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Romney and Obama debate for the first time - as presented in live GIFs

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The Guardian and Tumblr teamed up to create live GIFs during the presidential debate last night. If you missed it, catch up hereLet the giffing beginWelcome to a bold new way of watching the debates. No more will you be forced to sit and wait for zingers, eye-rolling and funny...
Romney and Obama debate for the first time - as presented in live GIFs

Judge stays e-book class action case against two publishers

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Publishers Hachette and Harper Collins slipped further away from the class action lawyer who wants them to pay over an alleged e-book price-fixing conspiracy. In an order signed yesterday in New York federal court, Justice Cote ruled that the class action could be halted on the grounds that the publishers...
Judge stays e-book class action case against two publishers

HP webOS Enyo team is going Google

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Verge: The HP team responsible for Enyo — webOS’s HTML5-based application framework that debuted on the TouchPad — will be leaving the company and starting at Google shortly, The Verge has learned. What this means for the future of Open webOS is unclear; Enyo and the developers supporting it are central to HP’s open...
HP webOS Enyo team is going Google
Texas Instruments Announces New Partnerships For OMAP5, But Wait…There’s More

FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi

www.engadget.com
The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order today that updated regulatory requirements needed to provide broadband services on aircraft. In short, the commission has designated Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft -- the broadband modules placed on the exterior of aircraft -- as a licensed application and established a...
FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi

New Beginnings

www.buddymedia.com
Mary Dedinsky, my newswriting professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, taught me early on to not bury the lead. So here I go: Kass and I have agreed to sell Buddy Media to salesforce.com. Now that that’s over, let me tell you a story – a story about...
New Beginnings

Dropbox’s Drew Houston Weighs In (Briefly) On Google Drive

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At the end of Dropbox’s “Hey, we have a huge new office!” event today in San Francisco, some reporters cornered CEO Drew Houston and asked him about the big cloud news of the week — the launch of Dropbox competitor Google Drive. Initially, Houston said he didn’t have time to...
Dropbox’s Drew Houston Weighs In (Briefly) On Google Drive

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

With Updated Cloud Player, Amazon Matches iTunes Scan and Match

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A year and a half after its initial launch, Amazon has obtained licenses from the four major music labels that pave the way for a “scan and match” feature that rivals Apple’s iTunes Match service. Agreements have been made with EMI Music, Universal, Sony and Warner, and with more than...
With Updated Cloud Player, Amazon Matches iTunes Scan and Match

Last week on GigaOM Pro: crowd labor, mobile tech in politics, and more

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In addition to surviving one of the most divisive elections in recent history, we just wrapped up GigaOM’s conference season with this week’s successful (and totally sold out!) GigaOM RoadMap. If you weren’t able to join us in San Francisco on Monday, our editorial team has done a fantastic event...
Last week on GigaOM Pro: crowd labor, mobile tech in politics, and more

Wall Street Tech Jobs Pay $200K to $400K, But They’re Not Easy to Get

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A still from a recruiting video for Goldman Sachs’s technology division. Wall Street gets a lot of flak in the tech world for being boring, corporate and not world-changing enough. But the truth is that for many, cushy salaries are enough to overcome the drudgery and debasement that comes with...
Wall Street Tech Jobs Pay $200K to $400K, But They’re Not Easy to Get

Media Center to live in a separate version of Windows 8?

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To the surprise of many, but not all, the same great Windows Media Center from Windows 7 was part of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. What this means for the final version of Windows 8 is still far from known, however, Winunleaked offers up a new clue with the...
Media Center to live in a separate version of Windows 8?

Crowdtilt focuses on non-profits with new fundraising support, tax-deductible receipts, and lower costs

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Online group-funding campaign platform, Crowdtilt, has an update to its service. It has become certified to legally secure fundraisers for any registered  501(c)(3) organizations. And on top of that, starting today, it can issue tax-deductible receipts for donations to them. Services like Rally, Crowdrise, Kickstarter and others all offer a...
Crowdtilt focuses on non-profits with new fundraising support, tax-deductible receipts, and lower costs

Feds nix Oracle blanket contract

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Last year Oracle agreed to settle with the General Services Administration (GSA) to the tune of $199 million in a reputation damaging case which saw Oracle accused of overcharging some government agencies. Today, we hear that as of May 17th, Oracle’s GSA IT Schedule 70 contract is being terminated. To put...
Feds nix Oracle blanket contract

F-Secure Explains Why It Missed Spotting Flame, Despite Having Seen It Two Years Ago

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With all the attention on the Flame malware, there's a great post over at Wired by F-Secure's Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen, explaining why various security firms totally missed Flame (and Stuxnet and DuQu) for quite some time -- despite samples having been sent all the way back to 2010....
F-Secure Explains Why It Missed Spotting Flame, Despite Having Seen It Two Years Ago

Lawyer files urgent request to stop ebook price changes

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Just days before a court ruling forces major publishers to tear up ebook contracts, a prominent attorney has asked to suspend the proceedings until an appeals court can weigh in on a price-fixing settlement between the Justice Department and three publishers. In documents filed late Friday, Bob Kohn asked US...
Lawyer files urgent request to stop ebook price changes
Amazon Adds A/B Testing For Android Developers, Says App Downloads Grew 500 Percent In 2012
Kinect For Windows Arrives In China; SDK Update Brings Improved Sensor Access, Windows 8 Support
Icenium taps the cloud for cross-platform hybrid app development

Facebook’s Dilemma With Native iOS Apps: Relevance or Revenues

techcrunch.com
Facebook revealed some healthy new stats about how it drives traffic to Apple’s iOS ecosystem at an event today in San Francisco. The platform drove people to Apple’s App Store 83 million times last month. On top of that, it sent people back to iOS apps they had already downloaded...
Facebook’s Dilemma With Native iOS Apps: Relevance or Revenues

Why a 7.85" Screen for the Rumored 'iPad Mini' Makes Sense

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Rumors of an "iPad mini" have been persistent over the past couple of years, despite an early dismissal of the 7" tablet form-factor by Apple's Steve Jobs: There are clear limits to how close elements can be on the screen before users can't touch accurately. We believe 10-inch screen is...
Why a 7.85" Screen for the Rumored 'iPad Mini' Makes Sense

Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?

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Ever since we broke the news earlier this week that Google is going to open source its VP8 video codec at its Google i/O event next month, speculations have been abounded as to what this means for Ogg Theora, the video codec of choice of open source advocates and free...
Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?

MySpace Planning To Roll Out Facebook Connect ASAP (Or Not)

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MySpace is preparing to add Facebook Connect features to its main service, we’ve confirmed from a source within MySpace. This will be the first time MySpace will publicly conceded defeat to Facebook over ownership of the social graph, and it’s more than a touchy subject internally. So touchy, in fact,...
MySpace Planning To Roll Out Facebook Connect ASAP (Or Not)

IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

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So remember last month how I told you about Project Sparta? That would be the IBM project aimed at simplifying how companies attack their big data problems. So anyway, it has a name now, and like I suspected, it’s part of the growing Pure line. It’s been dubbed the PureData...
IBM's Project Sparta Is Now Named PureData

The Hackers Who Found The First Windows 8 Bug Have Put It Up For Sale (MSFT)

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That didn't take long. Windows 8 was officially released a week ago and hackers have already found a security flaw in it. But that's not even the worst news. These guys have not told Microsoft about the flaw. Instead, they're selling it to others, reports Computerworld. The flaw was found...
The Hackers Who Found The First Windows 8 Bug Have Put It Up For Sale (MSFT)

WP Engine Gunning for the WordPress Market by Targeting Developers

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When I was in Austin earlier this year, there was one company people kept pushing me to meet with: WP Engine. The company provides a one-stop shop for all WordPress hosting needs, with the goal of simplifying the lives of WordPress developers and users. Today, the company is taking a...
WP Engine Gunning for the WordPress Market by Targeting Developers

Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

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New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin is trying to whip up some hysteria around the relatively straight laced IPO filing from Facebook this morning. The gist of his column: Facebook says it has 845 million monthly active users, but "active users" doesn't necessarily mean a user is coming...
Andrew Ross Sorkin Tries (And Fails) To Poke Some Holes In Facebook's 'Active Users' Stats

Your Verizon Galaxy Nexus just lost its Nexus

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The Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE handset is reportedly no longer a Google-supported developer phone, which could have software update implications. Droid-Life has some screen shots indicating that the CDMA Galaxy Nexus — and as well as Sprint’s Nexus S — no longer appear on Google’s page showing how to get...
Your Verizon Galaxy Nexus just lost its Nexus
Vizio reboots the PC: a quiet American success story takes on sleeping giants

Seven ways PC World is wrong about the iPhone-Android matchup

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Filed under: iPhoneAndroid's new features in the upcoming version 2.2 (aka "Froyo," announced this week at Google I/O) are certainly intriguing, but some sections of the press have gone off the deep end in their analysis of what this means for the iPhone and the smartphone market in general. PC...
Seven ways PC World is wrong about the iPhone-Android matchup
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