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HarperCollins to launch digital-first mystery imprint, with monthly royalty payments

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HarperCollins’ William Morrow division will launch Witness, a digital-first imprint for mysteries and thrillers, this October, the company announced Tuesday. Witness is part of HarperCollins’ “Impulse” line of books, which also includes digital-first romance, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult books. The idea behind digital-first lines is that they let publishers take...
HarperCollins to launch digital-first mystery imprint, with monthly royalty payments

Pinterest Isn't Ready to Focus on Making Money

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Pinterest is no longer using Skimlinks, the company that provided a way to monetize affiliate links and actually make some money. CEO Ben Silbermann got in touch with Josh Davis of LL Social, the site that spread news of Pinterest's use of Skimlinks' affiliate links. Of their conversation, Davis writes...
Pinterest Isn't Ready to Focus on Making Money
How High Will Marissa Go? Bidding For Hulu Eclipses $1 Billion

Digital capitalism produces few winners

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Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google might post huge profits, but many of their staff see little financial benefitNeed a crash course in digital capitalism? Easy: you just need to understand four concepts - margins, volume, inequality and employment. And if you need more detail, just add the following adjectives: thin,...
Digital capitalism produces few winners

Apple CEO: Enough of This iPhone Subsidy Silly Talk

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has some advice for investors concerned that subsidy cuts and/or stricter upgrade policies by U.S. wireless carriers could undermine iPhone sales. Don’t worry so much. Apple doesn’t. Remarking on the subsidy issue during the company’s second-quarter earnings call Tuesday, Cook dismissed it, essentially saying the iPhone...
Apple CEO: Enough of This iPhone Subsidy Silly Talk

German Government Wants Google To Pay To Show News Snippets

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Some bad ideas just keep on coming back, despite the fact that they are manifestly stupid. Trying to get Google and others to pay for the privilege of sending more traffic to newspapers by including short snippets from their stories is one of them. Of course, logic would dictate that...
German Government Wants Google To Pay To Show News Snippets
Cofounders Married For 20 Years Advise Other Couples: 'Don't Try This At Home'

This business startups act is a hucksters' charter | Dan Gillmor

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It should be easier for innovators to issue shares, but in its haste to look pro-enterprise, Congress has not done due diligenceBarring some last minute complications, Congress will soon give its final approval to legislation that backers say will aid the American economy by giving a big boost to entrepreneurship....
This business startups act is a hucksters' charter | Dan Gillmor

The Chilling Effects Of Copyfraud: Blocking A Researcher From Fair Use... And Scaring Him Into Staying Quiet About It

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I recently came across yet another story of copyfraud, but due to the nature of our litigious society and the way in which certain companies over-aggressively defend their rights, I need to prevent many of the details from being explained here, and have had to anonymize nearly everything. A family...
The Chilling Effects Of Copyfraud: Blocking A Researcher From Fair Use... And Scaring Him Into Staying Quiet About It

Execs' e-mails key in employee no-poaching lawsuit, judge says

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E-mails between executives at Apple and Google reveal a shared belief that there was substantial financial benefit in agreements not to recruit each other's employees, the judge in the case says. [Read more]...
Execs' e-mails key in employee no-poaching lawsuit, judge says

Why iPhone Subsidies Are Unsustainable And Carriers Will Be Forced To Cut Them

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In my previous article, we established that the iPhone's market share is heavily dependent on carrier subsidies. Now let's take a look how iPhone subsidies affect carriers and the potential impact this could have on Apple. Are iPhone Subsidies a Problem for Carriers? Apple CEO Tim Cook had the following to say,...
Why iPhone Subsidies Are Unsustainable And Carriers Will Be Forced To Cut Them

Sorry Tim, The iPhone Isn't That Much Better For Carriers Looking To Keep Customers Than Other Phones

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In the days leading up to Apple's earnings call, some analysts worried that carriers might try to cut their heavy iPhone subsidy agreements, potentially hurting Apple's revenue. Tim Cook tried to shoot down these fears in the earnings call last week by noting that iPhone users tend to be more...
Sorry Tim, The iPhone Isn't That Much Better For Carriers Looking To Keep Customers Than Other Phones

Italian Court Comes To Its Senses, Says Google Execs In US Not Responsible For Kids Uploading Video

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Earlier this month, we wrote about how an Italian court was considering the appeal by three Google execs of their earlier criminal conviction over some kids uploading a video to Google Video. The whole case was really bizarre, putting the liability for the kids uploading the video on some US-based...
Italian Court Comes To Its Senses, Says Google Execs In US Not Responsible For Kids Uploading Video

‘Nightmare’ scenario: Flame virus spreads by hijacking Microsoft’s Windows Update

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The fake digital signature that helped the virus spread by appearing to come from Microsoft. (Kaspersky Lab) Windows Update is Microsoft’s tried-and-true method of distributing security patches to protect computers around the world from malicious code. However, researchers investigating the mysterious Flame virus have discovered that it can spread by...
‘Nightmare’ scenario: Flame virus spreads by hijacking Microsoft’s Windows Update

isoHunt Loses Appeal Against the MPAA, Keyword Filter Remains

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Almost three years ago the U.S. District Court of California ordered BitTorrent search engine isoHunt to start filtering its search results. The injunction was the result of isoHunt’s protracted court battle with the MPAA that started back in 2006. The Court ordered the owner of isoHunt to start censoring the...
isoHunt Loses Appeal Against the MPAA, Keyword Filter Remains

Twitter Sued For Failing To Take Down Images Following DMCA Notices

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We've pointed out in the past that Twitter has sometimes been overaggressive in suspending accounts based on questionable DMCA claims. So I was a bit surprised to learn that Twitter is being sued by a photographer for failing to take down images. The Jon Brodkin writeup at Ars Technica, linked...
Twitter Sued For Failing To Take Down Images Following DMCA Notices

How Pinterest is Making Money

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Like a certain social network that came before it, Pinterest already appears to be doing a few things behind the scenes. CNN reports that the popular virtual pinboard social network site has been "appending affiliate links to some pins," particularly those featuring goods from Amazon, eBay, Target and thousands more...
How Pinterest is Making Money

Is HP's Turnaround Strategy Sustainable?

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The most fundamental problem facing the technology giant Hewlett-Packard is that it some of the products that make up its biggest lines of business are in a long-term decline, and that new products aren’t yet generating enough revenue to make up for them. That makes the multi-year restructuring and turnaround...
Is HP's Turnaround Strategy Sustainable?

RFID Tagging Students Is All About The Money

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Usually when I think of RFID chips, I tend to think of them being used for safety purposes. After all, my dog is chipped in case she decides to run off for greener pastures or tastier treats (DAMN IT, DOG, I GIVE YOU BACON ALL THE TIME!). But, despite...
RFID Tagging Students Is All About The Money
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