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The Vergecast Special Edition: Apple v. Samsung is live today at 3PM EDT / 7PM GMT
"Ghost Recon" Comes To Facebook--Will It Zap Zynga?

Five of the Most Profitable Tweets Ever

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Twitter has earned seven-figure paydays for some enterprising celebrities, multinationals and anonymous jokesters. Quentin Fottrell joins Lunch Break with five of the most profitable tweets ever....
Five of the Most Profitable Tweets Ever

Apple keeps up pressure on Motorola Mobility with multilingual alphabet patent

www.fosspatents.com
Today the Mannheim Regional Court held another Apple trial -- in this litigation, Motorola Mobility is the defendant -- a few hours after an Apple v. HTC trial (over the same patent) that resulted in a stipulated stay.I thought that the most likely outcome of the afternoon trial was also...
Apple keeps up pressure on Motorola Mobility with multilingual alphabet patent

Samsung rests its case, out of time; no sympathy from judge

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SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA—Samsung rested its case shortly after today's lunch break, as Apple v. Samsung pushed into its final hours. Buy lawyers representing the Korean electronics giant clearly felt like they had more of a case to make. One of them asked US District Judge Lucy Koh to file a list of...
Samsung rests its case, out of time; no sympathy from judge

London cops signs in Internet cafe warn against loading porn and "extremism"

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While taking my lunch break today in Leather Lane in Clerkenwell (London), I spotted this sign on the door of an Internet Cafe, warning that you might be ejected or arrested if you use the computers to download porn or "extremist" information. No porn or jihadis, sign, Internet Cafe,...
London cops signs in Internet cafe warn against loading porn and "extremism"

Time Warner updates browser version of TWC TV to allow for out-of-home viewing

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For Time Warner Cable subscribers, sly on-the-job TV-watching is about to get easier (don't lie, we know you do it). Starting today, the browser version of TWC TV will offer on-demand and live content from any internet connection, in a move that mirrors the company's mobile app upgrade back...
Time Warner updates browser version of TWC TV to allow for out-of-home viewing

Reddit-Commenter-Turned-Screenwriter Now Wants to Kickstart a Novel, Of Course

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Mr. Erwin. (Photo: Twitter) Everyone, we need to thank James Erwin or else Hollywood would just produce more sequels to Fast and the Furious for the rest of our lives. Last year, the technical manual writer hit the big time when his random Reddit comment was somehow green-lit to become a feature film. During a...
Reddit-Commenter-Turned-Screenwriter Now Wants to Kickstart a Novel, Of Course
Two great Mac Bundles headlined by Parallels 8 and Roxio Toast 11 for $50/ea
Activision and Bungie's Destiny reveal: big on hype, low on details

Watch live on TNW: The future of the music industry explored at Midem's Visionary Monday

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One of the highlights of annual music industry tradeshow Midem is its Visionary Monday conference strand, where thought leaders from the music business and beyond share their thoughts about the future. With music and technology so tightly intertwined these days, there’s sure to be a lot to interest you, dear...
Watch live on TNW: The future of the music industry explored at Midem's Visionary Monday

Audi e-bike Wörthersee lets you pop wheelies eco-style, plays nice with your smartphone

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We're no stranger to e-bikes here, but most of the examples we've seen so far have very much been meant for A-to-B rides. Audi's aiming to fix that with its e-bike Wörthersee prototype. The carbon fiber transport not only has a strong 2.3kW motor -- the most powerful ever...
Audi e-bike Wörthersee lets you pop wheelies eco-style, plays nice with your smartphone

These Two Military Officers Built An iTunes App That's Getting Downloaded Like Crazy

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A few years ago, buddies Billy Griffin, a Navy lieutenant, and Tony Hatala, a Marine captain, decided it shouldn't be impossible to find the phone numbers for resources on military posts. Last month their brainchild, the app MilitaryTraveler, hit 30,000 downloads on iTunes. After their earlier conversation, in 2010, while...
These Two Military Officers Built An iTunes App That's Getting Downloaded Like Crazy

7 must read stories from around the web

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Being back from my break, I spent a lot of time this morning catching up on various blogs, newspapers and other editorial sources. Here are seven stories that stood out and are worth reading, especially if you are on a lunch break. Facebook’s China Problem: Everyone is hyperventilating about Facebook’s...
7 must read stories from around the web

What to Do If You Lose Your Smartphone

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If you lose your smartphone, what will it cost to replace it and what steps should you take once you realize your phone is gone? MarketWatch’s Jeanette Pavini has some answers on WSJ’s Lunch Break show....
What to Do If You Lose Your Smartphone

The Science of Bragging and Boasting

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Talking about ourselves--whether in a personal conversation or through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter--triggers the same sensation of pleasure in the brain as food or money. Robert Lee Hotz, science columnist for The Wall Street Journal, explains on WSJ's Lunch Break show....
The Science of Bragging and Boasting

This week at Microsoft: Windows Phone, Build, and Windows 8

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It’s been a heavy week of Microsoft news, so strap in for a taste. For the full dose, head to our Microsoft channel and bathe yourself in posts. I’ll be brief this morning, as every Friday, to allow you a break from work without forcing you to read through your...
This week at Microsoft: Windows Phone, Build, and Windows 8

Dial Through the Tears: Ryan Gosling Hotline Will Get You Through His Hollywood Hiatus

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(Photo: Blinkbox) Fans of hot person/rubbable GIF Ryan Gosling recently received distressing news that he was taking a gentleman’s intermission from acting to “find perspective.” But life is not completely over. British video-on-demand service Blinkbox has created an indispensable new service called “The Gosline,” a 24-hour phone number that plays...
Dial Through the Tears: Ryan Gosling Hotline Will Get You Through His Hollywood Hiatus
Eat Club hits the road to feed hungry office workers

MAKE and Google launch virtual summer camp for kids everywhere

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Maker Camp launched on Google today to bring virtual summer camp to kids around the country. The program is sponsored by MAKE magazine and consists of a 30 day curriculum run on the Google + platform. Every weekday morning, a new project will be hosted by an expert camp counselor...
MAKE and Google launch virtual summer camp for kids everywhere

German Apple lawsuit against HTC over multilingual alphabet stayed until next year

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This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court did not announce its decision on a Motorola v. Microsoft lawsuit over standard-essential patents because it postponed the ruling to May 2, but an Apple v. HTC trial took place as planned, and an Apple v. Motorola Mobility trial will follow shortly. I am quickly...
German Apple lawsuit against HTC over multilingual alphabet stayed until next year

Lunch Bag Art! Bags Painted By Dad, For Kids

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Take a look at these handpainted lunch bags. They're painted (one each day) by a dad, on his lunch break, for his kids. His Tumblr is a collection of these lunch bags, from the "snagon" pictured here to the "emocorn" below. Read Full Post...
Lunch Bag Art! Bags Painted By Dad, For Kids

ZocDoc Wants You Ahead of the Curve on Those Medical Forms

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Adorable ZocDoc mascots. (Photo: Screencap) We've all been there: You dash down to the doc's office on your lunch break, hoping you can squeeze a checkup into your lunch hour. Instead you're handed a stack of forms you're pretty sure you filled out on your last visit, but the receptionist...
ZocDoc Wants You Ahead of the Curve on Those Medical Forms

5 Fantastic Free iPhone E-book Reader Apps

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While you may well be excited about the Apple iPad and its iBookstore, iPhone and iPod touch owners choosing not to upgrade to the newest 9.7-inch device can still get e-reading on their iProduct right away thanks to a shelf-full of great e-book reading apps available now in the...
5 Fantastic Free iPhone E-book Reader Apps

Facebook users convert at all hours, FBX partner Triggit says

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Facebook users who see retargeting ads on the social network through the Facebook Exchange are clicking and converting throughout the day, says FBX partner Triggit. That’s an advantage over traditional real-time bidding exchanges, where conversions skew toward post-work hours. Triggit says over 53 percent of click-through conversions on traditional display...
Facebook users convert at all hours, FBX partner Triggit says
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