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App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

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Since its inception, App.net has been working hard to improve its growing platform, giving all of its paid users a 10GB bucket of cloud storage and opening up its File API so devs could use the data stored there. Today, folks wanting in on the fledgling social platform can...
App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

Color's Plan C (Or Is It B.5?): Becoming Verizon's Live Mobile Video Partner

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Color, the famously overfunded social app shop, is still looking for its first big hit. But the company has found a way to get some help, with a deal with Verizon Wireless to pre-install Color on some of its Android smartphones. This will be an extension of Color’s current app,...
Color's Plan C (Or Is It B.5?): Becoming Verizon's Live Mobile Video Partner
Google and others caught circumventing Safari and Mobile Safari security restrictions

Pirate Party Pillages Private Papers

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David Crafti writes "Pirate Party Australia has made the move to host the recently leaked ACTA document in order to highlight the lack of government transparency in the negotiation process. We believe that the document is not under copyright, and we are not party to any NDAs, so there should...
Pirate Party Pillages Private Papers

Court Goes Censorship Crazy Against Dutch Pirate Party

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We've been covering the attempts by Dutch anti-piracy operator BREIN to play a legal game of whac-a-mole to block The Pirate Bay by forcing ISPs to block access, then blocking proxies that provide access, and now blocking anyone from even talking about ways to get to The Pirate Bay. Bizarrely,...
Court Goes Censorship Crazy Against Dutch Pirate Party

Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

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To avoid breaking any hearts later on in this post, I’m going to put the restriction up top: This only works in San Francisco. You can cry now. Today Postmates launched Get It Now, a service that will deliver anything that you want, to you, in under an hour. Think about that:...
Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour
Twitter's Number One Gift To The World Is The Art Of Brevity

Yes, Patents Are A Restriction On Freedom

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Tim Lee points us to an interesting blog post from a patent lawyer who tries to parse out why software patents feel so offensive to some. The lawyer, Steve Lundberg, who tends to be a software patent supporter (and whose blog posts I've strongly disagreed with in the past) does...
Yes, Patents Are A Restriction On Freedom

Facebook's Slump Triggers Short-Sale Restriction

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So much for last week's tepid optimism surrounding Facebook shares. The stock took a beating today, triggering a short-sale circuit breaker....
Facebook's Slump Triggers Short-Sale Restriction

Glympse Lets You Share Your Location on Facebook

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Glympse is a clever app for iPhone, Android, and Windows Mobile that lets you temporarily share your location via dynamically-updated maps that show where you are–but only for as long as you want them to. Until now, the obvious application for the services has been to alert family members, friends,...
Glympse Lets You Share Your Location on Facebook

Put a positive spin on the day with Happier

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Happier is a new iOS app from the company of the same name. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and is currently featured in the New & Noteworthy section of the store front page. Happier is a mobile-social network that aims to get people thinking...
Put a positive spin on the day with Happier

Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges

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As we noted last month, the community at Reddit responded to the whole SOPA mess by deciding that they should collaborate to write their own piece of legislation that protects internet freedoms. The first draft of the Free Internet Act is now available as an open Google doc, where there...
Reddit Writes A Law: First Draft Of The Free Internet Act Emerges

Google+ Pages can now interact with users who haven't circled them; analytics for businesses coming soon

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Are you a business user struggling to find followers on Google+? Then read on for news that will be just up your street. Google launched Business Pages for Google+ back in November 2011, and now the search giant has finally enabled Page users to communicate with all users on the service....
Google+ Pages can now interact with users who haven't circled them; analytics for businesses coming soon

RIM busts Mr. Blurrycam, patents tech to 'prevent inconspicuous use of cameras'

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RIM's own smartphones have been the target of many a "Mr. Blurrycam" snap, but a new feature could put an end to "inconspicuous" shooting, according to a patent issued today. The tool would be in line with the company's mission to protect corporations from security vulnerabilities, which include not...
RIM busts Mr. Blurrycam, patents tech to 'prevent inconspicuous use of cameras'

Skype ban in the UAE could be lifted, as it is ‘purely a licensing matter’

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While Skype remains banned in the UAE, the restriction could easily be lifted following a licensing agreement with the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Speaking about the restriction, Mohamed Al Ghanim, the TRA’s Director General said, “It is purely a licensing matter.” The statements were made during a ‘tweet chat‘,...
Skype ban in the UAE could be lifted, as it is ‘purely a licensing matter’

How to use Microsoft's own whitelisting feature to enable Flash on the Metro version of IE10

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Internet Explorer on ARM machines was not supposed to have Flash support, but Microsoft caved and instead decided to limit Flash on the Metro version of IE10 to only sites on its Compatibility View List. Don’t like the restriction? We have good news for you: the good guys on XDA...
How to use Microsoft's own whitelisting feature to enable Flash on the Metro version of IE10
Startups find a way to get blazing fast Google Fiber
Chinese site exploits Apple's own tools to distribute pirated apps without jailbreaking
Updated LinkedIn user agreement prohibits 'escort services or prostitution,' even where legal

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Trolls, as we all know, have a tendency to derail the conversation. But once in a while, the result is that they send it hurtling down a path of insight and hilarity--and that's what happened this week. Three out of four top-voted comments came in response to one of our...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
Apple Offers Refund After British Boy Spends $2500 on In-App Purchases in 15 Minutes
Dyson engineers go drag racing with spare vacuum parts

Square Enix Chaos Rings port won't work on your rooted Android

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Square Enix For hacker-minded Android users, being able to root a device with new firmware is a way to get more capability out of their hardware. But for users planning to buy Chaos Rings, a rooted device is actually less useful than an unrooted device. That's because, as the...
Square Enix Chaos Rings port won't work on your rooted Android
Livestream bets big on free video broadcasting without ads, plus a new iPhone app

Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

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More than a year ago, I blogged a few times about the European Interoperability Framework 2.0, a set of IT procurement guidelines that was adopted in December 2010. The most controversial item, which delayed adoption by many months, was a passage that some stakeholders wanted to turn into a ringing...
Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

Olympic Level Ridiculousness: You Can't Link To The Olympics Website If You Say Something Mean About Them

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For years, we've highlighted the overaggressive nature of the Olympics in over-protecting their intellectual property -- even to the level of getting host countries to pass special IP laws that only apply to the Olympics. But this sense of ultimate entitlement seems to pervade everything that the Olympics does. It...
Olympic Level Ridiculousness: You Can't Link To The Olympics Website If You Say Something Mean About Them

iOS app discovery tool AppGratis pulled for violating Apple's App Store rules

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Apple's App Store rules have resulted in the removal of iOS download discovery service AppGratis, which may have violated a newly instituted restriction on promotion.    ...
iOS app discovery tool AppGratis pulled for violating Apple's App Store rules

Twitter now posts takedown messages for tweets that violate copyrights

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Under a new policy, Twitter will leave a placeholder message when it removes content resulting from a complaint by a copyright holder. Previously, the content was removed entirely, making it more difficult for people to figure out why it disappeared. "In an effort to be as transparent as possible...
Twitter now posts takedown messages for tweets that violate copyrights

Apple's iOS in-app purchase checks have been bypassed, but you should stay well clear

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A Russian hacker appears to have defeated Apple’s in-app purchase security and processing checks, allowing iPhone and iPad owners to potentially rack up thousands of purchases within apps for no charge. 9to5mac reports that (via i-ekb.ru) that developer ‘ZonD80′ has developed a technique that uses an in-app proxy method to bypass...
Apple's iOS in-app purchase checks have been bypassed, but you should stay well clear

Fight Malware With Software Restriction Policies

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Fight Malware With Software Restriction Policies
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