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The presidential election and the gifs that keep on giving

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A gif can be the most effective form of satire, an instant piece of commentary, delivering the setup and punchline simultaneouslySomewhere between the hellish Ally McBeal dancing baby, the dramatic chipmunk, a Lane Pryce dance party and Nasa mohawk hunk Bobak Ferdowsi, the graphics interchange format, or gif, went from...
The presidential election and the gifs that keep on giving
Notes From The Ebook Trenches

European mobile companies vow to break Google and Apple monopolies

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Mobile World Congress: Vodafone, Telefónica and Telecom Italia urge regulators to allow consolidationEuropean mobile companies have vowed to "break the monopolies" enjoyed by Google and Apple in smartphones and urged regulators to allow consolidation among rival operators.Hit by economic recession and the cost of subsidising expensive handsets, want to redraw...
European mobile companies vow to break Google and Apple monopolies

Apple and Microsoft Reportedly Facing Off Over SkyDrive In-App Subscription Revenues

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The Next Web reports that Apple and Microsoft are currently engaged in a dispute over Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage app that was launched in the App Store a year ago. According to the report, the dispute is related to Microsoft's move to roll out the ability for users to purchase...
Apple and Microsoft Reportedly Facing Off Over SkyDrive In-App Subscription Revenues

Is copyright getting in the way of us preserving our history? | Victor Keegan

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The issue of copyright is a global nightmare for anyone interested in digital preservationHistorians 100 years hence will have an abundance of source material about how ordinary lives were lived during the 21st century thanks to the unprecedented way we leave traces through websites, email, Twitter and social networks such...
Is copyright getting in the way of us preserving our history? | Victor Keegan

Armstrong: Billion-dollar patent sale isn’t about breaking up AOL

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While it’s easy to understand why some observers see Tim Armstrong’s sale of the bulk of AOL’s patent portfolio to Microsoft as a major step towards selling the internet portal for parts, I’m not there — yet. And neither is Armstrong, he insisted in an interview with paidContent. “This was...
Armstrong: Billion-dollar patent sale isn’t about breaking up AOL

Dogfish Accelerator Aims To Be The TechStars Of Indie Film

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Tech entrepreneurship isn’t all that different from artistry. Founders create and build a product that will hopefully be enjoyed by millions of users, just like artists create work for consumers. But just like artists from all walks of life, there’s a very high rate of failure among startups, which...
Dogfish Accelerator Aims To Be The TechStars Of Indie Film

Warren Buffet's Advice To Tim Cook: Here's How To Spend Apple's Massive Pile Of Cash (AAPL)

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This morning, Warren Buffett spoke about Apple's stock price on CNBC's Squawk Box. He had some advice for Tim Cook: Ignore Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn. Einhorn recently filed -- then dropped -- a lawsuit against Apple; Einhorn wants Apple to create a preferred stock that pays a dividend in perpetuity....
Warren Buffet's Advice To Tim Cook: Here's How To Spend Apple's Massive Pile Of Cash (AAPL)

Apple, Microsoft spar over fess for SkyDrive iOS app

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Apple and Microsoft are embroiled in a fight over the SkyDrive app for iPhones and iPads, a skirmish that has left users caught in the middle. According to The Next Web, Apple has blocked updates to the SkyDrive app ever since Microsoft introduced the ability to purchase more storage...
Apple, Microsoft spar over fess for SkyDrive iOS app

New Research: Extending Copyright Massively Increases Prices, Limits Dissemination Of Knowledge

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Way back 1841, UK politician Thomas Macaulay famously argued against the extension of copyright by saying that such monopolies: We have, then, only one resource left. We must betake ourselves to copyright, be the inconveniences of copyright what they may. Those inconveniences, in truth, are neither few nor small. Copyright...
New Research: Extending Copyright Massively Increases Prices, Limits Dissemination Of Knowledge

David Einhorn's Apple Proposal Is Just Financial Engineering -- You Can't Get Something From Nothing

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Hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who is one of the smartest investors on Wall Street, is trying to force Apple to consider a plan that he believes will "unlock value" for Apple shareholders. Einhorn wants Apple to issue a new class of preferred stock that will pay a 4% dividend...
David Einhorn's Apple Proposal Is Just Financial Engineering -- You Can't Get Something From Nothing

Activist investor proposes unconventional plan to boost Apple's stock

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Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager David Einhorn has a plan for Apple: to increase shareholder value and pump up the downward-drifting stock, why not issue a quarterly dividend of 50 cents — in perpetuity? Based on the conference call he hosted Thursday, Einhorn seems to believe that one of the...
Activist investor proposes unconventional plan to boost Apple's stock

Can Amazon, Sony, or Google Catch Apple?

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I found one person who has no plans to buy iPad 1.0: James McQuivey, a VP at Forrester Research. He’s less than impressed with Apple’s latest offering and if he buys an iPad in the future it will be in 2011 or beyond (when the second generation comes out). While...
Can Amazon, Sony, or Google Catch Apple?

Design The MakeUseOf T-Shirt & Get $200!

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One of our pet projects over the past year has been to launch our own line of customised t-shirts, and we have now finally decided to get this baby moving.  But we thought it would be cooler if we asked YOU to help us with the design. Instead of...
Design The MakeUseOf T-Shirt & Get $200!
The very long tail - how magazines could make their archives sing
Have Yourself A Very Litigious Christmas: Instagram Gets Sued for Changes to its Terms of Service

Verizon phasing out unlimited data as customers switch to 4G

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Verizon Wireless plans to close down the mobile broadband buffet for good, phasing out unlimited plans as customers upgrade from 3G phones to 4G. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo revealed the policy plan change on Wednesday while speaking at a J.P. Morgan conference, saying it must turn off the unlimited spigot...
Verizon phasing out unlimited data as customers switch to 4G

What does it mean to own a digital file? | Felix Jones

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A rumour that Bruce Willis was planning to sue Apple because he couldn't bequeath his £40k iTunes collection strikes a nerveIt seems Bruce Willis was never going to do an "earnest action man with a heart of gold" trick off the silver screen. Reports that he was planning to sue...
What does it mean to own a digital file? | Felix Jones

Microsoft balks at Apple's 30% fee, leaving SkyDrive and apps that integrate with it in the lurch on iOS

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Microsoft and Apple are currently locked in something of a Cold War over the future of SkyDrive in the iOS App Store. Sources close to Microsoft have detailed to TNW a difficult, and perhaps unresolvable situation between the two companies that underscores the difficulty with certain Apple rules concerning its app marketplace, and...
Microsoft balks at Apple's 30% fee, leaving SkyDrive and apps that integrate with it in the lurch on iOS
Qualcomm shows off new Mirasol prototype displays, including a 4.3-inch and 1.5-inch models

Goatse.cx Is Reborn... As An Email Address Provider

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It was nigh on half a decade ago that I first met the fell demon they call Goatse.cx. It haunted my dreams – the ring, the red, the evident pleasure – and even today I am loath to type in those five consonants and three vowels without a shudder....
Goatse.cx Is Reborn... As An Email Address Provider

Comic Strip Documentary Filmmakers Return To Kickstarter Because They're Scared Fair Use Won't Protect Them

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A year and a half ago, two documentary filmmakers, Dave Kellett & Fred Schroeder, used Kickstarter to raise $109,025 for their film, Stripped, all about the comics industry -- covering both old time newspaper comic artists and the new generation of web comic artists (and the ongoing transition between the...
Comic Strip Documentary Filmmakers Return To Kickstarter Because They're Scared Fair Use Won't Protect Them

Do You Like Us Or Like Like Us? "Become A Fan" Changing To "Like" On Facebook

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In a memo to its advertisers, Facebook quietly announced that it would change the phrase "Become A Fan" to "Like" in what, at times, seems like an ongoing effort to confuse and enrage its users. "Like" has had a very specific, while malleable, usage for Facebook users and changing it...
Do You Like Us Or Like Like Us? "Become A Fan" Changing To "Like" On Facebook
8000 Facebook members die every day. What happens to their profiles?

Apple's new pitch to investors

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Today’s earnings report marks the point at which Apple is officially no longer a high-growth tech stock, valued on its monster potential. Instead, it has become a cash cow, valued on its ability to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into its shareholders’ pockets. That’s the main lesson from the...
Apple's new pitch to investors

RIAA Gets AFL-CIO To Support Performance Tax: Payments In Perpetuity For A Small Amount Of Work

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The RIAA has been touting this for a little while already, but the AFL-CIO has officially signed on to support the RIAA's highly questionable performance tax. This is a bogus attempt to boost RIAA revenue by taxing radio stations for promoting their music. The RIAA has been going around claiming...
RIAA Gets AFL-CIO To Support Performance Tax: Payments In Perpetuity For A Small Amount Of Work

Financial Times joins Flipboard, says it's a better deal than Apple

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The Financial Times is now part of Flipboard, the popular reading platform that lets users draw on their social networks to assemble content from a variety of publications or create their own magazine. The partnership, which comes a year after a similar deal between Flipboard and the New York Times,...
Financial Times joins Flipboard, says it's a better deal than Apple

Digital Public Library of America's online doors open for business today

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Remember when the internet was hailed as the "information superhighway" and then we all realized it was just some pot hole-filled, five-lane freeway overrun with humanity's virtual flotsam and jetsam? Well, now there's a venerable virtual institution to gather the best cultural bits that float to the top, make'em...
Digital Public Library of America's online doors open for business today

How hacking fixed the worst video game of all time

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According to urban legend, a landfill somewhere in the small city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, bulges with millions of copies of the worst game ever made--a game that many observers blamed for the North American video-game sales crash of 1983. Atari's bubble burst because of a little alien. In...
How hacking fixed the worst video game of all time

Steve Albini Explains Why Royalties Don't Make Sense

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Beyond being a world famous musician, engineer, producer and journalist, Steve Albini has long been pretty outspoken about the music business itself -- and while I don't always agree with him, I appreciate that he speaks his mind and often presents his arguments in ways that make me think and...
Steve Albini Explains Why Royalties Don't Make Sense
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