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Why Facebook's rumored Snapchat messaging clone can't win

Huawei's building its own mobile operating system 'just in case' there's trouble ahead

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Huawei's boss must have been a Boy Scout, since he's taken its "be prepared' motto deeply to his heart. CEO Wan Biao has told Reuters that his company is working on its own mobile OS just in case its partners "won't let us use their system[s] one day." We...
Huawei's building its own mobile operating system 'just in case' there's trouble ahead

GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.

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Don’t be evil? If that’s the unofficial Google motto, then the company has failed to deliver today. Among the products Google just announced it plans to sunset (read: kill off), beloved feed-reading service Google Reader is now on the chopping block. “*$%#” wrote at least one TechCrunch staffer upon hearing the...
GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.

What is the Square?

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What is the Square? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedDom was gracious enough to take the time to introduce me to what could be the hottest new item soon to hit the marketplace. The Square is...
What is the Square?

Farewell to Facebook, at least for now

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Filed under: Web services, Social Software My friends think I'm crazy ... overreacting. I've gone and done it, though. I've deactivated my Facebook account. My privacy settings were set to be as restrictive as Facebook allows, and I still didn't feel comfortable with it. Not because I have anything to...
Farewell to Facebook, at least for now

Here's The Only Change In Facebook's Terms Of Service That Matters To Investors (FB)

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Facebook is coming out with a third-party ad network, its chief privacy officer told Forbes today. That's been a move that Facebook investors have been looking forward to for some time. To place ads on third-party websites, Facebook needs to implement changes to its terms of service, so it can...
Here's The Only Change In Facebook's Terms Of Service That Matters To Investors (FB)

Google adds ability to download all of your YouTube videos from Takeout data porting center

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Google has added a new item to its data portability initiative Takeout today: your original YouTube videos. Takeout is a Google service that allows you to pack up your data on its services and take it elsewhere. The product was created by the Data Liberation Front, an engineering team at...
Google adds ability to download all of your YouTube videos from Takeout data porting center

Tides are changing or web surfers

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Facebook's stock flotation is another blow for those who see surfing the web as a modern-day form of flânerieDavid Weinberger has a new book out entitled Too Big to Know in which he argues that one of the implications of a comprehensively networked society is that the nature of knowledge...
Tides are changing or web surfers

Does Google 'do evil'? | Poll

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Google has been attacked by the chair of the UK public accounts committee, Margaret Hodge, who said that contrary to its motto, the firm does 'do evil'. She was referring to its tax arrangements. Do you agree with her?    ...
Does Google 'do evil'? | Poll
Ravikant: AngelList is Craigslist for entrepreneurs

iPhone 5 - review

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With features including Siri, turn-by-turn navigation, new maps, a panoramic camera, 4G, restore to iCloud and a new digital dock, the iPhone 5 has it all - and it is ahead of the competition againThe digerati mostly greeted the iPhone 5 last week with a collective yawn. So much was...
iPhone 5 - review

This Facebook Phone Parody Actually Makes Some Good Points

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Well, that didn’t take long – Facebook Home is already being parodied on YouTube, in a video which actually ends up making a few biting comments about the potential problems the new application will face. For example, will the promised monthly updates to Facebook Home end up confusing users...
This Facebook Phone Parody Actually Makes Some Good Points

The YOLO Anthem, Via "Saturday Night Live" Digital Short

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YOLO, the motto/hashtag that’s so hot it’s so totally last month unless you have a tattoo of it, gets reinterpreted by The Lonely Island guys of “Saturday Night Live,” reunited with Andy Samberg. The premise is funny — explaining “you only live once” not to mean “carpe diem,” but instead,...
The YOLO Anthem, Via "Saturday Night Live" Digital Short

Google adds ability to download Latitude and Google Reader data from Takeout data porting center

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Google has added two new items to its data portability initiative Takeout today: Google Latitude and Google Reader. Takeout is a Google service that allows you to pack up your data on its services and take it elsewhere. The Takeout service was created by the Data Liberation Front, an engineering team at Google whose job...
Google adds ability to download Latitude and Google Reader data from Takeout data porting center
The average American still loves Google. Twitter…not so much

After Pinterest, Japan's Rakuten Makes Another U.S. E-Commerce Investment -- This Time in Daily Grommet

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Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant which recently made a $50 million investment in Pinterest, is making another online retail bet on Daily Grommet. Rakuten will be the lead investor in Series B round for the Lexington, Mass.-based online marketplace whose motto is “fresh finds, true stories.” The site features...
After Pinterest, Japan's Rakuten Makes Another U.S. E-Commerce Investment -- This Time in Daily Grommet

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Student Competition Turns 10, Gets Underway In Sydney

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Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is probably one of the world’s most best-known student technology competitions and Microsoft itself likes to call it “the world’s premier student technology competition.” Every year, thousands of local teams compete to represent their country in the finals. Over the last 10 years, over 1.65 million students...
Microsoft’s Imagine Cup Student Competition Turns 10, Gets Underway In Sydney
Google acquires iOS Snapseed developer Nik Software

The Satiric iPad App Punch Wants You To Laugh, Play, Pay

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Despite a cheeky promotional claim that profitability is "not something we think about," Punch has a grand vision of becoming a lucrative tablet publishing platform. But first, a quiz: hedge fund or organic farm?David Bennahum is the CEO of Punch, a news and entertainment app that launched last week for...
The Satiric iPad App Punch Wants You To Laugh, Play, Pay

Alibaba CTO: Google has strayed from its 'Don't be evil' motto

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Chinese ecommerce leader Alibaba’s CTO Wang Jian has spoken out against Google and its handling of Android, adding to a growing rift between the two companies that began when a joint smartphone launch from Alibaba and Acer was canceled last week. The open letter (via Techweb) has strong words for...
Alibaba CTO: Google has strayed from its 'Don't be evil' motto
Twitter adopts a motto to defend users
Markets: Save Your Bacon: Shortage On the Way

Pass notes, No 3,184: Amercia

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Republican nominee for the White House, Mitt Romney, made a good start to the run-in by launching an 'I'm with Mitt' iPhone app in which America was misspeltDo you mean America? Oddly enough, that's exactly what Google asked me. You're not an algorithm, are you?Not as far as I know....
Pass notes, No 3,184: Amercia

Meet BRCK, a piece of hardware that will bring you the Internet when all lights go out

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When the Internet goes down, so too does modern life. Like it or not, having a connection to the Internet means that you can be informed, available, and part of the global conversation. Offline, you are just sitting there. Alone. Kickstarter project BRCK wants to make sure that no matter...
Meet BRCK, a piece of hardware that will bring you the Internet when all lights go out

Startup Gives People What They've Always Wanted: Ads to Wipe Your Butt With

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(Photo: Duke.edu) Perhaps disgruntled Yammer CEO David Sacks was right. With so few good ideas out there to execute on, perhaps we really are in the twilight of Silicon Valley. And even if you do have a good idea, don’t even mention the M word (monetization, spoken in a whisper),...
Startup Gives People What They've Always Wanted: Ads to Wipe Your Butt With

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 February 2010

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There's plenty of new stuff on this week's calendar but nothing comes close to Global Ignite Week. And with more than 50 events all around the world, it's likely that there's an Ignite close to you. Remember, they're almost guaranteed to make you smarter. Like the the Ignite motto...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 February 2010
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn: We are the city of the future

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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With only one exception, this week's top comments are of the short-and-punchy variety--so in that spirit, let's dive right in. On the Insightful side, first place goes to a comment on our post about how obsolete metrics are a bigger problem than piracy. Fogbugzd responded to one line in particular:...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live These Alternatives, Which May Include Digg

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See you later, aggregator. Have your hot, salty tears yet dried following the news that Google is to send Google Reader off to that dusty news feed in the sky? (Last day at work is July 1, so put that date in your diary and remember to bake a...
Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live These Alternatives, Which May Include Digg
The hot new CxO: Chief Marketing Technology Officer? [ infographic ]
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