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Square COO Keith Rabois Quits After Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Mr. Rabois (Photo: Twitter) Earlier today, news broke that Square’s COO, Keith Rabois, had left the company. It was a strangely-timed departure, considering Square recently raised $200 million in a Series D. Now, the Wall Street Journal has broken the news that Mr. Rabois is embroiled in a sexual harassment claim from...
Square COO Keith Rabois Quits After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tell Paypal To Stop Playing Morality Cop With Booksellers

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We recently wrote about how Paypal was pressuring Smashwords to drop any books that included sexual content that Paypal didn't like. This seemed ridiculously over-aggressive. You can be completely against rape without that meaning that no books shall exist that include a rape scene. But according to Paypal's rules, books...
Tell Paypal To Stop Playing Morality Cop With Booksellers

Judge says 'no fundamental right to use Facebook', tosses anti-trust case

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A federal judge ruled that Facebook has the right to exclude users if they install a program that alters the look of its website and swaps out its ad offerings. In a ruling issued Thursday in San Diego, US District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo dismissed an antitrust complaint filed by...
Judge says 'no fundamental right to use Facebook', tosses anti-trust case
E-commerce sales tax bill moves forward in Senate

The 6 angels & 6 devils of environmental investing

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Carter Bales, the co-founder and Chairman of private equity firm NewWorld Capital Group, is driven by dire pessimism and over-whelming optimism that converge through his livelihood: environmental investing. While he’s pessimistic about the direction of the planet when it comes to climate change, a pending resource crisis and decaying infrastructure,...
The 6 angels & 6 devils of environmental investing

Track down your lost and stolen devices with Prey [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. There’s technology out there that won’t only help you track down your lost or stolen devices – but will give you the ability to provide the police with the exact location of your device (along with pictures of the thief in the...
Track down your lost and stolen devices with Prey [VB Store]

Motorola's Droid RAZR MAXX Is A Winner Because Its Battery Lasts Forever [REVIEW] (MMI, GOOG, VZ)

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We reviewed the Droid RAZR in November, and just a couple months later, Motorola has already launched an upgrade. Enter the Droid RAZR MAXX, the same phone, but with a battery that's double the size of its little brother. Since the Droid RAZR MAXX is largely the same phone...
Motorola's Droid RAZR MAXX Is A Winner Because Its Battery Lasts Forever [REVIEW] (MMI, GOOG, VZ)

Courtney Love Sued For Twitter Lible

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Rockstar Courtney Love seems perpetually involved in feuds using social media – most of which her celebrity targets usually ignore. However, one “up and coming” fashion designer, Dawn Simorangkir, aka Dawn Younger-Smith, had enough and filed a libel lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court. The problems apparently stem from Love’s...
Courtney Love Sued For Twitter Lible

Meet Boxee TV: The $15/mo 'DVR in the cloud' subscription and set-top box that threatens Aereo

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Boxee has just announced Boxee TV: a $14.99/month “DVR in the cloud” subscription service and a $99 set-top box which will challenge the likes of Aereo and NimbleTV to bring live TV recordings to any device. The new Boxee TV effectively combines the original Boxee Box and the company’s recently launched...
Meet Boxee TV: The $15/mo 'DVR in the cloud' subscription and set-top box that threatens Aereo

RIM's Potential Blackberry 10 Licensing Partners: Few & Far Between

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Research In Motion has nearly finished developing its BlackBerry 10 operating system. New smartphones from the Canadian manufacturer are expected to be released at the beginning of 2013, but they may not be the only Blackberry 10 devices. According to reports, RIM is open to licensing BlackBerry 10 to other...
RIM's Potential Blackberry 10 Licensing Partners: Few & Far Between

Use APIs creatively in your business? The API Mashup Contest wants to hear from you.

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While the novelty of building online services around APIs has long faded, they’re very much a part of every day life for startups around the world. While you might not want to base you your entire livelihood around someone else’s API, there’s no doubt that creative use of third-party data...
Use APIs creatively in your business? The API Mashup Contest wants to hear from you.
Instagram tweets with promise to share more on its privacy changes "very soon"

Hackers disrupt the gameplay of Zynga’s YoVille social game

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Hackers broke into one of Zynga’s older social games, YoVille, and they were able to disrupt the game play for a group of less than 1,000 players. The social game company acknowledged the security problem but said it had addressed it. While the damage is contained, the idea of...
Hackers disrupt the gameplay of Zynga’s YoVille social game

What People Do Is The New SEO

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This article is all about the lies we tell. I know everyone loves when a post starts this way, but SEO is not dead, or dying for that matter. At least I certainly hope that’s not the case, considering I and many others reading this make a livelihood working in...
What People Do Is The New SEO

Apparently The Purpose Of Copyright: Keeping Our Ancestors' Promise To Noah Webster

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One would think that an article written by the CEO of something called the First Amendment Center in Tennessee would have, at the very least, something of a nuanced opinion when it comes to the intersection of copyright and the First Amendment in the digital era. We are constantly hearing...
Apparently The Purpose Of Copyright: Keeping Our Ancestors' Promise To Noah Webster
Nintendo kicks "Let's Play" videos off YouTube then slaps ads on them

Why I Endorse Twitter's New Changes, With Reservations

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Over the years, there are few services that have permeated my life so deeply as Twitter. It has become an irreplaceable part of my modern existence. Yesterday, Twitter changed its rules for how developers can build for the platform. While I hold reservations about what Twitter is doing, I am...
Why I Endorse Twitter's New Changes, With Reservations

Microsoft pins Windows Store app purchase exploits on insecure code

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Attention has swirled around what, at least initially, looks to be a surefire way to pirate Windows Store apps: as a warning to developers, Nokia engineer Justin Angel has detailed how at least some Windows 8 apps can be hacked to avoid paying for full versions or in-app purchases,...
Microsoft pins Windows Store app purchase exploits on insecure code
AppDirect Developer Incubator: Entrepreneurship with a safety net
Samsung's Galaxy S IV will mark the beginning of the end of Samsung's smartphone dominance
Are third-party security apps still necessary with Android 4.2?
The Danger Of The Samsung Monster

How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday

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Now that Turkey Day is finally passed, it’s time to fix yourself a Thanksgiving Sandwich and fire up the old computer to snag the latest deals on one of the fastest-growing shopping holidays around, Cyber Monday. The National Retail Federation estimates that more than half of online retailers will be...
How online retail businesses stay secure on Cyber Monday
What Bang With Friends teaches us about anonymity in tech
Box CEO Aaron Levie dismisses Google Drive

How to Keep Starting a Business from Ruining a Friendship

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Founding your startup with your closest buddy might seem like a dream scenario. Here's how to keep it from turning into a nightmare of dashed hopes and broken friendships. “We should start a business doing (fill in the blank)!” Who hasn’t brainstormed with their friends trying to come up...
How to Keep Starting a Business from Ruining a Friendship
Without UDID, developers stand to lose 24 percent ad revenue

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman Weighs In On Why PayPal Created So Many Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs

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PayPal helped create one of the most notable groups of entrepreneurs of all time, a huge concentration of success nicknamed the 'PayPal Mafia,' which includes Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, YouTube's Chad Hurley, Reid Hoffman, Yelp's Jeremy Stoppelman and many others.  At an interview at Business Insider's IGNITION 2012 conference, Business Insider...
Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman Weighs In On Why PayPal Created So Many Incredibly Successful Entrepreneurs

Why Isn’t Wikipedia Blacking Out Over ACTA?

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John Lund (Getty Images) It's starting to feel like someone declared war on Internet piracy earlier this year while we were busy reading Reddit. But while the battle over Internet laws continues, the discussion sparked by anti-piracy legislation earlier this year seems to have disappeared. The fight now centers on...
Why Isn’t Wikipedia Blacking Out Over ACTA?

How To Break Your Smartphone Addiction - Without Going Cold Turkey

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Guest author Tasso Roumeliotis is founder and CEO of Location Labs. I've spent more than a decade building a business around creating mobile apps that help families stay safe and connected. Though my livelihood depends on everyone's continued use of mobile phones, several recent statistics about our relationships with phones...
How To Break Your Smartphone Addiction - Without Going Cold Turkey
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