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Is This Overfunded Sandals Project the Biggest Kickstarter Flop Yet?

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Bad news for those among Vere Sandals’ 1,091 backers on Kickstarter who still haven’t received their footwear: The factory caught on fire and your sandals may have gotten burned up. Really. At least Vere’s creators are offering to negotiate “options” to fulfill its obligations to backers and has refunded some...
Is This Overfunded Sandals Project the Biggest Kickstarter Flop Yet?
Aereo Responds To Broadcasters’ Lawsuit: Your Position Does Not Have “Any Merit”
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus revives an age of raw, unfiltered 2D fighting (review)

Chromium browser cops reset feature to clean up malware messes

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Mopping up after malicious software can land you in a browser quagmire full of sketchy search engines, toolbars or worse. Google's latest version of its open-source Chromium browser now has a remedy for much of that thanks to a 'reset profile' setting discovered by code tinkerer François Beaufort. You...
Chromium browser cops reset feature to clean up malware messes

LikeBelt concept encourages a very physical kind of Facebook liking (video)

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This is the LikeBelt: a concept device that inserts an NFC chip into a belt-buckle. Instead of tapping your mobile device on a "check-in" tag, you get the belt buckle close enough to do the same. There are only two downsides: how close you have to get and where...
LikeBelt concept encourages a very physical kind of Facebook liking (video)

Enterprise Mobility & The Art Of The Possible

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Smartphones offer tremendous potential to connect with customers, make employees more efficient and create new markets. Yet nothing is simple in the enterprise space, where security, data storage, authentication, and management issues are mission-critical. The key to enterprise mobility is getting past the quagmire to the art of the possible. ...
Enterprise Mobility & The Art Of The Possible

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Judge is undecided on next steps in Apple v. Samsung: near-term second trial or stay?

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The post-trial, post-damages-ruling procedures in the first Apple v. Samsung litigation in the Northern District of California are sort of a quagmire. It's clear that a second trial is needed, absent a settlement there could even be a third trial one day, one appeal is already before the Federal Circuit...
Judge is undecided on next steps in Apple v. Samsung: near-term second trial or stay?
Passive sharing is passe: Why protecting privacy in the social sphere preserves value in the channel

Investors & Advertisers Drive Facebook Deeper Into Privacy Quagmire

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We warned you on the day Facebook filed for its initial public offering that, from that point onward, the company would be fixated on making investors and advertisers happy, in that order, even if it meant making users unhappy. So it has come to pass. How else to explain Facebook's latest effort to bolster advertising...
Investors & Advertisers Drive Facebook Deeper Into Privacy Quagmire

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Payment Solutions Increase Sales

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Mobile Insights is a new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. 5 Major Benefits Of Mobile Payments (American Express OPEN Forum)Here are five ways offering a mobile payment to your customers will help you increase sales: Integrate...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Payment Solutions Increase Sales
Obamacare is a bonanza for startups - but do they know it?

The best Windows 8 video apps for tile-loving cord cutters

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Every app store has its bleak and early days, when quality apps are rare, buried in heaps of throw-it-against-the-wall-to-see-what-sticks, fart apps, poorly coded abominations, and general dreck. The iTunes App Store had them. The Play Store--formerly Android Market--had them. The Window Store, well, it's dredged in those early days...
The best Windows 8 video apps for tile-loving cord cutters

Record Exec Says Google Music Is Losing Users. But Is It Worth Saving?

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Users are tuning out of Google Music, the search engine’s foray into music cloud storage, streaming and sales. A high-ranking digital music executive told The Music Void that Google Music is losing users week after week, despite its preferred access to over 200 million Android installs,. Seems its lack of marketing,...
Record Exec Says Google Music Is Losing Users. But Is It Worth Saving?

The legal brush has been cleared for a revisit of the Samsung tablet sales injunction

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Fans of Samsung prepare to smile: a U.S. appeals court has ruled that a lower court can take a second look at the sales ban of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet device. After a lengthy and bruising legal battle with Apple, the trial’s jury decided that Samsung had not in fact...
The legal brush has been cleared for a revisit of the Samsung tablet sales injunction

Introducing Your Hyperconnected Online-Offline Identity

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Yesterday we wrote about the positive and negative consequences of living a hyperconnected life. One becomes more accustomed to multitasking, shuffling through personal and work-related tasks, and a heightened ability to pick out nuggets of information that are actually useful. On the downside, one can become obsessed with the Internet,...
Introducing Your Hyperconnected Online-Offline Identity
The ethical quagmire of geoengineering
U.S. Patent Chief: New patent reforms are like an ‘intricate Swiss watch’

In Pricey Microsoft Patent Deal, Facebook Delivers Another Smackdown to Yahoo Lawsuit

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When I wrote that Facebook was going to play rough after Yahoo sued it for patent infringement earlier this year, perhaps it would have been more prescient to say that it was going to pay much. Except not to Yahoo, whose bully-boy bluff has effectively just been called. Instead,...
In Pricey Microsoft Patent Deal, Facebook Delivers Another Smackdown to Yahoo Lawsuit
2013: The Internet of things, delivered via smartphone
People have spent 10 million nights in strangers’ beds, thanks to Airbnb

Amazon Appstore Hits Its Stride, Still Chasing Apple App Store & Google Play

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When Amazon announced its Appstore for Android last year, a lot of people were left scratching their heads. Despite the seeming strangeness of Amazon running an Android Appstore, mobile app developers were cautiously optimistic. The Android Market (now Google Play) at the time was a disorganized and difficult-to-monetize quagmire. A curated,...
Amazon Appstore Hits Its Stride, Still Chasing Apple App Store & Google Play

The Crowdsourcing Quagmire

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The Crowdsourcing Quagmire

Is The Peter Sunde Petition Offensive, Inflammatory or Objectionable?

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For users of phpBB-powered forums during the last decade, member polls were an everyday occurrence. Any user could start a poll, and as a result many useful discussions were enjoyed. Some users would also start trivial and frivolous polls, such as a multiple choice polls with only one outcome. Forum...
Is The Peter Sunde Petition Offensive, Inflammatory or Objectionable?

"Such A Mess"

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"Such A Mess": I still haven't used a Nexus Q myself, but everyone I know who has says almost exactly what Frederic Lardinois lays out here. It's a total quagmire of a product. And it's not just the obscenely high ($299) price point. The Q once again show a key...
"Such A Mess"

Zynga's Big Bet on Real Money Gaming to Launch This Week in the U.K.

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It’s about time Zynga doubled down. The company will roll out two real-money versions of its casino and poker games in the next few days, marking the gaming giant’s first offerings in the online gambling space. “Our whole mission is to be the platform of play,” Barry Cottle, Zynga’s chief...
Zynga's Big Bet on Real Money Gaming to Launch This Week in the U.K.
Nothing Merry in Redmond: The pile on Microsoft continues

Finally, a Way Out of the GIF Pronunciation Quagmire!

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Animated GIFs get pronounced "jif" like "jiffy"; still GIFs get pronounced "gif" as in "gift."...
Finally, a Way Out of the GIF Pronunciation Quagmire!

Britain unleashes gov.uk, its Google for government

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More often than not, government internet projects are synonymous with low ambitions and high spending: vast, sweeping schemes that make only minor tweaks to the status quo, cost the earth and end up leaving citizens drowning in a quagmire of bureaucracy. What’s the best way of challenging that stereotype? Step...
Britain unleashes gov.uk, its Google for government
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