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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, AMZN)

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Good morning. No kidding around, what follows is probably the best "10 things" you'll read all week. Good stuff out there today! Fancy tech types on Twitter are going nuts over this story from Buzzfeed: "Google's Lost Social Network." Watch out, Microsoft. Google will stop giving its Office clone away...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT, AMZN)

With Big-Name Backing And Some eBay Flavor, These Startups Are Looking Shake Up The Art Market

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Ebay is generally credited with being the first company to bring auctions — a system that, for nearly 2,500 years, had exclusively taken place live in noisy, public (and offline) forums — into the Digital Era. But, today, in spite of the fact that eCommerce has become a thriving global...
With Big-Name Backing And Some eBay Flavor, These Startups Are Looking Shake Up The Art Market
Apple to become most profitable company ever

Verizon's "Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled

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In 2011 the MPAA and RIAA teamed up with five major Internet providers in the United States to launch the Center for Copyright Information (CCI). The parties agreed to implement a system through which subscribers are warned that their copyright infringements have been monitored by rightsholders. After several warnings ISPs...
Verizon's "Six Strikes" Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled

Sprint to launch an LTE Windows Phone handset this fall?

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Get out the salt shaker, because there's a new Windows Phone rumor making its way across the web today. Citing sources "familiar with Sprint's LTE game plan," SprintFeed is reporting that the carrier is looking to launch a new LTE-enabled handset later this year -- one that'll allegedly run...
Sprint to launch an LTE Windows Phone handset this fall?
MIT Silicon Simulator Looks Beyond 100-Core Chips

WSJ: Less Expensive iPhone Could Come as Soon as This Year

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A less expensive iPhone is in the works and could go on sale as soon as this year, reports the Wall Street Journal. Digitimes reported something similar earlier today. The translucent iPhone case for the iPhone 5, from iPhone5modWhile Apple has explored such a device for years, the plan has...
WSJ: Less Expensive iPhone Could Come as Soon as This Year

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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This week, it turned out that the Righthaven saga was not quite over. The denouement led Arsik Vek to win most insightful comment of the week--and second funniest comment of the week--by summing up the story: So, to make sure I'm getting this right.... 1) Stephens Media decides to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Verizon Imposing Vacation Blackouts September 21-30 in Line with iPhone Launch Claims

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TechCrunch reports that it has received word from a Verizon employee that the carrier is imposing a company-wide vacation blackout from September 21 through the end of the month, a timeframe in line with the rumored September 21 launch for the next-generation iPhone in the United States. Apple is expected...
Verizon Imposing Vacation Blackouts September 21-30 in Line with iPhone Launch Claims
White House Launches 'Being Joe Biden' Website. Can't...Get...Enough...Folksy

Visualized: Google I/O's colorful circle of ChromeBook Pixels

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Google loves to use I/O as a platform for sharing its creativity with the world. This year, one of the masterpieces is a circular edifice consisting of two lines of Chromebook Pixels, with each keyboard on the outside. Ultimately, the artistic monument appears to highlight the Pixel's touchscreen and...
Visualized: Google I/O's colorful circle of ChromeBook Pixels

First Apple exec since Tim Cook took office steps down

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Apple is losing its head of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield to retirement this year, one of the leads behind the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Mansfield is the first executive to leave since Apple chief executive Tim Cook took the reigns from the late Steve Jobs. He came to Apple...
First Apple exec since Tim Cook took office steps down

Dropbox Kicks Off Its Bigger, More Difficult “Dropquest” Scavenger Hunt Today

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Last year, nearly half a million completed Dropbox‘s very first “Dropquest.” This time, designer Jon Ying and engineer Rajeev Nayak say they “honestly don’t know” how many people will participate, but with the company’s rapid growth, it’s a safe bet that the number will be bigger. Nayak describes Dropquest as...
Dropbox Kicks Off Its Bigger, More Difficult “Dropquest” Scavenger Hunt Today

Zeel Relaunches As The Uber For Massage With New On-Demand, Mobile Booking Engine

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Zeel launched in early 2012 to bring the Zocdoc model to alternative healthcare providers. In other words, just as Zocdoc makes it easy to search for doctors based on specialty, proximity and insurance coverage and book appointments directly, Zeel aimed to do the same for the other half of the...
Zeel Relaunches As The Uber For Massage With New On-Demand, Mobile Booking Engine

Egyptian presidential candidate’s supporters flood Obama’s Facebook page with thousands of comments

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US President, Barack Obama’s social media profiles often find themselves becoming a venting ground of sorts – whether in relation to local or foreign affairs – and today is no different. A group of Egyptian Facebook users are flooding Obama’s latest posts with  thousands of negative comments. As Egypt gears up...
Egyptian presidential candidate’s supporters flood Obama’s Facebook page with thousands of comments

Does the iPad Replace the Need for a Smartphone?

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We’ve covered the Apple iPad several times on CenterNetworks. The device appears to be launching next month and I believe it will be a game changer. Andreas discussed how he sees the device being used in the home and I agree with him that a whole new set of consumers...
Does the iPad Replace the Need for a Smartphone?

Google’s I/O Event Wrap-Up: Software Edition

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Following our earlier coverage of the hardware announcements at Google’s I/O event, this post is a wrap-up of the big software features and products that Google unveiled on stage today. Not only has Google committed to fixing some problems that have been a part of the Android “experience” since...
Google’s I/O Event Wrap-Up: Software Edition

NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

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Warren Little/Getty Images During the last summer Olympics, NBC wouldn’t show some of the most exciting events live on the Web, because it wanted to protect its ratings for its taped TV highlights. Four years later, the programmer has wised up, and will livestream every single event starting July...
NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

Investors Have Poured $1 Million Into Lyft, A Startup That Gives 1,000 'Mustache Rides' Per Week

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At an annual tech conference in Austin, Texas that attracts 40,000+ early adopters, startups are desperate to make their mark. South by Southwest is the place where companies like Twitter, Foursquare and Skype-owned GroupMe have gotten their first users. This year, one of the many startups that's invaded Texas is...
Investors Have Poured $1 Million Into Lyft, A Startup That Gives 1,000 'Mustache Rides' Per Week

App.net edges closer to 20,000 users, drops subscription prices to $36 to fuel the social fire

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When App.net kicked off its Twitter rivalry, the $50 yearly subscription fee was based on the assumption that the ad-free social service would maintain 10,000 customers. Founder Dalton Caldwell may have underestimated year-one adoption by just a tad: he now has nearly 20,000 customers on his hands in less...
App.net edges closer to 20,000 users, drops subscription prices to $36 to fuel the social fire

Why America Will Be The Next Consumer Electronics Powerhouse (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

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We were speaking to a prominent venture capitalist the other day (he asked not to be quoted), and picking his brain on the trends to watch for the coming year. One that surprised us: this investor is absolutely convinced that the consumer electronics industry is going to swing back...
Why America Will Be The Next Consumer Electronics Powerhouse (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

Hulu's Fork in the Road

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As Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. battle it out for dominance in online video, owners of the much smaller Hulu LLC, Hollywood’s own online video service, are under pressure to decide which direction to go. Jason Kilar, chief executive of Hulu, has asked the site’s owners — Walt Disney Co.,...
Hulu's Fork in the Road
Liveblog: Microsoft's pre-E3 2013 press conference
Bush family privacy shattered after e-mails, photos exposed online

Flash back: "Oldtweets" is a search engine for the first year of Twitter

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Reminiscent of Google’s awesome but short-lived 2001 search index, Oldtweets is a search engine for the first year of Twitter. In other words, if you’re looking for a time capsule: here it is. More than anything, it really is fun to look back at our past. This search engine reveals...
Flash back: "Oldtweets" is a search engine for the first year of Twitter

4 ways Microsoft can make Azure better for startups

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Marcelo Calbucci Guest Commentary: This week Microsoft made a big announcement by providing TechStars startups up to $60,000 worth of Windows Azure services for two years. That’s huge. I have never seen Amazon or any other cloud provider, or any other provider of anything, offer this much. It’s an exciting...
4 ways Microsoft can make Azure better for startups

How to Get the Best Rates on Your Savings — Safely

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Over the past year, one of the frequent questions I get is: “Where I can safely invest my money to get a decent return?” For example, Joseph wrote in November: Around February/March I should have $5,000 to invest. My debts are under control and my wife and I have lowered...
How to Get the Best Rates on Your Savings — Safely

ET deals: $999 gets you a Dell XPS 14 ultrabook and $200 gift card

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The market for premium PCs is one often devoid of special offers or discounts. How often do you see a Lamborghini dealership advertising an end-of-month sale during the evening news? The same usually applies to high-end laptops.When you do see a sale on a premium PC it is a rare...
ET deals: $999 gets you a Dell XPS 14 ultrabook and $200 gift card

What is a data scientist worth?

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Bruno Aziza: What does it take to make a data scientist? • Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWe all know that Data Scientists are a hot commodity these days. Research Analysts from McKinsey to IDC report that companies around the world will need to hire...
What is a data scientist worth?

Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom

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Corporate assets are increasingly becoming the target of cyber attacks, so how can your businesses safeguard its data?Once locked up in silos, ignored and underused, data is rapidly becoming the new corporate gold. According to research published by SAS last year, one in five large UK businesses are now assigning...
Data security: building a fortress to protect the kingdom
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