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Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

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It was at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2011 where a fine tradition began, namely, the Israeli Pavilion. No less than 20 early-stage Israeli startups flew-in from Israel to demo and network themselves to the bone for three non-stop days. The inaugural Pavilion was such a success, we decided to...
Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

Why it’s so hard to legally stream new movies online: A chat with Efe Çakarel of Mubi

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At the LeWeb conference in London earlier this week, Efe Çakarel of Mubi took to the stage and most people expected him to talk about the latest from his video on demand service. What he delivered instead was an insightful talk about working outside of Silicon Valley. Naturally there were...
Why it’s so hard to legally stream new movies online: A chat with Efe Çakarel of Mubi

"Advanced energy" is an over trillion-dollar market, and actually grew in 2012

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Both the cleantech sector and groups fighting climate change have suffered a major branding and marketing problem in recent years. Is “advanced energy” the hot term to use going forward? That’s what the non-profit the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI) are pushing and on Tuesday morning announced, via a report...
"Advanced energy" is an over trillion-dollar market, and actually grew in 2012

Kogan Hates IE7 So Much It’s Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser

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Ruslan Kogan may not be a known entity in the U.S., but the Aussie entrepreneur is a pioneer of online retail in Australia and happens to be the country’s wealthiest self-made person under the age of 30. Oh, and he also founded Kogan.com, a a manufacturer and direct retailer of...
Kogan Hates IE7 So Much It’s Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser
Issa to Reddit: It's 'abundantly clear' lawmakers don't understand how new laws will impact the Internet

Big data collection collides with privacy concerns, analysts say

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A recent push in the information technology industry to collect and monetize big data is headed for a clash with privacy concerns from Internet users and potential regulation from some governments, according to tech analyst firm Ovum. Internet advertising networks and other companies that depend on the collection of...
Big data collection collides with privacy concerns, analysts say

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

Populis Blog Network Buying In To Latin America

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Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) rival Populis is continuing to build up its non-English blog network and publishing business through acquisition, this time expanding out of Europe in to Latin America. The Dublin- and Rome-based company is buying Cidade Internet, a Brazilian portal which publishes 10 popular websites and other...
Populis Blog Network Buying In To Latin America

'We are the 8%' - why tech companies matter to the UK economy | Saul Klein

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With economies faltering, what we need are the trailblazing startups that can shape our futureFTSE 100 companies and the public sector are failing to take advantage of the transformative potential of the internet economy, which now represents more than 8% of UK GDP."Flatlining", "pre-recovery", "stagnant", "sluggish" - we're running out...
'We are the 8%' - why tech companies matter to the UK economy | Saul Klein

ANALYST: Smartphone Sales Will Dwarf PC Sales This Year And Reach A Staggering 1.5 Billion Per Year By 2016 (AAPL, GOOG, MMI, NOK)

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If you think smartphones are hot today, you ain't seen nothing yet. Smartphone sales blew past the number of PCs sold last year, and they'll be nearly twice PC sales this year, analyst Alex Cocotas of BI Intelligence predicts. More startling, smartphone sales will exceed 1.5 billion units per...
ANALYST: Smartphone Sales Will Dwarf PC Sales This Year And Reach A Staggering 1.5 Billion Per Year By 2016 (AAPL, GOOG, MMI, NOK)

Berlin start-ups seen ripe for money as GP Bullhound moves in

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Berlin, one of Europe’s self-anointed tech start-up hubs, could be about to see a lot more investment and acquisition. GP Bullhound, one of digital media’s leading VC and M&A advisory houses, is acquiring seven-month-old Berlin financial adviser Pure Equity. This year, GP Bullhound has advised on the sale of 192business...
Berlin start-ups seen ripe for money as GP Bullhound moves in
What we learned from VentureBeat’s Mobile Summit: history repeats itself in mobile

VIDEO: UK has top internet economy in G20

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The UK has the largest internet economy in the G20 group of industrialised nations according to research conducted by the Boston Consulting Group....
VIDEO: UK has top internet economy in G20

Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent's CEO says there is

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If we persist in thinking of the internet as an information superhighway, then we’ll continue to handle congestion by adding more lanes, via expensive upgrades in the core network, at the edge and at the last mile. The end result of our love affair with connectivity is a losing proposition...
Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent's CEO says there is
The UK has the G20's most internet-centric economy

Why Internet/GDP Ratios Make No Sense

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On Monday, the Economist reprinted a chart from a BCG report, which purported to show the contribution of “the internet” to the total GDP of various different countries. Britain comes out on top, with an internet-to-GDP ratio of 8.3%; it’s followed by Korea, China, Japan, USA, India, and Australia. After the UK, the...
Why Internet/GDP Ratios Make No Sense

Stripe kicks off international expansion with Canada, more countries on the way

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Stripe, the popular US-based payments startup that lets developers accept credit cards online, has announced its plans for international expansion, starting with Canada. Stripe has always made it possible for customers to pay no matter what country they’re in, and now the service is publicly available for use by any individual or...
Stripe kicks off international expansion with Canada, more countries on the way

Russia’s Yandex invests in Seedcamp to gain closer ties with European startups

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Exclusive - Yandex, the Russian search and online services giant, has become the first corporation to join the list of angel and institutional investors currently backing Seedcamp, Europe’s leading early-stage micro seed fund and mentoring programme. Yandex, which is one of the largest companies in Europe’s biggest Internet economy, has...
Russia’s Yandex invests in Seedcamp to gain closer ties with European startups
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Kevin Clark's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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I'm relatively new around here. I'm a composer, and an all-around arts/internet/economy type guy. I teach, speak, and occasionally consult, when I'm not building a new grantmaking platform for New Music USA. And the Onion just called our podcast (Actually Happening) pedantic, so I can die happy now. I've...
Kevin Clark's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Switched On: On iOS, Now is Google's Time

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the early days of the internet economy, the saying went that webpages were created on Macs, served on Unix and viewed on Windows. In the iOS app economy, it's often the case that apps run on devices...
Switched On: On iOS, Now is Google's Time
MPAA: you can infringe copyright just by embedding a video
Why Pinterest Could Be Worth Far More Than $2.5 Billion

OZON, the ‘Amazon of Russia’, grew revenues 84% last year to over $300m

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Russian Internet commerce powerhouse The OZON Group this morning announced its financial results for 2011, and they’re promising. The company, which operates Amazon.com-like ecommerce site OZON.ru as well as online shoe store Sapato, delivery service O’Courier and digital travel agency OZON.travel, reached a $302.5 million turnover last year. In this...
OZON, the ‘Amazon of Russia’, grew revenues 84% last year to over $300m

Google chief weighs in on German copyright row

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Google’s European chief Matt Brittin has described a new proposed copyright law in Germany as “like putting up a big sign saying ‘we don’t understand the Internet’.” The “ancillary copyright” law, in its draft form, would make search engines, including Google, pay for reproducing newspapers’ headlines and first paragraphs in...
Google chief weighs in on German copyright row

Give Internet Radio A Fighting Chance

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I just called my senators. Over the weekend, Pandora founder Tim Westergren sent an urgent appeal to support the Internet Radio Fairness Act. With a push from Pandora's 150-plus million users, the new law could finally make Internet radio a viable business. As an Internet radio service, Pandora shells out...
Give Internet Radio A Fighting Chance

Good News in Jobs: Ad-Supported Internet Economy Doubles

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Associated Press The number of people working in the advertising-supported Internet economy has doubled between 2007 and 2011 to two million, according to a new study, defying the anemic job growth in the wider of the economy. When jobs that indirectly benefit from the Internet economy are considered, the number...
Good News in Jobs: Ad-Supported Internet Economy Doubles

Like broadband? Then it’s time to take action.

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This isn’t a long post. I just want to tell y’all to go read this article from Eduardo Porter in the New York Times, because he clearly articles the problems we have with U.S. broadband and where those problems come from. Not evil ISPs, but a weak regulatory environment. From...
Like broadband? Then it’s time to take action.

State AGs sound alarm over Google privacy changes

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Larry Page In a letter today to Google CEO Larry Page, attorneys general from dozens of states question the company’s plan to unify its privacy policies across its different web properties and say the company should give users the option of opting in or out of the changes. Here’s the...
State AGs sound alarm over Google privacy changes

Hyperoptic – Small business, big idea

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As Britain lags behind in broadband speeds, Boris Ivanovic responded to a market demand for a super-fast full fibre connection directly into the homeName HyperopticFounders Boris IvanovicCompany started 2011Number of employees A core team of nineBased LondonWhat's the big idea?The company is enabling the UK's first 1Gig consumer broadband speeds...
Hyperoptic – Small business, big idea
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