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Apple and Other Mobile App Distributors Agree to New Privacy Policy Notification Standards

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The California Attorney General's office today announced that Apple, Google, and other companies running mobile app marketplaces have agreed to implement new standards for notifying users of privacy policies associated with apps offered in their stores. The provisions will require that developers of apps that collect personal information include privacy...
Apple and Other Mobile App Distributors Agree to New Privacy Policy Notification Standards

In attendance: the Mega crew parties, prepares for a fight ahead

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND—“A year ago we were in a cell with only toilet paper and a blanket,” says Bram van der Kolk as midnight approaches at the Mega launch party. But, oh, how times have changed. Now during its first 14 hours of operation, the new file sharing service...
In attendance: the Mega crew parties, prepares for a fight ahead

Want A Free Desk In SF? i/o Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups

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I don’t want to become the publicity arm for every tech organization throwing contest or giveaway, but once in a while, something comes along that seems like a perfect fit for TechCrunch readers. For example: i/o Ventures, the co-working space and startup incubator based in the Mission District (that’s San...
Want A Free Desk In SF? i/o Ventures Is Offering Space For Three Startups
California organ donor registry sees 800 percent spike in registrations, attributes it to new Facebook feature
Meet Mark Penn, the former Clinton electioneer behind Microsoft's anti-Google campaign

Video: Facebook Pranksterism Triumphs Over Local Morning News Team

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People reporting on the effect of social media often produce results reminiscent of science studies about coffee: One report will note that while it's ostensibly been viewed as being detrimental to one's health, the latest revelation tells us that it is actually beneficial, and vice versa. Social media is just...
Video: Facebook Pranksterism Triumphs Over Local Morning News Team
With $2.1M From True Ventures (And Others), TripleLift Builds Ads From A Brand's Trending Images

URL shortener Is.gd acquired by cloud hosting firm

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Times are uncertain for URL shortening services. With Twitter, Facebook and Google all launching their own dedicated solutions, what will become of the smaller guys?While some, like Bit.ly, have ‘Pro’ features to stand out from the crowd, others could easily disappear, rendering all the URLs created by them useless. The future of...
URL shortener Is.gd acquired by cloud hosting firm

Danah Boyd: How Technology Makes A Mess Of Privacy & Publicity http://tcrn.ch/9BQh8b by @jasonkincaid #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @TechCrunch)

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Danah Boyd: How Technology Makes A Mess Of Privacy & Publicity http://tcrn.ch/9BQh8b by @jasonkincaid #lis48801 #lis48820 (via @TechCrunch)
Tim Cook Coffee Auction Closes Tomorrow, Current High Bid at $605,000

Does 'Radiohead Journalism' Make Sense?

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Wired has a story written by journalist Paige Williams about her experience putting up a long form feature story about the pseudonymously named Dolly Freed, who had written a rather successful book as a teenager called Possum Living: How to Live Well Without A Job and (Almost) No Money --...
Does 'Radiohead Journalism' Make Sense?

Vellamo benchmark adds CPU and memory tests, here's how it rates the One X and GS III

www.engadget.com
Qualcomm's Vellamo app has been a part of the furniture in our Android benchmarking suite for a while now, providing a fun little test of browsing and networking speeds on almost any Android device. Version 2.0 adds something extra, however: a section called "Metal" that is all about putting...
Vellamo benchmark adds CPU and memory tests, here's how it rates the One X and GS III

Publicity picture of me demoing Frontier, probably in 1992 (wearing a tie). http://r2.ly/ykne

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Publicity picture of me demoing Frontier, probably in 1992 (wearing a tie). http://r2.ly/ykne

The Social Network That Cried “Wolf!”

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If you’re reading this blog, then you’re probably aware that last week 6.5 million Linkedin passwords were compromised. On Friday the Cloudmark Research team saw a huge increase in user spam reports relating to resetting Linkedin passwords. These were not because spammers were trying to take advantage of the publicity...
The Social Network That Cried “Wolf!”

Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding in Japan through the opening of a new availability zone. The move means that AWS will most likely be adding more data centers to keep up with the steady demand in service it has had since it first began offering its service in Tokyo...
Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan

★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

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Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: With the benefit of hindsight, there seem to be at least two other major lessons from The Daily’s failure: Audience clarity. It was difficult to grasp who exactly was the intended audience of The Daily. It excelled at interactive elements and visual appeal, but the...
★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt

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Box has been grabbing headlines lately because it has been nailing a big market: enterprise customers who need to easily share and store big collections of documents online. But a quiet Silicon Valley rival has also been winning a bunch of this turf — YouSendIt. Today, the company is backing...
Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt
Apple Offers Refund After British Boy Spends $2500 on In-App Purchases in 15 Minutes
Maryland passes law prohibiting employers from asking for social network passwords

TripAdvisor rebuked for publicity

www.bbc.co.uk
The travel review website is told to changes its adverts and stop implying that all its reviews are honest and trusted....
TripAdvisor rebuked for publicity

Michael Carrick the quiet cog in Manchester United's engine room

www.guardian.co.uk
• Midfielder the man Sir Alex Ferguson relies on to drive title push• 'He doesn't seek publicity but Carrick's form has been superb'Michael Carrick's whispering style and lack of goals from midfield can get him placed in the "unrealised potential" bracket. But the silent one in the Manchester United engine...
Michael Carrick the quiet cog in Manchester United's engine room

The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity

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The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity
Wikipedia and the dead Russian film director who never lived at all

Olympics Shuts Down Non-Commercial Online Service That Helped People Get Tickets

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Another day, another story of Olympics insanity. Apparently the website for the London Olympics has a really awful interface that highlights tickets that are available. So, some enterprising coders quickly hacked together a better system, called 2012TicketAlert that would help alert people when new tickets were available. It was just...
Olympics Shuts Down Non-Commercial Online Service That Helped People Get Tickets

AppAide Helps You Find The Apps That People Are Actually Using

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Here’s an interesting approach to the seemingly eternal problem of mobile app discovery: A new app called AppAide recommends apps based on actual usage. The App comes from BetaBait, a company that connects startups with early users. Back in May, BetaBait acquired BetaNoodle, a company doing something similar for Android...
AppAide Helps You Find The Apps That People Are Actually Using
Apple acquires app discovery tool Chomp

This mailing list lets you know if you suck at coding

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Are you awful at coding? Or do you have the chops to make certain Harvard drop-outs wish they never learned PHP in the first place? Regardless of your specialty and preferences in programming world, be it PHP, Ruby, C, C++, Python or anything else, one mailing list has been created...
This mailing list lets you know if you suck at coding

"To avoid publicity and possible rival bids, Apple in some cases has offered a target only a..."

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“To avoid publicity and possible rival bids, Apple in some cases has offered a target only a three-hour period in which to accept the terms of a sale” - Bloomberg — Reminds me of red pill/blue pill....
"To avoid publicity and possible rival bids, Apple in some cases has offered a target only a..."

Beyonce Meet Streisand: Publicist Tries To Remove 'Unflattering' Beyonce Photos From The Internet

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Sometimes I wonder what sort of qualification you need to be a "publicist." At the very least, you would think that it would help to be familiar with the basics of The Streisand Effect, and making sure that you don't make something worse. Apparently, that's not the case for the...
Beyonce Meet Streisand: Publicist Tries To Remove 'Unflattering' Beyonce Photos From The Internet
Haute render: $900, custom 3D printed shoes are your next splurge
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