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Andrew James

  1. Reddit Takes Censorship Into Its Own Hands with New Blocking Policy

    Last week, Reddit announced that it would start blocking URLs that it found to be gaming its voting system, or spamming its site with links. The company has created a private list of domains Reddit will actively block for an unspecified amount of time – although they do claim that it’s only temporary. The self-proclaimed "front page of the Internet" will reject any post that includes a URL to one of the blocked sites.

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  2. Don't Laugh, the Stylus Is Coming Back

    When the stylus recently re-emerged from the death grip of the 90s, we weren't sure who to blame – Samsung? Hipsters? I was a strong supporter of Apple's opinion that the stylus is a screen cane for inferior devices. Then in April, Amazon's own stylus reached No. 1 on the list of tablet accessories. Then Apple filed a patent for the iPen on May 24. Then just today, pen-happy Samsung patented a NFC stylus with haptic feedback and a built-in earpiece for making calls. So, what happened?

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  3. Switchcam Raises $1.2 Million From Mark Cuban, Turner Media Camp, and 500 Startups

    Switchcam, the video aggregation and syncing site that allows viewers to "direct" shots, has just raised $1.2 million in seed funding. Leading the round was Mark Cuban, Turner Media Camp, and 500 Startups as well as Vikas Gupta, Niket Desai and Reed Morse, David Beyer and Jeffrey Schox. This adds to Mark Cuban's $500K investment in 360' video program, Condition One during their seed round yesterday, ahead of rebranding his HDNET cable network to become AXS TV.

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  4. US Ignite: Designing Apps For Ultra-High Speed

    Tomorrow, Obama signs an executive order to begin implementing an ultra-high speed network across the US under the project name US Ignite. It's similar to what Google Fiber has been toying with in Kansas City, but with a public services tilt. The 100Mbps+ low latency network will connect major centers across the US, building on existing connections between 300 researchers at 60 universities.

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  5. WWDC: The Key Details From Today's Apple Event

    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference keynote is today, and we'll be live updating this post as the event rolls on. Rather than dissect every word Tim Cook utters, we're covering today's event with just the essentials all on one pretty page. We'll boil down all the information you want and post it right here.

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