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Microsoft resurrects the ‘Gmail Man’ spoof as part of its Google privacy assault

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Six months ago, an internal Microsoft clip that the company had shown to its employees at its Global Exchange sales conference leaked. We covered it at the time, as the video in question took shot after shot at Gmail, pushing users towards the (then nascent) Office 365. Microsoft did not make...
Microsoft resurrects the ‘Gmail Man’ spoof as part of its Google privacy assault

13 Amazing Facts About Smartphone Use Around The World

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Business Insider Intelligence is a new research and analysis service for real-time insight and intelligence about the Internet industry. The product is currently in beta. For more information, and to sign up for a free 30-day trial, click here. Google has been collecting tons of data about smartphone usage around the world,...
13 Amazing Facts About Smartphone Use Around The World

Kinect for Windows: How Gaming Tech is Being Reformatted For Business

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Kinect for Windows will begin transforming business and retail experiences. Image: Microsoft Today Microsoft announced the release of its Kinect for Windows commercial development package. It’s not a product that you’re going to buy and place on top of your desktop PC to play Kinect-controlled computer games — at least...
Kinect for Windows: How Gaming Tech is Being Reformatted For Business

ACTAfacts? ACTAfiction? Or Just Unsourced Pro-ACTA Propaganda Purporting To Be Objective?

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actafacts.com, a new pro-ACTA website, made the rounds earlier this month, along with a new report claiming ACTA would create billions of euros in growth and hundreds of thousands of new jobs. Glyn Moody was quick to pull the facts apart. FSF called it "3rd-rate astroturfing" and EDRI suspected "parody."...
ACTAfacts? ACTAfiction? Or Just Unsourced Pro-ACTA Propaganda Purporting To Be Objective?

Foxconn Recruiter Claims Hiring Spree Boosting Production for June iPhone 5 Launch

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Macotakara points to a news report [Google translation] from TV Tokyo's World Business Satellite in which a Foxconn recruiter claims that the company is hiring 18,000 new workers to support production of the iPhone 5. According to the recruiter, the device is planned to launch in June. TV Tokyo reporter...
Foxconn Recruiter Claims Hiring Spree Boosting Production for June iPhone 5 Launch

A Cracked Look At The Impact Of Spam

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As you may know, I'm a pretty big fan of Cracked.com. They also share a lot of values with Techdirt. Recently, they published an angry tirade against spammers that's also an interesting look at how years of steadily-increasing crap have shaped user habits and expectations online. Examples include things like...
A Cracked Look At The Impact Of Spam

The key to cracking "local," and other insights from Curbed's Lockhart Steele

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Everyone likes the idea of a thriving website sustained by a community of local readers. But too often “local” has been the stuff of journalistic ideals rather than real-world business plans. The real-estate blog Curbed and its sister food and shopping sites, Eater and Racked appear to be bucking that trend.  The sites, which...
The key to cracking "local," and other insights from Curbed's Lockhart Steele

ROI: How to Measure Return on Investment in Social Media

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What follows is the entire version of my recent post on Mashable, “The Maturation of Social Media ROI“ Over the years, Social Media experts attempted to redefine ROI for a new era of influence. While some introduced alternative philosophies for measuring the nuances tied to social media, others wondered...
ROI: How to Measure Return on Investment in Social Media
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