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British spies launched cyberattack on Anonymous, according to leaked documents

Operation 'Rolling Thunder' led to arrests and convictions, but some say the government's tactics went too far<p>The UK's spy agency launched a cyberattack against the hacker collectives Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC …

Social Shopping Fashion Q&A Platform, Motilo, Bags Another $2.5M For Expansion & Marketing

London-based social fashion platform Motilo, which offers a home for fashionistas to float their sartorial dilemmas, has taken in another tranche of post-seed funding from private investors.<p>The startup, which was founded in April 2012, secured $3.3 million during 2013, and has now topped that up to …

Apple’s Radical New File System May One Day Replace The Mac’s Finder [Patent]

A new Apple patent describes an invention that may one day replace the Mac’s Finder.<p>Referring to a method for classifying documents in such a way as to allow for a multi-dimensional graphical representation of their contents, the patent would move away from the way information is currently …

The Brain

Now there’s a Facebook for dead people

An Israeli entrepreneur has spent “hundreds of thousands of shekels” (tens of thousands of US dollars) to photograph and log 120,000 gravestones, in an effort to create a sort of Facebook/Wikipedia for the dead. It sounds ghoulish, but the project, Neshama, is intended to be the opposite: Each page …

Greenville

Restaurant offers 50 percent discount for turning off phone

A restaurant owner in Israel has had enough of cell phone chatter and mute couples staring into their phones during dinner. So he's offering an incentive.<p>Look your lover in the face. Tell him or her why they're the best, most gorgeous, most intelligent, inspiring person you've ever met.<p>Then dig …

San Francisco

Apple Retail Stores to Integrate iBeacon Systems to Assist with Sales and Services

Earlier this year at the keynote during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple mentioned iBeacon microlocation APIs as a new part of its SDK, which are designed to access location data through the Bluetooth Low Energy profile on iOS devices. Now, the company is preparing to integrate …

Microsoft wants to sell you anti-Google mugs and t-shirts

Microsoft’s anti-Google “Scroogled” campaign has been quietly attempting to convince consumers to avoid Google services for the past few months, but it’s back today with a vengeance. Microsoft has dedicated an entire section of its online store to selling anti-Google mugs, hats, t-shirts, and …

Salesforce1 Sets An Ambitious Strategy To Redefine Selling and Customer Relationships

Delivering excellent customer experiences is the DNA of companies who excel at sales, marketing and service and is defining the future of many industries including manufacturing.<p>The launch of Salesforce1 by Marc Benioff at Dreamforce2013 today includes Salesforce1 Platform Services that unifies …

Technology is easy. Creating innovative business models is hard

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>I was checking in on Twitter a few days ago when I noticed this tweet from mobile analyst Horace Dediu that includes a graph …

Tesla sets customer satisfaction record

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Despite Tesla’s bumpy ride these past few weeks, the company got a bit of good news this week. It now holds the highest score …

Apple preps shoppers for Black Friday

The company jumps on the very large bandwagon to offer discounts on some products starting at midnight Friday.<p>Apple will join the countless number of retailers looking to score some cash on Black Friday.<p>The company on Tuesday sent out e-mails and published a page on its site teasing its Black …

eCommerce

Google now inviting developers to buy Glass

Now that Google has offered a preview of Glass' SDK and opened the Mirror API to all developers, it has a strong incentive to get its eyewear in the hands of app writers. Accordingly, the crew in Mountain View is now inviting developers to buy Glass' Explorer Edition; you'll find one such …