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Hackers release source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere

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Following a series of threats and alleged negotiations, hackers have released the code for Symantec's remote control software....
Hackers release source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere

Carriers hate the iPhone

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Apple’s iPhone is the most profitable product offered by the most valuable company in the world. With only three iPhone models in its lineup, the Cupertino-based technology giant shipped more smartphones last quarter than any other vendor in the world. Carriers that sell Apple’s sought-after smartphone enjoy huge activation...
Carriers hate the iPhone

LinkedIn Is Acquiring Contacts Start-Up Rapportive

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Rapportive, which makes a browser plug-in that overlays Gmail with contextual information about email contacts, is being acquired by LinkedIn, sources said. LinkedIn declined to comment, while Rapportive CEO Rahul Vohra ducked our attempts to talk to him. A source familiar with the negotiations said LinkedIn offered Rapportive “high teens”...
LinkedIn Is Acquiring Contacts Start-Up Rapportive

Nokia Cuts 4000 European Jobs; Phone Assembly Moves To Asia

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It’s a sign of the times, though not a particularly surprising one: Nokia has finally eliminated its European phone assembly infrastructure and will be moving those 4000 jobs to Asia, according to a Reuters report. The factories are not being shuttered altogether, and localizing and finishing work will still be...
Nokia Cuts 4000 European Jobs; Phone Assembly Moves To Asia

Starz Play movies disappear from Netflix streaming this week

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A little more than three years after arriving on Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service, Starz is packing up its online package of movies and original TV shows and heading home at the end of this month. While the deal brought in high profile movies from Disney and Sony (not...
Starz Play movies disappear from Netflix streaming this week

Symantec offered hackers $50k to delete stolen code in alleged "sting"

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Hackers claiming to have the source code for Symantec's PCAnywhere and Norton Antivirus software attempted to extort $50,000 from the company, according to e-mail transcripts posted on February 7. But the point of contact for the hacker group involved in the code exposure claimed in an e-mail conversation with...
Symantec offered hackers $50k to delete stolen code in alleged "sting"

70 Groups Tell Congress To Put The Brakes On Any Further Efforts To Expand Intellectual Property

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Over 70 different groups, including many who were central to the January 18th online protests against SOPA, have put together a letter asking Congress to put a halt to any attempts to further expand intellectual property laws. The key point: Now is the time for Congress to take a breath,...
70 Groups Tell Congress To Put The Brakes On Any Further Efforts To Expand Intellectual Property

Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark

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Last year, a group of entertainment companies known collectively as RettighedsAlliancen sent a demand to the Danish Bailiff Court (known locally as Fogedretten) to have the country’s Internet service providers block US-based streaming music service Grooveshark. RettighedsAlliancen chief Maria Fredenslund said that Grooveshark had no content agreements or licenses with...
Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark

“The Hacker Company”: Facebookers Snag A Vintage Sign For New HQ

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It all started last April when former Facebook engineer Chris Putnam (of  fame) was visiting his girlfriend’s mom in Lake City, FL and saw the striking sign — ‘The Hacker Company.” Putnam, who had left Facebook in August 2010 to do his own thing, felt an immediate affinity for the...
“The Hacker Company”: Facebookers Snag A Vintage Sign For New HQ

Apple Ordering Screens of 'At Least 4 Inches' for Next-Generation iPhone

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has placed orders for screens measuring "at least 4 inches diagonally" for the next-generation iPhone, marking a significant increase in size over the displays used in every iPhone model released to date.Apple Inc., which is expected to launch its next-generation iPhone later this...
Apple Ordering Screens of 'At Least 4 Inches' for Next-Generation iPhone

Zuckerberg negotiated and wrapped up Facebook-Instagram deal in 3 days, “mostly on his own”

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Facebook’s board was kept in the dark during the lead-up to its acquisition of Instagram, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which claims CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg led and concluded the deal himself in just three days. Zuckerberg, who said to have been “negotiating mostly on his own”, reportedly...
Zuckerberg negotiated and wrapped up Facebook-Instagram deal in 3 days, “mostly on his own”

Apple bid $16m for Chinese iPad trademark, Proview lowers asking price from $2b to $63m: Reports

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With Apple said to be entering serious negotiations with Proview, looking to settle the lengthy legal battle over rights to the Chinese iPad trademark, Apple representatives are reported to have offered $16 million for the mark. A report shared by Sina (via the Beijing Times) states that Apple offered 100 million yuan ($16...
Apple bid $16m for Chinese iPad trademark, Proview lowers asking price from $2b to $63m: Reports

Kim Dotcom: Many Megaupload Users at the US Government

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In the wake of the MegaUpload shutdown many of the site’s users complained that their personal files had been lost due to collateral damage. From work-related data to personal photos, the raid disabled access to hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of files that were clearly not infringing. With most of...
Kim Dotcom: Many Megaupload Users at the US Government

Sony aims to become ‘One’, will fire 10,000 workers and spend $926 million on restructuring

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Japanese electronics giant Sony‘s new management team has laid out its plans to reinvigorate the company’s businesses and look for growth in other and new markets. Under the header ‘One Sony’, it will start by laying off 10,000 employees – projecting to spend 75 billion yen (roughly $926 million) on...
Sony aims to become ‘One’, will fire 10,000 workers and spend $926 million on restructuring

Apple’s new iPad close to finally launching in China after receiving sales license

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The launch of the new iPad in China has taken one further step towards reality after the country’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center provided a mandatory license for an unnamed 3G-compatible Apple-made device, believed to be the new iPad, as the Wall Street Journal reports. Though the device now has a permit...
Apple’s new iPad close to finally launching in China after receiving sales license

Austrailian Gov't: Not In The Public Interest For The Public To Be Interested In Secret Anti-Piracy Negotiations

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Last month Techdirt wrote about yet more secret meetings between the copyright and internet industries, this time in Australia, where the federal government there was "encouraging" them to come up with ways of tackling online copyright infringement. The public, as usual, was not invited to offer their views on plans...
Austrailian Gov't: Not In The Public Interest For The Public To Be Interested In Secret Anti-Piracy Negotiations

Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source code

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A group of hackers demanded that Symantec pay $50,000 to prevent it from releasing stolen source code for several of the firm’s software titles. Symantec reportedly confirmed that it was cooperating with a sting operation while communicating via email with a group of hackers claiming ties to notorious hacktivist...
Hackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source code

Apple Censoring 'Jailbreak' in U.S. iTunes Store Listings

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Exploring an observation initially made by iOS hacker @planetbeing, Shoutpedia notes that Apple has mysteriously begun censoring the word "jailbreak" in the U.S. iTunes Store. While not all mentions of the word are affected, the vast majority of them across all content types are currently being censored to "j*******k". Apple...
Apple Censoring 'Jailbreak' in U.S. iTunes Store Listings

Rogers, BCE rumored to already have Apple 'iTV' prototype in their labs

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A new report claims Canadian telecoms Rogers and Bell Canada have an early version of a much-rumored Apple television set in their labs and are in negotiations with the company to enter into a partnership for the device....
Rogers, BCE rumored to already have Apple 'iTV' prototype in their labs

Zuckerberg will soon be worth $6.5 billion more than Yahoo, which once tried to buy Facebook for $1 billion

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Come next Monday, ‘Facebook IPO Week’ will be in full effect, and so it’s interesting to look backwards to see just how we got to where we are today. Here’s some fun numbers, to put the massive incoming Facebook offering in perspective: Yahoo, who once tried to buy Facebook, has a...
Zuckerberg will soon be worth $6.5 billion more than Yahoo, which once tried to buy Facebook for $1 billion

White House Petition Demands TPP Process Be Open & Transparent

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It seems that, with every issue that comes up around here, people are quickly putting together White House petitions on the White House's "We The People" site. The latest, in response to all of these stories about secrecy concerning the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), is a petition...
White House Petition Demands TPP Process Be Open & Transparent

In an ideal world, no one would know you’ve been acquired

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Seen that rumored sale of Digg to The Washington Post today? What was your first feeling? Were you thinking ‘Oh wow, that is great news for Digg and its users’? Or did you think ‘Oh boy, that will be the end of Digg as we know it’. If it is...
In an ideal world, no one would know you’ve been acquired

Apple Takes Possession of iPhone5.com Domain

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Earlier this month, we noted that Apple had filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) seeking to gain ownership of the iPhone5.com domain, which had hosted a small independent discussion forum for the past year and a half. The Next Web now reports that the case has...
Apple Takes Possession of iPhone5.com Domain

SingTel’s landmark $9.4 million deal for Asia Web startup HungryGoWhere was 9 months in the making

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We live in an era in which business deals are changing. The Internet is connecting people and companies in new and faster ways and, with tech firms like Facebook and Apple boasting financial clout and massive customer bases, deals can be agreed in weeks, if not days, as Mark Zuckerberg’s...
SingTel’s landmark $9.4 million deal for Asia Web startup HungryGoWhere was 9 months in the making

Redbox acquires NCR Corporation and Blockbuster Express DVD rental kiosks in $100 million deal

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Right on the heels of the announcement that it will be partnering with Verizon for a "streaming-video venture," Redbox has revealed it will be expanding its physical footprint by acquiring all of the entertainment assets of rival NCR Corporation. In the deal, worth up to $100 million, Redbox will...
Redbox acquires NCR Corporation and Blockbuster Express DVD rental kiosks in $100 million deal

Yahoo to sell back half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1 billion, more in the latter's future IPO

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It's been a bit of a sour year for Yahoo -- it's seen the departure of one of its founding fathers, suffered through a patent dispute with Facebook and lost its new CEO in a sea of scandalous accusations. Yikes. At least former head honcho Scott Thompson's negotiations to...
Yahoo to sell back half of its Alibaba stake for $7.1 billion, more in the latter's future IPO

Apple tables settlement figure for Proview’s iPad trademark, seeking to end legal fight in China

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Apple appears to be willing to concede more ground in its Chinese iPad trademark fight with Proview, finally entering negotiations and tabling compensation package for the mark (read: settlement), ending its legal fight in the country. This is according to Proview lawyer Xie Xianghui, who told China’s official government newswire Xinhua: ”[It...
Apple tables settlement figure for Proview’s iPad trademark, seeking to end legal fight in China

Evernote approaching 30 million users, funding reports are ‘premature’: CEO Phil Libin

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Evernote CEO Phil Libin took the stage at The Next Web Conference earlier today. We took notes and will have a longer post for you later on, but here are some interesting tidbits about Evernote that Libin shared at the end of his talk. The affable chief executive said Evernote...
Evernote approaching 30 million users, funding reports are ‘premature’: CEO Phil Libin

Google agrees deal with Korean watchdog to help users better understand its new privacy policy

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After weeks of negotiations over its new privacy policy, Google has agreed a plan with the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) to better inform domestic Internet users on how it will use their data and provide links to its existing services to allow them to control the information they share. The...
Google agrees deal with Korean watchdog to help users better understand its new privacy policy

Symantec source code held by hackers in $50,000 extortion attempt, may have been released into the wild

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The source code for Symantec's pcAnywhere and Norton AntiVirus products has been at the center of a weeks-long stand-off between the company, law-enforcement officials, and a hacker group threatening to sell the code to the highest bidder. An email exchange posted to Pastebin details negotiations between a Symantec employee...
Symantec source code held by hackers in $50,000 extortion attempt, may have been released into the wild
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