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Report: 52 Pct Of Local-Mobile Search Clicks Turned Into Calls

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Local-mobile ad network xAd released a treasure-trove of data from Q4 2011 this morning. The US-based information is drawn from mobile sites and apps that run its ads and the related user behaviors that xAd observes. These data are interesting in part because xAd has what is probably the largest......
Report: 52 Pct Of Local-Mobile Search Clicks Turned Into Calls

Nasa's animations: from the perpetual oceans to the surface of the sun and moon

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Nasa's animators at the Goddard Space centre produce beautiful data-based visualisations that tell you something about the universeNasa's animators are experts at showing that some information is just more beautiful than others. And it's useful, too.Data scientists at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualisation Studio created the animation below...
Nasa's animations: from the perpetual oceans to the surface of the sun and moon

WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack

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Website says total cache amounts to millions of emails exposing the global trade in intelligenceWikiLeaks has begun releasing a cache of what it says are 5.5m emails obtained from the servers of Stratfor, a US-based intelligence gathering firm  with about 300,000 subscribers.The whistleblowing site has released 167 emails in its...
WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor files linked to Anonymous attack

How To Track Topics On The Web

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It's easy to get obsessed with the super-fast, real-time cycle of online news. But don't forget that the Web is a massive treasure trove of information about any topic. With just a bit of work, you can set up tracking and get regular updates about topics you're passionate about. In...
How To Track Topics On The Web

Nelson Mandela archive launches digital treasure trove

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More than 1,900 documents, photographs and films of South Africa's first black president available for free online"My Darlings," begins the neat blue script. "Once again our beloved Mummy has been arrested and now she and Daddy are away in jail. My heart bleeds as I think of her sitting in...
Nelson Mandela archive launches digital treasure trove

Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

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New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin is trying to whip up some hysteria around the relatively straight laced IPO filing from Facebook this morning. The gist of his column: Facebook says it has 845 million monthly active users, but "active users" doesn't necessarily mean a user is coming...
Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

Spotify Just Came Up With The Best Use We've Seen For The Facebook Timeline

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Spotify has taken Facebook's Timeline to its logical extreme and put up more than 1,000 years of music history. Originally, Facebook's Timeline could only go back to 1800 A.D., but some institutions like Harvard University complained that they were older than that, so Facebook moved the deadline back to...
Spotify Just Came Up With The Best Use We've Seen For The Facebook Timeline

For Sale: Your Old Tweets

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Twitter is the latest social network to turn a buck with content you created. The company sold two years worth of old tweets to Datasift, a marketing data firm. Datasift will make the tweets and other data, including the locations of where people were when they used Twitter, available to...
For Sale: Your Old Tweets
Encyclopaedia Britannica wiped out by Wikipedia, selling final print edition

Google wants to kill your bedroom cover-versions, applies to patent melody matching for YouTube

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YouTube has become a treasure trove for rare live editions, outtakes and covers of popular songs -- the latter making stars out of acts like Pomplamoose. However, Google and the recording industry don't feel the same way, but the site's famous content filtering system can only handle exact matches...
Google wants to kill your bedroom cover-versions, applies to patent melody matching for YouTube
Warner Bros. releases 'Casablanca,' 'Ben-Hur,' and other scripts as enhanced ebooks

Motorola Is Now the Apple of Google's Eye

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Those who thought Google was buying Motorola Mobility just for its treasure trove of patents can think again....
Motorola Is Now the Apple of Google's Eye

Lost Interviews Offer a Unique View of Steve Jobs

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After Steve Jobs' passing last year, a number of so-called "lost interviews" with the iconic businessman were released, but Fast Company claims it has "a treasure trove of unearthed interviews, conducted by the writer who knew [Jobs] best." Since 1985, reporter Brent Schlender had covered Steve Jobs for Fortune and...
Lost Interviews Offer a Unique View of Steve Jobs
European Commission OKs Google-Motorola Deal, But Will Remain “Vigilant”
By the numbers: in portable gaming, Nintendo's loss is Apple's gain

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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AOL sells a treasure trove of patents to Microsoft for more than $1bn, Anonymous hacks Tunisian government email accounts, and we learn more about AT&T’s new iPhone unlocking service. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

The 1940 U.S. Census: Soon, A Searcher’s Treasure Trove

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Big news for genealogists, historians and even for people just curious about their own families: the 1940 U.S. Census is now available on the web. Unfortunately, at this point at least, it takes a bit of skill and determination to navigate through the data, though there are many efforts underway...
The 1940 U.S. Census: Soon, A Searcher’s Treasure Trove

More Nokia 808 PureView sample shots spotted: 41MP sensor laughs at the notion of motion blur

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Nokia's 808 Pureview was one of the major stories of last week's MWC. We're desperate to get to grips with a final retail model and push that 41-megapixel sensor to its limits -- but until then, a handful of extra sample shots will have to suffice. This sharp, detailed...
More Nokia 808 PureView sample shots spotted: 41MP sensor laughs at the notion of motion blur
Does it matter that Windows Phone has 100k apps now?

Aimed for a 2012 release, SharePoint 15 will contain an app store

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SharePoint as a product has become so popular that there now exists a cottage industry for simply working on where it will go next. Bjorn Furuknap is part of that field. He has taken his USPJ Academy business, which provides SharePoint training, and extended it to include the selling of research looking...
Aimed for a 2012 release, SharePoint 15 will contain an app store
Huddle gets in sync with new, enterprise-grade file-syncing tools

Intel to buy 1,700 patents related to WiFi, 3G and LTE from InterDigital for $375M

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Last year, there were rumblings about a treasure trove of patents relating to WiFi, 3G and LTE being up for grabs via InterDigital. It appears that Intel has agreed to buy 1,700 them for a cool $375M in cash. The patents coming from InterDigital have been sought after for some...
Intel to buy 1,700 patents related to WiFi, 3G and LTE from InterDigital for $375M

Vladimir Putin’s Army of Blog Trolls

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According to data uploaded by Anonymous and reported on by both the Guardian and Russian news portal Gazeta.ru, Russian strongman and bare-fisted tiger boxer Vladimir Putin's long reach extends even to the darker corners of the Internet. If Anonymous's treasure trove of emails from a Russian youth group called Nashi...
Vladimir Putin’s Army of Blog Trolls

How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

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Big data tools could help cafes determine what specials are best on what days. The headline might sound like buzzword stew, but it couldn’t be any truer. Big data is red-hot right now for good reason — it really can significantly improve companies’ bottom lines — but doing it right...
How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

[STUDY] How to Predict Story Popularity on Digg

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The other evening, I got into a conversation with an older gentleman whose name I have since forgotten. His main complaint is that writing today feels more like "blurbs" formatted for word-skimming Internet users - more like chunks or nuggets and less like hearty, homemade meals. He told me to...
[STUDY] How to Predict Story Popularity on Digg

Twitter takes a preemptive, common-sense stance on patents

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Ah, we love the smell of a patent lawsuit in the morning around here. It’s something between week-old garbage and the unmistakable stench of attorney ego. But patent lawsuits are often based on nothing more than greed and can end up hurting consumers in the long run. That’s why...
Twitter takes a preemptive, common-sense stance on patents

SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 12, 2012

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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: The 1940 U.S. Census: Soon, A Searcher’s Treasure Trove Big news for genealogists, historians and even for people just curious about their own families: the... Please...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, April 12, 2012

Copyright Extension: A Way To Protect Hollywood From Having To Compete With The Past

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There has been plenty of talk over the years about why we keep extending copyright. Of course, we've discussed the infamous Mickey Mouse Curve, showing how copyright extension always seems to happen whenever Mickey Mouse is going to hit the public domain. However, Julian Sanchez notes that this doesn't explain...
Copyright Extension: A Way To Protect Hollywood From Having To Compete With The Past
Facebook releases Zuckerberg e-mails in “fraudulent shakedown” case

UNBALANCED: Facebook Captures 14 Percent Of Our Online Attention But Only 4 Percent Of Ad Spending Online

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This is a guest post by Ben Elowitz (@elowitz).  Elowitz is the co-founder and CEO of next-generation media company Wetpaint, and the author of the Digital Quarters blog about the future of digital media. Prior to Wetpaint, Elowitzco-founded Blue Nile (NILE). We spend more time on Facebook than anywhere else...
UNBALANCED: Facebook Captures 14 Percent Of Our Online Attention But Only 4 Percent Of Ad Spending Online
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