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Steve Jobs FBI file reveals he was being considered for a Bush 1 1991 White House ‘sensitive position’

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Federal Bureau of Investigation has posted on its website a file on Apple’s co-founder and late CEO Steve Jobs. According to Gawker, the 191-page document reveals that Jobs was considered for a “sensitive position” in the Bush I White House back in 1991. It also contains results of an investigation into...
Steve Jobs FBI file reveals he was being considered for a Bush 1 1991 White House ‘sensitive position’

The full list of Queen's speech measures - as open data

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The Queen's speech was packed with bills and government aspirations. Get the full list - and see how it breaks down• Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThe Queen's Speech is the closest the UK has to the US State of the Union speech. It's where...
The full list of Queen's speech measures - as open data

Steve Jobs Won A Grammy Award Last Night (AAPL)

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Last night Steve Jobs received a Grammy Trustees Award, given each year to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording," reports Apple Insider. Jobs' contributions to music obviously include the iPod and iTunes, which changed the face...
Steve Jobs Won A Grammy Award Last Night (AAPL)

White House Will Renew #40dollars Campaign On Twitter

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The Obama administration plans to renew its #40dollars campaign today, complete with a White House event this morning involving some of the people who posted Twitter messages about what $40 meant to them. Launched in December, the Whiote House used Twitter to let ordinary people sound off about the value...
White House Will Renew #40dollars Campaign On Twitter

Apple's WWDC Keynote by the Numbers

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The hardware, software and service offerings unveiled during Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference keynote address Monday made for the biggest story to come out of the event. But there was another: A story told in numbers — really big numbers. Liberally sprinkled throughout the keynote were a bunch of metrics...
Apple's WWDC Keynote by the Numbers

BitTorrent Inventor's New Goal Is 'To Kill Off Television'

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Bram Cohen, inventor of the popular file-sharing system BitTorrent, demoed his latest project at the San Francisco MusicTech Summit yesterday, reports GigaOm. It's a new live video streaming protocol that doesn't rely on a central infrastructure to work. In other words, you could hypothetically watch the Superbowl by connecting...
BitTorrent Inventor's New Goal Is 'To Kill Off Television'

Google Glass Will Be Made In The U.S.A., Report Claims, At An Assembly Facility In Santa Clara

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Google Glass, the advanced head-mounted computing project the company is gearing up for a possible launch later this year, will be assembled in the U.S., according to a new report from the Financial Times today. The assembly will take place in a facility located in Santa Clara and managed by...
Google Glass Will Be Made In The U.S.A., Report Claims, At An Assembly Facility In Santa Clara

Gartner: 3D printers aren't for the average consumer

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Consumers getting excited about the idea of at-home 3D printers may not want to get their hopes up anytime soon, Gartner research director Pete Basiliere says. Basiliere, the author of a recent Gartner report predicting enterprise-class 3D printers to drop below the $2000 price mark by 2016, says consumers...
Gartner: 3D printers aren't for the average consumer

Report Suggests Obama May Take Drones Away From The CIA

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While much of the recent conversation here surrounding the United States' use of drones has centered on the fear of how they might be used domestically, there can be little doubt that their use is highly controversial around the world as well. In that arena, the questions that arise...
Report Suggests Obama May Take Drones Away From The CIA

Top Retail Websites Not Getting Faster: Average Web Page Load Time Is 7.25 Seconds [Report]

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According to a recent report published by Radware, load times for the top U.S. retail websites are 22 percent slower than in December 2011, continuing to go well beyond the ideal three-second load time. For their Spring 2013 “State of the Union” report, Radware evaluated load times for... Please visit...
Top Retail Websites Not Getting Faster: Average Web Page Load Time Is 7.25 Seconds [Report]

Tweets = public opinion? New data suggests we should think twice on this

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Are the number of tweets per television show the new Nielsen ratings? Or are tweets on election day the same as exit polls? Twitter might be moving in that direction, but new data from the Pew Center should have you think twice before trusting Twitter as a barometer of public opinion. It’s not...
Tweets = public opinion? New data suggests we should think twice on this

84 Million iPads, 400 Million iOS Devices and More Big Numbers From Apple

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Apple’s special events aren’t simply showcases for the company’s newest products, they’re state of the union addresses for the company, opportunities to tout its successes in public in a parade of big-number metrics. And the numbers bandied about at this morning’s iPhone 5 unveiling were large indeed. There are currently...
84 Million iPads, 400 Million iOS Devices and More Big Numbers From Apple

Pew: Think Real Life Imitates Twitter? Think Again

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From natural disasters and national tragedies to elections and award shows, no event goes untweeted these days. For better or worse, we've come to consider Twitter an accurate reflection of opinion at large, a global zeitgeist bubbling up through real-time micro-musings. But according to a new report from the Pew...
Pew: Think Real Life Imitates Twitter? Think Again

What Obama's Budget (And A Second Term) Would Do For U.S. Innovation

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If Barack Obama is reelected, what would it mean for innovation, startups and science in America? His newly proposed budget--as well as past actions--offer clues.Barack Hussein Obama--POTUS to you and me--is the man in control of what's arguably the world's only current superpower. At 50, he's looking for a second...
What Obama's Budget (And A Second Term) Would Do For U.S. Innovation

Retail Web Sites Are Getting Slower; IE 10 Beats Firefox & Chrome, Study Says

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The top retail websites are slower to load than they were last year, and the problem is at its worst on Google’s Chrome browser — the slowest of three browsers measured in Strangeloop Networks’ Fall 2012 State of the Union study on page speed and web performance. Strangeloop... Please visit...
Retail Web Sites Are Getting Slower; IE 10 Beats Firefox & Chrome, Study Says

Mary Meeker’s Internet trends report lands

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Every year, Mary Meeker of famed venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, puts together a report on Internet Trends. Think of it as a State of the Union address, but for the Web. The report, co-authored by Kleiner digital team member Liang Wu, is an in-depth exploration of...
Mary Meeker’s Internet trends report lands

Cyber Attack Poses More Threats Than Any Other Type Of Terrorism: Security Chief

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James Clapper Jr. delivered a dire warning to a Senate committee today. In what is just the latest warning about the prevalence and possibility of cyber attacks, the director of national intelligence told a Senate committee Tuesday that a cyber attack could cripple American infrastructure, the New York Times...
Cyber Attack Poses More Threats Than Any Other Type Of Terrorism: Security Chief

A Bunch Of Morgan Stanley Staffers Are Blaming CNBC Hype For The Facebook IPO Disaster

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We all know CNBC loved doing thing loud, and their fanfare around the Facebook IPO was the network in its element. To some Morgan Stanley bankers, however, that element is part of what made the company's IPO such a disaster for small investors, The Daily News reports. According to an...
A Bunch Of Morgan Stanley Staffers Are Blaming CNBC Hype For The Facebook IPO Disaster
Larry Page wants 'great love' for Google, says its future depends on knowing more about you
Does the Chevy Volt's manufacturing break spell bad news for Obama's million EV promise?
Getaround cofounder: People are "on the cusp" of embracing car-sharing
Looks Like Google Glass Will Be Assembled on American Soil

A Faint Gloom Cloud Hovers Over The Daily Deal Summit

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(via Twitter.com/AustinEvarts) Slouched comfortably in his chair, holding forth on the prospects of a would-be Groupon, TechStars’ David Tisch expressed doubts about the name of the very event where he was, at that moment, speaking. “The word ‘daily deal’ is, like, staring me in the face, and I’m scared of...
A Faint Gloom Cloud Hovers Over The Daily Deal Summit

Alarming: A Lot of Young Adults Consider the Internet A Moral Influence

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America! (Photo: flickr.com/cristian_rh7) It’s election season, which explains the higher-than-usual incidence of poll-pegged stories we’re seeing in our inbox. And hey, guess what? The Internet now has cultural relevance beyond enabling politicians to send citizens pics of their junk. And so The Atlantic wound up with a couple of interesting little factoids,...
Alarming: A Lot of Young Adults Consider the Internet A Moral Influence

Public Opinion On Twitter Differs From Overall Public Opinion

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The results either leaned more liberal or conservative on Twitter than in polling depending on the event. The general opinion in the Twittersphere may not reflect the reaction of the general public to events and policy decisions, a new study found. The Pew Research Center announced the findings of...
Public Opinion On Twitter Differs From Overall Public Opinion

The evolution of the businessman (infographic)

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Business is so easy, even a caveman could do it – and he did. What was once the business of surviving has evolved over the years, but with one underlying similarity – the best will outlast the rest. The infographic below demonstrates significant eras of business by reintroducing prominent characters...
The evolution of the businessman (infographic)
Google Will Be The Official Social Platform And Livestream Provider For The 2012 Republican Convention

Book publisher Penguin takes to Twitter for unique book club experience

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Since Twitter launched in 2006, there have been tons of unique uses of the platform, including fundraising, live tweeting the State of the Union, and now thanks to Penguin, a book club. I’ve seen some corners of Twitter take to using hashtags to create a conversation on the platform. While...
Book publisher Penguin takes to Twitter for unique book club experience

The 10 Worst Social Media Fails Of The Year So Far

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The year is less than three months old, yet already several brands have made king-sized screwups in social media. Among their crimes: Using a four-letter word to insult a nine-year-old girl. Live-tweeting a mass layoff. And angering Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Poland Spring, American Airlines, Taco Bell and NASCAR are...
The 10 Worst Social Media Fails Of The Year So Far
President Obama to propose new $2 billion program for funding clean auto fuels research
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