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SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight

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SpaceX just put a date on when private space travel becomes a seemingly everyday affair: October 7th. That's when the company and NASA expect to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station delivering the first of a dozen cargo loads to the International Space Station...
SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight
Start button and Start Menu hacks still work in Windows 8 Release Preview

Ni Hao Flipboard: Reading App Takes The Bilingual Approach In China To Attract Local Consumers

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Another step for Flipboard today as it continues to prove that it is the mobile reading app to beat: it has expanded its offerings for China, a fast-growing mobile market that this year is set to overtake the U.S. as the worldwide leader in smartphone sales. Flipboard is taking double-approach...
Ni Hao Flipboard: Reading App Takes The Bilingual Approach In China To Attract Local Consumers

Apple preps for Chinese New Year shopping rush across Asia with seasonal gift guides

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Apple is again hoping to cash in on the Chinese New Year across Asia by releasing gift guides for the holiday. As one would expect, many of the products listed on Apple’s guides are red, a color that is associated with good fortune in China. Apple in the past has...
Apple preps for Chinese New Year shopping rush across Asia with seasonal gift guides

If You Meet A Censor, Ask Why They Haven't Become Moral Degenerates Themselves

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Last year, we wrote about one of China's chief censors, the creator of the Great Firewall of China, who did an interview where he talked about how important censorship was to protect people -- while also noting that he, himself, had five VPN accounts to get around the Great Firewall......
If You Meet A Censor, Ask Why They Haven't Become Moral Degenerates Themselves

Time-Warner Cable, Carriers Roll out Mobile Red Carpet for Democratic Convention

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Service providers taking steps to solve expected mobile congestion problems at the Democratic National Convention this week are addressing issues that are likely......
Time-Warner Cable, Carriers Roll out Mobile Red Carpet for Democratic Convention

I Know What You Downloaded On BitTorrent This Summer

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Unless BitTorrent users are taking steps to hide their identities through the use of a VPN, proxy, or seedbox, their sharing activities are available for almost anyone to snoop on. By their very nature BitTorrent networks are very happy to spill the locations of any user in the swarm. After...
I Know What You Downloaded On BitTorrent This Summer
No, EA won't license guns in its 2013 games--but it never has

Salesforce.com launches Social.com advertising platform

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Salesforce.com is taking steps to combine its acquisitions in social media monitoring and social advertising with its core CRM (customer relationship management) software through a new product called Social.com....
Salesforce.com launches Social.com advertising platform

At last! Twitter search results are finally starting to show tweets older than a week

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Twitter has announced that it is rolling out an update for its mobile apps and website. In the coming days, users can now find older tweets using the search feature. Previously, the site only allowed users to search for tweets that were up to a week old. With a broader...
At last! Twitter search results are finally starting to show tweets older than a week

The Cloud Is Sucking Up Power in the Pacific Northwest

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Facebook’s Prineville, Oregon facility. (Photo: flickr.com/intelfreepress) What with all the reduction in paper, it’s easy to think of the cloud as wholly virtual, naught but an abstraction. That might be true as far as your desk goes, but all the bytes that comprise your Facebook photos and Google Docs are...
The Cloud Is Sucking Up Power in the Pacific Northwest

Nearly 1 in 3 Chinese online shoppers are victims of fraud as annual losses add up to $4.7bn

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Companies like Taobao are doing their part to legitimize ecommerce in China, but the industry remains something of a wild frontier. Chinese consumers lost $4.7 billion (RMB 30 billion) to fraud from June 2011 to June 2012, a new report claims. The China Electronic Commerce Association has found that 32 percent...
Nearly 1 in 3 Chinese online shoppers are victims of fraud as annual losses add up to $4.7bn

Twitter promises it will not become a patent troll

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Twitter’s lead engineer confirmed in a post on the company’s blog on Tuesday that Twitter will not use its patents aggressively. “Patent trolling” is a strategy that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Companies with active product portfolios aim to stifle competition and protect their intellectual property by...
Twitter promises it will not become a patent troll

Hulu may soon only work for cable and satellite subscribers thanks to “TV Everywhere”

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Despite the fact that people across the globe are starting to cut loose from costly cable and satellite companies in favor of cheaper streaming services, it looks like Hulu is taking steps towards reversing its convenient “free for all” model. According to reports from the NY Post and Fox Business, Hulu...
Hulu may soon only work for cable and satellite subscribers thanks to “TV Everywhere”
Apple solves 'Scuffgate' but the fix is making it even harder to buy an iPhone 5

Yahoo goes after younger, mobile users with reported Hulu bid

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With Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer taking steps to transform the company back into a top-tier player, reports are out that Yahoo is in talks to buy Hulu for as much as $800 million....
Yahoo goes after younger, mobile users with reported Hulu bid
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns of 'cyber Pearl Harbor'

Chinese city Shenzhen puts a stop to taxi-finding smartphone apps, citing lack of standards

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Finding a taxi via a smartphone app may be highly convenient, but authorities in the Chinese city of Shenzhen are cracking down on such services, which it accuses of lacking standards and breaching regulations. According to a report on Sina Tech (via Tech in Asia), an internal memo issued by the Transport...
Chinese city Shenzhen puts a stop to taxi-finding smartphone apps, citing lack of standards

FixYa outs top user gripes about Ultrabooks and the MacBook Air

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If you're thinking about picking up a sleek, thin Ultrabook or MacBook Air, you may want to check out FixYa's September 2012 Ultrabook Report, first.  The new report reveals the biggest problems users experience with the MacBook Air and six popular Ultrabooks, including the Asus Zenbook Prime, Lenovo ThinkPad...
FixYa outs top user gripes about Ultrabooks and the MacBook Air
ChaCha, the other Q & A site, raises $14 million. How it can have a shot against the big boys

Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

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There is more than a bit of schadenfreude among longtime insiders in the gaming industry at Zynga’s performance over the last year. The company has fallen from a private, pre-IPO valuation of around $14 billion to just $2 billion over the past year as it failed to maintain growth on...
Will Zynga Emerge As A Gaming Company Or Gambling Company?

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 Now Officially Available

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Yesterday, Adobe prematurely launched its new Photoshop Touch app for the iPad 2, quickly pulling it amid claims that the official launch was scheduled for Monday, February 27. The app has now returned to the App Store [direct link], where it is available for $9.99. As previously noted, the app...
Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad 2 Now Officially Available

Box sets its sights on healthcare customers

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Box is taking steps to increase usage of its cloud storage and file sharing system in the health care industry, where it sees a demand for tools that simplify content collaboration....
Box sets its sights on healthcare customers
Obama administration enters aggressive stance towards Iran on internet policy, provides guidance to subvert its 'electronic curtain'

Instagram Unleashes New “Explore” Tab In Version 2.5

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Instagram is taking steps towards more customized content with the release of version 2.5 and the “explore” tab.  Instead of simply showcasing top photos as the previous “popular’ tab did, “explore” looks like it will offer more tailored content.  The new tab... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Instagram Unleashes New “Explore” Tab In Version 2.5

With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

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Intel has been taking steps in recent months to promote the democratization of consumer data — the idea that consumers should be able to check out the information that companies are collecting on them — even though it might not be immediately obvious how the chip maker could generate revenue...
With push for data democratization, Intel tries to play both sides of the big data debate

Yahoo! Pushing Java Version Released in 2008

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At a time when Apple, Mozilla and other tech giants are taking steps to prevent users from browsing the Web with outdated versions of Java, Yahoo! is pushing many of its users in the other direction: The free tool that it offers users to help build Web sites installs a...
Yahoo! Pushing Java Version Released in 2008
AT&T stores will start moving to iPad-based Point of Sales by early next year
Senate amendment could finally bring Netflix into Facebook Timeline

Microsoft's new Xbox Entertainment Studios diving into original content

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Nancy Tellum, president of entertainment and digital media at Microsoft. Photo via Microsoft. Microsoft has already been taking steps to turn the Xbox 360 into more than just a video game console. Now, they have an official entertainment studio that’s aiming to supercharge that effort. Speaking at the AllThingsD D:Dive Into Media...
Microsoft's new Xbox Entertainment Studios diving into original content
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