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Twitter praised for protecting user data as Apple and Yahoo falter in privacy report

Banks: Hackers more aggressive in attacking customer accounts

www.computerworld.com
A survey of large financial institutions shows they faced more attacks by hackers to take over customer banking accounts last year than in the two previous years, and about a third of these attacks succeeded....
Banks: Hackers more aggressive in attacking customer accounts

Poor battery life is the “least satisfying” thing about modern smartphones. Are we expecting too much?

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What do you look for when you choose a new smartphone? Ease of use? Apps? The number of features it offers? According to a recent US study in by global research specialists J.D. Power suggests it’s all of those things, but by far the most dissatisfying aspect is how poor...
Poor battery life is the “least satisfying” thing about modern smartphones. Are we expecting too much?

Apple Back to School Promo Starts Tomorrow with iTunes Gift Cards: $100 for Macs, $50 for iPad

www.macrumors.com
MacRumors has learned that Apple will be launching its annual Back to School promotion in the United States and a likely a number of other countries. As in previous years, Apple will be offering iTunes Store gift cards to educational customers purchasing qualifying products. The major new addition to the...
Apple Back to School Promo Starts Tomorrow with iTunes Gift Cards: $100 for Macs, $50 for iPad

Report: Google Could Face UK Tax Inquiry After Just Paying 1.5% Last Year

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Google has about 1,200 employees in England and made £395 million in revenue there last year (that’s just under $620 million). It did, however, only pay £6 million in taxes in England last year. Unsurprisingly, that’s not sitting well with a number of British politicians and according to The Independent,...
Report: Google Could Face UK Tax Inquiry After Just Paying 1.5% Last Year

Announcing the 19 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally 2012

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The Next Web Conference 2012 is almost upon us, and as with previous years, the Startup Rally is set to be a real highlight of the event. Once again, we’re giving startups the chance to launch new products in front of an audience consisting of journalists, VCs, bloggers, potential users, potential...
Announcing the 19 finalists of The Next Web Startup Rally 2012

Kickstarter comes of age as crowd-funded documentary 'Inocente' wins Academy Award

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Crowd-funding platform Kickstarter just got some serious validation after the documentary short film Inocente became the first Kickstarter project to win an Oscar. Late last week, Kickstarter highlighted the fact that three films funded on its site were up for an Oscar. Kings Point and Inocente had been nominated for best...
Kickstarter comes of age as crowd-funded documentary 'Inocente' wins Academy Award

AT&T, Google Among The Biggest Online Advertisers — comScore

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As part of its 2012 US Digital Future in Focus whitepaper, comScore looked at the online ad landscape and found a mix of old and new names. The report includes a list of the top 10 display advertisers in the United States (all of this data is US-only), as measured...
AT&T, Google Among The Biggest Online Advertisers — comScore
2012 was a record-breaking year for solar panels in the U.S.

NBC Sports Chairman Lazarus: London Olympics are a 'grand experiment'

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Mark Lazarus is no stranger to big sports events but the 2012 Olympics trumps them all. Lazarus, the chairman of NBC Sports Group, joined NBC Universal as part of the Comcast merger, becoming chairman of the NBC Sports Group more quickly than anyone imagined when sports broadcast legend Dick...
NBC Sports Chairman Lazarus: London Olympics are a 'grand experiment'

VIDEO: Will talking trainers up your game?

www.bbc.co.uk
Talking trainers and a grumpy cat were two of the highlights at an interactive festival that in previous years gave us Twitter and Pinterest....
VIDEO: Will talking trainers up your game?

In Major Change Of Plans, Google Will Let Multiple Companies Release 'Nexus' Phones (GOOG)

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In a major departure from its current smartphone strategy, Google plans to let multiple manufacturers make Google-branded Nexus phones, according to WSJ. In previous years, Google would partner with one manufacturer to make a Nexus phone. That manufacturer would get early access to the latest version of Android before anyone...
In Major Change Of Plans, Google Will Let Multiple Companies Release 'Nexus' Phones (GOOG)

Europe Sets Course for Cloud

www.cloudave.com
There’s a perception that cloud computing has become a “mature” technology, a perception shared by few but anticipated by most everyone else with the exception of those trying to preserve their self-interests. I don’t blame them – each person inherently protects self-interests. They’re wrong though. Cloud is not mature....
Europe Sets Course for Cloud
Internet advocates say the TPP is the biggest threat yet to open web

Assassin's Creed 3 - review

www.guardian.co.uk
PC/PS3/Wii U/Xbox 360; £39.99; cert 18+; Ubisoft MontrealOne has to be careful of taking the beauty in Assassin's Creed 3 for granted. This is a thought that occurred to me about 10 hours in as I piloted the franchise's newest protagonist through a sun-dappled forest glade en route to completing...
Assassin's Creed 3 - review

PwC: Entertainment & Media Spend Was $1.6 Trillion in 2011; Will Rise To $2.1T By 2016 With Digital Leading Growth

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Global spend on entertainment and media services, according to a new Global Media and Entertainment Outlook report out from PwC, will reach $2.1 trillion by 2016, from $1.6 trillion in 2011. But the continuing change to digital over physical distribution will mean that growth will come at a slower pace...
PwC: Entertainment & Media Spend Was $1.6 Trillion in 2011; Will Rise To $2.1T By 2016 With Digital Leading Growth
Facebook logout ad price equal to takeovers on other sites; advertisers still question value

HBO Plans to Combat Game of Thrones Piracy, Sort Of

torrentfreak.com
With 4.3 million downloads per episode, Game of Thrones was the most pirated TV-show on the Internet last year. With the third season of the popular TV-series premiering at the end of the month, this questionable honor has been brought up a few times in the media. Last week the...
HBO Plans to Combat Game of Thrones Piracy, Sort Of

Freedom of Information requests 2011: how many were there and which were turned down?

www.guardian.co.uk
Freedom of Information requests data shows more people than ever before trying to get key data out of government. See what it says• Get the dataThe Freedom of Information Act of 2000 is very British Institution - it allows anyone to request data from government departments - and to be...
Freedom of Information requests 2011: how many were there and which were turned down?

MLB at Bat ’12 available for free on App Store Feb. 29 with $119 subscription

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Pitchers and Catchers are set to report over the next few days and MLB is getting its 2012 App ready Baseball fans will be happy to hear that Major League Baseball is again bringing the MLB at Bat app back to the App Store so they can enjoy every...
MLB at Bat ’12 available for free on App Store Feb. 29 with $119 subscription

Premium iPhone share growing as consumers choose iPhone 5 over Apple's legacy models

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More iPhone buyers this year are opting for Apple's latest model, the iPhone 5, than in previous years, suggesting more customers than ever are willing to pay for the best device available....
Premium iPhone share growing as consumers choose iPhone 5 over Apple's legacy models
Apple to live webcast Tim Cook's Goldman Sachs technology conference presentation Feb. 12
Apple's 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report Includes 72% Bump In Audits For 2012, 97% Increase In Training
Huawei, your gigantic 6.1-inch phone is ridiculous
Facebook ad budgets increasing faster than search budgets, Kenshoo study finds

The 2012 Patent Rankings

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The 2012 Patent Rankings: For the 20th (!) year in a row, IBM was granted the most patents in 2012. Google and Apple were both up significantly over previous years -- but only came in at numbers 21 and 22 on the list, respectively. Each were granted about 5,000 (!)...
The 2012 Patent Rankings

Better Place Closes Massive $350M Round

earth2tech.com
Better Place, back in January, said it was in the process of raising a whopping $350 million to help it build out its network of charging and battery swap stations across nations like Israel and Denmark. Well according to an SEC filing this morning, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric car...
Better Place Closes Massive $350M Round

HP CEO Meg Whitman Made $15.4 Million In 2012 Even After Missing Targets (HPQ)

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Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Meg Whitman received nearly $15.4 million in fiscal 2012, her first full year as chief executive officer, receiving only 70 percent of her targeted compensation as it posted a net loss for the year. Whitman, who took a salary of $1 last year, reaped...
HP CEO Meg Whitman Made $15.4 Million In 2012 Even After Missing Targets (HPQ)
Apple's Black Friday deals go live in US/Canada as third-party retailers offer even better discounts on Macs, iPads, iPods and accessories

6Scan’s Auto-Updating Web Site Protection Service Is Launching Today, Starting With WordPress

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If you run a big web site, you have a range of good options for staying protected from malicious hacks: hardware from enterprise-oriented companies like Cisco or McAfee, your own in-house support, or hosted professional blog services like WordPress VIP (which is what TechCrunch uses). If you’re a smaller web...
6Scan’s Auto-Updating Web Site Protection Service Is Launching Today, Starting With WordPress
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