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Personal data usage: what your car really says about you

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Technology is increasingly driven by personal information, but as yet few laws exist to govern who can see and use the dataCars will soon be so linked into wireless networks they will be like giant rolling smartphones - with calling systems, streaming video, cameras and applications capable of harnessing the...
Personal data usage: what your car really says about you

The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

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Has The Washington Post acquired Digg, as reported in The Next Web? Sort of. We’re hearing that the Post has hired the Digg team, but is not acquiring the site or the technology. In other words, this is a talent acquisition, and in fact Digg properties, patents, and assets are...
The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t
Google-Frommer's deal shows travel and local are two sides of same coin

Clearwire Shareholder Hires Proxy Firm in Bid to Stop Sprint Deal

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Crest Financial said Wednesday that it has hired a proxy solicitation firm to aid in its opposition of Sprint’s plan to acquire the rest of Clearwire. The Houston-based investment company owns 3.9 percent of Clearwire and has already sued Clearwire and its directors, arguing that they have breached their fiduciary...
Clearwire Shareholder Hires Proxy Firm in Bid to Stop Sprint Deal

Verizon’s new remote access service is a scary look at the future of tech support

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The LG Revolution was never a smash hit for Verizon Wireless, and maybe that’s why Big Red thought no one would notice when a curious new feature was slipped into an over-the-air (OTA) update for the phone last weekend. The update included a so-called “Verizon Remote Diagnostics” tool. The purpose of this...
Verizon’s new remote access service is a scary look at the future of tech support

You Can Now Buy Ads On Facebook Using Google's Search Data (FB)

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Facebook just allowed search retargeting firm Chango into its ad exchange, which means that advertisers can now use Chango's trove of search data -- including info it's collected from Google users -- to target Facebook users with ads. It's a significant move for Facebook. Previously, advertisers could target Facebook users...
You Can Now Buy Ads On Facebook Using Google's Search Data (FB)

Curiosity Smartphone Game Gets Dramatic Updates

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British game developer Peter Molyneux - of Fable fame - announced last week in an interview with ReadWrite that his new independent studio 22Cans would soon be releasing a substantial update to its smartphone game Curiosity: What's Inside The Cube. The update arrived for Android users on Monday, iOS folks...
Curiosity Smartphone Game Gets Dramatic Updates
In an effort to goose stock price, AOL sells the majority of its patents to Microsoft for $1B
Startups: Payment Processor Stripe Buys Into Transparency and User Rights
New e-mails reveal Feds not "forthright" about fake cell tower devices

The NYPD's Specially Equipped Android Phones Put Yours to Shame

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(Photo: Hashgram) Leave it to the NYPD to make an Android phone useful for more than countless Snapchats. More than 400 smartphones have been distributed to officers since last summer as part of a pilot program to make it easier for them to access police data on-the-go, reports the New York Times. Despite the fact...
The NYPD's Specially Equipped Android Phones Put Yours to Shame

SimilarWeb Competitive Analysis Tool Shows Traffic Insights By Source; Launching Pro Service

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SimilarWeb.com, the web traffic intelligence tool from SimilarGroup aims to set itself apart from other competitive intelligence and web ranking tools by harnessing the huge trove of  clickstream data that comes from their browser plug-ins. Much has already been written already about... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
SimilarWeb Competitive Analysis Tool Shows Traffic Insights By Source; Launching Pro Service
Newly discovered Moon-sized planet is the smallest ever found around a Sun-like star

Simon Rogers quits data journalist role at the Guardian to become Twitter's first data editor

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Guardian data journalist Simon Rogers has quit his role after 15 years to become Twitter's first data editor, it was revealed on Wednesday. Rogers will move to the US to take up the position and replacing him at the Guardian is former Wikileaks and Bureau of Investigative Journalism staffer...
Simon Rogers quits data journalist role at the Guardian to become Twitter's first data editor

Kodak Reaches Financing Deal With Bondholders

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Eastman Kodak Co. reached a deal with bondholders for $793 million in loans that could take the onetime photography icon out of bankruptcy proceedings on the condition it sell a trove of patents for a certain amount, said people familiar with the discussions. To get the financing, Kodak must sell...
Kodak Reaches Financing Deal With Bondholders

Everyone's A Curator, Everyone's A Content Creator

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It used to be that we were all just consumers—or most of us were, anyway. We’d watch TV or read a book or listen to the music on the radio that was selected by others for us. But lately, there’s been an interesting shift in behavior going on, especially...
Everyone's A Curator, Everyone's A Content Creator
WikiLeaks To World: We're Still Relevant -- Really!

Employees in Google Offices Around the World Pose for Street View Cameras

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The commenters at Hacker News realized something quite entertaining: Google employees at the search giant’s various international HQs have taken to lining up outside of the offices when it’s time for the street view cameras to record mapping data for that address. When a Hacker News user named “lutfidemirci” posted...
Employees in Google Offices Around the World Pose for Street View Cameras

Kodak's Auction Plans Make Headway

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Eastman Kodak received the go-ahead to auction off its valuable trove of digital patents in a contest set to take place behind closed doors without a court-sanctioned lead bidder....
Kodak's Auction Plans Make Headway

Spectrum de-crunch: FCC to consider WCS proposal from AT&T and Sirius

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The FCC has announced that it will consider approving an order that amends the rules for the Wireless Communications Service (WCS) band to make it useful for terrestrial wireless communications systems. In particular, this is aimed at making the band usable for LTE service for AT&T.A few months ago, AT&T...
Spectrum de-crunch: FCC to consider WCS proposal from AT&T and Sirius
Ebay user selling 6,850 games and 330 consoles for $550K
Wall Street Journal offers free WiFi in NYC and San Francisco

The Internet Archive's trove of historical software dwarfs all others, archivist claims

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The past doesn't always fade into oblivion. For the past two years, computer archivist Jason Scott has been hard at work helping to improve the Internet Archive's storehouse of historical software from classic PC games to old BBS content. On Saturday, Scott made a bold announcement, claiming the Internet...
The Internet Archive's trove of historical software dwarfs all others, archivist claims

Juniper: Mobile Malware Increased 155% in 2011

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Malware permeated the mobile ecosystem in 2011. The issue is not going away either. Smartphones have an unprecedented amount of personal data that malicious hackers are drooling to obtain. Everyday they are coming up with more sophisticated attacks and scheming ways on how to infiltrate that data trove in your...
Juniper: Mobile Malware Increased 155% in 2011
Social: IAmA President: Obama Stumps for Viral Votes on Reddit
5 tech deals that need to happen
Think you’re unique? Let Yahoo’s data trove be the judge

Foursquare Moves Beyond Check-Ins

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Foursquare, the company known for its location-based social app, is exploring a move that will put those roots in the background as it seeks to instead highlight the trove of data it has collected about its users’ habits. “We’re in the process now of disassembling the app,” said CEO Dennis...
Foursquare Moves Beyond Check-Ins

Retargeting To EBay Shoppers Now Possible

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Like Amazon, Facebook and Google, eBay is sitting on a huge trove of proprietary customer data. Unlike those other online giants, eBay had not made that data available for ad targeting by marketers. Until now. AdWeek reports eBay is following Amazon’s lead in monetizing customer data.... Please visit Marketing Land...
Retargeting To EBay Shoppers Now Possible

Sony Xperia T lands at the FCC, lets us peek under the hood

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There isn't much mystery left to an FCC-bound phone that's already been announced and thoroughly handled, but we must admit that Sony does a pretty good job at making the federal approval documents more exciting than most. How? More often than not, the confidentiality request has already been lifted,...
Sony Xperia T lands at the FCC, lets us peek under the hood
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