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For Netflix and the SEC, a Facebook Share Should Be Public Enough

allthingsd.com
Most people worry about over-sharing on Facebook. Under-sharing? Not so much. Except, that is, for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is considering taking action against Netflix for a Facebook post made by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The whole ordeal is strange. The SEC’s main beef: Netflix didn’t disclose potentially...
For Netflix and the SEC, a Facebook Share Should Be Public Enough

Apple's Cash Pile Gets Its Own Moment In The Limelight

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After some saber-rattling by investors, Apple says it's still considering sharing out its billions in cash. This week, prominent Apple investor David Einhorn, founder of Greenlight Capital, accused Apple of hoarding its $137 billion cash pile instead of mobilizing it to return value to investors...like Einhorn, for example. He...
Apple's Cash Pile Gets Its Own Moment In The Limelight

Best Tech Events This Week (BlogHer, Social Curation Summit, eCommerce HackDay, Future of Fashion, FinTech Startups, ER Roundtable)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. Photo-sharing apps...
Best Tech Events This Week (BlogHer, Social Curation Summit, eCommerce HackDay, Future of Fashion, FinTech Startups, ER Roundtable)

Iceland's Cheap, Green Cloud: How Datacenters Could Drive Big Changes On A Tiny Island

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Iceland. A fascinating, strange place. And misunderstood. Did you know the famous Blue Lagoon isn't a random miracle of nature -- it's a man-made pool filled with run-off water from the power plant next door? Or that Iceland's entire national population, just north of 300,000, is comparable to U.S. cities...
Iceland's Cheap, Green Cloud: How Datacenters Could Drive Big Changes On A Tiny Island

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Is Officially Off Mike Lynch's Christmas Card List

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Lynch. (The Telegraph) Ever since Hewlett-Packard delivered its bombshell allegations against Autonomy, the search engine maker that HP acquired for $11.1 billion last year, the dispute between the sides has fallen into a holding pattern: Autonomy founder Mike Lynch speaks, and HP doesn’t. To refresh your memory, HP said it...
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Is Officially Off Mike Lynch's Christmas Card List
On The Verge returns tomorrow at 4:30PM ET with 'The Elegant Universe' author Brian Greene!

Dying optical drive segment faces EU price fixing investigation

www.extremetech.com
The European Commission has never shied away from flexing its regulatory muscles where it perceives consumer injustice to exist, as both Microsoft and Intel can attest (both have been hit with billions of dollars in fines over the years). But targeting the optical disk drive (ODD) industry? That almost seems...
Dying optical drive segment faces EU price fixing investigation

Anonymous invites CIA, others to its weekend party

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Following its FBI shenanigans of last week, the loose-knit hacking collective claims to have taken down the CIA's Web site, along with the sites of the Mexican Senate and Interior Ministry. It also says it hacked into police and government sites in Alabama and pilfered personal info on 46,000 Alabamians....
Anonymous invites CIA, others to its weekend party
iFixit joins Greenpeace in bashing EPEAT's recyclability standards

Nexus One launched into space on CubeSat, becomes first PhoneSat in orbit (video)

www.engadget.com
Google's Nexus One has dreamt of space travel for a while now, but on Monday it was finally launched into orbit aboard a CubeSat dubbed STRaND-1, which was developed by Surrey Satellite Technology and the University of Surrey's Surrey Space Centre. STRaND-1 now holds the honor of being the...
Nexus One launched into space on CubeSat, becomes first PhoneSat in orbit (video)
The shockingly shoddy journalism of 'Back to the Future's' newspaper
Reddit temporarily bans links to 'The Atlantic,' 'Phys.org,' 'Businessweek,' and others after spamming violations
Rumor Roundup: Bravo Cuts Two from Zuckerberg's Show, Tumblr's Fine Young Cannibals

Hactivists Spoof the New York Times, Mainstream Media Miss the Point

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It was the New York Times op-ed that wasn't. After months of careful planning, Internet activists hailing from WikiLeaks, Anonymous and Yes Men quietly unfurled a very convincing New York Times web page on a lazy Sunday morning. The article fooled everyone for several hours as readers shared it widely...
Hactivists Spoof the New York Times, Mainstream Media Miss the Point
Developer Teaches RIM’s PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps
MTV, BET capitalize on computer crime & social media misery with #MTVhack hoax

Will Windows 8 appeal to app developers? Here's two perspectives from the community.

thenextweb.com
So the Windows 8 launch came and went, we saw some pretty quirky shenanigans going on around the big Microsoft P-A-R-T-Y in Times Square, and now we’ll really see what the public makes of its new operating system. It has been a slow road to launch for the computing giant, with...
Will Windows 8 appeal to app developers? Here's two perspectives from the community.

Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

www.businessinsider.com
Today is HP's annual shareholder meeting and chances are investors will be asking the board lots of questions about the HP's botched $11 billion acquisition of Autonomy. Autonomy founder, Mike Lynch, has a whole bunch of questions, too. He wants the board to publish the document from accountants PwC that...
Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

Cornhole, Beer Pong And CEO Chugging Contests: The Shenanigans Of Thrillist's Summer Picnic

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Thrillist, a cool city guide and media company for men, held a summer picnic for its 215 employees last Friday. It wasn't your average picnic. There was cornhole, survivor flip cup, a cinnamon eating contest, and beer chugging races against CEO Ben Lerer. Thrillist has a lot to celebrate. In...
Cornhole, Beer Pong And CEO Chugging Contests: The Shenanigans Of Thrillist's Summer Picnic

Slowloris DDoS tool used by Anonymous hacked to include Zeus trojan

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Is turnabout fair play? A handful of Anons have found themselves on the wrong end of a hack in the wake of the US government takedown of Megaupload. On January 20, just one day after Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested in New Zealand, an unknown attacker slipped code...
Slowloris DDoS tool used by Anonymous hacked to include Zeus trojan

BlackBerry calls shenanigans on 'false' Z10 return rate report -- seeks regulator review

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale BlackBerry isn’t going to let a recent report detailing high return rates for its new flagship smartphone go without a fight. The company announced today that it will seek a review of the Detwiler Fenton report by the...
BlackBerry calls shenanigans on 'false' Z10 return rate report -- seeks regulator review

Prenda Law Issues Subpoena For IP Addresses Of Every Visitor To Critic Blogs For The Past Two Years

www.techdirt.com
This is rather incredible. We already wrote about Prenda Law's series of defamation lawsuits against commenters on two key blogs that have been instrumental in exposing their shenanigans: FightCopyrightTrolls and DieTrollDie. While John Steele has dismissed his claim, the other two suits are still moving forward as far as I...
Prenda Law Issues Subpoena For IP Addresses Of Every Visitor To Critic Blogs For The Past Two Years

No Flash On Windows Mobile 7

www.wired.com
Windows 7 Phone Series, the brand new (and great) cellphone OS from Microsoft, will ship without support for Adobe’s Flash. WinMo 7 joins Apple’s iPhone and iPad in ignoring the widely used browser plugin. Could this be the end for the annoying, processor-hungry runtime? In an email sent to...
No Flash On Windows Mobile 7

April Fools' Day makes for Internet silliness

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Google kicks things off a day early this year with a supposed port of Google Maps to the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Here's an overview of April Fools' weekend shenanigans. [Read more]...
April Fools' Day makes for Internet silliness

Babies With Laser Eyes: Nadir Or Gutter Of Web Culture? [Rant]

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A new and totally inexplicable meme is sweeping the internet. Mutant infants with laser vision. Are these tots the harbingers of a new dark age, or a sign that culture is now 100% intellectually bankrupt? Let us contemplate. It's easy to understand the appeal of a baby with laser eyes...
Babies With Laser Eyes: Nadir Or Gutter Of Web Culture? [Rant]

Meet FUSE Labs, the formerly-obscure Microsoft division that built So.cl

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So.cl has been around for some time now, but it only recently ripped off its mask, and barred its teeth to the world. Microsoft is spinning the social app as as search-infused project for students, while some in the press are already calling shenanigans on that narrative. Either way, who...
Meet FUSE Labs, the formerly-obscure Microsoft division that built So.cl

Sergey Brin’s Rant Against Government Forces Ruining the Internet Sure Is Well-Timed

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(twitter.com) What's the other half of Google's dynamic duo up to now that Larry Page is running the show? He's campaigning for the freedom of the internet -- just as his company faces an FCC fine. Sergey Brin tells the Guardian that, "very powerful forces that have lined up...
Sergey Brin’s Rant Against Government Forces Ruining the Internet Sure Is Well-Timed

The Engadget Show 35: EVs in Portland, hacked bicycles and a Tesla Model S test drive

www.engadget.com
With a transportation themed episode, it only seemed natural to take the Engadget Show out of our traditional digs -- it was also a great excuse to visit one of our favorite cities in the world: Portland, Oregon. We drove Mitsubishi's i-MiEV EV around the Northwestern green mecca, stopping...
The Engadget Show 35: EVs in Portland, hacked bicycles and a Tesla Model S test drive
New Zealand cops feared Kim Dotcom's belly of mass destruction

Proview Thwarted In Chinese iPad Trademark Suit, Brings Case To US Shores

techcrunch.com
The dispute between Apple and Proview over the “iPad” trademark has just gotten a lot more domestic. Proview, which owned the “iPad” trademark in several countries until they sold the rights to Apple, has been alleging shenanigans, specifically that part of the company never authorized the sale. Apple, for their...
Proview Thwarted In Chinese iPad Trademark Suit, Brings Case To US Shores
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