November 2013 Archive

SF sees highest crime rate since 2008

(SF Examiner) – …police are attributing the double-digit jump in thefts and robberies to a couple of usual suspects: smartphones and BART.

How Google Shrank Android For Version 4.4 KitKat

(readwrite) – Google cut the fat for the latest version of Android while maintaining top-end design and functionality. Here’s how.

Jury: Newegg infringes Spangenberg patent, must pay $2.3 million

(ArsTechnica) – Determined lawyers—and the father of modern crypto—couldn’t stop TQP patent.

The 33 Best Vine Videos of 2013

(Mashable) – It’s hard to believe that Vine debuted only at the beginning of 2013.

The Best Walmart Thanksgiving Day Fight Videos

(Gawker) – If you think any of this stopped shoppers, nope.

Man Throws Away 7,500 Bitcoins, Now Worth $7.5 Million

(CBS DC) – James Howells of Wales purchased the suddenly skyrocketing Internet currency for almost nothing back in 2009.

Hey, Shoppers: Black Friday Savings Are a Hoax

(Bus. Week) – Turns out, retail profit margins tend to be higher during the holiday period, despite all the promotions.

I’m Sick of Other Holidays, but I Still Love Thanksgiving

(New Republic) – It’s still inclusive and noncommercial. Be grateful.

In Silicon Valley, Partying Like It’s 1999 Once More

(NY Times) – These are fabulous times in Silicon Valley.

Mafia ‘fed rival to pigs while he was still alive’

(Telegraph) – Italian mobsters beat rival gangster with metal bars before feeding him to pigs, police investigation claims…

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