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Borders - 50% off All Twilight Saga Apparel and Gifts

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Borders - 50% off All Twilight Saga Apparel and Gifts

What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

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The saga concerning the DOJ scooping up phone records of Associated Press has continued to expand. The DOJ sent a quick and rather disingenuous letter in response to the AP's complaint. In it, the DOJ -- contrary to its own history of abusive practices concerning reporter phone records -- insists...
What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

LHC Will Be Shut Down In 2011 Because of "Mistake"

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astroengine follows up to a story about the LHC shutting down that seems to have hit all the news replicators today. "It's to be expected when pushing the frontiers of physics, but the LHC's epic "will it or won't it" saga continues. Due to an unforeseen construction mistake, the LHC...
LHC Will Be Shut Down In 2011 Because of "Mistake"
Lovefilm begins 1080p streaming in the UK and Germany

Zynga Makes A Bigger Play For Arcade-Style Games With Bubble Safari

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Zynga is taking yet another step away from its long line of casual sim “-Ville” games today with the launch of Bubble Safari. It’s a arcade game where a monkey named “Bubbles” has to shoot down pieces of fruit hanging above him to save his friends from poachers. If he...
Zynga Makes A Bigger Play For Arcade-Style Games With Bubble Safari

★ Where in the World Is Jesus Diaz?

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Speaking of the stolen iPhone prototype saga, an anonymous tipster emailed me this week claiming that Gizmodo editor Jesus Diaz left the United States and is now in his home country of Spain — and that he decided to leave after California police acted on the warrant against his Gizmodo...
★ Where in the World Is Jesus Diaz?

Social media's lifelogging now a Saga worth telling

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Way back in 2009, I told you about the future of lifelogging -- the ambient, persistent and automatic recording of your everyday life. At the time, the idea was one of those science-fiction-like notions that would come into being sometime in the future -- when lifelogging would be something...
Social media's lifelogging now a Saga worth telling

FreedomPop jumping from WiMAX to LTE by year's end, iPhone sleeves intact

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Followers of FreedomPop's saga have seen the fledgling data-only provider make a few audacious claims: providing free bandwidth, for one, and basing its 4G device lineup as much on iPhone sleeve cases as on traditional access points. Add another one to the list -- the MVNO is planning to...
FreedomPop jumping from WiMAX to LTE by year's end, iPhone sleeves intact

The Big Ask Of 2012: Do You Search For Team Kstew Or Rpatz?

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Ask.com’s 100 million users remain almost as loyal as Twihards, prompting us to ask if searchers are on Team Jeeves or Team Diller when putting in their queries. For the 2012 installment of the series in hot searches, Ask added a new twist to the searcher saga, by layering in...
The Big Ask Of 2012: Do You Search For Team Kstew Or Rpatz?

Socialcam, Zoosk, Viddy, Pinterest, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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Our list of growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this week was again dominated by Open Graph video apps. In addition, there was dating app Zoosk, several games, and other popular apps such as Skype and Pinterest. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps...
Socialcam, Zoosk, Viddy, Pinterest, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

Auditioning with the iPad and the iPhone

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Yesterday I returned to my office after spending time with my ailing mother, and in addition to catching up on quite a bit of work, I had to attend local auditions at our theatre. During that time I had both my iPad and my iPhone close at hand. I would...
Auditioning with the iPad and the iPhone

LightSquared pitches new plans to FCC in attempt to end GPS interference hex

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If you thought filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy was the final chapter in LightSquared's wireless network saga, you'd be wrong. Hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone is back at the FCC's doorstep with yet another proposal, which he hopes might snatch the maligned network from the jaws of GPS interference-related troubles....
LightSquared pitches new plans to FCC in attempt to end GPS interference hex

Microsoft to Safari users: Hey, try Bing (because Google is evil and breached your privacy)

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If you’re a Safari user, Microsoft is urging you to use Bing because Google doesn’t take your privacy seriously. No, I’m not joking, take a look at this webpage, which appears to be a new Bing landing page for Safari users: bing.com/privacy-protection. The saga dates back to February 2012, when...
Microsoft to Safari users: Hey, try Bing (because Google is evil and breached your privacy)

Microsoft to Motorola: The way to 'patent peace'

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Microsoft's lawyers pen a public note to Motorola suggesting a route to peace in the ongoing patent saga [Read more]...
Microsoft to Motorola: The way to 'patent peace'

Draw Something, birthdays, Formspring, Microsoft, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

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The game Draw Something topped our list of growing Facebook applications by daily active users this week. There were also a pair of apps by Microsoft, some birthday apps, Timeline apps and more. The titles below grew between 230,000 and 6 million DAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering...
Draw Something, birthdays, Formspring, Microsoft, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

Viral Video: HBO's "Game of Thrones" Back for More Geek-tastic Adventures

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As with “Lord of the Rings,” the fantasy adventure saga “Game of Thrones” — the book turned into an HBO hit — is a favorite of Silicon Valley geekosphere (Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a huge fan, for example). Thus, it’s return for the third season in late March on the...
Viral Video: HBO's "Game of Thrones" Back for More Geek-tastic Adventures

Comixology denies Apple banned SAGA comic over sexual content, admits to self-censorship

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Yesterday, comic author Brian K. Vaughan reported that Apple had banned an issue of his SAGA comic because it included two panels of gay sex. However, Comixology CEO David Steinberger has clarified that Apple didn’t actually ban the issue in question, and that his company self-censored it out of respect...
Comixology denies Apple banned SAGA comic over sexual content, admits to self-censorship

Bubble Safari Ocean, Causes, Instagram, Amazon and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean comes in at the No. 1 spot on our list of top growing Facebook apps by monthly active users this week. The game, which is a follow-up to Bubble Safari, launched last week and has reached 4.4 million MAU. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of...
Bubble Safari Ocean, Causes, Instagram, Amazon and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

OnLive Was OnDead Last Summer: $18 Million In Debt, Sold For $4.8 Million

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Another step in the OnLive saga comes to us from the Mercury News where reporter Troy Wolverton writes that investor Gary Lauder paid $4.8 million for the company assets and that OnLive was $18 million in debt after raising $40 million from AT&T and others. The news appeared in a...
OnLive Was OnDead Last Summer: $18 Million In Debt, Sold For $4.8 Million

Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU

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Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 22 percent gain. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 300,000 and 4.2 million MAU, based on our AppData tracking service....
Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU

OUYA's Kickstarter funding is complete: over $8.5 million raised, starts shipping in March

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It's a wrap! Suffice it to say, it's a been a relatively short, yet astoundingly fruitful -- and initially record-breaking -- funding run for OUYA, the hackable, Android-based gaming console. With just 29 days to work with since being announced, the Yves Behar-designed system has raked in a final...
OUYA's Kickstarter funding is complete: over $8.5 million raised, starts shipping in March

Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year

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The saga of PeopleBrowsr vs. Twitter appears to have come to a close, AllThingsD reports. Last November, PeopleBrowsr took Twitter to court after the company had informed them that they’d be losing access to its full firehose of data. This was a move happening with nearly all third-party developers, but...
Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year
King.com saw its Facebook desktop players for Candy Crush Saga blossom after mobile launch

Google Follows Apple In Unnecessarily Pulling App That Allowed A Little Girl To Speak

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We've written a few times about the unfortunate saga of 4-year-old Maya Nieder and her mother, Dana. Due to a ridiculous patent dispute, the one thing that allows Maya to speak -- an app called "Speak for Yourself" -- may get shut down. Back in June we were disappointed that,...
Google Follows Apple In Unnecessarily Pulling App That Allowed A Little Girl To Speak

Mass Effect: Infiltrator brings Retina-enhanced sci-fi action to the new iPad

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This original chapter in the mega-popular saga looks positively dazzling on the new iPad. But does the gameplay hold up? [Read more]...
Mass Effect: Infiltrator brings Retina-enhanced sci-fi action to the new iPad

CEA Takes Away CNET's Role In Picking CES Best In Show; Awards Dish Hopper 'Best In Show'

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The saga of CBS's braindead decision to interfere with CNET editorial and order reporters to take Dish's Hopper DVR out of the running for "best in show" (after they'd already given it the award) continues to have fallout. Beyond having one of its top reporters resign in protest, while having...
CEA Takes Away CNET's Role In Picking CES Best In Show; Awards Dish Hopper 'Best In Show'

Tweetro talks Twitter app economics: After fees and token rules, is much money left on the table?

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TNW has covered the saga of Tweetro carefully. The Twitter app for Windows 8 banged into Twitter’s glass ceiling and was not offered more tokens, causing its developers to build a new version of its product, revoke all current user tokens, and charge for access to its new Tweetro+ product. TNW covered the...
Tweetro talks Twitter app economics: After fees and token rules, is much money left on the table?

Bitcoin's Key Exchange Opens, The Currency Falls

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Quick heads up for all you watching the Bitcoin saga: the largest exchange of the currency, MtGox, has reopened following a self-instated halt in trading. The exchange cited an overactive market as the reason for its suspension. The exchange is now open, and Bitcoin is down. Currently, trades are going through at...
Bitcoin's Key Exchange Opens, The Currency Falls

Groupon breaks its Groupon Promise

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This is the Groupon Promise, prominently plastered all over the Groupon site: If the experience using your Groupon ever lets you down, we’ll make it right or return your purchase. Simple as that. But when I put it to the test, I found the promise isn’t really simple as that....
Groupon breaks its Groupon Promise

What a CXO needs to know about data security in the age of WikiLeaks

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It takes more than technology to defeat a threat from inside the company. The ongoing WikiLeaks saga, and the associated, repeated unauthorized disclosures of information, is more than an escapade against the government. These leaks dramatically document the exposure that confronts all enterprises from trusted individuals, be they careless or...
What a CXO needs to know about data security in the age of WikiLeaks
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