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Four ways to compete against Google in the wake of the FTC ruling

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The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has spent the past year investigating allegations that Google abused its power as the dominant search engine to block smaller rivals and promote its own sites and services. On Friday, the FTC announced that it would not pursue the action any further, nor will...
Four ways to compete against Google in the wake of the FTC ruling

The 20 Most Disruptive Apps Of All Time

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A disruptive app is an industry game changer. One that challenges the industry and spawns imitators. These apps make life easier, more fun, and often improve upon something that came before it.   There are over 500,000 apps in just Apple's App Store, and hundreds of thousands more in Google's...
The 20 Most Disruptive Apps Of All Time

Keep Calm, Carry On And Don't Charge For News, Johnston's Highfield Says

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Johnston Press says there the news business shouldn’t panic, as it aims to make a quarter of its revenue from digital, turn its 300-plus UK local newspapers “digital-first” and steadfastly keep its websites and mobile apps free whilst introducing paid iPad editions. “We are going to be launching new...
Keep Calm, Carry On And Don't Charge For News, Johnston's Highfield Says

11 ways to save Detroit--before it's too late

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Motor City's newly appointed emergency financial manager has one tough job saving the city from financial oblivion. Here's what he should do. By Doron Levin, contributor FORTUNE -- Kevyn Orr, Detroit's newly appointed emergency financial manager, has a lonely, thankless job in saving the Motor City from financial oblivion. The...
11 ways to save Detroit--before it's too late

Microsoft extends free Windows Server 2008 support through January 15th, 2015

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Now that its successor is available, you're unlikely to hear much excitement for Windows Server 2008 around IT water coolers, but that's not to suggest it'll fade into oblivion anytime soon. In fact, Microsoft has extended its mainstream support of the server OS -- previously set to expire on...
Microsoft extends free Windows Server 2008 support through January 15th, 2015

Palm: Pacific Crest Downgrades; Merrill Cuts Target To $5; Needham Fears “Oblivion”

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Palm: Pacific Crest Downgrades; Merrill Cuts Target To $5; Needham Fears “Oblivion”

Can Beyond Oblivion (an ambitious new music service) serve industry & music liberation? -- http://bit.ly/8ZI6M7

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Can Beyond Oblivion (an ambitious new music service) serve industry & music liberation? -- http://bit.ly/8ZI6M7

YouTube Details Hypocrisy of Viacom’s $1 Billion Lawsuit

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In response to opening briefs filed by Viacom today in their now three-year-old lawsuit against YouTube, the video sharing site has posted some startling accusations about the hypocrisy of the media giant’s claims.In a blog post, YouTube claims that at the same time Viacom was trying to sue YouTube...
YouTube Details Hypocrisy of Viacom’s $1 Billion Lawsuit

Adobe Launches Blank, An Open Source Fallback Font You Can't See

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Adobe today launched Adobe Blank, a new open-source OpenType font that, at first glance, does absolutely nothing. Indeed, the whole point of the font, as its creator Ken Lunde writes today, is to render every Unicode character as a “non-spacing and non-marking glyph.” This may sound like a lame and...
Adobe Launches Blank, An Open Source Fallback Font You Can't See
Why Aereo Is Not Zediva, From A to Z

The Complex Joys Of Music In The Age Of Digital Abundance

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A recent issue of The New Yorker had a fine essay by Mike Spies about the joys of discovering and listening to music. But its overall tone is rather melancholic: We seem to have created an environment in which wonderful music, newly discovered, is difficult to treasure. For treasures, as...
The Complex Joys Of Music In The Age Of Digital Abundance

The Amazing Story Of How This 'Insane' CEO Blew $33 Million And Never Released A Product

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Beyond Oblivion was a music startup. It was supposed to change the music industry by bundling unlimited songs with new phones -- consumers would never pay a dime. But the company flamed out in classic fashion earlier this year, declaring bankruptcy and taking more than $33 million worth of...
The Amazing Story Of How This 'Insane' CEO Blew $33 Million And Never Released A Product

Palm: Pacific Crest Downgrades; Merrill Cuts Target To $5; Needham Fears “Oblivion”

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Palm: Pacific Crest Downgrades; Merrill Cuts Target To $5; Needham Fears “Oblivion”

Facebook Photos Are About To Become HUGE (FB)

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If you thought the new lightbox pictures on Facebook enhanced your photo's resolution, things are about to get even bigger. The social network giant announced today that users will now be able to view photos in a full screen resolution that is four times larger than what we're used to...
Facebook Photos Are About To Become HUGE (FB)

Why are blue-chip tech stocks so blue?

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May -- not April -- was the cruelest month for quality tech stocks. And not just because of the botched Facebook IPO. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- April, as T.S. Eliot famously said, is the cruelest month. But for investors who put their faith in tech stocks, it's hard...
Why are blue-chip tech stocks so blue?

Innocence Of Muslims Actress Now Argues That The Movie Violates Her Copyright

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Welcome back, viewers, to another segment in our "How To Look Like A Complete Legal Know Nothing While Also Making Sure You Keep Streisand-ing Yourself Into Oblivion" series of posts here at Techdirt (we're working hard on a new segment name; sorry). Remember when we urged YouTube to not censor the...
Innocence Of Muslims Actress Now Argues That The Movie Violates Her Copyright

Elder Scrolls Online set to prove (very) big is still beautiful

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In the first of two interviews, game director Matt Firor explains the thinking behind the game and why pockets can't be pickedEverything about the Elder Scrolls is big. From Daggerfall's mind-boggling 188,000 square miles, a virtual space twice the size of Great Britain, to Skyrim's blockbuster sales figures and right...
Elder Scrolls Online set to prove (very) big is still beautiful

★ Wintersleep ♫ Oblivion #playtapus

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★ Wintersleep ♫ Oblivion #playtapus

Elektro: 1939 smoking robot saved from oblivion

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Long before C-3PO and Wall-e, there was Elektro, a smoking, talking, and walking robot that wowed the World's Fair in 1939. Meet the seminal robot that has been rescued from the scrap heap of time. [Read more]...
Elektro: 1939 smoking robot saved from oblivion

Facebook Threatens To Sue Researcher For Crawling Their Site

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Despite the fact that the fundamental nature of the web is that public pages are open for indexing and analysis -- that's how search engines and other fundamental tools of the web work -- Pete Warden recently discovered that Facebook doesn't agree. Pete is the guy that analyzed Facebook data...
Facebook Threatens To Sue Researcher For Crawling Their Site

Palm: Pacific Crest Downgrades; Merrill Cuts Target To $5; Needham Fears “Oblivion”

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Palm: Pacific Crest Downgrades; Merrill Cuts Target To $5; Needham Fears “Oblivion”
ComScore top 50 sites July 2012: Instagram rocks, Tumblr passes MySpace, Sun Microsystems rises from the dead

Taxi, Limo Trade Group Hates Innovative Upstarts, Labels Them 'Rogue Applications'

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There's nothing like a bit of disruptive innovation to make the legacy players start busting out the old moral panics. We've written a few times about the new generation of ride-for-hire and ride-share services, which are really disrupting the old taxi and limo business -- leading to all sorts of...
Taxi, Limo Trade Group Hates Innovative Upstarts, Labels Them 'Rogue Applications'

AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

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The ~800 patents that AOL's trying to sell are worth about $290 million, reports the New York post, citing patent advisory firm M-Cam. That's not nothing, but it's also a far cry from the $1 billion that some AOL shareholders were hoping for. To put the number in perspective,...
AOL's Patents Are Only Worth $290 Million, Says Firm

Google Voice can now boot unknown callers to oblivion (or VM)

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Google added new calling features to Google Voice on Wednesday, giving users more controls over incoming calls. While you could always customize ringtones or actions — such as sending someone to voicemail — you could only do so for known callers. With the new improvements, Google Voice can now handle...
Google Voice can now boot unknown callers to oblivion (or VM)

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Hey folks. Mike is at Innovate/Activate this weekend, so I'm bringing you the roundup of funniest and most insightful comments. No record-busters this week, but lots of high scores nevertheless. The insight trophy goes to RD for a challenge to copyright maximalists that has so far gone unanswered. When we...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

My Aaron Swartz, whom I loved

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Quinn Norton, Aaron Swartz's former partner and close friend, publishes moving tribute to the internet activistWe used to have a fight about how much the internet would grieve if he died. I was right, but the last word you get in as the still living is a hollow thing, trailing...
My Aaron Swartz, whom I loved

Startup Labs launches a fund for entrepreneurs in emerging markets [video]

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Startup Weekend has been instrumental in inspiring entrepreneurs all over the world to build and launch thousands of startups. But what happens when the weekend comes to an end? Do the startups continue to grow or do they fizzle out into oblivion? Cue Startup Labs, a seed-stage fund started by...
Startup Labs launches a fund for entrepreneurs in emerging markets [video]

Review: Update Your Shortcuts With Broken Shortcut Fixer

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With the plethora of free software available these days, we all install and then uninstall a huge amount of stuff. The problem with this is that quite often, a lot of shortcuts and other detritus is left behind, clogging things up and making things a mess. The problems aren't...
Review: Update Your Shortcuts With Broken Shortcut Fixer

Facebook traffic may have plateaued but profit potential is looking up

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Younger users may be leaving for apps such as Instagram or WhatsApp but data shows Facebook is still very strongThe memory of Facebook's painful stock market debut a year ago today is at last beginning to fade. Not for investors who bought at the opening price of $38 - their...
Facebook traffic may have plateaued but profit potential is looking up
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