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BlackBerry 10 To Star In RIM's First Super Bowl Commercial

Samsung Confirms It Will Build A Smart Watch As Speculation About Apple's iWatch Continues

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Samsung is indeed working on a smart watch, the company’s Executive Vice President of Mobile told Bloomberg in an interview today. “We are preparing products for the future, and the watch is definitely one of them,,” Hee told the publication in no uncertain terms, adding that between itself and Apple,...
Samsung Confirms It Will Build A Smart Watch As Speculation About Apple's iWatch Continues

Twitter: Don't you dare tweet your mom for Mother's Day

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A PSA from Twitter tells kids in no uncertain terms that Mom is worth more than a tweet. Yes, she's worth a call. [Read more]...
Twitter: Don't you dare tweet your mom for Mother's Day

Huawei could trigger a major crisis

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Should recrimination and retaliation multiply, American firms would just as quickly suffer as Chinese companies. By Verne Kopytoff, contributor FORTUNE -- A congressional report this week recommended in no uncertain terms that U.S. companies and government agencies avoid two of China's biggest telecommunications companies. Buying equipment from them risks national...
Huawei could trigger a major crisis

A Political Storm as Conservatives Rage Over Lena Dunham's "First Time" Video for Obama

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Perhaps it is entirely no surprise that HBO’s Lena Dunham — whose frankly sexual cable television series “Girls” is a huge hit — has caused a wave of controversy with a new campaign video urging the reelection of President Barack Obama. It’s titled “Your First Time,” and Dunham —...
A Political Storm as Conservatives Rage Over Lena Dunham's "First Time" Video for Obama

Windows Phone 7 to Ship Without Copy and Paste

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Chris Ziegler: Microsoft just mentioned in a Q&A session here at MIX10 in no uncertain terms that clipboard operations won’t be supported on Windows Phone 7 Series. Catching up is hard. And based on what I’m hearing about iPhone OS 4.0, it seems likely that Windows Phone 7 is going...
Windows Phone 7 to Ship Without Copy and Paste

Judge Suggests Apple Is 'Smoking Crack' With Its Witness List In Samsung Dispute

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While Judge Lucy Koh has been so far favorable to Apple in the Samsung/Apple patent dispute, she clearly got fed up today when Apple tried to add a ton of witnesses at the last minute, telling the company's lawyer that he was wasting the court's time in no uncertain terms:...
Judge Suggests Apple Is 'Smoking Crack' With Its Witness List In Samsung Dispute

The End of the Résumé: Oracle's Big Plans for Taleo

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Consider something called a talent profile. It's a digital portfolio that encapsulates your work history, your skill set, your accomplishments, and your faults. It can be used to rate you. It will reside on a cloud-based service. In the sense that you will always have access to it, you own...
The End of the Résumé: Oracle's Big Plans for Taleo

Veteran Silicon Valley Developer Accuses Facebook of Bully Tactics

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Talent and product deals have been heating up for Facebook over the past six months. But now things are getting really interesting. Dalton Caldwell, a Silicon Valley veteran whose past experience includes co-founding iMeem and PicPlz, has posted an accusatory account of his recent negotiations with top Facebook executives: Caldwell...
Veteran Silicon Valley Developer Accuses Facebook of Bully Tactics

A feisty Nathan Myhrvold defends his quest for 'Global Good'

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Nathan Myhrvold The scientists and researchers working for Intellectual Ventures have come up with lots of wild ideas over the years. Some of them have the potential to help the world, ranging from zapping mosquitoes to keeping vaccines refrigerated for long periods of time. And now Nathan Myhrvold, the former...
A feisty Nathan Myhrvold defends his quest for 'Global Good'

Wimbledon Twitter gaffe: tell us your most embarrassing errors | Poll

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A Twitter user who asked if Wimbledon was always held in London has deleted her account in shame. What gaps in your general knowledge have been exposed painfully, and publicly?Pity poor Georgia Ford, whose innocent inquiry landed her in hot water with the Twitterati. "Is Wimbledon always held in London?"...
Wimbledon Twitter gaffe: tell us your most embarrassing errors | Poll

Amazon Video Games Store Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Pre-Orders Top 2,500 Per Minute Following E3

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Amazon has seen a significant amount of interest in upcoming next-generation consoles, with pre-orders for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 skyrocketing in the wake of E3 and their initial availability on the site. The pre-order volume broke records for the Amazon Video Games store, resulting in a 4,000 percent...
Amazon Video Games Store Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Pre-Orders Top 2,500 Per Minute Following E3
Pandora's Internet radio bill hits a wall of opposition in Congress

Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013

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While there have been nice flares of light in the past – every success of a Pirate Party comes to mind, where all other politicians suddenly compete in who’s the better critic of the copyright monopoly – those flares of 2009 and 2011 have still been flares of light, and...
Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013

Square's Steve DeWald: "I don't think we would ever consider working with PayPal in any capacity"

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For many of us, it might seem like a logical step for Square to partner with (or sell to) PayPal at some time in the future. However Square’s Steve DeWald is ready to squash those rumors before they start. In a thread on Quora, DeWald states in no uncertain terms...
Square's Steve DeWald: "I don't think we would ever consider working with PayPal in any capacity"

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Getting the highest score for "most insightful" this week was Rich Kulawiec, with his comment in response to the TV networks suing DISH for providing a tool to let viewers automatically skip commercials. Rich pointed out the obvious question: And yet it never occurs to them to ask why viewers...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

More trouble in Canada as Uber is charged with 25 licensing offenses in Toronto

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Disruptive cab service Uber‘s troubles in Canada continue after authorities in Toronto charged the company with 25 municipal licensing offenses, less than two weeks after it was forced to raise the price of its services in Vancouver to meet local laws. Uber, which has upped its minimum trip fare to $75 in...
More trouble in Canada as Uber is charged with 25 licensing offenses in Toronto

Google about to lose patent spat with Microsoft: German court inclined to ban Google Maps

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[BREAKING NEWS during break at Munich patent trial; may still add more detail later]Judge Dr. Matthias Zigann of the Munich I Regional Court just told Google and its Motorola Mobility subsidiary in no uncertain terms that his court is at this point (prior to counsel's argument on claim construction, infringement...
Google about to lose patent spat with Microsoft: German court inclined to ban Google Maps
Canon releases new 5D Mark III firmware, confirms it won't get continuous autofocus for video

Instagram is firm on its stance, refusing third party apps upload access

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While there have been rumours that an official Instagram app may hit Windows Phone before Android, any efforts by third party developers appear to be completely unwelcome by the California-based startup. According to WP Central, Windows developer Bil Simser was working on an Instagram client for the Windows Phone, but...
Instagram is firm on its stance, refusing third party apps upload access
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints
PC Deathwatch: In Which Intel Begins to Sweat

Startup SalesCrunch Makes Unsolicited Bid for Cisco Unit WebEx

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For months the rumor mills have whispered here and there about WebEx, the remote meeting service owned by the networking giant Cisco Systems. As that company has gone through numerous contortions, shedding jobs and business units, WebEx has stood out as another acquisition that might find itself on the chopping...
Startup SalesCrunch Makes Unsolicited Bid for Cisco Unit WebEx

GNOME 2: Still king of the Linux desktop

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It seems fair to say that Linux users enjoy a degree of choice that's unmatched by the proprietary players in the desktop computing world, what with the wide variety of both distributions and desktop environments from which they can choose. For that reason, it's all the more striking when...
GNOME 2: Still king of the Linux desktop

The end of (iPod) nano watches

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Apple, as it often does, once again last week changed the design of iPod nano, a music player that inspires debates and passions like none other.  We all prefer one iPod nano design over the other. My favorite was the second generation nano, and I still carry it around. However,...
The end of (iPod) nano watches

German court dismisses (another) Nokia lawsuit against HTC targeting Google Play

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Just like other litigants in this industry, Nokia is experiencing a fairly high drop-out rate of its patent infringement claims against its rivals. While Research In Motion (now operating under the BlackBerry name), which is known to be a particularly soft target for patent infringement claims and royalty demands, settled...
German court dismisses (another) Nokia lawsuit against HTC targeting Google Play

Department of Commerce and NTIA suggest spectrum sharing for government and commercial services

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In 2010 President Obama stated, in no uncertain terms, that our country's competitive edge and technological leadership were conditional on our ability to open up broad swaths of spectrum for commercial and governmental use. Two years later, we've made progress, but our wireless providers are still struggling to keep...
Department of Commerce and NTIA suggest spectrum sharing for government and commercial services

Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For “Normals”

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal (@nireyal) and Katy Fike, PhD (@innovate50). Katy is a gerontologist and partner at Innovate50 while Nir is a founder of two startups and blogs about technology and behavior design at nirandfar.com. As web watchers, entrepreneurs, and investors search for the next big thing,...
Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For “Normals”

Photo Infinity Essentialz brings adjustable filters to iOS photography

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Photo Infinity Essentialz is a new iOS app from iSalam. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store in a limited form, with additional in-app purchases required to unlock its full functionality. Photo Infinity Essentialz is a simple photo editing tool that allows users to import images...
Photo Infinity Essentialz brings adjustable filters to iOS photography

A Calm, Reasonable Argument Supporting Apple’s Anti-Flash SDK Language

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Gruuuuubeeer! Why do you force us to listen to your reasoned, intelligent arguments explaining the odd language in the new iPhone SDK guidelines outlawing outside iPhone compiling methods, including .NET and Adobe's own Flash-to-iPhone tools? If we follow Godwin's law to its obvious conclusion, we can only say that you...
A Calm, Reasonable Argument Supporting Apple’s Anti-Flash SDK Language
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