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The state of the crowdfunding industry: stronger than ever
Tech Giants Built Segrated Systems For NSA Instead Of Firehoses To Protect Innocent Users From PRISM

doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service

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Remember doubleTwist? (Probably almost as well as you remember India.Arie and Nikka Costa, but more on that later.) The player made a bit of a name for itself in the pre-Play Music days -- based as much on the default Android music app's shortcomings as its own strengths. Over...
doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service

India Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google

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Google currently faces a number of antitrust investigations in the U.S. and Europe. To make matters worse, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) just announced that it is also launching an inquiry into Google’s business practices. The announcement follows a complaint by Indian consumer advocacy group Consumer Unity and Trust...
India Launches Antitrust Investigation Against Google

Senator Opens Investigation of Data Brokers

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Senator John D. Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia, said he was concerned that personal information about people could be collected and sold to their potential detriment. Read more »...
Senator Opens Investigation of Data Brokers
Verizon: Damn The Cable Cutters, Full Pay TV Ahead
Andrew Sullivan and the new wisdom of the leaky meter

DailyDirt: Foods Unfit For Consumption

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Food science has come a long way and makes a lot of incredibly delicious foods that last longer and stay fresher and provide more vitamins/nutrients than previously thought possible. But just as any technology is a tool that can be used for either the benefit or to the detriment of...
DailyDirt: Foods Unfit For Consumption

Don't let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school

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Simple steps from e-safety expert Alan Mackenzie on how to improve the safety and security of social networking in schools• Read more on using social media in schools hereIt is clear that one of the major obstacles to adopting social networking is that of e-safety. This issue of safeguarding is...
Don't let e-safety worries be a barrier to using social media in school
Comcast settles with FCC for $800,000 over alleged NBC Universal merger violations

An iPhone Lover’s Take On The HTC EVO 4G

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Shared by louisgray MG's review doesn't match my take - but he will have some valid points here. Back in January, I wrote a post entitled An iPhone Lover’s Take On The Nexus One. At the time, the Nexus One was soon to be released as the latest and greatest...
An iPhone Lover’s Take On The HTC EVO 4G
EU Antitrust Ruling Says Google Abusing Patent Position in German Lawsuit Against Apple

Google mulled adding home phone service in Kansas City fiber packages, backed away due to 'regulations'

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One can only imagine the insane amount of red tape you'd have to endure in order to launch as a new Internet Service Provider, but evidently that pales in comparison to setting up shop as a new phone provider. According to a report from the Kansas City Business Journal,...
Google mulled adding home phone service in Kansas City fiber packages, backed away due to 'regulations'

The European Commission: Motorola/Google Misusing Patents against Apple to the Detriment of Innovation

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For all the talk over the last few years that Apple was being abusive with its patents and stopping innovation, The European Commission has found that Motorola/Google has in fact been the offender of such behavior. Commission Vice President in charge of competition policy Joaquín Almunia stated in an official...
The European Commission: Motorola/Google Misusing Patents against Apple to the Detriment of Innovation

Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not

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Shared by Jesse Stay Amen! I’ve been critiquing moves made by Facebook for a long time and I’m pretty used to them being misinterpreted. When I lamented the development of the News Feed, many people believed that I thought that the technology was a failure and that it wouldn’t be...
Quitting Facebook is pointless; challenging them to do better is not

Microsoft Fined $730 Million Over Browser Beef

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The EU slaps Microsoft for continuing a monopolistic browser policy with Internet Explorer. The European Union has levied a fine of €561 million, or around $730 million, on Microsoft as part of a continuing monopolistic abuse case involving Internet Explorer. To deflect a previous law suit that alleged MS...
Microsoft Fined $730 Million Over Browser Beef
New York requests help from Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung to stop smartphone thefts

Why the EU is unlikely to crack down on Apple over its carrier contracts

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Carriers have passed information to the European Commission’s antitrust chief about the contracts Apple makes them sign, according to a report in The New York Times. The Commission says it is looking into the information, although it stops short of calling them formal complaints, meaning it is not obliged to...
Why the EU is unlikely to crack down on Apple over its carrier contracts

7 Things Buddy Media Did Right To Become an $800mm+ Company

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. The first thing, of course, is that Mike Lazerow, the founder...
7 Things Buddy Media Did Right To Become an $800mm+ Company

Why Physical Retail Stores Are Not Going To Die -- At Least Not Until 2020

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Earlier this year, tech investor and entrepreneur Marc Andreessen turned heads when he told PandoDaily physical retail stores would die altogether. "Retail guys are going to go out of business and ecommerce will become the place everyone buys," the Netscape founder and Pinterest investor said. "You are not going to...
Why Physical Retail Stores Are Not Going To Die -- At Least Not Until 2020

Thoughts On The New iPad

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This is a guest post from frequent SAI commenter Sammy The Walrus IV. It was originally posted on his blog AAPL Orchard. Software and Hardware Why has iPad been so successful?  Intriguing software?  Gorgeous hardware?  After using iPad 2 for a year, my connection with the device has been...
Thoughts On The New iPad

LogMeIn limits freeloaders to 10 PCs. So what?

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A little over a week ago, LogMeIn Product Specialist Sean Keough announced a change to the company's LogMeIn Free remote-access product: Instead of using it on unlimited PCs, customers would be limited to 10 PCs each. As a longtime fan of LogMeIn Free and a self-proclaimed cheapskate, you'd think I'd...
LogMeIn limits freeloaders to 10 PCs. So what?

Who says education can't be lucrative? The early days of Lynda.com

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This embed is invalid We certainly couldn’t spend a month focusing on online education and not include Lynda.com. The 17-year-old company grabbed the Valley’s attention when it raised a whopping $103 million series A deal lead by Accel Partners in January– a hefty series A by any standards and the...
Who says education can't be lucrative? The early days of Lynda.com

Google and competition: Google and competition: as users we can give our own verdict | Tom Watson

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Google has offered to act more fairly in response to a European commission investigation. But do its concessions go far enough?Back in February, I wrote for Comment is free about the Google investigation being undertaken by the European commission. I emphasised the importance of decisive action to obtain remedies that...
Google and competition: Google and competition: as users we can give our own verdict | Tom Watson
U.K. Telecoms Watchdog Wants Consumers To Be Able To Exit Contracts Without Paying A Penalty If Prices Go Up Mid-Term

Report: Outside Image Services Next On Twitter's Hit List

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If you’re one of those third-party image services that works with Twitter, it might be time to start thinking about a pivot. Having already circled its API wagons to the detriment of LinkedIn users, Instagram users, and angering many with its new developer ecosystem vision, Twitter appears... Please visit Marketing...
Report: Outside Image Services Next On Twitter's Hit List
Will Apple TV be a glorified cable box? Cable companies sure hope so

Europe hits Microsoft with $730M fine over browser choice 'error'

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Well whaddya know. When you’ve been the subject of a lengthy antitrust investigation and you settle with the authorities by promising to clean up your act, then “accidentally” go back to doing what you were doing in the first place and get caught, you might find yourself in expensive trouble....
Europe hits Microsoft with $730M fine over browser choice 'error'

Nike's stroboscopic eyewear improves visual memory, hand-eye coordination

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Sports athletes in recent years have concentrated on making themselves stronger and faster (sometimes to their own detriment and sanctity of the sport — see Baseball, Steroids Era), but building muscle mass is only part of the equation. Nike, one of the biggest sponsors of sport, sees potential (and profit)...
Nike's stroboscopic eyewear improves visual memory, hand-eye coordination

Apple keeps fighting for ITC import ban against Motorola Mobility

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On January 13, 2012, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the ITC made an initial determination according to which Motorola Mobility shouldn't be found to infringe any of three patents asserted by Apple in investigation no. 337-TA-750. I said at the time that Apple would certainly petition for a review...
Apple keeps fighting for ITC import ban against Motorola Mobility
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