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Is there a 'best' way to set up your private cloud storage?

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Given that cloud computing is still emerging, it shouldn't come as a surprise that opinions vary widely on the best way to architect the storage. In fact, it seems likely that there is no such panacea -- different types of private cloud almost always require different approaches....
Is there a 'best' way to set up your private cloud storage?

RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

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Bend, drown, drop and zap? No, that's not your mnemonic device for surviving a fire, it's actually RIM's protocol for destroying their own products. In a trio of behind-the-scenes videos released today, the company's pulled back the curtain on its Hardware Support Lab's process, giving users a peek at...
RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

Why Verizon is killing DSL & cheap broadband

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The slow death of DSL will cause the rapid rise of expensive broadband for underserved areas if Verizon’s Fusion home broadband service is any indication. Verizon on Tuesday launched its long-planned home broadband service powered by its LTE wireless network — trading slow in-ground copper for expensive airwaves on its...
Why Verizon is killing DSL & cheap broadband

Prez Inauguration TicketMaster Fiasco Reminds Us The Private Sector Screws Up, Too

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Those waiting patiently to buy a ticket for President Obama’s final inauguration will be disappointed to know that they were accidently all sold out last Sunday. “A technical error” from Ticketmaster’s system sent an email a day early and led to a flood of premature sales that sold out the...
Prez Inauguration TicketMaster Fiasco Reminds Us The Private Sector Screws Up, Too

KRUGMAN: It's Time To Stop This Worship Of Tech Executives -- Tech Is No Panacea

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In the final segment of the day at the Dealbook conference, Paul Krugman spoke about the Fiscal Cliff, China, the deficit, and so forth. During the Q&A, I asked him about an observation that me (and my colleague Jay Yarow) had noticed during the conference. Basically: ALl of the...
KRUGMAN: It's Time To Stop This Worship Of Tech Executives -- Tech Is No Panacea

Car review: Peugeot HYbrid4 3008

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It'll never come first in a beauty pageant, but this revolutionary Peugeot has other titles in mindPrice £26,995MPG 70.5Top speed 118mphTwo years ago at the annual What Car? awards (some in the motoring world compare them to the Oscars, but they probably also compare themselves to James Hunt) there was...
Car review: Peugeot HYbrid4 3008
What Bodegas Really Need is Google Ads, According to Report

Exercise is no panacea for depression – but it keeps it at bay | Simon Hattenstone

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As a depressed manic exerciser, this churlish research dismissing exercise is patronising and misses the pointHow depressing. I woke up this morning, it's pissing down, nobody's quite forgiven the Republican poem I read out at the local Jubilee celebration, the geraniums are wilting, and some party pooper has just published...
Exercise is no panacea for depression – but it keeps it at bay | Simon Hattenstone

User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

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Last week I was in London at "The Big Rethink" conference of The Economist. Its goal was to explore the challenges of facing the world after the recession and how innovation and design could help address them. It came as no surprise that one of the more pressing problems mentioned...
User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable

How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual

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Working virtually sounds like heaven to many startups. After all, not having a central office staffed with employees saves money on rent, utilities, parking, etc., freeing you to invest in research, development or marketing. On the other hand, operating virtually is no panacea. Before you make the virtual leap, you...
How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual

20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

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On the surface, crowdfunding seems like a panacea for all that ails the venture capital and angel investment community. Instead of creating complex business plans and pitches and hoping influential groups of wealthy investors will decide your business or startup aligns with their vision of public taste, you can instead...
20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

Social media not necessarily journalism’s panacea, news bosses say

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Tech giants may have their own views on what journalism should become, but some news organisations are questioning what benefits the social vision of future news can really bring at a time when they’re struggling business survival… Lunch-stealing? “Facebook will make north of $3 billion in advertising this year,” FT.com...
Social media not necessarily journalism’s panacea, news bosses say

Hadoop applications abound, but Hadoop still needs improvement

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Since Hadoop emerged in the early 2000s, a whole ecosystem has sprouted up. The buzz still has not abated, nor has the need for further development of Hadoop as a platform. Entrepreneurs who build applications around Hadoop talked about the use cases they see the most and the next essential...
Hadoop applications abound, but Hadoop still needs improvement

BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep

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For awhile now “gamification” has largely existed as a buzz word. It’s felt just as ridiculous to write the word as it is to read it. However, as Tim Chang pointed out this weekend, although it’s important to avoid thinking of “gamification as the panacea,” it’s real, it’s moving beyond...
BenchPrep Teams Up With The Princeton Review To Gamify Test Prep
Your Cloud Provider Is Toast. Now What?

Caveats for VPN users in public Wi-Fi hotspot networks

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Using non-secured public Wi-Fi hotspots can leave you vulnerable to identity theft, data theft, snooping, impersonation and malware infection. That's why so many people rely on public virtual private network services, but VPNs are no panacea. Here are five potential gotchas....
Caveats for VPN users in public Wi-Fi hotspot networks

Panacea or pariah: Five PC cleanup utilities put to the test

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PC enthusiasts go to great lengths to improve the performance of their systems. For those with the budget to spare, hardware upgrades are almost always a sure-fire way to crank things up a notch and get an aging PC purring like a hot rod. Users that can't afford to...
Panacea or pariah: Five PC cleanup utilities put to the test

Finally: Amazon Instant Video on Microsoft’s Xbox 360

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Amazon and Microsoft just announced the first native Amazon Instant Video app for Microsoft’s Xbox 360, making it possible to watch videos from the Amazon service on the Microsoft console without a cumbersome workaround. The app is particularly good news for anyone who already has a $79/year Amazon Prime service...
Finally: Amazon Instant Video on Microsoft’s Xbox 360

The Big Tent, and big ideas, arrive stateside

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The Internet has transformed society in so many ways, and that’s bound to continue. The aim of our Big Tent events is to bring together people with diverse views to debate some of the hot-button issues that transformation raises. This week we hosted our first Big Tent event stateside at...
The Big Tent, and big ideas, arrive stateside
Haitian mobile banking system falters amid mistrust and infrastructure woes

The Washington Post To Add Paywall For Frequent Readers

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Political junkies may have a bit less change in their pockets after this summer: The Washington Post is setting up a metered paywall for its online content. The staple of D.C. news will begin charging users who view more than 20 articles per month, “although the company has not yet...
The Washington Post To Add Paywall For Frequent Readers

Big Blue Goes Big on IT Security

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The RSA security conference takes place in San Francisco next week, and though I’ve never attended it, and won’t be doing so this year, I know enough about the state of the IT security business to predict one thing that’s almost certainly part of the experience: Many vendors of security...
Big Blue Goes Big on IT Security

Why the WAC Is Whack

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Tech circles are buzzing this morning with news that Apple has been ambushed by a consortium of carriers and handset manufacturers that have declared war on its App Store. But nobody in Cupertino is going to lose any sleep over the move. The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), as the group...
Why the WAC Is Whack

Street View comes to Google Maps web app on iOS, just like they said it would

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While the hubbub surrounding Apple Maps on iOS 6 has been somewhat sedated, some people who made the move to Google Maps' web app had been further encouraged by word that it'd be getting Street View imagery soon. And what do you know, barely seven days into the estimated...
Street View comes to Google Maps web app on iOS, just like they said it would

Advertising Is Not A Panacea

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Advertising Is Not A Panacea

Google Maps for iOS hands-on

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After a surprise launch, Google Maps for iOS is at last available, at least for those of us who leapt on the release as soon as the download hit the servers. In theory, it's the panacea for every iOS user who's been missing advanced mass transit directions or just...
Google Maps for iOS hands-on
Two-factor authentication wouldn't have saved the AP from getting hacked
Why cops, cameras and the cloud aren’t a panacea for anything

Why this startup issued a copyright takedown to one of Canada’s largest real estate firms

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Estately's Galen Ward Earlier this week, we told you the story about Estately sending a cease-and-desist letter to one of Canada’s largest real estate companies, alleging that Sutton West Coast essentially ripped off code, images and design elements in creating its new Web site. The story attracted a lot of...
Why this startup issued a copyright takedown to one of Canada’s largest real estate firms
Replanting the Roots of Education
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