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TV Networks Gang Up To Sue Aereo; Do Copyright Rules Change Based On The Length Of A Cable?

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Well, this was no surprise. As plenty of people predicted, the Barry Diller-backed startup Aereo has been sued by the TV networks in two separate lawsuits (one from Fox, Univision and PBS -- when have Fox and PBS ever worked together on anything? -- and one from ABC). If you...
TV Networks Gang Up To Sue Aereo; Do Copyright Rules Change Based On The Length Of A Cable?
Can a new generation of web companies finally bring emotion to online advertising?
How MailChimp learned to treat data like orange juice and rethink email in the process

Intervention: The Conference Celebrating Internet Creativity

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This is a guest post from James Harknell about an event he's putting on that we thought would be of interest to folks who like Techdirt Anyone who is a reader of Techdirt knows that we are in a time of publishing disruption -- one that has the potential to...
Intervention: The Conference Celebrating Internet Creativity

Facebook Just Launched Its Next Billion-Dollar Business (FB)

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For months, Facebook has been testing a new kind of ad on mobile devices--ads for other apps. Now it's officially launched the app-ad program to all developers. Here's how it works: Developers place ads on Facebook's website and its mobile apps. When users install their apps, developers pay a fee....
Facebook Just Launched Its Next Billion-Dollar Business (FB)

Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

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The last time we heard from SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott, he talked a great deal about a then-upcoming product strategy called HANA. The idea was to move all of SAP’s existing business applications into a high-performance appliance, where the database runs in memory, and is more responsive to requests. In...
Seven More Questions for SAP's Co-CEO Bill McDermott

Crwodsourcing for a Billion Dollar Business – Cisco I-Prize

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Crowdsourcing continues to grow in popularity and importance across a number of industries. Tac Andersen, at the South by Southwest Interactive event in Austin, took in the buzz there, and notes that crowdsourcing is heating up. Digital strategy, marketing and design firm Last Exit called crowdsourcing a top digital marketing...
Crwodsourcing for a Billion Dollar Business – Cisco I-Prize
Newvem launches new Windows Azure cloud management tools to help enterprises act like startups

Ex-Googler Patrick Keane Is Playing A Big Role In New York Startups

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Early Googler and Associated Content CEO Patrick Keane has had quite the career. After his four year stint at Google, Keane became CMO of CBS Interactive. He was CEO of Associated Content when it was acquired by Yahoo! for $100 million. Now he's giving back to the New York...
Ex-Googler Patrick Keane Is Playing A Big Role In New York Startups

SAP CEO: We Could Have 'The Fastest Growing Software Product In The History Of The World' (SAP)

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Enterprise software company SAP has a big hit on its hands with its in-memory database software, HANA. Co-CEO, Bill McDermott, tells AllThingsD's Arik Hesseldahl: "We have 1,000 customers on it now, so it's growing really fast. The last update we gave, we indicated that we think it could be a...
SAP CEO: We Could Have 'The Fastest Growing Software Product In The History Of The World' (SAP)

Why Google killed off Google Reader: It was self-defense

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It’s not a huge surprise that Google is dropping Google Reader, the blog reader it operated since 2005. After all, they’d let it go for some time now (not that I’m complaining – it was after all, a free service, a fine product, and a boon for the overall ecosystem...
Why Google killed off Google Reader: It was self-defense

Weekly Wrapup: Apple eschews skeumorphism? And the problems with Path

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Taking a cue from Apple, we mixed it up this week on the GigaOM Weekly News Wrapup show by taking over a small conference room and recording the podcast at GigaOM HQ. A good time was had by all as we talked Apple’s possible new mobile design direction, the billion...
Weekly Wrapup: Apple eschews skeumorphism? And the problems with Path
SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock. Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO
Beats Targets The Business Traveller With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In

How A Box Of Cereal And Being Like A Cockroach Helped Airbnb Become A Billion-Dollar Business

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When Airbnb's founders were just getting started, they had no way to fund their short-term apartment rental business. They maxed out a binder full of credit cards and racked up tens of thousands of dollars in charges. When they ran out of credit cards, the founders needed a new idea....
How A Box Of Cereal And Being Like A Cockroach Helped Airbnb Become A Billion-Dollar Business

30 AND UNDER: 9 Young Founders Who Are Running Billion-Dollar Companies

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There's arguably nothing more impressive than founding a company and turning it into a billion-dollar business before you turn 30. In the tech world, more and more wunderkinds are emerging. Here are the youngest people running today's most valuable companies.Ben Silbermann left Google to start a company. After a few...
30 AND UNDER: 9 Young Founders Who Are Running Billion-Dollar Companies

Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is expanding in Japan through the opening of a new availability zone. The move means that AWS will most likely be adding more data centers to keep up with the steady demand in service it has had since it first began offering its service in Tokyo...
Amazon Web Services Expands in Japan

13 Enterprise Apps That Drive People Nuts Even Though They're Free (CTRX, CSCO, HPQ, VMW, DELL, XRX, ORCL, SAP)

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Everyone's jumping on the mobile app development bandwagon, and that includes enterprise tech vendors.  The problem is, some of the apps they've released, despite being free, have been so glitch-ridden and poorly designed that they've actually done more harm than help.  It's clear that some vendors are just putting apps...
13 Enterprise Apps That Drive People Nuts Even Though They're Free (CTRX, CSCO, HPQ, VMW, DELL, XRX, ORCL, SAP)

Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere, Eric Ries Knows What They Have In Common

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You don't need to own a business to be an entrepreneur. The definition of that word is morphing, as technology puts the fundamental tools for managing and organizing a business into anyone's hands. You can be an entrepreneur from within a corporate organization, or while still in high school --...
Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere, Eric Ries Knows What They Have In Common

Should We Be Measuring Happiness As An Economic Measure?

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A lot of people have finally realized that traditional economic measures have all sorts of problems. Things like GDP mismeasure a ton of things, and by presenting an aggregate set of data, often obscure lots of issues. Also, things like GDP don't handle disruption very well. I've discussed in the...
Should We Be Measuring Happiness As An Economic Measure?

It's Microsoft vs. Cisco for the future of the office phone

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Photo: Microsoft. Chairman Bill Gates takes the stage for the company's most important announcements. Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates on Tuesday kicked off the software giant's campaign to reinvent the office phone - an ambitious strategy that could be a multi-billion-dollar business for Microsoft, and that will almost certainly lead...
It's Microsoft vs. Cisco for the future of the office phone

This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

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Patents have become such a big business for Microsoft that the company has outsourced its U.S. patent filing work to India, John Weresh, general manager of Microsoft's Patent Operations, told Business Insider. For good reason. Microsoft could be on track to turn patents into a multi-billion business perhaps as soon...
This Man Is Building Microsoft's Next Multi-Billion-Dollar Business -- From Android Devices (MSFT)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook is testing out yet another new product that will bring more ads to users' feeds. Twitter's cofounders unveiled their latest project, an online publishing platform called Medium. Apple's iPad Mini will be lighter and thinner than the current iPad, and resemble a larger iPod...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Motorola Mobility - Google's biggest mistake?

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As severance and restructuring costs push the price well above $12.5bn, can MMI's patent portfolio really provide enough value?The $12.5bn (£8bn) cost to Google of buying Motorola Mobility (MMI) is quickly heading towards $13bn, and it's beginning to look like Google's biggest mistake. Add $275m more in severance costs (for...
Motorola Mobility - Google's biggest mistake?

Apps Rule! Wooga No Longer Distributing Mobile Games on Facebook

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Wooga, a German-based social game developer, said it will no longer use Facebook to distribute its mobile games after conducting a six-month long experiment on the platform. The decision is yet another blow to the social network, which is struggling to find a way to monetize its mobile application as more people access...
Apps Rule! Wooga No Longer Distributing Mobile Games on Facebook

Report Says Facebook Gifts Is Struggling With Poor Sales And Revenue

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A billion dollar business? Guess not. Despite lofty projections for Facebook Gifts from analysts, reporters, and me, a new report picks apart public statements from the company to suggest it earned a maximum of $1 million in Q4 2012 revenue on Gifts, and maybe a lot less. Sure, it’s early...
Report Says Facebook Gifts Is Struggling With Poor Sales And Revenue

What to Expect When You Are Expecting a Lot of News Out of Barcelona

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Mobile World Congress doesn’t really get going until the weekend. But here at AllThingsD we want you to have a pretty good idea what to expect even before things kick off in Barcelona. We’ve been noodling around to find out what all the big companies have planned for next week....
What to Expect When You Are Expecting a Lot of News Out of Barcelona
How the $4,000 'Cards Against Humanity' Kickstarter became a multi-million dollar business

Bitium raises $2.4 million as it launches a SaaS operating system for the enterprise

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Los Angeles-based startup Bitium has announced completion of a $2.4 million seed round led by Resolute VC’s Mike Hirshland as it launches its Software as a Service (SaaS) operating system for the enterprise with single sign-on and application management features. The startup has brought on an impressive list of investors,...
Bitium raises $2.4 million as it launches a SaaS operating system for the enterprise

Want to pre-order a Microsoft Surface RT tablet? Here's the international price list and purchase links you need

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It’s still early – pre-orders are not set to turn on for the next 25 minutes – but here’s what we know thus far about the international pricing for the Surface RT tablet: Germany – €479 for 32 gb, €579 with Touch Cover, €679 for 64 gb with Touch Cover...
Want to pre-order a Microsoft Surface RT tablet? Here's the international price list and purchase links you need
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