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The FCC's new chief economist is a keen advocate of ISP data caps and usage-based pricing

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The FCC has appointed Steven Wildman as its chief economist. Steven Wildman, the James H. Quello Professor of Telecommunication Studies at Michigan State University is the acting chairman of that school’s Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media Department. Wildman replaces Marius Schwartz, who according to The Hill will return to Georgetown. According to the FCC’s Chairman Julius...
The FCC's new chief economist is a keen advocate of ISP data caps and usage-based pricing

IBM’s Chess-Playing Computer, Deep Blue, Celebrates 15th Birthday

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It was 15 years ago today that a computer – a conglomeration of transistors, memory, and storage media – could beat a world-class chess player. Called Deep Blue, the machine was part of a mission that culminated in IBM’s creation of a supercomputer that beat chess master Gary Kasparov...
IBM’s Chess-Playing Computer, Deep Blue, Celebrates 15th Birthday

DOJ Seizes Indie Android Stores for Alleged Piracy

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Android app makers face difficulties that iPhone developers do not. It is harder to make money from Android apps than iOS apps, for instance. One of the (several) reasons is the ease with which pirates can copy and sell Android apps outside the purview of Google Play. The United States...
DOJ Seizes Indie Android Stores for Alleged Piracy

NBCU shakes up digital: Robert Hayes in, Vivi Zigler out

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For Robert Greenblatt, it’s literally Showtime. The NBC Entertainment president has recruited yet another high-ranking executive from the premium cable network he once ran, Robert Hayes, who will serve as executive VP of digital media. Vivi Zigler, who has run NBCUniversal’s digital operations for the last six years, and who has...
NBCU shakes up digital: Robert Hayes in, Vivi Zigler out
Morphlabs, Dell pitch all-SSD private cloud

Ex-CEO of Autonomy shoves back at fraud allegations, as HP claims "evidence of willful [financial] inflation"

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If you have been following the HP-Autonomy fight, here are the latest chapters. For reference, HP has claimed that Autonomy committed willful fraud before it was acquired, to appear more valuable and thus command a higher price. Autonomy has been vehemently defensive since the accusations were made. Today there are three new elements...
Ex-CEO of Autonomy shoves back at fraud allegations, as HP claims "evidence of willful [financial] inflation"
Does AOL need HuffPo more than HuffPo needs AOL?
Apple Store now selling Nest Learning Thermostat for $249.95

Exploring how much Microsoft is making from its Android patent deals

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Microsoft has been busy signing patent licensing deals with Android OEMs for years. In fact, the company’s statements regarding newly signed-on partners have become generic and routine. There has been one changing variable in the missives, however, namely the percentage of Android devices that are under its purview. The goal of this...
Exploring how much Microsoft is making from its Android patent deals

Obama, hate speech and social media: can public shaming go too far?

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Should people - even minors - be held responsible for what they say online? Some recent tweets have opinions dividedThe re-election of Barack Obama provoked, perhaps not surprisingly, some racist, offensive and just plain stupid reaction on social media.But the decision of websites such as Buzzfeed and Jezebel to pick...
Obama, hate speech and social media: can public shaming go too far?

Mark Zuckerberg's Dog Gets Humped in Celebration of Its 1.5 Million Facebook Likes

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Aw! Sometime recently, Mark Zuckerberg’s smiley, overgrown Swiffer of a dog, Beast, hit 1.5 million fans on Facebook. To mark this momentous occasion, the crack team over at Next Media Animation made a video of how Beast became the social media monster that he is today. Declaring him the richest...
Mark Zuckerberg's Dog Gets Humped in Celebration of Its 1.5 Million Facebook Likes

The Renaissance of Enterprise Computing

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“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” —Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. patent office, 1899 Last month, we gathered 75 of the top CIOs from around the country to discuss the new generation of enterprise software and the redefined role of the CIO. These CIOs are dealing with...
The Renaissance of Enterprise Computing

Social Capital: How Relationship Science Captures It All

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One of the big promises of social networking is that it will inject your networking skills with PED (performance enhancing data), able to give you the biggest network on the block. If you're a believer in the raw power of oh-so many social connections, that's OK. But if you're like...
Social Capital: How Relationship Science Captures It All
When Google alone doesn't cut it: help us tackle tough sync scenarios
License plate readers and the rise of a surveillance industry
Amazon or Facebook phone? 'Major' non-Google Android device coming this year, says Skyhook CEO
Apple kills 17-inch MaBbook Pro in high-end laptop reshuffle
Wrist envy: Can Sundar Pichai and his smartwatch finally give Google hardware cred?

Jason Citron's Phoenix Guild prepares for the post-PC world of gaming

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  Consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony may still rule the living room, but Aurora Feint (and OpenFeint) founder Jason Citron has his eye a time on when tablets will take over. Hardcore tablet gaming is the purview of his latest game startup, Phoenix Guild, for which he’s raised $1.1 million in...
Jason Citron's Phoenix Guild prepares for the post-PC world of gaming

The phone is poised to usurp the PC’s throne

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No one disputes the transformative change that desktop and mobile computing platforms have had on human communication in recent years. While the hierarchy of these devices is continuously evolving, phones are increasingly replacing desktops and laptops as the primary computing device in our digital lifestyle. Google found that more people have...
The phone is poised to usurp the PC’s throne

Cargo-Bot: The first game coded entirely on the iPad shows a promising future for tablet creation

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Simeon Nasilowski was pursuing a PhD at the University of Adelaide when he became fascinated with game development. Today, his studio Two Lives Left launched its first game coded entirely on the iPad: Cargo-Bot. Riding the wave of interest in Apple’s iOS platform, Nasilowski and a couple of friends—John Millard...
Cargo-Bot: The first game coded entirely on the iPad shows a promising future for tablet creation

C Spire Wireless Joins The LTE Club With Plans To Cover Mississippi

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It seems like everyone and their mother are looking to roll out their own LTE networks these days: Verizon and AT&T continue to build theirs out, Sprint is busy laying the groundwork (possibly without LightSquared’s help), and MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular are offering LTE on a more local scale. Now...
C Spire Wireless Joins The LTE Club With Plans To Cover Mississippi

Relax, Tweeple, Social Media Now AP-Sanctioned

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Despite the fact that social media is hardly still the exclusive purview of the early adopter, it still surprises, grates or inspires laughter sometime to see it crop up outside its native ecosystem. So, when Associated Press, the official arbiter of terminology, text and typography turned to Twitter, it gave...
Relax, Tweeple, Social Media Now AP-Sanctioned
For Apple, Microsoft, and Google, mobile convergence means executive consolidation

With portfolio consolidation in sight, SAP cloud chief Lars Dalgaard steps down

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SAP, the legacy business software behemoth that is now definitely, totally, 100 percent A Cloud Company, has just lost the man who made it so. Lars Dalgaard, who joined SAP when the German-U.S. giant bought his company, SuccessFactors, in late 2011, has quit to become an investor. He will, however,...
With portfolio consolidation in sight, SAP cloud chief Lars Dalgaard steps down

Even Sundar Pichai's Mom Wants to Know Why Google Has Two Operating Systems

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One question Sundar Pichai gets a whole lot is why Google has both Chrome OS and the ecosystem around it, including its own devices — which are under his purview — and the Android mobile operating system. It’s gotten to the point that even his mother asked him that question,...
Even Sundar Pichai's Mom Wants to Know Why Google Has Two Operating Systems

Eventbrite Hires CFO in Expansion of Top Exec Ranks

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In its first C-level hire from outside the company, Eventbrite has brought in experienced finance exec Mark Rubash as CFO. The San Francisco-based self-service ticketing platform has hired the former Shutterfly CFO — who also held top finance jobs at eBay and Yahoo — to focus on scaling and...
Eventbrite Hires CFO in Expansion of Top Exec Ranks

Arizona looks to ban free speech and Internet fun in one fell swoop

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If you live in Arizona, it might be almost time to close that second Reddit account of yours, the one that you use to be an obnoxious pain-in-the-ass. I’m kidding, that’s your main account. But really, you might want to. And why? Please meet House Bill 2549 of Arizona, which has...
Arizona looks to ban free speech and Internet fun in one fell swoop
Here's A Great Philosophy On How To Build A Startup

Looking To Beef Up Margins, Exec Hikes Hourly Rate For Errands From $25 To $30 And Triples Its Surcharge

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Exec, the San Francisco startup that lets you easily hire people online by the hour to run your errands and do your cleaning, will be increasing the flat rate for its flagship errand-running service Exec Errands by 20 percent and more than tripling its surcharge in an apparent bid to...
Looking To Beef Up Margins, Exec Hikes Hourly Rate For Errands From $25 To $30 And Triples Its Surcharge
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