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Facebook Adds "Organ Donor" Status Update Option

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Facebook has modified sharing options on the Timeline to allow folks to share their organ donor status on Facebook. The company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is discussing the new feature this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America." Facebook users already signed up with a donor registry can add the date they...
Facebook Adds "Organ Donor" Status Update Option

Former TSA Boss Admits Airport Screening Is Broken

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Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about noted TSA-critic and security expert (among other things) Bruce Schneier debating former TSA boss Kip Hawley over at the Economist. While that debate was interesting, you might be forgiven for reading a WSJ piece written by Hawley and wondering if Hawley wasn't...
Former TSA Boss Admits Airport Screening Is Broken

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
Groupon tries out creepy new deal: tuck ins

Task management startup Asana launches “Inbox”, believes it will cut down your email time by 50%

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The last mention of Asana on The Next Web saw the announcement of its business model: premium workspaces. Today we’re back to a focus on productivity-enhancing new features, and one that’s potentially very disruptive. Asana is launching “Inbox” a feature that aims to drastically reduce the amount of time you...
Task management startup Asana launches “Inbox”, believes it will cut down your email time by 50%

UK Tabloid Known For Publishing Naked Photos Complains About The Harm Of Porn Online

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Folks who have been online for a while probably recall the infamous Rimm Report from back in 1995, which was the first mainstream attempt to claim that evil "cyberporn" (yes, that's the word they used) was taking over the internet and threatening children everywhere. Of course, that report was based...
UK Tabloid Known For Publishing Naked Photos Complains About The Harm Of Porn Online

Why Apple will pay a dividend

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The liquid securities alone on Apple’s (AAPL) balance sheet, roughly $98 billion, would make it the 43rd most valuable company in the world. Apple’s cash would rank it just behind McDonalds (MCD), an astounding and bizarre statement in the annals of modern cash management. No company in its right mind...
Why Apple will pay a dividend
Kinect used to control 83-year-old, four-story high organ in Australia

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
The First Analysis Of The Web: Vague, But Exciting

Kred and Klout: Too Close for Start-Up Comfort in SOMA (Literally)

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San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood is thick with start-ups. You can’t walk down the street or grab a coffee in South Park without overhearing a snippet of conversation about a Series A funding or a “Pinterest strategy.” But here’s one juxtaposition that’s perhaps too close for comfort: Direct competitors Klout and...
Kred and Klout: Too Close for Start-Up Comfort in SOMA (Literally)
Pinterest not a pirate anymore, helps site owners disable pins

EU Official Who Resigned Over ACTA Details Why ACTA Is Dangerous; While His Replacement Seems Unlikely To Care

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Last month, we noted that, Kader Arif, the ACTA rapporteur -- or the guy in charge of "investigating" ACTA for the EU Parliament -- had resigned in disgust over the fact that the EU was moving forward with ACTA. He noted that he was denouncing both the process and the...
EU Official Who Resigned Over ACTA Details Why ACTA Is Dangerous; While His Replacement Seems Unlikely To Care

Twitter brings expanded news tweets to the web, makes skimming articles all too easy

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While Twitter has had expanded tweets for photos and videos, it's been necessary to click through to full news articles to see any of their content, sometimes even for the headline. A newly-launched update to the desktop and mobile web versions of Twitter is making that at-a-glance reading easier....
Twitter brings expanded news tweets to the web, makes skimming articles all too easy

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)

Engagio Gives the Web a 'Context' Button

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The killer app for the social Web is the one that will filter the signal from the noise. In the Facebook age, even casual Web users hold tons of conversations at once. Engagio, the conversation discovery company, pulls them all into one place. It also leads you into new ones....
Engagio Gives the Web a 'Context' Button

New Managed Content Protection from CloudFlare

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It's been a few years since we checked back on CloudFlare's distributed DNS and content delivery services. Last week, the company announced a new feature called ScrapeShield, which adds five new types of content protection to the company's panoply of services. Sponsor The new services include: Reputation security-based content protection....
New Managed Content Protection from CloudFlare

Gumroad’s CEO on great design and advice for young entrepreneurs

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Sahil Lavingia has a gift for building what people want. A look at his resume reveals he was a designer for Pinterest, built the iPhone app for Turntable.fm, and now he’s the founder of Gumroad, a startup with the modest ambition of enabling people to sell anything (a song, a...
Gumroad’s CEO on great design and advice for young entrepreneurs

Bing challenges Google’s Knowledge Graph with new Britannica Encyclopedia partnership

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Following the introduction of Google’s Knowledge Graph last month, Bing now appears to be building up its own knowledge repository by tapping the well known, but perhaps antiquated Britannica Online Encyclopedia. The partnership, which starts today, brings in new results for users right on the search page — keeping searchers from...
Bing challenges Google’s Knowledge Graph with new Britannica Encyclopedia partnership

The Ides Of March?

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The Ides Of March?: iPad 3 (or whatever it will be called) will be announced during an event in San Francisco in the first week of March, reports John Packowski. Makes sense — that’s exactly what Apple did last year.  The only question I have is on the specific timing....
The Ides Of March?

Some Facts & Insights Into The Whole Discussion Of 'Ethics' And Music Business Models

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I know we've written a few times now about David Lowery's now infamous shaming of an intern because she apparently doesn't give him enough of her money, but that story keeps getting attention. Thankfully, a lot of that attention comes in the form of people from all over the music...
Some Facts & Insights Into The Whole Discussion Of 'Ethics' And Music Business Models
Lift, the stealthy startup backed by Twitter founders, prepares for August launch
Facebook secures $5B credit facility, $3B bridge loan prior to IPO
Here’s what Wikipedia looks like over time and place

TILSON: We Just Bought More Netflix And 'We Think The Market Is Giving Us A Gift' (NFLX)

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Whitney Tilson announced on CNBC today that T2 Partners has been adding to its holdings of Netflix, despite lousy Q2 guidance in an earnings report it released last night. Because of this, the stock has been getting killed today. But Tilson argued today that Q2 is a typically sour period for...
TILSON: We Just Bought More Netflix And 'We Think The Market Is Giving Us A Gift' (NFLX)

Now Pinterest Is Defending Itself From Accusations Of Copyright Infringement

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In a post on its blog titled "Growing Up," Pinterest has defended itself from accusations that it is dependent on the use of material it doesn't own the copyright to. (We covered this issue in depth here.) The post cites the extreme growth of Pinterest recently, and covers a...
Now Pinterest Is Defending Itself From Accusations Of Copyright Infringement

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

Bungie closes its Halo database with an epic infographic

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Just how big are the Halo video games? Well, we’ve spent a combined 235,182 years playing them online — enough time to travel across the Milky Way, and back, at the speed of light. Halo gamers have killed each other more than 136 billion times, assisted each other 43 billion times,...
Bungie closes its Halo database with an epic infographic

Once More, With Feeling: Having Open WiFi Does Not Make You 'Negligent' Under The Law

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Over a year ago, we wrote about an attempt by a porn company, Liberty Media, to sue a bunch of people it accused of infringing on its copyright. The case had many similarities to copyright trolling lawsuits, but there was one claim in particular that we found quite troubling: the...
Once More, With Feeling: Having Open WiFi Does Not Make You 'Negligent' Under The Law

Amanda Palmer Details How All That Kickstarter Money Is Being Spent

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Back at Midem, I did a presentation talking about the importance of being more open, human and awesome is a key component to standing out against the (growing) competition these days. I used the example of Louis CK, but Amanda Palmer would be just as good. After all, her Kickstarter...
Amanda Palmer Details How All That Kickstarter Money Is Being Spent
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