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ALLEGED BITCOIN INVENTOR: Please Stop Emailing Me, I Didn't Invent Bitcoin

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A man suspected of creating Bitcoin has issued a denial he did so. In 2011, New Yorker contributor Joshua Davis went on the hunt for Bitcoin's inventor. He came up empty handed. But he narrowed it down to several candidates whose interests and backgrounds made them pretty strong suspects. One...
ALLEGED BITCOIN INVENTOR: Please Stop Emailing Me, I Didn't Invent Bitcoin
The Verge wins five Webby Awards: a thank you

The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books

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Writing for the New Yorker, Ken Auletta surveys the ebook landscape: it's Apple, Amazon, Google, and the book publishers engaged in a poker game for the hearts, minds, and wallets of book buyers. Kindle editions of books are selling well: There are now an estimated three million Kindles in use,...
The iPad, the Kindle, and the future of books

Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

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Newly appointed New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer — author of the bestselling books “Imagine,” “How We Decide” and “Proust Was a Neuroscientist” and a former editor at Wired — has been recycling a bunch of his own content in pieces for various publishers. Jim Romenesko discovered the first example...
Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

Apple Newsstand Revenue Quadrupled Since Launch; iPad Revenue 3x That Of iPhone

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In advance of the expected new iPhone launch taking place on September 12th, app analytics firm App Annie has taken a look at some of the traction Apple’s Newsstand is seeing in terms of both revenue and downloads. According to its data, the U.S. is the top country when it comes...
Apple Newsstand Revenue Quadrupled Since Launch; iPad Revenue 3x That Of iPhone

Hello New York!

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This is a draft of the talk I'll give at the 140conf tomorrow at 9AM. My little story begins in Silicon Valley -- in 1979 -- 31 years ago. I went there with an idea and some software. The idea was that computers could be used by normal people as...
Hello New York!

Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to 32 magazines

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If you've taken issue with your usual choices for buying magazines on your tablet, be it pay-per-issue or per-subscription, you're not alone. If you'll recall, it was nearly a year ago that Next Issue Media launched the preliminary version of its "Hulu-meets-magazines" app on the Galaxy Tab, and it's...
Next Issue Media launches on Android, $15 a month for access to 32 magazines

Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

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What do Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer and Gawker Media have in common? In different ways, the incidents that have thrust all three into the news recently help to show the power of the simple hyperlink, which Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed along with the rest of the web a little over...
Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

Bloomberg: NYC’s Tech Success is Luring Potential Employees…Who Aren’t Cultureless Rubes

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I’m at the Lerer Ventures CEO Summit, mostly as a CEO, since Lerer is an investor in PandoDaily. But delightfully the event is also on the record. The downside is that this means I’m not getting a day off of blogging, which I was secretly hoping for (at least until...
Bloomberg: NYC’s Tech Success is Luring Potential Employees…Who Aren’t Cultureless Rubes

Women’s Rights Group Calls on Facebook To Add a Woman to Their Board

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A screenshot of UltraViolet's petition. (weareultraviolet.org) UltraViolet, a progressive women's rights group that has gained more than 300,000 members in the mere three months it's been active, launched a campaign today aiming to get Facebook to add a woman to its board of directors before the company's IPO. As The...
Women’s Rights Group Calls on Facebook To Add a Woman to Their Board

New Yorker Accused of Helping al-Qaida About to Go on Trial (Gotham Gazette, Apr 2010)

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New Yorker Accused of Helping al-Qaida About to Go on Trial (Gotham Gazette, Apr 2010)
The best tech writing of the week, February 12th

Facebook share price to be set at $38

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Social network's landmark flotation has investors clamouring to buy, but some analysts issue warnings about IPOFacebook was expected to set the final price of shares in its landmark initial public offering (IPO) at $38 (£24), the top of the price range it gave this week, as investors clamoured to buy...
Facebook share price to be set at $38

Samsung’s Galaxy Note will star in company’s first-ever Super Bowl ad

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Don’t believe all the hype you hear on TV – next Sunday isn’t about Eli Manning or a rematch of 2008′s big game or even about football at all. The real excitement will be when Samsung makes its debut in the biggest commercial time slot of the year. The game...
Samsung’s Galaxy Note will star in company’s first-ever Super Bowl ad

Tim Cook and Apple Versus Wall Street

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Tim Cook and Apple Versus Wall Street: John Cassidy for The New Yorker: During the past year alone, as Cook pointed out today, its revenues have risen by forty-eight billion dollars--more than those of Google, Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Nokia combined. You might think that would be enough to satisfy...
Tim Cook and Apple Versus Wall Street

RT @TNYbackissues: "[85] from the Archive: Robert Benchley: This year is The New Yorker’s eighty-fifth anniversary. http://bit.ly/9In8vB"

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RT @TNYbackissues: "[85] from the Archive: Robert Benchley: This year is The New Yorker’s eighty-fifth anniversary. http://bit.ly/9In8vB"

New Digital Magazine App Launches on Wednesday

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Next Issue Media, the joint venture of five magazine and newspaper publishers to create a storefront for their tablet editions, will launch its long-awaited newsstand app on Wednesday. Some of the magazines that will be available in Next Issue Media’s mobile app. The first version of the app will have...
New Digital Magazine App Launches on Wednesday

The New Yorker unveils Strongbox, a tool for sources to submit files and tips anonymously

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As with most news organizations, a lot of the posts we publish start out as emailed tips from you, our dear readers. But some employees put their jobs on the line when they share info, which, as you might imagine, makes them reluctant to hit send. The New Yorker...
The New Yorker unveils Strongbox, a tool for sources to submit files and tips anonymously
Digital television is where cable was in early days, says Conde Nast Entertainment chief

iPad users don’t mind paying for news

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According to new research, iPad users are forking over plenty of money to read their favorite digital publications on Apple’s tablet. In the U.S., the top 100 grossing publications distributed within Apple’s Newsstand app are making more than $70,000 per day, according to Distimo’s research, at least for the month of...
iPad users don’t mind paying for news

Facebook excommunicates New Yorker for original sin - nipple bulge

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The New Yorker does not have a reputation for X-rated material, it's fair to say. So the venerable magazine was understandably surprised when it was temporarily banned by Facebook for violating its community standards on nudity and sex on Monday. The reason? This innocuous-looking drawing of a naked couple sitting...
Facebook excommunicates New Yorker for original sin - nipple bulge
Judge: Embedding videos doesn't violate the law

Now The French Want To Fine Twitter $1300 Per Day

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A civil court in Paris recently ruled that Twitter must hand over the names of its users who tweeted anti-Semitic content so they can prosecute them, The New Yorker's Emily Greenhouse reports. Back in October, the Union of French Jewish Students complained about anti-Semitic tweets that used the hashtag #UnBonJuif,...
Now The French Want To Fine Twitter $1300 Per Day
Google's Project Glass augmented reality glasses begin testing

Booting Up: Yup, We’re Still Fighting About the Facebook IPO Edition

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(elitedaily.com) NASDAQ cops to “arrogance” and “overconfidence” in the lead-up to the Facebook IPO. [Wall Street Journal] When will people learn that you can’t sue Google for linking to something embarrassing? Otherwise the search engine would be worthless. [TechDirt] Teens lie about what they do on the Internet. In other...
Booting Up: Yup, We’re Still Fighting About the Facebook IPO Edition

The New Yorker's David Remnick: Paper Magazines Are "Pretty Good Technology"

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Quality long-form writing has a place in the Internet age, says the New Yorker editor David Remnick — and it’s worth paying for. Asked whether print magazines would last another 20 years, Remnick said, “The New Yorker — you roll it up, you put it in your bag. It’s quite...
The New Yorker's David Remnick: Paper Magazines Are "Pretty Good Technology"
New Yorker: The Old Faithful Mag Lands on the iPhone
Apple highlights iPad mini Newsstand in new magazine ad campaign
Flipboard losing formatted content and ad sales from Wired and The New Yorker

DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL

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While journalists are expected to follow a certain set of standards or code of ethics, that's not always the case. Every now and again, someone breaks the rules and gets away with it -- if only temporarily, since they usually get caught in the end. One famous example is former...
DailyDirt: Journalism FAIL
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