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Ben Lerer: The Social Network Created Douchebag Entrepreneurs...and a Few Winners

Week in Civilization & Discontents: Oracle v. Google trial, autonomous cars, and more

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While we were busy redesigning and launching Ars Technica 7.0, tech news continued to happen. Dominating the week's news from Law & Disorder and the Ministry of Innovation was the Oracle v. Google trial, which saw a mixed verdict and some ominous rumblings (if you're Oracle) from the judge. Read...
Week in Civilization & Discontents: Oracle v. Google trial, autonomous cars, and more

Maily Launches iPad App to Help Kids Email, Even Before They Can Read and Write

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Belgian startup Maily unveiled its iPad app today, which is designed to make it easy for kids to communicate with parents, grandparents and friends via email. The app is designed specifically for kids four and up, and doesn’t even require that the user necessarily be literate yet – a graphic...
Maily Launches iPad App to Help Kids Email, Even Before They Can Read and Write

Making Club Penguin Safe for Kids Is Never "Done," Disney Says

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If you have young children, you probably know Club Penguin: A massively multiplayer game owned by Disney that’s a runaway hit with kids. At its Kelowna, Canada, headquarters this week, the company took members of the media behind the scenes and explained its efforts to preserve parents’ trust that those...
Making Club Penguin Safe for Kids Is Never "Done," Disney Says

Why telcos may finally be moving past app store envy

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Remember the early days of mobile content, before the iPhone, when you’d fire up your mobile browser and see your operator’s “portal”? Those portals are still around, incredibly, but not for much longer. Juniper Research has just put out a report about mobile content business models and, according to the...
Why telcos may finally be moving past app store envy

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen: I'm Voting Against the Other Guy

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During a recent interview on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Newsweek's Andy Newman asked Lawrence whether back in his school days he'd been one of the kids who ran for student council, and Lawrence said "no." But he said he remembered those kids. The two were discussing stalemates...
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen: I'm Voting Against the Other Guy

The iPad Mini Will Be Bad For Your Kids. Discuss

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There's a strong argument to be made, if you follow a certain line of reasoning, that the upcoming iPad mini will be bad for children. Full-size iPads are already freely used in the home by millions of children, we know. And yet since Apple's tablet PC burst onto the scene...
The iPad Mini Will Be Bad For Your Kids. Discuss

Disney Chooses Netflix As Its Exclusive Distributor Beginning In 2016

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Shock generally isn't an emotion I feel when I come across a story to write for Techdirt. Anger? Sure. Sadness? Of course. Dismay? You know it. But not shock. I can't say that's true in this instance. Recall two recent stories we've had about Netflix. The first is a piece...
Disney Chooses Netflix As Its Exclusive Distributor Beginning In 2016

Red, Jackson, Gen Y & Loyalty

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Posted to my email list yesterday. I only post one out of every five email newsletters here, and I normally take them down after a while. If you want to get my newsletter and you can figure out to use LISTSRV software from 1994 visit http://www.jasonnation.com. By signing up for...
Red, Jackson, Gen Y & Loyalty
Disney anoints Netflix as its exclusive distributor starting in 2016
Google Giving donates 15K Raspberry Pi micro computers to UK students

Facebook parenting advice: don't try this at home | Bob Garfield

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Family disputes about chores, we've all been there – apart from shooting up the laptop, maybe. But taking the fight online? Uh-uhNot clear what part of this made Tommy Jordan a cewebrity overnight. It could be the tech savvy; it could be his familiar parenting dilemma; it could be the...
Facebook parenting advice: don't try this at home | Bob Garfield

Word Soup - review

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iOS, Android; age: 3+; £1.49; Fuzzy BugA cunning combination of word search, Tetris and those kids' puzzles with the slidey tiles, Word Soup is simple enough to grasp on a short commute, but suitably addictive to last a long-haul flight. After a genuinely helpful tutorial, you're confronted with 108 colourful...
Word Soup - review

What happens when OPLC drops 1000 Motorola XOOMs in Ethiopian villages

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Dvice reported on a One Laptop Per Child experiment to deliver devices direct to kids, rather than via schools. OLPC dropped 1,000 Motorola Xoom tablets, sealed in boxes, to two remote villages in Ethiopia where the literacy rate is close to zero. In other words, the exact opposite of...
What happens when OPLC drops 1000 Motorola XOOMs in Ethiopian villages

LittleBits Raises a $3.65M. Series A to Build Toys That Aren't Cheap Trash

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Too cute. (Via: Littlebits.com) Local maker-minded startup LittleBits just announced a $3.65 million Series A, led by True Ventures. Also participating were Khosla Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Lerer Ventures. Founder (and MIT Media Lab alum, and TED speaker) Ayah Bdeir told Betabeat that the round would help the company to–pardon the expression–kick...
LittleBits Raises a $3.65M. Series A to Build Toys That Aren't Cheap Trash

The 10 Smartest Kids In The World (And The Crazy Math Problems They Can Solve)

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Who are the most brilliant kids in the world? How much would the world benefit if we could find out, and get those kids training from the best educators on the on the planet? Those are the question that Brilliant, a startup in Palo Alto, California, wants to find answers to....
The 10 Smartest Kids In The World (And The Crazy Math Problems They Can Solve)

New mobile game turns your phone into ghost hunting toy

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Just in time for Halloween, here’s a unique mobile game that can provide a little extra spook this October. Ghost Patrol turns your iPhone into a ghost hunting toy. The first mobile game from new Seattle-based game company Artifact Technologies, Ghost Patrol uses augmented reality to enable users to detect,...
New mobile game turns your phone into ghost hunting toy

Why You Need To Back Young Rewired State Right Now

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Even as the UK government seems keener than ever to promote the technology sector as an engine of much needed growth – especially startups – there’s a programme right under its nose which has been running for years which needs help, and now. Young Rewired State has been running annually...
Why You Need To Back Young Rewired State Right Now
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