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RIAA Totally Out Of Touch: Lashes Out At Google, Wikipedia And Everyone Who Protested SOPA/PIPA

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Remember all that talk of how the supporters of SOPA/PIPA were "humbled" by the protests of January 18th, and how they had learned their lessons about trying to push through a bill without actually involving the stakeholders? Remember the talk of how they hoped a new tone could be found...
RIAA Totally Out Of Touch: Lashes Out At Google, Wikipedia And Everyone Who Protested SOPA/PIPA

Why I’m glad Sheryl Sandberg isn’t on Facebook’s board

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She’s been described as Mark Zuckerberg’s most valuable friend, the key cog in the vast machinery of Facebook that makes everything else work. The one person without whom Facebook would have never gotten this close to an IPO, a woman who helped propel Mark Zuckerberg’s social experiment into a juggernaut. Forget...
Why I’m glad Sheryl Sandberg isn’t on Facebook’s board

NY Times: RIAA & MPAA Exaggerate Piracy Impact Stats... But We're Going To Assume They're True Anyway

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Sometimes you have to wonder if the NY Times is simply trying to hurt its own credibility. That's the only conclusion I can come to after reading the editorial by Eduardo Porter concerning the impact of unauthorized file sharing on the economics of the creative industries. While he admits that...
NY Times: RIAA & MPAA Exaggerate Piracy Impact Stats... But We're Going To Assume They're True Anyway

NYTimes Realizes That The FBI Keeps Celebrating Breaking Up Its Own Terrorist Plots

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Over the last few years, we've noticed that nearly every victory the FBI celebrates against terrorism is actually about stopping its own terrorist plots that it feeds to hapless individuals, often nudging them and pushing them down the road to "become" terrorists, despite commonly displaying little to no aptitude for...
NYTimes Realizes That The FBI Keeps Celebrating Breaking Up Its Own Terrorist Plots

Manchester United, The NY Times and others load their Facebook Timelines with 100+ years of history

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After today’s introduction of Facebook Timeline for brand pages, brands have taken to the service to roll out historical views of themselves. Manchester United’s page runs back through its 134 years and includes 18 different languages with 300 pieces of new content. Dove, the beauty products company, retraces its steps...
Manchester United, The NY Times and others load their Facebook Timelines with 100+ years of history
The Reason Why Facebook's iPhone App Is So Slow and How It's Going to Get Blazing Fast

Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

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The latest Radiolab "shorts" episode, entitled Grumpy Old Terrorists, seems like a bit of a departure in subject matter for that program -- but fits right in with something we've been talking a lot about lately. Over the past few years, we've noticed the rather disturbing trend in how the...
Yet Another Of The FBI's Own Terrorist Plots... Involves A Group Of Senior Citizens

WHY I LEFT GOLDMAN SACHS -- OH, PLEASE

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By now you've probably read Greg Smith OpEd at the NY Times on why he left Goldman Sachs.   At first I read it and I thought "good, someone is daring to bring ethics into the discussion".  But upon re-reading it I ended up thinking "what bullshit".  Mr Smith...
WHY I LEFT GOLDMAN SACHS -- OH, PLEASE

Senators Tell The Obama Administration To Reveal Its Secret Interpretation Of The Patriot Act

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Over the last year or so, we've been covering Senator Ron Wyden's efforts to get Obama administration officials to come public with their secret interpretation of the Patriot Act. Wyden, of course, cannot say how they're interpreting the Patriot Act, though there have been clues, suggesting an extremely broad interpretation,...
Senators Tell The Obama Administration To Reveal Its Secret Interpretation Of The Patriot Act

Google Geek Chic: Augmented Reality Goggles

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The mystery of Google’s stealth consumer product has apparently been conclusively solved. The NY Times is confirming earlier reports that Google is going to release “heads up display glasses” by the end of the year. The glasses — or literal Google Goggles in this case... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Google Geek Chic: Augmented Reality Goggles

New England’s most unexpected tech hub pops up in the city of Stamford, CT

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Stamford is a small city nestled in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. While the city’s population is under 123k, local entrepreneurs have caught the startup bug, leading the city’s historic old Town Hall’s $16 million renovation to turn it into a tech incubator. This development, known as the Stamford Innovation Center, is expected...
New England’s most unexpected tech hub pops up in the city of Stamford, CT

T3Media Opens Up Its Media Licensing Platform, Letting Anyone Sell Photos Or Videos Online

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Nowadays nearly everyone has a mobile device with a video and still camera on it, and nearly everyone puts the best of that media to the Internet, whether it be to post photos to Flickr or Facebook, or uploading videos to YouTube. But even though there’s a growing demand for...
T3Media Opens Up Its Media Licensing Platform, Letting Anyone Sell Photos Or Videos Online
There’s a new sheriff in town: Microsoft leads raids on big time botnets

NY Times launches site in Chinese

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The New York Times launches a Chinese language version of its website in a bid to tap into the world's biggest internet market....
NY Times launches site in Chinese

Why I doubted Facebook could build a billion dollar business, and what I learned from being horribly wrong

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Facebook, early 2006 Sometimes, you need to be horribly, embarrassingly wrong to remind yourself to keep an open mind. This is my story of my complete failure to understand Facebook’s potential. In 2006, I was working on a new ad network business that experimented a lot with targeting ads...
Why I doubted Facebook could build a billion dollar business, and what I learned from being horribly wrong

Google talks specifics about its network infrastructure, hopes to inspire the rest of the internet

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Key Google employees were in attendance this week at the 2nd annual Open Network Summit in Santa Clara, CA to discuss some significant changes, including the implementation of OpenFlow -- an open-source technology designed to change the way that data is used, transferred and managed -- and is supposed...
Google talks specifics about its network infrastructure, hopes to inspire the rest of the internet

RIAA Tries To Downplay Its Role In The Feds' Unjustifiable Censorship Of Dajaz1

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Last week, we had the story about the unsealing of the court records in the Dajaz1.com case. That revealed that the main reason why the feds (almost certainly illegally) held onto the domain name for over a year was that ICE had asked the RIAA for the evidence it needed...
RIAA Tries To Downplay Its Role In The Feds' Unjustifiable Censorship Of Dajaz1

FBI Stops Yet Another (Yes Another) Of Its Own Terrorist Plots; This Time: Anarchists!

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Following our post about the NY Times highlighting how the FBI seems to spend an awful lot of time foiling its own terrorist plots, some of our commenters pointed us to the news that the FBI has done it again (just in time to coincide with our story), arresting five...
FBI Stops Yet Another (Yes Another) Of Its Own Terrorist Plots; This Time: Anarchists!

Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany

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It really appears that The Pirate Party is no fluke in Germany. After winning 9% of the vote in the Berlin parliament elections, and then 7.4% in Saarland, the party has now received 8.2% of the vote in Schleswig-Holstein. These are each local "state" elections, and there's another big one...
Pirate Party Wins Again In Germany

NYC is building an app for finding art in its largest gallery: The subway system

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As NYC becomes increasingly in-tune with technological innovation and the startup scene, it’s becoming less and less surprising to see the city, even departments like the MTA, embracing all things tech. Just last week we saw NY taxi cabs outfitted with slick Square payment systems and iPads, and before that...
NYC is building an app for finding art in its largest gallery: The subway system

Chartbeat raises $9.5M round led by DFJ to help clients make the most of their real time traffic

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Another betaworks baby is growing up. Chartbeat, which helps customers measure the traffic to their websites in real-time, is raising a $9.5 million round led by Josh Stein at DFJ and Saul Klein of Index Ventures, who led the company’s seed round. The New York startup is looking to move...
Chartbeat raises $9.5M round led by DFJ to help clients make the most of their real time traffic

NY Times Notices That The Pirate Party May Be Changing Politics

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We've talked about the growing success of The Pirate Parties in Europe, with particularly strong growth in Germany. While some continue to dismiss the phenomenon as unimportant, it appears that more and more people are realizing why it is important. I don't think more than maybe a handful of people...
NY Times Notices That The Pirate Party May Be Changing Politics
Disrupt NYC Hackathon – More Details

Soundcloud Turns Up As An Expanded Tweet Partner For Audio

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SoundCloud just revealed itself as an expanded tweets partner. SoundCloud’s HTML5 widget will show up in tweets that contain a SoundCloud url. This means that Twitter cards will display a summary of SoundCloud sounds right inside a tweet allowing anyone to follow both the Soundcloud platform and any Soundcloud content...
Soundcloud Turns Up As An Expanded Tweet Partner For Audio

Square is now rolling out to NY taxis with brand new, sexy hardware

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Paying for your taxi in NY isn’t one of the easiest things to do. Drivers often push for cash, and sometimes the shoddy built-in card scanners stop working mysteriously. What’s worse, you can only pay when you’re let out, which means you’re left frantically swiping your card while you obnoxiously...
Square is now rolling out to NY taxis with brand new, sexy hardware

Twitter Launches Expanded Tweets, Letting You Read News, Check Out Images, And Watch Video Inline

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On the Twitter blog today, the company announced a new way that users will be able to get access to an expanded array of content from partners. The latest new innovation, Expanded Tweets, will let users check out content directly from certain partners, without having to leave its web site....
Twitter Launches Expanded Tweets, Letting You Read News, Check Out Images, And Watch Video Inline

FAA Admits That It's Going To Rethink Whether You Can Use Kindles & Tablets On Takeoff & Landing

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It's been pretty clear for quite some time that there's no real safety reason why electronics are barred during takeoff and landing on airplanes. Furthermore, there's no legitimate technological reason for not allowing mobile phones on planes either -- that one's more just about keeping other passengers from going into...
FAA Admits That It's Going To Rethink Whether You Can Use Kindles & Tablets On Takeoff & Landing
Confirmed: NY Times Is Launching A Site In China Tomorrow, With No Paywall

If You're Going To Leak Classified Info About The White House, It Better Make Them Look Good

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We've noted the unfortunate trend of the Obama administration vindictively going after any whistleblowers (despite one of Obama's first moves in office being to encourage whistleblowing). To date, the Obama administration has been involved in six prosecutions of whistleblowers using the Espionage Act... twice as many such uses of all...
If You're Going To Leak Classified Info About The White House, It Better Make Them Look Good

Improvements in New York Times' Fech Makes It Easier to Follow the Money

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Having data available electronically is not the same thing as the data being useful. Campaign finance disclosures provided electronically by the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), are a good example of that. The New York Times's Fech (not "fetch") is a RubyGem - a packaged application - designed to help...
Improvements in New York Times' Fech Makes It Easier to Follow the Money
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