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After Years of Courtship, Apple and Facebook Finally Hook Up

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Apple announced Facebook sharing integration with its iOS mobile software at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday, thus making formal a long-anticipated pairing between two of the most-watched technology companies of Silicon Valley. “We’ve been working very closely with Facebook to make sure we’ve got...
After Years of Courtship, Apple and Facebook Finally Hook Up
Android vs. Android: LG looks to ban Samsung tablet in South Korea
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Samsung, LG fined by Korean government for handset price fixing

FTC Censures Facebook, Asks You to Like It... on Facebook

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The Federal Trade Commission approved a final settlement with Facebook Friday over the social platform's privacy policies. Way to go FTC, it is about time the government stepped up and scared the pants off these big, reckless technology companies that run ripshod over their users. But, wait. What is this?...
FTC Censures Facebook, Asks You to Like It... on Facebook

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL back US 'consumer privacy bill of rights'

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Tech giants support Obama administration's plan to issue voluntary guidelines and commit to 'Do Not Track' technologyGoogle, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL say they will sign up to a "consumer privacy bill of rights", announced on Thursday by the Obama administration in a move that would bring US law closer to...
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL back US 'consumer privacy bill of rights'

BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

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BitTorrent is a very powerful distribution tool. There is simply no faster way than BitTorrent for those who share files with several devices at once. Just ask Twitter and Facebook, two major technology companies that rely on BitTorrent technology to distribute files across their networks. For the public, however, there’s...
BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative
Ex-WhitePages execs start Meritshare, a new way to reward top-performing co-workers

For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

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Politics is considered a dirty word, not just at dinner parties and among mixed company, but also within much of the startup ecosystem. It seems that since the political system can’t be hacked as consistently or predictably as the social graph its importance has has been largely ignored. At a...
For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

TechNet, Microsoft, CISPA: Oh my! The current cybersecurity muddle hearkens to the early days of SOPA

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Are Microsoft, Apple, and a number of other technology companies that you know by name in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA? You wouldn’t know it by viewing the bill’s page listing letters of support from companies and organisations, but that frankly might not mean much. Today...
TechNet, Microsoft, CISPA: Oh my! The current cybersecurity muddle hearkens to the early days of SOPA

Twitter and Facebook asked by US Congress committee for mobile app privacy details

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Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare, as well as 31 other technology companies, have been sent letters from a US congressional subcommittee asking for details about how they collect and store their users data via their mobile apps....
Twitter and Facebook asked by US Congress committee for mobile app privacy details

Facebook Just Moved Into A Big New Office In Seattle (FB)

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A year and a half ago, Facebook opened a Seattle office. Since then, a lot of other companies, like Zynga and Salesforce, have followed suit. But Facebook ran out of space as the Seattle outpost grew to more than 90 people. Today, the company moved into a new office on...
Facebook Just Moved Into A Big New Office In Seattle (FB)

Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal is the founder of two acquired startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. If you’re like me, you’ve had enough of the Facebook IPO story....
Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric

Daily Report: Dispute Over Tech Companies' Motives in Immigration Debate

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Technology companies say there are not enough skilled workers in the United States, while the labor lobby contends that there are eligible workers, but the industry prefers cheaper labor from abroad, Somini Sengupta reports in The New York Times....
Daily Report: Dispute Over Tech Companies' Motives in Immigration Debate

Apple acquires Italian music editing startup Redmatica, according to regulatory filing

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Apple has apparently acquired a small Italian music startup called Redmatica, reports Techcrunch. We did some digging and the acquisition appears to be legitimate so far. The report comes via Italian tech site Fanpage, who discovered evidence of the acquisition in the reports of Italian regulatory agency AGCOM. We found...
Apple acquires Italian music editing startup Redmatica, according to regulatory filing

Dell close to $22bn leveraged buyout amid decline in PC market

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PC-maker's founder and chief executive Michael Dell wants to take company private in order to focus on providing IT servicesThe computer-maker Dell could be taken private in a $22bn (£14bn) deal this week as the mounting crisis in the PC market forces one of the world's largest technology companies to...
Dell close to $22bn leveraged buyout amid decline in PC market

Foxconn Closes China Plant In Response to Worker Riot

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Foxconn Technology Group has closed its Taiyuan plant in response to a riot among its workforce, according to a report from The New York Times. Foxconn, one of the leading suppliers of electronics components to the world’s largest technology companies — including Apple Inc. — told The Times that a...
Foxconn Closes China Plant In Response to Worker Riot

Apple’s dividend news could pressure Amazon and Google to return cash to investors

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While Apple’s plans announced today to return billions to its investors via share buyback and dividend actions are critical news, they are hardly revolutionary. In fact, the news underscores the fact that Apple, in this specific area, has been lagging its wealthy peers for some time. In August of 2011 TNW...
Apple’s dividend news could pressure Amazon and Google to return cash to investors
Apple, Samsung, Nokia, and others petition Congress to free up mobile spectrum

Obama Targets Patent Trolls with Proposed Legislative Changes

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President Obama has today announced a set of executive actions directed at cracking down on patent-holding firms that interfere with competition and abuse the patent system, reports The Wall Street Journal. Many technology companies, such as Apple, have dealt with multiple lawsuits from so-called "patent trolls," which aim to make money...
Obama Targets Patent Trolls with Proposed Legislative Changes

Retailers Join Payment Chase

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are among roughly two dozen retailers working together to develop a mobile-payments system to compete with similar products from Google Inc. and big cellphone companies, according to people with direct knowledge of the project. The push represents an effort by frustrated merchants to get...
Retailers Join Payment Chase

Google's Schmidt to Visit Myanmar

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt heads to Myanmar next week, a sign of the Southeast Asian country's appeal to top U.S. technology companies as it emerges from decades of secrecy and crippling western sanctions....
Google's Schmidt to Visit Myanmar

Hedge-Fund Manager Found Guilty in Insider Case

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A Northern California hedge-fund manager who testified in his own defense became the latest person convicted of criminal charges in a broad crackdown on insider trading in corporate America. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan had accused Doug Whitman, of Whitman Capital of Menlo Park, Calif., of making almost $1 million based...
Hedge-Fund Manager Found Guilty in Insider Case
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers

British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

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The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK is reportedly accessing information obtained by PRISM, the covert initiative created by the National Security Agency and FBI to monitor communications in the United States. The Guardian claims to have obtained documents which show that GCHQ has been able to leverage the...
British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

Apple R&D spending up nearly 40 percent in 2012

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Apple's spending on research and development continues to rise, but is still dwarfed by rival technology companies. [Read more]...
Apple R&D spending up nearly 40 percent in 2012

Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

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After some hinting around the edges in recent days, Microsoft today unveiled the Bing Fund, its new tool that will both invest in and incubate startups. The Fund is sponsored by Bing, as you likely guessed. According to its FAQ, the Bing Fund is looking for “startups that are building...
Seattle, meet the Bing Fund: a hybrid angel fund and incubator

It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

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Last night, the Washington Post published a story that said that, thanks to partnerships with nine Internet companies, the NSA is able to "literally can watch your ideas form as you type." The Post said it had leaked documents that showed Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple all...
It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not
Apple pushing Congress for more smartphone airwaves
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