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Think Different ad man recalls the truth behind Steve Jobs narrating The Crazy Ones ad: “a horrible idea”

If you watched the movie <i>Jobs</i>, you may recall Steve recording the words to the “Here’s to the crazy ones” ad, looking at the camera and asking “Is that ok?”. The reality, says Ken Segall, the creative director behind Apple’s famous Think Different campaign, was rather different. Speaking in an …

Google is making it hard to cheat on your spouse in Japan

Ashley Madison founder cries foul over Google AdWords restrictions<p><i>Noel Biderman, Ashley Madison CEO, in Tokyo last month.</i><p>"Women of this generation — this Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, ‘I'm in a sex tape' kind of generation — they're not going to behave like their moms. They're not going to tolerate …

The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

<i>When we think about the spectacular collapses of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and</i> …

Facebook at 10: Zuckerberg hails 'incredible journey'

From Harvard dorm room to 1.2 billion users, Facebook has come a long way in ten years<p>Tomorrow marks 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard University. Since then, the site has grown to become a global service with more 1.2 billion monthly active users.<p>“It's …

Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For $2.91 Billion

TechCrunch has confirmed reports that Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google. This is the division within Google that the company purchased in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility will go to Lenovo for $2.91 billion.<p>Of that $2.91 billion, $1.41 billion will be paid at the close of the …

Some Apple TVs may have Wi-Fi issues, but Apple plans to replace them for free

If you've been having trouble getting a third-gen Apple TV connected to your Wi-Fi network, you might want to take it to your nearest Apple Store to be replaced. in a leaked memo obtained by <i>9 to 5 Mac</i>, Apple admits that "a very small number" of the set-top boxes are having Wi-Fi connectivity …

What if Fox Quit Broadcast TV?

It isn't every day that a major national TV network threatens to become a cable-only subscription channel — but that's exactly what happened Monday. …

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iOS 7 Running Behind, Rumored to Have Significant Visual Makeover

In a Branch chat, which at the time of this writing is still going on, <i>Daring Fireball's</i> John Gruber says, according to what he's heard, iOS 7 is running behind schedule and that it will bring a significant user interface (UI) refresh.<p>What I've heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been …

iOS 7 running behind, Apple pulling Mac OS 10.9 developers to get it delivered?

Some rumblings from Daring Fireball’s John Gruber on a Branch thread this evening point to possible delays in iOS 7 and perhaps subsequently OS 10.9.<p>What I’ve heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it.<p>As he points out, Apple had this …

This is the Facebook Phone

…Well, it’s really an HTC Phone called the HTC First with an Android UI called Facebook Home that’s designed by Apple vets like Mike Matas. More images over at the 9to5Google sister site (it actually doesn’t look that bad).

Apple no longer blocking Microsoft's SkyDrive iOS update, version 3.0 released

Microsoft and Apple have been locked in a battle over Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud-storage app for iOS. The two companies were originally sparring over a 30 percent cut of revenue from SkyDrive storage purchases through Microsoft's iOS app, leaving it lacking updates since June 1st last year. …

CyanogenMod restores opt-out feature after user backlash

On April Fools’ Day, the folks behind the popular Android ROM CyanogenMod updated its CM Stats feature and removed the opt-out option for users, …

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Motion Capture Without Skintight Suits Will Make Blu-ray Extras Way Less Fun

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken have developed a new type of motion capture system that doesn't require the …

Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens, Says Survey

It’s often been assumed that teens are one of the main culprits in the texting-while-driving epidemic in the U.S. It makes sense — teens are new drivers, and thus more reckless, and they also happen to be expert texters.<p>However, a new study funded by AT&T finds that adults actually text while …

Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'

Google just announced the Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge, a new initiative whereby the company has promised not to sue developers, distributors, and users of open source software utilizing Mountain View's patents "unless first attacked." In introducing the good faith effort, Google is …

Spam war caused failure at critical internet exchange center

Exchanges are revising protocols in the wake of this week's devastating DDoS attacks<p>The dust is settling from this week's Dutch DDoS attacks — by some accounts, the largest denial-of-service action ever mounted, channeling 300 gigabits of junk traffic to the web's weakest spots. For the most part, …

An In-Depth Look at the Mysterious Information Superhighway, Care of 1995

In 1995 episode of <i>Computer Chronicles</i>, Stewart Cheifet greets us from inside one of those fancy new cyber cafés you've undoubtedly been hearing so …

The Teacher Who Illustrated This “Think Different” Chalkboard Was The Ultimate Apple Fan [Image]

Wow, this is incredible. Redditor Kepgnar works in the tech department of a charter school. Every month, one of the departments has to put together a message for the school’s official announcement chalkboard.<p>Here’s what Kepgnar came up with: a meticulously drawn “Think Different.” logo with an …

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Windows Blue public preview planned for Build developer conference

Microsoft is gearing up to release its first public preview version of Windows Blue at its Build developer conference in late June. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed that the company started work on a "milestone preview" version of Windows Blue earlier this month. The code, a …

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