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Won't You Be in My Nextdoor Network?

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[ See post to watch video ] If you’re like a lot of people, you use Facebook to keep in touch with friends who live hundreds of miles away. The neighbors you can wave to from your front yard? Not so much. Though it sounds counterintuitive, you might get to...
Won't You Be in My Nextdoor Network?

Election 2012 on Facebook: Chatter reaches new heights

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The social network's "Talk Meter" finds more users than ever buzzed about Election Day on Facebook, particularly those who are young, male and in Washington, D.C. [Read more]...
Election 2012 on Facebook: Chatter reaches new heights

What you need to know about CISPA: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

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While the US government getting involved in Internet affairs is nothing new, it has only been three months since SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) kicked up dust and called attention to some potential threats to our civil liberties. While SOPA wasn’t “new”, it took quite a bit of time for...
What you need to know about CISPA: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act
Boeing tests fuel cell for electricity in 737 experiment

Companies See More Opportunities, Work With Facebook's Timeline For Brands

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Facebook launched Timeline For Brands this morning, which will give brand pages the same look, feel and functionality as the personal page Timelines the social network has been rolling out since September. We spent the morning asking more than two dozen brands for their initial reactions to Timeline, how...
Companies See More Opportunities, Work With Facebook's Timeline For Brands

Can you dig it?

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“When I first moved to Chicago,” says Mike. “My grandfather told me about parking in the winter. One would dig out a spot and insert a chair, reserving the spot for your trouble.” One of his neighbors, it seems, didn’t get the benefit of such grandfatherly wisdom. Neither, apparently, did Chris…who...
Can you dig it?

Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

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If you’re a certain kind of person, with a certain kind of circle of friends, you are completely aware that a whole lot of Facebook users changed their profile picture this week. That’s the result of a very effective viral campaign, kicked off by the Human Rights Campaign, to show...
Facebook's Gay Marriage Map

LivingSocial Weighs Down Amazon Earnings, but That Doesn't Tell the Whole Story (Memo)

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Amazon reported a wider net loss than it expected, largely because of a massive write-down it made in conjunction with its investment in LivingSocial. The losses not only make the retail giant look bad, but it also makes the Groupon competitor appear like it is in a real slump. But in a memo,...
LivingSocial Weighs Down Amazon Earnings, but That Doesn't Tell the Whole Story (Memo)
Box Accelerator supercharges the service's upload speeds to twice that of Dropbox

Discovery's last voyage as seen from below

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Thousands of space enthusiasts and photographers train their lenses on NASA's oldest surviving orbiter as it descends on its new home near Washington, D.C. Here, just a few of our favorite shots. [Read more]...
Discovery's last voyage as seen from below

Red Sky Alliance: An experiment in information sharing

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Chris Camacho, information security officer at The World Bank Group in Washington D.C., explains how the Red Sky alliance helps member organizations safely share information....
Red Sky Alliance: An experiment in information sharing
NYC officials may delay widespread smartphone taxi hailing, propose limited pilot instead
National Geographic posts massive, interactive photos of space shuttle Discovery's interior

LivingSocial cuts 400 staffers, Seattle office takes a hit

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LivingSocial, the Washington D.C.-based daily deals site, has laid off 400 staffers as it aims to turn a profit, a spokesperson tells All Things D. That amounts to a 10 percent cutback, leaving the company with about 4,100 employees. Backed by Amazon.com, LivingSocial operates a branch office in Seattle, which...
LivingSocial cuts 400 staffers, Seattle office takes a hit

Uber Comes To Asia, Starts Trials In Singapore

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Uber has brought its premium taxi calling app to Singapore—the first country in Asia to get it. The company has been trialing its service here for the past week. According to users who have tried it out here, it runs Mercedes Benz S-Class sedans, setting it above the usual smaller...
Uber Comes To Asia, Starts Trials In Singapore

Cloud service lets customers get data out of Sandy's path for free today

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Cloud and data backup provider Nirvanix is allowing customers to move their data outside the company's New Jersey data center for free Monday to get out of the path of Hurricane Sandy. The move is one of the first seen by a vendor in response to the powerful weather...
Cloud service lets customers get data out of Sandy's path for free today

Lost your cell phone? Chances are someone is picking through your personal information

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In 1995, Reader’s Digest conducted a fascinating experiment in which the magazine placed 120 wallets in 12 cities across the country, and then tracked which communities had the highest return rate of the wallets to their rightful owners. I was always proud of the fact that Seattle was the most...
Lost your cell phone? Chances are someone is picking through your personal information

RT @cnnbrk: Subway security in New York, Washington D.C., boosted after Moscow bombing. http://on.cnn.com/de6xek

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RT @cnnbrk: Subway security in New York, Washington D.C., boosted after Moscow bombing. http://on.cnn.com/de6xek
And here it is! Comcast's 305 Mbps tier
6 promising startups spotted at the Launch Festival

Netflix agrees to delete data on ex-customers

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Turns out that nobody has to know about that copy of Bad Girls of Red Light District 6: The Extended Cut you rented from Netflix just over a year ago. U.S. District Court papers filed Friday revealed greater detail as to how Netflix settled a class-action privacy lawsuit filed against it...
Netflix agrees to delete data on ex-customers

Court to Consider When Software Can Be Patented

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A federal appellate court in Washington, D.C., will hear arguments Friday over a question that has vexed the technology industry for nearly two decades: When is a piece of software patentable?...
Court to Consider When Software Can Be Patented

U.S. chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra to step down

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Aneesh Chopra will step down from his position as the United States chief technology officer. The move is expected to be imminent and, while it’s unclear what Chopra’s next step will be, Fedscoop says sources have speculated Chopra is interested in running for political office or working as the head...
U.S. chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra to step down
If Your Name is Eric and You Love Talking About DOMA, There's a Person on Craigslist Looking For You

Tumblr Explores Music Discovery With New Features

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The blogging platform has finally created a place for users to find the best in music, videos, art, and photos. Tumblr's getting into music discovery with a new #music tag page that will highlight the best music, videos, artwork, and photos on the insanely popular blogging platform, which boasts...
Tumblr Explores Music Discovery With New Features

Students Seeking Startup Workshops: Lean Startup Machine Announces Branch Scholarship

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Lean Startup Machine wants to bring some young blood to its startup workshops — on its own dime. The new initiative is called the Branch Scholarship Program, supposedly because it was inspired by the founders of Branch, a startup that aims “to turn the Internet’s monologues into dialogues” and has...
Students Seeking Startup Workshops: Lean Startup Machine Announces Branch Scholarship

Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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It's a hard truth confronted by many a would-be world-changing entrepreneur that the industries that seem most ripe for disruption are also the businesses most heavily regulated, putting that dream of a tech company that revolutionizes education or health care or transportation a little farther out of reach. So what's...
Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

The Great Privacy Debate takes place tomorrow in D.C.

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Join us for a privacy debate at the National Press Club tomorrow at noon in Washington, D.C., moderated by CNET's Declan McCullagh. The topic for debate is especially timely: "Consumer privacy can be adequately protected without new legislation." [Read more]...
The Great Privacy Debate takes place tomorrow in D.C.
GrubHub Track Your Grub offers SMS updates and complete food delivery tracking

At meeting about http://bit.ly/c4AlWX @dickoneillhf notes "Sisyphus is the patron saint of Washington D.C." Brainstorming how to change that

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At meeting about http://bit.ly/c4AlWX @dickoneillhf notes "Sisyphus is the patron saint of Washington D.C." Brainstorming how to change that
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