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Supplying The Missing Ingredient In Evidence-Based Policymaking: Evidence

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It seems extraordinary that in the area of copyright it is only recently that people have started to consider the evidence before formulating policy. Even now, there is still resistance to this idea in some quarters. Elsewhere, though, there is a growing recognition that policy-makers must have access to the...
Supplying The Missing Ingredient In Evidence-Based Policymaking: Evidence

Twitter at a crossroads: Economic value vs. information value

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Almost every day, it seems, we get further evidence of the dilemma at the heart of Twitter’s ongoing evolution from real-time information network into multibillion-dollar commercial media entity — and the latest is the furor over the company’s suspension of the Twitter account belonging to Guy Adams, a British journalist....
Twitter at a crossroads: Economic value vs. information value
Mayer's changes at Yahoo may be symbolic, but they matter

Here's How Literary Agents Use Technology To Find The Next Great Authors

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Scott Hoffman is an agent at Folio Literary Management, representing some of the preeminent authors on bookstore shelves today. He comes from a varied background, having formerly run a lobbying firm in Washington, DC and transitioning out by getting an MBA in finance. He quickly realized it was a lifestyle...
Here's How Literary Agents Use Technology To Find The Next Great Authors

Report: The US mobile app industry accounts for nearly 500,000 jobs

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The mobile app industry has created close to half a million jobs in America, according to the findings of a new report released this week. According to a report commissioned by CEO network TechNet, the US app industry has been found to have more than 466,000 jobs having built itself up...
Report: The US mobile app industry accounts for nearly 500,000 jobs

Reading - It's not easy turning high environmental value into high economic value (@EcoMarketplace) http://bit.ly/bnVXTY

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Reading - It's not easy turning high environmental value into high economic value (@EcoMarketplace) http://bit.ly/bnVXTY
Apple's finite loop

Google U.S. Economic Impact: $54 Billion

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Google plans to hold a number of events across the country this morning where the company will highlight its economic impact on local economies. Ahead of these events, Google just released detailed data about how much economic activity the company generated for local businesses, website publishers and non-profits in the...
Google U.S. Economic Impact: $54 Billion

JumpTime Gets New Patent and $4 Million to Optimize Traffic and Content Monetization

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According to traffic optimization startup JumpTime, online publishers are regularly leaving enormous sums of money on the table due to a lack of information and a poor understanding of the true value of each piece of content. “Publishers are gauging traffic incorrectly,” says co-founder and CEO Michele DiLorenzo. The data-driven...
JumpTime Gets New Patent and $4 Million to Optimize Traffic and Content Monetization

If the next Xbox and PlayStation block used games, the whole industry will be shaken to its core

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As both Microsoft and Sony prepare to unveil their next major video game consoles, there has been a lot of rumors about what they’ll offer both in terms of hardware specifications and software functionality. One of the most contentious rumors is that at least one of these systems will require...
If the next Xbox and PlayStation block used games, the whole industry will be shaken to its core

Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier - review

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The groundbreaking computer scientist suggests that in a world that paid for the information we generate, everyone might achieve economic dignityJaron Lanier, groundbreaking computer scientist and infectious optimist, is concerned that we are not making the most of ourselves. In Who Owns the Future? he tellingly questions the trajectory of...
Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier - review

First SaaS, Now WaaS? BitYota Moves From Stealth With $12M in Big Data Play

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BitYota — a data “warehouse-as-a-service” start-up led by a former top Yahoo engineering exec — has emerged from stealth mode with $12 million in funding from some top Silicon Valley investors including Jerry Yang. The company describes it as a “SaaS-model Data Warehousing platform” — which essentially means it...
First SaaS, Now WaaS? BitYota Moves From Stealth With $12M in Big Data Play

10 million old phones for new

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation Mobile World Congress, Barcelona: 1.7 billion people got a new handset last year. What happens to the old ones? 10 million of them have been reused and renewed by eRecyclingCorps. “If subsidies are the drugs of the mobile industry, then...
10 million old phones for new

Habits Are The New Viral: Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior design at nirandfar.com. Face it; you’re hooked. It’s your uncontrollable urge to check for email notifications on your phone. It’s your...
Habits Are The New Viral: Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts

In the last 4 years, the app economy has created almost 500k jobs in the US

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The launch of Apple’s App Store in 2008 triggered a massive upswing in mobile application sales. Sure, apps had been being sold on a small scale in ecosystems like Palm or Windows Phone, but once the expectation of apps being purchased right on the device was established, the ecosystem took...
In the last 4 years, the app economy has created almost 500k jobs in the US

Firefox maker Mozilla to launch smartphone operating system

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Mozilla aims to take on Apple and Google and shake up industry with phone aimed at developing world and the open webMozilla, the maker of the Firefox web browser, will on Sunday launch its first smartphone operating system and the handsets on which it will run in a bid to...
Firefox maker Mozilla to launch smartphone operating system

How technology should be used to spur open government

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The Washington Coalition for Open Government organized a conference this weekend to commemorate the 40th anniversary of our state’s landmark Initiative 276 and the Open Public Meetings Act (and to discuss the past, present and future of open government). I was one of the speakers at the conference and spoke about...
How technology should be used to spur open government
US precipitation trends to drain 7 million jobs by 2050

When You Create Value It Doesn't Mean You Have To Capture Every Bit Of That Value

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As I discussed in my Hacking Society post, one of the things I'm thinking a lot about these days is how to measure value that isn't directly monetized. There's a related aspect to all of this, as well: recognizing that when you create value, you don't have to monetize all...
When You Create Value It Doesn't Mean You Have To Capture Every Bit Of That Value

Pie chart of the day: Apple's oversize share of PC profits

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In the last quarter of 2012, Apple had 5% of the global PC market and 45% of the profit FORTUNE -- Everybody who follows the computer industry knows that Apple's (AAPL) Mac trails far behind its Microsoft (MSFT) Windows-based competitors -- Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Dell (DELL) Lenovo and the like --...
Pie chart of the day: Apple's oversize share of PC profits

Big Tech's patent bubble: an "aberration" waiting to burst

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As a much-hyped auction of Kodak patents fails to draw expected interest, one intellectual property authority is warning that recent patent-mania in the tech sector could burst. Neil Wilkof is a veteran intellectual property lawyer and has taught law in the U.S. and Israel. He describes recent eye-popping patent purchases,...
Big Tech's patent bubble: an "aberration" waiting to burst

Opera acquires two mobile ad firms for up to $64.5 million, reports solid earnings

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Opera Software, Norway’s finest browser maker, this morning announced its acquisition of not one but two mobile advertising firms, 4th Screen Advertising and Mobile Theory, to strengthen its offering for advertisers and mobile publishers alike by adding full-fledged demand-side advertising services across the US and Europe. Opera also wants to...
Opera acquires two mobile ad firms for up to $64.5 million, reports solid earnings

I've Always Hated The Idea Of Labor Unions, But It May Be Time To Reconsider

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I've always hated the idea of labor unions. Why? Several reasons. They create an "us versus them" culture within companies, instead of putting everyone on the same team They create a culture of entitlement They restrict flexibility and hurt competitiveness They drive companies to move jobs out of the country,...
I've Always Hated The Idea Of Labor Unions, But It May Be Time To Reconsider

Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

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As the debate over file sharing rages on, a number of voices have stepped up to offer their opinions on all sides of the issue. In a post titled "Paying for Music: My Two Cents (Pun Intended)," Danny Bowman (a software engineer at Funzio and developer for Brute Labs) presents...
Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

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Nathan Myhrvold answers Slashdot questions. Photo via Intellectual Ventures. With a caffeine-free Diet Coke and a cappuccino by his side, Nathan Myhrvold entered the “lion’s den” today — a.k.a. Slashdot — and tried to persuade the site’s denizens that he’s one of them … at least to an extent. “The fact is...
Myhrvold to Slashdot: We're more alike than you think

Nate Silver's Sweep Is a Huge Win for Big Data

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(Illustration: ilovecharts.tumblr.com) Like “pivot” and “cloud computing,” “big data” is one of those startup buzzwords that gets thrown around indiscriminately–partly because it means different things depending on the intel you’re trying to unearth and partly because it sounds like the kind of futuristic jargon that opens doors. Using machine learning to analyze...
Nate Silver's Sweep Is a Huge Win for Big Data
Which of the 3 cups has a cloud under it?

How To Manufacture Desire

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior engineering at nirandfar.com. Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add...
How To Manufacture Desire

Boiler cover plan left me feeling cold

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Npower's £200 heating cover plan felt like an unnecessary expense for Guardian Money reader Nick Howden when it didn't pay outWould you really pay £200 a year for a central heating repair plan if you knew that the most it would pay out for a single breakdown was £400?If you are one...
Boiler cover plan left me feeling cold

Patents Are Worthwhile For Startups To Pursue In the US, But Not Abroad

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Editor’s Note: Leonid (“Lenny”) Kravets is a patent attorney at Panitch, Schwarze, Belisario and Nadel, LLP in Philadelphia, PA. Lenny focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions in computer-related technology areas. He specializes in developing IP strategy for young technology companies and blogs on this topic at...
Patents Are Worthwhile For Startups To Pursue In the US, But Not Abroad
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