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Hawaiian Politician Wants To Track Everyone Online Because Someone Doesn't Like Her... Backs Down After Public Backlash

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Always beware of politicans pushing legislation because of a personal experience. Declan McCullagh has the story of an astoundingly, ridiculously broad data retention bill in Hawaii that would require anyone who provides internet access to keep a detailed dossier on every website everyone who uses their service visits (tied to...
Hawaiian Politician Wants To Track Everyone Online Because Someone Doesn't Like Her... Backs Down After Public Backlash

The Wayki Toothbrush Has A Built-In Alarm Clock You Turn Off With Good Oral Hygiene

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More hardware startups are looking at everyday tools that have been relatively unchanged for a long time, like the HAPIFork we saw at CES this year. Today, a new startup called Wayki is adding its innovative toothbrush design to the list of gadgets hoping to improve the lifestyle of...
The Wayki Toothbrush Has A Built-In Alarm Clock You Turn Off With Good Oral Hygiene

Aaron Swartz, Asking For Help, 119 Days Ago

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Last Sep Aaron asked for help in his defense, read the reactions then and compare to now: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4529484— nik cubrilovic (@nikcub) January 14, 2013 Nik Cubrilovic points out that people were significantly less enraged by Aaron’s legal troubles just a few months ago. Apparently Swartz wasn’t able to make a...
Aaron Swartz, Asking For Help, 119 Days Ago

‘Can I help you?’: How LivePerson decides who’s worth the personal touch

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Even if you haven’t heard of LivePerson, chances are you’ve encountered one of its products while browsing online. It’s the company behind many of the pop-up windows offering real-time chat with a representative, as well as other forms of online customer engagement. It’s also a treasure trove of consumer data...
‘Can I help you?’: How LivePerson decides who’s worth the personal touch

Public Transit in iOS 6

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By now it is public knowledge that there will be no in-house replacement for routing via public means of transport in iOS 6. Indeed if you hold an iOS 6 phone (that somebody maybe has left in a bar) and you try to plan a route from point A to...
Public Transit in iOS 6
Are game manuals crucial to the experience, or just outdated pieces of paper?
Leveling the (local) playing field: How tech can help local merchants compete in 2013

Supreme Court Justices Discuss Twitter

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It does't look like we'll be seeing much Tweeting-from-the-bench on the Supreme Court any time soon, but the Hillicon Valley blog highlights an amusing moment at a recent House Judiciary subcommittee meeting, attended by two Supreme Court Justices -- Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer in which they're asked if they...
Supreme Court Justices Discuss Twitter
Feds sue sketchy Georgia company for mobile phone cramming
Apple Stores pushing new table-based sales strategy, minor emphasis on third-party product support

Koozoo Wants to Help Us "Big Brother" Ourselves and the World Around Us

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You know and I know and whoever’s in the big master control room know that we’re being watched and recorded in so many moments of our lives. Koozoo is a startup that takes that a bit further — into our own hands. The San Francisco-based company wants people to contribute...
Koozoo Wants to Help Us "Big Brother" Ourselves and the World Around Us
Amazon.com tops in customer satisfaction as Apple's online store slides out of the top 5
Quick Review: Twitter #music for iPhone, iPod Touch is now playing
Ashton Kutcher on Twitter: 'the media kind of fucked it up'

Apple's Magnetic Computer Chargers Might Be Headed To iPhones And iPads (AAPL)

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Future models of iPhones and iPads may use the MagSafe chargers that are currently in use on Apple's laptops, reports Patently Apple. Sure, the chargers look cool, but they serve a practical purpose too. Since they're held in place with magnets, they can disconnect without hurting your device when...
Apple's Magnetic Computer Chargers Might Be Headed To iPhones And iPads (AAPL)

Bank of America adds video chat with bank tellers to ATMs

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Bank of America is adding video conferencing to its automatic teller machines. The video chat facility will allow bank customers to see and speak to tellers in order to perform more advanced bank transactions than would normally be available to an ATM user, as well as providing a more personal...
Bank of America adds video chat with bank tellers to ATMs

Katherine Jenkins ran the marathon and still looked good. So what?| Giles Fraser

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Daily Mail columnist Jan Moir's criticism of the singer for looking flawless at the London marathon was sheer tabloid hypocrisyJan Moir. Oh come on. I'm not sure what happiness or insight you brought into world by being so beastly to Katherine Jenkins, but do I hope you've read her dignified...
Katherine Jenkins ran the marathon and still looked good. So what?| Giles Fraser
Clothing Startup Everlane Opens A Pop-Up Store In New York, Now Has 400,000 Active Members (TCTV)

Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity

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We have all hit play to watch an internet video, only to be met with that annoying buffering wheel. You begin to debate how much longer you will wait. “Just one more second,” you tell yourself, until finally you close the window and move on to something else. Knowing this...
Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity

Google Would Like You To Schedule Holiday Time With Your Family Using Google+ Hangouts

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I’ve always describe Google’s social spine, Google+, as personal, rather than social. What that means is that it’s a service for you to connect with people you already, rather than it being all about public sharing, like Twitter, which has its place in the world. When I say personal, I...
Google Would Like You To Schedule Holiday Time With Your Family Using Google+ Hangouts

The (Not So Sad) Decline of FarmVille & Zynga's Other Villes

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Earlier this week we examined why Zynga is shedding users, causing its stock price to almost halve from its December IPO level. Zynga rose to prominence on the back of a farming simulation social game called FarmVille. Its success spawned a series of other 'Ville' games, such as CityVille, CastleVille,...
The (Not So Sad) Decline of FarmVille & Zynga's Other Villes

Study Highlights Problems In Spreading Social Media Messages

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A new study gives even more credibility to the theory that engaged social media users who not only read messages, but also share them, are a brand's best friend. Elmie Nekmat's study of how social media messages change people's thinking was published in the most recent edition of the Journal...
Study Highlights Problems In Spreading Social Media Messages

News Feed, EdgeRank and page posts: what's really going on with Facebook?

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Many marketers and page owners have been decrying Facebook’s News Feed algorithm that controls who sees their posts. There have been claims that the company is manipulating the algorithm — sometimes referred to as EdgeRank — to limit the reach of page posts and force admins to buy ads to...
News Feed, EdgeRank and page posts: what's really going on with Facebook?
Obama CIO: Location, location, location (and personalization) will be key to next campaign

Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity

gigaom.com
We have all hit play to watch an internet video, only to be met with that annoying buffering wheel. You begin to debate how much longer you will wait. “Just one more second,” you tell yourself, until finally you close the window and move on to something else. Knowing this...
Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity

The big challenge for apps making the leap to TV: Turning “me” into “we”

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There’s a big difference between a smartphone and a TV. As developers increasingly look to the opportunities of TV, they will have to shift their focus from thinking about a personal experience to a communal one – and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. The transition...
The big challenge for apps making the leap to TV: Turning “me” into “we”

RIM teases revamped BBM service, includes updated Twitter, Facebook, Travel, Music and App World apps

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Whilst RIM is flagging in domestic and western markets, one of its jewels remains its BlackBerry Messenger service, which has slowly and surely growing to include an increasing number of social and connected BlackBerry apps. Today, the company has announced that Facebook for BlackBerry, Twitter for BlackBerry, BlackBerry Travel, its BlackBerry...
RIM teases revamped BBM service, includes updated Twitter, Facebook, Travel, Music and App World apps

WordPress and Facebook are finally together, officially

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Facebook announced an official WordPress plugin today for cross-posting content, enabling tighter, cleaner, and simpler integration between millions of WordPress blogs and Facebook. All I can say is: finally! I’ve been using WordPress blogging software since before it was WordPress. Seriously. Before there was WordPress there was b2/cafelog, around 2001...
WordPress and Facebook are finally together, officially

Sometimes, mother-in-laws top hard statistics

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(Editor’s note: Jeff Bussgang is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners. This column originally appeared on his blog Seeing Both Sides.) I’ll never forget my first marketing class at business school.  Our professor peered at us with an intense glare as he pushed back on our standard, “chip shot”...
Sometimes, mother-in-laws top hard statistics

30 days with Windows Phone 8 -- Perspective from an admitted iOS addict

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While we all have our favorite brands, there’s no doubt a bit of disservice that we do to ourselves when we don’t venture outside of our comfortable walls. That’s exactly the story with me, specifically related to Apple. I long ago overcame the desire to tinker, upgrade and fix my...
30 days with Windows Phone 8 -- Perspective from an admitted iOS addict
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