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Amazon Rejects Apple's Claim That Its Use Of "App Store" Is False Advertising

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Flashback! Remember this one? Last year, Apple filed a trademark lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that Amazon’s use of the term “App Store” (as in “Amazon Appstore”) could contribute to confusion among consumers as it was not, as Amazon believes, “a generic term.” Other app store providers like Microsoft and Google...
Amazon Rejects Apple's Claim That Its Use Of "App Store" Is False Advertising
I see your 4K and raise you 6K: how RED is winning the high-res video race

The 404 1,114: Where we'll take the cash, thanks (podcast)

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Aunt Jill Schlesinger from CBS Moneywatch helps us The 404 conquer their financial woes by breaking down the Facebook and Apple stock plummets, why Instagram just lost $300 million, and moderating a debate about Green Day re-defining the phrase "selling out." [Read more]...
The 404 1,114: Where we'll take the cash, thanks (podcast)
Sprint confirms unlimited 4G data on new LTE network

“Baby Killer” Becomes Healthcare Vote’s “You Lie” [VIDEO]

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On Sunday night, the House of Representatives passed a $875 billion healthcare bill with a vote of 219-212. While discussion of the news is currently dominating the social web, a specific moment from the proceedings is also getting attention – a member of the House yelling out “baby killer”...
“Baby Killer” Becomes Healthcare Vote’s “You Lie” [VIDEO]
Can you find me now? How carriers sell your location and get away with it

Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

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The Wi-Fi Alliance, the keepers of the Wi-Fi brand, have come out swinging against the characterization of white spaces broadband as Super Wi-Fi. The Alliance issued a press release Friday saying it likes the tech, but the name will lead to “substantial user confusion.” While it fell short of filing...
Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

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Evidence from Andrew Marr that blogs are 'as influential as any newspaper' prompts debate on whether they are journalistsLord Justice Leveson has queried whether bloggers would have to be brought in a revised system of press regulation, as he heard evidence from Andrew Marr about the growing power of political...
Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers
The Seahawks' secret weapon: 12th man social media truck firing up fans at Georgia Dome

Judge dismisses part of Apple 'App Store' claim against Amazon #thecircuit

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Judge dismisses Apple complaint: A California judge dismissed part of an Apple complaint that claimed that Amazon's use of the phrase "app store" could confuse users looking for Apple's application marketplace. Read full article >>...
Judge dismisses part of Apple 'App Store' claim against Amazon #thecircuit

Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

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Salesforce.com has added contacts, deal tracking and public APIs to its do.com platform for task management. Initially, Salesforce.com is adding the capability to integrate Facebook and Google contacts. It will soon after add Twitter and Salesforce.com. The deal management capability adds to the do.com lightweight CRM environment. Do.com is also opening...
Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

Simplicity is hard. Let’s go shopping!

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As part of my pursuit of happiness, I have been steadily shedding attachments, getting rid of things I don’t use, thinking about ways of keeping the things I do use longer, and just generally being a pain in the ass. This, for instance, is an actual conversation I had with...
Simplicity is hard. Let’s go shopping!

Twitter launches Political Index to track sentiment around the US presidential election

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No doubt you’re going to hear the phrase ‘Twitter election’ about a million times between now and the US election date. Not least on the Twitter blog itself which has announced the launch of its Political Index for tracking sentiment around the forthcoming vote. Use the index to find out...
Twitter launches Political Index to track sentiment around the US presidential election

Notational Velocity + Simplenote: A Superfast Note-taking Combination

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Notational Velocity is one of those apps that doesn’t look like much when you first open it up, but turns out to be surprisingly effective. It’s a free open-source note-taking app for the Mac, and what makes it so great is that it’s incredibly fast to use. Fire up the...
Notational Velocity + Simplenote: A Superfast Note-taking Combination

Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

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The announcement of the merger between Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou caught many off guard in March, but a recent filing from Youku reveals that representatives from both firms had discussed the possibility informally as early as 2009. Of the details included in Youku’s recent F4 filing — spotted...
Soon-to-merge Chinese video giants Youku and Tudou discussed coming together early as 2009

A Response To SOPA: Free Pays (More)

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Weighing in on SOPA and free music on Music Think Tank, Dante Cullari shares his view that free pays more and talks about his  platform, Beat-Play which allows artists to give music away free. Then, the artists can show their popularity and work with brands to create ads that engage...
A Response To SOPA: Free Pays (More)

Here's What Larry Page Would Say If You Plugged In A Time Machine You Built For Google (GOOG)

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Wired has a big interview with Google CEO Larry Page. You should definitely read the whole thing. One of our favorite bits in the story is this description of what it's like working for Page: Of course, it can be challenging working for a boss whose dominant trait is dissatisfaction...
Here's What Larry Page Would Say If You Plugged In A Time Machine You Built For Google (GOOG)

Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare

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By far, the biggest complaint I've heard about the new iPhone iOS6 operating system is the decision to replace Google Maps with a proprietary Apple map system. The complaints were loudly trumpeted on the front page of "The Wall Street Journal." They mostly revolve around the lack of detail on...
Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare

Microsoft shifting away from 'Metro' brand for Windows 8 UI

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Despite inclusion of the phrase in Windows 8 and Windows Phone marketing, Microsoft is notifying developers that use of the word "Metro" as part of an application name or in documentation of its forthcoming new Windows user interface should be avoided. Microsoft is encouraging the use of the phrase "New...
Microsoft shifting away from 'Metro' brand for Windows 8 UI

The DVR That Watches You Back: Verizon Applies For 'Ambient Action' Detecting Device Patent

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Here's another patent application to keep an eye on, following on the heels of Microsoft's patent app for a TV that counts noses in order to charge each viewer for content, potentially turning your living room into something akin to a porn store viewing booth or bus stop TV --...
The DVR That Watches You Back: Verizon Applies For 'Ambient Action' Detecting Device Patent

Honey Badger Don't Care... Unless You're Cheering On A College Player With That Nickname

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Not too long ago, we wrote about how lots of fans of (then) Kentucky basketball player Anthony Davis were creating and buying bootleg merchandise based on the phrase "fear the brow!" which is associated with him because of his prominent unibrow. Of course, after graduating and turning pro, Davis immediately...
Honey Badger Don't Care... Unless You're Cheering On A College Player With That Nickname

Glossi's Social Megafeed Takes on RebelMouse,Vizify

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Since it sold to AOL in 2010, simple homepage maker About.me hasn’t made much noise. It’s left a void for other startups to jump in, and that’s exactly what they’ve done. As Sarah noted last month, companies promising to make sense of all our social feeds are a dime a...
Glossi's Social Megafeed Takes on RebelMouse,Vizify

Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future

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In case you live under a rock (I hate that played out phrase, someone please come up with something better) Path founder Dave Morin has been through a hellish past two weeks — About a week before Valentine’s Day, his app came under major fire for uploading user iOS Address Books....
Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future

The Steve Jobs 'Reality Distortion Field' Even Makes It Into His FBI File

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The late Apple leader's 1991 FBI file is now part of the public record. When Steve Jobs was up for an appointment to the President's Export Council in 1991, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did what it does for all such appointments and went looking for dirt. They want to...
The Steve Jobs 'Reality Distortion Field' Even Makes It Into His FBI File

3 Cool Tips To Get More Out of Your Bookmarks in Chrome

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Bookmarks are definitely one of the most widely used features of the modern browsers. You can use them to remember a page you just found, or to create a list of pages that you might want to read later or simply create bookmarks for easy access to pages that you...
3 Cool Tips To Get More Out of Your Bookmarks in Chrome

SocialPing Elegantly Monitors Brands and Terms on Twitter

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There are a ton of social media monitoring tools out there, from the enterprise class tools, including Radian 6, Alterian and Scoutlabs to consumer-focused apps, including one I'd long relied on, TweetBeep, which would send me alerts by e-mail when keywords flowed through Twitter. But TweetBeep first became unreliable, and...
SocialPing Elegantly Monitors Brands and Terms on Twitter

VOTD: Overused Phrases in Movies - “We’ve Got Company!”

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There are a lot of overused phrases in movies, and “We’ve Got Company!” is at the top of the list. Guy Bauer created a one-minute montage showing some of the movies and television show in which the phrase has been used. Watch it, embedded after the jump. Read the...
VOTD: Overused Phrases in Movies - “We’ve Got Company!”
Newt Gingrich is 'really puzzled' by cellphones that take pictures and needs your help

OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

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OkCupid is a free dating website that attracts thousands of new users daily to answer questions ranging from “Do you believe in God?” to “Would you sleep with someone on the first date?” The answers are presumably used to match users with potential mates. There's just one problem: They're not secure. A...
OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

John's Tumblr: Computers = Trucks

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John's Tumblr: Computers = Trucks: lilly: I picked up a phrase some time ago that I think applies: “The next big thing is always beneath contempt.” Implication being that it is, of course, until it isn’t. Until it’s too big to ignore. This has happened over and over again in...
John's Tumblr: Computers = Trucks
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