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Peter Thiel: “Competition is good for society, not good for business”

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Peter Thiel is the guest at April’s PandoMonthly event, and the serial investor (who famously part of Facebook) and well known Silicon Valley figure provided some unique and insightful comments on the business behind of startups. Talking about increased competition and lack of differentiation in the startup space, the PayPal founder...
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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It's another week where one comment stood out way above the others in the voting for "most insightful." An Anonymous Coward absolutely dominated the "insightful" voting with this response to the story about the Justice Department's ridiculous arguments trying to block legitimate users from getting their content back from the...
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Taking the top spot in "insightful" comment voting was Bengie, responding to big broadband players in Kansas City demanding a "level playing field" against Google's fiber offering. Bengie points out what a real "level playing field" might look like: AT&T/TW/Comcast/etc have gotten about 1.2tril in grants and tax-breaks over the...
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Well, it's another one of those weeks where a single comment won both the "funniest" and "most insightful" categories -- and this week it did so by a hell of a lot -- over 50% more than second place in either category. Basically, you guys freaking loved this comment. It...
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As we noted this week, the legacy recording industry is still up in arms against Pandora. This yielded our most insightful comment of the week, with That One Guy noting the pot-and-kettle aspect of the industry's talking points: Given how much they are protesting that Pandora is trying to...
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Close race on the insightful side this week, with jupiterkansas winning by a nose, with this awesome comment in response to the claim that it's somehow "unethical" not to make use of some musicians' preferred business model: I can buy a used CD from Amazon and have it mailed to...
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Cognitive dissonance is a scary thing. Orwell called it doublethink; Star Trek called it engrammatic dissociation; both, along with many others, painted it as terrifying. On the Insightful side of this week's top comments, we've got several instances of our readers ferreting out the inherent contradictions in the statements and...
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Another short week, but this time no shortage of votes! We've got lots of high-scoring comments that racked up points in both categories, starting with a clear winner that took first place in both the Funny and Insightful categories. The comment comes from our post about Sony's new plan to...
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Google Buzz Contest: Final Day to Win a Google Nexus One

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Today is the final day to enter Mashable’s Google Buzz contest and win one of two Google Nexus One phones.Since the product’s launch last week, we’re been using our Google Buzz account to discuss the social media topics of the day. Your comments have been smart, useful and sometimes...
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As we learned (though were hardly surprised by) this week, the MPAA doesn't take kindly to the suggestion that it should have to consider fair use when sending DMCA notices. The irony of this was not lost on anyone, and indeed both of our most insightful comments of the...
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If you've tried Kim Dotcom's new Mega service, you know that apart from solid design and an impressive amount of free storage, it's pretty underwhelming. But the trigger-happy anti-piracy group StopFileLockers doesn't agree, instead demanding it be shut down and leading PaulT to serve up our most insightful comment of...
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It's another week with one big winner, this time coming in on our popular post about the DJ who was suspended for pulling the classic "dihydrogen monoxide" prank on his listeners. Gareth soared past the competition in both the insightful and funny categories, because our readers don't seem to...
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A little background on generally how we put together this list. In our backend, we can take a look at the top votes in either category, along with a few other things. To kick off the weekly process, we tend to look at the top 10 scores in both categories...
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The voters have spoken, and to them, the most insightful comment of the week comes from Machin Shin responding to a Brit jokingly calling July 4th "Happy We-got-rid-of-a-bunch-of-useless-colonies Day." Machin then explained the conflicting feelings of being American and many of you found it to be quite insightful: Well, We...
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This week, it turned out that the Righthaven saga was not quite over. The denouement led Arsik Vek to win most insightful comment of the week--and second funniest comment of the week--by summing up the story: So, to make sure I'm getting this right.... 1) Stephens Media decides to...
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Taking the number one spot in voting (by a decent margin) for "most insightful comment" this week was from That Anonymous Coward in response to filmmaker David Newhoff trying to compare "copyleft" folks who are seeking more reasonable copyright laws and who are fighting against needless and dangerous expansion... to...
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Excerpt From Rob Reid's Year Zero; Plus A Chance To Win The Book

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As we announced a few weeks ago, the July Techdirt Book Club book is Year Zero written by Rob Reid and which comes out today, published by Random House. Rob will be joining us in a few weeks to talk about writing a comic sci-fi novel about the mess that...
Excerpt From Rob Reid's Year Zero; Plus A Chance To Win The Book

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Another week, another batch of comments. This week on the insightful side, the top three votegetters were so close that I'm just going to post all three. Eking out the narrow victory to the top spot was an Anonymous Coward who compared the situation of Bernie Madoff to Kim Dotcom...
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The comment that won for "most insightful" this week actually scored twice as high as any other comment (in either category). So, step on up, John Fenderson. People thought your short comment, in response to Canadian politician Dean Del Mastro's nonsensical claim that "format shifting" legally purchased content was the...
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We've got a pair of doubles this week, with both of the most insightful comments coming from one post, and both of the funniest coming from another. On the insightful side, it all happened on our post about the NYPD sergeant who said that guilty-until-proven-innocent is the price we...
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There's a very clear theme to this week's top comments: they all come from stories about companies, governments and organizations fighting and punishing the people they are supposed to serve. For example, we've got the Florida homeowner's association that is wielding lawsuits to shut down criticism in blog comments...
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FAA ban on electronic devices making us less productive in the air

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Coming in first by a wide, wide margin (which has been the pattern the last few weeks) is Chosen Reject, on our story about how innovation provides a better solution to piracy than regulation. One of the first comments made a snide comment about how the same thing could be...
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Trolls, as we all know, have a tendency to derail the conversation. But once in a while, the result is that they send it hurtling down a path of insight and hilarity--and that's what happened this week. Three out of four top-voted comments came in response to one of our...
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The most insightful comment of the week won by a wider margin than any I've ever seen before. I actually think this comment may have received more votes than any other comment on the site ever. And it's from an Anonymous Coward (who says anonymous comments are bad?), in response...
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HuffPost Moderates Comments To Please Advertisers

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We've been somewhat excited that we're rapidly approaching one million total comments on Techdirt. We thought it was quite a nice milestone. But we feel a bit small to learn that the Huffington Post already has over 70 million comments just this year alone. Over at Poynter, Jeff Sonderman has...
HuffPost Moderates Comments To Please Advertisers

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Hey folks. Mike is at Innovate/Activate this weekend, so I'm bringing you the roundup of funniest and most insightful comments. No record-busters this week, but lots of high scores nevertheless. The insight trophy goes to RD for a challenge to copyright maximalists that has so far gone unanswered. When we...
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Weird. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about how, for the first time ever, the top two comments for both the funniest comment and the most insightful comment were the same on each list. And here we are with it happening again. The winner, by far, for both the...
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With only one exception, this week's top comments are of the short-and-punchy variety--so in that spirit, let's dive right in. On the Insightful side, first place goes to a comment on our post about how obsolete metrics are a bigger problem than piracy. Fogbugzd responded to one line in particular:...
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This week's "most insightful" winner has one of the highest vote counts I can remember. Running away with first place is Mike C.'s comment in response to Hollywood unions calling SOPA opponents hackers and liars and then saying it hopes that any further discussion has a conciliatory tone: Is it...
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