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Members Only: NVCA admits FundersClub into its ranks
FreshDirect Lobbies Congress for Ability to Accept Food Stamps

Facebook shares tumble, company triples lobbying spending, expands bug bounty program and more on this week's roundup

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Facebook stock drops 11 percent – Facebook shares closed at $23.70 today, down significantly since the company’s second quarter earnings call on Thursday. The company met analysts’ expectations with $1.184 billion in revenue, but many investors are underwhelmed by the the social network’s ability to monetize its 955 million users, who...
Facebook shares tumble, company triples lobbying spending, expands bug bounty program and more on this week's roundup
TurboTax maker lobbies to stop the government from making your returns easier

The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

www.extremetech.com
If you believe even a fraction of the hyperbolic crap pumped out by the MPAA, RIAA, and other copyright lobbies, you would think that piracy (née file sharing) has resulted in artists and publishers being shortchanged by billions of dollars. In Capitol v. Thomas, the most prominent case when it...
The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

www.nytimes.com
Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

The secret behind the SOPA defeat

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Was this a victory for the little guy? The fight shows that the Internet and tech industries have finally come into their own in Washington. FORTUNE -- The recent defeats of SOPA and PIPA, two bills designed to clamp down on Internet piracy, have been widely hailed as a victory...
The secret behind the SOPA defeat

Buried code in Google Glass points to Xbox Live-like features for Android

venturebeat.com
Gaming on Android devices isn’t quite on the same level as iOS. The Apple products still tend to get more games, and Apple provides deeper support with its Game Center software that manages friends and multiplayer gaming. Google is finally catching up in that last respect, according to code...
Buried code in Google Glass points to Xbox Live-like features for Android

The Most Detailed Photos Yet Of The Massive Spaceship-Like Campus Apple Is Building

www.businessinsider.com
Apple is currently building "Campus 2," a massive mile-long campus for its employees on a stretch of land it acquired for $300 million. The campus looks like a spaceship and its circumference will be nearly 1 mile. 9To5 Mac has 8 new, incredibly detailed blueprints of the building. It will...
The Most Detailed Photos Yet Of The Massive Spaceship-Like Campus Apple Is Building

Aerial Stunt Protests Google's Relationship With Evil Lobbyist

www.readwriteweb.com
At noon Pacific on Monday, an airplane will approach Google's headquarters in Mountain View. But it's not a skydiving product demo this time. It's towing a banner for a campaign to convince Google to quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its record on climate change denial, Internet censorship, and...
Aerial Stunt Protests Google's Relationship With Evil Lobbyist

People Often Mistake The Founder Of ZocDoc For A Panhandler Because Of The Unusual Way He Spends His Spare Time

www.businessinsider.com
We ran into one of ZocDoc's founders, Nick Ganju, at a recent event. We asked him what he does when he's not running an $700 million doctor appointment company. Ganju told us he's a musician, and he often plays guitar for enjoyment at various public places in New York City....
People Often Mistake The Founder Of ZocDoc For A Panhandler Because Of The Unusual Way He Spends His Spare Time
Google to launch 'Google Play Games' platform services for game developers

Fujitsu's PalmSecure readers about to be seen in the wild (if you use UniCredit bank)

www.engadget.com
If Google is correct (and it usually is), Engadget has been covering Fujitsu's PalmSecure palm-reading technology since the Peter Rojas days. In that time, we've seen these security readers built into prototype laptops, and various corporations have begun testing it out in pilot programs. So it's hardly a novel...
Fujitsu's PalmSecure readers about to be seen in the wild (if you use UniCredit bank)

Fears over game microtransactions and the birth pangs of a post-stuff age | Michael Moran

www.guardian.co.uk
Exploitation of young players via in-app marketing needs to be investigated but shows a generational shift in cultural valuesVideo games aren't just fun to play, they're also the perfect seed for an enjoyable moral panic. They're hot news today because the Office of Fair Trading is conducting a review of...
Fears over game microtransactions and the birth pangs of a post-stuff age | Michael Moran
White House Petition Lobbies to Make Cell Phone Unlocking Legal

Free WiFi coming to Shanghai as Chinese authorities kick off 'i-Shanghai' initiative

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On its way to becoming a “wireless city” by 2015, Shanghai is initiating a free Wi-Fi program that aims to have more than 300 public access points by the end of this year. The Oriental Daily (translation, via Sina Tech) reported a Shanghai Municipal Government announcement that a test batch...
Free WiFi coming to Shanghai as Chinese authorities kick off 'i-Shanghai' initiative
Millions Of People Changed Their Facebook Profile Pictures To Support Marriage Equality (FB)

How A Fired Republican Staffer Became A Powerful Martyr For Internet Activists

techcrunch.com
Someone in DC thought they had snuffed out an official Republican report on radical intellectual property reform by convincing the authoring agency to erase the document from the Internet and fire the staffer charged with writing it. The shadowy politicking backfired. The young fall-boy, Derek Khanna, instantly became a front-page...
How A Fired Republican Staffer Became A Powerful Martyr For Internet Activists

Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Lobbies for LightSquared

www.pcworld.com
Two names that have recently been out of the limelight recently turned up on Tuesday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission: Bankrupt would-be mobile......
Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Lobbies for LightSquared

Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

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Well, this will teach people not to defy well-funded lobbying cartels. Ars Technica reports that Derek Khanna, a staffer for the Republican Study Committee, has been fired for writing a memo that urged reform of America’s copyright laws and thus angered powerful lobbies such as the Recording Industry Association of America...
Republican Study Committee fires staffer who wrote memo urging copyright reform

Video: Tag along with a RootMetrics' tester as he maps Chicago's mobile networks

gigaom.com
Luke Metz spends a lot of time hanging out Dunkin’ Donuts and Wal-Mart at odd hours. If you ever see him loitering with a cup a coffee in his hand in your town, he’ll probably be carrying a very conspicuous-looking portfolio case crammed full of smartphones. Don’t worry, he isn’t...
Video: Tag along with a RootMetrics' tester as he maps Chicago's mobile networks
Zuckerberg's Political Lobby Has Nothing To 'Regret' In Leaked Memo

ISPs and entertainment industry kick off copyright enforcement center

www.theverge.com
The entertainment industry and the largest US internet service providers have been working together in an effort to create their own anti-piracy enforcement regime, and the group has just unveiled its Center for Copyright Information (CCI) by announcing its new chief and advisory board. The center is part of the...
ISPs and entertainment industry kick off copyright enforcement center

Journey – review

www.guardian.co.uk
PSN, thatgamecompany, cert: E, out nowAs the developer of PS3 darlings fl0w and Flower, US developer thatgamecompany is commonly invoked by proponents of the "games as art" debate. Latest release Journey is likely only to strengthen this perception of the studio as operating on a higher plane than its peers.Modern...
Journey – review

"Google Play Games" Leaks Out In All Its Glory Ahead Of Google I/O - Hello, Cloud Game Saves [APK Teardown]

www.androidpolice.com
Remember how we told you Google Games was coming, and how it's going to pack multiplayer functionality, leaderboards, achievements, and stuff like that? That's happening. There are going to be cloud game saves too. Fresh out of Google HQ, we've managed to score a copy of the new Google Play...
"Google Play Games" Leaks Out In All Its Glory Ahead Of Google I/O - Hello, Cloud Game Saves [APK Teardown]
Android 4.3, Google Babel, and the Nexus 7: What's in store for Google I/O?

Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

www.guardian.co.uk
Paul Brigner campaigned for SOPA, but now he says he's 'adjusted' his thinking. Is he a mole? No, he's just woken up to realityLate in March, I started to get a steady stream of emails from concerned readers: did you see that the Internet Society has appointed the former chief...
Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

Google lobbies against patent privateering

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The search giant is asking federal agencies to take a closer look at a practice it says undermines "patent peace." [Read more]...
Google lobbies against patent privateering

Google's answer to Apple's Game Center may be just around the corner

arstechnica.com
With plenty of popular game titles making their way over to Android en masse, it's no surprise that Google may be working on its own socially driven multiplayer gaming network. In a recent teardown of My Glass (the Google Glass companion application), Android Police discovered what appears to be...
Google's answer to Apple's Game Center may be just around the corner

Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin lobbies for LightSquared

www.computerworld.com
Two names that have recently been out of the limelight recently turned up on Tuesday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission: Bankrupt would-be mobile broadband carrier LightSquared and former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, who was helping to sell LightSquared's story to the agency....
Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin lobbies for LightSquared
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