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European Critics Envision Google's 'Unbundling'
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EU authorities for four years has been investigating allegations that Google abuses its dominance of the European search market. Reuters. By. Sam Schechner. Sam Schechner. The Wall Street Journal. CANCEL. BiographySam Schechner Sam.
European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolutionReuters
Europe may ask Herr Google: Would you snap off your search engine?Register
Google Targeted as EU Weighs Call to Split Web-Search SitesBloomberg
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Google News Sci Tech: Dizzying heights: Prehistoric farming on the 'roof of the world' - Phys.Org->

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Dizzying heights: Prehistoric farming on the 'roof of the world'
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Modern-day barley harvest in Qinghai, farmed at a height of 3,000 meters above sea level. Credit: Professor Martin Jones, University of Cambridge. Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to...

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Techdirt: Bludgeoned And Bleeding, Aereo Finally Files For Bankruptcy->

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For a moment there, streaming video operator Aereo put on a brave face that it could continue despite last June's Supreme Court ruling against the company. While some interpretations of that ruling seemed to suggest that Aereo could be considered a cable company if it was willing to pay retransmission fees and effectively function as a delayed DVR service, those dreams were dashed in an October ruling that granted a pretty broad injunction by broadcasters. Judge Alison Nathan effectively stated at the time that Aereo should go ahead and die as the Supreme Court intended, and stop with all the postmortem twitching.

With no product on sale and legal costs mounting, Aereo earlier this month laid off the majority of its staff with the exception of a skeleton crew in their New York City office. This week, Aereo announced that the company would be filing for bankruptcy. In a blog post, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia finally acknowledges the obvious -- that the Supreme Court ruling was simply too difficult to overcome:

"While we had significant victories in the federal district courts in New York and Boston and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the reversal of the Second Circuit decision in June by the U.S. Supreme Court has proven difficult to overcome. The U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively changed the laws that had governed Aereo’s technology, creating regulatory and legal uncertainty. And while our team has focused its energies on exploring every path forward available to us, without that clarity, the challenges have proven too difficult to overcome."
While the blog post is entitled "The Next Chapter," this is most likely game over for the disruptive upstart.

While the FCC is considering rule changes that would officially declare over the top streaming operators cable companies (giving them FCC-enforced access to vertically integrated programming), that would require that Aereo pay retransmission fees -- ruining Aereo's biggest appeal: the low price. But by the time Aereo gets any sort of fresh footing as a more traditional streaming operation, the market will likely be flooded with a variety of new, live over-the-top (OTT) services (from Dish, Sony, Verizon and more in 2015), and Aereo's window will have been slammed shut by larger players.

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Google News Sci Tech: NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand ... ->

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NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand ...
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Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--November 21, 2014. Ten new projects are providing opportunities for the public to participate in NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge, which accelerates the agency's asteroid initiative work through innovative partnerships and...
Asteroid Impact Threat: Experts Report on Early-Warning StrategiesYahoo News UK

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Google News Sci Tech: Amazon reportedly launching free, ad-supported video service - Engadget->

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Amazon reportedly launching free, ad-supported video service
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Amazon is set to launch a free, ad-supported video service separate from its $99 Prime Instant Video offering, according to the New York Post. In case you're having deja vu, the WSJ reported exactly the same thing back in March and Amazon firmly denied it.
Amazon to launch ad-supported video service next yearallvoices
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Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service: NY postKFGO

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Google News Sci Tech: Barbie fails as computer engineer - ZDNet->

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Barbie fails as computer engineer
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For a guy named Ken, and as a computer engineer, I'm taking this Barbie diss pretty hard. But, news is news, so here's how it played out. Some people felt that Barbie failed as a computer engineer and that the book, Barbie: I can be a Computer Engineer, was...
Barbie's Had Some Crazy Careers — Some Great, Some Not So MuchRefinery29
Team Pick: Feminist Hacker BarbieAutostraddle
Mattel Apologizes For Inept Computer Engineer BarbieCare2.com
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Google News Sci Tech: Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park - The Elkhart Truth->

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Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park
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In this Oct. 19, 2014, photo, a seagull is photographed with a dart through its neck in Wenatchee, Wash. The dart appears to be 4 to 5-inches long and it is believed to have come from a dart gun, according to Sgt. Jody White with the Wenatchee Valley...
Seagull with dart in neck surviving in WenatcheeSan Francisco Chronicle

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Google News Sci Tech: Amazon reportedly developing a new weapon to combat Netflix - BGR->

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Amazon reportedly developing a new weapon to combat Netflix
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In order to better compete against rivals like Netflix, Amazon may launch a free, ad-supported streaming video service at some point early next year, The New York Post has learned. FROM EARLIER: Everything you need to know about Amazon's crazy Black...
Amazon's ad-supported streaming video service to touch down early next yearTechSpot
Amazon warming up 'cheapo web video' cannon to sink NetflixRegister
Ad-Supported Amazon Streaming Video Service Said to Launch Next YearTechnoBuffalo
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Google News Sci Tech: What Horses and Rhinos Have in Common: An Ancestor in India - NBCNews.com->

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What Horses and Rhinos Have in Common: An Ancestor in India
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Who knew that horses and rhinos were on the same branch of the evolutionary tree? Actually, scientists have known for a long time that those two types of animals, along with tapirs, are part of a biological group known as perissodactyls or odd-toed ungulates.

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Techdirt: Ireland Asks EU To Support Microsoft In Legal Battle Involving Competing Jurisdi->

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Techdirt has been following the extremely important case where a US magistrate judge ruled that Microsoft had to comply with a warrant asking for data held on servers in Dublin. Clearly, if this stands, it will have big implications for cloud computing -- and a massive negative impact on US businesses trying to sell such services around the world. For that reason, Microsoft has been fighting back in the courts, so far unsuccessfully.

Now there's been an interesting development on the other side of the Atlantic, where Ireland's Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection has written to the European Commission formally requesting it to make a submission:

A case involving Microsoft that is currently before the US courts has raised important issues between the respective legal regimes in the European Union and the United States, particularly in relation to the protection of personal data.

The case in question has given rise to a degree of legal uncertainty and the outcome could have potentially serious implications for data protection in the EU.

By seeking direct access to data held in the EU through the US judicial system, existing legal mechanisms for mutual assistance between jurisdictions may be being effectively bypassed. There are fundamental issues at stake here as regards the protection of personal data that is held within the European Union.
"Existing legal mechanisms" presumably means the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty that would allow the US to request the data it wants from the Irish government. The "fundamental issues at stake" refer to the fact that by trying to take a more direct route, without involving the Irish government, the US authorities are likely to fall foul of European data protection laws, which do not allow personal data to be handed over in this way. The Irish minister is clearly asking the European Commission to support Microsoft in its fight against the US court's decision:

I urge the Commission to consider the arguments that Microsoft are making with respect to this case.
That's an indication that the Irish government -- and doubtless those elsewhere in the EU -- really want Microsoft to win. If it doesn't, there is going to be a clash of jurisdictions that could get very messy as both US and EU insist that their laws must take precedence, with serious consequences if they don't....

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Google News Sci Tech: Nintendo Launches Super Smash Bros Charm Offensive - TechNewsWorld->

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Nintendo Launches Super Smash Bros Charm Offensive
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Nintendo on Friday released what is expected to be its biggest title for the upcoming holiday season, and it also made a play in the collectible toy market with a line of interactive figurines. Since the release of its Wii U console, the company has found itself in...
Super Smash Bros Wii U debut: watch real gameplay nowSlashGear
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ReviewHuffington Post
Nintendo: We Have No Smash Bros Premium DLC Plans Beyond MewtwoGameSpot
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Google News Sci Tech: European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution - Reuters->

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European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
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People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Google logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Dado Ruvic. Related News. U.S. under pressure to match EU rules on market...
European Parliament to call for breakup of Google, report saysCNET
Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up GooglePCWorld
EU Lawmakers Targeting Google Weigh Call to Split Search EnginesBloomberg
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Google News Sci Tech: Uh-oh, Moto: AT&T is sending back early Nexus 6 units over a bug - Engadget->

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Uh-oh, Moto: AT&T is sending back early Nexus 6 units over a bug
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If you're an AT&T customer eager to get your hands on the over-sized Nexus 6, get ready to wait a bit. AT&T stores are apparently returning the first crop of Nexus 6 units to Motorola over a software bug, Droid Life reports. And it'll likely be a while until their...
Yes, the Nexus 6 is a great phone, but I'm buying a Moto X 2014Gigaom
AT&T Nexus 6 Bug Prompts Smartphone Returns to MotorolaTech Times
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for youRegister
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Google News Sci Tech: Buy a Chromebook, Get 1TB of Google Drive Storage - PC Magazine->

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Buy a Chromebook, Get 1TB of Google Drive Storage
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You'd normally pay $240 for that much storage, but it's free as part of Google's holiday promotion. 0shares. Google Drive Tips VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY. Thinking about buying a new Chromebook? Google has a promotion for the holidays that might...
Don't Buy A Chromebook Just For 1TB Drive Storage OfferForbes
Google offers 1TB of free Drive space with new ChromebooksGeek
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