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EC cloud plan addresses data protection problem. Sort of.

gigaom.com
The European Commission says its eagerly-anticipated new cloud computing strategy, released Thursday, could add 2.5 million jobs and boost the EU’s gross domestic product by €160 billion in the next eight years. In many ways, this call to action, which also talks up green energy initiatives such as the use of a new...
EC cloud plan addresses data protection problem. Sort of.

Hitting the fan: The ugly details of the latest YouTube studio conflict

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Things have gotten ugly in the contract dispute between YouTuber  Ray William Johnson and his former production company Maker Studios. Recall that Johnson said in October he was leaving Maker Studios — a move the company attributed to declining viewership. Now, Johnson has hit back with a different explanation on Newmediarockstars.com,...
Hitting the fan: The ugly details of the latest YouTube studio conflict

Tech Firms Battle to Keep Secrets as Apple vs. Samsung Nears Trial

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While the primary battle next week in a San Jose courtroom will be between Samsung and Apple, a secondary skirmish is also taking place. Both Apple and Samsung — along with a variety of other tech companies including Intel, Qualcomm and Microsoft — are pleading with the court to keep...
Tech Firms Battle to Keep Secrets as Apple vs. Samsung Nears Trial

Viacom ends ban on Daily Show, Colbert Report online streams

www.electronista.com
Viacom has finally returned The Daily Show and Colbert Report content to the web for online streaming. Both shows had been pulled from the company's various websites as part of an ongoing dispute with satellite television provider DirecTV, as both companies continue to disagree over contract terms in a battle...
Viacom ends ban on Daily Show, Colbert Report online streams

Microsoft vs. Motorola: Courtroom cleared as secret Xbox details discussed

www.geekwire.com
With the general manager of Microsoft’s Xbox hardware group on the stand in the company’s patent trial vs. Motorola, a federal judge in Seattle this morning cleared the courtroom of spectators and reporters at Microsoft’s request. Exhibits in the case include secret details of the next-generation Xbox, code-named Durango. A...
Microsoft vs. Motorola: Courtroom cleared as secret Xbox details discussed

T-Mobile launches LTE with a bang, the iPhone 5 and no contracts

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T-Mobile’s transition to the “un-carrier” is complete. The last of the big four U.S. network carriers has an LTE service to call its very own: T-Mobile officially flipped the switch for its LTE network on Tuesday. At a press event in New York City, T-Mobile announced the first 7 cities that...
T-Mobile launches LTE with a bang, the iPhone 5 and no contracts
Apple's Contracts With European iPhone Carriers Examined for Potential Antitrust Issues

Today in Tech: How the Xbox blew it in Japan

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Also: Why Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom's testimony doesn't add up; former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson on his startup.  Why Xbox failed in Japan [EUROGAMER] Doing business in Japan is not the same as doing business in the US, and the Xbox team learnt the hard way. In the US businessmen...
Today in Tech: How the Xbox blew it in Japan

Apple argues diverse book publisher contracts prove non-collusion in DOJ suit

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Defending itself from U.S. Department of Justice allegations of e-book price fixing, Apple on Tuesday pointed to the diverse in contract terms it made with five major publishing houses as evidence against purported conspiracy.    ...
Apple argues diverse book publisher contracts prove non-collusion in DOJ suit

Ofcom to investigate price rises on 'fixed' mobile phone contracts

www.guardian.co.uk
Ofcom has received 1,600 complaints from consumers whose mobile bills have risen despite being on 'fixed' contractsMobile phone companies could be banned from raising people's bills mid-contract after Ofcom said the existing rules potentially "harm" consumers.The regulator's announcement that it will consult on how to protect people on "fixed" mobile...
Ofcom to investigate price rises on 'fixed' mobile phone contracts

Registrars could lose accreditation over copyright issues, ICANN warns

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Registrars that fail to comply with copyright infringement contract terms given by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will lose their accreditation....
Registrars could lose accreditation over copyright issues, ICANN warns

Not Connecting: Miami Marlins Organization Threatens Season Ticket Holders With Lawsuit Because They Want To Change Seats

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Way back in ancient 2009, Mike wrote a piece highlighting one spectacularly awful example of a business going out of their way to alienate their fans. We talk a great deal about connecting with customers here, but when we saw the Washington Redskins suing season ticket holders, who weren't able...
Not Connecting: Miami Marlins Organization Threatens Season Ticket Holders With Lawsuit Because They Want To Change Seats

Novell Wins Yet Again; Says SCO Never Got Unix Copyrights

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Could the case that never ends finally end? As you may recall, years back SCO sued IBM, claiming that Linux infringed on Unix, whose rights SCO acquired earlier. Except... in 2003 Novell tossed a bit of a firecracker into the whole thing by noting that it still owned the copyrights...
Novell Wins Yet Again; Says SCO Never Got Unix Copyrights

Qype, The Yelp Of Europe, Gets A Look From Google & Nokia

techcrunch.com
Hamburg, Germany based Qype, a Yelp-like site that’s focused on European markets, has recently had long acquisition looks from both Google and Nokia, we’ve heard from multiple sources. A deal with Nokia in particular was looking extremely likely until recently. The site was first launched in 2005 and today attracts...
Qype, The Yelp Of Europe, Gets A Look From Google & Nokia

Why Guavus analyzes lots of telecommunications data before storing it all

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It’s not unusual to think that if data scientists want to analyze data, the first step is to collect it and spend a lot of time looking at it — asking questions, refining data sets and then getting some possible answers. But at Guavus, the emphasis is on analyzing petabytes...
Why Guavus analyzes lots of telecommunications data before storing it all

AT&T to set (some) iPhones free beginning April 8

arstechnica.com
AT&T has confirmed that it will begin unlocking iPhones for qualifying customers beginning Sunday, April 8. This means that, if you have purchased an AT&T-locked iPhone and you meet AT&T's (somewhat strict) requirements, you'll be able to take that phone to another GSM carrier here in the US or...
AT&T to set (some) iPhones free beginning April 8

UK iPhone 5 carriers reveal pricing, contract terms

www.electronista.com
Though the highly-publicized launch of the iPhone is expected formally begin on September 21 in the US, the device has also become available in other markets as well. In the United Kingdom, mobile customers have substantially different options than conventional US carriers offer, with varying monthly fees as well as...
UK iPhone 5 carriers reveal pricing, contract terms
U.K. Telecoms Watchdog Wants Consumers To Be Able To Exit Contracts Without Paying A Penalty If Prices Go Up Mid-Term

This documentary on crowdfunding is seeking financing through, yup, crowdfunding

thenextweb.com
“Capital C. How the crowd liberates itself” is a new documentary in the works about how crowdfunding is “no longer the nerdy pipe dream of a bunch of Internet geeks”. So naturally the project is on Kickstarter. The basis of the film is how crowdfunding has grown from a source...
This documentary on crowdfunding is seeking financing through, yup, crowdfunding

Seatwave and The Echo Nest let developers earn revenue from in-app ticket sales

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Fan-to-fan ticket marketplace Seatwave is the latest company to join The Echo Nest‘s Rosetta Stone project, meaning that developers will be able to integrate ticketing features into their apps seamlessly along with data from a range of other APIs. The Rosetta Stone project, so named because it allows different APIs...
Seatwave and The Echo Nest let developers earn revenue from in-app ticket sales

Not Connecting: Miami Marlins Threatens Season Ticket Holders With Lawsuit Because They Want To Change Seats

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Way back in ancient 2009, Mike wrote a piece highlighting one spectacularly awful example of a business going out of their way to alienate their fans. We talk a great deal about connecting with customers here, but when we saw the Washington Redskins suing season ticket holders, who weren't able...
Not Connecting: Miami Marlins Threatens Season Ticket Holders With Lawsuit Because They Want To Change Seats

Darth Vader Is The Most Successful Star Wars Character Ever, But Still No Return Of The Jedi Residuals For Actor

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Wired has put together a very cool Milennium Falcon infographic illustrated by Michael Cerwonka, to show the breakdown of revenues generated by the Star Wars franchise over its entire history (thanks to Jacob for sending this in). By combining data and estimates, they clock the total in at a cool...
Darth Vader Is The Most Successful Star Wars Character Ever, But Still No Return Of The Jedi Residuals For Actor

Copyright Infingement Will Lead ICANN Registrars to Lose Accreditation

www.pcworld.com
Registrars that fail to comply with copyright infringement contract terms given by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will lose their accreditation....
Copyright Infingement Will Lead ICANN Registrars to Lose Accreditation

Ofcom to free mobile users from mid-contract price rises

www.guardian.co.uk
Regulator has been looking to protect customers on 'fixed' mobile phone contracts from unexpected price risesThe telecoms regulator Ofcom is clamping down on mobile phone companies that raise people's bills mid-contract by proposing that customers will be allowed to cancel without penalty if their provider changes the terms of their...
Ofcom to free mobile users from mid-contract price rises

Unauthorized Unlocking of New Mobile Phones Set to Become Illegal in U.S.

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As noted by Tech News Daily, a new federal policy in the United States is set to go into effect this Saturday that will make it illegal for certain mobile phone owners to unlock their devices for use on other carriers unless specifically authorized by their carriers. The policy applies...
Unauthorized Unlocking of New Mobile Phones Set to Become Illegal in U.S.

ISP Says It's Doing Away With Contract Requirements; Wants People To Pay Them For Offering Good, Reliable Service

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In this era of mega ISPs and few small or independent options in many regions, it's always nice to learn of smaller ISPs who realize that competing on providing good service is a better strategy for attracting customers, instead of the game the big guys play: lock you into long...
ISP Says It's Doing Away With Contract Requirements; Wants People To Pay Them For Offering Good, Reliable Service
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