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Bitcoins ... What Are Those Again?

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Bitcoins, the digital currency that's been making headlines almost nonstop lately, suffered a major price crash yesterday, losing more than half its value in under 24 hours. That shock movement is shaking the peer-to-peer economy and any shred of trust in the currency's stability. And it's also making a lot of people...
Bitcoins ... What Are Those Again?

Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks

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The Kindle app for iOS has just gained one of the best features of the hardware Kindle devices in X-Ray, the subtext service that gives you contextual info on the book you’re reading with a single tap. But it’s reserving the feature for textbooks only in this release, which is...
Kindle for iOS gets cool X-Ray feature previously reserved for Amazon hardware, but just for Textbooks
Canada's startup visa program in 'hyperdrive' but U.S. is 'dysfunctional' (interview)

888.com Can Now Legally Offer Online Gambling in (Part) Of the U.S.

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You know what happens to Joe Pesci at the end, right? (Photo: Wikipedia) The day where you can blow your paycheck playing poker over the Internet creeps ever closer! Fast Company reports that the Nevada Gaming Commission has issued U.K.-based online gambling company 888.com a license to act as an ”interactive gaming...
888.com Can Now Legally Offer Online Gambling in (Part) Of the U.S.

The 17 Most Important Moments In The 70-Year History Of The Cell Phone

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The cell phone is older than you think. In fact, you can trace its beginnings to radio-powered phones made by companies like AT&T way back in the 1940s. We traced the cell phone's lineage to give you an idea how we got to where we are today. What's really impressive...
The 17 Most Important Moments In The 70-Year History Of The Cell Phone
$50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales
App developer calls critic "f*cken little know it all"; site goes down
Wikimedia readies its 'WYSIWYG' visual editor for English-language Wikipedia articles starting early July

VIDEO: Wiki founder: Digital bill 'incompetent'

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The draft Communications Data Bill was "absolutely incompetent" at the job it set out to do, and would be "easy to evade" Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said....
VIDEO: Wiki founder: Digital bill 'incompetent'
99designs & a trademark ain't one, or, the surprising relaunch of Pro Tools
Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to join Apple
Swipp hopes to make your status updates into collective, global knowledge

MBA Mondays: Revenue Models

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A revenue model is the system design by which a business monetizes its services. That comes from Wikipedia. I like that definition. Short, sweet, and to the point. I am going to spend the next couple months talking about revenue models for online businesses. We've started off this series by...
MBA Mondays: Revenue Models

If You Want Your Wikipedia Page to Get a TON of Traffic, Die While Performing at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show

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Whitney Houston's death drove 425 people *per second* to her Wikipedia page....
If You Want Your Wikipedia Page to Get a TON of Traffic, Die While Performing at the Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

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Hate flying? Google Earth could keep you visiting attractions anyway for the next, oh, rest of your life or so, thanks to 100,000-plus new tours it just added across sites and cities in over 200 countries. That's on top of the 11,000 tours that came with its recent launches...
Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions

Russia Uses New Internet Censorship Bill To Silence Prominent Reporters Who Criticized The Government

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Last summer, Russia passed an internet blacklist bill which required ISPs to censor certain sites. At the time, of course, Russian officials insisted it would be used to "protect the children" from "harmful information," including child porn, suicide instructions, and pro-drug propaganda. They insisted it would not go beyond that....
Russia Uses New Internet Censorship Bill To Silence Prominent Reporters Who Criticized The Government

Oh Good There's Another Steve Jobs Biopic, This One Produced by Funny or Die

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(Photo: 9 to 5 Mac) Just this weekend we were sitting around wondering when exactly someone would create another Steve Jobs biopic. We already have the indie one starring Ashton Kutcher and the quickfire sure-to-be-sexist incarnation dreamt up by Aaron Sorkin. What we really need is a third one that can make...
Oh Good There's Another Steve Jobs Biopic, This One Produced by Funny or Die

Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

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In recent months the number of DMCA takedown requests sent out by copyright holders has increased dramatically, and it’s starting to turn the Internet into a big mess. One of the problems is that many rightsholders use completely automated systems to inform Google and other sites of infringements. That these...
Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt

Cards Against Humanity's 'Pay-What-You-Want' sale results in $70,000 donation to Wikipedia

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Today Cards Against Humanity announced that its ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ holiday promotion for its card game resulted in a profit of $70,066.27. The company donated that sum to Wikimedia, the parent corporation of Wikipedia. According to Cards, it sold around 85,000 sets of its game, with the average paid price averaging out...
Cards Against Humanity's 'Pay-What-You-Want' sale results in $70,000 donation to Wikipedia

Philly mayor launches Startup PHL: Should Seattle follow this path?

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Can Philly reposition to become the champ of startups? Photo via Wikipedia Philadelphia isn’t routinely thought of as a startup hub. But the City of Brotherly Love is hoping to now sprinkle some of that love to entrepreneurs — in the form of cash. Mayor Michael Nutter today introduced a...
Philly mayor launches Startup PHL: Should Seattle follow this path?

Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

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You may be more than the sum of your parts, but to Klout, you're just a number. The analytics company monitors your interactions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond. It then sorts through the data to generate a numeric score that purportedly "measures a person's overall online influence" on...
Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'

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Unsupported allegations against judge who oversaw trials between Apple and Samsung added to Wikipedia page - but identities and purposes of contributors unclearThe Wikipedia page for Judge Lucy Koh - who has overseen a number of court battles between Apple and Samsung - has been locked until Sunday after an...
Wikipedia page of Judge Koh, of Apple-Samsung trial, locked after 'edit war'
Jimmy Wales says Wikipedia would use encryption to skirt UK data collection bill

Wikimedia Scandal: Proof Of Unreliability Or Confirmation That Crowdsourcing Works?

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While Glyn just recently wrote about Jimmy Wales' effort to stymie UK snooping, it appears there may be other issues to address in England. If Wikipedia has had to fight any stigma, it's been the notion that a crowdsourced encyclopeda in which most anyone could contribute would be so rife...
Wikimedia Scandal: Proof Of Unreliability Or Confirmation That Crowdsourcing Works?

Google Knows What Movie You're Seeing a Month Before You Do

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(Photo: Wikipedia) Google can now predict a movie’s box office success a month before its release with 94-percent accuracy – although 48 percent of moviegoers don’t decide what they’ll be watching until the day they make the trip to the cinema. Google analyzes search patterns to forecast opening weekend box office...
Google Knows What Movie You're Seeing a Month Before You Do
How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome
Al Gore used his Current.tv payout to buy Apple shares worth $29.5M
Newt Gingrich is 'really puzzled' by cellphones that take pictures and needs your help

Welcome to Wikidata! Now what?

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How is Wikidata different to other tools claiming to be a "free knowledge base"? That may well remain to be seenWikidata, the latest initiative of Wikimedia, operator of Wikipedia, Wiktionary and the Wikiversity, (not to be confused with Wikileaks or WikiMapia which are not affiliated) was officially launched this week....
Welcome to Wikidata! Now what?
Wikipedia and the dead Russian film director who never lived at all
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