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The Curious Vaporization Of Jesta Labs, A $15 Million Startup Incubator

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Here’s a puzzler. Back in September 2011, less than 6 months ago, Jesta Digital loudly committed $15 million to establish Jesta Labs, a New York-based mobile services startup incubator. Fast forward to today, and the incubator has vanished from the face of the planet. Their website has been taken down,...
The Curious Vaporization Of Jesta Labs, A $15 Million Startup Incubator

Read About It: Gartner Survey Finds Tablets Are Leading To A ‘Less Paper’ But Not ‘Paperless’ Publishing World

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A report out earlier today from NPD highlighted how tablets are taking over from notebooks as the mobile PC of choice. By coincidence, a survey has been published by Gartner today that sheds some light on the “how” behind that shift: more people are using tablets for the functions that...
Read About It: Gartner Survey Finds Tablets Are Leading To A ‘Less Paper’ But Not ‘Paperless’ Publishing World

Who cares about the money anyway?

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A lot of questions surrounding startups and Internet companies revolve around money. What is their business model? How will they make money? I don’t see how they will ever make money! Look at Facebook; they have close to a billion loyal customers and people still worry that they won’t be...
Who cares about the money anyway?
Menswear Startup American Giant Gets Into The T-Shirt Business
Why Every Monday Matters
Fastest growing segment of piracy? Live TV

Game publishers. Huh? Good god, y'all, what are they good for?

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If you ask people what a game developer does, most of them would give a simple answer—they make games. But if you ask someone what a game publisher does, most casual observers would have a much harder time giving you an answer. And these days, a lot of people...
Game publishers. Huh? Good god, y'all, what are they good for?

Ten worst Internet laws of 2012

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Laws targeting disruptive business models like Uber.com, Airbnb.com, and TrueCar.com top the latest list of worst legislative proposals. [Read more]...
Ten worst Internet laws of 2012

After Troubled Period, Video Games Retailer Game Group Goes Bankrupt In The UK

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It’s been on the rocks for months now, but now international video game retailer Game Group looks like it is finally sinking: today the company announced that it is formally entering administration — another sign of the woes hitting more traditional parts of the gaming world as people turn to...
After Troubled Period, Video Games Retailer Game Group Goes Bankrupt In The UK
Guild Wars 2 challenges MMO establishment with hybrid business model (preview)

Will The iPad 3 Beat Other Tablets?

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Rumors of an upcoming iPad 3 launch are swirling, with a possible date of early March. So will the device -- if it arrives -- continue to up the bar for elegance? Or will it fall short of expectations and lose market share to devices with cheaper price points...
Will The iPad 3 Beat Other Tablets?
Op-ed: New digital music licenses good for fans, entrepreneurs

Facebook Decorates Its Roof With A 42-Foot Wide QR Code

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When Mark Zuckerberg called for a “Space Hackathon” to decorate Facebook’s massive new headquarters at 1 Hacker Way, he probably didn’t expect employees to take him so literally. A few scurried up to the roof with some tar paint, and now there’s a 42-foot wide QR code on the roof...
Facebook Decorates Its Roof With A 42-Foot Wide QR Code
Activision dives into freemium mobile games with Skylanders Cloud Patrol for the iPhone

Samwers kill their Fab clone after just six months

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Just months after the Samwer brothers courted controversy by cloning design sales site Fab.com, they are about to close their copycat site, Bamarang, down. German media has reported that the site, which was launched by the brothers’ Rocket Internet incubator and operated across a number of European countries, will be...
Samwers kill their Fab clone after just six months

Denmark Kills File-Sharing Warnings, Launches Legal Services Initiative

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After years of deliberations, today Denmark’s government will officially announce its new strategy for dealing with the issue of unauthorized file-sharing online. Although pushed for heavily by rightsholders, the so-called “letter model” in which errant internet subscribers are sent a series of warnings informing them that their habits are illegal,...
Denmark Kills File-Sharing Warnings, Launches Legal Services Initiative
Social: Get Paid For Your Data on Facebook

Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

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Editor’s note: Guest author Gang Lu is the editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion...
Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this year

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It's not the first time that rumors have surfaced of Google working on some heads-up display glasses (9 to 5 Google first raised the possibility late last year), but The New York Times is now reporting that the company is not only working on them, but that it's set...
NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this year

Twitter to use Do Not Track system

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Social network to honour requests from users who do not want online behaviour recorded – unlike Google and fFacebookTwitter says it will honour requests from users who do not want their online behaviour tracked, the company said on Thursday, in contrast with web companies such Google and Facebook whose business...
Twitter to use Do Not Track system

Another Answer To Dealing With Piracy: Keep Creating Better Tools & Business Models

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We've already discussed, a few times, how the tech/startup industry has repeatedly given the entertainment industry the "solution" to piracy, in the form of new tools, services and business models, which are helping many "compete with free" by offering something better... all without regulation. Unfortunately, the entertainment industry still seems...
Another Answer To Dealing With Piracy: Keep Creating Better Tools & Business Models

How Will LinkedIn Win In Social Business? Find Out At IGNITION

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The heated competition between technology platforms to be the ultimate business tool is on. Facebook has defended the efficacy of ads on the network since coming out of post-IPO quiet period last month. Twitter recently rolled out brand-friendly events pages. And LinkedIn just launched a feature allowing companies to target...
How Will LinkedIn Win In Social Business? Find Out At IGNITION
Instagram, Facebook, And The New Zero-Revenue Acquisitions
Can startups afford to be socially responsible?

Paramount Thinks That Louis CK Making $1 Million In 12 Days Means He's Not Monetizing

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One of the more annoying things about debates on copyright law, is that when we talk about alternative business models that do not rely on copyright, some people feel the need to insist that this means making less money -- or, even, making no money at all. There is just...
Paramount Thinks That Louis CK Making $1 Million In 12 Days Means He's Not Monetizing

Former MySpace CEO Mike Jones On the One Thing Startups From L.A. Have in Common

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Me. and Mr. Jones (minus me) In the past couple weeks, two startups from Science (the Betaworks of Los Angeles!) have tried to break into the New York City market, so it seemed like high time we gave Mike Jones, the CEO of Science and former CEO of MySpace, a...
Former MySpace CEO Mike Jones On the One Thing Startups From L.A. Have in Common

Foursquare Dumps Google & Goes Open-Source for Maps

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Foursquare just made what it called "a little announcement", but it's really not little at all. It's switching away from the Google Maps API to OpenStreetMap. For the map images, it hired MapBox, a start-up that makes pretty maps out of OpenStreetMap data. Starting with foursquare.com, foursquare's maps now use...
Foursquare Dumps Google & Goes Open-Source for Maps
Now you can turn airline miles into e-books

US Gov't Thinks Censorship Is Bad, Unless It's Paid For

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Aaron DeOliveira sends over an amusing statement summarizing the US government's views towards "censorship" on various issues: Person: Hey, there are child porn sites everywhere! Government: We are working on it. Person: Hey, there's these pro-anorexia sites telling young girls to starve themselves! Government: W/e. (editor's note for the old...
US Gov't Thinks Censorship Is Bad, Unless It's Paid For

The Google AdSense Killer And 3 Other Ways Facebook Could Make A Lot More Money

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Tiny sidebar and news feed ads aren’t going to cut it. If Facebook wants to live up to a $100 billion valuation it will need bold new revenue streams. An offsite ad network, big glossy news feed ads, or and payments for physical goods are a few ways it could...
The Google AdSense Killer And 3 Other Ways Facebook Could Make A Lot More Money
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