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Judge recommends Facebook ownership lawsuit be dismissed, calls contract a 'fabrication'

Stripe: We processed more money in the last 24 hours than our first two years combined

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Popular online payments processing service Stripe hit an interesting milestone yesterday, processing more money in a single 24-hour period than in its first two full years in business. Noted angel investor Paul Graham tweeted the fact a short while ago, and TNW confirmed its veracity with the company. Stripe has...
Stripe: We processed more money in the last 24 hours than our first two years combined

Salesforce.com Buys a Crowdsourcing Company

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Salesforce.com is acquiring Jigsaw for $142 million in a deal that exemplifies how crowdsourcing has entered the the business world. Sugar CRM also uses Jigsaw for business directory information. The deal should cast a shadow on that relationship. Sugar CRM and Salesfore.com compete in the social CRM market. Salesforce.coms says...
Salesforce.com Buys a Crowdsourcing Company

Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap outlines release dates

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A leaked image of a proposed roadmap appears to show the release windows for Research In Motion's now-delayed BlackBerry 10 devices. The roadmap, acquired by BlackBerryOS.com, shows that the company plans a 4G-enabled version of its PlayBook, and a 10-inch tablet, as well as the company's previously revealed touchscreen and...
Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap outlines release dates

To achieve profitability, Tesla asked customers to pay early for cars

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The current media narrative surrounding Tesla, the electric car company: Tesla is profitable in the first quarter of 2013! It sold 4,750 cars, which beat its projections!  The above good news is accurate; Tesla isn’t lying about its finances, sales, or net income. However, how the company managed to hit those...
To achieve profitability, Tesla asked customers to pay early for cars

HuffPo Cofounder Ken Lerer’s Stealth Video Startup Has a Working Name: Planet Daily

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Mr. Lerer (lererventures.com) Do the guys over at Soho Tech Labs ever sleep? It would appear that the answer is no. Not only are they busy incubating social home exchange service CasaHop, which soft launches this week, but they're also working on a video news startup aimed at the "Jon Stewart...
HuffPo Cofounder Ken Lerer’s Stealth Video Startup Has a Working Name: Planet Daily

On the road: Seat Ibiza ST SE 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive 75 PS | Sam Wollaston

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Forget what you read about performance, fizz and fun, then look at the seriously impressive statisticsLess emissions, more emotions, is Seat's grammatically questionable slogan for its Ecomotive range. Dubious in terms of veracity, too. Not the emissions, which are impressively low, but the emotions. I'm just not getting much in that...
On the road: Seat Ibiza ST SE 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive 75 PS | Sam Wollaston

The world's most remote restaurant?

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Somehow I doubt the veracity of this, but an e-mail forward asserts that the mountaintop restaurant in China pictured above offers diners a free lunch...if they can navigate the torturous trail to actually reach the place. Hit the jump to see photos of a journey I cannot imagine being...
The world's most remote restaurant?

This New Super PAC App Identifies Who Paid For Political Ads ... And How Much They Spent

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As political ads clog the airwaves, many of which are paid for by Super PACs' hundreds of millions of dollars, it can be difficult to tell where certain commercials come from. Enter SuperPAC App, the Shazam of the political arena. With the click of a button, the free app listens...
This New Super PAC App Identifies Who Paid For Political Ads ... And How Much They Spent

Photo Fakery Tackled By FourMatch: Software That Tells You When The Camera Lies

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Fourandsix Technologies has launched FourMatch: a software extension for Photoshop CS5/CS6 that analyses the authenticity of JPEG images. The software doesn’t analyse the image itself — those abilities will be coming in later tools — but rather sifts through the file metadata to determine whether it matches the original image...
Photo Fakery Tackled By FourMatch: Software That Tells You When The Camera Lies

Slow-Played Benchslap Order Just Keeps Getting Better

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Cross-posted from There are two schools of thought on drafting a benchslap. One method involves laying out the most egregious behavior of the target right up front to set the tone for the scathing punishment to follow. The other, subtler method involves slow-playing the transgressions in a glorious crescendo...
Slow-Played Benchslap Order Just Keeps Getting Better

Dissecting The Sony Nexus X, The Fake That Launched A Thousand Stories

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So hey, remember that Sony Nexus X image that made the rounds earlier this week? The one that more than a few commentors called a hoax after I ran a story about it? Well, the skeptics among you were right — creator of the faux-Nexus came forward not long ago...
Dissecting The Sony Nexus X, The Fake That Launched A Thousand Stories
Ashton Kutcher reportedly playing Steve Jobs in upcoming film, says Variety

Sen. Feinstein: The Mandiant report on Chinese hacking is 'essentially correct.'

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Today, according to reporting in The Hill, Senator Dianne Feinstein publicly affirmed the Mandiant report that directly fingered the Chinese military for repeated cyber incursions into US corporations and infrastructure. China vehemently denied the allegations. However, the outspoken response has had little effect, it seems. From discussions on MSNBC, here...
Sen. Feinstein: The Mandiant report on Chinese hacking is 'essentially correct.'

Nokia's Q2 2012: $1B operating loss, $9.21B in net sales, sold 4 million Lumia phones

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Beleaguered phone maker Nokia this morning published its financial results for the second quarter of 2012, reporting a $1 billion operating loss. With results like that, the future isn’t looking any brighter for Nokia than it did after it revealed its financial results for the first quarter. Analysts expected Nokia...
Nokia's Q2 2012: $1B operating loss, $9.21B in net sales, sold 4 million Lumia phones

Roger Moore apologies betray tabloids' cynical view of celebrities

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Three questions: Why does it take so long for national newspapers to admit they are wrong? Why does the Daily Mail take longer than most to say sorry? And why didn't the existence of the Leveson inquiry curb their cavalier behaviour? Answers below, but first consider the facts. On 16...
Roger Moore apologies betray tabloids' cynical view of celebrities

The Customer Is Always Right - Even When The Data Says They're Wrong

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Guest author David Ewart heads up Marketing and Revenue for IT upstart Loggly. The epic media battle between New York Times reporter John Broder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk began with a negative consumer review, escalated with a strong-armed public rebuttal by a powerful executive and ended with a bunch...
The Customer Is Always Right - Even When The Data Says They're Wrong
Tegra 4 specs leak: Quad-core Cortex-A15, 72-core GPU, 28nm, 4K max resolution

Leap Motion gesture control technology hands-on

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Leap Motion unveiled its new gesture control technology earlier this week, along with videos showing the system tracking ten fingers with ease and a single digit slicing and dicing a grocery store's worth of produce in Fruit Ninja. Still, doubts persisted as to the veracity of the claim that...
Leap Motion gesture control technology hands-on

'The truth is vitally important' | Mike Daisey

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This American Life's retraction questions personal experiences in my show. I've made changes but I stand behind my workThis American Life is airing an episode this weekend that calls into question the veracity of some of the personal experiences that you're going to hear about in this monologue. And I...
'The truth is vitally important' | Mike Daisey
NASA combats the conspiracy theorists: How Curiosity took a self-portrait on Mars

Windows Phone 8 could come as early as September

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According to unnamed sources speaking to PocketNow, Windows Phone 8 devices might be out in the market earlier than what was previously anticipated. It had been expected that Windows Phone 8 would RTM in September, but not reach the market until November. PocketNow has it that certain Windows Phone 8...
Windows Phone 8 could come as early as September

UK spies point to more diverse terror threats

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• potential threats range from biological weapons to jihadists returning from Syria, they say• resources stretched, they implyThe trouble with reporting on the activities of the security and intelligence agencies, or on any matter dealing with national security, is that by definition it is difficult to establish the veracity of...
UK spies point to more diverse terror threats
Apple could screw over iPhone repair shops with insane new screw design
New review site lets consumers 'get fresh' with cutting-edge hardware

Unanswered Questions About Google's Strange Fight With Alibaba in China

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There’s a lot of weirdness about the fight between Google and Alibaba over the latter’s new mobile operating system in China. Although there have been several reports on the spat, all have ultimately raised more questions than they’ve answered. “Google Objects To Acer-Alibaba Phone,” said the Wall Street Journal. “Alibaba:...
Unanswered Questions About Google's Strange Fight With Alibaba in China
How Pinterest can help you keep your New Year's resolutions

LeakID And The DMCA Takedown Notice Farce

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The DMCA notice and takedown system was considered to be a significant concession on the part of the content industries when it debuted. Over the intervening years, it has become a very powerful weapon, one that is brandished carelessly by many copyright holders. In order to protect their safe harbors,...
LeakID And The DMCA Takedown Notice Farce

CERN: The Higgs boson, unfortunately, is behaving exactly as we expected

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Particle physicists are the divas of the scientific world. At the Hadron Collider Physics symposium in Japan, CERN researchers have reported the latest Higgs boson-related findings from the LHC — and, much to their chagrin, that pesky little God particle is behaving exactly as expected. You’d think they’d be happy...
CERN: The Higgs boson, unfortunately, is behaving exactly as we expected

Polishing Putin: hacked emails suggest dirty tricks by Russian youth group

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Nashi runs web of online trolls and bloggers paid to praise Vladimir Putin and denigrate his enemies, group claimsThe Russian pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi runs a vast network of internet trolls, pays journalists and bloggers thousands of pounds to ensure flattering coverage of Vladimir Putin, and hatches plans to discredit...
Polishing Putin: hacked emails suggest dirty tricks by Russian youth group
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