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New ACTA leak: It's a screwjob for the world's poor countries

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The secret Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has leaked again. Michael Geist has analysis below: New ACTA leaks have emerged this week that fill in the blanks about the remainder of the still-secret treaty. While earlier leaks provided extensive detail on the Internet and civil enforcement chapters, these latest leaks shed new...
New ACTA leak: It's a screwjob for the world's poor countries
How to hold a tech product press conference
Geeks are from Mars, wonks are from Venus

Review: Surface RT, Microsoft's bid for a 'thing' of its own

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Microsoft desperately needs a "thing"--a big thing that transcends the nerdy world of consumer electronics and achieves hero status among mobile-hardware wonks and civilians alike. The iPad is a thing. The Kindle Fire is a thing. Each tablet is a shared cultural experience that's practically effervescent in mainstream consumer...
Review: Surface RT, Microsoft's bid for a 'thing' of its own
Cash in the clouds: Google says CFOs believe in cloud computing

Twitter Open-Sources Mobile Testing Software Clutch.IO

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Attention mobile wonks: Twitter is making it easier for you to test your homegrown iOS apps. The company announced Thursday it will open-source Clutch.IO, the recently acquired code library that helps developers to make, test and deploy iOS applications. Twitter acquired Clutch two months ago; open-sourcing the code allows others...
Twitter Open-Sources Mobile Testing Software Clutch.IO

Is PRISM Precipitating A Bitcoin Sell-Off?

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Bitcoin has experienced a fairly massive drop in value over the weekend and into this week, moving from a peak of $118 on June 7 to a low of $89 on June 9. While precipitous drops and dizzying highs aren’t unusual for the cryptocurrency, BTC watchers are pointing to the...
Is PRISM Precipitating A Bitcoin Sell-Off?
The Smart Si Thermostat Aims To Upset The Nest

Hey, Seattle: We're not quite as book smart as 8 years ago

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Seattle Central Library. Photo: Jeff Wilcox. Think of Seattle. And whether it’s Amazon.com or Elliott Bay Book Company or the amazing main Seattle library, reading is a core fabric of our society. Heck, even Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s dad was a librarian for the University of Washington. Blame the rain. People...
Hey, Seattle: We're not quite as book smart as 8 years ago

Senator Moran On Filibustering Drone Policy And How To Influence Congressmen #SXSW

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Senator Jerry Moran (CrunchGov Grade: A) left his tie back in Washington, D.C., and sat down with me for an informal, yet candid discussion at the SXSW Interactive conference. The folksy Kansas representative has been one of the Senate’s few tech wonks, spearheading a bill to create a new visa...
Senator Moran On Filibustering Drone Policy And How To Influence Congressmen #SXSW

New Windows Phone Interface Looks Like It Has A Notification Center (MSFT)

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A Reddit user bought a Lumia 920 on eBay that came loaded with a pre-release version of the next major Windows Phone update, we learn via Engadget. The main takeaway here is the presence of a notification center, which has been missing from Windows Phone for a while. WP 8...
New Windows Phone Interface Looks Like It Has A Notification Center (MSFT)

CGTrader, An Online Marketplace For 3D Models, Raises 185K Euro From Practica

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As 3D printing and modeling moves into the mainstream, it’s interesting to see the rise of small players in the market and the capital raised. Take, for example, CGTrader. Originally designed as a marketplace for 3D designers and artists, it’s just raised nearly 200,000 euro from Practica Capital, a fund...
CGTrader, An Online Marketplace For 3D Models, Raises 185K Euro From Practica

Twitter Takes Big Data to School

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It’s that time of year again. The tinsel is hung, annoying music is playing nonstop, and university classes are winding down while students prep for exams before the holidays. That includes the students from Professor Marti Hearst’s class at the University of California at Berkeley, all of whom just finished...
Twitter Takes Big Data to School
The Jolla 'Other Half' is the Nokia version of an Android smartphone, sort of

Weekly Wrap-Up: Coding as a Standard of Literacy, Microsoft Launches So.cl and YouTube Evolves

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Is someone illiterate if they can't code? Microsoft's new social network So.cl launches. Views on YouTube decrease as Web video evolves. Learn more about these stories and many more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-Up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Coding as a Standard of Literacy, Microsoft Launches So.cl and YouTube Evolves

Seeking a Cheap Thrill? Play Social Roulette and Risk a One in Six Chance of Having Your Facebook Account Deleted

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(Photo: Social Roulette) If you’ve long considered acquiescing to the groans of privacy wonks and straight up deleting your Facebook account, but couldn’t quite bring yourself to commit social media suicide, we may have found a solution for you. Social Roulette is a game that gives you a one in...
Seeking a Cheap Thrill? Play Social Roulette and Risk a One in Six Chance of Having Your Facebook Account Deleted

Bill Gates on Philanthropy, Steve Jobs and the Microsoft Product That Never Was

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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, creator of the Windows software platform and one of the richest people in the world, has a hundred bucks in his pocket right now. But you probably won’t be getting any of it. That’s from a cutesy one-off question Gates answered on Monday afternoon while...
Bill Gates on Philanthropy, Steve Jobs and the Microsoft Product That Never Was
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