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Geek of the Week: Software engineer Jesse Johnston is making medicine smarter

GameStop: 60% of customers won't buy console that doesn't play used games

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Last week, a GameStop spokesman alluded to internal research that the company said showed consumers were significantly less likely to buy a console that wasn't able to play second-hand games, but it wouldn't reveal the specific results of that survey. Now, a GameStop executive has said publicly that three...
GameStop: 60% of customers won't buy console that doesn't play used games
YouLike Is A Dating Site That Thinks The Key To Finding Love Is Hate

Facebook looking to conduct phone interviews with Poke users

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Facebook is looking to conduct some user research for its latest mobile app, Poke, including phone interviews to understand how people use and feel about the service. The social network is using Ethn.io to recuit participants through Facebook ads that lead to a short questionnaire. Users will receive $75 Amazon...
Facebook looking to conduct phone interviews with Poke users

New index ranks defence firms by their anti-corruption measures

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Transparency International UK has assessed anti-corruption measures at defence companies. US firm Fluor Corporation ranked as the best performer, while 29 corporations scored zero• Get the data• Transparency International UK's global corruption index 2011• More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian29 defence firms scored zero for anti-corruption measures...
New index ranks defence firms by their anti-corruption measures

Wantful Hires Former eBay Marketer, Announces Growth

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One of the biggest problems people have regarding birthdays and the holidays is choosing the right present for a person. Do I do a gag gift? Will they think it’s funny? Do I give a serious gift? A single expensive gift? Two smaller, less expensive gifts? A gift basket? The...
Wantful Hires Former eBay Marketer, Announces Growth

European Commission questions carriers over Apple sales tactics

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The European Commission is looking into how Apple sells the iPhone in Europe, by asking carriers about their experience with the company. A questionnaire allegedly sent to carriers in the region asks if Apple's sales tactics are anti-competitive, a well as asking if Apple restricts the iPhone's use on some...
European Commission questions carriers over Apple sales tactics

Textbook Publisher Pearson Takes Down 1.5 Million Teacher And Student Blogs With A Single DMCA Notice

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If there's one thing we've seen plenty of here at Techdirt, it's the damage a single DMCA takedown notice can do. From shuttering a legitimate ebook lending site to removing negative reviews to destroying a user's Flickr account to knocking a copyright attorney's site offline, the DMCA notice continues to...
Textbook Publisher Pearson Takes Down 1.5 Million Teacher And Student Blogs With A Single DMCA Notice
Twitter brand surveys let advertisers poll users directly from their timeline
Geek of the Week: Peter Newland, indie board game maker
Apple paying up to $345 for your 4S ahead of iPhone 5 launch
15% of iPhone owners would rather give up sex than go without their phones

Europe's quiet Apple antitrust probe takes on 4G dimension, report suggests

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Back in March, some carriers complained to the EU competition authorities over Apple’s channel tactics, such as its alleged use of excessively high sales quotas to make sure carriers’ marketing budgets go disproportionately in the direction of iPhones and iPads. Two months on, and it seems the authorities are quietly...
Europe's quiet Apple antitrust probe takes on 4G dimension, report suggests

TechShop CEO Mark Hatch on his Toshiba T1100 Plus and radio tech magic

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our high-tech queries, TechShop CEO Mark Hatch discusses annoying reboots, the ka-chunk of classic tech and much more. The full gamut of...
TechShop CEO Mark Hatch on his Toshiba T1100 Plus and radio tech magic

How a single DMCA notice took down 1.45 million education blogs

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Web hosting firm ServerBeach recently received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation notice from Pearson, the well-known educational publishing company. The notice pertained to Edublogs, which hosts 1.45 million education-related blogs with ServerBeach, and it focused on a single Edublogs page from 2007 that contained a questionnaire copyrighted by Pearson....
How a single DMCA notice took down 1.45 million education blogs

MyPrice's iOS app helps freelancers define their rate, hopes to become market reference

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As Freelancer.com rolled out its service in Mexico today, we decided to take a look at a Mexican app that hopes to serve freelancers all around the world. Known as MyPrice abroad, and as CuantoCobrar in its home country, this free iOS app helps independent contractors decide how much to...
MyPrice's iOS app helps freelancers define their rate, hopes to become market reference

ESRB game rating system debuts for digital delivery titles

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The self-regulatory body for the video game industry, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), today announced a streamlined, no-cost service for assigning ratings to all digitally delivered games. ESRBís new ìDigital Rating Serviceî utilizes a brief but detailed online questionnaire to assess not only a productís content and age-appropriateness, but...
ESRB game rating system debuts for digital delivery titles

10 great Google tools you need in your business workflow

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Google is so ubiquitous in our everyday digital lives that it's easy to overlook the many tools it offers that have a business slant. But there are lots of them, and I'm not just talking about Microsoft Office equivalents such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, or Google Analytics....
10 great Google tools you need in your business workflow

Check your privilege - quiz

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Ever been asked to check your privilege? Well now you can, with our handy, and not-entirely-serious, questionnaireTim Dowling    ...
Check your privilege - quiz
Geek of the Week: Maria Zhang's big-data startup shows you what's 'Alike'

Report: EU investigating Apple's iPhone agreements with mobile operators

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The European Commission has sent a questionnaire to a number of mobile operators in the European Union, focusing on whether its distribution terms with these providers may put Apple at an advantage over other smartphone makers, according to a newspaper report....
Report: EU investigating Apple's iPhone agreements with mobile operators
Geek of the Week: Map-loving scientist finds his spot in a world of location data

Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor

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We all know by now that the right mentor can be a huge boon to your career. But actually finding the right Larry Summers to your Sheryl Sandberg can be awkward at best, and impossible at worst. A new startup launching today called Everwise is looking to help. The San...
Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor

ReadWrite Mobile Carrier Survey: What Would It Take For You To Switch?

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Choosing the right mobile carrier is a big decision for everyone from individuals to small and large corporations. There are lots of factors to consider in making the right choice, from coverage areas and reliability to speeds and technologies to what handsets are available. Just as important, the choices you...
ReadWrite Mobile Carrier Survey: What Would It Take For You To Switch?

80% Of Media Buyers Think Google UK Isn't Telling The Truth About Ads

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A poll organised by The Drum seems to suggest that the UK digital and media buying community disagree with Google's assertions that its UK team is not engaged in advertising sales. Google claims that its UK staff do not sell advertising but provide sales and marketing support to those dealing...
80% Of Media Buyers Think Google UK Isn't Telling The Truth About Ads

Australia Says 'Let's Update Copyright For The Digital Economy;' Legacy Industries Say 'Let's Pretend It's Still 1968'

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The results are in for Australia's request for comments on reforming copyright policy -- and the submissions are, unfortunately, unsurprising. (The entire "Copyright and The Digital Economy" questionnaire is embedded below.) The legacy industries like things the way they are, (except for file sharing) and are only requesting changes that...
Australia Says 'Let's Update Copyright For The Digital Economy;' Legacy Industries Say 'Let's Pretend It's Still 1968'

Meet Stitch Fix, the Personal Shopping Service That Mixes Data With a Human Touch

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If a service that mails recommended clothing and accessories to women isn’t up your alley, think about it this way: Stitch Fix is squarely at the intersection of both online and offline (so hot right now) and human and algorithm (even hotter). For $20, San Francisco-based Stitch Fix sends its...
Meet Stitch Fix, the Personal Shopping Service That Mixes Data With a Human Touch

Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman on the NES console and its Power Glove peripheral

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our collection of gadget-related queries, Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman chats about his gear wish list and Bluetooth fashion sense. Join...
Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman on the NES console and its Power Glove peripheral

Are The Privacy Nuts Being Unfair To Google? Here's A Test (GOOG, FB)

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Google made some changes to its privacy policy last month, and from the outrage one would think they'd announced they were conducting warrantless wiretaps. The changes have drawn the attention of state attorneys general, French privacy regulators -- who submitted a detailed questionnaire for Google to fill out --...
Are The Privacy Nuts Being Unfair To Google? Here's A Test (GOOG, FB)

V-Moda's Val Kolton on the Atari 2600, upgrade woes and deep sea expeditions

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our weekly bout of answers, the owner and CVO of V-Moda Val Kolton reminisces about rotary dials, programming on the TI-99 and...
V-Moda's Val Kolton on the Atari 2600, upgrade woes and deep sea expeditions
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