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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
Dawn Of The Digilante

The Consumerization of IT, From a Wider Angle

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Perhaps the greatest single problem afflicting information technology in the enterprise today (outside of this lousy global economy) is how employees using their choice of devices to access corporate network resources impacts security. Although last month's RSA security conference ostensibly devoted its theme to the empowerment of individuals through "the...
The Consumerization of IT, From a Wider Angle

The Unfinished Swan – preview

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Trapped in a totally white world, throwing paint to mark your way in a storybook narrative – this is no standard gaming fareThe Unfinished Swan began life as a humble tech demo in 2008 called WhiteSpace, created by Ian Dallas. It showed a perfectly white arena, giving the user the...
The Unfinished Swan – preview

Marketing Day: June 22, 2012

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Marketing Biz: U Mad Bro? Teens Bailing On Facebook, Anger at ICANN There’s an undercurrent of hostility in the marketing world this... Please visit Marketing...
Marketing Day: June 22, 2012

E-Commerce Site Grand St. Raises $1.3 Million To Give Makers A Place To Sell Their Gadgets

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There are any number of cool gadgets and doohickeys that have not only been imagined, but realized over the course of the last few years. Nowadays nearly everyone, with a little bit of determination and ingenuity, can make those dreams a reality. But taking those dreamed-up products and making them...
E-Commerce Site Grand St. Raises $1.3 Million To Give Makers A Place To Sell Their Gadgets

Filter, Unfollow Or Get Out of the Way

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Go Ahead and Filter Me Out of Your In Box.The recent launch of Google Buzz has once again surfaced an undercurrent in the social Web - where a small number of active accounts can gain the lion's share of activity, either through their own interactions, or those of an active...
Filter, Unfollow Or Get Out of the Way
Grand St. grabs $1.3M from First Round & others for its 'creative tech' marketplace

Is Windows 8 Already In Trouble? Survey Says Most Win 8 Users Prefer Win 7

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Are even early adopters of Windows 8 reluctant to fully commit to the new operating system? A growing undercurrent of grumbling may indicate that that's the case. According to a survey by Hong Kong-based ForumsWindows8.com, more than 53% of the site's users prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8. Only 25%...
Is Windows 8 Already In Trouble? Survey Says Most Win 8 Users Prefer Win 7

Is Tumblr Quietly Cracking Down On NSFW Porn? Two Deleted Sites Say Yes

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At 69.4 million blogs and nearly 30 billion posts to date, the rush of growth at blogging site Tumblr has for years had a seedy undercurrent: the popular site is home to a long tail of raunchy, NSFW adult content. But now, a few signs are pointing to the company cracking...
Is Tumblr Quietly Cracking Down On NSFW Porn? Two Deleted Sites Say Yes

GeekDad Interviews DCE Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns

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Geoff Johns, photo by Flickr user Loren Javier. Used under Creative Commons License. GeekDad had the rare opportunity for a quick phone interview with the very busy Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer and writer extraordinaire at DC Entertainment. Johns made the best of the short time we had, in spite...
GeekDad Interviews DCE Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns

WillCall Sells You What You're Doing Tonight, Launches Web App, Raises $850K From SV Angel, 500 Startups

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“We’re not trying to be the best way to buy last minute tickets. We’re trying to be the best way to buy tickets”, says Donnie Dinch, founder of WillCall. That’s why today’s it’s launching a web version of its event ticket purchasing mobile app, plus adding more shows and cities with the...
WillCall Sells You What You're Doing Tonight, Launches Web App, Raises $850K From SV Angel, 500 Startups

Marketing Biz: U Mad Bro? Teens Bailing On Facebook, Anger at ICANN

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There’s an undercurrent of hostility in the marketing world this week. Google and Apple continue to joust, sending not-so-subtle messages about their intentions. There was also news that teens might not be liking (pun intended) Facebook as much as they once did. Ditto goes for Bret Taylor,... Please visit Marketing...
Marketing Biz: U Mad Bro? Teens Bailing On Facebook, Anger at ICANN

Retailer's Tax on IE 7 Users Opens New Front in Browser Wars

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When Australian retailer Kogan.com enacted a “tax” on customers using Internet Explorer 7 last week, it may not have been trying to become the poster child for worldwide Web-developer frustration with Microsoft browsers. But the stunt seems to have tapped into a seething undercurrent of animosity for Internet Explorer that...
Retailer's Tax on IE 7 Users Opens New Front in Browser Wars

Firm urges Clearwire investors to vote no on Sprint deal; board calls recommendation 'superficial'

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The ongoing saga of Clearwire has taken yet another turn as the independent shareholder firm Glass Lewis & Co. has recommended that minority shareholders in the Bellevue broadband wireless company vote against the increased offer from Sprint. The move comes a day after Crest Financial, which holds eight percent of...
Firm urges Clearwire investors to vote no on Sprint deal; board calls recommendation 'superficial'

Keep Google Weird

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There's a sign that hangs in the windows of shops in downtown Santa Cruz, California. "Keep Santa Cruz Weird." It's not unique to that town, of course -- the best known implementation of the slogan is the one seen all over Austin, Texas. Localized versions have also been spotted...
Keep Google Weird

Installing, buying, selling and sharing games on Xbox One: here's what we know

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With each subsequent console generation there's an undercurrent of fear, a concern that this will be the cycle that finally kills off something many hold near and dear: the used game. Though these scratched-up disks and carts are often overprized and come with incomplete or unfortunately creased manuals, they're...
Installing, buying, selling and sharing games on Xbox One: here's what we know
The Daily's Final Day: About 100 Employees In The Newsroom, Little Inkling Of Layoffs

Stacked Ranking

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Doc Searls captures something valuable on the occasion of his 40th birthday. No, he’s not 40. He’s 65. But when you’re lucky enough to reach that time, you discover a version of what you learned at 40, namely that you feel remarkably like that time long ago when you first...
Stacked Ranking

FTC Finds Privacy Problems In Children’s Apps, But Suggested Changes Will Impact All

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I believe the children are the future. (What, too soon?) But in the case of the new FTC report on mobile applications for kids, which references the current data handling practices employed by mobile developers, the children are the future. They’re the future indicators of how our personal information needs to be handled...
FTC Finds Privacy Problems In Children’s Apps, But Suggested Changes Will Impact All

The Beauty of Twitter's Unfollow Bug

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Gabriel Rossman -- Sociologist at UCLA.  His work applies economic sociology to media industries. He blogs at Code and Culture and is the author of Climbing the Charts.For decades the term "social network" was beloved by sociologists but generally unknown to mortal men. Now that Facebook is set to IPO at a market cap of...
The Beauty of Twitter's Unfollow Bug

Hey Google! I Don't Care About Hangouts, I Just Want To Read My Email

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Marissa Mayer, please build us all a better Gmail over at Yahoo. Gmail is a disaster. That’s right, I said it. There’s an undercurrent of frustration surrounding Google’s webmail service, which is still growing like crazy (likely due to Android activations), but is now widely known to be “painfully slow.”...
Hey Google! I Don't Care About Hangouts, I Just Want To Read My Email
We go on a double-date with John McAfee and Samantha Vanegas

Everything You Remember About The 1990s Is Wrong

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As we deal with an under-employment crises that refuses to go away, the 1990s are now remembered as a age of prosperity that only got out of hand in a tech bubble at the end of the decade. But that's not what happened at all. Peter Thiel – the billionaire...
Everything You Remember About The 1990s Is Wrong
Would you please tell your Internet of things to shut up

Early Facebook Employee Says Facebook Didn't Actually Have A Sexist Culture (FB)

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Early Facebook employee Katherine Losse wrote a tell-all book that basically said Facebook was overrun with fratty kids who were crude to the few women who worked among them. Some would call that a culture of sexism, but Charlotte Willner, an employee at Facebook since 2007, said Losse was just being...
Early Facebook Employee Says Facebook Didn't Actually Have A Sexist Culture (FB)

Survey shows early interest in Apple iWatch

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An undercurrent of interest in an Apple "iWatch" already exists, even though the accessory is still just rumored, a new 451 Research survey indicates. The firm polled 1,713 people between March 4 and the 19th, of which most respondents were North American. The people were provided with a list of...
Survey shows early interest in Apple iWatch
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