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"Why I Pulled Out of The Pirate Bay Trial," An Artist's Perspective

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When major music labels and movie studios go after file-sharing sites they often claim they are doing so to protect artists large and small. However, not all of them want to be saved from the evils of piracy. When the founders of The Pirate Bay were sued in Sweden back...
"Why I Pulled Out of The Pirate Bay Trial," An Artist's Perspective

Peek lets amateur tour guides plan a "perfect day" in their city of choice

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Maybe you live in a popular city for tourism, like New York or San Francisco, and you’re used to giving your list of favorite activities to out-of-town visitors. Or maybe you took the best trip of your life to a distant city, and want to share your tips and tricks...
Peek lets amateur tour guides plan a "perfect day" in their city of choice

Hollywood's Latest 'Conciliatory' Effort Towards Silicon Valley? Forcing Lobbyists To Drop Tech Companies As Clients

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Remember how Hollywood keeps saying that they now want to have this "conversation" with Silicon Valley and not be so antagonistic? It seems that feeling does not extend to lobbyists. According to Politico, the folks in Hollywood have been putting pressure on lobbying shops not to work with the tech...
Hollywood's Latest 'Conciliatory' Effort Towards Silicon Valley? Forcing Lobbyists To Drop Tech Companies As Clients
Vdio: The wannabe iTunes replacement for absolutely nobody

If Dell Is Focusing On Enterprise, Why Is It Sponsoring A YouTube Lollapalooza Live Stream?

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Lollapalooza starts today and if you can’t make it, YouTube has got your back–they’re streaming it live from Chicago. The YouTube streaming is sponsored by Dell, an odd choice for a music festival, but a good way for Dell to reach a younger, wider audience than most of its current...
If Dell Is Focusing On Enterprise, Why Is It Sponsoring A YouTube Lollapalooza Live Stream?

Nokia unleashes the trash talk in new Lumia 900 video campaign

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Mobile vendors are not shy when it comes to head on battles and throwing stones at each other rather than creating advertising to promote their own product advantages. Now Nokia is trashing its competitors by drawing attention to their faults, branding other smartphones as ‘beta test phones‘ that are not...
Nokia unleashes the trash talk in new Lumia 900 video campaign
What’s in a name: Why the new iPad isn’t called iPad 3

MEMO: The New York Times Replaces Its Tech Editor Two Months After He Got The Job

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Only two months after he got the gig, the new New York Times tech editor is already the old New York Times editor. On January 16, the Times replaced tech editor Damon Darlin with assistant managing editor Glenn Kramon. The plan was that Kramon would move from New York to...
MEMO: The New York Times Replaces Its Tech Editor Two Months After He Got The Job

Video News Start-Up NowThisNews Taps MTV Pioneer Judy McGrath for Advice

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NowThisNews wants to be the CNN for the generation that grew up with Facebook and iPhones. Or, at least, their MTV News. So here’s a good person to ask for advice: Former MTV boss Judy McGrath, who has signed on as an adviser for the video start-up. McGrath gets a...
Video News Start-Up NowThisNews Taps MTV Pioneer Judy McGrath for Advice
Elon Musk's Data Doesn't Back Up His Claims Of New York Times Fakery (TSLA)
The Doro PhoneEasy 740: Finally, An Android Phone For Your Grandparents

What Obama's Spotify playlist tells us about the president

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After the president tweeted his 2012 campaign playlist, we did a bit of headphone analysis. But what songs would you have included?President Barack Obama tweeted his 2012 campaign Spotify playlist on Thursday – which is in itself noteworthy in that almost none of the words in that sentence would have...
What Obama's Spotify playlist tells us about the president
If Facebook builds a personalized newspaper, will it suffer the same fate newspapers have?

Elon Musk's Data Doesn't Back Up His Claims of New York Times Fakery

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Elon Musk's long-awaited blog post take-down has arrived with what he claims is the data to prove New York Times John M. Broder reporter committed some sort of journalistic malpractice to run a bad review of the Tesla Model S's range capability. The Times continues to vouch for the accuracy of Broder's report and has another...
Elon Musk's Data Doesn't Back Up His Claims of New York Times Fakery
Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist, Briefly Ripped Off an NYC Startup
Klout dips into Q&A and local commerce with launch of new questions feature

Aileen Lee Has Nearly Finished Raising $40 Million For New Seed "Cowboy Ventures"

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In April, news broke that Aileen Lee, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, was starting a venture fund that would be focused on smaller, “seed-stage” investments. The fund is separate from KPCB, however, KPCB will be the anchored investor, Lee said. At the time of the original report, many of...
Aileen Lee Has Nearly Finished Raising $40 Million For New Seed "Cowboy Ventures"
Night & Day Studios Forgoes Funding, Partners With ScrollMotion To Become One Of The Largest Independent Kids' App Makers On The Market
Olympus announces Project Glass-style wearable display prototype

Three reasons why Facebook's Zuckerberg will succeed in D.C.

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For some reason, Silicon Valley's titans are encouraging Mark Zuckerberg to lead the charge on immigration visas. It's an odd choice....
Three reasons why Facebook's Zuckerberg will succeed in D.C.

No joke: Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in biopic

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Take a moment to digest this news: Ashton Kutcher, he of That ’70s Show, Dude Where’s My Car?, and now Two and a Half Men fame, is reportedly attached to play the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. The indie film will simply be titled “Jobs,”...
No joke: Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in biopic

MoH: Warfighter, SimCity 4 among free titles offered to SimCity mayors

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Though Electronic Arts is refusing to offer refunds to disgruntled SimCity players, the company announced on March 8 that it would give players a free game to make up for the server problems plaguing the game to this day. The company today published the list of games on offer: Battlefield...
MoH: Warfighter, SimCity 4 among free titles offered to SimCity mayors

Pinterest targets British users by showing more UK-based search results and suggestions on its site

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Pinterest is tweaking its photo-sharing network for users in the UK with some additional features to encourage people to upload more content and engage with other people. To begin with, Pinners based in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be suggested a larger number of pins and accounts created...
Pinterest targets British users by showing more UK-based search results and suggestions on its site

Apple releases "Bounce" TV spot for new iPods

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Apple on Wednesday published a new commercial for its new line of iPods. The ad shows Apple’s colorful media players bouncing around to music. Frankly, it’s an odd choice to me, since it seems like a false advertising lawsuit waiting to happen once someone buys an iPod and tries to...
Apple releases "Bounce" TV spot for new iPods

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Game Pad supports 6.3-inch devices, raises eyebrows

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We noticed that Samsung's planned Game Pad accessory has an expanding clamp designed to accommodate screen sizes larger than the 5-inch Galaxy S 4 being used as its showcase, but it wasn't clear just how far it would go. Now that there's an official accessory page on the GS4's...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Game Pad supports 6.3-inch devices, raises eyebrows

New York Magazine's Excellent Marissa Mayer Profile Has Three Important Details Wrong (YHOO)

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New York Magazine writer Lisa Miller has a new profile of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. She got some former colleagues and industry peers to dish about Mayer, which is rare. But she got some basic but important details wrong: The timing of Mayer's demotion at Google. Mayer moved from her longtime...
New York Magazine's Excellent Marissa Mayer Profile Has Three Important Details Wrong (YHOO)

Corsair unleashes second gen Vengeance gaming peripherals at CES, goes fully mechanical with K95 keyboard

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When Corsair introduced its Vengeance line of PC gaming accessories last year, it made the odd choice of creating the K90, a mostly mechanical keyboard marred by a collection of out of place membrane keys. The keyboard was a little less expensive for the effort, but was nearly universally...
Corsair unleashes second gen Vengeance gaming peripherals at CES, goes fully mechanical with K95 keyboard

After a long wait, Spotify finally launches Windows Phone 8 app in beta

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After promising it would release a Windows Phone 8 app back in November, Spotify has finally launched its music-streaming app on the Windows Phone Store, allowing Nokia, HTC, Samsung and owners of other Windows Phone 8 handsets to get their music fix. The app is free and so is the service...
After a long wait, Spotify finally launches Windows Phone 8 app in beta
Intel Names Brian Krzanich As New CEO
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