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Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

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Uber, a startup that allows you to hail a car from your smartphone, is facing a fresh round of legal trouble, this time in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that regulators have charged the company with a number of legal violations, including assessing a mandatory 20 percent tip and then...
Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

Fab.com Sues Flash Sales Site TouchOfModern For Alleged Trademark And Copyright Infringement

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Imitation may indeed be the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to business affairs, it can also be an illegal one. It’s pretty much a given that other companies would look to emulate the success of Fab.com, the design-oriented flash sales site which is on track to make...
Fab.com Sues Flash Sales Site TouchOfModern For Alleged Trademark And Copyright Infringement

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Maybe, as in the Olympics, commenters should have to retain their amateur status in order to compete. But since such a rule does not exist at present, the big winner this week is our own Tim Geigner (whose ebooks are now available in the Insider Shop). Tim took the top...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

O2 Ireland admits it lost backup data from September 2011, says "low risk" to privacy of 1.3m customers

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Telefonica-owned mobile operator O2 has admitted that a tape used for routine daily backups at its Irish offices went missing in September 2011, posting a message to its website to warn customers that it may contain some personal data held on the company’s servers at that time. O2 Ireland, which...
O2 Ireland admits it lost backup data from September 2011, says "low risk" to privacy of 1.3m customers

As Regulators Seek To Revise Limo Rules, Uber's On-Demand Car Service Faces ShutDown In Chicago

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Another day, another regulator seeking to shut down Uber. At least that’s what it looks like this time in Chicago. The city’s Business Affairs and Consumer Protection department (BACP) last week issued proposed regulations that would essentially prohibit car services from using electronic devices to measure time and distance to...
As Regulators Seek To Revise Limo Rules, Uber's On-Demand Car Service Faces ShutDown In Chicago

Verisign to ICANN: not ready for new TLDs

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Verisign claims insufficient preparation (mostly technical) for new top level domains. Verisign has sent a report to ICANN (and filed it with the Securities and Exchange Commission) that basically says that the internet isn’t prepared new top level domains yet. The report outlines multiple issues, ranging from automated TLD additions...
Verisign to ICANN: not ready for new TLDs

Microsoft's Board Of Directors: Time For A Change

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One cure I recently recommended for Microsoft was to split up the company. I challenged its Board of Directors to do so before shareholders stage a revolution. (See What To Do With Microsoft? Chop Up The Borg - Now.) The shareholders could do just that, and did so last week...
Microsoft's Board Of Directors: Time For A Change
Uber says Chicago is trying to drive its sedans out of the city
Hollywood agency ICM revamps digital unit, focuses on start-ups
Under new rules, Uber faces Chicago closure
Trade barriers won't slow China in the genomics race; we need to out-innovate
Chicago taxi service wants you to think Uber is in trouble with the city (it's not)

Mozilla blames Microsoft for 9 million fewer Firefox downloads

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Daily Firefox downloads decreased by 63 percent during the nearly 15 months that Microsoft failed to show users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 a court-mandated browser choice screen, according to figures released by Mozilla. In settlement of a European Union antitrust case, Microsoft agreed to present new Windows...
Mozilla blames Microsoft for 9 million fewer Firefox downloads

A&E, History Channel, Lifetime Begin Streaming To Android

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A&E Networks is launching streaming Android apps for their three channels which will include past season archives for cable/satellite subscribers. A+E Networks, the parent company of A&E, the History Channel, and Lifetime, is launching television anywhere Android apps for those three channels on Tuesday. The new apps, which build...
A&E, History Channel, Lifetime Begin Streaming To Android

Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Comcast Ventures' Michael Yang, Javelin's Noah Doyle, And AngelList's Naval Ravikant

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We’ve got a busy week ahead in the TechCrunch TV studio for our Ask A VC series, where you put VCs in the hot seat. First up we have Comcast Ventures’ Managing Director Michael Yang. Later in the week, we’ll be joined by Javelin Venture Partners’ Managing Director Noah Doyle, and...
Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Comcast Ventures' Michael Yang, Javelin's Noah Doyle, And AngelList's Naval Ravikant

Business Insider Is Hiring A Head Of Business Affairs

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Business Insider is looking for a skilled dealmaker to lead our booming business development area. The key responsibilities of the position are to negotiate and manage audience- and revenue-generating deals and to handle a variety of legal matters. Deals will range from international licenses to web and mobile agreements for...
Business Insider Is Hiring A Head Of Business Affairs
Will Regulations Kill The Sharing Economy?

Music rights agency Merlin wins illegal file sharing battle with LimeWire

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Settlement, worth up to $10m, is victory for agency whose clients include indie labels representing Adele and Arctic MonkeysMerlin, the rights agency for independent record labels representing acts including Adele and Arctic Monkeys, has reached a landmark deal with LimeWire worth millions of dollars to artists to end a long-running...
Music rights agency Merlin wins illegal file sharing battle with LimeWire

Rubicon Project Adds Two Top Execs, as Ad Tech Company Moves Toward IPO

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The Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project has hired two execs to fill top spots at the digital advertising company, in what looks like preparations for an eventual public offering. Greg Raifman, the founder, chairman and CEO of Dragon Media, will become president, reporting to Rubicon CEO and co-founder Frank Addante....
Rubicon Project Adds Two Top Execs, as Ad Tech Company Moves Toward IPO

Uber could be banned from Chicago if it doesn't eliminate its automated 20% tips

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After setting up shop in Phoenix and Minneapolis, rolling out taxi hailing in San Francisco and being banned in NY for the very same service, Uber is yet again receiving heat from city governments, this time in Chicago. This is no surprise when you consider Uber’s recent fights in DC and Boston, but...
Uber could be banned from Chicago if it doesn't eliminate its automated 20% tips
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