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Holy SMOKE! Pinterest Is The Fastest Growing Site Ever

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Social image-sharing site Pinterest, which is the toast of Silicon Valley and the VC world, has passed 10 million users after only 9 months. TechCrunch reports that it got exclusive stats from ComScore showing that Pinterest had 11.7 million unique monthly visitors in January 2011. That's up from only...
Holy SMOKE! Pinterest Is The Fastest Growing Site Ever

RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

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Bend, drown, drop and zap? No, that's not your mnemonic device for surviving a fire, it's actually RIM's protocol for destroying their own products. In a trio of behind-the-scenes videos released today, the company's pulled back the curtain on its Hardware Support Lab's process, giving users a peek at...
RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

MORE BAD FACEBOOK NEWS: Users Say The Ads Don't Work, Usage Is Declining... (FB)

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four out of five Facebook Inc users have never bought a product or service as a result of advertising or comments on the social network site, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, the latest sign that much more needs to be done to turn its 900 million customer...
MORE BAD FACEBOOK NEWS: Users Say The Ads Don't Work, Usage Is Declining... (FB)

Russians finally hit Antarctic Lake Vostok after 20-year drilling project

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After several days of uncertainty, the head of Russia's Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute has confirmed that a drilling project that started over 20 years ago has finally made it through nearly four kilometers of ice to reach Lake Vostok. The lake is similar in size to one of...
Russians finally hit Antarctic Lake Vostok after 20-year drilling project

IBM bans Siri on its networks over worries that Apple may store sensitive data

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Worried that Apple may be able to store sensitive queries and potential company secrets, IBM has put the kibosh on the use of Siri on its networks, Wired reports. IBM CIO Jeanette Horan confirmed that Big Blue had imposed the restriction, telling the publication that the company “worries that the spoken...
IBM bans Siri on its networks over worries that Apple may store sensitive data

How exactly is Google offering to appease Europe?

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Is Google’s ongoing battle with European antitrust officials almost over? Not yet. Late on Monday, just before the expiration of a deadline imposed in May by the European Commission, news hit that Eric Schmidt had sent a letter to the EC competition chief Joaquin Almunia. In it, he is said...
How exactly is Google offering to appease Europe?

Logitech Alert 750n adds wide-angle night vision for improved indoor snooping, we go hands-on

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Unable to sleep soundly because of the lingering fear that someone's rummaging around your living room? Logitech's newest surveillance gizmo, the 750n Indoor Master System, should ease your worries, since it adds 130-degree night vision and illuminates whatever's lurking in the darkness at a distance of up to 50...
Logitech Alert 750n adds wide-angle night vision for improved indoor snooping, we go hands-on

This Is The Biggest Startup Opportunity No One Has Built Yet

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Four investors took the stage at Business Insider's Social Commerce Summit and discussed what they look for in the space. RRE Ventures' Adam Ludwin says he's hunting for a startup that doesn't yet exist.  When someone finally builds it, Ludwin says it will be the next Zynga (and he'll...
This Is The Biggest Startup Opportunity No One Has Built Yet

Evernote aims to grow beyond 1.1 million users in China by introducing a local data center

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Evernote is waiting for approval from the Chinese government before it introduces a dedicated data center in the country, as it seeks to grow its user base and unlock the potential of ”the hardest” market on the planet. The company is waiting on the go ahead for the installation of the...
Evernote aims to grow beyond 1.1 million users in China by introducing a local data center

Latvia Joins Countries Putting The Brakes On ACTA Approval

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Following the news that Poland and the Czech Republic have put the brakes on ACTA ratification, we can now add Latvia to the bunch: The Economy Minister Daniels Pavluts has decided to block the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which has caused wide protests in the society. On...
Latvia Joins Countries Putting The Brakes On ACTA Approval
Groupon UK told to clean up after record complaints

Motorola skipping Ice Cream Sandwich for some devices, worries it'll make them fat

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Despite Motorola's Android 4.0 rollout schedule, not every one of the manufacturer's devices are ready for dessert -- some, the outfit says, will be put on a diet. "Obviously we want the new release to improve our devices," the company said in a recent blog post, "If we determine...
Motorola skipping Ice Cream Sandwich for some devices, worries it'll make them fat

Apple's Q2 results: Are Qualcomm, iPhone 5 worries overblown?

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Apple may deliver more iPhones than expected in the March quarter and iPad units should be solid. Mac units could be light....
Apple's Q2 results: Are Qualcomm, iPhone 5 worries overblown?

Microsoft Takes Bing Streetside Offline in Germany After Privacy Complaints

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Microsoft has taken its Google Street View-like service Bing Streetside offline in Germany after German citizens expressed their worries about how Microsoft......
Microsoft Takes Bing Streetside Offline in Germany After Privacy Complaints

A Droid Phone With a Battery That Outlasts Most Talkers

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While smartphones have gotten smarter, and cellular networks have gotten faster, battery life has struggled to keep pace. In my own use, recent iPhone models and most Android phones manage to get through a day on one charge. However, for many others, smartphones don’t make it through a long workday,...
A Droid Phone With a Battery That Outlasts Most Talkers

As Facebook’s stock slides, the value of its Instagram deal falls below $1 billion

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Facebook is off over 7% today, at the time of writing, with its stock valued at $29.42. That puts the total value of the company at nearly exactly the $63 billion mark. For investors in its initial public offering, that’s a rough price to stomach. Remember: many retail investors got...
As Facebook’s stock slides, the value of its Instagram deal falls below $1 billion

Nikon confirms woes with D4 and D800, joins Canon in high-end doghouse

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Okay Nikon owners, stop laughing at your 5D Mark III cronies for their leaky problem. That might be a drip in the pail next to your own worries -- namely, possible "lock-up", focus and viewfinder hitches on your D800 or D4. Nikon verified that a "small number" of units...
Nikon confirms woes with D4 and D800, joins Canon in high-end doghouse

Markets Going Down, Facebook Getting Hammered Again

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Well we had a brief moment of optimism early in the day, as European worries lifted a little on rumors of some kind of "Master Plan' being cooked up. But in the US things are ugly. The Dow is off 50, and Facebook is down 4%. Not helping things: A...
Markets Going Down, Facebook Getting Hammered Again

BYOD wave sparks big security concerns

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The BYOD bandwagon keeps rolling and along with it the growing concerns of IT professionals about supporting employee-owned devices in the workplace. Protecting corporate data is at the top of their list of worries. It is clear that most companies — large and small — face the bring-your-own-device dilemma whether...
BYOD wave sparks big security concerns

Zynga Shares Plunge Below $5; Circuit Breaker Triggered

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Zynga shares are getting pummeled today as broad worries about the company's user base have triggered yet another selloff....
Zynga Shares Plunge Below $5; Circuit Breaker Triggered
Killer Wireless-N 1202 adds Bluetooth 4.0, saving room in a gaming laptop for something else

#facegram: Users React to Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Deal

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We asked Instagram users how Facebook’s $1 billion deal to acquire the popular photo-sharing app Instagram would affect them. Nearly 100 users responded to our post directly on Instagram, reacting to the deal with immediate concern. While some congratulated the Instagram team, many gave the news a thumbs down. “The...
#facegram: Users React to Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Deal

Putting failed AT&T deal behind it, T-Mobile USA rubbishes sales talk and focuses on growth

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Following the failed acquisition by US operator AT&T, T-Mobile USA has all but ruled out the future sale of its US business but will instead seek to boost customer subscriptions and earnings in the country, its CEO Rene Obermann said today. Speaking to shareholders at its annual general meeting, Obermann said that...
Putting failed AT&T deal behind it, T-Mobile USA rubbishes sales talk and focuses on growth

Latest iPad may boost Apple's app, music revenue

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Worries about Apple’s profit margins on the new iPad may be misplaced. Cost increases in iPad manufacturing could be offset by increased media and storage purchases....
Latest iPad may boost Apple's app, music revenue

Read/Write Daily: Face-Eating Cannibals & Other Scary Stories

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Today's theme is bad news. Let's face it: Tech news tends to describe the world through rose-colored glasses. Things are kind of hairy out there. Here's a round-up to remind us of the challenges we're facing. "How bad is it?", George Scialabba asks. Pretty bad, as far as our...
Read/Write Daily: Face-Eating Cannibals & Other Scary Stories

CISPA debate heats up

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Apple stock soars, CISPA bill draws worries of privacy, and New York funds an app to fight street harassment. [Read more]...
CISPA debate heats up

SpaceX 'Test' Flight Off And Running

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Well, well. After some delays and an aborted attempt a few days ago, it appears that the SpaceX "test" flight to get a bit of cargo into orbit and aimed at the International Space Station has worked according to plan -- and we're now a step closer to a private...
SpaceX 'Test' Flight Off And Running

HTC shares fall 6 percent as investors' worries pile up

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The company's stock ended the day at 485 Taiwan Dollars, pushing the shares closer to their 52-week low of NT$403. [Read more]...
HTC shares fall 6 percent as investors' worries pile up

And the Beats Go On: Apple Crushes Estimates Again

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Apple has beaten Wall Street’s consensus estimates in 16 out of its last 17 quarters. Today it beat them once again. Reporting second-quarter earnings after market close Tuesday, Apple obliterated recent worries that have dragged down its stock price over the past few weeks. The company posted net income...
And the Beats Go On: Apple Crushes Estimates Again

The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate

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TNW has reported incrementally on the status of cybersecurity legislation in both houses of the US Congress since the moment the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) began its trek to becoming a household name. As you certainly know by now, CISPA passed the US House of Representatives. The Senate is...
The Secure IT Act has been revamped following privacy concerns, but faces long slog in the Senate
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