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Nokia sues HTC over feature letting admins disable programs on employees' Android phones

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Certain Android device makers, such as Samsung, make considerable effort to fulfill the needs of enterprise customers. But many of the features that are key to the enterprise-readiness of a platform or device have been patented long before Android.On Friday afternoon I attended yet another Nokia v. HTC patent trial...
Nokia sues HTC over feature letting admins disable programs on employees' Android phones

Being online aged 90 has made my old age less lonely. Others are less lucky | Harry Leslie Smith

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As grief over my wife and son eased, I wanted to join the land of the living. I wish more seniors could reap the benefits I haveThere's no getting around it: I am from the class of 1923, which makes me very old. When I was a boy, people thought...
Being online aged 90 has made my old age less lonely. Others are less lucky | Harry Leslie Smith

Run the country? Sorry, far too busy texting my chums | Catherine Bennett

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Mobiles in schools face a ban but politicians, as we've discovered at Leveson, are as addicted as any childMaybe it's too easy, using hindsight, to wonder if the entire British media was asleep two years ago when Samantha Cameron told us what her husband was really like."I have to be...
Run the country? Sorry, far too busy texting my chums | Catherine Bennett
Facebook Android apps updated with redesigned messaging

Can Facebook teach us how to be nice again?

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Despite the countless criticisms lobbed at Facebook over privacy and the myriad studies lamenting how it’s making us more narcissistic, lonely and generally worse at human interaction, the world’s largest social network might actually help us re-learn how to be nice in an increasingly impersonal world. The genie is out...
Can Facebook teach us how to be nice again?
NY governor Cuomo avoids email using BBM PIN messaging

Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet by Finn Brunton - review

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Steven Poole on the human faces behind your clogged-up inboxThere is a curious fracturing of meaning and tone in modern email spam. One spam message I got today begins like a pseudoscience news story in the Daily Mail: "Bicycle riding, in moderation, does not affect erectile functioning. But it's not absolutely safe." In case...
Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet by Finn Brunton - review

O2's TU Go software spreads your phone number across multiple devices

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Between Skype, Google Voice, Viber and several smaller players, there are plenty of platform-agnostic services vying to put your voice through their IP (get it?), and now UK carrier O2 is introducing us to its twist on multi-device communication with TU Go. It's like a marriage of the traditional...
O2's TU Go software spreads your phone number across multiple devices

Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

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Screengrab, Copyrightinformation.org TorrentFreak reports that the Copyright Alert System, which some big Internet service providers were planning to implement Wednesday, is on hold. The system has been delayed due to adverse conditions following Superstorm Sandy, which threw a hugely destructive wrench into the works for many utilities and ISPs. The...
Superstorm Sandy Delays Implementation of Copyright Alert System

Google's Hangouts service will rival iMessage with support for SMS, Google Play listing reveals

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Support for SMS was one of the notable omissions from Google Hangouts, the cross-platform messaging service that launched at the Google I/O event yesterday, but it appears the absence is only temporary according to details within the Google Play store. Included within the list of permissions for Hangouts for Android are requests to...
Google's Hangouts service will rival iMessage with support for SMS, Google Play listing reveals

Google CEO Larry Page: Google Glass 'gives me chills'

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Larry Page is excited about the potential of Google Glass — so much so that he gets the chills when wearing them. On the first quarter earnings call today, Google’s CEO touched on several different aspects of his company, including Google’s high-tech augmented reality spectacles. He said he gets...
Google CEO Larry Page: Google Glass 'gives me chills'
All-out messaging war between Apple and Facebook heats up
SendHub Expands Beyond Messaging, Now Rivals Google Voices With Support For Calls & Voicemail

Neutrinos shot through 780 feet of stone, spell out their name

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A group of researchers communicated a message through 780 feet of solid stone using a beam of neutrinos, the University of Rochester announced Wednesday. When the message came out the other side, the scientists were able to read it perfectly: it said, perhaps unimaginatively, "Neutrino." Neutrinos are nearly massless...
Neutrinos shot through 780 feet of stone, spell out their name

Messaging Via Chat Apps Overtook Daily SMS Rate In 2012

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It's not as bad as you think, mobile networks. Sending messages via chat apps has overtaken SMS for the first time. A survey from Informa reports that, in 2012, 19 billion chat messages were sent per day, compared to 17.6 billion SMS. The news is not good for mobile...
Messaging Via Chat Apps Overtook Daily SMS Rate In 2012

Convicted Hacker, Troll "Weev" Livetweets Prison Sentence

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Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer, a prolific hacker and Internet troll, is livetweeting his prison sentence through an email service for inmates. Andrew Auernheimer, a hacker and internet troll known as "Weev" who is serving a 41-month prison sentence under murky legal circumstances, is currently incarcerated in New York's Brooklyn Metropolitan...
Convicted Hacker, Troll "Weev" Livetweets Prison Sentence

Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals

techcrunch.com
Since 2011, Sonic Notify has been working on a platform that will allow broadcasters, retailers, and events organizers to instantly provide users with multimedia content and deals, through audio recognition technology that instantly triggers push notifications and alerts through mobile apps. Now that technology is live, enabling anyone with an...
Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals

Sqoot loses sponsors following misogynistic description of their API jam event

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What looked like a storm in a teacup on Twitter for Sqoot, ‘the daily deal API that helps developers add incremental value’, turned out to be a bad decision that cost them a sponsor for their API Jam event in Boston later this month. Unwisely Sqoot listed “women” as one...
Sqoot loses sponsors following misogynistic description of their API jam event

Control any screen with a browser: Clik turns your smartphone into the world’s best remote

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From the minds that brought you Kik, the ultra-fast mobile messaging app, comes Clik: a new platform that will let developers create smartphone apps that can control just about any screen with a web browser. To prove the value of its platform, the company is releasing a free Clik YouTube...
Control any screen with a browser: Clik turns your smartphone into the world’s best remote

German court stays Nokia-HTC patent case over enterprise admin feature

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Judge Andreas Voss ("Voß" in German) of the Mannheim Regional Court just announced an order to stay a Nokia v. HTC patent lawsuit over a feature giving enterprise IT administrators remote control over the availability of certain features on employees' Android devices. HTC was found to technically infringe this Nokia...
German court stays Nokia-HTC patent case over enterprise admin feature

Google Webmaster Tools Adds Clarity to Traffic Alerts: What To Do If You Receive One

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For some time (since at least March), Google webmaster tools has been sending messages to site owners about substantial traffic changes (increases or decreases) to pages of a site. Some site owners found these messages perplexing as they weren’t sure exactly what was actionable about the... Please visit Search Engine...
Google Webmaster Tools Adds Clarity to Traffic Alerts: What To Do If You Receive One

Facebook Pages finally get administrator roles and scheduled posts

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Facebook is continuing to beef up its offerings to Facebook Page administrators, adding features that were previously only available in third party apps, with the latest allowing them to assign administrator roles and schedule posts. Page administrators will no doubt appreciate is the ability to assign specific roles to other...
Facebook Pages finally get administrator roles and scheduled posts

Ron Conway: I Don't Necessarily Like The Stuff I Invest In

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Fortune's Miguel Helft wrote a feature on Ron Conway for the February 27 issue. In it he describes Ron Conway as someone who isn't a big fan of technology or the Internet, or even the companies he invests in. Helft says Conway used to print out emails, scribble on...
Ron Conway: I Don't Necessarily Like The Stuff I Invest In
Updated My Xbox Live App Brings Android Into The Mix, Adds iPhone-Only Remote Control Feature

This Guy Got His Stolen iPhone Back By Pretending To Be A Hot Girl On Dating Site

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NYC iPhone owner tricks thief using dating app and gets phone back with subterfuge and hammer NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City musician used a combination of technology, seduction, a hammer and a bribe to reclaim his missing iPhone from a confused crook. Jazz trombonist Nadav Nirenberg (nah-DAHV'...
This Guy Got His Stolen iPhone Back By Pretending To Be A Hot Girl On Dating Site

Maybe Facebook Wants To Make Every Phone A 'Facebook Phone' (FB)

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Facebook rolled out a new feature for the Messenger app on iPhone that lets you make free phone calls to your friends using a WiFi or cellular data connection. There are, of course, a few caveats: It only works on iPhone. It only works in the U.S. and Canada. Both...
Maybe Facebook Wants To Make Every Phone A 'Facebook Phone' (FB)
SocialFlow debuts Crescendo, an attention buying platform

Student denies racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter

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Joshua Cryer appears before magistrates to deny sending 'grossly offensive' messages to former England strikerA law student denied has denied racially abusing ex-footballer Stan Collymore on Twitter.Joshua Cryer, 21, of Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, faced a public order charge following a complaint from the football pundit.Cryer, a student at Newcastle...
Student denies racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter
Zendesk Now Offers Facebook Private Messages For Customer Service

Facebook Has Been Hacked. What Will You Do?

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This week's apparent hacking of Facebook accounts is a good reminder that all of us are vulnerable to account theft. Here are the steps to take if you think your Facebook account has been hacked. We're still waiting to hear back from Facebook about the attack we reported yesterday, but...
Facebook Has Been Hacked. What Will You Do?
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