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Twitter Suspends Tool That Momentarily Served as Anonymous Gossip HQ for the Tech Set

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(Screencap: Can’t Tweet This) Sometimes Betabeat comes up with some especially caustic zingers or insidery complaints that we know we can’t really tweet, and yet the urge to share them is painfully strong. Enter Can’t Tweet This, a Twitter anonymizer that–for a short time, anyway–allowed anyone to tweet anonymous missives,...
Twitter Suspends Tool That Momentarily Served as Anonymous Gossip HQ for the Tech Set

In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

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When it comes to the future of the web, there are a few incubator-style seed investors that are worth paying attention to, and New York-based Betaworks is likely at or near the top of that list — founder and CEO John Borthwick has been an early proponent of some of...
In the platform wars, open is ultimately more valuable than closed, says Betaworks

We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy

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The inexorable rise of mobile devices isn't just a chance for brand-new startups to offer new services--shifting consumer behavior gives established brands a chance to reinvent themselves, too. Here's a case study--Citysearch, once synonymous with local reviews in the '90s, is battling back against the upstarts with its refreshed iPhone app....
We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy

Chinese Hackers Have Been Attacking The New York Times For Months

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For the past four months the New York Times has been under attack by Chinese hackers, the newspaper says. The hackers were able to "infiltrate its computer systems" and get passwords from reporters and other employees. The Times says it hired an outside firm to study the hacks and block...
Chinese Hackers Have Been Attacking The New York Times For Months

Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

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The jailbreak for for iOS 6.1, going by the name Evasi0n, has arrived. Over 270,000 people have downloaded it today to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads to introduce a host of new capabilities to their devices. In fact, people have been so eager to get their mitts on Evasi0n that...
Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)
Marissa Mayer Thinks Yahoo's Hold Music Is 'Garbage' (YHOO)

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs 'Was Always Cooler Than Me' (MSFT)

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Bill Gates just braved an interview with Stephen Colbert on the "Colbert Report" where he was forced to gracefully admit that he was never as cool as Steve Jobs. Here's how it went down: Colbert: People say "what a cool guy, what a cool guy Steve Jobs was." You are...
Bill Gates: Steve Jobs 'Was Always Cooler Than Me' (MSFT)

The iPad Is Three Years Old Today - Let's Now Stand In Awe Of How It Has Changed The World (AAPL)

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Three years ago today, on January 27, 2010, Steve Jobs stood on a stage in San Francisco. First he talked about how Apple invented the modern laptop in 1991 and revolutionized the smartphone with the iPhone in 2007. Then he asked: "Is there room for a third category of device in...
The iPad Is Three Years Old Today - Let's Now Stand In Awe Of How It Has Changed The World (AAPL)

Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?

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After delays and a software preview, RIM BlackBerry finally pulled the wraps off of it's new hardware and operating system that we'd been looking for the end of January to bring. In this week's edition of our e-publication, we take a look at all of the wares that the...
Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?

Here's A Way For College Kids To Get A Design Gig At Twitter Or One Kings Lane

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Kleiner Perkins, the venture-capital firm that famously backed Amazon and Google in the '90s, wants to put some flare in its current portfolio. It's looking to hire design students for internships at companies like Twitter, One Kings Lane, Square, Nest, or Flipboard through its new KPCB Design Fellows program. The...
Here's A Way For College Kids To Get A Design Gig At Twitter Or One Kings Lane

Here's A Step-By-Step Guide To Jailbreaking Your iPhone Or iPad (AAPL)

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The day has finally come where we can now jailbreak iPhones and iPads running the latest operating system, iOS 6. That means iPhone 5 and iPad Mini owners can jailbreak for the first time. Jailbreaking gives you access to a special app store called Cydia, which is full of alternative...
Here's A Step-By-Step Guide To Jailbreaking Your iPhone Or iPad (AAPL)

These 13 Brands Totally Dominated The Super Bowl Blackout On Twitter

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While advertisers were surely freaking out during the Super Bowl power outage about the impact the delay would have on their $4 million ad buys, their social media teams were scrambling to craft hilarious Twitter responses at a moment's notice. Oreo got the most attention for its speedy response with...
These 13 Brands Totally Dominated The Super Bowl Blackout On Twitter

SHERYL SANDBERG: 'The Most Important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley'

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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's COO, is a big fan of a presentation published by Netflix. She loves it so much, she said it "may well be the most important document ever to come out of the Valley." The presentation was created by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, and it was first published...
SHERYL SANDBERG: 'The Most Important Document Ever To Come Out Of The Valley'

Actually, Ex-Yahoo Bill Wise Won The Super Bowl

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Bill Wise, who made his name as the former boss of Right Media at Yahoo, is now the CEO of MediaOcean. MediaOcean makes software for ad agencies. Judging by this tweet from Wise, it had a pretty good Super Bowl: Super Bowl Advertising: @media_ocean processed 41 of the ads totaling nearly...
Actually, Ex-Yahoo Bill Wise Won The Super Bowl

30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Table Top Racing, Adobe VideoBite, Star Trek App, Pixel People, Ghostbusters, Moomins, NFL Matchups and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of the newest and most notable iPhone and iPad apps, from racing thrills and games where you definitely shouldn't be afraid of no ghosts, through to Moomins, cartoon cats...
30 best iPhone and iPad apps this week

There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

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After an outbreak of user-generated porn on Twitter's new video-sharing app Vine, there's been a big debate about how such content should be managed by Apple, which explicitly prohibits porn in apps for iPhone and iPad. But much of it misses the point. The story here isn't the porn on...
There's A Big Disconnect In The Way Apple Enforces Its Anti-Porn Policy (AAPL)

Watch The Teaser For Samsung's Super Bowl Ad Starring Paul Rudd And Seth Rogen

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Samsung just released its Super Bowl ad teaser, in which Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen pitch their ideas for an actual two-minute long big game spot to Bob Odenkirk from the "Mr. Show." The catch -- the two actors can't say the words "Super Bowl," "The 49ers," or "The Ravens."...
Watch The Teaser For Samsung's Super Bowl Ad Starring Paul Rudd And Seth Rogen
After Being Removed For Porn, Photo-Sharing App 500px Is Back In Apple's App Store

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
7 reasons you can't take social networks for granted

You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

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Many Facebook users received an email notice last night about a class action lawsuit against the company. This is the same email that went out to some Facebook users last week, but we wanted to mention it again in case there was any confusion. The suit says Facebook used users'...
You May Have Received An Email Last Night Saying Facebook Owes You $10 (FB)

Twitter Tweaks For Better, Close-Up Photo And Video Viewing

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Right after launching video platform Vine, Twitter's making it easier to watch videos without ever leaving Twitter. Twitter just introduced a couple of tweaks that make it easier to share and view media within the platform. Now, you can view large versions of photos shared on Twitter without having...
Twitter Tweaks For Better, Close-Up Photo And Video Viewing

Time CEO Tells Her Staff: Today We Begin The 'Painful Process' Of Layoffs

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The layoffs at Time Inc. have begun. Everyone knew they were coming and employees have been awaiting to learn their fate for months now. About 6 percent of Time's 8,000 person staff will be cut -- that's around 500 employees. "Time Inc. made deep staff cuts back in 2008 and...
Time CEO Tells Her Staff: Today We Begin The 'Painful Process' Of Layoffs

FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

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Under fire for cutting off popular new apps, Facebook has announced new rules for developers using its social network. It is now requiring developers to show "reciprocity," which means their apps must let users easily post content to Facebook, in order to use Facebook's friend-finding features. The change comes as Facebook...
FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

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It hasn’t been a great day for Twitter, but life goes on and the company just put code for a JavaScript component framework up on Github for folks who want to use it in their own web applications, or heck, maybe even build their own Twitter, as was suggested on (where...
Want to build a better Twitter? Here's a framework for you

New York Times Deputy Tech Editor Leaves For Kickstarter (NYT)

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David Gallagher, a deputy editor for technology at The New York Times, is leaving the company to work for Kickstarter. "After 7 years as an @nytimes tech editor it's time for something new," Gallagher tweeted today. "Thrilled about being part of @kickstarter and the NYC tech scene." Gallagher's departure comes...
New York Times Deputy Tech Editor Leaves For Kickstarter (NYT)

Math teacher allegedly tweets racy pics, calls kids 'jailbait'

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A Colorado teacher's Twitter page includes semi-nude pics and tweets about drugs. However, did she break any school rules? [Read more]...
Math teacher allegedly tweets racy pics, calls kids 'jailbait'

Ubuntu phones to come with a terminal--prepare your command line skills

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The Ubuntu phone operating system will come with a terminal application. That's right: experienced users will have access to the full power of the Linux system running underneath the phone's shiny graphical user interface. While Ubuntu phone code hasn't been released publicly yet, it seems that development will take...
Ubuntu phones to come with a terminal--prepare your command line skills
MYSTERY: Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom Has Posted Only One Photo This Year (FB)

Beautiful Hardware That Won't Become A Reality Without Your Help

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People have been using crowdfunding tools like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise the money necessary to bring their ideas to life. For every smash success that meets its goal and raises all the money it needs, there are so many more that never get funded and don't even get off...
Beautiful Hardware That Won't Become A Reality Without Your Help
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