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Counter Intelligence: Taking On Counterfeiters, One Pair Of Underwear At A Time

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In running the anti-counterfeiting startup Sproxil, Ashifi Gogo battles the purveyors of fake drugs, brake pads, and even undergarments. Ashifi Gogo, the CEO of counterfeit-fighting Sproxil, knows he's up against a powerful and ancient racket. "Counterfeiting has been around for thousands of years," he tells Fast Company. He points...
Counter Intelligence: Taking On Counterfeiters, One Pair Of Underwear At A Time
Awards shows finally treat cat videos like the art they are
Rackspace rebrands with open cloud mantra
Last remaining Kodachrome film developer stars in short documentary

Isis partners with Austin and Salt Lake City merchants, throws John Stockton elbow at Google Wallet

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Mobile payment system Isis continues to rack up passengers on its merry bandwagon, gaining support from local merchants in two cities for its NFC wallet service. The carrier-based program announced that hundreds of merchant locations in Austin, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah are entering the Isis fold --...
Isis partners with Austin and Salt Lake City merchants, throws John Stockton elbow at Google Wallet
Quick, Tie The Rafts Together

Like a Sociopathic Ex, Porn Sites Claim They Did Not Give You Digital STDs

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(Photo: 24fix.co.uk) According to one British researcher, users who visit popular porn sites like PornHub and xHamster have a 42 percent chance of contracting digital STDs (a.k.a. malware) on their computers. Naturally, online porn purveyors sites did not take kindly to the study, which they say overinflated the risk. PornHub...
Like a Sociopathic Ex, Porn Sites Claim They Did Not Give You Digital STDs

The Food Truck Revolution: Now Armed With iPads to Make Ordering Easy

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The food truck revolution is in full swing with chefs on the roll, serving up everything from the basic panini to an artisan pizza from a twenty-foot shipping container equipped with a wood fire. InsideSocial Based on one estimate, there are three million food trucks and more than five million food carts...
The Food Truck Revolution: Now Armed With iPads to Make Ordering Easy

The SkateBack: Sheathing your iPhone in recycled skateboards is cool, but is it practical?

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As a child of the 80s, I have an intense soft spot for skateboards and skate culture, so an adhesive backing for your iPhone, made out of recycled skateboard material from real factories was something I just had to check out. The SkateBack is a new product of Grove, the...
The SkateBack: Sheathing your iPhone in recycled skateboards is cool, but is it practical?

Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others

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SneakPeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised a new round totaling $2.67 million from Bain Capital Ventures; Metamorphic Ventures; Keith Rabois, Tim Kendall, Mike Murphy, and Vikas Gupta. As we wrote in our initial review of Sneakpeeq, aims to replicate the experience of...
Social Shopping Site Sneakpeeq Raises $2.7M From Bain Capital Ventures, Keith Rabois And Others

Soluto Saucily Sunders Apple’s Seriousness With Salacious Squib

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Former Disrupt winners Soluto love them some Windows. It’s their OS of choice and their products aspire to make it work a little better. Needless to say, they’re pretty excited about Windows 8 and to celebrate their unbridled joy they create this cute little commercial lampooning Apple’s original 1984...
Soluto Saucily Sunders Apple’s Seriousness With Salacious Squib

WaterplayUSA Aims To Disrupt Watersports

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What’s the first thing you think of when you hear watersports? For me, it’s fishing and wake-boarding, but the term means different things to different people. That’s why WaterplayUSA exists – to help watersports fanatics get wet and wild on vacation. Whether you’re into jetskis, sailboating, or scuba, these...
WaterplayUSA Aims To Disrupt Watersports

Today is Record Store Day: visit your local music retailer for exclusive releases and in-store performances

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While we at The Verge love the digital world and all the convenience it entails, there's also a soft spot in our hearts for the retro and the physical. A Kindle will never feel or smell like a real book, nor will a digital download ever quite evoke the...
Today is Record Store Day: visit your local music retailer for exclusive releases and in-store performances

Google Managers Reject Agent’s Claims on Piracy

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Hollywood agent extraordinaire Ari Emanuel on Wednesday night ridiculed the idea that Google couldn't keep purveyors of pirated content out of search results, since it blocks child porn. Two Google senior vice presidents flatly rejected the comparison....
Google Managers Reject Agent’s Claims on Piracy

Uh oh: Microsoft Hotmail, Outlook troubles bubble up again

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Hotmail and Outlook.com e-mail services are down again for many customers and have been for several hours, according to Twitter reports and Microsoft’s own Twitter Support account. @ronan_kelly We are aware the Hotmail/Outlook services are down and doing our best to fix it. See spr.ly/6010nTnk for updates. ^KLM— Microsoft Support...
Uh oh: Microsoft Hotmail, Outlook troubles bubble up again

Attorneys Say Google Ads Still Push Drugs

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(Photo: Wikipedia) It’s apparently easier than ever to make like Neely O’Hara and hoard red pills, blue pills, all the pills, just by clicking a mouse. Thanks again, Internet. The National Association of Attorneys General say a plethora of prescription drugs and their counterfeit counterparts are available online, and it’s...
Attorneys Say Google Ads Still Push Drugs

Atari Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In U.S.

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Assets of the iconic gaming manufacturer, creator of Pong and Asteroids, are to be auctioned off. Alas, poor Atari, we knew it well. The iconic gaming firm, purveyors of the addictive blip-fest Pong to a generation of kids, is seeking bankruptcy protection in the U.S., in an attempt to...
Atari Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In U.S.

Apple sues Motorola over Qualcomm license, makes us dream of a world without lawyers

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There are literally no words (at least no family-friendly ones) to describe the insanity that is the ongoing legal war between Apple and, well, just about everyone else. Not to lay blame entirely at Cupertino's stoop -- Motorola, HTC and Samsung all deserve plenty of our ire as well....
Apple sues Motorola over Qualcomm license, makes us dream of a world without lawyers

Church Site Blocked By Mobile Networks, Classified Under 'Alcohol'

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Against a background of the UK government teetering on the brink of imposing an opt-out Web filter "for the children", here's yet another example of how automatic categorization of sites for blacklists gets it wrong, as recounted by the UK's Open Rights Group (ORG): someone used blocked.org.uk to tell us...
Church Site Blocked By Mobile Networks, Classified Under 'Alcohol'

Cablevision launches iOS app to track down Optimum WiFi hotspots, keep you off the 3G sauce

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Some internet purveyors make a big fuss over having public WiFi. It's not often that they go out of their way to help you find that WiFi, however, and that's where CableVision's recently posted (but just now official) Optimum WiFi Hotspot Finder comes in. If you're one of the...
Cablevision launches iOS app to track down Optimum WiFi hotspots, keep you off the 3G sauce

Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

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The latest news in the world of copyright-trolling porn companies is that one of the people that the porn world tried to shake down with a trolling attempt has hit back with a racketeering lawsuit, which she's trying to turn into a class action. The woman, Jennifer Barker, received a...
Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies
Tracking a Chinese hacker from the internet to the real world

Sneakpeeq Brings Social Shopping Platform To The iPad

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Sneakpeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, is launching its iPad app today. The company has also hit the one million members mark. You can download the iPad app here. The startup aims to replicate the experience of shopping for items in a retail store...
Sneakpeeq Brings Social Shopping Platform To The iPad

Forget Someone at Christmas? Buy Them Geeky Pasties

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Aww aww! (Photo: Etsy) Good news if you forgot a few holiday gifts! CNET has stumbled onto a treasure trove, in the form of sequin-encrusted, geek-themed pasties currently being sold on–where else?–Etsy. Your options include Apple logos, Grumpy Cat faces, Star Trek ensignia (also available in pink), Nyan Cats. Sizing seems fairly...
Forget Someone at Christmas? Buy Them Geeky Pasties

WalkMe Walks You Through Websites

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A Tel Aviv startup, WalkMe, aims to do for your website what your UX team should have already done: make it easier for your users to understand. The service creates little pop-up bubbles over various points in order to lead your users through a typical interaction, be it a...
WalkMe Walks You Through Websites

Shopping: save our streets | Editorial

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All retailers are vulnerable, but the threat is redoubled for purveyors of products that have been overtaken by technologySophisticated things can be said about the collapse this week of HMV, but two simple observations demand to be made at the outset. First, millions of Britons shopped there. For them, HMV...
Shopping: save our streets | Editorial

DOJ investigates cable providers over Netfix complaints

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The Justice Department is allegedly in the midst of a large-scale antitrust investigation focusing on potentially anticompetitive practices by cable companies that compete with online video purveyors such as Apple's iTunes store, Hulu, or Netflix. Regulators are said to be attempting to determine if Comcast violated a net-neutrality agreement to...
DOJ investigates cable providers over Netfix complaints
Daily deals inspiring repeat business, study finds

At long last, malware scanning comes to Google's Android Market

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Google engineers have unveiled a cloud-based service that scours the Android Market for malicious smartphone apps. Bouncer, as the scanner is called, automatically checks each title in the Google app bazaar to make sure it doesn't match signatures of known malware, Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of Android Engineering, told...
At long last, malware scanning comes to Google's Android Market

FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq

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Sneakpeeq, a social shopping startup that debuted at TechCrunch Disrupt last year, has raised $7.5 Million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital with participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures and Metamorphic Ventures. This brings the company’s total funding to over $10 million. The startup aims to replicate...
FirstMark Capital Leads $7.5M Round In Social Shopping Startup Sneakpeeq
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