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How MailChimp learned to treat data like orange juice and rethink email in the process

The story behind BrightSource’s ditched IPO

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The tower at the Chevron, BrightSource solar oil plant When solar thermal company BrightSource Energy withdrew its IPO plans last week there was a collective groan from greentech and solar industry watchers. The company was the strongest out of the handful of greentech IPO hopefuls last month, and if BrightSource...
The story behind BrightSource’s ditched IPO
Is Verizon turning 3G into a prepaid-only service?

Automated calls, fraud and the banks: a mismatch made in hell

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Computers that make calls to check for credit or debit card fraud are infuriating - and they don't even make your money secureMy wife tells me that I make a rather comical sight when I start shouting at the radio. I must have been the picture of sheer hilarity this...
Automated calls, fraud and the banks: a mismatch made in hell

'The New York Times' Built A Robot To Write Poems

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New York Times senior software architect Jacob Harris has a thing for robots and wordplay. You may recall he's the guy behind @nytimes_ebooks, the Times answer to the elusive and inscrutable Twitter bot @Horse_ebooks. So it's only natural that Harris has now created an algorithm that extrudes haiku out of the text of Times stories....
'The New York Times' Built A Robot To Write Poems
How Larry Ellison’s Jury Box Email Could Cost HP Billions

Literary Agent: Authors Don't Need Middlemen, They Need Partners

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One of the false impressions our frequent detractors seem to pick up from the stories covered here is that Techdirt hates middlemen. This couldn't be further from the truth. Mike Masnick has often stated that middlemen can be extremely useful. The problem is, most middlemen aren't. Most middlemen in disrupted...
Literary Agent: Authors Don't Need Middlemen, They Need Partners

Actually, the Internet Is a Series of Tubes, Says New Book

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Mr. Blum. The journalist Andrew Blum was covering architecture when he got the idea for Tubes. "I was writing mostly about architecture, about buildings, but somehow writing about architecture meant sitting in front of a screen all day, then getting up and walking over and immediately looking at the other screen in...
Actually, the Internet Is a Series of Tubes, Says New Book

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Is Officially Off Mike Lynch's Christmas Card List

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Lynch. (The Telegraph) Ever since Hewlett-Packard delivered its bombshell allegations against Autonomy, the search engine maker that HP acquired for $11.1 billion last year, the dispute between the sides has fallen into a holding pattern: Autonomy founder Mike Lynch speaks, and HP doesn’t. To refresh your memory, HP said it...
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Is Officially Off Mike Lynch's Christmas Card List

RIM Officializes Stance Against Jailbreaking

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Jailbreaking, a term that has come to encompass several practices but generally refers to a user obtaining root access on their device, is controversial in a strange way. Companies like Apple and Nintendo hate it, and most users don’t care about it. Yet it’s constantly in the news because it...
RIM Officializes Stance Against Jailbreaking

For Some Reason, Square's Hiring Page Listed Chirply And SeatMe As 'Potential Acquisitions'

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So, this is weird. Earlier today, if you visited Square’s hiring page on Jobvite, there were two unusual job listings, one for “Chirply — Potential Acquisition” and another for “SeatMe — Potential Acquisition.” If those were accurate statements, well, that’s a pretty strange way to announce a pair of pending...
For Some Reason, Square's Hiring Page Listed Chirply And SeatMe As 'Potential Acquisitions'

China censorship leaks outside Great Firewall via root server

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On Wednesday, someone from the Chilean domain registry .cl noticed that one of the DNS root servers was responding in a very strange way to queries for domain names like facebook.com, youtube.com, and twitter.com. Normally, root servers only provide a pointer to the correct set of Top Level Domain...
China censorship leaks outside Great Firewall via root server

SAP Exec Gets Arrested For Stealing Legos (SAP)

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A SAP VP came up with a strange way to beef up his income. He was arrested for stealing Legos and reselling them for a hefty profit on eBay, NBC Bay Area reports. Thomas Langenbach allegedly printed up his own bar code stickers that gave him hugely discounted prices. He...
SAP Exec Gets Arrested For Stealing Legos (SAP)
The iPhone 5: Less innovation than Android and WP8, in a bigger package

Better Late Than Never: RIM Preps Refreshed PlayBook With 4G

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The BlackBerry PlayBook is about to get the gift of 4G. That is of course if a random leaked image and FCC documents are believed. And why not? Even though the PlayBook is almost a year old, RIM is actually selling more now than ever. The PlayBook is a fine...
Better Late Than Never: RIM Preps Refreshed PlayBook With 4G
If Lance Armstrong Wants To Redeem Himself, This Is A Strange Way To Begin

Review: InPaint removes unwanted elements from your photographs with a few clicks

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It's all happened to us at one point or another. We take what we think is a great picture on holiday, and when we get home, we discover that a total stranger has walked right into the middle of the shot. Or you have been holding the camera in...
Review: InPaint removes unwanted elements from your photographs with a few clicks

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, LNKD)

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Good morning? Great morning. (Well, except maybe for Scott Thompson, but we'll get to that.) The news! Yahoo shareholder Dan Loeb says Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson lied on his resume. First, Yahoo said the whole thing was an "inadvertent mistake," but no one bought that… …So now Yahoo's board is...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (YHOO, GOOG, LNKD)
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