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Facial Recognition Technology Didn't Help The Search For The Boston Bombers, Says Police Chief

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Edward Davis says that the identification system used by the city "came up empty." The breakthrough came as a result of a mixture of citizen journalism, police legwork, and technology--one agent watched the same video clip 400 times. The police investigation into last week's Boston Marathon bombing, and the...
Facial Recognition Technology Didn't Help The Search For The Boston Bombers, Says Police Chief

You're All Wrong: Facebook's Ads DO Work, Says comScore In A New Report (FB)

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One of the many controversies that engulfed Facebook as it IPOed was the effectiveness of its advertising. Oon the eve of the IPO, GM grabbed some of spotlight by loudly claiming the ads were a waste of money, and it pulled its ad spending from Facebook. Then earlier this week...
You're All Wrong: Facebook's Ads DO Work, Says comScore In A New Report (FB)

Apple To Investors: OK, OK, We'll Show You The Money

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If you listen to a rising chorus of Apple investors, it seems increasingly clear that Cupertino will soon dance a Wall Street jig and offer either a share-buyback plan or a higher dividend. Either of which would help support the share price, even if neither move seems likely to restore...
Apple To Investors: OK, OK, We'll Show You The Money

13 must-have features for your next mobile app

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For small businesses and big corporate companies alike, mobile is the latest frontier. Yet rather than simply developing a mobile-friendly version of your website or adding a cool e-commerce capability to the mobile user experience, more and more entrepreneurs are wisely delving into the mobile market by developing a smartphone...
13 must-have features for your next mobile app
Sailing away, VeriFone calls it quits on mobile payments

Cloud Storage with box.com and the future of qwerty

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This week the Guardian's Technology Editor Charles Arthur meets Aaron Levie the founder of box.com, the cloud storage service that is focusing on mobile and tablets in a bid to win market share in this competitive tech space.The Guardian digital correspondent Jemima Kiss meets two UK tech entrepreneurs Ben Medlock...
Cloud Storage with box.com and the future of qwerty
How to make a viral video

Google-supporting IP professors feel Oracle interprets the scope of copyrightability too broadly

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For an appeal that Linus Torvalds thought was a waste of money by Oracle, the Android-Java copyright case has actually drawn a whole lot of interest, and the effort that Google, its funded friends and its few other supporters put into this shows that the outcome is far from the...
Google-supporting IP professors feel Oracle interprets the scope of copyrightability too broadly
Is Antivirus Software a Waste of Money?

New French Government Not Impressed By Hadopi; Wants To Cut Its Funding

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Hadopi, the French 3-strikes program that was "the model" for what the recording industry to push around the world -- trying to get countries to force ISPs to kick people offline after three accusations (not convictions) of unauthorized file sharing -- was one of Nicolas' Sarkozy's key programs. During the...
New French Government Not Impressed By Hadopi; Wants To Cut Its Funding

avdi on What's the biggest waste of money you've ever spent?

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avdi on What's the biggest waste of money you've ever spent?

Orange could not accept a Sim-ple fact

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When my smartphone connections failed, they blamed everything except the obvious - Sim card malfunctionI have a two-year monthly contract with Orange for an HTC Smartphone. In June I began having problems connecting to the network, not just in Bristol where I live, but everywhere. I could not make calls,...
Orange could not accept a Sim-ple fact

Greenlight Capital drops lawsuit over Apple's preferred stock

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Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn dropped his lawsuit against Apple on Friday following the company's decision to withdraw a proposal from its shareholder meeting earlier this week. The proposal would have barred Apple from issuing preferred stock without a vote from shareholders first, but the company decided—with the help of...
Greenlight Capital drops lawsuit over Apple's preferred stock

Game Company Beats Domain Squatter Today; Should Prepare For More Tomorrow

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When ICANN was in the process of reviewing the application for the new .xxx top-level domain, we were always wary about the idea. We reported that this was nothing but an extortion racket on businesses to force them to buy an expensive and unnecessary TLD for their trademark, for little...
Game Company Beats Domain Squatter Today; Should Prepare For More Tomorrow

Why Google isn’t worried about Android revenue

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Not all investments are made with the expectation that a big payoff is around the corner. Google’s decision to bankroll the development of Android was just such an investment, which makes the past week’s back and forth over just how much money Google has garnered from that investment quite silly....
Why Google isn’t worried about Android revenue
Uncubed job fair helps companies show off startup culture

The National Broadband Plan

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I went down to Washington, DC yesterday to participate in an event that celebrated the 25th anniversary of .com. I spoke on a panel (yes a hated panel) moderated by Kara Swisher and including Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the Federal Government, Arianna Huffington, and Ken Silva, CTO of Verisign. Kara...
The National Broadband Plan

BrightEdge: Here’s How To Make Paid And Organic Search Work Together

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If your company shows up in both the organic and paid search results of a given search term, is that a good thing? Or a waste of money? That’s something that Google itself has been researching, and today, SEO service BrightEdge took a closer look at one advertiser’s approach for...
BrightEdge: Here’s How To Make Paid And Organic Search Work Together
Want better mobile app curation? Meet Hapoose.

Head Start Is A Failure

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Head Start is a government program "that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families." In other words, it's supposed to help impoverished children prepare for school. A new government study now shows that forty-five years and $166 billion later, the program makes...
Head Start Is A Failure

David Einhorn's Circus Ridiculous

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We wish people involved in this lawsuit would take this money and donate it to a good cause. This is a waste of money for all involved. It’s a silly sideshow. – Apple CEO Tim Cook slams Greenlight Capital’s lawsuit at today’s Goldman Sachs Technology Conference...
David Einhorn's Circus Ridiculous
Is the Instagram effect causing Silicon Valley to fund the wrong companies?

NOT SO FAST: Facebook's Ads Might Still Be Worthless (FB)

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Earlier today we wrote about a comScore report that suggested marketing on Facebook wasn't a waste of money. The full report won't be out until next week, but it teased this line: "Facebook earned media is having a statistically significant positive lift on people’s purchasing of a brand." Sounds good,...
NOT SO FAST: Facebook's Ads Might Still Be Worthless (FB)

Google keyword advertising is waste of money, says eBay report

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Study by auction website says billions spent by advertisers on keywords to maximise Google ranking has little effect on salesBusinesses may be wasting billions of pounds a year buying up keyword advertising on search engines such as Google, a new report has claimed.The study by auction website eBay claimed that...
Google keyword advertising is waste of money, says eBay report

What's on David Cameron's iPad?

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The prime minister's new, specially customised tablet computer reportedly cost £20,000 – what kind of apps do you get for that much money?David Cameron is about to take delivery of a specially programmed prime ministerial iPad, reportedly at a cost of £20,000 (3G contract not included). An iPad devotee already...
What's on David Cameron's iPad?

Report declares antivirus software a waste of money for businesses

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Antivirus software is now so ineffective at detecting new malware threats most enterprises are probably wasting their money buying it, an analysis by security firm Imperva has concluded. Reports questioning the protection offered by antivirus suites has become a staple theme among researchers in recent times and the study...
Report declares antivirus software a waste of money for businesses

TSA/Airport Security: Killing Us On Christmas

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It's typical to preface a Techdirt article, for me at least, by backtracking to a bunch of articles on related subject matter. I'm not going to do that with another piece on the TSA. Not because there isn't enough material to choose from. Oh no, there's simply too much of...
TSA/Airport Security: Killing Us On Christmas

Why 3D movies are a waste of money

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The technology behind the 3D visuals in "The Amazing Spider-Man" promises new advances, but studios have been hesitant to push the limits. [Read more]...
Why 3D movies are a waste of money
The Case For 'Curiosity': Why You Should Stay Up And Watch The Mars Rover Landing
Analyst: LTE tablets are a waste of money
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