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Yahoo wants to buy Tumblr, Congress targets Google Glass, but hey apps! The CW comes to Apple TV http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Shannon Morse
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tmGoogle announced six app partners coming to Google Glass at Google I/O Thursday. Facebook, Twitter, CNN, Elle, Tumblr and Evernote will provide the first examples of apps built with the Glass Developers Kit. Examples were shown at a developer session discussing best practices for creating apps for Glass.http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16/us-google-glass-idUSBRE94F15P20130516

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slAllThingsD and Adweek both are reporting rumors of a possible deal between tumblr and yahoo, with yahoo ceo marissa mayer having serious talks with the social network. although separate rumors have pointed to facebook buying tumblr. uh ok, who's next? google? apple? http://gigaom.com/2013/05/16/yahoo-wants-to-buy-tumblr-will-facebook-swoop-in-at-the-last-minute/

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iaSamsung is suffering an embarrassment - an embarrassment of riches! The company has already sold 10 million Galaxy S4 units. Speaking to the Korea Times, Samsung said that the S4 is the company's fastest-selling smartphone in the company's history. It took the S3 50 days to hit the 10 million mark - the S4 will reach 10 million within a month of its release. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57584985-94/samsung-galaxy-s4-sales-to-hit-10-million-next-week/

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tmThe Financial Times and its Twitter account were hacked today. The FT blogs web page had a message "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army" and similar messages were posted to FT's Twitter accounts. A spokeswoman from the Financial Times told The Telegraph that the organisation was "working to resolve" the problems "as quickly as possible".http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/10064184/Financial-Times-hacked-by-Syrian-Electronic-Army.html

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slEA has revealed that it currently has no games in development for Nintendo's Wii U console. EA's launch partner for the Wii U, but says it has no developers working on future titles.Not great news for Nintendo today, in the midst of a fresh marketing strategy to boost interest in the Wii U.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22565945

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iaIf you own Apple's little set top box, the Apple TV, you're in for a new app from The CW network. The CW announced that it will bring full episodes of its shows to the Apple TV via an ad-supported app. When is this happening? No specific date was mentioned - only that this will happen "this year." http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57584965-93/apple-tv-to-add-more-prime-time-shows-with-cw-network-app/

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tmIn advance of appearing before a Senate Committee to discuss Apple's offshore cash supply and approach to taxes, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave an interview to Politico. Cook expanded on his December remarks that Apple will build a product in the US. He said the product will be an iteration of an existing Mac assembled with parts made in Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Florida and Kentucky.http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/apple-tim-cook-congress-tax-91501_Page2.html

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slAs Google's Explorer Edition continues to surprise and delight, Congress is finally getting scared. The Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus today wrote a letter to CEO Larry Page asking the CEO to clear up once and for all "whether this new technology could infringe on the privacy of the average American.""Because Google Glass has not yet been released and we are uncertain of Google's plans to incorporate privacy protections into the device," the letter reads, "there are still a number of unanswered questions that we share." http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/16/4338104/congress-asks-larry-page-if-google-glass-infringes-on-privacy

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tmPinterest added a Send button to pins on Thursday allowing users to forward a pin to Pinterest connections, Facebook friends or email contacts. You'll also get notifications if your contacts repines, like or comments on that picture of the world's largest rubber duck you sent them. This follows a Wednesday feature that warns users if they're about to create a duplicate pin.http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57584899-93/pinterest-lets-you-pass-pins-on-to-friends/

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iaGoogle Glass has been hacked to run Ubunutu! At Google I/O, Google employees demonstrated how to root Google Glass and then run Ubuntu on it. Glass was rooted by pushing some Android Packages to the device using adb (that's the Android Debug Bridge). Glass was then paired with a keyboard and trackpad via Bluetooth. From there, the bootloader was unlocked. After flashing a new boot image, the user would gain root. Some steps later, Ubunutu on your face. http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/16/google-glass-rooted-and-hacked-to-run-ubuntu-live-at-google-i-o/

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iaYahoo wants to buy Tumblr. Will Facebook swoop in at the last minute?http://gigaom.com/2013/05/16/yahoo-wants-to-buy-tumblr-will-facebook-swoop-in-at-the-last-minute/

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Will Yahoo Try to Get Its “Cool Again” by Doing a Deal for Tumblrhttp://allthingsd.com/20130516/will-yahoo-try-to-get-its-cool-again-by-doing-a-deal-for-tumblr/

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Yahoo in Talks to Acquire Tumblr Deal for social blogging site could reach $1 billionhttp://www.adweek.com/news/technology/yahoo-talks-acquire-tumblr-149583

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- Multiple reports say that Yahoo is interested in acquiring Tumblr
- These reports are from AllThingsD, AdWeek, and GigaOm
- According to the reports, Yahoo is in serious talks to acquire Tumblr and the deal could reach as high as $1 billion
- GigaOm says that Yahoo's NY-based corporate dev team is leading the process
- AllThingsD says Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been watching Tumblr since her days at Google and since taking over Yahoo has had a meeting with Tumblr CEO David Karp
- Tumblr has just started running ads on user's dashboards and the company told Forbes it generated $13M in revenue last year and could do as much as $100M this year
- GigaOm's sources say that Yahoo is worried Facebook could swoop in and that Karp has a close relationship with Facebook

Q: What could this deal do for Yahoo? Will this make Tumblr less cool?
Tumblr Specs:
Tumblr worldwide traffic was at 117 million visitors in April, according to comScore. On its home page, Tumblr claims it has 107.8 million blogs and 50.6 billion posts. U.S. desktop traffic to Tumblr was 37 million in April, close to LinkedIn and Twitter, although Twitter obviously has much more via mobile.

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slFacebook, Twitter, Tumblr, CNN And Evernote Apps Coming To Google Glass Todayhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/05/16/facebook-twitter-tumblr-and-evernote-apps-coming-to-google-glass-today/

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- Google announced new partner apps at Google I/O during the “Developing for Glass” session. Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Tumblr, Elle, CNN, NYT, Path. avail now if you have Glass or are a dev
- CNN app sends video to Glass via updates, and streams news to a browsable feed. It can alert users when there’s breaking news in a category that they want to follow, and those alerts can be customized to show up at specific times of day. They show up as text but can also be read aloud using the Mirror API.
-Glass developer evangelist Timothy Jordan emphasized the DM capabilities on Twitter for Glass and how the messages add to a thread that becomes a bundle on Glass.
- Evernote on Glass holds true to its note-taking roll, giving users the ability to have their notes shared to Glass from the web or mobile apps. Content is translated to simple text by the Glass service and displayed as simple short paginated messages.
q: necessary to recreate social experience on Glass? what has to change/be omitted?

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tmCongress Sends Google CEO Larry Page Letter Asking About Google Glass Privacy Concernshttp://marketingland.com/google-glass-44279

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Google On Glass Privacy Issues & Congress: “Social Cues” Will Help, Plus It Takes Trust Seriouslyhttp://marketingland.com/google-congress-glass-44295

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Letter to Googlehttp://joebarton.house.gov/images/GoogleGlassLtr_051613.pdf

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Meta Wants to Become the Next Augmented-Reality Glasses Phenomhttp://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57584739-76/meta-glasses-bring-3d-and-your-hands-into-the-picture/

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Formal letter Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus. Respond June 14
-prevent unintentionally collecting data about the user/non-user without consent?
-proactive protect the privacy of non-users
- Facial Recognition unveil personal information?
- additions or any refinements to its privacy policy?
- safeguard stored data?
- Google Glass director Steve Lee, From the beginning, the social implications of wearing Glass have been at the top of our mind
- have to speak or press a button to record. social cue.
- display always active when in use, same data policies as all of Google, Facial recog. not currently in product plans
Dear Congress, I assume you sent similar letters to Recon and Meta?

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iaThe CW will stream TV shows on Apple TV for free, the day after they airhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/05/16/the-cw-apple-tv/

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- Lots of TV streaming news this week (ABC, TNT, TBS)
- This time, The CW network announced it is bringing an app to that super-closed off set top box, the Apple TV
- Full streaming episodes will be available the day after they air on The CW
- The episodes will be available for free, without authentication and will be ad supported.
- The CW already has ad supported streaming on Android, iOS, and Win 8.
- CW content is available on Hulu and Xbox 360, but to view them on a television requires a fee (Hulu is $8 for +, the 360 requires Live)

Q: Are we going to see the Apple TV open up to more television apps? What do you think about this move from The CW (which is a joint venture of CBS)?
Engadget commenter: Michael_D
"CW rots your brain with teenie emo angsty crap. I actually kind of feel sorry for ios users which is saying a lot."

Some CW Shows:
- 90210, Arrow, Gossip Girl, Supernatural, The Carrie Diaries, Proom Queen, Whose Line Is It Anyway

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tmEA Has No Games in Development For Nintendo's Wii Uhttp://kotaku.com/ea-has-no-games-in-development-for-nintendos-wii-u-507588994

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EA stops making games for Nintendo Wii Uhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22565945

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Nintendo kicks “Let’s Play” videos off YouTube then slaps ads on themhttp://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/05/nintendo-kicks-lets-play-videos-off-youtube-then-slaps-ads-on-them/

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Unreleased Wii U games will be demoed at Best Buy during E3http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/05/unreleased-wii-u-games-will-be-demoed-at-best-buy-during-e3/

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EA spokesperson Jeff Brown told Kotaku: "We have no games in development for the Wii U currently,"
- Did not rule out publishing for the Wii U again.
- Mass Effect 3, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Madden and FIFA all on Wii U albeit later than PS3 or XBOX
- Take Two not promising GTAV for Wii U. Call of Duty: Ghosts not announced fro Wii U (can't preorder it)
- Ubisoft is bringing major Rayman and Assassin's Creed games to Wii U this year along with its ambitious new open-world game Watch Dogs.
- Warner Bros. bringing Batman
- Nintendo filed ContentID, LPer games pulled, then restored but monetized.
Nintendo previewed upcoming releases: Sonic: The Lost World (also 3DS), a new version of Super Luigi U (DLC and Standalone), and Mario and Sonic: Winter Games. Some of these unreleased games will be available for play at Best Buy during E3 prior to release. Yakuza 1 and Yakuza 2 in August.

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slBlackBerry regains some lost market share in Canadahttp://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57584995-94/blackberry-regains-some-lost-market-share-in-canada/

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- In a research note to investors on Thursday, Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt reported that while BlackBerry's market share was just 6 percent in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2012, it jumped to 13.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013. The analyst believes that there was some excitement that cropped up around BlackBerry's latest handsets, the Z10 and Q10, which helped spur the change.
- still a long way to climb: According to McCourt, BlackBerry had a 21.8 percent market share in the first quarter of 2011.
- apple earned 40.1 percent of the market in the first quarter, while Samsung held on to 29.8 percent of the space.
And then there's Windows Phone, which just displaced BlackBerry for the No. 3 spot worldwide.

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Do you feel lucky? Picksum Ipsum replaces your Web placeholder text with quotes from Hollywood legendshttp://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/05/17/do-you-feel-lukcy-picksum-ipsum-replaces-your-web-placeholder-text-with-quotes-from-hollywood-stars/

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Nvidia Shield pre-orders start today, shipping in June for $349http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/17/4339618/nvidia-shield-android-console-pre-order-release-date

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Razer Atrox Arcade Stick for Xbox 360 opening pre-orders May 21http://www.polygon.com/2013/5/17/4339744/razer-atrox-arcade-stick-for-xbox-360-opening-pre-orders-may-21

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