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tmAcer announced it has elected founder Stan Shih as the new chairman and interim President of the company. Two weeks ago, current president Jim Wong was named to take over the CEO role from resigning CEO J.T. Wang. Instead both Wang and Wong will step down and the position of CEO will be abolished. Co-founder George Huang will also return to the company on Shih’s team. Acer has had several quarters of disappointing results. November 5th, Shih and George Huang headed a committee to determine the future of the company.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/21/acer-idUST8N0HR00B20131121

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slPinterest has released a new set of tools for users that would help them “explore” and share the things around them. At an event with 150 “Pinners” at Pinterest HQ in San Francisco, CEO Ben Silbermann announced that the company would introduce new ways to plan trips.The new product, called “Place Pins,” is designed to help users provide a visual guide to finding places to go and things to explore. It uses the Foursquare API to help pinners explore the world around them.http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/pinterest-place-pins/

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iaCalifornia startup Kateeva just introduced the YIELDJet, which it calls the "world's first inkjet printer engineered from the ground up for OLED mass production." Typically OLED TVs are built using vacuum evaporation which can be inefficient. The YIELDJet prints the LEDs in a pure nitrogen environment and it coats glass in a uniform way. Kateeva suggests its techniques could bring down the pricing of OLED TVs. http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/21/kateeva-oled-tv-inkjet-printer/

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tmMicrosoft has added an online store to its “Don’t get Scroogled” site selling shirts, hats and mugs with various anti-Google messages on them. As an example, you can get a shirt or a mug that has the Chrome logo and the words “Keep calm while we steal your data.” What better way to protest the data collecting habits of one mega-corpportaion than to give your credit card and shipping address to another mega-corporation, both of whom share data with the NSA!http://mashable.com/2013/11/20/scroogled-merchandise/

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slSouthwest Airllines is the first U.S. airline to provide the option of gate-to-gate Wi-Fi Internet service. That’s because it uses a satellite technology that differs from the air-to-ground technology used by Gogo, which powers the inflight Wi-Fi for most other airlines. Southwest has Wi-Fi on 435 of its planes, using a satellite-based system from Global Eagle Entertainment’s inflight subsidiary Row 44. The FAA now allows the use of phones and tablets during takeoff and landing with an Oct. 31 ruling.http://allthingsd.com/20131120/southwest-to-be-first-with-gate-to-gate-wi-fi-service/

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iaWindows Phone just landed some high-profile apps. First up is Waze, the social traffic app, from Google. The app gives you pretty much the same feature set as you'd find on iOS. There's also a new official Instagram app, which is in beta. The app does support photo upload, but you can't use the camera from within the app itself. Additionally, Instagram for Windows Phone doesn't record or upload videos. http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3513_7-57613005/instagram-waze-land-on-windows-phone/

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tmHBO Go’s iOS and Android apps both can stream to Google’s Chromecast device starting today. That brings the official Chromecast app compatibility tally to seven when you count Pandora, Hulu Plus, Netflix, YouTube, the Chrome Browser and Google Play video. It also means those restrictions your cable company puts on which devices can stream HBO Go will seem even more arbitrary.http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5129354/chromecast-adds-hbo-go-streaming-support-ios-app

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slOne of the original architects of the Internet, Vint Cerf, is reminding everyone that privacy is a pretty new concept. “Privacy is something which has emerged out of the urban boom coming from the industrial revolution,” said Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and a lead engineer on the Army’s early 1970′s Internet prototype, ARPANET. As a result, ‘privacy may actually be an anomaly,” he told a gathering of the Federal Trade Commission. “So I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be interested in privacy, but I am suggesting to you that it’s an accident, in some respect, of the urban revolution,”.http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/googles-cerf-says-privacy-may-be-an-anomaly-historically-hes-right/

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tmLG now admits its televisions were sharing data on the channels you watched and filenames you streamed using their smart TVs, even when the setting was disabled. The company uses the data to serve ads on the TV’s apps.LG regrets concerns the reports have caused, reassured that the data, while transmitted was never stored, and promised a firmware update that will actually disable data transmission when the setting turns it off.http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57613322-93/lg-says-smart-tv-data-collection-will-stop-with-firmware-update/

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iaIt'll be a sad day on December 20, 2013 because that is the day the music dies - at least for Winamp. AOL announced that Winamp.com and its Web services will no longer be supported past December 20th, 2013. The Winamp Media player will also no longer be available for download. AOL bought Winamp way back in June 1999 for $80 million. http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/11/after-15-years-of-llama-whipping-aol-shuts-down-winamp-for-good/

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slPinterest Launches ‘Place Pins’ To Help Pinners Plan Their Tripshttp://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/pinterest-place-pins/

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- new product, called “Place Pins,” is designed to help users provide a visual guide to finding places to go and things to explore.
- “pinners” can beginning planning trips by creating a new board based on location, and then adding pins with locations to those boards. The tool adds a map, images, and relevant information to the pins, and allows pinners to view the places they’d like to visit both online and on mobile.
- keep track of places even while they’re on the go.
- Pinterest Place Pins depend on Foursquare’s location API, along with Mapbox’s map technology. But even if a location isn’t on the map doesn’t mean that pinners can’t add them — they can also add locations of their own. And Pinterest users can also use their mobile apps to get directions, based on location information they have collected.
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tmAcer elects founder as new chairman in reshufflehttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/21/acer-idUST8N0HR00B20131121

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Acer founder steps in to save company as CEO and president resignhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5129070/acer-founder-steps-in-to-save-company-as-ceo-and-president-resign

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Acer Chairman and CEO J.T. Wang Tenders Resignation; Corporate President Jim Wong to Succeed as CEO http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2013/72471

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Tablet marketshare numbers (IDC)http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/30/idc-tablet-share-q3-2013/

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Acer founder Stan Shih elected new chairman and interim corporate president, role of CEO abolished.
- “Due to the situation that now faces Acer and my personal social responsibilities, I must stand up and take the reign without salary.”
- co-founder George Huang will join management team
- Nov. 5, Huang and Shih headed committee on recommending future direction
- Jim Wong stepping down as president
- 2 weeks ago Wong announced as replacement CEO for JT Wang who would stay as chairman
- Bad Q3 (loss NT$13.2 billion, PC sales down 35%) after bad Q2, 7% staff reduction announced 2wks ago
- Acer sub-brands Gateway and Packard-Bell, #4 PC maker (and falling) #5 Tablet maker (and falling)
Q: If Stan Shih came to you for your opinion on what to do with Acer, what would you tell him?

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iaWindows Phone 8: Microsoft's breakthrough moment? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25031051#sa-ns_mchannel=rss%26ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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Google's social GPS app Waze now available on Windows Phonehttp://www.theverge.com/2013/11/20/5125346/waze-windows-phone-app-download-features-release

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Instagram for WP: Familiar design, but missing too many features
http://reviews.cnet.com/software/instagram-windows-phone/4505-3513_7-35832561.html

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YouTube and Xbox Still Working Together Just Fine. YouTube and Windows Phone Still Not Working Together at All.
http://allthingsd.com/20131120/youtube-and-xbox-still-working-together-just-fine-youtube-and-windows-phone-still-not-working-together-at-all/

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The BBC asked Joe Belfiore where do you want WP numbers to be a year from now:https://www.dropbox.com/s/kt96vxhcxnd3djk/Joe%20Belfiore%20on%20where%20he%20wants%20WP%20next%20year%20BBC.movVIDEO

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- Windows Phone landed a couple of major apps on Wednesday: Waze and Instagram
- Up until yesterday, if you wanted to use Instagram on WP, you'd have to use an unofficial app
- First reports claimed Instagram app didn't let you shoot or upload pics or vids but CNET reports: "After playing around with Instagram for Windows Phone, we found that you can take photos and post them."
- Instagram says users can upload photos from their phone's camera roll, but you cannot shoot photos from the app itself. The app is still in beta, and you can't record or upload videos, there's no geotagging or Photo Map, and you can't tag people in your photos.

- WP phone numbers according to Kantar: Italy 13.7%, Great Britain 11.4%. U.S. 4.6%, China 2.5%
- Meanwhile, YouTube is coming... to Xbox One. Google and Microsoft are working well there. However, there is still no official YouTube app for WP
- The BBC asked Joe Belfiore where do you want WP numbers to be a year from now? [VIDEO]

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slGoogle Launches Newsstand For Android, Combines Google Play Magazines And Currents Into A Single Apphttp://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/google-launches-newsstand-for-android-combines-google-play-magazines-and-currents-into-one-app/

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- new: Google Play Newsstand for Android, an app that's a combo of current Google Play Magazines app available in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia, as well as Google Currents, the company’s Flipboard competitor
- Play Newsstand will feature about 1,900 free and paid publications. The selection ranges from newspapers like The Australian, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to magazines like The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Wired and free blogs and news sites that have partnered with Google.
- “put the news you care about most front and center and presents stories that interest you based on your tastes. The more you read the better it will get.”
- Google also offers a Currents app for iOS. That app, Google told me, will be upgraded to the Newsstand app “early next year.”

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tmGoogle’s Cerf Says “Privacy May Be An Anomaly”. Historically, He’s Right.http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/googles-cerf-says-privacy-may-be-an-anomaly-historically-hes-right/

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Google's chief internet evangelist says 'privacy may actually be an anomaly'http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/20/5125922/vint-cerf-google-internet-evangelist-says-privacy-may-be-anomaly

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Internet Innovator Vinton G. Cerf to Keynote FTC's Internet of Things Workshop Nov. 19http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/10/iot.shtm

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Keynote address at the Federal Trade Commission’s Internet of Things workshop , Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf during Q&A:
“Privacy is something which has emerged out of the urban boom coming from the industrial revolution…privacy may actually be an anomaly. So I’m not saying that we shouldn’t be interested in privacy, but I am suggesting to you that it’s an accident, in some respect, of the urban revolution.”
- Gregory Ferenstein TC, writes about internal walls in homes not common until 19th century, public toilets, bedchambers only popular with European wealthy in 1600s
- “right to privacy” coined by Louis Brandeis in 1890. Not recognized by Supreme Court until 1967 Katz vs. US.
- 1790 census results posted publicly so people could check accuracy
- Cerf’s point was that transparency “is something we’re gonna have to live through.”
- "We are gonna live through situations where some people get embarrassed, some people end up going to jail, some other people have other problems as a consequence of some of these experiences.”
- Gave example of caught in background of FB photo: "The technology that we use today has far outraced our social intuition, our headlights. ... [There's a] need to develop social conventions that are more respectful of people’s privacy.
Q: How much privacy should we expect on the Internet?

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iaInsight: For Intel, Hollywood dreams prove a leap too far http://news.yahoo.com/insight-intel-hollywood-dreams-prove-leap-too-far-032740428--sector.html

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- Reuters has a report explaining what happened to Intel's TV service called OnCue
- It turns out the decision to kill OnCue came from Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich who thought the company could not afford the distraction and expense acc'g to "sources familiar with the decision"
- The Intel pop-up stores in NY, LA, and Chicago was supposed to serve as a place to promote the launch of Intel TV. The stores will feature ultrabooks and tablets
- Reuters sources say that OnCue's most likely buyer is Verizon (ATD reported the same a while ago)
- The report also has some information on the origin of OnCue. Former BBC exec Erik Huggers pitched the idea and Paul Otellini saw an opportunity to diversify into a new consumer business.
- Krzanich didn't share Otellini's interest in Intel TV and spent his first six months as CEO focused on the declining PC biz and lack of progress in mobile
- Huggers came close to finalizing deals, but they would require upfront outlays of hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experimenthttp://www.engadget.com/2013/11/20/hobbit-chrome-experiment/

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Sony's SmartWig patent is a real head-scratcherhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/11/21/sony-smartwig-patent/

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Microsoft pens playful doctor's note for Xbox One gamershttp://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57613303-75/microsoft-pens-playful-doctors-note-for-xbox-one-gamers/

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Guys, you sort of asked on yesterday's show for my thoughts on UK websites being able to use .uk domains.

My view is that it's a good thing overall. We currently also have .uk.com, which is just confusing. This simple .UK makes things easier for businesses to adopt without worrying users will get confused.

I also like that it brings us in line with other countries like Japan, which just has a .JP country TLD.

Let's be honest though: most people are still just going to use .co.uk.

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