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US Supreme Court takes on broad software and method patents, sort of

Founder of Bagcheck launches Polar, the laid-back version of Quora requiring only simple answers

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Do you have a few minutes to take a survey? Yeah, chances are that you’ve heard that at least a few times in your life and most likely you’ve also encountered one that goes on forever with no end in sight. Why can’t there be a way to poll and...
Founder of Bagcheck launches Polar, the laid-back version of Quora requiring only simple answers

Amazon, Google and Starbucks are struggling to defend their tax avoidance | Richard Murphy

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The public accounts committee began the process of exposing strategies that large corporations use to avoid paying UK taxIt is rare that US companies are held to account by their shareholders: US law does not encourage it. It is rarer still that they are held to account in the UK...
Amazon, Google and Starbucks are struggling to defend their tax avoidance | Richard Murphy

★ Where in the World Is Jesus Diaz?

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Speaking of the stolen iPhone prototype saga, an anonymous tipster emailed me this week claiming that Gizmodo editor Jesus Diaz left the United States and is now in his home country of Spain — and that he decided to leave after California police acted on the warrant against his Gizmodo...
★ Where in the World Is Jesus Diaz?

Science's Ellie Takes On Lululemon With New High Performance Activewear E-Commerce Platform

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Lululemon has been able to create an impressive business on selling its high quality, comfortable active wear for women and men online and in retail stores. But while I love my Lululemon workout gear (and wear it all the time), the prices are very high. A pair of workout pants...
Science's Ellie Takes On Lululemon With New High Performance Activewear E-Commerce Platform
Hate Keeping Up With Home Maintenance? Brightnest Can Help

Dear Authors, Your Next Book Should be an App, Not an iBook

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This post was written by 21 year old Cody Brown, the founder of kommons and NYU Local. So much has been said in the past few weeks about how the iPad will change the book industry but in almost all of the tweets, posts, and articles I’ve come across a...
Dear Authors, Your Next Book Should be an App, Not an iBook

How Scary is the US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme?

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Soon, the Center for Copyright Information (CCI) will start to track down ‘pirates’ as part of an agreement all major U.S. Internet providers struck with the MPAA and RIAA. The parties agreed on a system through which copyright infringers are warned that their behavior is unacceptable. After five or six...
How Scary is the US “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme?

Brain Scan Allows Vegetative Patient To Tell Doctors How He Feels

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Using an fMRI scan on the brain of a Canadian man, the medical team could deduce yes and no answers to simple questions. A Canadian man left in a persistent vegetative state following a car crash 12 year ago, has been able to tell doctors how he feels. The...
Brain Scan Allows Vegetative Patient To Tell Doctors How He Feels

Prenda Lawyer Claims Judge 'Abhors' Copyright Holders After Judge Becomes Curious About Who Alan Cooper Really Is

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We've been covering the bizarre situation surrounding some of copyright troll Prenda Law's cases that involve two companies -- AF Holdings and Ingenuity 13 -- where a mysterious person named "Alan Cooper" was listed as CEO. That, alone, isn't so mysterious. But what made it odd was that a guy...
Prenda Lawyer Claims Judge 'Abhors' Copyright Holders After Judge Becomes Curious About Who Alan Cooper Really Is
Microsoft Surface v iPad mini: which has the brightest future?
FWD: FWD: FWD: HELLO

Facebook introduces social search feature

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The mystery is over: Facebook said that it is introducing a search feature that will allow users to sift through information shared by their friends for answers to simple questions. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new product, Graph Search, at an event on the company's main campus in...
Facebook introduces social search feature

Just in time for your New Year's resolutions: Meet PumpUp, a personal iOS fitness coach

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If you’re committing to losing weight, exercise more or live more healthily in 2013, there are loads of smartphone apps and accessories that can help you achieve your fitness goals. One that’s launching today is PumpUp, an iOS app that aims to serve as a personal fitness coach, by catering...
Just in time for your New Year's resolutions: Meet PumpUp, a personal iOS fitness coach

The Eyes Have It: Real-Time Search Is Still Kind of Invisible to Users

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Here’s an interesting study, which is embedded below, of an “eye-tracking” survey by Web marketing firm OneUpWeb. It groks the effectiveness of the recent efforts of Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO), all of whom have jumped into integrating real-time data into search results. The OneUpWeb study only...
The Eyes Have It: Real-Time Search Is Still Kind of Invisible to Users

Humint Events Online: Simple Questions About the WTC-- Is This Information Available Anywhere?

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Humint Events Online: Simple Questions About the WTC-- Is This Information Available Anywhere?
Can a DDoS break the Internet? Sure... just not all of it

3 Questions To Ask Your B2B SEO Expert

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Whether you’ve hired a search marketing agency or are using in-house resources, how do you know if your B2B SEO expert is doing a great job? Three simple questions that all business marketers should ask about their B2B SEO program are: How does our SEO plan differ from a consumer-oriented...
3 Questions To Ask Your B2B SEO Expert

DIY YouTube directors to self-regulate under new censorship scheme

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Film watchdogs in three countries including UK are to pilot a program in which amateur video-makers can self-regulateA simple plan to offer children protection from harmful and inappropriate internet footage by clearly rating it with traffic light symbols is to be tested this summer. The project, developed by the British...
DIY YouTube directors to self-regulate under new censorship scheme
Dejamor Spices Up Stale Relationships with "Romance in a Box"
ApriPetit Is A Little Robot That Wants To Talk To You

Why text messages could be the future for charities

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Sending a text message to supporters can be an effective way to communicate and save moneyIn January more than 300 residents on the Aylesbury estate in south London, Europe's largest social housing project, found out about job opportunities through a text message.The message was sent by Patrischia Warmington of Creation...
Why text messages could be the future for charities

Real-time opinions with Thumb

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Thumb is a cross-platform mobile-social network for iOS and Android that aims to allow users to connect with one another to share their opinions on a wide variety of topics. The core principle of the service is to allow users to post simple questions with yes/no answers, and then other...
Real-time opinions with Thumb
Holiday shopping for dummies: The ultimate cheat sheet for perfect gifts

Polar raises $1.2M and updates its iOS app with better topic and tag discovery, friending, and more

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Polling and opinion sharing service Polar said today that it has raised $1.2 million in funding from several prominent investors, including AME Cloud Ventures and founder of Yahoo Jerry Yang, Greylock Partners’ John Lilly, and others. In addition, the company has released an update to its iOS app that features...
Polar raises $1.2M and updates its iOS app with better topic and tag discovery, friending, and more
Where are the best parties at SXSW? Let Localmind tell you

YC-Backed Wedding Startup RegistryLove Lets Couples Register For Anything

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Y Combinator-backed RegistryLove is officially debuting its universal bridal registry service today, and it already has 3,000 brides-to-be signed up to use it. And 750 of those signups occurred before the website itself was even finished. That speaks to the demand – and also the potential – in the newly...
YC-Backed Wedding Startup RegistryLove Lets Couples Register For Anything

Reasons to use Facebook Graph Search

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Facebook's new Graph Search feature suddenly makes the search bar at the top of its pages -- which you were probably ignoring -- a lot more interesting. The updated search function, announced Tuesday, lets users dig through most of the the Facebook data that's visible to them on the site...
Reasons to use Facebook Graph Search

Free the green belt: a quest to map England's green belt

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Currently there is no open, shareable map of the national green belt and more importantly, with the current data, it's not possible to make one. Alasdair Rae explains the story behind the green belt data • Get the dataIt's widely known that towns and cities in the United Kingdom are...
Free the green belt: a quest to map England's green belt

Interview: Nicolas Kayser-Bril, head of datajournalism at Owni.fr

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Past OJB contributor Nicolas Kayser-Bril is now in charge of datajournalism at Owni.fr, a recently launched news site that defines itself as an “open think-tank”. “Acting as curators, selecting and presenting content taken deep in the immense and self-expanding vaults of the internet,” explains Nicolas, “the Owni team links to...
Interview: Nicolas Kayser-Bril, head of datajournalism at Owni.fr
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