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Kanye West helps launch Samsung's Galaxy Note II

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Samsung officially launched the 5.5-in. Galaxy Note II at an elaborate event in New York City on Wednesday night featuring performer Kanye West, following weeks of pre-release disclosures on the device....
Kanye West helps launch Samsung's Galaxy Note II

Facebook brings keyword search to App Center

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Facebook is rolling out search for App Center, allowing users to not only find apps by name but also by keyword such as “cars” or “fitness.” This change will help users better navigate App Center, which previously offered filters by category but no direct search. The main search bar in...
Facebook brings keyword search to App Center
Microsoft's Bing stops working for some users, spits out useless error

Caption this: Google's giant I/O robot hand

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A giant hydraulic arm wowed the crowd at a Google I/O party Wednesday night. But the poor robotic appendage really needs a good caption. Can you lend us a hand, readers? [Read more]...
Caption this: Google's giant I/O robot hand

Time Warner Cable in Austin sees new Google Fiber, raises with free Wi-Fi?

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We’re not really sure how to read Time Warner Cable’s announcement late Wednesday night: the company will be expanding its free-for-subscribers Wi-Fi network across the Texas capital and other cities nationwide in response to Google Fiber’s Texas arrival in 2014. It seems like a clear case of too little,...
Time Warner Cable in Austin sees new Google Fiber, raises with free Wi-Fi?
Instagram had a big election night too, photo uploads climbed to 2.1x normal rate

Tomorrow, Foursquare may just shatter its ‘check-ins at once’ record…by about 40,000.

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Foursquare, the location based check-in start-up, is doing an incredible job at making itself known in all circles. I’m genuinely impressed.This time, it’s football (soccer to you Americans) and the company has partnered with Umbro, a sports clothing manufacturer, to bring Foursquare to the sporting masses.A post on the company...
Tomorrow, Foursquare may just shatter its ‘check-ins at once’ record…by about 40,000.
Screw you, California -- I ate foie gras last night. At a restaurant

Excerpt From Rob Reid's Year Zero; Plus A Chance To Win The Book

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As we announced a few weeks ago, the July Techdirt Book Club book is Year Zero written by Rob Reid and which comes out today, published by Random House. Rob will be joining us in a few weeks to talk about writing a comic sci-fi novel about the mess that...
Excerpt From Rob Reid's Year Zero; Plus A Chance To Win The Book
Note to Romney: Tesla is not Solyndra

Smart TV Box Maker Roku Raises $45 Million Round Led By News Corp And BSkyB

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Roku, the company that makes web-connected TV boxes, announced Wednesday night that it raised a $45 million investment round led by News Corporation, BSkyB, Menlo Ventures, and Globespan Capital Partners. Roku's devices let you stream content from popular services such as Hulu, Netflix, HBO GO, and Pandora to your TV....
Smart TV Box Maker Roku Raises $45 Million Round Led By News Corp And BSkyB

Wednesday Night's Human Matchmakers And Coaches Take Some Of The Work Out Of Online Dating

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If existing dating websites aren’t working for you (or you’re too busy to try them out), you can get help from paid matchmakers and dating coaches on the just-launched service Wednesday Night. According to the startup, users connect their Facebook accounts and are then given three recommendations. (You can see...
Wednesday Night's Human Matchmakers And Coaches Take Some Of The Work Out Of Online Dating

PlayStation 4: Sony announces it, but doesn't show console

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Sony has moved into the next generation of the console wars. In broad strokes, the company announced the PlayStation 4 to media at a Wednesday night event in New York City, touting a device with an eye on the cloud and social interaction at its center. Read full article >>...
PlayStation 4: Sony announces it, but doesn't show console

Google Managers Reject Agent’s Claims on Piracy

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Hollywood agent extraordinaire Ari Emanuel on Wednesday night ridiculed the idea that Google couldn't keep purveyors of pirated content out of search results, since it blocks child porn. Two Google senior vice presidents flatly rejected the comparison....
Google Managers Reject Agent’s Claims on Piracy

I Know We're Supposed to Be Depressed About the State of News, But I Can't Help Being Excited

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I’ve seen so many looks of pity when I inform people that I’m a journalist. They know that my industry is “dying”. Stories of newspapers and magazines firing staff and shutting up shop are flowing in at a steady rate and it’s all the Internet’s fault. I follow all...
I Know We're Supposed to Be Depressed About the State of News, But I Can't Help Being Excited

Shorty Awards Honor Twitter’s Finest Micro-Bloggers

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The second annual Shorty Awards ceremony went down this week in New York City, honoring the community-nominated and voted on best of the best from Twitter.Awards were given in 26 official categories as well as a huge selection of crowdsourced community categories. The Twitter community was invited to contribute...
Shorty Awards Honor Twitter’s Finest Micro-Bloggers
Tesla Makes A Surprising Amount Of Money Selling T-Shirts And Hats
How the iconic post-Sandy 'New York' cover photo was shot
WOW. Anonymous Donor Buys Out Rest of Jonah Peretti Tickets, on One Condition...

Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

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When I learned Wednesday night that Google Reader is shutting down, I literally broke into a sweat. Like many journalists, I’ve come to rely on the 242 RSS subscriptions I manage through Google Reader. It’s the first thing I check every morning — second only to making a cup of...
Google Reader, please don't go -- I need you to do my job

Rumor: Google Maps for iOS to be released tonight

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A report from All Things D claims that the much anticipated Google Maps dedicated iOS app will be released sometime Wednesday night which, if true, would bring the internet giant's mapping service back to Apple devices for the first time since it was deprecated in iOS 6....
Rumor: Google Maps for iOS to be released tonight

Tim Cook on Steve Jobs, Apple TV and Facebook: The D10 Highlights (Video)

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[ See post to watch video ] Tim Cook learned a lot from Steve Jobs, and one of the big takeaways seems to be: Don’t tip your hand. The Apple CEO was unwilling to tackle questions about any future product plans during his first appearance on the D10 stage Wednesday...
Tim Cook on Steve Jobs, Apple TV and Facebook: The D10 Highlights (Video)

ITU says 'network outage' after website cyberattack disrupted Dubai conference

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN body that has played a standards-setting role for global telecommunication networks over the decades, Wednesday night suffered a website attack that severely disrupted a conference to discuss its Internet influence....
ITU says 'network outage' after website cyberattack disrupted Dubai conference

Parts of Apple-HTC Settlement Filed in Samsung Case (But Not the Juicy Parts)

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Portions of Apple’s deal with HTC were made public Wednesday night after Samsung filed them with a federal judge overseeing its own case with the iPhone maker. However, the filing was redacted and excluded key pieces, such as the royalty rates that HTC must pay to Apple. Samsung is likely...
Parts of Apple-HTC Settlement Filed in Samsung Case (But Not the Juicy Parts)

Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy

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By the time Digg was portioned off for sale this year, company founder Kevin Rose wasn’t visiting the site anymore. He had already left Digg for other projects, including his own startup and a role at Google Ventures, and says it had become hard to see what happened to his...
Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy

Name that Tech Tune: Which company aired this Super Bowl song?

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It’s Super Bowl weekend, and the new installment of our Name That Tech Tune challenge is honoring the occasion with a song from a classic Super Bowl advertising campaign. This one will bring back some memories for many of you, and not necessarily in a good way. We’re looking for...
Name that Tech Tune: Which company aired this Super Bowl song?

Daily Report: Tech Problems Plague Exchanges

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Confidence-shaking technology mishaps have been an almost daily occurrence at the nation's stock exchanges in the new year, Nathaniel Popper reports in Friday's New York Times. On Wednesday night, BATS Global Markets alerted its customers that a programming mistake had caused about 435,000 trades to be executed at the wrong...
Daily Report: Tech Problems Plague Exchanges

Rocketboom’s Andrew Baron lashes out against newly-funded VHX.tv

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It’s only been a few days since news broke about a $1.25 million Series A funding for New York City- and San Francisco-based video aggregation and distribution service VHX.tv, and there’s already the threat of a lawsuit over the money. Rocketboom founder and CEO Andrew Baron alleged on Twitter late...
Rocketboom’s Andrew Baron lashes out against newly-funded VHX.tv

How to Get Into YouTube's Super-Exclusive Advertiser Event Tomorrow

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So this is partly a white whine and partly a humblebrag. But really, it’s a public service message for the people who plan on coming to YouTube’s big, standing-room only advertiser showcase tomorrow in New York City: Find a printer. Really! Because you’ll need to get to one between now...
How to Get Into YouTube's Super-Exclusive Advertiser Event Tomorrow

Google Chairman: We'll Have A Billion Android Devices In A Year (GOOG)

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There will be one billion Android devices--smartphones and tablets--in use within a year, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said. Schmidt made the prediction during an interview with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg at the 92nd Street Y in New York Wednesday night. Google is activating 1.3 million Android devices a day....
Google Chairman: We'll Have A Billion Android Devices In A Year (GOOG)
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