Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 290view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 290 for the week October 29 - November - 4, 2012. Links to UWN Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue290 In This Issue Raring Ubuntu Developer Summit Complete! Call for IRC Operators Ubuntu Stats LoCo News Canonical Design Team: Ubuntu: Designing for a good purpose Benjamin Kerensa: On Privacy and Unity Barneedhar: Ask Ubun (Hardware)

Drew’s Mom Reviews “Startups: Silicon Valley”view story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s Note: We had Lynda Harrison, writer Drew Olanoff’s mom, review an advance copy of the first episode of Bravo’s “Start Ups: Silicon Valley,” premiering Monday, November 5th. (IT news)

EFF: Calling All Geeks – Help Explain To Judges Hearing Oracle v. Google Appeal Why Copyrighting APIs Is Such A Bad Ideaview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is asking for help in explaining to the federal circuit why copyrighting APIs is such a bad idea. The EFF’s request comes after a victory earlier this year when U.S.District Court Judge William Alsup ruled in the Oracle v. Google case that an API cannot be copyrighted. (IT news)

Mophie releases first non-iOS smartphone case for the Samsung Galaxy S IIIview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Smartphone cases are one of those things that folks either love or hate. I prefer my phone to roll naked. I just don’t like cases whatsoever. I don’t like the feel of them, the added bulk, weight, the look of them… I could go on and on.  I know, I know. You’re crazy to spend the money on a high-end device and not protect it with a case. (IT news)

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Announced for Steam Linuxview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, a game developed by Kot-in-Action Creative Artel, with the help of the DarkPlaces engine, is now available on Steam for Linux.Steel Storm: Burning Retribution is a top down action shooter that made its first appearance on the Linux platform in Humble Bundle 3, back in August, 2011. (General)

SB7 Artist Jevy Releases Cigars & Ciroc Mixtape this week!view story

http://blog.songbirdnest.com – This week, we catch up with Jevy, one of our SB7 artists on the release of his new mixtape Cigars and Ciroc. (Software)

This Raspberry Pi-Powered DIY Coffee Table Arcade Machine Is Easy to Make, Offers Endless Entertainmentview story

https://www.linux.com – If you’re looking for a creative use of a Raspberry Pi, or maybe just want to get your retro game on, this DIY coffee table arcade machine is perfect for you. You’ll need some supplies, but Instructables user grahamgelding will show you how it’s done. (Hardware)

Former Tumblr President John Maloney Joins Storenvy Boardview story

http://techcrunch.com – After a brief hiatus from any official tech role, former Tumblr president John Maloney will be joining the board of custom store platform Storenvy this week. (IT news)

Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Viennaview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Pioneers Festival kicked off in Vienna this week and by the looks of the 2,300 attendees at the amazing Hofburg Imperial palace, the conference is shaping up to be a stand-out event in Europe, not least because it is enormously upbeat and positive. Something we need more of in Europe. (IT news)

Droid World heads to San Francisco this February 2013view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Leading Android developers, Google Android representatives, handset manufacturers and operators will be appearing on Apps World’s Droid World stage early next year at the world famous Moscone Center in San Francisco, California delivering valuable developer advice and ideas around the world’s most popular smartphone OS. Some of the industry’s most successful developers will there to shed light on (IT news)