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The web responds to the death of hacker-activist Aaron Swartz

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The open web and freedom of information in general lost one of their most passionate proponents yesterday, with the death of early Reddit staffer and Demand Progress founder Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide on Friday, according to a family member. He was facing federal charges for hacking into the JSTOR...
The web responds to the death of hacker-activist Aaron Swartz
Non-profit ISP focused on privacy raises over $43,000 in one day

The Pope's First Tweet Is Sent Via @Pontifex

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Like digital white smoke, a Papal tweet rises. And a Twitter-based Q&A session from the Pontiff is due to get underway any minute now. The Pope, or @pontifex, if you're following him on Twitter, has just emitted his first 140-character missive. And it wasn't "tap tap tap tap tap...
The Pope's First Tweet Is Sent Via @Pontifex

Eric Schmidt: Everyone In The World Will Be On The Internet By 2020 (GOOG)

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt is taking some heat for making a big, bold claim about the growth of the Internet. He tweeted this: "For every person online, there are two who are not. By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth will be connected. #NewDigitalAge -- Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt)...
Eric Schmidt: Everyone In The World Will Be On The Internet By 2020 (GOOG)

The post-Jobs Apple has a different flavour under Tim Cook

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A year after Steve Jobs's death, the replacement for the seemingly irreplaceable co-founder has made the company more ethical - and yet more profitableOn 4 October last year, Tim Cook took the stage for the first time at Apple's HQ in Cupertino, California, as its full-time chief executive, to start...
The post-Jobs Apple has a different flavour under Tim Cook

The 2010 tax season story, as told by Google search

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Today, April 15, is the due date for federal tax returns in the U.S. Now that everyone’s submitted their taxes in on time (we hope!) we wanted to take a look back at the last few months and tell the story of this year’s tax season through Google search.Spoiler alert...
The 2010 tax season story, as told by Google search

Yelp To Business Owners: Stop Accusing Us Of 'Extortion' (YELP)

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Yelp has been the subject of a new crop of stories from business owners claiming they are being shaken down to become advertisers. Last month, LA Times columnist Sandy Banks reported on a sign she saw at a local restaurant: "Stop the Bully. Boycott Yelp," it read. That lead to...
Yelp To Business Owners: Stop Accusing Us Of 'Extortion' (YELP)

Proust Will Live On, Separate From IAC

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Proust, a social-journaling service owned by IAC, was slated to shut down today, after just a six-month run. But Proust isn’t shutting down after all: The service sent an email to users saying that it will remain active due to an outpouring of support from the Proust community. The service...
Proust Will Live On, Separate From IAC

How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

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The social media reaction to a video of an attack on an East London teenager shows how it can be a useful tool for policeThe social media sphere erupted in disgust last week after a video showing a sickening, unprovoked attack on a 16-year-old girl in Plaistow, East London, started...
How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

Lyft's fleet of moustache-adorned cars will make their way to Seattle and LA

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Lyft, the mobile app that lets you order a moustache-adorned car in minutes, is expanding its service to new cities, including Seattle and Los Angeles. The startup is not letting its regulatory troubles get in the way of its growth plans. As we recently reported, the California Public Utilities Commission...
Lyft's fleet of moustache-adorned cars will make their way to Seattle and LA

The billion-dollar question: What is journalism for?

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One of the things that publishers of all kinds love about online media is that it can be measured in a thousand different ways: every pageview and every click can be tracked, and the amount of time a user spends on the page can be quantified, as well as where...
The billion-dollar question: What is journalism for?

Good Riddance, Google Reader

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Google Reader turned into a zombie a long time ago and it’s good that Google finally killed it. For years, Google Reader has been sitting on Google’s servers without any appreciable updates. Sure, it got a bit of a facelift in 2011, but it only lost functionality since Google decided...
Good Riddance, Google Reader

EU VP On Aaron Swartz: If Our Laws Hold Back Benefits From Openness, We Should Change Those Laws

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As Techdirt has reported over the last ten days, the death of Aaron Swartz has provoked an outpouring of grief from friends and colleagues, who understandably wish to express their shock and anger at what happened. You'd expect that. What you might not expect is for a Vice-President of the...
EU VP On Aaron Swartz: If Our Laws Hold Back Benefits From Openness, We Should Change Those Laws

Twitter bows to Whitney Houston

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There is much outpouring from stars on Twitter at the death of Whitney Houston. Moreover, Houston-related themes dominate the site's top 10 trends. At least in the U.S....
Twitter bows to Whitney Houston

Sony employee says 'we hear you' in response to growing fan backlash over rumored PlayStation 4 DRM

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When video game journalist Geoff Keighley mentioned on GameTrailers that the PlayStation 4 might use DRM to stop pre-owned game sales, gamers got pretty upset. So much so that a thread was quickly setup by user famousmortimer on the popular message board NeoGAF, suggesting that players reach out to several...
Sony employee says 'we hear you' in response to growing fan backlash over rumored PlayStation 4 DRM

World of Warcraft Gamer Colleen Lachowicz Wins Seat In Maine State Senate

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Maine Democrat Colleen Lachowicz made gaming history twice this year: First, when she was attacked by the Republican Party last month for being a computer gamer. Second, when she won her election on Tuesday, becoming the first Senator whose gaming habits led, in part, to her victory.   Hear that,...
World of Warcraft Gamer Colleen Lachowicz Wins Seat In Maine State Senate

Family blames US attorneys for death of Aaron Swartz

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Coder and information activist Aaron Swartz took his life on Friday, and in the wake of his death the outpouring of grief from the tech community is palpable. While Swartz wrote publicly about depression, many have speculated that his legal troubles compounded the sense of hopelessness that drove him...
Family blames US attorneys for death of Aaron Swartz

Where Have All The Physical QWERTYs Gone?

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Where Have All The Physical QWERTYs Gone?: Steve O'Hear asks the question on TechCrunch and re-shares the email he once got from Steve Jobs when he asked about the possibility of a QWERTY on the iPhone. O'Hear was worried about a QWERTY-free future for Apple, but believed it would never happen...
Where Have All The Physical QWERTYs Gone?

Aaron Swartz: US attorney says she only sought six-month jail term

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Carmen M Ortiz responds to pressure over death of Reddit co-founder by saying her office acted reasonablyThe US attorney accused of hounding internet activist Aaron Swartz to his death has responded by saying that her office's actions were "appropriate", and that she had only been seeking a six-month sentence in...
Aaron Swartz: US attorney says she only sought six-month jail term

Female Game Programmers Tell Horrible Stories Of Harassment

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Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's media tour for her new book, people are  talking about women's careers. Interesting thing is, Sandberg's own industry, tech, is still one of the most sexist. One niche in particular is notorious: women programmers in the gaming industry. In two weeks, the Game Developers...
Female Game Programmers Tell Horrible Stories Of Harassment
Siri's 'little brother' Trapit grows up, enters formidable world of publishing

The Role of News in Blended Search – Observations & Best Practices

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We’re starting this Spring Break week off with a very rare guest post from TopRank Marketing client, Jiyan Wei. Jiyan is Director of Product Management at Vocus, Inc. where he drives product platform strategy and roadmap execution for PRWeb. I’ve presented on panels with Jiyan several times at search marketing...
The Role of News in Blended Search – Observations & Best Practices

Corporations and Emotions

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Is meaningful or useful to have emotional reactions to business organizations? Right now there’s a lot of that going around; the atmosphere swirling around my employer and That Fruit Company a short commute away in Silicon Valley grows steamy. Which pales compared to the global outpouring of fear and...
Corporations and Emotions
Reddit Transforms Into Incredibly Informative Real-Time News Source For Aurora Shooting

Apple’s lesson: Domestic cash is nimble, foreign cash is expensive

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If you haven’t heard Apple’s morning conference call on its cash situation, and what it intends to do to lower its size by rewarding investors while keeping a cushion, you need to. From finance and technology perspectives, it’s a critical listen. However, as I know that 20 minutes of arcane finance discussions...
Apple’s lesson: Domestic cash is nimble, foreign cash is expensive

Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

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Since the death of Aaron Swartz, there’s been an outpouring of anger directed at the Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann, the federal prosecutors whose aggressive case against Mr. Swartz is widely believed to have led the Internet pioneer to take his own life. On the other hand, supporters of the...
Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

Canon welcomes ELPH 530 HS / 320 HS, SX260 HS and D20 to PowerShot lineup

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In addition to the new additions to Canon's A-Series of digital cameras, the company is also giving more demanding consumers a similar outpouring of love with four additional shooters in the PowerShot family, which sport a diverse array of features such as WiFi connectivity, 20x optical zoom and rugged...
Canon welcomes ELPH 530 HS / 320 HS, SX260 HS and D20 to PowerShot lineup

After Rocky Year for Start-Ups, Investors Are Pickier

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The celebrated shift to smartphones, once welcomed with an outpouring of investments, is now making some investors nervous as monetization proves harder for mobile devices....
After Rocky Year for Start-Ups, Investors Are Pickier

Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos

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Move means pictures could be used in advertising, with all payments going to social media giantFacebook has infuriated users of the photo-sharing and filtering service Instagram by changing its terms of service to allow it to sell peoples' uploaded photos or related data.The change has led to an outpouring of...
Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos

Google Admits That Chrome Is Freezing, Crashing New Macbook Airs (AAPL)

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If you buy a new Macbook Air don't install Chrome on it right away -- unless you love the beach ball. Google has admitted that the browser was freezing the PC, reports Gizmodo. A couple of days ago, Gizmodo wrote that it had brought some brand new MacBook Airs and...
Google Admits That Chrome Is Freezing, Crashing New Macbook Airs (AAPL)
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