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Television Network Embeds Android Device In Magazine Ads

October 4th, 2012 10:50 admin View Comments

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Revotron writes “Readers of Entertainment Weekly might be shocked to find their magazine is a good bit heavier than normal this week. US-based broadcaster CW placed an ad in Entertainment Weekly which uses a fully-functional 3G Android device, a T-Mobile SIM card, and a specialized app to display short video advertisements along with the CW Twitter feed. Writers at Mashable were willing to geek out with a Swiss Army knife and a video camera to give us all the gory details as they tore it down piece-by-piece to discover the inner workings of CW’s new ad.”

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Weekly Wrap-up: CISPA Passes The House

April 27th, 2012 04:51 admin View Comments
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Weekly Wrap-up: Effects of the Internet Blacklist Bill and More

November 18th, 2011 11:00 admin View Comments

weekly_wrapup-1.pngHR 3261 has riled up the internet and with good reason. We take a look at the effects of the new bill, in an easy to follow infographic from the folks at AmericanCensorship.org. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.

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Infographic: Effects of the Internet Blacklist Bill (SOPA) [Updated]

Trying to keep up with every threat to privacy online is a never-ending race on the hamster wheel. For that reason, when someone jumps up and down and tells us to pay close attention to the latest threat, many of us shrug our shoulders because we just don’t have the time to learn about each and every major privacy threat in the tech new cycle. To help us cut through the overwhelming amount of information we’ve already received about SOPA, the Stop Internet Piracy Act, the team at AmericanCensorship.org brings us this simple to follow infographic that very clearly details the risks of SOPA.

ReadWriteWeb commenter COV summed it up best:

Infographic: Effects of the Internet Blacklist Bill (SOPA)

The Brand Pages Face Off: Google+ vs. Facebook

In this corner, veteran marketing tool, Facebook brand pages. In the other corner, newcomer to the social space, Google+ brand pages. Richard takes a hard look at both offerings by checking out the brand pages of luxury auto makers BMW and Mercedes-Benz on each.

Comment from Diane Gomez:

Google+ vs Facebook - BMW to Mercedes-Benz

What a Tweet Can Tell You

Here’s a review of DataSift, the second licensed reseller of tweets. More likely a business offering than a consumer tool, DataSift has great potential and a confusing UI. Read Marshall’s post for a look at the possibilities of Twitter data mining with robust data tool.

Vijay Hanumolu tweeted:

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Weekly Wrap-up: Cartel Kills Another Journalist in Mexico and More

November 11th, 2011 11:00 admin View Comments

weekly_wrapup-1.pngAnother journalist was killed for speaking out against drug cartel, Las Zetas. Dan reviews the mobile apps released for October. Grove.io promises a better IRC experience. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web – Location, App Stores and Real-Time Web – plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.

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Drug Cartel Murders Another Blogger [Updated]

Journalism in Mexico is dangerous. More than a dozen men and women who report on the drug cartel, Las Zetas, have been savagely murdered. The most recent casualty of this war is Rascatripas. His body, hung from the same overpass as last month’s double murder of journalists, was adorned with a sign that said, in Spanish, “This happened to me for not understanding that I shouldn’t report on the social networks.”

ReadWriteWeb commenter iamdamian summed it up best:

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New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for October 2011

Every month, as a labor of love, Dan Rowinski puts together a list of the most interesting apps that were released, along with any updates you need to see. Check it out and give us your feedback.

Grove.io: Hosted, Searchable IRC Chat For Teams

IRC has some annoyances, but all in all, it’s a darn fine protocol that has served us well for years. Leah Culver and Jori Lallo, both of Convore, have created Grove which promises to remove some of the IRC hurdles, like hosting, so that we can continue to use this open protocol with ease.

ReadWriteWeb Commenter, David Yang is hopeful:

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ReadWriteWeb Meetups Around the World – TUESDAY 11/15

Only a few days left before our ReadWriteWeb worldwide technology meetup on November 15! There are already some amazing meetups planned in Tokyo, Seoul, Vladivostok, Russia, Amsterdam, New Zealand, Boston, MA, St. Louis, MO, Washington, DC and more. Don’t see your city listed? Add it in one click!

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Weekly Wrap-up: The Value of Email and More…

September 18th, 2011 09:09 admin View Comments

weekly_wrapup-1.png The value of email, screenshots from the earliest days of Twitter and a look at WinRT from Build 2011 round out the top stories in this week’s ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

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Weekly Wrap-up: The Art of Good Code, Open Android Development and the Worst CEOs and More…

September 11th, 2011 09:42 admin View Comments

weekly_wrapup-1.png Why writing good code matters, Google’s private version of Open and the 5 worst CEOs in Tech round out the top stories in this week’s ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up.

After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key trends that are shaping the Web – Android, Mobile and Google – plus highlights from our six channels. Read on for more.

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Weekly Wrap-up: Teens Don’t “Like” Your Company, New XML Standard, 5 Must-Have Apps for SXSW, and More…

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Weekly Wrap-up: Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter Account Hacked, iPad 2 Specs, Light Painting Wi-Fi, and More…

March 5th, 2011 03:00 admin View Comments

weekly_wrapup-1.pngAshton Kutcher, star of TV and Twitter, was at TED this last week when a surprising tweet popped up in his stream: “Ashton, you’ve been Punk’d. This account is not secure. Dude, where’s my SSL?” Laugh all you want – when was the last time you double checked to see if you were using https://twitter.com, Twitter’s secure URL?

After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key trends that are shaping the Web – mobile, location, app stores – plus highlights from our six channels. Read on for more.

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IAC’s Mindspark Acquires Pop Culture Gaming Platform VoxPop

February 10th, 2011 02:47 admin View Comments

IAC’s Mindspark has just acquired pop culture gaming platform VoxPop. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

VoxPop creates embeddable pop culture contextual games for publishers like Entertainment Weekly, E! Online, and Maxim.

VoxPop’s games, which are often ad-supported, are based on opinions and predictions on topics and current events (like the Oscars or the Grammy awards). Games range from an E! Online game on what celebrity wore the best outfit to an awards show to picking brackets for March Madness at NCAA.com. VoxPop’s technology also turns pop culture games into free, shareable widgets for anyone to post on a blog, social networking site or website. Users can even create a “game lobby†of sorts by adding multiple games to a page.

Founded in 2006 by Bill Armistead, Mike Derezin, and Michael Hoffman, the startup has raised $3.5 million in funding from Hearst Interactive Media, and True Ventures.

Mindspark says that the VoxPop platform’s trivia engine will be used to add trivia game mechanics to the network’s gaming sites, particularly in IAC’s IWON gaming brand.
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Source: IAC’s Mindspark Acquires Pop Culture Gaming Platform VoxPop

Apple Hit By Class Action Lawsuit Over Broken iPhone 4 Glass

January 28th, 2011 01:52 admin View Comments

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LA Weekly is reporting that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple by a California resident. Donald LeBufn is angry that the glass casing of his new iPhone 4 broke after his daughter accidentally dropped it from a height of roughly 3 feet while sending a text message.

LeBufn claims that Apple is aware that iPhone 4’s design is defective but has failed to warn users that normal use could result in a broken phone.

LA Weekly reports:

Apparently fed up and pissed off, California resident Donald LeBuhn filed a class action lawsuit earlier this week in L.A. County against Apple, claiming the company knows about the design flaw and refuses to warn consumers that “normal” use leads essentially to a broken phone. According to his lawsuit, first reported by Courthouse News Service, LeBuhn threw down $252 in September for a new iPhone 4, but three weeks later the glass broke when his daughter accidentally dropped it approximately three feet to the ground while sending a text message. He previously owned a 3GS version of the iPhone and claims the glass did not break when accidentally dropped from similar heights.

Apple claims that the glass used in iPhone 4 is the same type of glass used in the windshields of helicopters and high-speed trains, which has been chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic that makes it ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever.

According to LeBufn these claims are misleading and wants Apple to refund the purchase price of the iPhone 4 to all customers in the class action lawsuit and also reimburse repair fees that they’ve paid.

In October 2010, SquareTrade, a leading third-party warranty provider had revealed that iPhone 4 was more accident prone than iPhone 3GS and then followed up with a far broader study of over 50,000 smartphones, which revealed that iPhone 4 was the most accident prone device compared to other smartphones but when it comes to non-accidental malfunctions, the iPhone 4 was the most reliable smartphone.

Do you think this lawsuit is justified or as usual opportunistic?

[via LA Weekly]

Source: Apple Hit By Class Action Lawsuit Over Broken iPhone 4 Glass

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