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Baidu Employees Sacked, Then Arrested, After Accepting Bribes

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Baidu, China's biggest search engine and more or less the local equivalent of Google, has sacked four employees after they allegedly accepted bribes in return for deleting posts. The deleted content was on its TieBa forum service and seem to be related to publicly-created posts that those paying the bribes...
Baidu Employees Sacked, Then Arrested, After Accepting Bribes

This 21-Year-Old May Have Cracked The Future Of Mobile Advertising

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Kiip CEO Brian Wong is 21. He looks about 14. His brain, however, operates like a 28-year-old with an MBA. Kiip is his mobile game and app ad network, which has 30 employees and clients such as Pepsi, Best Buy, Carls Jr, Popchips and Disney. Kiip's business model—which rewards mobile...
This 21-Year-Old May Have Cracked The Future Of Mobile Advertising

Chinese search giant Baidu fires three employees arrested for deleting forum posts for cash

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After reports of the incident leaked out over the weekend, Chinese search engine leader Baidu confirmed that local police have arrested three now former employees for allegedly accepting bribes to delete posts from its TieBa forum service. Global Times reports that a total of four employees were fired, but one of...
Chinese search giant Baidu fires three employees arrested for deleting forum posts for cash

These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

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A lot of tech companies are sitting on mountains of cash. Apple's is the biggest -- more than $100 billion in cash and marketable securities -- and this week Fortune's Apple reporter Adam Lashinsky (who just wrote an insider's book on the company) reports that Apple is thinking about...
These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

The day Apple became normal

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Finally, Apple shares some of its wealth. Tim Cook FORTUNE -- Mark it down: March 19, 2012, is the day Apple took the extraordinarily normal step of issuing a dividend and initiating a stock buyback program. It is the day Apple overtly began behaving like other companies. For weeks, I've...
The day Apple became normal

Doc Searls Would Like You To Join Him In The Intention Economy

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Every day companies are spending gobs of money to earn and keep your attention. Advertisers are collecting heaps of information about you in the hopes of presenting you with more targeted advertisements: advertisements on which you’ll want to click. Yet despite all of this information, advertising still pretty much sucks....
Doc Searls Would Like You To Join Him In The Intention Economy

Everybody's Gushing Over Twitter's Bogus Anti-Patent Pledge

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Yesterday, Twitter published a pledge that it would only use patents for "defensive" purposes, and a lot of folks in the tech industry are lining up in support. Yammer CEO David Sacks, who is so angry about Yahoo's patent lawsuit against Facebook that he offered a $25,000 signing bonus to...
Everybody's Gushing Over Twitter's Bogus Anti-Patent Pledge

SEC Investigating Hollywood Studios For Alleged Bribes To China

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When the MPAA came out with its annual report about the movie market worldwide, it showed that China was a huge growth market. However, now it appears that perhaps some of that growth was the result of Hollywood studios bribing Chinese officials. For years, China has limited how many Western...
SEC Investigating Hollywood Studios For Alleged Bribes To China

Are robotic guards the answer to controlling prison costs?

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With roughly ten million people incarcerated worldwide, the amount of money that is being poured into keeping them confined is mind-boggling. At last estimate, $200 billion a year is being funneled through the world’s prison facilities to maintain their operations, money that could be used elsewhere. With governments around the...
Are robotic guards the answer to controlling prison costs?

AOL's Way Forward Has Never Been More Clear (AOL)

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Today is the day AOL begins paying shareholders some of the $1 billion it got from selling patents to Microsoft. Kara Swisher reports AOL will begin using that money to buy back some of its stock. In anticipation of this day – and because AOL has effectively trimmed its costs over...
AOL's Way Forward Has Never Been More Clear (AOL)

Solar power brings electricity to the homes of India's poor

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Entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organisations explore affordable ways to bring renewable energy to allIn the middle of the dense woodland near Sullia, a small town in southern India, there is one form of lighting for the poor and another for the rich: for the former, lamps burning kerosene, which has to...
Solar power brings electricity to the homes of India's poor

BUSTED: Walmart Caught In Huge Bribery Scandal -- Senior Management Knew About It And Tried To Cover It Up

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One of the world's most successful and respected companies, Walmart, has just been caught in a massive bribery scandal that extends to the highest levels of the organization. Just as bad, Walmart's senior management appears to have long known about the scandal and has deliberately tried to cover it up....
BUSTED: Walmart Caught In Huge Bribery Scandal -- Senior Management Knew About It And Tried To Cover It Up

The Quiet Revolution in Social Impact

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There are currently 30 million African migrants who have left their home countries to find work elsewhere. They support more than 300 million people in their home countries, remitting essential food and goods, and in aggregate represent more than $10b in annual economic activity. This is an economy without an...
The Quiet Revolution in Social Impact

SABAM Charged With Copyright Fraud, Embezzlement, Money Laundering

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In 2004, a Belgian composer filed a complaint against local music rights group SABAM. Philippe Delhaye, an associate member of SABAM, claimed that there had been “breaches” in the correct payment of his royalties. Delhaye’s complaint, which was backed up with witness statements from a former SABAM general manager and...
SABAM Charged With Copyright Fraud, Embezzlement, Money Laundering

Ex-Alibaba Manager Held in Probe

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Alibaba Group Holding said police in the Chinese city of Hangzhou have detained a former manager of its group buying operation on suspicion of taking bribes....
Ex-Alibaba Manager Held in Probe

Charity Bribes: Coerce celebs for a good cause

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Want Donald Trump to post a picture of his hair when he wakes up? You might just get your wish, if a new site that trades amusing celeb stunts for charity dollars takes off. [Read more]...
Charity Bribes: Coerce celebs for a good cause

Alibaba executive in bribe probe

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Alibaba Group says one of its former executives, Yan Limin, has been detained by police on "suspicion of accepting bribes"....
Alibaba executive in bribe probe

Sun Journalists Arrested as Bribe Probe Widens

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British authorities investigating potential cases of journalists paying bribes for information arrested another round of high-ranking employees of News Corp.’s tabloid The Sun, and said they are now probing suspected payments not just to police but to other public officials. The arrests deepen News Corp.’s problems in a high-profile scandal...
Sun Journalists Arrested as Bribe Probe Widens

Former Alibaba exec detained on bribery suspicions

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said on Thursday a former general manager in charge of its group-buying website had been detained by local police on suspicions of accepting bribes....
Former Alibaba exec detained on bribery suspicions

Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game

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You can't deny, it's pretty metaphysically silly to be playing a board game your parents bought at a yard sale for $2 on a $500+ iPad, in conjunction with two or more $200+ iPhones. Mix in service plans, accessories, the price of the app ($10), and the bribes you'll...
Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game

Judges & Board members are open to bribes. J/K! RT @HiveAwards Judges list is up @ http://www.hiveawards.com/judges (psst not kidding ;)

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Judges & Board members are open to bribes. J/K! RT @HiveAwards Judges list is up @ http://www.hiveawards.com/judges (psst not kidding ;)

India's Supreme Court cancels all licenses in 2008 2G auction, shocking large foreign investors

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In an astounding rebuke of powerful political and commercial players in India, the country's Supreme Court today canceled all 2G spectrum licenses issued in 2008, claiming that the conferrals were "totally arbitrary and unconstitutional." As The TImes of India reports, India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) found that bribes...
India's Supreme Court cancels all licenses in 2008 2G auction, shocking large foreign investors

Snooker shock! Former World Champion John Higgins suspended for allegedly accepting bribes to fix matches - http://bit.ly/9WRENU

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Snooker shock! Former World Champion John Higgins suspended for allegedly accepting bribes to fix matches - http://bit.ly/9WRENU

Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

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For months, we've been fielding rumors (and filtering out the facts) about MySpace's proposed redesign and rebranding. Tonight's report on TechCrunch outlines a few minor details of the overall plan to stop the site's hemorrhaging users and stem its financial decline. As we've known (and as we predicted last year),...
Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

Use “Ethical Bribes” To Acquire New Customers

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Use “Ethical Bribes” To Acquire New Customers

A senior attorney at the Homeland Security agency that enforces immigration laws and protects the U.S. against terrorist attacks has been convicted of three dozen corruption-related charges for posing as an immigration judge and accepting thousands of dol

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A senior attorney at the Homeland Security agency that enforces immigration laws and protects the U.S. against terrorist attacks has been convicted of three dozen corruption-related charges for posing as an immigration judge and accepting thousands of dol

GndCB sez "More questions raised than answered in this article.": US soldier took $1.4 mln bribes from contractors

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GndCB sez "More questions raised than answered in this article.": US soldier took $1.4 mln bribes from contractors

Stay Packages

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There's an article on Gizmodo today about Palm's effort to retain key execs during its sale process. The headline says:Palm Bribes Key Employees to Stick Around as SVP of Software Jumps Ship I think that's an unfortunate choice of words. These are not "bribes", these are stay packages. And they...
Stay Packages
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