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Last Week in Betabeat: Sexism in Tech, Poachables Redux and Say Goodbye to Google Wage

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. REQUIRED READING: 3D-Printer Shapeways Opens a U.S. Distribution Center in Queens: Next Step, ‘Factory of the Future’ The company announced its first U.S. distribution center, a 5,000 sq. ft. facility in Long...
Last Week in Betabeat: Sexism in Tech, Poachables Redux and Say Goodbye to Google Wage

Pirate Bay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland, Switches to .IS Domain

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It has been a busy month for The Pirate Bay’s IT department thus far, with the site skipping from domain to domain. Two weeks ago the notorious BitTorrent site traded in its .SE domain for the Greenland-based .GL TLD. The Pirate Bay took this decision because they feared that Swedish...
Pirate Bay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland, Switches to .IS Domain

Tech coalition objects to Google's domain names applications

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An industry coalition with backing from Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle has objected to Google's application for certain top-level domain strings....
Tech coalition objects to Google's domain names applications

Retired judge joins fight against DoJ's "outrageous" Megaupload seizures

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Abraham David Sofaer Abraham David Sofaer Abraham David Sofaer, a former New York federal judge, recently was presenting a paper at the National Academy of Sciences about deterring cyberattacks when he learned the feds had shut down Megaupload, seizing its domain names, in a criminal copyright infringement case. Troubling...
Retired judge joins fight against DoJ's "outrageous" Megaupload seizures

Art.sy Now Showing Permanent Redirect To Artsy.net As Conflict In Syria Escalates

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Art.sy, the New York City-based startup that has created a Pandora Radio-like discovery engine for artwork, has attracted some controversy over the years because of its domain name — .sy is the official domain suffix for the Syrian Arab Republic, a currently war-torn country which is the subject of several...
Art.sy Now Showing Permanent Redirect To Artsy.net As Conflict In Syria Escalates

Guy Files Lawsuit To Strip Google Of Its Trademarks

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We all know that "Google" has become a verb (i.e., "just Google it") but has it reached the point that it refers generically to all search? One... er... enterprising guy is trying to make the legal case that this is so. David Elliott has filed a lawsuit to have Google's...
Guy Files Lawsuit To Strip Google Of Its Trademarks

Forget Domain Names and Microsites, Nike Uses Custom Bit.ly Links and Facebook

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Forget Domain Names and Microsites, Nike Uses Custom Bit.ly Links and Facebook

Go Daddy denies hack, blames internal problems for outage

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Go Daddy, the world's largest registrar of domain names, denied Tuesday that an hours-long outage at the company Monday was caused by a hack or denial of service attack. Instead, the company said, its own internal systems -- not an attack -- were to blame. Read full article >>...
Go Daddy denies hack, blames internal problems for outage

Feds Tie Themselves In Legal Knots Arguing For Domain Forfeiture In Rojadirecta Case

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If you don't recall, among the various domains that ICE and the DOJ seized last year were two domains -- rojadirecta.com and rojadirecta.org -- held by a Spanish company, Puerto 80. After extended negotiations to try to get the government to return the domain names, Puerto 80 finally sued the...
Feds Tie Themselves In Legal Knots Arguing For Domain Forfeiture In Rojadirecta Case

This Guy Snatched Up 14,962 Domain Names In 24 Hours And Generates $400,000 Every Month

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A 45-year-old Delaware resident, Mike Mann, became a multi-millionaire by being an obsessive, compulsive, domain buyer. Last week he acquired 14,962 domain names in less than 24 hours, reports CNET. He sells them shortly after purchasing for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars. "I'm just really greedy," he tells CNET. "I...
This Guy Snatched Up 14,962 Domain Names In 24 Hours And Generates $400,000 Every Month

FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites

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The Department of Justice announced today that it had seized the domain names of three websites offering pirated Android apps. With help from French and Dutch police, the FBI took over applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com. In their place visitors to the sites now see the familiar FBI seizure banner. The...
FBI Seizes Domains of Pirate Android App Websites
Microsoft buys up Smart Glass domain names after app rumors break

Pirate Bay Celebrates "Independence Day" 7-Year Raid Anniversary

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The Pirate Bay has undergone some drastic changes over the years, moving from a fully-fledged BitTorrent tracker to a trimmed down torrent index. First the tracker was removed, then the torrents followed and a few months ago the infamous torrent site canceled nearly all central servers as it moved to...
Pirate Bay Celebrates "Independence Day" 7-Year Raid Anniversary

Duke's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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So, another week and another batch of interesting, if familiar-sounding stories. We have an Australian media executive demanding greater enforcement and new laws to protect artists (or more likely, his paycheck) from "digital bandits". While there is nothing much new here, his examples of authors who would not have survived...
Duke's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Have You Registered 300 Domain Names?

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Lea Woodward (left) is an entrepreneur, whose projects include Location Independent, a site supporting those wanting to live a nomadic lifestyle, and Startup Training School, which teaches online tech skills to women entrepreneurs. On September 9th, Woodward will be hosting One K in 1 Day, an effort to have 1,000...
Have You Registered 300 Domain Names?

Seized Sports Streaming Site Makes a Blazing Comeback

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Yesterday, several sports streaming sites had their domain names seized by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE unit. Leading up to the Super Bowl this weekend, a total of 307 domain names were seized, 16 of which provided access to online streams of popular sporting events. Commenting on...
Seized Sports Streaming Site Makes a Blazing Comeback

DNSChanger Trojan: is your computer infected and what do to if it is

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An estimated 64,000 Americans could lose internet access on Monday if the DNSChanger malware is not removedAn estimated 64,000 computers infected with the DNSChanger Trojan could lose internet access on Monday when the FBI removes a temporary fix for computers infected with the malware. An organized criminal group called Rove...
DNSChanger Trojan: is your computer infected and what do to if it is
Twitterrific 5.1 brings new features and fixes, teases push notifications en route

From .God to .xxx - sex and religion domain names to be discussed

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From .God to .xxx - sex and religion domain names to be discussed

Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million

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It turns out yesterday’s report, which said Apple was buying Color for high double digit millions was wrong.  Or at least that’s according to AllThingsD: What’s really happening is that Color’s engineering team — about 20 people, comprising almost the entire company — is being “acqhired” by Apple at what’s being...
Apple didn't buy Color, it bought 20 engineers for a few million

About.me goes premium, and finally lets you use your own domain name for $4 a month

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More than three months after About.me ‘bought itself back’ from AOL, spinning itself out as an independent company once again, the San Francisco-based startup is now ramping things up a notch by introducing personalized domain names for its online identity platform. The service constitutes part of its new freemium business...
About.me goes premium, and finally lets you use your own domain name for $4 a month

Even Though His Startup Failed, This Guy's Domain Name Might Still Make Him A Millionaire

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After a good 2-year run, MobileApps.com is closing up shop. Its founder AlVin Koay says the business failed to get traction. There may still be some big money in Koay's future though. His domain name is up for sale starting at $1 million, and Koay tells TechCrunch there is a...
Even Though His Startup Failed, This Guy's Domain Name Might Still Make Him A Millionaire

History of Demand Media, in Links

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As the news about Demand Media filing for a possible IPO in August this year leaks out, below are some links about the relatively short history—about four years—of the company, arranged in chronological order:—Demand Media Raises $120 Million For Domain-Names Based Media Company; Buys Two Companies—Demand Media Buys Hillclimb...
History of Demand Media, in Links

300m people now view TripAdvisor content on other sites each month, doubling in a year

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The popular travel organizing website TripAdvisor has published statistics for its partner program, according to which the monthly number of people who view its content on other websites doubled since last year and has reached 300 million per month. TripAdvisor has already signed content syndication agreements with more than 500...
300m people now view TripAdvisor content on other sites each month, doubling in a year
Seized site's lawyer: US breaking the law by taking domain names

How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday's Outage?

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Yesterday popular hosting provider GoDaddy suffered a major, multi-hour outage that the company claims was due to an internal network error (and not a DDoS attack by a member of Anonymous). GoDaddy reportedly handles millions of domain names so the outage affected a massive number of people, many of whom...
How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday's Outage?

US, European agencies seize 132 domain names for selling counterfeit merchandise

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U.S. and European agencies have seized 132 domain names that were allegedly used to sell counterfeit merchandise online. The operation on Monday was a joint effort by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania and the U.K., and...
US, European agencies seize 132 domain names for selling counterfeit merchandise

Yammer May Be About To Open The Floodgates To Its Microblogging Platform

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Last week, Yammer, the business-oriented microblogging platform that won TechCrunch50 2008, sent out invites to press inviting them to virtually attend a “major launch event” that will be broadcast through a WebEx meeting tomorrow morning. The company has also posted an invite to its blog, along with a not-so-subtle jab at its...
Yammer May Be About To Open The Floodgates To Its Microblogging Platform

Web Hosting Consumer Guide: 9 Tips You Should Know

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By Raja A good hosting is very important to any website. They are foundation of your website, your brand and your business. Any server downtime could potentially hurt and ruin everything you’ve developed over years. If you are serious about your website, you need to make sure they are...
Web Hosting Consumer Guide: 9 Tips You Should Know

Google wins a whopping 763 domain names

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Google has obtained no less than 763 domain names containing the word ‘google’ after recently filing a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum. In what Google calls ‘one of the most aggressive campaigns of domain name infringement’ that it has ever come across, someone had registered domains like googleiphone5.com, googlevodafone.com,...
Google wins a whopping 763 domain names
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