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‘The Internet’ Doesn’t Do Anything

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(Photo: Twitter.com/iamweswilson) Today a group of academics, entrepreneurs and other interested parties published something they call the “Declaration of Internet Freedom” prompted by recent attempts to legislate the series of tubes. The Declaration has the virtue of brevity with just five points: expression, access, openness, innovation and privacy. It also boasts...
‘The Internet’ Doesn’t Do Anything
LG selected by Korean government to develop 60-inch flexible OLED displays by 2017

Soviets, swords, comics and booze: Some crowdfunded projects to check out

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As Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and other crowdfunding platforms become popular ways for creators to raise money directly from their audiences, the myth that’s resulted is that anyone can successfully fund anything — which is not always the case. While it might be the future of content for those who already have...
Soviets, swords, comics and booze: Some crowdfunded projects to check out

Forget the knowledge economy - let's look towards the wisdom economy

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Forget the knowledge economy - let's look towards the wisdom economy

Please Welcome Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Brad Smith and Sean Parker to the ZuckerPAC

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Mr. Zuckerberg isn’t the only tech titan scaling Capitol Hill this year — he brought friends. The Facebook CEO adds another impressive few names to the roster of his D.C. political advocacy group on Friday; Microsoft founder Bill Gates, current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Intuit CEO Brad Smith and Sean...
Please Welcome Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Brad Smith and Sean Parker to the ZuckerPAC

YC alum Vidyard raises $6M from OMERS Ventures, others to help scale its video marketing platform

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Vidyard, the video marketing platform for business, announced today that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by OMERS Ventures and includes participation from existing investors iNovia Capital and SoftTech VC. Jill Rowley, Eloqua’s top salesperson, also participated with a personal investment. The company...
YC alum Vidyard raises $6M from OMERS Ventures, others to help scale its video marketing platform

We need intelligent political leadership if we are to prosper | The big issue

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Successive governments have to failed to nurture the country's great innovatorsWill Hutton is absolutely spot on when he claims that Britain's future lies in a culture of open and vigorous innovation. ("Our future lies in a culture of open and vigorous innovation", Comment). Four of the world's leading universities lie...
We need intelligent political leadership if we are to prosper | The big issue

Vision

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After showing Facebook Home, Mark Zuckerberg spent a few minutes talking about the future of computing. What he said is the epitome of a vision statement, and it sets the philosophy driving Facebook's work: At one level, [Home] is just the next mobile version of Facebook. At a deeper level,...
Vision

LG convinces South Korea to fund development of flexible 60-inch OLED displays

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LG Display has been telling anyone who will listen that organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display technology is the wave of the future, and apparently the company’s enthusiasm is contagious. So contagious, in fact, that the Korean government has chosen LG to spearhead a project to develop transparent and flexible OLED...
LG convinces South Korea to fund development of flexible 60-inch OLED displays

Why Britain needs an innovation economy

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Radical thinking is needed if UK industry is to seize the opportunities provided by technological changeSomething is stirring in the boardrooms of British industry. You heard it at Davos. Peter Mandelson is onto it, and last week Vince Cable joined in. The scale of the structural economic crisis facing the...
Why Britain needs an innovation economy

Mark Zuckerberg Lays Out His Vision For The Future And How The Next 5 Billion People Will Use Computers (FB)

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Yesterday, Facebook announced "Home," a home screen you can add-on to an Android phone. At the end of the show, CEO Mark Zuckerbeg gave a little speech outlining his vision for the future of computing, and how "Home" fits into it. Developer Dustin Curtis transcribed the remarks, calling them "the...
Mark Zuckerberg Lays Out His Vision For The Future And How The Next 5 Billion People Will Use Computers (FB)

Join The Conversation On Keeping International Agreements From Restricting Internet Freedom

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For quite some time, we've talked about how the entertainment industry has used international agreements as a way to force their agenda through various governments. There's a great book, Information Feudalism: Who Owns the Knowledge Economy?, which details some of the history of how the entertainment industry has often driven...
Join The Conversation On Keeping International Agreements From Restricting Internet Freedom
The talented Mr Green: How FWD.us lost New York, Elon Musk, and the tech moral high ground

A Quarter of Patents This Year Will Be Mobile Related

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If you think the mobile patent wars are winding down, think again. A new report shows that a quarter of U.S. patents issued this year are likely to be related to mobile technology. That’s up from just 5 percent of all patents in 2001, according to analyst Chetan Sharma. In...
A Quarter of Patents This Year Will Be Mobile Related

Zuckerberg And 30 Tech All-Stars Launch Political Advocacy Group FWD.us

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Leaders from Facebook, Google, and other tech giants today announced they’re banding together to form a political advocacy group called FWD.us, designed to promote policies that will keep the American workforce competitive. The bipartisan group’s first priority is pushing for comprehensive immigration reform, but it will also support education reform and...
Zuckerberg And 30 Tech All-Stars Launch Political Advocacy Group FWD.us

ProQuest’s Udini is a cloud-based research tool for regular people

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Online research database ProQuest’s usual customers are libraries, universities and other large institutions that can afford to pay a lot for access. With its new cloud-based tool, Udini, it aims to make Internet research easy and affordable for everyday people without access to academic libraries — and builds in some...
ProQuest’s Udini is a cloud-based research tool for regular people

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Immigration and the knowledge economy

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Earlier this year I started teaching a class on entrepreneurship at an after-school program in my community. The middle-school students put together business plans, made their products and even got an opportunity to sell them. Read full article >>...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Immigration and the knowledge economy

Chief of Zuckerberg's Political Lobby Highlights Immigration Reform At Disrupt NY

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The head of Mark Zuckerberg’s enigmatic political lobby took the stage of TechCrunch’s Disrupt New York conference. “It’s incumbent on us to make the knowledge economy as inclusive as possible,” said FWD.us head Joe Green. FWD.us joins a crowded landscape of politically aggressive trade associations pressing Silicon Valley’s agenda on Capitol Hill....
Chief of Zuckerberg's Political Lobby Highlights Immigration Reform At Disrupt NY

The Next Emerging Tech Powerhouse: Latin America

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In aging buildings, hidden on unassuming side streets in the Bohemian sections of Mexico City known as Condesa and Roma, a revolution of sorts is occurring. Twentysomethings in T-shirts huddle over laptops, writing code and working on user interfaces for start-up technology Web sites. Design approaches are debated, and Lean...
The Next Emerging Tech Powerhouse: Latin America

LG selected to develop 60-inch flexible OLED by 2017

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While regular consumers are still wait for the first big screen OLED display to make it to big box stores, Korea's Ministry of Knowledge Economy has chosen LG to lead the a consortium charged with developing a 60-inch flexible OLED by 2017. Part of the Future Flagship Program, its...
LG selected to develop 60-inch flexible OLED by 2017

Zuckerberg and other tech titans launch FWD.us to fix Silicon Valley's talent crisis

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Silicon Valley has a talent crisis, and only immigration reform can fix it. So says FWD.us, the new political advocacy group founded by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech titans. The idea behind the group is simple: Tech companies are always looking to attract the best foreign talent, and easing immigration restrictions...
Zuckerberg and other tech titans launch FWD.us to fix Silicon Valley's talent crisis
Mark Zuckerberg's Political Group Is Trashing Obama And Obamacare And Promoting Oil And Gas Interests
SILICON VALLEY: Americans Aren't Skilled Enough To Do The Jobs We Need
Cook plays it cool at D11 conference

Tesla founder Elon Musk leaves Zuckerberg's FWD.us advocacy group amid 'green' concerns

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Telsa Motor’s founder Elon Musk has left the advocacy group formed by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters reports that the serial entrepreneur departed but his company spokesperson did not elaborate about his departure, although it might be due to FWD.us (the name of the group) assistance to US...
Tesla founder Elon Musk leaves Zuckerberg's FWD.us advocacy group amid 'green' concerns

Zuckerberg's Lobby Can't Stay Silent On Secretive Conservative Political Ads Forever

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Online backlash is growing against Mark Zuckerberg’s lobby’s secretive ads supporting conservative senators who encourage the creation of the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. “Immigration reform – fine. Oil expansion and pipelines? NOT fine. Where’s the transparency here, rich dudes? Or does FWD actually stand for...
Zuckerberg's Lobby Can't Stay Silent On Secretive Conservative Political Ads Forever

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Tech's new champion for immigration reform

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Mark Zuckerberg. (Photo by Robert Scoble via Flickr.) When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced his position on immigration reform in a Washington Post op-ed on Wednesday, no one was surprised to hear that, like many Americans, Zuckerberg found the system flawed. But in the emotionally-charged issue of immigration, Zuckerberg’s perspective is...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg: Tech's new champion for immigration reform
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