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Immigration, wedge politics, and why Silicon Valley isn't being heard in Washington

Move over Wall Street, the tech boom is driving New York’s housing market

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NY’s tech scene has grown significantly over the past few years. In fact, it has grown so much so that it may be on its way to displacing Wall Street’s jobs and bonuses as the driving force behind the city’s real estate market. According to a report by NY1, “Wall Street...
Move over Wall Street, the tech boom is driving New York’s housing market
Actually, Washington, D.C. does have a vibrant startup scene
Groupon founders pump a couple million into a quiet, bank-making LA startup

China's trade union reforms aim to control its militant workforce | Richard Seymour

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By formalising workers' resistance, the Chinese government hopes to maintain productivity threatened by strikesChina's growth was, until recently, considered unstoppable. The world's manufacturing hubs were increasingly clustered in southern China and the country's influence was building in Asia and Latin America. It was a matter of when, not if, the...
China's trade union reforms aim to control its militant workforce | Richard Seymour

Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

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Barnes & Noble today jumped into the complex legal battle over the future of electronic book publishing, raising objections to a proposed settlement set forth by the Department of Justice related to alleged price fixing by Apple and several major book publishers. Barnes & Noble — taking a similar stance to...
Barnes & Noble swipes at Amazon.com, raises objections to DOJ e-book settlement

Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz best tread carefully if he opts to bring antitrust charges against Google. Because one misstep and Congress will get medieval on him. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, feels that taking legal action against Google for alleged anticompetitive behavior is a lousy idea —...
Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google
B&N: DOJ e-book suit endangers consumers, bookstores and copyrighted expression

How I learned to stop worrying and become an entrepreneur

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I’m not sure how it happened, or even exactly when it happened, other than it was sometime around my 20th birthday. But around that time, I came to the revelation that I was free. Not free in the “Give me liberty or give me death!” definition of the word,...
How I learned to stop worrying and become an entrepreneur

Congressman warns FTC: Leave Google alone

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A Democratic congressman who played a leading role in the fight against the Stop Online Piracy Act earlier this year has taken up a new cause: shielding Google from antitrust scrutiny. In a strongly worded letter to Federal Trade Commission chairman Jon Leibowitz, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) praised Google's contribution...
Congressman warns FTC: Leave Google alone

Congressman Blasts FTC For Going After Google (GOOG)

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Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission warning it to "trade carefully" before taking antitrust action against Google. The FTC hasn't made any moves against Google, but a majority of its commissioners are reportedly in favor of some kind of action....
Congressman Blasts FTC For Going After Google (GOOG)

See Ya Later, Innovator: U.S. Turns Its Back On Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

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Immigration has always been the engine that drives the American economy. In Silicon Valley, foreign-born entrepreneurs have founded half the region's startups in recent years - and kept the U.S. economy moving forward. So what happens if that innovation engine stalls? We're about to find out. A new study...
See Ya Later, Innovator: U.S. Turns Its Back On Foreign-Born Entrepreneurs

Time to redefine “innovation”

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Innovation, the buzzword, is being overused so much it’s starting to mean nothing. Innovation, the practice, is simply changing. Here’s how. By Doreen Lorenzo, president, frog FORTUNE — Despite the many case studies and op-eds you might read on the importance of “innovation” as a strategy, in real life many...
Time to redefine “innovation”

U.S. semiconductor chip industry employs 244,800 workers

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Behind everything electronic is a chip. And while many manufacturing jobs have gone overseas, the chip industry is still an economic juggernaut in the U.S. The semiconductor chip industry now employs about 244,800 people in the U.S., according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. The industry added jobs three times...
U.S. semiconductor chip industry employs 244,800 workers

Fact-Checking the Spectrum Food Fight

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The FCC has undertaken an important quest to use an incentive auction to repurpose broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband. Some in Washington oppose designating any of the recovered spectrum for unlicensed technologies. They see this process merely as a way to raise money for the U.S. Treasury, rather than focusing...
Fact-Checking the Spectrum Food Fight

Want To Know How Weak The GOP's Internet Freedom Platform Is? The MPAA Loves It

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We were already skeptical of the GOP's claims about supporting "internet freedom," and it seems that our concerns have been more or less confirmed by the fact that the MPAA seems positively thrilled by the GOP's official position on internet freedom. If the MPAA is pleased with someone's policy outline...
Want To Know How Weak The GOP's Internet Freedom Platform Is? The MPAA Loves It
Cheap Tech And Offices Mean Startups Need Less Funding [Infographic]

"In The Studio," Morgenthaler's Mark Goines Investments In Products For "Really Small Businesses"

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” this week welcomes a Silicon Valley veteran with decades of operational and investing experience under his belt, an active board member to many successful companies, and who holds a...
"In The Studio," Morgenthaler's Mark Goines Investments In Products For "Really Small Businesses"

Barnes & Noble: DOJ doesn’t understand the book publishing industry

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In a comment sent to the Department of Justice this morning, Barnes & Noble says that the DOJ’s proposed settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices “represents an unprecedented effort” to become “a regulator of a nascent technology that it little understands.”...
Barnes & Noble: DOJ doesn’t understand the book publishing industry
Silicon Valley North? Canada 'startup' visa program could cost U.S. in war for talent
How the Lord of the Rings has helped New Zealand's tech industry

Jared Polis Tells FTC To Back Off Google Antitrust Investigation

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Colorado's Jared Polis is likely a familiar Congressman to our readers. He was one of the key voices in Congress against SOPA. He's also been one of the few members of government willing to speak out against all of the problems in the domain seizures that have occurred. Now we...
Jared Polis Tells FTC To Back Off Google Antitrust Investigation

Mobile is eating Chinese Facebook's lunch, too

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Facebook is not the only online service whose business model is threatened by its own growing mobile success. Renren, the Chinese social network often compared with Mark Zuckerberg’s site, just reported exactly the same risk. “Brand advertising remained challenging, due to macro conditions, increased competition and the continued migration of our...
Mobile is eating Chinese Facebook's lunch, too
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