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Proof Google Hangouts Are The Best Part Of Google+ (GOOG)

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I'm barely active on Google+, but I think Google Hangouts are a killer feature. With multiple people allowed to video chat at once (and an unlimited number of observers allowed, if you like), here are a few excellent applications of Hangouts. How do you use Google Hangouts? Let us know...
Proof Google Hangouts Are The Best Part Of Google+ (GOOG)
Yahoo Tries To Quell Furor Over Work-At-Home Ban
Why IBM Paid Big Bucks To Expand In The Cloud With SoftLayer

Judge Preserves Megaupload Evidence For Now, While Gov't Tries To Pin Blame On Hosting Company

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It appears that the judge handling the issue of what to do with Megaupload data -- a situation we've been covering for a while -- finds the entire situation just as annoying as many observers do. He's decided that the evidence should not be destroyed yet... but has also ordered...
Judge Preserves Megaupload Evidence For Now, While Gov't Tries To Pin Blame On Hosting Company
Doing Data Journalism Badly
Iran claims to have produced and deployed UAV based on captured US ScanEagle drone

Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level

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Among the many topics related to charging, battery, and heat issues with the new iPad, observers have noted that the device continues to charge for up to an hour after the point at which the iPad reports a charge level of 100%. AllThingsD has now spoken with Apple's Michael Tchao...
Apple Explains New iPad's Continued Charging Beyond 100% Battery Level

Twitter Mobile Now Available In Arabic And Farsi

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Twitter just announced that its mobile Web site is now available in Arabic and Farsi. The main Twitter site has been available in those two languages, as well as Hebrew and Urdu, since March (which also marked the first time Twitter was available in right-to-left languages). At that time, Twitter...
Twitter Mobile Now Available In Arabic And Farsi

Google on a hiring spree in UK and Ireland

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The London offices that Google’s European boss says don’t do much innovative engineering is on a hiring spree — but Google doesn’t want to talk about it. Google is currently advertising for 134 positions at its locations in the capital, after posting dozens of vacancies last week. A further 156...
Google on a hiring spree in UK and Ireland

Look out below! Amazon offers free trial of Trusted Advisor monitoring tool

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Here we go again. Amazon is offering a month-long free trial of its Trusted Advisor cloud services monitoring tool. That may seem kind of ho-hum news for rank-and-file Amazon Web Services observers, but for a half dozen or so small companies that hoped to make their living providing similar services, this...
Look out below! Amazon offers free trial of Trusted Advisor monitoring tool

Apple lifts two-per-customer limit on iPhone 5 orders

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Apple has lifted a two-per-customer limit on iPhone 5 orders, observers note. The change was discovered in some of the boilerplate text at the company's website. A retail source reached by MacRumors claims that there is in fact a new limit, but that it includes up to 10 phones per...
Apple lifts two-per-customer limit on iPhone 5 orders
San Francisco turns its back on Apple after green registry pull-out

Shortages of 27-Inch iMacs Hitting Apple Retail Stores

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While several observers have noted shortages of Apple's current 27-inch iMac at resellers over the past several months, the tight supplies now appear to be increasingly affecting Apple's own retail stores. According to a survey of retail store stock availability through the "Personal Pickup" program at Apple's 249 U.S. locations,...
Shortages of 27-Inch iMacs Hitting Apple Retail Stores

The Technological Innovations That Connect Breakdancing, Hip Hop, and Video Games

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On the opening weekend of The Art of Video Games at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, my boyfriend and I lounged in the museum's courtyard listening to the musical duo 8-Bit Weapon. They were playing chip music -- a style that sounds like robotic electronic music. I was surprised when a...
The Technological Innovations That Connect Breakdancing, Hip Hop, and Video Games

Apple's Polycarbonate iPhone with 4.5-Inch Display Arriving for $330 in 2014?

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Japanese blog Macotakara reports (via AppleInsider) that Apple's plans for a lower-cost iPhone have now been pushed back to 2014, with the company reportedly planning to use a polycarbonate body similar to that seen on the discontinued white plastic MacBook. Apple is said to be targeting a price of $330...
Apple's Polycarbonate iPhone with 4.5-Inch Display Arriving for $330 in 2014?
Apple using UDID to track in-app purchases associated with hack

The real reason Pinterest bought Punchfork

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Pinterest’s recent acquisition of Punchfork has largely been misinterpreted by the industry and onlookers as merely a content-centric acquisition. While Punchfork’s database of recipes certainly will have value for Pinterest, in reality there is a Trojan horse in this acquisition that was the real focus of Pinterest’s move: the technology that powers Punchfork....
The real reason Pinterest bought Punchfork

Nokia's 'Arrow' shows up in USPTO filing

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A recent patent filing appears to have revealed the design of a forthcoming Windows Phone 8 device from Nokia. Nokiapoweruser first spotted the filing, which was filed on August 21. The drawings show off a frame that looks similar to Nokia parts that leaked earlier in the year, and observers...
Nokia's 'Arrow' shows up in USPTO filing

Twitter Lawyer Responds to Censorship Controversy

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There was considerable confusion, and opposition, following Twitter’s announcement Thursday that it can now censor tweets within specific countries if foreign governments request that it do so. The company’s top lawyer late Friday tried to clarify what the micro-blogging company will and won’t do. Some observers suspect Twitter is setting...
Twitter Lawyer Responds to Censorship Controversy

Is It Dangerous for Google to Engage in Issue Advocacy?

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In an effort to combat anti-homosexual laws that exist in many of the countries in which Google does business, the search engine giant has launched a new "Legalise Love" campaign in conjunction with the Global LGBT Workplace Summit held in London this past weekend. Google has also taken stands on myriad...
Is It Dangerous for Google to Engage in Issue Advocacy?

How Pinterest is secretly profiting from your links

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Is surprise-hit Pinterest covertly capitalizing on the product-sharing behaviors of its burgeoning user base? Evidence amassed by insightful observers suggests as much. Pinterest is the invite-only digital pin-board site where people, mostly arts and crafts enthusiasts between the ages of 25 and 44, “pin” products, recipes, and photos to themed...
How Pinterest is secretly profiting from your links

Is Facebook Poised to Revolutionize Health Care?

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Before we dismiss appearances by Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on ABC News Tuesday as orchestrated, feel-good public relations events less than a month before Facebook holds its initial public offering, consider this:When Zuckerberg and Sandberg introduce and explain the new initiative, they could be revolutionizing health care. Zuckerberg...
Is Facebook Poised to Revolutionize Health Care?

Qualcomm CEO Jacobs to give CES keynote

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs will reprise his role from 2012 and 2010 and deliver the pre-show keynote address at next year's Consumer Electronics Show, it was announced today. Jacobs will speak at 6:30 p.m. PT on January 7, with the show kicking off the next day and running through January...
Qualcomm CEO Jacobs to give CES keynote

Lance Armstrong's Key Teammate George Hincapie Admits To Doping

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Over the last several years, many members of Lance Armstrong's cycling teams have come forward and admitted that they doped. One of the riders who had not, yet, come clean was George Hincapie, a rider many people say was particularly close to Armstrong. Today, hours before a full report of...
Lance Armstrong's Key Teammate George Hincapie Admits To Doping

CHARTS: Facebook Is Becoming Bloated With Salespeople As Its Ad Business Slows

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Facebook shocked observers yesterday with Q1 2012 earnings that showed a sequential decline in revenue. It was seasonal—the ad business always slows after the holiday shopping season—but still, people have come to expect big things from Facebook. (Although B.I. Advertising predicted Facebook's Q1 would soften back on April 16 and...
CHARTS: Facebook Is Becoming Bloated With Salespeople As Its Ad Business Slows

Facebook Opens Up to the Web — Is That Good or Bad?

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There has been plenty of talk about what Facebook would announce at the f8 conference this week, but the full magnitude of what the company has in mind didn’t really hit home until after the keynote by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and a related presentation by chief technology officer Bret...
Facebook Opens Up to the Web — Is That Good or Bad?

Time Warner agreement brings Cartoon Network to Netflix

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Netflix today announced a new agreement between it and content provider Time Warner that will see programming from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and TNT appearing on the streaming service. The deal represents the third agreement between the popular video streaming service and Time Warner, bringing even more Time Warner content...
Time Warner agreement brings Cartoon Network to Netflix

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Apple's Future Depends On The iPhone 5

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Make no mistake: The iPhone 5 also has more riding on it than pretty much any product in history. Good or bad, the iPhone will define Apple's financial performance and reputation for at least the next couple of years. If the iPhone 5 blows people away, Apple will be set...
MAKE NO MISTAKE: Apple's Future Depends On The iPhone 5

Tremor Video launches IPO, prices shares lower than expected

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Tremor Video, a large online video network, will go public on Thursday in an IPO that some observers believe could prove a bellwether for the overall ad tech market. The company, which filed to go public in late May, will price 7.5 million shares at $10, a figure that is...
Tremor Video launches IPO, prices shares lower than expected
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