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Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

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We told you a bit about Ev Williams and his vision for the future of publishing with his new company, Medium, the other day. I mentioned in that piece that the company was hiring a variety of interesting positions. Today, Williams announced a new addition, a Director of Content. The...
Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

Fake Sandy Tweets Spark Widespread Debate About The Limits Of Free Speech

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Yesterday we had a post about Shashank Tripathi, the "internet jackass" who, posting under the name @comfortablysmug on Twitter, shared some bogus reports during Hurricane Sandy, such as claiming that the NY Stock Exchange floor was flooded and that the local power company was preemptively turning off power. The story...
Fake Sandy Tweets Spark Widespread Debate About The Limits Of Free Speech

State Machinery For State Machines

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This is an essay by Andrew Auernheimer aka Weev, a hacker who was convicted of hacking AT&T’s iPad customer information service and sentence to 41 months in prison. He mailed this essay from prison. My name is Andrew Auernheimer. I used to believe problems could be solved with criticism and...
State Machinery For State Machines

Don’t pay up, just show up: What’s Amazon’s obligation to the local idea economy?

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Amazon's new HQ in South Lake Union (Callison photo/Chris Eden) Is Amazon as involved as it should be in Seattle? How involved is that? And how much does it matter? These questions have become the talk of the tech town after a special report in The Seattle Times put Amazon’s...
Don’t pay up, just show up: What’s Amazon’s obligation to the local idea economy?

French Gov Stopped One ISP's Plans To 'Jeopardize The Digital Ecosystem In A Unilateral Way'

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France’s Digital Economy minister, Fleur Pellerin, had to personally persuade one of the nation’s top Internet service providers to stop blocking online advertisements, arguing that “no actor can jeopardize the digital ecosystem in a unilateral way.” Free, which provides Internet to an estimated 5.2 million French users, proposed default ad-blocking...
French Gov Stopped One ISP's Plans To 'Jeopardize The Digital Ecosystem In A Unilateral Way'

Patent firm pledges to 'unravel complex web' of Intellectual Ventures, but falling short of funding goal

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Nathan Myhrvold, left, interviewed by the UW’s Hanson Hosein Intellectual Ventures is no stranger to controversy, with the Bellevue patent holding firm routinely taking heat in the media (including the comment threads of GeekWire). Now a Berkeley patent analytics firm is looking to do something about Intellectual Ventures’ growing power...
Patent firm pledges to 'unravel complex web' of Intellectual Ventures, but falling short of funding goal
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