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HMV and retail nostalgia: it's about games as well as records and books

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The collapse of HMV this week has sparked reminiscence over the pleasure of buying records and books in high-street stores. But what about games?When I was 12, I spent a lot of my Saturday afternoons hanging out in the Stockport branch of Debenhams - and already you know this isn't...
HMV and retail nostalgia: it's about games as well as records and books

Mobile: Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts

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Photo: Doug Haslam/Flickr In April 2011, Apple banned “incentivized installs,” a shady practice that artificially inflates iPhone app rankings. But like so many prohibitions, Apple’s ban just drove the problem underground. A fight over incentivized installs erupted again this week, outside of Apple’s direct control. Tapjoy, which was stung by...
Mobile: Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts

Verizon Cable Deal Gets a Senate Hearing - Kohl Wants to Examine Anti-competitive Repercussions

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Responding to consumer advocate and competitor concerns that the new Verizon, cable industry deal could include some anti-competitive conditions (hey, we won't install new FiOS in your markets if you let us sell wireless to your customers and sell us spectrum), Senator Herb Kohl has announced a new hearing looking...
Verizon Cable Deal Gets a Senate Hearing - Kohl Wants to Examine Anti-competitive Repercussions

Cisco Just Published A Massive, Detailed Report Predicting The State Of Mobile In 2017

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Cisco predicts that, by 2017, smartphones and tablets will consume three times more data on service providers networks than the entire, desktop Internet. What are the ramifications for this massive adoption? Cisco answers those questions and more in its annual report on the growth of the mobile Internet.Mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold...
Cisco Just Published A Massive, Detailed Report Predicting The State Of Mobile In 2017

Evernote raises another $85M as it seeks to get short-termers out well before an IPO

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If Phil Libin ever writes a book on building Evernote it’ll be called “Good Problems to Have.” That’s one of the most annoying phrases you can hear as an entrepreneur. Just because they are good problems, doesn’t make them any less serious of problems, he argues. One of Evernote’s good...
Evernote raises another $85M as it seeks to get short-termers out well before an IPO

At peak of Apple patent war, Samsung names a new CEO

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The new chairman comes from the semiconductor side, the old from mobile phones New Samsung CEO Kwon. Photo: techweb.com.cn FORTUNE — With an Apple (AAPL) patent trial set to begin July 30 and no settlement in sight, Samsung replaced its chairman Thursday. According to Reuters, the new CEO is Kwon Oh-hyun,...
At peak of Apple patent war, Samsung names a new CEO
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Disrupt Eats San Francisco

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Hugh MacLeod is joining us at Disrupt. And to celebrate this reunion, he made a little video about what we do at Disrupt. Hugh MacLeod Hugh MacLeod is a cartoonist and professional blogger, known for his ideas about how “Web 2.0” affects advertising and marketing. After a decade of working as...
Disrupt Eats San Francisco
Why IBM Paid Big Bucks To Expand In The Cloud With SoftLayer
Coming Soon: Desktops Hosted On The Cloud, Usable Anywhere

Define "Hypocrisy" and "Innovation"

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Define "Hypocrisy" and "Innovation": James Temple of the San Francisco Chronicle tries to make the point that we shouldn't bash the government for hampering innovation when it's often the only entity that lead to true innovation -- or something. It's all sort of muddled. But what's really odd is that...
Define "Hypocrisy" and "Innovation"
O2 network outage over, reportedly affected one-third of customers

Matrix: How To Choose Social Media Programs by Brand, Lifestyle, Product or Location

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Brands confused by choices on how to deploy social media programs I recently spoke to the global marketing team at a large technology company, and one of the questions being wrestled with was deciding if social media efforts should be setup by brand, vs product teams wanting to create their...
Matrix: How To Choose Social Media Programs by Brand, Lifestyle, Product or Location

Google's Blink engine (gently) hints at a more streamlined future for Chrome

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Word that Google had decided to fork WebKit and build its own rendering engine is still echoing through the spidery halls of the internet. The true ramifications aren't entirely clear yet, but Opera has pledged to embrace Blink and WebKit is already talking about removing Chrome-specific code from its...
Google's Blink engine (gently) hints at a more streamlined future for Chrome

The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

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Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack.org, the free sandbox for...
The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

Internet Freedom

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I've never liked the term net neutrality to be honest. And in the wake of the FCC's legal loss to Comcast over bit torrent throttling, the net neutrality camp (which I am very much in) is on its heels. This post is not about that decision or its ramifications, which...
Internet Freedom

Noel Edmonds issues Facebook plea after meeting internet 'troll'

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Deal or No Deal presenter wants online responsibility after student set up 'Somebody please kill Noel Edmonds' pageDeal or No Deal host Noel Edmonds has called for more online responsibility after arranging a face-to-face meeting with a so-called internet troll who set up a Facebook page called "Somebody please kill...
Noel Edmonds issues Facebook plea after meeting internet 'troll'

After the LinkedIn Hack: The One Step You Must Take Today

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One of many topics I've "meant" to get to "as soon as I have 'time' " is the various ramifications of the Gmail hacking episode my wife endured last year, in which six years' worth of her correspondence and life-records disappeared. I chronicled it originally in the magazine, and ran...
After the LinkedIn Hack: The One Step You Must Take Today
Facebook Asks You To Please Select Your Emotion

Facebook tests $100 charge to message strangers, isn't a big fan of spam

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Facebook raised alarm bells among some social networkers when it confirmed that it's experimenting with letting strangers message them for a fee. As we're learning, however, it's keenly aware of the ramifications if that fee is too low. The company has confirmed that it's toying with "extreme price points,"...
Facebook tests $100 charge to message strangers, isn't a big fan of spam

Facebook’s IPO Marks the End of the Web 2.0 Era: The Social Web Is the New King

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I recently spent the weekend at a unique event that brought founders, entrepreneurs and investors together. I was fortunate enough to spend time with the original pioneer of social networking – Andrew Weinreich, the founder and original CEO of Sixdegrees.com. For those of you who don’t remember, prior to Facebook,...
Facebook’s IPO Marks the End of the Web 2.0 Era: The Social Web Is the New King

Yahoo's Deal To Buy A $200M Stake In Dailymotion From Orange Scuppered By French Government

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It looks like lightening has struck on the towers of Dailymotion. Yahoo’s bid to take a $200 million majority stake in the video site — known as the ‘YouTube of France’ — has been killed by the French government, which decided that it didn’t want a U.S. company to take...
Yahoo's Deal To Buy A $200M Stake In Dailymotion From Orange Scuppered By French Government

FBI: "No Evidence" Apple Device UDIDs Were Leaked From Our Laptop

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Earlier today, hackers at AntiSec claimed that they had got their hands on a database containing around 12 million UDID numbers from iPads and iPhones from an FBI employee-owned computer, a breach my colleague Sarah Perez described the significance behind and possible ramifications of in a post earlier today. Now, however, the...
FBI: "No Evidence" Apple Device UDIDs Were Leaked From Our Laptop

Education startups: The bottom-up approach doesn't work here

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Plenty of wide-eyed, ambitious, and possibly naive startups have set out to “fix” or at the very least, improve, education. You can’t fault anyone for that — with US students lagging most of the world in subjects like math and science, the sector has much room for improvement. The problem...
Education startups: The bottom-up approach doesn't work here

Google and the City of Austin are hosting a shindig. Could Austin be getting a gigabit network?

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Will Austin be the next city to get a gigabit network? The City of Austin and Google are hosting an event next Tuesday on April 9, and sources in the city suspect it is related to a broadband announcement. As a resident whether or not we are getting Google Fiber...
Google and the City of Austin are hosting a shindig. Could Austin be getting a gigabit network?
Voxio’s Chat Feature Is Aimed At Killing SMS, But In A Smart Way
School out, tech in: Welcome to the future of education
Kinderfee's online babysitting service scores funding

Technology should help us share, not constrain us | Richard Stallman

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Companies like Amazon can control the way we use the ebooks we buy. Instead let's build a publishing model based on freedomI love the detective novel The Jehovah Contract, and I'd like everyone else to love it, too. I have lent it out at least six times over the years....
Technology should help us share, not constrain us | Richard Stallman
Shane Carruth's 'Upstream Color' is a trippy, sci-fi take on the forces that bind us together
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