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GoEuro takes on the challenge of multi-modal European travel

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GoEuro is one of a handful of companies that are trying to make multi-modal travel search – that is, being able to search at once across modes of transport including air, rail, bus and car – a reality. What’s more, like fellow Berlin startup Waymate, GoEuro is trying to accomplish...
GoEuro takes on the challenge of multi-modal European travel
Former Bush cabinet members to guide Khosla startups through all waters, foreign and domestic

Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

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HMRC believes Amazon has no fixed place of business in the UK. Perhaps it needs to look again at what goes on in BerkshireThe way companies are taxed has changed with the way corporations have developed in the last 100 years, expanding beyond national borders. The emergence of substantial international...
Tax: how Amazon passed the Slough test and prospered

Orange wants to help make international HD voice calls more common

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When it comes to high-definition voice technology, France Telecom’s Orange has been something of a pioneer, certainly on the cellular side. It trialed the technology in Moldova way back in 2009 and out of the 50-odd networks that support HD voice today, 15 of them are Orange networks. Last October,...
Orange wants to help make international HD voice calls more common

Italian file-sharing site owner hit with record $8.5M fine

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According to local media (Google Translate), Italian authorities have fined the operator of file-sharing site ItalianShare.net with a record penalty: €6.4 million ($8.5 million). It's the largest such figure in the nation's history according to the Italian Music Industry Federation. The fine is being imposed by the Salermo provincial...
Italian file-sharing site owner hit with record $8.5M fine

NSFW: Hey, America! Our draconian copyright law could kick your draconian copyright law’s ass

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I’ve always had mixed feelings about the DMCA. On the one hand, as an author, I like that it gives me a way to stop illegal copies of my work being distributed in the US, so ensuring that I can continue to make a living without having to get a...
NSFW: Hey, America! Our draconian copyright law could kick your draconian copyright law’s ass

Can Niiiws be the Flipboard for local stories?

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On first glance Niiiws, a recently-released app for the iPad, looks like many of the other news aggregators out there. It lets you browse a selection of headlines and story excerpts from major websites; it acts as a souped-up RSS reader; you roll through a smooth, clean design that’s more...
Can Niiiws be the Flipboard for local stories?

Janine R. Wedel: Shadow Elite: March to War - The Neocon Playbook, Straight from the Soviet Bloc

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During March, to mark seven years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Shadow Elite column has been focusing on what I call in my book the "Neocon core," a tiny circle of longtime ideological allies who used their interlocking relationships across government, think tanks, business, and national borders to...
Janine R. Wedel: Shadow Elite: March to War - The Neocon Playbook, Straight from the Soviet Bloc

Despite No One Wanting It To, ITU Seeks To Butt In On Patent Issues Too

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We've been talking a fair bit about the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) -- the legacy group that's been around in one form or another for over a century and a half, trying to regulate how telco systems work across national borders. Much of the concern has been about its...
Despite No One Wanting It To, ITU Seeks To Butt In On Patent Issues Too

Fruugo quits Helsinki, boss blames everyone else

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Troubled Finnish startup Fruugo is on the move. After burning through some €37 million ($48 million) in funding over the past few years — apparently generating only €100,000 in revenues along the way — the ambitious-but-struggling e-commerce company is shifting the remainder of its operation to the U.K. and leaving...
Fruugo quits Helsinki, boss blames everyone else

Big History theories pose latest challenge to traditional curriculum

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Maverick academic's 'Big History' - which is backed by Bill Gates - is subject of new documentaryA provocative new theory of history which has won influential support from Bill Gates poses the latest challenge to the coalition government plans to return to a traditional school curriculum.Big History, a movement spearheaded...
Big History theories pose latest challenge to traditional curriculum

Cloud Services Reach High On Europe's Radar To Boost Economy

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She may not be convinced of the name, but “cloud” computing has risen close to top of European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes’ 2012 agenda as a way to boost the bloc’s struggling economies. In January, Kroes, who is also Europe’s information society commissioner, assembled local public agencies and private...
Cloud Services Reach High On Europe's Radar To Boost Economy

99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn explains how to take your company international, from local to global

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Recently at The Next Web Europe Conference Europe 2013 in Amsterdam, 99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn shared his experience and perspective on international growth strategies. He discussed the skills needed, and the challenges to overcome, if you’re looking to grow your company. It’s one thing to build a successful startup in...
99designs CEO Patrick Llewellyn explains how to take your company international, from local to global

Why an International Trade Agreement Could Be as Bad as SOPA

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International agreements for regulating intellectual property are a one-way ratchet process: enforcement and protection provisions can go up but never down. A few weeks ago a sleeping giant woke up, when the Internet -- average users and Silicon Valley companies -- united in protest against two bills before Congress, the...
Why an International Trade Agreement Could Be as Bad as SOPA

Janine R. Wedel: Shadow Elite: March to War -- Rove, Perle, & Truthiness

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For the rest of March, to mark seven years since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Shadow Elite column each week will focus on what I call in my book the "Neocon core," a tiny circle of longtime ideological allies who used their interlocking relationships across government, think tanks, business,...
Janine R. Wedel: Shadow Elite: March to War -- Rove, Perle, & Truthiness

I’m a citizen of the Internet, where do I get my passport?

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This week I applied to renew my UK passport, something that needs to be done every ten years. Besides making me think back to the past ten years of my life and forward to the next ten, it made me think more generally about how I consider myself – and...
I’m a citizen of the Internet, where do I get my passport?

Despite single-market push, it's English content more Europeans will pay for

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One of the European Commission’s biggest ongoing digital initiatives is a multi-pronged approach to creating a “single market for digital content”. That plan would, for example, harmonise the currently fractured entertainment licensing regimes to ensure online services can offer music, TV and more across national borders. But do Europeans really...
Despite single-market push, it's English content more Europeans will pay for

US and Mexico strike public safety spectrum deal along national borders

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The FCC announced today that Chairman Julius Genachowski has entered into an agreement with Mexico's telecommunications officials to create a new spectrum sharing scheme along the nation's borders. The move will normalize 800MHz and 1900MHz spectrum use within 68 miles of the common border, and is primarily intended to...
US and Mexico strike public safety spectrum deal along national borders
Meet YouConnect: Maybe carriers and developers can get along
How Social Media Shaped Boston Bombing Response
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