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The new internet names: a plain english explanation

gigaom.com
There is hoopla today over the hundreds of new names like “.baby” that could soon join “.com” and “.org” as fixtures of the internet. Many people, including some who hope to get rich, are hyping this is as a land grab while companies and consumers are questioning why the names...
The new internet names: a plain english explanation
Motorola's Police Car Of The Future Is An Unpaid-Ticket-Sniffing Scofflaw Slayer

Chicago startups' 2012: $391M raised, 26 acquisitions, 1 IPO and $698M in exits

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Built in Chicago, a central hub and portal of the Chicago technology scene, today released a number of key metrics for the Windy City’s 2012, helping to place in context both how its local young technology firms are performing, and how the city as a whole has fared. Comparing 2011...
Chicago startups' 2012: $391M raised, 26 acquisitions, 1 IPO and $698M in exits

China Says Alibaba Investment Service May Face Penalties

online.wsj.com
China said a new Alibaba Group investment service didn't comply with regulations, illustrating the challenge Chinese technology firms face as they expand into new businesses....
China Says Alibaba Investment Service May Face Penalties

ACTA "internet enforcement" chapter leaks

www.boingboing.net
Someone has uploaded a PDF to a Google Group that is claimed to be the proposal for Internet copyright enforcement that the USA has put forward for ACTA, the secret copyright treaty whose seventh round of negotiations just concluded in Guadalajara, Mexico. This reads like it probably is genuine...
ACTA "internet enforcement" chapter leaks

Citing 'crisis,' Microsoft calls for more high-skill visas and investment in STEM education

thenextweb.com
Today Microsoft unveiled a push to both boost the ability for highly-skilled foreign citizens work in the United States, and to help improve education in the country to produce more home-grown talent. Both are aimed at closing the talent gap that plagues technology firms, leaving them without qualified applications, which...
Citing 'crisis,' Microsoft calls for more high-skill visas and investment in STEM education

Jeremy Hunt pledges fastest broadband network in Europe by 2015

www.guardian.co.uk
Culture secretary firms up high-speed targets after critical Lords report but Labour attacks plans for favouring speed over accessThe UK will have the fastest broadband network of any major European country by 2015, the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has pledged.The commitment marks a firming up of the government's original target...
Jeremy Hunt pledges fastest broadband network in Europe by 2015

Silicon Valley's Top Engineers Can Answer These 7 Ridiculous Riddles (GOOG, AMZN, FB, ADBE, MSFT)

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Some of the top technology firms in Silicon Valley -- Google, Apple, Facebook and others -- have very strenuous hiring processes. Often times, that requires asking very weird brain teasers to test the logical abilities of each prospective engineer. We've gathered a new group of these questions (and answers) from MyCareerStacks,...
Silicon Valley's Top Engineers Can Answer These 7 Ridiculous Riddles (GOOG, AMZN, FB, ADBE, MSFT)

The Internet Association has the potential to forever change the technology discussion on Capitol Hill

thenextweb.com
Details are sparse and hard to come by, but the news is out that an organization called the Internet Association (IA) is being built. According to Reuters, companies backing it include Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook, and “other big Internet [firms].” That’s a running roster of Internet heavyweights, making the Internet Association, once it...
The Internet Association has the potential to forever change the technology discussion on Capitol Hill
Pioneer Square Tech Map: Where are tech companies hanging their shingles?

FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

www.engadget.com
Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don't have the same kind of facility for wiretaps that phones have had for decades. If claimed industry contacts for CNET are right, senior staff at the bureau have floated a proposed amendment to the...
FBI reportedly pressing for backdoor access to Facebook, Google

Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

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According to a fascinating report in Politico, the money game that is Silicon Valley is in high gear. No, I don’t mean the tactic of investing in high-growth, early-stage companies, but instead the game that is played by politicians, who descend on the tech locale looking for dollars. That they often...
Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well
Looking for a job in tech? Here are the best and worst places in the US

Ex-Goldman exec convicted on Apple, Intel insider trading

www.electronista.com
Today, a federal Jury convicted Rajat Kumar Gupta of trading inside information in a case that involved Intel, Apple, and other technology firms. Out of a six total charges, prosecutors secured convictions on four, and Gupta was acquitted of two. The Wall Street Journal reports that Gupta -- a former...
Ex-Goldman exec convicted on Apple, Intel insider trading

Facebook isn't the only blockbuster IPO on the block

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Yes, it's likely to be the biggest and brightest in recent memory. But here are three important technology firms planning large offerings in the near future as well. FORTUNE -- While everyone in Silicon Valley is talking about Facebook's imminent IPO, a handful of fast-growing yet far-less-sexy enterprise technology companies...
Facebook isn't the only blockbuster IPO on the block

Russian technology firms agree to avoid poaching each other, keep salaries in check

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American companies that reach no-poaching agreements do so behind closed doors, as it's considered illegal and anti-competitive. No such reservations appear to exist in Russia, as several of the country's top technology giants have openly admitted to reaching an unprecedented verbal deal: Acronis, Epam, Kaspersky Labs, Parallels and Yandex...
Russian technology firms agree to avoid poaching each other, keep salaries in check

Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

thenextweb.com
Today Oracle reported its fiscal second quarter financial performance, with revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64. Analysts on the street had expected revenue of $9.02 billion, and earnings per share of $0.61. Those earnings per share figures are non-GAAP figures. On a GAAP basis, the company earned $0.53 per...
Oracle beats estimates with fiscal Q2 revenues of $9.1 billion and earnings per share of $0.64

Changes urged to US privacy law

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US technology firms and privacy groups seek an overhaul of privacy laws, saying officials have too much access to online data....
Changes urged to US privacy law

Apple, Samsung, others raise $32 million following China earthquake

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The two rivals lead a list of technology firms donating money in response to Saturday's powerful earthquake in China. [Read more]...
Apple, Samsung, others raise $32 million following China earthquake

Seeking Software Fix for Job-Search Game

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A host of technology firms large and small are racing to build tools to improve the job-search experience from both sides....
Seeking Software Fix for Job-Search Game

Google’s 66M sale of $66M Clearwire Stock was to Credit Suisse

9to5google.com
Bloomberg reports: In a regulatory filing this week, Google said it sold 29.4 million Clearwire shares for $2.26 each without identifying the buyer. The sale price valued the stock, Google’s entire 6.5 percent stake in Clearwire, at $66.5 million. Google invested about $500 million in Bellevue, Washington- based Clearwire in 2008 as...
Google’s 66M sale of $66M Clearwire Stock was to Credit Suisse

The Glory Days Of Smartphone Growth Are Over, Warns Samsung

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Samsung has reported record quarterly profits up 76 per cent on the back of Galaxy smartphone sales, but warned there were signs that future growth could be held back by intensifying competition. The note of caution follows soon after Apple's iPhone sales disappointed investors. "The furious growth spurt seen in...
The Glory Days Of Smartphone Growth Are Over, Warns Samsung

Startup guru Janis Machala named dean of Bellevue College continuing education program

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Janis Machala Janis Machala has worked as an advisor to startup companies in the Seattle area for as long as I’ve been covering the tech beat. (Nearly 15 years at this point). Now, Machala is taking on a new challenge as dean of Bellevue College’s Continuing Education program. Machala said...
Startup guru Janis Machala named dean of Bellevue College continuing education program

DMARC Anti-Phishing Standard to Protect Email Accounts

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Some of the major technology firms, including Google, Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo, joined their forces in creating a powerful email standard that should protect inboxes from spam and phishing messages. DMARC, or Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance, is actually a technical specification created with the pur... (read more)...
DMARC Anti-Phishing Standard to Protect Email Accounts

As CISPA's re-passage looms in the House, the EFF launches a tool to help you reach your elected officials

thenextweb.com
Quick one here, friends: CISPA made it out of committee last week, and is widely expected to be voted on this week in the lower chamber of the United States Congress. Naturally, if you wanted to make yourself heard, this is the time to do so. The Electronic Frontier Foundation...
As CISPA's re-passage looms in the House, the EFF launches a tool to help you reach your elected officials

Apple, Google, others agreed not to poach workers, reveal e-mails

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A paper trail of e-mails published by The Verge show that several technology firms agreed not to recruit employees from each other. [Read more]...
Apple, Google, others agreed not to poach workers, reveal e-mails

Meet 6 companies battling to be the first from Asia to crack the US

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Asia is fast becoming a market that technology firms, particularly those operating in the mobile content space, are increasingly keen to target. China is now the world’s largest smartphone market, Japan and Korea are among the world’s hungriest consumers of mobile content and the rest of the continent is seeing...
Meet 6 companies battling to be the first from Asia to crack the US

China's Huawei and ZTE pose national security threat, says US committee

www.guardian.co.uk
Draft report says telecoms giants should be shut out of US market due to Chinese government influence on their operationsAmerican companies and its government should avoid doing business with China's two leading technology firms, Huawei and ZTE, because they pose a national security threat to the US, the House of...
China's Huawei and ZTE pose national security threat, says US committee
Apple pushing Congress for more smartphone airwaves

Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns

www.guardian.co.uk
Smartphones and social networking sites are making it much easier for stalkers to target victims, say charitiesNew forms of digital technology and social networking sites such as Facebook are increasingly putting people at risk of stalking, according to a report published on Wednesday.The study, from Women's Aid and the Network...
Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns
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