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Engineer in Google Street View Case Is Identified

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A former state investigator looking into Google's Street View has identified the so-called Engineer Doe. The former investigator said he was Marius Milner, a programmer who created a program called NetStumbler and is highly regarded in the field of Wi-Fi networking. Read more »...
Engineer in Google Street View Case Is Identified

Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered

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Cybercriminals are hijacking Skype accounts in order to create spendable, almost-real Bitcoins. Bitcoins are a hot commodity for traders, speculators and economists--and now they're fertile territory for virtual mining. A new form of malware discovered by Kaspersky Labs last week turns computers into bitcoin generator machines. Bitcoins, for those...
Bitcoin Mining Scheme Discovered
Lo Toney trades Zynga Poker for LearnStreet

Chatterbox: Monday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterThe programmer Dan Salomon once wrote, "sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code". But whether you're still in bed, or you have managed to struggle into work,...
Chatterbox: Monday

Viacom, DirecTV, And The Future Of TV Blackouts

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Viacom and DirecTV ended their dispute over carriage fees on Friday, which saw the return of 17 Viacom channels on the cable satellite service. But who won, who lost, and what does the resolution mean for DirecTV, and for the rest of the industry? Given that Viacom reportedly didn’t get...
Viacom, DirecTV, And The Future Of TV Blackouts

Still trying to remove Flashback from your Mac? Antivirus firms to the rescue

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Those eager to check for and remove Flashback malware from their Macs won't have to wait for Apple to release its own software, as two security firms have now swooped in with their own tools. The first is Kaspersky Lab, which was the first well-known security firm to confirm...
Still trying to remove Flashback from your Mac? Antivirus firms to the rescue

How Catmoji got 7,000 users to share 21,000 cat video and pictures in one month

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Over 21,000 cat videos and pictures have been shared on Catmoji so far, the social network for catlovers announced today as it completes its first month. Catmoji only launched on Christmas Eve last year, but we already had it on our radar since it first announced its mission during Start-Up...
How Catmoji got 7,000 users to share 21,000 cat video and pictures in one month

Art.sy Now Showing Permanent Redirect To Artsy.net As Conflict In Syria Escalates

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Art.sy, the New York City-based startup that has created a Pandora Radio-like discovery engine for artwork, has attracted some controversy over the years because of its domain name — .sy is the official domain suffix for the Syrian Arab Republic, a currently war-torn country which is the subject of several...
Art.sy Now Showing Permanent Redirect To Artsy.net As Conflict In Syria Escalates

What Happens When A Famous Restaurant Doesn't Buy Its Domain Name

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See the latest internet joke in what has been a prank-filled day. On a day when Jeep's Twitter feed was hacked and MTV's was fake-hacked, a New York-based programmer became an instant internet sensation on Tuesday after he pulled a prank of his own on his recently purchased internet...
What Happens When A Famous Restaurant Doesn't Buy Its Domain Name

New hires in mobile apps: Gloops

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Due to recent changes in the way Linkedin displays hiring information we have have changed the format of our weekly new hires posts. Companies who want their new hires included in the post must contact us directly at mail (at) insidemobieapps (dot) com. Hiring in the mobile apps sector was...
New hires in mobile apps: Gloops

The Team From YC-Backed Stypi Heads To Salesforce To Work On Enterprise Collaboration

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It looks like the team from Y Combinator-backed Stypi is heading to Salesforce, according to this blog post. It’s unclear if this is an acq-hire or an actual acquisition. We’ve contacted Salesforce for confirmation. As we reported last year, Stypi develops lightweight, real-time collaborative text editor. It’s similar in many...
The Team From YC-Backed Stypi Heads To Salesforce To Work On Enterprise Collaboration
Is it true that "not everyone can be a programmer"?

Viacom's $5 Billion DirecTV Deal Keeps the Bundle Intact For Seven More Years

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Remember when the DirecTV-Viacom standoff was going to be the first step of in the beginning of the end of TV? Or at least the end of the bundle? Turns out you’re going to have to keep waiting for that. For a long time. The feud between the pay TV...
Viacom's $5 Billion DirecTV Deal Keeps the Bundle Intact For Seven More Years

Finally, Yahoo does something kind of smart by buying mobile news app Summly

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We’ve beaten up on Yahoo a number of times for the company’s lack of innovation and other weaknesses, including CEO Marissa Mayer’s edict against remote working, so it’s probably fair to point out when the moribund web portal actually does something interesting — and the acquisition of news-reading app Summly...
Finally, Yahoo does something kind of smart by buying mobile news app Summly
Fancy Hands brings personal assistants to the masses with $1 million in new funding

How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He has started and sold several companies, run a VC fund, and is an active investor in many private companies. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. My wife, Claudia...
How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart
Report: Obsidian hit with layoffs, next-gen project canceled, South Park affected
How close are we to truly photorealistic, real-time games?

Google integrates Google+ profiles into its company jobs board, adding one-click applications and more

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Google has updated its company jobs board with support for Google+ profiles, allowing users to see more relevant search results, star jobs they want to return to later on and receive curated email updates. The changes, spotted by Google Plus Daily, hints at a larger push from Google into job...
Google integrates Google+ profiles into its company jobs board, adding one-click applications and more
The handmade GIF: Reanimator Lab reinvents the web's favorite format

Zappos Eats $1.6 Million In Pricing Snafu

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Zappos-owned e-commerce site 6pm.com had a little pricing problem this weekend: A glitch in its system marked down every product in the store to $49.95. By the time the problem was fixed, the store had lost $1.6 million. So, did Zappos cancel the orders or charge the customers the...
Zappos Eats $1.6 Million In Pricing Snafu

The Design of Design

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There is a new book out by Fred Brooks (author of The Mythical Man Month)! The Design of Design Need to hire a really great programmer? Want a job that doesn't drive you crazy? Visit the Joel on Software Job Board: Great software jobs, great people....
The Design of Design
Controlling an AR Drone quadrocopter with an Epson Moverio BT-100 head-mounted display

Twice in two weeks: Web app for processing raw photos

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A Mozilla programmer has demonstrated how ASM.js is powerful enough to handle decoding raw-format photos. Might it help startup Pics.io? [Read more]...
Twice in two weeks: Web app for processing raw photos

"Work Expands to the Time Allowed" [Quotables]

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Math professor, programmer, and blogger John Cook discusses how work expands to fill the time allowed for it, and why the more trivial something is, the more time we waste discussing it. Yesterday I found a copy of Parkinson's Law for $1 at a library book sale. This book is...
"Work Expands to the Time Allowed" [Quotables]

No, Spoiled Brooklynites, the G Train Actually Doesn't Suck, Data Nerd Says

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Let’s talk about the G train, aardvark of the New York City subway system, the sole major line that doesn’t reach into Manhattan, and the train that Brooklynites love to hate for being too slow, too short, too often suspended and too little loved by the powers that be. Except,...
No, Spoiled Brooklynites, the G Train Actually Doesn't Suck, Data Nerd Says

Classic Note For iOS Is Bringing Blocky Back

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In case you can’t wait for Jony Ive to give iOS a complete revamp, there’s Classic Note, an app that will bring back a bit of the Woz-Jobs magic in fully 128K glory. The app includes a note taker and calculator stuffed into a package that harkens back to the...
Classic Note For iOS Is Bringing Blocky Back

Ugly Men Don't Get Clicked On

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. Please  follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.  Ugly men don’t get clicked on. Every week for three years, I...
Ugly Men Don't Get Clicked On

Meet the Kids--Now Adults--Behind 1995's 'Internet Prophecy' Video

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The group includes a TV reporter, a grad student, a data control specialist ... and a programmer....
Meet the Kids--Now Adults--Behind 1995's 'Internet Prophecy' Video

DealBook: Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer

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A federal appeals court reversed the conviction late Thursday of Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of stealing proprietary code from the bank's high-frequency trading platform....
DealBook: Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer
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