Tech News – June 8th 2012 to June 10th 2012
Tech news – June 8th 2012 to June 10th 2012:
- Newspaper as Business Pulpit-
- By DAVID CARRDouglas Manchester owns the former San Diego Union-Tribune, where he is engaging in a very personal, pro-business brand of civic boosterism.
- Rethinking HBO Go’s Business Model — Disruptions – NYTimes.com-
- By NICK BILTONDespite the popularity of TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” HBO doesn’t offer a stand-alone service that allows fans to stream episodes.
- Suicides Outpacing War Deaths for Troops-
- By TIMOTHY WILLIAMSThere have been 154 suicides among active-duty troops this year, a rate of nearly one death a day that is on pace to set a record annual high since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- CLANG by Subutai Corporation — Kickstarter-
Subutai Corporation is raising funds for CLANG on Kickstarter! Neal Stephenson wants to revolutionize sword fighting video games.
- Why Is Gizmodo Paying People To Harass Zuckerberg? | TechCrunch-
- Jordan CrookGizmodo posted a “story” yesterday entitled “We’ll Pay You for Photos of Mark Zuckerberg.” Desperation aside, this is as crazy as it is stupid (And we’re not even sure it’s legal).
See, Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of a company. Sure, that company is all about sharing with friends, but when you have more than 14 million people subscribed to your page, sharing a photo or a link on Facebook becomes an entirely different beast. He’s scrutinized on everything that he’s ever publicly shared. Just take… show all text
- The 30 Most Popular Passwords Stolen From LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]-
- Samantha MurphyThink your password is unique and clever? A new inforgraphic from security firm Rapid7 has revealed the top passwords stolen from this week’s LinkedIn security breach. There are hundreds of duplicates and patterns associated with the compromised log-in information.
“Link” was the number one hacked password, according to Rapid7. But many other LinkedIn users also picked passwords — “work” and “job” for example — that were associated with the career site’s content.
Religion was also a popular p… show all text
- Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” — Mobile Technology News-
- Jeff John RobertsA U.S. judge yesterday threw aside a much-anticipated trial between Apple and Google-owned Motorola Mobility over smartphone patents. The decision and a blog comment by the same judge could prove to be a watershed moment for a U.S. patent system that has spiraled out of control.
In his remarkable ruling, U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner stated that there was no point in holding a trial because it was apparent that neither side could show they had been harmed by the other’s patent infringement…. show all text
- Twitter Confirms Facebook Integration of Usernames, Hashtags, Photos-
- Brian Anthony HernandezTwitter has quietly tweaked the way usernames, hashtags, photos and more are cross-posted to Facebook.
More About: Facebook, hashtags, Social Media, trending, Twitter
- U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show | Security & Privacy – CNET News-
Global Internet tax suggested by European network operators, who want Apple, Google, and other Web companies to pay to deliver content, is proposed for debate at a U.N. agency in December. Read this blog post by Larry Downes on Security & Privacy.
- Twitter / JoshHelfferich: So uh… if you turn the n-
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