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From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

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Regardless of your definition of the category or whether you believe it has staying power, native advertising is as hot a topic as they come in the adtech world. It’s comparable to flash sales in 2009, daily deals in 2010, influencer marketing in 2011 or ambient social networking in 2012....
From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

Cyberwar With China Is Here, Like It Or Not

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“Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.” Benjamin Franklin wrote that. “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” The Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu wrote that. Both come to mind as the world is waking up a newly disclosed body of evidence from the...
Cyberwar With China Is Here, Like It Or Not

Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

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More and more shopping is happening online, thanks to the low cost and convenience of having products delivered directly to users. But that is happening at the expense of big national retail chains, which are having a difficult time keeping up with online competition. A new startup called Deliv hopes...
Deliv Raises $1 Million To Crowd Source Same-Day Local Delivery For Big Brick And Mortar Retailers

Why Hollywood Needs To Make TV More Tweetable [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: The more people are tweeting about a show, the higher its ratings are, says Nielsen. A study shows that for the 18-34 age bracket, a 4.2 percent increase in Tweets means a 1% ratings rise -- and that's for a...
Why Hollywood Needs To Make TV More Tweetable [THE BRIEF]
Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic

OUYA Android game console on track for March launch for backers, ahead of June retail release

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OUYA, the company behind the Android gaming console that became a Kickstarter sensation when it raised over $8.5 million on the crowdfunding platform, has announced its release schedule for the much-anticipated device – Kickstarter backers will get the console in March, online preorders will arrive in April and retailers will...
OUYA Android game console on track for March launch for backers, ahead of June retail release

Google Removes Links To Documentary In Response To Invalid Takedown Requests By Hollywood Studios

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The recently released TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay – Away from Keyboad, a documentary that sympathizes with the founders of the infamous file sharing website The Pirate Bay, has become the target of fraudulent link takedown requests from major Hollywood Studios, including Viacom, Paramount, Fox... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Google Removes Links To Documentary In Response To Invalid Takedown Requests By Hollywood Studios
Bill Gross' UberMedia launches UberAds, using social and location data to better target on mobile

Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding

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Commerce and payments platform Marqeta today announced that it is the company providing the technology behind the Facebook Card, a gift card that can hold balances for a number of retailers or restaurants simultaneously. Marqeta had agreed with Facebook not to disclose this until now. The announcement came as part of...
Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding

Gambia cracks down on Skype, other 'illegal' VoIP services that threaten its mobile operators

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VoIP services like Skype and dating websites are the target of a government crackdown in Gambia where they have been deemed a threat to national mobile operators and telecom firms. The country’s telecommunications watchdog, ‘Public Utilities Regulatory Authority’ (PURA), is aiming to stamp out use of the free services, which it...
Gambia cracks down on Skype, other 'illegal' VoIP services that threaten its mobile operators
FTC files charges against spammers accused of sending 180 million text messages
Google opens 'Google Shopping Express' same-day delivery trial to Bay Area residents

Facebook targeted by hackers, says no user data compromised

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Facebook said Friday it had been the target of a sophisticated hacking attack but that it had no evidence any user data had been compromised. The attack comes two weeks after Twitter asked 250,000 of its users to reset their passwords after it too was hacked. In the same...
Facebook targeted by hackers, says no user data compromised
Pegleg Wants To Help You Find All Those Free, Full-Length Movies On YouTube

Pertino takes on $20M to build out wide-area networks through clouds

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Software-defined-networking (SDN) player Pertino, whose software on public clouds enables wide-area networks (WAN) for users anywhere, has taken on $20 million in Series B funding, helping the company gear up to add more network services and customers. Jafco Ventures led the funding round, while previous investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and...
Pertino takes on $20M to build out wide-area networks through clouds

U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Says It's Impossible to Wiretap iMessage Conversations

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CNET has obtained a 'sensitive' U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency document that says it is impossible for law enforcement agencies to eavesdrop on iMessage conversations, even with a court order, because of Apple's "secure end-to-end encryption". The memo appears to be aimed at informing DEA agents that while they may have...
U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Says It's Impossible to Wiretap iMessage Conversations

Best Buy to make online price-matching policy permanent

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Best Buy started matching prices of online retailers in time for the holidays last year, and now it's set to make the practice permanent in an effort to cure its showroom syndrome and turn window-shopping visitors into paying customers. Come March 3rd, the policy will go into effect for...
Best Buy to make online price-matching policy permanent
Paper, Bricks & Cash Will Die: The Inevitable Evolution Of Local Commerce

CoAction Hero board comes with its own OS, simplifies desktop coding (video)

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Although we've seen a deluge of tinker-friendly boards, many of them share a dirty secret: they're borrowing someone else's OS. The creator of the new CoAction Hero board, Tyler Gilbert, doesn't think that's good enough for those who want both control and ease of use. His stackable ARM Cortex-M3...
CoAction Hero board comes with its own OS, simplifies desktop coding (video)

eBay Ramps Up New Ad Exchange In Threat To Amazon (EBAY)

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eBay is ramping up its ad exchange in the U.S. with target-able shopper segments, according to Adweek. The exchange will allow advertisers to target web ads at users based on their eBay history, via an automated real-time bidding platform. Amazon already has an ad exchange up and running that some...
eBay Ramps Up New Ad Exchange In Threat To Amazon (EBAY)

Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

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Kobo has begun selling its devices directly through its website in the U.S. and Canada instead of making customers in those countries go to third-party retailers, the Toronto-based company announced Tuesday. Kobo makes four devices: The 5-inch Kobo Mini e-reader, for $79.99; the touchscreen Kobo Touch e-reader, for $99.99; the...
Kobo finally starts selling e-readers directly through its website

T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge

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The fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers finally get FCC approval. The Federal Communications Commission announced Tuesday that it has given approval to T-Mobile merging with MetroPCS. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said that allowing the fourth and fifth largest U.S. wireless carriers to combine will benefit consumers. One...
T-Mobile And MetroPCS To Merge
Moth pilots robot to a (faux) booty call

Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

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Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two zero-day bugs were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X computers. The vulnerabilities allowed hackers to hijack both Windows PCs and Macs. Adobe recommends all users to update their systems as soon...
Adobe releases emergency patch for Windows and OS X systems

Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

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Supporters of legalizing unlocking cell phones are closer to getting their petition heard from the White House. With three days left, organizers need to gather just under 12,000 signatures in order to meet the 100,000 minimum as established by the Obama administration’s “We the People” system. The petition that supporters...
Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the e-books antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple and book publishers by the United States Department of Justice, reports Bloomberg. The lawsuit was originally filed in April of 2012, and has focused on the so-called 'agency model' for pricing ebooks that Apple attempted to...
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

Snapchat Accounts For More Photo Shares Than Instagram As Pic Sharing Set To Double In 2013

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Photo uploading and sharing is growing at an incredible pace, according to data shared by KPCB’s Mary Meeker in the Internet Trends report she presented on stage at D11 today. Well over 500 million photos are shared per day on average so far in 2013, the report estimates, which is...
Snapchat Accounts For More Photo Shares Than Instagram As Pic Sharing Set To Double In 2013

Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom

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Corporate assets are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks, so how can your businesses safeguard its data?Once locked up in silos, ignored and underused, data is rapidly becoming the new corporate gold. According to research published by SAS last year, one in five large UK businesses are now assigning...
Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom

Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space

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Even great game franchises fall prey to mergers, acquisitions, and the vagaries of the game business. Such was the fate of FreeSpace 2, a space simulator originally released in 1999 to great critical acclaim, as part of the Descent and FreeSpace franchise. Due to business circumstances, it was the...
Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space

After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Nokia’s brief flirtation with profit last quarter (following six quarters of losses) was bound to end — we just didn’t think it would be this soon. The Finnish company posted an operating loss of €150 million (PDF), or...
After dancing briefly with profit, Nokia sees $196M loss, 5.6M Lumias sold
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