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Uber Sued for Consumer Fraud and Unlawful Practices by Chicago Taxi and Limo Companies

And Now For The Truth About The Size Of Our Government...

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One of the most divisive issues in this country right now is the size of the government. And understandably so. We have a huge budget deficit and $15 trillion of debt to contend with, so the size of the government--and government spending--is obviously important. Unfortunately, this topic has now been...
And Now For The Truth About The Size Of Our Government...

Google's self-driving cars will return to roots, tour California

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Thanks to a new law passed in California, Google's driverless cars might soon be stuck in its traffic with all the other hapless commuters. Although they won't hit the highway yet, like they can in Nevada, the bipartisan bill will allow bureaucrats to craft safety and performance standards --...
Google's self-driving cars will return to roots, tour California

Attention politicians: For every ‘prison-wage’ job shipped to Shenzhen, the App Economy has created a healthy job in the US

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American politicians are in a hullabaloo over the 500,000 Foxconn prison-wage jobs in China that they claim could be stationed in the United States, but no one seems to pay attention to the booming “App Economy” that created roughly the same amount of decent jobs stateside. Both sides of...
Attention politicians: For every ‘prison-wage’ job shipped to Shenzhen, the App Economy has created a healthy job in the US
Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic

Uber's New Policy on Ridesharing: We'll Start Doing It, As Long as Our Competitors Aren't Caught

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Today, Uber CEO bestowed unto the world a white paper on ridesharing. And in classic Uber fashion, the policy finds a workaround to traditional law-abiding. The company says it will launch the service if it sees its competitors (Lyft, Sidecar, etc.) operating for 30 days with “tacit approval” from law officials, i.e....
Uber's New Policy on Ridesharing: We'll Start Doing It, As Long as Our Competitors Aren't Caught

The regulators are alright: Why it's time for tech to give the feds a break

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Why can’t the government be more like Silicon Valley? It’s a common complaint by those who contrast the fast, innovative tech sector against the plodding ways of Washington. It’s also unfair. The Securities and Exchange Commission, for instance, just announced it is updating its rules for social media. The rules may...
The regulators are alright: Why it's time for tech to give the feds a break

Beach Bums & Bureaucrats: Where The iPads Early Adopters Live

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Now that we've finally embarked on a future of tablet computing (didn't we do that ten years ago?) with the iPad, we immediately got to wondering: What does iPad adoption look like across the country? Luckily, online ad network Chitika has offered some numbers on what its seeing for iPads...
Beach Bums & Bureaucrats: Where The iPads Early Adopters Live

GE wants to use artificial intelligence to predict the future of hospitals

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Around the world, the health care system is rife with inefficiencies, and General Electric thinks it can help solve the problem using data. Only it’s not talking about bureaucrats looking at reports: GE has built an artificial intelligence system called Corvix that uses historical data to predict the future, including...
GE wants to use artificial intelligence to predict the future of hospitals

The CIA's 'Hollywood Myth' Debunking Doesn't Stand Up To Even The Slightest Scrutiny

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The CIA must still be smarting from its portrayal as torture-happy thugs in the critically acclaimed/declaimed "Zero Dark Thirty." Not only did acting CIA director Michael Morell take the time to claim that *shock* a Hollywood film took "significant artistic license," but the agency's website has published a supposedly myth-busting...
The CIA's 'Hollywood Myth' Debunking Doesn't Stand Up To Even The Slightest Scrutiny

Join The Conversation On Keeping International Agreements From Restricting Internet Freedom

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For quite some time, we've talked about how the entertainment industry has used international agreements as a way to force their agenda through various governments. There's a great book, Information Feudalism: Who Owns the Knowledge Economy?, which details some of the history of how the entertainment industry has often driven...
Join The Conversation On Keeping International Agreements From Restricting Internet Freedom

Word War III: Google vs. Governments

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In how many ways did Google respond to this week’s letter (PDF) from the data protection authorities of nine countries criticising the company’s approach to privacy? The first response came in the form of a statement from Google’s official PR operation. Predictably, it was blander than bland. “We try...
Word War III: Google vs. Governments

Australian Pirate Party Gets Approved and Russians are Denied (Again)

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There is a certain level of symmetry to the world. When one part of the world has day, the other half has night. And more importantly, when one hemisphere gets summer, the other has winter. Right now it’s summer in the southern hemisphere and the sun is certainly shining on...
Australian Pirate Party Gets Approved and Russians are Denied (Again)

French anti-piracy agency Hadopi only sued 14 people in 20 months

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In 2010, French authorities instated a group of bureaucrats whose purpose was to enforce copyright protection on the Internet in France. The group, called Hadopi, was in charge of enforcing the law of the same name, which would take requests from rights holders for take downs when someone with a...
French anti-piracy agency Hadopi only sued 14 people in 20 months

Digital age is making newspaper editors redundant in more ways than one

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The digital-first era is putting local newspaper editors out of a job – and in the world of 24-hour comment and Twitter, is there a need for them at national level?Some journalists shrug at the news that BBC local radio may lose its station managers. Bon voyage, bureaucrats! But shrugs...
Digital age is making newspaper editors redundant in more ways than one

Cloud Computing To Save Europe, Or Just Iceland?

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Cloud computing has been presented as the new economic weapon for bringing economic prosperity to Europe, if you believe the new cloud computing strategy from the European Commission. An additional € 957 billion ($1,236 billion) is expected to be earned in the EU by 2020, along with an additional 3.8...
Cloud Computing To Save Europe, Or Just Iceland?

Tim Cook gives his views on collaboration at Duke's Fuqua school (And other videos)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EZPYLZ7I6gs We discussed Tim Cook’s speaking at Duke’s Fuqua Business school on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his MBA back in April. This weekend, Duke published an insightful snippet of the remarks. More snippets below: Jay Yarrow at BI transcribes collaboration: You look for people that are not political. People...
Tim Cook gives his views on collaboration at Duke's Fuqua school (And other videos)

Tim Cook explains what makes people successful at Apple

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Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to Duke’s Fuqua Business School for his 25th reunion in late April. While he was there, he sat down for an hour-long Q&A with Bill Boulding, the school’s dean. This week, Duke released seven clips of his talk — providing a candid look at Cook’s...
Tim Cook explains what makes people successful at Apple
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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ECONOMY: In the 1980s, Greed WAS Good... Then We Went Overboard

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There's a famous scene in the 1987 movie Wall Street in which the corporate raider Gordon Gekko gets up at a shareholder meeting of a company called "Teldar Paper" and defends his impending takeover of the company. (Click the source link above to watch it). To the horror of...
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ECONOMY: In the 1980s, Greed WAS Good... Then We Went Overboard

There's power dressing and then there's Steve Hilton | Catherine Bennett

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The singular sartorial style of David Cameron's former adviser smacks not of eccentricity, but arroganceRidiculously, the search engine for the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies retrieves nothing about local dress codes. All that can be assumed from related images is that scholars within this prestigious research centre, part of...
There's power dressing and then there's Steve Hilton | Catherine Bennett

Hacking is Important

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Back in the early 90s, Borland International was the place to be an engineer. Coming off the purchase of Ashton-Tate, Borland was the third largest software company, but, more importantly, it was a legitimate competitor to Microsoft. Philippe Kahn, the CEO at the time, was fond of motorcycles, saxophones, and...
Hacking is Important

And... The Bureaucrats Begin Spreading FUD About Crowdfunding

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We've been waiting patiently for quite some time now to see the SEC's "rules" for equity crowdfunding. As you hopefully recall, earlier this year, the JOBS Act became law, and one part of that was the legalization of certain forms of crowdfunding for equity (i.e., ownership of a company). You're...
And... The Bureaucrats Begin Spreading FUD About Crowdfunding

In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

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Tim Cook gave one of his most revealing quotes to date about how he's running Apple in an interview at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Cook got his MBA at Duke 25 years ago. He was on campus for a reunion and did a one hour interview with Fuqua's Dean....
In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

Nick Clegg: will the next British P.M. be a social scientist? I hope so. For the sake of the U.K. and Europe :-) I'm tired of technocrats & bureaucrats...

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Nick Clegg: will the next British P.M. be a social scientist? I hope so. For the sake of the U.K. and Europe :-) I'm tired of technocrats & bureaucrats...

Will the internet end up controlled by big business and politicians?

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Its birth heralded a new age of intellectual freedom. Now the internet is under seigeIt's all about control. Of course, nobody uses that particular term. The talk is always about "governance" or "regulation", but really it's about control. Ever since the internet burst into public consciousness in 1993, the big...
Will the internet end up controlled by big business and politicians?

"Work Expands to the Time Allowed" [Quotables]

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Math professor, programmer, and blogger John Cook discusses how work expands to fill the time allowed for it, and why the more trivial something is, the more time we waste discussing it. Yesterday I found a copy of Parkinson's Law for $1 at a library book sale. This book is...
"Work Expands to the Time Allowed" [Quotables]

The politics of yakuza (or Q&A with Jake Adelstein pt 2)

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In part two of our Q&A series with Tokyo Vice author Jake Adelstein, we'll answer some basic questions about the yakuza: why people join, how they operate, and how much influence they have on mainstream Japanese culture. You will also find out why some parents might voluntarily send their...
The politics of yakuza (or Q&A with Jake Adelstein pt 2)

It's Dueling Cybersecurity Bills as McCain Threatens Countermeasures

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In a move to pigeon-hole his mostly-Democratic opponents as high-spending bureaucrats, perhaps with an axe to grind against the Defense Dept., former Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R - Ariz) announced yesterday the formation of competing cybersecurity legislation. Sen. McCain's move pits him squarely against the former Democrat who...
It's Dueling Cybersecurity Bills as McCain Threatens Countermeasures

Russia Wants To Ban Children From Using WiFi

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Ah, Russia. Officials in the Federal Mass Media Inspection Service (?!?) are considering a plan to ban children from using WiFi -- and would enforce the ban by holding the hotspot owners liable if anyone under 18 got on their networks. Seriously. The Communications and Press Ministry has proposed banning...
Russia Wants To Ban Children From Using WiFi
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