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Pebble smartwatch breaks Kickstarter’s $3.3 million record…with a full month still to go

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Not content with hitting $1 million of funding in just over one day, Kickstarter project Pebble has broken the record for funding on the crowdsourced site but it still has a whole month left to raise additional revenue in. The project to create a slick e-paper smartwatch that connects to iPhone...
Pebble smartwatch breaks Kickstarter’s $3.3 million record…with a full month still to go

Google Co-Founder Blasts Entertainment Industry On Piracy

torrentfreak.com
Instead of the entertainment industry beating up the little guys on the issue of piracy, in 2011 and early 2012 they went for the nuclear legislative option. The ensuing battle for the free flow of information online polarized the Internet. SOPA and PIPA became the acronyms on everyone’s lips and...
Google Co-Founder Blasts Entertainment Industry On Piracy

Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

techcrunch.com
A milestone today in the world of publishing, as Pottermore.com, the site dedicated to all digital things Harry Potter, opened for business as the exclusive distributor of Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks. This marks the first time that a major author has ventured forth to offer e-books directly to the...
Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

Fred Wilson: what crowdfunding means for the VC business

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For the past couple of decades, venture capitalists have had the upper hand. They’ve had the funding and, traditionally, they’ve held most of the power in the startup ecosystem. But, Fred Wilson, managing partner of Union Square Ventures (and beloved blogger), believes that balance of power is shifting (As noted in Stacey’s...
Fred Wilson: what crowdfunding means for the VC business

Must See HDTV (April 30th - May 6th)

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Mayweather/Cotto While its not the Mayweather/Pacquiao boxing match fans want to see, this is the fight we have. Miguel Cotto believes he's in position to send Floyd Mayweather Jr. home with his first ever loss and surprisingly, some boxing experts agree with him. We'll see if Cotto's strength is...
Must See HDTV (April 30th - May 6th)

The cracks spread: Why News Corporation’s rumored split isn’t a surprise

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With reports suggesting that News Corporation is considering splitting in two, separating its publishing and entertainment divisions into separate entities, it’s worth looking at why it’s looking at doing this. It’s a move that won’t have surprised many onlookers. July 7 2011, a momentous day in the history of Rupert...
The cracks spread: Why News Corporation’s rumored split isn’t a surprise

Chinese Copyright Proposal Would Allow Compulsory Licensing Of Music After Three Months

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As China continues to climb up the economic rankings (it became number two last year, in case you missed it) its domestic policy begins to have wider implications for the rest of the world. A case in point is this news from Slashdot about proposed changes to China's copyright laws....
Chinese Copyright Proposal Would Allow Compulsory Licensing Of Music After Three Months

Online innovation threatened by governments, Clinton adviser warns

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State department's Alec Ross tells London conference that governments will 'lash back' against authoritarian regimesGovernments that attempt to regain control of the internet pose the greatest threat to innovation online, a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton has warned.Alec Ross, an adviser on innovation in the US state department, told a...
Online innovation threatened by governments, Clinton adviser warns
Does console have a future?
GitHub adds support for '0x10c,' the new game from 'Minecraft' creator Notch

Arianna Huffington Keynote From Adobe Summit 2012: Live Blog

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Salt Lake City, Utah – Adobe is hosting its 11th annual Digital Marketing Summit, and Arianna Huffington is about to take the stage in front of 4,000+ attendees to discuss her take on “New Media” and discuss the latest online and social media trends turning the balance of power... Please...
Arianna Huffington Keynote From Adobe Summit 2012: Live Blog

Nick Clegg's in the last ditch. Now is the time for him to come out fighting

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Defeat over Lords reform gives the the Lib Dems a chance to impact on coalition policy where it most matters: the economyMeanwhile, back at coalition ranch, the Olympic spirit has gone. In the debacle over House of Lords reform, David Cameron barely scrapes a bronze for party discipline and Nick...
Nick Clegg's in the last ditch. Now is the time for him to come out fighting
A firsthand take on working in an ecommerce shipping warehouse

How Gordon Moore Invented the Talent Economy (and Changed The World)

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In 1957, Gordon Moore and the “Traitorous Eight” formed Fairchild Semiconductor and created the basis of what would become Silicon Valley. But despite the undisputed importance of the microchip, Fairchild’s biggest contribution might have more to do with how the company was started than what it produced. Little to anyone’s...
How Gordon Moore Invented the Talent Economy (and Changed The World)

SOPA Still Stings: Wikipedia Officially Ditches GoDaddy

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It feels like it's been forever since the SOPA debate dominated headlines. That particular discussion largely subsided after an unprecedented show of Web-fueled outrage forced members of Congress to rethink their support for the controversial anti-piracy legislation. Before the anti-SOPA blackout, there was the backlash against GoDaddy, which stuck out...
SOPA Still Stings: Wikipedia Officially Ditches GoDaddy

Exclusive Extract: Adam Penenberg's Debut Novel -- "Virtually True"

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A month or so ago, Adam Penenberg asked if I’d read and blurb an advance copy of his debut novel: a journalistic technothriller called “Virtually True”. “True Ailey is a journalist in a strange land, exiled by his network to a damp Southeast Asian republic gouged out a war-ravaged peninsula...
Exclusive Extract: Adam Penenberg's Debut Novel -- "Virtually True"

Craig Newmark: Social Networks Are Shifting the Balance of Power

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Craigslist founder Craig Newmark says that he believes social networking and the rise of distributed trust and reputation networks are helping to shift the balance of power in society, away from those with nominal power and money and towards people who emerge from the grassroots. Although personal social networks...
Craig Newmark: Social Networks Are Shifting the Balance of Power

On power, balance, shifting and disruption

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What is this stuff we call power? This question came to mind when I read about Digital Power and Its Discontents, a conference coming up on 21 April at Georgetown. In it (says that link) they will be “exploring the ways digital technologies disrupt the balance of power between and...
On power, balance, shifting and disruption

Battling the dark side of coworking

gigaom.com
Independent and remote work may be on the rise and, as many experts have told us, this offers great benefits, from access to new markets for previously underemployed talent to the joys of autonomy and control for workers. But not every aspect of the change is rosy. Provision of benefits...
Battling the dark side of coworking

Balance of Power Shift Coming Says Wolfensohn, Former World Bank President http://bit.ly/9EAZms

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Balance of Power Shift Coming Says Wolfensohn, Former World Bank President http://bit.ly/9EAZms

Battling the dark side of coworking

gigaom.com
Independent and remote work may be on the rise and, as many experts have told us, this offers great benefits, from access to new markets for previously underemployed talent to the joys of autonomy and control for workers. But not every aspect of the change is rosy. Provision of benefits...
Battling the dark side of coworking
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