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Authors to Starbucks Pick of the Week: Please, stay away

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Buzz Bissinger should have been excited when Starbucks selected his Byliner e-single, “After Friday Night Lights,” as its free “pick of the week.” But that promotion resulted meant Amazon also dropped the price of the title in the Kindle Store to $0 — resulting in Byliner pulling the book from...
Authors to Starbucks Pick of the Week: Please, stay away
Google Needs To Stop Releasing Lame Google+ Numbers

PowerPoint Is Evil, Redux

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The New York Times just ran an article about the evils of PowerPoint. What strikes me about the piece is the reporter's apparent lack of PowerPoint experience. She expresses incredulity that generals spend their time reviewing slide decks that were slaved over for days by junior officers. Perhaps Elisabeth Bumiller...
PowerPoint Is Evil, Redux

Everlane Goes Black In Protest Of Black Friday; Buy Your Disruptive Cashmere On Saturday

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Everlane, one of the wave of vertically-integrated sites that is changing the way that fashion is made and sold, is today disrupting something else. In protest against the over-the-top consumerism that is Black Friday — where smartphone-equipped shoppers look for incremental sales/parking/stock advantages over those less savvy — Everlane is opting out....
Everlane Goes Black In Protest Of Black Friday; Buy Your Disruptive Cashmere On Saturday

How Andreessen Horowitz acted ethically and made a killing on its Instagram investment

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It’s early in the morning here in Moscow, so I’m probably late to the party, but this New York Times piece on the dynamics between top Silicon Valley VC firm Andreessen Horowitz and two of its portfolio companies (picplz and Instagram, which was recently acquired by Facebook for $1 billion)...
How Andreessen Horowitz acted ethically and made a killing on its Instagram investment
Microsoft clarifies new policy on users' personal information, says it won't target ads with it

The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn't Anonymity

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Venom-filled anonymous internet comments are often a favorite target for politicians, writers and plenty of other folks who use them to represent everything that's wrong with the internet. Many sites have a love-hate relationship with comments, including news sites, which often want to encourage "participation" but don't get much out...
The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn't Anonymity

There's A War Brewing Between Twitter And Instagram (FB)

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Instagram has disabled the ability to properly display its images in tweets, reports the New York Times.  Instead of properly seeing a full Instagram photo on a tweet's page, it appears strangely cropped. You'll have to click its link and go to Instagram's website or app to see the image...
There's A War Brewing Between Twitter And Instagram (FB)

Twitter snags former Google Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong for legal team

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Twitter has scored a nice get for its legal team with the addition of former Google VP and Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong. Wong joins the team today, which already sports several ex-Googlers of its own, including Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray, who formerly worked with Wong. Wong was in...
Twitter snags former Google Deputy General Counsel Nicole Wong for legal team

The Volokh Conspiracy » Drone Warfare, the CIA, and Charlie Savage’s NYT Article

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The Volokh Conspiracy » Drone Warfare, the CIA, and Charlie Savage’s NYT Article

FAIR blog: Read the Chart, Not the NYT Article, to Get the Straight Dope on Book Profits http://bit.ly/cGdfto

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FAIR blog: Read the Chart, Not the NYT Article, to Get the Straight Dope on Book Profits http://bit.ly/cGdfto

Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

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The New York Times caused controversy this weekend after it published a story claiming that top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz “fumbled” its investment in Instagram, losing million of dollars by backing photo-sharing rival Picplz over the company that Facebook will acquire for $1 billion. As we already pointed out, the NYT...
Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

The Retraction Hammer Comes Down

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The Retraction Hammer Comes Down: John Gruber is all over the fallout of the This American Life/Mike Daisey fiasco. The New York Times ran an op-ed by Daisey about his fabricated tales (the day after Steve Jobs passed away, no less). CBS News had a report in January widely citing...
The Retraction Hammer Comes Down

New York Times parody account restored to Twitter after outcry

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Newspaper's lawyers object to use of trademarked logo - but Twitter users object to lawyers taking away a favourite jokeThe New York Times faced a predictable social media backlash on Tuesday after objecting to a Twitter account that parodies the news organization's occasionally stumbling attempts to document the latest cultural...
New York Times parody account restored to Twitter after outcry

So That's What I Did Last Night

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I can’t imagine what it was like before Facebook when you could just spend the morning after a big night out recovering. Now you have to spend, like, an hour untagging photos. And then you read your texts and you’re like, “Oh, so that’s what I did last night.” –Tracy...
So That's What I Did Last Night
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