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Al-Mabhouh Assassination

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It reads like a very professional operation: Security footage of the killers' movements during the afternoon, released by police in Dubai yesterday, underlines the professionalism of the operation. The group switched hotels several times and wore disguises including false beards and wigs, while surveillance teams rotated in pairs through the...
Al-Mabhouh Assassination

Bob Mansfield, Apple's iPad Engineering Genius, Is Leaving Apple (AAPL)

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Apple is losing one of its engineering big wigs. The company just announced that Bob Mansfield will retire. Mansfield has been with Apple since 1999 and led hardware engineering for the iPhone, iPod, and the Mac. But his biggest accomplishment was probably the iPad. It was his baby since inception....
Bob Mansfield, Apple's iPad Engineering Genius, Is Leaving Apple (AAPL)

Is YouTube's Ad Pitch Working?

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Last week YouTube threw a glitzy party, designed to get advertisers to move their money from TV to the giant video site. Is it working? Capstone analyst Rory Maher thinks so. He’s been polling ad buyers and thinks they may collectively be spending 40 percent more on YouTube than they...
Is YouTube's Ad Pitch Working?
OnTheAir: Why Just Video Chat When You Can Have Your Own Talk Show?
Yahoo Mail puts on its spam-killing cape, becomes DMARC compliant

In just 3 months, WIGS finds the ladies online

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One of web content’s greatest obstacles in the march to legitimacy is the fact that while some genres thrive, others struggle — especially dramas tailored to the over-25 set.  But with each year, we see new in-roads, and the success of WIGS this summer is  showing that with the right...
In just 3 months, WIGS finds the ladies online
Developer says Twitter should shut him down. He may be about to get his wish

Silicon Valley Big Wigs Paid $38,500 To Have Dinner With Obama Last Night

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So tweeted analyst Jeremiah Owyang: Dinner tonight in Silicon Valley with Obama is $38,500. Im sure Paypal and Square payments accepted, FB stock I'm not so sure. No Groupons — Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) May 22, 2012 The gossip is that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attended, as did Salesforce.com CEO Marc...
Silicon Valley Big Wigs Paid $38,500 To Have Dinner With Obama Last Night
RollApp launches cloud-enabled beta of ‘Open Office on iPad’
Move over In-flight movies, YouTube content coming to Virgin America flights

These Lego Wigs Will Certainly Give You That Geek Chic Look

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Want a quirky new look? How about swapping human hair for Lego bricks? Yes, you read that right......
These Lego Wigs Will Certainly Give You That Geek Chic Look

Live from Expand: Redesigning Mobile (video)

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March 16, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Yes, ladies and gents, it's time to talk mobile. We'll be sitting down with big wigs from some of the top companies in the space, including HTC's VP design Scott Croyle, Samsung's Design America's head of design studio Miloseski and Sprint's director of...
Live from Expand: Redesigning Mobile (video)

Accelerator 500 Startups Parodies The Hunger Games, Makes Us Wish For Death by Tracker Jackets

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(youtube.com/500startups) The 500 Startups accelerator program is poised to launch with a new round of early-stage companies hoping for some VC TLC, which is all well and good until you see the YouTube video they shot to announce the beginning of the new program. It's a Hunger Games parody, called...
Accelerator 500 Startups Parodies The Hunger Games, Makes Us Wish For Death by Tracker Jackets

EU may quiz Apple, Microsoft vs. Motorola in antitrust dispute

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The big wigs of the technology could be in for a rocky battle with European antitrust authorities, as it mulls a possible investigation to resolve the patent dispute between Apple and Microsoft against Motorola Mobility.To date, both Microsoft and Apple have come close to ceding their respective fights with Motorola over...
EU may quiz Apple, Microsoft vs. Motorola in antitrust dispute

WikiLeaks founder's hearing set to boost supreme court audience

www.guardian.co.uk
Case of Julian Assange likely to provide useful insight into impact of televising high-profile court hearingsAs the only court to broadcast proceedings live on television, the supreme court is anticipating a substantial boost to its global audience when Julian Assange appears this week.The informality of the two-day extradition hearing in...
WikiLeaks founder's hearing set to boost supreme court audience

This Guy Is On A Mission To Get Apple To Build A Museum To Apple In Its New Headquarters (APPL)

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This fall, work will begin on Apple's new spaceship-like headquarters. It's sure to become a big a tourist destination for the Apple faithful. But Apple doesn't want to hear it.  It won't build a visitors center museum for its fans and if it doesn't the City of Cupertino might step...
This Guy Is On A Mission To Get Apple To Build A Museum To Apple In Its New Headquarters (APPL)
Mary Meeker Gives Surprise Mid-Year Internet Trends Report: Android Adoption Ramping Up 6X Faster Than iPhone
The Austin TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Go-Town On May 30: Get Tickets Here!
Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Capitol Hill, opens lines of communication

Super-Rich Ryan Seacrest and the Super-Rich Founder of Instagram Are Totally BFFs

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Stop it. (Photo: Instagram) Talking Orbit gum stick Ryan Seacrest announced today that he’s producing a new program for Aol, but sadly (luckily?) it doesn’t include any of the Kardashians. Rather, it’s a 10-episode series with appearances from relationship coach Gwyneth Paltrow. The Web-only deal is his production company’s first foray into creating digital programming. Variety called...
Super-Rich Ryan Seacrest and the Super-Rich Founder of Instagram Are Totally BFFs
Capture of alleged US spy reveals the difficulties of being a CIA agent on Facebook

YouTube content heads into the clouds on Virgin America flights from December 15

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Good news YouTube fans, video from the Google-owned streaming network will soon be hitting the giddy heights of 35,000, with the news that Virgin America flights will be carrying some of its content from December 15. But it won’t be available globally. YouTube will be landing on Virgin America’s entire...
YouTube content heads into the clouds on Virgin America flights from December 15

Silicon Valley Opens Up About Sock Collection, Makes Tech Uncool Again

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Hmm, needs more flair. Business casual startup attire can be so constricting. Beyond logo t-shirts or branded baseball caps, there's little room investors and entrepreneurs to really express themselves with individual flair. According to the New York Times Style section, however, some Silicon Valley big wigs have found a way...
Silicon Valley Opens Up About Sock Collection, Makes Tech Uncool Again
Two Andreessen Horowitz Big Wigs Tell Us How CEOs Screw Up Most
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