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New Finds At TNW Shows Europe Is Nailing It

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European startup conference The Next Web (and now competing blog, hello guys), which took place in Amsterdam last week, was covered in full by seven TNW bloggers who wrote over 30 posts about all major announcements, speeches and competitions. More posts are coming according to its European editor and ex-TechCruncher...
New Finds At TNW Shows Europe Is Nailing It
Meundies Wants To Send You A New Pair Of Underwear Every Month
Gartner to IT: Get a grip on cloud services, or else
The Simplicity Thesis

Not All Markets Are Created Equal

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Editor’s note: Barry Silbert is founder and CEO of SecondMarket. Follow him on Twitter @BarrySilbert. The SEC recently concluded its investigation of the emerging market for pre-IPO shares of private companies, resulting in charges being brought against three market participants. I am proud to say that SecondMarket was not among those...
Not All Markets Are Created Equal
5 Powerful, Direct Music Apps That Should Make Middlemen Nervous
Giving Credit Where Due: Facebook to Scale Back Payments System

Wordpress For Musicians: CASH Music Aims to Open Source the Industry

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We hear a lot about how dramatically the music industry is changing. And indeed, there are plenty of positive trends amidst the disruption. Music creation is easier than ever. So is music discovery. Streaming services offer a new model for the consumption of music on any device, in any...
Wordpress For Musicians: CASH Music Aims to Open Source the Industry

Creative Discovery Company Behance Raises $6.5 Million From Jeff Bezos, Union Square Ventures And Others

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Behance, a site that lets creative people post and share their work, has raised $6.5 million from Union Square Ventures and angel investors. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Path's Dave Morin, Yves Behar, Chris Dixon, Dave Tisch, Dave McClure, Alexis Ohanian, and Garrett Camp also contributed to the round.Behance was founded...
Creative Discovery Company Behance Raises $6.5 Million From Jeff Bezos, Union Square Ventures And Others

Ross Levinsohn's Yahoo Plan: Back to the Future

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Ross Levinsohn wants to be known as more than a deal guy. Now he gets his chance. Assuming Yahoo gives its interim CEO real power — either by making him its actual CEO, or at least letting him behave as if he has the job — then he’ll finally have...
Ross Levinsohn's Yahoo Plan: Back to the Future

EU Commissioner Kroes Speaks Out On Internet Openness; Says We Cannot Allow ISP Disconnects

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EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, has been saying a ton of smart things lately. A few months ago, we wrote about her pointing out that copyright is being used to punish & withhold and how copyright middlemen should get with the times and innovate, rather than looking...
EU Commissioner Kroes Speaks Out On Internet Openness; Says We Cannot Allow ISP Disconnects
Damn the Lawsuits — It’s Full Speed Ahead for Aereo In New York

FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Investors Tell Our Source They Won't Give AppNexus The Massive Valuation It Wants (FB)

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Is one of New York's fastest growing ad tech startups the latest victim of fallout from Facebook's disappointing IPO? A source that is well-known in the online advertising industry tells us he is getting calls from late stage investors researching AppNexus. These late stage investors tell this source that AppNexus...
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Investors Tell Our Source They Won't Give AppNexus The Massive Valuation It Wants (FB)

Technology, middlemen and the future of news

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The internet is supposed to be about the end of intermediaries. So why are middlemen so successful? For years, aggregators have ruled the content space and now a new breed of brokers is using technology to redefine the interaction between readers and publishers. One of the most successful is NewsCred, a...
Technology, middlemen and the future of news

Harry Potter And The Missing Middlemen: Where The Pottermore Store Goes Wrong

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Last summer, we praised JK Rowling for finally embracing ebooks, and doing so in a way that made it seem like she really got it. That was when she announced Pottermore, her own website and store that would sell the Harry Potter ebooks directly to fans with no DRM. While...
Harry Potter And The Missing Middlemen: Where The Pottermore Store Goes Wrong

Louis C. K. and Others Take Stand-Up to the Web

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Louis C. K.’s pay-per-download experiment has shown other comedians that Internet performances might be a way to avoid middlemen and censors....
Louis C. K. and Others Take Stand-Up to the Web

10 Reasons To Quit Your Job Right Now!

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The game is over. That game where they get to hire you for 40 years, pay you far less than you create, and then give you a gold watch, and then you get bored, you get depressed, and you die alone. It wasn’t that fun of a game anyway. When...
10 Reasons To Quit Your Job Right Now!

What Amazon's ebook strategy means

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It seems to me that a lot of folks in the previous discussion don't really understand quite what makes Amazon so interesting—and threatening, for that matter—to the publishing industry. So I'm going to take a stab at explaining. Amazon was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. And today it's the...
What Amazon's ebook strategy means

How sharing platforms empower the agricultural industry

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Despite technology’s pervasive tendencies, farming and disruption were, until recently, completely unrelated concepts. Though popular in certain, well-informed circles, community supported agriculture was hardly competition for corporate farms, which are empowered by their ability to distribute quickly, widely and cheaply, much to the dismay of those familiar with the consequential...
How sharing platforms empower the agricultural industry

A Responsible Citizen Not Only Shares Culture, But Destroys The Copyright Industries

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“Honest.” This word was used by the copyright industry, to try to get citizens to do their bidding. Honest. Could you believe that today? This industry dared take that word in their mouths? For some time, it may actually have worked. Not for us who worked with technology and knew...
A Responsible Citizen Not Only Shares Culture, But Destroys The Copyright Industries

Shared Production launches with $2 million from DFJ to reshape the manufacturing industry

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New York City-based entrepreneur Duy Huynh started his career in 2003 as a Research Assistant in Fujitsu Lab America and later joined IBM as a Software Architect. In 2007, he left corporate life to start his first startup, a patio furniture manufacturing company. After working with various factories in Asia as well...
Shared Production launches with $2 million from DFJ to reshape the manufacturing industry

ACTA Showdown Coming Up – Man Your Barricades

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For reasons I wrote on TorrentFreak in my last article, ACTA lives or dies globally with the vote in the European Parliament. Therefore, that’s where all our energy should be directed to preserve the liberties of the net and ourselves. It is true that there are other horrific backroom deals...
ACTA Showdown Coming Up – Man Your Barricades

Amazon & Google Getting Impatient With Book Publishers

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All is not well in the e-book market. Amazon and Google have each scaled back some e-book programs in the past week because business was weaker than expected. Both e-book sellers are having trouble doing business with publishers. Amazon has pulled more than 4,000 books from its e-shelves after publishers...
Amazon & Google Getting Impatient With Book Publishers

TuneCore: RIAA Has Become A Part Of The Problem For Artists

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For many years, I've used TuneCore as one of the key examples of the new generation of middlemen who served as enablers rather than gatekeepers for artists. The company has a clear record of really helping tons and tons of artists make money from their music in ways that were...
TuneCore: RIAA Has Become A Part Of The Problem For Artists
Google: We’re fine with keeping you waiting for slow Android updates

Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments

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When cellular carriers, banks, credit card companies, web giants and start-ups eye the opportunity in mobile payments, they imagine themselves making gobs of money by selling retailers on the merits of their technology. Turns out the retailers might have their own plans. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal,...
Why retailers want to take the wheel on mobile payments

No Honor Among Thieves: Woman Scams Nigerian Scammers Out Of $33k

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With so much focus on Nigerian-based scams, many Nigerian scammers now seek to use middlemen to help with things like bank accounts to keep suspicion levels lower. There are plenty of stories of people in the US, Europe and elsewhere who take "jobs" that involve having a local bank account...
No Honor Among Thieves: Woman Scams Nigerian Scammers Out Of $33k

Lerer Ventures-Backed Everlane Cuts the Middleman Out of Clothing Production

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Mr. Preysman, right. (everlane.com) You may know SF-based startup Everlane from the viral infographic they published in January about the high cost of clothing production. The startup, an online-only clothing manufacturer, creates luxury basics without absurdly high designer markups. But what we didn't know is that Everlane is backed by several of...
Lerer Ventures-Backed Everlane Cuts the Middleman Out of Clothing Production
How Technology Can and Should Enable Trust in Business

Hearst Appears Close To Buying Digital Ad Firm iCrossing For $375 Million

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It’s not a done deal yet, but after several months of negotiations, Hearst Corp. is close to buying digital marketing firm iCrossing, the WSJ reports, citing unidentified sources. The price is said to be around $357 million with additional payments tied to certain performance targets. A few months ago,...
Hearst Appears Close To Buying Digital Ad Firm iCrossing For $375 Million
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