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In Alleged New IMs From Harvard, Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is 'Souped-Up' Version Of Someone Else's Idea (FB)

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Aaron Greenspan was a Harvard senior while Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg was a sophomore. For years, Greenspan has been trying to tell media outlets that Zuckberg's orginal idea for Facebook, a social network for Harvard students, was essentially a ripoff of a product Greenspan had put together at...
In Alleged New IMs From Harvard, Zuckerberg Says Facebook Is 'Souped-Up' Version Of Someone Else's Idea (FB)
Penny Arcade says fans can ripoff and remix past comics if it meets Kickstarter goal

Two Year Startup ‘Apprenticeship’ Program: Innovative or Exploitative?

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Ms. Ittycheria and Mr. Sarhan. Want to spend two years working full-time at Thrillist, Learnvest or Birchbox for free? If Enstitute’s campaign on Indiegogo is successful, a group of 18- to 24-year-olds will be heading to New York City for a two-year unpaid apprenticeship at a startup, with living costs...
Two Year Startup ‘Apprenticeship’ Program: Innovative or Exploitative?
Everyone Is Talking About How Facebook Tried - And Failed - To Copy Yet Another Popular Startup (FB)

Why Are We Pretending HP Didn't Rip Off Apple's iMac Design? (HPQ, AAPL)

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HP announced a new all-in-one touchscreen PC called the Spectre One today that's designed to run Windows 8. With the Spectre One, HP seems to be following the same strategy as other Windows 8 hardware partners, creating a variety of funky touchscreen devices and hoping consumers gravitate to one form...
Why Are We Pretending HP Didn't Rip Off Apple's iMac Design? (HPQ, AAPL)

If You've Always Wanted Pinterest For Porn, Check This Out

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Snatchly is a porn-centric Pinterest clone that we heard about via TechCrunch. Operating in a nearly identical manner as Pinterest, Snatchly lets you "save and share all the porn you love from anywhere on the Web." When you find something you want to pin to your Snatchly "pornboard," you...
If You've Always Wanted Pinterest For Porn, Check This Out

These Simple Charts Show Why Instagram Is Clearly Worth At Least $1 Billion

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People are already starting to denounce Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram as an obvious ripoff that's clearly sign of a bubble.  But we at BI Intelligence, Business Insider's internet market research service, have been tracking Instagram for a while, (we called it the future of startups) and we...
These Simple Charts Show Why Instagram Is Clearly Worth At Least $1 Billion

Peddl takes on Zaarly, TaskRabbit & Craigslist with a new local marketplace

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The local buying and selling market only has room for one or two winners. Right now, Craigslist still dominates, despite the fact that it’s overrun with spammers, scammers and looks awful. Zaarly recently emerged as a fresh and successful take on listing what you need locally and Taskrabbit (and Viatask) does...
Peddl takes on Zaarly, TaskRabbit & Craigslist with a new local marketplace

Dell's New MacBook Air Rival: It's Pretty, But Pretty Weak [REVIEW] (DELL)

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After all the hype surrounding Ultrabooks at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, we're finally starting to see the new models trickle out. Ultrabooks are those thin and light laptops that are designed to compete with Apple's MacBook Air. Most forgo traditional hard drives in favor of a solid state drive,...
Dell's New MacBook Air Rival: It's Pretty, But Pretty Weak [REVIEW] (DELL)
DMCA Nonsense: Your Default Login Page Is A Ripoff Of Our Default Login Page!

livejamie on Looks like this firm has no problem completely ripping off designs... (A complete ripoff of DC-based firm, Nclud's site)

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livejamie on Looks like this firm has no problem completely ripping off designs... (A complete ripoff of DC-based firm, Nclud's site)

Apple/Samsung Verdict Advertising Samsung As A Viable Alternative To iPads & iPhones

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From early on in the Apple/Samsung dispute, I pointed out that Apple's reaction really seemed to indicate to the world that Samsung's devices were the ones they were most scared of. And, of course, for those looking for alternatives, it was possible that it would act as really really good...
Apple/Samsung Verdict Advertising Samsung As A Viable Alternative To iPads & iPhones

Now HTC Is Making A Siri Clone (GOOG, AAPL)

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Take a look at this image from HTC's Facebook page previewing a "top secret" project that seems very Siri-like. BGR saw this photo first.  It looks nearly identical to Samsung's S-Voice voice-powered assistant, which is in turn a ripoff of Apple's Siri on the iPhone. Click here to see the...
Now HTC Is Making A Siri Clone (GOOG, AAPL)

Guy Claims Pinterest Is A Ripoff Of His Failed, Unrelated Site

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By now, everyone should be familiar with the crazy story of the Winklevoss twins, who claimed Mark Zuckerberg "stole" their idea to create Facebook. Over time, other companies have seen similar claims of "copying," usually after someone who was a total flop in the market gets jealous of someone who...
Guy Claims Pinterest Is A Ripoff Of His Failed, Unrelated Site

Microsoft exec says the iPad mini is a total ripoff at $329

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Things just got real. Steven Sinofsky, president of the Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows and Windows Live division, has told AllThingsD that new laptops based on the Windows 8 operating system give vastly more bang for the buck than Apple’s (AAPL) iPad mini, which he dismissed as “a seven-inch recreational tablet” that sold...
Microsoft exec says the iPad mini is a total ripoff at $329

Last Night, Between 8 And 9 PM, 4.5 Million People Played Draw Something

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Draw Something, the pictionary-like mobile app, continues to catch fire. Last night it drew in 4.5 million people who played between 8 and 9 PM EST. Yes, that's 4.5 million people playing the same game in one hour. The other week Draw Something made up 1% of all tweets....
Last Night, Between 8 And 9 PM, 4.5 Million People Played Draw Something

Apple pulls cloned games from App Store

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A developer that sells apps in Apple’s ubiquitous App Store goes by the name Anton Sinelnikov. Pulling up his apps today shows a much thinner selection than yesterday, according to website VideoGameWriters. Nine apps are left on sale from this particular seller, down from 68 previously. The reason? Cloned apps....
Apple pulls cloned games from App Store

Petition for Tumblr to Stop 'Alienating Their Entire Userbase' Gets More Than 18,000 Signatures

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Late last week, David Karp announced a number of changes to Tumblr triumphantly billed as “An upgrade, years in the making…” In order to make room for “BIG new” features, such as customizable drag-and-drop photoset creation, faster uploads, and inline reblogging, he said, “we’ve reduced creation on Tumblr to its essence, while carrying...
Petition for Tumblr to Stop 'Alienating Their Entire Userbase' Gets More Than 18,000 Signatures

Your Snapchats aren't safe: How to secretly save videos from Snapchat or Facebook's 'Poke'

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Argue though its executives might, Snapchat is good for two things: sending photos and videos of yourself making stupid faces, and sending photos and videos of yourself naked. The latter, of course, is the more compelling function since that is exactly what the app was designed for. When users send...
Your Snapchats aren't safe: How to secretly save videos from Snapchat or Facebook's 'Poke'

Apple Officially Licenses The Clock Design It Ripped Off For Its iPad App (AAPL)

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When Apple introduced its new Clock app for the iPad, critics quickly pointed out the clock face was a clear ripoff of the iconic design used by Swiss Federal Railways. As a result, Apple now has a license agreement with Swiss Federal Railways to use the design. The company announced...
Apple Officially Licenses The Clock Design It Ripped Off For Its iPad App (AAPL)

Samsung: The iPhone is like 'heaven' and we're stuck on earth

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For those who haven’t been following the news from San Jose, California, Apple (AAPL) and Samsung (005930) are suing each other. Again. We’ve seen a number of daggers tossed from each camp — most of them came before the trial even began — but an internal Samsung memo presented as evidence on...
Samsung: The iPhone is like 'heaven' and we're stuck on earth

Guy Claims Pinterest Is A Ripoff Of His Failed, Unrelated Site

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By now, everyone should be familiar with the crazy story of the Winklevoss twins, who claimed Mark Zuckerberg "stole" their idea to create Facebook. Over time, other companies have seen similar claims of "copying," usually after someone who was a total flop in the market gets jealous of someone who...
Guy Claims Pinterest Is A Ripoff Of His Failed, Unrelated Site
Survey says: No one is happy with the current state of Digg

Snapchat for Android gets video messaging beta update

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Snapchat announced that it had raised $13.5 million in funding over the weekend and now the chat app, famed for its self-destructing messages, has brought video to Android version through a limited private beta. As TechCrunch reports, the link to the beta download expires at 2:00 AM PT, in keeping...
Snapchat for Android gets video messaging beta update

Thing's inspiration is pretty 'Clear'

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Minimalist task manager app Clear (which we reviewed here) has proven to be quite popular despite its premium price point, so it’s unsurprising to see some app developers attempting to piggyback off that success with their own products that superficially resemble Realmac’s title. Thing, a recent release in the Productivity...
Thing's inspiration is pretty 'Clear'

Daily iPhone App: Blot

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There's a lot of buzz around cloning apps lately. Zynga recently received some flak for making a clone of Tiny Tower, and there's a big lawsuit around Triple Town and its clone Yeti Town. I would argue that there's a right way and a wrong way to clone an...
Daily iPhone App: Blot

Tethering apps must be allowed, FCC tells Verizon

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Verizon is not allowed to block the use of tethering apps, the FCC told the company Tuesday, reports GigaOm. Verizon has settled with the FCC in the dispute over tethering apps, which allow customers to use their smartphone's data plans without paying for special tethering services through Verizon. Verizon has...
Tethering apps must be allowed, FCC tells Verizon

Apple Pulls Ripoff Apps From its Walled Garden

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Some consumers get confused and shell out money thinking they're getting the real app, when they're actually buying a counterfeit....
Apple Pulls Ripoff Apps From its Walled Garden
Towards fewer apps: The rise of the uber-app

Is Readability Just an Instapaper Ripoff or Something Bigger?

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Like the rest of the iOS device-toting, lots-of-stuff-reading geekosphere, I rushed to download the Readability app pretty much as soon as it dropped yesterday. The service has long existed as a Web browser add-on, but its presence on the iPad and iPhone had been delayed after a public dispute with...
Is Readability Just an Instapaper Ripoff or Something Bigger?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?