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A Conference All About Art On The Web

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Kevin Clark, a musician who has done some neat things that we've written about in the past, has been working on a cool series of events in NYC recently, called RUCKUS NYC, trying to bring together a variety of artists who are using the web to their advantage. Of course,...
A Conference All About Art On The Web

Apps Rush: Kinect Star Wars, Ruckus Reader, Stuff Magazine, Greggs Taste Rescue, EA Battlelog and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 17 April 2012A selection of nine new apps for you today:Kinect Star WarsReleased to promote the Xbox 360 game of the same name, this isn't actually a game. Instead, it gives your Facebook and Twitter feeds a Star Wars rebrand, including the...
Apps Rush: Kinect Star Wars, Ruckus Reader, Stuff Magazine, Greggs Taste Rescue, EA Battlelog and more

A kids’ reading app that reports back to parents

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Children’s e-book reading is still in very early stages — but with parents increasingly handing iPads down to their kids, publishers see room for fast growth. Scholastic launched a children’s e-reading app, Storia, last month. Launching today is Ruckus Media Group’s new iPad app, which offers books for 3- to...
A kids’ reading app that reports back to parents

In a digital age, the royal family has been left badly exposed | Observer editorial

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Prince Harry's antics have highlighted the changing relationship between royalty and the mediaThe trouble for Prince Harry, just as much as for the wider royal family, is to find himself cast as a lovable buffoon, the kind of carousing chump everyone can giggle about - unless he's raising a ruckus...
In a digital age, the royal family has been left badly exposed | Observer editorial
Audyssey's Bluetooth Wireless Speakers Bring The Ruckus In A Tiny Package

Oracle forums upgrade raises a ruckus among users

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Oracle's recent upgrade to its online forums has divided the portal's many users, with some saying the update brings welcome changes but others claiming it is bug-riddled and inferior to its predecessor.After the revamped Oracle Technology Network Community site launched earlier this month, an official asked for feedback from...
Oracle forums upgrade raises a ruckus among users

The art of important work, of making a ruckus and of inventing the future

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Entrepreneurs teach VCs, not the other way around. And I was lucky early in my career to back Seth Godin, who taught me a lot. When I met Seth, he was writing books and building a web company. I backed that web company, Yoyodyne, which exited to Yahoo! a few...
The art of important work, of making a ruckus and of inventing the future

Cloud Foundry faces fear of forking

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The rumblings have been around for weeks but now they’re breaking the surface: Cloud Foundry, the open source platform-as-a-service framework faces a bit of an insurrection. Several vendors, such as AppFog, ActiveState, Tier 3, Uhuru, etc. — have built PaaSes atop the framework and some have quietly been mulling forking...
Cloud Foundry faces fear of forking
Startups: California Über Uber: Why Ride-Sharing Ruckus Should Surprise No One

The Media Access Project to cease operations May 1st

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The Media Access Project (MAP) will close on the 1st of May, 2012. The group noted a harsh fundraising environment and quantity of other ‘progressive’ organizations in its explanation of why it would cease operating. However, it wasn’t competition that choked off MAP’s funding, but a more general issue: “The...
The Media Access Project to cease operations May 1st

Japan Rams ACTA Through; Ratifies It While Avoiding Debate

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We heard some rumblings out of Japan over the weekend that the ruling party was seeking to ram ACTA through the ratification process there. This wasn't a huge surprise. Japan was actually a key player in the formation of ACTA at the very beginning, and it was where the first...
Japan Rams ACTA Through; Ratifies It While Avoiding Debate

Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

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Twitter investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures may have thought he was just musing aloud about the Twitter ecosystem and whether it has reached an “inflection point” in his recent blog post, but it seems as though some third-party app developers took his comments about Twitter features as...
Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

Facebook Patents Social Network Feeds, Raising Innovation Worries

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Facebook has won a patent on displaying a news feed of users’ actions in a social network, raising a ruckus in the blogosphere over the possibility that the world’s largest social network could keep competitors at bay through patent lawsuits. Facebook applied for the patent in 2006, and it was...
Facebook Patents Social Network Feeds, Raising Innovation Worries

Children's ebook iPad app Bookboard adds publishers, subscription model

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Bookboard, the iPad app from former Adobe executives that offers streaming access to a library of children’s ebooks, announced Thursday that it’s added new publishers to its lineup. The service, which has been free in public beta until now, also rolled out new pricing plans. Bookboard announced new publishing partnerships...
Children's ebook iPad app Bookboard adds publishers, subscription model

Should Apple Make The iPad User-Serviceable? Nope, That’s Anti-Consumer

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For better or worse, we live in a society that discards broken items. The day of replacing a burned-out motor in a blender is past. Very few household items are designed to be fixed by the owner or even repair shop. HDTVs, microwaves, even benchtop woodworking tools purchased at big...
Should Apple Make The iPad User-Serviceable? Nope, That’s Anti-Consumer

Meet the Mobile Device Privacy Act: A new bill to protect mobile consumers that is already causing a stir

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Out today is a proposed piece of legislation from Representative Ed Markey designed to protect consumers from being unfairly tracked in a mobile environment, to inform as to who is tracking them, where that information is going, and how it is being used. The bill also outlines standards for companies or other...
Meet the Mobile Device Privacy Act: A new bill to protect mobile consumers that is already causing a stir

Disgruntled Developer Dalton Caldwell Gives A Sneak Peek At His Own Social Service, App.net

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The San Francisco developer who caused a stir by proposing an alternative to Twitter has released an alpha version of his own social service. After blasting Twitter on his blog, Dalton Caldwell started work on a competitor that would never take ads and would always love app developers. Two days...
Disgruntled Developer Dalton Caldwell Gives A Sneak Peek At His Own Social Service, App.net

46 Angel Investors Back SocialCam, A Video App That Doubled its Users To 20 Million In One Week

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Viddy, an Instagram-like video app, has made a ruckus lately -- it is reportedly raising a monster round at a $350 million+ valuation. Shakira and Biz Stone are investors, and Mark Zuckerberg just created an account.It hasn't won the mobile video race yet; its competitor, SocialCam, now has ~ 46...
46 Angel Investors Back SocialCam, A Video App That Doubled its Users To 20 Million In One Week

Instagram Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Related To Last Week's Change Of Service Terms

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Instagram just got a lump of coal in its stocking: a class action lawsuit, which was filed in response to its change of service terms last week. Reuters reports that a California Instagram user has leveled breach of contract and other claims against Instagram owner Facebook. In response, Facebook told Reuters “we believe...
Instagram Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Related To Last Week's Change Of Service Terms
Samsung at CES 2013: 'unprecedented' designs, 4K TVs, and 'Smart' everything
Free Press reacts to AT&T's FaceTime policy, urges you to petition the FCC
CloudStack strikes back in the battle of open-source clouds

Italian art blog CocaColla raises online ruckus after Coca-Cola does the obvious

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CocaColla.it, a two year-old Italian blog about street art, music, design, culture and advertising, received two letters from The Coca-Cola Company a few weeks ago, in which the beverage manufacturer requested the blog to change its name and transfer the URL over to them in order to avoid consumer confusion,...
Italian art blog CocaColla raises online ruckus after Coca-Cola does the obvious

Are enhanced e-books bad for kids’ reading skills?

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New research from the Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center suggests that enhanced e-books’ special features can be distracting both to young kids and to their parents reading the books with them. In its latest “quick report” (PDF), the Cooney Center studied 32 child-parent pairs. The kids were all between...
Are enhanced e-books bad for kids’ reading skills?

RUCKUS ON THE ROCKS

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RUCKUS ON THE ROCKS

Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

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Rock the Vote, the nonprofit group focused on engaging young voters, is kicking off a joint effort with PromoJam, a Los Angeles-based social media promotions startup, with the goal of registering 1.5 million new voters for this fall’s presidential race - and challenging restrictions on voter registration. The mobile-focused...
Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

Foxconn workers riot at restaurant

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Apple manufacturer Foxconn is co-operating with Chinese authorities investigating disturbance in south-western ChinaAbout 100 workers at a factory in south-western China run by Foxconn, Apple's main manufacturer, went on the rampage this week after a dispute in a restaurant turned violent.Seven workers at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu went to...
Foxconn workers riot at restaurant

Yahoo CEO Quits -- The 'Morning After' Roundup

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Analysis: The Web weighs in on Thompson's resignation over his resume, and the ruckus it caused....
Yahoo CEO Quits -- The 'Morning After' Roundup

Blissful Silence: Facebook Enters SEC-Mandated "Quiet Period"

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You hear that? Nothing, right? That is beautiful, delightful silence. And it will continue for the next three to five months. That is because the residents of a certain complex in Menlo Park, California have been forced to stop running their mouths following Facebook's S-1 filing for an initial public...
Blissful Silence: Facebook Enters SEC-Mandated "Quiet Period"

Apple sells 50,000 iPads in two hours

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Judging from the order numbers, pre-sales are coming in at the rate of 25,000 per hour The folks who hang out at Investor Village's AAPL Sanity Board are too impatient to wait for Apple (AAPL) to announce sales figures; they much prefer to work them out on their own —...
Apple sells 50,000 iPads in two hours
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