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Vevo CEO: The war on piracy is like the war on drugs…’unwinnable’

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The Next Web is at the Guardian Changing Media Summit this week, a conference promising to deliver insights from the organisations and individuals capitalising on disruption within the digital content space. You can monitor all our coverage here. Following on from BSkyB’s CEO Jeremy Darroch announcing its new Now TV...
Vevo CEO: The war on piracy is like the war on drugs…’unwinnable’

Yahoo Mail suffers disruption, outage

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Yahoo's e-mail service appears to be down for some people, with many taking to Twitter to voice their complaints. It's unclear how widespread the problem is, with some people still able to access their accounts....
Yahoo Mail suffers disruption, outage

If Facebook dies (and it might), its killer will be born mobile

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Remember when Facebook was the hot new thing on the Web? Now it's king of a dying medium, and Molly Wood doubts it has the mobile chops to survive the disruption that's shaking the entire Internet. [Read more]...
If Facebook dies (and it might), its killer will be born mobile

Bankiwi offers a fresh way for UK kids to manage their money

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As we saw at a recent SeedCamp event, the financial sector is ripe for disruption. Today Leetchi, the group payments application has released a new product to help shake up the business of finance with a focus on UK youth finance management. Bankiwi is a pocket money system where parents or...
Bankiwi offers a fresh way for UK kids to manage their money

BSkyB announces Now TV, offering pay-as-you-go Internet TV to the masses

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The Next Web is at the Guardian Changing Media Summit this week, a conference promising to deliver insights from the organisations and individuals capitalising on disruption within the digital content space. You can monitor all our coverage here. Jeremy Darroch, CEO of BSkyB, was the first keynote of the two-day...
BSkyB announces Now TV, offering pay-as-you-go Internet TV to the masses
Social Publisher Wattpad Raises $17.3M From Khosla, Jerry Yang, Others
Our Source Has Seen The Apple HDTV, Here’s What It Looks Like

Ebooks: the giant disruption

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At some point the ebook will become the publishing market's primary engine. Authors will go digital-first and the most successful will land a traditional book deal with legacy publishersIn the past 12 months, I've never bought fewer printed books – and I've never read so many books. I have switched...
Ebooks: the giant disruption

Disassembling Android: Chinks in Google's Mobile Armor

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This is Part One of a two-part series on Disassembling Android.  Android conquered the world in 2011. Hundreds of thousands of users activated Google’s mobile operating system every day, a growth rate unprecedented in any era of computing. This extraordinary strength has carried into 2012, but Android is not...
Disassembling Android: Chinks in Google's Mobile Armor

Even Ikea is getting into the TV business

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Uppleva is Swedish for “Ripe for disruption”:...
Even Ikea is getting into the TV business

EU Cybercrime Bill Targets Anonymous: Makes It A Criminal Offense To Conduct 'Cyber Attack'

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While we're still sorting through the crazy cybersecurity bill proposals in the US, it appears that some in the EU are going through a similar process. The EU Parliament's "Civil Liberties Committee" has approved a legislative proposal concerning "cyber attacks," which appears to ramp up criminal penalties for all sorts...
EU Cybercrime Bill Targets Anonymous: Makes It A Criminal Offense To Conduct 'Cyber Attack'

Posterous is Joining the Flock at Twitter

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Big news: Posterous has been acquired by Twitter!The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Plus, the people at Twitter are genuinely nice folks who share...
Posterous is Joining the Flock at Twitter

Web suffers weekend of weakness

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A double whammy of disruption saw several major websites and services go offline over the weekend....
Web suffers weekend of weakness
Pay (less) to publish: ambitious journal aims to disrupt scholarly publishing

PhoneDeck Is A Game Changer For Small Businesses, Divorce Attorneys

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I sold mortgages over the phone in a previous life. That involved calling over 100 people a day using an archaic but functional web-based phone system. That system cost the company a fortune to implement and required a dedicated support staff. PhoneDeck does most of it for free. And it...
PhoneDeck Is A Game Changer For Small Businesses, Divorce Attorneys

Yahoo prepares to launch its ‘TV companion app’ IntoNow in the UK

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The Next Web is at the Guardian Changing Media Summit this week, a conference promising to deliver insights from the organisations and individuals capitalising on disruption within the digital content space. You can monitor all our coverage here. Up this afternoon was, James Wildman, Managing Director and VP for sales...
Yahoo prepares to launch its ‘TV companion app’ IntoNow in the UK

Boundless Learning raises $8 million to disrupt the textbook industry with free online course books

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As college tuition costs increase, the cost of buying a semester’s worth of textbooks poses an added burden to university students. That coupled with the physical weight of textbooks, and the fact that many science and technology books are likely to be outdated within a few years, paints a picture...
Boundless Learning raises $8 million to disrupt the textbook industry with free online course books

Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now

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Blogging and sharing company Posterous has announced via its company blog that it has been snagged by Twitter in an apparent ‘acqui-hire’, with Twitter interested mostly in the people, not the product. Various Posterous engineers, product managers and more will join the Twitter team and the existing ‘Spaces’ that users...
Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now

Steve Jobs was right: Dropbox is a feature, not a product

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I’ve always been a big fan and committed user of Dropbox. Over the last couple years the handy file-sync app has gotten me out of many scrapes—when I need to access six-month-old interview notes when I’m out of town, it’s always a thrill to find them in my Dropbox. Along...
Steve Jobs was right: Dropbox is a feature, not a product

Forget the business case, open online courses are about learning

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Will Massive Open Online Courses replace the conventional system? Probably not, but they can offer something different, says Bonnie StewartEver since MITx was unveiled last December, futurists have been predicting what it might all mean for higher education. They're calling it "The Great Disruption", a brand name worthy of Nostradamus....
Forget the business case, open online courses are about learning

4G disruption threatens millions

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When 4G services start rolling out next year, two million homes will find it affects their TV signal, Freeview boss warns....
4G disruption threatens millions
‘Anonymous’ hackers plan to shut down the Internet this Saturday
RIP Yellow Pages? Phone books re-shape themselves for life after listings

Mobile Payment Solution LevelUp Now Seeing $1M Per Month In Transactions; Launches API

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With increasing smartphone adoption and with users in turn becoming more and more comfortable with using their mobile devices to do things traditionally reserved for the Web or desktops, everything is going mobile. When you look at mobile transactions, paying for services or goods with your phone, there is a...
Mobile Payment Solution LevelUp Now Seeing $1M Per Month In Transactions; Launches API

TransferWise Raises $1.3M From Index, Others For The Next Disruption In Money Transfer: Crowdsourcing

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If you’ve ever had to transfer money from one currency to another, you know that it can be a frustratingly pricey business. Now a new company, TransferWise, has raised seed funding totaling $1.3 million to tackle that problem. TransferWise describes itself as the “Skype of money transfer” because it allows...
TransferWise Raises $1.3M From Index, Others For The Next Disruption In Money Transfer: Crowdsourcing

Virgin Mobile USA's text and data services are out across the USA

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As customers of Sprint's contract-averse MVNO have probably noticed, Virgin Mobile has been having a national outage of its text and data services for at least several hours now. While we're hearing from some customers it's been out all day, acknowledgement of the disruption only just became Facebook official. There's...
Virgin Mobile USA's text and data services are out across the USA

Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now

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Blogging and sharing company Posterous has announced via its company blog that it has been snagged by Twitter in an apparent ‘acqui-hire’. Various Posterous engineers, product managers and more will join the Twitter team and the existing ‘Spaces’ that users have will remain up and running for now. Posterous founder...
Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now

Neutrinos shot through 780 feet of stone, spell out their name

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A group of researchers communicated a message through 780 feet of solid stone using a beam of neutrinos, the University of Rochester announced Wednesday. When the message came out the other side, the scientists were able to read it perfectly: it said, perhaps unimaginatively, "Neutrino." Neutrinos are nearly massless...
Neutrinos shot through 780 feet of stone, spell out their name
GetTaxi Raises Capital in Race to Launch in New York

UK 4G networks will disrupt TV signals, at a cost of £180m to mobile operators

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UK regulators haven’t even announced the auction date for Britain’s 4G network coverage, and already it is costing operators hundreds of millions of pounds to ensure the new wireless networks don’t interfere with television signals, reports The Telegraph. Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said that a fund has already been set up...
UK 4G networks will disrupt TV signals, at a cost of £180m to mobile operators
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