Excel at Microsoft for Justin Kan’s new startup EXEC, and announces it via song. While this isn’t an “official” resignation video, or a suggestion on how to resign from your job, it’s pretty awesome so have a look: Here are the lyrics:...
Karen Cheng says goodbye to Microsoft and hello to Exec with a song [video]

Machines of Laughter and Forgetting

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The problem with attempts to "bury" technology is that they embody an amoral and unsustainable vision....
Machines of Laughter and Forgetting
Eric Schmidt And Stephen Colbert Talk Politics, Google Play ('What Happens There?'), And The Strange Allure Of Failure [Video]

That joke tweet could cost you £1000 and a day in court

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A few months back we brought you the sorry tale of the man whose joke “bomb threat” tweet saw him arrested and charged by the police. Frustrated by poor weather closing his local airport in January, he tweeted “Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit...
That joke tweet could cost you £1000 and a day in court

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
Google proves ‘loooool’ is funnier than boring old ‘lol’
SWISHER: My Sources Say There Are No Search Discussions Between Facebook And Yahoo

Lee Ridley: making comedy out of silence

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Gary Evans meets Lee Ridley, the joker with cerebral palsy who's aiming to take the staleness out of comedyA sense of apprehension fills the club as Lee Ridley, who has cerebral palsy and cannot speak, walks on stage. As he jabs at his iPad, awkward laughter trickles through the capacity crowd. Then,...
Lee Ridley: making comedy out of silence

Olympic Buzzkills Take Down Viewer Commentary

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We are all very much aware that it is an Olympic tradition to make sure that no one enjoys watching the games. The IOC and its sponsors take additional steps to avoid commentary that is not completely controlled by them, even if its own commentary is completely ignorant. With that...
Olympic Buzzkills Take Down Viewer Commentary

Here's What Steve Ballmer Thought About The iPhone Five Years Ago (AAPL, MSFT)

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Today is the fifth anniversary of the iPhone. It's been an incredible five years for Apple, and nothing illustrates how incredible it's been better than this 2007 exchange between Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and David Lieberman of USA Today: Q: People get passionate when Apple comes out with something new...
Here's What Steve Ballmer Thought About The iPhone Five Years Ago (AAPL, MSFT)
Guffaws and awkward laughter: game devs react to Indie Game: The Movie

Modest Proposal: Going Piracy Neutral

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Here's an amusing one out of the UK. Nick Henderson has created something of a Swiftian "modest proposal" for people who feel guilty about infringement. Modeled after the idea of carbon offsets to become "carbon neutral," he suggests a process for becoming "piracy neutral," which is that if you happen...
Modest Proposal: Going Piracy Neutral

CISPA Author Ramps Up The FUD: Claims He Can't Sleep At Night Due To 'Unusual Source' Threatening Us

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Rep. Mike Rogers, who introduced CISPA, the infamous cybersecurity bill that was absolutely horrible when it came to privacy, is apparently trying to ramp up the FUD to get CISPA back on the legislative calendar, despite the Senate's decision to go in another direction (which eventually stalled out). In a...
CISPA Author Ramps Up The FUD: Claims He Can't Sleep At Night Due To 'Unusual Source' Threatening Us

Anarchists wearing Nikes, and other highlights from the #seamayday show

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The images that won the day. Did you tune in to Tuesday’s almost-riot show? Not the one on Seattle news websites, on the radio or even on TV. I’m talking about the stuff that streamed raw and unscripted under the #seamayday hashtag on Twitter. As soon as I heard people...
Anarchists wearing Nikes, and other highlights from the #seamayday show

That Line In Romney's Speech That People Are Outraged About Actually Gets At A Profound Reality...

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Mitt Romney delivered a startling line in his speech last night. And part of the line got a startling and unfortunate reaction. The line, however, also invoked a profound truth, one that politicians and people on both sides of the aisle need to pay attention to. This was the line:...
That Line In Romney's Speech That People Are Outraged About Actually Gets At A Profound Reality...

Marc Andreessen: The World Would Be Much Better If We Had 50 More Silicon Valleys

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Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, delivered a keynote speech at the she++ conference today, sharing what technology is exciting him right now, what he thinks about current startup culture, and how Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, affected his view of Silicon Valley. Andreessen described Google Glass as...
Marc Andreessen: The World Would Be Much Better If We Had 50 More Silicon Valleys

Starbucks apologizes to its Argentine customers on Twitter and Facebook, creates PR crisis

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Did you know that apologizing could get you into trouble? Based on my Twitter timeline, Starbucks is learning this lesson the hard way today. It all started a couple hours ago when the coffee giant addressed the following message to its Argentine customers on Facebook and Twitter: Pedimos disculpas, ya...
Starbucks apologizes to its Argentine customers on Twitter and Facebook, creates PR crisis

A Surprisingly Effective Way To Deal With People Who Want You To Do Something You Don't Want To Do

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No matter what profession you're in, you will encounter an endless stream of people who want you to do something you don't want to do. They might be bosses. Or board members. Or clients. Or employees. Or reporters. Or just annoying busy-bodies. Career books are chock full with strategies...
A Surprisingly Effective Way To Deal With People Who Want You To Do Something You Don't Want To Do

IHT Rendezvous: Fighting Cyberbullies With Laws and Laughter

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Online abusers can drive their innocent victims to despair and even suicide. Some victims are using the law to punish the perpetrators, while others are opting for humor....
IHT Rendezvous: Fighting Cyberbullies With Laws and Laughter

Talking Schmidt: "Google is a capitalist country ... company"

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In the fifth installment of our continuing series Talking Schmidt we bring you the most insightful lines from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt, who is promoting his new book The New Digital Age with his coauthor Jared Cohen, responded to UK politician Ed Miliband’s call for “responsible capitalism” earlier this week. He reminded Miliband that Google...
Talking Schmidt: "Google is a capitalist country ... company"

Forget Paywalls – How About More Serendipity?

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If ChatRoulette does nothing else, at least it seems to be getting some traditional media outlets to think about their content differently. For Chris Thorpe of The Guardian, the lightbulb went on during a lunchtime presentation by media analyst Clay Shirky at the newspaper’s offices in London. Thorpe, a...
Forget Paywalls – How About More Serendipity?

The Wearable Intersection Of Sensible And Goofy: GoPad

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Google's Project Glass has made wearable computing hip. Now a Canadian Kickstarter project wants to make it dorky. And the GoPad folks might actually be on to something. The GoPad isn't a pad at all. It's a tablet stand plus a carrying strap plus some other hardware to encourage tablet...
The Wearable Intersection Of Sensible And Goofy: GoPad

Big Omaha 2012 – 4 years in, it’s still the best conference you’ve never attended

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“How do you make lightning strike four times?” That’s the question that I asked filmmaker Sally Nellson/Barrett on day 1 of Big Omaha. I had the pleasure of meeting Sally at last year’s event, and she walked up and hugged me like an old friend. It’s still the most important conference...
Big Omaha 2012 – 4 years in, it’s still the best conference you’ve never attended

Dustin Moskvitz: Leaving Facebook One of the Hardest Things I’ve Ever Done

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The day Dustin Moskvitz decided to tell his co-founder Mark Zuckerberg he was leaving Facebook, he prepared a speech, asked for some one on one time and then told his Harvard buddy his time was moving on. Moskvitz, who revealed the story in a candid chat with Sarah Lacy at...
Dustin Moskvitz: Leaving Facebook One of the Hardest Things I’ve Ever Done

J.Lo Laughs About Divorce On 'Late Show'

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may be getting divorced, but it's looking like one of the most agreeable divorces possible. First of all, while the divorce is still being finalized, the two are working together on a project for Univision, which just scored 2.2 million viewers in its premiere. On...
J.Lo Laughs About Divorce On 'Late Show'
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