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2013-09-16 13:23:17     BBC News - Online shopping: The pensioner who started a home shopping revolution

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24091393

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2013-03-24 17:56:58     ACM SIGMOD Blog » Stop publishing so much already!

http://wp.sigmod.org/?p=832

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2013-03-24 14:03:40     How Kickstarter will kill Open Source | London Python developer/AWS devop engineer

https://10kblogger.wordpress.com/...r-will-kill-open-source/

The question of what happens to the surplus is really ir... is one specific project. The idea is interesting. If thi... different software projects, I think we might find more ... the part of developers to implement certain large pieces...
Alternative

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2013-03-24 08:54:52     Utilities: Google's Google problem | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/201.../utilities

What Google has actually done is create a powerful infra... shape of that infrastructure influences everything that ... influences the allocation of mental resources of everyon...
That's a lot of power to put in the hands of a company t ...
But in the

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2013-03-23 15:24:53     Jay Parkinson, The Doctor Is In (Well, Logged In) - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/...ctor-is-in-well-logged-in.html?...

Dr. Parkinson’s start-up isn’t a new app or social n... founder of Sherpaa, a Web site that operates like a virt... office, examining patients by e-mail and text message.
“We’re using the Internet to reinvent health care,†...
Have a mysterious

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2013-03-03 08:58:46     Dictionary + algorithm + PoD t-shirt printer + lucrative meme = rape t-shirts on Amazon | I Am Pete Ashton

http://iam.peteashton.com/keep-calm-rape-tshirt-amazon/

The world around us is increasingly governed by these al... annoyingly dumb and some freakishly intelligent. Because... generally mimic decisions that used to be made directly ... tendency to humanise the results and can easily be horri...
Douglass Ru

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2013-02-11 23:38:59     Amazon unpacked - FT.com

http://www.ft.com/...5c-70bd-11e2-85d0-00144feab49a.html#...

he online giant is creating thousands of UK jobs, so why... less than happy?

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2013-02-09 13:53:44     MPs call for Government to consider ending use of Cloud amid concerns that US authorities can access information - News - Gadgets & Tech - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...ess-information-8473693.html

The Government should consider stopping sharing intellig... the US and end the use of Cloud computing due to concern... personal information about British citizens can be spied...
The warning comes during a Whitehall drive for governmen ...
US law allo

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2013-02-09 09:27:30     About | Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

http://darkpatterns.org/vision/

DarkPatterns.org was set up by Harry Brignull. Dark Patt... interfaces that are intended to trick people. The purpos... to spread awareness, and to name and shame sites that us...

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2013-02-09 09:23:16     Outlawed by Amazon DRM « Martin Bekkelund

http://www.bekkelund.net/2012/10/22/outlawed-by-amazon-drm/

A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail,... frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her... notice. Without explanation. This is DRM at it’s worst.
Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say ha ...

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2013-02-09 09:22:28     Amazon makes UK publishers pay 20% VAT on ebook sales | Books | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...forces-publishers-pay-vat-ebook

Amazon is forcing British publishers to cover the cost o... on ebook sales – even though the true VAT cost to the ... only a fraction of that amount under its generous Luxemb... regime.
The firm is able to wield such power over publishers bec ...

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2013-02-05 12:24:12     The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM's Female Employees to Get Married - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive.../272832/#...

So were you able to keep your job when you got married?
I did get married on the sly. And then in 1951 they ...
The "law" Kolchin refers to is not so much a law but a c ...
ibm1-784x1024.jpg

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2013-01-30 08:09:08     Share a secret - One Time

https://onetimesecret.com/

When you send people passwords and private links via ema... are copies of that information stored in many places. If... link instead, the information persists for a single view... can't be read by someone else later. This allows you to ... information

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2013-01-28 10:15:47     Internet access declared a basic right in Germany | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 27.01.2013

http://www.dw.de/internet-access-declared-a-ba.../a-16553916

A top German court has ruled that people can sue their I... for damages if connection is lost. The court has ruled t... Internet represents a basic need in modern society.

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2013-01-19 09:48:33     BBC News - Has chip and pin had its day?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21085738

Ross Anderson, an academic in the Computer Laboratory at...
"It's a complete non-starter," he told the BBC.
"You can't just change all the systems because you come ...
He does however agree that there are "significant risks" ...
"I personally won't use

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2013-01-05 16:42:50     The Empire Lobbies Back: How Big Cable Killed Competition in North Carolina | Institute for Local Self-Reliance

http://www.ilsr.org/killing-competition-nc/

After a city in North Carolina built a Fiber-to-the-Home... with Time Warner Cable, the cable giant successfully lob... decision away from other cities.
The city of Wilson’s decision and resulting network wa ...

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2012-12-04 08:44:56     Emptyage — Yes, I was hacked. Hard.

http://www.emptyage.com/post/286798.../yes-i-was-hacked-hard

So maybe you saw my Twitter going nuts tonight. Or you s... Twitter account blow up. Or you saw this in AllThingsD. ... DailyDot. Although embarrassing, Twitter was the least o... someone gained entry to my iCloud account, used it to re... devices, an

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2012-09-28 10:13:13     New Statesman - Tax avoidance isn't a left or right issue, it's a cancer eating our democracy

http://www.newstatesman.com/...s-cancer-eating-our-democracy

Topshop pays 140 times as much tax as Google, despite be... less profitable business.

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2012-09-28 10:04:29     BBC News - Missing children messages go on 404 error pages

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19741350

NotFound page The project changes 404 pages to display i...
Continue reading the main story
Related Stories
Trafficked young 'missing in UK'
... missing children on the well-known 404 Not Found pages.

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2012-09-24 09:32:52     BookLending.com - FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions - BookLending.com - Book Lending - Borrow and Lend Kindle Books for Free.

http://www.booklending.com/faq.htm

BookLending.com is a website that matches lenders and bo... ebooks.

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2012-09-24 09:19:53     About Us

http://www.deliverthis.com/sample-page/

Designed to connect people with something to deliver…⮮. can deliver it!
Example 1 – A mum is on her way to drop her kids off t ...
Example 2 – A Truckie has an empty backload from Sydne ...

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2012-09-21 08:04:52     Facebook Is Badware (and Why Google Should Warn Its Users)

http://lifehacker.com/...nd-why-google-should-warn-its-users

Facebook has moved from merely being a walled garden int... its users' ability and willingness to navigate the rest ... evidence that this is true even for sites which embrace ... technologies is overwhelming, and the net result is that... gaslighting

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2012-09-06 11:04:28     World Wide Web Foundation | The Web Index

http://thewebindex.org/

Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, ... the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web... utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 d... developing countries, incorporating indicators that asse... economic an

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2012-08-19 21:22:36     Battle for the lounge room

http://www.smh.com.au/...the-lounge-room-20120608-2006e.html

11:36PM Sunday Aug 19, 2012
1,220 online now
See today's paper
Subscribe
... ly design experiences to be the same on the all screens.

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2012-08-01 14:17:09     Placebooks: A New Mobile App & Web Service Launched at Royal Geographic Society

http://www.horizon.ac.uk/...-at-royal-geographic-society?...

Going beyond the standard media sharing and mapping solutions currently available, Placebooks aims to provide communities with richer ways to tell the story of the places they live in or visit. The toolkit is being made available for open, free distributi

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2012-05-03 16:38:04     Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://mashable.com/2012/05/03/teenager-infographi/?...

Is tech saturation good or bad for the modern teenager?
Arguments can be made either way, but there’s no debat ...
People aged 18-34 have an average of 319 online connecti ...
Pew also recently reported that 63% of teenagers text me ...
... to help or

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2012-05-03 09:06:32     Dropbox and Safe Harbor

https://www.dropbox.com/privacy_20120214

9. Safe HarborContacting Us
Dropbox has received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and our practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choi

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2012-05-02 06:52:46     The Crisis of Money and Its Metamorphosis | X.commerce

https://www.x.com/devz.../crisis-money-and-its-metamorphosis

The past several years have not been kind to the world's... working poor. The foundations on which we have built the... commerce—the markets, the banks, and government—have...
Nevertheless, there is one institution that has continue ...
This is the

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2012-04-04 21:52:30     How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK activities | Technology | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...lfilment-less-tax-uk-activities

How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK ...
The word 'fulfilment' introduced in 2006 marked new role ...

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2012-03-14 12:39:15     Power of maths helping to create electricity grid of the future

http://www.horizon.ac.uk/News/Horizon-?...

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