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For some companies, IE 6's ineptitude is a feature, not flaw

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In spite of its weak security, poor performance, and woeful standards compliance, a lot of people are still using Internet Explorer 6 as their Web browser of choice. A large part of this user base seems to be made up of corporate users. According to Stuart Strathdee, Chief Security...
For some companies, IE 6's ineptitude is a feature, not flaw

US MacBook sales drop 6% over 2012 holidays, NPD says

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In spite of discounts on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even Thanksgiving Day, Apple's MacBook line of computers saw a 6 percent decrease in U.S. sales over the five-week-long 2012 holiday sales period....
US MacBook sales drop 6% over 2012 holidays, NPD says
RCA reinvents mobile TV for the tablet universe

Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android

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Tilde and Ember.js co-founder Tom Dale argues that Apple's biggest problem is that "Google is getting better at design faster than Apple is getting better at web services."  The irony is that it's a problem entirely of Apple's own making.  By exercising rigid, end-to-end control of the iPhone and iPad...
Apple Forced Google's Hand On Android
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Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

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I’ve always loved shows that take you behind the scenes of creative efforts: Project Runway and Classic Albums being two of my favorites. Here’s one about the development of Twitterrific 5. Since a lot of the people reading this aren’t developers, I’m going to keep the jargon to a minimum....
Behind The App: Twitterrific 5

Craigslist cuts off its search engine to spite its face

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Craigslist, the once-loved classified site, is continuing its ill-tempered rampage against would-be competitors that offer cleaner designs and better user experiences. Last month, it sued popular site PadMapper for using information from Craigslist to plot apartments on a map. Weeks later, Craigslist changed its terms of service to say that...
Craigslist cuts off its search engine to spite its face

Wrath About the Math of Khan: Puncturing Khan Academy's Hype Balloon

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  Don’t get struck by lightning when hanging with Bill Gates. (Photo: jurvetson) This Mystery Science Theater 3000 troll of Sal Khan’s Khan Academy videos, posted in June, was the beginning of an inevitable backlash against Khan Academy videos and the breathless hype about Khan’s abilities as an instructor. Educators are beginning to...
Wrath About the Math of Khan: Puncturing Khan Academy's Hype Balloon
Court upholds $675K fine on man accused of illegally downloading 31 songs
EU gives Google until July 2nd to address anti-competitive search practices, says The Guardian
Judge: Asus Transformer Isn’t Infringing On Hasbro’s Trademark – And Asus Reveals Embarrassing Sales Stats

Microsoft confirms patch for Flash in IE10 coming soon

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In spite of previous statements that Windows 8 would not be updated until the end of October, Microsoft is now working on a patch for critical flaws in Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10....
Microsoft confirms patch for Flash in IE10 coming soon
Making lightning strike twice with 'Temple Run 2'

Nokia and China Telecom will reportedly launch the Lumia 800 in China in March

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Sources in China are reporting that the Nokia Lumia 800 will be launched in China in March, with the Windows Phone 7 device set to become available on China Telecom’s network, according to WMPowerUser. The device has been spotted and photoed in China, which seems to confirm reports that Nokia and...
Nokia and China Telecom will reportedly launch the Lumia 800 in China in March
Microsoft posts record third quarter revenue in spite of flat Windows numbers

Verizon delays approval of Google Wallet, blesses own Isis payment app

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In an article posted this morning, DSLReports is alleging that Verizon is acting anti-competitively in its delaying approval of Google's phone-based Google Wallet mobile commerce application. The accusation does indeed appear to be based solidly in reality—Verizon's competing Isis mobile wallet system has been made available for a variety...
Verizon delays approval of Google Wallet, blesses own Isis payment app

Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay

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US wireless firm Clearwire has spoken out to confirm that the Chinese government’s decision to wait at least two years before issuing 4G licenses will not affect its deal to buildChina Mobile’s LTE network. Chinese authorities recently went public with a timeline that will mean LTE licenses are not issued before 2014,...
Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay

Danny Bilson on THQ: his last interview as the company's boss

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On Tuesday, Danny Bilson dramatically stepped down as executive vice president of games at troubled publisher THQ – but not before giving the Guardian his final interview in the roleLast week, Danny Bilson, executive vice president of THQ, flew over to London to present a showcase of the company's current...
Danny Bilson on THQ: his last interview as the company's boss

Apple moving forward with streaming TV service even as content providers resist

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A new report describes Apple as "pushing ahead" with plans to release a streaming TV service by the end of the year in spite of resistance from major media conglomerates....
Apple moving forward with streaming TV service even as content providers resist

After Its Non-Merger With Viggle, GetGlue Brings Big Updates To Its iPhone App With New Feeds, Ads & Personalized Guides

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Fans of entertainment social network GetGlue have been subjected to a bumpy ride over the last few months. In November, the startup announced that it had agreed to merge with TV loyalty service, Viggle in a deal worth as much as $70 million. But the numbers didn’t look too good,...
After Its Non-Merger With Viggle, GetGlue Brings Big Updates To Its iPhone App With New Feeds, Ads & Personalized Guides
Digital magazine numbers have doubled, but only make up one percent of overall sales

Game Closure Poaches Zynga’s CTO Of Mobile To Lead HTML5 Game Development

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Last we heard from Game Closure, the young startup had just turned down offers from Zynga and Facebook on its way to a $12 million raise from Greylock, Benchmark, General Catalyst, and more. Even in spite of $100 million-plus offers, Game Closure CEO Michael Carter tells us that the startup...
Game Closure Poaches Zynga’s CTO Of Mobile To Lead HTML5 Game Development

Why does technology celebrate ageism?

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It started with a tweet that I sent this morning: A bit tired of, and confused by, the “under 30” clubs. Apparently upending my life and becoming wildly successful doesn’t matter at 35. Then I got to really thinking about how we in technology celebrate the young while dismissing the...
Why does technology celebrate ageism?

LG Optimus L9 hands-on (video)

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Though LG didn't have any more to add to the L-Style series to offer the world? Behold the L9. Announced yesterday, the device made an appearance on the IFA show room floor this week, boasting a big and bright 4.7-inch IPS display that makes the its brethren looking downright...
LG Optimus L9 hands-on (video)
Google+ catching Facebook in brand pages but not fans ... and why that's OK with companies

PlayStation 3 gets China approval, but no launch date yet

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In spite of a decade-old ban on gaming consoles, Sony has received approval from Chinese regulators for the PlayStation 3. [Read more]...
PlayStation 3 gets China approval, but no launch date yet

Bud Light's Loudly Supporting Gay Marriage -- No Matter What The Haters Say

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Bud Light thrust itself into the middle of the gay marriage conversation by posting an ad on its Facebook page promoting equality. The pic features a pair of Bud Light cans aligned like an equals sign. In around 15 hours, the post has accumulated more than 34,000 'likes' and racked...
Bud Light's Loudly Supporting Gay Marriage -- No Matter What The Haters Say

Twitter CEO on censorship: We have no choice but to follow laws

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has spoken out to clarify details around the company’s new censorship policy, claiming that the microblogging service has no choice but to introduce the measures if it is to operate in certain countries. The move, which has already been welcomed by the government of Thailand and...
Twitter CEO on censorship: We have no choice but to follow laws

Here's Everything We Know About IFA, The iPhone Tracking Technology In Apple's iOS 6 (AAPL)

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Apple consumers are a dedicated bunch, but how do they feel about advertisers tracking their every move while using their beloved iPhones and iPads? Although Apple allows users to limit ad tracking within its new operating system, iOS 6 -- here's an easy how-to -- we still don't know a...
Here's Everything We Know About IFA, The iPhone Tracking Technology In Apple's iOS 6 (AAPL)

Move Over, PadMapper: Craigslist is Stealthily Testing Maps

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(Photo: Craigslist) When last we heard from Craigslist, they were filing suit against a scrappy little startup called PadMapper and yanking their listings from Google to keep PadMapper from aggregating them. It was kind of a dick move. But at least now we have a motive! Craigslist is apparently working...
Move Over, PadMapper: Craigslist is Stealthily Testing Maps
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