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Non-profit ISP focused on privacy raises over $43,000 in one day
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Reuters hacked (again) with fake story of Saudi minister's death

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The international news source's Web site is the target of repeated hacks that post phony stories, which seem to have similar theme of being pro-government forces in Syria. [Read more]...
Reuters hacked (again) with fake story of Saudi minister's death

Apple’s HDTV tipped for Q4 2012 launch

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Apple’s highly anticipated high-definition television may launch ahead of the holidays this year, according to a new report. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White on Thursday relayed a report from Chinese-language 21cbh.com claiming that Apple manufacturing partner Hon Hai is scheduled to begin receiving LCD panels for the Apple...
Apple’s HDTV tipped for Q4 2012 launch

It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad

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Whether because of its name, its outsize media hype, or its reputation for getting its users in trouble for ill-advised words, Twitter has struggled to be taken seriously by adult Americans outside the media and celebrity spheres. But while faddish firms like Groupon and Zynga have fallen by the wayside,...
It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad

For Digital News We're Turning More To Mobile Sources

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According to the Pew Center for the People and the Press, our digital news consumption habits have radically changed since 2010: Nearly twice as many users in 2012 got news from a device like a smartphone versus the figure for 2010, and social networks as a news source were almost...
For Digital News We're Turning More To Mobile Sources

Yahoo rumored ready to sue Facebook over failed talks

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Last week, Yahoo threatened Facebook with legal action over the search engine company's ad, website and messaging patents. Business Insider now claimed that talks between the two companies to resolve the issue have broken down. Sources have reportedly told the news source that Yahoo now will take "formal action" against...
Yahoo rumored ready to sue Facebook over failed talks

Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

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The Portuguese government is considering a tax on digital storage devices. This is an apparent action to try to fight copyright breaches, but it also rather looks like an attempt to gather funds in a time of economic crisis. According to a report in TechEye the legislative update is being proposed...
Portugal plans a digital storage tax that could cost €21 per terabyte

Study: Only 2% of U.S. Adults Rely Exclusively on Internet for Getting News

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According to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 61% of Americans now get some of their news online, though local TV stations are still the most popular means of finding out about the news. Local print newspapers still reach 50% of Americans and 17% read...
Study: Only 2% of U.S. Adults Rely Exclusively on Internet for Getting News

LivingSocial Is Expected To Layoff 400 Workers Tomorrow

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There is trouble in the daily deal world. LivingSocial is planning to lay off 400 of its U.S. workers tomorrow reports the Washington Business Journal. We first got word of this news via PandoDaily. Sarah Lacy tweeted: Source: LivingSocial expected to lay off 400 workers tomorrow pandodaily.com/news/source-li... via @pandodaily --...
LivingSocial Is Expected To Layoff 400 Workers Tomorrow

UK finally gets access to Google's Map Maker editing tool

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Those red pins look almost like little hearts, revealing which countries have been showered with the affection of Google's crowdsourced map improvement tool and those -- like the UK -- that have so far been left out. We can now safely ignore the chart, however, as the UK has...
UK finally gets access to Google's Map Maker editing tool
Fast Chat: Biden’s Gay Marriage Maneuver, Twitter as International News Source

Netflix's House of Cards comes to Blu-ray in June; second screen feature tweaked on Android

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While Netflix is focused on a streaming future the first series to appear exclusively on its service will see a more conventional release this summer. High Def Disc News points out an Amazon listing indicates the House of Cards Season One Blu-ray will arrive June 11th, from Sony Pictures....
Netflix's House of Cards comes to Blu-ray in June; second screen feature tweaked on Android

Blockbuster UK finds a rescuing buyer, keeps staff and stores afloat

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When Blockbuster's UK brand entered administration at the start of the year, there were concerns that it would ultimately prove just another casualty of the inexorable move toward online video. Not quite: Gordon Brothers Europe, a private equity firm known for rescuing troubled companies, has bought Blockbuster's British assets....
Blockbuster UK finds a rescuing buyer, keeps staff and stores afloat

Cowon D20 launches in Japan, keeps MP3 players alive 90 hours at a time

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There's no denying it: the MP3 player market is in free fall, and competitors often have to either go big or go home if they want to justify their work over the many smartphone alternatives. Cowon is still kicking, and the extreme battery life of its new D20 player...
Cowon D20 launches in Japan, keeps MP3 players alive 90 hours at a time

A Congressman Thinks The Onion Is a Real News Source [Dumb]

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John Fleming, a Republican US representative from Louisiana, made a dimwitted mistake on his Facebook page last week. Hell, it might be even more embarrassing than naked pics! Here's what happened: Fleming missed the obvious humor of a satirical piece by The Onion and posted the fake piece to...
A Congressman Thinks The Onion Is a Real News Source [Dumb]

Game over: the end for bricks and mortar games retailing?

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Game retailers need to follow indie bookshops to survive the threat posed by supermarkets and plunging disposable incomesA few weeks ago, I went into the Bath branch of Game to buy an Xbox 360 copy of Lego Star Wars. It's an old title, but part of an immensely popular series;...
Game over: the end for bricks and mortar games retailing?

North Korea Says Their iPad Clone Is A Huge Success

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A North Korean news agency has released a story today about the growing popularity of the country's iPad clone, called "Achim" (아침), or "Morning". KCNA report that the Achim tablet is 7 inches big, 300 grams heavy, and has a battery life of 5 hours. It is said to be...
North Korea Says Their iPad Clone Is A Huge Success

mLogic's mLink Thunderbolt PCIe Mac expansion chassis now shipping for $399

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After a lengthy certification delay, mLogic's mLink PCIe Thunderbolt expansion chassis is now shipping. The device branches to any Mac computer equipped with the high-speed port, allowing you to install a half-length PCIe board -- which opens up a world of RAID storage, high speed networking and video capture...
mLogic's mLink Thunderbolt PCIe Mac expansion chassis now shipping for $399

Reddit Flat-Out Banning Domains for Spamming, Including Businessweek and The Atlantic

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(Source: Flickr.com/kinopix) Seems like the folks over at Reddit don't take too kindly to spammers. The Daily Dot reports that at least five news source domains, including some media heavyweights like The Atlantic and Businessweek, have been banned from Reddit. That doesn't just mean employees at those companies can't post links--it means...
Reddit Flat-Out Banning Domains for Spamming, Including Businessweek and The Atlantic

Our Turn To Get Bizarre Legal Threats From Global Wildlife Foundation

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So, on Monday, we wrote about some bizarre legal threats sent to Ken White (aka Popehat) concerning a story both of us had written about years ago. That story was about how a Louisiana zoo called the Global Wildlife Center (apparently run by the Global Wildlife Foundation), got upset about...
Our Turn To Get Bizarre Legal Threats From Global Wildlife Foundation

The future of news: Mobile, video, data — and crowdsourced

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The Knight Foundation, a non-profit entity that is one of the biggest funders of journalism and media-related projects in the United States, announced the winners of the first round of its Knight News Challenge on Monday in Massachusetts — a contest aimed at funding the next generation of news...
The future of news: Mobile, video, data — and crowdsourced

Not Surprisingly, Twitter Is The Most Popular Brand Page On Twitter

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The most popular Twitter brand pages are out and the results are a mixed bag.  Thanks to ZoomSphere, a social statistics firm, all of the Twitter brand pages can be tracked by popularity. Out of the top 20 pages 8 are bands/artists, 6 brands, 4 celebrities, 1 news source and 1 Government entity......
Not Surprisingly, Twitter Is The Most Popular Brand Page On Twitter

Apple Outmaneuvered Samsung with New LTE Patents

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Yesterday Samsung's mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun stated that without Samsung-owned wireless patents, it's impossible for Apple to produce the iPhone. Yet within the last 24 hours, another Korean news source now admits that Apple has been found ......
Apple Outmaneuvered Samsung with New LTE Patents

Help Wanted: Business Insider Tech Team Needs PHP Developers And Product Managers

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Business Insider's tech team is growing. We're looking to bring on three important new hires. Senior PHP Developer: Experienced backend PHP developer with Symfony 2 experience. Apply here >> Mobile Product Manager: Build the mobile experience for the web's fastest-growing business news source. Apply here >> Web Product Manager: Oversee the development of...
Help Wanted: Business Insider Tech Team Needs PHP Developers And Product Managers
Professor Watches Porn on Projector in Empty Classroom Without Realizing It's Being Recorded

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 goes on sale early for equally flexible buyers

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So you like what you've heard about the IdeaPad Yoga 13, but still don't relish the prospect of trying to wield a 13-inch Ultrabook (and its matching high price) as a convertible tablet. Not to fear: Lenovo has started taking orders for the system's smaller cousin, the IdeaPad Yoga...
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 goes on sale early for equally flexible buyers
Google unveils a gorgeous new version of Currents, a Flipboard competitor -- but it crashes on iPhone
Samsung Galaxy Note II could feature a beastly 12-megapixel camera, says report

Should Twitter have a built-in correction button?

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In case you haven’t noticed, Twitter is becoming more and more of a media entity, both by curating and filtering the news and other content that flows through the real-time information network and also by offering to highlight content from certain providers. One of the things that most traditional...
Should Twitter have a built-in correction button?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?