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Departing 48-Year-Old Alibaba CEO Says He's Too Old To Run An Internet Company

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma says he's 'a bit old' for the Internet as retirement nears SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Alibaba founder Jack Ma, the billionaire who has run the Chinese e-commerce giant since 1999, says he's getting "a bit old" for the Internet. That's what the outgoing chief executive...
Departing 48-Year-Old Alibaba CEO Says He's Too Old To Run An Internet Company

Plankhead Discovers The Most Effective Anti-Piracy Technique: Public Domain Dedications

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We're a little late for the April Fools target date, but we wanted to pass along this pitch-perfect press release from reader Zacqary Adam Green about his media organization Plankhead and their success with a highly effective anti-piracy solution: Plankhead Experiences 0% Piracy Rate Thanks To CC0 Anti-Piracy Technology Syosset,...
Plankhead Discovers The Most Effective Anti-Piracy Technique: Public Domain Dedications

Change.org: 20M users but not a single server

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Change.org, the popular web platform for promoting social change, passed the 20-million user mark last month and expects to surge past 25 million later this year. And yet it runs not a single server in its offices. “We run nothing in house. I don’t have a single rack in this place....
Change.org: 20M users but not a single server
Google partners with Women 2.0 to support female entrepreneurs around the world
Vint Cerf testifies to US House against possible UN internet regulations
For startups with university roots, an exit is priority number one
Search engine for 3D printed gun parts launches in a month, promises Defense Distributed
Missing from the Internet of Things Consortium: Captain America and Iron Man

Can Google outflank Amazon in the cloud? Here comes Google Compute Engine

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Cloud photo via Daniel Boyd Google is taking direct aim at Amazon.com in tablets, with yesterday’s announcement of the Nexus 7. Today, it is a completely different area where the tech titans are lining up for a fight. In a much-anticipated move, Google today unfurled a new cloud computing service...
Can Google outflank Amazon in the cloud? Here comes Google Compute Engine
SHERYL SANDBERG: This Book Defines How Facebook Develops Talent

Is There Any Way To Be A Music Blogger Without Risking Takedown?

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Last week, we wrote twice about the Google music blog mess, which caused many people to falsely attack Google for its policies in dealing with takedown notices. While it is true that Google could do a better job in communicating and potentially in fighting for its users, the real problems...
Is There Any Way To Be A Music Blogger Without Risking Takedown?
Mosaic crowdfunds clean tech, opens platform to non-accredited investors
Of mice and men: how animal 'avatars' could hold the key to personalized cancer treatment

Brussels, London And Berkeley: Some Upcoming Events

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Here's a quick rundown on some upcoming events I'm involved in, leading off with a very exciting keynote brainstorming workshop at the INNOVATE / ACTIVATE conference in Berkeley on April 21st. As some of you know, we've run a bunch of brainstorming workshops either at our own events or as...
Brussels, London And Berkeley: Some Upcoming Events

No more waiting at the bar with iDon'tQ

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iDon’tQ is a new iOS and Android app from the U.K.-based organization of the same name. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store and Google Play. The principle behind iDon’tQ is to allow its users to have a more comfortable experience at bars and clubs through...
No more waiting at the bar with iDon'tQ

Wikipedia Editor Threatened With Lawsuit For Participating In Discussion Leading To Deletion Of Entry

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After weathering earlier attacks on its reliability, Wikipedia is now an essential feature of our online and cultural landscapes. Indeed, it's hard now to imagine a world where you can't quickly check up some fact or other by going online to Wikipedia and typing in a few keywords. But...
Wikipedia Editor Threatened With Lawsuit For Participating In Discussion Leading To Deletion Of Entry

Dive into the winning projects from AIGA's "Justified" design competition

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Every design stems from a unique challenge: to create something that not only works, but is instantly understood, looks beautiful and fits with your client’s needs. It’s no easy feat to reach this sweet spot, as any designer will tell you, and just looking over the end results never communicates the complete...
Dive into the winning projects from AIGA's "Justified" design competition

Million dollar scheme launches to boost the Palestinian startup community

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United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees and Silatech have announced a partnership in a project aiming to empower Palestinian entrepreneurs. Teaming up with Silatech, a Qatar-based program which promotes entrepreneurship in the region, UNRWA is reaching out to young Palestinian entrepreneurs with a startup loan project. Palestinian...
Million dollar scheme launches to boost the Palestinian startup community

Anthropologist: Apple is a religion

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Dr. Kirsten Bell of the University of British Columbia suggests that Cupertino is the home of something resembling a faith-based organization. [Read more]...
Anthropologist: Apple is a religion

New York introduces legislation to regulate 3-D printed arms

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New legislation in New York city aims to regulate the use of 3-D printers to make firearms, as the U.S. tries to cope with the possible proliferation online of drawings for making such arms.An organization Defense Distributed fired in early May a handgun made with 3-D printing technology, and...
New York introduces legislation to regulate 3-D printed arms

Gigs4Good: Connecting Artists & Non-Profits

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Team Up for Nonprofits is a Seattle-based nonprofit that organizes music events for other nonprofits in their Gigs4Good program. Created in 2009, they're building up to their 10th event benefitting a Washington state-based organization. The focus is on raising both funds for and awareness of nonprofits among the 20 and...
Gigs4Good: Connecting Artists & Non-Profits

How Underwear Can Change The World

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Meet the winner of the Daily Grommet contest: Thinx. Could new technology in underwear save women all around the world from embarrassment--and millions of girls from missing school during their periods? Three entrepreneurs who came up with "Thinx" underwear seem to think so. Co-founders Antonia, Miki and Radha Agrawal...
How Underwear Can Change The World

Doo.net Launches Its Intelligent Tagging App To Organise The World's Documents

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We’ve been waiting since Doo closed its significant first funding round of $6.8 million at the end of 2011 for it big play to attack the world of collaboration and documents to apear. Big plays like this can take time, but after quite a long two year beta (oh yes)...
Doo.net Launches Its Intelligent Tagging App To Organise The World's Documents
Skyping with elephants: a new paradigm for education

The Disruption Institute unveils a Google Fiber idea scholarship, gets support from Sprint and others

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The Disruption Institute, a Kansas City, Missouri-based organization that is dedicated to turning the city into a mobile innovation leader, has unveiled a new scholarship program to encourage developers to build mobile apps and find new ways to help people get connected. To help aid in the education process, it...
The Disruption Institute unveils a Google Fiber idea scholarship, gets support from Sprint and others

Ushahidi Raising Kickstarter Funding for Rugged Hotspot BRCK

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Ushahidi, the non-profit tech company best known for disaster mapping, is branching out into hardware. The Nairobi-based organization just launched a Kickstarter campaign today for the BRCK, described as “a backup generator for the Internet.” Ushahidi Executive Director Juliana Rotich had dropped the news of the device at our Dive...
Ushahidi Raising Kickstarter Funding for Rugged Hotspot BRCK
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