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It’s Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post’s SocialCode

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Another bit of closure for Digg as the company continues to look for a buyer of its technology and its site: its engineering team is joining SocialCode, the social media advertising and analytics subsidiary of the Washington Post Company. We first wrote about the engineers getting hired by WaPo on...
It’s Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post’s SocialCode

Apps & updates: Real Racing 3 trailer, Twitter, HopStop, more

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Real Racing 3: EA officially announced the next title in its Real Racing series, which is now being handled by developer Firemonkeys (recent merger of Firemint and and IronMonkey), and also released the rather impressive announcement trailer above featuring pre-alpha footage. More info is coming later this year but...
Apps & updates: Real Racing 3 trailer, Twitter, HopStop, more

1M Students Strong, Echo360 Secures $31M From Steve Case, Ted Leonsis To Flip Higher Ed

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As the old school gives way to the new, technology has begun to play an increasingly active role in the learning process — from primary to higher education. This has given rise to “blended learning,” or the strategic blending of face-to-face instruction with learning environments mediated by technology — be...
1M Students Strong, Echo360 Secures $31M From Steve Case, Ted Leonsis To Flip Higher Ed

Paper ties US and Israel to Flame

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Accusations the US and Israel jointly created the computer virus Flame are printed by the Washington Post newspaper....
Paper ties US and Israel to Flame

Better Place takes its electric vehicle network in Israel for a silent spin

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Better World has been striving for, erm, a nicer planet with its battery-swapping approach to electric vehicles since as far back as 2008. There's been a modicum of success, with outlets and swapping stations peppered as far and wide as Denmark, California, Australia and Japan. Now, the Associated Press...
Better Place takes its electric vehicle network in Israel for a silent spin

Flingo Marries Up, Gets Hitched to Mark Cuban

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In a courtship that began at CES earlier this year, smart TV app company Flingo is now getting hitched to billionaire technology and digital media expert Mark Cuban. Flingo announced $1 million of additional financing by Cuban and Gary Lauder (of the “Este” Lauders) alongside the February investment received from...
Flingo Marries Up, Gets Hitched to Mark Cuban

NASA gets two military 'Hubble-class' military telescopes, fist-pumps with joy

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Imagine all you wanted for Christmas was a telescope. As you frantically peel off layer after layer of wrapping, there it is -- your brother's old one. Well, okay, if your brother was the National Reconnaissance Office (and you were NASA) this might not seem quite as unjust. Thankfully...
NASA gets two military 'Hubble-class' military telescopes, fist-pumps with joy

In an ideal world, no one would know you’ve been acquired

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Seen that rumored sale of Digg to The Washington Post today? What was your first feeling? Were you thinking ‘Oh wow, that is great news for Digg and its users’? Or did you think ‘Oh boy, that will be the end of Digg as we know it’. If it is...
In an ideal world, no one would know you’ve been acquired

Obama Wants Sanctions On Those Using Technology In Human Rights Abuses

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Much has been said about the role social media has come to play in the global landscape over the last few years. Whether one sees it as the tool of revolutions or not, there is no denying its utility as a means of realtime communication — as a medium to...
Obama Wants Sanctions On Those Using Technology In Human Rights Abuses

New Microsoft Research lab in New York to provide “distinct but complimentary” expertise

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Microsoft is to launch a new research center in New York which will push its research in a new direction and complement its existing teams with a series of specialist researchers, 14 of whom have joined from Yahoo, AllThingsD reports. The new lab will become the thirteenth Microsoft Research office worldwide,...
New Microsoft Research lab in New York to provide “distinct but complimentary” expertise

The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

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Has The Washington Post acquired Digg, as reported in The Next Web? Sort of. We’re hearing that the Post has hired the Digg team, but is not acquiring the site or the technology. In other words, this is a talent acquisition, and in fact Digg properties, patents, and assets are...
The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AMZN, ZNGA, NOK, DIS, CMCSA, NWS)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Microsoft is investing $300 million in Barnes & Noble. It will spin out the "Nook" e-reader business from Barnes & Noble along with its College business. There's a new dating app called Skout that raised $22 million. It's getting a lot of buzz in Silicon...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AMZN, ZNGA, NOK, DIS, CMCSA, NWS)

CEO Says SOPA & CISPA Are Needed Because A Disgruntled Customer Once Set Up A Parody Site To Mock Him

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The Washington Post is running a rather bizarre op-ed piece from a guy who runs an "internet marketing"/SEO business in which he argues that we need SOPA and CISPA because someone once set up a parody page mocking his business -- something that this guy, Kenneth Wisnefski claims is "an...
CEO Says SOPA & CISPA Are Needed Because A Disgruntled Customer Once Set Up A Parody Site To Mock Him

Bilderberg 2012: Mitt Romney and Bill Gates were there

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Another conference over. Charlie Skelton talks to some of the 800 activists outside the gates to find out what they learnedWhat a Bilderberg it's been. Big names, big money, big decisions, big crowds. Somewhere around 800 activists outside the gates (up from about a dozen in 2009), and inside? Well,...
Bilderberg 2012: Mitt Romney and Bill Gates were there

Facebook Expands Media Sharing on Timeline - Too Much Content, Not Enough Social?

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One of the intriguing aspects of Facebook Timeline, ever since the initial launch last September, is how it highlights the media you consume. Music you listen to, videos you watch, newspapers and books you read, and (more recently) images you "pin" on Pinterest. Facebook termed the concept frictionless sharing, because...
Facebook Expands Media Sharing on Timeline - Too Much Content, Not Enough Social?

Fashion and technology: what to expect in 2012

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This post is brought to you by Mercedes-Benz. Every day, we strive to fulfill one simple promise: the best or nothing. Visit MBUSA to learn more. Karl Lagerfeld’s keynote interview at LeWeb a few months ago proves a point: fashion and technology are two words that go very well...
Fashion and technology: what to expect in 2012

Verizon launches 'faster than wired' broadband for the home

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Verizon Wireless is making good on that name, aiming to rid your home of those ugly, ugly wires. The carrier wants to substitute them with the not-exactly-subtle, bucket-sized antenna you can see on the right. Its HomeFusion service aims to replace DSL-connected domiciles, with Verizon reckoning its own wireless...
Verizon launches 'faster than wired' broadband for the home

SocialCode hires 15 employees from Digg.com

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SocialCode, a social media advertising firm and subsidiary of The Washington Post Co., announced Thursday that it has hired 15 members from the engineering team at the social news site Digg. Digg was once one of Silicon Valley’s most promising start-ups. But the service, which allows readers to vote on...
SocialCode hires 15 employees from Digg.com

What Everyone Needs to Learn from the Data Journalism Handbook

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It's hard to pay attention to the business of journalism without hearing about data journalism or data-driven journalism. But despite all the discussion of the topic, there's precious little documentation to guide practicing and future journalists in becoming proficient in it. The Data Journalism Handbook aims to fix that,...
What Everyone Needs to Learn from the Data Journalism Handbook

Confirmed: Flame created by US and Israel to slow Iranian nuke program

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Kaspersky Lab Flame Microsoft Windows Update SSL certificate gets failing grade Flame's crypto attack may have needed $200,000 worth of compute power Discovery of new "zero-day" exploit links developers of Stuxnet, Flame Microsoft contains Flame with Windows Update revamp Flame espionage malware issues self-destruct command The United States and...
Confirmed: Flame created by US and Israel to slow Iranian nuke program

Rumor: Digg to be acquired by The Washington Post

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With a history only fitting an Internet business, Digg has seen the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows, and everywhere in between. We’ve received a tips from multiple sources that Digg may have found a suitor by way of The Washington Post. The social bookmarking site...
Rumor: Digg to be acquired by The Washington Post

Digg's Tech Team Heads For the Washington Post, and Digg Looks for a Lifeline

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Digg isn’t done. Yet. But it’s looking pretty close. The Washington Post is in the process of buying/hiring the news aggregators’ technology team, but isn’t purchasing the business itself, according to multiple people familiar with the negotiations. The Post plans to put the new hires to work alongside the people...
Digg's Tech Team Heads For the Washington Post, and Digg Looks for a Lifeline

The 2012 Pulitzers: The medium doesn’t matter

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The Huffington Post won a Pulitzer Prize Monday. The world didn’t end. Put another way, a publication that had the smarts to hire some very good journalists and let them do what they do best won an important prize from a group that not too long ago thought the...
The 2012 Pulitzers: The medium doesn’t matter
Is Digg done? Site in acquisition talks with Washington Post, CNN

Why Facebook Social Reading Apps Don't Work

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Facebook has begun showing some users a "Trending Articles" section right inside their news feeds, whether they want it or not. It's the most aggressive strategy Facebook has tried yet to push people to use Open Graph reading apps. Could it be that the most annoying feature of Facebook isn't...
Why Facebook Social Reading Apps Don't Work

Digg's Tech Team Is Getting Acqui-Hired By The Washington Post

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Yesterday evening rumors flew about a Digg-Washington Post acquisition.  The Next Web reported WaPo was buying to the social reader; TechCrunch reported an acqui-hire. The most recent report, by All Things D's Peter Kafka, says WaPo is only acquiring Digg's tech team, not the business itself. Kafka says Digg won't...
Digg's Tech Team Is Getting Acqui-Hired By The Washington Post

Meanwhile, Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...

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Mitt Romney has been going on about how we should be creating 500,000 jobs a month, so earlier we published a look at the number of jobs created per month in the good old days--the Bush Adminstration. The bottom line? On average, there were 20,000 jobs per month created in...
Meanwhile, Here's The Chart That Will Get Obama Fired...
Ustream Integrates With Facebook Timeline For Sharing Live Videos With Friends

Tumblr’s New Facebook Timeline Sharing Will Nab More Traffic For Publishers

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When you publish on Tumblr, you can now auto-share your post to the Facebook News Feed and feature it prominently on your Timeline. More Facebook referral traffic will be the result of these improvements as well as Ticker and Timeline sharing of your Likes and replies that were announced today....
Tumblr’s New Facebook Timeline Sharing Will Nab More Traffic For Publishers
The average American still loves Google. Twitter…not so much
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