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Fake apps infiltrate Apple iTunes App Store, shill reviews persist

www.electronista.com
If you thought that you were immune from being duped into downloading a fake app on the Apple iTunes App Store, think again. Apple users have often mocked Android fan boys about the number of fake apps and other malware that have been discovered on the Google Android Market/Google Play....
Fake apps infiltrate Apple iTunes App Store, shill reviews persist

Zooey Deschanel oozes nerdy allure for Sprint's iPhone

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Having earlier seen Samuel L. Jackson shill with Siri for Verizon, now Zooey Deschanel brings out her beautiful nerdiness to help sell the Sprint iPhone 4S. It seems, though, that both stars will be used for both carriers. [Read more]...
Zooey Deschanel oozes nerdy allure for Sprint's iPhone

Google helps create algorithm to target shill reviews

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A new algorithm, partly funded by Google, is aimed at spotting spam in user-generated online reviews. Shown at the World Wide Web 2012 conference in France, GSRank analyzes groups of reviewers and language similarities to identify illegitimate reviews of goods and services.......
Google helps create algorithm to target shill reviews

TheDailyBanter.com: Mary Landrieu Oil Industry Shill

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TheDailyBanter.com: Mary Landrieu Oil Industry Shill

[Video] No More Brand Definition Sillyness, Please

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I think we're all annoyed by the marketing speak we see and the shill language that we use ourselves. From the silly ways we promote individually to the worst tech buzzwords in press releases, we've been inundated with this type of false speech for so many years, that we're immune...
[Video] No More Brand Definition Sillyness, Please

Nothing To Worry About In These Dismal Apple Supply Chain Reports

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Wall Street analyst Brian White of Topeka Capital has built some kind of "Apple Monitor" thing where he monitors the health of the various companies in Asia that supply Apple with parts. For some reason, in February, the whole sector fell off a cliff, Business Insider reports. White says business...
Nothing To Worry About In These Dismal Apple Supply Chain Reports

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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If you've tried Kim Dotcom's new Mega service, you know that apart from solid design and an impressive amount of free storage, it's pretty underwhelming. But the trigger-happy anti-piracy group StopFileLockers doesn't agree, instead demanding it be shut down and leading PaulT to serve up our most insightful comment of...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Neil Young's deceiving Twitter tease

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When a popular musician joins Twitter, mobs of excited fans say they can’t wait to hear directly from their hero. But often the famous name on the account is just a front for an anonymous celebrity shill. Is it time for Twitter to be more honest about authenticity? The latest...
Neil Young's deceiving Twitter tease

Apparently I'm A Google Shill And I Didn't Even Know It

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So, there's been this slightly weird tangent in the Oracle/Google patent & copyright dispute, in which Judge Alsup -- for reasons that are still not clear to anyone -- ordered both companies to disclose the names of any "authors, journalists, commentators or bloggers who have and/or may publish comments on...
Apparently I'm A Google Shill And I Didn't Even Know It

Obama's new FCC chairman isn't a reflexive shill for carriers, but he's still a bad pick

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Obama's new FCC chairman isn't a reflexive shill for carriers, but he's still a bad pick
Nas, Nick Cannon, and Blake Griffin Are Now ‘Cofounders’ In 12Society, a Birchbox for Aspirational Bros

Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

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A federal last week wrote that he was “concerned” Oracle and Google had paid journalists and bloggers to comment on their highly-publicized intellectual property trial and ordered them to provide a list of names. The responses are now in. Oracle’s list is headed by patent propagandist, Florian Mueller, a long-time...
Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Taking the number one spot in voting (by a decent margin) for "most insightful comment" this week was from That Anonymous Coward in response to filmmaker David Newhoff trying to compare "copyleft" folks who are seeking more reasonable copyright laws and who are fighting against needless and dangerous expansion... to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Here's how Samsung flew bloggers halfway around the world, then threatened to leave them there

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Let’s pretend that you’re a blogger. You’re given the chance to review new, hot hardware from a major company. All that’s required is that you participate in some tasks, but these tasks would fit into your coverage so you agree. In return you get to be one of the first...
Here's how Samsung flew bloggers halfway around the world, then threatened to leave them there

Shill count: Oracle 1, Google 0

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On the orders of Judge William Alsup, Google and Oracle have filed documents detailing their financial ties to journalists, bloggers, and others who have commented on their legal battle. Sadlly, there are no smoking guns. Only one commentator, blogger Florian Mueller, seems to fit the spirit of Judge Alsup's order....
Shill count: Oracle 1, Google 0

Can We Build a Distributed Trust Network?

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Mathew Ingram posted an interview with Craig Newmark (the Craig of craigslist fame) in which the latter argued that what the web needs is a “distributed trust network” to manage our online reputations. As it happens, this is an idea that has occupied me for several years. So I figured it was about...
Can We Build a Distributed Trust Network?

How to not be a jerk on the Internet

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I've been a technology blogger for more than six years--four of them right here at PC World. And in that time I've developed a pretty thick skin. I've had to, because I'm often on the receiving end of incredibly mean, nasty, and insulting emails and post comments. This is...
How to not be a jerk on the Internet
Don't Want to Be Mistaken for a Prostitute? Don't Get into Samsung's Creepy Limo

Our trust relationship with Facebook: complicated

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Today I, along with a ton of other journalists, met with Facebook and listened to their presentation on the new privacy settings. Afterward I met one-on-one with Mark Zuckerberg and I told him that Facebook still has a trust problem (you can watch that entire video interview here). I...
Our trust relationship with Facebook: complicated

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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If you've tried Kim Dotcom's new Mega service, you know that apart from solid design and an impressive amount of free storage, it's pretty underwhelming. But the trigger-happy anti-piracy group StopFileLockers doesn't agree, instead demanding it be shut down and leading PaulT to serve up our most insightful comment of...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 cases and keyboard dock eyes-on

www.engadget.com
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is now good and official stateside, and you know that means Samsung has some new accessories to shill. On hand at Lincoln Center were leather cases in a variety of colors (including white, orange and brown) along with versions that mimic the flip covers for...
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 cases and keyboard dock eyes-on

Here's The Email-Alerts Service That BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Can't Live Without

www.businessinsider.com
If you haven't heard of Newsle, a service which alerts you whenever your friends make the news, you will soon. That's because Jonah Peretti, the viral genius behind the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed—as well as some of the fastest-spreading Internet memes around—is a fan.  "I use it every day," Peretti...
Here's The Email-Alerts Service That BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Can't Live Without

Indie Film Distributor Spends Half Her Profits Sending DMCA Takedowns, But Is It Worth It?

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An interesting bit of information was uncovered and pointed out by Baldaur Regis and an AC in the comments of Mike's post detailing the not-so-crafty work of an industry shill who posted three comments as three different people from the same IP address. The original Wall Street Journal article quoted...
Indie Film Distributor Spends Half Her Profits Sending DMCA Takedowns, But Is It Worth It?
'AmazonCare' Might Be The Next Page Amazon Takes Out Of Apple's Playbook
Jack Dorsey Shills for the Important Cause of Disrupting Candy
Tech Law: Oracle Calls on Google to Out Paid Bloggers

BLASPHEMY: Gandalf Exploited to Shill For Microsoft Phones

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Unbelievable. Is nothing sacred? The Next Web reports that Gandalf–an absolutely critical figure in most nerds’ adolescences, the motherfucking Merlin of the 20th century–has been pimped out to promote Microsoft’s line of Windows Phones: Microsoft has partnered with Wunderman to create new digital, press and outdoor materials, featuring Bilbo Baggins (played by...
BLASPHEMY: Gandalf Exploited to Shill For Microsoft Phones

Faux Yo-Yo Champ Wins Internet’s Heart [Randomly Viral]

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The Internet loves a good trickster (remember the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air rap dude?), so it’s no surprise that vids of “K-Strass,” a purported yo-yo champ, duping local news hosts have rapidly gone viral. In these videos, K-Strass visits local news stations in order to bust out his skills...
Faux Yo-Yo Champ Wins Internet’s Heart [Randomly Viral]
With anti-shill order, Google/Oracle judge enters "uncharted territory"

Yelp to battle shill reviews with name-and-shame program

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Yelp is enlisting the age-old tactic of public shaming in its battle against unscrupulous businesses trying to game the user-generated review site by paying for so-called shill reviews. The company says it will start placing alert messages on the Yelp profile page of businesses caught stuffing their profile full...
Yelp to battle shill reviews with name-and-shame program
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