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Researchers find fewer words being added to languages, fewer ways to tell you precisely that

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What if one of the words in this post means absolutely nothing in the year 2094. It's possible, and more possible than ever before. That's according to recently published research from a group at the Institutions Markets Technologies' Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies in Italy, who have found that...
Researchers find fewer words being added to languages, fewer ways to tell you precisely that

How Key Decisions In Copyright Cases Can Impact The Pace Of Technological Innovation

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Next month, I have a law review article coming out, specifically focused on how much innovation is held back and hindered when courts rule against new and innovative technologies based on the claim that they are infringing copyrights. This goes well beyond just the technology on trial itself, but many...
How Key Decisions In Copyright Cases Can Impact The Pace Of Technological Innovation

22 US Cities Consider Building Streetcar Lines

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Urban greenies across the US may finally get what they desire — streetcar lines in their home cities. Due to a change in federal transportation policy under President Obama, 22 American cities are reportedly considering building or expanding streetcar lines. Not only would the streetcar construction help revitalize many...
22 US Cities Consider Building Streetcar Lines

Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

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Farmville publisher Zynga could be about to gamble its entire future on the devotion of its users. It appears something of a bust-up is brewing between Facebook and Zynga; one which could see the company leave Facebook for good. The story, as first reported by TechCrunch, goes that Zynga is...
Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

Tell The USTR To Stop Being A Pawn Of Hollywood Lobbyists

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Every year, the USTR puts out its infamously laughable Special 301 report (as I've pointed out in the past, I've seen people in the ideologically-aligned US Copyright Office mock the Special 301 report openly -- showing that even those who support it know that it's ridiculous). The way it works...
Tell The USTR To Stop Being A Pawn Of Hollywood Lobbyists

BII REPORT: The State of Android, A Platform In Transition

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Android is currently the global market platform leader. However, platform wars are heating up. And with Android's open nature and heavy reliance on device partners, Android is in transition.  In a recent report, BI Intelligence takes a deep look into Android, detailing market penetration and market share by device type, analyzing app...
BII REPORT: The State of Android, A Platform In Transition
Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button Becomes a Showcase for Google Properties

DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

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Biologically inspired designs are not a new thing in robotics, but the video embedded below is the first time I've ever seen something that looks like it's modeled on a family pet. Development of the Cheetah robot is being funded by DARPA, the US's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....
DARPA's "Cheetah" robot sets new speed record of 18mph on treadmill

Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

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At the end of last month we reported rumours that Samsung was planning to develop Tizen-based phones, in partnership with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Now Samsung has confirmed its intention to build hardware for the Intel-backed Linux-based Tizen platform. In an emailed statement to BloombergBusinessweek, Samsung said: ”We plan to release new, competitive...
Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

Google Shopping spiffs up ahead of the holidays with Shortlists and 360-degree views

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Google is getting ready for the holiday season by adding a bevy of features to it premier shopping products. The company's web-based Shopping search tool has received a number of tweaks, including reviews from friends and discount tracking. The most visually arresting change is certainly the addition of 360-degree...
Google Shopping spiffs up ahead of the holidays with Shortlists and 360-degree views

Will Wearable Computers Make Our Tech Addictions Even Worse?

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If you think we're hooked on social status updates now, just wait. As connected computing starts to shift from our pockets to wearable devices like Google Glass and Apple's rumored iWatch, the flood of messages and bite-sized digital content is going to become even more relentless.  Just like smartphones, these...
Will Wearable Computers Make Our Tech Addictions Even Worse?
Touchy is a wearable camera that makes you touch to see

Microsoft Is Cool Again, So Here’s a Gratuitous Steve Ballmer Video

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You know what they say: Hang on to anything long enough, and it’ll eventually be cool again. Prominent illustrations include bell bottoms, platform shoes and, apparently, Microsoft. Reuters talked to some of Microsoft’s 1,500 (!!) summer interns. And Betabeat thought we had a small platoon here at the Observer! Microsoft’s keen new...
Microsoft Is Cool Again, So Here’s a Gratuitous Steve Ballmer Video

Reliance Communications Raises Tariffs

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Reliance Communications said it has increased the tariffs for its cellular services by 25% because of higher costs and as competition became less intense in the sector....
Reliance Communications Raises Tariffs

OMG Stop! Why Zynga is considering $200M purchase of DrawSomething creator OMGPOP

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Welcome to the wild world of mobile gaming, where a new king can be crowned in the span of three weeks, and a struggling company can become the most sought after acquisition on the market. OMGPOP knew it had to try something drastic with DrawSomething, as it was getting beaten...
OMG Stop! Why Zynga is considering $200M purchase of DrawSomething creator OMGPOP
Postcard from Denmark: The throwaway culture is over

Mark Pincus on Zynga's Symbiotic Relationship With Facebook

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Zynga’s road to succes owes much to Facebook — the social giant has been by far the largest driver of traffic to Zynga’s gaming platform. And as Zynga CEO Mark Pincus noted at our D: AllThingsDigital conference, Facebook remains the platform of choice in driving traffic. “We grew the fastest...
Mark Pincus on Zynga's Symbiotic Relationship With Facebook
XBMC and Ouya team up on integrated Android media center
Pincus: Both Facebook and Zynga Were Prepared to Break Up

Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

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On my 30th birthday, I decided to quit Facebook. Being on the site seemed pointless at the time, but now I'm beginning to question my decision.  It's not because the site has changed drastically (it hasn't) or that I miss snooping on random acquaintances (I don't).  What it comes down...
Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

Fake Wikipedia entry on Bicholim Conflict finally deleted after five years

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Consider this another cautionary tale against believing everything you read on Wikipedia, or the Internet in general. Wikipedia's volunteer editors recently removed an elaborate article that purported to describe the "Bicholim Conflict." The 4,500-word article spoke of an undeclared war between colonial Portugal and India's Maratha Empire that eventually...
Fake Wikipedia entry on Bicholim Conflict finally deleted after five years

Foxconn looks to branch out and reduce reliance on Apple

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The company is reportedly considering bringing software solutions to the devices it makes, as well as expanding the kind of products it makes. [Read more]...
Foxconn looks to branch out and reduce reliance on Apple

Taiwan Faces Slowdown as Technology Cycle Ends

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Taiwan's reliance on electronics exports has saddled it with slowing growth as demand for computers weakens and a boost from new gadget launches runs its course...
Taiwan Faces Slowdown as Technology Cycle Ends
Swarmly Debuts Its 'Waze For People' On iOS -- Know Where Is Hot Or Not, Right Now

Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

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Click to view slideshow. When it comes to the Internet, the need for speed has never been higher, thanks to growing global reliance on connected platforms, services and devices. That need is aptly reflected in the data collected by Akamai for the latest edition of its State of the Internet...
Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

There's no tomorrow

allthingsd.com
The reason for the change is that articles are no longer written only for the newspaper. Breaking news is posted immediately on the Globe’s websites; stories are then fleshed out, posted again, then put into the process for the next day’s paper and the next day’s web entries. With all...
There's no tomorrow

Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research

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iPhone-maker Apple’s share of the smartphone market will peak this year — at just over a fifth (22 per cent) of the global market, says analyst ABI Research. Apple’s share will then remain flat through to 2018 as mobile maker Samsung continues to dominate.  The prediction comes from ABI’s latest Mobile...
Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research

LG Display said to lessen reliance on Apple for 2013

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Increased competition, as well as concerns that others may be gaining on Apple, will lead component supplier LG Display to court other clients in order to buttress its bottom line against any potential downturn in Apple's fortunes....
LG Display said to lessen reliance on Apple for 2013

What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

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Microsoft must be pretty happy with Apple’s decision to include Bing as the default search engine powered web results in Apple’s revamped Siri application heading to iOS 7 this fall. However, what does this all mean for Google? It could very well signal Apple’s increasing desire to cut its...
What affect will Apple's choice of Bing for Siri in iOS 7 have on Google?

Report: iOS 6 Maps is data-efficient compared to predecessor

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In the face negative press about iOS 6's new Maps app, a bit of detective work by mobile app producer Onavo has unearthed a positive tidbit of news. The company says that iOS 6's Maps app uses considerably less data than its Google-powered predecessor—in fact, Onavo claims the much-maligned Apple...
Report: iOS 6 Maps is data-efficient compared to predecessor
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?