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Editor's Note: Welcome To The New ReadWrite

Dan Lyons is the editor in chief of the new ReadWrite. If you’re one of ReadWriteWeb's devoted long-time readers, please know that we remain committed to delivering the kind of smart, thoughtful analysis that you’ve come to expect from the site since its inception in 2003. We hope to build on that legacy and add to it, Editor's Note: Welcome To The New ReadWrite.

 

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Why The "New" iPad Should Never Have Been Released

Apple did something Tuesday it has not been able to pull off for a couple of years: It surprised the smack out of us. Sure, we all expected the iPad Mini and what Apple produced was right in line with our expectations. The kick in the head? Apple's brand new fourth-generation iPad. Looking at timing and specifications, one has to wonder: Why did the third-generation "new" iPad released in March ever exist in the first place, Why The "New" iPad Should Never Have Been Released.

Beyond Klout: Better Ways To Measure Social Media Influence

Twitter reveals less information, Klout is obsessed with scoring, not detailed tracking of what's actually happening. If you produce content, and want to track who shares it, Topsy is for you, Beyond Klout: Better Ways To Measure Social Media Influence.

Your Smartphone Is Covered In Poop

As one of the greatest germ carriers of the 21st century, your smartphone can give you, and the people you know, all sorts of nasty illnesses, like the flu, diarrhea and even pinkeye, Your Smartphone Is Covered In Poop.

Feds: Man Claiming 50% Ownership Of Facebook Forged, Hid Documents

The man who claimed he was entitled to a 50% stake in Facebook because founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea from him stands accused of forging documents, filing a bogus lawsuit and orchestrating a multi-million dollar scheme, Feds: Man Claiming 50% Ownership Of Facebook Forged, Hid Documents.

Facebook Tries To Silence Blogger To Cover Up User Data Scandal [Updated]

The Bulgarian blogger and digital rights activist who made headlines on Tuesday when he reported acquiring more than one million Facebook data entries for just $5, said Friday he is cooperating with Facebook as it conducts an internal investigation, but won't comply with the company's request to remove blog posts or not talk about the investigation, Facebook Tries To Silence Blogger To Cover Up User Data Scandal.

Why Evernote Just Doesn't Work For Me

Evernote is a very useful, Swiss-Army knife kind of software application that provides users with the tools they need to collect all of the information from their online journeys. It is a boon to anyone serious about task management and online research. So why can't ReadWrite writer Brian Proffitt integrate it into his work habits, Why Evernote Just Doesn't Work For Me.

Microsoft Surface RT Reviews Are In - And They're Mostly Mediocre

As Microsoft prepares to roll out Windows 8 on Friday, the first reviews of the company's Surface tablet with Windows RT are now going public. And reactions are middling at best, Microsoft Surface RT Reviews Are In - And They're Mostly Mediocre.

Microsoft Wants You To Forget About the Surface Pro, For Now

Microsoft has quietly set out to convince consumers that they should buy a Surface tablett with Windows RT now, rather than wait for the full Windows 8 version to arrive, Microsoft Wants You To Forget About the Surface Pro, For Now.

You Know Who Loves Windows 8's Metro Interface? Apple!

By almost any measure imaginable, Windows 8 is going to be a huge, smash hit. Microsoft's scale and reach and partnerships with countless hardware makers pretty much guarantees they will sell millions of copies of this program. But be warned, people don't like change, You Know Who Loves Windows 8's Metro Interface? Apple.

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