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MIT To Launch Internal Investigation Following Death Of Aaron Swartz

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Aaron Swartz, Internet activist, pioneer and innovator, died on Friday. He was 26.  Swartz committed suicide in his New York apartment, according to his family.  Swartz was best known for creating RSS when he was 14 and later as a founding member of Reddit and Demand Progress.  Swartz was facing...
MIT To Launch Internal Investigation Following Death Of Aaron Swartz
Reddit founder describes riding the 'Internet 2012 Bus Tour' to stir internet activisim

Left Alone by Its Owner, Reddit Soars

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Reddit, built on open-source software and guided by the ethos of its community of 20 million users a month, is a classic Web start-up in which opportunity seems mixed with barely controlled anarchy, David Carr writes in his Media Equation column. Read more »...
Left Alone by Its Owner, Reddit Soars

Boot up: Surface connectors, BlackBerry sales, Pebble ships, tablet printing and more

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Plus no, the FCC isn't offering free Wi-Fi, the truth about Google+ and the Super Bowl (again), Samsung invests, and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhat are the new connectors on the bottom of the Surface Pro for? >>...
Boot up: Surface connectors, BlackBerry sales, Pebble ships, tablet printing and more
Balanced is in a dogfight for peer-to-peer marketplaces

Booting Up: Peter Thiel Wants YOU to Apply for His '20 Under 20′

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Rise and shine! (Photo: flickr.com/katerha) “You don’t want your analytical efforts to be obvious because voters get creeped out.” Data mining in politics is harder than it looks. [New York Times] It’s “20 under 20″ time once more! If you’ve just gotten to freshman year and you absolutely hate it...
Booting Up: Peter Thiel Wants YOU to Apply for His '20 Under 20′
Here are the Crunchies finalists!
Reddit's new multireddit feature brings a massive change to its front page

Under fire US Attorney breaks her silence to defend prosecution of Aaron Swartz

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Five days after the death of Aaron Swartz, the widely-heralded computer programmer, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who led the prosecution against him has broken her silence and defended the efforts of authorities on the case against him. Ortiz has been widely criticized for using the case in order to make an example of...
Under fire US Attorney breaks her silence to defend prosecution of Aaron Swartz

Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

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Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just Tweeted an interesting data point about the valuations of YC startups. As of now, Graham says that 37 Y Combinator companies, out of 511 startups, have valuations of or sold for at least $40 million. My first thought when reading Graham’s Tweet was which...
Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

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Unless you spend a lot of time on Reddit, the discussion-forum community that more or less took over after Digg sank beneath the waves, you may have missed the latest storm of controversy over content posted on the site’s various “sub-Reddits” or topic pages. Although Reddit has played host to...
Reddit, freedom of speech and the dark side of community

Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

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Today at Social Media Week headquarters in NYC, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser took to the stage to discus how Internet users can work together to create a more open Web. As you’ll see in the video below, Ohanian explains that the Internet is...
Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

Redditors Revolt After CEO Yishan Wong Posts Link to 9gag

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(Screencap: Facebook) Some waved virtual pitchforks and some wept into each other's bosoms as Reddit users gathered in the town square (a.k.a. the Reddit front page) to voice their outrage at CEO Yishan Wong, who committed the ultimate act of betrayal directly in public view. Today, in the wee hours...
Redditors Revolt After CEO Yishan Wong Posts Link to 9gag

On Obama's Reddit Appearance

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For the next year or so, slide decks across America will have a new photo that proves social media is changing the world. This is it:...
On Obama's Reddit Appearance

Bill Gates defends Bing and Windows 8

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Not surprisingly, the Microsoft chairman says Bing and Windows 8 are great products. He also talks about Steve Jobs, Spinal Tap and polio during a Reddit "ask me anything" session. [Read more]...
Bill Gates defends Bing and Windows 8

Violentacrez Takes to Reddit to Solicit Sympathy, PayPal Donations

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(Photo: Gawker) Violentacrez, a notorious Reddit user who moderated controversial subreddits like Creepshots and Jailbait, was revealed by Gawker on Friday to be a Texas-based IT worker named Michael Brusch. Adrian Chen’s post, “Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web,” painstakingly detailed Mr. Brusch’s dark online history–including the fact...
Violentacrez Takes to Reddit to Solicit Sympathy, PayPal Donations

'Eye gestures' spotted in Google Glass app code, hints at wink-based photography

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While perusing the code for Google Glass's companion Android app, Reddit user Fodawim chanced across several lines of code that could be offer up some interesting navigation options for your Glass. Titled 'eye gestures,' it looks like the wearable's built-in sensors should be able to detect eye activity and...
'Eye gestures' spotted in Google Glass app code, hints at wink-based photography

Redditors Crowdsource Boston Marathon Terrorism Investigation

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Reddit's users launched a new subreddit, Findbostonbombers, where hundreds of amateur sleuths are crowdsourcing clues and suspects in the Boston terrorist attack. In an inevitable development, Reddit users have begun crowdsourcing an investigation into the Boston terrorist attack. A new subreddit called Findbostonbombers has over 870 subscribers and 1,600...
Redditors Crowdsource Boston Marathon Terrorism Investigation

A Few Words On Reddit, Gawker, and Anonymity

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Perhaps you've heard of neither Gawker nor Reddit. That would make you (a) isolated from internet culture and (b) quite arguably lucky. But if you've heard of either of them, then you've probably heard about the internet-drama swirling around them in the last week. Here's the bullet: Reddit is a...
A Few Words On Reddit, Gawker, and Anonymity

"Stupid, Stupid" Christmas Song Tries To Make Internet History [Video]

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YouTube personality and musician Alex Day made his plea on Reddit on Wednesday: help my new song "Stupid, stupid" top the charts on Christmas Day in the UK. Or don't. But if you "really wanna see it beat the traditional label acts this Christmas in the UK and beyond," then...
"Stupid, Stupid" Christmas Song Tries To Make Internet History [Video]

How to Turn Your Computer Into a Cozy Living Room on a Rainy Day, Courtesy of Reddit

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Sometimes, even when it's nice out, you just want to curl up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate....
How to Turn Your Computer Into a Cozy Living Room on a Rainy Day, Courtesy of Reddit

Review: Automatically resize images on the fly with Robosizer

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If you are in the habit of sending images by email, you will know what an absolute pain in the neck it is to go through the tedious process of resizing them to send. It takes up precious timethat  could be better spent using, looking at cute cat pictures...
Review: Automatically resize images on the fly with Robosizer

Booting Up: Stop Talking About Ditching Email Edition

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You’re welcome for the Comic Sans. (Photo: American Treasure Tour) Here’s the new Amazon Kindle. It has a “paperwhite” backlit display. [The Verge] Facebook set to launch email and phone number-based ad targeting this week which is only mildly creepy. [TechCrunch] Fantasizing about ditching email is porn for tech people,...
Booting Up: Stop Talking About Ditching Email Edition

SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure

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SingleHop, a Chicago-based infrastructure-as-a-service startup that manages some 12,000 servers for 5,000 clients, is today launching the SingleHop Public Cloud service. The service will allow SingleHop customers to utilize the VMWare cloud platform without having to deal with all of the technical aspects of its back-end — SingleHop is...
SingleHop launches Public Cloud to give customers "elastic" cloud infrastructure

Upload masses of images lightning-fast with Hyperdesktop

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Hyperdesktop (free) is right up your alley if you are a blogger, involved in tech support, or like to upload lots of images for Facebook and Reddit. Uploading multiple images the regular way can be a hassle. You always need to have your browser open on the correct image-uploading...
Upload masses of images lightning-fast with Hyperdesktop

Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

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Yesterday, Paul Graham announced some personnel changes at Y Combinator. One of its partners, Harj Tagger, is leaving to found a company after he does some traveling. In his place, Y Combinator has hired Kevin Hale, designer and founder of Wufoo. In addition, four part-time partners are coming on board....
Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

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Stripe, the YC-backed payments startup funded by Sequoia and Paypal’s original founders, is launching a new way for marketplaces and collaborative consumption startups to let their users directly accept payments. It could be a huge win for early-stage peer-to-peer marketplaces, since many more mature companies in the space like Airbnb...
Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups
Students Tackle Road Trips, Online Distraction, And More At HackPrinceton

The Story Of A Man Who Outsourced His Work To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos All Day (VZW)

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A Verizon case study recently revealed that some people will go through great lengths in order to be able to watch cat videos all day. We first heard about it on TNW. The study documents the scam of a developer named Bob. He worked at a "critical infrastructure" company in...
The Story Of A Man Who Outsourced His Work To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos All Day (VZW)
William Shatner calls out Reddit for racism and hate mongering
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