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Rdio Releases New Android App, Ought To Be Ashamed Of Its Windows Phone App

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Today, Rdio is releasing a brand new application for Android phones chock-full of fresh features, which is awesome. Mainly because it gives me an excuse to write up a related rant I would have published at some point anyway. But let’s get the new Android app part out of the...
Rdio Releases New Android App, Ought To Be Ashamed Of Its Windows Phone App

Amazon Taps Eucalyptus as Private Cloud Partner

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In June of 2010, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels argued against the private cloud, but today Amazon is tacitly acknowledging the need for businesses to run their own cloud. The cloud giant announced today an agreement to work with Eucalyptus to help customers migrate workloads between private clouds and Amazon Web...
Amazon Taps Eucalyptus as Private Cloud Partner

Against the Smartphone Thinness Fetish

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Have you heard the good news? It is rumored--not confirmed, sadly, but rumored--that the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone will be only 7 millimeters thick! That's a big relief, because the Samsung Galaxy S II (pictured above) was a whopping 8.5 millimeters thick--and who wants to be seen walking around...
Against the Smartphone Thinness Fetish

Wil Wheaton goes ape on Google+

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When forced to join Google's social network to like a video on YouTube, the actor writes a scathing rant on Tumblr, criticizing the Internet giant that is then re-blogged thousands of times. [Read more]...
Wil Wheaton goes ape on Google+
Why Do The Labels Continue To Insist That 'Your Money Is No Good Here?'

Hey Google — your G+ desperation is showing

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When Google launched its Google+ social network, the company made it clear that it wasn’t just another Buzz-style experiment — director of product Bradley Horowitz said Google+ would become “part of everything” the company did. And over the past year or so we have seen a bit of what...
Hey Google — your G+ desperation is showing

Don't jail tweeters – that's not where the real racist problem lies | Joseph Harker

www.guardian.co.uk
The criminal justice system is targeting racist individuals while endemic discrimination in Britain is allowed to prosperSo, just 10 days after tweeting vile racist abuse about footballer Fabrice Muamba, student Liam Stacey has been jailed. A victory, and instant justice, in the fight against racism. A sign of how Britain...
Don't jail tweeters – that's not where the real racist problem lies | Joseph Harker

Marc Canter: Cuban's Stand Against Facebook Will Change The Industry

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Mark Cuban standing up to Facebook and taking his business elsewhere represents a turning point for the tech industry, says Marc Canter, the developer who helped found Macromedia.  Canter is a loud advocate for the free and open Web, and has been critical of Facebook in the past. In a new blog...
Marc Canter: Cuban's Stand Against Facebook Will Change The Industry

Tumblr hit by cyber worm from group engaged in 'anti-blogging' campaign

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GNAA spokesman says infection of micro-blogging platform is a protest against 'lowering journalistic standards'Tumblr, the micro-blogging platform which hosts more than 83 million blogs, has been hit by a cyber worm which is spreading across the site and filling up user dashboards with an infectious post by a trolling group.A...
Tumblr hit by cyber worm from group engaged in 'anti-blogging' campaign

Reed Hastings takes Comcast to task for skirting net neutrality

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings let loose a mini rant on Facebook Sunday, setting his sites squarely on Comcast and its data accounting practices. Highlighting one of the arguments for net neutrality, Hastings pointed out that viewing streaming videos using the Comcast Xfinity app on his Xbox doesn't count against...
Reed Hastings takes Comcast to task for skirting net neutrality

Here’s what TNW won’t be covering at CTIA 2012

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Every time we go to a big technology event, the same thing happens. Blogs all around the world tell you the same story over and again, with only minor details changed. A new phone here, a funky gadget there, it’s the same news. TNW aims to be different, and in...
Here’s what TNW won’t be covering at CTIA 2012

Guess What? Copying Still Isn't Stealing

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Every time you think we're done seeing totally ridiculous arguments about file sharing, the old really silly ones pop back up. Musician Logan Lynn has written a pretty silly rant on Huffington Post entitled Guess What? Stealing Is Still Wrong. And, indeed, it is. But nowhere in the article does...
Guess What? Copying Still Isn't Stealing
Check-In Needs To Work, But How Can We Fix It?

Apple was warned that its Maps app was awful ahead of launch, but dumped it on users anyway

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The Maps app in Apple’s (AAPL) latest version of iOS 6 is pretty terrible. We all know this. In an interesting turn of events, however, it looks like a number of developers told Apple back in June that its new mapping solution was awful, but the company decided to...
Apple was warned that its Maps app was awful ahead of launch, but dumped it on users anyway

Anonymous defaces security firm’s Web site in retaliation for arrests

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A collective of hackers claiming to belong to the group Anonymous defaced a security firm’s home page in an apparent retaliation for the Tuesday arrests of five alleged Anonymous members. The hackers posted a rant on the Web site of the Spanish security firm PandaLabs, which Anonymous accused of having...
Anonymous defaces security firm’s Web site in retaliation for arrests

Jim Cramer Goes On A Huge Rant About Peter Thiel's 'Tawdry' Decision To Unload The Majority Of His Facebook Stake (FB)

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CNBC's Jim Cramer went on an epic rant last night about Facebook director, and early investor, Peter Thiel's decision to dump the majority of his stake in the company.  It's embedded below, and worth a watch. Cramer starts off by saying he doesn't think that was Thiel did was illegal....
Jim Cramer Goes On A Huge Rant About Peter Thiel's 'Tawdry' Decision To Unload The Majority Of His Facebook Stake (FB)

Roger McNamee: ‘What Is Google So Afraid Of?’

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This is good stuff. We interviewed famed tech investor and founder of Elevation Partners Roger McNamee about where he sees technology going. And a lot of his view concerns how Apple has created a haven for quality content once again — a Web “do-over,” if you will. More on that...
Roger McNamee: ‘What Is Google So Afraid Of?’

Mark Cuban Bought Facebook Stock, Right Before He Didn't

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Dan Lyons has a post over on ReadWrite facilitating a classic Mark Cuban rant. Cuban is pissed about the Facebook Promote fees for the Dallas Mavericks Facebook page – he was asked for $3,000 to reach 1 million people who’ve already Liked the page. As an aside, I checked the...
Mark Cuban Bought Facebook Stock, Right Before He Didn't

Online reviews: the rant in restaurant

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As a tool for reviewing restaurants the internet is entering a new, less dependable phase. Can any sites which rely on anonymous reviews be trustworthy?What store do you set by anonymous online reviews? Research from an American university would suggest quite a lot: it recently revealed the terrifying importance customers...
Online reviews: the rant in restaurant

Please Just Kill Yourself Now.

allthingsd.com
So here’s a plea: if you have anything to do with security in a distro, and think that my kids (replace “my kids” with “sales people on the road” if you think your main customers are businesses) need to have the root password to access some wireless network, or to...
Please Just Kill Yourself Now.

This Is The One iPad Rumor Just Won't Go Away (AAPL)

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Every few months we hear the same thing about Apple's future iPad plans: it will sell a cheaper, 7-inch version. Even after Steve Jobs' legendary rant in 2010 about the impracticality of 7-inch tablets, the speculation continues. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster says in a note this morning that...
This Is The One iPad Rumor Just Won't Go Away (AAPL)

Hactivist group Team Ghostshell takes credit for extensive breach

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The hacktivist group Team Ghostshell took credit Monday for the release of 1.6 million accounts and records stolen from government and private organizations covering aerospace, law enforcement, the military, the defense industry and banking. Among the organizations the group claimed to have stolen information included NASA's Center For Advanced...
Hactivist group Team Ghostshell takes credit for extensive breach

Donald Trump in astonishing Twitter rant after Barack Obama wins US election

www.telegraph.co.uk
Donald Trump, the billionaire property mogul, went into meltdown on Twitter, launching an extraordinary rant in the wake of Barack Obama's election win....
Donald Trump in astonishing Twitter rant after Barack Obama wins US election

Al Gore and Sean Parker Blame TV and Money for Ruining Politics, and Say Social Media Ought to Fix It

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“Our democracy has been hacked,” said former U.S. vice president and investor Al Gore today at SXSW today. Serial Internet entrepreneur and investor Sean Parker prefers the term “co-opted,” but he agreed. “In the print era, when this country was founded, reason and truth and facts played a bigger role,”...
Al Gore and Sean Parker Blame TV and Money for Ruining Politics, and Say Social Media Ought to Fix It

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Blasts Comcast On Facebook (NFLX, CMCSA)

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is using his Facebook page to blast Comcast, Peter Kafka at All Things D reports. Hastings says that Comcast is violating "net neutrality" with its streaming application. Hastings says that if he uses Hulu, Netflix, or HBO GO on his Xbox, the streaming counts against his...
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Blasts Comcast On Facebook (NFLX, CMCSA)

Click Facebook's 'I'm Voting' Button, Research Shows It Boosts Turnout

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  Today, Facebook is encouraging its legions of users to declare civic enthusiasm to their friends, with a prominent “I’m A Voter” botton at the top of the newsfeed. Large-scale, experimental research shows that simply clicking the button, and sharing your voting intention, could do more to increase voter turnout...
Click Facebook's 'I'm Voting' Button, Research Shows It Boosts Turnout

Lay off the Social Media Experts

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Mr. Webb. Rick Webb was the co-founder of The Barbarian Group, a digital ad agency, and is now a writer and angel investor in the tech industry. It's happening again. While perusing the never-ending flow of tweets and Tumblr blogs that make up the collective consciousness of the internet, like I...
Lay off the Social Media Experts

You Have To Read This Damning Rant On Google From One Of Its Engineers (GOOG)

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Just yesterday, former Google engineer James Whittaker wrote a long post about why he left Google — saying its management was obsessed with beating Facebook. That's not the only problem with Google's management either, according to Michael Church, who is listed as a software engineer at Google on LinkedIn....
You Have To Read This Damning Rant On Google From One Of Its Engineers (GOOG)

Oracle To Google: Which Bloggers Did You Pay Off? (ORCL, GOOG)

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After the judge presiding over the Oracle/Google lawsuit issued a strange order telling both sides to reveal the names of journalists and bloggers they paid to comment on the case, everyone in the tech industry was curious. Who was Google paying? The thing is, we already knew that Oracle was paying...
Oracle To Google: Which Bloggers Did You Pay Off? (ORCL, GOOG)
How to properly describe a video game: a helpful lesson from GDC
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