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RIAA Totally Out Of Touch: Lashes Out At Google, Wikipedia And Everyone Who Protested SOPA/PIPA

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Remember all that talk of how the supporters of SOPA/PIPA were "humbled" by the protests of January 18th, and how they had learned their lessons about trying to push through a bill without actually involving the stakeholders? Remember the talk of how they hoped a new tone could be found...
RIAA Totally Out Of Touch: Lashes Out At Google, Wikipedia And Everyone Who Protested SOPA/PIPA
RIAA still raging against Google, Wikipedia for "misuse of power" in SOPA battle

Path Uploads Your iPhone’s Address Book To Their Servers Without A Peep

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What started as a bit of aimless tinkering for developer Arun Thampi ultimately unearthed something very surprising about personal life-sharing service Path. As a fan of the app, Thampi took it upon himself to look at the API calls that the app made to Path’s service and found that his...
Path Uploads Your iPhone’s Address Book To Their Servers Without A Peep

UK to open up access to research

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales is to help the UK government make the academic research it funds freely available to all...
UK to open up access to research

Glancee: A Nice-Guy Ambient Social Location App For Normal People

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Some of us can’t be bothered to check in, but still want to find interesting people nearby. The challenge for developers is how to do this in a way that is both useful and not creepy. Glancee, available for both iOS and Android, gets closer to solving these problems than...
Glancee: A Nice-Guy Ambient Social Location App For Normal People

Evernote, Wikimedia and Telefonica’s BlueVia partner to launch a new hackathon

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The Wikimedia Foundation, Telefonica’s developer platform BlueVia and the American startup Evernote are partnering to organize a hackathon in Brazil, BlueVia has announced on its blog. The event will take place in May, most likely in Sao Paulo, although practical details remain to be confirmed. It isn’t the first time...
Evernote, Wikimedia and Telefonica’s BlueVia partner to launch a new hackathon

Cloudera Founder’s Big Data Management Startup WibiData Raises $5M From NEA And Eric Schmidt

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Exclusive: WibiData, the big data management startup co-founded by Cloudera founder Christophe Bisciglia and Aaron Kimball, is announcing $5 million in new funding from NEA and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Past investors in the company include Cloudera CEO Mike Olson, and SV Angel. As we’ve written in the past, WibiData...
Cloudera Founder’s Big Data Management Startup WibiData Raises $5M From NEA And Eric Schmidt
Big Tech: Resiliency, Risk, and a Good Compass: Tools For the Coming Chaos
Monmouth in Wales becomes the world's first 'Wikipedia town'

Taghreedat launches Arabic Wikipedia Editors Program in cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation

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Taghreedat, the Middle Eastern volunteer group working to increase the amount of Arabic Web content has just struck a deal with the Wikimedia Foundation, launching the Arabic Wikipedia Editors Program. The first regional program of its kind, it aims to find and train Internet users in the Middle East to...
Taghreedat launches Arabic Wikipedia Editors Program in cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation

The best Android apps of 2012 so far

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Okay, okay – retrospective “best of” pieces are sometimes best delivered with a 12-month time-frame in mind. But we’ve had so many Android apps hit our radar in the year to date, we thought the 6-month (ish) mark would be a good time to revisit some of the best and...
The best Android apps of 2012 so far

China’s Wikipedia, Hudong teams up with Bing to boost search technologies

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Hudong, the for-profit, crowdsourced, Chinese language, online encyclopaedia is teaming up with Bing to improve search with its experience in knowledge content. The partnership should help Bing compete in the Chinese market as it hopes to launch localized products and services based on Chinese users’ habits. Who better to enrol...
China’s Wikipedia, Hudong teams up with Bing to boost search technologies

You Don't Have To Use Google – Here Are The Alternatives (GOOG)

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Google just made a huge change to its search engine, which now favors results from Google+ along with regular search results. It's called "Search Plus Your World." Companies like Twitter are crying foul over the changes. They say it unfairly shifts focus away from other social media channels like Twitter and skews...
You Don't Have To Use Google – Here Are The Alternatives (GOOG)
Google+ is an uninviting digital man cave, say female technologists

Microsoft sues Russian businessman over Windows.ru domain

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Microsoft has today launched legal proceedings against a Russian businessman as it looks to gain control of the Windows.ru domain, the RAPSI, Russian Legal Information Agency reports. Dmitry Shapovalov is said to be the current owner of the domain, which currently points to the Russian Wikipedia page for the kind...
Microsoft sues Russian businessman over Windows.ru domain
WeForPresident: MySpace’s Former Political Director Brings Social Media, Gamification To Politics
How long does an iOS beta period last?

Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape

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Here’s a deal that would have made many minds explode back in the 1990s: Microsoft is buying Netscape. Or at least, most of the important parts of the company that used to be synonymous with “Internet”. That’s a side component of the $1 billion patent sale that AOL and Microsoft...
Attention Marc Andreessen: Microsoft Just Bought (Part Of) Netscape

Operator DoCoMo launches Siri-like service for non-iPhones, beats Apple to supporting Japanese

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Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has beaten Apple’s Siri to supporting Japanese with the release of its own Siri-like voice-activated service for its smartphone-wielding customers in the country. Apple is rumored to be bringing support for Japanese, and a number of other languages including Chinese, to its virtual personal assistant for the...
Operator DoCoMo launches Siri-like service for non-iPhones, beats Apple to supporting Japanese

Calling All iPhoneographers — Foap Wants To Get You Paid

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Did you know that the word iPhoneography has its own Wikipedia entry? Me neither (look quick before it gets deleted). It’s the art of creating photos with an Apple iPhone, apparently — a phenomenon that a new Swedish startup hopes to cash in on by enabling iPhoneographers to do the same. Launching...
Calling All iPhoneographers — Foap Wants To Get You Paid

The Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print

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It was probably inevitable, but on Tuesday, it became official: the Encyclopaedia Britannica is finally going out of print. The news was confirmed yesterday by Jorge Cauz, president of Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., who told the New York Times that his company has decided to completely abandon print operations,...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print

The all new foursquare launches to cash in on “making the real world easier to use”

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Foursquare has been teasing the fact that it was about to launch a brand new version this week, and we’ve been following all of the clues on what it might potentially entail. It seems like we were right and the new app is now available for iOS and Android. This...
The all new foursquare launches to cash in on “making the real world easier to use”

Skobbler drops its Android sat nav app, laments the state of Google’s ecosystem

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Facing difficulty competing with Google’s own Maps application and rising levels of piracy, satellite navigation app maker skobbler has been forced to pull its Android application skobbler Navigation from the Android Market. Instead, it will focus on development of its apps on Apple’s iOS platform. skobbler co-founder Marcus Theilking says the company’s...
Skobbler drops its Android sat nav app, laments the state of Google’s ecosystem
Wikia Rolls Out Big Redesign To Bring Accessibility, Discovery To 20M Pages Of UGC
Wikia, Jimmy Wales’ for-profit company, passes IGN to become the largest gaming site on the web

Developers ask why Path is grabbing names, numbers and emails from user’s phones

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A brief post from Arun Thampi, an iOS developer based in Singapore, has sparked an outcry among Path users. Thampi was poking around the Path API for a hackathon when he stumbled on request which sent his entire contact list including names, emails and phone numbers to Path. “Now I...
Developers ask why Path is grabbing names, numbers and emails from user’s phones

SpaceX founder Elon Musk just posted this epic (and much deserved) tweet

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Just when he thought his week couldn’t get much better — what could top pioneering private space travel? — Elon Musk, the serial entrepreneur behind SpaceX, got a call from President Obama which prompted him to post this epic tweet. The President just called to say congrats. Caller ID was...
SpaceX founder Elon Musk just posted this epic (and much deserved) tweet

Jimmy Wales to Hollywood: You’re Doomed (And Not Because of Piracy)

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Jimmy Wales has a message for Hollywood: You’re doomed, it won’t be piracy that kills you, and nobody will care. Wales, delivering a keynote address at the Internet Society’s INET convention in Geneva, predicted that Hollywood will likely share the same fate as Encyclopedia Brittanica, which shut down its print operation this year after selling just...
Jimmy Wales to Hollywood: You’re Doomed (And Not Because of Piracy)

Storify working with Middle Eastern initiative Taghreedat to translate the site into Arabic

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Storify has recently announced that it will be working in cooperation with Taghreedat to translate its interface into Arabic. We caught up with Taghreedat co-founder Mina Takla to find out more about the project. Speaking to The Next Web, he told us that Arabic is one of the first three...
Storify working with Middle Eastern initiative Taghreedat to translate the site into Arabic
Why No Web Blackout For CISPA? Google It
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