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Google Glass Diary, Day 1: Getting Started With Google Glass

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With an open mind and help from a Google staffer showing me how the device works, it was pretty easy to see some compelling use cases within the first hour that I was a Google Glass owner. On Monday, I visited Google’s Mountain View headquarters for my onboarding appointment with...
Google Glass Diary, Day 1: Getting Started With Google Glass

Like Twitter, Path is outsourcing translation to the crowd

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Path, the less-is-more social app that lets you connect with only 150 friends at a time, is coming soon to 20 new languages, thanks to the translation power of the crowd. Like Twitter, Path is taking an interesting crowdsourced approach to bringing its app to new languages — and...
Like Twitter, Path is outsourcing translation to the crowd

Ex-Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

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A former Tribune Company employee could face as much as 25 years of jail time over federal charges accusing him of conspiring with members of the hacker group Anonymous to hack into a Tribune website. Matthew Keys, who according to his LinkedIn and Twitter profiles is deputy social media...
Ex-Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

A healthy reminder from Amazon: You don't buy ebooks, you rent them

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Sometimes the language we use fails to capture the essence of what we’re doing when we are online, or lulls us into a false sense of security about our behavior and what it means. For example, we’ve gotten pretty used to the idea that we can “buy” ebooks from Amazon:...
A healthy reminder from Amazon: You don't buy ebooks, you rent them

Why can't we just admit that journalists are human?

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Should journalists be allowed to have opinions? If so, when and where — and how — should they be allowed to express them? Such questions have been a thorn in the side of the traditional media industry almost since the web was invented, and they have become even more irksome...
Why can't we just admit that journalists are human?

VIDEO: AIPAC Staffer Reveals How Lobby Works (In Berkeley and DC) ++ INSANE DAN PIPES ITINERARY

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VIDEO: AIPAC Staffer Reveals How Lobby Works (In Berkeley and DC) ++ INSANE DAN PIPES ITINERARY

GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.

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Don’t be evil? If that’s the unofficial Google motto, then the company has failed to deliver today. Among the products Google just announced it plans to sunset (read: kill off), beloved feed-reading service Google Reader is now on the chopping block. “*$%#” wrote at least one TechCrunch staffer upon hearing the...
GoogleReaderpocalypse. For Real This Time.

Introducing Our Newest Betabeat Staffer: Kelly Faircloth

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Please allow me to introduce myself! I’m Kelly, and I’m the latest initiate into the Betabeat coven. Starting today, I’ll be joining Adrianne, Nitasha, and Jessica as a full-time writer and reporter. And just who am I? Previously, I worked at HD Made, where I curated a Tumblr you might...
Introducing Our Newest Betabeat Staffer: Kelly Faircloth
Republican staffer fired for copyright memo talks to Ars

Like it or not, real-time crowdsourced news verification is here to stay

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There’s been a lot written since the horrific events of last weekend about what the media should or shouldn’t have done in trying to cover the shootings at the Sandy Hook elementary school — and in particular, about the numerous errors that were published and re-published about almost every element...
Like it or not, real-time crowdsourced news verification is here to stay

Reminder: Always Google Potential Musical Guests Before Putting Down a Deposit

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Oh dearie me. (Photo: screencap) Is this why we can’t have nice things? An events organization called StartUp RockOn threw an inauguration bash last night, doling out grants and celebrating “the success we achieved at the RNC and DNC this summer.” Sadly, it culminated in rapper Lupe Fiasco being hustled...
Reminder: Always Google Potential Musical Guests Before Putting Down a Deposit

Discoverly Nabs $750K From Salesforce, Bessemer, And Others For Stealthy Social Enterprise App

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Discoverly, a San Francisco-based startup building a social enterprise tool, has raised $750,000 in a seed round and is opening up its product to private beta testers. The company’s slate of investors is impressive: Salesforce, Bessemer Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Great Oaks, Stocktwits founder Howard Lindzon, Yammer product chief Jim...
Discoverly Nabs $750K From Salesforce, Bessemer, And Others For Stealthy Social Enterprise App

Foxconn recruiter says 2012 iPhone coming in June

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A recruiter for Foxconn's growing Taiyuan plant may have inadvertently spoiled some of Appe's 2012 iPhone plans. When interviewing with TV-Tokyo [past 6-minute mark], the staffer said the plant was explicitly hiring 18,000 workers "for the fifth-generation phone." He expected the phone to come out in June.......
Foxconn recruiter says 2012 iPhone coming in June

The Letter Stanley Kubrick Wrote About IBM and HAL

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The always-fascinating blog, Letters of Note, has released another wonderful bit of corporate correspondence. This time, they found a letter Stanley Kubrick sent to a production staffer about the inclusion of IBM in his film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is -- awkward! -- about a psychotic computer. How nice of him to...
The Letter Stanley Kubrick Wrote About IBM and HAL

The new writer's dilemma: You wrote something really great -- now, where do you put it?

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Not that long ago, if you decided to write something — an essay, perhaps, or a piece of fiction — your choices on what to do with it were fairly limited. If you knew someone at a specific publication, you could try to convince them to run it, or you...
The new writer's dilemma: You wrote something really great -- now, where do you put it?

Verizon is in Your Sexts, Stealing Your Nudes

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Can you hear me now? (Photo: Naples News) While waiting for your data to transfer from an old cell phone to your new one, who hasn’t experienced that flash of fear that the Verizon employee doing the transfer will sneak a peek at your text messages? (You really should come...
Verizon is in Your Sexts, Stealing Your Nudes

The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

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A Chicago-based media startup called Journatic, which we profiled earlier this year, has sparked a firestorm of controversy over the outsourcing of hyper-local journalism by newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, after a staffer revealed that the company added fake bylines to its material — which in some cases...
The uncomfortable truth behind the Journatic byline scandal

Republican Study Committee staffer who wrote blistering memo on copyright has been fired

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The staffer from the Republican Study Committee who wrote a memo on copyright reform that sparked a wave of media attention has been fired. The report was pulled after its contents became a sensation. According to the Washington Examiner, the memo’s author, Derek Khanna, was fired for the report: “The copyright memo...
Republican Study Committee staffer who wrote blistering memo on copyright has been fired

George Plimpton Never Did This

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The Paris Review's editor, Lorin Stein, on his magazine's unlikely new app. Founding editor George Plimpton may have famously played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, pitched against Willie Mays, boxed against Archie Moore, appeared on the silver screen with John Wayne, performed as a triangulist for the New York...
George Plimpton Never Did This
Senators want to block Facebook’s Saverin from reentering the U.S

Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner

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After losing mobile product head and Facebook Home team member Charles Jolley to Battery Ventures, Facebook is facing another departure from a previous Home staffer. Draper Fisher Jurvetson announced today that Facebook’s head of product for Android, Bubba Murarka, has joined the firm as General Partner and Managing Director. Murarka...
Another Facebook Home Staffer Flies The Coop; Android Head Of Product Bubba Murarka Joins DFJ As General Partner

Cory Booker Is Keeping His Options Open Online

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According to a Wall Street Journal report, Newark Mayor Cory Booker is now considering a 2014 run for the Senate seat currently occupied by 88-year-old Frank Lautenberg after mounting speculation he would challenge incumbent New Jersey Governor Chris Christie next year. On the internet, a close advisor to Mr. Booker...
Cory Booker Is Keeping His Options Open Online

How A Fired Republican Staffer Became A Powerful Martyr For Internet Activists

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Someone in DC thought they had snuffed out an official Republican report on radical intellectual property reform by convincing the authoring agency to erase the document from the Internet and fire the staffer charged with writing it. The shadowy politicking backfired. The young fall-boy, Derek Khanna, instantly became a front-page...
How A Fired Republican Staffer Became A Powerful Martyr For Internet Activists

Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

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Well, this will teach people not to defy well-funded lobbying cartels. Ars Technica reports that Derek Khanna, a staffer for the Republican Study Committee, has been fired for writing a memo that urged reform of America’s copyright laws and thus angered powerful lobbies such as the Recording Industry Association of America...
Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

It's our duty -- all of us -- to fight for the open web

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When you use an app, or a platform like a mobile phone, or a social network, or a web service — whether it’s from Google or Apple or Amazon or Facebook — do you think about the extent to which it is open or closed? Or do you just think...
It's our duty -- all of us -- to fight for the open web

RT @gigaom: Twitter Staffer Stops Blogging After Backlash http://bit.ly/bhclXL

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RT @gigaom: Twitter Staffer Stops Blogging After Backlash http://bit.ly/bhclXL

Former Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

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A former Tribune Company employee could face as much as 10 years of jail time over federal charges accusing him of conspiring with members of the hacker group Anonymous to hack into a Tribune website....
Former Tribune staffer accused of conspiring in Anonymous hack

BBC’s iPlayer coming to Windows Phone in ‘weeks’

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Buck up Windows Phone fans, BBC’s iPlayer is coming after all, and shortly. In fact, according to the Inquirer, it will land on Microsoft’s smartphone platfrom in a matter of weeks. A Nokia staffer, again via the Inquirer, provided the following quote to place the release of iPlayer in context:...
BBC’s iPlayer coming to Windows Phone in ‘weeks’

Nate Silver's Sweep Is a Huge Win for Big Data

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(Illustration: ilovecharts.tumblr.com) Like “pivot” and “cloud computing,” “big data” is one of those startup buzzwords that gets thrown around indiscriminately–partly because it means different things depending on the intel you’re trying to unearth and partly because it sounds like the kind of futuristic jargon that opens doors. Using machine learning to analyze...
Nate Silver's Sweep Is a Huge Win for Big Data

Mark Zuckerberg Really Did Stand Fully Dressed In A Pool For Facebook's New Ad

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Last week, Facebook started unrolling a series of television ads for its new invention: Facebook Home. The campaign revolves around escaping from boring situations, be it sitting by your aunt at a family meal -- "30% of people check their phones at the dinner, but only when appropriate of course,"...
Mark Zuckerberg Really Did Stand Fully Dressed In A Pool For Facebook's New Ad
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