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The end is finally in sight for Sprint’s iDEN network

Kodak's Decline Continues as Digital Cameras Get the Ax

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Kodak, once a symbol of technological innovation, is lately looking more like a textbook example of a disrupted company. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, after years of struggling to keep up in a landscape dominated by digital cameras, smartphones and photo-sharing apps. One of...
Kodak's Decline Continues as Digital Cameras Get the Ax

Boot up: filesharing rises again, Google+'s data grab, Retina displays analysed and more

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Plus Google Music losing users?, Microsoft's clumsy lobbying, good commenting style, see yourself being tracked and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamAndroid 'Key Lime Pie' comes after Jelly Bean >> The VergeWe've been tipped by a reliable source today...
Boot up: filesharing rises again, Google+'s data grab, Retina displays analysed and more
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

Atomico-backed Silk launches smart search, data visualization tool in open beta

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Silk, a Web app that lets users collect, sort and consume information in a structured way, is opening up to the world after attracting 10,000 users to its private beta. Note: Silk is not to be confused with Amazon’s Silk, which is a mobile Web browser. The Amsterdam startup behind...
Atomico-backed Silk launches smart search, data visualization tool in open beta

Disclosure doesn't fix it: Lessons from CBS/CNET

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One of the most worrisome developments in the media landscape over the last two decades has been conglomeration—which coincides quite naturally with additional concerns about profit-driven bias in publishing, both online and off. At the heart of these concerns sits a simple concept: conflict of interest. When a writer,...
Disclosure doesn't fix it: Lessons from CBS/CNET

Nokia's Elop talks Windows Phone, knocks physical keyboards, explains Symbian's demise

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To say that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s tenure at the company has been controversial would be an understatement. His role in taking the company from its homegrown mobile software to Microsoft’s Windows Phone continues to cause complaint and argument to this day. The firm’s first four devices in the Lumia...
Nokia's Elop talks Windows Phone, knocks physical keyboards, explains Symbian's demise

Externalities and Identity Theft

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Chris Hoofnagle has a new paper: "Internalizing Identity Theft." Basically, he shows that one of the problems is that lenders extend credit even when credit applications are sketchy. From an article on the work: Using a 2003 amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act that allows victims of ID theft...
Externalities and Identity Theft
How Google Is Throwing Sand In Apple's Face

Copyright Troll Evan Stone Loses Again; Sanctions Upheld For 'Staggering Chutzpah' In Abusing Subpoena Powers

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We've covered the story of copyright troll lawyer Evan Stone for a while now. He was one of a group of lawyers who jumped into the copyright trolling business a few years ago, figuring it was easy money to get info on people based on IP addresses, and then demand...
Copyright Troll Evan Stone Loses Again; Sanctions Upheld For 'Staggering Chutzpah' In Abusing Subpoena Powers

The Difference Between Square and Google

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dbreunig: A textbook example of what is disruptive, and what isn’t: Google Wallet installs new credit card readers at Walgreens Square sells new credit card readers at Walgreens Which could change the world? Quite right....
The Difference Between Square and Google

Microsoft blues

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Microsoft blues: Speaking of blues... "Schumpeter" of The Economist has this to say about Microsoft and Windows 8: This is why Windows 8's poor performance matters. It was an attempt to solve the innovator's dilemma by creating an operating system and a user interface for both PCs and mobiles. Mr...
Microsoft blues

IBM Roadrunner retires from the supercomputer race

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For all the money and effort poured into supercomputers, their lifespans can be brutally short. See IBM's Roadrunner as a textbook example: the 116,640-core cluster was smashing records just five years ago, and yet it's already considered so behind the times that Los Alamos National Laboratory is taking it...
IBM Roadrunner retires from the supercomputer race

Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany

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Apple's Mannheim jinx has been broken: this morning, Judge Andreas Voss of the Mannheim Regional Court announced that a Motorola Mobility lawsuit over a patent declared essential to the 3G/UMTS wireless telecommunications stsndard has been dismissed.The judge explained that the court does not hold Apple to infringe claim 9 of...
Winning streak ends: Motorola Mobility fails to win 3G/UMTS-based injunction against Apple in Germany

European Decision on Google Antitrust Pushed to the End of Summer (Or Later)

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Thought that whole Google antitrust brouhaha was over? It’s really not. The EU is now saying in the vaguest of terms that August or later is “a possible deadline.” “We can reach an agreement after the summer break. We can envisage this as a possible deadline,” European Commission head of...
European Decision on Google Antitrust Pushed to the End of Summer (Or Later)

Malware strikes iOS for the first time: Apple must do more to help users stay safe

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A malware scare on a mobile device? Must be Android, right? In this case, that’s only half correct. A new malicious app has been detected by Kaspersky Labs, and it affects both Android and Apple’s carefully guarded iOS platform. Does this indicate some previously unknown vulnerability in both platforms? Not...
Malware strikes iOS for the first time: Apple must do more to help users stay safe

Dropped By Dish, AMC Pulls An Anti-Viacom: Offers Breaking Bad Premiere Free To Dish Subscribers

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Yesterday, we wrote about Viacom's reactionary strategy of holding its fans hostage by shutting down online streams of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report after DirecTV advised its customers (who just lost access to Viacom shows) to watch them online. It was a childish move that punished a whole...
Dropped By Dish, AMC Pulls An Anti-Viacom: Offers Breaking Bad Premiere Free To Dish Subscribers

Posterous closing on April 30th to focus on Twitter

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It's almost inevitable as breathing: a tech powerhouse acquires a clever yet small startup solely for its talent or technology, and lets any leftover services wither away. Posterous' decision to shut down following its 2012 acquisition by Twitter is very nearly a textbook example. The 4-year-old firm will close...
Posterous closing on April 30th to focus on Twitter

Copyright Troll Lawyer Slammed By Court of Appeals

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In 2010, lawyer Evan Stone filed a suit on behalf of Mick Haig Productions against 670 as-yet unknown individuals the company believed had been unlawfully sharing their film “Der Gute Onkel” using BitTorrent. However, events took a turn for the strange. Soon both EFF and Public Citizen, who had been...
Copyright Troll Lawyer Slammed By Court of Appeals

Sacked Groupon boss leaves older, wiser - and richer

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Founder Andrew Mason accepts blame for financial failings and leaves with colourful goodbye to staffWhen a 32-year-old dotcom multimillionaire known for his "goofball" approach to business is fired, the chances are he is not going to slip out the back door, hanging his head in shame. And so it was...
Sacked Groupon boss leaves older, wiser - and richer

In its 3rd year, Kickstarter successfully raises over $119 million, taking home $6 million in commission

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It’s easy to root for Kickstarter. The company has made it possible to bring new, innovative products to market and finance projects that would never get off the ground before the popularization of crowdfunding. It’s created an entirely new class of entrepreneur, and the way it turns the investment business...
In its 3rd year, Kickstarter successfully raises over $119 million, taking home $6 million in commission

Sony unveils Laser Light Source Projector, claims brightest output in the class

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Sony doesn't always break ground on new technology, but it tends to go big when it does. The company's new installation-grade Laser Light Source Projector (similar to the VPL-FH36 you see here) serves as a textbook example. While it's far from the world's first laser projector, it's reportedly the...
Sony unveils Laser Light Source Projector, claims brightest output in the class

Authors Guild warns of monopoly in Amazon's purchase of Goodreads

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The literary world gasped on Thursday when Amazon announced it had acquired Goodreads, a popular social networks that lets book lovers connect and share reviews with one another. The deal gives Amazon control of an influential literary taste-maker and provides it with access to wealth of new book data —...
Authors Guild warns of monopoly in Amazon's purchase of Goodreads
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