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What Facebook's new search really means, Don't steal photos from Twitter newspeople, Nintendo shuffles its deck chairs http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Scott Budman, Business & Tech reporter for NBC in the Bay Area
LOWER THIRD URL: @scottbudman

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This is 'Tech News Today' for Friday June 21 2013

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Welcome to Tech News Today, I'm Tom Merritt --- I'm Sarah Lane --- I'm Iyaz Akhtar -- I'm Jason Howell

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We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

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We start with the top 10 stories of the day in the News Fuse

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News Fuse - Top 10VIDEO

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tmFacebook launched an improvement to their internal search called "Graph search" which lets users type natural language questions and get results based on their friends likes. The new feature is in invite-only beta and will slowly roll out to all users.http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/15/facebook-graph-search/

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slUS Representitive Zoe Lofgren is introducing legislation she dubs "Aaron's Law.", following the suicide of entrepreneur/activist Aaron Swartz, who was facing felony hacking charges. Lofgren's bill would modify the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to clarify that its definition of unauthorized access "does not include access in violation of an agreement or contractual obligation, such as an acceptable use policy or terms of service agreement, with an Internet service provider, Internet website, or employer." http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/01/aarons-law-congressional-investigation-in-wake-of-swartz-suicide/

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iaLeap Motion has signed a deal with Best Buy where Best Buy will be the exclusive retail partner for the Leap gesture recognition hardware. You'll be able to pre-order the device from Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com in February with shipments expected in the spring. The Leap will also be available at Leap Motion's website. http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57564204-76/leap-motion-strikes-exclusive-launch-deal-with-best-buy/

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tmVerizon's Security Blog published a case study today of an employee called "Bob" at an unnamed infrastructure company who had outsourced hius job to China. Bob made several hundred thousand dollars a year but paid a Chinese consulting company about 50,000 of that to do all his coding. The unnamed company's security team discovered this while tracking down the reason for VPN connections coming from Shenyang.http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/01/16/verizon-finds-developer-outsourced-his-work-to-china-so-he-could-surf-reddit-and-watch-cat-videos/

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slGoogle's has invited those who signed up for the $1,500 developer edition of its Project Glass - you know, those really sexy looking spectacles - to a set of developer events dubbed Glass Foundry in San Francisco at the end of January, and New York City the beginning of February. Developers will “have a device to use while on-site,” which is obviously pretty exciting. http://allthingsd.com/20130115/google-glass-to-hold-developer-events-in-two-weeks/

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iaNews outlets may want to think twice before running a picture from Twitter without permission. A judge found that Agence France-Presse and the Washington Post infringed on copyrights held by Daniel Morel. Morel took photos of the devastation in Haiti following its earthquakes and posted them on TWitter. AFP argued that once Morel published the pictures to Twitter, the pictures were freely available. That argument was found to be false as nothing in Twitter's terms would allow that.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-socialmedia-copyright-ruling-idUSBRE90E11P20130115

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tmJohn Sculley is best known as the guy who ousted Steve Jobs from Apple in the 1980s. Tim Cook is well-known for being a master of the supply chain before becoming CEO of Apple. John Sculley has some advice for Cook. Sculley told Bloomberg Apple needs to pay attention to the price of these gadgets it builds because developing markets like China are really important…. Thanks John.http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-15/apple-needs-to-adapt-to-emerging-market-growth-sculley-says.html

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slAMD is taking one former VP and three former managers from the firm's Boxborough plant, who left the company to go and work for rival Nvidia last year, to court! AMD claims that as they left the company, the 4 employees copied more than 100,000 confidential documents and trade secrets, and took them. AMD wants to recover the files, which the company claims covers everything from upcoming AMD technology and contracts with large and enterprise customers. The suit was filed in the US District Court of Massachusetts.http://www.zdnet.com/amd-alleges-former-managers-copied-100000-confidential-files-before-joining-nvidia-7000009849/

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tmStopthecap.com and groups like Public Knowledge are upset at AT&T for exempting its own traffic from its data caps. On AT&T's FAQ it notes that if you use a MicroCell from AT&T the data sent from it will not count against your cap. MicroCell allows you to use your Internet connection to route cell phone calls when in your house if you don't have good cell coverage. The issue is that similar products from competing mobile carriers would not be exempt and the organizations say this violates the principle of Net Neutrality.http://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/att-exempts-itself-its-data-cap-violates-leas

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iaApple has confirmed with AllThingsD that Apple's VP of Retail Jerry McDougal will be leaving Apple as of this Friday. McDougal's departure is attributed to him wanting to spend more time with his family and is not about Apple removing its last senior VP of Retail, John Browett. The new VP of Retail will be Jim Bean who was previously an Apple VP of Finance. http://allthingsd.com/20130115/apple-retail-vp-jerry-mcdougal-resigns/

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Introduce GuestGUEST: Scott Budman, Business & Tech reporter for NBC in the Bay Area
LOWER THIRD URL: @scottbudman

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Discussion Stories

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tmFacebook’s Bold, Compelling and Scary Engine of Discovery: The Inside Story of Graph Searchhttp://www.wired.com/business/2013/01/the-inside-story-of-graph-search-facebooks-weapon-to-challenge-google/all/

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A really tiny explanation of how Facebook’s Graph Search workshttp://gigaom.com/2013/01/15/a-really-tiny-explanation-of-how-facebooks-graph-search-works/

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How The New Facebook Search Is Different & Unique From Google Searchhttp://searchengineland.com/facebook-search-not-google-search-145124

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Wall Street to Yelp: Facebook Search Should Scare Youhttp://allthingsd.com/20130116/wall-street-to-yelp-facebook-search-should-scare-you/

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Find answers based on trusted sources vs. answers based on all sources
- Ironically based on the advantage of privacy
- Wired tells story of Lars Rasmussen (Google Maps, Wave) building search with ex-Googler Tom Stocky (Travel search)
- Actually built semantic search, keyword searches not effective
- dating, job recruitment, restaurant recs.
- micro targeting to advertisers already existed, now users get it
- new simpler privacy controls
- early days, no index status or comments, no mobile, no ads
Stock Market thinks Facebook Search is competitor for Yelp
Q: What is this thing going to end being?

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slNews outlets improperly used photos posted to Twitter: judgehttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/15/us-socialmedia-copyright-ruling-idUSBRE90E11P20130115

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- Agence France-Presse and The Washington Post infringed on the copyrights of photographer Daniel Morel in using pictures he took in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in January 2010, District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan ruled.
- Morel put the Haiti images on Twitter, AFP editor discovered them through another Twitter user's account & distributed several of the pictures to Getty Images. The Washington Post, a Getty client, published 4 of the images on its website
- AFP had argued that once the pictures appeared on Twitter they were freely available (WTF?), judge said that Twitter's TOS gave no license to publish the images without Morel's permission.
- Morel had requested what the court said would amount to "tens or hundreds of millions of dollars" in statutory damages based on awards for each subscriber that used the images, the judge said AFP and Getty would only be liable, at most, for a single statutory damage award per image infringed. also refused to grant Morel's motion for summary judgment on whether AFP, Getty and The Washington Post acted willfully & violated Morel's rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
- Twitter was not a party in the case. "As has always been our policy, Twitter users own their photos," a Twitter spokesman said.
- who owns your social media photos? huge backlash after IG proposed new TOS that was interpreted as "we'll sell your photos"

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iaGoogle Glass to Hold Developer Events in Two Weekshttp://allthingsd.com/20130115/google-glass-to-hold-developer-events-in-two-weeks/

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Glass Foundry Event
- Google is holding a two-day Google Glass developer event in San Francisco and New York
- It's open to those who signed up for the $1500 developer edition
- Developers will get access to Glass and the Google Mirror API, basically a collection of REST services
- Languages you can use: you can develop with PHP, Python or even Java
- Invites are being sent
- Glass Foundry SF Event: Jan 28th and 29th at Google SF
- Glass Foundry NY Event: February 1st and 2n at Google NYC

Q: Assume developers are listening, what do you want to see out of this product?

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slLomography Smartphone Film Scanner turns 35mm film into digital picshttp://www.slashgear.com/lomography-smartphone-film-scanner-turns-35mm-film-into-digital-pics-16265505/

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kickstarter page:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lomography/the-lomography-smartphone-film-scannerVIDEO

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- Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner: scanner/app combo for digitally archiving a ton of 35mm film negatives you might have laying around
- place the film into the scanner, turn on the backlight, and then take a photo using your smartphone and the included app. There will be versions of the app available for the iPhone and Android devices. The app allows users to edit and share the scanned images.
- makers say that the scans the device makes are at a quality acceptable for archiving, sharing, and printing. The scanner will work with all 35mm films including color negative, color slide, and black and white. It will also work with 35 mm analog movie film.
- goal reached on kickstarter but you can still pledge $60 or more at this point to get one of the first off the assembly line - ETA March 2013

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iaNintendo merging its console and handheld divisions in company shuffle
http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/16/3882098/nintendo-merging-its-console-and-handheld-divisions

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Nintendo merging handheld and console divisions on February 16
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-01-16-nintendo-merging-handheld-and-console-divisions-on-february-16

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- Nintendo has confirmed plans to merge its console and handheld divisions into a single unit on February 16th
- Report initially broken by Nikkei was confirmed by Nintendo to GamesIndustry International.
- The two arms of the business will be together in new Kyoto offices
- This would streamline development of current consoles (the 3Ds and Wii U)
- Would allow for one pool of knowledge to draw from

Q: What can one division learn from the other? What can we expect out of a consolidated Nintendo

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tmVerizon finds US developer outsourced his job to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videoshttp://thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/01/16/verizon-finds-developer-outsourced-his-work-to-china-so-he-could-surf-reddit-and-watch-cat-videos/

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Verizon Security Team case study (DOES NOT mean Bob worked at Verizon)
- "Bob" at critical infrastructure company, supposedly several, outsourced job to China
- Fedexed RSA key fob for VPN access
- Made several hundred thousand a year and paid out 50K to Chinese consulting firm
- Discovered because VPN connection coming from Shenyang
- At first suspected malware or 0-day attack. Found PDF invoices on "bob's" PC.
Q: Other than the security aspect, anything wrong with this in principle?

Browsing history revealed typical schedule
9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos.
11:30 a.m. – Take lunch.
1:00 p.m. – Ebay time.
2:00 – ish p.m Facebook updates – LinkedIn.
4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.
5:00 p.m. – Go home.

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RandomizerWe will narrow this down to one story, put your initials next to the story you like bestVIDEO

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Soda Drinker sim has all the fizz, none of the calorieshttp://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57564119-1/soda-drinker-sim-has-all-the-fizz-none-of-the-calories/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

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Temple Run 2' launching on iPhone and iPad tonighthttp://www.theverge.com/2013/1/16/3882182/temple-run-2-launching-tonight

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tomorrow jan 17 source13 mobile conference in San Francisco at the Metreon

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Freedom to connect conf, March 4-5 in Silver Spring, MD. Vint Cerf, and This Week in Google's Jeff Jarvis both speaking. The early
bird price for the conference expires on Jan 18th.
http://freedom-to-connect.net/

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Regarding your discussion about new online courses being offered, I took an accounting class at the University of Central Florida that used Second Life as a way to get students to interact with one another. I'll admit it was a little odd at first, but it did actually get me to interact with other students as we solved problems involving balance sheets and the like. Additionally, we could watch lectures with other avatars and ask each other questions about what we were seeing.

While it may have been an odd way of doing things, I felt it really did help to make the students in a large online class interact with one another in a more productive manner.

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Hello TNT crew, just wanted to say....

How could you have missed the whole point of Facebook's Graph Search.

Zuck is a genius It's NOT for end-user at all, it's just another way for Facebook to sell your info, it's just hiding in plain sight.
He says it's for people to use, but in reality it's for advertisers and marketers.
Once people start sharing more data, companies will be able to do searches or/and allow Facebook to "sell" groups of people for advertising purposes.

Think about it, if I am a business I could ask Facebook to show my ad to 18-25 year olds who like BBQs, Football, and Beer, who live within 20 miles of the DC area. Brilliant!

This is why Zuck is not putting it in the mobile version of the site.
I could be wrong, but in the meantime I am "un-liking" everything, removing all check-ins, tags of myself, and seriously thinking about closing my account.

Love the show
Juan the Programmer

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Some thoughts on Thunderbolt:

There's always going to be a cost problem. I don't know if this is specifically required, but so far every Thunderbolt connection requires *4* dedicated chips. That's one on each device and one on each end of the cable. That's a huge cost disadvantage compared to USB 3, but you get a much more stable connection.

Furthermore, right now there's very few cases where consumers are about to take advantage of that connection. Unless you're running serious RAID arrays, the difference between 5Gbps and 10Gbps throughput doesn't mean much. As someone who does HD video processing, and likes to work with many monitors and drives, it's huge. However, I don't think I'm the average computer user. That's ok. I like my RAID arrays. :)

- Michael

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