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Kim Dotcom: Joe Biden Ordered the Megaupload Shutdown

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When Megaupload was raided in January, questions were raised as to why the U.S. Government acted so aggressively against a company that seemingly played by the rules. It’s no secret that the MPAA provides the authorities with “leads” for criminal investigations on a regular basis, but considering the size and...
Kim Dotcom: Joe Biden Ordered the Megaupload Shutdown

SV Angel’s David Lee is in a New York State of Mind

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Editor’s Note: TechCrunch columnist Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and is based in Palo Alto. You can follow him on Twitter @semil SV Angel founding partner David Lee joined us backstage today for an informal discussion about a range of topics. Lee recently began writing on the new blogging platform Svbtle, sharing wisdom from his...
SV Angel’s David Lee is in a New York State of Mind
The humble beginnings of OS X on Intel

Google Struggles to Plug Leaky YouTube

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Years have passed since Google was an idealistic upstart that vowed to do no evil. Now it's an immense public company with diverse interests to protect. And that's what it was doing when it threatened to sue websites that enable users to download audio tracks from YouTube videos.  Lawyers representing Google recently...
Google Struggles to Plug Leaky YouTube

Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

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Rock the Vote, the nonprofit group focused on engaging young voters, is kicking off a joint effort with PromoJam, a Los Angeles-based social media promotions startup, with the goal of registering 1.5 million new voters for this fall’s presidential race - and challenging restrictions on voter registration. The mobile-focused...
Rock the Vote Goes Mobile to Register 1.5 Million Young Voters by Smartphone

GigaOM expands reach, influence with paidContent acquisition

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Talent and geography are the two motivations behind GigaOM’s strategic purchase of paidContent and other online brands....
GigaOM expands reach, influence with paidContent acquisition
Powerful new bookmarking tool Clipboard opens to the public

Judge comes down hard on publishers, Apple in e-book case

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In a strongly worded opinion, US District Judge Denise Cote strongly rejected requests by Apple and book publishers to throw out a class action suit that accuses them of price-fixing. Citing ongoing state, federal and international anti-trust investigations, Cote flatly rejected arguments that Apple and the publishers had acted independently...
Judge comes down hard on publishers, Apple in e-book case

Louis CK Keeps Experimenting: Now Bringing The Direct-To-Fan Approach To Ticket Sales

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We've written a lot about Louis CK since the huge success of his direct-to-fan sales strategy for the video from his last tour, and he continues to be one of the best examples of how being open, human and awesome is an important part of success these days. Now, while...
Louis CK Keeps Experimenting: Now Bringing The Direct-To-Fan Approach To Ticket Sales

The Fight for a Fair and Free Internet

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When Rebecca MacKinnon was working for CNN in Beijing from 1992 to 2001, she and her fellow expats expected that the coming age of global networking would strongly undermine the Communist Party's grip on the reigns. But a decade later, she writes, "I grew to believe that we were naive."...
The Fight for a Fair and Free Internet
Should Facebook allow access by young children?

Colorado real estate group explains why they booted Zillow’s Diverse Solutions

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Real Estate Signs. Photo: A. McLin Why did Metrolist — the largest Multiple Listing Service in Colorado — cut ties with Zillow-owned Diverse Solutions? Online real estate watchers, including several on GeekWire, have been wondering about the motivations of that decision ever since word spread earlier today. I was curious...
Colorado real estate group explains why they booted Zillow’s Diverse Solutions
Judge: Ample evidence that Apple "knowingly joined" e-book conspiracy
PRESENTING: What 'Social' Means For The Future Of Commerce

Why Competing Clouds Outweigh the Network Effect

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Last week, the CloudStack controversy questioned whether there can be more than one open source cloud. Evan Prodromou, founder and CEO of StatusNet, says no, arguing that it's "going to be better for everyone" if there is a single contender for open source cloud computing thanks to network effects....
Why Competing Clouds Outweigh the Network Effect

Windows Phone app development: five firms give their experiences

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How 7digital, Addison Lee, IndieSkies, Escapist Games and Distinction found developing for Microsoft's smartphonesDevelopers have created more than 100,000 apps for Windows Phone, as Microsoft continues its efforts to make the platform a viable alternative to iOS and Android for app developers. But how are those efforts going down?To find...
Windows Phone app development: five firms give their experiences
Inside Anonymous: an interview with Parmy Olson
Verizon shows there’s a right way to track phones: with permission

My Adieu to Britannica Print

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In our story yesterday on Encyclopedia Britannica's demise, we covered the basics. Jim Romenesko asked Britannica.com editor Charlie Madigan for his thoughts here and they are very poignant and somewhat saddening. Mine as well. This ignominious end has brought forth many memories for me. When I was just starting out...
My Adieu to Britannica Print

If at First You Don't Succeed: Google to Hawk a Nexus Phone Again

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Google is getting back in the business of selling Android phones direct to consumers. The search giant had sold the Nexus One directly to consumers over the Web, but got out of that business back in 2010. On Tuesday, though Google is announcing that it will start selling an unlocked...
If at First You Don't Succeed: Google to Hawk a Nexus Phone Again
Dylan’s Desk: What mobile designers can learn from the Army’s $5B camouflage snafu

Google's newest H.264 royalty demand is still hundreds of times the pool rate

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Major news agencies (Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters) report on a "settlement offer" that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility made Microsoft, and Microsoft's response, describing this as "little more than an effort to change the subject" at time when antitrust authorities are increasingly concerned over standard-essential patents (SEP) abuse.I'll get to the...
Google's newest H.264 royalty demand is still hundreds of times the pool rate
I’m Going Google (…or I’m Going Crazy)

IBM eyes Brazil market with investment in SIX Automacao

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Motivations for IBM’s latest investment include further its Smarter Planet agenda while delving deeper into the Brazilian market....
IBM eyes Brazil market with investment in SIX Automacao
In Barcelona, both BBCs have paid VOD goals

Oracle's Itanium Document Drop Catches HP With Its Pants Down

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HP's Itanium debacle provides plenty of lessons for anyone who is willing to pay attention. For the past decade, HP has been making a valiant, if extremely misguided, attempt to support the high-end Itanium chip architecture and the HP-UX Unix implementation that runs on it. Oracle's open letter and drop...
Oracle's Itanium Document Drop Catches HP With Its Pants Down

Our Email Sounded Awful… But We’re Good Guys: Showwatcher CEO Responds To My Criticisms

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Note from Paul: A couple of days ago, I wrote a column about Scripped’s “Showwatcher” — a new site, affiliated with Kevin Spacey, that encourages would-be entertainment writers to produce blog posts for no financial compensation. Put mildly, I had some concerns about the ethics of that kind of business....
Our Email Sounded Awful… But We’re Good Guys: Showwatcher CEO Responds To My Criticisms

Hail to the Master Chief? Halo 4 launching on election day

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Microsoft announced plans this week to launch Halo 4 on Nov. 6, kicking off a new era for the blockbuster Xbox 360 franchise. If the date sounds familiar, it’s because there is another pretty big event also happening on that day: the U.S. presidential election. The coincidence has generated all...
Hail to the Master Chief? Halo 4 launching on election day

Understand the ‘local consumer,’ and you’ll understand how to serve SMBs

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This sponsored post is produced by Street Fight. It’s fair to say we’re entering hyperlocal marketing 2.0. After a much-hyped explosion, the daily deal industry is now in the process of consolidating; smaller players are falling off while the bigger players are looking beyond the deal to create customer loyalty...
Understand the ‘local consumer,’ and you’ll understand how to serve SMBs

My role in the Groupon story

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Recently, people have questioned my motivations around writing about Groupon. They have tried to insinuate that I’m writing about Groupon for personal financial gain. Anyone who believes that doesn’t know the first thing about how financial markets work. I have largely acted against my own personal financial interests when it...
My role in the Groupon story
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