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Act on Acta now if you care about democracy and free speech | David Meyer

www.guardian.co.uk
The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement could criminalise internet users globally. But it hasn't been ratified yet …Acta is the latest copyright enforcement scheme to cause alarm among digital activists. Given its reach, this is understandable.The anti-counterfeiting trade agreement is, despite its name, effectively an international treaty that forces signatories to criminalise...
Act on Acta now if you care about democracy and free speech | David Meyer

Claro takes on Netflix as it expands its VOD service to Brazil

thenextweb.com
Claro will soon launch its VOD portal Claro Video in Brazil, the mobile operator announced in Rio de Janeiro at Futurecom‘s conference. The service will initially roll out to a limited number of Claro clients by the end of the year, before a full launch during 2013′s first quarter. While this...
Claro takes on Netflix as it expands its VOD service to Brazil

Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental

www.engadget.com
The Android Open Source Project has typically (and understandably) been a very Nexus-focused affair -- until now that is. Technical Lead for the AOSP, Jean-Baptiste Queru, announced this week that for a "new challenge" he'd like to target new hardware -- and Sony's Xperia S is the lucky benefactor....
Android Open Source Project targets Sony Xperia S, wants to get experimental

Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge

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Internet companies and activists showed their growing clout by all but killing two copyright bills that big media websites had pushed. Now, the same players who stopped SOPA and PIPA are trying to work together to further protect their interests. They're finding that may be easier said than done.» E-Mail...
Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge

MokaFive names former BigFix head Dave Robbins as its new CEO

venturebeat.com
Virtualization startup MokaFive has replaced CEO Dale Fuller with former BigFix head Dave Robbins, the company said today. MokaFive is best known for making it possible to let workers securely use iPads, iPhones, and Macs in the enterprise. Fuller will remain on MokaFive’s board of directors. Robbins most recently...
MokaFive names former BigFix head Dave Robbins as its new CEO

1 million users + 10 messages/second + 1 server = impressive

venturebeat.com
10 messages per second to 1,000,000 live users on single, solitary server? That’s impressive by any standard, and that’s what Kaazing and Dell were able to achieve with living, dynamically updating webpages. “Dell came to Kaazing … and asked if we could drive one message per second to one million...
1 million users + 10 messages/second + 1 server = impressive

Adobe Closes BrowserLab, Blames Mobile Platform Rise

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When future historians look back and try to determine the exact moment when the personal computer and desktop form factor started to decline, there will be a lot of pointing at Jan. 27, 2010 - the day Steve Jobs announced the iPad. In truth, the downward spiral isn't marked by...
Adobe Closes BrowserLab, Blames Mobile Platform Rise

How to Do Energy Storage on a Massive Scale

www.theatlantic.com
Meet Danielle Fong, co-founder of LightSail Energy. Danielle Fong is not one to make things easy for herself. At 12, she dropped out of middle school and... went to college. After finishing up at Dalhousie University, she enrolled in a Princeton PhD program at 17, where she wanted to work...
How to Do Energy Storage on a Massive Scale

Hey, Tim Cook: We found an executive to run Apple Retail for you

gigaom.com
Ron Johnson is out as CEO of J.C. Penney. After less than two years on the job, it’s not quite clear what the next step would be for him. Luckily for him, it just so happens that Johnson’s former employer, Apple, has an opening for someone with his qualifications: SVP...
Hey, Tim Cook: We found an executive to run Apple Retail for you

The Opportunity to Learn

www.chrisbrogan.com
In my post, A Perfect Dichotomy, I highlighted an interesting situation: designers are facing being undercut by very inexpensive labor because business people are quite often happy with “good enough” design. What I learned from the post was that designers are passionate. I learned that business people believe in...
The Opportunity to Learn

Masayoshi Son's New Challenge

online.wsj.com
With Softbank's backing, Sprint has a lot of ground to make up against AT&T and Verizon in fight for telecom supremacy....
Masayoshi Son's New Challenge

Ford is now a 'personal mobility' company: How the comeback kids are riding tech to a new destiny

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As Bill Ford sees it, Ford Motor Company is about democratizing technology, and it's preparing to tackle a new challenge over the next 50 years. TechRepublic's Jason Hiner has the story. [Read more]...
Ford is now a 'personal mobility' company: How the comeback kids are riding tech to a new destiny

Forget the iPhone: BlackBerry is still the one to beat

tech.fortune.cnn.com
There's a lot of buzz in the smartphone business lately, with Apple's (AAPL) iPhone turning the mobile world upside down and Nokia's (NOK) upcoming phone announcement providing a new challenge. Despite all the hype, though, Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry is still the most formidable force in U.S. smartphones. This...
Forget the iPhone: BlackBerry is still the one to beat

Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge

www.npr.org
Internet companies and activists showed their growing clout by all but killing two copyright bills that big media websites had pushed. Now, the same players who stopped SOPA and PIPA are trying to work together to further protect their interests. They're finding that may be easier said than done.» E-Mail...
Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge

Is Brightcove the Next Flash?

newteevee.com
It was just a few years ago that Adobe’s Flash revolutionized video publishing by enabling media companies to reach a vast number of consumers with a plugin that ensured a consistent rich media experience across multiple operating systems and browsers. Now, Brightcove might be at the forefront of the next...
Is Brightcove the Next Flash?
Preparation is everything: how new Android boss Sundar Pichai could change Google

Zynga Is Undergoing A Major Upheavel, And Its COO Appears To Be The First Casualty (ZNGA)

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Zynga's chief operating officer John Schappert has left the company and vacated his board seat. This doesn't come as a huge surprise, given the company's drastic shift toward focusing on mobile games like Draw Something and Words With Friends. Now Zynga faces a new challenge: finding a business beyond Facebook...
Zynga Is Undergoing A Major Upheavel, And Its COO Appears To Be The First Casualty (ZNGA)

Tech Moves: Nordstrom vet named Zoomingo adviser; Paul Allen’s PR chief leaves

www.geekwire.com
Loretta Soffe Zoomingo, the mobile shopping app created by Krishnan Seshadrinathan and Shirish Nadkarni, has named former Nordstrom executive Loretta Soffe to its advisory board. Soffe spent 24 years at Nordstrom, most recently as executive vice president and general merchandise manager of the women’s division. “Loretta will play a critical role in helping...
Tech Moves: Nordstrom vet named Zoomingo adviser; Paul Allen’s PR chief leaves

Sheryl Sandberg Turned Down A Chance To Be LinkedIn CEO (LNKD, FB)

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Sheryl Sandberg had an opportunity to be CEO of LinkedIn in 2006, but turned down the job, she reveals in her new book, "Lean In". The book isn't out yet, but Tom Gara at the Wall Street Journal landed an advanced copy and has been peeling out some of the...
Sheryl Sandberg Turned Down A Chance To Be LinkedIn CEO (LNKD, FB)

Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

venturebeat.com
Tim Bray, the Googler most famous for his prior role in editing the XML language, has set his eyes on a new challenge: eradicating usernames and passwords, at least as we know them today, from the Internet. Bray, who landed at Google in 2010 as an evangelist for the...
Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

Rick Smolan's Newest Project Will Try to Breathe Life Into Big Data

allthingsd.com
Rick Smolan, creator of the epic “Day in the Life” photography books, is taking on a new challenge: big data. “Big data” has become a buzzphrase many people like to hate for its vagueness, but Smolan’s book format brings out all sorts of specificity and examples. © Joe Mcnally 2012...
Rick Smolan's Newest Project Will Try to Breathe Life Into Big Data
Sega aims to make some crazy money with Crazy Taxi for iOS

Resistant to the inevitable: How technology is changing the restaurant industry

thenextweb.com
Technology touches every facet of our lives – as it always has – but with the emergence of mobile devices and cloud computing making more of an impact than ever, you’d be hard-pressed to go anywhere and not find a high-tech piece of hardware or software around. These advances have...
Resistant to the inevitable: How technology is changing the restaurant industry

Twitter's New Challenge: Traffic Doesn't Just Peak, It Roars For Hours

www.businessinsider.com
Downtime was a major problem for Twitter in its early years. What was remarkable about the information network's performance during Election Day in the US was how stable the service seemed. Now, instead of the Fail Whale--the lighthearted icon Twitter displayed when the service was unavailable--it's wrestling with a very...
Twitter's New Challenge: Traffic Doesn't Just Peak, It Roars For Hours

Sony to add photo editing to PlayStation 3's repertoire this week?

www.engadget.com
Limber up those thumbs gaming gurus, because a new challenge may be on its way to your PlayStation 3 console: photo editing. PCWorld is reporting that Sony will be rolling out some new "photo editing software" for the PS3 early this week. Tweaking photos aside, the software's ultimate purpose...
Sony to add photo editing to PlayStation 3's repertoire this week?

Weekend Ar(t)s: EP presents a new challenge for Sufjan Stevens

arstechnica.com
During the weekend, even Ars takes an occasional break from evaluating third-generation iPads or hypothesizing about Microsoft patents. Weekend Ar(t)s is a chance to share what we're watching/listening/reading or otherwise consuming this week. We're not in Illinoise anymore folks. Sufjan Stevens is the modern musician for intellectuals. He has...
Weekend Ar(t)s: EP presents a new challenge for Sufjan Stevens
Greystripe founders join YesVideo, with plans to turn VHS video conversion into a billion dollar business

Chip Shortfall to Challenge Qualcomm

online.wsj.com
Qualcomm reported net income more than doubled and said filling orders for its smartphone chips is presenting a new challenge....
Chip Shortfall to Challenge Qualcomm

MindMixer Raises $1.5M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website,

techcrunch.com
If you live in San Francisco, you probably spend a lot of time complaining about the lackluster public transportation. I’m no exception — so today, I was really excited to see a new government website called ImproveSF, where residents can submit and vote on suggestions about how to make Muni...
MindMixer Raises $1.5M For Virtual Town Halls, Launches ImproveSF Website,
LiveLine makes yacht racing TV-friendly
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