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Four Mistakes Publishers Make When Bringing Content to Tablets

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Editor’s note: Mitch Lazar is the CEO of news reader startup Taptu. He was the founder or co-founder of CNN.com, CNN Mobile, and Cartoon Network Mobile. Many revolutions have been televised, but the publishing revolution has already become digitized, and now, mobilized. There’s no doubt that the second half of...
Four Mistakes Publishers Make When Bringing Content to Tablets
Report claims Google's Android team developing smart watch too
Alibaba.com to go private, raising funds to buy back its stock

Songwriters: piracy "dwarfs bank robbery," FBI must act

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The Songwriters Guild of America has a message for the government: start prosecuting file-sharers, both criminally and civilly, because file-sharing is much worse than bank robbery. "There are numerous economic crimes of much lesser magnitude (such as bank robbery) that are routinely and fully investigated, for which law enforcement...
Songwriters: piracy "dwarfs bank robbery," FBI must act

Alibaba may be taking Yahoo’s ball & going home — to the tune of $17B

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Due to deal talks breaking down, Yahoo may be losing $17 billion worth of Asian asset sales. Yahoo, which owns significant stakes in Chinese powerhouse Alibaba and Japan’s SoftBank (as well as Yahoo Japan, natch) was attempting to sell those shares back to the companies in order to focus on...
Alibaba may be taking Yahoo’s ball & going home — to the tune of $17B

NSA Warns that Anonymous May Soon Be Capable of a Causing a Power Blackout

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At a Senate intelligence hearing earlier this month, the FBI declared that cyber attacks would soon surpass big bad, old-fashioned terrorism as the biggest threat to America. No big shocker there, intelligence officials have been saying as much since last year. But in private meetings at the White House,...
NSA Warns that Anonymous May Soon Be Capable of a Causing a Power Blackout

Viber gives its BlackBerry app a new look as it preps for video calling support in April

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Viber, the company behind the popular free messaging and video calling smartphone app of the same name, has some good news for millions of BlackBerry owners that have been unable to call their friends via the dedicated BlackBerry app — the feature has been developed and will be launched in...
Viber gives its BlackBerry app a new look as it preps for video calling support in April

News Corp Announces Business Plans To Disrupt Education: "Amplify" Mobile Technology and Assessment

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News Corp, Home of Fox News and one the world’s most powerful media entities, has announced its long-awaited plans to disrupt education. Former New York City education chancellor and CEO of Amplify, News Corp’s new k-12 education division, will attack education reform through technology, with three specific strategies: assessment...
News Corp Announces Business Plans To Disrupt Education: "Amplify" Mobile Technology and Assessment

Exclusive: Yahoo Asia Deal Talks Off

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According to sources close to the situation, the discussions between Yahoo and its Asian partners have hit a deal-breaking impasse over the efficacy of the centerpiece of the complex negotiation — a cash-rich split-off. Sources said talks have completely halted over an arrangement with China’s Alibaba Group and Japan’s...
Exclusive: Yahoo Asia Deal Talks Off

The New York Times debuts an HTML5 iPad web app to complement its native apps

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Step aside, Financial Times and Quartz — there’s now a higher-profile adherent to the HTML5 web app faith. The New York Times today debuted an HTML5 web app for iPad users. The FT broke ground by abandoning Apple’s App Store in 2011 and investing in an HTML5-driven experience that...
The New York Times debuts an HTML5 iPad web app to complement its native apps

Sony Sues Actor For Trademark Infringement For Looking Too Much Like Himself In Another Commercial

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Just when you thought trademark law couldn't get any stranger, we have a new story that takes it to a whole new level. Most often, trademark law is applied to logos and names of goods and services, yet there is still some untested ground. This is where Sony comes in....
Sony Sues Actor For Trademark Infringement For Looking Too Much Like Himself In Another Commercial

Five Undercover Police Cars Sent To Arrest Single Alleged Movie Pirate

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The MPAA-backed Federation Against Copyright Theft is well known for its anti-piracy actions around the UK, tracking down alleged movie pirates with the help of the police and hauling them, if at all possible, through the court system. What remains remarkable about FACT operations is how they are able to...
Five Undercover Police Cars Sent To Arrest Single Alleged Movie Pirate

Laurent Maumet: Gmail Failures, Crazy Ideas and Wave’s Leapfrog

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Don Quijote didn't ship

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  Society makes heroes out of entrepreneurs and adventurers that tilt at windmills and succeed. Napster slays the music industry! Twitter comes out of nowhere!The thing about taking on the biggest giants is that most of the time (so often as to be all of the time if you're willing...
Don Quijote didn't ship

Yahoo loses chairman as board is shaken again

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Decision comes less than a month after Jerry Yang quit and Bostock announced Yahoo was undertaking a strategic reviewYahoo's chairman Roy Bostock has become the latest executive to leave the internet company as it struggles to turn around its fortunes.Bostock announced on Tuesday that he and three other directors will...
Yahoo loses chairman as board is shaken again
European Union dismisses domain blocking as ineffective against illegal gambling sites

Who’s to blame for Twitter spam? Obama, Gaga… and you

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You know Twitter spammers, don’t you? The “egg” people. The sexbots that keep following you. The auto-responders that prick their ears up if you mention words like “iPad” or “mobile” and start sending you links. These pests are the biggest problem with Twitter spam, right? Not quite. While such accounts...
Who’s to blame for Twitter spam? Obama, Gaga… and you

EQUISO RESPONDS: 'Demand For Our Product Is Staggering'

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Yesterday we reported on the curious situation with a company called Equiso. The company sells the "Smart TV," an Android-powered HDMI "dongle" which promises to turn every television into a smart, web-connected device. We wrote that the company faces "legions of unhappy customers, alleged threats from hacking group Anonymous, and...
EQUISO RESPONDS: 'Demand For Our Product Is Staggering'
Bill Gates answers questions about vaccines, robots, Steve Jobs on Reddit

IBM, Activision Blizzard latest heavyweights to oppose Xbox import ban requested by Google

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Interesting statements on public interest considerations keep showing up on the ITC document system. The two latest submissions were made by IBM and Activision Blizzard, both of which oppose the Xbox 360 import ban Google (Motorola) is pursuing.IBM, which holds more U.S. patents than any other company and sold more than...
IBM, Activision Blizzard latest heavyweights to oppose Xbox import ban requested by Google

Commentary: It's time for our own crowdfunding law

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As you are probably well aware by now, Congress passed a federal crowdfunding law. This was really exciting. But the federal law is problematic for many, many reasons. What are the problems with the federal crowdfunding law? To name just a few: Companies won’t be able to use crowdfunding as...
Commentary: It's time for our own crowdfunding law

Drunk on Cloud Kool-Aid? Time to Sober Up

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Editor’s note: Justin Moore is CEO of Axcient, a cloud solution for data, application, and system uptime. You can follow him on Twitter at @justinrmoore. Many great technology breakthroughs are subject to analyst predictions about how quickly that technology will take over the world. In 2007, Gartner famously forecasted that...
Drunk on Cloud Kool-Aid? Time to Sober Up

The brutal truth? Most apps sink without a trace

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Apple may have paid out $5bn to app developers, but many apps still flop. But is that a problem?Apple's announcement at WWDC earlier in the week that it has paid out $5bn to iOS app developers since the launch of the App Store in 2008 provides a fertile starting point...
The brutal truth? Most apps sink without a trace
Networking is for losers, pt. II -- the problem with communities
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