How DRM screws people with visual disabilities: a report from the front lines

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow
ZDNet’s Rupert Goodwins is going blind. Most of us will lose a substantial fraction of our visual acuity, should we live long enough. As a service to his readers, Goodwins is documenting the way that technology can be adapted for people with visual disabilities. It’s a fascinating story: as he says, “there’s never been a better time to go blind: we are busy converting the world to digital, and digital is supremely easy to convert.”

Peter Gabriel Makes Case For Internet Freedom

from Mashable! by Neha Prakash

 

Top 5 Mobile Apps for the Techie Traveler

from social media vb by mikepoynton
Smart phones have revolutionized the way many of us travel. Here are must-have apps for techie travelers!

Apple Wants More Damages, U.S. Sales Ban Against Samsung [REPORT]

from Mashable! by Anita Li

The politics and power struggles of the Chinese Internet superpowers

from The Next Web by Josh Ong

The Apple iPhone 5 has reportedly been jailbroken

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

7 Best Ways to Promote Your Business on Linkedin

from social media vb by Samir Feroze
LinkedIn is a network for connecting professionals across the globe. Despite the changes in the social media arena, LinkedIn has thrived, growing tremendously at a rate of two new users per second. The network has over 175 million registered users in 200 countries around the globe.

iPhone 5 Torn Apart and On Display [PICS]

from Mashable! by Emily Price

 

4 Time-Saving Tips for Businesses on Tumblr

from Mashable! by Christine Erickson

What Apple Can Learn From the iOS 6 Maps Mess

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

A Brief History of Text Messaging

from Mashable! by Christine Erickson

How Is Social Media Changing Diplomacy?

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Google News turns 10

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler
Google News launched on September 22, 2002?exactly a decade ago.

Inspired by the widespread interest in news after the September 11 attacks, we invested in technology to help people search and browse news relevant to them. Google News broke new ground in news aggregation by gathering links in real time, grouping articles by story and ranking stories based on the editorial opinions of publishers worldwide. Linking to a diverse set of sources for any given story enabled readers to easily access different perspectives and genres of content. By featuring opposing viewpoints in the same display block, people were encouraged to hear arguments on both sides of an issue and gain a more balanced perspective.

Too Legit To Quit: 124.2m Legal BitTorrent Music Downloads in 2012

from TorrentFreak by enigmax
On Monday, Musicmetric ? a data and analytics company that maps the trends and preferences of music fans around the world ? published its first Digital Music Index.
Musicmetric revealed that their BitTorrent monitoring, which spanned the first of half of 2012, covered a total 750,000 recording artists. During that six month period they logged a total of 405 million music release downloads.

Twitter?s new Lifeline feature in Japan helps people find relevant accounts quickly during emergencies

from The Next Web by Matthew Panzarino

From Food to iPhones: These Are the Lines That Try Men’s Souls

from Wired Top Stories by Jakob Schiller
Photos of people standing in line have a funny way of summing up the human condition. Today it was the pictures of people waiting for the iPhone 5 that pointed to the power of Apple and the draw of its devices. But throughout history we’ve been able to consistently turn to photos of people queued up as a way to see what’s important.

 

The 8 Worst Things About iOS 6

from Mashable! by Samantha Murphy

 

The 10 Most Successful Brands on Facebook

from social media vb by Morgan J. Arnold
Our near-real time leaderboard generates a composite score for each brand using dozens of metrics, categorized by the Pillars of Social Media: Presence, Audience, Engagement & Buzz. Here’s a look at the top 10 brands on Facebook and how they got there:

W3C Unveils Plan to Finish HTML5 in 2014

from Wired Top Stories by Scott Gilbertson
HTML5 is a spec with a plan. Namely, to reach the W3C’s recommendation stage by the end of 2014. To do that the W3C is speeding up its process, which will not only help HTML5, but HTML5.1, HTML5.2 and HTML.next.

Linux Drives the Open Source Car

from Wired Top Stories by Doug Newcomb
The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup plans to promote an open source software approach to car technology, and topple traditional automotive infotainment silos.

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