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Hollywood Threatens To Stop Selling DVDs In Spain In A Push To Increase Unauthorized File Sharing?

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Robert Ring points us to the news that Hollywood studios are now threatening to stop selling DVDs in Spain, and are blaming "piracy." Specifically, Michael Lynton, of Sony Pictures, the guy who insists that nothing good has come from the internet, is claiming: "Spain is on the brink of no...
Hollywood Threatens To Stop Selling DVDs In Spain In A Push To Increase Unauthorized File Sharing?
3 Charts Show How Google May Have Fixed Its Mobile Ad Problem (GOOG)

RIAA To Congress: We're Finally Innovating... Now Go Shut Down Pirate Sites

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Cary Sherman, RIAA boss, is testifying before Congress on Wednesday morning, and (not surprisingly) he uses the opportunity to whine about those dirty pirates again, while asking Congress to buck up and do something. To his credit, it appears that Sherman (or one of his PR handlers) has realized that...
RIAA To Congress: We're Finally Innovating... Now Go Shut Down Pirate Sites

Google Explains How It Handles Government Requests For Data; Why Don't More Companies Do This?

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Just recently, we pointed to Google latest Transparency Report, which showed a massive increase in requests for info on users from government agencies. However, it also showed that a much lower percentage of such requests were being honored, raising some questions about how Google handled such requests. Well, wonder no...
Google Explains How It Handles Government Requests For Data; Why Don't More Companies Do This?

McAfee: Mobile Malware Explodes, Increases 1,200% In Q1 2012

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Security and anti-spam firm McAfee today reported that it saw a massive uptick in mobile malware last quarter. Mobile malware has “exploded,” the company said (PDF), “with a significant increase on Android devices. In addition, McAfee also found a slight increase in malware targeting the Mac, but the report notes...
McAfee: Mobile Malware Explodes, Increases 1,200% In Q1 2012
High Definition Video Clogs Corporate Networks
Republican National Convention draws four million tweets, crushing previous record
Google Play will hit a million apps in 2013 (probably sooner than the iOS app store)

3D printed handgun available for download after successful test-firings

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First firing of the 3D printed Liberator pistol. The embedded video above shows the first test-firing of Defense Distributed's "Liberator" handgun, an almost fully 3D printed firearm (the only components not made of ABS plastic are a nail serving as the firing pin, and a six-ounce slug so that...
3D printed handgun available for download after successful test-firings

Pirate Bay Simplifies Circumvention of ISP Blockades

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Within a few days, five of the largest UK Internet providers will all have to censor The Pirate Bay. Virgin and Orange have already implemented the block and the rest must follow before the end of May. The music companies who asked for the blockade hope it will decrease piracy...
Pirate Bay Simplifies Circumvention of ISP Blockades

Why winning in African tech is a patience game

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There is a lot of hype surrounding Africa’s nascent technology scene today. As all shrewd investors know, it is often best to avoid the wisdom of the crowd. The louder the hype, the more bearish one should go and vice-versa. Of course, this is not an exact science but it...
Why winning in African tech is a patience game
Consumer-focused Maveron formalizes its Seed program, will make one investment per month

iPhone 5 Costs Roughly $0.41 Per Year to Charge

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Energy efficiency company Opower today released a study calculating the annual energy cost for charging the iPhone 5 at just $0.41. While any user's actual cost would vary based on use and electricity rates in their areas, Opower's estimate assumes a full charge once per day at a U.S. average...
iPhone 5 Costs Roughly $0.41 Per Year to Charge
Bitcoin price fluctuates wildly after massive run-up, losing up to 50 percent of value

Analytics Is Not a Strategy

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I have been working in sports analytics for nearly 10 years, and still, virtually every time I tell someone what I do, they say some variation of “Oh, you do moneyball.” While my normal response is “yes, something like that,” the truth is that there is real difference between “sports...
Analytics Is Not a Strategy

Facebook's New Ad Exchange Has 'Quadrupled' The Market; Performs 'Better Than Google' (FB)

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It's been hard to gauge how big Facebook's new real-time bidding platform for advertisers, Facebook Exchange, has become since it was launched in June, but global sales chief Carolyn Everson let slip just how big it could be in a recent conversation with Adweek and Group M digital chief Rob...
Facebook's New Ad Exchange Has 'Quadrupled' The Market; Performs 'Better Than Google' (FB)

UK data breaches up more than 1,000% in five years

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The number of data breaches experienced by UK firms has jumped by 1,014 percent over the last five years. Well actually, the number is even higher, given that this statistic only represents data breaches that have been reported by the parties affected. The latest data comes after a Freedom of...
UK data breaches up more than 1,000% in five years

Apple Media Event All But Confirmed for Mid-September, iPhone Launch Likely

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Following a report from iMore earlier today claiming that Apple will hold a media event to introduce the next-generation iPhone and the "iPad mini" on September 12 ahead of September 21 availability for the new iPhone, AllThingsD reports that it has confirmed an Apple media event will be taking place...
Apple Media Event All But Confirmed for Mid-September, iPhone Launch Likely

Full ACTA Draft Leaked... EU Wants Injunctions Against The Possibility You Might Infringe

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As a whole bunch of folks have been submitting, the text of a recent draft of ACTA has been leaked (pdf). It didn't take long for some to convert the entire document to text, so that it can be analyzed and discussed more easily. Lots of folks are digging through...
Full ACTA Draft Leaked... EU Wants Injunctions Against The Possibility You Might Infringe

Apple announces $8B paid out to developers, a jump of $1B in just one month

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Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple had paid out $8B to developers, a number that displays an increase of $1B since the last time numbers were announced on January 13th. That displays a massive increase in acceleration for developer payouts. Back in October of last year, Apple announced $6.5B had...
Apple announces $8B paid out to developers, a jump of $1B in just one month

"Path Does Not Spam Users": Dave Morin Talks About the Hyper-Growth Pains of a "Personal Network"

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Dave Morin, CEO of Path, is adamant that he isn’t doing anything wrong. “Path does not spam users,” Morin told AllThingsD in an interview about the self-proclaimed “personal network” yesterday. “Invites on Path are never sent without a user’s consent — any allegations to the contrary are false.” That’s...
"Path Does Not Spam Users": Dave Morin Talks About the Hyper-Growth Pains of a "Personal Network"

Facebook Introduces New Reach Generator Packaged Advertising Solution

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At today’s fMC event in New York City, Facebook announced Reach Generator, a new premium advertising solution for large clients seeking to reach a higher percentage of fans via sponsored activity. Reach Generator allows advertisers to pay Facebook on an ongoing basis, as opposed to a CPC or CPM basis,...
Facebook Introduces New Reach Generator Packaged Advertising Solution
Real-world aimbot: The $17,000 rifle with a Linux-powered scope

Report: FTC Finally Getting Around to That Google Antitrust Thing

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Looks like the massive increase in Google’s federal lobbying spend hasn’t done much to shield the company from mounting regulatory scrutiny. Beltway sources tell Reuters that the Federal Trade Commission is seriously considering filing antitrust charges against the search behemoth. Evidently, four of the FTC’s five commissioners think Google may...
Report: FTC Finally Getting Around to That Google Antitrust Thing
How the Second Screen Scored in the Summer Olympics

Mobile software entrepreneur to net millions from US deal

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Shirin Dehghan saw an opportunity to help networks manage the massive increase in data traffic that 3G would bringA former Vodafone engineer whose software company helped O2 manage the avalanche of mobile phone traffic during the London Olympics has sold the business she founded a decade ago for £57m.Shirin Dehghan,...
Mobile software entrepreneur to net millions from US deal

Mobile Video Views Up 300% In 2012, With Tablets Driving The Charge With A 360% Increase

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Adobe has released its Digital Video Benchmark for the U.S. for 2012, wherein the Digital Index team shows what it learned monitoring video performance throughout the year across digital platforms. The study compiles data from Adobe Marketing Cloud customers, scoring viewing habits and also monitoring ad performance. 2012 saw a massive increase...
Mobile Video Views Up 300% In 2012, With Tablets Driving The Charge With A 360% Increase
Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro: "The Future Of The Web Will Be Completely Different From What It Is Today"
Ten Minutes With Adam Mosseri, the Guy in Charge of Facebook Home

Massive increase in app complaints

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Unsuspecting parents have found themselves will phone bills running "into the thousands" thanks to in-app purchases, a UK regulator warns....
Massive increase in app complaints
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