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Leap Motion finally to ship, Yahoo sort of explains work from home thing, Replace your wallet with your phone http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Lauren Goode, AllThingsD Reporter
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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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tmExperts at the RSA Conference in San Francisco called for a revamp of Certificate Authorities and Public Key Infrastructure in a post-cryptography world. Adi Shamir, the "A" in the RSA algorithm and now at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, said "It's very hard to use cryptography effectively if you assume an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) is watching everything on a system. We need to think about security in a post-cryptography world." Other panelists added improving or replacing the Certificate Authority system, that issues certificates to domains would help. Ron Rivest, the "R" in RSA and now at MIT called for a better PKI where people can specify who they want to trust and called the current PKI system "pollyana-ish"https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/rsa-conference-2013-experts-say-its-time-prepare-post-crypto-world-022613

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slAmazon is warning iOS users not to download the latest update to its Kindle app because of a glitch that wipes an existing customer's entire library from the device. Oh, that's gotta hurt! Though the company says it's already created a fix and is working to release it.
The issue is that downloading the update, existing Kindle users are logged out of their accounts, and everything they had downloaded is deleted from their devices. Bookmarks go away too. Users then have to log back in to Kindle and redownload their books from the cloud. Happy hump day.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57571544-94/amazon-warns-ios-users-to-not-update-kindle-app-due-to-glitch/

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iaLeap Motion announced that the first pre-orders of its $80 Leap Motion Controller will ship starting the week of May 13th. Best Buy stores will stock the device starting the 19th of May. Leap also announced that device will launch alongside its app store which is called "Airspace."http://allthingsd.com/20130227/motion-control-sensor-leap-to-ship-in-may-will-cost-80/

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tmTake that, haters. Through the adversity of putting out an Android app, selling themselves to Facebook, and changing their terms of service, Instagram has persevered. Like an investment banker at a high school reunion Instagram is rubbing their 100 million monthly active users in the collective noses of their critics. Facebook and its 1 billion monthlies smiled and patted Instagram on the head. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-instagram-100-million-active-users-20130226,0,7225822.story

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slSamsung has announced The Wallet app at Mobile World Congress. Users can save things like event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards, and coupons in one central location, and if that sounds a lot like Apple's Passbook, well, that's because it is. Third-party developers will be able to integrate with Wallet so users can add passes and tickets to the app, but any app integration has to be approved by Samsung. Passes saved within the app feature bar codes that can be scanned at payment terminals, but at least at first, no NFC features in Wallet.http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/27/4035064/samsung-wallet-app-apple-passbook-features

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iaForget about wallets, let's talk about Office 365! The new business editions of Office 365 officially launched today. Microsoft added three new variants and they are Office 365 ProPlus, Office 365 Small Business Premium, and Office 365 Midsize. Small Business Premium supports up to 25 users and costs $15 per month per user. Midsize Business can handle 300 users and also costs $15 per month.http://www.zdnet.com/hands-on-with-the-new-office-365-business-plans-7000011894/

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tmMore demos from TED have minds boggling and the one getting the most buzz today is a smartphone app that uses a phone's camera to analyze urine and check for various medical conditions. It's called UChek, and Myshkin Ingawale showed off how to use it on an iPhone to detect the presence of 10 elements like glucose and nitrites, and diagnose 25 different health issues. The app will be available from Apple's app store from the end of March for $20 which includes a testing mat and 5 dipsticks.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21586082

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slMajor League Baseball loves Apple’s Passbook app. This year 13 new stadiums will accept Passbook tickets for the 1st time. Who are they? Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A’s, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals will again offer the service this season. MLB says there are three more teams that will enable iOS tickets this season, but that are not yet ready to make an official announcement.http://gigaom.com/2013/02/26/passbook-mobile-ticketing-expanding-to-13-mlb-ballparks-this-season/funny bit here in between story for best of -tw

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tmChipmaker Freescale Semiconductor announced the Kinetis KL02, the world’s smallest ARM chip at 1.9 by 2 millimeters. It has a 32-bit processor, 32k of flash memory, 4k of RAM, a 12-bit analog to digital converter and a low-power UART built into the chip. Among many Internet of Things type uses Freescale mentioned swallowable computers as one potential use. The Kinetis KL02 Chip is on display at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany.http://www.wired.com/design/2013/02/freescales-tiny-arm-chip/

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iaAdobe just launched Photoshop Touch for iOS and Android for the low low price of $5. The app lets you do plenty of image editing like applying filters, adding text, combining images and lots more. You'll also be able to sync your works using Adobe Creative Cloud and you also get 2GB of storage for free. Photoshop Touch works on iOS 6 and Android 4.0 or higher. http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/27/adobe-photoshop-touch-for-phones/

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Introduce GuestGUEST: Lauren Goode, AllThingsD Reporter
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iaMotion Control Sensor Leap to Ship in May, Will Cost $80http://allthingsd.com/20130227/motion-control-sensor-leap-to-ship-in-may-will-cost-80/

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Leap Motion Controller Set To Ship May 13 for Global Pre-Orders, In Best Buy Stores May 19
https://www.leapmotion.com/press_releases/leap-motion-controller-set-to-ship-may-13-for-global-pre-orders-in-best-buy-stores-may-19

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- Leap Motion announced that preorders of its motion control sensor will ship starting the week of May 13
- It'll hit Best Buy shelves starting May 19th
- The Leap Motion Controller tracks your gestures and motions as you wave your hands in the air
- It'll work on Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS 10.7 and higher
- Leap will also launch its app store called Airspace with optimized software. Announced apps: plug-ins for Autodesk and Corel Painter. Also games like Wreck-It Ralph and Cut the Rope
- Public demo of the controller during SXSW

Q: It's only a few months away, are you going to get one?

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slSamsung takes a page from Apple's Passbook with new Wallet apphttp://www.theverge.com/2013/2/27/4035064/samsung-wallet-app-apple-passbook-features

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PayPal Co-Founder Levchin Launches New Payments Startup, Affirmhttp://allthingsd.com/20130226/exclusive-paypal-co-founder-levchin-launches-new-payments-startup-affirm/

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- Samsung's new Wallet app available as a preview for developers, who can download the SDK and API guides for it now, and the app itself will be available in Samsung's app store soon
- event tickets, boarding passes, membership cards, and coupons. time and location-based push notifications
- Third-party devs can use Wallet to let users add passes and tickets to the app, 1st approved by Samsung.
- no NFC features yet, but Samsung recently announced a partnership with Visa to ship future smartphones with the NFC-powered PayWave service.
- paypal & slide founder Max Levchin started own payments co. Affirm.
- Affirm will use FB for to authenticate ppl, and tap into social data to assess risk. It will guarantee payment to merchants — who will pay Affirm a fee — after this check.
- Levchin calls it a digital charge card rather than a credit card, valuable to merchants by lowering the abandonment rate of mobile transactions. customers have 30 days to pay back, ala AmEx.will use Stripe to process payment on backend
now accepting Passbook tickets: Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A’s, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. (The New York Mets, San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals started in Sept 2012). MLB says 3 more teams TBA.
- article by Matthew Miller at ZDNet highlights frustration: if you still need your wallet *some* of the time, what good is all this innovation? too fragmented?

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tmYahoo responds to outcry, says work-from-home ban is not an 'industry view'http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22673297/yahoo-says-its-work-from-home-ban-isnt

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Yahoo memo sparks debate on pros and cons of working at homehttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/26/us-workplace-flexibility-idUSBRE91P0S720130226

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Marissa Mayer’s No-Working-From-Home Rule Is Stupid — Or It Could Save Yahoohttp://www.wired.com/business/2013/02/yahoo-no-work-from-home/

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"This isn't a broad industry view on working from home -- this is about what is right for Yahoo right now," said the statement from a Yahoo spokesperson.
- “Requiring everyone to be in fixed places at fixed times can promote rigidity and still not guarantee that teams work well together or produce high levels of innovation,” Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a Harvard Business School Professor
- Some current and former Yahoo employees have reportedly said that the new policy will separate out the truly productive workers from stay-at-home slackers who abuse the system.
Q: What do we make of this as the right thing to do for Yahoo?

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slHow much data can police swipe from suspects' phones without a warrant? (Hint: A lot)http://www.zdnet.com/how-much-data-can-police-swipe-from-suspects-phones-without-a-warrant-hint-a-lot-7000011891/

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ACLU Search & Seizure Warrant examplehttp://www.aclu.org/files/assets/iphone-forensics-report_redacted.pdfPDF

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- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) obtained search&seizure warrant, shows what U.S. gov't gets when a suspect's phone is plugged into a data collection device.
- this case: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers seized an iPhone from the bedroom of a suspect in a drugs-related investigation.
- got from device: passwords, pictures, videos, stored VMs, geo-location points, Web history, data files, wireless networks and the user's custom dictionary, what's been deleted
- ACLU notes that "even though ICE obtained a warrant for this cell phone search, courts are divided about whether a warrant is necessary in these circumstances, and no statute requires one." no warrants required at border, for example
- This may allow authorities to bypass the need to submit subpoenas or search warrants -- under the Stored Communications Act -- to Apple, Google, Microsoft and others who provide email services, because the email data is already stored on the suspects' device.
q: does this surprise anyone?

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iai-mate Smartphone Has Intel Inside, Runs Windows 8 Pro--Assuming It's Not Vaporware
http://hothardware.com/News/imate-Smartphone-Has-Intel-Inside-Runs-Windows-8-ProAssuming-Its-Not-Vaporware/

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i-mate’s eye-catching phone to debut at Barcelona show
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2020427789_briercolumn25xml.html

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- A company called i-mate says it's going to put Windows 8 on a phone
- Not Windows Phone 8, but full-on Windows 8.
- The device is called the "i-mate Intelegent," and it would have an Intel Clove Trail Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 4G (HSPA+ & LTE) and up to 10 hours of talk time on a single charge
- The device has a docking station called the "hub" that would power a 23-inch display as well as an "auxiliary wireless tablet with a 10.1-inch 1080p display"
- The phone would cost $750. With the dock it costs $1600
- The Seattle Times says it "could go on sale this summer"

Q: Assuming this device makes it to market, do you want your phone to be your PC? Is Windows 8 the right way to do that?

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tmGame of Thrones director says 'cultural buzz' more important than ratings for survival.http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/downloads-dont-matter-20130226-2f36r.html

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US TV director against illegal downloadshttp://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/us-tv-director-against-illegal-downloads-20130227-2f6ei.html

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...and WOW is he on the defensivehttps://twitter.com/DavidpetrarcaSOURCE

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US film director David Petrarca (Game of Thrones, Hung and True Blood) at Perth's Writers Festival at the weekend.
-Panel mediator Rosemary Neill noted Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2012 and that 10 per cent of the downloads came from Australia.
- Petrarca said illegal downloads did not matter because such shows thrived on "cultural buzz" and capitalised on the social commentary they generated. "That's how they survive."
- Followup: "I am 100 per cent, completely and utterly against people illegally downloading anything," he said on Wednesday.

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New Bluetooth Basketball Analyzes Your Shooting, Dribbling Skillshttp://allthingsd.com/20130227/new-bluetooth-basketball-analyzes-your-shooting-dribbling-skills/

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PlayStation Vita arrives in Ice Silver for Asia, starting tomorrow 2/28

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Sony's Xperia Z preorders began on Feb 1st on Three and O2, and tomorrow 2/28 is the official UK release

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Razer Edge pre-orders begin March 1st, price starts at $999http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/26/razer-edge-pre-order/

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Hey TNT Crew:

The discussion on the decrease in piracy being related to convenience is only part of the story.

I remember during the Napster debates in the late 90's and early 2000's, I was looking at CD's costing $20+. I also remember seeing older DVD's for $9.99. In fact, the CD for the soundtrack for the Big Lebowski was over $15 and the DVD was $9.99. There is no way that it cost more to make the movie than license all the songs on the album!

Now, Amazon and eMusic have all kinds of deals for albums for $5 or less and the glory of a la carte music purchases.

While convenience certainly has played a role in decreasing piracy, more sensible pricing has undoubtedly helped.

Keep up the great work!

Mike the Diplomat
Washington, DC

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