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Apple to Announce iPad 3 First Week in March

Google's Fiber Makes MPAA Skittish. Why Does Hollywood See All Technology In Terms Of Piracy?

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One of the points we're always trying to make about piracy is that it has less to do with people just wanting everything for free and more to do with people rushing to embrace the possibilities of new technology. The industry has been slow to offer products that take advantage...
Google's Fiber Makes MPAA Skittish. Why Does Hollywood See All Technology In Terms Of Piracy?

Apple defends green credentials of cloud computing services

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Greenpeace report named Apple among worst offenders for using highly polluting coal to power their data centresApple disclosed sensitive information about energy demand at the data centre housing its iCloud service for the first time on Tuesday, defending its green credentials in the face of a campaign by Greenpeace.In a...
Apple defends green credentials of cloud computing services

Twitter now has 10m users in UK

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UK is the fourth-largest country for Twitter users in the world, with 80% accessing it with mobile phonesTwitter now has 10 million active users in the UK, out of 140 million worldwide, the company has revealed – and 80%, an unusually high number, access it through mobile phones.The data about...
Twitter now has 10m users in UK

Nokia accuses Apple of Siri bias

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A Nokia spokeswoman criticises Apple after it appears to "override" its Siri software over the question: "What is the best smartphone?"...
Nokia accuses Apple of Siri bias

White House Criticizes CISPA, Though Meekly And For Partially Wrong Reasons

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With next week's vote on CISPA looming, the White House has made an official statement that implicitly criticizes the bill without mentioning it by name. The Hill reports that National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden issued the statement after a cybersecurity briefing in Congress: "The nation’s critical infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities...
White House Criticizes CISPA, Though Meekly And For Partially Wrong Reasons

Alcatel Plans to Reshuffle 1,800 Jobs

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Alcatel-Lucent plans to slash as many as 1,800 positions in Europe, according to a union official. A spokeswoman for Alcatel-Lucent said that the changes under discussion are "not job cuts", but "a repositioning of jobs."...
Alcatel Plans to Reshuffle 1,800 Jobs

That 'Revolutionary' Apple Product That Comes Out In 8 Months Isn't What You Think It Is (AAPL)

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French designer Philippe Starck is working on a yacht for the family of the late Steve Jobs, reports Apple Insider. Starck was quoted as working on a "revolutionary project" with Apple, setting off endless speculation about the long-rumored Apple television. Apple was quick to deny any professional relationship with Starck....
That 'Revolutionary' Apple Product That Comes Out In 8 Months Isn't What You Think It Is (AAPL)

Unpaid jubilee jobseekers: Downing Street dismisses criticisms

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Prime minister's spokeswoman says treatment of unemployed people who worked as stewards was a 'one-off'Downing Street has brushed off the controversy over the treatment of unpaid jobseekers who provided security during the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.In a rebuff to Lord Prescott, who has accused the government of "exploiting cheap labour",...
Unpaid jubilee jobseekers: Downing Street dismisses criticisms

Game shares crash as it misses out on Mass Effect 3 and Mario Party 9

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Shares in Game Group plunge 20% after it confirms it will not stock the potentially best-selling gamesSpeculation about the future of Game Group is mounting after it emerged that the struggling retailer will not to stock the potentially best-selling games Mass Effect 3 and Mario Party 9.This is another severe...
Game shares crash as it misses out on Mass Effect 3 and Mario Party 9
Facebook testing new Highlight feature; pay to promote your posts

Twitter tiptoes further into the media business

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We’ve made the argument before that Twitter is effectively a media entity, distributing news and entertainment and other content to millions of readers in real time — although unlike traditional media entities, Twitter does this with anyone’s content rather than content it creates in-house. So far, the company has...
Twitter tiptoes further into the media business
Apple Yanks The iPad Off Of Amazon’s Chinese Shelves, But Why?

Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim

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Police also investigating Sky News after inadvertently displaying a Twitter feed identifying 19-year-old victim in a reportPolice are planning to arrest a number of Twitter users who are alleged to have named the 19-year-old rape victim of Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans, and have launched an investigation into Sky News...
Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim

Official Complaints Over '4G' Marketing of New iPad Taking Hold in Europe

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Yesterday, we noted that Australian regulators are targeting Apple over its "misleading" marketing of the new iPad as a "4G" device in the country despite the fact that the device is incompatible with LTE networks being rolled out there. In response, Apple has offered refunds to customers who feel they...
Official Complaints Over '4G' Marketing of New iPad Taking Hold in Europe

LinkedIn: 'Ensuring More Privacy And Control Over Your Personal Data Remains Our Highest Priority' (LNKD)

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We just told you that the calendar sync was the best feature in LinkedIn's mobile app. Now security researchers Yair Amit and Adi Sharabani told the New York Times that it may be its worst feature. Instead of just pulling the basics of a calendar entries, LinkedIn takes everything—including confidential notes,...
LinkedIn: 'Ensuring More Privacy And Control Over Your Personal Data Remains Our Highest Priority' (LNKD)
Google purchases Meebo to work with Google+ team

Sprint Won't Charge Customers for FaceTime Over Cellular [iOS Blog]

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While AT&T hasn't yet decided whether or not it will charge users for using Apple's FaceTime video-chat service over its cellular network, Sprint says it's customers can use the service free of charge. Reports the Wall Street Journal: Sprint Nextel Corp., which still offers unlimited data to new and existing...
Sprint Won't Charge Customers for FaceTime Over Cellular [iOS Blog]

Peter Molyneux to quit Lionhead and Microsoft

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The veteran games designer will leave development studio Lionhead and his position at Microsoft after the completion of current project, Fable: The JourneyPeter Molyneux has revealed that he will leave Lionhead after the completion of the studio's current project, Fable: The Journey. The veteran games designer will also give up...
Peter Molyneux to quit Lionhead and Microsoft

Google to be investigated over data cover-up claims

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Information commissioner says it is likely highly private details were deliberately captured from internet usersGoogle is facing mounting pressure after the information commissioner launched an investigation into claims that it orchestrated a cover-up of its capture of emails, passwords and medical records of people in the UK.The UK data watchdog...
Google to be investigated over data cover-up claims
Car2Go could radically transform urban transportation

OUCH! Oracle Has Already Paid Google More Than It Can Win In Android Lawsuit (ORCL, GOOG)

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Oracle tried to get $6 billion from Google, alleging that the search giant had ripped off Java code to build its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets. It lost. Big. Instead, Oracle is paying Google some of its legal fees—more than Google may end up paying for two incidents...
OUCH! Oracle Has Already Paid Google More Than It Can Win In Android Lawsuit (ORCL, GOOG)

Twitter Bends Its Own Rules To Suspend The Twitter Account Of A Journalist Who Was Critical Of NBC

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After Guy Adams, a British journalist for The Independent, tweeted a top NBC executive's email address, he found his account was suspended. NBC and Twitter have partnered to cover the Olympics. And NBC has admitted it lodged the complaint with Twitter. So whatever the details, it looks like Twitter helped a...
Twitter Bends Its Own Rules To Suspend The Twitter Account Of A Journalist Who Was Critical Of NBC

Google Quietly Acq-hires Part Of Design Firm Cuban Council For Google+

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In the midst of today’s news whirl, this tidbit slipped through the cracks; Part of the design team Cuban Council has apparently been acq-hired by Google, according to a note on their blog. Google has also confirmed the mini-acquisition in an email to TechCrunch. “We’re very excited to share that...
Google Quietly Acq-hires Part Of Design Firm Cuban Council For Google+

Google’s stringing up its gigabit network after delay

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Google is ready to start stringing fiber for its gigabit network, according to a blog post from the search giant on Monday. The news comes as a welcome update to its project to lay a gigabit fiber-to-the-home network in both Kansas Cities after the local newspaper reported last month that Google...
Google’s stringing up its gigabit network after delay

Kevin Rose's Next Move: Partner at Google Ventures

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Kevin Rose, who joined Google in March to work on Google+ along with some of his team from mobile app incubator Milk, has moved to Google Ventures, a spokeswoman confirmed today. Rose is now a venture partner at the firm focused on making new investments, and he has already moved...
Kevin Rose's Next Move: Partner at Google Ventures

I/O Preview: Google Set This Week to Challenge Amazon, Sonos, Apple and … Oh, Just Fill in the Blank Here

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This week, some 5,500 developers will converge in San Francisco for Google I/O to listen to the search giant’s latest and greatest plans for Android, Chrome and other products. And, of course, to pick up the best schwag in the conference business. Tickets to the sold-out show — which buyers...
I/O Preview: Google Set This Week to Challenge Amazon, Sonos, Apple and … Oh, Just Fill in the Blank Here

London Olympics 2012: where does the money come from - and where's it being spent?

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How much is being spent on the Olympics - and where is it coming from? As the games get underway, we untangle the data from the rumours• Interactive guide• Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThink you know how much London 2012's Olympic games will cost?...
London Olympics 2012: where does the money come from - and where's it being spent?

Nokia: We're Building Lumia 900s as Fast as We Can

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We won’t know for certain how many Lumia 900s Nokia and AT&T have sold until the companies report second-quarter 2012 financial results this summer or release official sales data. But it turns out that the recent Lumia 900 stock-outs AT&T has been experiencing are a pretty good indicator of how...
Nokia: We're Building Lumia 900s as Fast as We Can

Baidu Fires Four Over Content Deletion

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Baidu said it fired four employees suspected of taking payments to delete posts from its website, three of whom a spokeswoman confirmed were also arrested over large amounts of money transferred in exchange for the deletions....
Baidu Fires Four Over Content Deletion
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