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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson to step down, according to AllThingsD

Switched On: A 4K in the road

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The past decade has now seen at least three industry-wide technologies vie for the future of television -- HD, 3D and now 4K or UHD. The first of these -- HD -- represented a massive change for...
Switched On: A 4K in the road

Iranian Filmmaker Banned From Filmmaking... Makes Documentary Via His iPhone About His Plight

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A little over a year ago, I asked how long it would be until we had a full, professional quality feature film filmed entirely with smartphones. This one doesn't completely qualify, but it is quite interesting. Ross Pruden points our attention to the story of This Is Not A Film,...
Iranian Filmmaker Banned From Filmmaking... Makes Documentary Via His iPhone About His Plight

Report: Scott Thompson to Step Down As Yahoo CEO, Ross Levinsohn To Step In

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Kara Swisher at AllThingsD is reporting that embattled CEO Scott Thompson is going to step down for “personal reasons.” Swisher has one or more “moles” inside Yahoo and consistently gets inside information, which generally proves correct. Those “personal reasons”... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Report: Scott Thompson to Step Down As Yahoo CEO, Ross Levinsohn To Step In

Foursquare - I Wish It Was Better For Me...

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I've been using Foursquare for a few months now, and I'm impressed with the service on many levels. But I have to be frank - the most impressive thing about it - at least in this test group of one - is what it *could* be, not what it...
Foursquare - I Wish It Was Better For Me...

No Matter How You Define 4G, Most U.S. Smartphones Still Aren't Running on It

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Flickr/Gawen947 There may be all kinds of new high-speed wireless networks out there, but the fact is most new phones being sold don’t support them. According to NPD, 35 percent of the smartphones sold last year run on a 4G network, even under the loosest definition of 4G. While that’s...
No Matter How You Define 4G, Most U.S. Smartphones Still Aren't Running on It

American Airlines Will Respond To Every Tweet -- No Matter How Offensive

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It turns out that American Airlines will respond positively to almost any tweet you send its way -- even if you call AA "the largest, sh---iest airline in the world." Early this morning, Ross Sheingold, who works at social media agency Laundry Service, noticed that @AmericanAir thanked a guy named Mark...
American Airlines Will Respond To Every Tweet -- No Matter How Offensive

Switched On: The roads to home automation

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At a dinner event several years ago, a former editor-in-chief of a major computing trade magazine told attendees that his first published article was about home automation. That article ran back in 1979 -- just two years...
Switched On: The roads to home automation
Hulu auction heats up as DirecTV and Time Warner Cable place bids

Microprocessor Report Chronicles Intel's Lead in Micro-Server, 3-D Transistors

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Today was a good day for bullish views on Intel. There was Deutsche Bank‘s Ross Seymore writing about the probable rise in the company’s share of tablet computer microprocessors; and there was Wells Fargo‘s David Wong writing that investors don’t fully understand the promise in Intel’s broad line of chips....
Microprocessor Report Chronicles Intel's Lead in Micro-Server, 3-D Transistors

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The "Poke" Notification Sound

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Mark Zuckerberg invented Poking, one of Facebook’s earliest features, so it’s fitting he was part of the small team who built the new Poke app over the last twelve days. Sources say Zuckerberg actually wrote code for Poke despite saying he rarely programs for Facebook anymore. And that voice that...
Mark Zuckerberg Is The Voice Behind The "Poke" Notification Sound

Wanted: Shiny, happy APIs (with a business rationale)

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Application programming interfaces (APIs) — specifications that allow applications to interoperate — are all the rage. But …”an API strategy is like an open-source strategy — it’ s not a means to itself — it needs to have a real business value,” said MuleSoft founder and CTO Ross Mason, speaking...
Wanted: Shiny, happy APIs (with a business rationale)

Switched On: Battling for the Bronze

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. More Info Windows Phone 7.8 hands-on Nokia is hooked on Windows Phone, now has to pay for it Editorial: Betting on BlackBerry (or hoping) Apple and Google, the latter riding on a Samsung partnership, continue to play...
Switched On: Battling for the Bronze
The Vergecast 041 - 08.02.2012

Switched On: The fit and the pendulum

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the pre-smartphone era, the industry focused on making cell phones smaller. In the 2001 movie Zoolander, the title character played by Ben Stiller uses a humorously diminutive flip phone closer to the size of a Bluetooth headset...
Switched On: The fit and the pendulum

Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

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Yahoo wants to hire AOL's Ad.com CEO, Ned Brody, as its head of US ad sales. The offer is good enough that Brody has already resigned his position at AOL, Kara Swisher reports and AOL confirms. Here's the problem: Brody signed an non-compete agreement with AOL. Yahoo's solution, according to...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

Weird Al probably has to be more concerned than Google...

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RIM Speedwagon says: We are going to keep loving developers at Research In Motion, all the way to BlackBerry 10 and beyond. Watch our leadership team for developer relations bring back the band: Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystem, Chris Smith, VP Application Platform & Tools, and Martyn...
Weird Al probably has to be more concerned than Google...
Criminals are fleeing the law, and flocking to Facebook

Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn

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Newly named to helm the troubled Internet pioneer, Levinsohn has a long history with Fox and other Big Media outlets, and most recently headed up Yahoo's global-media business. [Read more]...
Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn

Interesting grant: SBIR Phase I: Fingerprinting Smart-phones for Strong Authentication http://bit.ly/aTTHYL (via Ross Stapleton Gray)

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Interesting grant: SBIR Phase I: Fingerprinting Smart-phones for Strong Authentication http://bit.ly/aTTHYL (via Ross Stapleton Gray)

Guggenheim Digital in Talks for Vevo Stake

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Guggenheim Digital Media has had talks with online music-video company Vevo, and would be interested in taking a controlling share, people familiar with the matter said. Word of the talks come as Guggenheim, a newly formed division of financial-services firm Guggenheim Partners LLC, is seeking to become a force in...
Guggenheim Digital in Talks for Vevo Stake

There Are 265,789 People Ahead of You

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Dropbox had been #326,417 in the queue to buy Mailbox, but skipped to the front by tweeting about it. –From Ross Rubin via Twitter...
There Are 265,789 People Ahead of You

Switched On: The five P's of the PS4

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Throughout the history of home game consoles, it's been notoriously difficult for a leader in one generation to maintain its leadership in the next generation. Sony, for example, went from dominance of the sixth-generation console market, knocking Sega...
Switched On: The five P's of the PS4

Switched On: Three days without Google Glass

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The television. The PC. The cellphone. We take the things in these sentence fragments for granted today, but they took many years to enter the mainstream. Could Google Glass herald the next great product that we will one...
Switched On: Three days without Google Glass
Switched On: Android's TV Triple Threat

Ross-Simons - Extra 20% Off Clearance Jewelry using coupon code SAVEMORE

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Ross-Simons - Extra 20% Off Clearance Jewelry using coupon code SAVEMORE

FTC gets a $163 million judgment against scareware operation

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A federal court in Maryland has imposed a $163 million judgment against defendants from Innovative Marketing in a massive scareware operation. The company sold the scareware under the names WinFixer, WinAntiVirus, and WinAntiVirusPro, among other monikers. Kristy Ross and two of the company's founders—Sam Jain and Daniel Sundin—were determined to be...
FTC gets a $163 million judgment against scareware operation
The Vergecast 039 - 07.19.2012

DealBook: Guggenheim Hires Former Yahoo Chief for Media Venture

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Guggenheim Partners said on Tuesday that it had hired Ross Levinsohn, a former Yahoo chief executive, to lead a new media unit that includes Billboard, Adweek and the Hollywood Reporter....
DealBook: Guggenheim Hires Former Yahoo Chief for Media Venture

Distro Issue 25: Ultrabook overload, Snap Analysis and Gina Trapani

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Distro is 25... weeks old, today! And to celebrate we're debuting a new page that puts you, our readers, front and center. We've been sending out questions over various social networking channels and collecting your answers for the inaugural run of Snap Analysis. Among other things, you weighed in...
Distro Issue 25: Ultrabook overload, Snap Analysis and Gina Trapani
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