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Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset

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In a short video interview, Nokia’s Stephen Elop admitted that his company is ramping up production of the Lumia 920 and 820 over time, helping to explain some reported shortages of the handset. The specific quote, as transcribed and surfaced by WMPowerUser, is as follows: [A]s we introduce the 920...
Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset

Canadian DJ's New Album Comes With Cardboard Turntable That Plays Included 3-Track Bonus Disc

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As digital media has erased scarcity from the normal artist-to-fan equation, artists who understand this fact are coming up with new ways to package the "infinite," bringing scarcity back into the equation and opening new levels of connection with their fans. Kid Koala's latest album, "12 Bit Blues," is both...
Canadian DJ's New Album Comes With Cardboard Turntable That Plays Included 3-Track Bonus Disc

7 stories to read this weekend

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And here I am, once again offering you seven interesting stories to read this weekend. Some of them are about tech, others about books and coffee. They are all good reads and I hope you enjoy them. The seductive foolishness of the Facebook phone: Michael Mace, one of the premier...
7 stories to read this weekend

Larry Harvey And JP Barlow On Burning Man's Sharing Economy, And Our Tech Future [TCTV]

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Larry Harvey is the main co-founder of the Burning Man festival, while John Perry Barlow is a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. We caught up with both men at Le Web London to discuss some of the intellectual underpinnings...
Larry Harvey And JP Barlow On Burning Man's Sharing Economy, And Our Tech Future [TCTV]
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Guess What? Google Fears The Next ‘Google’

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There are millions of entrepreneurs who want to come up with the next Google. Maybe you are one of them. You almost certainly know one. Guess what? Google is afraid of you — haunted that the same disruptive forces which transformed the company from a garage project by two...
Guess What? Google Fears The Next ‘Google’

Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

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Folks, we’re in a good old-fashioned bidding war! Dish has now upped its own bid for Clearwire to $4.40 per share, $1.00 per share more than Sprint’s current offer of $3.40 per share—and noticeably higher than Dish’s own previous offer of $3.30. Both companies are after Clearwire’s significant spectrum...
Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

Bitcoin is not a real currency, just some 21st-century cowrie shells

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The 'cryptocurrency' has more in common with gold than with fiat currencies which can provide extra liquidityThe rollercoaster ride of Bitcoin's valuation has, after a couple of months of being pulled up the roller, hit the "coaster" part. Now is the time where the people on board have to decide...
Bitcoin is not a real currency, just some 21st-century cowrie shells

“This American Life” retracts Apple labor conditions episode

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The radio program This American Life on Friday posted a note on its website saying that it is retracting a previous episode of the show, in which monologist Mike Daisey described the working conditions in factories in China that produce Apple’s most popular devices, saying it “was partially fabricated.” It’s...
“This American Life” retracts Apple labor conditions episode
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meganq: The original Apple operation manual for the original...

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meganq: The original Apple operation manual for the original Apple computer. The Apple I launched in 1976 and was priced at $666.66. Only 200 units were ultimately produced, but scarcity breeds demand -- a working Apple I sold at auction in November 2012 for $650,000. Three-hole punch?...
meganq: The original Apple operation manual for the original...
Will cars help iPad zoom away for good?

Dividend seen creating 'scarcity issue' for under-owned Apple stock

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Availability of Apple shares could become an issue, boosting the company's price-to-earnings multiple later this year, if the company does decide to pay out a dividend to investors....
Dividend seen creating 'scarcity issue' for under-owned Apple stock

Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

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Redmond, we have a problem. With PC sales stalling and tablet sales booming, Microsoft decided to shed the shackles of its desktop-focused past in favor of a touch-friendly, mobile-first future. It's goodbye Start button, hello Start screen. Icons are out, tiles are in. The new look-and-feel in Windows 8...
Windows 8 App Development: A Burden or a Breeze?

Strategy Analytics: iPad keeps riding high in Q2 tablet market share, Android doesn't budge

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The Apple iPad may as well be called the Teflon Tablet for now, since challengers can't quite stick. Thanks to those 17 million iPads shipped in the second quarter, Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple held on to the 68 percent of tablet market share that IDC credited to the...
Strategy Analytics: iPad keeps riding high in Q2 tablet market share, Android doesn't budge

The Complex Joys Of Music In The Age Of Digital Abundance

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A recent issue of The New Yorker had a fine essay by Mike Spies about the joys of discovering and listening to music. But its overall tone is rather melancholic: We seem to have created an environment in which wonderful music, newly discovered, is difficult to treasure. For treasures, as...
The Complex Joys Of Music In The Age Of Digital Abundance

Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion

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Twitter is enhancing the service’s search function to allow for greater discovery of new content and information on the part of users, it announced in a blog post Friday. The idea is to provide them with auto-suggestions in the search bar that correlate with who users follow when they search...
Twitter updates search function in line with in-app expansion

Not just iPhone, but iPad too uses Wi-Fi more often

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With unlimited data plans soon to be history, it seems Wi-Fi will soon become key to the growth of not just iPads, but also iPhones. A survey released by ComScore shows that of smartphone owners in the U.S. and U.K., iPhone users are far more likely than their Android-toting counterparts to take advantage of...
Not just iPhone, but iPad too uses Wi-Fi more often

Piracy Is A Cultural Opportunity; Embrace It

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Piracy has become a force of nature in the entertainment world. No matter what you make or how you release it, there are pirates waiting around the corner to try to get it for free. No matter what you try to stop this from happening, you just can't -- much...
Piracy Is A Cultural Opportunity; Embrace It

What's wrong with parents helping their children to self-publish books? | Dan Gillmor

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They know their children aren't writing great novels – but at least some parents are encouraging the creation generationYou can count on a kneejerk reaction against any praise of democratising technologies – typically from the people who have made their livings in the days before abundance replaced scarcity. So it...
What's wrong with parents helping their children to self-publish books? | Dan Gillmor

Pinterest Cofounder Reportedly Leaving Company

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Pinterest cofounder Paul Sciarra is leaving the company, according to startup community site Startup Grind. Startup Grind notes that while Sciarra is listed as CEO and founder on Pinterest’s SEC filings, he’s primarily worked in a behind-the-scenes role while Ben Silbermann has served as the public face of the fast-growing...
Pinterest Cofounder Reportedly Leaving Company

How PeerJ Is Changing Everything In Academic Publishing

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Has there ever been a business more ripe for disruption than academic publishing? For anyone who's not been following along, the business model of academic publishers, built on solving 18th century distribution problems, incarnates the Shirky Principle: that "Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the...
How PeerJ Is Changing Everything In Academic Publishing

U.S. court rules Google must disclose to Apple search terms used in discovery in Samsung case

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In mid-April I reported that "Apple called calls out Google on flawed search methodology, responsibility for Android's infringement". This was not about Google's Internet search engine but about a discovery dispute in the second California Apple v. Samsung case. Apple's patent infringement allegations relate to Android-based devices, and while some...
U.S. court rules Google must disclose to Apple search terms used in discovery in Samsung case

Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

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There's a lot of discussion here at Techdirt about filesharing. Much of the discussion focuses on various legacy industries and their efforts to fight infringement, as well as their continued cultivation of artificial scarcity, which often sends potential customers towards unapproved sources. Various artists have also weighed in on the...
Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

Can She Lead?

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(Editor's note: This post is part of a six-week blog series on how leadership might look in the future. The conversations generated by these posts will help shape the agenda of a symposium on the topic in June 2010, hosted by HBS's Nitin Nohria, Rakesh Khurana, and Scott Snook. This...
Can She Lead?

Indie Artists Discuss Dealing With File Sharing

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Unfortunately, I can't find who first sent this in, but the site Inieoma recently had an interesting multi-part "discussion" on how independent artists are dealing with the issue of "piracy." Some of the parts are quite interesting. Simon Indelicate has a bit of a bipolar post that does a fantastic...
Indie Artists Discuss Dealing With File Sharing
Huffington: Smart experiment, or old-media mistake?

ROI: How to Measure Return on Investment in Social Media

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What follows is the entire version of my recent post on Mashable, “The Maturation of Social Media ROI“ Over the years, Social Media experts attempted to redefine ROI for a new era of influence. While some introduced alternative philosophies for measuring the nuances tied to social media, others wondered...
ROI: How to Measure Return on Investment in Social Media
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