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Is Google’s Position Towards Default Privacy a Good Thing?

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I’ve been openly critical about Google’s lack of privacy in their launch of Buzz (and I argue other things as well), and its’ opt-in attitude towards opening up contacts and settings people previously thought were private.  That doesn’t change.  However, I’d like to spend some time here playing devil’s advocate...
Is Google’s Position Towards Default Privacy a Good Thing?

Hackathon survival guide: 9 things to make the most of a hack event

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I love covering a good hackathon. There’s a lot to choose from around the UK with many creative, competitive and altruistic versions of a coding get-together where people make amazing things in a short amount of time. One thing I do see at the end of these events though is...
Hackathon survival guide: 9 things to make the most of a hack event

Hey Google, take control of Android already, will ya?

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Google’s “open” approach to Android has certainly helped build the platform’s user base: Android powers more than half of the world’s smartphones. Whether you love Android or hate it, it’s difficult to argue that this level of adoption is anything less than a success. Android debuted as a clunky operating...
Hey Google, take control of Android already, will ya?

Nintendo Wii U expandable memory explained, TiVO hardware not built in

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The Nintendo Wii U may only have 8 to 32GB of internal memory, but the company's taking a decidedly open approach to expanding that memory: add your own. "You can plug in a full-on three terabyte hard drive if you want. I'll love you as a digital consumer," Nintendo...
Nintendo Wii U expandable memory explained, TiVO hardware not built in

Expressing Great Joy Or Excitement

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In other words: Yahoo! People want to discover and share tweets everywhere ranging from SMS and TV, to apps and the Web. For a global network of 600 million people, Yahoo! represents the Web. Similar to the partnerships we have made with other large internet companies, Yahoo! will receive what...
Expressing Great Joy Or Excitement
Social: After Facebook Moves, Social Startup Follows, Abandoning 'Stealth Mode'

Move Over 'TacoCopter': Here Comes The 'Internet Of Drones'

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As we know, the Internet works by breaking digital information up into IP packets which are then routed independently over the network, and then re-assembled at their destination. Anything made up of 0s and 1s can be sent anywhere with an Internet connection in this way, but that isn't much...
Move Over 'TacoCopter': Here Comes The 'Internet Of Drones'

Google shutting out rivals, claims Russian search engine Yandex

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Yandex co-founder says US tech giant is 'semi-open', criticising its Android smartphone platform and Chrome web browserThe co-founder of Russia's leading search engine, Yandex, has accused Google of abusing its dominance to shut out competitors in cyberspace.Responding to comments made to the Guardian by Sergey Brin, the Google co-founder, about...
Google shutting out rivals, claims Russian search engine Yandex

Free access to British scientific research to be available within two years

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Radical shakeup of academic publishing will allow papers to be put online and be accessed by universities, firms and individualsThe government is to unveil controversial plans to make publicly funded scientific research immediately available for anyone to read for free by 2014, in the most radical shakeup of academic publishing...
Free access to British scientific research to be available within two years

Weekly Poll: What Companies Will Be at the Top of the Cloud in the Next 5 Years

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We take a look at the future of cloud computing services this week. We want to know: What companies do you think will be at the top of the cloud world in five years? This past week, we had 93 people respond to the question: 'Is There A Place For...
Weekly Poll: What Companies Will Be at the Top of the Cloud in the Next 5 Years

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Maybe Samsung Is Ditching Google After All, Going After Apple Themselves (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up As Tech Trades Sideways  Markets are selling off from highs after jobless claims came right in line. Shares of GOOG are up in a mixed tech tape. Investors continue look for...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Maybe Samsung Is Ditching Google After All, Going After Apple Themselves (GOOG)
Eric Schmidt calls Facebook Home a 'tremendous endorsement' of Google Play

Google TV Thoughts

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Google TV Thoughts is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedSomeone in the live chat room asked me last night what my thoughts are about Google TV… bringing the Google experience to your television instead of just the...
Google TV Thoughts

For Open Cloud Computing, Look Inside Your Data Center

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For all the talk about openness and interoperability in cloud computing, both public-cloud and private-cloud providers still operate very much in their own silos. Amazon, Rackspace, Google, Microsoft are all doing wonderful things — but they’re doing so largely within their own environments. And while (most) data center vendors can’t...
For Open Cloud Computing, Look Inside Your Data Center

Why Nuance sees the semantic web as a key to smarter natural language interfaces

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Natural language user interfaces – think Siri – promise to revolutionize everything from call-centers to hospitals, but what about their data sources? How do the companies and organizations deploying them ensure real choice, rather than just assuming a certain one or two sources will do the job? These are questions...
Why Nuance sees the semantic web as a key to smarter natural language interfaces

UKERC: first predictions of how much electricity will cost upto 2040

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Predicting how much our energy will cost is critical but not in the least bit easy. UKERC are working on it and have revealed their preliminary findings to the Guardian • Get the dataThe UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is in the middle of reviewing the many and varied studies...
UKERC: first predictions of how much electricity will cost upto 2040
For sale from Pivotal Initiative: Cloud Foundry
Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons

iOS app stability: It’s all smoke and mirrors

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The vibrant third-party application ecosystems around both iOS and Android have created a new business model in the mobile space. Developers and platform makers are creating innovative experiences like never before. Today, apps are what make a smartphone smart, but when apps go bad your phone can start to feel...
iOS app stability: It’s all smoke and mirrors

ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

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Via Lauren Weinstein, we find out that ICANN has effectively lost its bid to retain control over IANA functions, though the fact that everyone else sucks too means it gets to hang on for at least six more months. In the meantime, though, it appears the whole thing took an...
ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

Microsoft’s HTML5 strategy and open dialogue

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I just finished reading Ed Bott’s fine post “Microsoft fires back at critics of its HTML5 strategy” and not only did it educate me, it reminded me of how we differ in our approach to Apple when it comes to communication. I’m not saying one is right or wrong...
Microsoft’s HTML5 strategy and open dialogue

First Word, Last Word And Letting Our Biggest Fans Help Shape The Conversation In Our Comments

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With the launch of our new Techdirt Insider Shop, one of the new features we've enabled on the site is something we're calling First Word/Last Word, which you may have noticed appearing on the blog. The feature allows Techdirt Insiders with credits to help highlight key comments as either "The...
First Word, Last Word And Letting Our Biggest Fans Help Shape The Conversation In Our Comments

iOS v Android: why Schmidt was wrong and developers still start on Apple

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Google's chairman predicted six months ago that app developers would start on Android first rather than Apple's iOS - but they haven't. Why not? And why do iPhone users update so quickly?As Apple prepares for a full week in which it will fete and educate the developers who write apps...
iOS v Android: why Schmidt was wrong and developers still start on Apple

Android-based gaming console OUYA will start shipping to Kickstarter-backers on March 28

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OUYA, the Android-based gaming console that was successfully funded through an $8.5 million Kickstarter campaign, will start shipping to backers on March 28. The company behind the console, which shares the same name, has revealed on its website that all of the parts needed for the system are now in...
Android-based gaming console OUYA will start shipping to Kickstarter-backers on March 28

ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

www.techdirt.com
Via Lauren Weinstein, we find out that ICANN has effectively lots its bid to retain control over IANA functions, though the fact that everyone else sucks too means it gets to hang on for at least six more months. In the meantime, though, it appears the whole thing took an...
ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

Three cheers for Android browser competition

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There are reasons iOS and Windows RT hobble third-party browsers, but CNET's Stephen Shankland prefers the open approach Google takes with Android. [Read more]...
Three cheers for Android browser competition

Google Is Missing an Android Opportunity on Non-smartphones

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Android is growing like crazy on smartphones — and stagnating everywhere else. That’s because Google is keeping its app store off all Android devices that aren’t smartphones. Such an approach is understandable only in the sense that it gives the company more control over the Android experience, but it...
Google Is Missing an Android Opportunity on Non-smartphones

Microsoft confirms Google privacy campaign to promote Bing is aimed at Apple Safari users

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Last night I wrote a post titled “Microsoft to Safari users: Hey, try Bing (because Google is evil and breached your privacy). If you’re just tuning in now, a new landing page suggested that Microsoft was using Google’s record FTC $22.5 million fine for breaching the privacy of Safari users...
Microsoft confirms Google privacy campaign to promote Bing is aimed at Apple Safari users

Google's Eric Schmidt warns Myanmar's government against controlling the Internet

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Eric Schmidt continued to implore Asian governments to adopt an open approach to the Internet after the Google Executive Chairman told an audience in Yangon, Myanmar, that a free Web will bring more benefits to the country than a policed one. Schmidt, who is visiting Myanmar after spending two days in...
Google's Eric Schmidt warns Myanmar's government against controlling the Internet

Investors Inject Another $8 Million Into Open Source Software Company Talend

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Talend, a global provider of open source data solutions, this morning announced it has raised another $8 million in Series D financing. Their previous funding round was closed in January 2009, when the company raised $12 million. Existing investors Balderton Capital, AGF Private Equity and Galileo Partners all chipped in...
Investors Inject Another $8 Million Into Open Source Software Company Talend
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