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Boston marathon explosions: hoax Twitter accounts criticised

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Hoax Twitter accounts have been criticised in the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions for spreading false information and attempting to capitalise on the tragedy.    ...
Boston marathon explosions: hoax Twitter accounts criticised

Gun lobby releases shooting game

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National Rifle Association launches shooting game - approved for young children - a month after the Sandy Hook tragedy....
Gun lobby releases shooting game
Millions share fake Morgan Freeman message slamming media for Sandy Hook coverage
Aaron Swartz Memorial JSTOR Liberator sets public domain academic articles free

Goodbye Annoying Clips: Fitbit Reveals The $99 Flex Activity Tracking Wristband

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If there’s one issue that seems to crop up often with Fitbit’s eponymous line of fitness trackers, it’s that they can be a little tough to keep track of — our own Matt Burns ended up washing his, a tragedy that’s apparently befallen many a Fitbit fan. That’s where Fitbit’s...
Goodbye Annoying Clips: Fitbit Reveals The $99 Flex Activity Tracking Wristband

Anonymous sets sights on an old enemy--the Westboro Baptist Church

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That link? It leads to a survey entitled, "Interactive Butthurt Report v. 2.0." Nothing is beneath the Westboro Baptist Church, as evidenced by the group's announcement to picket outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in wake of the recent tragedy. The group's most recent, perhaps most deplorable decision has apparently irked...
Anonymous sets sights on an old enemy--the Westboro Baptist Church

Boston Marathon explosions online resource guide

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Oganizations setting up sites useful for tracking down friends and family, donating blood, or finding out the latest news after the Boston Marathon tragedy [Read more]...
Boston Marathon explosions online resource guide

One on One: Andrew Keen, Author of 'Digital Vertigo'

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Andrew Keen, author and technology reporter, discusses his new book, "Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us." He says the tragedy of the Web is the unthinking acceptance that free works. "It doesn't! The consequences have been very problematic. You have trashy products and...
One on One: Andrew Keen, Author of 'Digital Vertigo'

Tech21 hammers home a point about device protection (video)

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LAS VEGAS--It sounds like the stuff of tragedy: "Madman menaces tech reporters with mallet." But it was just Tech21's way of showing off the technology behind its protective cases during CES 2013. At the Digital Experience held during CES, the UK company had a pile of goo--more specifically, its...
Tech21 hammers home a point about device protection (video)

Boston cellular networks flooded, but service was not cut off

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In light of this afternoon's tragedy at the Boston Marathon, many across the world scrambled to contact loved ones through calls, texts, and social media. Cellular providers had beefed up their networks in advance of the Marathon, but even with the extra capacity the networks became flooded, leading to...
Boston cellular networks flooded, but service was not cut off

Epicurious Becomes Latest Brand To Suffer Social Backlash From Tragedy-Related Tweets

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If only Epicurious had been using Social Flow or Buffer, it might’ve avoided the headaches associated with social media’s latest tragedy-related faux pas. But it appears the food-lover’s website wasn’t using either of those social management services, and sent out a couple... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Epicurious Becomes Latest Brand To Suffer Social Backlash From Tragedy-Related Tweets
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Sony Music Raised Prices On Whitney Houston's Music... Less Than 30 Minutes After She Died

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It's no secret that the major record labels are a business where the bottom line is everything. However, they like to present themselves as something much more than that. They talk about lofty ideals of delivering culture, of sustaining art and of helping artists. But, when tragedy strikes... dollar signs...
Sony Music Raised Prices On Whitney Houston's Music... Less Than 30 Minutes After She Died
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Wolfram Alpha's computational knowledge engine's the thing

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Wolfram Alpha, a search engine that uses dynamic algorithms to return knowledge-based results rather than keyword-based results announced today that it has uploaded the entirety of Shakespeare's works to the site's database, so users can search the Bard's canon for facts about the texts. The fully-searchable breakdown of various...
Wolfram Alpha's computational knowledge engine's the thing

SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 14, 2013

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the Web. From Search Engine Land: RIP Aaron Swartz, One Of The Earliest Google Bloggers I was saddened to see the news that Aaron Swartz had committed suicide. Such a tragedy. Swartz...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, January 14, 2013

Google Wallet moves to the cloud, opens up to all credit and debit cards

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Google Wallet has been hampered by a number of limitations since its launch, not the least of which is its limited device compatibility. Perhaps a bigger problem though, was its lack of support for most major credit and debit cards. Today that finally changes with the latest version of...
Google Wallet moves to the cloud, opens up to all credit and debit cards

Adria Richards, PyCon, and How We All Lost

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Let me get two things out of the way: I believe the tech industry, of which I am a part, is rampantly sexist. It runs so deep and so organic to the industry that even men who would see it in other places don’t recognize it in our insulated world....
Adria Richards, PyCon, and How We All Lost

IE10 doubles market share thanks to Windows 7 debut, pushing IE9 below 20% as Firefox gains and Chrome loses

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The browser war has begun a new quarter. April saw the first full month of IE10 availability on Windows 7, the release of Firefox 20, and the first full month of Chrome 26 availability. The latest market share numbers from Net Applications show only Firefox and Safari gaining last month....
IE10 doubles market share thanks to Windows 7 debut, pushing IE9 below 20% as Firefox gains and Chrome loses

After Newtown tragedy, cops target social net pranksters

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In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn, police warned that they will prosecute anyone purposefully posting false information related to the incident on social networks....
After Newtown tragedy, cops target social net pranksters

Check out these smartphones: Underwater for over 90 minutes and still working [Video]

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The Next Web is out and about at Mobile World Congress this week, and at the Showstoppers event tonight we met some of the tech companies looking to make a name for themselves at this year’s flagship mobile industry event in Barcelona. One of these companies was HzO, which was...
Check out these smartphones: Underwater for over 90 minutes and still working [Video]

The year on Twitter: from the ocean floor to Mars, tragedy to triumph

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At the end of every year, Twitter loves to compile highlights from the previous 12 months. Its army of engineers and analysts look at the trends, the most popular retweets and new tweeters with an impact. Then all that info is packaged up in an easy to navigate standalone...
The year on Twitter: from the ocean floor to Mars, tragedy to triumph

Moto pulls phones and tablets from German site pending software update

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We wouldn't quite call it an unexpected turn of events, but it certainly qualifies as dramatic -- Motorola has pulled almost every Android device in its roster from its German site, leaving only the RAZR HD and RAZR i behind. German site Areamobile first reported the disappearance, and received...
Moto pulls phones and tablets from German site pending software update

Twitter Testing New Local Discovery Features -- And It's About Time

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Twitter may be the best way to figure out what’s happening around the world right now. But it sure ain’t great at telling me what’s going on in my world — that is, what’s happening down the block from me. That may change. According to multiple sources, Twitter is in...
Twitter Testing New Local Discovery Features -- And It's About Time

As Feared, Brazil's 'Anti-ACTA' Marco Civil Killed Off By Lobbyists

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A couple of weeks ago, we worried that Brazil's innovative "Marco Civil", a civil-rights based framework for the Internet, was being gradually subverted as it passed through the legislative process. Sadly, it looks like that subtle attack has been taken to its logical conclusion, as Rick Falkvinge reports: Yesterday, the...
As Feared, Brazil's 'Anti-ACTA' Marco Civil Killed Off By Lobbyists

Unreleased Nokia Lauta QWERTY slider emerges, shows where MeeGo might have tread

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Those of us who remember Nokia's late-stage MeeGo phone development will recall how the dreams fell apart: we got the N9 and the developer-tuned N950, but the future grew dark almost immediately as Nokia swung its attention further towards Windows Phone. If MyNokiaBlog's prototype leak is accurate, however, the...
Unreleased Nokia Lauta QWERTY slider emerges, shows where MeeGo might have tread

Pundits And Politicans Very Quick To Blame Video Game & Movie Violence For Newtown

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The tragedy last week in Connecticut is still horrifying to think about on many different levels -- but the constant search for blame, and using it to support pet political ideas is troubling. This isn't to say that we don't necessarily need to have a "conversation" on various hot potato...
Pundits And Politicans Very Quick To Blame Video Game & Movie Violence For Newtown

Google+ Buys A Photo Editor, Still Playing The Long Game

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On Monday, Google SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra posted a quietly confident Google+ message. Google+'s user numbers are well into the hundreds of millions, and Google bought photo app company. As Twitter and Facebook work hurriedly to reinvent their businesses, Google plugs along, stuffing Google+ into its dominant properties and...
Google+ Buys A Photo Editor, Still Playing The Long Game
The death of Google Reader isn't a tragedy -- it's a wake up call

Reddit apologizes for 'online witch hunt' for Boston bombing suspect

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In a testament to the issues surrounding the appropriate use of social media during a tragedy, Reddit is publicly apologizing for the role that it played last week in fueling an online witch hunt that led to identifying an innocent Brown University student as a suspect in the Boston...
Reddit apologizes for 'online witch hunt' for Boston bombing suspect
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