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thursday morning

Freshplum Launches Helium, A Small-Biz Online Shopping Cart

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Sales analytics company FreshPlum launched Helium on Thursday morning — it’s an online integrated shopping cart that helps small businesses collect customer payments from their Web stores. Freshplum is the start-up brainchild of Sam Odio, a former Facebook employee who left the company in 2011 to join YCombinator and cultivate...
Freshplum Launches Helium, A Small-Biz Online Shopping Cart
Accused LulzSec hacker draws comparisons to Aaron Swartz from jail

Buy a CD from Amazon after 1998? Check Amazon Cloud Player for MP3 tracks

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If you've bought a popular music CD (you know, those plastic discs with music on them?) from Amazon over the last 15 years, you may now be able to download those MP3s for free via your Amazon Cloud Player. Amazon announced its new service called "AutoRip" on Thursday morning,...
Buy a CD from Amazon after 1998? Check Amazon Cloud Player for MP3 tracks

Judge Slaps Down Apple For Its Bogus Non-Apology Apology

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Last week we noted that Apple had put up a rather petulant non-apology apology in response to the UK court order requiring it to advertise to the world that Samsung didn't copy Apple in making its devices. Many people wondered how the court would react to Apple's attempt... and the...
Judge Slaps Down Apple For Its Bogus Non-Apology Apology

Gillmor Gang: Wake Up Call

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — recorded early on a Thursday morning, flush with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s read-between-the-lines performance at D11. Cook took some 80 minutes to say very little, or so say the pundits and Wall Street...
Gillmor Gang: Wake Up Call
Yelp publicly shames businesses that pay for reviews
Fail whale surfaces again: Twitter goes down

New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

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FBI The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested, along with his son, on federal charges that they shut down a website advocating the mayor's recall after breaking into the online accounts of political foes. According to federal officials, Felix Roque, mayor of West New York,...
New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

Five Undercover Police Cars Sent To Arrest Single Alleged Movie Pirate

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The MPAA-backed Federation Against Copyright Theft is well known for its anti-piracy actions around the UK, tracking down alleged movie pirates with the help of the police and hauling them, if at all possible, through the court system. What remains remarkable about FACT operations is how they are able to...
Five Undercover Police Cars Sent To Arrest Single Alleged Movie Pirate

Cell site outages fall to 19 percent in area hit by Sandy

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About 19 percent of cell sites in the area hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy were still out of service on Thursday morning as recovery was slowed by other network failures and power shortages, according to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission....
Cell site outages fall to 19 percent in area hit by Sandy

Murdoch agrees to split News Corp.

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As expected, News Corp. announed Thursday morning that it is starting the process to split into two public companies — entertainment and publishing. Rupert Murdoch will be chairman of both but CEO only of the entertainment company. More to come. Photo credit: Getty Images / Mario Tama...
Murdoch agrees to split News Corp.

Rumors of a February Apple event debunked

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Apple has no plans to hold a media event in February according to a new report. Loop Insight’s well-connected Jim Dalrymple on Thursday debunked part of a rumor that began circulating early Thursday morning. The original report claimed Apple had plans to hold an “unusual” media event some time...
Rumors of a February Apple event debunked
Twitter rolls out #Music app for iPhone and web, with iTunes, Spotify and Rdio integration

Dr. Cranor on 'Do Not Track' and the Improbability of Complete Privacy

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If there truly is no privacy on the Web, then how can we be shocked by reports of a privacy breach? If that's not the case, and we truly do expect privacy on the Web, then when fifteen years go by before major browser makers pledge to implement Do Not...
Dr. Cranor on 'Do Not Track' and the Improbability of Complete Privacy

Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price

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Mt. Gox, the largest exchange for buying and selling bitcoins, is temporarily shutting down following an uptick in activity on the site sparked by a massive drop in the digital currency's price. The Tokyo-based exchange is suspending trading until 10 p.m. Eastern Time as it allows the market to...
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox suspends service following huge swing in trading price

Just 10 days after its last outage, Twitter gets hit with the fail whale

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Just 10 days after the last set of access problems, Twitter is once again experiencing an outage. On Thursday morning, the service started experiencing high loads and the website began showing “over capacity” messages. We noted that last time there wasn’t a fail whale in sight. This time, however, we...
Just 10 days after its last outage, Twitter gets hit with the fail whale

Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android’s

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Between December and February, Android captured 48% and iOS 43% of the U.S. market Source: Nielsen The thrust of the Nielsen Mobile Insight report issued Thursday morning is that nearly half (49.7%) of U.S mobile phone owners now carry smartphones. But what interests me, as usual, is how that market...
Nielsen: Recent U.S. iPhone sales nearly matched Android’s

Oppose CISPA If you value any privacy in our digital world | Dan Gillmor

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Cyber-security is a real problem, but Congress' latest CISPA bill tries to solve it by attacking the freedom of the internetIf you are eligible to vote in the United States, please take a break from whatever you're doing today and call your member of the US House of Representatives. Tell...
Oppose CISPA If you value any privacy in our digital world | Dan Gillmor

Barnes & Noble earnings: Nook sales up as retail sales slide

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Barnes & Noble reported second-quarter earnings for the period ending October 27 before the bell on Thursday morning. Revenues totaled $1.9 billion on losses of $0.04 a share — down 0.4 percent from a year ago, but slightly better than analyst expectations. Retail sales — consisting of bricks-and-mortar bookstores and...
Barnes & Noble earnings: Nook sales up as retail sales slide
Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries (AMZN)

AT&T says it's restored U-verse and will give credits for outage

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AT&T said Thursday it had restored its U-verse broadband service to all customers who suffered from a widespread outage this week. The fiber-based TV, Internet and phone service had been out for three days or more, according to some customers who complained on social media such as Twitter and...
AT&T says it's restored U-verse and will give credits for outage

Showyou updates iPad app with leanback experience

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The social video curation service Showyou released version 4.0 of its iPad app Thursday morning, bringing many features that previously were introduced on the iPhone to the tablet. This includes an auto-play functionality that lets you consume videos from your social networks nonstop, with no additional interaction — something that...
Showyou updates iPad app with leanback experience

Path Rebuilds Its iPad App

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Private social network Path launched a revamped version of its iPad app on Thursday morning, rebuilding the software to better complement the tablet medium. “When people use Path on their phones, it’s always with them,” said Path VP of marketing Nate Johnson. “But the iPad data research we’ve collected shows...
Path Rebuilds Its iPad App

Anonymous's Barrett Brown Arrested for Threatening FBI Agent, Anonymous Retaliates

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Barrett Brown (video still) Barrett Brown, who has often stepped forward as a kind of spokesguy for Anonymous, was arrested during a live chat late Wednesday night. Wired reports the incident occurred as Mr. Brown chatted with his girlfriend and several others on TinyChat: “Two minutes into the recorded chat...
Anonymous's Barrett Brown Arrested for Threatening FBI Agent, Anonymous Retaliates

Sina Weibo microblog suffers mysterious 'outage' as high-profile murder trial begins

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As eyes are on a sensational murder trial of an ousted Chinese official’s wife, Sina Weibo users are reporting widespread issues with the microblogging service, including, in some cases, disabled posting, commenting and retweeting. The trial of Gu Kailai, wife of former high-up Communisty Party official Bo Xilai, began on Thursday...
Sina Weibo microblog suffers mysterious 'outage' as high-profile murder trial begins

Mike Bloomberg at D10

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New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg beamed into D10 via satellite Thursday morning — a first for the conference. The remote feed didn’t seem to hinder Bloomberg’s ability to talk, at length, about a wide variety of topics, including his new ban on super-sized sodas, his thoughts about technology in...
Mike Bloomberg at D10

Discovery App Spindle Comes to the Big Apple

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Spindle, the mobile discovery app that straddles the line between search and social, launched in New York City on Thursday morning, expanding from its strictly San Francisco- and Boston-based coverage. The app pulls in data from your disparate social networks — namely Facebook and Twitter — and surfaces relevant status...
Discovery App Spindle Comes to the Big Apple

Vote Clears Way for Taxi Rider Apps

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By early next year, New York taxi riders could be hailing cabs with the tap of a smartphone, a sea change in the interactions between cabbies and fares that was bitterly opposed by other factions of the for-hire vehicle industry. The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted 7-0 Thursday morning to...
Vote Clears Way for Taxi Rider Apps
Foodspotting moves to ensure you don’t need Yelp’s app

Splunk makes a splash

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The data analytics firm may not be as sexy as a LinkedIn or a Facebook, but that doesn’t mean Wall Street doesn’t love its IPO. FORTUNE — It’s no Facebook, LinkedIn (LNKD) or Zynga (ZNGA), but data analytics company Splunk (SPLK) is making a big splash on Wall Street. The...
Splunk makes a splash
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