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US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

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This is hardly a surprise given the decade-long history we've gone through concerning the US's attempts to screw over Antigua by violating a trade agreement, and then ignoring, repeatedly, efforts by the WTO to make things right. Given that the WTO gave initial permission for Antigua to set up shop...
US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

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The New York Times is testing some kind of “entry-level” product aimed at a younger, more Internet-y audience, new CEO Mark Thompson said in the company’s earnings call Thursday. Forbes’ Jeff Bercovici followed up, and an unidentified source tells him that NYT Junior — which is seriously going to need...
What would a New York Times for the youngs look like?

Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs

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Following our report from earlier this week regarding word from Apple retail store sources of cutbacks and layoffs, Dow Jones Newswires now shares word that Apple has acknowledged that it "messed up" it adjusting its staffing formulas, although the company denies mass layoffs at its stores.In a communication with store...
Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs
Apple to Announce iPad 3 First Week in March

Cloud9 IDE brings its distributed development smarts to the enterprise

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Cloud9 IDE is taking on the problem of providing a secure place for geographically dispersed corporate developers to collaborate on their projects in real time. Cloud9 CEO Ruben Daniels The startup’s new enterprise-focused integrated development environment (IDE) gives these development teams their own Linux workspace to build, test, debug and deploy their...
Cloud9 IDE brings its distributed development smarts to the enterprise

Google/Motorola says Apple's patent claims thrown out "with prejudice"

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According to a report from Reuters, Google has issued a statement that a Wisconsin federal court has decided to dismiss Apple’s “patent lawsuit with prejudice.” The report explained this particular case was brought on by Apple in part to determine what the courts considered FRAND licensing terms for the...
Google/Motorola says Apple's patent claims thrown out "with prejudice"

HTC Cancels Plans For New Windows Phone Because The Operating System Isn't Powerful Enough (MSFT)

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Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- HTC Corp. scrapped plans to produce a large-screen smartphone using Microsoft Corp.'s operating system because the screen would have had lower resolution than competing models, according to a person familiar with the project. The Windows software doesn't support resolutions as high as that on Google Inc.'s...
HTC Cancels Plans For New Windows Phone Because The Operating System Isn't Powerful Enough (MSFT)

Apple on iPhone 5 Demand: "We've Been Completely Blown Away"

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Late-sleeping early adopters may be unhappy to hear that pre-order inventory of its new iPhone 5 has been depleted, but Apple’s pretty happy with the level of demand it’s seeing. “Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible,” Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris told AllThingsD. “We’ve been completely blown away by the...
Apple on iPhone 5 Demand: "We've Been Completely Blown Away"

Reaction To Facebook's FTC Charge: No Like

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The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook charged app developers for services it never provided. More than developers, it was the social giant itself that seems hurt the worst by the incident. The FTC says Facebook collected about $95,000 from app developers who each paid up to $375 per app to...
Reaction To Facebook's FTC Charge: No Like
British Airways gets snoopy on its passengers

Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking

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Media regulator Ofcom to investigate whether Sky News broke broadcasting rules in using hacked emails for John Darwin storyOfcom is to launch an investigation into a Sky News journalist's hacking of emails belonging to John Darwin, the "canoe man" accused of faking his won death.The media regulator said that it...
Ofcom to investigate Sky News over 'canoe man' email hacking

With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges

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Google is seeking to reassure technology standards groups that it won’t misuse Motorola’s patent portfolio to extract unreasonable licensing fees for patents deemed “standard-essential” if its $12.5 billion acquisition of the mobile phone giant is approved by regulators. Microsoft — which is facing the prospect of paying Motorola as much...
With Motorola deal pending, Google and Microsoft make dueling patent pledges
FCC to review cell phone radiation guidelines
Facebook preps ‘Facebook Exchange’ for real-time bidding

Apple Actually Wanted A Judge To Ban Samsung From Selling Smartphones ... And The Judge Said No, Of Course (AAPL, SSNLF)

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Apple's request for a US sales ban on 26 Samsung devices was rejected by a federal judge, despite a jury verdict in August finding infringement of six of the iPhone maker's patents. Apple failed to establish that consumer demand for Samsung products was driven by technology it stole, US. District...
Apple Actually Wanted A Judge To Ban Samsung From Selling Smartphones ... And The Judge Said No, Of Course (AAPL, SSNLF)

Apple, carrier stores open at 8AM on September 21st for iPhone 5 sales, early pre-order tallies are 'incredible'

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Apple regularly likes to kickstart major launches with early retail openings, and it's just confirmed that the natural order of things is intact: both its own stores as well as those for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will open at 8AM local time on September 21st to take iPhone 5...
Apple, carrier stores open at 8AM on September 21st for iPhone 5 sales, early pre-order tallies are 'incredible'

Cash-poor Sharp mortgages display factories, including Apple screen plant

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Japan's Sharp, one of the world's largest makers of LCD panels and a supplier of displays for Apple products, has taken the rare step of mortgaging its factories and buildings to secure an emergency loan from its main banks, a spokeswoman said Thursday....
Cash-poor Sharp mortgages display factories, including Apple screen plant

Has Google changed its mind about sharing its fiber network?

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It looks like Google is backing off its commitment to an open fiber to the home network. If so, that would be a blow to those hoping to also offer services over Google’s pipe as well as well as put a stop to using the project as an example of...
Has Google changed its mind about sharing its fiber network?

Senator disputes Aaron Swartz's SOPA, Protect IP role

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Senate Judiciary spokeswoman denies a meeting between a committee aide and the late activist Aaron Swartz led to the creation of the anti-SOPA advocacy group Demand Progress. [Read more]...
Senator disputes Aaron Swartz's SOPA, Protect IP role

FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

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AT&T asked, and the Federal Communications Commission most definitely listened. Three months after AT&T submitted a complex proposal to turn a very cellular-unfriendly band into pristine 4G airwaves, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski appears set to push AT&T’s request through the commission. Genachowski on Wednesday began circulating a proposed order among...
FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

Japanese Hi-Tech Toilet Maker Says One Day Everyone Will Want One

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They are found in more than two-thirds of Japanese households and visitors to the country have marvelled at their heated seats, posterior shower jets and odour-masking function. But for the company that has sold over 30 million high-tech toilets, commonly known as Washlets, global lavatory domination remains elusive, especially among...
Japanese Hi-Tech Toilet Maker Says One Day Everyone Will Want One

AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

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AT&T's decision to make Apple's FaceTime video chat feature available on its cellular network only through its premium data plan has raised questions over the interpretation of the federal government's "no blocking" rule for wireless carriers - and whether smartphone users will have to pay more for video conferencing and...
AT&T To Limit iPhone's FaceTime - Challenges FCC's "No Blocking" Rule

The Star Of Zynga's Mobile Guy, David Ko, Is On The Rise (ZNGA)

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Zynga has shaken up its management after a disastrous quarter, and its chief mobile officer, David Ko, is a chief beneficiary. Bloomberg reports that Ko and another executive, Steve Chiang, are now reporting directly to CEO Mark Pincus instead of to COO John Schappert. A Zynga spokeswoman declined to comment. In...
The Star Of Zynga's Mobile Guy, David Ko, Is On The Rise (ZNGA)

Apple Putting More Chips Into Reno

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For Apple, Reno, Nev., has long been a nice little tax haven. But the company may soon increase its infrastructure interests (and token employee count) there. Apple today confirmed it is considering Reno as the site of its next data center. “We hope to build Apple’s next data center in...
Apple Putting More Chips Into Reno

Zendesk Hacker Accesses Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Data

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Another day, another hack. The email addresses of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users were accessed this week after a hacker got unauthorized access to Zendesk, which helps companies manage their customer service requests. No passwords were involved in the attack, said the companies, who are alerting their users tonight. Zendesk...
Zendesk Hacker Accesses Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest Data
Disney implements 28-day waiting period for rental DVDs

Twitter active users pass 200 million

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Number of Twitterati has shot up from 140 million in May, but majority of 500 million registered users prefer not to tweetTwitter now has more than 200 million active users around the world, with some 10 million of those in the UK underlining its rapid growth as a social media...
Twitter active users pass 200 million

Apple on iPhone 5 pre-oders: 'we've been completely blown away'

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Earlier today, Apple’s initial allotment for iPhone 5 launch day pre-orders sold out. Now, Apple has told AllThingsD that it is “completely blown away” by customer response: “Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible,” Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris told AllThingsD. “We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.” The new...
Apple on iPhone 5 pre-oders: 'we've been completely blown away'

Troubled Nokia considers sale of its Espoo HQ in Finland to cut down on costs

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Beleaguered mobile phone maker Nokia has plans to sell its headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company’s chief financial officer and EVP, Timo Ihamuotila, revealed to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat that Nokia has been exploring the sale of company-owned real estate to make its balance sheet look better. Those plans include...
Troubled Nokia considers sale of its Espoo HQ in Finland to cut down on costs

DOJ acting antitrust head Joe Wayland stepping down #thecircuit

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DOJ acting antitrust head to step down: Joseph Wayland, who has been the acting head of the Department of Justice's antitrust division, will be stepping down from his position. Justice spokeswoman Gina Talamona confirmed that Wayland's last day in the department will be Nov. 16. His replacement has not...
DOJ acting antitrust head Joe Wayland stepping down #thecircuit
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