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Feds put Apple on trial over e-books, starting Monday

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Over a year ago, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against six major book publishers and Apple. One-by-one, the publishers settled with the government, with the final publisher (Macmillan) agreeing to terms in February 2013. But there remains one major holdout: Apple itself. In court documents filed...
Feds put Apple on trial over e-books, starting Monday

After Hacker Arrests, an Attack on the Vatican and a Growing Anxiety

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After authorities indicted five hackers with the help of their ringleader-turned-F.B.I.-informant, Hector Xavier Monsegur, other activist hackers faced an existential crisis and uncertain future. Some took down the Web site of the Vatican....
After Hacker Arrests, an Attack on the Vatican and a Growing Anxiety
Booting Up: All the Cool Kids Aren't Getting Twitter Verified

Lessons From An Office Foodbot, And How To Build One

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When a company is growing fast, just ordering lunch can become a huge time-sink. Brazil's biggest video platform hacked together a solution that not only saved time, but taught the entire company how to reduce friction. We want our engineers doing one of two things in the office: developing...
Lessons From An Office Foodbot, And How To Build One
Justice Department lays out a killer case against Apple for price-fixing e-books
Apple calls e-book price fixing case "bizarre," says DOJ is being unfair

What Do the LulzSec Arrests Mean for Anonymous?

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The arrest of LulzSec's vocal ringleader is likely to put a chill on the hacktivist movement, according to an author who writes about Anonymous. Would-be Anonymous hackers may think twice before they participate in an attack, for fear they will be exposed....
What Do the LulzSec Arrests Mean for Anonymous?

Silicon Valley’s war for the mobile web

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If you work at a major Silicon Valley tech company and that company isn’t Apple, you’ve got skin in the mobile web game. But advocating for and working on the mobile web is becoming increasingly politicized and divisive. On the one side, you have Facebook drumming up a consortium...
Silicon Valley’s war for the mobile web
How a crew of Canadian kids won Startup Weekend's global entrepreneurship battle

Russian national charged with $1.4 million hacking scam

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A Russian national living in Brooklyn has been charged with computer and hacking crimes totaling $1.45 million stolen from retail stock brokerages and state or federal taxpayer coffers. Petr Murmylyuk, 31, was the ringleader of a gang that hacked into online brokerage accounts and used them to transact money-losing trades, according...
Russian national charged with $1.4 million hacking scam

Mayor Bloomberg, Eric Schmidt Dish on Upgrades to New York's Tech Scene

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Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Dorsey. (Photo: nycgov.tumblr.com) Earlier today, Betabeat ventured downtown for a tech-world double whammy: Not just Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but also Google chairman Eric Schmidt were scheduled to speak. The pair were stopping by the joint headquarters of Boxee and Sidetour for a quick check-up on the state...
Mayor Bloomberg, Eric Schmidt Dish on Upgrades to New York's Tech Scene

Facebook Engineering Ringleader Says Zuck Is 'Definitely Not a Dick'

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“Ask me anything, but I won’t promise an answer.” (Photo: flickr.com/andrewfeinberg) In a fitting move for a company that’s all about the openness (whether you want that picture visible or not), today one of the key figures in Facebook’s nascent New York office took to Reddit for an Ask Me...
Facebook Engineering Ringleader Says Zuck Is 'Definitely Not a Dick'

Apple's Cue Says Publishers Pushed for Higher E-Book Prices

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Just days after introducing Apple’s new iTunes Radio streaming music service at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Eddy Cue — Apple’s senior VP for Internet services and software, and its master dealmaker — appeared in a Manhattan federal court as a central witness in the U.S. Department...
Apple's Cue Says Publishers Pushed for Higher E-Book Prices
Hey, Heads Up, Last Night an All-Tech A Capella Group 'Demoed' At NYTM
Prenda copyright troll also has a history of unusual class action clients
Sheryl Sandberg Is Getting Dragged Into A Messy Lawsuit Against Google, Apple, Disney, Adobe, Intel And Intuit
What Bang With Friends teaches us about anonymity in tech

Romanian Auction Scammer on the Lam

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The suspect believed to be the ringleader of a Romanian auction fraud gang slipped out of the courthouse after his arrest and is now at large....
Romanian Auction Scammer on the Lam

Apple e-book trial begins with focus on Jobs's role

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NEW YORK -- The Justice Department and Apple fired harsh attacks at each other in the opening salvos of a federal trial on e-book price fixing, with both sides fixated on the role of Apple's late founder Steve Jobs as the "chief ringleader" in the alleged scheme. Read full article...
Apple e-book trial begins with focus on Jobs's role

500 Startups Staffs Up in New York City, India

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Mr. McClure, ringleader. (Photo: flickr.com/joi) Goodness, the early-stage scene in New York City sure is getting crowded. Pretty soon investors are going to have to start throwing them 'bows if they want to get past their competitors and reach the most promising founding teams for so much as a hi-how-are-you...
500 Startups Staffs Up in New York City, India

Hackers Steal $44.47 Million From ATMs Worldwide In Massive Cyberheist

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An international gang of cyber thieves stole more than $45 million from thousands of ATMs in carefully coordinated attacks conducted in a matter of hours, US authorities said Thursday. Seven people are under arrest in the US in connection with the case, involving thousands of thefts from ATMs using bogus...
Hackers Steal $44.47 Million From ATMs Worldwide In Massive Cyberheist

US Vs. Apple: What They're Really Fighting Over As The Antitrust Case Goes To Trial

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Apple and the United States are due in a New York courtroom on Monday for the first day of the government's antitrust lawsuit, which accuses Apple and some of the world's largest publishers of colluding to set prices on e-books. Soon before unveiling the iPad on Jan. 27, 2010, Apple...
US Vs. Apple: What They're Really Fighting Over As The Antitrust Case Goes To Trial

KidsRuby goes global with French, Japanese, and Spanish versions

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KidsRuby‘s open-source programming software is now available in Japanese, French and Spanish, its parent company The Hybrid Group announced today. As you may have guessed from its name, it is a free Ruby-based platform for kids to learn programming. While we have already covered KidsRuby several times since its launch in English, the...
KidsRuby goes global with French, Japanese, and Spanish versions

Kim Dotcom refused bail in New Zealand

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Court agrees with prosecutors that Megaupload founder might attempt to flee before extradition hearingA New Zealand court has refused an appeal by the founder of the online file-sharing site Megaupload to be freed on bail, agreeing with prosecutors there is a risk he would attempt to flee before an extradition...
Kim Dotcom refused bail in New Zealand

ATM heist clears $1 million exploiting Citigroup e-payment flaw

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Federal authorities said they uncovered an advanced bank heist that defrauded Citigroup of more than $1 million by exploiting a security loophole in the way it handles electronic payments. The scam worked by simultaneously withdrawing funds from cash advance kiosks maintained in at least 11 casinos located in California and...
ATM heist clears $1 million exploiting Citigroup e-payment flaw
Motörheadphönes: Orgasmatron or Deaf Forever?
The Steve Jobs emails that show how to win a hard-nosed negotiation
This guy just got angel money to build a permanent colony on Mars

The Steve Jobs Emails That Show How To Win A Hard-Nosed Negotiation (AAPL)

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The US government's price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the US released emails that purport to show Apple was the "ringleader" in a scheme to set artificially high ebook prices with some of the largest American publishers, which have...
The Steve Jobs Emails That Show How To Win A Hard-Nosed Negotiation (AAPL)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Eric Schmidt's North Korean Vacation

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flickr.com/photos/haynes/ Right this very moment, Google chairman Eric Schmidt is on the ground in North Korea. Here’s what we know about the trip so far.  Let’s start with the fact that Mr. Schmidt isn’t exactly backpacking through the country on his own, crashing at hostels with rowdy Australians taking a gap...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Eric Schmidt's North Korean Vacation
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