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Facebook Rolls Out New Security Features to Fight Hackers

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Facebook is now one of the most popular targets for phishers, hackers and scammers. According to the Associated Press, however, Facebook is in the process of rolling out some new security features that will protect its users from malicious attacks, spam and phishing scams. For a while now, Facebook already...
Facebook Rolls Out New Security Features to Fight Hackers

Zappos Admits Pricing Mistake Cost It $1.6 Million; But Is Upfront About Taking The Hit Itself

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For many years we've seen stories of companies making pricing mistakes at e-commerce stores. The news of those mistakes tends to spread very quickly, with lots of people piling on to order something for way less than it cost. Inevitably, the company realizes the mistake, and usually contacts everyone who...
Zappos Admits Pricing Mistake Cost It $1.6 Million; But Is Upfront About Taking The Hit Itself

Despite Criticism, YouTube Founder Steve Chen And Web Mogul Barry Diller Fund FWD.us

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Amidst widespread criticism, Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group FWD.us gained some momentum today as it announced Steven Chen and Barry Diller have signed on as financial backers. Chen was a co-founder of YouTube, and Diller is the chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp which owns About, Match, Newsweek, and Vimeo. Diller and Chen,...
Despite Criticism, YouTube Founder Steve Chen And Web Mogul Barry Diller Fund FWD.us

UK Politicians Offer An Awful Bargain: Give Up Free Press If You Want Defamation Reform

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For many, many years, we've discussed the problems of UK defamation/libel laws, which basically put the burden on the accused, and are very broadly applied. They've also given rise to cases of "libel tourism," whereby people sue in the UK for statements made online, even if neither party is in...
UK Politicians Offer An Awful Bargain: Give Up Free Press If You Want Defamation Reform

AppNexus CEO Says 'Multi-Billion Dollar Exit' Expected

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Now that Tumblr has been acquired by Yahoo, people are wondering what the next big New York IPO might be, and many fingers are pointing at AppNexus, the online ad platform based in the Flatiron district. We talked to CEO Brian O'Kelley recently and he told us that wasn't planning,...
AppNexus CEO Says 'Multi-Billion Dollar Exit' Expected

Microsoft and others reportedly complain to EU regulators over Google+

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Microsoft and “several other firms” have reportedly lodged a formal complaint to EU antitrust regulators about Google+, the Internet giant’s social networking tool. Reuters cites “two people familiar with the matter” as its source, in a move that could see European regulatory bodies extend its investigations into the company. Whilst...
Microsoft and others reportedly complain to EU regulators over Google+

AppGratis launches 'think different' petition against Apple, gets 571,020 supporters in just a few hours

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale AppGratis, the app-discovery engine banned by Apple from the iOS app store, has started an online petition against Apple that has gathered over half a million signatures in just a few short hours. And thousands more are adding...
AppGratis launches 'think different' petition against Apple, gets 571,020 supporters in just a few hours

Apple Can't Afford Buyer's Remorse With Next Retail Hire

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John Browett, the Dixons exec tapped to oversee Apple’s retail operations last January, was Tim Cook’s first big hire after taking up the CEO reins at the company. Nine months later, he would be among Cook’s first big fires, ousted from Apple after a series of missteps that drew some...
Apple Can't Afford Buyer's Remorse With Next Retail Hire

HP's Whitman on Autonomy: 'we needed to explain what actually happened'

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Hewlett-Packard chief says firm had no choice but to blow the whistle on Autonomy, but defends the acquisition and rules out selling the UK technology firmAutonomy's accounting improprieties were of such "magnitude" that Hewlett-Packard had no option but to blow the whistle in the wake of its disastrous acquisition of...
HP's Whitman on Autonomy: 'we needed to explain what actually happened'

Microsoft's offer to Google for patent peace: Just do what we say

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Microsoft is tired of Google’s campaign to paint it as a patent troll, and it has come up with some fairly simple suggestions to stop the bad blood: quit the negative publicity, and agree to our terms (or else). In a blog post this morning, simply titled “A Solid...
Microsoft's offer to Google for patent peace: Just do what we say

If Google gobbles Meebo for $100M, this time I won’t eat my hat

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Google is in talks to acquire Meebo for about $100 million, according to a report from AllThingsD. If the deal goes through, it would make a lot of sense, because Meebo still has a lot of talent, and its products are reasonably aligned with Google’s efforts to counter Facebook. So...
If Google gobbles Meebo for $100M, this time I won’t eat my hat

Apple Asks For Patience, Would It Block A Google Maps App?

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Apple is taking a painful public beating right now on its new mapping app. Some people are even starting to get a bit hysterical over some of its failings. It’s turning into the iPhone 5′s version of “antennagate.” Indeed, much more negative publicity might cause some... Please visit Search Engine...
Apple Asks For Patience, Would It Block A Google Maps App?

Twitter talks audience activation, social TV strategy and #DoggingTales

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Dan Biddle recommends 'programming Twitter as you programme your channel' for broadcastersChannel 4's recent Dogging Tales documentary was a word-of-mouth hit in the UK, thanks partly to word-of-mouth recommendations on Twitter as it aired.Twitter's head of broadcast partnerships in the UK, Dan Biddle, used the show as a key example...
Twitter talks audience activation, social TV strategy and #DoggingTales

UK Politicians Offer An Awful Bargain: Give Up Free Press If You Want Defamation Reform

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For many, many years, we've discussed the problems of UK defamation/libel laws, which basically put the burden on the accused, and are very broadly applied. They've also given rise to cases of "libel tourism," whereby people sue in the UK for statements made online, even if neither party is in...
UK Politicians Offer An Awful Bargain: Give Up Free Press If You Want Defamation Reform

GamesBeat’s Evolution 2012 viewing guide

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If you’re a fighting-game player in Las Vegas this weekend, you’d better watch out: An incredible cast of virtual warriors has gathered for Evolution 2012 – the largest tournament of its kind in the world – and you’ll need a keen mind and steady nerves to defeat this competition. Known...
GamesBeat’s Evolution 2012 viewing guide

FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

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So, the FTC got some press today for announcing a high profile "settlement" with social networking startup Path. You might think that this is entirely about the news that came out a year ago, about Path uploading entire user address books to its server. If you don't recall, that story...
FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

University Sues Student For Graduating Too Fast

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Here's an odd one. The School of Economics and Management in Essen, Germany is suing former student, Marcel Pohl, for graduating too quickly. You see, he finished all of the necessary exams for both a bachelor's and master's degree in 20 months -- representing three semesters. Normally, it takes students...
University Sues Student For Graduating Too Fast

News Corp.’s hacking tab so far this year: $167 Million

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It may be years before anyone can figure out the real cost to News Corp. and its shareholders of the UK hacking scandal that has dominated the headlines for months. For now, whatever the reputation cost for Rupert and James Murdoch or the financial impact of losing the chance to...
News Corp.’s hacking tab so far this year: $167 Million

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Once Asked His CFO If They Were Going Bankrupt (GRPN)

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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason once asked his CFO how the company might go bankrupt, he told Business Insider's Ignition 2012 conference today. The moment came after a rash of media coverage in 2011 and early 2012 -- some of it from BI -- that suggested the company was either a...
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Once Asked His CFO If They Were Going Bankrupt (GRPN)

Apple Q4: CEO Tim Cook Says China Revenues Were $5.7B, Up 26% Year On Year, Now 15% Of All Of Apple's Sales

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Tim Cook today said that Apple had a “fantastic” quarter in Greater China, with revenues at $5.7B, up 26% year on year. The company saw iPad sales up 45%, and iPhone was up 38%. For the year the company had total revenues of $23.8 billion for China, “which is really phenomenal...
Apple Q4: CEO Tim Cook Says China Revenues Were $5.7B, Up 26% Year On Year, Now 15% Of All Of Apple's Sales

Appeals Court OKs Facebook Settlement That Gives Consumers Zero Cash

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Sept 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court refused to disturb Facebook Inc.'s $9.5 million class action settlement over allegations that the social networking company's defunct "Beacon" service violated its members' privacy rights. The 2-1 ruling on Thursday came from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, with the one...
Appeals Court OKs Facebook Settlement That Gives Consumers Zero Cash

Is The Perfect Cola On The Horizon?

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste. The world's top soft drink companies hope that's the elusive trifecta that will silence health concerns about soda and reverse the decline in consumption of...
Is The Perfect Cola On The Horizon?

Instagram gains users in December despite recent uproar as Zynga gets pecked to death by rivals

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Zynga (ZNGA), the Facebook (FB) app behemoth, still reigns supreme on its most important platform. But the erosion of its dominant position continues as smaller rivals keep chipping away at its market share. On December 26, Zynga-owned Facebook applications had 267 million Monthly Active Users, down 20 million in two weeks. Far behind...
Instagram gains users in December despite recent uproar as Zynga gets pecked to death by rivals
Apple wants $700M more from Samsung ... and a complete ban on infringing Samsung phones

How my riots tweet landed me in hot water – at taxpayers' expense | Mike Harris

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Sanctions against councillors who express an opinion are overzealous. Finally, a judge has stood up to such nonsenseLast year, I was reported to the standards board of Lewisham council for tweeting concerns that last summer's riots were spreading to our area (which they did – you can read my tweets...
How my riots tweet landed me in hot water – at taxpayers' expense | Mike Harris
Apple finally complies with latest UK ruling, apologizes for snarky letter, runs correct Samsung/Apple judgement

Facebook kills our ad network dreams, again

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Speculation over whether Facebook will build an ad network has flip-flopped just about every month for the last year. Facebook should build an ad network. Facebook is laying the groundwork to build an ad network. Facebook should acquire an ad network. Facebook makes it official: it is building an ad...
Facebook kills our ad network dreams, again

Apple adds 'Offers In-App Purchases' App Store warning to freemium apps

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iOS store's tweak makes it clearer which apps offer IAP, which may be a boon for parentsApple has made a small but significant change to iOS app listings on its App Store, adding a prominent "Offers In-App Purchases" line for freemium apps on its store.The new tagline is currently only...
Apple adds 'Offers In-App Purchases' App Store warning to freemium apps

Foxconn audit finds illegal overtime and unpaid wages at Apple factory

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Supplier pledges to makes changes after independent report into working conditions at Chinese factories finds rampant violationsA report into working conditions at Chinese factories operated by an Apple supplier has revealed "serious" labour violations, including excessive hours, unpaid wages and major health and safety risks.The Fair Labor Association (FLA) said...
Foxconn audit finds illegal overtime and unpaid wages at Apple factory

Apple learns from 4G iPad debacle, makes iPhone 5 LTE support crystal clear

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Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 includes support for LTE networks, as had been expected, however, like the most recently released iPad, coverage will vary globally – initially at least. While that fact is bound to frustrate customers in markets where the 4G technology is unsupported or soon too launch, Apple has...
Apple learns from 4G iPad debacle, makes iPhone 5 LTE support crystal clear
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