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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg hopes to quash subpoena

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The "Lean In" author is looking to avoid testifying against her former employer, Google. Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg is seeking to quash a subpoena that would require her to testify regarding a violation of antitrust laws by Google, Apple, Intuit, Intel, Adobe Systems, Walt Disney and LucasFilm, according to...
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg hopes to quash subpoena

Hasbro Offers Nerf Blogger Free Samples, Sends Lawyers And Investigators Instead

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We've praised Hasbro in the past for embracing and supporting the fan culture that surrounds the My Little Pony cartoon, but we've also pointed out that they aren't always so accommodating. This story, unfortunately, falls into the latter category. Callum points us to a rather disturbing tale from the operator...
Hasbro Offers Nerf Blogger Free Samples, Sends Lawyers And Investigators Instead

US sales of Apple-accused Samsung devices add up to 21m phones, 1.4m tablets

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Samsung stopped reporting smartphone sales some time ago, but the Apple v. Samsung trial has delivered the goods yet again. New documents filed by the South Korean handset maker show the company sold 21.25 million smartphones and 1.4 million tablets in the US between June 2010 and June 2012, as pointed...
US sales of Apple-accused Samsung devices add up to 21m phones, 1.4m tablets

With three days left, App.net is 70% funded and already has developers building apps with it

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We’re coming down to the wire for funding Dalton Caldwell’s App.net anti-Twitter and Facebook utopia. In an email sent out to those who have backed the project with $50 or more, the team says that the site is officially in “Alpha” mode. The interesting thing about the project to me,...
With three days left, App.net is 70% funded and already has developers building apps with it

Rewriting Git project history with The BFG

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Git stores your entire project history, and it's commits are immutable - so how can you remove unwanted data stored deep in your repository's past? The answer was once 'git-filter-branch' - the new alternative is The BFGSome things you shouldn't share: passwords, private keys, and unwanted gigabytes of random data....
Rewriting Git project history with The BFG
Steve Jobs Superyacht Gets Repo'd, Will Chill in Amsterdam Until the Designer Gets Paid

SeattleHacks: An information resource for developers, by developers

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Carter Rabasa (right) at Sports Hack Day. Part of Carter Rabasa’s job at Twilio is to support the developer community here in Seattle, and he’s already done that by helping put together cool events like CascadiaJS and Sports Hack Day. Now comes another dev-minded resource: SeattleHacks.com. Rabasa knew that...
SeattleHacks: An information resource for developers, by developers
Cloudmunch aims to automate devops, continuous integration -- the whole shebang
What we learned from these seven developer stories in 2012

Oracle Offers Free Software To Win New Linux Users (ORCL)

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Oracle has made an interesting offer to companies using a free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Switch to our free Oracle Linux instead. It's even being kind of funny about it -- using some self depreciating language that plays on Oracle's reputation for selling very expensive software. It says...
Oracle Offers Free Software To Win New Linux Users (ORCL)

The Week in Tweaks: iTunes 11's Up Next, a dedicated guest mode, and more for your jailbroken iOS device

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Here’s a look at some of the most fun or useful jailbreak tweaks that came out this week. If you like these tweaks, but don’t have a jailbroken iOS device, you can check out jailbrea.kr to learn more about how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Cyueue –...
The Week in Tweaks: iTunes 11's Up Next, a dedicated guest mode, and more for your jailbroken iOS device
Can Bitbucket prevail in a Github-obsessed world?

Yahoo Takes YSlow to GitHub for Community Contributions

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Yahoo is getting serious about turning YSlow into a real community driven project. The company put up YSlow on YDN in 2007, but now they've gone all-in with a BSD-licensed release on GitHub. On the off chance you're not already familiar with YSlow, the project is used to analyze Web...
Yahoo Takes YSlow to GitHub for Community Contributions
Software | Donglegate Controversy Yields Only One Winner: GitHub

A Joke About Dongles At A Conference Led To Two People Losing Their Jobs And A Huge Mess For The Tech World

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The world of tech was rattled this week when a quickly dashed off tweet alleging crude, sexist jokes resulted in two people losing their jobs. Earlier this week at the PyCon conference (the largest annual gathering for developers using the open-source Python programming language) a woman named Adria Richards overheard a joke...
A Joke About Dongles At A Conference Led To Two People Losing Their Jobs And A Huge Mess For The Tech World
Playhaven developer fired for making sexual jokes after SendGrid's developer evangelist outs him on Twitter
Thug mentality: How two dick jokes exploded into DDoS and death threats

PyCon 2013: A play in one act

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Or, an alternate telling of the Adria Richards story Interior, developer conference. The crowd is 80 to 90 percent male, but that’s not unusual in 2013. Women are still fighting their way into the technology industry, but since most of the female folks in tech don’t know how to...
PyCon 2013: A play in one act

Stride brings fully customizable gesture unlock system to jailbroken iPhones

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Popular jailbreak tweak and App Store developer Adam Bell has released a new and unique tweak for jailbroken iPhones. It’s called Stride and it replaces your iPhone or iPod touch’s slide to unlock and passcode input screen with a fully customizable gesture unlock system. As you can see in...
Stride brings fully customizable gesture unlock system to jailbroken iPhones
For Apple, Microsoft, and Google, mobile convergence means executive consolidation
Coderwall spicys up resumes for coders with “geek cred”

Jailbreakers: SwipeSelection adds the awesome features from this morning’s concept video

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Remember that awesome video we showed you this morning that portrayed how text editing on the iPad should be? It involved dragging small blue cursors to highlight a portion of text and several other gestures to make editing text on the iPad much easier. Luckily whether Apple decides to act...
Jailbreakers: SwipeSelection adds the awesome features from this morning’s concept video

Proof that Regulators Knew of and Allowed Debt-Hiding Accounting Tricks Like Lehman's Repo 105 ~ Washington's Blog

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Proof that Regulators Knew of and Allowed Debt-Hiding Accounting Tricks Like Lehman's Repo 105 ~ Washington's Blog

Google acquires Canadian neural networks startup DNNresearch, aims to improve image and voice search

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Google this week acquired Canadian neural networks startup DNNresearch, a three-man team working out of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but all three will be working for Google as well as continuing their research at the university....
Google acquires Canadian neural networks startup DNNresearch, aims to improve image and voice search

A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control

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In an age of blogs, tweets, Hacker News, Reddit and Anonymous, an off-the-cuff joke can spin wildly out of control. At least it appears that’s what happened with PyCon this week when a sexual joke led to some very public firings, a virulent debate about women in technology, another virulent...
A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control
Node.js comes to the enterprise via Engine Yard Cloud

MapsOpener jailbreak tweak sets Google Maps as default maps app

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Some iPhone users who’ve tried the new Google Maps already will want to use the app instead of the often criticized Apple Maps. Sadly, Apple doesn’t yet  offer a way to make Google Maps the default application, which would allow iOS users to choose which mapping app opens when mapping URLs are...
MapsOpener jailbreak tweak sets Google Maps as default maps app

Repo Man’s Alex Cox: Move Sites Overseas To Kill Copyright Complaints

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Repo Man’s Alex Cox: Move Sites Overseas To Kill Copyright Complaints

Office "Gemini:" Dragging Microsoft's productivity suite into the modern Windows UI

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A recent leak of Windows Blue, an impending update for Windows 8, persuaded some observers to argue that Microsoft is laying the groundwork needed to take the windows out of Windows by transferring several traditional desktop lynchpins to the touch-centric modern UI. Right now, however, the idea is laughable...
Office "Gemini:" Dragging Microsoft's productivity suite into the modern Windows UI
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