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Avast, Me Hearties: How The Pirate Bay Changed The Way We Steal

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The Pirate Bay, in many ways, is disappearing. It is one of the most popular torrent sites on the web and its database of millions of torrent files – essentially pointers to pieces of files hosted elsewhere – has long been the go-to spot for budding pirates around the world....
Avast, Me Hearties: How The Pirate Bay Changed The Way We Steal

Is GigaOm Buying PaidContent?

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Who wants to pay for PaidContent? We’ll find out soon, it seems, because the sales process for the pioneering blog and its parent company ContentNext appears to be wrapping up. But if you were making a bet, you’d get good odds that the most likely buyer will be GigaOm,...
Is GigaOm Buying PaidContent?

Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

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Birst, a San Francisco-based startup that offers on-demand business intelligence and analytics solutions for companies big and small, has raised $26 million in series D financing, led by Sequoia Capital. Existing investors, including Hummer Winblad and DAG Ventures, also participated in the round, bringing Birst’s total funding to $46 million....
Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

What data can and cannot do

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Jonathan Gray argues that aspiring data journalists and civic data hackers should strive to cut back on data-driven hype and to cultivate a more critical literacy towards their subject matterIn the early days of photography there was a great deal of optimism around its potential to present the public with...
What data can and cannot do

Roommates Carly Zakin And Danielle Weisberg Quit Jobs At NBC To Help You Skim News Every Morning

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Monday marked Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin's first day of unemployment. The two New York roommates, who met studying abroad in Rome, both recently resigned from NBC. Yesterday they launching The Skimm, a newsletter startup designed to tell subscribers everything they need to know in the morning. The Skimm shows...
Roommates Carly Zakin And Danielle Weisberg Quit Jobs At NBC To Help You Skim News Every Morning

Akamai Invests in Obliterating America's Broadband Speed Deficit

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Last week, my colleague David Strom reported on the latest annual "State of the Internet" report from content delivery network Akamai. The report showed that while Americans are finally experiencing faster average broadband speeds on a quarter-by-quarter basis, those speeds only began eclipsing those of Sweden in the second half...
Akamai Invests in Obliterating America's Broadband Speed Deficit

Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells $11 Million Worth Of Stock (AAPL)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook sold $11 million worth of stock, according to an SEC filing, via 9 to 5 Mac. Normally, when the CEO sells stock it's a bad sign for a company. It looks like the CEO thinks it's a good time to cash out. Not in this...
Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells $11 Million Worth Of Stock (AAPL)

Fundable launches to take on startup crowdfunding, fusing CircleUp and Kickstarter into a single platform

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A new startup called Fundable launched today, taking on the funding of young companies through crowd collection. At its most basic, Fundable is a fusion of Kickstarter, which lets average folks finance projects that they want to see come to fruition, and get rewarded in non-equity ways, and CircleUp, which...
Fundable launches to take on startup crowdfunding, fusing CircleUp and Kickstarter into a single platform
August Capital Raising $550M For Sixth Venture Fund

Games review roundup: Akai Katana, Pandora's Tower, The Legend of Zelda

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Here's our semi-regular roundup of some of the games that may have slipped under your radar - this week we review Akai Katana, Pandora's Tower and The Legend of ZeldaAkai Katana ... Xbox 360; £29.99; cert 12+; Rising Star GamesAkai Katana is a superb bullet-hell shooter, and a beautiful game....
Games review roundup: Akai Katana, Pandora's Tower, The Legend of Zelda
P2P Dropbox Competitor Space Monkey Wins Launch, Has Already Raised $750K

Here's What The Smart Money Thinks Apple Will Do With Its Cash

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Apple has scheduled an unusual (and oddly timed) conference call this morning to announce its decision about what to do with its massive cash mountain. There are three basic possibilities: Dividend (either one-time or regular or combination of both) Stock buyback (one-time, regular, or combo) Nothing Apple could also...
Here's What The Smart Money Thinks Apple Will Do With Its Cash

Why Twitter’s weekly email digest is a great move

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Yesterday, Twitter launched a new weekly email digest that it will be sending out to all members. Contained within are a few hotly shared news stories, the Twitter accounts that have shared them and some well-traded Tweets from popular users of the service. After its announcement, there was a lot...
Why Twitter’s weekly email digest is a great move

Mobile Internet Access—No Strings Attached

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Everyone loves a good comeback story, and the tech community has had some dramatic ones, from Apple’s historic resurrection to Nintendo’s Wii-fueled revival. Enter NetZero, which first made a splash over 10 years ago offering free dial-up access in exchange for watching ads. [ See post to watch video ]...
Mobile Internet Access—No Strings Attached

Pinterest vs. Facebook: Whose users spend more?

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Apparently Pinterest users drop cash, and then run. Jewelry and accessories website Boticca.com, which was cofounded by former eBay and private equity executives, compared 50,000 shoppers referred from Pinterest to 50,000 shoppers referred from Facebook and said the Pinterest users spend way more money — $180 vs. $85 — but...
Pinterest vs. Facebook: Whose users spend more?

Fly Or Die: The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight

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It’s a bit hard to officially review the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight as it’s almost exactly the same as the previous version but with one important improvement: it glows. Arguably, the Nook and the Kindle are equal contenders in the race to the e-reader throne and although I...
Fly Or Die: The Nook Simple Touch With GlowLight

How I went from 3 years worth of crap to paperless in 1 day using the NeatDesk document scanner

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I’m not what you would call a ‘filer of papers’. When I get mail or paperwork, I normally stack it in a cabinet drawer until I have a mountain of crap at the end of the year to file and rotate out to storage so that I can start stacking...
How I went from 3 years worth of crap to paperless in 1 day using the NeatDesk document scanner

Hackers Enjoyed Unlimited Access To Nortel's Computer System For At Least A Decade

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Chinese hackers are suspected of enjoying at least 10 years of unfettered access to Nortel Networks' computer system with help from seven stolen passwords, reports the Wall Street Journal. Brian Shields, a former Nortel employee of 19 years, led an internal investigation and came to the conclusion that the...
Hackers Enjoyed Unlimited Access To Nortel's Computer System For At Least A Decade
Dropzone productivity app for OS X on sale for $2 until 11AM ET

FCC weighs Dish 4G network and 700MHz interoperability

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Let's temper our excitement -- the FCC is merely considering these proposals at the moment but, if either are adopted, it could permanently change the mobile broadband landscape. First up, the commission is considering reassigning the 2GHz band from MSS (Mobile Satellite Service) to AWS (Advances Wireless Service). If...
FCC weighs Dish 4G network and 700MHz interoperability
HotelTonight Expands to Europe and Canada, Partners With Look.io for Better Robo-Human Relations

How small charities can get people to give more

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How can those organisations with less resources ensure they are not missing out when it comes to raising funds?The Giving Summit hosted by the Cabinet Office in May was scaled down in the face of the tax rebate cap furore. A month later the government released its update to the...
How small charities can get people to give more

It’s not curation or aggregation, it’s just how the internet works

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For some time now, the hot new buzzword for web services has been “curation” — whether it’s Pinterest or Tumblr or Flipboard or News.me, everyone wants to ride the curation wave. But what does it mean, and how do you do it properly? And what makes it different from...
It’s not curation or aggregation, it’s just how the internet works

Is The #NBCFail On Olympics Coverage Giving Rise To VPN Pirates?

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We’ve been pretty outspoken about NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. From what looked like a good start full of social media promise, the broadcaster has failed to deliver the most crucial element of all: a large, unfettered river of live sports content from the event itself, available to anyone, not just...
Is The #NBCFail On Olympics Coverage Giving Rise To VPN Pirates?

China's Mobile Ad Market Is Surprisingly Tiny Due To 'Fake' Smartphone Usage

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The mobile ad market in China is so small that if the top 10 ad networks there were combined they still might not be as big as the fifth largest network in the U.S. in terms of monetization power, according to Opera evp/consumer mobile Mahi de Silva. We chatted with...
China's Mobile Ad Market Is Surprisingly Tiny Due To 'Fake' Smartphone Usage

Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

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According to a fascinating report in Politico, the money game that is Silicon Valley is in high gear. No, I don’t mean the tactic of investing in high-growth, early-stage companies, but instead the game that is played by politicians, who descend on the tech locale looking for dollars. That they often...
Silicon Valley remains an Obama stronghold, but Romney collecting millions as well

AT&T lights up LTE network in a few more markets, expands coverage in others

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It'll likely be a really, really good while before AT&T catches Verizon in the race towards becoming the largest LTE network in the States. Still, you can't blame the Rethink Possible outfit for doing what it's supposed to -- even if it only means rolling out the "true 4G"...
AT&T lights up LTE network in a few more markets, expands coverage in others

Amazon Leads Price War: Drops AWS Pricing Again, Leans Heavy on Reserved Instances

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According to Amazon's blog today, the company is now on their 19th price cut since AWS debuted, but who's counting? Well, they are, apparently. The company is lowering pricing on EC2 instances, ElastiCache, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Elastic Map Reduce are all dropping significantly. Significantly, Amazon is...
Amazon Leads Price War: Drops AWS Pricing Again, Leans Heavy on Reserved Instances

Dropping letters: Windows 8 may have ‘Pro’ edition

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The never-ending dribble of new Windows 8 content continues: on the docket today is an interesting indication that Microsoft intends to rejig its naming strategy for its forthcoming operating system. For as long as I can recall, Windows has shipped with a ‘Professional’ edition. From Windows 2000 Professional (the lovely Win2KP), all...
Dropping letters: Windows 8 may have ‘Pro’ edition

How (And Why) To Mine An Asteroid [Update]

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Whirling lumps of cold space rock could one day help power our economy. Really. That's where the newly formed Planetary Resources comes in.You probably haven't thought too much about asteroids since videogames were played in pizza parlors rather than on phones. (Can you imagine?) But now you should. Here's why.An...
How (And Why) To Mine An Asteroid [Update]
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