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Our Favorite Startups From Women's Demo Night, Hosted by New York Tech Meetup and Change the Ratio

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Jeanne Pinder, the founder and CEO of Clear Health Costs and Jessica Lawrence, managing director of NYTM at the second Women’s Demo Night. “How different is this room right now, in terms of the percentages of women versus men?” Jessica Lawrence, the managing director of New York Tech Meetup asked...
Our Favorite Startups From Women's Demo Night, Hosted by New York Tech Meetup and Change the Ratio

When Corruption Fails: Hollywood Has 'Turned Off The Critical Thinking Functions Of Many Democrats'

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The Washington D.C. revolving door that turns policymakers into lobbyists and stocks corporate boardrooms with former lawmakers and advisors has been the accepted norm for so long it takes a supremely audacious act to inspire any sort of outrage. A long piece for the New Republic written by Noam...
When Corruption Fails: Hollywood Has 'Turned Off The Critical Thinking Functions Of Many Democrats'

TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

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The Pirate Bay is one of the best known file-sharing brands and the site has a well-earned place in Internet history. The BitTorrent site and its founders have been targeted by several court cases over the years, and Swedish filmmaker and producer Simon Klose has documented part of this struggle....
TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

NSFW: Hey, America! Our draconian copyright law could kick your draconian copyright law’s ass

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I’ve always had mixed feelings about the DMCA. On the one hand, as an author, I like that it gives me a way to stop illegal copies of my work being distributed in the US, so ensuring that I can continue to make a living without having to get a...
NSFW: Hey, America! Our draconian copyright law could kick your draconian copyright law’s ass

'jOBS' opens to mixed reviews, Kutcher talks of fear and hospitalization

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Ashton Kutcher called the starring role scary and seemed to have an appropriate amount of reverence for the subject matter. However reviewers seemed to have mixed feelings at best about the movie. TNW’s Matthew Panzarino liked the movie calling it entertaining but inaccurate: But, overall, jOBS works. The lead actors are...
'jOBS' opens to mixed reviews, Kutcher talks of fear and hospitalization

A few thoughts on the “next iPhone” story

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It’s been an interesting few days for the digerati. First Engadget posted some pictures over the weekend of what was purported to be the next iPhone. They came from a source who had apparently acquired the phone after it was left in a bar. Other sites first debunked them as...
A few thoughts on the “next iPhone” story
Steve Wozniak takes more shots at Apple and its closed philosophy
As Glaser Returns to Real, Mixed Feelings and a Spinoff Are in the Air
Peter Thiel gives new class of students $100K to forgo college
The Hidden Radio: A Bluetooth Speaker With Cloistered Virtue And Some Obvious Flaws
What Tumblr Founder David Karp Is Really Like

Cold off the press

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On Saturday, the UPS guy showed up with a printed, bound, and jacketed copy of my book The Shallows. It's exciting and gratifying, of course, to receive a finished copy of a book that's been in the works for a couple of years, but it's also scarifying. No more edits,...
Cold off the press

Yes, We're A Tech Site. Yes, We're Suggesting You Spend Less Time Online

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I've been thinking a lot lately about how much time I spend on the Internet, and worrying that it's too much. When I joined ReadWrite I was surprised to discover that my new colleagues are struggling with the same issue. Just last week Jon Mitchell wrote two great pieces about...
Yes, We're A Tech Site. Yes, We're Suggesting You Spend Less Time Online
If stylus = fail, Samsung’s Galaxy Note has 5M failures

AT&T HTC Titan II review

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Titan. It's a ballistic missile and one of Saturn's moons. The word also plays a huge role in Greek mythology and in normal use refers to something of enormous power and influence. So it's understandable, then, why HTC seems to prefer it as a name for its phones. So...
AT&T HTC Titan II review

Greetings from Des Moines!

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Song of the day: "I've been across this country, from Denver to the ocean. And I never met girls who could sing so sweet as the angels that live in Houston." To me there's nothing better than driving across the Great Plains of the United States. It's like a meditation....
Greetings from Des Moines!

Here's Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange for the Wikileaks Movie The Fifth Estate

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(Publicity still via Cumberbatch Web) It was really just a matter of time before Julian Assange’s tumultuous life hit the silver screen. Well guess what: Filming commenced today on The Fifth Estate, Dreamworks’ Wikileaks movie scheduled to appear in theaters November 15. My goodness, you can already see the gleam of...
Here's Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange for the Wikileaks Movie The Fifth Estate

Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Initial Impressions (Video)

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Even if it isn’t my favorite new device, I’m glad to see the Galaxy Note bring something totally different to the mobile table. At first glance you’d think it was a tablet, especially when you set it next to a “regular” phone, but you’d soon realize the Note has a...
Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Initial Impressions (Video)

HBO Plans to Combat Game of Thrones Piracy, Sort Of

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With 4.3 million downloads per episode, Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV-show on the Internet last year. With the third season of the popular TV-series premiering at the end of the month, this questionable honor has been brought up a few times in the media. Last week the...
HBO Plans to Combat Game of Thrones Piracy, Sort Of

Facebook Acquires Divvyshot to Improve Facebook Photos

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Facebook has just acquired Divvyshot, a group photo-sharing service fresh out of private beta.The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed, but it sounds similar to Facebook’s acquisition of Octazen in February. We do know that this was mostly a talent acquisition and that the site will shut...
Facebook Acquires Divvyshot to Improve Facebook Photos

Apple releases 5.0.1 update for second and third generation Apple TV’s

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Apple has pushed out its latest updates for both second and third generation Apple TVs. According to 9to5Mac, the updates appear to fix some bugs in a previous version and nothing more. To upadte your Apple TV to 5.0.1 (9B206f), simply turn your device on and initiate the software update...
Apple releases 5.0.1 update for second and third generation Apple TV’s
Final Fantasy IV Will Come To iOS Devices Dec. 20, Giving Us Another Chance To Pay For It Again
How eBay's purchase of PayPal changed Silicon Valley

Asus PadFone Infinity Brings Better Screen, Faster Processor and High Price Tag

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If the idea of holding a seven-inch phablet up to your head doesn’t sound appealing, then you might find the Asus PadFone Infinity to be a better solution. Announced alongside the Asus Fonepad, the PadFone Infinity features a five-inch smartphone that transforms into a 10.1-inch tablet when docked into an...
Asus PadFone Infinity Brings Better Screen, Faster Processor and High Price Tag

The DeanBeat: Don’t ya wish these fantasy game consoles were coming?

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With a month to go before this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo video game trade show (E3), rumors are surfacing about next-generation console announcements. We’re not likely to hear much about what sort of features they’ll have for a while with the exception of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U, which is...
The DeanBeat: Don’t ya wish these fantasy game consoles were coming?

Iterations: Public Market Sentiment Rattles Consumer Startups' Cages

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Editor’s Note:  Semil Shah is currently an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been a columnist at TechCrunch since January 2011. He hosts a weekly TCTV show In the Studio and pens a weekly column, Iterations. Follow him on Twitter @semil. The consumer technology startup world is largely insulated from most happenings...
Iterations: Public Market Sentiment Rattles Consumer Startups' Cages

7 stories to read this weekend

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And I am back: after a week’s hiatus from the newsletter, I resumed my online reading and have put together a short list of articles for you to read this weekend. There is a little too much internet stuff this week, but it’s all good. Hope you enjoy. How much...
7 stories to read this weekend

Razer Naga Hex mouse gets Wraith Red edition for manic Diablo III clicking

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Razer looks to be the latest getting into the Diablo III-themed peripheral game with a special version of the Naga Hex, even if it won't mention the click-and-slash title by name. The Wraith Red edition keeps the same six mechanically-driven side buttons as the original, but drapes the top...
Razer Naga Hex mouse gets Wraith Red edition for manic Diablo III clicking

HP Takes Wraps off Windows 8 Ultrabooks, Hybrid PC

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The parade of Windows 8 devices continues this week with Hewlett-Packard’s introduction of three new consumer notebooks: The HP Envy x2, the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook and the HP Envy TouchSmart Ultrabook 4. Due out this holiday season, they are the first products announced by HP to run Microsoft’s...
HP Takes Wraps off Windows 8 Ultrabooks, Hybrid PC
Counting Crows says file-sharing is 'the new radio station,' releases BitTorrent promo
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