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French 3 Strikes: Court Fines First File-Sharer, Even Though He's Innocent

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For almost two years France has been running its controversial “3 strikes” mechanism to deal with the issue of online digital media piracy. Alleged pirates are sent three warnings before being punished, giving them plenty of time to either mend their ways or take other measures to stop infringements being...
French 3 Strikes: Court Fines First File-Sharer, Even Though He's Innocent

Anti-Piracy Company 'Tests' Mega's Copyright Takedown Skills

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What a first week for Mega. The official launch last weekend, the big and loud press conference and party on Sunday, plus a massive influx of users throughout the week shooting the site into the big league in record time. As predicted, the site has indeed become the most scrutinized...
Anti-Piracy Company 'Tests' Mega's Copyright Takedown Skills

First HADOPI Victim Convicted, Not For His Own Infringement, But Because His Wife Downloaded Songs

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Well, here's a nice contrast: just when a judge in the US has ruled that users there have no obligation to lock down their wifi connections, a court in France decides the exact opposite. What makes the story even more significant is that the individual concerned is the first person...
First HADOPI Victim Convicted, Not For His Own Infringement, But Because His Wife Downloaded Songs

GREE looks to stay profitable in North America with Wizcorp’s Mythril engine

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Wizcorp has more going for it than HTML5 expertise as far as GREE is concerned — the Tokyo-based startup can reduce social game development costs by a third, giving GREE’s developers an edge in the North American market. Founded in 2008 as a service company developing open-source web-applications, Wizcorp switched...
GREE looks to stay profitable in North America with Wizcorp’s Mythril engine

Daily deal site Totsy reels in $18.5M as rivalry with Zulily heats up

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Call it the battle over the baby brands. New York’s Totsy is turning up the heat on its Seattle rival Zulily, announcing today that it has raised $18.5 million in a second round of funding from Rho Ventures and DFJ Gotham. Both Totsy and Zulily offer daily deals on a wide assortment...
Daily deal site Totsy reels in $18.5M as rivalry with Zulily heats up

It’s not an eelusion: Berlin game studio raises $1.7 million in just 3 weeks

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We caught this one rather late, but Berlin, Germany-based mobile games maker eelusion has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. According to the startup, the capital was raised 3 weeks after kicking off its fundraising efforts. The game studio didn’t, however, name any of its investors in the press release,...
It’s not an eelusion: Berlin game studio raises $1.7 million in just 3 weeks

The New Kremlinology: Decoding The Signals Of Future EU Copyright Enforcement Moves

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The negotiations behind closed doors of major treaties like ACTA and TPP, and the refusal of participants to release official drafts or to engage in any kind of substantive dialog, has meant that activists and observers have been obliged to seize upon even the smallest signs and hints emerging from...
The New Kremlinology: Decoding The Signals Of Future EU Copyright Enforcement Moves

Social video sharing app Socialcam hits the #1 spot for Apple’s free apps

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Hitting the top spot on Apple’s app store is a sure sign that your product is hitting critical mass. We’ve tracked apps like Instagram and Draw Something throughout their rise to greatness, and this milestone was a huge windfall for them, both with users and recognition. Socialcam, a company that...
Social video sharing app Socialcam hits the #1 spot for Apple’s free apps

Zulily rival Totsy buys assets of daily deal site Mamasource

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New York-based Totsy today is announcing that it has acquired the assets of Mamasource, a daily deal site for moms. As part of the deal, Totsy is acquiring about two million members, bringing total membership in Totsy to about five million. “We look forward to providing our expanding group of...
Zulily rival Totsy buys assets of daily deal site Mamasource

Garlic.js stores form values locally, so your users never lose any precious data

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Hot off the presses, Garlic.js is a new JQuery plugin made by French developer Guillaume Potier which serves quite a simple purpose: to prevent your users from losing their form data. It may sound a bit dry at first, but when it comes to acquiring new users, usability is everything, and that...
Garlic.js stores form values locally, so your users never lose any precious data

Flash Deals Site Totsy Lands $18.5M To Take On Zulily In The Battle For Shopping Moms

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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Totsy, which, for those unfamiliar, was one of the first flash sales sights to focus exclusively on mothers. The startup launched in 2009, capitalizing early on what would become the Flash Sales Gold Rush, following in the footsteps of successful predecessors like Rue...
Flash Deals Site Totsy Lands $18.5M To Take On Zulily In The Battle For Shopping Moms
Totsy puts $18.5M into its kiddie pool

Groovy: The roadmap for the popular JVM language

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Project lead Guillaume Laforge explains what's in store for Groovy, and Grails lead Graeme Roche outlines that related framework's future...
Groovy: The roadmap for the popular JVM language

French Politician Wants To Limit How Cheaply Companies Can Sell Goods Online Compared to Physical Shop Prices

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A couple of weeks ago, Techdirt wrote about a store that was trying to charge customers $5 for "just looking", because it felt that many people were merely inspecting goods there before then buying them online. Guillaume Champeau points us to a French politician who is also worried about...
French Politician Wants To Limit How Cheaply Companies Can Sell Goods Online Compared to Physical Shop Prices

Google Engineer Explains Why Your AdSense Earnings May Drop

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Guillaume, a outspoken Google AdSense engineer, has spent a lot of time replying to complaints about pricing in a Google AdSense Help thread. He goes through why a site...
Google Engineer Explains Why Your AdSense Earnings May Drop

French Politicians Worry That Free Creative Commons Works Devalue 'Legal' Offers

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As Techdirt noted last year, France has a regrettable habit of dreaming up really bad ideas when it comes to the Internet, most famously with the three-strikes scheme, now known there by the name of the body the oversees it -- Hadopi. Guillaume Champeau points us to a piece...
French Politicians Worry That Free Creative Commons Works Devalue 'Legal' Offers

Wikipedia may face disruptions as it migrates to Virginia data center

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Online encyclopedia Wikipedia may encounter service disruptions as it is migrated to servers at a data center in Ashburn, Va. Wikimedia Foundation, the host of Wikipedia and other websites, said on Saturday it will move this week its main technical operations to the data center, which is intended to...
Wikipedia may face disruptions as it migrates to Virginia data center
Google would love to bounce Bing from Yahoo

Report: Zulily rival Totsy is going down the tubes

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Did Totsy just tumble? That’s the word from PandDaily, which reports that the money-losing New York-based flash sales site is chopping its staff of 83 and looking to sell its list of four million email subscribers. That could mean one less competitor for Zulily, the fast-growing Seattle e-commerce giant which,...
Report: Zulily rival Totsy is going down the tubes

Adobe breach reportedly spills easy-to-crack password hashes

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Adobe officials are investigating the breach of an online user forum related to its Connect conferencing software following a report that 230 names, e-mail addresses, and cryptographically hashed passwords were leaked online. "At this point of our investigation, it appears that the Connectusers.com forum site was compromised by an unauthorized...
Adobe breach reportedly spills easy-to-crack password hashes

Totsy burns through $34 million, lays off its 83 employees, selling assets

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New York-based flash sales site Totsy is laying off its staff of 83 employees. The company, which had 110 employees and 4 million email subscribers, has entered liquidation, hiring the investment bank Consensus Advisors to sell off its assets, which includes the member list and $2 million worth of inventory....
Totsy burns through $34 million, lays off its 83 employees, selling assets
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