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Facebook will pay its IPO underwriters one fifth of the average rate, says source

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Facebook could be set to retain a significant amount of its initial public offering, after a source close to the deal claimed that the firm will pay its underwriters a fee of just 1.1 percent of the deal, according to a Bloomberg report. Wall Street firms usually expect payment of...
Facebook will pay its IPO underwriters one fifth of the average rate, says source

Download TNW Magazine issue v0.10: 'MONETIZE'

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Despite a Dropbox outage (where our magazine source files are hosted) we have been able to publish the latest issue of TNW Magazine. Numbered ‘issue v0.10′, this issue focuses on business-models, investments and other subjects revolving around monetization. We have a brand new design, even more platforms (now available for...
Download TNW Magazine issue v0.10: 'MONETIZE'

Google Admits It Was Deliberately Blocking Windows Phone Users From Google Maps (GOOG)

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Google has backtracked. It now admits it's been blocking Windows Phone 8 users from accessing Google Maps. Instead of maps, Windows Phone users were being sent to Google.com. Google says it's changed its mind and will stop blocking them. This was a strange controversy. To recap: Yesterday a flap broke...
Google Admits It Was Deliberately Blocking Windows Phone Users From Google Maps (GOOG)

GE Offering Thousands Of Its Patents In Exchange For Innovation

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The company is partnering with Quirky to help inventors produce better products. General Electric, the inventor of inventing, is reinventing inventing. The company is teaming up with a crowdsourced social platform Quirky to release thousands of its patents to the public, starting next month with a few hundred searchable...
GE Offering Thousands Of Its Patents In Exchange For Innovation

Oprah Is Tweeting Her Love For Microsoft's Surface From Her iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

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Before we all go rushing to judgment, we're sure there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this: As you can see, Alex Wilhelm at The Next Web has caught Oprah tweeting her love of the Surface from an iPad. Eric Limer at Gizmodo also found other Oprah tweets about Microsoft's Surface...
Oprah Is Tweeting Her Love For Microsoft's Surface From Her iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

Microsoft Flight is now available for free download

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Ahead of its big Windows 8 event in Barcelona, due to start any minute at the time of writing, Microsoft has made Flight, its new flight simulator, available as a free download. Making a scheduled landing today, the sim is designed as an easily accessible alternative to the full-on Flight...
Microsoft Flight is now available for free download

Office for iPad spied in the wild, tipped for App Store submission soon

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The iPad-customized version of Microsoft’s Office software suite could soon be heading to Apple’s App Store approval team, after The Daily managed to spend some hands-on time with the new application and snap a photo of it running on an Apple device. It was the News Corp. owned publication that...
Office for iPad spied in the wild, tipped for App Store submission soon

Microsoft reportedly to debut next generation Xbox in April after being caught 'off-guard' by Sony

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Microsoft could be looking to hold an event in April where it will debut its next generation Xbox game console, if reports are correct. According to CVG, a growing number of developers and industry professionals have knowledge that an event is planned with a senior Sony official saying that Microsoft...
Microsoft reportedly to debut next generation Xbox in April after being caught 'off-guard' by Sony

The Next Web Podcast: Episode 9 – You’re boring. Get over it!

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This week, we talk about Apple, Google, ArabNet in the Middle East… Arabic Tatoos… boy, do we digress!The Next Web Podcast is on iTunes! Subscribe now! If you prefer the good-old XML feed, we’re at http://feeds.feedburner.com/TNWOn this week’s show: Fawzi Rahal (Beirut), Alex Wilhelm (Chicago) and Brad McCarty (Nashville).Download /...
The Next Web Podcast: Episode 9 – You’re boring. Get over it!

Louis C.K. says that sites like Facebook and Reddit are “hurting folks”

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Comedian Louis C.K. has been a bit of an Internet darling, of late. His irreverent style is a hand-carved fit for Internet culture, and his in-your-face attitude has carried over to how he markets his work as well. Today the comedian is back on Reddit, doing an “Ask Me Anything”...
Louis C.K. says that sites like Facebook and Reddit are “hurting folks”

Microsoft’s newly redesigned, more social search engine Bing now publicly available in the US

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Less than twelve hours after it pushed life the Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft has today followed up with another launch, this time the out of its overhauled Bing search engine in the US, with its new three-column design and added social features. The public release comes two weeks after Microsoft...
Microsoft’s newly redesigned, more social search engine Bing now publicly available in the US

Microsoft Dynamics Tries To Ease Enterprise Customers Onto The Cloud

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The Next Web is having "a chuckle" at the expense of customers Microsoft is catering to with its enterprise resource planning products. And after spending an hour talking with Fred Studer, general manager of Microsoft Dynamics, and Microsoft Business Solutions Technical Fellow Mike Ehrenberg Thursday, we can say it's probably...
Microsoft Dynamics Tries To Ease Enterprise Customers Onto The Cloud

[STUDY] Jonesing For A Retweet: Twitter Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes And Booze

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Sleep, sex and...Twitter? A new study suggests that people are more likely to give into the urge to check email and their Twitter account than they are to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. While the study headed by Wilhelm Hofmann of Chicago University's Booth Business School was limited in size,...
[STUDY] Jonesing For A Retweet: Twitter Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes And Booze

Report: Microsoft set to introduce new name for Metro this week

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Goodbye Metro, it was nice knowing you. That’s right, Microsoft is killing off the name that it had given to the Windows 8 interface, according to The Verge, which reports that the Redmond company has signalled an imminent the change of name will come this week. The move had been...
Report: Microsoft set to introduce new name for Metro this week

Microsoft releases its cloud note-taking app, OneNote, for Android

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In January 2011, Microsoft decided to grace us with its presence on Apple’s App store with its popular note-taking solution, OneNote. At that time, the company said that OneNote was installed on 78M PCs, so it looked like the company wanted to spread the seed a bit. This past December,...
Microsoft releases its cloud note-taking app, OneNote, for Android

"Microsoft is simply their partial financier."

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"Microsoft is simply their partial financier.": Good reminder from Alex Wilhelm of The Next Web about Microsoft's involvement in Dell's bid to take itself private (which is now under attack from a few directions): Microsoft is providing just over 8 percent of the needed funds to take Dell private. Why would...
"Microsoft is simply their partial financier."

Google says it won't approve any Glass apps with facial recognition until it has protections in place

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Today, Google posted a notice to its Google Glass channel on G+ that lays out its plan to prevent abuse of facial recognition on the head-mounted computer. It’s solution? Reject any Glassware that uses it until they have proper protections in place. Since Glass began hitting people’s faces, the questions...
Google says it won't approve any Glass apps with facial recognition until it has protections in place

iPhone 4: Sifting Through the Rumors

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With Apple’s World-Wide Developers’ Conference 2010 and the presumptive launch of iPhone 4 less than a month away, the Apple rumor mill is spinning at top speed. Despite the multiple breaches in Apple’s “impenetrable security,” we still know surprisingly little about what hardware or functionality the device will actually contain...
iPhone 4: Sifting Through the Rumors

Critical Rails vulnerabilities discovered, lets attackers bypass authentication, perform DoS attacks

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Following last week’s security issues, major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ruby on Rails, the highly popular Ruby framework used by massive services like GitHub and Hulu. The issues, which are the result of weaknesses in “the parameter parsing code,” allow attackers to “bypass authentication systems, inject arbitrary SQL, inject and execute arbitrary code, or perform a DoS attack on...
Critical Rails vulnerabilities discovered, lets attackers bypass authentication, perform DoS attacks

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 hits UK and France this week, coming to US and more in November

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Nokia has just announced that its Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 phones will be appearing in stores in the UK and France this week, followed by Russia, Germany and additional markets ”throughout the rest of November.” As for the US, all of the anticipated devices will be available sometime in November as well,...
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 hits UK and France this week, coming to US and more in November
Bender: Between Facebook and Sex, Facebook Wins

Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8

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The release of Windows 8 on October 26 will come with a little bonus for those who have been waiting for accompanying hardware, according to the company’s SEC filing, the Surface tablet will go on sale the same day. In its annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission...
Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8

Alex Wilhelm of TheNextWeb: Yes, this is amateur hour. I have...

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Alex Wilhelm of TheNextWeb: Yes, this is amateur hour. I have a feeling she couldn't send that tweet from Surface because it's in the trashcan, right next to mine....
Alex Wilhelm of TheNextWeb: Yes, this is amateur hour. I have...

Social media harder to resist than cigarettes, according to study

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A Chicago University study has found that people are more likely to give in to the urge to check social media than to desires for alcohol or cigarettes. The study, designed to measure willpower, asked 205 participants of all ages to report when they experienced desires, how strong the...
Social media harder to resist than cigarettes, according to study

Phew! Kim Kardashian Can Still Earn Money With Her Twitter Stream

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I don’t know about you but my first fear when I read that Twitter will no longer allow ads in content streams was what will happen to all the celebrities who earn their bank rolls using a variety of sponsored ad programs. The first person who came to mind...
Phew! Kim Kardashian Can Still Earn Money With Her Twitter Stream

Hacker News Just Banned Google And Every Other Search Engine (Alex Wilhelm/The Next Web)

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Hacker News Just Banned Google And Every Other Search Engine (Alex Wilhelm/The Next Web)

Laser scans objects in 3D from half a mile away, scientists just need reason to use it

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3D scanning at a range of 0.62 miles? It just became possible, thanks to a laser camera developed by physicists at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. You can pretty much see how it works from the images above -- laser beams are bounced off the target and the...
Laser scans objects in 3D from half a mile away, scientists just need reason to use it

Drought in FarmVille, hashtag hijacks and more: What you missed on TNW this weekend

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Did you spend time – gasp – offline this weekend? If so, you may have missed some really interesting stuff on The Next Web. A good thing, then, that we’re here to round up some picks from the past two days. In the news SMS security was a hot topic...
Drought in FarmVille, hashtag hijacks and more: What you missed on TNW this weekend

Instagram’s latest investors doubled their money in less than 2 days

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If today’s announcement that Facebook was acquiring Instagram wasn’t hot enough already, here’s a little fuel for the picture-sharing fire: Instagram had just closed a $50 million round, at a valuation of $500 million. According to TechCrunch, Sequoia, Thrive, Greylock and Benchmark were all in on the round. Now here’s...
Instagram’s latest investors doubled their money in less than 2 days

Is Twitter Worth $10 Billion? Yes. And No.

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The WSJ's Corporate News Editor, Dennis K. Berman, thinks it is, but TNW's Alex Wilhelm begs to differ. Acronym fight! An attempt to put a price on Twitter has got a couple of publications all aflutter. The question arose after an editor at the Wall Street Journal started writing...
Is Twitter Worth $10 Billion? Yes. And No.
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