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Nikon D800 full-frame DSLR official: 36.3 megapixels, video-friendly features for $2,999.95 in March

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After months of rumors and years of waiting, Nikon has finally announced the D800, the latest addition to the company's DSLR lineup. After some flood-induced delays, the new full-frame camera will be available in March for $2,999.95, and it's full of new features and upgrades. Rather than a lite...
Nikon D800 full-frame DSLR official: 36.3 megapixels, video-friendly features for $2,999.95 in March

iOS & Mac App special deals for the 4th of July

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From 9to5Toys.com: iOS and Mac developers alike are slashing prices of their hottest titles to celebrate the 4th of July.  9to5Toys will be keeping you in the loop all week long on the best deals.  The links highlighting the new price will take you directly to iTunes to purchase...
iOS & Mac App special deals for the 4th of July

Not So Fast, Google: China Wants A Look At Your Motorola Deal First

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Google has overcome two big regulatory hurdles in getting its $12.5-billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility approved by both U.S. and European regulators. China has until March 20 to decide whether or not it will wave through the deal, too. The country’s Anti-Monopoly Bureau is now reviewing the deal — a...
Not So Fast, Google: China Wants A Look At Your Motorola Deal First

Deezer follows Spotify and opens its API, courts developers with ‘Open Deezer’ initiatives

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Online music service Deezer has sharpened its focus on mobile and apps with the introduction of a series initiatives to encourage the developer community, as it seeks to strengthen its position against Spotify, Pandora and other rivals with apps and third party services. Today the company announced ‘Open Deezer’ which...
Deezer follows Spotify and opens its API, courts developers with ‘Open Deezer’ initiatives
Amazon’s Appstore For Android Turns One: 31K Apps, Millions Sold

The Target Isn’t Hollywood, MPAA, RIAA, Or MAFIAA: It’s The Policymakers

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Big Monopoly has learned in the past century that when they look like a little spoiled brat having a tantrum, politicians will throw taxpayer money their way to shut them up. Therefore, this is a behavior they emulate as soon they are given a good enough excuse. It’s simply a...
The Target Isn’t Hollywood, MPAA, RIAA, Or MAFIAA: It’s The Policymakers

Zynga Inks Deal With Hasbro to Bring FarmVille Into the Real World

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Zynga has partnered with Zynga to develop a wide range of toy and gaming experiences based on Zynga’s most popular Facebook games and characters. In other words, we could see a board game of FarmVille, Words With Friends or CityVille in the not too distant future. Or, we could also...
Zynga Inks Deal With Hasbro to Bring FarmVille Into the Real World

iPod owners notified of class-action antitrust suit against Apple's iTunes

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Some customers who purchase an iPod between 2006 and 2009 began receiving notice this week that they are members of a pending class-action lawsuit accusing Apple of creating a monopoly with the iTunes Music Store....
iPod owners notified of class-action antitrust suit against Apple's iTunes

Internet Explorer is changing, but does it deserve a second chance?

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Internet Explorer hasn’t had the best reputation over the past few years, and for good reason. IE basically had a browser monopoly, and when competitors like Firefox grew in popularity, hatred for IE grew with it. No standards support, ample bugs, security holes; the list goes on and on. Out...
Internet Explorer is changing, but does it deserve a second chance?

Amazon’s AppStore hits 31,000 apps in one year, offers a week of app deals to celebrate

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Amazon’s Android AppStore has turned one year old and to celebrate the company has announced it will be offering a week of deals on what it says are its customer’s favourite apps and games including Fruit Ninja, Monopoly, AccuWeather and starting today Plants vs. Zombies — which has a 67%...
Amazon’s AppStore hits 31,000 apps in one year, offers a week of app deals to celebrate

WD grits teeth, hands over the goodies to Toshiba to regulators and dentists' delight

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Western Digital has completed its FTC-ordered handover of assets to Toshiba in order to buy Hitachi's HDD business Viviti. The wedding of the year was halted when regulators, citing monopoly concerns, demanded WD hand over a bundle of IP, R&D materials and production line gear to Tosh. In exchange,...
WD grits teeth, hands over the goodies to Toshiba to regulators and dentists' delight

The Decline Of Android Foretells The Rise Of A Total Apple Monopoly

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We have always built and destroyed monopolies. Companies often start out good but slowly turn, for lack of a better word, evil. The twin dark stars of profit and market share bring even the kindest companies into a collision course with failure. I’d say Apple is headed down that road....
The Decline Of Android Foretells The Rise Of A Total Apple Monopoly

WIPO Is Quietly Signing An Agreement To Give Hollywood Stars Their Own Special Version Of Copyright

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We've mentioned that the copyright maximalists of the world never stop in their ongoing efforts around the globe to expand government granted monopoly privileges. Back in April we warned about an upcoming negotiation on an "audiovisual right" that would create an entirely new -- and entirely unnecessary -- new form...
WIPO Is Quietly Signing An Agreement To Give Hollywood Stars Their Own Special Version Of Copyright

The Fight Against Copyright Enforcement & The Fight For Civil Liberties Are The Same

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Before the net, if you wanted to send a copy of something that was protected under the copyright monopoly, it was an absolute given that you could do so. You would send that copy in the mail without a single thought of repercussions. You could send copies of drawings, you...
The Fight Against Copyright Enforcement & The Fight For Civil Liberties Are The Same
With An Eye For Social, Disqus Gets A Makeover

Motorola Mobility Says Google-Moto Deal Will Close Tuesday Or Wednesday. Includes An Android Rider. Layoffs Coming?

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Google has reached the final regulatory hurdle to its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with China approving the transaction over the weekend, and today Motorola Mobility filed an 8-K form that notes that it will close in the next two days. So what happens next? A “listening tour,” a...
Motorola Mobility Says Google-Moto Deal Will Close Tuesday Or Wednesday. Includes An Android Rider. Layoffs Coming?
HTC rumored to be working on a streaming music service

Note to publishers: your addiction to DRM is killing you

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The Department of Justice’s lawsuit against two major book publishers — for allegedly colluding with Apple to keep the price of e-books artificially high — continues to make its way through the courts, and has set off a frenzy of finger-pointing about who is to blame for the destruction...
Note to publishers: your addiction to DRM is killing you

Amazon Appstore for Android celebrates a year of life, deals for a week

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Whatever Google can do, Amazon can do... too? Sure seems it, as the latter is celebrating a rather momentous occasion by giving back to the people that have brought it this far: you (and you, and you!). The Amazon Appstore for Android has officially been alive and kicking for...
Amazon Appstore for Android celebrates a year of life, deals for a week

Opening up the voluntary sector: using data to drive innovation

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The voluntary sector should use open data to be true innovators and improve service delivery, fundraising and campaigningThere's a lot of debate in the sector about open data. How do we share, what do we share, should we share. Having worked in the public sector (who are required by law...
Opening up the voluntary sector: using data to drive innovation
Steve Wozniak leaves cable internet behind, lives life completely wireless

Windows Phone OS mod speeds up app load times, knows you'll play Monopoly on your break (video)

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Microsoft Research has revealed some of its latest work into mobile app optimization -- and it's called the contextual solution, Falcon. Fast App Launching with Context aims to improve "key OS services" including memory management, scheduling and security. It does this by using location and sci-fi-sounding "temporal access patterns"...
Windows Phone OS mod speeds up app load times, knows you'll play Monopoly on your break (video)

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?

Major Cyberlocker Movie Pirate Faces 5 Years In Prison

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Online he was known as “Stainless” and according to the MPA-affiliated anti-piracy group chasing him down, he was the will become the most prolific movie and TV show Internet pirate ever to face trial in the Czech Republic. Later this month the now 29-year-old will go to court to face...
Major Cyberlocker Movie Pirate Faces 5 Years In Prison
Can the 'Digital Public Library' ever exist?

Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

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Google CEO Larry Page is either experiencing amnesia or consciously rewriting the history of Apple and Google in the battle for mobile developers and consumers. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Wednesday, Page says that with Apple the “Android differences were actually for show” and that Steve Jobs and company created...
Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

History Shows That Copyright Monopolies Prevent Creativity And Innovation

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Let’s start around the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. In that day and age, copyright monopoly laws were in force in the United Kingdom, and pretty much the United Kingdom alone (where they were enacted in 1557). You know the “Made in Country X” that is printed or engraved on...
History Shows That Copyright Monopolies Prevent Creativity And Innovation

AppStats launches new window on Facebook winners and losers

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Today AppStats is launching a new window on who’s winning and who’s losing in Facebook apps. The app analytics site, created by Berlin-based newsmag Social Games Observer, reveals which apps and developers are growing audience, and which are shrinking. In a statement, chief executive Sebastian Sujka said that Social Games Observer launched...
AppStats launches new window on Facebook winners and losers
Minitel, France's precursor to the Web, to go dark on June 30
Netflix gives itself a year to out-bid Sky for UK movies
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