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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

BlackBerry App World stats: six million daily downloads, higher profitability than Android

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Alec Saunders, RIM's VP for Developer Relations, used the BlackBerry DevCon Europe stage today to "bust a few myths" about the state of the BlackBerry app ecosystem. Firstly, he took issue with the suggestion that BlackBerry users aren't using apps, telling us that there are now over six million...
BlackBerry App World stats: six million daily downloads, higher profitability than Android

The Fight Between Google And Microsoft Is Getting Ugly And Public (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google and Microsoft have never been best friends, but their battles used to be fought behind closed doors, in board rooms and strategy planning sessions. Not anymore. In the last year or so, the companies have taken to fighting in public on issues ranging from patents to stealing search...
The Fight Between Google And Microsoft Is Getting Ugly And Public (GOOG, MSFT)

How Groupon Is Trying, And Failing, To Work With Ad Agencies (GRPN)

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Since July 2011, Groupon has had a full-time executive whose job is to persuade Madison Avenue to get on board with daily deals and include them in their clients' regular branding campaigns. The problem is that no agency has yet signed on, according to Daniella Gorenstein, the director of...
How Groupon Is Trying, And Failing, To Work With Ad Agencies (GRPN)

BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

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Showing that it’s not quite dead yet, Research in Motion aimed to “bust a few myths” about its BlackBerry app ecosystem at the company’s Europe BlackBerry DevCon today. RIM VP of developer relations Alec Saunders pointed out that the company is now seeing over 6 million daily App World downloads,...
BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

With 'Unchained Reaction,' the MythBusters go Rube Goldberg

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Q&A After years of successfully busting myths--and becoming Discovery Channel's most popular show, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman are adding a new show to the mix. [Read more]...
With 'Unchained Reaction,' the MythBusters go Rube Goldberg

The state of cloud APIs: myths vs. reality

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With no single cloud standard in sight, developers and IT pros need to think carefully about how to maintain control and compatibility with current and future cloud services. Betting on one of a multitude of working groups attempting to pin down a standard API for cloud services seems risky, as...
The state of cloud APIs: myths vs. reality
Facebook Wants Us To Save Lives Through Organ Donation, Will We Follow Through?

Klout and PeerIndex Don’t Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do

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Whether you like it not, Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, and Radian6 are measuring your social capital — not your influence but your potential for it. Altimeter Group’s principal analyst Brian Solis today releases a free report that explains why influence is largely misunderstood, and breaks down what 14 of the top...
Klout and PeerIndex Don’t Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do
3 Myths About Facebook The Company Wishes Would Go Away (FB)

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

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Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

UK Entertainment Industry: Fair Use Hurts Economic Growth

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Just as we're seeing increased recognition about the importance of exceptions to copyright law in making sure that creativity can thrive, you have a bunch of the biggest copyright trade organizations in the UK putting out a document that completely trashes the notion of copyright exceptions. In a list of...
UK Entertainment Industry: Fair Use Hurts Economic Growth
First footage of Giant Squid will air on the Discovery Channel on January 27th

Of myths and 41-megapixel sensors: Nokia looks back on the 808 PureView (video)

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It's a tale as old as the introduction of the 808 PureView, itself. Something about a bar and Tokyo and scribbling ingenious ideas on a napkin -- you know, the same 'ol humble origin story that seems to surround every impactful creation. Spoon-fed mythology aside, Nokia's decided to shift...
Of myths and 41-megapixel sensors: Nokia looks back on the 808 PureView (video)

Here's The Truth About What's Responsible For The Debt And Deficit Problem

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Ezra Klein of the Washington Post just tweeted around this chart, which short-circuits some of the prevailing myths about who and what are responsible for our deficit problem. The chart is from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It breaks down the amount of our national debt, historical and...
Here's The Truth About What's Responsible For The Debt And Deficit Problem

Killing Rumors With Facts: No, Facebook Didn't Decrease Page Feed Reach To Sell More Promoted Posts

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People have been screaming bloody murder, claiming Facebook purposefully reduced how many people see Page posts in the news feed to get Pages to pay to reach their fans. But that’s just not true, and I have the data to prove it, plus Facebook on the record saying the rumor...
Killing Rumors With Facts: No, Facebook Didn't Decrease Page Feed Reach To Sell More Promoted Posts

Mobile SEO Is Not A Myth: 8 Popular Claims Refuted

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Last year at this time, I refuted 7 myths in mobile SEO, saying mobile SEO isn’t a myth, but there are myths in mobile SEO. As we near the end of 2012, there are still too many SEOs who put mobile SEO in the same category as Santa Claus and...
Mobile SEO Is Not A Myth: 8 Popular Claims Refuted

How Scary is the US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme?

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Soon, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) will start to track down ‘pirates’ as part of an agreement all major U.S. Internet providers struck with the MPAA and RIAA. The parties agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable. After five or six...
How Scary is the US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme?

Debunking The Myth That The Internet Generation Doesn't Buy Or Read Books

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If you just listened to the popular press pushing stereotypes, you might think that kids these days can't think in complete sentences, let alone read anything longer than 140 characters (oops, this post is too long!). And, of course, there are a few luddites out there who keep insisting that...
Debunking The Myth That The Internet Generation Doesn't Buy Or Read Books

Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin

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Ask anyone about why Bitcoin has suddenly risen to prominence and they may offer one of a number of theories. Perhaps it'll be the one about Cypriots smuggling money out of their country, or the promise of a digital gold rush, or perhaps the tale of a disruptive new...
Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin
Startup Stories: Longtime tech recruiter shatters the engineering shortage myth

Realtime & the off switch

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Jeremy Toeman is looking to quit “real-time” and take back control of his life. If you are reading this and thinking ‘that guy’s just an old-fuddy-duddy’ (which, to be fair, no young person today would ever actually say), and you are also patting yourself on the back because YOU are a great...
Realtime & the off switch

Debunking The EU Commission's 'Myths About ACTA'

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Crossposted from Computerworld UK where it was originally split into two separate articles. It's a sign of the European Commission's increasing desperation over ACTA that it has been forced to send out a document entitled "10 Myths About ACTA" [pdf] that purports to debunk misinformation that is being put around....
Debunking The EU Commission's 'Myths About ACTA'

Two Cloud Myths Busted: Lock-In and Locked Up

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When it comes to technology dependency and risk of legal compliance, the cloud is just like everything else....
Two Cloud Myths Busted: Lock-In and Locked Up

The 3 myths behind "Internet pirates always win"

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In a recent column, “Internet pirates will always win,” New York Times writer Nick Bilton suggested that stopping online piracy is futile because the pirates’ techniques evolve faster than efforts to stop them. This view is an article of faith for many in the tech community but that doesn’t mean...
The 3 myths behind "Internet pirates always win"
Detroit resurgent? VentureBeat is coming to the Motor City in September

No, Virginia, e-books don’t publish themselves

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Ken Auletta addresses one of the popular myths of the Internet FORTUNE — Whenever I write about the e-book business — especially in the context of the Justice Department’s antitrust suit against Apple (AAPL) and five book publishers — someone in the comment stream invariably suggests that e-books are vastly...
No, Virginia, e-books don’t publish themselves

Is the future robotic? Find out on Wednesday at midday

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From industry to health, advances in robotics have huge implications. Put your questions to professor of robotics Paul Newman, who will be live online from midday tomorrow In the Guardian Oxford London lecture last month, professor of robotics Paul Newman sought to dispel some of the myths about his field....
Is the future robotic? Find out on Wednesday at midday

Don't Let Retraction Distract From The Simple Fact: GOP Copyright Policy Brief Was Brilliant

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While there's been plenty of attention paid over the weekend to the fact that the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the conservative caucus of House Republicans, pulled its report on copyright reform after some entertainment industry lobbyists hit the phones/emails late Friday/early Saturday (and, no, it wasn't directly to RSC, for...
Don't Let Retraction Distract From The Simple Fact: GOP Copyright Policy Brief Was Brilliant

7 Programming Myths: Busted!

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Some programmers will believe what they choose to believe against all better judgment....
7 Programming Myths: Busted!
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