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Occupy Wall Street protester vows to fight subpoena over Twitter account

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Malcolm Harris's lawyer says order from prosecutors which demands release of three months' worth of tweets is improperA writer and Occupy Wall Street activist whose tweets have become the subject of a subpoena by a New York prosecutor is seeking to quash the order in court.A lawyer for Malcolm Harris,...
Occupy Wall Street protester vows to fight subpoena over Twitter account

What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

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The saga concerning the DOJ scooping up phone records of Associated Press has continued to expand. The DOJ sent a quick and rather disingenuous letter in response to the AP's complaint. In it, the DOJ -- contrary to its own history of abusive practices concerning reporter phone records -- insists...
What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records
Updated Google Maps satellite images show Japan one year after the earthquake
Trapit's First B2B Tool Is A Publisher Suite For Building Branded, Customized News Apps

Steam Early Access makes public game tests a near-automatic affair

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Many gotta-have-it-first gamers are very familiar with public betas and other chances to try titles before they officially reach the servers -- but not on Steam, where the closed system has usually left people waiting for final builds. Valve doesn't want to leave customers on the sidelines, though, and...
Steam Early Access makes public game tests a near-automatic affair

Samsung's secret weapon in the mobile wars: Tizen

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Meet the next mobile operating system getting a broad swath of support from industry players such as Sprint Nextel, NTT Docomo, and Intel. [Read more]...
Samsung's secret weapon in the mobile wars: Tizen
Glogou Launches New Tools To Help Businesses Build Their Online Presence (And Ad Campaigns) In China

Presidential Panel Urges More Flexible Use of Spectrum

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A just-completed report from a presidential advisory committee urges President Obama to adopt new computer technologies to make better use of a huge swath of the radio spectrum now controlled by federal agencies, reports John Markoff of The New York Times....
Presidential Panel Urges More Flexible Use of Spectrum

Verizon sells spectrum to AT&T for $1.9B

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As part of the deal, Verizon will get some spectrum back from AT&T. Verizon is also selling off another smaller swath of spectrum to a private equity firm. [Read more]...
Verizon sells spectrum to AT&T for $1.9B

Alcatel-Lucent's latest lightRadio development aims to spread TD-LTE across China

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We've yet to hear much about Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio since it's original introduction in early 2011, but here in Barcelona, the outfit has announced (in cooperation with China Mobile, no less) that its latest innovation could help spread the wondrous waves of TD-LTE across China. Available now for large-scale commercial...
Alcatel-Lucent's latest lightRadio development aims to spread TD-LTE across China

Google Earth adds detailed 3D imagery for Denver and Seattle, might not render the local Starbucks

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Google only launched detailed 3D maps in Google Earth for a handful of cities, but it's branching out to provide that extra dimension to a wider swath of the public. Today, it's Denver and Seattle: Android and iOS app users can immediately see the dense, textured 3D City View...
Google Earth adds detailed 3D imagery for Denver and Seattle, might not render the local Starbucks

In defence of online comments | James Ball

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The internet would be a dull place without readers being able to challenge writers – and journalism would be impoverishedOnline comments are getting a bad press of late. After a small number of prison sentences have been doled out to online trolls, most recently to a tweeter who posted racist...
In defence of online comments | James Ball

GSM Galaxy Nexus seeing signal issues after Android 4.0.4 update?

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Sometimes, updates aren't as sweet as they initially sound. Such is the case with Android 4.0.4, which recently rolled out to owners of the GSM Galaxy Nexus. According to an increasingly vocal swath of members at xda-developers (and confirmed by a listing on Google's own Support page), there are...
GSM Galaxy Nexus seeing signal issues after Android 4.0.4 update?

Here's Where All That Talent Microsoft Can't Hold Onto Ends Up (MSFT)

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Not surprising: Google employs the most ex-Microsoft employees. More surprising: Expedia employs more ex-Microsoft employees than Facebook. We did a search on LinkedIn for Microsoft, using "past company" as a filter. From there we tracked down where all the former Microsoft employees are landing. You'd think a company like...
Here's Where All That Talent Microsoft Can't Hold Onto Ends Up (MSFT)
Digital loyalty startup FiveStars expands to Canada

The Bizarre Truth About The Largest Gadget Show On The Planet

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In theory, the Consumer Electronics Show is supposed to set the stage for what to expect in the coming year of gadgets and personal tech. Despite what the CES haters might say, the event still accomplishes that to an extent. But there's also a strange side to CES. While the...
The Bizarre Truth About The Largest Gadget Show On The Planet
Why Microsoft is building one of North America's largest tents on its campus

GIF: Hard G or Soft? Let's Talk It Out

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Okay, really: Is it GIF as in "gift" or GIF as in "jiffy"? There have been many guides addressing this question -- and even, via Jon Oram, an attempt at detente. And yet we seem no closer to consensus. There's the hard-g camp and the soft-g ... and they...
GIF: Hard G or Soft? Let's Talk It Out

Exclusive: Yahoo Connections SVP Shashi Seth Is Out

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According to multiple sources close to the situation, Yahoo Connections SVP Shashi Seth is leaving the company. CEO Marissa Mayer sent an e-mail earlier today saying the last day for one of the top execs of the company would be tomorrow. As I reported last night, rumors of the former...
Exclusive: Yahoo Connections SVP Shashi Seth Is Out
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Look Out, New York: Randi Zuckerberg Is Casting for a New Techcentric Bravo Show Set in the Big Apple

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(Photo: Connected Social Media) With a scant 430,000 viewers tuning in for last week’s premiere of Start-Ups: Silicon Valley, newly-minted Bravo TV producer Randi Zuckerberg already has her sights set on New York. According to the Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg Media, Bravo and the production house responsible for Start-Ups, Den of Thieves, have...
Look Out, New York: Randi Zuckerberg Is Casting for a New Techcentric Bravo Show Set in the Big Apple

'First Legal' Online Gambling Site Launches in the U.S., But Only For Nevada Residents For Now

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Want the fun of losing your wallet without the free drinks and oxygen high? Now Nevada residents can legally gamble online at ultimatepoker.com, which could roll out nationwide as more states legalize the practice. Since the infamous 2011 “Black Friday” that took down PokerStars and the online gambling cottage industry,...
'First Legal' Online Gambling Site Launches in the U.S., But Only For Nevada Residents For Now

Google's updated security roadmap details increased friction, reliance on hardware

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A lot has changed in the security realm since 2008 -- remember Alicia Keys' recent attempt to convince us her Twitter account was hacked, when we all know she still uses an iPhone even as BlackBerry's Creative Director? Pranks aside, the consumer world alone has been overrun with mass...
Google's updated security roadmap details increased friction, reliance on hardware

Popular science blog is run by a woman - to the surprise of some on Facebook

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Administrator for Science is Awesome posts a link to promote her Twitter profile and is met immediately by sexist commentsA swath of science fans expressed shock Wednesday upon learning that a popular science Facebook page is run by a woman. Elise Andrew, an English blogger living in Canada, posted a...
Popular science blog is run by a woman - to the surprise of some on Facebook

FCC moves to expand mobile spectrum

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took the first step Friday toward groundbreaking auctions of television spectrum to mobile carriers faced with skyrocketing bandwidth demands from their customers. The FCC approved a notice of proposed rulemaking (PDF) (NPRM) that lays out proposed rules and asks for public comment on so-called...
FCC moves to expand mobile spectrum

Health Science: The Truth About Weight-Loss Pills and Energy Drinks, for Knowledge and Profit

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Between medications and food, there's a huge swath of edible products that don't need approval from the FDA, including energy drinks and weight-loss pills. Manufacturers test their products for safety, rarely offer test results that vouch for efficacy, or mention ......
Health Science: The Truth About Weight-Loss Pills and Energy Drinks, for Knowledge and Profit

This Collapse In US Interest Rates Is History In The Making -- Here's What It Really Means

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The current title on our CHART OF THE DAY today is simply 1.53760%, which represents the current yield on a US 10-year Treasury. For folks in the financial industry, that number is "mesmerizing" but we also recognize that a huge swath of the population has no idea what this means...
This Collapse In US Interest Rates Is History In The Making -- Here's What It Really Means

Reactions to Verizon's Deal With the Cable Companies

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The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a deal that allows Verizon Wireless to purchase a huge swath of spectrum, the radio waves that carry wireless communications, from the country's largest cable providers. Of course, the parties involved in the transaction are happy with the arrangement, but some others are...
Reactions to Verizon's Deal With the Cable Companies

Push notification and the Beginner’s Mind

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Push notification and the fabric it creates are about what comes next. Not what we know, but what we’re about to know. The next step, the one we’re about to take, the moment when the foot is in the air and hasn’t yet figured out exactly where to land. It’s...
Push notification and the Beginner’s Mind

Why the WAC Is Whack

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Tech circles are buzzing this morning with news that Apple has been ambushed by a consortium of carriers and handset manufacturers that have declared war on its App Store. But nobody in Cupertino is going to lose any sleep over the move. The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), as the group...
Why the WAC Is Whack
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