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S&M vs. SPDY: Microsoft and Google battle over the future of HTTP 2.0

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HTTP, the protocol that underpins almost every inch of the world wide web, is about to make the jump from version 1.1 to 2.0 after some 13 years of stagnation. For a long time it looked like Google’s experimental SPDY protocol would be the only viable option for the Internet...
S&M vs. SPDY: Microsoft and Google battle over the future of HTTP 2.0

Facebook highlights ability to drive traffic to third-party mobile apps

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Facebook shared some new statistics today about the growth some mobile apps have seen since integrating with the social network’s platform. In the past month the company has been building a case that it can help drive traffic and engagement to apps and websites off-Facebook. For years many developers felt...
Facebook highlights ability to drive traffic to third-party mobile apps

Senator Wyden Lays Out Broad Internet Freedom Agenda, Warns Against 'Maximalist' Agenda That Harms Innovation

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This morning at CES, Senator Ron Wyden laid out a broad and detailed agenda for how Congress can and should promote internet freedom and increase innovation -- mainly by focusing on knocking down the barriers presented by legacy players who don't want to adapt or compete. Among other things, he...
Senator Wyden Lays Out Broad Internet Freedom Agenda, Warns Against 'Maximalist' Agenda That Harms Innovation
US mobile growth starts to stagnate

Facebook's long road to "mobile best": HTML5, native apps, and now Home

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Facebook has come a long way in its quest to be a mobile force to be reckoned with — but it’s still not there. On Thursday, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg told press and the world that his company had become a ‘mobile first, mobile best’ company with the release of...
Facebook's long road to "mobile best": HTML5, native apps, and now Home

Microsoft Outlook: how Hotmail lost its cool

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Hotmail still busiest webmail site in terms of internet traffic but recent stagnation prompted decision to relaunch as OutlookIt is difficult to say exactly when Hotmail lost its cool factor, but a series of missteps have turned Microsoft's email service into a languishing relic of the early internet.Microsoft has announced...
Microsoft Outlook: how Hotmail lost its cool
Android, apps, and Wi-Fi: why your next phone may be a camera

Cybersecurity may be dead in Congress, but the President hasn't ruled out an executive order

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And the circus rolls on. Today, in an email received by The Hill, Press Secretary Jay Carney made a statement that is widely being interpreted as indicative that the President may be open to issuing an executive order on cybersecurity-related issues. This follows the stunning, if mildly banal, failure of leading cybersecurity legislation in the Senate...
Cybersecurity may be dead in Congress, but the President hasn't ruled out an executive order

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
New study suggests cap-and-trade results in decreased innovation

Here's The Part Of Facebook's Earnings Call That Caused The Stock To Crash (FB)

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A Wall Street insider recently alerted me to something important I missed in Facebook's Q2 earnings call. Yes, there was a lot of other stuff to worry about in that call, at least for short-term investors: Facebook's revenue and earnings performance was merely in line with guidance that most observers...
Here's The Part Of Facebook's Earnings Call That Caused The Stock To Crash (FB)
Search and Social: How Two Will Soon Become One

Facebook Shares Drop As User Growth Reportedly Wanes

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After weeks of steadily trading above $30 per share, Facebook stock tanked early this week, closing on Tuesday afternoon at a month-long low of $28.09. $FB closed down around .55 percent on Tuesday, following a precipitous 8.6 percent drop the day previous. Shares of Zynga, a company whose games are...
Facebook Shares Drop As User Growth Reportedly Wanes

From the archive, 23 June 1960: What's wrong with refrigerators?

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'Thank God we are not ruled by intellectuals,' said an observer at the end of the Congress for Cultural Freedom"Thank God we are not ruled by intellectuals," said an observer at the end of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. He had been patiently listening to the intellectuals of the over-developed...
From the archive, 23 June 1960: What's wrong with refrigerators?

World IPv6 Launch Day Is Key for the Internet of Things

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With today’s celebration of World IPv6 Launch 2012, the Internet is doing something new: growing. And that growth comes none too soon as the rise of the Internet of Things places unprecedented new demands on worldwide Internet infrastructure. Google, Yahoo and Facebook are amongst the leaders in the growing...
World IPv6 Launch Day Is Key for the Internet of Things
Guess What? IBM's A Software Company Now!

Canon quarterly results claim net income dropped by a third

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Canon has seen its net income go down by more than a third, according to the company's third quarter results. Revenues dropped to $10.3 billion, a fall of 13 percent compared to last year's results, with the continued low demand of the company's products claimed to be the main culprit....
Canon quarterly results claim net income dropped by a third

Exclusive: Hands-on with the HTC EVO ONE

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  Is this the next EVO? I would assume it is, unless there are some major changes and redesigns prior to its launch. First things first; this phone is a beast. It feels pretty big in hand, but it’s not overwhelming. It does have a 4.7 inch screen with a 720p...
Exclusive: Hands-on with the HTC EVO ONE
Sharp technology to be used for Hon Hai iPhone panel plant, says Nikkei
Over 2.6 million U.S. subscribers have cut out cable since 2008

Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

thenextweb.com
In a curious blog post, Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg detailed that his company plans to pivot “towards a new model that [it is] not yet ready to reveal publicly.” Back in early 2011, Fab shuttered Fabulis, its gay social networking service, to pivot into a design flash sale site. That transition...
Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

Why this decade will be the most innovative in history

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Vivek Wadhwa Many people believe that we’ve run out of ideas and that the future will be one of bleak shortages of food, energy, and water. Billionaire Peter Thiel, for example, argues that, despite spectacular advances in computer-related fields, technological progress has actually stalled because the internal combustion engine still...
Why this decade will be the most innovative in history

PC maker Asus reportedly eyeing Windows Phone 8

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If you're looking to give Windows Phone 8 a try but neither the HTC Windows Phone 8X nor the Nokia Lumia 920 appeal to you, help may be on the way: according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Taiwanese PC OEM Asus is working with Microsoft to get...
PC maker Asus reportedly eyeing Windows Phone 8

Why I’m Sticking with Amazon for My e-Books

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The iPad will be coming out in just a few days. There’s a good chance that shortly thereafter, as soon as 3G versions are available in stores, I will have my hands on Apple’s newest product. One of the principal reasons that I will be purchasing the iPad is to...
Why I’m Sticking with Amazon for My e-Books

The mobile operator's dilemma (and opportunity): The fourth curve

gigaom.com
Mobile operator profits have more than doubled in the last 10 years. The trifecta of fast broadband networks, well-designed mobile computing devices, and the insatiable supply of content, applications, and services has unleashed consumer demand for more like never before. But operators can’t rest on their laurels. The mobile industry...
The mobile operator's dilemma (and opportunity): The fourth curve

Report: ESPN may pay to exempt its content from wireless data caps

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The popular sports network ESPN is negotiating with at least one wireless carrier to exempt its traffic from data caps. That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news on Thursday. However, "no such arrangement is imminent, and ESPN isn't sure if the economics will work out," the...
Report: ESPN may pay to exempt its content from wireless data caps
OpenGL celebrates its 20th birthday with two new versions

The pageless Web

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The Internet has been evolving for 20+ years, so isn’t it time websites got onboard? Since the Internet made its public debut in the mid-90s, basic website structure has remained virtually untouched. Still tied to the same print-based paradigms and catalog-style navigation, these outdated formats now shackle designers to...
The pageless Web

NPD: Digital game sales up 22 percent in Q3, almost the majority slice of a $2.87 billion pie

www.engadget.com
Take one look at NPD's quarterly gaming sales report and it'll be hard to deny that digital distribution now carries the industry's momentum. For the months of July through September, digital sales were pegged at $1.4 billion, which represents a 22 percent increase over Q3 2011. In comparison, new...
NPD: Digital game sales up 22 percent in Q3, almost the majority slice of a $2.87 billion pie

Why did Apple drift sideways in 2011 and take off in 2012?

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The dividend is one reason it’s up. But what was keeping it down was fear. The investors who mull over the mysteries of Apple’s (AAPL) valuation at Investor Village’s AAPL Sanity board have been trying to come to grips with the shape of the chart at right, which shows the...
Why did Apple drift sideways in 2011 and take off in 2012?
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