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How Getting Engaged Ruined Facebook For Me

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I got engaged recently.  Getting engaged ruined Facebook for me. Why, you ask? I consider myself a typical Facebook user, and I err on the side of less sharing. I write on my friends' walls on their birthdays. I post an occasional photo and change my profile picture once a...
How Getting Engaged Ruined Facebook For Me

✱ This nonsense is parental abuse, by sociopaths, upon their unwitting progeny. http://j.mp/952EM8

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✱ This nonsense is parental abuse, by sociopaths, upon their unwitting progeny. http://j.mp/952EM8

Hulu adds Windows 8 app

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone team has something to celebrate today: Another top-tier app has been added to its platform. Hulu has released the Windows 8 version of its app, and it’s a good-looking one. “Our team has been focused on creating a beautiful and comprehensive Hulu Plus experience that is...
Hulu adds Windows 8 app

Manchester Evening News bars non-Facebook users from commenting online

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Manchester news website defends decision that has angered readers, saying it is necessary to protect its journalists and promote more civilised debateRevamping a news website is a pretty delicate balancing act (and one the Guardian knows all too well). How do you make sure you're at the cutting edge of...
Manchester Evening News bars non-Facebook users from commenting online
HTC does what Google wouldn't: sell an LTE phone without AT&T's nonsense

The Prime Minister Of Belize Says Antivirus Software Pioneer John McAfee Has Gone 'Bonkers'

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BELIZE CITY (Reuters) - Belize's prime minister on Wednesday urged anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee to help the country's police with a murder inquiry, calling McAfee "bonkers" for recent media statements. "I don't want to be unkind, but he seems to be extremely paranoid - I would go so far...
The Prime Minister Of Belize Says Antivirus Software Pioneer John McAfee Has Gone 'Bonkers'

What Can You See in Hawaii?

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What Can You See in Hawaii? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedI just returned from Hawaii, courtesy of @alohabruce and his team at Hawaii-Aloha. Despite visiting the state to speak at a Social Media conference, they...
What Can You See in Hawaii?

What If Giving Up Your Brand Really Means Giving Up?

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Before you move some of your surviving budget into a spiffy new social-media campaign and give up control of your brand to "the conversation," consider that you might be replacing your old-fashioned, excruciatingly commercial marketing with newfangled irrelevant nonsense....
What If Giving Up Your Brand Really Means Giving Up?

Samsung countdown teases next Galaxy phone with anagram

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Sammy's latest marketing ploy kicked off with a string of nonsense that could just as easily have come from the Sunday morning jumble: "Destination: tgeltaayehxnx," declared the Samsung Mobile Twitter account. Anagram wizards will read that as, "the next Galaxy," and wouldn't you know it, it's also the URL...
Samsung countdown teases next Galaxy phone with anagram

Proview sued by its iPad court case law firm, owes 2.4 million dollars in legal fees

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Guess who's hasn't yet gotten its share of Proview's recently acquired $60 million? The law firm that helped it win the iPad trademark dispute. According to Sina Tech, China-based Grandall Law Firm confirmed that its shady client refused to pay up the promised 4 percent of Apple's settlement fee,...
Proview sued by its iPad court case law firm, owes 2.4 million dollars in legal fees

UK Publishers Pretend To Embrace Copyright Reform... In Order To Kill Copyright Reform

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One of the bolder ideas in the UK's Hargreaves report was the suggestion that a Digital Copyright Exchange should be set up. The idea here is to promote innovative uses of digital content by making it much easier to acquire the necessary licenses from rightsholders. So it's interesting to see...
UK Publishers Pretend To Embrace Copyright Reform... In Order To Kill Copyright Reform
Putting All Of This "Fanboy/Fangirl" Nonsense To Rest Once And For All

"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

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Earlier today, I wrote an anti-Microsoft post. Actually, it wasn’t so anti-Microsoft, I thought I was decidedly fair. My thesis was basically that Microsoft was done in the consumer space, but that they’d continue to do well as an enterprise company going forward.  Essentially, they’d follow the IBM path. Nothing...
"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee
Apple, LG taken to court by Alcatel-Lucent over video compression patents
Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool

A life online: 'I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with someone I'd only met on the net'

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Poppy Dinsey, 25, is the creator of What I Wore Today – a blog showing her wearing a different outfit every dayPoppy Dinsey set up her What I Wore Today blog on 1 January 2010, uploading and sharing one photo of herself in a different outfit every day. But having...
A life online: 'I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with someone I'd only met on the net'

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. What Were The Top Trends In Mobile In 2012? (Econsultancy)Was 2012 the year of mobile? No, and in reality trying to say that any 12 month period...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?

Small Talk | Colin Charvis: 'I think I've played my fair share of practical jokes on people'

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The former Wales captain on not being a painter in Kansas, how he takes his steak and why his country will win the Six NationsHello Colin. Small Talk's talking to you. You're talking to us. You must have something to plug. It says here that The BG Energy challenge is...
Small Talk | Colin Charvis: 'I think I've played my fair share of practical jokes on people'
Rumor: Microsoft's "Metro" Design Language May Be Renamed "Windows 8″

Bengal Island succumbs to global warming nonsense – AP gets nutty over the loss of a sandbar

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Bengal Island succumbs to global warming nonsense – AP gets nutty over the loss of a sandbar

Facebook's official help forum flooded with spam, again

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Back in November 2011, Facebook saw spammers take over the Facebook Help Center Community Forum. Now it’s happening all over again. While the forum is meant for asking questions regarding various help topics, spammers are instead using it to spread their crap. Last time, all 22 sections were overrun with...
Facebook's official help forum flooded with spam, again

NSA spying scandal fallout: Expect big impact in Europe and elsewhere

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This is a great day to be a conspiracy theorist. Vindication! The National Security Agency – part of the U.S. military – reportedly has a direct line into the systems of some of the world’s biggest web and tech companies, all of which are of course sited in the U.S....
NSA spying scandal fallout: Expect big impact in Europe and elsewhere

Pass notes No 3,141: Pete Cashmore

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The 'planet's sexiest geek' – boss of website Mashable – is in talks with CNN over a $200m deal. Not bad for a business he started in his teensAge: 26.Appearance: "The planet's sexiest geek", according to Gawker.Never heard of it. Or him, though that probably goes without saying. It's a...
Pass notes No 3,141: Pete Cashmore

Studios Should Take Notice of IMAX's Dominant Batman Showing

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Studios Should Take Notice of IMAX's Dominant Batman Showing: Forget the 3D nonsense, if Hollywood wants to keep butts in the seats, they need to go all-in on IMAX. While you can certainly argue that the home theater experience is comparable to that of many standard theaters (and in some...
Studios Should Take Notice of IMAX's Dominant Batman Showing

Square Is Trying To Take Magic Mainstream

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Just in case my love letter last November didn’t make it abundantly clear, I’ll reiterate: I love Square. We’re not investors, but I wish we were. I love both the business and the product. And if that level of admiration makes this post biased, then color me conflicted. Apparently well...
Square Is Trying To Take Magic Mainstream

Who's That Woman in the Twitter Bot Profile?

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After weeks of trying, I'd nearly found the real person behind a Twitter bot. It wasn't the person who started the bot--chances are, that was just a computer program. Instead, I was hunting for the woman in the profile picture, the person whose identity had been stolen. The Internet is...
Who's That Woman in the Twitter Bot Profile?

"Something That Could Compete With Apple's iPad"

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"Something That Could Compete With Apple's iPad": David Streitfeld and Nick Bilton: Google’s long-awaited tablet might finally be on the way to becoming a reality. For at least two years, there have been reports that the search giant was working on something that could compete with Apple’s iPad. A Google...
"Something That Could Compete With Apple's iPad"
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts: Do you even believe the nonsense you are saying?

iPad as a one-to-one presenter

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There were a huge number of comments on yesterday's iPad piece, including a lot that said "You don't get it" or "You're too old to get it" or "It wasn't designed for you" or "It wasn't designed for what you do." This is all nonsense, of course -- I'm merely...
iPad as a one-to-one presenter

Paul Thurrott on Randall Kennedy

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Paul Thurrott: But what makes this delicious is that the “source” for this information was egotistical evil maniac Randall Kennedy, and I want to be clear about this description here, because calling him this makes other egoists, evil people, and maniacs look bad by comparison. Put simply, Kennedy is one...
Paul Thurrott on Randall Kennedy
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