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iPhone launch day lunacy, Facebook causing friction, Music download business saved! http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Darren Kitchen
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tmToday was the big day. Thousands of marketing professionals and paid students lined up overnight in front of Apple stores in the hopes of being interviewed by national and international media outlets. Coincidentally the new Apple iPhone 5 went on sale inside the stores and began shipping to those who pre-ordered it.http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/apple-fans-rejoice-iphone-5-goes-sale-worldwide-1B6029250

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slThe grumblings about Apple’s iOS 6 Maps is Nokia's gain. The company has posted a blog entry touting its own location platform Nokia Drive, and mapping platform, Navteq. Nokia’s forthcoming Lumia 920 smartphone will feature both, but they’re also being used by Yahoo, Microsoft’s Bing and Amazon. In a dig at Apple, Nokia assured users "we truly understand that maps and location-based apps must be accurate, provide the best quality and be accessible basically anywhere. That’s been standard practice at Nokia for the past six years, and we also understand that ‘pretty isn’t enough.”http://allthingsd.com/20120921/nokia-map-apps-cant-be-built-overnight-just-look-at-apples/

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Apple promises to improve iOS 6 Mapshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/9557702/Apple-promises-to-improve-iOS-6-Maps.html

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iaThe next time you travel, you might want to ask is that an "Airbus or a Boeing?" because Boeing is adding in-flight Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity in more of its planes by the end of 2013. Wireless media streaming is also coming to all new Boeing planes in 2014. http://www.zdnet.com/wi-fi-on-a-plane-more-boeing-aircraft-get-wireless-mobile-access-7000004631/

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dkThe Well has new owners! The site was the online home of a community started back in 1985. Salon Media Group sold The Well to a company called The Well Group, which is made up of longtime members of the community. The new owners also get to keep the awesome domain name of well.comhttp://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/salon-sells-the-well-to-longtime-members/

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tmSwiss railway operator SBB and watchmaker licensee the Mondaine Group have noted the similarity between Apple's new iOS6 clock icon and the Swiss railway clock designed by Hans Hilfiker in 1944. But in cool-headed Swiss fashion, neither company is blustering. SBB said its proud to see its design used and Mondaine cheerfully believes the three companies "can together achieve something positive. We'll see how this all ends up."http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/21/apple-iphone-clock-idINL5E8KL7FH20120921

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slCrowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter has announced new guidelines that offer added protection against fraud, in response to concerns that projects aren't always doing right by their financial backers. In a blog post, the new provisions require creators to disclose any "risks and challenges" a project faces, like potential production delays and escalating material costs. New Kickstarter campaigns may no longer use simulations or design renders to illustrate what a completed product will do. Instead, creators must provide photos or video of prototypes as they exist at the time of posting.http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/20/3365880/kickstarter-new-project-guidelines-risks-challenges

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iaApple lost a couple of patent cases to Motorola and Samsung in Germany. The court said that Samsung and Motorola didn't infringe on a patent related to touch-screen functions. Reuters said Motorola didn't comment about the victory, but we bet they said "Whoo hoo." http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/21/us-apple-patent-germany-idUSBRE88K0K920120921

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dkAt EuSecWest's Mobile Pwn2Own contest, security researchers MWR labs hacked into a Galaxy S 3 remotely over NFC, delivering a malicious file automatically opened by the Android document viewer. The team then exploited two zero-day vulnerabilities to get full rights to the device. Researchers from Certified Secure hacked into an iPhone 4S through a vulnerability in WebKit. Both teams won $30,000.http://labs.mwrinfosecurity.com.nyud.net:8080/blog/2012/09/19/mobile-pwn2own-at-eusecwest-2012/

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tmFacebook's Manager of Media Partnerships, Andy Mitchell told journalists Thursday that Facebook was moving away from "passive sharing" referring to apps that automatically share users activity on Facebook. Apps that used passivs sharing saw big bursts of traffic initially after the feature launched but then usage fell dramatically. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/facebook-shifting-away-from-frictionless-sharing-a

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slFacebook has finally satisfied the European Union by disabling facial recognition tagging.
Facebook, which was subjected to an audit by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), was under pressure to implement a variety of changes in Europe, mostly dealing with privacy and security issues. Facebook has now turned off the feature for European users. The company will also delete templates for existing users by October 15.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57517662-93/facebook-scores-points-in-europe-after-disabling-facial-recognition/

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sliPhone 5 Launch Scandal: Apple Accused Of Ignoring Queue To Find Its Own First Ownershttp://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/09/iphone-5-launch-scandal-apple-accused-of-ignoring-queue-to-find-its-own-first-owners/

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Waiting In Line for iPhone 5, Some Are Just Doing Their Jobshttp://go.bloomberg.com/tech-blog/2012-09-20-waiting-in-line-for-iphone-5-some-are-just-doing-their-jobs/

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- SYDNEY, WHERE IPHONE 5 IS TRULY WORLD'S FIRST: team of guys from Mobile Phone Finder — a phone comparison website — outside George Street Apple Store for days, wanted to get the world’s first iPhone 5 and give it away to one of their readers.
- couple got theirs first instead. they were 30 ppl back. Mobile Phone Finder guys say they were held back once inside... long processing, etc.
- another journalist from ZDNET talked to the 1st person in line from Mobile Phone Finder, said logos everywhere, talking about product, a little much
- Apple doesn't want anyone to piggyback PR off this?
- in SF startup Taskrabbit ppl are waiting in line for those who can't/don't want to.
spectacle is fun, but why is anyone still lining up for iphones? does anyone care that those who bought their phones last week several minutes after midnight have to wait longer?

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tmNokia: Map Apps Can’t Be Built Overnight. Just Look at Apple’s.http://allthingsd.com/20120921/nokia-map-apps-cant-be-built-overnight-just-look-at-apples/

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Nokia stacks up its maps next to Apple's and Google's, politely suggests it comes out on tophttp://conversations.nokia.com/2012/09/20/benchmarking-mobile-maps/CHART (Scroll down)\

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Apple: Thanks for the 'customer feedback' on the Maps flaphttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57517274-37/apple-thanks-for-the-customer-feedback-on-the-maps-flap/

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Nokia taking advantage of the map flap, posting comparison of Lumia 920, SGS3 and iPhone5
"All this cannot be built overnight. "
“Unlike our competitors, which are financing their location assets with advertising or licensing mapping content from third parties, we completely own, build and distribute mapping content, platform and apps,”
- Admits Google Maps better at traffic
- Used by Yahoo, Microsoft, Bing and Amazon
- Can't buy Nokia Lumia 920 yet. No release date.
APPLE: Trudy Muller told ATD: "We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better."

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iaFacebook Pulling Back On Frictionless Sharing Apps
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/facebook-shifting-away-from-frictionless-sharing-a

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Is Zuckerberg’s Frictionless Sharing World a Bust?
http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2012/09/is-zuckerbergs-frictionless-sharing-world-a-bust.html

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Facebook debuts Shared Activity plugin, gives users control over sharing settings on developer’s siteshttp://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-shared-activities-plugin/

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- at a panel yesterday, Facebook's manager of media partnerships, Andy Mitchell, explained that the company no longer thinks the future of the Internet is "passive sharing"
- "user feedback" was "not strong."
- Take a look at the chart from AppData.com showing the number of active users of Washington Post Social Reader declining over the year

- FB introduced frictionless sharing last year. It let apps like Socialcam, Spotify, or the Washington Post to post you activity w/o asking for permission each time.

- FB told BuzzFeed: We're continuing to work with publishers to build social readers, and other social functionality, into their sites while encouraging activity more similar to that of the share and Like buttons, and providing clear controls such as the new Shared Activity plugin.

- Shared Activity Plugin debuted yesterday: Facebook has launched a Shared Activity plugin for developers as a hassle-free way for Facebook users to control what activities do and don’t automatically get published to Facebook from a third-party site.

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slResearch: Music streaming helping, not hurting, downloadshttp://paidcontent.org/2012/09/21/research-music-streaming-helping-not-hurting-downloads/

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- New research by NPD Group, seen by Digital Music News, says: ”38% of (free) Spotify users report buying a song download in the past three months, compared to 17% for non-users.”
- Spotify has its own built-in download option.
- Spotify says typical annual revenue take from its subscribers, $120, is way above what non-streamers are paying for downloads.
- how much does Spotify want to allow free users just to appease music industry? not necessarily to convert to paying subs?
- NPD: Apple continued to dominate US paid music downloads in Q2 2012, taking 64% of digital sales and 29% of all recorded music sales regardless of format.

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iaIFTTT forced to remove Twitter triggers on September 27th to comply with new API policies
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/09/20/ifttt-removes-twitter-triggers-comply-new-api-policies/

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IFTTT Has Actually Been In Violation of Twitter’s API For Months, Today’s Move Unrelated To 1.1
http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/20/ifttt-has-actually-been-in-violation-of-twitters-api-for-months-todays-move-unrelated-to-1-1/

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About IFTTThttps://ifttt.com/wtf

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- You won’t be able to suck down your tweets for archiving or cross-posting any more. So actions remain that post to Twitter, but triggers are gone.
- An email was sent to users signed by IFTTT CEO Linden Tibbets "on September 27th we will be removing all Twitter Triggers, disabling your ability to push tweets to places like email, Evernote and Facebook. All Personal and Shared Recipes using a Twitter Trigger will also be removed."
- Tibbets cited Section 4A of Twitter's API terms that disallow uploading TWitter to a cloud based service and enforcement of Developer Display Reqs

- Techcrunch noticed that IFTTT has been in violation for Twitter's API for months and the move isn't related to the latest changes in API terms
Q: as more services find themselves on the wrong side of the twitter api terms, will we see more people backing off of using Twitter's API?

Q: what services can benefit from Twitter's potential loss?

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tmKickstarter bans product renderings, requires project owners to be open about riskhttp://www.theverge.com/2012/9/20/3365880/kickstarter-new-project-guidelines-risks-challenges

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Kickstarter Is Not a Storehttp://www.kickstarter.com/blog/kickstarter-is-not-a-store

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New Kickstarter guidelines
- Creators must disclose risks and challenges
- Product simulations are prohibited. Projects cannot simulate events to demonstrate what a product might do in the future. Products can only be shown performing actions that they’re able to perform in their current state of development.
- Product renderings are prohibited. Product images must be photos of the prototype as it currently exists.
- No multiple quantity rewards for high-dollar backing
Kickstarter is not a store

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Nestle Embeds GPS In Chocolate Bars For Real-Life ‘Golden Ticket’ Contesthttp://www.psfk.com/2012/09/nestle-golden-ticket-gps-chocolate-bars.html

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This isn't till next Tuesday but let's give RIM some love. Blackberry Jam Americas conf starts on the 25th, runs thru 27thhttp://www.blackberryjamconference.com/americas/registration/pricing?CPID=OTC-2012BBJAMAM11

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SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th. the company and NASA expect to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station delivering the first of a dozen cargo loads to the International Space Station through the unmanned Dragon spacecraft. http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/21/spacex-to-start-international-space-station-cargo-runs-on-october-7/

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World Wide Web Consortium - W3C- announces plan to deliver HTML 5 by 2014, HTML 5.1 in 2016http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/09/w3c-announces-plan-to-deliver-html-5-by-2014-html-5-1-in-2016/

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Google already has a maps app for iOS!http://soundcloud.com/tnt_voicemail/google-already-has-a-maps-app

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My problem with texting while driving laws is that they punish such specific behavior while ignoring other distracting behaviors. I've seen people driving while reading books, doing crossword puzzles, applying makeup, eating fast food, etc. If we're going to make new laws, they should regulate distracted driving in general instead of one specific distraction.

Of course, the real issue is that these are all activities people would rather be doing instead of operating a car. The only thing that's going to solve it for good is when we get our driverless cars!


-Justin
Under California's vehicle code, a driver can be ticketed $145 to $1,000 for having "wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property."

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