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Daily Report: Europeans Rethink Their Google Inquiries

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European privacy regulators said Wednesday that they were considering reopening their inquiries into Google's collection of personal e-mails and Web searches for its Street View service, reports Kevin J. O'Brien in Thursday's New York Times. The move came after revelations that collecting the Internet data had not been a lone...
Daily Report: Europeans Rethink Their Google Inquiries

Engadget Podcast 320 - 12.14.2012

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Tablets, mapping apps and a dual screen phone. We have those covered. We also have the lowdown on Engadget Expand. Beyond that, though, it's pretty much business as usual this week over at Engadget Podcast HQ, so pull up a chair and listen in. Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater,...
Engadget Podcast 320 - 12.14.2012
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Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

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To combat a rise in cybercrime, the European Commission is considering a plan to require companies that store data on the Internet - like Microsoft, Apple, Google and I.B.M. - to report the loss or theft of personal information in the 27-nation bloc or risk sanctions and fines, reports Kevin...
Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

Styku virtual fitting room body scan (video)

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Styku has been around for roughly a year now. The company even just wrapped up a pilot program with Nordstrom that could see the legendary retailer using it's Kinect-based measurement taking system. While there hasn't been much change to the Styku Virtual Fitting Room, we figured we'd swing by...
Styku virtual fitting room body scan (video)
Viddy CEO canned for losing cred to Vine, reportedly turning down huge Twitter offer

Engadget Podcast 291 - 04.27.2012

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It's the Engadget Podcast, the only podcast in the multiverse that tried to change its name to "My Podcast Beat Up Your NPR's Science Friday." Host: Brian Heater, Dana Wollman, Terrence O'Brien Producer: Trent Wolbe Music: Orbital - Never 00:01:44 - Reminder: Webby Award voting ends tomorrow, give the...
Engadget Podcast 291 - 04.27.2012

Viddy Is Raising $30M At A $370M Valuation

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Someone wise once said “If Instagram for video were to happen it would look nothing like Instagram” but, because it was on Twitter, I briefly saw that tweet before it got lost in the ether and now I can’t find it, dammit. But whoever said this is right (please reach...
Viddy Is Raising $30M At A $370M Valuation

Dave McClure On What’s Next For 500 Startups [TCTV]

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Today was a pretty big day for 500 Startups, the Silicon Valley seed venture capital firm and startup accelerator founded by outspoken tech investment extraordinaire Dave McClure. The firm disclosed in a regulatory filing that it’s halfway finished raising a brand new $50 million round of funding, the second...
Dave McClure On What’s Next For 500 Startups [TCTV]

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Resigns As Director Of Twitter U.K. After TweetDeck Dissolves As Standalone Business

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has quit his position as a U.K. director of the company, days after Twitter subsidiary TweetDeck was dissolved as a separate U.K. business by business registrar Companies House, according to Sky News. We’ve reached out to Twitter for confirmation and comment and will update this story with any...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Resigns As Director Of Twitter U.K. After TweetDeck Dissolves As Standalone Business

Now That’s An Investor List: Viddy Backed By Biz Stone, Shakira, And Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

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Right after racing to the top of the App Store charts, Viddy just announced that it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from a long list of celebrities — not just tech celebrities, but also the kind that non-techies have heard of. Here’s who invested: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone,...
Now That’s An Investor List: Viddy Backed By Biz Stone, Shakira, And Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

ioSafe takes to Indiegogo to raise funds for the N2, its new disaster-proof NAS

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ioSafe makes hard-drives so sturdy that it can reduce fire, electricity and Terrence O'Brien to tears at the mere thought of them. Now, it's producing a new disaster-proof NAS, but as a small business, needs a cash injection from consumers to make it happen. As such, it's taking to...
ioSafe takes to Indiegogo to raise funds for the N2, its new disaster-proof NAS

Joined at the hip with San Francisco, Silicon Valley has not lost its mojo

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Silicon Valley is joined at the hip with San Francisco, and the hip is hugged by two major vein and artery lines: the 101 and the 280. Every week, a new story appears that predicts the death of Silicon Valley. As entrepreneurs opt to start companies in hip, urban sprawls...
Joined at the hip with San Francisco, Silicon Valley has not lost its mojo

Shakira And Other Celebrities Invest In Viddy, A Startup That's A Lot Like Instagram For Videos

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Shakira can be added to the list of celebrity startup investors. She, along with Jay-Z and Jay Brown's Roc Nation, Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, and tech influencers like Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and ShoeDazzle's Brian Lee, have invested in Viddy. They've joined in a $6 million Series A round of...
Shakira And Other Celebrities Invest In Viddy, A Startup That's A Lot Like Instagram For Videos

Engadget Podcast 289 - 04.13.2012

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The Real Engadget Podcast: New York City: It's when bloggers stop being polite, and start getting real, which for these Engadget Podcasters means talking to their pets and talking to their beers, with a stiff dose of tech talk up top that can't be out-realed.Host: Brian HeaterGuests: Michael Gorman,...
Engadget Podcast 289 - 04.13.2012

Engadget Podcast 304 - 08.03.2012

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Another week sails by on the good ship The Engadget Podcast -- come aboard. We can print you a margarita. Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater Guest: Terrence O'Brien Producer: Trent Wolbe Music: Orbital - Never 01:15 - Google postponing Nexus Q launch to 'make it better,' sending a free...
Engadget Podcast 304 - 08.03.2012

Distro Issue 59: Boston's DBC City Bike is putting a new spin on an old design

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As the summer comes to a close (as least north of the equator), temperatures are dropping and the leaves are beginning to change their hues. Leisurely strolls and bike rides that had become quite uncomfortable are options for relaxation once again. Speaking of bicycles, that's precisely where the cover...
Distro Issue 59: Boston's DBC City Bike is putting a new spin on an old design

Box adds 10 healthcare app partners, becomes HIPAA and HITECH compliant to bolster industry offering

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Cloud storage service Box is diving deeper into the healthcare space. Today, the company shared that it has added 10 new healthcare application partners to its platform to help respond to industry-specific challenges. In addition, to further gain acceptance by companies in this space, Box is sharing that it is...
Box adds 10 healthcare app partners, becomes HIPAA and HITECH compliant to bolster industry offering

Pink Floyd and Radiohead blast new copyright collection plan

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The European Commission proposed a law on Wednesday to fix the continent’s complicated royalty collection process and to pave the way for easier digital distribution. Prominent musicians, however, immediately slammed the proposal, saying it fails to fix problems of inefficiency and embezzlement. Reuters reports that Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and...
Pink Floyd and Radiohead blast new copyright collection plan

Daily Report: Google Privacy Inquiries Get Little Cooperation

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In Wednesday's New York Times, David Streitfeld and Kevin J. O'Brien take a deeper look at how Google escaped a full accounting for its Street View project, in which specially equipped cars scooped up data from wireless networks as they photographed the world's streets....
Daily Report: Google Privacy Inquiries Get Little Cooperation

Big Fish Games launches casual cloud gaming service for TVs, mobile, and PCs

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Big Fish Games unveiled a live version of its Big Fish Unlimited casual gaming experience today. The company showed off the new service at the Casual Connect game conference in Seattle today. Will O’Brien, general manager of Big Fish Unlimited, showed off the Grim Tales: The Bride game on the cloud...
Big Fish Games launches casual cloud gaming service for TVs, mobile, and PCs

Viddy's $2.85M SEC Filing Is Not A Fundraise -- It's An Internal Share Conversion

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Yesterday, Viddy filed a regulatory document with the US Securities and Exchange Comission that seemed to indicate that the Los Angeles-based video sharing startup had raised $2.85 million in new funds. While cash infusions are always good things, that particular amount would be a big step down for Viddy in...
Viddy's $2.85M SEC Filing Is Not A Fundraise -- It's An Internal Share Conversion

Engadget Podcast 296 - 06.01.2012

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The Engadget Podcasters are doubling down on tech talk this week, filling the empty shelves of your patent office with news you can use about the hottest cloud- and hard drive-based operating systems released this week. The jock from That 70's Show also gets more than his fair share...
Engadget Podcast 296 - 06.01.2012
Social video startup Viddy lays off a third of its staff

Engadget Podcast 315 - 10.26.2012

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We've stopped calling weeks like these "big" because that gives them too much credit for essentiallly trying to destroy us, from a journlistic perspective, without actually destroying us. From now on we're only calling weeks "big" if they include the singularity or a human massacre in Pittsburgh, thank you...
Engadget Podcast 315 - 10.26.2012

500 Startups Lands New Partners, Files To Raise $50 Million

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Big news out of Dave McClure’s seed fund/accelerator 500 Startups this morning, some official and some mostly-official. The official news: two long-time staffers have been promoted all the way up to the Partner spot (effectively doubling the number of partners at the company), while two new folks have been...
500 Startups Lands New Partners, Files To Raise $50 Million
Social | Viddy CEO Goes Out After Blaze of Glory

The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!

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Hey kids! It's Thursday! Time for another fun-filled episode of the Engadget Podcast. Brian and Tim are both back in New York City, and they'll be joined by none other than Terrence O'Brien to talk about, you know, gadgets and such. Join us after the break, won't you? December...
The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!

Thin laptops, including Macbook Air, meet eco-standard

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An investigation of ultrathin laptops, including Apple's latest Macbook Air, has found they do conform to the EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) environmental standard. The investigation, which covered five laptops made by four companies, was started after Apple said in July it was withdrawing from the voluntary certification...
Thin laptops, including Macbook Air, meet eco-standard

Konka W900 hands-on

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider Konka the number one practitioner of that "craft." The company, (in)famous for its OEM-copycatting ways, has set up a booth here at CTIA 2012, letting us get some up close and personal time with its W900. The HTC-esque handset, previously...
Konka W900 hands-on
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