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Sony fined $395,000 for 2011 hack of its PlayStation Network

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A UK government body has fined Sony £250,000 (about $394,570) for the devastating 2011 hack of its PlayStation Network, which resulted in one of the largest online breaches ever. The Information Commissioner's Office announced the fine on Thursday, a little less than two years after Sony officials first disclosed...
Sony fined $395,000 for 2011 hack of its PlayStation Network
Live from SF (sorta): Why Apple events break publishers

American Express Swipes Neal Sample From eBay for Digital Payments Push

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American Express has lured Neal Sample away from eBay to become SVP of technologies of its digital payments initiative. Serve is competing head-on with eBay’s own PayPal as American Express attempts to expand its audience beyond briefcase-toting corporate users. At eBay, Sample was the CTO of X.commerce, the open commerce platform...
American Express Swipes Neal Sample From eBay for Digital Payments Push

Vigour raises $650,000 to help users experience apps fluidly across multiple screens

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After participating in Startupbootcamp Berlin, startup Vigour.io is today announcing that it has raised 500,000 euros (just south of $650,000) in seed funding from Deutsche Telekom’s accelerator, hub:raum, with Dutch VC fund Linden Mobile Ventures chipping in for the round. The fledgling Amsterdam, Netherlands-based company enables apps to run across...
Vigour raises $650,000 to help users experience apps fluidly across multiple screens

The Dumbest Argument I Hear From Android Lovers (GOOG)

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Whenever I write about how Android phones are taking forever to get the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, there's inevitably a reader or two with the same argument: "Who cares about software updates? My Android phone does everything I need it to right now!" That's the wrong attitude.  Ice Cream...
The Dumbest Argument I Hear From Android Lovers (GOOG)

Brain Drain At Skype? Tech Leader Jonathan Rosenberg Latest To Leave, Now At Cisco As CTO, Cloud Collaboration

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Some change at Skype, the messaging giant that is now a part of Microsoft: Jonathan Rosenberg, the chief technology strategist, and then later GM of product strategy and research at Microsoft who was behind the creation of Skype’s Facebook video calling feature and other developments, has left the company to become...
Brain Drain At Skype? Tech Leader Jonathan Rosenberg Latest To Leave, Now At Cisco As CTO, Cloud Collaboration

Oracle-Google ruling 'eviscerates' protection for software, says former U.S. copyright chief

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A week after Oracle filed the opening brief in its appeal of a district court's ruling on the Android-Java copyright infringement case, amicus curiae briefs were submitted by technology industry leaders (three different briefs), organizations representing creatives, academics, and a former U.S. copyright chief. In a request for more time...
Oracle-Google ruling 'eviscerates' protection for software, says former U.S. copyright chief

Sony Fined Nearly $400,000 By U.K. Data Protection Watchdog For 2011 PlayStation Network Hack

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Sony has been fined by the U.K.’s data protection watchdog for the April 2011 data breach of the PlayStation Network which compromised the personal details of millions of users. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the company close to $400,000 (£250,000) for the breach, describing it as “a serious...
Sony Fined Nearly $400,000 By U.K. Data Protection Watchdog For 2011 PlayStation Network Hack
Now You Can Make An App For Google Glass In Just 15 Minutes (GOOG)
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Make vs. buy: When should you build your own solution?
Shopular's New App Alerts You To Nearby Deals, No Coupon Clipping Required
'Data vis for the 99 percent': DataHero launches its free service
Flite Expands Its Rich Media Ad Platform To Mobile With Its Touch Ad Studio

Apple's Evolution Under the Leadership of Tim Cook

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Back in November, The Wall Street Journal took a look at how Tim Cook was putting his stamp on Apple just two months after officially being elevated to the position on Chief Executive Officer. But with Cook now having been on the job for nine months, Fortune examines in a...
Apple's Evolution Under the Leadership of Tim Cook
Google Ventures steals two marketing masterminds to blow its portfolio up

Expert plays down 'cyberwar' threat

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Terror groups lack the technical expertise to launch a cyber-attack on Britain's national power and water systems, a security expert tells a committee of MPs....
Expert plays down 'cyberwar' threat

Not Your Mother's eBay, Threadflip Launches Online Consignment Shop

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Threadflip is a new marketplace coming out of private beta today that is making it insanely easy to sell used clothes, shoes, jewelry and other accessories online. The secret to the San Francisco company is that it handles all of the hard work for you. For example, once an...
Not Your Mother's eBay, Threadflip Launches Online Consignment Shop
Mixpanel Launches Revenue Analytics To Track The Lifetime Value Of Your Customers

Deutsche Telekom debuts Berlin startup incubator, teams with General Assembly [video interview]

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This morning at the NEXT Berlin conference, Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann formally announced the launch of a new startup incubator called hub:raum, which will start in Berlin but expand to other territories in the future. In addition, Deutsche Telekom struck a partnership with New York startup (and ‘startup...
Deutsche Telekom debuts Berlin startup incubator, teams with General Assembly [video interview]

Former Oracle & SAP Execs Launch AnyPresence To Bring DIY Native Mobile Apps To Enterprise

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Mobile is getting sexier and sexier, and businesses are increasingly looking to establish a branded, mobile presence, giving their customers access to their services — across platforms, while on the go. With the consumerization of enterprise heating up, big companies want a platform that allows them to build their own...
Former Oracle & SAP Execs Launch AnyPresence To Bring DIY Native Mobile Apps To Enterprise

Sony fined £250,000 in the UK over 2011 hacking fiasco

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A UK government agency has slapped Sony's wrist with a £250,000 penalty for not doing enough to protect the personal information of its customers. The fine specifically concerns the large-scale PSN hack in April 2011, which the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says "could have been prevented." The agency's head,...
Sony fined £250,000 in the UK over 2011 hacking fiasco

Sony fined $400,000 in the UK for customer data breaches from PlayStation Network hack

thenextweb.com
Sony has been fined £250,000 (almost $400,000) by UK authorities in response to the data losses that it incurred when its PlayStation network was hacked in 2011. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says it has levied the fine for “a serious breach of the Data Protection Act”. Back in April 2011,...
Sony fined $400,000 in the UK for customer data breaches from PlayStation Network hack
A Visit to the Quirky Offices In the Wake of an All-Night Invention Hackathon

Wacom’s new Bamboo Stylus Duo is a pen and touch-screen stylus all rolled into one

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Wacom is a name synonymous with digital input solutions, manufacturing some of the most popular pen tablets, displays and styli. Today, the company has unveiled the Bamboo Stylus Duo, the successor to its popular Bamboo Stylus Solo smartphone and tablet accessory, providing tablet owners with a way to not only sketch and take...
Wacom’s new Bamboo Stylus Duo is a pen and touch-screen stylus all rolled into one

From College To Silicon Valley: Tips From A Veteran

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Editor’s note: Pedram Keyani has been an engineer at Facebook since 2007. He is a manager on the Site Integrity team, the inventor of Keg Presence and a Hackathon enthusiast. Looking for internships and jobs after college can be exhilarating, especially for people with engineering and other technical expertise. In...
From College To Silicon Valley: Tips From A Veteran

Have a jailbroken iPhone? There’s a warranty for that

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It’s fairly widely known that if you jailbreak your iPhone it almost certainly voids the device’s warranty from Apple. The policy is meant to broadly discourage modifying the software and loading apps from sources other than the App Store, as well as introducing unsupported features or wireless carriers. But what...
Have a jailbroken iPhone? There’s a warranty for that

Wikimedia, New York Organizations Share in Knight Foundation Mobile Contest Riches

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Ever wish that Wikipedia was more easily searchable from your old cellphone, or that the site’s mobile page came in more languages? Perhaps not, at least if you’re a smartphone-carrying, English speaking citizen of the capital-w West. On the other hand, if you’re one of the millions of people coming...
Wikimedia, New York Organizations Share in Knight Foundation Mobile Contest Riches
Google launches 'help for hacked sites' instruction series in wake of recent attacks

Startups on 'mobile frontier' let you control computers with your eyes, make virtual friends, explore space

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale SAN FRANCISCO- During a session titled “mobile frontiers” at Demo Mobile, five startups presented their products that are pushing the boundaries of mobile computing. These entrepreneurs are combining advanced technology with huge, creative ideas to usher in the...
Startups on 'mobile frontier' let you control computers with your eyes, make virtual friends, explore space
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