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NYT: Google to add Street View to Maps web app in two weeks

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While users wait for cartological improvements in Apple's new Maps service, they can still use all -- and then some -- of the functionality of the "old" Google-based Maps app by simply employing an iOS technology: visit the Google Maps website and add it as a "web app" to the...
NYT: Google to add Street View to Maps web app in two weeks

FTC More Serious Than Ever About Federal Action Against Google

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The FTC has been examining Google’s business practices for a while and tonight the New York Times reports that the commission has prepared a memo recommending the United States file suit against the company for allegedly massaging search results to favor Google products, among other things. It’s not a done deal that...
FTC More Serious Than Ever About Federal Action Against Google

SpaceX's Dragon Ready to Ferry Supplies to the International Space Station

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Elon Musk in SpaceX Mission Control Weather permitting, it looks like Elon Musk and his SpaceX aerospace startup will ride their Dragon cargo capsule into a shiny new era of private enterprise in space Sunday night, when Dragon is set to launch from Cape Canaveral on its first trip to...
SpaceX's Dragon Ready to Ferry Supplies to the International Space Station
FAA may allow tablets, e-readers, and certain other electronics during takeoff and landing
Blogger behind China's sex tape scandal is 'fighting a war' against censorship
Obama plans decade-long research effort to map the human brain and explore consciousness

FTC considering new settlement process so companies can't deny wrongdoing

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Google recently paid the FTC $22.5 million and Facebook was ordered by the commission to change the way it handles data, but you might be surprised to hear that both companies did nothing wrong. Well, not exactly, but by settling their privacy violation cases, the internet giants are entitled...
FTC considering new settlement process so companies can't deny wrongdoing

Here's The Crazy YouTube Video That Everyone's Comparing To 'Gangnam Style'

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A Pakistani fishmonger working in London is the world's latest viral-video sensation, with a Warner Music record deal, a hit song on iTunes, and 16 million views on YouTube. Muhammad Shahid Nazir is so influential now in his home country that Pakistan has lifted a block on YouTube so citizens...
Here's The Crazy YouTube Video That Everyone's Comparing To 'Gangnam Style'

WOW: Instagram For Android Got 2,000 Downloads Per Minute On Launch Day (GOOG)

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Instagram for Android hit an explosive one million downloads in less than 24 hours, reports The Next Web. It's not too surprising that the app should be such success on Google's platform -- between opening pre-registration for the service and actually releasing the app, 430,000 people were signed up....
WOW: Instagram For Android Got 2,000 Downloads Per Minute On Launch Day (GOOG)
White House close to backing FBI's wiretap backdoor proposal, says NYT
G.E. Hires Kleiner Partner, Teams Up With Startup Health To Help Fuel Digital Health Innovation

NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'

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Because nothing quite says "hip brand rejuvenation" like associating your channel with an 80-year-old magazine, NBCUniversal today announced the rebranding and makeover of its G4 television channel into "The Esquire Channel" (as in Esquire magazine). G4 primarily aired video game-centric programming, as well as a vast array of re-runs...
NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'

Silicon Valley 'Hacker Hostels' Pack Coders Like Sardines For $40 Per Night

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From WeWork Labs to General Assembly, there are a lot of incubators that give entrepreneurs a place to code during the day. There aren't many that offer sleeping arrangements as well. Three "hacker hostels" have cropped up in Silicon Valley, The New York Times reports. Coders, designers and scientists can...
Silicon Valley 'Hacker Hostels' Pack Coders Like Sardines For $40 Per Night

Google Engineers On Wifi Data Collection: “Don’t Look At Me”

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Denials Over Google Street View via the New York Times reports on some of the Google Street View engineers declarations when it came to the Wifi data collection done by Google’s Street View project. Reading those declarations you see engineers stating “it was not part of my... Please visit Search...
Google Engineers On Wifi Data Collection: “Don’t Look At Me”
China's air pollution lead to 1.2 million premature deaths in 2010

Chinese hackers attacked New York Times computers for four months

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The New York Times reports that its internal network was attacked by Chinese hackers over the last four months. The email accounts of several reporters who worked on a story critical of the family Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao were infiltrated, and the passwords of every single New York Times employee stolen. However,...
Chinese hackers attacked New York Times computers for four months

5 Silicon Valley tech companies we all want to work for

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If only we could all live and work in Silicon Valley.  The New York Times reports that Evernote--the company behind the same-named app as well as others including Skitch and Penultimate--is giving its employees a fantastic perk: Housekeeping twice a month for everyone from receptionists to executives. Anyone with...
5 Silicon Valley tech companies we all want to work for

Authors to Starbucks Pick of the Week: Please, stay away

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Buzz Bissinger should have been excited when Starbucks selected his Byliner e-single, “After Friday Night Lights,” as its free “pick of the week.” But that promotion resulted meant Amazon also dropped the price of the title in the Kindle Store to $0 — resulting in Byliner pulling the book from...
Authors to Starbucks Pick of the Week: Please, stay away

The Carlyle Group gobbles up Getty Images for a cool $3.3B

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A sample of images from Getty Images. Getty Images, the Seattle distributor of digital images and video, is transitioning from one private equity firm to another. The Carlyle Group announced today that it is paying $3.3 billion to buy Getty Images from Hellman & Friedman, the private equity firm that...
The Carlyle Group gobbles up Getty Images for a cool $3.3B

Instagram & The Android Effect

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The wait is over. Instagram has finally arrived on the Android (not all of the phones, but quite a few of them.) And predictably, the reaction to the release of the app has been tremendous – though not everyone is that impressed by it. Either way, it is giving...
Instagram & The Android Effect

'Oops, My Shirt's Out of Batteries': The New World of Wearable Tech

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Fashion's new frontier involves LED lights, fiberoptic fabrics, and electrified threads. Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshow Things in the world that, at this point, don't run on batteries: love, laughter, unicorns. And that's pretty much it. We are, as a culture, increasingly battery-powered. Rather than simplifying...
'Oops, My Shirt's Out of Batteries': The New World of Wearable Tech

Googles Goes On the Offensive In Washington: $5 M. in Lobbying and a Republican Lead

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This image is often relevant. (level343.com) Adopting the mantra "don't be evil" has a way of inviting extra scrutiny, and and in recent months Google has faced questions about its Street View practices, privacy policy revamp, and even its CAPTCHAs. But the New York Times reports that rather than sit quietly,...
Googles Goes On the Offensive In Washington: $5 M. in Lobbying and a Republican Lead
Artists go after 'Harlem Shake' for unlicensed samples

President given "broad authority" to order cyber attacks

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The New York Times reports that a secret White House legal review has cleared the way for preemptive cyber attacks if the president determines there is credible evidence of a pending attack. Officials who had been involved in the review told The Times' David Sanger and Thom Shanker that...
President given "broad authority" to order cyber attacks

Introducing Oprah’s Book Club 2.0

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Oprah’s Book Club, which turned featured books into major bestsellers, is back after two years — with some improvements for the digital age. Oprah’s first new selection is Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild,” published by Random House’s Knopf. The New York Times reports that “Oprah’s Book Club 2.0″ will “resuscitate many of...
Introducing Oprah’s Book Club 2.0

What If We Didn't Know Hurricane Sandy Was Coming?

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The New York Times reports that dying satellites threaten our ability to forecast storms in the years ahead....
What If We Didn't Know Hurricane Sandy Was Coming?

Daily Report: The E-Books Pricing Controversy Continues

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On the Media Decoder blog, Julie Bosman of The New York Times reports on Barnes & Noble's response to the Justice Department's proposed settlement with publishers in its lawsuit over the pricing of e-books....
Daily Report: The E-Books Pricing Controversy Continues

Microsoft follows Forstall departure by firing their head of software Steve Sinofsky

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New York Times reports that Microsoft Windows head Steven Sinofsky has left the Redmond-based company after “a mutual decision by Mr. Sinofsky and Steven A. Ballmer.” Julie Larson-Green will take over Sinofsky’s position. Microsoft described the departure of Mr. Sinfosky, a 23-year veteran of the company, as a mutual decision...
Microsoft follows Forstall departure by firing their head of software Steve Sinofsky

Silicon Valley's Favorite Hacker Hangouts Are At Risk Of Being Shut Down

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The very first "office space" where Pinterest was born is now at risk of being shut down. Hacker Dojo, one of Silicon Valley's most prized collaborative workspaces, is in the process of raising money to retrofit its office and avoid being shut down, The New York Times reports. Hacker spaces...
Silicon Valley's Favorite Hacker Hangouts Are At Risk Of Being Shut Down

Aided by WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong seeking asylum

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The New York Times reports that whistleblower Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong, according to an announcement from the Hong Kong government made Sunday afternoon. In a separate statement, WikiLeaks announced that it is assisting Snowden as he exits the country, and that "he is bound for a democratic...
Aided by WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong seeking asylum
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