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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon said charging for cellphone wiretaps

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Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) disclosed the on wiretapping by law enforcement agencies taking place in the US. The information, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, while quantifying the extent to which the practice takes place, also reveals it as a lucrative business for the...
AT&T, Sprint, Verizon said charging for cellphone wiretaps

Can Twickets put a dent in ticket touting and secondary site sales?

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With Viagogo and Seatwave often reselling above face value, a Twitter-based not-for-profit system offers fans an alternativeLast week fans of Wilko Johnson were up in arms when tickets to the terminally ill Dr Feelgood star's final London shows appeared on secondary ticketing sites, selling for 10 times the £20 face...
Can Twickets put a dent in ticket touting and secondary site sales?

What the media industry could learn from games

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The following is a guest post from Matthias Sala, the founder of the mixed-reality game studio Gbanga, having worked on activity-based advertising at Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, smart vacuum cleaners at the ETH Zurich and self-refilling refrigerators at Siemens Smart Home Lab in Munich. He won the Sentient Future Award...
What the media industry could learn from games
6 Big cyber security predictions for 2013

Colourlovers Buys Forrst to Build an Etsy for Digital Bling

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Design community Colourlovers has acquired another design community called Forrst in a bid to create the preeminent place on the Web where creative types can come together, make pretty things, help each other get better at making pretty things, share pretty things and ultimately monetize them. The combined site wants...
Colourlovers Buys Forrst to Build an Etsy for Digital Bling

Tech Titans Clash in the 'Cloud'

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Microsoft and Google are increasingly trying to unseat Amazon in the lucrative business of renting out computing storage and number-crunching to thousands of companies, a fast-growing area of technology known as "cloud services....
Tech Titans Clash in the 'Cloud'

Virtual Currency Is The Next Big Platform

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Editor’s note: Ari Mir is the co-founder and CEO of virtual currency platform Pocket Change. He also co-founded GumGum.com, the world’s largest in-image ad-network. This week, Mir is attending the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. My youth was spent jumping turtles, killing 16-bit Nazis, connecting kickflips with manuals and...
Virtual Currency Is The Next Big Platform
Warner Bros. launches its own streaming video subscription sevice

Floored unveils 3D modeling for real estate in the form of an app

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So you’ve built something revolutionary. Great job. Here’s some bad news: That wasn’t the hard part. Now you have to find a way to make money off of it. Backward engineering a cool technological innovation into a lucrative business model is not always easy. Here’s one company doing just that....
Floored unveils 3D modeling for real estate in the form of an app

Google stock falls after earnings disappoint

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Google shares fell Thursday after quarterly earnings disappointed Wall Street and sharpened worries about the company's ability to adapt its lucrative business model to increasingly popular mobile devices, where advertising rates are weak. Read full article >>...
Google stock falls after earnings disappoint

Verizon Succesfully Defends Privacy of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

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Those who download and share copyrighted files through BitTorrent risk being monitored for various reasons. In the United States, those can also include legal action. In recent years more than a quarter million alleged BitTorrent users have been sued in federal courts. One of the copyright holders participating in this...
Verizon Succesfully Defends Privacy of Alleged BitTorrent Pirates

Here's Why Salesforce Spent A Whopping $2.5 Billion On ExactTarget (CRM)

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Yesterday, Salesforce.com made its largest acquisition ever, spending $2.5 billion to buy ~$300 million company, ExactTarget. And that 8x multiple was a good deal, one analyst told Business Insider. That's because companies spend nearly $4 trillion a year on technology, mostly through their IT departments. Salesforce.com's CEO Marc Benioff believes...
Here's Why Salesforce Spent A Whopping $2.5 Billion On ExactTarget (CRM)
Webinar Startup BrightTalk Re-Launches Its Website, Adding HTML5 Video And Sharing Features

Tango Card Raises Another $4.1M As Gift Cards Get More Enterprising

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Tango Card, the Seattle-based startup that aggregates digital gift card services from dozens of companies like Amazon, Nike, Target, iTunes, charities and more, has raised $4.125 million in a Series B round of financing led by Allegro Venture Partners. Floodgate, Swan and Legend Ventures, and existing investors Western Technology Investments...
Tango Card Raises Another $4.1M As Gift Cards Get More Enterprising
Gree and Yahoo Japan invest $2.2M in GxYz social gaming business
The luxury and legality of secret car compartments

Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay

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US wireless firm Clearwire has spoken out to confirm that the Chinese government’s decision to wait at least two years before issuing 4G licenses will not affect its deal to buildChina Mobile’s LTE network. Chinese authorities recently went public with a timeline that will mean LTE licenses are not issued before 2014,...
Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay

Apple Cracking Down On Sites Selling Access To iOS Betas

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Last month, Andy Baio wrote a story for Wired detailing the world of selling access to Apple beta software to non-developers. Specifically, Baio’s piece focused on sites that, for a price, allowed regular people to have their UDID (unique device identifier) activated for installation of iOS betas, which Apple...
Apple Cracking Down On Sites Selling Access To iOS Betas

Google adds in-browser Office doc viewing to Chrome

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Google yesterday released an add-on that lets users view Microsoft Office documents within its Chrome browser, another small step in the search giant's encroachment on Microsoft's lucrative business productivity turf....
Google adds in-browser Office doc viewing to Chrome

Microsoft said to be buying Yammer

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Microsoft is deep into the process of buying business social network provider Yammer, according to internal sources and conversations “overheard at the Creamery,” a cafe near Yammer’s office. BusinessInsider broke the rumor an hour ago, and Bloomberg said two sources confirmed that there are acquisition talks. CNet is reporting as...
Microsoft said to be buying Yammer

Ad Targeting Is Hard

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Editor’s note: Benjy Weinberger is the engineering site lead for foursquare’s San Francisco office. He previously worked on infrastructure and revenue engineering at Twitter, and before that on search and ad engineering at Google for eight years. Microsoft recently announced that it’s taking a huge $6.2 Billion writedown over the failed aQuantive acquisition. This...
Ad Targeting Is Hard

Meet Ignite, The Personal Health Startup Launching Out Of Bravo's 'Silicon Valley' Reality Show

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So far, the most successful company to be launched out of Bravo TV’s incredibly popular suite of reality shows is a company that makes low-calorie cocktails for women. A lucrative business, sure, but not exactly a blockbuster when it comes to cutting edge innovation and technology. But the cast...
Meet Ignite, The Personal Health Startup Launching Out Of Bravo's 'Silicon Valley' Reality Show

Google refuses to give up on squatted domains that target YouTube users

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When you’re a company as big as Google, protecting your trademarks is apparently a full-time job. Last week we reported that Google had won 32 domains that were clearly registered by other parties to trick unsuspecting web surfers as they accidentally typed the wrong URL. The majority of the domains...
Google refuses to give up on squatted domains that target YouTube users

Get in the game with this prototype controller (video)

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Las Vegas-- Some of the most intriguing gadgets at CES aren't actually for sale; they're prototypes that some wunderkid cobbled together and brought to the Big Show in hopes of catching someone's eye (and a lucrative business deal.) The Intellect Motion is just such a device, an elaborate motion...
Get in the game with this prototype controller (video)

YouTube's New Subscription Service: Stars Not Included

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YouTube finally rolled out its paid subscription service yesterday, which generated a lot coverage. But the YouTube folks went out of their way to downplay the launch, describing it is as the first stage of an experiment. We should take them at their word. Yes, the notion of the world’s...
YouTube's New Subscription Service: Stars Not Included

Cisco’s servers now tuned for Hadoop

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Cisco's UCS server. Server makers of all stripes have been trying to capitalize on the big data buzz by pushing Hadoop-optimized systems, and now we can count Cisco among them thanks to its latest partnership with EMC. The companies have come up with a reference architecture featuring Cisco UCS server...
Cisco’s servers now tuned for Hadoop
250 million users play games on Facebook each month, developers have earned $2 billion

Cable Firms Warm to Outdoor Wi-Fi

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Cable operators are beginning to pump more resources into outdoor Wi-Fi, exploring the potentially lucrative business of offering mobile users an alternative route to the Web....
Cable Firms Warm to Outdoor Wi-Fi

Cisco beats patent troll VirnetX, which sought $258 million over VPN patent

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VirnetX, a patent-licensing firm with 14 employees, has seen its stock price fall precipitously over the last 24 hours or so after it lost a major patent trial in Texas on Thursday. A jury there ruled that Cisco did not infringe VirnetX’s patents on virtual private networks (VPNs), and...
Cisco beats patent troll VirnetX, which sought $258 million over VPN patent
DeNA sets new earnings record with $529M in sales and $234M in operating income during its fourth quarter
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