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Music Piracy Is NOT a Problem, It’s an Excuse

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Apparently, independent research is not enough to illustrate that the situation is complex, multi-dimensional, and industry losses are likely completely unrelated to file-sharing. As both an artist and music business owner, I know with certainty that it’s time to move on and spend our energy innovating new businesses and getting...
Music Piracy Is NOT a Problem, It’s an Excuse

With Dirt Cheap Data, Can FreedomPop Crack U.S. Smartphone Market?

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I can has affordable wireless bill? (Photo: flickr.com/joshsemans) What’s a girl got to do to get some affordable data service around here? Americans are putting more money than ever towards their smartphone bills, and carriers don’t seem inclined to cut their rates any time soon. But the Wall Street Journal says one company...
With Dirt Cheap Data, Can FreedomPop Crack U.S. Smartphone Market?

“We’re So So Sorry”: An Apology Form Letter For Startups

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Sometimes it really does seem like we live in the Wild West of the digital age, the rules of the Internet get made up as we go along. Due to the newness, it seems like there’s a scandal per week in tech startup land, and, because of social media, the...
“We’re So So Sorry”: An Apology Form Letter For Startups

Lessons From An Office Foodbot, And How To Build One

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When a company is growing fast, just ordering lunch can become a huge time-sink. Brazil's biggest video platform hacked together a solution that not only saved time, but taught the entire company how to reduce friction. We want our engineers doing one of two things in the office: developing...
Lessons From An Office Foodbot, And How To Build One
PayDragon proves that mobile grocery ordering is sticky, sees revenue grow 35% per week

Why The Self-Driving Car Is An Awful Idea

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The self-driving car is a reality.  Google's efforts to put an autonomous car on the roads look like they are going to be successful. While it will be a major achievement, it scares us to death. What's even more amazing is that people are very much interested in getting them...
Why The Self-Driving Car Is An Awful Idea
A culture of lies and laziness

Hulu Plus lands its own channel on Apple TV

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After reports started streaming in Tuesday morning that Hulu Plus is now available on Apple TV, I checked for myself. And lo and behold, after restarting the set-top box, a bright green Hulu Plus channel showed up on the Apple TV homescreen. Hulu confirmed the news in its own blog...
Hulu Plus lands its own channel on Apple TV

Hasselhoff Has Germany, Path Has France

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As one is wont to do, I was checking the French iOS app store rankings this a.m. just to make sure that my old mainstay app “ameli, l’Assurance Maladie” was still in spot No. 3 when sacrebleu! – Path was the No. 1 free app in France. Now I’ve never really clicked with...
Hasselhoff Has Germany, Path Has France
How an advanced photographer uses the iPhone and iPad

Me and the Apple Customer Service Rep: A Brief Love Story

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One of these two customer service reps probably thinks I’m awesome Apple gets a lot of things right, from devices to software to its retail experience. You can now add to that list “excellent customer service through online chat”. (But then, why are you even keeping a list, weirdo?) Through a...
Me and the Apple Customer Service Rep: A Brief Love Story

Ketchum: Brits like their tech simple, while China is in discovery mode

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The people of Britain like their tech like their reality TV hosts, simple and entertaining. In the latest research from global communications firm Ketchum, familiar technology has the greatest appeal in the UK with television proving to be the favourite. Simplicity in the use and the purpose of technology also...
Ketchum: Brits like their tech simple, while China is in discovery mode

Cluster App Aims at Better Photo Curation (Especially for the Lazy)

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Can’t say I get excited when I hear about a new photo-sharing app. The market is flooded. Plus, I’m lazy, and don’t feel like investing time and energy into yet another new app. Serial entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan wants to convince me to feel otherwise. Not by changing my laziness, but...
Cluster App Aims at Better Photo Curation (Especially for the Lazy)

Harlem Shake: could it kill sampling?

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An unexpected viral dance craze shot Baauer's Harlem Shake to the top of the Billboard charts. Almost immediately, legal letters began to arrive. So, can cut-and-paste culture continue to flourish on the internet?It didn't take long for Baauer, AKA Brooklyn producer Harry Bauer Rodrigues, to realise the downside of freak...
Harlem Shake: could it kill sampling?

3D is not the answer to cinema's problems. How about better films? | Stephen Kelly

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The biggest problem with 3D is its disrespect towards viewers' intelligence. People know when they're being ripped offThere was a time – let's call it "2009" – when 3D looked like it could be the future of cinema. At that point, it was a technology long thought of as the...
3D is not the answer to cinema's problems. How about better films? | Stephen Kelly

Robert Caro: a life with LBJ and the pursuit of power

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It has (so far) taken Pulitzer-winning biographer Robert Caro 36 years to get to the heart of America's last great reformer, Lyndon B Johnson. In the process he's become a world authority on the nature of power, and how to use itIt all seems terribly wrong, but Robert Caro is...
Robert Caro: a life with LBJ and the pursuit of power

CBS affiliates see Twitter accounts hijacked; Password security in focus

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Two-factor authentication is in the spotlight again after the Twitter accounts for three CBS brands -- 60 Minutes, 48 Hours and a Denver news affiliate -- were hijacked and later suspended this weekend. The episodes add to a long list of media outlets and big companies that have been...
CBS affiliates see Twitter accounts hijacked; Password security in focus

Tech Gets the Wall Street Treatment at FinTech Innovation Lab Demo Day

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(Photo: True Office) “That’s not Jamie Dimon,” joked Adam Sodowick, founder and CEO of True Office, as an avatar in his game walked onto the screen. However, Mr. Dimon’s employer, J.P. Morgan, was one of the 12 banks that mentored the FinTech Innovation Lab participants who demoed their products to...
Tech Gets the Wall Street Treatment at FinTech Innovation Lab Demo Day
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