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Cold fact or vested interest? How to use evidence to design public services

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Public health professionals are teaching local authorities how to use evidence to make sound decisionsEvidence has been big news in the public sector during the last year. We've seen the launch of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, the Administrative Data Taskforce, which reports on ways to generate research results out...
Cold fact or vested interest? How to use evidence to design public services
Barnes & Noble releases Nook reading app for Windows 8
VC network aims new $377M fund at Latin America

Apple Pushes for Clarification on Licensing of FRAND Patents

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Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple filed a letter with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) last November pushing for clarification on how standards-essential patents are intended to be licensed. These standards-essential patents are currently required to be licensed under fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms in order to promote...
Apple Pushes for Clarification on Licensing of FRAND Patents

Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

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Ever feel like you are spending too much time on Facebook? Facebook's Jocelyn Goldfein, a top engineering manager, says that far from feeling guilty, you should let yourself feel good about it. This might sound like an obvious perspective from someone with a vested interest in getting people to use...
Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

Video gaga: How technology is transforming live concert bootlegging

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“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band The Stone Roses. Those were among the first words uttered by Brown during the band’s first comeback gig in May 2012, after a 16-year hiatus. But...
Video gaga: How technology is transforming live concert bootlegging

Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle)

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Good news, remaining Time Inc. employees! You don’t have to go work for a company based in Des Moines*. As far as the bad news… we’ll get to that. But let’s stay upbeat for a minute, and I’ll try to generate some more optimism for you. Start with some charts,...
Why The Time Inc. Spinoff Could Work! (Spoiler: Requires Miracle)

Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice Having been involved in the creation and success of a few high-profile Kickstarter projects myself, I had a vested interest in this piece. I love the ideology behind crowd-funding, and I've been following the evolution of the...
Sean Francis' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Yves Behar says Apple is behind on software design

The Real Story Behind Adobe’s Failed Mobile Strategy (ADBE, AAPL)

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The past weeks' events surrounding the new language in Apple's iPhone Developer Program License Agreement -- which prohibits developers from using such software as Adobe's CS5 suite for converting Flash content for the iPhone -- have exposed the San Jose software giant's shortcomings in the mobile space. Interestingly enough, these...
The Real Story Behind Adobe’s Failed Mobile Strategy (ADBE, AAPL)
Why the iPad app NextGuide wants to be the Switzerland of TV guides

Why Twitter's Signup Process Is A Huge Drag On Its Ad Business

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Twitter is hoping its new "interest targeting" ad product -- which allows advertisers to aim promoted tweets at people with relevant interests -- will improve the performance of its ad products, but it likely still leaves the microblog platform trailing Facebook in its ability to serve ads in the most...
Why Twitter's Signup Process Is A Huge Drag On Its Ad Business
Penvue turns any surface into an interactive display

Google's Art, Copy & Code revives ads with sharing apps, talking shoes

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It's hard to deny that online advertising has grown a bit stale, with most ads being some take on ye olde banners. Google obviously has a vested interest in keeping us clicking -- so it's launching its Art, Copy & Code project to liven things up. The initiative sees...
Google's Art, Copy & Code revives ads with sharing apps, talking shoes
ComScore: As 'dumbphones' fade away, Apple is now the #2 phone manufacturer in the U.S.

Should Advertisers Be Angry When Facebook Sells Their Fans To The Competition? (FB)

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Larry Kim, CEO at search engine marketing company Wordstream, has a question for Facebook's ad sales people: Why do you sell advertisers' customer lists to rival brands? Kim noticed that ad buyers on Facebook can target users by "Interest," and that plenty of interests are actually brand names. Thus, Coca-Cola...
Should Advertisers Be Angry When Facebook Sells Their Fans To The Competition? (FB)
More Than Five Percent of Free Mobile Apps Include Adware

Can Google Save DISH?

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The blogosphere has been in a bit of a frenzy ever since The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Google has started to test a new service on selected DISH set-top boxes. The Journal’s Jessica Vascellaro told her readers that the application makes it possible to search for content carried...
Can Google Save DISH?

27-Year-Old Kellee Khalil Is Taking On Pinterest, The Knot, And Federated Media With Her Startup, Loverly

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One week before Kellee Khalil launched her wedding photo startup, Loverly, she received a coffee invitation from a business strategist at The Knot. "We have $70 million to buy competitors just so we can shut them down," Khalil was told. Intimidated but not discouraged, the 27-year-old entrepreneur pursued Loverly....
27-Year-Old Kellee Khalil Is Taking On Pinterest, The Knot, And Federated Media With Her Startup, Loverly
Facebook champions mobile web app development

Released at last: Beatsurfing is one of the coolest music iPad apps, EVER

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It was dubbed the music production interface of the future, the most app-y MIDI controller ever, and highlighted pre-launch by blogs like co.Design and The Verge, but now it is finally here: as of today, you can download the übercool Beatsurfing iPad app. It’s priced 10 euros (or $11.99) so...
Released at last: Beatsurfing is one of the coolest music iPad apps, EVER

Yes, Your Phone Can Get A Computer Virus (AAPL, GOOG)

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If you thought your phone was virus-proof, think again. Smartphones are essentially portable personal computers. And while their operating systems are in many ways more modern and secure than desktop-computer operating systems, they're still vulnerable. How vulnerable? Last year, researchers detected 24,794 threats to mobile phones, according to security-software vendor...
Yes, Your Phone Can Get A Computer Virus (AAPL, GOOG)

The Rubicon Project Says Ad Server Is Dead, Details Future Plans

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Digital advertising infrastructure company the Rubicon Project today at the PaidContent 2010 conference has outlined its corporate strategy going forward. Essentially, the company is declaring that you’ll soon be able to stick a fork in the ad server, and to underline its vision it has published a fairly interesting manifesto...
The Rubicon Project Says Ad Server Is Dead, Details Future Plans

Smallknot Helps Locals Raise Cash To Keep Their Favorite Small Biz Alive

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Three former Wall Streeters have come up with a way for consumers to lend to their favorite small biz and have a real stake in their community.  Smallknot connects shoppers with local mom-and-pops in need of a smallish loan using a model that's part crowdfunding à la Kickstarter and microfinancing used on...
Smallknot Helps Locals Raise Cash To Keep Their Favorite Small Biz Alive

Google Defends The DMCA's Safe Harbors Against The MPAA's Attempts To Reinterpret Them In Hotfile Case

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We've noted that the MPAA's case against Hotfile is surprisingly weak, and seems to be arguing that usage alone is proof of Hotfile's complicity in any infringement done by users. This is a strange argument, which is more smoke and mirrors than anything legit. It's as if the MPAA believes...
Google Defends The DMCA's Safe Harbors Against The MPAA's Attempts To Reinterpret Them In Hotfile Case

Hulu: Don’t Worry About Us, We’re Doing Just Fine, Thanks

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After two years of silence about its business, Hulu has finally issued some details about its financials, including some major revenue numbers and — surprise — profitability. For those who missed it, Hulu told the world last night that it generated more than $100 million in revenues last year, and...
Hulu: Don’t Worry About Us, We’re Doing Just Fine, Thanks
If you squint hard at the data, US broadband doesn't suck so hard after all (insists cable lobby group)

Google Maps vs. Do-It-Yourself: Which Is Better for Business?

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As mobile becomes normal for the Web, location becomes key. The next phase of location apps are live, right there with the user as she goes about her business. When it comes to mapping the outside world, the space is pretty crowded. It's hard to argue with Google Maps, whose...
Google Maps vs. Do-It-Yourself: Which Is Better for Business?

Brighten clouds to help Earth? Scientists want to test theory

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Credit: John McNeill, via UW News A group of scientists, including a University of Washington atmospheric physicist, wants to test the theory that pumping sea salt into the sky over the ocean would combat global warming by creating clouds that reflect more sunlight back into space. The experiment in “marine...
Brighten clouds to help Earth? Scientists want to test theory

Who’s Cheering for Windows Phone?

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Microsoft faces a tough assignment in trying to get back in the smartphone game. Nokia’s Symbian maintains a massive presence in overseas markets, while Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android have gained tremendous momentum in the superphone era. And Windows Mobile will only continue to lose ground in advance of the...
Who’s Cheering for Windows Phone?
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