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Off The Schneid

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The almost two year long slump is over. I've led a new venture investment for USV, which closed a few weeks ago and was announced last night. The company is Coinbase and my blog post announcing the investment is on the USV blog. This hiatus, which I've blogged about a...
Off The Schneid

Swarm robots perform classical 'scores' inside Georgia Tech's GritsLab (video)

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The folks at the Georgia Robotics and InTelligent Systems (Grits) Lab at Georgia Tech have been hard at work for some time now researching swarm robots. A portion of said work deals with tasks require that a group of hi-tech gadgets to individually reach a location and a specific...
Swarm robots perform classical 'scores' inside Georgia Tech's GritsLab (video)
Here’s what Wikipedia looks like over time and place

Aaron Swartz's Last Project: Open Source System To Securely & Anonymously Submit Documents To The Press

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The New Yorker has announced a new anonymous document sharing system called Strongbox, that will allow people to anonymously and securely submit documents to reporters from the New Yorker. Other publications have tried to set up something like this -- often inspired by Wikileaks -- but for the most part,...
Aaron Swartz's Last Project: Open Source System To Securely & Anonymously Submit Documents To The Press

Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

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Cisco has announced it plans to acquire Cloupia for $125 million.  The software company helps customers automate their data centers. Cisco sees Cloupia’s infrastructure management software enhancing its Unified Computing System (UCS) and Nexus switching portfolio. Cisco expects Cloupia will help better manage the automation of compute, network and storage...
Cisco Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloupia For $125 Million

Open Letter To Human Synergistics International In Response To Your Accusation That Techdirt Is Infringing

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To Silvie van Etten: Thank you for your letter on November 23rd, 2012, (which we have reposted below in its entirety, minus your contact info) in which you mistakenly suggest that Techdirt has infringed the copyrights of your company, Human Synergistics, via its post from October 5th, 2012, entitled Copyright...
Open Letter To Human Synergistics International In Response To Your Accusation That Techdirt Is Infringing

Apps using Dropbox are being rejected because Apple is playing hardball

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If you’ve ever developed an iOS app, you know that the submission process can be a scary one. Apple provides developers with a HIG (Human Interface Guidelines) that must be followed, but sometimes something obscure trips you up during the process. One such oddity has started causing an issue for...
Apps using Dropbox are being rejected because Apple is playing hardball

Google Search Shows IMDb Ratings

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Here's a feature I've been expecting ever since Google started to test rich snippets for pages that include reviews: showing movie ratings in IMDb's snippets.Now you can see the ratings without having to click on the search results, which is useful if you browse the web using a mobile phone...
Google Search Shows IMDb Ratings

Russia Demands Internet Takeover By The UN... And Then Retracts It

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Quite a week for random governmental retractions. Back in February, when we first warned about the upcoming "World Conference on International Telecommunications" (WCIT) meeting of the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU), we noted that the thing to be most afraid of was countries like Russia and China using the process...
Russia Demands Internet Takeover By The UN... And Then Retracts It

Seesmic Web Perfects The Management Of Twitter Followers

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Do you follow more than 100 people on Twitter? If so, have you ever tried to manage them on Twitter.com? It’s awful. Really awful. They make you go through page after page of names in no real order (other than how recently you added them). If you want to remove...
Seesmic Web Perfects The Management Of Twitter Followers
Insanity: Romney's Ad Featuring Obama Singing Al Green Shut Down Via Copyright Claim

Inside view on ads review

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This is the first in a series of posts that will provide greater transparency about how we make our ads safer by detecting and removing scam ads. -Ed. A few weeks ago, we posted here about our efforts in fighting bad ads, and we shared a video with the basics...
Inside view on ads review

An Academic Study Of Connecting With Fans & Giving Them A Reason To Buy

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Nearly four years ago, I gave a presentation at the Midem music industry conference, called How Trent Reznor & Nine Inch Nails Represent the Future of the Music Business Model, in which we first discussed the concept of CwF+RtB=$$$ -- or how Connecting with Fans plus giving them a Reason...
An Academic Study Of Connecting With Fans & Giving Them A Reason To Buy
Amazon Gets Feisty, Updates Homepage To Talk Smack On The iPad Mini
Report: Samsung Galaxy S III review (Video)

If you love browsing Facebook, but loathe dealing with email, try Fluent

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Fluent, new email client from three ex-Google employees, makes your email look like Facebook and Twitter. We get it, going through hundreds of emails is not nearly as exciting as commenting on your friend’s statuses and retweeting a witty tweet. Fluent gets it too, so they took the look of...
If you love browsing Facebook, but loathe dealing with email, try Fluent

It's not enough to just have information -- intelligence requires context

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The U.S. intelligence community has plenty of information about the countries and regions where its adversaries operate, but it needs more than that — it needs better ways to understand the context of that information, and how it changes over time, Samantha Ravich told attendees at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference in...
It's not enough to just have information -- intelligence requires context

RadioShack Mobile leak suggests Cricket Wireless-based MVNO on the way

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Tired, perhaps, of juggling mainstream cellular carriers, RadioShack may be launching its own wireless branding. According to a tip we've received, the Shack is gearing up to launch RadioShack Mobile, a no-contract MVNO based on Cricket Wireless. A pair of leaked screenshots (above and after the break) seem to...
RadioShack Mobile leak suggests Cricket Wireless-based MVNO on the way

Kim Dotcom Files Brief In His Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion

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A bunch of folks have been pointing us to the new "whitepaper" released by Kim Dotcom, which lays out two key things: why the lawsuit against him is a complete legal sham and also why it was driven by a corrupt connection between the US government and the MPAA. The...
Kim Dotcom Files Brief In His Trial In The Court Of Public Opinion
Pinterest not a pirate anymore, helps site owners disable pins

Google Wave Finds Purpose as Live Blogging Platform

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Do you remember Google Wave? After a lot of hype around the initial launch of Wave - which some pundits billed as an "email killer" at the time - things have been rather quiet around the service. The latest update to Wave, however, could push the service back into the...
Google Wave Finds Purpose as Live Blogging Platform

William Faulkner estate sues Sony over Midnight in Paris line

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Faulkner Literary Rights, LLC, claims Sony did not seek permission to quote snippet in Woody Allen's hit comedySony Pictures Classics and a group of movie exhibitors are the subject of a copyright infringement suit filed against them by the estate of the author William Faulkner. The suit centres on a...
William Faulkner estate sues Sony over Midnight in Paris line

App of the Week: '1 Second Everyday' helps iPhone users document their lives

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“Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life,” says Cesar Kuriyama in the promo video for his new iPhone app. The day he turned 30, Kuriyama did something most people his age would never have the guts to do. He quit his job. Instead of...
App of the Week: '1 Second Everyday' helps iPhone users document their lives

Bing Gets Smarter, Partners With Encyclopedia Britannica (But It’s No Challenge For Google’s Knowledge Graph)

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Microsoft today announced that it has partnered with Encyclopedia Britannica and will start to prominently feature answers from Britannica Online on the search results pages of Bing. As Franco Salvetti, the principal development lead for Bing, notes in today’s announcement, Bing is “about delivering relevant information in a more organized way...
Bing Gets Smarter, Partners With Encyclopedia Britannica (But It’s No Challenge For Google’s Knowledge Graph)

Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered

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2011 was a tumultuous year for the Middle East, but the troubles also served as a reminder of the role technology can play in giving everyone a voice. Live video-streaming platform Bambuser is one example of how citizens took the initiative and reported on events from their own perspective, often...
Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way

Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany

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A few months ago we wrote about a really bad idea that was being floated in Germany: making companies like Google pay for the use of news snippets in services such as Google News. Unfortunately, that idea has now been turned into a concrete proposal for a new law; remarkably,...
Proposed Licensing For Newspaper Snippets Could Threaten Users Of Blogs, Facebook And Twitter In Germany

Everything Is a Remix: The Sound of Horses Racing on TV Is Actually a Sample of Buffaloes Charging

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Another made-for-television sonic fiction. You know when you're watching a horse race and you hear the thunder of the horses' hooves down the backstretch? Well, it turns out no one actually recorded that sound with a microphone. It is, technically speaking, not real. As with the Olympics events I discussed...
Everything Is a Remix: The Sound of Horses Racing on TV Is Actually a Sample of Buffaloes Charging
Can We Agree That The Bridge Blow-Up Scene In Dark Knight Rises Is One Of The Most Amazing In Movie History?

YC alumni ReelSurfer rolls out new user profiles to help you "claim" your clips

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Have you ever found yourself frustrated with the fact that you can’t find clips of your favorite quote or sequence easily without having to scan through the entire video? What if there was a way where you could compile all the best scenes into one giant reel so you could...
YC alumni ReelSurfer rolls out new user profiles to help you "claim" your clips
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