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The Daily Dies – Were they Set to Fail?

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The Daily Dies – Were they Set to Fail?

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Taking some time to look at the studio set and video shots. Needs a little upgrading so I will be moving things around. Don't forget we're only 4 weeks away from the CES action! Head to TPN.TV (http://tpn.tv) for the live stream! Please Fill out the Geek Smack! Survey (http://www.geekazine.com/survey) Hotline - 608-205-4378 - geekazine (at) gmail.com (http://www.geekazine.com/images/download.png) Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=268238310) - TechPodcasts (http://techpodcasts.com/geekazine/) - Stitcher (http://stitcher.com/geek) You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine (http://twitter.com/geekazine) - Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=28342275106) - About.Me (http://about.me/geekazine) Other shows: Day in Tech History (http://www.dayintechhistory.com/) - Geekazine Special Media Feed (http://www.geekazine.com/category/special) - iPad365 (http://www.geekazine.com/ipad365) Geek Smack! episode 245 Tech News: WiFi 802.11ac at 1.3Gbps (http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/04/marvel-brings-the-gig-to-wifi-with-new-802-11ac-4x4-SoC/) This new chip with 4x4 antenna system will allow transfer of 1.3 Gbps Steam Out of Beta (http://www.geekwire.com/2012/steams-big-picture-public/) PC Gamers can use Steam on the HDTV Movie Studios Opt Out (http://torrentfreak.com/movie-studios-ask-google-to-censor-their-own-films-facebook-and-wikipedia-121203/) Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, BBC Films, Sony Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures ask to take down their own Facebook and Wikipedia pages Facebook Pays for Sponsored Stories (http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-privacy-settlement-2012-12) If you have been featured on Sponsored Stories, you could get $10 from Facebook. Keep Internet Free (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/keep-internet-free-and-open.html)Google Blog talks about the importance of an Open Source Internet Real Life Transformer? (http://www.techhive.com/article/2018293/researchers-create-an-actual-transformable-robot-optimus-prime-eat-your-heart-out.html)Group wants to make "Re-programmable Matter" which will re-shape into items you need (like a coffee cup). Zynga Loses on New Facebook Deal (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-zynga-facebook-20121130,0,1284244.story) Zynga is now part of a "Standard License Agreement" with Facebook. Google New Maps API (http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/12/03/google-launches-new-maps-api-with-better-tablet-maps-google-play-services-new-layers-and-more/) Applications will be able to use the API to get location data from the player Yahoo Axes Chat (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20582550) One of the oldest chat room systems closing due to underage sex chatting. Instagram iPhone Vulnerability (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9234236/Instagram_vulnerability_on_iPhone_allows_for_account_takeover) Non-encrypted cookie is being sent which can clue the attacker on how to get in to delete photos. - Geek Smack! Geek News Comics: the Hawkeye Initiative (http://thehawkeyeinitiative.tumblr.com/)Crowdfunding: Stick and Find NFC Location Discs (http://www.indiegogo.com/sticknfind) LEGO: Tall LEGO Tower Crushes (http://gizmodo.com/5965451/how-tall-can-a-lego-tower-be-before-it-crushes-itself)Star Wars: R2D2 Vespa (http://www.ohgizmo.com/2012/11/08/this-r2-d2-vespa-is-unfortunately-not-for-sale/) Cars: Back to the Future Delorean Taxi (http://dvice.com/archives/2012/12/back-to-the-fut-4.php) - Geek Smack: Saying Goodbye to "The Daily". What Happened? "The Daily was a bold experiment in digital publishing," said News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch. "Unfortunately, our experience was that we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long term." The Daily was a mobile news app. Launched in February,
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