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Tim Hwang Isn't A Lawyer, But He Plays One Online

SERIOUS QUESTION: How Are Lower Taxes Going To Fix The Jobs Problem?

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There are two main problems in the U.S. economy: There are too few jobs Most of the jobs pay too little This state of affairs has left the most important customers in the U.S. economy--the formerly financially healthy middle class--starved for spending money. As any business executive will tell you,...
SERIOUS QUESTION: How Are Lower Taxes Going To Fix The Jobs Problem?

Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win

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Mobile payment start-up Square has built a huge following in part by appealing to artisans and creators of hand crafted products. But the company is not just serving those merchants, it’s almost built in their image. The company has pushed a very design-focused product that has an almost artistic approach...
Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win

A copyright proponent's wish for presidential debate (Q&A)

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Robert Levine wrote a book critical of what he sees are attempts to weaken the ability of creators to earn a living. He wishes Washington could engage in serious debate about Web piracy. That's unlikely, he thinks. [Read more]...
A copyright proponent's wish for presidential debate (Q&A)

LOLs Acquired: Here Are YouTube's Next 16 Comics

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About a month ago, YouTube put out a request to its creators, asking for the funniest among them to apply and be considered for the newest version of its YouTube Next Creator program. While YouTube has previously sought creators in health and fitness, cooking, and vlogging categories, this time around...
LOLs Acquired: Here Are YouTube's Next 16 Comics

Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]

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iRobot, makers of the Roomba, just stopped by Fast Company's offices. They let us play with their new surveillance robot that you operate by throwing. Here's what happened. Boston-area firm iRobot is best known as the creators of the Roomba, the beloved floor-cleaning robots found in middle-class homes worldwide....
Fast Company Vs. The Throwbots [Video]
'Super Meat Boy' creators announce 'Mew-Genics,' a strange new game involving cats
Dark Sky Proves That Even The Weather Report Is Being Disrupted By Mobile Tech

Angry Birds Star Wars, Netbot for App.net, GAME, Discovery Channel HD, more

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Angry Birds Star Wars: Rovio has been teasing the Star Wars edition of Angry Birds for a few weeks now, but today we get our first look at gameplay from the new title. The game appears to be just a Star Wars themed version of the traditional Angry Birds...
Angry Birds Star Wars, Netbot for App.net, GAME, Discovery Channel HD, more

Oracle asks judge to throw out Google’s strongest evidence in Android trial

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Oracle has asked Judge William Alsup to throw out the entire testimony of Jonathan Schwartz (pictured) in its ongoing (and drama-filled) trial with Google over Android. Schwartz was Sun’s CEO. Sun owned the Java programming language, which is used heavily in Android. Oracle bought Sun, acquiring Java in the...
Oracle asks judge to throw out Google’s strongest evidence in Android trial
Korean artist deconstructs ads to create abstract installations

Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes

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Podcasts were supposed to be a big deal several years ago, but that boom never happened. Now there’s at least anecdotal evidence that the format is actually picking up steam, as creators, listeners and advertisers warm to the format. So why have podcasts disappeared from the new version of iTunes...
Apple Gives Podcasts a Gentle Push Out of iTunes

Club Jameco borrows from Etsy and Kickstarter, lets DIYers design, sell and buy project kits

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Though electronics hobbyists may not have the same resources that the Maker Sheds of the world have to design, package and sell do-it-yourself kits, electronics component distributor Jameco plans to change that. With Club Jameco, enthusiasts can pitch their kit ideas to the electronic component wizards in Belmont, CA...
Club Jameco borrows from Etsy and Kickstarter, lets DIYers design, sell and buy project kits
When Games Allow Mods, Beautiful Things Can Happen
Rock The Post And CrowdHut Are Trying To Solve Two Of Crowdfunding's Biggest Pain Points

YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

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Cross posted from the Blog de YouTube en Español Last year, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views, or about 140 views for every person on earth. As the world tunes in to YouTube, we want everyone, in every language, to have the same opportunity to enjoy YouTube. So today,...
YouTube automatic captions now available in Spanish

Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

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Yeah. We know. There are pretty much as many ways to play Angry Birds, as there are people who play it. That's a lot. However, the Super Angry Birds controller you see above speaks to us. Why? Because it's not just a sling shot, or a fudged use of...
Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

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Groupon just announced via its blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, the creators of an affordable point of sale system and iPad app that targets local restaurants. While the terms of the acquisition have not yet been disclosed, Groupon has made a run of acquisitions over the last six months,...
Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic
Appetite.io Detects Apps On Your iPhone's Homescreen So You Can Share Them With Others

Day one at Campus Party Europe - crowdfunding, cyborgs and Paulo Coelho

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Campus Party Europe has begun with a bang, with Europe’s biggest tech party hosting the who’s-who of the tech, startup, science, design, software and robotics scene. VentureBeat syndication partner VentureVillage is here in Berlin all week checking out our pick of the speakers and workshops and getting in touch with...
Day one at Campus Party Europe - crowdfunding, cyborgs and Paulo Coelho

Mightybell continues push into creative spaces, adjusts features based on users, lots more on the way

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Mightybell launched in 2011 with the ambitious aim of creating user-generated pages full of useful content that could be shared by individuals, and grow with user participation. Mightybell at the time also touted ideas like guides creators could sell, item lists that would be monetized, analytics and more. However, nearly...
Mightybell continues push into creative spaces, adjusts features based on users, lots more on the way

Beat up Obama, Romney in 'Infinity Blade' creator's new political game

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The next game from the creators of Infinity Blade will allow players to assume the role of a cartoon Barack Obama or Mitt Romney and beat up their opponent in a political debate using weapons, not words. The free iOS game Vote!!! awards players with a score that can...
Beat up Obama, Romney in 'Infinity Blade' creator's new political game
3 Ways To Fix Google Play

Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

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Today Tonara announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding led by Carmel Ventures, and participated in by the investors of its seed round, in which the company raised $750,000 in 2011. Tonara is an iOS application that displays sheet music, and follows users as they...
Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

Which is Worse -- Sharing With Attribution, Or Plagiarism Without?

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At the end of last year we wrote about the case of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, former Federal Minister of Defense in Germany, who lost both his post and his doctorate when it turned out that he had plagiarized portions of his doctoral thesis. Now the journal Science is reporting another...
Which is Worse -- Sharing With Attribution, Or Plagiarism Without?

Funding sought for Elite remake

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One of the creators of Elite is turning to Kickstarter to raise cash to produce an updated version of the classic video game....
Funding sought for Elite remake
Hatch for iPhone: a Tamagotchi pet for the 'Tiny Wings' era
Blip launches studio focused on branded content

Quick List Of Successes In Which Copyright Didn't Matter

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There's sort of an odd back and forth that happens at Techdirt, where we spend a great deal of time highlighting all the success stories of artists and creators that managed quite well without operating under the stringent guidelines of intellectual property laws. Glyn Moody recently covered one such story...
Quick List Of Successes In Which Copyright Didn't Matter

Valve plans to sell apps via Steam ranging from "creativity to productivity"

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Everybody wants their own app store and cloud, and Valve is no different. The source of many of the greatest games in the past few years (Portal 1 and 2, people!), Valve’s Steam game platform has become renowned for its ease of use in buying games and the Source game...
Valve plans to sell apps via Steam ranging from "creativity to productivity"
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