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How The Supreme Court Helped Stomp Out The Public Domain

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We already wrote about how the Center for the Study of the Public Domain recently published their list of things that should have entered the public domain in the US this year, but didn't. But that's not the only reason to lament. 2012 was particularly painful for the public domain...
How The Supreme Court Helped Stomp Out The Public Domain

Is it OK to phone or email somebody in the next room?

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Many of us now ring and email people who are in the same house. So when is that acceptable behaviour - and when isn't it?A new survey indicates that 45% of Britons are willing to admit they have used their mobile - or even email - to communicate with someone...
Is it OK to phone or email somebody in the next room?

Liveblog: HP Faces Its Restive Shareholders

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Hewlett-Packard’s shareholder meeting is getting started shortly at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., and there are a lot of people who own sizable stakes of the company understandably upset about its performance during the last two years. Many of them are promising to vote against as many...
Liveblog: HP Faces Its Restive Shareholders

What We Learned On Our First Trip to Big Omaha, Nebraska’s Answer to SXSW

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Photo by Malone & Company / Big Omaha via Silicon Prairie News Earlier this week, Betabeat shlepped out to LaGuardia and took a plane and then another plane to Nebraska. We could tell things were gonna be different when the view from the window seat was tract after tract of...
What We Learned On Our First Trip to Big Omaha, Nebraska’s Answer to SXSW

Done deal: Microsoft's acquisition of interactive design company Perceptive Pixel is finalized

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer delivered a ‘one more thing’ at the company’s Digital Worldwide Partner Conference, earlier this month, announcing that Microsoft had acquired interactive design company Perceptive Pixel (PPI). The deal was subject to the usual formalities before being finalized and, well, it seems it has now been finalized....
Done deal: Microsoft's acquisition of interactive design company Perceptive Pixel is finalized

Still Fucking Hate Email

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Fred Wilson took some time this morning to go off against email. Clearly annoyed, he writes: I write these posts occasionally to let people know. The result is hundreds of comments about how I can make email work better for me. Please don’t leave those comments. I don’t want to make...
Still Fucking Hate Email

GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets

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Many phones have WiFi, and there are hotspots in all sorts of places these days, so wouldn't it be cool if you could use them for roaming, regardless of provider? Well, if a new collaboration between the GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has any say in the...
GSMA and WBA team up to develop WiFi roaming framework for cellphones,tablets

Sony Xperia Tablet Z passes through the FCC in WiFi trim

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Sure, we've seen Sony dissect the Xperia Tablet Z to show its inner workings, but that doesn't get the slate any closer to its spring launch. An FCC approval will, however. The tablet has swung through the US agency in its regular WiFi form, with photos and a user...
Sony Xperia Tablet Z passes through the FCC in WiFi trim

Life at Google

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At 7:45 AM on Monday the 15th, I and a bunch of really nervous-looking new employees stood together in a lobby at the Googleplex, waiting to be led in. Here are some random first-week notes while my eyes are still fresh. This might turn into a series, because I...
Life at Google

Inside Apple's shareholders meeting

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The press, as usual, was barred from bringing communication devices into the Apple (AAPL) shareholders meeting that began at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) Thursday. But, as often happens, word is leaking out thanks to iPhones in the hands of shareholders who shall go unnamed. We'll post their dispatches,...
Inside Apple's shareholders meeting

DOJ lets waiting period expire on T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger, hints it's good to go

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We're sure that MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA executives were on pins and needles wondering whether or not their proposed merger would clear all the regulatory hurdles. While they're not officially free and clear, the Department of Justice has given a strong hint that the carrier union will go through....
DOJ lets waiting period expire on T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger, hints it's good to go

Alcatel One Touch Tab lineup starts at $129, due in Q3 with Android 4.1

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Alcatel's pair of Evo tablets will find a trio of low-cost siblings later this year, as the company has just announced the One Touch Tab family of slates. Each of the devices will arrive in Q3 and will come loaded with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Unlike the Evo lineup,...
Alcatel One Touch Tab lineup starts at $129, due in Q3 with Android 4.1

Check Out MeetMoi, The Dating App That Has Quietly Reached 3 Million Users

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In the age of apps and smartphones, companies have been trying to figure out how to help move Internet dating beyond the desktop and onto smartphones and tablets. One of those companies is MeetMoi. MeetMoi is a location-based dating app that started in 2007. Today, the company has finally crossed three...
Check Out MeetMoi, The Dating App That Has Quietly Reached 3 Million Users

Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi joint venture Japan Display fires up operations

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The joint venture that is Japan Display agreed on its formalities back in November, and has now finally started operating. While Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi all have a 10 percent stake in the business, the main investment comes from the government-backed INCJ. The collaboration hopes to champion the middle-...
Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi joint venture Japan Display fires up operations

Clarity Is Key When Negotiating with Investors

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For any entrepreneur, finding the perfect investor is like a match made in Heaven. But as in any marriage, things don't always go smoothly. And if things get ugly, you can end up in court instead of living happily ever after. To make sure that doesn't happen - and help...
Clarity Is Key When Negotiating with Investors

Zuck’s dawdle in the NY Sheraton bathroom, a sign of things to come

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That little anecdote about Facebook’s roadshow meeting in New York was  widely reported this past week, but it’s being picked up as symbolic of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s indifference to Wall Street. For those of you who missed the report, Zuckerbeg was still in the men’s room as the...
Zuck’s dawdle in the NY Sheraton bathroom, a sign of things to come

5 Ways to Use Google Wave for Business

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Sharlyn Lauby is the president of Internal Talent Management (ITM) which specializes in employee training and human resources consulting. She authors a blog at hrbartender.com.Remember Google Wave? Clearly, Google Buzz has recently overshadowed Google’s other hotly anticipated social communication platform, but before you ditch your Wave account, give it...
5 Ways to Use Google Wave for Business

This Week We Kill ACTA – Or Get Locked Down In Monopolies For Decades

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There has been no shortage of ugly tricks, and they keep coming. The latest is a rumor that the pro-big-business and pro-monopoly EPP party group is going to try couping the ACTA vote off of this week’s agenda, postponing the vote indefinitely rather than risking a defeat. I say “coup”...
This Week We Kill ACTA – Or Get Locked Down In Monopolies For Decades

Samsung Galaxy Stellar gets premature outing at Best Buy

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Verizon just isn't having much success preserving its secrets these days. What hope the carrier had left of keeping the Samsung Galaxy Stellar under wraps has just been been dashed by a full product page at Best Buy. Like we suspected, that astronomical name is attached to the conspicuously...
Samsung Galaxy Stellar gets premature outing at Best Buy

HTC One V quietly pops up at Virgin Mobile USA for $200, iPhone tags along for online orders

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HTC had broadcast its intentions to bring the One V to the US this summer, and that's exactly what it's doing, even if it's keeping the formalities to a minimum. Virgin Mobile has started selling the entry Android 4.0 phone without fanfare at a very tempting $200 contract-free --...
HTC One V quietly pops up at Virgin Mobile USA for $200, iPhone tags along for online orders

Don't go down with your startup! 5 legal protections for founders

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This is a guest post by entrepreneur and startup lawyer Ryan Bowers The law. It is just about the last thing you want to talk about when you are getting your startup off the ground. It probably ranks up there with whose turn it is to take out the garbage....
Don't go down with your startup! 5 legal protections for founders

CanvasPop lets you print your low-res Facebook photos direct to large-format canvas

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Facebook hit sixty billion hosted photos by February 2011, and with around 6bn photos uploaded each month, this figure will now be well in excess of 100bn. Facebook is the number one photo-hosting website in the world, and as such canvas-printing company CanvasPop is opening its service up to the...
CanvasPop lets you print your low-res Facebook photos direct to large-format canvas
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