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Kara Swisher’s “Just Jokin’” Look At Buying TechCrunch

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Interesting line in PandoDaily’s article a couple of days ago about TechCrunch – “Kara Swisher was kicking some tires [about buying TechCrunch] to add the brands to the expanding All Things D franchise.” Then a full retraction yesterday: There’s only one part of yesterday’s story that I regret, and that’s...
Kara Swisher’s “Just Jokin’” Look At Buying TechCrunch

Blog posts pulled using DMCA (mostly) restored as fake "originals" vanish

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A few weeks ago, we brought you the story of Retraction Watch, a blog that follows issues of research misconduct. One of the blog's subjects, Anil Potti, had been forced to leave Duke University under a cloud of suspicion that included accusations of falsifying research. A number of Retraction...
Blog posts pulled using DMCA (mostly) restored as fake "originals" vanish

Roundup: Good News From A Short Week

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With the extra-long weekend, we only had three days of regular posts this week, so rather than try to rouse one of our regulars from their turkey-induced torpor to pick favorites from a diminished pool, we're bringing you a quick roundup of our own. And, as I began to look...
Roundup: Good News From A Short Week

Daisey Retraction Sets Online Audience Record for "This American Life"

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Not that you’d want to include this sort of thing in any traffic-generation plan, but “This American Life’s” retraction of monologist Mike Daisey’s discredited account of Apple’s Chinese manufacturing facilities brought the public radio show its most online listeners ever in a single week. The episode chalked up almost 900,000...
Daisey Retraction Sets Online Audience Record for "This American Life"
Site plagiarizes blog posts, then files DMCA takedown on originals
NYT removes disputed Foxconn details from Mike Daisey op-ed in wake of 'This American Life' retraction

NPR withdraws damning Apple episode as it doubts playwright Mike Daisey

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US radio show which became its most-listened to 'should never have been put on air' says producer after admitting that underage and injury claims could not be verifiedThe radio show This American Life has retracted an episode broadcast in January about working conditions inside Foxconn's Chinese factory making iPads, saying...
NPR withdraws damning Apple episode as it doubts playwright Mike Daisey
Steve Wozniak comes out in support of Mike Daisey, says 'his method succeeded'

Research fraud exploded over the last decade

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"F" stands for fraud; apparently more rampant than previously believed. flickr user: ivers A number of studies have spotted a worrisome trend: although the number of scientific journals and articles published is increasing each year, the rate of papers being retracted as invalid is increasing even faster. Some of...
Research fraud exploded over the last decade

Foxconn: Media not going 'far enough' in Daisey controversy

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A spokesman for Foxconn, Louis Woo, says he is "happy" with PRI's retraction of a story featuring monologuist Mike Daisey. "I am happy that the truth prevails, I am glad that Mike Daiseyís lies were exposed," he tells Bloomberg. "But I donít think that the reports about this have gone...
Foxconn: Media not going 'far enough' in Daisey controversy

Tim Cook To Talk Apple Cash, Foxconn Responds To Mike Daisey Retraction, Esther Dyson On Where All The Cool Companies Are

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.FAA To Reconsider Tablet/E-reader Policy. The Federal Aviation Authority is reconsidering its blanket ban on the use of tablets during take-off, taxi, and landing. This makes sense--if pilots are now toting iPads, why are passengers still told to stow...
Tim Cook To Talk Apple Cash, Foxconn Responds To Mike Daisey Retraction, Esther Dyson On Where All The Cool Companies Are

LG Announces White Nexus 4, No Nexus 5

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In a spring season loaded with new entries into the smartphone market, LG has announced a new color for its prized Nexus 4 model.  It's also been reported that the new white Nexus 4 will most likely be the end of the Nexus line, and that previous indications of...
LG Announces White Nexus 4, No Nexus 5

Sally Bercow denies 'trivialising' public apology to Lord McAlpine

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Court papers show wife of Commons speaker believes former Conservative chairman 'effectively vindicated' after apologiesSally Bercow, the wife of the Commons speaker, has denied she "trivialised" her public apology to Lord McAlpine over Twitter messages that wrongly linked the former Conservative chairman to an allegation of child sex abuse.Bercow described...
Sally Bercow denies 'trivialising' public apology to Lord McAlpine

Despite supposed confirmation from Apple, Reuters pulls Phil Schiller cheap iPhone story

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Reuters has withdrawn its report from yesterday about Apple Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller dismissing a cheaper iPhone, which was based on an alleged interview he gave to the Shanghai Evening News, because the original story has apparently since “updated with substantial changes to its content.” The Next Web originally said...
Despite supposed confirmation from Apple, Reuters pulls Phil Schiller cheap iPhone story
Apple issues new apology to Samsung after first apology angered court

Windows 8 preview release available for download today?

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An accidental blog post on the official Microsoft Hardware and Driver Developer blog may have inadvertently revealed the early release of the Windows 8 preview. The blog outlined availability for the preview with a "download here" hotlink for not only the preview, but also for a driver kit and the...
Windows 8 preview release available for download today?
Does Daisey’s lie change what we know about Apple’s manufacturing?

'This American Life' issues retraction episode over FoxConn report

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This American Life is airing a new episode today titled "Retraction." The title and show are a direct response to January 6th edition of the popular public radio show titled "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory," an adaptation of a one-man show that helped put Cupertino's involvement with Foxconn...
'This American Life' issues retraction episode over FoxConn report

Why hacked Blizzard passwords aren't as hard to crack as company says

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Battle.net The silver lining in Thursday's news that hackers extracted significant user information from online gaming empire Blizzard was that passwords were protected by an encryption scheme the comapny said is "extremely difficult" to crack. We reported that the use of cryptographic "salts" made it "extremely unlikely" that plaintext...
Why hacked Blizzard passwords aren't as hard to crack as company says

Briefly: Rewind and Pulse unveiled, MSI S20 gets Q1 launch

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FELTaudio has unveiled two new Bluetooth-enabled audio products, the Rewind and Pulse. The Rewind houses two earbuds and and a retraction cable management system, while the Pulse is a small speaker that includes an integrated omni-directional microphone. Both the Rewind earbud cartridge and the Pulse speaker can pair with Apple,...
Briefly: Rewind and Pulse unveiled, MSI S20 gets Q1 launch
Burning Questions for the New York Times About That Fake WikiLeaks Op-Ed

'The truth is vitally important' | Mike Daisey

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This American Life's retraction questions personal experiences in my show. I've made changes but I stand behind my workThis American Life is airing an episode this weekend that calls into question the veracity of some of the personal experiences that you're going to hear about in this monologue. And I...
'The truth is vitally important' | Mike Daisey
Ridiculous Rumors Tout Cheaper, Bigger iPhone 5S. And Multiple Models! Oh My!

Sony backpedals on Android 4.1 upgrade statement, is now 'actively investigating' all Xperia updates

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Let's chalk this one up to something being lost in corporate translation. After a UK company rep issued a statement just days ago confirming the lack of an Android 4.1 upgrade path for certain 2011 Xperia handsets, Sony's delicately backtracking and claiming that public info was made "in error."...
Sony backpedals on Android 4.1 upgrade statement, is now 'actively investigating' all Xperia updates
Foxconn 'glad that Mike Daisey's lies were exposed,' but Daisey says his comments were 'taken out of context'
"Rapeutation": Charles Carreon still not done with The Oatmeal

Apple Sells 3 Million iPads, Amazon Buys Bot Makers Kiva Systems, Nokia Launches Asha Smartphone In India

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Nokia Launches Asha 303 In India. Nokia has opened pre-orders for the first of its Asha line of smartphones which, the company announced at Nokia World last year, it had designed for the Indian market. Asha 303, a QWERTY...
Apple Sells 3 Million iPads, Amazon Buys Bot Makers Kiva Systems, Nokia Launches Asha Smartphone In India

This week at Microsoft: Build, Windows 8.1, and a new plan for startups

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It was Build season in San Francisco, which meant that Microsoft was out in full force both digitally and in the flesh, talking up its future and down its competition. I usually compile a short roundup of sorts each Friday of Microsoft news from the preceding seven days. We’ll need...
This week at Microsoft: Build, Windows 8.1, and a new plan for startups

NPR show pulls Foxconn story, says 'partially fabricated'

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NPR show This American Life took the rare step of not just retracting its story on Foxconn's working conditions but devoting an entire episode to the correction. Its earlier episode, "Mr. Daisey Goes to the Factory," was said by the public broadcaster to have been "partially fabricated." Marketplace reporter Rob...
NPR show pulls Foxconn story, says 'partially fabricated'

This American Life retracts hugely popular episode on Apple and China

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Well-loved radio show This American Life—spawned from station WBEZ right here in Chicago—has some "difficult news" about one its most popular shows, on Apple and labor conditions in China. The episode "contained significant fabrications," writes TAL host Ira Glass today on the show's blog. He is devoting this week's...
This American Life retracts hugely popular episode on Apple and China
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