Week of 2011-01-03
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7 January 2011 Last updated at 06:32 ET By Finlo Rohrer BBC News Magazine Andrew Strauss, Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood all wore the bands A growing number of celebrities are being spotted with a distinctive silicone band on their wrists. While users claim it can help with balance, critics dismiss it as unscientific hocus pocus. So why would anybody wear a Power Balance band? Andrew Strauss is a victorious cricket captain, having starred in a dazzling Ashes series win.
Douglas Rushkoff: Facebook seems ascendant as MySpace declines, with rumors of layoffs But Goldman Sachs' Facebook investment, he says, is more a sign Facebook is cashing out Murdoch bought MySpace at site's peak; site's popularity already fallen, he says Rushkoff: Social networks wax, wane; Facebook hype obscures that it's likely on way down Editor's note: Douglas Rushkoff is the author, most recently, of "Life Inc: How Corporatism Conquered the World and How We Can Take it Back" , and "Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age" (CNN) -- All signs for Facebook appear to be pointing up. Mark Zuckerberg is Time's Man of the Year, the movie about him seems likely to be an Oscar winner, and now Goldman Sachs is raising $1.5 billion from its favorite investors on behalf of the social networking company.
The new Freebox: a new step towards personal data revolution I have already written a post About gathering web 2.0 personal data into one safer place for telling how important set-top boxes are for personal data. I have also written about them as potential bricks for building long-term Facebook's challengers, see my post Two ways to challenge the Facebook leadership .
This video tutorial describes how you can quickly delete duplicate images and photographs on your computer with free software tools. You can have duplicate images on your computer for three reasons: You transferred a set of pictures from the digital camera to your computer but did not erase them from the camera. Thus when you re-connected the camera, they got copied again to your hard drive but in a different location. You made some minor edits to a picture – let’s say you cropped it or fixed the rotation – and your image editing program saved the edited image as well as the original picture.
Learn how you can visually discover the most popular links on any web page – like the CNN homepage for example. Compare these two web pages – page A and page B . They have identical content, just a bunch of external links, but the latter page makes it really easy for you to visually discover how popular the various links are on the social web. The numbers in these colored boxes represent how many times a particular page has been tweeted or shared on Twitter.
By Matt Krantz and Jon Swartz, USA TODAY
8 January 2011 Last updated at 13:09 ET Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is currently fighting extradition from the UK to Sweden The US government has subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter for personal details of people connected to Wikileaks, court documents show.
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'Free Julian Assange' protestors demonstrate in central London before the WikiLeaks founder's court hearing in December. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA WikiLeaks has demanded that Google and Facebook reveal the contents of any US subpoenas they may have received after it emerged that a court in Virginia had ordered Twitter to secretly hand over details of accounts on the micro- blogging site by five figures associated with the group, including Julian Assange . Amid strong evidence that a US grand jury has begun a wide-ranging trawl for details of what networks and accounts WikiLeaks used to communicate with Bradley Manning, the US serviceman accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of sensitive government cables, some of those named in the subpoena said they would fight disclosure. "Today, the existence of a secret US government grand jury espionage investigation into WikiLeaks was confirmed for the first time as a subpoena was brought into the public domain," WikiLeaks said in a statement.
Audio sharing platform SoundCloud has received a huge boost today, confirming that it has received investment from major US tech VC firms Union Square Ventures and Index Ventures . The value of the investment hasn’t been revealed but the deals see Union Square’s Fred Wilson and Index Ventures’ Mike Volpi join the company’s board. In a blog post , just published, the two companies speak out about the reasons behind the funding.
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BP agreed to plead guilty today to charges of manslaughter, environmental crimes, and lying to Congress in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion , which killed 11 workers and sent as much as 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. As part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, the company will pay $4.5 billion in what is the largest fine ever levied on a corporation in the United States. Read more »
CES in Las Vegas 2011
Here's a glimpse at Android 3.0 Honeycomb, as previewed earlier today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. The goodies include: ...refined multi-tasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive.
The typical online consumer spends around $10 a month for digital content said internet research firm Pew in a study released on December 30. The majority of users prefer to pay for subscription services (23%) as opposed to downloading individual files (16%) or streaming content (%8). Music, software and applications are the most popular purchases, although games, e-books and news articles also feature among the "intangible" digital products consumers are happy to spend their hard-earned money on. 33 percent of users said they had paid to download or access music online and a further 33 percent said they purchased software.