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Nokia’s Elop: The war against Google has just begun

Three music startups on the upswing

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With the old revenue models falling apart, musicians and media folk have needed to get entrepreneurial. At yesterday’s SFMusicTech conference in San Francisco, attendees discussed new ways to make money for artists, particularly those with a social media presence and a loyal community of fans online. Many of the entrepreneurs...
Three music startups on the upswing

Apple and HTC fine with showing license agreement to Samsung -- but not the royalty rate

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On Friday Samsung's counsel in the Apple case in California brought a motion to compel, demanding access to the newly-minted Apple-HTC license agreement that settled Apple's first Android patent case ever. Apple has just responded on Tuesday evening local time, and Apple's response is that Samsung's motion is "moot" because...
Apple and HTC fine with showing license agreement to Samsung -- but not the royalty rate

Court upholds Twitter joke trial appeal: Britain has a sense of humor after all

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Britain’s High Court has overturned the case of a man whose exasperated Twitter joke left him criminalized under anti-terrorist laws, in a high profile case that supporters say is a victory for free speech online. Paul Chambers, 28, became the first person in the U.K. to be found guilty of...
Court upholds Twitter joke trial appeal: Britain has a sense of humor after all

Seattle Times paywall arrives: Here's what they're charging

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The Seattle Times has officially joined the ranks of major papers charging for unlimited online access. Visitors to Seattletimes.com are now notified that their access will end after accessing an unspecified number of stories over the course of a month. At least one reader (Associated Press reported Mike Baker) has...
Seattle Times paywall arrives: Here's what they're charging

Connecting Things to the Internet Does Not an Internet of Things Make

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Image copyright Red_SpruceThe Internet of Things has continued to emerge as a trend this year within the consumer electronics sector. Everyone’s trying to get into the game, with connected devices now ranging from dog collars to toasters to sneaker, all getting connected to the “cloud.” This is an exciting trend...
Connecting Things to the Internet Does Not an Internet of Things Make

Patreon Is a Recurring Tip Jar for Fans Who Love Everything You Make

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Kickstarter funding might be a good fit for an independent artist making a big project like a movie. But on YouTube, there are many creators who dribble out new projects as they make them. For instance: Jack Conte of the band Pomplamoose makes intricate remixes, mashups and original songs where...
Patreon Is a Recurring Tip Jar for Fans Who Love Everything You Make

Adobe’s non-Formal non-Objection

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No work stopped. At no time did the current, up to the minute, versions — complete with occasional typos and botched commits — of the editor’s drafts become unavailable: HTML5, RDFa, MicroData, 2D Context, Markup, Diffs. The absolute most that anybody, anywhere, ever proposed was that these very same...
Adobe’s non-Formal non-Objection

Cool New Platform For Supporting Artists: Patreon, From Jack Conte

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I'm obviously a big fan of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, but I've always argued that it's just one of many models that content creators can use to succeed today. In fact, for a long time, I've felt that the biggest thing that was missing from Kickstarter was any sort of...
Cool New Platform For Supporting Artists: Patreon, From Jack Conte

It's Not Just Reader - Google Kills Its RSS Subscription Browser Extension, Too

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Oh Google. Thought we wouldn’t notice that you’re trying to kill off not just Google Reader, but your support and endorsement for the RSS format itself? People have just started noticing that Google’s own RSS Subscription Chrome browser extension has disappeared from the Google Chrome Web Store. Though it’s unclear...
It's Not Just Reader - Google Kills Its RSS Subscription Browser Extension, Too
Twitter's Music App Is Real, Beta Testing Confirmed Along With "We Are Hunted" Acquisition
Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Helps Teachers Create Quality Online Courses
Keen On… Pomplamoose: How Nataly And Jack Are Reinventing The Music Business (TCTV)

Pomplamoose's Jack Conte Creates A Subscription-Based Funding Site For Artists

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Jack Conte is an Internet musician who became an Internet sensation and now, thanks to Patreon, he’s an Internet entrepreneur. Patreon is a fundraising site that is a bit different than your run of the mill Kickstarters or Trumpstarters. Instead of collecting one lump sum for, say, and album...
Pomplamoose's Jack Conte Creates A Subscription-Based Funding Site For Artists

New York lawmakers propose bill to ban anonymous online speech

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Lawmakers introduced identical bills in the senate and assembly that would require identification of anonymous commentersOnline commenters aren't exactly known for their kind words, but lawmakers in New York want to hold their constituents to a higher standard. A few Empire State lawmakers want to address that problem by doing...
New York lawmakers propose bill to ban anonymous online speech

Not This Again: IEEE Plays Up Bogus 'Digital Sharecropping' Argument Again

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Nearly six years ago, we wrote about the ridiculousness of Nick Carr's suggestion that Web 2.0 was all about "digital sharecropping", in which online service providers are somehow "exploiting" users to take the fruits of their labors. I would hope that, with six years of hindsight, people would still remember...
Not This Again: IEEE Plays Up Bogus 'Digital Sharecropping' Argument Again

Ecommerce Mistakes That can Nuke Your Business

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Getting SEO right for ecommerce is definitely not an easy task; especially in our post panda world. Whilst I 100% agree with what Google are doing to clean up the SERPS, the downside is that many legitimate ecommerce sites got caught up in the mix. With the panda update,...
Ecommerce Mistakes That can Nuke Your Business
A/B Testing: Why Is a Financial Times Subscription So Expensive?

Discovery Channel Gets a Web Video Arm, Courtesy of Revision 3

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Web video is supposed to disrupt cable TV. And maybe it will, one day. In the meantime, the cable guys are doing just fine. Here’s a proof point: The Discovery Channel has purchased Revision3, a Web video startup that makes and distributes its own shows, like “Tekzilla” and “Epic Meal...
Discovery Channel Gets a Web Video Arm, Courtesy of Revision 3

Hanging with the Spigit crew (@ Lo Conte's) http://4sq.com/bNLOBY

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Hanging with the Spigit crew (@ Lo Conte's) http://4sq.com/bNLOBY

Slacker swipes at Pandora and Spotify in attempt to brand itself as the complete music service

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Slacker Radio has decided time is now for it to announce itself to the world. No, you didn’t miss anything — it’s been around for a while, but today, the Internet music streaming service redesigned its digital properties and is now actively promoting itself with an updated brand. It is...
Slacker swipes at Pandora and Spotify in attempt to brand itself as the complete music service

CSGT: The Holy Grail of content marketing?

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Late last year, marketing strategist David Meerman Scott released an absolute must-read book titled Newsjacking: How to Inject your Ideas into a Breaking News Story and Generate Tons of Media Coverage. In this e-book, David outlines a brilliant new PR strategy that involves taking advantage of happening news items, be...
CSGT: The Holy Grail of content marketing?

Qualcomm chips bring 5G Wi-Fi to mobile devices

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Qualcomm announced chips that can take advantage of a the new 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, allowing connected devices to stream high-definition video and other data at speeds at least three times faster than today. A single chip can use fifth generation Wi-Fi, or 5G Wi-Fi, while adding support for Bluetooth and...
Qualcomm chips bring 5G Wi-Fi to mobile devices

Ban on Anonymous Comments Does Not Violate Free Speech, Says New York Lawmaker

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(Image: flickr.com/jbcurio) New York legislators involved with the proposed Internet Protection Act are getting a lot of calls today, and they’re not quite sure why. The bill was introduced weeks ago to a quiet reception but seems to have become controversial overnight. “Assemblyman Jim Conte is just a co-sponsor on...
Ban on Anonymous Comments Does Not Violate Free Speech, Says New York Lawmaker
Keen On… David Lowery: How The Internet Is Shafting Musicians (TCTV)
Snapguide brings its how-to guides to iPad

CloudCon Expo coming up this Monday-Wednesday

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This sponsored post is produced CloudCon Expo & Conference. CloudCon Expo & Conference brings you the opportunity to learn best practices and strategies for Cloud Deployment. A perfect event designed for IT professionals and decision makers looking to implement Cloud Technology to achieve benefits like Reliability, Adaptability and Cost...
CloudCon Expo coming up this Monday-Wednesday

Vimeo Adds Customizable Music Options And A New, Cloud-Based Enhancer Tool

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Online video site Vimeo has always sought to differentiate itself as a platform for high-quality video content. Now the IAC-owned video platform is now adding features to help creators enhance their videos and make even them more attractive to viewers. Vimeo’s latest update makes a big push around improving videos...
Vimeo Adds Customizable Music Options And A New, Cloud-Based Enhancer Tool

Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” Gets Indie Pop Cover [VIDEO]

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Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” video went ultra viral after it premiered on Vevo last week, and now a new cover of the jam has blown up (albeit on a smaller scale): Enter “Telephone” (the super twee, adorable version), by Pomplamoose. You might remember Pomplamoose (a.k.a. musicians Jack Conte...
Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” Gets Indie Pop Cover [VIDEO]
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