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Eat the Document

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With all the press releases masquerading as news, Techmeme has felt more like Craiglist for articles in the past few months, or is it years. But recently we finally got some real news, when Google of all people released Gdrive. We knew of course that it was coming, but not...
Eat the Document

Twitter Ads Finally Set To Make Public Debut

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It has been a long awaited and long talked about prospect but it looks like Twitter is finally letting us all know at least one way that they plan to make money. To literally no one’s surprise it will be through ads that Twitter calls “Promoted Tweets”. The New...
Twitter Ads Finally Set To Make Public Debut

Apple's Steve Jobs in your in box

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It just takes one word for Apple Inc. to make headlines."Yep," wrote Apple chief Steve Jobs in an e-mail.The message was addressed to Andrea Nepori, an Italian blogger who wrote to sjobs@apple.com this week. He asked the high-profile yet reclusive CEO whether he'd be able to sync his catalog of...
Apple's Steve Jobs in your in box

The Morning Lowdown 3-7-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) in talks for cable partnership (Reuters) »  Why tablet makers need to make iPad events matter (GigaOM) »  Is Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) getting into original TV? (Fortune) »   Cosmopolitan says it has 100,000 paid digital...
The Morning Lowdown 3-7-12

In Hurricane Sandy's Wake, The Internet Says #WeGotThis

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Of the many things that were hard about watching Hurricane Sandy from the West Coast, the worst for me was how easy it would have been to stop watching. But I couldn't make myself turn off the Internet. I watched with my eyes wide open. And I'm glad I did,...
In Hurricane Sandy's Wake, The Internet Says #WeGotThis

But How Could Wikileaks Break A Story Without Traditional Newspaper Backing?

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By now you've likely seen the rather horrifying Collateral Murder website, put together from the video leaked to Wikileaks (for which, apparently, US intelligence officials investigated some of the Wikileaks folks). While there's a lot of ongoing back-and-forth over what the video really shows, there's no doubt that the release...
But How Could Wikileaks Break A Story Without Traditional Newspaper Backing?
How to hold a tech product press conference

Don't Worry, You Won't Be Stuck Using Internet Explorer On Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Mozilla is already getting a jump start on Firefox for Windows 8, giving the browser a fancy new look to match Microsoft's new "Metro" interface for tablets.. In a Wiki entry for Mozilla developers, the group details its plans for the first version of Firefox to run on Windows...
Don't Worry, You Won't Be Stuck Using Internet Explorer On Windows 8 (MSFT)

Dude, Where's My Facebook IPO Filing? (Ashton's on Hold!)

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Okay, okay, we get it: Morgan Stanley got the coveted left-hand lead position on Facebook’s blockbuster IPO filing. Goldman Sachs is there too, but in the third-place, always-a-bridesmaid spot and is crying big salty tears about the injustice of it all. It’s hard to feel badly for overpaid investment...
Dude, Where's My Facebook IPO Filing? (Ashton's on Hold!)
Look Beyond Intel's New CEO And You Might See Its Future In... Software

Microsoft's Windows 8 event webcast: What we need to see and hear

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If you're looking for a way to describe Windows 8 to your less tech-literate friends and family, you might direct them to Microsoft's website Thursday morning, 11:15 am Eastern time. The company will be webcasting the first hour of a nearly day-long event celebrating--and hopefully explaining--its new operating system...
Microsoft's Windows 8 event webcast: What we need to see and hear
The Underwhelming Scene Outside Facebook HQ
Pepsi Puts A Pop Culture “Cheat Sheet” At The Heart Of Its New Campaign

The problem with canned TV news

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Local TV-news stations across the country seem to think their viewers are having trouble with overwhelming tides of email. FORTUNE — It should come as no surprise that local TV news stations use a lot of canned material from syndicators. TImes are tough, and budgets thin. But a video montage...
The problem with canned TV news

How To Apply For All Those Accelerator Programs? f6S.com Is Here To Help

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With the mushrooming in the number of accelerator programs offered globally, there’s become a rash of ‘last chance to apply’ emails hitting our in-box of late. To be frank, we could spend a lot of time on these, but I’m sure readers would prefer some real news in their feeds....
How To Apply For All Those Accelerator Programs? f6S.com Is Here To Help

Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

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Plus Z10 v Xperia Z, why Bitcoin isn't a currrency (but is a medium of exchange), Microsoft hits at Facebook and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHome turf >> Apple OutsiderMatt Drance (who used to work at Apple): While the...
Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

No, JCPR / Edelman, I’m Not Taking That iPhone Sex Appeal Story Down

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We see strange things happen in the PR (and yes, also the technology) industry all the time, but this one takes the cake. This morning, I noticed a press release hit the wire carrying the sensational headline “Men With iPhones Are More Attractive to Women”. Glancing over it, my built-in...
No, JCPR / Edelman, I’m Not Taking That iPhone Sex Appeal Story Down

Budweiser Just Joined Twitter And Here's It's First Tweet

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It might be a few years too late, but Budweiser just joined Twitter. Unsurprisingly, it's first ever tweet is to promote its Super Bowl ad campaign. The brand is asking followers -- after 16 hours on the social network, the monster brand has fewer than 1,000 fans -- to name...
Budweiser Just Joined Twitter And Here's It's First Tweet

Google Docs Gets More Realtime; Adds Google Drawings To The Mix

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Slowly but surely, Google keeps trying to chip away at Microsoft’s core Office productivity suite with Google Docs, its free online word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Today, Google Drawing is being added to the mix and Google Docs and Spreadsheets is getting a major realtime update. Both are...
Google Docs Gets More Realtime; Adds Google Drawings To The Mix

Here's How You Kill A Famous Politician On Twitter

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Faux Twitter account @OfficialSkyNews caused an international uproar yesterday when it announced former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had died. Just in case you want to follow in the footsteps of that bogus account, The Washington Post has created a pretty handy how-to guide about how to kill off famous...
Here's How You Kill A Famous Politician On Twitter

Samsung Galaxy S III to feature 4.8-inch display and ceramic back with simultaneous global launch

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Samsung still isn’t done trotting out new variants of the Galaxy S line, but the big one is coming. Samsung publicly stated that we wouldn’t see the Samsung Galaxy S III announced at Mobile World Congress this year, and one of the major reasons was the delay between announcing...
Samsung Galaxy S III to feature 4.8-inch display and ceramic back with simultaneous global launch

Apple's week filled with iPad 3 rumors, court dates

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Find out all about the latest iPad 3 rumors, along with the usual dose of real news in this week's edition of Apple Talk Weekly....
Apple's week filled with iPad 3 rumors, court dates

BP buys Google & Yahoo search words to keep people away from the real news on the Gulf oil spill disaster

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BP buys Google & Yahoo search words to keep people away from the real news on the Gulf oil spill disaster

Hivemind Elects Dictator! 4chan Pushes Kim Jong-Un To Top Of TIME 'Person Of The Year' Poll

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At this point, TIME Magazine is probably starting to feel like the unwilling straight man in a comedy duo. Its "partner," 4chan, stormed the Person of the Year poll a few years back, battling a belated and hastily instituted CAPTCHA system in order to place its father figure, moot, at...
Hivemind Elects Dictator! 4chan Pushes Kim Jong-Un To Top Of TIME 'Person Of The Year' Poll

A Congressman Thinks The Onion Is a Real News Source [Dumb]

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John Fleming, a Republican US representative from Louisiana, made a dimwitted mistake on his Facebook page last week. Hell, it might be even more embarrassing than naked pics! Here's what happened: Fleming missed the obvious humor of a satirical piece by The Onion and posted the fake piece to...
A Congressman Thinks The Onion Is a Real News Source [Dumb]

Fox Caught Passing Off Parody News Story as Real News

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Fox Caught Passing Off Parody News Story as Real News
Tesla Motors: $27 Million Q2 Revenue, On Track To Ship 5000 Model S Sedans By Year-End

Reverse engineering confirms Apple iPad is 'a really big iPod Touch'

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Shared by Viki Reverse Engineering reveals - BIG iPod = iPad! Filed under: Adobe I'm sure you've heard about reverse engineering and industrial espionage -- they are the bread and butter of a competitive tech industry! -- but I had no idea there were firms, such as Chipworks, that specialize...
Reverse engineering confirms Apple iPad is 'a really big iPod Touch'

Read-Me-The-News App Umano Launches On Android

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Umano, an app that provides commuters (and others) a curated selection of articles read by voice actors, launched a few months ago on the iPhone. Now it’s available to Android users too. It seems pretty inevitable for a mobile app to go cross-platform, especially since it was created by former...
Read-Me-The-News App Umano Launches On Android
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