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US Patent Chief Says Epic Smartphone Wars Just Show The System Works

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The head of the feds' patent office lashed out Tuesday at critics of drawn-out legal battles over technology patents. Patent and trademark office director David Kappos directed his speech at people who cite the recent smarphone battles as evidence the system is broken, Bloomberg BNA reported. "Let's move beyond the...
US Patent Chief Says Epic Smartphone Wars Just Show The System Works

Apple vs Samsung Patent Trial Amps Up Courtroom Drama

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Lawsuits between multi-billion dollar corporations are dramatic affairs. When the world's top smartphone manufacturers duke it out in court, it's an outright soap opera. Savor the melodrama as Apple and Samsung wrap up the first week of their latest battle over patents.  Opening arguments between Apple and Samsung started on...
Apple vs Samsung Patent Trial Amps Up Courtroom Drama

The power of Twitter

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How I became a convert to Twitter• The teaching and education community on Twitter is truly inspirationalI signed up for Twitter several years ago but struggled to understand the point. What is it? What is it for? What information can I share in 140 characters? I did what millions of...
The power of Twitter

Don't be one of these 5 Facebook personalities

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There are so many users who use Facebook to document their lives, offer informational tidbits or to touch base with long-distance friends and family. Fortunately, most Facebook patrons manage to navigate this social media space extremely well. Inevitably, however, there are users that don’t. Let’s take a look at those...
Don't be one of these 5 Facebook personalities
Doing Data Journalism Badly

Editorial: Vanishing 'copywrong' document blasts RIAA, suggests radical reform, and should be taken seriously

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Something startling happened over the weekend. It came and went in a flash, but the repercussions could, and should, be lasting. An unexpected and most unusual policy brief from the Republican Study Committee was released. (The RSC is a 165-member congressional policy review group.) Entitled Three Myths About Copyright...
Editorial: Vanishing 'copywrong' document blasts RIAA, suggests radical reform, and should be taken seriously
The Power of Youth: How Invisible Children Orchestrated Kony 2012

Google moves fast on broadband revolution

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While Britain makes vague noises about having a 'world-class' broadband network, Google is delivering genuinely superfast speed at knock-down prices in the USA document has come into my possession. It appears to emanate from the government of Ruritania or some other insignificant country. The cover is illustrated by a low-resolution...
Google moves fast on broadband revolution

10 Ways Google Can Defend Its Android Turf Against Apple iPhone

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News Analysis: As the rhetoric battle between Google and Apple heats up, the search giant is showing that it will fight to defend its Android mobile OS from any legal or marketing attacks from Apple. We take a look at 10 ways Google can defend its Android turf and take...
10 Ways Google Can Defend Its Android Turf Against Apple iPhone
FTC offers $50,000 to whichever 'national hero' can stamp out robocalls

Cybersecurity Bill Rhetoric Heats Up in Washington

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President Barack Obama says foreign adversaries could seek to exploit U.S. computer vulnerabilities, taking down vital banking systems, and that could cause a financial crisis....
Cybersecurity Bill Rhetoric Heats Up in Washington

Could These 6 Pending Regulations Destroy The Internet In 2013?

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Evan as the Internet keeps growing and evolving, the fallout from major regulations expected in 2013 threaten to change its very nature.   The dust has yet to settle in the wake of the contentious International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) conference in Dubai, but its repercussions could spit the Internet into...
Could These 6 Pending Regulations Destroy The Internet In 2013?

America risks being "too timid to fail"

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Like other critical national resources, entrepreneurs deserve nurturing to be a vital and enduring force. By John Doerr and Ted Schlein, contributors FORTUNE -- As we fast approach the U.S. elections the rhetoric about the economy is hitting a fever pitch. It is important that policymakers, pundits and the public...
America risks being "too timid to fail"
DirecTV's Latest Message To Subscribers: A Plea For A La Carte Pricing?

White House issues veto threat against controversial cyber-intelligence bill

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The White House has issued a veto threat (PDF) against the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Privacy Act (CISPA) that is currently going through the House. The Obama administration said in a statement: The Administration recognizes and appreciates that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) adopted several amendments to...
White House issues veto threat against controversial cyber-intelligence bill

The 7 men and 3 women who will decide Apple v. Samsung

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They include a social worker, a systems engineer and a would-be video game designer FORTUNE -- Oh to be a fly on the wall in the jury room for this case. After more than two years of thermonuclear rhetoric, legal posturing and billions of dollars in smartphone sales, the question of...
The 7 men and 3 women who will decide Apple v. Samsung
Can CheckThis carve out a publishing niche between Twitter and traditional blogging?
Boxee rebrands new device as Cloud DVR, tones down cord cutting rhetoric

Trolls - pass notes No 3,268

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Adele has been targeted by an internet troll. Or has she?Age: As old as the internet chatroom.Appearance: Faceless, vile - and all over the tabloids.Tabloids? On Monday, the Sun's front page noted that "TROLLS TARGET MUM ADELE." And then a MailOnline headline, reporting the ideas of said trolls, wondered: "Is...
Trolls - pass notes No 3,268

Mobile – Facebook And Google Can’t Live With It And They Can’t Live Without It

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare. Facebook’s Week In Wall Street Hell This week Facebook did a virtually unprecedented thing. In the middle of its IPO roadshow it modified its S1...
Mobile – Facebook And Google Can’t Live With It And They Can’t Live Without It

Twitter announces ability to censor content by region

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Twitter announced recently that it now has the ability to, and will begin to, censor content on the social network by country. “As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression,” the company said in a blog...
Twitter announces ability to censor content by region

Cyberwarfare evolves faster than rules of engagement

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As the rhetoric heats up over cyberwar -- including warnings that attacks on the U.S. are imminent and alarms that the U.S. has escalated the risk via malware attacks on Iran's nuclear program -- the rules of engagement are missing in action....
Cyberwarfare evolves faster than rules of engagement

With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

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Intel has been taking steps in recent months to promote the democratization of consumer data — the idea that consumers should be able to check out the information that companies are collecting on them — even though it might not be immediately obvious how the chip maker could generate revenue...
With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

THE GAIJINS ARE COMING! New Sony Owner Dan Loeb-San Tells Japan How It's Going To Be

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Shareholder activism is a rough business.    Investors who amass large stockholdings and then demand changes are usually resisted and excoriated by the companies' managements, who do everything they can to defeat them. The resulting fights for control can often be public and ugly, with both sides seeking to dig...
THE GAIJINS ARE COMING! New Sony Owner Dan Loeb-San Tells Japan How It's Going To Be

Google's 'Defend Your Net' Campaign Implies That All Of The Internet Is 'Fair Use'

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Does the Internet exist to inspire and inform society and therefore limits copyright holders ability to block information? Hidden between the lines of Google’s otherwise predictable “Defend Your Net” campaign in Germany, where the legislature may allow publishers to charge for snippets of content on Google search results, is a...
Google's 'Defend Your Net' Campaign Implies That All Of The Internet Is 'Fair Use'

Apple and Foxconn agree to drastically improve working conditions following Fair Labor Association report

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The Fair Labor Association has released its findings from the lengthy investigation of working conditions at Foxconn's Chinese plants where Apple products are made. While the PR and report largely avoid over the top rhetoric and direct condemnations of the companies, they hardly paint a rosy picture either. The...
Apple and Foxconn agree to drastically improve working conditions following Fair Labor Association report

The Christmas gift for someone you hate: Windows 8

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The Christmas gift for someone you hate: Windows 8: Phillip Greenspun on his experience using Windows 8 on a regular PC (not a Surface): Confused about how the tablet apps work and want to Google for the answer? You go to a Web browser in the desktop interface and can't...
The Christmas gift for someone you hate: Windows 8

John Strassburger, "For the Liberal Arts, Rhetoric Is Not Enough," The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 28, 2010)

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John Strassburger, "For the Liberal Arts, Rhetoric Is Not Enough," The Chronicle of Higher Education (Feb. 28, 2010)
CBS CEO the latest to threaten dropping broadcast TV in response to Aereo

Viacom's Philippe Dauman Says "Mob Mentality" Doomed SOPA and PIPA

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The “mob mentality” and “unfortunate rhetoric” around the protest of SOPA and PIPA earlier this month unnecessarily polarized the copyright debate between the technology and entertainment industries, said Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman, speaking today at D: Dive Into Media. A stickler for detail, Dauman noted that while the...
Viacom's Philippe Dauman Says "Mob Mentality" Doomed SOPA and PIPA
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