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Verizon's double data deal returns this Friday, prepare yourselves accordingly

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It looks like Verizon's about to double up on double data. According to the Los Angeles Times, Big Red is about to reintroduce the double data promotion that first rolled out in November, and came to a close at year's end. Under the offer, customers signing up for a 4G...
Verizon's double data deal returns this Friday, prepare yourselves accordingly

Forget the People’s Choice Awards, we’ve got Twitter

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Who needs an awards show to tell us what movies and actors fans prefer when we have Twitter? In yet another partnership with the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, IBM is turning its skills in social-media sentiment analysis to Hollywood awards so the world can see which movies and stars are...
Forget the People’s Choice Awards, we’ve got Twitter

Twitter Is The Latest Company To Admit It Uploads Your Address Book

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Twitter has joined the list of companies making sheepish confessions that it uploads your smartphone's address book when you install its app. Last week Path made a similar dicslosure, which was followed by changes by photo app Instagram to give users more privacy controls. And that led to a bit...
Twitter Is The Latest Company To Admit It Uploads Your Address Book

Arianna Huffington's 7-Year Quest For Pulitzer-Worthy Journalism

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A seven-year-old blog turned heads among media-watchers yesterday by winning a Pulitzer Prize. The Huffington Post wasn't the first online-only news operation to win the coveted award, but this is nonetheless being viewed as milestone in the history of journalism. It is a significant moment, but anybody who is genuinely...
Arianna Huffington's 7-Year Quest For Pulitzer-Worthy Journalism
‘Xbox 720′ slated for November 2013 release, report claims

Tumblr to launch ads starting May 2

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On Wednesday, Tumblr announced in an apparent about-face that it would be allowing paid advertisement on the popular blogging platform. David Kamp, Tumblr CEO and founder, made the announcement at Ad Age's Digital Conference today in New York. As recently as April 12, Kamp told Ad Age that advertising...
Tumblr to launch ads starting May 2

New York Observer Publisher Jared Kushner Might Buy The Dodgers

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Jared Kushner — owner and publisher of the New York Observer, son-in-law of Donald Trump — is in the running to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Times reports. If his bid went through, he would become the youngest owner in the MLB. In addition to his...
New York Observer Publisher Jared Kushner Might Buy The Dodgers
HTC rumored to be working on a streaming music service

Oops! Readers Can't Remove Contacts From Twitter Server [UPDATED]

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Several people who read yesterday's post about Twitter storing their smartphone contact information for 18 months have reported trying the Twitter-recommended fix only to get an error message. "I just attempted to do this and received the error 'Oops, we couldn't remove your contacts at this time'," jeffehobbs wrote in...
Oops! Readers Can't Remove Contacts From Twitter Server [UPDATED]

FINALLY! Tumblr Will Start Selling Ad Units On May 2

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In a 2010 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tumblr CEO and founder David Karp said, "We're pretty opposed to advertising. It really turns our stomachs." How times have changed. Karp announced at Ad Age's Digital Conference that on May 2, Tumblr will start offering advertisers the ability to buy...
FINALLY! Tumblr Will Start Selling Ad Units On May 2

Twitter tweaks its privacy guidelines

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Twitter vows to be more transparent with its users, as Apple says that apps which collect user data violate the company's guidelines for developersTwitter says it will make privacy guidelines more explicit after it admitted copying entire address books from people's smartphones and storing the information on its servers, according...
Twitter tweaks its privacy guidelines

Finally! Beats has acquired music service MOG

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After months of speculation, it is finally confirmed that headphones maker Beats Electronics is buying online music service MOG. Beats is the company behind the Beats by Dre series of iconic headphones and started by rapper Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen and A&M Records. Handset maker...
Finally! Beats has acquired music service MOG

Pew: Papers' Biggest Revenue Threat Is Inertia; Second Biggest Is Action

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Before we get into the results of the latest detailed look at how U.S. newspapers are faring on the digital revenue front, let’s get one serious qualm out of the way: the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s 16-month study that cuts across an intensely active time for experiments in charging...
Pew: Papers' Biggest Revenue Threat Is Inertia; Second Biggest Is Action

SpaceX Launches the Era of Private Spaceflight

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Today's theme is space cowboys. Last night, SpaceX succesfully launched its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station aboard its Falcon 9 rocket. The era of spaceflight as a private enterprise has begun. Soon, we'll be able to go up there ourselves. Space Fellowship posted an emotional recap of...
SpaceX Launches the Era of Private Spaceflight

Apple hit with second class action suit over poor Siri performance

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A class action lawsuit was filed in New York against Apple earlier this month, alleging that the company’s “misleading and deceptive” iPhone 4S ads depicted Siri as responsive and helpful. The complainant, Frank Fazio, argues that Siri is unresponsive and it often fails to understand what is being asked of...
Apple hit with second class action suit over poor Siri performance

Apps Rush: MOG, Alltop for iPad, Fish: A Tap Essay, 100 Jazz Legends, London Zoo, Los Angeles Times AR and more

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What's new on the app stores on Monday 26 March 2012A selection of 21 new apps for you today:MOG for iPadStreaming music service MOG is one of Spotify's rivals in the US, but isn't available in the UK yet. Strangely, its new iPad app is. Anyway, a slick interface provides...
Apps Rush: MOG, Alltop for iPad, Fish: A Tap Essay, 100 Jazz Legends, London Zoo, Los Angeles Times AR and more

Tumblr Holds Its Nose, Opens Back End to Ads

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Tumblr has decided to change its tune about ads. Starting May 2, it will sell the featured post spot on the user dashboard to highlight sponsored posts. "We're pretty opposed to advertising," CEO David Karp told the Los Angeles Times in 2010. "It really turns our stomachs." But for...
Tumblr Holds Its Nose, Opens Back End to Ads

CBS hints it may yank content from Dish over ad-skipping technology

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Dish’s bold move to help consumers skip advertisements on the TV screens is rankling the top brass of television. Despite being difficult to track, and not too hard to avoid, television advertisements remain a massive business. Sure, gone are the days in which a ‘speed bump’ of ads on a...
CBS hints it may yank content from Dish over ad-skipping technology

Paywall startup Piano believes it can fix publishers' problems

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It's no secret that American newspaper publishers have struggled to monetize their online content as traditional paper-based subscriptions fall. The Wall Street Journal has famously had a paywall since 1997, but that has been a relatively rare practice across the industry. After all, The New York Times paywall didn't...
Paywall startup Piano believes it can fix publishers' problems

Leonard Nimoy: Those pointed ears were a 'struggle'

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In a wonderful and revealing interview with the Los Angeles Times, Leonard Nimoy, aka Spock, tells all about the ears and relates the time when Jimi Hendrix was desperate to meet him. [Read more]...
Leonard Nimoy: Those pointed ears were a 'struggle'

Judge Sides With Google Over Oracle: APIs Were "Fair Use"

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Oracle has been dealt a final blow in its court case over the use of Java in Android. U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed Oracle's copyright infringement claim, bringing to an end a dramatic court case that saw Google win in nearly every single important aspect. Oracle has said it...
Judge Sides With Google Over Oracle: APIs Were "Fair Use"

LA Times Developer Begins Archiving Newspaper Websites

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By Keach Hagey Newspaper front pages are considered such an important mirror of American culture that they get their own rotating daily museum exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. But there has never been an equivalent archive for the more ephemeral – but equally important – newspaper website home...
LA Times Developer Begins Archiving Newspaper Websites

Why Advertisers Will Drool Over Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com (FB)

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Although privacy activists have concerns about Facebook's acquisition of facial recognition service Face.com last week, there are reasons why brands might see benefits from the partnership. Currently, Face.com's technology is only able to tag people—it can also guess gender, age, and even mood. But there's speculation that the software will...
Why Advertisers Will Drool Over Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com (FB)

Facebook Attorney: Paul Ceglia's Lawyers Must Know His Suit Is A Hoax

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A high-profile plaintiffs' firm is reportedly asking a judge to let it stop representing Paul Ceglia, an ex-wood-pellet salesman who claims he owns half of Facebook. The firm Milberg asked a judge if it can withdraw from the case less than three months after they took Ceglia on as a...
Facebook Attorney: Paul Ceglia's Lawyers Must Know His Suit Is A Hoax

Newspapers Aren't Getting Much Out of Google+

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Even though social networks have begun to rival search in raw traffic-driving power, no one who wants to be visible online can ignore Google's influence. Google's new focus on Google+ social signals and fresh content means news organizations have to learn to understand those factors. How are they doing so...
Newspapers Aren't Getting Much Out of Google+

Why Variety’s street value has plummeted in 4 years

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Four years ago, Dutch-Anglo publisher Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK) put its 107-year-old showbiz trade paper, Variety, on the auction block. It ultimately failed to find a buyer willing in the middle of a global recession to pay in the neighborhood of $2 billion  for Variety and a handful of Reed’s other ad-supported...
Why Variety’s street value has plummeted in 4 years

Today in Tech: Windows 8 first impressions

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * First impressions of Windows 8, from that Windows Phone-inspired "Metro" user interface to integration of Xbox Live. In one word: "disjointed." (Engadget) * Netflix's (NFLX) contract with Starz...
Today in Tech: Windows 8 first impressions

Microsoft says Xbox used more for movies and music than online games

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If you needed any more evidence that Microsoft views the Xbox 360 as a key weapon in its fight to control the living room, take a look at this fascinating factoid. The company now says that more people use the device to watch movies and listen to music online than...
Microsoft says Xbox used more for movies and music than online games

Suspected LulzSec member indicted in US for hacking Fox, PBS, and Sony

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A man with ties to LulzSec was indicted on conspiracy and hacking charges for attacking websites operated by Fox, PBS, and Sony. Twenty-year-old British man Ryan Cleary was indicted Tuesday in US District Court in Los Angeles, but he is already in custody in England because he faces similar charges...
Suspected LulzSec member indicted in US for hacking Fox, PBS, and Sony
Hollywood shuns Google’s invite to White House dinner, still angry over antipiracy legislation protest
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