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Embattled video startup Color says it won't fade to black (for now)

gigaom.com
Video-sharing startup Color has been a popular punching bag after reports said CEO and co-founder Bill Nguyen was on sabbatical and workers were moving on. So when a report surfaced Wednesday saying the video-sharing company was “winding down” its business, it fueled fresh schadenfreude for the brash startup that came out...
Embattled video startup Color says it won't fade to black (for now)

Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

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On Friday, we wrote about how the RIAA has already started pitching the terrible idea that we should do away with the important DMCA safe harbors, which make sure that liability for infringement is properly applied to those actually infringing, rather than tools and services. The RIAA, however, thinks that...
Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs

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This weekend finds NYC in between Internet Week (which I largely missed because of my London trip) and Disrupt NYC (which I will be at on and off this coming week). So the development of NYC as a startup hub is very much on my mind. And so I thought...
The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs

Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

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(Flickr photo via JMRosenfeld) Could we see a new wave of technology-related mergers and acquisitions? Well, that’s one possible scenario given that the top 20 technology companies in the U.S. finished last year with a whopping $300 billion in cash and marketable securities, an impressive number which could indicate that...
Cash-rich tech giants have $300 billion to spend: Is a new wave of tech M&A coming?

The Media Access Project to cease operations May 1st

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The Media Access Project (MAP) will close on the 1st of May, 2012. The group noted a harsh fundraising environment and quantity of other ‘progressive’ organizations in its explanation of why it would cease operating. However, it wasn’t competition that choked off MAP’s funding, but a more general issue: “The...
The Media Access Project to cease operations May 1st

Can a publisher use crowdfunding to replace ads?

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We’ve already seen Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding platform, used to finance some fairly interesting media experiments, including books from authors like Seth Godin, record albums by artists like Amanda Palmer and even an entire magazine in the case of Matter. But could a publisher use the service to crowdfund...
Can a publisher use crowdfunding to replace ads?
Selling (out) the future of computer interaction

Louise Mensch 'troll' is told he could face jail

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Frank Zimmerman, 60, tried to drive the Conservative MP off Twitter by saying one of her children would be killedAn "internet troll" who tried to drive the Conservative MP Louise Mensch off Twitter by sending her an email threatening the lives of her children has been warned he could be...
Louise Mensch 'troll' is told he could face jail

UH-OH: The SEC Is Looking Closely At Groupon, Says Report (GRPN)

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into why Groupon revised its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Groupon made the revision on Friday after market close, when the company discovered that a higher number of customers than...
UH-OH: The SEC Is Looking Closely At Groupon, Says Report (GRPN)

Oracle and Java were no match for Android, Google says

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Google is trying to drive home the point that Oracle is suing now because it couldn't make enough money off Java and couldn't bring its own platform to market. [Read more]...
Oracle and Java were no match for Android, Google says

Who's getting crowded out of crowdfunding?

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A Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie based Veronica Mars made its $2 million goal in 11 hours. What happens to entrepreneurs who don't already have a rabid fanbase? By Kurt Wagner FORTUNE -- Veronica Mars is back to solve a mystery: can she raise enough money to fund her own...
Who's getting crowded out of crowdfunding?

Looking for a Job? Work for an App!

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Apps have created a range of jobs that don't require a computer science degree and pay employees enough money to make a living. WSJ's Monika Vosough met Gabriel Hill who works for the on-demand errand service app Exec....
Looking for a Job? Work for an App!

Bitcoin makes bid for respect with new foundation

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One of the traditional strengths of Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, has been its decentralization. Because no one is in charge of the network, users place their trust in the security of the Bitcoin protocol rather than in any specific institution. Yet decentralization also has costs. So far, the management of...
Bitcoin makes bid for respect with new foundation
Prove your skills on an alien world in Shufflepuck Cantina

Camera+ Turned Down Acquisitions From Adobe, Google, Twitter; Also Says “F*ck The VCs”

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Two years ago, app developer tap tap tap launched Camera+ onto the App Store. For only a buck, users could get way more mileage out of the mobile photography experience, bringing 27 color effects and granular controls to their iPhone cameras. These features have made it one of the most...
Camera+ Turned Down Acquisitions From Adobe, Google, Twitter; Also Says “F*ck The VCs”
Sell Simp.ly Rebrands As Chirpify; Launches New Twitter Commerce Platform For Brands

Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers

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Toy camera app company Hipstamatic has fired all but 5 of its core staff, including engineers and designers, The Next Web has learned. The company had been staffed up and working on a new release, but has only released one update in the last several months. Now, the staff has...
Hipsta-dramatic: Hipstamatic lays off all but core employees, including designers and engineers

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news. After, come back to SAI for live news and analysis all day. Google's desktop business is slowing, and profits are not being replaced by a mobile business yet. Two startups are racing to mine asteroids. E-book maker Kobo has hired an Apple sales director to...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Time For Apple To Buy Developer Love With A 0% Cut?
Portland hipsters raise $20K on Kickstarter to make leather handles for bikes
How to price your startup's product right -- the first time

Google: Sun, Oracle couldn't compete with Android

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Google is trying to hammer down the points that Oracle is suing now because it couldn’t make enough money off of Java and couldn’t bring its own platform to market....
Google: Sun, Oracle couldn't compete with Android

Dick Figures: Funding A Full-Length Animated Movie On Kickstarter

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These days, it almost seems like a foregone conclusion. If you’ve got a popular web series and want to do something more ambitious (i.e., costly), but you’re probably not going to get funding from the Hollywood studios, where do you turn? Kickstarter, of course. The series in question is Dick...
Dick Figures: Funding A Full-Length Animated Movie On Kickstarter

The Valley’s Vicious Cycle: Raise, Get Acquired, Repeat

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Mr. Basch (Photo: LinkedIn) If anyone is familiar with the Valley’s success method du jour, it’s Diego Basch. Mr. Basch founded IndexTank, a hosted search tool that was acquired by LinkedIn in 2009. Today, he hit the front page of Hacker News with a post about how to exploit Silicon...
The Valley’s Vicious Cycle: Raise, Get Acquired, Repeat

Court denies creditor demand to liquidate Proview Shenzhen

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The Intermediate People's Court in Shenzhen has rejected a request to liquidate the assets of Proview Shenzhen, China Daily reports. One of Proview's creditors, Fubon Insurance, had previously filed several requests to have Proview's Shenzhen subsidiary liquidated. Although Proview is currently suing Apple, Fubon has argued that Proview won't make...
Court denies creditor demand to liquidate Proview Shenzhen

The Atlantic's Quartz is here at last but will it pay?

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The world of elite online business journalism is starting to feel crowded. Publications like the Wall Street Journal, the FT and the Economist are all touting top-shelf digital experiences and now comes the Atlantic’s long awaited offering, Quartz. Launched today at Qz.com, the new publication is optimized for reading on...
The Atlantic's Quartz is here at last but will it pay?

Mundie: Microsoft positioned to eliminate the ‘cacophony’ of modern computing

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Craig Mundie. (Microsoft file photo) At a small event in Redmond this morning, Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, is providing an update on the company’s long-term vision for the digital world, and the company’s role in it. Mundie started by talking about the challenges introduced by evolution of...
Mundie: Microsoft positioned to eliminate the ‘cacophony’ of modern computing
Apple acquires app discovery tool Chomp

What to do with your millions

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Shared by Bud (I'd like to have this problem) I think the author makes a good point. Beyond a certain point, money does not buy happiness. However, there's a lot of ways that not having enough money causes unhappiness. There's another "I just got a bunch of money, what do...
What to do with your millions

Singapore's DealGuru Spins Out Food Delivery Business To Chase New Funding

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DealGuru, one of the major daily deals sites in Singapore, has spun out its food delivery subsidiary, called FoodRunner. Prior to the new name, the service was called Room Service Deliveries, which DealGuru set up after it acquired Malaysia-based operator, Asian Room Service in October last year. The acquisition was...
Singapore's DealGuru Spins Out Food Delivery Business To Chase New Funding
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