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The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

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Has The Washington Post acquired Digg, as reported in The Next Web? Sort of. We’re hearing that the Post has hired the Digg team, but is not acquiring the site or the technology. In other words, this is a talent acquisition, and in fact Digg properties, patents, and assets are...
The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

Passbook makes Apple next legal target of online reservations company

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Apple is the target of yet another lawsuit, this time because of its new Passbook app in iOS 6. A San Diego company called Ameranth has filed court documents accusing Apple of infringing on several of its patents that cover the ability to wirelessly download and synch information like reservations across...
Passbook makes Apple next legal target of online reservations company
RIM begins slashing jobs in hope of saving $1B

News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Corp dramatically pulled stories from from Google as it prepared a paywall to better monetize that content...
News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

Reddit Lands Facebook Vet Yishan Wong As CEO

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Reddit has a new CEO. Former Facebook engineer Yishan Wong is joining the rapidly growing social news site, which owner Conde Nast is spinning out as a separate company — in part so it could recruit people like Wong. “I’m not looking to step in and make “big, bold changes”...
Reddit Lands Facebook Vet Yishan Wong As CEO

Samsung reportedly aims to sell 10 million Galaxy S IV smartphones each month

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Following the success of its Galaxy S II and Galaxy S III devices, Samsung (005930) has high hopes for its upcoming flagship smartphone. It has been speculated that the company will release the Galaxy S IV in April. According to South Korean news site Money Today, Samsung has reportedly set a goal...
Samsung reportedly aims to sell 10 million Galaxy S IV smartphones each month

After buying IGN, Ziff Davis is shutting down UGO, 1UP, and GameSpy

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Publishing company Ziff Davis is shutting down iconic gaming news sites UGO, 1UP, and GameSpy, according to a memo sent to employees by CEO Vivek Shah today. Ziff Davis is a publishing company that’s known for purchasing high-profile news organizations, and eventually allowing them to decay over time into...
After buying IGN, Ziff Davis is shutting down UGO, 1UP, and GameSpy

Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

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Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor / incubator / holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process. Nine months later, Betaworks has acquired news-oriented company, this time bringing Marco Arment’s popular story-saving app...
Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

Samsung Demands Access to Apple's iOS 6 Source Code in Notification Lawsuit in Korea

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In late December, we reported that the Korean online news site iNews24 reported that Samsung had brought a lawsuit against Apple over their use of their new iOS Notification feature. No other details were available at that time. Well, today the case is making headlines in Korea and it's a...
Samsung Demands Access to Apple's iOS 6 Source Code in Notification Lawsuit in Korea
Brand new iPhone 5 engineering photos show off 20% thinner design

Buying Twitter Followers is a Sin, Says Saudi Cleric

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(Photo: Sister Sin) A few months ago, Betabeat investigated the seedy practice of buying Facebook likes. Fledgling companies and wannabe stars frequently pad their profiles with fake fans in order to boost their cred and give themselves something called “social proof,” the illusion that others have vetted and recommended them....
Buying Twitter Followers is a Sin, Says Saudi Cleric

Browsium lands biggest customer yet, moving UK agency from IE6 to IE9

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Browsium, the Redmond startup whose technology lets companies run legacy web apps in the latest versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Windows, has signed its biggest customer to date, the London-based HM Revenue & Customs governmental agency. Computer Weekly reports that the agreement “will act as a proof of concept for...
Browsium lands biggest customer yet, moving UK agency from IE6 to IE9

Publisher LegalZoom files to go public

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With revenue up 29 percent last year, do-it-yourself law shop LegalZoom filed for an IPO today. The company, which makes a range of low-cost legal products aimed at small businesses and consumers, said it earned $156 million in 2011. Its S1 filing did not include the number of shares it...
Publisher LegalZoom files to go public

Samsung's Galaxy S IV phone will roll out March 14

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After months of rumor and speculation, Samsung finally confirmed this weekend that the Galaxy S IV would be rolled out at a March 14 press event in New York. The news first broke on South Korean news site EDaily, according to Reuters, with Samsung mobile chief JK Shin confirming...
Samsung's Galaxy S IV phone will roll out March 14
T-Mobile's Web Guard censorship tool may be blocking sites without adult content

Meet Boo, 'The World's Cutest Dog'--And The Secret Facebook Employee Behind Him

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Today, a great world mystery was solved by Mike Isaac, a writer at tech news site AllThingsD. Isaac unmasked the owner of Boo, "the world's cutest dog." No, really. Boo is the world's cutest dog. Google it. Or check out the book that came out last year. According to Isaac,...
Meet Boo, 'The World's Cutest Dog'--And The Secret Facebook Employee Behind Him

Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

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According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays...
Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

Crowdsourced science blogging for Comic Relief

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How do you go about raising money for Comic Relief when all you have to offer is a Guardian science blog and an almost total lack of academic credibility? You let other people decide for youI wanted to do something for Comic Relief. I have always endeavoured to show the...
Crowdsourced science blogging for Comic Relief

Google's Next Smartphone Could Be Announced In A Few Weeks (GOOG)

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Google will announce its new flagship Android phone on October 29, according to a report by the French news site Le Figaro. As has been rumored before, LG will make the phone, the latest addition to Google's "Nexus" line of smartphones and tablets. There are also rumors that Google will...
Google's Next Smartphone Could Be Announced In A Few Weeks (GOOG)
Why Google predicts Microsoft's next game console will beat Sony's

Just how big are porn sites?

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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn.While it’s difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites are some of the most...
Just how big are porn sites?

Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany

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A few months ago we wrote about a really bad idea that was being floated in Germany: making companies like Google pay for the use of news snippets in services such as Google News. Unfortunately, that idea has now been turned into a concrete proposal for a new law; remarkably,...
Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany
Pressly Goes DIY: Will Turn Tumblr, WordPress & Twitter Into Touch-Friendly Websites

Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

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Windows RT, Microsoft's first tablet-focused operating system, is not proving to be a hit in Europe. Actually, demand on the old continent is so weak that Samsung will reportedly stop sales of its Windows RT tablet in Germany. Ativ Tab sales will also be halted in several other, yet...
Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

New York Times to launch Chinese-language news site

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The New York Times is launching a Chinese-language news site, cn.nytimes.com, on Thursday. Aimed at “educated, affluent, global citizens,” the site will publish about 30 articles a day in categories like world affairs, business and culture. NYT foreign editor Joseph Kahn tells Media Decoder that “about two-thirds of the content...
New York Times to launch Chinese-language news site

Last Night's Real Winner Was Now This News, Which Narrated the Election on Twitter Using ASCII Art

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Now This News, the recently launched video news site created by ex-HuffPo founders Eric Hippeau and Ken Lerer, carved out a unique space for itself amid the overwhelming din of last night’s election. As the tweets poured by at an impossible rate, Now This News–formerly Planet Daily–stuck out with a...
Last Night's Real Winner Was Now This News, Which Narrated the Election on Twitter Using ASCII Art
Samsung buys streaming startup mSpot to take on iCloud and Google Play
ZTE marketing exec teases Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 handsets on Chinese social network
Arrianna Huffington no longer in charge of all AOL content

Now Wolff is at our door

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Michael Wolff, biographer of Rupert Murdoch, scourge of US military censorship, internet pioneer and one-time media entrepreneur, is joining The Guardian.In announcing Wolff's appointment, the paper's US editor-in-chief Janine Gibson said he would be writing a weekly column that will appear in the Comment is Free section.Wolff said: "I have...
Now Wolff is at our door
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