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Facial detection startup changes privacy policy after Friday launch

You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

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Do you have friends constantly annoying you with Facebook or Change.org petitions about this cause or that? It seems impossible that hitting a Like button or adding your name to an Internet petition can possibly add up to much. But it can. It's not so much the show of...
You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

Apple: Greenpeace’s Cloud Math is Busted

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A view of the huge roof of the Apple data center in Maiden, North Carolina. Apple said today that the facility will use 20 megawatts of power, far less than an estimate by Greenepace. (Image: Apple). Apple says it will use 20 megawatts of power at full capacity in its...
Apple: Greenpeace’s Cloud Math is Busted
Apple labor protestors to target new iPad sale Friday

This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the most interesting stories. From a not so surprising FTC probe into Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, to Google’s week of new features, updates and more, we take a look...
This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

iPhone 5 Buyers, iOS 6 Users Don't Care About Maps Fiasco

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For all the hue and cry they inspired, the shortcomings of Apple’s new Maps app don’t appear to have undercut interest in the iPhone 5. As we’ve noted here before, demand for the device continues to be high. Now comes word that issues with Maps aren’t much of a factor...
iPhone 5 Buyers, iOS 6 Users Don't Care About Maps Fiasco

Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

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It's becoming increasingly clear that the next wave of mobile computing is going to be voice driven. Mobile assistants like Siri and Google Now are garnering plenty of media attention and earning legions of fans. Nuance, the company behind Dragon -- often cited as the gold standard in voice...
Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

Microsoft goes 'Windows Everywhere' with Best Buy takeovers, new ad

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The theme of Microsoft's latest ads is "Windows Everywhere"--and if you visit a Best Buy store in the near future, you'll certainly understand why. Best Buy will be partnering with the software giant to add stores-within-a-store to 500 selected locations within the United States, plus another 100 more within...
Microsoft goes 'Windows Everywhere' with Best Buy takeovers, new ad

Chatroulette Creator Coming to America?

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It seems the 17-year-old truant who created Chatroulette has applied for a visa. The youngster, be he lucky or brilliant, might want to transition to the American scene some time in the near future. With all the media attention he and his service have received and the explosion of trafic...
Chatroulette Creator Coming to America?
Despite Sexting Snafu, Snapchat Continues To Crush Facebook Into 2013 (FB)

Apple Releases Second Update to Java in Two Days

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Apple has released its second update in two days to the OS X implementation of Java. The first update closed a vulnerability that has led to the infection of 600,000 Macs via a trojan horse. The infections have received increased media attention in the past day, including a splashed headline...
Apple Releases Second Update to Java in Two Days

Reid Hoffman: Groupon Made Multiple Missteps in its IP0

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At the PandoMonthly fireside chat tonight between Sarah Lacy and Reid Hoffman, Hoffman, who was an early investor in Groupon, shared his thought’s on the company’s initial public offering. As a bit of a history lesson for those that have forgotten, Groupon’s IPO was very messy. Upon entering the quiet...
Reid Hoffman: Groupon Made Multiple Missteps in its IP0
The art of the spectacular and public crash and burn

20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

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On the surface, crowdfunding seems like a panacea for all that ails the venture capital and angel investment community. Instead of creating complex business plans and pitches and hoping influential groups of wealthy investors will decide your business or startup aligns with their vision of public taste, you can instead...
20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

The DeanBeat: Nvidia is taking big risks moving into game hardware. Is it crazy or genius?

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Nvidia grabbed a lot of the coveted media attention this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The world’s biggest stand-alone graphics chicps company announced it would make Project Shield, a portable game system that can run Android and Steam PC games on a 5-inch screen or,...
The DeanBeat: Nvidia is taking big risks moving into game hardware. Is it crazy or genius?

Facebook may have surpassed Google in the US, but what about other countries?

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There was a significant amount of media attention earlier this week around a report from traffic monitoring company Hitwise that claimed Facebook now has more traffic than Google in the US. First of all it’s worth noting that Hitwise only compared Facebook with Google Search… So Facebook didn’t really...
Facebook may have surpassed Google in the US, but what about other countries?

Liftport turns to Kickstarter for space elevator experiment (video)

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Space elevators are slowly making the transition from science fiction to science fact... but we're not quite there yet. LiftPort, a group that already holds the record for tallest elevator, is taking a second stab at the technology after going into "hibernation" in 2007. Founder Michael Laine has resurrected...
Liftport turns to Kickstarter for space elevator experiment (video)

How Sweden Handed Its Official Twitter Account Over To A Troll

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Over the weekend, the NY Times profiled the fact that Sweden hands its official @Sweden twitter account over to a different citizen each week, and lets them control it. It was the brain child of the Swedish Institute and the national tourist agency -- with the idea of showcasing some...
How Sweden Handed Its Official Twitter Account Over To A Troll

Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?

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(scroogle.org) Not long ago, Google changed its privacy policy to give itself more liberties with user data. Every time a major Internet company gets media attention for privacy issues, search volume goes way up on Scroogle, a little independent, nonprofit search engine. Scroogle scrapes its search results from Google, but...
Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?
150 Million Messages Are Being Sent Over Snapchat, A Photo Sharing App Your Kids Know All About

9 bootstrapping ideas for small business publicity

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P.T. Barnum was the master of the publicity stunt Free publicity is one of the best tools that you can use to promote and grow your small business or startup. P.T. Barnum used it to grow his little circus to international fame. Thomas Edison used it to destroy his competition...
9 bootstrapping ideas for small business publicity

Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

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Malcolm Harris, who has been in a battle with prosecutors over the privacy of his tweets, has plea deal withdrawn by judgeAn Occupy Wall Street protester who has been fighting with prosecutors to keep some of his tweets private looks likely to face trail next week after a judge withdrew...
Occupy protester to face trial in case related to Twitter subpoena

The Small Cap IPO Ghetto

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Say that, for the past five or ten years, you’ve poured your life into a startup. Say it’s not consumer-facing and flies just below the mainstream radar. Still, you’ve raised venture capital, picked up clients, and actually gained some traction. Maybe even disrupted something. People like the product and you’re...
The Small Cap IPO Ghetto

HP's got lots of Windows 8 products, but not the right brand

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  Hewlett-Packard unveiled a bunch of Windows 8 business and consumer PCs today, including tablets, laptops and desktops. They all have a consistent HP look and feel. But it remains HP today announced availability and pricing details for its new lineup of consumer and business PCs that are designed...
HP's got lots of Windows 8 products, but not the right brand

Whose game is it anyway?

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No sooner had BioWare released Mass Effect 3 than the fast-selling video game was embroiled in controversy. Fans who had followed the adventures of Commander Shepard since the first Mass Effect in 2007 were outraged at the final minutes of the concluding chapter of the trilogy, which they felt disrespected...
Whose game is it anyway?

"Crowding" out the status quo

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This is a guest post by Bill Bricker, a Big Data sales specialist with IBM. Imagine if your favorite neighborhood bakery or a local start-up conducted an IPO. Could personal relationships drive local investments and investor profit? In economic times like these, investment in their neighbors will appeal to investors...
"Crowding" out the status quo

Apple boycotts Fox News because of Glenn Beck

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Filed under: Apple CorporateA two-week old report by the Washington Post is only now gaining traction in the tech section. It appears that Apple has boycotted Fox News based on Glenn Beck and his ludicrous statements, including calling President Obama a racist and branding progressivism a "cancer." "More than 200...
Apple boycotts Fox News because of Glenn Beck

SocialFlow Increases Social Media Clicks By Up To 60% - At A Cost

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SocialFlow, a service currently being used by the Economist, the New York Public Library, Pepsi and Human Rights Watch to manage social media campaigns, exited its beta and became publicly available Tuesday. In the beta stage, SocialFlow increased clicks per tweet between 40% and 60%, on average. But the service...
SocialFlow Increases Social Media Clicks By Up To 60% - At A Cost

Nurse cleared of Stepping Hill poisoning sues police

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Rebecca Leighton is claiming aggravated damages from Greater Manchester police for breach of privacy and negligenceA nurse cleared of poisoning hospital patients is suing the police for up to £100,000 after officers allegedly leaked her name to the media and made public her private Facebook account.Rebecca Leighton was arrested by...
Nurse cleared of Stepping Hill poisoning sues police

PSA To Parents: Step 1 After Your Child Is Shot Is Not Checking WebMD

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There's been some hand-wringing in the past about online services like Wikipedia and WebMD and how patients and families use them to do self-diagnosis. Much of this seemed to be drummed up media attention, since you have to imagine the vast majority of medical patients are intelligent enough to listen...
PSA To Parents: Step 1 After Your Child Is Shot Is Not Checking WebMD
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