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RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe

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Alec Saunders, VP of Developer Relations, just took the stage at RIM's DevCon gathering in Amsterdam to build up and promptly knock down a few "myths" about RIM's state of health. First up, he tackled the notion that BlackBerry is a declining platform by saying that App World is...
RIM indulges in some 'myth busting' at BlackBerry DevCon Europe
FBI releases background investigation on Steve Jobs from 1991

Email widget takes on viral rumors, fact checks for you

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If you're one of those people who actually believes that Facebook is going to start charging users tomorrow, you're probably going to want to skip this post. LazyTruth is working on a Gmail widget -- something that could've easily been borne out of Google Labs -- that will automatically...
Email widget takes on viral rumors, fact checks for you

Adobe Photoshop Touch Review

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When I first heard that Adobe was bringing Photoshop to the iPad sometime last year, I was sceptical. I presumed it would be a very limited app compared to the powerful desktop app, or maybe just a slightly improved version of Photoshop Express. At best I thought it might give...
Adobe Photoshop Touch Review

Facebook Says It Can Take A YEAR To Get Results From Its Ads (GB, GM)

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Facebook seems poised to snatch some good publicity ahead of its Q2 2012 earnings report from the disclosure in the Wall Street Journal that the company is in talks to get General Motors back as an advertising client. But buried in the same report is a statement attributed to Facebook's...
Facebook Says It Can Take A YEAR To Get Results From Its Ads (GB, GM)

Google Doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback, unzips knowledge about your favorite wearables

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We've covered no shortage of wearable gizmos over the years here at Engadget -- in fact, we've given 'em their own category -- but we most certainly haven't spent enough time praising one of the pioneers of the segment. Thanks to a highly pleasing Google Doodle, we're given the...
Google Doodle celebrates Gideon Sundback, unzips knowledge about your favorite wearables

Watch this now: Spoof startup Vooza mocks the tech world again in style [Video]

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Sure, we love the startup world – but let’s face it, it’s completely ridiculous, right? Luckily, the people at spoof startup Vooza agree. Following on from their recent hit video ridiculing everything wrong with startups in 2012, they’ve today taken things a step further with this slick production that tells...
Watch this now: Spoof startup Vooza mocks the tech world again in style [Video]
Mac OS X invulnerability to malware is a myth, says security firm

The Pernicious Myth That Slideshows Drive 'Traffic'

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Readers aren't stupid. They know when your product is cheap....
The Pernicious Myth That Slideshows Drive 'Traffic'

Myth Dispensing: The Whole 'Spotify Barely Pays Artists' Story Is Bunk

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One of the key talking points that we've heard from the "haters" of the new music business models is the claim that Spotify pays next-to-nothing to artists. This is really based on a few stories, taken totally out of context, concerning a few artists who received relatively small checks from...
Myth Dispensing: The Whole 'Spotify Barely Pays Artists' Story Is Bunk

Microsoft Is Filled With Abusive Managers And Overworked Employees, Says Tell-All Book (MSFT)

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Over the last few years, Microsoft has gained a reputation as a rough place to work. Ex-employees have publicly complained that the company is political and bureaucratic. Now a tell-all book published earlier this year depicts Microsoft as downright soul-crushing.  Stack Rank This! Memoirs of a Microsoft Couple  was written...
Microsoft Is Filled With Abusive Managers And Overworked Employees, Says Tell-All Book (MSFT)

Ralph Baer, video game mastermind, sits down for inventor portrait video

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Ralph Baer is a name synonymous with gaming lore, credited with the invention of the Magnavox Odyssey and thinking that digital table tennis was a good idea long before Pong proved him right. These days, he's 90 years young, and still inventing as if his best days are ahead...
Ralph Baer, video game mastermind, sits down for inventor portrait video

Popping the Amazon Web Services Capacity Myth

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Amazon's primary claim to fame is online retail - beginning with books, remember? - and the company has been very effective at growing that side of its business. So effective, in fact, that it's easy to mistake the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based computing platform as little more than...
Popping the Amazon Web Services Capacity Myth

Google Glasses and the Myth of Augmented Reality

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Google Glasses and the Myth of Augmented Reality
Breivik, The Press And The Ongoing Myth Of The 'Violent Gamer'

Apple & Samsung's Patent Nuclear War: 50 Lawsuits In 10 Countries In 1 Year

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Of all the big patent fights going on these days over mobile phones/tablets, the highest profile has almost certainly been the battle between Apple and Samsung. But, in case you haven't been paying attention to all the lawsuits flying back and forth, in the past year it appears that there...
Apple & Samsung's Patent Nuclear War: 50 Lawsuits In 10 Countries In 1 Year

When pageviews are not unique

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…readers may click through your slideshow, but they’ll hate you a liiitttle bit more than they did when they got to the site. And I bet they’ll feel the same way about whatever advertiser was unlucky enough to get stuck on the page with some stupid thing that a reporter...
When pageviews are not unique

McAfee CTO: Security on embedded devices must be a priority

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McAfee’s chief technology officer proposes breaking the myth that certain things don’t need to be secured, and that certain things aren’t securable....
McAfee CTO: Security on embedded devices must be a priority

The Facebook Phone: Busting the Myth

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If Facebook focused on its own mobile devices, that could come at the cost of focusing on its competing mobile platforms....
The Facebook Phone: Busting the Myth

Asteroids Is A Game No More, Planetary Resources Plans To Mine One

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.As suspected, Planetary Resources has revealed an insight into its plans, which are due for a full reveal later today: The effort led by X-Prize's Peter Diamandis will aim to mine our solar system's asteroids for profit, and with the goal of...
Asteroids Is A Game No More, Planetary Resources Plans To Mine One

The morning lowdown 5-8-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Yahoo CEO apologizes — for being a distraction (paidContent) The future of Yahoo: What Daniel Loeb really wants (ReadWriteWeb) Decline of reader apps likely due to news feed changes, shows Facebook controls the traffic faucet (TechCrunch) New race: Build the...
The morning lowdown 5-8-12

Ruby and the myth of developer productivity

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We live in an exciting new world of Web development languages. But pitches selling the productivity benefits of one language over another miss the point...
Ruby and the myth of developer productivity

Facebook Wants You to Know Its Ads Totally Work, OK?

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(pulse2.com) The quiet period is now over and Facebook has come out swinging, rushing to the defense of its besieged ad business. You just know they’ve been chomping at the bit for weeks. The Wall Street Journal reports that comScore has released a study “partly commissioned” by Facebook and essentially claiming that yes, the social...
Facebook Wants You to Know Its Ads Totally Work, OK?

Why Entrepreneurs Should NOT Buy Homes

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written 6 books on investing. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and FAQ ME. You can follow him @jaltucher. Many people have said to me in the past few...
Why Entrepreneurs Should NOT Buy Homes

The "American Dream" Is Now A Myth

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One of the most distressing aspects of the state of the US economy is the decrease in social mobility. It is much, much harder now than it used to be for Americans to improve their circumstances. In other words, if Americans are born poor, they're overwhelmingly likely to stay...
The "American Dream" Is Now A Myth

Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction?

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Are all the modern devices and digital conveniences we have at our disposal — from the web and social media to smartphones and tablets — making us more distracted and less able to concentrate? And is this harming our ability to think and be creative, and therefore by extension...
Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction?

How To Get 100,000 Facebook Likes For Your Blog Fan Page

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. I wanted to have 100,000 Facebook fans for my blog. I...
How To Get 100,000 Facebook Likes For Your Blog Fan Page
Innovation or hype? Ars examines Nokia's 41 megapixel smartphone camera

Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera Opens Up About New Vs. Old Media

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To any member of the tech media, Techmeme is the first site you visit in the morning, and the last site you check before bed. It’s a thermometer of today’s news, with more context per headline than any single news source can offer. This is the beauty of aggregation,...
Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera Opens Up About New Vs. Old Media

Tim Cook Is CEO, But Who Is Running Apple? (AAPL)

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Tim Cook sat for almost two hours with journalist Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, answering any question they would could throw at him. The reaction to Cook's performance was largely positive. (One example, Jason Calacanis: "After watching this keynote I want to put every dollar I have into $aapl Cook...
Tim Cook Is CEO, But Who Is Running Apple? (AAPL)
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