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Employment contracts: What are they good for?

37signals.com
We’re on a simplification kick at 37signals. As we grow, we’re trying to simplify our business even more. Growth generally brings complexity, but we want to see if we can go in the other direction. Questioning assumptions Simplification usually starts with questioning assumptions. Why do we do this? Why do...
Employment contracts: What are they good for?

Clear as mud: Google Glass specs tell us very little about end-user experience

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Google has released the tech specs for its upcoming glassses, but they tell us surprisingly little about the future of the device. Google Glass is different enough that simply knowing specifications doesn't translate well to the user experience, or the privacy issues it may create....
Clear as mud: Google Glass specs tell us very little about end-user experience

Give Me A Dollar And Maybe I'll Read Your Pitch

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It's rare these days to get letters in the mail. I work out of Business Insider's remote office in San Francisco, and got a note in the mail today. In it was a dollar bill attached to a nice note. After I ripped off the dollar, it read: "Consider...
Give Me A Dollar And Maybe I'll Read Your Pitch

Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'

www.engadget.com
Oh, bureaucracies, the fun in dealing with them is that you're told exactly what they want you to know -- or at least, believe. That's the name of the game in India, where -- as you're surely aware -- the government has been at odds with RIM for years...
Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'

The Samsung Galaxy S III Leaked! 1.5GHz, 4.8-inch 1080p Display, Ceramic Case

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Samsung previously made it known that the Galaxy S III would not be announced at Mobile World Congress. But it leaked anyway. And it might steal the show. Forgot about the HTC One X and Sony Experia U, the Samsung GSIII will be the Android phone to beat in 2012....
The Samsung Galaxy S III Leaked! 1.5GHz, 4.8-inch 1080p Display, Ceramic Case

Espoo Sinkhole Claims Nokia Share Price

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Nokia’s elusive recovery is playing havoc with the company’s share price. With three cuts to its earnings projections in little more than a year, mounting layoffs and sales of its new Lumia line of Windows Phone handsets falling short of forecasts amid stiff competition from Apple and Google, Nokia’s outlook...
Espoo Sinkhole Claims Nokia Share Price

Researchers working on thermal cloak, Predators trill their disapproval

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Slathering yourself with mud to avoid head-hunting aliens is great and all, but it ain't exactly the paragon of good personal hygiene. Fortunately, researchers have concocted a cleaner and less cakey defense against Predators that's more likely to be mom approved. Fresh on the heels of the microwave invisibility project...
Researchers working on thermal cloak, Predators trill their disapproval

HTC in a Long, Dark Tunnel With a Small Flashlight

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For HTC’s leadership, the excuses for the company’s current predicament are many and varied. At various times over the past year, they’ve volunteered that HTC “lacks … strategic direction or sense of urgency“; conceded that it “hasn’t done enough on the marketing front“; complained that “competitors .. leverage their scale,...
HTC in a Long, Dark Tunnel With a Small Flashlight

Sometime This Week Someone Will Die, Buried Alive, Mining For The Tin That Goes In Your Cellphone

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Tin is used to solder parts in smartphones, tablet computers, and a bunch of other electronics that we all use all the time, every day. A third of the world's tin comes from a place in Indonesia called Bangka Island. About once week, someone mining for tin on Bangka Island...
Sometime This Week Someone Will Die, Buried Alive, Mining For The Tin That Goes In Your Cellphone
China-Based Huawei Vows Revenge On U.S. Competitors Who Drag Its Name Through The Mud (CSCO, HPQ, DELL)

A Flat Touchscreen With Pop-Up Buttons? What?

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A new technology could allow for buttons to rise up out of the mud that is your touchscreen device....
A Flat Touchscreen With Pop-Up Buttons? What?

North Face Lawyers Try To Drag South Butt Family Through The Mud

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We've been covering the bizarre and somewhat ridiculous fight that The North Face is putting up against a kid who created a parody line of clothing called The South Butt. You can read through the previous stories if you haven't been following this, but at its most basic, this is...
North Face Lawyers Try To Drag South Butt Family Through The Mud

The Top 10 Chinese Internet Memes of 2012

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If 2011 was the year social media arrived as a force in Chinese culture and politics, then 2012 was the year social media supercharged one of contemporary China’s finest forms of cultural and political expression: the Internet meme. To be sure, the Chinese Internet has been a fertile producer of...
The Top 10 Chinese Internet Memes of 2012

Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple

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The name Foxconn has become shorthand for the human costs of building the iPhone in China, linking Apple to bad publicity about worker suicides, deaths from a plant explosion and rioting factory workers....
Foxconn builds products for many vendors, but its mud sticks to Apple
Dinosaur egg incubation research strengthens evolutionary link with birds

Why Is Everyone Focused on Zuckerberg's Hoodie?

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Over the last two days, there has been a great deal of mud-slinging and hand-wringing about the significance of what Mark Zuckerberg, 27, the chief of executive of Facebook, wore when he went courting would-be investors in New York. Why the fascination and why did some take offense?...
Why Is Everyone Focused on Zuckerberg's Hoodie?

UK pins the slow move to LTE on carriers, Australia targets auctions for April 2013

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Aussies and Brits have been waiting awhile for either a truly broad LTE launch or to get any LTE at all. That wait is coming to an end, but not without some grousing. UK Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey has alleged that any slow movement stemmed from carriers that...
UK pins the slow move to LTE on carriers, Australia targets auctions for April 2013

Verizon delays approval of Google Wallet, blesses own Isis payment app

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In an article posted this morning, DSLReports is alleging that Verizon is acting anti-competitively in its delaying approval of Google's phone-based Google Wallet mobile commerce application. The accusation does indeed appear to be based solidly in reality—Verizon's competing Isis mobile wallet system has been made available for a variety...
Verizon delays approval of Google Wallet, blesses own Isis payment app
Online classes can be enlightening, edifying, and engaging -- but they're not college

Tuesday's Clearwire Vote a Key Moment For Sprint, But Won't Settle Things

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Sprint’s bid to acquire network operator Clearwire is up for a shareholder vote Tuesday, but the deal’s fate remains uncertain. While Sprint already owns 51 percent of Clearwire, the deal requires the approval of the majority of shares voted by Clearwire’s other owners. And the biggest of those–Crest Financial–strongly opposes...
Tuesday's Clearwire Vote a Key Moment For Sprint, But Won't Settle Things

Richard Holbrooke: Bulldozer Stuck in the Mud by Kelley B. Vlahos -- Antiwar.com

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Richard Holbrooke: Bulldozer Stuck in the Mud by Kelley B. Vlahos -- Antiwar.com
Researcher proposes 'synthetic seabed' to turn waves into energy from the ocean floor

He Said, He Said: The Disqus-LiveFyre Feud on Display in- What Else?- the Comments

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There’s some ugly stuff going on in the world of comment management software. I just can’t for the life of me figure out who is really the victim and who is the one throwing the mud. A feud that’s been going on in the background between Disqus, LiveFyre and their...
He Said, He Said: The Disqus-LiveFyre Feud on Display in- What Else?- the Comments

BP engineer arrested for allegedly deleting oil spill text messages

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Kurt Mix, a drilling and completions project engineer for BP during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, has become the first employee of the oil company to be arrested. Mix is charged with obstruction of justice and allegedly deleting over 200 text messages from his iPhone pertaining to the...
BP engineer arrested for allegedly deleting oil spill text messages

App Developer Says Facebook Stole Idea for "Find Friends Nearby"

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The CEO of Friendthem.com has threatened to sue Facebook less than 24 hours after the first reports surfaced that the social network was testing an app that allowed people to connect with users who were physically near them. Charles Sankowich claimed in an email sent to media outlets that he...
App Developer Says Facebook Stole Idea for "Find Friends Nearby"

RIM Employee's OOO Reply This Week Is Both Epic And Inspiring

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RIM is holding its yearly developers conference this week, playing host to over a thousand developers still dedicated to the BlackBerry platform. The company detailed several novel features to BlackBerry 10 scheduled for release in early 2012. And yes, there was this bad music video, too. Anyway, a fellow TC...
RIM Employee's OOO Reply This Week Is Both Epic And Inspiring
What It's Like To Wake Up And Find A Giant Sinkhole Near Your House

Dear AT&T, I Want Your 3G MicroCell! For Free.

techcrunch.com
Dear AT&T, Yes, it’s me. Again. But today, rather than just bitching about your service, I have a solution for you. In fact, it’s so obvious, and makes so much sense, that I can’t believe you didn’t think of it. So I’m going to help you out. Today, you announced...
Dear AT&T, I Want Your 3G MicroCell! For Free.

10 Tricks For Getting Inspired to Write

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There comes a time in every blogger’s life when the thought of writing another blog post makes you want to . . . well . . . gag. You know you should write, you know your readers are expecting to hear from you. But sitting down to crank out...
10 Tricks For Getting Inspired to Write

The Ultimate Guide to Productivity: Get 'Er Done With Helpful Hacks and Hints

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Share Our mission here at Switched entails more than simply bringing you the latest tech and social networking news. We don't even stop at just helping you to become a smarter, better consumer of technology. We want to make sure that you use the power we bestow to enhance...
The Ultimate Guide to Productivity: Get 'Er Done With Helpful Hacks and Hints
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