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Microsoft: Daily being fed ‘bad info,’ promises clarification in ‘coming weeks’

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After a day of back and forth on the issue of whether Microsoft really is building Office for the iPad, and if so, when it will be submitted to the App Store, the company had one last bullet in its clip: “Great respect for The Daily but regrettably someone is...
Microsoft: Daily being fed ‘bad info,’ promises clarification in ‘coming weeks’

The Pramana Collective: New Tech PR Firm Made Up of Old PR Hands

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A trio of high-profile tech communications execs from Twitter (Sean Garrett), Facebook (Brandee Barker), and Skype (Brian O’Shaughnessy), have joined forces to create a new firm called the Pramana Collective. While PR types don’t usually get a lot of the attention, the joining of these three top Silicon Valley...
The Pramana Collective: New Tech PR Firm Made Up of Old PR Hands

Google Accidentally Misspells Name of Its Own Product

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An email sent from "Google Wage." (twitter.com/alexcornell) If you got an email in your inbox today from the Google Wage team, it's not an announcement about a new paycheck tracking tool from the 'Plex. Nor is it a social bet-placing arena, where you can play poker with your friends. Actually,...
Google Accidentally Misspells Name of Its Own Product
Should Apple be forced to provide Lightning to 30-pin adapters to those who were thought they were getting one with iPhone 5?

DEAR AOL: So, Did Patch Boss Warren Webster Really Not Write That Comment, Or Were You Just Saying That?

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Last week, we wrote about friction at the top of AOL. The post prompted a reader identifying himself as "Carl Tucker," who is the CEO of an AOL Patch competitor named Main Street Connect, to say that AOL should have invested in a local news model that works, like...
DEAR AOL: So, Did Patch Boss Warren Webster Really Not Write That Comment, Or Were You Just Saying That?

Game Developers Already Abandoning Google's Social Network

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It’s been less than a year since Google launched social gaming on the Google+ network, but already some developers are calling it quits. Wooga has confirmed that Monster World has already been taken down and that more titles are on the way. PopCap, a division of Electronic Arts, also confirmed that...
Game Developers Already Abandoning Google's Social Network

Dan Bull's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Looking across Techdirt this week, two trends make themselves apparent time and time again. As artists utilize new ways to succeed, gatekeepers such as book publishers and record labels are becoming increasingly obsolete. The more obsolete these gatekeepers become, the crazier their tactics in trying to deny and prevent it....
Dan Bull's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

How to instantly get more press coverage — a cut-and-paste memo to your PR team

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How to instantly get more press coverage — a cut-and-paste memo to your PR team
The 4th is coming up fast – get your DEMO applications in now

WSJ says Apple's PR goes on offensive as competition heats up

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The Wall Street Journal is out with a report today claiming Apple’s PR team has been trying “a little harder to get its message out” by sending members of the press an increasing number of positive third-party reports about the company. WSJ described one of the reports Apple PR sent...
WSJ says Apple's PR goes on offensive as competition heats up

Journalist Attempts To Silence Criticism Of Her Ethics By Brandishing The Club Of UK Defamation Laws

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Defamation is only supposed to apply to cases where there's a factually false statement made about someone. It shouldn't apply to cases where the facts are accurate, or the statements are opinions. But while the US's defamation laws generally deal pretty well with this, it's not as clear elsewhere. The...
Journalist Attempts To Silence Criticism Of Her Ethics By Brandishing The Club Of UK Defamation Laws

World So Beholden to Google That Old Things are New Again

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"Next up, the moon!" (flykidcosta.blogspot.com) In college, this reporter once took a "new media" class where the professor let loose a terrifying edict: As homework, we would not be allowed to use any Google products for the entire week. That meant no Google search, no Gmail, no Gcal... nothing. The...
World So Beholden to Google That Old Things are New Again

Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

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Despite the public perception, the SEC quiet period isn’t a great boon for reporters and analysts. I hate that some companies use the vague quiet period rules to duck important questions about their business. But more importantly, I hate the feeling of unfairness. My goal isn’t to beat up on...
Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

Professional Boxer Gets Trolled On Twitter, Shows Up At Guy's House

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Sadly, for my purposes at least, internet trolls aren't always as entertaining as the antics of On press Inc. In fact, often times childish and uncreative trolling can produce some really unfortunate results. In particular, I'm recalling the twitter troll whose efforts culminated in a SWAT team and TV...
Professional Boxer Gets Trolled On Twitter, Shows Up At Guy's House
Let's kill the marketing funnel, says Obama CIO

Luluvise shows where your data can end up

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Women-only social network Luluvise lets its members rate the men they've dated – but should they be posting personal sensitive data without the men's permission?Luluvise describes itself as "a social network for women". It's loved by the technology media, racking up plenty of friendly articles since its launch late last...
Luluvise shows where your data can end up

Google's shopping delivery service gets a little more official and a little more hush hush at the same time

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Google’s taking on Amazon Prime with a shopping service later this year. You know this. TechCrunch is filling in some of the blanks today with additional details like pricing (free for Googlers and $4.99 for beta testers and a final target a little below Amazon’s) and some more beta...
Google's shopping delivery service gets a little more official and a little more hush hush at the same time
Putting All Of This "Fanboy/Fangirl" Nonsense To Rest Once And For All
Facebook's Big, Bright News Feed Redesign = More Junk

HP acknowledges complaints about the HP Envy 15's color calibration, will release a tuning utility in the 'coming weeks'

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If you remember, we had some mixed feelings about the HP Envy 15's IPS display when we took the laptop for a spin earlier this year. On the one hand, it offers great viewing angles and rich saturation. (Not to mention, when are we ever going to complain about...
HP acknowledges complaints about the HP Envy 15's color calibration, will release a tuning utility in the 'coming weeks'

The DualShock 4 is 'near final' hardware, Remote Play is more than an afterthought, and other notes from Shuhei Yoshida

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The only hardware shown on-stage during Sony's PlayStation 4 event was the retooled DualShock controller, the DualShock 4. No box. No PS4 Eye. No new version of Move. As for the console itself, its absence makes some sense in light of today's news from SCEA prez Jack Tretton that...
The DualShock 4 is 'near final' hardware, Remote Play is more than an afterthought, and other notes from Shuhei Yoshida

Video Game Journalist Out Of A Job For Calling Out Dead-Eyed, Dorito-Hoarding Journalists

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In the great, wide world of journalism, games journalism is a weird animal. Those who “practice” – and practice it well – face a barrage of PR perks, free trips, and angry houses. Access is given and taken away by marketing folks on a whim. There are a few great...
Video Game Journalist Out Of A Job For Calling Out Dead-Eyed, Dorito-Hoarding Journalists

Apple loves China, but its government is not returning those feelings

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A week after what appeared like a coordinated attempt by China’s state-run TV network to have celebrities badmouth Apple’s customer service in social media, a newspaper known as the Chinese government’s “traditional mouthpiece” publicly went after Apple over another issue: the way it handles media relations. For a country so...
Apple loves China, but its government is not returning those feelings

You Can't Put Price Tag On A TechCrunch Post

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We’re reporters, so we hear a lot of bullshit; Lately we’ve been hearing that it costs $750 to get a post on TechCrunch, which we initially thought meant that one of our writers was receiving direct compensation for posts. This is what happened the last time we heard something like...
You Can't Put Price Tag On A TechCrunch Post

Microsoft Still Hasn't Said Whether Or Not You'll Need An Internet Connection To Play Games On The Next Xbox (MSFT)

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Last week Microsoft revealed the successor to the nearly eight-year-old Xbox 360, the Xbox One. Despite not having a release date other than "later this year," the new video game console is already stirring up controversy among gamers because it hasn't been clear whether or not the console will require...
Microsoft Still Hasn't Said Whether Or Not You'll Need An Internet Connection To Play Games On The Next Xbox (MSFT)

Newly Public Jive Beats the Street

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Social enterprise software player Jive Software, whose IPO in December capped an eventful year for tech offerings, reported its first quarterly results as a public company today, and they weren’t half bad. Sales grew by 53 percent over the year-ago period to $22.5 million, which beat the average estimate of...
Newly Public Jive Beats the Street

Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

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Earlier, we told you about a new feature from photo hosting site Snapjoy called “Flickraft“. The premise is simple: get all of your photos off of Flickr and onto Snapjoy’s platform. For those who were looking to ditch Flickr, much excitement was to be had. Apparently Flickr didn’t share in...
Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

The Strange Case Of A $38 Million Enterprise Company That's Gone Missing

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Just a few months ago, Pano Logic, an enterprise tech startup seemed to be have a bright future replacing oldfashioned PCs with up-to-the-minute cloud technology. Today, the company has shut down, its leaders have vanished, and its customers have been left hanging. The company's PR team has confirmed to Business...
The Strange Case Of A $38 Million Enterprise Company That's Gone Missing
Hands-on: Batman: Arkham Origins puts detective back in Detective Comics

Are LivingSocial and Google Offers as bad as Groupon?

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People frequently ask me about how LivingSocial and Google Offers are different from Groupon. In many ways, they are the same. Any model that gives businesses cash early on in exchange for a promise of service to be delivered later is a financing business, not a marketing business. I use...
Are LivingSocial and Google Offers as bad as Groupon?
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