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Anthony Weiner ad: Ready to be NYC mayor and keep privates off Twitter | Paul Harris

www.guardian.co.uk
In his new ad, Weiner stresses his work championing middle class causes and has plenty of scenes with his wifeWHOIs it really comeback season in America? After the stunning political rebirth of disgraced South Carolina ex-governor Mark Sanford, Anthony Weiner is certainly hopeful of his chances. The one-time liberal favourite...
Anthony Weiner ad: Ready to be NYC mayor and keep privates off Twitter | Paul Harris

The life and times of Kim Dotcom

thenextweb.com
You don’t need a psychology degree to work out that Kim Dotcom is all about excess. From his rise to fame as a hacker in the 1990s to his key role in the establishment of the now defunct file-sharing behemoth Megaupload.com, he has always openly pursued his love of...
The life and times of Kim Dotcom

ITC judge to use "Cheech and Chong" test in Apple v. Samsung case

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An International Trade Commission judge plans to use what he called the "Cheech and Chong test" to determine if Samsung's products indeed copy Apple's designs for the iPhone and iPad. The remarks came at the beginning of oral arguments on Thursday, which are expected to continue until June 6, as...
ITC judge to use "Cheech and Chong" test in Apple v. Samsung case
The rise of the "successful" unsustainable company

Microsoft mocks Internet Explorer’s past, touts IE9 as ‘actually good’

thenextweb.com
Oh my beloved jumping Jehoshaphat, do we have a treat for you. Now, I don’t know if satirical videos mocking the past of a single browser’s brand is usually up your alley, but it is today. Trust me. Now, I’m sure you know by now that Internet Explorer has gone through...
Microsoft mocks Internet Explorer’s past, touts IE9 as ‘actually good’
A Quarter Of U.S. Consumers Own A Laptop, Tablet And A Smartphone

This Branding Vigilante Is Saving His Town With A Rogue Website

www.fastcompany.com
Last year was not a good one for Rockford, Illinois. First the New York Times Magazine published a photo and audio tour featuring two-dozen of the city's residents under the beleaguered banner "Portraits From a Job-Starved City." Then Forbes tapped the community as the 10th most dangerous town in America....
This Branding Vigilante Is Saving His Town With A Rogue Website

Groupon Earnings: Is the Cute Email Company Ready to Be a Real Business?

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Groupon has had a rough quarter. A rough year, even. No clear road to profitability, a disastrous accounting mistake, that beer-swilling meeting. The stupid Earth Day email. The company has become a punch line and cautionary tale. Even the Daily Deals summit–an event created for an industry created by Groupon–was...
Groupon Earnings: Is the Cute Email Company Ready to Be a Real Business?

Outlook.com breaks the 25 million active user mark, releases an Android app and new themes

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Outlook.com broke the 10 million user mark in August, and managed to break past 1 million in its first day live as a service. Today Microsoft has announced that its new email service has more than 25 million active users. Microsoft, a company whose email product, Hotmail, had become a...
Outlook.com breaks the 25 million active user mark, releases an Android app and new themes
The browser wars’ turning tide: Could IE be back in the running?

Five Apple turkeys in 2012

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Like its stock price, Apple has had an up-and-down year. Despite giant strides such as the launch of the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, Apple's stumbles stand out much more. Here are five of the biggest turkeys: Apple's lost Maps Apple's Maps app debacle led to CEO Tim Cook...
Five Apple turkeys in 2012

Michael Saylor: MicroStrategy’s boy king grows up

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He became a punch line 12 years ago. Now Michael Saylor is back – and with juice from Facebook. [cnnmoney-byline src="By David A. Kaplan, contributor"] FORTUNE – There’s unfiltered, there’s unvarnished, and then there’s Mike Saylor. He’s the 47-year-old archetype of dotcom-era lunacy and the CEO of MicroStrategy (MSTR), a...
Michael Saylor: MicroStrategy’s boy king grows up
Google+ Chief touts the only thing Google+ is beating Facebook on -- Search

BMW 5 Series drives autonomous driving test hits the Autobahn

www.gearlive.com
A few weeks ago we reported on autonomous driving as a feature in the Toyota Fun-Vii, but it looks like BMW might have beat Toyota to the punch line. Last year BMW scored 2-minute laps at Luguna Seca with the click of a button. This year BMW is back...
BMW 5 Series drives autonomous driving test hits the Autobahn

Apple Is In 'Advanced' Negotiations To Buy Mapping Startup Waze (AAPL)

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If there was one thing that hung over Apple's head all year last year it was the failure of Apple Maps. It made the company a punch-line, and it led to the dismissal of Scott Forstall, who ran iOS. Apple is scrambling to fix Apple Maps, and it appears that...
Apple Is In 'Advanced' Negotiations To Buy Mapping Startup Waze (AAPL)
Please, Twitter, Can I Have a Premium Account?
Is influencer marketing over? Here's another pivot, this time from Wahooly

Ultra-hyped ultrabooks ultra-flopped in 2012

www.networkworld.com
Just 12 months ago, the ultrabook was widely regarded as the PC market's savior. Since then, it's become more of a punch line. The ultrabook made a splash at CES 2012 with its ultra-thin form factor, touch screen and longer battery life. Intel touted the ultrabook as the device...
Ultra-hyped ultrabooks ultra-flopped in 2012

Apple, Internet and the constant new normal

gigaom.com
Of all the books I have read, there are two that stand out, not because they were the most well written or perhaps the most famous. They are two books that made me view the world with a fresh perspective. When I was reading The Number by Alex Berenson, it became pretty...
Apple, Internet and the constant new normal
Chrome now several points ahead IE in global browser market share, says StatCounter

Uh-Oh! Something Went Terribly Wrong on Mars

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Animation studio Trunk brings us a charming joke about space -- and cats! -- in the form of a very short video with a gruesome punch line. Just watch:  For more work by Trunk, visit http://www.trunk.me.uk/. Via Short of the Week. ...
Uh-Oh! Something Went Terribly Wrong on Mars
Toyota and Microsoft working on driver gesture recognition (no, not those gestures)

Apple Users Face Major Security Threat, But Wouldn't Had Apple Acted Faster

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When it comes to user security at Apple, it's one step forward, two steps back. Yesterday, the company belatedly announced long-needed two-step verification security for Apple IDs, only two years after Google rolled out the protective measure for its users. Today comes word of a massive security flaw that reportedly lets...
Apple Users Face Major Security Threat, But Wouldn't Had Apple Acted Faster

Browser wars, cont'd: IE sees gains, Chrome falls behind

venturebeat.com
During the latter half of 2012, Firefox has once again overtaken Chrome as the number-two browser for desktop computers, and Internet Explorer has not only stayed on top but has actually seen some small gains. Chrome had eclipsed Firefox briefly during 2012, but Google’s desktop browser lost its position during...
Browser wars, cont'd: IE sees gains, Chrome falls behind

The rise of the "successful" unsustainable company

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It’s appalling what passes for “successful entrepreneurship” in the press or the Valley, but it’s not their fault.Witness, for example, this terrific Fast Company article on Bill Nguyen, serial entrepreneur who’s seventh startup “Color” famously raised $41m for a new mobile app before it even launched. (The launch, by...
The rise of the "successful" unsustainable company

Tony Nicklinson: 'I have a fear of living like this when I am old and frail'

www.guardian.co.uk
After a stroke in 2005 left him almost completely paralysed, Tony Nicklinson has been fighting for the right to end his own life. Here, ahead of a high court ruling, he is interviewed via Twitter by Observer readers and Elizabeth Day, who meets his family and supporters – along with...
Tony Nicklinson: 'I have a fear of living like this when I am old and frail'
Apple's Next Act
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?