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CBS Will Sue Aereo In Boston, Preferably In The Alternate Reality Where CBS Is Winning

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ChurchHatesTucker points us to the latest news about Aereo, the service that has been facing endless opposition and jumping through countless legal hoops just to be able to offer a simple service that lets people watch public TV broadcasts online. Undaunted, Aereo recently announced plans to launch in Boston,...
CBS Will Sue Aereo In Boston, Preferably In The Alternate Reality Where CBS Is Winning

Google launching new fund for later-stage tech investments

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Google is launching a new fund through which it will make later-stage investments in technology companies, a Google executive said Wednesday.The fund, to be called Google Capital, will be announced this summer but has already made three investments to date, said Mike Pearson, a general partner at Google Capital,...
Google launching new fund for later-stage tech investments

Senator Wyden Lays Out Broad Internet Freedom Agenda, Warns Against 'Maximalist' Agenda That Harms Innovation

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This morning at CES, Senator Ron Wyden laid out a broad and detailed agenda for how Congress can and should promote internet freedom and increase innovation -- mainly by focusing on knocking down the barriers presented by legacy players who don't want to adapt or compete. Among other things, he...
Senator Wyden Lays Out Broad Internet Freedom Agenda, Warns Against 'Maximalist' Agenda That Harms Innovation

Muslim Cyber Fighters Attack Chase Bank in 'Operation Ababil'

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Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (Wikimedia) The Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam, a group of cyber-attackers who have targeted Bank of America and the New York Stock Exchange, allegedly struck J.P. Morgan Chase today. Fox Business reported on the site outage at Chase.com and consulted with Flashpoint Partners about the problems....
Muslim Cyber Fighters Attack Chase Bank in 'Operation Ababil'

Owen Thomas Is A Shockingly Nice Fellow

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Owen Thomas is actually a nice guy. The new editor-in-chief of ReadWrite has often been cited for his controversial and influential opinions on sites such as Business Insider, VentureBeat, Suck.com and, of course, Valleywag. Here are seven things you didn't know about the man who's been called "the Perez Hilton...
Owen Thomas Is A Shockingly Nice Fellow

Red Herring Rejects Charges That Its Awards "Take Advantage" Of Startups

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You’re a new startup on the tech scene in Europe, perhaps you’re a brand new entrepreneur. One day you get an email saying you’ve been shortlisted as a finalist for a “prestigious” award, putting you in the “Top 200″ in Europe, out of “hundreds of applications”. Of course, hungry for...
Red Herring Rejects Charges That Its Awards "Take Advantage" Of Startups
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Is Silicon Valley an echo chamber -- or does it just lack perspective?

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Nick Bilton, in his Disruptions column for the New York Times, lamented the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. Sometimes, Hollywood screenwriters create scripts filled with inside jokes that only people in Hollywood could appreciate. Sometimes, New York media writers write about other New York media writers. And sometimes, tech entrepreneurs in...
Is Silicon Valley an echo chamber -- or does it just lack perspective?

AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving

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No computer can yet pass the 'Turing test' and be taken as human. But the hunt for artificial intelligence is moving in a different, exciting direction that involves creativity, language – and even jazz'I propose to consider the question "Can machines think?"' Not my question but the opening of Alan...
AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving
Apple Imagines An iPhone That's All Glass And All Screen, All The Way Around

U.S. Senate to consider long overdue reforms on electronic privacy

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In 2010, electronic privacy needed digital due process. In 2012, it’s worth defending your vanishing rights online. This week, there’s an important issue before Washington that affects everyone who sends email, stores files in Dropbox or sends private messages on social media. In January, O’Reilly Media went dark in opposition...
U.S. Senate to consider long overdue reforms on electronic privacy

Github Auditing Codebase in Wake of Ruby on Rails Hack, Draws Fire from Community

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Github, the popular code sharing site, suffered a major security exploit today when an unauthorized user pushed a commit to the Ruby on Rails project. The problem appears to be a flaw in Ruby on Rails, which is not just hosted by Github but is used to run Github....
Github Auditing Codebase in Wake of Ruby on Rails Hack, Draws Fire from Community

Mobile app news roundup: GREE, Red Bull, iTunes gift cards and more

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GREE expands platform partnerships with Vostu, Brainz and more — GREE has signed partnership deals with five more international studios. The company announced this week it has signed up Vostu, Brainz, Sun Dried Games, Pangalore and Vast Studios. Our readers may remember in October GREE announced it had signed...
Mobile app news roundup: GREE, Red Bull, iTunes gift cards and more

An Interview With Dr. Joshua Pearce Of Printers For Peace

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Joshua Pearce, PhD, is a researcher at Michigan Tech who rearches open source and low-impact solutions to engineering problems. He is also the founder of the Printers For Peace contest, an effort to bring together clever 3D-printed ideas that have loftier aims. You can win one of two 3D printers...
An Interview With Dr. Joshua Pearce Of Printers For Peace

Nokia 808 PureView arrives fashionably late in India, 41MP in tow

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After initially announcing it would come in May, and then dropping a countdown red herring, the PureView is finally opening its big 808-eye in India today. The 41MP camera (and phone!) lands with a 33,899 Rupee ($600) MSRP, depending on your barter skills. The PureView might not be a...
Nokia 808 PureView arrives fashionably late in India, 41MP in tow

Apple: Closed, Proprietary Systems Are Bad (Unless They're Our Own)

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Steve Jobs fired the latest salvo in the ongoing Apple-Adobe spat today, with his "Thoughts on Flash" posted on the Apple site. In short, he says that Adobe looking out just for its own interests in drawing developers to its "100% proprietary" Flash ecosystem while Apple supports a great, open...
Apple: Closed, Proprietary Systems Are Bad (Unless They're Our Own)

Apple Downplays Role Of "Kindle Threat" In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy

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A court filing provides new insight into Apple’s version of events concerning an incident in which Steve Jobs told a reporter that “unhappy” publishers might withhold e-books from Amazon. According to Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), lawyers “mischaracterized” the exchange and Jobs simply meant to say that his company had a...
Apple Downplays Role Of "Kindle Threat" In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy

Here's a 3-step program that will turn Twitter into an ad giant

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All of this talk of Twitter’s aspiration to becoming a media company is a red herring. Media companies supply the nut (content) inside the shell – Twitter wants to be the shell. Does that make Twitter a “technology” company? Well, “heck yes” comes to mind, but it’s the kind of technology company that we...
Here's a 3-step program that will turn Twitter into an ad giant

Huge Ruling: Court Rejects Medical Diagnostic Patent

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We've been covering the Prometheus Laboratories v. Mayo Labs case for a few years now, as it was a key case involving whether or not you could patent basic medial diagnostics -- i.e., can you patent basic science and limit doctors from doing such science without paying up. Tragically, in...
Huge Ruling: Court Rejects Medical Diagnostic Patent

Anonymous Comments: Are They Good or Evil?

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Updated: I enjoy a good debate about media-related topics pretty much any time, even when I’m supposed to be on vacation with the family in Florida. Today, in between playing shuffleboard and bocce and taking the kids to the swimming pool, I had a rousing back-and-forth on Twitter with Howard...
Anonymous Comments: Are They Good or Evil?

Embrace, extend, extinguish: How Google crushed and abandoned the RSS industry

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Most of the commentary I've read so far about the loss of Google Reader has been about its use as an RSS client. But that's a red herring. The real victims were companies that had planned in 2005 and 2006 to build RSS sync engines. Google stomped them out of...
Embrace, extend, extinguish: How Google crushed and abandoned the RSS industry

Are aggregation and curation journalism? Wrong question

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The battle between traditional media and the blogosphere over aggregation (or “curation,” if you prefer) continues to rage. In the latest skirmish, Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill got thrown under the bus by many for a recent blog post in which she summarized a New York Times piece about data-mining...
Are aggregation and curation journalism? Wrong question

ACTA: What it is, and Why It has to be Stopped

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A few days ago, we celebrated a well-earned victory against the Old Guard. SOPA and PIPA were called unconstitutional. They were shelved, their proponents were defeated, and all was well on the ‘net. For about an hour.  Something’s recently come into play that casts SOPA and PIPA in a whole...
ACTA: What it is, and Why It has to be Stopped

Red Flag or Red Herring?

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Red Flag or Red Herring?

British music industry body puts pressure on UK Pirate Party to pull popular Pirate Bay proxy

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Serving as a way for The Pirate Bay users to continue visiting the file-sharing website despite blocks by numerous ISPs in the UK, the UK Pirate Party has been formally requested by British music industry body — the BPI — to take down its proxy, dismissing the party’s free speech...
British music industry body puts pressure on UK Pirate Party to pull popular Pirate Bay proxy

Writers won't lose out if libraries lend ebooks

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The Society of Authors' suspicion of e-lending is misguidedShould public libraries lend ebooks? The Society of Authors has called on culture minister Ed Vaizey to address concerns that library e-lending is "undervaluing retail pricing" and encouraging piracy. The writers' union says it remains "strongly of the view that remote lending...
Writers won't lose out if libraries lend ebooks

RT @gigaom: Are Harbinger’s LTE Network Plans a Red Herring? http://dlvr.it/Pc8R

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RT @gigaom: Are Harbinger’s LTE Network Plans a Red Herring? http://dlvr.it/Pc8R

Mobile app news roundup: 46 million iOS apps a day, 300 million Fruit Ninjas and 100,000 Angry Birds credit cards

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Meeker: 46 million apps downloaded on iOS every day — About 46 million apps are downloaded from Apple’s iTunes App Store every day, according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers partner Mary Meeker. Meeker revealed the information during this week’s D 10 Conference. Pre-paid iPhone coming — Apple has given Cricket...
Mobile app news roundup: 46 million iOS apps a day, 300 million Fruit Ninjas and 100,000 Angry Birds credit cards
Samsung Sells 20M+ Galaxy S IIIs In 100 Days: A Benchmark Or A Red Herring For Apple, Nokia, Amazon?

iPhone OS 4.0 Jailbroken Within 24 Hours [IPhone]

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According to this video showing Cydia multitasking and this tweet by a member of the Dev Team, iPhone OS 4.0 has been jailbroken already. Then again, Apple may have left the doors wide open as a pre-launch red herring. [MacStories] More »...
iPhone OS 4.0 Jailbroken Within 24 Hours [IPhone]
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