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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
We Have No Evidence Amazon Is Launching a Square Competitor, But I Hope So

Internet Society: There's Room for Compromise on Net Neutrality

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The group of caretakers of Internet standards and practices has been on record supporting fundamental principles linked with net neutrality. But in Part 3 of ReadWriteWeb's interview with Sally Wentworth, the Internet Society's public policy spokesperson says that enabling a service provider to engineer a competitive advantage for itself may...
Internet Society: There's Room for Compromise on Net Neutrality

LinkedIn aims to block hackers with two-factor login

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Add LinkedIn to the list of Internet companies trying to make themselves safer from cyberattacks by adding two-step authentication....
LinkedIn aims to block hackers with two-factor login

Here's Why Marissa Mayer Was A 'Perfect Choice' To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

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Marissa Mayer was "one of a few perfect choices" to run Yahoo, according to David Shen, one of Yahoo's earliest employees. Shen made the comment in an interview with YouTube's Hunter Walk on LinkedIn Today. Walk, a high-profile Internet executive himself, is interviewing a number of early employees of Internet...
Here's Why Marissa Mayer Was A 'Perfect Choice' To Run Yahoo (YHOO)

Patent Troll vs. Foursquare: Checkin App Sued Over GPS Technology

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U mad? (Photo: Wikipedia) Oh good, the patent trolls are at it again. There’s something remarkably sinister about shell companies whose raison d’être is to mess with people actually working to innovate and build cool things. Silver State Intellectual Technologies, a shell company based in Las Vegas, is no exception....
Patent Troll vs. Foursquare: Checkin App Sued Over GPS Technology

After Months of Hacks, Twitter Launches Heightened Security Features

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After continued high-profile security issues over the past year, Twitter on Wednesday announced it will bring increased security features to users, a way to further verify a user’s identity when logging in to his or her profile. “Every day, a growing number of people log in to Twitter. Usually these...
After Months of Hacks, Twitter Launches Heightened Security Features

What's wrong with the tech valuations?

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LinkedIn stock as of July 7, 2012 For nearly a decade and a half, internet companies have been accorded nosebleed valuations by the stock markets. Despite shaky business fundamentals, internet companies have often gotten a premium in the markets. Magister Advisors, an M&A advisory firm in a press release emailed...
What's wrong with the tech valuations?

Google's Explainer-in-Chief Can't Explain Apple

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As Google Inc. battles rivals ranging from Apple Inc. to Internet companies that allege it fixes its search results, Eric Schmidt has become the search giant’s peacemaker and explainer-in-chief. Google’s former CEO and current executive chairman met with lawmakers in Washington last week as the Federal Trade Commission appeared closer...
Google's Explainer-in-Chief Can't Explain Apple

Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

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Need funding for your startup? Don't load up your PowerPoint with nifty charts showing all the users your online service has grabbed. Venture capitalists are no longer impressed. These days, investors want to hear about the revenue you're generating, not the traffic. "There have been a lot of companies that...
Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

Dear ITU: A Complex Process Where Delegates Who Fly To Dubai Can 'Lobby' Is Not 'Transparency'

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The EU Parliament recently joined the US government in speaking out against the ITU's upcoming WCIT event, which we've been discussing. This is where the ITU -- an ancient organization designed to deal with telegraphs, and whose relevance today has been widely questioned -- is seeking to take over certain...
Dear ITU: A Complex Process Where Delegates Who Fly To Dubai Can 'Lobby' Is Not 'Transparency'

When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

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Mark Zuckerberg is so young, that the first time he met Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, he didn't know what Netscape did. Andreessen told the story to Wired as part of a long interview: One of the first times Zuckerberg and I got together, in 2005 or 2006, he stopped me...
When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did
Dylan's Desk: It's do or die time for Microsoft
Google defies FBI, asks federal judge to challenge 'national security letters'

Report: Internet Economy Set to Nearly Double to $4.2T by 2016

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The Internet economy of G-20 nations will nearly double in value to $4.2 trillion by 2016, according to a new projection by the Boston Consulting Group, released at an event with Google today. That’s up from $2.3 trillion in 2010. It seems that Internet companies are particularly concerned about earning their...
Report: Internet Economy Set to Nearly Double to $4.2T by 2016

Toni Johnson: The Debate Over Anti-Piracy Laws

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Congress has postponed floor votes for the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), bills intended to increase protections for copyrighted digital content. This marked a victory for opponents who mounted landmark digital protests to call attention to what they believe was a move to give...
Toni Johnson: The Debate Over Anti-Piracy Laws

Meet Scott Devitt: Morgan Stanley's Facebook Analyst Who Takes The Bus To Work

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Scott Devitt has long stood out for being cautious in a world of Internet bulls. In the more than 12 years that he has covered Internet companies as a Wall Street analyst, Devitt has developed a measured approach to a sector that often succumbs to hype. Devitt, who replaced star...
Meet Scott Devitt: Morgan Stanley's Facebook Analyst Who Takes The Bus To Work
Meet New York's first enterprise-focused accelerator, backed by the governor

Making our ads better for everyone

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We believe that ads are useful and relevant information that can help you find what you’re looking for online—whether you’re comparing digital cameras or researching new cars. We also want you to be able to use Google and click on any ads that interest you with confidence. Just as we...
Making our ads better for everyone
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (HP, AAPL, MSFT, SSNLF)

Two Interesting Theories About Instagram's Success Applicable To Other Products

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This week we held our annual IGNITION conference on the future of media, and one of the panels brought together some of the smartest people from visually-based internet companies to discuss the rise of the visual web. Business Insider deputy editor Nicholas Carlson asked the panelists why they thought Instagram...
Two Interesting Theories About Instagram's Success Applicable To Other Products

Twitter Lawyer Responds to Censorship Controversy

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There was considerable confusion, and opposition, following Twitter’s announcement Thursday that it can now censor tweets within specific countries if foreign governments request that it do so. The company’s top lawyer late Friday tried to clarify what the micro-blogging company will and won’t do. Some observers suspect Twitter is setting...
Twitter Lawyer Responds to Censorship Controversy
Where's the big money going in Europe? On money itself

NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet

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E-commerce trade group NetChoice takes aim at state legislation -- and at open access and privacy advocates -- in the newest list of bills it deems would be awful for the Internet.Topping NetChoice's latest iAWFUL (Internet Advocates' Watchlist for Ugly Laws) list are a number of California proposals aimed...
NetChoice: California privacy bills are bad for Internet

Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

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Editor’s note: Guest author Gang Lu is the editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion...
Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

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Last night, the Washington Post published a story that said that, thanks to partnerships with nine Internet companies, the NSA is able to "literally can watch your ideas form as you type." The Post said it had leaked documents that showed Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple all...
It's Easy To Say Internet Spying Is Wrong Until You're The One Letting Terrorists Kill People Or Not

Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth

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Dow Jones VentureSource has released some figures about European venture capital which we should all take a look at and chew over. The headline news is something that you might not have predicted a few years ago. Given that bigger European tech companies have been largely drawn from the Enterpise/B2B...
Surprise! Consumer Internet Companies Fuel Euro Growth VC Growth

Russian Airbnb clone TravelRent raises $2 million from Frontier Ventures

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TravelRent, an online service for listing and booking short-term apartment rentals to bypass hotels, has secured $2 million in funding from VC firm Frontier Ventures to expand its team and its available property listings. The company, which is obviously doing things that are very similar to what Airbnb is doing,...
Russian Airbnb clone TravelRent raises $2 million from Frontier Ventures

Report: UK to store email, phone, online records in new spy plan

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By msnbc.com staffData on all phone calls, text messages, email traffic and online visits would be stored for a year in vast databases under a new anti-terrorism plan in Britain, The Telegraph reported Saturday on its website.The report, which did not cite sources, said that phone companies and broadband providers would be...
Report: UK to store email, phone, online records in new spy plan
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