Here’s What a Twitter News Service Might Look Like

Many of Twitter’s 215 million users have turned the service into their own personal newspaper by following people and publishers. What if Twitter started delivering that news itself?
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ATD’s Staff Sounds Off on Hyperloop Plans, Facebook’s New Commerce Test and All Those Internet TV Options

This week’s TV and radio appearances from the AllThingsD staff.
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ATD on the TV: Toasty Twitter, Amber Alerts, Dell and the NFL

Should you want to see some of the week’s tech news highlights, rather than just read about them, watch these quick videos.
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Why The Onion Is Awesome for Publishing Details of Its Twitter Hack

Details of hacking attacks are too often kept secret.
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BBC Weather Forecast Calls for Hacked Twitter Account

Courtesy of the “Syrian Electronic Army.”
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iBackpack!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could watch Apple design guru Jony Ive judge a bunch of kids’ designs for a combo backpack/lunchbox? It is!
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Tumblr Not Limited to Fanciers

Today there are millions of people making stuff and putting it into the world: that’s become part of our identity and it shouldn’t be limited to people who fancy themselves writers, or who are particularly witty or talented: curation is a new, more accessible way to express yourself.

David Karp, Tumblr CEO, to BBC economics editor Paul Mason

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Confirms Kindles Are Sold at Cost

How does Amazon manage to its keep Kindle prices low while still offering some of the latest hardware? Just skip the profit part.
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News Byte

New York Times Lands BBC Boss for CEO

The New York Times has hired Mark Thompson, the outgoing head of the British Broadcasting Corporation, as its new CEO. The Guardian first reported that Thompson was a likely candidate for the spot, which has been open since Janet Robinson departed last December.

Viral Video: BBC’s Weirdly Victorious Animated Olympic Promo

The thrill of CGI, the agony of sore feet.
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A Non-Viral Video You Should Watch Anyway