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Victory! Boycott forces GoDaddy to drop its support for SOPA

Victory! Boycott forces GoDaddy to drop its support for SOPA | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Under intense pressure from an Internet-wide boycott, domain registrar GoDaddy has dropped its support for SOPA. (Ha! People should continue to boycott them anyway. "Victory!")

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GoDaddy Faces boycott over SOPA support

GoDaddy Faces boycott over SOPA support | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Most Internet companies oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act, but the domain registrar GoDaddy supports it.

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Verizon Seeks Move to a Media Server and Client Model for Distributed Entertainment

Verizon Seeks Move to a Media Server and Client Model for Distributed Entertainment | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

US communications giant Verizon last week released a YouTube video exploring the history of its set top box hardware development over the last six years.

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Native Instruments Offers Up Free ‘Player’ Versions of Their Awesome Music Tools!

Native Instruments Offers Up Free ‘Player’ Versions of Their Awesome Music Tools! | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Native Instruments is one of the pioneers in the virtual instrumentation market. Back in the 90's, you needed a bunch of physical instruments chained together with a MIDI processor to get all the sounds you wanted.

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Ready for a New Linux Desktop? Meet Mint's 'Cinnamon'

Ready for a New Linux Desktop? Meet Mint's 'Cinnamon' | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

A fork of the GNOME 3 shell, this new software is meant to add another intermediate option between GNOME 2 and GNOME 3.

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Microsoft Exits CES: 5 Reasons Behind the Move

Microsoft Exits CES: 5 Reasons Behind the Move | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

It's possible that Microsoft learned something that Apple realized a while ago: if you want something done right, do it yourself.

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SBS 2011 Essentials RTM's today.. er, I mean, Office 365 module.

SBS 2011 Essentials RTM's today.. er, I mean, Office 365 module. | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Now before you read my headline and go "huh?  I think she's been drinking too much Egg nog"... keep reading why I say that
Office 365 Integration Module for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials Released Today!

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The Year in Technology

The Year in Technology | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Walt Mossberg takes a look at some of the biggest tech products of the past year—and the questions they raise for 2012.

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Engadget reviews the PlayStation Vita

Engadget reviews the PlayStation Vita | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

The PlayStation Vita may still be months away for the world outside of Japan, but that won't stop Engadget from reviewing Sony's new handheld.

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MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It

MythBuster Adam Savage: SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Soon the U.S. Congress will reconvene to consider the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Mythbuster and PM contributing editor Adam Savage says that if these sweeping pieces of legislation pass it could destroy the internet as we know it.

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The Companies Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law--and How to Contact Them

The Companies Supporting SOPA, the Awful Internet Censorship Law--and How to Contact Them | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Who's officially on the record backing what could be the worst thing to ever happen to the internet?

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Social Technology In Context

Social Technology In Context | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

By now, you’ve probably heard a little about the latest report from HRxAnalysts. The 2012 Index of Social Technology in HR and Recruiting is a comprehensive look at the new technologies that are entering the organization in the 21st Century. While they are generally lumped together under the rubric of social media, a lot more is happening.

The report documents the 16 different kinds of social technology and their ultimate place in the various HR Silos. While the organizational focus seems to be on the control of these grassroots technologies, what’s really happening is pretty interesting. There is very little that is actually social about social technologies.

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A Start-Up Program for Women in Mobile Tech

A Start-Up Program for Women in Mobile Tech | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

When it comes to programs that nurture new start-ups, women often don’t make the cut. A new 'start-up accelerator' hopes to combat that gender disparity in at least one booming market: mobile technology.

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Google Extends Deal To Keep Firefox Afloat

Google Extends Deal To Keep Firefox Afloat | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

I don’t think it is much of a secret that Mozilla (the company behind Firefox) depends on Google to a very large degree for its own existance.Google pays Mozilla a big (yet, undisclosed) sum of money to keep Google as the default search engine in...

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Review

AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Review | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

4.3 billion transistors, a 28nm manufacturing process, 2048 cores, a 384-bit memory bus and 3GB of GDDR5 memory; the new AMD HD 7970 has it all.

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5 Security Tips for Banking by Smartphone

5 Security Tips for Banking by Smartphone | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Banking by smartphone is convenient, but how can you make sure that your information (and money) will be secure? These five simple tips can help.

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Rogers DOA policy being changed to 15 days

Rogers DOA policy being changed to 15 days | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Rogers is reportedly changing the handset DOA (defective on arrival) policy from 30 days to 15 days effective February 1st, 2012. The new change will match with the company’s buyer’s remorse policy which is also 15 days. Nice to see the competition in Canada's cellular service space is creating such competitive leaps forward... er, back.

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Strategy First Christmas Games Bundle Has 14 Games for $30!

Strategy First Christmas Games Bundle Has 14 Games for $30! | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

This isn't a 'indie bundle', but rather just a great deal from Strategy First! You get 14 full-sized retail games for $30 - with a normal price of $257.86!

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Sign Docs Electronically On The Go With Adobe Echo Sign For iPhone & iPad

Sign Docs Electronically On The Go With Adobe Echo Sign For iPhone & iPad | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

More and more people are using electronic signatures in the corporate sector for secure transfer of legal documents since it is a much better alternative to sending your documents via courier or air mail, especially if you have offices or clients...

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Vanguard’s 2011 Holiday Productivity and Tech Tool Round Up

The thing I enjoy the most about the holiday season is gift giving. But in today’s tightened economy, many of us are facing reduced budgets and looking for easy gifts to give family and colleague...

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Is there still a market for PDAs?

Is there still a market for PDAs? | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

A few years ago, most of the people reading this article probably carried two devices with them every day in their pocket or bag: a mobile phone and a PDA.

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Facebook Educating Users About Ads

Facebook Educating Users About Ads | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

Facebook has introduced a new About page for people to learn how advertising works on the site.  Some users are seeing a notice above the News Feed directing them to the page.

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22+ Last-Minute Gifts You Can Send by Email

22+ Last-Minute Gifts You Can Send by Email | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

You've waited until the last minute to buy gifts. Not to worry -- the perfect present is just an email away.

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Thriving in a World Where Computers Are Smarter Than We Are

Thriving in a World Where Computers Are Smarter Than We Are | Cotés' Tech | Scoop.it

From Apple's voice-activated assistant to Microsoft's gesture-based input device to IBM's computer that beat Jeopardy champs, it's clear that the capabilities of technology are moving beyond our human abilities.

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