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Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data

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Developers wanting to embed more interactive, illustrative and just-plain cooler timeline data on their web sites should take a look at Cubism.js, a new open-source Javascript library for time series visualization. Think Yahoo Finance charts on steroids — with near-real time updates — and which can aggregate and display data...
Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data

Hollywood Still Doesn't Realize That The Internet Drives Popular Culture Now

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Stewart Baker, the former DHS official whose warnings about how SOPA would wreak havoc on online security were instrumental in convincing many of our elected officials that SOPA and PIPA were half-baked legislative disasters, now has a fascinating writeup for The Hollywood Reporter, trying to explain why the Republican Party...
Hollywood Still Doesn't Realize That The Internet Drives Popular Culture Now

First iPad Mini Reviews: "Shockingly Nice to Hold", Non-Retina Display, Pricier than Rivals

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The embargo has just lifted on the first iPad Mini reviews. Apple has provided some publications with an early review unit of the iPad Mini. We are collecting some of the more interesting points from each review, but you can click each title to read the full writeup. The iPad...
First iPad Mini Reviews: "Shockingly Nice to Hold", Non-Retina Display, Pricier than Rivals

5 Social Media Secrets to Saving Money: http://bit.ly/dBW28E Nice writeup by @kheussner (Via @ravit_ustrategy )

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5 Social Media Secrets to Saving Money: http://bit.ly/dBW28E Nice writeup by @kheussner (Via @ravit_ustrategy )

Boot up: Sony's PS4 misstep, hacking everywhere, Samsung copy/paste redux, and more

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Plus cockroaches remote-controlled, how Anonymous helped find the Chinese army hackers, BlackBerry sales estimate slashed, and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhy Apple doesn't talk, vol. 3: Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement >> Apple OutsiderMatt Drance: People would have happily waited...
Boot up: Sony's PS4 misstep, hacking everywhere, Samsung copy/paste redux, and more

Long D&D Writeup (includes profanity, betrayals, DM hoist on own petard)

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Long D&D Writeup (includes profanity, betrayals, DM hoist on own petard)

Team Prenda Shows Up In Court, Pleads The Fifth... Angry Judge Ends Hearing In 12 Minutes

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Well that happened much faster than expected. While Judge Otis Wright apparently had cleared his entire schedule today for the Prenda hearing, the actual hearing lasted all of 12 (count 'em) minutes, with Judge Wright declaring "we're done" before storming out. We'll have a more detailed writeup from Ken White,...
Team Prenda Shows Up In Court, Pleads The Fifth... Angry Judge Ends Hearing In 12 Minutes

The Great Open Database of Place Pages in the Sky

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Every web portal would love to be the dominant and trusted provider of information about local businesses. But what are chances of an open collaborative database for places? All businesses have a physical location of some sort, but there’s no clear and open way to publish those locations on the...
The Great Open Database of Place Pages in the Sky

Here's my writeup of #sxsw Music, incl criticism of extremely loud amps. Also reviews of Band of Skulls & Watson Twins: http://bit.ly/dlqHgU

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Here's my writeup of #sxsw Music, incl criticism of extremely loud amps. Also reviews of Band of Skulls & Watson Twins: http://bit.ly/dlqHgU
Only Hollywood Would Think That This 'Disc To Digital' Program Makes Sense

New Yorker Demands Licensing Fee To Repost 'Nipplegate' Comic On Facebook

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Last week, we were among many who discussed the so-called "Nipplegate" scandal, in which overly prudish (or overly busy) Facebook moderators decided that a pair of dots representing nipples in a comic drawing of Adam and Eve constituted a "female nipple bulge". Such bulges have been deemed scandalous to society...
New Yorker Demands Licensing Fee To Repost 'Nipplegate' Comic On Facebook

ICANN Confirms That It's Going To Make It Easier For Governments To Seize Domains Around The Globe

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This just gets worse and worse. After pointing out that ICANN was missing a big (and important) opportunity by not speaking out against governments seizing domain names, we were disappointed to see ICANN release a white paper that was more of a how-to manual for governments on seizing domains. Now,...
ICANN Confirms That It's Going To Make It Easier For Governments To Seize Domains Around The Globe
Netflix offers details on its recommendation engine, says it guides 75 percent of viewership

Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

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Hot on the heels of the previous writeup about the Olympics Second Screen and the design challenges we faced, this post is more geared at popping open the hood and looking at the technical details on how we've built the web app.The Guardian's Second Screen project is an attempt at...
Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

As Hollywood Sues Over Copyright Infringement, Hollywood Celebrates Copyright Infringement In Glee

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Sage Ross points us to an interesting writeup by Christina Mulligan at the Yale Law School's Information Society Project, noting the somewhat mixed messages Hollywood gives people on derivative creativity. Specifically, she talks about the TV show Glee, which I have to confess to never having watched (nor even knowing...
As Hollywood Sues Over Copyright Infringement, Hollywood Celebrates Copyright Infringement In Glee

Why It Could Make Sense for Instagram to Take Sequoia Funding During Facebook Acquisition Talks

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Debate is already starting around Instagram's recently-announced acquisition by Facebook. e.g., Why the heck would Instagram sell a stake of its soon-to-be-acquired company to Sequoia (and Thrive, and Greylock, and Benchmark?) The reason is simple: playing chicken with a potential acquirer can drive a much higher valuation. And more importantly,...
Why It Could Make Sense for Instagram to Take Sequoia Funding During Facebook Acquisition Talks

True Purpose Of DRM: To Let Copyright Holders Have A Veto Right On New Technologies

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A whole bunch of people have been submitting Ian Hickson's writeup on the true purpose of DRM. Given how many people have submitted it, perhaps you've seen it already, but there are some really good points in there. His main thesis is that the debates over DRM tend to focus...
True Purpose Of DRM: To Let Copyright Holders Have A Veto Right On New Technologies

Is The Battle Over The Internet About Control vs. Chaos? Or Delusions vs. Reality?

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A bunch of folks have been pointing to Vanity Fair's writeup on the fight for the future of the internet. It talks about a bunch of things, but I think the best summary of the article comes not at the beginning, but a little ways in, where author Michael Joseph...
Is The Battle Over The Internet About Control vs. Chaos? Or Delusions vs. Reality?

Counting Crows Distribute Songs And More Via BitTorrent

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Five years ago, we wrote about a fascinating writeup by the keyboard player for the band The Counting Crows, in which he discussed his views on piracy and the music industry. While we didn't fully agree with what he was saying, his viewpoint was definitely worth reading. He was worried...
Counting Crows Distribute Songs And More Via BitTorrent

Elon Musk publishes charts and maps to back up his claim that the New York Times lied in a Tesla review

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The spat between Tesla’s Elon Musk and New York Times journalist John Broder spluttered forward today with Musk publishing data to back up his claim that Broder lied in his review of the Tesla Model S. On the Tesla blog, Musk has published detailed charts and maps to support his allegations....
Elon Musk publishes charts and maps to back up his claim that the New York Times lied in a Tesla review

Pakistani Court Says Internet Censorship Plan Is Unconstitutional

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We recently wrote about Pakistan's attempts to build its own internet censorship regime, capable of blocking 50 million sites that the government doesn't like. However, a petition by civil rights groups has apparently resulted in a court ruling saying that such censorship is unconstitutional under the Pakistani constitution. Of course,...
Pakistani Court Says Internet Censorship Plan Is Unconstitutional
Maine GOP Apparently Believes That Playing World Of Warcraft Makes You Unfit For Office

"Social Snacking" - Great writeup on our most recent social media efforts with @LittleDebbie: http://bit.ly/cYYU7P

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"Social Snacking" - Great writeup on our most recent social media efforts with @LittleDebbie: http://bit.ly/cYYU7P

Apple App Store reviewer’s Facebook test account discovered, then shuttered

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If you’re at all interested in Apple’s App Store review process, then then this is an interesting tidbit that you’ll love. Dive Apple (cached) is what appears to be a (now closed) test account used by App Store reviewers to test Facebook apps. It was uncovered via a tip to Jon...
Apple App Store reviewer’s Facebook test account discovered, then shuttered

Cause For Concern: 'Experimental' Patches Applied To Ohio Voting Machines Without Certification

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While we've covered e-voting issues for years, it really did seem like the issues with e-voting machines were less this year than in the past. Except... maybe not. ES&S, the largest vendor of e-voting machines, who has a long and scary history of problems with their machines, is embroiled in...
Cause For Concern: 'Experimental' Patches Applied To Ohio Voting Machines Without Certification

Twitter Sued For Failing To Take Down Images Following DMCA Notices

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We've pointed out in the past that Twitter has sometimes been overaggressive in suspending accounts based on questionable DMCA claims. So I was a bit surprised to learn that Twitter is being sued by a photographer for failing to take down images. The Jon Brodkin writeup at Ars Technica, linked...
Twitter Sued For Failing To Take Down Images Following DMCA Notices

Amanda Palmer Unleashes The Voice Of The People About Health Insurance Via Twitter

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As mentioned, last week, we held an all day brainstorming event, bringing together artists and entrepreneurs to talk about the challenges and opportunities that we all face, and to see if there are ways to help each other. I'll have a full writeup on that later this week, but one...
Amanda Palmer Unleashes The Voice Of The People About Health Insurance Via Twitter
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Romance Author Adele Dubois Receives Takedown On Blog Post For Having The Same Name As Singer Adele

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I heard about this story last week, but it took a while to sort through all of the details. There were reports out there that the romance author Adele Dubois had been sent a DMCA takedown. Most of the reports were a bit vague, and then the Washington Post had...
Romance Author Adele Dubois Receives Takedown On Blog Post For Having The Same Name As Singer Adele

Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?

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This is how it starts, guys. (Photo: screencap) Coming soon to a CES writeup near you: Microsoft is twerking that Kinect technology just as fast as it can, creating all kinds of weird futuristic use cases to help separate you from your hard-earned dollars. Fast Company reports that Microsoft Research has...
Don't Tech Nerds Read Ray Bradbury Any More?
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