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Braintree Shifts Its Attention To Mobile, International Markets By Poaching From Google Wallet

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Google’s early stumbles with Wallet are the startup ecosystem’s gains. Chicago’s up-and-coming Braintree just poached Aunkur Arya, who headed partnerships for Google Wallet, to be its general manager for mobile. The company, backed by Accel Partners, also picked up Klas Bäck to oversee international and payment strategy. Braintree is processing...
Braintree Shifts Its Attention To Mobile, International Markets By Poaching From Google Wallet
Google Chrome blamed for new MacBook Air crashes
Ready to Rumble or Make Nice? Activist Shareholder Daniel Loeb Could Strike Sooner Than Yahoo Thinks

Java's new "very high" security mode can't protect you from malware

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Security researchers have uncovered a newly discovered bug in Oracle's Java framework that allows attackers to bypass important security protections designed to prevent malware attacks. The security improvements were introduced in Java 7 Update 10, and they came after a spate of in-the-wild attacks exploited fully patched versions of...
Java's new "very high" security mode can't protect you from malware

Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

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“First you see video. Then you wear video. Then you eat video. Then you be video.” — Pat Cadigan, Pretty Boy Crossover Sheesh. A whole lot of people who presumably have never actually seen Google Glass in action appear to be really upset. “People who wear Google Glass in public...
Who's Afraid Of Google Glass?

Tory Twitter 'lemmings' backfire with Eastleigh byelection message

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Spate of identical tweets on housing policy bring accusations that Tories still grappling with subtleties of digital campaigningAfter a bumpy start to the byelection campaign, which saw their candidate claim state schools were not good enough for her son, it appeared the Tory party was back "on message" with a...
Tory Twitter 'lemmings' backfire with Eastleigh byelection message
China and US to begin first high-level meetings on cybersecurity and industrial espionage
Can Zynga Bounce Back With Online Gambling?

Lulzsec court papers reveal extensive FBI co-operation with hackers

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Indictment sheets detail how cases against five men alleged to be Anonymous members were made with help of group leaderThe FBI turned a computer hacker to build its case against a group of people it alleges are responsible for a string of audacious attacks that captured the personal details of...
Lulzsec court papers reveal extensive FBI co-operation with hackers

Mac users may think they're safe from malware, but they're not | Kate Bevan

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For too long Mac users have been complacent about malware – it's time they woke up to the threat from trojans like FlashbackAre you reading this piece on a Mac? Do you have any antimalware software on your Mac? Wait, that's right, you don't need it, do you? Because the...
Mac users may think they're safe from malware, but they're not | Kate Bevan

DirecTV scores a batch of 4K TV trademarks, content remains a pie in the sky

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Despite the flood of 4K TVs that are emerging this year, there won't be a lot of content to play on them in the near future short of space galleries and the World Cup. The team at DirecTV can't provide an immediate solution, but it's at least getting ahead...
DirecTV scores a batch of 4K TV trademarks, content remains a pie in the sky

Foxconn lifts wages for workers 25% as Apple lets ABC News into plants

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Pay rise for staff comes as company says it will limit workers' hours at huge plants where products are assembled for Apple, Microsoft, Dell and Hewlett-PackardFoxconn, the Taiwan-owned manufacturer with giant assembly facilities in mainland China which is one of Apple's main contractors, says it has raised wages by up...
Foxconn lifts wages for workers 25% as Apple lets ABC News into plants
'50 Shades' knock-offs climb Amazon's Kindle charts
Facebook opens the door to how they organize your newsfeed

Cyber Attack Retaliation Plans Expected From White House

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Following accusations of a Chinese-led cyber attack, it's expected the White House will act. The Associated Press is reporting that the Obama administration is going to reveal how it will retaliate in the wake of a cyber attack on U.S. properties. The punitive measures may include fines, penalties, trade...
Cyber Attack Retaliation Plans Expected From White House
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core developer tablet shows off stunning benchmark performance

The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List

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It’s a uniquely engaged citizen who turns up at a neighborhood meeting scheduled at the same time as the Mad Men season premiere to debate a recent spate of car break-ins on Main Street. Much less engagement is required, naturally, to fire off an angry email on the same subject....
The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List

After Reports of User Revolt, Instagram Releases Monthly Active User Data For the First Time

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After weeks of accusations that Instagram has seen a sharp drop in its user numbers, the photo-sharing service released new data that gives better insight into the actual number of people using the service on a regular basis. At last count, more than 90 million people use Instagram on a...
After Reports of User Revolt, Instagram Releases Monthly Active User Data For the First Time

Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags

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French government joins debate after spate of homophobic, racist and anti-semitic hashtags trended in recent monthsTwitter is coming under increasing pressure from the French government over homophobic, racist and anti-semitic tweets which Paris says contravene its laws on hate-speech.French ministers are in talks with officials from the US-based microblogging site...
Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags

Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

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Valve's Gabe Newell said his company wasn't canceling any projects after a recent spate of layoffs, and it certainly sounds like the company's Steam Box initiative is still on track. The co-founder told the BBC that his company plans to hand out prototype units of the TV-friendly gaming PC...
Valve will hand out Steam Box prototypes 'in the next three to four months'

Meme Me: How Funny or Die Convinces Celebs to Make Fun of Themselves

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(Photo: Reddit) Though he is known as the hunky boy next door that made certain girls weak in the knees in the early aughts, James van der Beek, the titular star of the popular teen drama Dawson’s Creek, is an embarrassingly ugly crier. In season three, episode 23 of the earnest,...
Meme Me: How Funny or Die Convinces Celebs to Make Fun of Themselves

Our Turn To Get Bizarre Legal Threats From Global Wildlife Foundation

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So, on Monday, we wrote about some bizarre legal threats sent to Ken White (aka Popehat) concerning a story both of us had written about years ago. That story was about how a Louisiana zoo called the Global Wildlife Center (apparently run by the Global Wildlife Foundation), got upset about...
Our Turn To Get Bizarre Legal Threats From Global Wildlife Foundation

Women in STEM: it's time to take ownership of being female

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Why do women feel they must abandon their female identity in order to work in science, technology, engineering or maths?During the backlash surrounding Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to end home working at the company in February, this headline appeared on CNBC: "Telecommuting Uproar? It's Because Mayer's Female".Whether you were...
Women in STEM: it's time to take ownership of being female

Emerging technologies are creating new ethical challenges for UX designers

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New technologies have always produced unintended consequences. But user experience (UX) designers and engineers face a number of new ethical challenges today with the rise of technology and our interaction and dependence on it. UX designers’ primary job is to improve usability and extend productivity. But they also have a...
Emerging technologies are creating new ethical challenges for UX designers

Breading Has Jumped The Shark [Memes]

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The whole has gone crazy for breading, the internet meme where you put your cat's (or dog's) face into a piece of cut-out bread, take a picture then post it on the internet. Unfortunately, a recent spate of media coverage makes it painfully clear that breading is over. More »...
Breading Has Jumped The Shark [Memes]

Spate of jail terms for online trolls leads UK to re-examine rules

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You may remember a court case in the UK that became known, absurdly but accurately, as the Twitter Joke Trial. It involved a guy who jokingly tweeted that he was going to blow his local airport “sky-high”. He was prosecuted and found guilty, but then he appealed and successfully had...
Spate of jail terms for online trolls leads UK to re-examine rules

One Company's Secret To Thriving In A Crumbling Industry

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Boutique visual effects firm Luma invests in hiring the best and brightest, and absolutely refuses to fire them. Even in lean times. Payam Shohadai, the cofounder of visual effects firm Luma Pictures, is hesitant to speak about the company's yacht. Luma doesn't even have it anymore, he hastens to...
One Company's Secret To Thriving In A Crumbling Industry
Richard Branson's space quest nears its destination

Meet Eb0z, The Guy Who Claims To Have Hacked Pakistan's Web (And 89,000 Other Sites)

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It all started with a score that needed to be settled. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up some news about how various, high-profile sites in Pakistan and Romania were getting defaced by hackers. I did a little digging around to see who might have been behind the events,...
Meet Eb0z, The Guy Who Claims To Have Hacked Pakistan's Web (And 89,000 Other Sites)

Pivot Smart: Social News Network XYDO Goes Pure B2B With New Content Marketing Platform

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In case you haven’t noticed, the Internet has become a content fire hose. There’s a lot of junk floating around out there (my posts not included, of course), and, as a result, a spate of digital readers and aggregators have popped up to offer our blood-shot eyes improved filtering mechanisms...
Pivot Smart: Social News Network XYDO Goes Pure B2B With New Content Marketing Platform
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