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Google: We are so over patents, especially in their current form

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After fighting the patent battle of the decade in court with Oracle, Googlers are getting publicly fed up with software patents as a whole. Conceptually, they just don’t jive with innovation, two prominent Googlers have said recently. “One thing that we are very seriously taking a look at is...
Google: We are so over patents, especially in their current form

Zynga's Stock Pops Based on a High Chance of Meeting Low Expectations

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Ahead of Zynga’s second-quarter earnings report on Wednesday, the company’s stock gained 6 percent on the strong likelihood that it will meet — but not beat — analyst expectations. Companies normally get a lift when they exceed estimates, but in this case, investor confidence has been so low that some think a...
Zynga's Stock Pops Based on a High Chance of Meeting Low Expectations

On the anniversary of iTunes, has the owner-ship sailed?

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It's a decade since iTunes store was born and changed our music consumption habits. Cameron Farrelly from pd3 asks what we can expect in the next 10 years and if it will even be necessary to own music in the next 10 yearsOver the last 10 years, innovative digital services...
On the anniversary of iTunes, has the owner-ship sailed?

Federal Circuit denies immediate stay of Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, no Nexus decision yet

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Samsung appealed both of last week's preliminary injunctions (the one against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the one against the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, which the Korean company co-developed with Google) to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Simultaneously with notifying its appeals, Samsung asked Judge Lucy Koh...
Federal Circuit denies immediate stay of Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, no Nexus decision yet

This old backup: how to dispose of your old archives without exposing yourself

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March 31 is World Backup Day, the day that the storage tech industry exhorts us all to back up our digital possessions and practice good data hygiene. But there's one thing that's just as important as backing up your data in the first place, or possibly more so: properly...
This old backup: how to dispose of your old archives without exposing yourself

Apple applies for shoe-life sensor patent, puts it in hypothetical brogues

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Nike's running sensor, a detachable piece of tech that connected to a companion iOS app, is the closest that Apple's associated itself to foot metrics so far, but folded inside the company's patent applications for today is this left-field addition, a shoe wear-out sensor. We assume the idea is...
Apple applies for shoe-life sensor patent, puts it in hypothetical brogues

Big Data And The Landfills Of The Digital Enterprise

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You do realize that you work for the only company on the planet that isn't leveraging Big Data? That everyone else is gaining competitive advantage by aggregating cash register receipts, the weather in Miami, your sister's Facebook posts and the average shelf-life of Lindt chocolate? That you, in fact, are...
Big Data And The Landfills Of The Digital Enterprise

RT @johnhaydon "Shelf life of a Facebook Like" mindmap for those who care: http://bit.ly/asDAqu [love that! in my next link love monthly!]

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RT @johnhaydon "Shelf life of a Facebook Like" mindmap for those who care: http://bit.ly/asDAqu [love that! in my next link love monthly!]

Meet the $60 ‘Earth Day’ LED light bulb

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Just in time for Earth Day, Dutch electronics company Philips is unveiling a new super energy-efficient light bulb today with a shelf life that should last about 25 years. The catch? It costs about $60, but Philips is said to have forged deals with some stores to bring that...
Meet the $60 ‘Earth Day’ LED light bulb

Microsoft finally wins ITC battle with Motorola over wireless P2P patent

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In with a bang, out with a whimper. After making us fear for the Xbox 360's (shelf) life due by delivering an adverse ruling in Motorola's ITC patent infringement case against Microsoft last year, the presiding Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) reversed his stance a couple months ago after prodding...
Microsoft finally wins ITC battle with Motorola over wireless P2P patent

On The Internet, If You Don't Die, You Win Sometimes, Says Winner Evan Williams

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Serial entrepreneur Evan Williams spoke onstage at Wired’s Business Conference, about going from Pyra Labs to Blogger to Obvious to Odeo to Obvious to Twitter to Obvious to Medium. Whew! “Turns out I’m bad at parallel entrepreneurialism,” Williams laughed, joking about why he just can’t stop focusing when a...
On The Internet, If You Don't Die, You Win Sometimes, Says Winner Evan Williams

Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience

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No company or person has yet nailed the digital reading experience for longform texts, such as books and magazine articles. The Kindle is a great platform, but it’s built around the Amazon store and it’s social elements can best be described as weak. Instapaper, Readability, and Pocket all provide...
Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience
Hiring old people: The dangerous but necessary steroids of the startup world

3 keys to a killer Super Bowl ad

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Advertisers are paying record amounts to put their brands in front of you during Super Bowl Sunday. Here are three ways to grade them. By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- Super Bowl weekend is here. For some, Sunday is all about the game. For others, the ads take center stage....
3 keys to a killer Super Bowl ad

The missing link in Twitter's ad program

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The "Twitter Business Model Watch" is officially (and thankfully) over. Announced today, Twitter's Promoted Tweets advertising program is supposed to help companies offset the limited window of attention that's common to the real-time web. The new ads, which have the look and behavior of normal tweets, will float like corks...
The missing link in Twitter's ad program
Greystripe founders join YesVideo, with plans to turn VHS video conversion into a billion dollar business

Smosh: The Once & Future Kings Of YouTube

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Top YouTuber Ray William Johnson has been dethroned as the most popular YouTuber by Smosh, the manic comedy duo comprised of Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla.  It took 6.8 million subscribers grab the crown, which Smosh achieved over the weekend. Skewing Younger! The secret to Smosh's success? Make content for...
Smosh: The Once & Future Kings Of YouTube

Study shows Facebook Timeline extends post lifetime, increases engagement by 13%

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According to a recent study by Sotrender, despite any gripes brands may have had, after having the (not so new anymore) Facebook Timeline forced upon them, the change has had a positive effect on fan engagement. With over a month passing since the changes took their final effect, Sotrender analyzed...
Study shows Facebook Timeline extends post lifetime, increases engagement by 13%

SpaceX Successfully Touches Down In The Pacific Ocean

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Houston, we have a landing. SpaceX's robotic Dragon capsule safely landed in the Pacific Ocean today, bringing 3,000 pounds of cargo back from its trip to the International Space Station. The unmanned capsule was loaded successfully onto a boat this afternoon, the company reported. NASA said that the material...
SpaceX Successfully Touches Down In The Pacific Ocean

Instagram: what is Facebook getting for $1bn?

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Is the social network just after another chunk of the world's visual memory, asks Guardian head of photography Roger ToothIn my job I guess it's unsurprising that I keep hearing things about photography. "Facts" like half of all pictures ever taken were taken in the past 12 months. Could that...
Instagram: what is Facebook getting for $1bn?

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

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Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the...
NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu
NASA's Space Food Systems lab shows what astronauts really eat in orbit

Why TiVo missed the mark with the new Premiere

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Excuse me while I let off a little steam. I was a tad hasty in my proclamation yesterday that the TiVo Premiere changes everything. It doesn’t. In fact, it doesn’t change anything. It’s a big pile of disappointment and missed opportunity. TiVo doesn’t release hardware that often so when it does, it...
Why TiVo missed the mark with the new Premiere

DailyDirt: Eating Food On Other Astronomical Objects

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Manned missions outside of low Earth orbit take a bit more planning since supplies are a trickier to deliver the farther out astronauts go. NASA is looking at a trip to Mars in a couple decades, and part of its preparations is creating edible items that are safe and nutritious...
DailyDirt: Eating Food On Other Astronomical Objects

Zynga Reports Higher Revenues, Loss in First Quarter

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Zynga reported a net loss of $85 million, or 12 cents a share on revenues of $329 million, in the first quarter ended March 31. When excluding some charges, including stock-based compensation, the company’s non-GAAP earnings totaled 6 cents a share, beating analyst expectations of 5 cents a share. Revenues...
Zynga Reports Higher Revenues, Loss in First Quarter

Bronfman: Spotify is a real and growing revenue stream

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Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman, Jr. is a big fan of Spotify. In fact, at the D:Dive Into Media conference, the music mogul touted the music streaming service as a complementary service on top of other sales channels. In what is likely his final interview before leaving Warner Music,...
Bronfman: Spotify is a real and growing revenue stream

Tongal Raises $15M For Platform That Lets Anyone Compete To Make Branded Video Campaigns

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Tongal has raised $15 million for its video content and social platform, which rewards people for making video advertisements for consumer brands. With the investment, which was led by Insight Venture Partners, Tongal plans to build out its global creative community. Tongal, founded in 2008 and based out of Los Angeles, has...
Tongal Raises $15M For Platform That Lets Anyone Compete To Make Branded Video Campaigns

Evan Williams on Medium: "The magazine is the analog for what we're doing"

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When Twitter cofounders Evan Williams and Biz Stone launched Medium last year, their goal was for it to be a collaborative publishing tool that connected writers to a larger network. But that vision also hinges on quality, curation and, in some ways, a higher barrier to entry than platforms like...
Evan Williams on Medium: "The magazine is the analog for what we're doing"
'Shove My Face Into a Pile of Ding Dongs,' Begs Hostess-Starved Craigslist Poster
Google quickly quashes Nexus Q
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