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Twitter hopes to reflect nuances of public opinion with political barometer

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Twitter introduced what it is calling a political barometer Wednesday to measure user feelings toward the two presidential candidates based on user Tweets, taking advantage of the huge amount of data coming through Twitter to add context to the political landscape. Twitter has partnered with data analysis folks from Twitter-search company...
Twitter hopes to reflect nuances of public opinion with political barometer

Artificial sense of touch gets smarter, lets robots really feel

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The verdict's still out on whether or not androids dream of electric sheep. But their ability to feel? Well, that's about to approach levels of human sensitivity. We're of course talking about the sense of touch, not emotions. And thanks to work out of Georgia Tech, tactile sensitivity for...
Artificial sense of touch gets smarter, lets robots really feel

Here's How Tim Cook Explained Apple's Executive Shakeup To Employees (AAPL)

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9to5Mac, an Apple news website, got a copy of Apple CEO Tim Cook's email to employees about the dramatic ouster of top executives Scott Forstall and John Browett and the expanded responsibilities other executives got. Most of it reiterates what the company announced publicly. But the nuances of language Cook...
Here's How Tim Cook Explained Apple's Executive Shakeup To Employees (AAPL)

Google Music users granted de-authentication reprieve as company retools activation system

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Google Music users learned of a frightful new policy this morning that dictates a user may de-authorize only four devices in a year, out of ten total activations. While the policy is likely to go unnoticed by the majority of consumers, it instantly created a great pain for those...
Google Music users granted de-authentication reprieve as company retools activation system

Sony takes SOEmote live for EverQuest II, lets gamers show their true CG selves (video)

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We had a fun time trying Sony's SOEmote expression capture tech at E3; now everyone can try it. As of today, most EverQuest II players with a webcam can map their facial behavior to their virtual personas while they play, whether it's to catch the nuances of conversation or...
Sony takes SOEmote live for EverQuest II, lets gamers show their true CG selves (video)
Move aside Pinwheel: Dabble will help you document experiences with geo-tagged photos

A deep dive into Apple's UDID replacement Advertising ID and how it affects user privacy

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Over a year ago, Apple started warning developers to stop referencing the Universal Device Identifier (UDID) in their apps, eventually rejecting them altogether. This caused a bit of a stir because it was the primary method by which ad networks tracked users and devices for the purpose of selling advertising....
A deep dive into Apple's UDID replacement Advertising ID and how it affects user privacy

Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

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Shareholder meetings in normal circumstances are rather boring affairs for those not interested in the nuances of corporate governance. But when Apple holds its annual meeting on Thursday, there will be issues besides election of board members and potential dividends on people’s minds. Two former iPhone factory workers in China,...
Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

That joke tweet could cost you £1000 and a day in court

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A few months back we brought you the sorry tale of the man whose joke “bomb threat” tweet saw him arrested and charged by the police. Frustrated by poor weather closing his local airport in January, he tweeted “Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit...
That joke tweet could cost you £1000 and a day in court

Digital Economy Bill Passes In UK - Welcome to your new entertainment industry nanny state

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The highly controversial "Digital Economy Bill" has passed in the UK. The bill, written largely by the entertainment industry, was pushed through the UK legislative process without a lot of public input into the potential damage the bill could cause. The bill places UK ISPs into the role of copyright...
Digital Economy Bill Passes In UK - Welcome to your new entertainment industry nanny state

What Kevin Rose thinks of the new Digg

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Also: what makes for a great startup and the nuances of failing. FORTUNE -- Kevin Rose isn't the entrepreneur he used to be -- and that may be a good thing. Earlier this summer, the 31-year-old startup maker behind content aggregator Digg announced he was joining Google Ventures (GOOG) as a...
What Kevin Rose thinks of the new Digg

Netflix, Please Fix Your User Interface On… Everything

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I’ve got a bit of a problem with Netflix. It’s actually something that I’ve been meaning to bring up for a while… but then Netflix went and made (and immediately un-made) a bunch of mega-crap decisions and everyone started railing on them. It felt like I’d be beating on...
Netflix, Please Fix Your User Interface On… Everything

Beyond Verbal Gets A $2.8M Seed Round To Develop Voice Recognition That Decodes Emotions

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With the introduction of Siri on the iPhone 4S in 2011, voice recognition, not exactly a new innovation, suddenly took center stage with consumers. But before that, and especially since then, there has been a rush of developments to meet the demand for ever better, more responsive technology across smartphones,...
Beyond Verbal Gets A $2.8M Seed Round To Develop Voice Recognition That Decodes Emotions

Online Polish Loses Some Of Its Polish

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If it is to be true to its name, the World Wide Web ought to reflect the planet's full cultural and linguistic diversity. Currently, though, many sites and tools remain optimized for English and its character set, although that's gradually changing as other countries with different languages and writing...
Online Polish Loses Some Of Its Polish
Guardians of Middle-earth dispels the difficulty of online battle arenas (review)
Peter Deng On How Facebook Develops Mobile Apps
Job searches suck, but this startup thinks it can make them sexier. And shorter.

Iterations: The Tension Between Transparency And Privacy In The Startup Ecosystem

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Everyone wants more transparency. It is part of a deep, fundamental trend. In government. In the workplace. Inside large systems like health care. And, more recently, around early-stage startup metrics and investment data....
Iterations: The Tension Between Transparency And Privacy In The Startup Ecosystem

Google Director of Android User Experience Matias Duarte on Poking vs. Stroking and other Android nuances [Video]

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It looks like some Android folks made their way to Barcelona. It is good to see Duarte being as colorful and optimistic as his clothing....
Google Director of Android User Experience Matias Duarte on Poking vs. Stroking and other Android nuances [Video]

Denver News Crew Accidentally Livens Up Broadcast With An Inappropriate Image 'Borrowed' From The Web

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It's a well known fact that many people mistake Google's image search for a license-free stock photo repository. Of course, many people are unaware (or simply uninterested) in the nuances of copyright law, making liberal borrowing of images the norm, rather than the exception. On the other hand, members of...
Denver News Crew Accidentally Livens Up Broadcast With An Inappropriate Image 'Borrowed' From The Web
Apple gets sweeping patent for general MacBook Air shape [Photos]
'Before Midnight' review: an unlikely trilogy gets better with age

ROI: How to Measure Return on Investment in Social Media

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What follows is the entire version of my recent post on Mashable, “The Maturation of Social Media ROI“ Over the years, Social Media experts attempted to redefine ROI for a new era of influence. While some introduced alternative philosophies for measuring the nuances tied to social media, others wondered...
ROI: How to Measure Return on Investment in Social Media
Fighting the robot wars: Mechwarrior Online vs. Hawken vs. Heavy Gear Arena

Seeing is believing: 6 reasons why video makes for a better online meeting

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Seeing is believing: 6 reasons why video makes for a better online meeting

SpokenLayer Wants To Add Voice To The Web

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What if you couldn’t just read an article on your favorite blog or news site, but also listen to it being read out aloud by the author or professional voice talent? That’s what SpokenLayer, which is launching its public beta today at TechCrunch Disrupt, is working on. The New York-based...
SpokenLayer Wants To Add Voice To The Web
Apple calls on former employees to defend it from Samsung's accusations
Intel launches Studybook, a tablet just for students

Facebook product manager talks Facebook for iOS & retooling the mobile development process

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Facebook has been doing a lot of work recently to improve its mobile experiences, most notably the release of a faster, rebuilt native Facebook for iOS app back in August, and more recently the promise of timed release cycles for its mobile apps. Today, Facebook product manager Michael Sharon took...
Facebook product manager talks Facebook for iOS & retooling the mobile development process
Samsung tries to mislead jury while questioning Apple patent experts
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