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Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

techcrunch.com
It was at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2011 where a fine tradition began, namely, the Israeli Pavilion. No less than 20 early-stage Israeli startups flew-in from Israel to demo and network themselves to the bone for three non-stop days. The inaugural Pavilion was such a success, we decided to...
Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

FCC Tells FAA To Allow More Electronic Devices On Planes

www.fastcompany.com
Two acronyms walk into a bar. One says to the other, "let's talk about that letter you just sent me about in-air tablet and cellphone use." Letter. Letter! Letter? Oh, fuggeddit. Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, is pushing for the rules regarding the use of electronic devices to...
FCC Tells FAA To Allow More Electronic Devices On Planes

Sponsor post: Conferences are all about networking

gigaom.com
If you were at the Santa Clara Convention Center for TiEcon2011 you could not have missed a familiar figure in the registration area for almost the entire duration, talking incessantly to a panoply of people. When I asked Rohit Chandra about his motives, he 
said, “I registered for the conference...
Sponsor post: Conferences are all about networking

Apple Kills AppGratis' Push Notifications In Second Hammer Blow To Its iOS App Discovery/Promotion Business

techcrunch.com
After booting out app discovery and promotion platform, AppGratis, from the App Store earlier this month for violating two clauses of its developer T&Cs, Apple has now followed up with a second blow to the business — by killing its ability to send push notifications to existing users of its app....
Apple Kills AppGratis' Push Notifications In Second Hammer Blow To Its iOS App Discovery/Promotion Business

Appeals court denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

www.fosspatents.com
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied two Samsung motions relating to the preliminary injunction Apple won against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 four weeks ago:The Federal Circuit denied Samsung's motion to stay the preliminary injunction for the duration of the appellate proceedings.The appeals court had previously...
Appeals court denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

thenextweb.com
Mobile operators in Brazil are now forbidden to sell phones that are tied to a one-year contract, the Brazilian tech blog Conteúdo Nerd reports. This is the result of a court decision announced last Friday, which will see disobeying companies pay a hefty daily fine of R$50,000 (US$25,100). According to...
Brazilian court forbids mobile carriers to sell phones when tied to a contract

Post-RTM fixes improve Windows 8's performance and battery life

arstechnica.com
We're less than three weeks away from the general availability of Windows 8, and Microsoft is preparing for the launch with a set of patches it says will improve the operating system's performance, battery life, and compatibility with applications and drivers. The Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 General Availability...
Post-RTM fixes improve Windows 8's performance and battery life
Korean artist deconstructs ads to create abstract installations

Kickstarter failures revealed! What can you learn from them? (infographic)

venturebeat.com
I recently came across Dan Misener’s article ”Kickstarter hides failure,” where he talked about how crowdfunding site Kickstarter makes it difficult for you to see/find failed projects. They intentionally prevent failed campaigns from being indexed by the search engines (through “noindex” robot meta tags). Dan’s article got quite a bit of...
Kickstarter failures revealed! What can you learn from them? (infographic)
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Motorola's alleged double-dipping on iPhone 4S could be massive EU antitrust violation

fosspatents.blogspot.com
Yesterday, the full text of the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court's decision to suspend Motorola's enforcement of a standard-essential patent injunction against Apple was published.There's nothing in the decision that surprises me or that would be inconsistent with what I've written about it in recent days. Instead, it definitely validates several...
Motorola's alleged double-dipping on iPhone 4S could be massive EU antitrust violation

Judge Rejects Einstein Publicity Rights Claim... By Playing Dice With The Law

www.techdirt.com
A couple years ago, we wrote about Hebrew University suing GM for using an image of Albert Einstein in an ad without first getting permission (i.e., paying up). Einstein left his assets to Hebrew University (of which he was a founder and a big supporter), and Hebrew University has taken...
Judge Rejects Einstein Publicity Rights Claim... By Playing Dice With The Law

dNORAM asks 'what can you do now?'

www.insidemobileapps.com
dNORAM is a new task management app for iOS from Susanku. It’s a free download that purports to “streamline day to day activities in an efficient manner” and help users to remember small tasks that are tied to locations as well as bigger projects. dNORAM’s interface is minimalist and straightforward....
dNORAM asks 'what can you do now?'
HAPIfork measures every bite and tracks every meal on your iPhone

Facebook Passed Yahoo To Become The Second Largest Video Site In The U.S. In July

techcrunch.com
comScore’s monthly online video data is in and it looks Facebook passed Yahoo in July to become the second largest video site in the U.S. behind Google/YouTube. According to comScore, more than 184 million U.S. Internet users watched 36.9 billion online content videos in July, while video ad views totaled...
Facebook Passed Yahoo To Become The Second Largest Video Site In The U.S. In July

How do you put a value on design?

thenextweb.com
Prominent designer and artist, Noah Scalin, said that “design is meant to be understood, while art is meant to be interpreted.” It’s something that has stuck with me for a while now, as it’s so easy to teeter between the two when you’re a creative professional. Crossing between business and...
How do you put a value on design?

Verizon's double data deal returns this Friday, prepare yourselves accordingly

www.engadget.com
It looks like Verizon's about to double up on double data. According to the Los Angeles Times, Big Red is about to reintroduce the double data promotion that first rolled out in November, and came to a close at year's end. Under the offer, customers signing up for a 4G...
Verizon's double data deal returns this Friday, prepare yourselves accordingly

YouTube rolls out improved analytics with more time watched data and annotation reporting

9to5google.com
Google announced a few updates for YouTube Analytics today on the YouTube Creators blog. Among the new tools for content creators is enhanced “time watched” data and a beta version of “Annotations report”, on top of a few UI improvements. For time watched data, which Google originally rolled out...
YouTube rolls out improved analytics with more time watched data and annotation reporting
These goofy glasses could fix all of your sleep problems

iTunes playlists, tags, and track durations

www.computerworld.com
In the last Ask the iTunes Guy column of the year, I look at playlist views, a quick way to make playlists from folders of songs, adding tags to your tracks, and how to see the duration of selected tracks in iTunes 11....
iTunes playlists, tags, and track durations

Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

www.techdirt.com
Creative Commons recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, with well-deserved praise for its work flooding in from around the world. There's no doubt it has played an important role in raising people's awareness of the problems with copyright, and in offering some alternative licenses that ameliorate some of its worst aspects....
Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Translation of German appeals court's press release on decision protecting Apple against Motorola injunction

fosspatents.blogspot.com
Earlier today I reported on the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court's extremely important decision to suspend, for the duration of a pending appeal, the enforcement of Motorola's standard-essential patent injunction. As a follow-up, I am now providing my own (therefore, unofficial) translation of the court's press release. I believe this will...
Translation of German appeals court's press release on decision protecting Apple against Motorola injunction

Lawdingo Makes It Easy To Find And Instantly Consult A Lawyer Online

techcrunch.com
Companies like LegalZoom try to replace the basic services offered by attorneys, but sometimes you still need to talk to a real, live lawyer. So a startup called Lawdingo makes it easier to find one. When you visit the Lawdingo site, you search the site based on your legal situation...
Lawdingo Makes It Easy To Find And Instantly Consult A Lawyer Online

UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly

www.engadget.com
The UK Government revealed on April Fools' Day that it's planning to offer law enforcement agencies unprecedented access to private communications. British Cellphone operators and ISPs will be required to harvest packet data -- containing the parties to all calls, emails and social media communication, as well as the...
UK planning second snooping bill, proxy servers to sell out shortly

Amazon unveils Reserved Instant Marketplace, an exchange for cloud services

www.geekwire.com
Amazon Web Services today introduced a new offering called Reserved Instance Marketplace, an online exchange of sorts where customers can sell their excess Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Reserved Instances to other businesses and organizations. Amazon explains in a press release: The Reserved Instance Marketplace gives customers the flexibility to sell the remainder...
Amazon unveils Reserved Instant Marketplace, an exchange for cloud services

Time Warner agreement brings Cartoon Network to Netflix

www.electronista.com
Netflix today announced a new agreement between it and content provider Time Warner that will see programming from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and TNT appearing on the streaming service. The deal represents the third agreement between the popular video streaming service and Time Warner, bringing even more Time Warner content...
Time Warner agreement brings Cartoon Network to Netflix
New startup Breather rents rooms on demand with a Zipcar-like model
Vimeo debuts paywall options & 'tip jar' to reward video creators

The $20 ad campaign: small businesses find alternatives to Google AdWords

paidcontent.org
Gerald Gorman, who runs online businesses like Lawyer.com, pays Google $100,000 a month to place ads near search results and on Google’s partner sites. While the ads have proved effective at attracting customers, their growing price tag has led Gorman to look around for alternatives. In the past, Gorman would...
The $20 ad campaign: small businesses find alternatives to Google AdWords
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