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What if Stuxnet rebounds on us? U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack

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Thirty percent of the world’s nuclear power is produced in the United States at 104 reactors concentrated on the Eastern seaboard. What if the Flame and Stuxnet viruses that wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear efforts were repurposed by unfriendly nations to attack the U.S.? Recent stories have come out showing...
What if Stuxnet rebounds on us? U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack

The Nightmare Scenario: How Everything Could Go Wrong For Apple (AAPL)

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Apple is on top of the world right now, but nothing lasts forever. The company must find ways to innovate old products, fight off tough competitors, and keep up employee morale high—all without the leadership of visionary cofounder Steve Jobs. It's easy to overlook these threats given Apple's tremendous success...
The Nightmare Scenario: How Everything Could Go Wrong For Apple (AAPL)

Meanwhile, Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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Mitt Romney has been going on about how we should be creating 500,000 jobs a month, so earlier we published a look at the number of jobs created per month in the good old days--the Bush Adminstration. The bottom line? On average, there were 20,000 jobs per month created in...
Meanwhile, Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...
Highly-paid, well-educated, and employed people use Twitter for constant, background job hunting (Jobvite poll)

FCC Commissioner: Ending ICANN Could Lead to "an Engineering Morass"

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The man who helped put the issue of possible United Nations oversight of Internet governance back on the radar in the United States, stepped up his rhetoric Tuesday at a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell told the audience that a move back to the...
FCC Commissioner: Ending ICANN Could Lead to "an Engineering Morass"

Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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Friday's lousy jobs report was a big blow to President Obama's reelection campaign. One of the single biggest factors in a President's reelection chances is the direction of the unemployment rate and monthly jobs numbers in the six months leading up to the election. We're getting very close to the...
Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

Can Barnes & Noble Balance Physical and Online Sales Without Killing Itself?

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In what has long been a nightmare scenario for booksellers, the physical bookstore is becoming a showroom for the online shopper. After casually browsing the tomes in comfort, people will use their smartphone or tablet to buy their choices online at a much lower price. While most booksellers can...
Can Barnes & Noble Balance Physical and Online Sales Without Killing Itself?

Unnatural Acts And The Rise Of Mobile

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Editor’s note: Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of recently funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. As all predatory, or formerly predatory, men and women know, if you’re at a party and still by yourself at 2 a.m., and the drinks have been flowing,...
Unnatural Acts And The Rise Of Mobile

Perpetually connected: Are wearable computers and bio-implants the future of mobile?

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In today’s connected world, you’d be hard pressed to find a population (disregarding technophobes and lost tribes) who actively shun activities that are digitally mediated. Unfortunately for those who do align themselves with Luddism, advances in mobile computing (and digital tech in general) appear to be exponential. Technologically-enhanced areas of...
Perpetually connected: Are wearable computers and bio-implants the future of mobile?

Why Microsoft's Windows 8 Could Be Trouble For Google (MSFT, GOOG)

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There's a narrative forming out there that the rise of Apple's app-based environment on the iPhone and iPad is bad for Google. The idea is that as more people use, say, the Yelp app and the Amazon app on their iPad, they use the web less. And the less they...
Why Microsoft's Windows 8 Could Be Trouble For Google (MSFT, GOOG)
Security researchers: Flame malware is a “nightmare scenario”

Worst-Case Thinking

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At a security conference recently, the moderator asked the panel of distinguished cybersecurity leaders what their nightmare scenario was. The answers were the predictable array of large-scale attacks: against our communications infrastructure, against the power grid, against the financial system, in combination with a physical attack. I didn't get to...
Worst-Case Thinking
Is An Always-On Xbox Indefensible Or Is Taking To Twitter Just The Wrong Way To Defend It?

The Groupon Nightmare Begins: 648 Jobs Cut Prior To Revenue Miss (GRPN)

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Revenue growth has stopped at Groupon. And, for a second straight quarter, billings from merchants declined. The company is only profitable because it swung an ax at its marketing costs in Q3 2012 -- resulting in a bunch of layoffs. In fact, Groupon has reduced its salesforce headcount by 648...
The Groupon Nightmare Begins: 648 Jobs Cut Prior To Revenue Miss (GRPN)

Here's The Chart That Romney Should Bludgeon Obama With

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Barack Obama has made several big mistakes in his Presidency, but the biggest one is arguably this: He didn't manage the country's expectations well enough on the economy, especially with respect to unemployment. On the contrary: When it comes to jobs, Obama overpromised and underdelivered. And Mitt Romney has every...
Here's The Chart That Romney Should Bludgeon Obama With

Why Microsoft's Stock Is At A Five-Year High Even Though The PC Business Is Imploding (MSFT)

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At first glance, things could not be going worse for Microsoft. Its long-dreaded nightmare scenario is playing out. The PC industry as we've known it is collapsing. PC sales fell 14% in the first quarter, according to IDC, the worst ever drop in history. Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system...
Why Microsoft's Stock Is At A Five-Year High Even Though The PC Business Is Imploding (MSFT)
Will 3D printed guns be impossible to control? Homeland Security thinks so

BMG Demands $20 For Pirated Bruno Mars / Eminem Downloads

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Ok, so you’ve been caught downloading the latest hits from the Internet without placing money in the pockets of the record labels first, and – according to them – you need to be punished. In a nightmare scenario you could follow in the footsteps of Jammie Thomas by getting dragged...
BMG Demands $20 For Pirated Bruno Mars / Eminem Downloads

Dealing with North Korea: The nightmare scenario

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Dealing with North Korea: The nightmare scenario

And Here Are The Charts That Will Get Obama Reelected...

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Last week, we printed the chart that will get Obama fired. That chart shows the unemployment rate projected by the incoming Obama administration as compared to the actual unemployment rate over the past four years--which has been far higher than even the nightmare-scenario projection. The Republicans will no doubt use...
And Here Are The Charts That Will Get Obama Reelected...

Google, Government Reps Warn Against Internet Regulation Summit

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If you’ve ever found yourself at a panel of academics, you know the drill: Really smart people, differing viewpoints, respectful bickering, free sandwiches, aaaand scene. That said, at a panel yesterday on the campus of Stanford University’s Law School, the disagreements were actually few and far between. Three panelists...
Google, Government Reps Warn Against Internet Regulation Summit

Pi Day Contest: What's Your Vision for Quantum Computing?

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To celebrate Pi Day on March 14th (3.14), we're giving away a cool Pi Day T Shirt from ThinkGeek. To win our Pi Day Contest, we want to know your vision for Quantum Computing. The possibilities are exciting. Many people, including RWW's Mobile guru, Dan Rowinski, believe it may be...
Pi Day Contest: What's Your Vision for Quantum Computing?

THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO: 10 Reasons Apple's Stock Run Could End In The Next Twelve Months (AAPL)

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At PandoDaily, tech writer Farhad Manjoo has a hot stock tip for everyone: Load up the boat on Apple, it's "a long term goldmine." It's a relatively non-controversial statement. The stock trades round $600, and two analysts have price targets of $1,000 on the stock. However, in a world in...
THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO: 10 Reasons Apple's Stock Run Could End In The Next Twelve Months (AAPL)
Flame off! Malware makers scramble to clean infected computers

President Obama Authorizes Secret Directive to Fight Cyberattacks

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President Barack Obama. (Photo: Wikimedia) At some point in October this year, President Obama signed the slightly creepy-sounding and secret Presidential Policy Directive 20, a source tells the Washington Post. According to the Post, the directive gives the military license to “act more aggressively” when combating cyberattacks directed at major...
President Obama Authorizes Secret Directive to Fight Cyberattacks

Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

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Lots of companies want to let their employees use personal devices for work purposes but aren't yet doing so. There are a ton of security and privacy concerns with such a move, especially if an employee loses their device. VMware and Verizon's enterprise group say they've got a solution for...
Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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With only one exception, this week's top comments are of the short-and-punchy variety--so in that spirit, let's dive right in. On the Insightful side, first place goes to a comment on our post about how obsolete metrics are a bigger problem than piracy. Fogbugzd responded to one line in particular:...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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We've been banging on Mitt Romney a fair bit this morning, so now it's President Obama's turn. One of the single biggest factors in a President's reelection chances is the direction of the unemployment rate and monthly jobs numbers in the six months leading up to the election. We're inside...
Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

Box woos the enterprise with more security features, partnerships

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In what will no doubt be just one in a series of security-related news blasts coming out of the RSA Conference this week, Box is unveiling a new set of features for its business-class cloud storage and file-share offering on Monday. One example of the new Box security features is...
Box woos the enterprise with more security features, partnerships
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