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Android now powers 75% of all smartphones sold. Are we heading towards a Google monopoly?

Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

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Google CEO Larry Page is either experiencing amnesia or consciously rewriting the history of Apple and Google in the battle for mobile developers and consumers. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Wednesday, Page says that with Apple the “Android differences were actually for show” and that Steve Jobs and company created...
Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

Google's Evil Plan

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Google’s evil plan is simple and not so evil. Don’t Be Evil Any successful company is going to draw criticism. Google probably gets more of it than others because of their ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto. Algorithm changes shuffle branded sites higher and people shout ‘evil!’ Google begins to disintermediate certain...
Google's Evil Plan

Monopoly celebrates Turing's life

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Computer pioneer and wartime codebreaker Alan Turing has been commemorated in an edition of Monopoly based on his life....
Monopoly celebrates Turing's life

Google is many things -- but not an illegal monopoly

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opinion The FTC is leaning toward suing Google, but Google's critics have yet to lay out a serious legal case against the company. [Read more]...
Google is many things -- but not an illegal monopoly

Bill of Rights in Cyberspace, amended

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I’ve amended my proposed Bill of Rights in Cyberspace thanks to a suggestion in the comments from Jeff Sonderman: All data are created equal. I made that all bits are created equal, which broadens it somewhat and is quite relevant today in the discussion of net neutrality that will explode...
Bill of Rights in Cyberspace, amended

Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013

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While there have been nice flares of light in the past – every success of a Pirate Party comes to mind, where all other politicians suddenly compete in who’s the better critic of the copyright monopoly – those flares of 2009 and 2011 have still been flares of light, and...
Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013

Glyphs Mini is the best way to get started with type design on your Mac

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Glyphs Mini, the little brother of the full-fledged Glyphs App, is one of the most affordable ways to do some serious type design on the Mac. Traditionally, the only real route to success in type design was through Fontlab Studio ($674) or Fontographer ($409). Fontlab, which holds an almost Adobe-like monopoly on font design, also offers TypeTool ($100),...
Glyphs Mini is the best way to get started with type design on your Mac
New CEO Melissa Mayer starts cracking the whip at Yahoo

Samsung: Apple's Win Is a Loss For Consumers and We Will Fight It

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Apple’s sweeping legal victory over Samsung in the pair’s closely watched patent battle is a blow not just for Samsung, but to consumers as well. That’s Samsung’s official response to a U.S. jury’s finding that it owes Apple some $1.051 billion in damages for willfully infringing a number of the...
Samsung: Apple's Win Is a Loss For Consumers and We Will Fight It

China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

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It’s been just over nine months since Google announced their intentions to acquire hardware manufacturer Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, and now it seems that the final pieces of the deal have fallen into place. According to a new report from the Associated Press, Chinese officials have finally given the...
China Finally OKs Google’s Acquisition Of Motorola Mobility

Net Neutrality Battle Quickly Turns Into Political Food Fight

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Well, well. For a legal ruling that really has no direct impact on the actual case it's about, the decision that the FCC can't punish Comcast for breaking net neutrality sure got people worked up. Suddenly there's talk of the FCC reaching for the so-called "nuclear option." What's that? It...
Net Neutrality Battle Quickly Turns Into Political Food Fight

UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy

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KickassTorrents is currently listed among the 50 most visited websites in the UK, but this is about to change. Starting today, several British Internet providers started blocking the popular torrent site, as well as Fenopy and H33T. The blockades follow on from the High Court verdict last month which required...
UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy

Apple seeks dismissal of iPhone App Store monopoly lawsuit

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Apple has for the dismissal of a 2011 suit that claims the company has a monopoly over applications available for download on the iPhone....
Apple seeks dismissal of iPhone App Store monopoly lawsuit

Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?

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(scroogle.org) Not long ago, Google changed its privacy policy to give itself more liberties with user data. Every time a major Internet company gets media attention for privacy issues, search volume goes way up on Scroogle, a little independent, nonprofit search engine. Scroogle scrapes its search results from Google, but...
Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?

Why Apple's eBook Pricing Defense Is Wrong

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Apple responded to DOJ antitrust accusations claiming it simply leveled the playing field against Amazon's virtual monopoly of the ebook industry. I disagree....
Why Apple's eBook Pricing Defense Is Wrong

DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

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For quite some time now, we've been reporting on how the big television players were so upset that Hulu and Netflix were dragging them kicking and screaming into the 21st century (even though they owned Hulu) that they were working on plans to kill off both services -- or at...
DOJ Realizes That Comcast & Time Warner Are Trying To Prop Up Cable By Holding Back Hulu & Netflix

Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice accused Apple and a number of other large U.S. publishers of conspiring to fix eBook prices and filed an antitrust lawsuit. While most of the publishers quickly settled the lawsuit, Apple decided to fight. Earlier this week, as Ars Technica reports today, Apple...
Apple Responds To DOJ eBook Lawsuit, Calls it “Fundamentally Flawed” and “Absurd”

Fixing Copyright: Is Copyright A Part Of Free Market Capitalism?

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Continuing our series of posts concerning the Republican Study Committee report on the problems of the copyright system and how to fix them (which it quickly retracted under industry pressure), today we're going to explore the second "myth" that author Derek Khanna helped debunk: that "copyright is free market capitalism...
Fixing Copyright: Is Copyright A Part Of Free Market Capitalism?

You're Welcome, Google. (But It's Insane That You Patented That.)

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This week Google was granted a patent for “Social computing personas for protecting identity in online social interactions”; in other words, “a pseudonym could be presented as someone’s name based upon their choices of who would see that name or their ‘real’ name.” Sound familiar? It does to me. Two...
You're Welcome, Google. (But It's Insane That You Patented That.)

Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs

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“Silicon Valley doesn’t have a monopoly on brilliant entrepreneurs and founders,” Derek Andersen tells me over coffee, “so we want to find them wherever they live, give them a stage and an opportunity to share their hard-won experiences with those who need it and might benefit from it.” That mission...
Now In 20 Cities, Startup Grind Aims To Inspire The Next Generation Of Global Entrepreneurs

Achtung, Google! U2 boss blasts 'monopoly' for free-for-all

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But Spotify is fine Music manager Paul McGuinness has previously used the annual MIDEM show to chastise ISPs – but this year it's the Chocolate Factory that has earned his ire.…...
Achtung, Google! U2 boss blasts 'monopoly' for free-for-all

German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

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Bad news for Nokia if it had serious hopes of extracting licensing fees from Android manufacturer HTC: a German court has just booted out two of the patent claims it launched there in May last year. The patents in question cover the use of “intelligent network” services such as alternative...
German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare

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When I was at South by Southwest in Austin a few weeks ago, checking in on Foursquare and Gowalla was useful as it helped people know where I was and friends reciprocated letting me know where they were at. It was also somewhat novel being able to get new badges...
Why I Don’t Check In On Foursquare

Android crushes the competition in China as it passes 90% smartphone market share: Report

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Android has established a clear monopoly in China after achieving more than 90 percent market share there, up from 58.2 percent a year ago, according to a new report from Analysys International (via Tech in Asia). The data combines estimates from both devices sales and ownership. Google’s mobile OS soared...
Android crushes the competition in China as it passes 90% smartphone market share: Report
EU reportedly accepts Google antitrust settlement, requiring prominent links to competitors

Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

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In an ongoing fight over ad listings, data company 3Taps has made good on its threat to file an antitrust claim against classified giant Craigslist. In a claim filed Monday in San Francisco federal court, 3Taps accuses Craigslist of operating as an “unchallenged monopolist” to pull in $100-$300 million per...
Data firm hits Craigslist with monopoly claim

Kickstarter project Turf Geography Club launches its "Foursquare + Monopoly" app

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Here’s a Kickstarter project that got funded and launched, Turf Geography Club. It’s an app that calls itself “Foursquare + Monopoly.” Well then, that sounds fun. The project had 185 backers and raised $17,375, ahead of its goal of $15,000. The app has launched for iOS, and it seems really...
Kickstarter project Turf Geography Club launches its "Foursquare + Monopoly" app
Craigslist ad indexer 3Taps files counterclaim in copyright dispute, alleges 'dirty tricks'

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
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