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Cybercrime costs U.S. consumers $20.7 billion

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An annual cybercrime report has said that over the past twelve months, cybercrime has cost U.S. consumers billions of dollars. [Read more]...
Cybercrime costs U.S. consumers $20.7 billion

Facebook Keeps Blowing Stupidly Simple Steps To Building A Huge Business (FB, YHOO)

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Facebook is struggling to build a brand advertising business that investors can get excited about. Executives only have themselves to blame. They keep blowing it.  This summer's Olympics are just another example of how. NBC is paying $1.18 billion to carry this summer's Olympic games. In February, the network announced it...
Facebook Keeps Blowing Stupidly Simple Steps To Building A Huge Business (FB, YHOO)

The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

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If you believe even a fraction of the hyperbolic crap pumped out by the MPAA, RIAA, and other copyright lobbies, you would think that piracy (née file sharing) has resulted in artists and publishers being shortchanged by billions of dollars. In Capitol v. Thomas, the most prominent case when it...
The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

Google says moving IT to its Apps can save major energy

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We already know that cloud computing can be more energy efficient in many cases, but how much energy can it save (and in what cases)? Google writes in a blog post that a company can see energy savings of 65 to 85 percent from moving their internal hosted IT services...
Google says moving IT to its Apps can save major energy

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ salary remains unchanged ($1.68 million in 2011)

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According to a regulatory filing from Amazon.com that surfaced this morning, founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos again requested not to receive additional compensation in 2011 due to his “substantial ownership” in the company. For the record, Bezos’ stock ownership is approximately 19 percent. Thus, Bezos last year received $1.68...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ salary remains unchanged ($1.68 million in 2011)

What's in Your Mobile Wallet? Not Much

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Banks, merchants and tech companies have bet billions of dollars on mobile-payment systems, but a number of hurdles are squelching widespread adoption....
What's in Your Mobile Wallet? Not Much
Facebook's Next Big App Categories Will Be Movies, Books, And Fitness

This "Pinterest For Commerce" Startup Is Growing 20-30% Month Over Month

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Facebook commerce hasn't been a blow-out success so far, but Shopcade founder & CEO Nathalie Gaveau. Shopcade's three-word pitch is "Pinterest for shopping."  Investors speaking at our Social Commerce Summit recently said that a startup that does commerce like Pinterest will be worth billions of dollars, and that's what Gaveau intends to...
This "Pinterest For Commerce" Startup Is Growing 20-30% Month Over Month

DailyDirt: Where In The Brain?

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The US government has announced it's going to fund a massive amount of brain research. The brain has been studied for a long time, but there have been some false starts such as phrenology. With modern science and technology, we might be able to understand a bit more about how...
DailyDirt: Where In The Brain?

Sandy's Wrath: How To Recover Water Damaged Hardware

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With billions of dollars of property damage already incurred from Sandy this week, it's a sure bet that there's going to be a lot of electronics included in that tally. If you're one of the unlucky owners of some gear that's been hit by water damage from the storm, don't...
Sandy's Wrath: How To Recover Water Damaged Hardware

Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a big hire yesterday, bringing in her former Google colleague Henrique De Castro as COO. De Castro doesn't come cheap. Mayer and Yahoo had to agree to pay him $62 million over four years to get him to leave Google, where De Castro was a loyal...
Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

Limiting bidding on spectrum auctions could be costly, study says

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If the U.S. Federal Communications Commission limits the participation of the largest mobile carriers in upcoming spectrum auctions, it could cost the U.S. treasury billions of dollars, according to a study released Tuesday.The U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and some digital rights groups have called on the FCC...
Limiting bidding on spectrum auctions could be costly, study says
Touchscreen displays will become a $31.9B market by 2018

People Are Getting REALLY Angry Over OpenStack, A Key Cloud Tech

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There are countless billions of dollars at stake in cloud computing, so it's not surprising that sometimes things get a little testy between cloud IT vendors. Even still, this story about the going-ons within the OpenStack organization is harsh. Allegations have been raised that Shanley Kane, a woman who was...
People Are Getting REALLY Angry Over OpenStack, A Key Cloud Tech

Europe Seeks More Taxes From U.S. Multinationals

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European governments are going after American companies, like Google and Amazon.com, that pay little or no taxes in Europe, despite generating billions of dollars in revenue on the Continent....
Europe Seeks More Taxes From U.S. Multinationals

Premature Crapulation?

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Premature Crapulation?: Harry McCracken for Time: Windows 8 was never (primarily) about driving PC sales for the 2012 holiday season. It's a long bet on a future in which most PCs have touch capability and many of them are tablets. As such, any current conclusions about how it's doing are...
Premature Crapulation?
Apple and Samsung drop numerous patent claims, settlement talks continue

The Data-Driven Enterprise Marketing Revolution

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Image copyright CartoonresourceEarly on in the development of the Web, marketers talked about the promise of true “one-to-one marketing,” where the experience of interacting with a brand would be unique to the individual. Marketers eagerly proclaimed they would be able to deliver exactly the right message at the right place...
The Data-Driven Enterprise Marketing Revolution

Wheels of tomorrow: Why Boone Pickens loves gas

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Buses in Los Angeles, like this one passing the Disney Center, run on natural gas. FORTUNE -- In March, the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated a bill that would have provided billions of dollars in tax credits to boost deployment of natural-gas-powered vehicles. That won't stop billionaire energy magnate T. Boone...
Wheels of tomorrow: Why Boone Pickens loves gas

Tickets on sale for our final 2012 PandoMonthly with Naval Ravikant NOW!

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Given the cult of disruption in Silicon Valley, it’s not a surprise that from time to time people try to disrupt the very business of Silicon Valley itself. There are algorithms to predict a startups success, new ways of sourcing deals, new ways of investing in companies, and other...
Tickets on sale for our final 2012 PandoMonthly with Naval Ravikant NOW!

Google Asks For $4 Million In Legal Fees From Oracle

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Having lost its patent/copyright case against Google in somewhat spectacular fashion, Oracle is now facing the possibility of having to also pay Google over $4 million in legal fees. Google has submitted its calculation of legal fees that it's seeking from Oracle, and it totals up to $4,030,669. Of course,...
Google Asks For $4 Million In Legal Fees From Oracle

ANDREESSEN: Sending Our Gadget-Making Jobs To China Is Good For Us (AAPL, GOOG)

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Marc Andreessen, who cofounded Netscape and is now betting billions of dollars on Silicon Valley startups, says we should all stop kvetching about sending gadget-manufacturing jobs to China. In the CNBC clip we've embedded below, Andreessen says: I'm a believer in a positive-sum conception of the economy. I'm a...
ANDREESSEN: Sending Our Gadget-Making Jobs To China Is Good For Us (AAPL, GOOG)

US Navy will tap Apple's iPad to battle PTSD with new app

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The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) is developing an app for Apple's iPad aimed at helping prevent post-traumatic stress among warfighters, a move that could save billions of dollars in associated medical costs....
US Navy will tap Apple's iPad to battle PTSD with new app
Apple’s plans for its $90B in cash: “We’re not going to have a toga party”

Live Blog: Apple and Corporate Taxes

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A Senate panel is set to examine how Apple sidestepped tens of billions of dollars in taxes around the world. Live coverage begins at 9:30 a.m....
Live Blog: Apple and Corporate Taxes

US Patent Boss Completely Clueless: Insists That Patent Fights Show The System 'Wires Us For Innovation'

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Last week, there was a fascinating full day conference on ways to fix the patent system. There was a lot to digest, and I've been working on a much longer post about it, which I may not finish until next week. Someone from the USPTO was in attendance, and at...
US Patent Boss Completely Clueless: Insists That Patent Fights Show The System 'Wires Us For Innovation'

Latest Yahoo rumor: A possible cash-and-stock trade with Alibaba

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The company is reportedly considering reducing its stake in Alibaba and raising billions of dollars in cash through the deal....
Latest Yahoo rumor: A possible cash-and-stock trade with Alibaba

Verizon Announces $10M In 'Powerful Answers' Awards For Health Care, Education, And Sustainability

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The main theme in Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s keynote speech this afternoon at the Consumer Electronics Show were the big challenges facing different industries and society as a whole, and the ways that Verizon technology is helping. At one point, for example, he declared, “4g LTE proves the case that...
Verizon Announces $10M In 'Powerful Answers' Awards For Health Care, Education, And Sustainability

Intellectual Ventures sues two more companies, says infringers 'pose real threat to innovation'

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Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold. Nathan Myhrvold’s Intellectual Ventures on Tuesday filed its second complaint against Canon and first against Ricoh for infringing on its patents dealing with printing technology. IV approached both companies and tried to engage in licensing discussions, but those obviously never panned out. This follows a series of...
Intellectual Ventures sues two more companies, says infringers 'pose real threat to innovation'

File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers

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The major music labels have a clear stance on online piracy, as the following quote from the RIAA illustrates. “While downloading one song may not feel that serious of a crime, the accumulative impact of millions of songs downloaded illegally – and without any compensation to all the people who...
File-Sharers Buy 30% More Music Than Non-P2P Peers
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