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Conficker - the only thing funny about it is the name

May 17, 2010
Mark Bowden of The Atlantic has a pretty amazing article on the Conficker worm and how powerless we all are against it. From the lede:...
Posted In: security

Foursquare competitor Booyah raises 20 mil in VC funding

May 17, 2010
Tech Crunch reports on Booyah raking in money as the location wars heat up. Booyah makes an app called MyTown which is growing rapidly. The...
Posted In: foursquare, location

YouTube turns 5, companies think about your eyeballs.

May 17, 2010
Conan celebrates: ...
Posted In: Google

"Freedom From Porn"

May 17, 2010
In a recently published email exchange with Gawker writer Ryan Tate, Apple's Steve Jobs says that the iPad will offer customers "freedom from porn"...
Posted In: apple, steve jobs

Groupon buys European competitor

May 17, 2010
Business Insider reports that Chicago-based Groupon has acquired European competitor Citydeal. The online social networking shopping site (I guess...

Robots and Whether They'll Kill You

May 17, 2010
German scientists have experimented with robots and their ability to recognize human flesh, in hopes of gaining more confidence that humans can truly control robots they've created.

Computer Grandparents

May 14, 2010
Our pal Glenn Fleishman pointed to this item through his Twitter feed the other day and there's something immensely charming about it. Folks at the...
Posted In: apple, Google, Microsoft

Google's Nexus One was going to be a revolutionary retail product

May 14, 2010
A smart phone sold only through Google! Not available in stores!...
Posted In: Google, smartphones

Why pay for MP3s, when you can P2P?

May 14, 2010
Marketplace's Joel Rose looks into why some still pay for music, when it is so easy to download free music with peer-to-peer technology.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet

Morning Memo - 5/14

May 14, 2010
Cell phones now used more for data than for calls. The New York Times reports that for the first time, actual phone calls make up a minority of...
Posted In: morning memo