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Belgian rightsholders group wants to charge libraries for READING BOOKS TO KIDS

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I would have never, ever expected to be able to write a The Next Web blog post that involves my local library, but this story is just too crazy to not bring to your attention. It’s not really related to tech, though, so bear with me. People with a healthy...
Belgian rightsholders group wants to charge libraries for READING BOOKS TO KIDS

Bill Clinton joins Twitter (for real this time)

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Having been cajoled to within an inch of his sanity by Stephen Colbert to join Twitter, President Bill Clinton does it for himself. [Read more]...
Bill Clinton joins Twitter (for real this time)

FunnyJunk lawyer's wife wades into fray, calls critics "nazi scumbags"

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So when Inman cranked out his infamous drawing of a mom seducing a Kodiak bear, Carreon took his displeasure to the blank page and churned out "Don't Mess With My Mom." Your allies are the fools Who cut and paste all day. They think they're important, But their anger is...
FunnyJunk lawyer's wife wades into fray, calls critics "nazi scumbags"

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 hits the FCC with 7-inch screen and WiFi in tow

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Just a little over a week after Samsung introduced the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 to the world, and it's already made its way to the FCC for approval. There's not much to say here that we don't know about, but as expected, this particular model is WiFi-only, with no...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 hits the FCC with 7-inch screen and WiFi in tow
You don't have to make yourself miserable to build a great company

Gmelius Promises To Improve the Look and Feel Of Your Gmail Inbox

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Google started rolling out its new user interface for Gmail late last year. Soon, Google will migrate even those users who have, until now, resisted this change to the new design. Not everybody is in love with the new design, of course, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that...
Gmelius Promises To Improve the Look and Feel Of Your Gmail Inbox

Judge puts the kibosh on one Apple vs. Motorola patent trial (maybe, tune in next week)

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In an (all too rare, if you ask us) occurrence, US Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner has tentatively decided to dismiss an Apple patent infringement case against Motorola. Both sides were seeking damages in the case, and the decision to dismiss it "with prejudice" would mean neither side could...
Judge puts the kibosh on one Apple vs. Motorola patent trial (maybe, tune in next week)
First look: Hyper-V 2012 targets VMware's air supply

CES 2013: Feast Your Eyes On The Sound And Fury Of The Show Floor

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If you didn't make it to this year's Consumer Electronics Show - or if you wouldn't touch the annual tech explosion with a 10-foot pole -  live vicariously through us, all from the relative comfort and sanity of your own home. We've been here in Las Vegas for the full pre-show, and...
CES 2013: Feast Your Eyes On The Sound And Fury Of The Show Floor

Jon Stewart on Google's glasses: Like people peeing in your eye

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In an expression of sheer humorous disturbance, Jon Stewart wonders about the sanity of Google's Project Glass. He doesn't stop there, though. Facebook's purchase of Instagram also gets a roasting. [Read more]...
Jon Stewart on Google's glasses: Like people peeing in your eye

First Impressions On Fluent, The Startup Promising “The Future Of Email”

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Y Combinator’s Paul Graham recently begged entrepreneurs to consider “frightening ambitious startup ideas,” like building a better search engine or replacing universities. “Any one of them could make you a billionaire,” said Graham. “That might sound like an attractive prospect, and yet when I describe these ideas you may notice you find...
First Impressions On Fluent, The Startup Promising “The Future Of Email”

Samsung Galaxy S III coming to China on June 9th, all 'big three' carriers get in on the fun

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When Sammy said it was taking the Galaxy S III around the world, it really, really meant it. Having already launched in the UK, and with the US soon to follow, Samsung's newest flagship is now ready to debut across China. As expected, all three major carriers will be...
Samsung Galaxy S III coming to China on June 9th, all 'big three' carriers get in on the fun
Apple's new iPod touch takes a step back: No light sensor

Buzz Rethinks How the iPhone Handles Contacts

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Buzz Contacts for iPhone is the latest offering from savvy apps, makers of the popular alternative calendar app, Agenda. Both apps take built-in iOS apps and offer new interfaces to save users time and sanity. Actually, Buzz takes on three apps at once: Contacts, Phone and Messages. It also uses...
Buzz Rethinks How the iPhone Handles Contacts

Taskbox, a hybrid email client/to-do list app, can aid you on the quest for "inbox zero"

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The combination of a solid email client and a lightweight to-do list app are vital to keeping my sanity during the workday, but I’ve always just used two separate applications. Taskbox, an upcoming email client that also doubles as a task list, could consolidate both functions into a single service....
Taskbox, a hybrid email client/to-do list app, can aid you on the quest for "inbox zero"
11 productivity tips from successful entrepreneurs

FTC issues report on Internet privacy, manages to say absolutely nothing new

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The US Federal Trade Commission today released its “final commission report” when it comes to privacy online. You’ll see lots of headlines in the next few hours about how the FTC has called for “privacy by design”, how it is looking for “greater transparency” and how it is applauding browser...
FTC issues report on Internet privacy, manages to say absolutely nothing new
Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy
How RFID chips & virtual currency could bring some sanity back to SXSW

Meet Ted Roden, The Unlikely Founder Of Fancy Hands: His Army Of Assistants Take Care Of Your Grunt Work

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Ted Roden did everything startup founders are told not to do. He didn't have a cofounder and he didn't start a company in his 20's. He started one alone, in his 30's, as a father. When Roden first started working on personal assistant startup Fancy Hands, he was still collecting...
Meet Ted Roden, The Unlikely Founder Of Fancy Hands: His Army Of Assistants Take Care Of Your Grunt Work
Sqwiggle Makes Working Remotely Less Lonely, More Awesome
The OS is the new browser -- apps are the tabs

Mozilla: Internet Explorer 9 is a "pretty respectable browser"

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Today at TNW’s Latin American conference in São Paulo, Mozilla’s Director of Research Andreas Gal, praised Microsoft’s browsing technology progress, stating that a decade ago, using Internet Explorer was a rough experience. However, today, Gal noted that “Microsoft is making a pretty respectable browser.” He went on to specifically cite Internet...
Mozilla: Internet Explorer 9 is a "pretty respectable browser"
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Silicon Valley Faces Private Sanity Check

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A wave of sanity is washing over Silicon Valley after Facebook's listing debacle, and that may be bad news for private companies looking to raise money. Suddenly, investors seem to care about business fundamentals again....
Silicon Valley Faces Private Sanity Check

What to read this morning: news, analysis & smart takes

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Wondering what to read this morning and get informed? Here are my picks of stories worth reading and some news that is worth noting. Plus a couple of great pieces from GigaOM, and a little self-serving link at the bottom. There is too much news about Thanksgiving shopping madness, but...
What to read this morning: news, analysis & smart takes

Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.3 has arrived!

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Three, two, one... Contact! We've reached a heightened level of delirium here at Engadget HQ -- this being our eighth day since touch down -- but we've saved just enough of our sanity to bring you the third issue of Distro's CES 2013 Daily. In it you'll find a...
Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.3 has arrived!

MPAA & RIAA: If People Can Sell Foreign Purchased Content Without Paying Us Again, US Economy May Collapse

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We've written a few times about the upcoming Kirtsaeng case before the Supreme Court concerning first sale rights. If you don't recall, the 2nd Circuit appears to have wiped out the first sale doctrine for content purchased outside the country that you want to resell within the US. As we...
MPAA & RIAA: If People Can Sell Foreign Purchased Content Without Paying Us Again, US Economy May Collapse

When It Comes to Dating, Dirty Bubble Blows Out All the Mystery, Keeps All the Creepy

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(Getty Images) Have you ever wondered why there wasn't a Yelp but for people? Neither did we, but apparently there is, and it's called Dirty Bubble. If you're not turned off by the name, just wait until you hear what it does. Dirty Bubble fancies itself as "a place for...
When It Comes to Dating, Dirty Bubble Blows Out All the Mystery, Keeps All the Creepy

"I Get Frustrated."

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"I Get Frustrated.": Actor/comedian Aziz Ansari shares my Games of Thrones pain. As he tells GQ: The way people release media is so far behind the way people actually consume it. There’s so much frustration. I mean, I get frustrated. I want to watch Game of Thrones. I’d love to see...
"I Get Frustrated."
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