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Experts Scratching Their Heads At House Judiciary's Awful CFAA Reform Proposal

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On Monday, we broke the news of the House Judiciary Committee circulating a terrible bill that would make the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) much worse, rather than better. It would expand definitions and make it even easier for the Justice Department to go after people for harmless activity....
Experts Scratching Their Heads At House Judiciary's Awful CFAA Reform Proposal

Google Admits Mobile Ads Are Causing 'Deceleration' In Revenue Growth (GOOG)

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Google has finally admitted in a disclosure to the SEC that mobile ad revenue is replacing its desktop ad revenue in a way that may hurt its sales. In a 10-Q filing, the company said (as it always does) that "our revenue growth rate has generally declined over time, and...
Google Admits Mobile Ads Are Causing 'Deceleration' In Revenue Growth (GOOG)

Fake Facebook copyright notice goes viral as actual Data Use Policy is up for review

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Some Facebook users have been posting status updates that include legal language they believe will protect their copyright and privacy. The meme is a hoax that began in May and is going viral again. Facebook’s actual governing documents, including its “Data Use Policy” and “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities,” are...
Fake Facebook copyright notice goes viral as actual Data Use Policy is up for review
Verbling brings immersive language learning into your living room (exclusive)

Facebook proposes data-sharing with Instagram, end to site governance voting

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Facebook today proposed changes to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that will allow the company to share information with affiliates like Instagram and put an end to site governance voting, among other more minor changes. New language about “affiliates” has been added to the Data Use...
Facebook proposes data-sharing with Instagram, end to site governance voting

The Real Story Behind Adobe’s Failed Mobile Strategy (ADBE, AAPL)

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The past weeks' events surrounding the new language in Apple's iPhone Developer Program License Agreement -- which prohibits developers from using such software as Adobe's CS5 suite for converting Flash content for the iPhone -- have exposed the San Jose software giant's shortcomings in the mobile space. Interestingly enough, these...
The Real Story Behind Adobe’s Failed Mobile Strategy (ADBE, AAPL)

TR10: Cloud Programming

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A new language will improve online applications. Cloud computing offers the promise of virtually unlimited processing and storage power, courtesy of vast data centers run by companies like Amazon and Google. But programmers don't know how best to exploit this power....
TR10: Cloud Programming

Instagram updates terms of use to include potential for Sponsored Stories

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Instagram today introduced new terms of use that will allow data sharing with Facebook and includes language suggesting that an advertising product similar to Facebook’s Sponsored Stories could be in the app’s future. Instagram is updating its terms to reflect its new ownership by Facebook, just as Facebook recently amended...
Instagram updates terms of use to include potential for Sponsored Stories

Facebook approves new Data Use Policy, Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

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Facebook today instated a new Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities that will allow the company to share information with affiliates like Instagram and put an end to site governance voting, among other more minor changes. The social network put the proposed terms up to a user vote, following a...
Facebook approves new Data Use Policy, Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

YouTube details video caption enhancements

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YouTube has updated its video captioning capability that was launched nearly two years ago. Outlined online, the changes include new language support including Japanese, Korean, and English for both automatic captions and transcript synchronization. Speech recognition for these languages is also supported, while video owners can add captions and subtitles...
YouTube details video caption enhancements

Duolingo Plans To Translate Virtual Language Learning Into Real Life Big Bucks

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The startup Duolingo has found a way to make free foreign language learning profitable. Venir otra vez? The company, which counts Ashton Kutcher and four-hour obsessive Tim Ferriss among its backers, is doing it, in part, by enlisting new language learners to translate the web. It's an approach that investors...
Duolingo Plans To Translate Virtual Language Learning Into Real Life Big Bucks
Google launches PageSpeed Insights Chrome extension v2.0

Google adds Lao to Translate as an alpha, for a grand total of 65 languages

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Google today announced it has added its 65th language to Google translate: Lao. A quick check shows the new language is indeed available on the new service, although it’s not yet available built-in Google Chrome feature. Google also took the opportunity to say its Translate team is “constantly working to...
Google adds Lao to Translate as an alpha, for a grand total of 65 languages
MindSnacks' new iPad games help you learn languages, pass the GRE
Babble curtails language learning costs using iPad subscriptions

App of the Week: TED app gets us ready for BC in 2014

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We were excited to see the news last week that the main TED conference is moving to Vancouver, B.C., in 2014 — practically our backyard.  As it happens, the TED app for iPhone and iPad was also recently updated with a slate of improvements, so thought it was only appropriate to give...
App of the Week: TED app gets us ready for BC in 2014

Google's Voice Search adds 13 new languages

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Google’s Voice Search is now available in 42 languages in 46 countries. The search giant added 13 new languages to its app, so over 100 million worldwide speakers can now use Voice Search. According to the official Google blog, the new languages include Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, and Swedish. “Each new language usually requires...
Google's Voice Search adds 13 new languages

The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

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TNW has reported incrementally on the status of cybersecurity legislation in both houses of the US Congress since the moment the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) began its trek to becoming a household name. As you certainly know by now, CISPA passed the US House of Representatives. The Senate is...
The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

Tim Ferriss on how learning to cook can expand your abilities with other goals

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Purveyor of the 4-hour workweek, Tim Ferriss, says that the one thing that stumped him time and time again was learning how to cook. By deconstructing what he knew about cooking, and then re-learning the steps, Ferriss found that he could apply these same ideals when it came to any...
Tim Ferriss on how learning to cook can expand your abilities with other goals

Voice Search arrives in 13 new languages

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“Norwegian restaurants in New York City.” I can type that phrase fast, but I can say it even faster—and when I’m on the go, speed is what I’m looking for. With Voice Search, you can speak into your phone to get search results quickly and easily. Voice Search is already...
Voice Search arrives in 13 new languages

Startup of the Week: Chase your dreams with Epiclist

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Freshly launched, Epiclist is like a Facebook for goals and dreams, where people write their aims and receive support through their social networks to reach them – from climbing Mount Everest to learning to bake a cake. The three energetic young founders of Epiclist – Stan Bugaev, Olga Reingen and Philipp Ständer – embody...
Startup of the Week: Chase your dreams with Epiclist

Baidu's language R&D centre brings voice unlocking to new Lenovo phone in first product launch

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Chinese search giant Baidu’s new language research centre in Singapore is releasing its first consumer-facing technology after it announced its speaker verification technology is embedded in Lenovo’s latest Chinese smartphone. The Lenovo A586 launches in China today. Thanks to the voice technology — which was developed by Baidu partner I2R and...
Baidu's language R&D centre brings voice unlocking to new Lenovo phone in first product launch
Path 3: The leading private social network gets more personal, more human, and more money
Wikipedia crowdsources site performance: Speeding up 488,731 templates with a little Lua to go

Japan's food photo app Snapdish aims international with 7 new languages and Kindle Fire support

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Japan-headquartered food photo sharing service Snapdish has signaled its intention to grow its presence overseas with the introduction of seven new languages and an app for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The service lets user share photos of food and provide further related information, such as recipe instructions or ingredient details. It has...
Japan's food photo app Snapdish aims international with 7 new languages and Kindle Fire support

13th Lab raises $700,000 to build its ‘UI for reality’

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Augmented reality has been through its ups and downs over the last few years — going from exciting and futuristic to gimmicky and lame and everywhere in between — but it could be back up again thanks to Google Glass, the company’s much-talked-about AR headgear. And that timing couldn’t be...
13th Lab raises $700,000 to build its ‘UI for reality’

FAQ: What you need to know about Friday’s CISPA vote

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The U.S. House of Representatives votes Friday on a major cyber-security bill that changes how companies like Facebook can share personal information. Privacy advocates are in uproar and the Obama Administration is threatening a veto. What’s going on? Here’s a plain English guide to the polices and politics driving the Cyber...
FAQ: What you need to know about Friday’s CISPA vote
No-cost desktop software development is dead on Windows 8

Apple updates Siri for iOS6: cars, languages, games, sports, and yes, iPad!

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Apple kicked off their 2012 World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) today with a Siri joke. But the Siri integrations into the coming iOS6 are not funny if you’re Google or anyone else who makes a living delivering information to users. Siri is integrating with your car, getting a massive language...
Apple updates Siri for iOS6: cars, languages, games, sports, and yes, iPad!
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