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Psystar Case Comes to a Close as U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review

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More than four years after Psystar challenged by Apple by first selling unauthorized Mac clones and later shifting tactics to offer software supporting installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard on PCs, the dispute between the two companies has finally reached its conclusion. As noted by CNET, Psystar's persistent legal...
Psystar Case Comes to a Close as U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review

7 Reasons Draw Something Got So Popular

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Here are some reasons why Draw Something went viral, according to product design shop Bonobo Labs. You can see friends mess up. There's no back button. You have to complete your turn. There's no set time. You create a viral loop when you're encouraged to begin a new game....
7 Reasons Draw Something Got So Popular

Akamai's State of the Internet Report

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Digital platform company Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet Report. The report covers the last quarter of 2009. Among the findings are the persistence of Russia as the top location for attack traffic and of South Korea for speed of web connections.The number of unique ports attacked...
Akamai's State of the Internet Report

Rumored Facebook Purchase of Face.com Spotlights Facial Recognition Technology

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Whether or not Facebook acquires facial recognition services provider Face.com, as rumors say it will, the persistence of the speculation calls attention to the......
Rumored Facebook Purchase of Face.com Spotlights Facial Recognition Technology

Google is giving away a million bucks to those who can successfully hack Chrome

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Making sure that you have the most secure browser on the web means that you need a whole lot of people doing continual security audits and QA. While Google surely has this experience and capability in-house, the company like to challenge outsiders to find holes in its Chrome browser, and...
Google is giving away a million bucks to those who can successfully hack Chrome
Ironman entrepreneur Ron Erickson on patience, persistence and luck in startups

Google offers up to $1 million in rewards for Chrome hacks

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Google's Chrome security team has announced that the company will again offer up cash rewards totalling up to $1 million total in exchange for demonstrated exploits of the Chrome browser. The rewards will be presented as part of Google's own "Pwnium" competition at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver...
Google offers up to $1 million in rewards for Chrome hacks

Google Offering $1 Million Bounty for Chrome Exploits

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Google is offering up to $1 million in total bounties for hackers who can find security exploits in its Chrome browser. There's no better way for the Chrome team to shore up security problems than by inviting people to point them out. The contest will convene at Chrome's table at...
Google Offering $1 Million Bounty for Chrome Exploits

Making "temporary" content online harder than it looks for Snapchat, Facebook

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Buzzfeed posted an excellent story Thursday night debunking yet again the popularly-held assumption that content sent on Snapchat, and to a lesser degree, Facebook’s Poke, always disappears once it’s sent from user to user. The news might come as no surprise to more tech-savvy people, but for the many teenagers using the apps, it’s...
Making "temporary" content online harder than it looks for Snapchat, Facebook

From the Life-Is-Unfair Files: You're Welcome, Winklevii. Love, Zuck

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Persistence — even if it is the whiny, likely undeserved, lunkheaded legal version of it — certainly pays off. But you have to marvel at karma, given my favorite matching pair of digital ottomans, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, are poised to collect up to $300 million from the shares...
From the Life-Is-Unfair Files: You're Welcome, Winklevii. Love, Zuck

World Bank decides to make its research open access

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The World Bank is the frequent target of criticism, protests, and even riots. Critics feel the organization exerts a disproportionate influence on the economies and policies of less powerful nations. As a large, transnational bureaucracy it can be impenetrable at the best of times, moreso if those manning the...
World Bank decides to make its research open access
Shoot Many Robots review: Gun nuts

Hail the hidden champions: Why fringe markets may beat Silicon Valley (at least for investors)

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In January, Speedinvest, our first time seed fund, turned half a year old. Even in startup life, that’s quite young, yet it feels like ages. In this first of a series of observations, I want to share my specific experiences and hopefully learn from your feedback. ‘Central Europe? Are you...
Hail the hidden champions: Why fringe markets may beat Silicon Valley (at least for investors)

How the Golden Gate Bridge Was Built

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A celebratory history of one of the world's most famous structures Even at 75 years old, the Golden Gate Bridge remains one of the most striking structures in the world. And not just for its beauty, but for what its beauty reminds us of: persistence and accomplishment. Man working on...
How the Golden Gate Bridge Was Built

Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever?

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A book published earlier this year by an Argentine firm raises questions about the desirability of indelible ink and trackable dataIn 1992, William Gibson, famed for the cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, published Agrippa (a book of the dead), with visual artist Dennis Ashbaugh. The artist's book was printed in photosensitive inks...
Ebooks: do we really want our literature to last for ever?

What you can learn from a lousy teacher...

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If you have a teacher (of any sort) that you cannot please, that you cannot learn from, that is unwilling to take you where you need to go because he is defending the status quo and demonstrates your failure on whatever report card he chooses to use, you could consider...
What you can learn from a lousy teacher...

From iOS and Android to Windows 8: Bsquare launches app porting service

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Calling Windows 8 “probably the biggest porting opportunity in the history of the industry,” Bellevue-based Bsquare this morning launched a new porting service that will adapt existing iOS, Android and legacy Windows apps for Microsoft’s new PC and mobile operating systems. The service, which starts at $10,000, speaks to Microsoft’s...
From iOS and Android to Windows 8: Bsquare launches app porting service

10 Ideas To Make Your Lousy Job Better

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I was not planning on writing anything like this post, but Seth Godin had a great post on learning from a lousy teacher. If you have a teacher (of any sort) that you cannot please, that you cannot learn from, that is unwilling to take you where you need to...
10 Ideas To Make Your Lousy Job Better

Hitwise: Bing Now Powers Over 30% Of U.S. Searches

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Just a day after it announced its well-received updates to its search result pages, here is some more good news for Bing: according to the latest data from Experian Hitwise, Bing-powered searches — that is searches on Bing.com and search.yahoo.com — now account for 30.01% of all U.S. searches. By itself,...
Hitwise: Bing Now Powers Over 30% Of U.S. Searches

EU v Google: Why ask one question when you can ask 69?

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Late on Monday it emerged that the French data watchdog CNIL — which has been conducting an investigation into Google’s new privacy policy on behalf of the European Commission — had sent a letter to the search giant with a list of 69 questions. Well, really, it’s 68 questions and...
EU v Google: Why ask one question when you can ask 69?

Google Challenges Hackers To Pwn Chrome OS In Pwnium 3 Competition, Offers Up To $3.14159M In Prizes

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Competitions like Pwn2Own are a staple of the security research scene and with Pwnium 3, Google today announced the latest edition of its own competition. What’s different this time around is the target. For the first time, the focus of the Pwnium competition is now Chrome OS, Google’s Linux-based browser-centric...
Google Challenges Hackers To Pwn Chrome OS In Pwnium 3 Competition, Offers Up To $3.14159M In Prizes

Connexity Raises a $3MM Seed Round for Audience Optimization Platform

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“Everyone’s fighting to deliver the right ad, to the right person, at the right time,” says audience optimization digital advertising company Connexity founder and CEO Dave Gross. Connexity aims to crack this riddle with a lot of big data analysis and the learnings gathered by its founder through a career...
Connexity Raises a $3MM Seed Round for Audience Optimization Platform

Are You "Always Addressable"?

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A recently completed study from Forrester Research says a lot about the persistence of your online habits. Senior Analyst Melissa Parrish describes the “Always Addressable Customer” as someone who “owns and uses at least 3 connected devices, goes online multiple times per day, and goes online from at least 3...
Are You "Always Addressable"?
Future U: Fear and Loathing in Academia
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Curiosity lands on Mars, sends back its first images

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The shadow of Curiosity, as viewed in one of the first images sent back from the rover. (NASA) Now that was fun to watch — even if we couldn’t really see what was going on. NASA’s Curiosity scientific rover pulled off an intricate series of maneuvers to land successfully on...
Curiosity lands on Mars, sends back its first images

First Person In The UK To Buy The New iPad In Store Is A Startup Guy

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A startup entrepreneur has become the first person in the UK to buy the new iPad in store, two of them in fact. Chris Leydon, of Chartbeat competitor GoSquared (realtime web site analytics), stood in line outside PC World on Tottenham Court Road which opened at midnight. Down the road...
First Person In The UK To Buy The New iPad In Store Is A Startup Guy

Bending the Identity Spectrum: Verifiable Anonymity at RSA

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Today at the RSA security conference in San Francisco, Microsoft's Corporate VP of Trustworthy Computing, Scott Charney, spoke - opening his talk with this question: "Do you want anonymity or accountability? YES!" But how can you have both? I created a spectrum of identity to help understand the different forms...
Bending the Identity Spectrum: Verifiable Anonymity at RSA

The Persistence Of Gender Bias

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I think someone teased this study in the post on gamers over the weekend, but researchers at Yale sought to evaluate whether gender discrimination had any effect on hiring in the sciences. I wish I could tell you I was surprised by the results:[T]he report found, the professors were less...
The Persistence Of Gender Bias
Mass Effect 3 Review - The sharp edge of hope
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