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Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key

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The Google Chief visited the strict dictatorship with Bill Richardson, among others. Eric Schmidt's three-day visit to North Korea has ended. The trip, which elicited frowns from the U.S. State Department, was described by him as "a private visit to North Korea to talk about the free and open...
Eric Schmidt Talks About His North Korea Visit: Global Internet Access Is The Key
São Paulo ahoy! Why Euro startups are targeting Brazil

Could It Happen In Your Country?

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How hard is it to disconnect a country from the Internet, really? That's the number one question we've received about our analysis of the Egyptian and Syrian Internet blackouts, and it's a reasonable question. If the Internet is so famously resilient, designed to survive wars and calamities, how can...
Could It Happen In Your Country?
So long, Julius: FCC chair lauded by industry, blasted by activists
Even if carriers don’t like net neutrality, their investors should
Twitter supports 'Small Business Saturday' with free ads

Freakonomics Obsession With Patents Strikes Again: Says If More Women Got Patents The Economy Would Grow

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While the Freakonomics guys have shown a willingness in the past to be skeptical about the traditional claims concerning copyright, they often seem to have a blindness to similar criticisms of patents. In fact, in the Freakonomics book sequel Superfreakonomics, there's what's basically a puff piece about massive patent troll...
Freakonomics Obsession With Patents Strikes Again: Says If More Women Got Patents The Economy Would Grow
The Talent Problem Isn't Solving Itself. Here's One Startup's Campaign to Help.

Taiwan 2011 economic growth lowered to 4.03%

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Taiwan's GDP growth in 2011 has been downward adjusted to 4.03% from 4.51% projected in November 2011, according to the latest estimates by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS)....
Taiwan 2011 economic growth lowered to 4.03%

Industries Dependent On Copyright Exceptions Contribute $182 Billion To Australian Economy

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Despite the absence of credible studies supporting the idea, part of the copyright maximalist dogma is that the wider the reach of copyright, and the stricter the application, the better. As a corollary, copyright exceptions are anathema, which is why the US and EU are still shamefully resisting an international...
Industries Dependent On Copyright Exceptions Contribute $182 Billion To Australian Economy

US pulls ahead of Europe in next-gen mobile services

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The next-generation mobile market in the U.S. has surged ahead of European development, according to the GSMA industry organization, which represents worldwide operators and handset manufacturers. This is a rapid reversal of previous trends, when European operators were rolling out 2.5G data services like GPRS and Edge, and then...
US pulls ahead of Europe in next-gen mobile services

How Silicon Cape is fostering a supportive ecosystem for startups in South Africa

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The Silicon Cape Initiative has grown to become a champion for technology startups in South Africa since its launch on October 8, 2009 in Cape Town. Founded by two South African tech entrepreneurs, Justin Stanford and Vinny Lingham, Silicon Cape is an ecosystem for technology startups based in the Western Cape...
How Silicon Cape is fostering a supportive ecosystem for startups in South Africa

VIDEO: Could tech start-ups save UK economy?

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Newsnight's Joe Lynham looks at where the UK's future economic growth and jobs might come from, and examines the model of what is happening in London's Tech City, also known as Silicon Roundabout....
VIDEO: Could tech start-ups save UK economy?
FCC chairman urges FAA to revise in-flight iPad rules

Google's Eric Schmidt on Android vs. Apple: 'We're winning that war pretty clearly now' (Video)

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt sat down with Bloomberg to talk Android vs. Apple, and the former CEO seems to think Android is leading over Apple at a rate similar to Microsoft’s growth in desktop software during the 90s. “This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago — Microsoft versus...
Google's Eric Schmidt on Android vs. Apple: 'We're winning that war pretty clearly now' (Video)

Google's Eric Schmidt on Android vs. Apple: 'We're winning that war pretty clearly now' (Video)

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt sat down with Bloomberg to talk Android vs. Apple, and the former CEO seems to think Android is leading over Apple at a rate similar to Microsoft’s growth in desktop software during the 90s. “This is a huge platform change; this is of the scale of 20 years ago — Microsoft...
Google's Eric Schmidt on Android vs. Apple: 'We're winning that war pretty clearly now' (Video)
FCC Chairman calls for gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

Google’s U.S. economic impact

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In 1978, people told Douglas Twiddy he was crazy when he started renting out vacation homes in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. More than 30 years later, his son Ross is using our AdWords advertising program to help attract prospective renters — and grow his small business, Twiddy. Thanks...
Google’s U.S. economic impact

Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data

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It wasn’t until widely respected economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff shared the Excel files behind their influential paper on the relationship between government debt and economic growth, that a very basic and consequential spreadsheet error was discovered. Suddenly, a conclusion that policy makers around the world had seized on...
Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data
Microsoft Excel: The ruiner of global economies?

Here's What's Wrong With The Economy [CHARTS]

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The most important issue in this year's election is the economy. Unfortunately, this topic has now been "politicized," which means that you can't talk about it without being cheered or jeered by fans of each political team. But the economy is much more important than this year's election or either...
Here's What's Wrong With The Economy [CHARTS]

Alibaba.com Profit Sinks 25%

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BEIJING — Alibaba.com Ltd. said Monday that its first-quarter net profit fell 25% as slowing economic growth and a shift in the company’s business model led to a decline in membership. The drop in profit comes as Alibaba.com, which connects buyers and suppliers online, said an independent board committee advised...
Alibaba.com Profit Sinks 25%

Jack Dorsey's digital payments company Square expands beyond North America, landing in Japan first

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Red hot payments startup Square is invading Asia after it announced that its service has launched in Japan, which becomes its third market worldwide, following the US and Canada. The company will be supported by Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation, the same firm that co-launched Visa in the country. Jack Dorsey, Square CEO...
Jack Dorsey's digital payments company Square expands beyond North America, landing in Japan first

Budget 2012: Osborne champions British business with corporation tax cut

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Chancellor has made cutting corporation tax, to signal Britain's competitiveness to foreign investors, his first tax-cutting priorityGeorge Osborne has announced a larger-than-expected cut in corporation tax to 22p over the next three years, styling himself as the champion of British business, in a budget which he said would help the...
Budget 2012: Osborne champions British business with corporation tax cut

Euro Accelerators: UK's Dotforge And Lithuania's StartupHighway Open Applications

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Europe has gone accelerator crazy. If putting burgeoning startups through a 13 week mentor-led bootcamp and throwing a few euros their way is the key to economic growth, then the Euro crisis is all but solved. I jest, of course, and...
Euro Accelerators: UK's Dotforge And Lithuania's StartupHighway Open Applications

The Government Can Be Transparent About International Negotiations... If It's Unhappy With Them

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We've been covering two big stories lately: the ongoing negotiations over the TPP agreement (Trans Pacific Partnership) as well the upcoming fight to change key internet governance issues via the UN's ITU (International Telecommunications Union) as part of WCIT (the World Conference on International Telecommunications). Of course, there's an interesting...
The Government Can Be Transparent About International Negotiations... If It's Unhappy With Them
President Obama meets with Apple CEO Tim Cook and other CEOs to discuss fiscal cliff and economic growth

The Idea That Women Need More Patents, Copyrights And Trademarks Shows Up In Newly Proposed Law

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Last month, we reported on some silly research that suggested the economy would grow massively if we could just convince women to get more patents. The whole thing was based on some fundamentally silly assumptions related to thinking that patents are a proxy for either innovation or economic growth. They...
The Idea That Women Need More Patents, Copyrights And Trademarks Shows Up In Newly Proposed Law

FCC announces National Broadband Plan

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Today the FCC finally unveiled the National Broadband Plan, following months of speculation. The plan — for how to extend internet access to all American citizens — marks the first time that broadband access, and internet access in general, have been given considerable government attention in America. Judging from the...
FCC announces National Broadband Plan

Microsoft wants to help fund U.S. education with higher H-1B fees

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Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel How’s this for a creative twist? Microsoft today suggested that the federal government let employers, including itself, pay higher fees to bring more foreign workers to the U.S. — using the proceeds to educate more homegrown engineers, with the ultimate goal of solving the country’s...
Microsoft wants to help fund U.S. education with higher H-1B fees
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