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French fashion startup raises $1.5M to spread 'ineffable French touch' worldwide
The Chicago Startup That Changed How Orbitz, Gap, And Obama Collect Your Data

Google Admits Mobile Ads Are Causing 'Deceleration' In Revenue Growth (GOOG)

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Google has finally admitted in a disclosure to the SEC that mobile ad revenue is replacing its desktop ad revenue in a way that may hurt its sales. In a 10-Q filing, the company said (as it always does) that "our revenue growth rate has generally declined over time, and...
Google Admits Mobile Ads Are Causing 'Deceleration' In Revenue Growth (GOOG)

Digital bill faces extra scrutiny

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The Digital Economy Bill is given a second reading in the Commons amid calls for the government to rethink rushing it into law....
Digital bill faces extra scrutiny

Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

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File sharing and self-publishing are becoming the norm for a generation of writers looking beyond a moribund publishing eco-systemThe community of SF writers has reason to dislike digital copying, or "piracy" as it's commonly labelled in the tabloid press. Genre writers exist, by and large, in the publishing mid-list, where...
Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL back US 'consumer privacy bill of rights'

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Tech giants support Obama administration's plan to issue voluntary guidelines and commit to 'Do Not Track' technologyGoogle, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL say they will sign up to a "consumer privacy bill of rights", announced on Thursday by the Obama administration in a move that would bring US law closer to...
Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL back US 'consumer privacy bill of rights'
A win for Bitcoin legitimacy: WordPress now accepts Bitcoin payments

Apigee grabs $20m to bring its API platform to more developers, operators and businesses

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These are busy times for API specialist Apigee after the Palo Alto-based company closed a $20 million funding round, led by new investor Focus Ventures, to take its total venture capitalist backing to $88 million. Existing investors Bay Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, SAP Ventures and Third Point Ventures also took part in the...
Apigee grabs $20m to bring its API platform to more developers, operators and businesses

As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches

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With Europe preparing for a big vote next week on ACTA, the sweeping online copyright and counterfeit trade treaty, today the UK regulator Ofcom set out a proposal for how large ISPs in this country (ie more than 400,000) should tell their users when they’ve been found to be infringing...
As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches

Any Hint Of Evidence Based Copyright In The UK Seen As Nefarous Plot By Parliamentary Copyright Maximalists

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The laws governing intellectual monopolies in the UK are in a state of flux at the moment. After the previous government in its dying hours rammed through the shoddy piece of work known as the Digital Economy Act, the present coalition government took a more rational approach by commissioning the...
Any Hint Of Evidence Based Copyright In The UK Seen As Nefarous Plot By Parliamentary Copyright Maximalists

Two Contradictory Paths In The UK When It Comes To Copyright Issues

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It's been a bit hard to understand what's been going on in the UK concerning copyright reform when we keep hearing two very contradictory messages. On one side, there's the ridiculous Digital Economy Act, which was proposed by the unelected, debated by the ignorant and voted on by the absent...
Two Contradictory Paths In The UK When It Comes To Copyright Issues

French Hadopi Scheme Gutted; Other Bad Ideas To Be Introduced Instead

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France's Hadopi graduated response approach, also known as "three strikes", occupies a special place in the annals of copyright enforcement. It pioneered the idea of punishing users accused of sharing unauthorized copies of files, largely thanks to pressure from the previous French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, who seems to have hated...
French Hadopi Scheme Gutted; Other Bad Ideas To Be Introduced Instead

What are the digital marketing opportunities Down Under?

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The shifting digital economy is something I've written about in depth previously, with the main focus of my thoughts being the BRIC countries and other parts of Asia. Recently, though, I'm seeing growing evidence pointing towards the fact that Australia should probably be given an equal amount of due care...
What are the digital marketing opportunities Down Under?

The UK govt. considers new blocking measures for websites that infringe copyright

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No sooner was SOPA effectively defeated in the US, European authorities kicked up a storm by signing up to the controversial ACTA agreement, which is a voluntary agreement between nations that covers a wide range of counterfeit goods, both physical and digital. It’s feared that the agreement would make Internet...
The UK govt. considers new blocking measures for websites that infringe copyright

Iris Capital invests in reBuy, an online marketplace for second-hand electronics and media

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reBuy, an online marketplace for physical second-hand goods including CDs, video games, mobile phones and tablets, has today announced an expansion round led by Iris Capital. The equity investment, which is an undisclosed amount, will be used to expand and develop its ‘recommerce business’ in Germany. A group of German...
Iris Capital invests in reBuy, an online marketplace for second-hand electronics and media

UK says three strikes is coming, but not until 2014

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The British media regulator Ofcom has outlined its plans for tackling illegal filesharing — with a full “three strikes” policy for U.K. internet users finally set to come into force in 2014. Under the proposals, which were published on Tuesday, Ofcom says British ISPs would have to send warning letters...
UK says three strikes is coming, but not until 2014

RT @josswinn: The Digital Economy Act 2010 for comment, discussion and annotation: http://bit.ly/9lK91W #debill #deact

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RT @josswinn: The Digital Economy Act 2010 for comment, discussion and annotation: http://bit.ly/9lK91W #debill #deact

Doing social good with the help of digital entrepreneurs | Martha Lane Fox and Jonathan Goodwin

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Our thriving technology sector should be tapped in the fight against inequality, so we're launching Founders Forum for GoodBoth here in the UK and internationally, governments and charities are facing increasing demand for their services at the exact moment austerity forces them to look for efficiencies. In Britain, public and...
Doing social good with the help of digital entrepreneurs | Martha Lane Fox and Jonathan Goodwin
Keen On… Pomplamoose: How Nataly And Jack Are Reinventing The Music Business (TCTV)

AppGratis Says It's 'untrue' That Apple Contacted Them Before Removal

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AppGratis CEO Simon Dawlat has issued a new statement today denying reports that Apple contacted the company prior to the app’s removal in the App Store last week. “It is important to me and my team that we clarify what happened,” he said. “It is absolutely untrue that there were...
AppGratis Says It's 'untrue' That Apple Contacted Them Before Removal

With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support

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Mobile payments platform Dwolla has the potential to disrupt how money moves in the new, digital economy. It’s an idea of how a payments network should look, if one had been built today, as opposed to tacking on digital payments to the legacy system that is the current credit card...
With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support

The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Act is creeps closer after ISPs lose their appeal

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The UK Digital Economy Act, which allows for the prospect those suspected of online piracy being blocked by their ISP, looks more likely to go into force after two Internet service providers lost their appeal against its current form. The Act, rushed through parliament in the dying days of the...
The UK’s controversial Digital Economy Act is creeps closer after ISPs lose their appeal

What happens when we build things for free? Only time will tell

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Building products or services for free is a sticky subject in a variety of realms, from tech to academia to media, and it’s not likely to get any less controversial as the web keeps growing. At the MIT Sloan School of Management‘s conference on the Digital Economy in San Francisco Friday,...
What happens when we build things for free? Only time will tell

Dan Bull Talks About Trying To Reach The Charts While Giving Away His Music

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Earlier this week, we wrote about Dan Bull's new song and new experiment: could he release a track via The Pirate Bay for free... and still get it onto the music charts? We talked to Dan to see how the process has been so far, and discussed a few other...
Dan Bull Talks About Trying To Reach The Charts While Giving Away His Music

Mark Thomas on UK Digital Economy Bill

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Mark Thomas on UK Digital Economy Bill

Digital Economy Bill – Goodbye to UK On-Line Privacy

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Digital Economy Bill – Goodbye to UK On-Line Privacy

Digital economy bill: what will it do?

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The newly introduced clause requires a legal mind to unravelThe government has published the Digital Economy bill's replacement Clause 18 (because 17 was killed off by the Liberal Democrat and Conservative peers, but they are now going to let it all slip away).Now the challenge is figuring out what it...
Digital economy bill: what will it do?

Scrutiny of Apple’s tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft

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Over the weekend, the New York Times published an extensive report on Apple’s use of creative strategies to reduce the taxes it pays on the sale of digital goods. Apple’s giant profits were the peg for the story, but as the reporters noted, the company is far from the only...
Scrutiny of Apple’s tax tactics renews focus on Microsoft

French advisory council speaks out against Sarkozy’s plan to criminalize visiting extremist websites

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France’s National Digital Council (CNN), an advisory committee created by President Nicolas Sarkozy himself, has spoken out against a plan to punish frequent visitors of extremist websites. CNN, not to be confused with the news network, was established in April last year and plays an advisory role with the French government,...
French advisory council speaks out against Sarkozy’s plan to criminalize visiting extremist websites

Teen Sues Mom for Hacking his Facebook

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Teen Sues Mom for Hacking his Facebook is a post from Chris PirilloA 16-year-old boy from Arkansas has filed suit against his own mother for breaking into his Facebook account and embarrassing him on his profile page. Denise New hacked her way into his account last month to “check on”...
Teen Sues Mom for Hacking his Facebook
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