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The day that Google Drive broke my trust

Flurry: Santa crammed more tablets than smartphones into Christmas stockings

www.engadget.com
Assuming you were a non-naughty-lister who didn't get the proverbial coal lump, it looks like that gift under the tree was more likely a tablet than a phone this Noël, according to Flurry. The analytics outfit said that just over half of December 25th activations were slates, and we...
Flurry: Santa crammed more tablets than smartphones into Christmas stockings
HP may cut 25,000 jobs

Supporting data innovation in journalism throughout Europe

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The digital age generates reams of raw data. Much of that data is interesting or important, but since there’s a lot of it out there it’s often hard to find and analyze. This is where journalists can help. Journalists are experts at delving into complex issues and writing stories that...
Supporting data innovation in journalism throughout Europe

France's MyJobCompany Brings Its Social Headhunting Platform Across The Channel

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MyJobCompany is another take on the social recruitment idea. Its platform, which expanded beyond France and Latin America to the UK last week, enables anybody to become what it calls a “social headhunter” by recommending friends and acquaintances for a job. Or, put another way, by sending their social and professional networks job adverts,...
France's MyJobCompany Brings Its Social Headhunting Platform Across The Channel

Google To Sell E-Books In France

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Google (NSDQ: GOOG) will reportedly start selling e-books in France. Google is launching an e-book section of its French Google Play site, The Bookseller reports, citing a Livres Hebdo article. eBookNewser points to a similar report from ActuaLitté. (More info on the Google eBookstore’s rebrand as Google Play here.)...
Google To Sell E-Books In France

Intel's (latest) mobile comeback

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CEO Paul Otellini thinks he's finally found a way to get Intel into the mobile game. Will phone makers take his call? FORTUNE -- There are two kinds of CEOs: Those who love the spotlight and those who hate it. Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of Intel, falls into the...
Intel's (latest) mobile comeback

Twitter Puts Its DMCA Takedown Requests Up For All To See

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Yesterday’s announcement that Twitter would be selectively censoring tweets based on country was not well-received. But part of that announcement was the assurance that the process would at least be transparent. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. They also mentioned that they were working with Chilling Effects...
Twitter Puts Its DMCA Takedown Requests Up For All To See

Microsoft to build a Windows Phone handset? No, that’s not very likely, Mr. Analyst

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It’s almost an obvious thought: Now that Microsoft has built its own console, to great success, and its own tablet/laptop hybrid, to general, if early acclaim, why wouldn’t the company build a phone as well? After all, if the other two moves led to more market share, exactly what Windows...
Microsoft to build a Windows Phone handset? No, that’s not very likely, Mr. Analyst

White House, Tiring of Death Stars And Deportation Requests, Ups 'We The People' Signature Threshold From 25,000 To 100,000

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The White House has just raised the signature threshold at the "We the People" website from 25,000 to 100,000, no doubt in an attempt to trim down the number of Death Star/deportation/secession/impeachment petitions it must respond to. (Why no one thought to kill two birds with one stone and exile...
White House, Tiring of Death Stars And Deportation Requests, Ups 'We The People' Signature Threshold From 25,000 To 100,000

NASA's Seven Minutes of Terror: Curiosity's precarious Mars landing explained (video)

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Edited and scored with dramatic tension of a summer blockbuster trailer, NASA's put together a gripping short clip that dresses down Curiosity's mission to Mars for the layman. The "car-sized" rover, set to touchdown on August 5th of this year at 10:31PM PDT, is currently journeying towards the Red...
NASA's Seven Minutes of Terror: Curiosity's precarious Mars landing explained (video)

Oracle to Court: Let's Try SAP Again

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Here we go again. It looks like one of the ugliest trials in the history of the software industry is about to repeat itself. Last year the judge offered Oracle a choice. Accept a judgement of $272 million in damages, that had been reduced from $1.3 billion awarded at trial...
Oracle to Court: Let's Try SAP Again
Good Deal: Instapaper is Starbucks' free app of the week

Future of mobile: “compound” apps that know what you want

venturebeat.com
Apple’s App Store may have more than 600,000 apps right now, but the future of mobile computing is not about stand-alone applications. Certainly, new apps will be invented, but the real innovation will be in the creation of “compound” apps that transform how we live and work. Compound mobile applications...
Future of mobile: “compound” apps that know what you want

TNW's Windows 8 cheat sheet: What, when, where, how much, and should you?

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The launch of a new version of Windows is always a critical moment for Microsoft; the operating and its market dominance forms the first layer of its business foundation. The release of Windows 8, however, is special. There hasn’t been a release this large for Microsoft since Windows 95. Here...
TNW's Windows 8 cheat sheet: What, when, where, how much, and should you?

Google's Latest Link Seller Hit Targeted Text Link Ads

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On May 15th we reported that Google targeted yet another link selling network that resulted in several thousand penalties. Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts, has revealed which link network was the target via Twitter last week. The target was one of the oldest and arguably the most... Please...
Google's Latest Link Seller Hit Targeted Text Link Ads
Google Maps imagery rewoven into elaborate Persian rug patterns

GM crop-trial website taken down by cyber-attack

www.guardian.co.uk
Rothamsted Research's website taken offline in attack by hackers claiming to represent Anonymous collectiveCyber-attackers took down the website on Sunday night of Rothamsted Research – an agricultural research institute in the UK conducting a GM crop trial, just hours after a failed attack on the institute's field of genetically modified...
GM crop-trial website taken down by cyber-attack

Exclusive: Sony Has Quietly Cut 100 U.S. Jobs Over Last Several Weeks

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Sony Electronics, the U.S. arm of the Japanese consumer products company, has cut around 100 workers from its ranks over the past several weeks, AllThingsD has learned. Although word of the cuts comes just as Sony changed its top leadership in Japan, sources say the U.S. moves have been in...
Exclusive: Sony Has Quietly Cut 100 U.S. Jobs Over Last Several Weeks

How To Make A Hard Drive That Lasts 1 Million Years

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Science Magazine reports that the secret to making your data last a million years is to use a drive that's made out of sapphire. It might seem like a silly pursuit, but the project was born when nuclear waste repositories needed a way to catalog where they'd buried waste for...
How To Make A Hard Drive That Lasts 1 Million Years

SumUp adds American Express to its mobile point-of-sale terminal roster

gigaom.com
And so the European mobile point-of-sale (POS) terminal wars continue. With iZettle, Payleven, Adyen, mPowa and SumUp all trying to replicate Square’s dongle-based model in the EU, the various stages in this scramble for the mobile merchant tend to involve the signing of distribution partnerships or the support of new...
SumUp adds American Express to its mobile point-of-sale terminal roster
N. Carolina Senate decides to include science in sea level projections after all

Winston Churchill archive made available online

www.guardian.co.uk
Nearly a million documents, including drafts of famous war speeches and cigar bills, have been digitisedNearly a million documents that make up Winston Churchill's archive, ranging from school reports, drafts of his famous wartime speeches, to cigar bills, have been made instantly accessible to students, historians, and even politicians looking...
Winston Churchill archive made available online

New data shows dramatic increase in wireless surveillance by law enforcement

www.extremetech.com
For the first time, we have an idea of the extent of law enforcement’s demands on wireless carriers for various information including texts, location data, and other information, and its not pretty.According to documentation provided to The New York Times, law enforcement officers made 1.3 million such requests during 2011....
New data shows dramatic increase in wireless surveillance by law enforcement

Record-breaking 17.4 million Android and iOS devices activated on Christmas Day; tablets top smartphones

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More Android and iOS devices were activated on Christmas Day this year than on any other day. According to analytics firm Flurry, 17.4 million Android and iOS devices were activated during the holiday, an increase of 332% compared to an average of 4 million activations per day. This year’s numbers...
Record-breaking 17.4 million Android and iOS devices activated on Christmas Day; tablets top smartphones
Will Tesla seek federal ruling to end its war with state car dealers?
Great, now engineers think that they are economists too

Amusing tweets from the Apple vs. Samsung Trial: Google and Apple employees not yet vetted

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With Apple and Google having a large presence in the Bay area, there is bound to be some ties to the companies represented on the jury but both Apple and Google employees have made it to the Jury selection process.  Imagine having to write the request to the HR department...
Amusing tweets from the Apple vs. Samsung Trial: Google and Apple employees not yet vetted

Amazon Refuses To Publish First Cornish-Language Ebook

www.techdirt.com
As we've noted before, Amazon is beginning to wield considerable power over the entire publishing chain. The past teaches us that as successful companies gain near-monopoly powers, their arbitrary decisions become more problematic. Here's an unusual example of that, pointed out to us by @IndigenousTweet via @MLBrook: Diglot Books...
Amazon Refuses To Publish First Cornish-Language Ebook

The Anatomy of Search Technology: blekko’s NoSQL database

highscalability.com
This is a guest post by Greg Lindahl, CTO of blekko, the spam free search engine that had over 3.5 million unique visitors in March. Greg Lindahl was Founder and Distinguished Engineer at PathScale, at which he was the architect of the InfiniPath low-latency InfiniBand HCA, used to build...
The Anatomy of Search Technology: blekko’s NoSQL database
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