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London 2012: how the Olympic Games have changed Britain

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I don't know if you've noticed, but in the last week we've somehow learned how to win. Feels kind of nice, doesn't it?Something went a little weird last weekend. Certainly off piste, anyway, to use a sporting term (albeit a not very appropriate one for this particular topic). The London...
London 2012: how the Olympic Games have changed Britain

Facebook Commercial Gets Flushed (You Knew This Was Coming)

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Facebook’s recent commercial — titled “The Things That Connect Us” — that compared the social networking giant to chairs, as well as bridges and doorbells, got a lot of criticism for being a little too twee. (The best review of the ad — which came as Facebook got its...
Facebook Commercial Gets Flushed (You Knew This Was Coming)
Cloud storage startup Egnyte nets $16M to boost brand

Boot up: iOS 6.1 bypassed no.2, Yahoos on Mayer, Pentagon looks at iOS and Google, and more

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Plus FRAND patents rows, the puzzle of Android, the lousy state of data on guns crime in the US, Pixel reviewed, and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhy Google Glass is fascinating; Chromebook Pixel just puzzling >> Chicago Sun-TimesAndy Ihnatko:...
Boot up: iOS 6.1 bypassed no.2, Yahoos on Mayer, Pentagon looks at iOS and Google, and more

[Video] No More Brand Definition Sillyness, Please

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I think we're all annoyed by the marketing speak we see and the shill language that we use ourselves. From the silly ways we promote individually to the worst tech buzzwords in press releases, we've been inundated with this type of false speech for so many years, that we're immune...
[Video] No More Brand Definition Sillyness, Please

How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

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We've seen plenty of ridiculous stories about bogus DMCA takedowns, but none get so ridiculous as the ones in which the content being demanded taken down is the officially released content. This often happens because of shoddy / clueless middlemen, as is the case with the latest example being passed...
How Much Does HBO Pay MarkMonitor To Send DMCA Notices Removing Its Official Content From Google?

Nokia puts awful news through the spin cycle

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The company describes firing thousands and forecasting bad quarters ahead as “sharpening strategy” and “providing updates.” FORTUNE — We all expect spin from press releases — that’s what they’re for. But sometimes they go so far past spin they become worthy of note. Or of mockery. This often happens when...
Nokia puts awful news through the spin cycle

Nice Try: Motorola Wanted to License Every One of Apple's Patents

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Motorola Mobility’s request that Apple pay it patent royalties of 2.25 percent on sales of some iPhones and iPads in return for a license to its standard-essential patents, while aggressive, was not the most onerous demand in the two companies’ negotiations. According to the European Commission’s decision on Google’s...
Nice Try: Motorola Wanted to License Every One of Apple's Patents
Everything That Bugs You About Startups in One Video

How The Oatmeal made FunnyJunk's legal threats a laughing matter | Arwa Mahdawi

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Comic website The Oatmeal is making a mockery of lawsuit culture – and raising plenty of money for bears in the processI'd like to start with the important disclaimer that any sexy bears mentioned in this article are fictional and absolutely 100% not based on any bear or bears, alive...
How The Oatmeal made FunnyJunk's legal threats a laughing matter | Arwa Mahdawi

What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

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MG Siegler, the TechCrunch columnist and venture capitalist known best for his unabashed pro-Apple bias, spurred a lot of discussion (and mockery) today when he announced he was departing Michael Arrington's VC firm CrunchFund for Google Ventures. The irony wasn't lost on us: the idea of a part-time Apple blogger...
What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

Big Angry Shareholder Says Yahoo Is Living In 'Alice In Wonderland World' (YHOO)

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Activist shareholder Dan Loeb has written a letter to Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson about Yahoo's rejection of his four proposed board candidates, and he's going to keep fighting. Loeb's take: the company is crazy to think he's conflicted about shareholder value, since he has 5.8% of the shares and...
Big Angry Shareholder Says Yahoo Is Living In 'Alice In Wonderland World' (YHOO)

New York Times T'd off at Twitter font mockery

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In a sudden burst of enthusiasm for protecting its intellectual property, the New York Times goes after a Twitter account that mocks its intellectual pretentiousness. [Read more]...
New York Times T'd off at Twitter font mockery

Harvard Business Review Continues To Innovate On The eBook Front; Offers 'Shared Pricing' On Recent Publication

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Recently we ran a post discussing Harvard Business Review's decision to go DRM-free and platform independent. The author behind the original post, Joshua Gans, suggested that HBR's ebook policy could open it up to more innovative offerings that rewarded both the publisher and the authors for selling their books through...
Harvard Business Review Continues To Innovate On The eBook Front; Offers 'Shared Pricing' On Recent Publication

RANKED: The Best Slides And Worst Slides In Google's Offices (GOOG)

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Google has some of the best offices in the world. They're gorgeous, huge spaces with tons of perks. Including slides. Lots of slides. But not all slides at Google's offices are created equal. We've taken a look at all the slides at Google offices we could find, and ranked them...
RANKED: The Best Slides And Worst Slides In Google's Offices (GOOG)
Boisterous developers are good for Google Glass

Google To French Media: We May Have To Cut You Off

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If you're like me, you may have thought that France was simply a repository for cheese-eating surrender-monkeys. It turns out that's not true. They also have a wonderful court system that doesn't want to understand the digital world. That same French court system also managed to make a complete mockery...
Google To French Media: We May Have To Cut You Off
REVEALED: The Full Story Of How Facebook IPO Buyers Got Screwed
These 3D printed business cards will delight (or annoy) your new contacts

Apple: iOS 6 Maps Is A First Attempt, We're "Just Getting Started"

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Apple has finally broken silence on the customer reaction to Maps in iOS 6, which spawned Tumblrs, fake twitter accounts and generally a lot of mockery and confusion. The statement, provided to AllThingsD from Apple spokeswoman Trudy Miller, essentially says this is a first try, and Apple knows there’s lots...
Apple: iOS 6 Maps Is A First Attempt, We're "Just Getting Started"

Pete Townshend Makes Required Annual 'Blame iTunes' Appearance, Global Deathclock Reset

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It must be fall again. The temperature is dipping low at night. The leaves are changing color and attracting gawking, mouthy tourists (Northeastern US only). Football (the American version) is all over the tube almost all week long. (The non-American version has no season as far as I can tell...
Pete Townshend Makes Required Annual 'Blame iTunes' Appearance, Global Deathclock Reset
Help me, my valley is being overtaken by frat boys

The NYTOnIt Twitter account is hilarious. Shame the Times can't take a joke | Jeff Jarvis

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It's sad that the Times' lawyers should have gone after what is clearly fair comment - and perhaps sadder that Twitter caved inLawyers. God save Twitter and the rest of us from these literal-minded twits, the kind who plaster the world with caution signs so they can say "we told...
The NYTOnIt Twitter account is hilarious. Shame the Times can't take a joke | Jeff Jarvis

Daily Report: The Stigma of the BlackBerry User

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The BlackBerry was once proudly carried by the high-powered and the elite. But as Nicole Perlroth reports in Tuesday's New York Times, those who still hold one today say the device has become a magnet for mockery and derision from those with iPhones and the latest Android phones....
Daily Report: The Stigma of the BlackBerry User

Apple: We want our device back

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Filed under: iPhoneApple's Senior VP and General Counsel Bruce Sewell sent a letter to Gizmodo's Editorial Director Brian Lam requesting that their mystery iPhone be returned. From the letter: "It has come to our attention that GIZMODO is currently in possession of of a device that belongs to Apple. This...
Apple: We want our device back
Live from the revolution: Pussy Riot and the growing war on web video

Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

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Later today in New York, Samsung plans to introduce its latest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S 4. I’ll be covering the event live from Radio City Music Hall starting at 4pm PT (7pm ET), as Samsung introduces what will likely be the most scrutinized phone in the Android world....
Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

NRA: To Protect The 2nd Amendment, We Must Trample The 1st & 4th Amendments

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As predicted, one element of the NRA's "big announcement" today was to lash out and blame media, music and movies for violence. Most news stories are focusing on the wacky idea of putting armed guards in every school (and to do so in the next few weeks as well) and...
NRA: To Protect The 2nd Amendment, We Must Trample The 1st & 4th Amendments

Got 'curves' and want to 'flaunt' them? Then learn all from Mail Online

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The Daily Mail's obsession with 'curves' says an awful lot more about its skewed ideas of women than it does about fashionI have always wanted to flaunt my curves. Do I need to wear a bikini, or will a low-cut dress do?Helen, by emailWhile I - to quote Dustin Hoffman in...
Got 'curves' and want to 'flaunt' them? Then learn all from Mail Online

Google Is Run By Adolescents, Says Internet Critic Evgeny Morozov

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Evgeny Morozov, the author and critic battling 'the internet' itself, talks to Christopher Williams. As an author known for his viciously mocking criticism of web culture, Evgeny Morozov recently found himself the unaccustomed target of ridicule for his own technological habits. Promoting his challenging new book, To Save Everything Click...
Google Is Run By Adolescents, Says Internet Critic Evgeny Morozov
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