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An Expensive Hoax

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And for just $20, you can buy a hard copy. –The Daily Dot’s Kevin Morris, on a fictitious article that fooled Wikipedia’s editors for more than five years. Thanks to Wikipedia’s Creative Commons license, the hoax still lives elsewhere on the Web and in print....
An Expensive Hoax
Penny Arcade says fans can ripoff and remix past comics if it meets Kickstarter goal

Stack Exchange 2.0

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Like the small-town mayor who suddenly finds herself running an entire state, our ambitions for Stack Overflow keep growing. Our original idea of making the Internet a better place to get expert answers to your programming questions suddenly seemed too small. Programming questions? We asked. Why just programming questions? Why...
Stack Exchange 2.0
Startups: Crowdfunding Gets Tricky for Amazon

Columbia Business School Student Pens a Cautionary Fable of “Drugs, Sex and C++”

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The wistful-looking Mr. Frankel. (Facebook) We've all heard of the lean startup, but what about the "The Anorexic Startup?" Shockingly, it's not a new incubator or accelerator program--it's actually a short story written by Columbia Business Student Mike Frankel that serves as a humorous warning tale for anyone in New York looking...
Columbia Business School Student Pens a Cautionary Fable of “Drugs, Sex and C++”

Need to Choose a Creative Commons License? This New Tool Can Help

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A newly revamped online chooser is designed to help users make more informed decisions about the license they use....
Need to Choose a Creative Commons License? This New Tool Can Help

Give Your Instagram Pictures A Creative Commons License With I Am CC

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The disconnect between smartphone-based Instagram and the Internet is relatively infuriating. For one, you can’t scroll through your friends’ photos, and perhaps more importantly, your can’t license your pictures so that anyone who wants can use them on the web. But a new service called I Am CC has fixed...
Give Your Instagram Pictures A Creative Commons License With I Am CC

Taking Our Art Up a Notch: Hugh MacLeod Now Contributing to PandoDaily

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One of the goals I had for this site since the beginning is to have better art to illustrate our posts. Saving money on high-priced illustrators and photographers was one of the many ways blogs competed with old media on costs. But there’s a problem with writers being in charge...
Taking Our Art Up a Notch: Hugh MacLeod Now Contributing to PandoDaily

Mendeley's open science and research platform hits 100 million API calls per month

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London-based startup Mendeley, which provides a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers and collaborating online has hit a milestone as its database queries passes 100m API calls per month. More than 240 applications for research, visualisation, semantic markup and discovery get their data flow from the company...
Mendeley's open science and research platform hits 100 million API calls per month

California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks

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California Governor Jerry Brown gave his pen a workout yesterday. In addition to signing legislation prohibiting social network snooping by employers and colleges, he also has also signed off on a proposal for the state to fund 50 open source digital textbooks. He signed two bills, one to create the...
California universities to produce 50 open-source textbooks
Wikimedia sues Wikitravel parent company to protect new, non-commercial travel site
Pixel art photography: retro renderings of cameras
The Meta-Story: How Wired Published Its GitHub Story on GitHub
The Pirate Bay documentary 'TPB AFK' will be released for free on February 8th

Look At How Much Google Search Has Changed Since 1998 (GOOG)

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A  few weeks ago, Google started packing search results with information from Google+, the social network it introduced last summer. Competitors like Twitter were furious at being suddenly demoted in search results, and some Internet pundits complained that Google was now delivering worse results than Microsoft Bing. But this...
Look At How Much Google Search Has Changed Since 1998 (GOOG)
Watch this: soldier hacks ex-girlfriend's robot brain in 'Tears of Steel'

"Stop the Cyborgs" launches public campaign against Google Glass

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Sharon Ron-McKellar, whose husband (Ian McKellar) works on Google Glass, was seen wearing these at an event in Oakland in February 2013. Sharon Ron-McKellar Less than two weeks ago, Seattle’s 5 Point Cafe became the first known establishment in the United States (and possibly the world) to publicly ban Google...
"Stop the Cyborgs" launches public campaign against Google Glass

ABC becomes the first Aussie broadcaster to donate footage to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons

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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the Antipodean public service broadcasting equivalent of the BBC, is marking its 80th anniversary by launching a new website called 80 Days That Changed Our Lives. Reflecting on eight decades of newsworthy and notable events, the site offers 80 segments of audiovisual content from its...
ABC becomes the first Aussie broadcaster to donate footage to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons

Pirate Bay documentary now streaming, up for download on (surprise!) The Pirate Bay

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Way back in 2010, filmmaker Simon Klose petitioned folks on Kickstarter for $25,000 to hire a professional video editor. The pro's task? Sifting through and editing over 200 hours of footage Klose had recorded that chronicles the journey of The Pirate Bay's three founders throughout their trial. Now, over...
Pirate Bay documentary now streaming, up for download on (surprise!) The Pirate Bay

Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

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Creative Commons recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, with well-deserved praise for its work flooding in from around the world. There's no doubt it has played an important role in raising people's awareness of the problems with copyright, and in offering some alternative licenses that ameliorate some of its worst aspects....
Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Netherlands: First country in Europe with net neutrality

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May 8th, 2012 is a day to celebrate in The Netherlands as it becomes the first country in Europe to protect its citizens by enshrining net neutrality into law. The Netherlands is also implementing privacy protections for users against wiretapping and disconnection by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs), which will...
Netherlands: First country in Europe with net neutrality
'Tube': the open-source 3D animation experiment funded by Kickstarter

Can OpenGeocoder Fill the Platform Gap Left by Google Maps?

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How do machines understand what place you're talking about when you say the name of a city, a street or a neighborhood? With geocoding technology, that's how. Every location-based service available uses a geocoder to translate the name of a place into a location on a map. But there isn't...
Can OpenGeocoder Fill the Platform Gap Left by Google Maps?

Australian Census Data Released Under CC License, But Official Site Tries To Make It Hard To Download

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The whole point about adopting Creative Commons licenses is to make it easier for people to share and use works released under them. Sometimes, though, you get the impression that certain organizations adopting these licenses would rather that didn't happen, as in the following case from Australia, reported by...
Australian Census Data Released Under CC License, But Official Site Tries To Make It Hard To Download

How and why you should do data journalism

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One of the big areas of focus for technology companies over the past year has been “big data” — in other words, the idea that there can be a lot of value in finding patterns in the massive quantities of user data and other information that a business generates....
How and why you should do data journalism
Pirate Bay co-founder: "I can sit here and jerk off for 5 years. And I will."
Four years in the Pirate Bay: director Simon Klose on why file-sharing is still political

Wikimedia Launches Its Crowdsourced Wikivoyage Online Travel Guide

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The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit parent organization of Wikipedia, just officially launched its twelfth official project: Wikivoyage. The new site, which was already in beta for a while and has a bit of a tumultuous history, is a free online travel guide that, just like Wikipedia, is edited collaboratively. It...
Wikimedia Launches Its Crowdsourced Wikivoyage Online Travel Guide

Weekend Video: Building a Tech Startup During a Recession

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Can you build a successful company in a downturn? The answer is yes, as this video illustrates. Digg CEO Jay Adelson, venture capitalists Tim Draper and Steve Jurvetson, both of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Skype-backer Howard Hartenbaum and his August Capital colleague David Hornik and the legendary Bill Draper of Draper...
Weekend Video: Building a Tech Startup During a Recession

Artist and Hacktivists Sabotage Spanish Anti-Piracy Law

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Traditionally, Spain has been one of the few countries where courts have affirmed that P2P-sites operate legally. This situation was met with disapproval by the United States Government who behind closed doors proceeded to help the Spanish authorities draft new laws to protect the interests of copyright holders. Threatened with...
Artist and Hacktivists Sabotage Spanish Anti-Piracy Law
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