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Zynga's Not Done With Facebook Yet: Check Out 'The Friend Game' (FB, ZNGA)

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Facebook and Zynga just tore up their multiyear partnership agreement, making it easier for Zynga to pull away from Facebook. But it turns out that Zynga is still pushing traditional Web-based social games. In fact, Zynga's newest title, The Friend Game, is a Facebook game that's more or less about...
Zynga's Not Done With Facebook Yet: Check Out 'The Friend Game' (FB, ZNGA)

How TPP Would Put Massive Burdens On Those Accused Of Infringement

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Due to massive secrecy and a near total lack of transparency by the US Trade Representative Ron Kirk, we don't know for sure what the US is negotiating "in our name" as it advances through the negotiation stages of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. What little we do know comes...
How TPP Would Put Massive Burdens On Those Accused Of Infringement

Docstoc Partners With Microsoft To Start Selling Some Of Its Document Templates From Inside Office

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Docstoc, the online store for high-quality professional and business documents that made its debut at the TechCrunch40 conference back in 2007, today announced that it has partnered with Microsoft to sell its content directly to Microsoft Office users from within the Office applications. When Office users search for templates, they...
Docstoc Partners With Microsoft To Start Selling Some Of Its Document Templates From Inside Office

Countries In TPP Negotiations Begin To Wonder Why They Should Let The US Push Them Around

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It looks like some of the countries negotiating the awful and secretive TPP agreement are beginning to realize that perhaps they're better off not giving in to whatever protectionist policies the US is about to push on them. Officials in Chile are apparently starting to realize that perhaps they're better...
Countries In TPP Negotiations Begin To Wonder Why They Should Let The US Push Them Around

Dear USTR: Want Other Countries To Sign Your Trade Agreements? Stop Letting Hollywood Write Them

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With more and more countries in the EU backing away from signing ACTA, and even the EU Parliament's president speaking out against it, it's raising serious questions about the ability to get the EU signed on to ACTA. Harold Feld, over at Public Knowledge, has published something of an open...
Dear USTR: Want Other Countries To Sign Your Trade Agreements? Stop Letting Hollywood Write Them

The SOPA/PIPA Protest Shows Why There Needs To Be Complete Transparency With TPP

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Lawyer Jonathan Band has written up an execllent analysis for why what happened with SOPA/PIPA (pdf) demonstrates why the Obama administration and the USTR in particular must be significantly more transparent when it comes to TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. TPP, of course, is the evil stepchild of ACTA. Rather...
The SOPA/PIPA Protest Shows Why There Needs To Be Complete Transparency With TPP

The Pacific free trade deal that's anything but free | Dean Baker

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The draft TPP deal may grant new patent privileges and restrict net freedom, but it's secret - unless you're a multinational CEO"Free trade" is a sacred mantra in Washington. If anything is labeled as being "free trade", then everyone in the Washington establishment is required to bow down and support...
The Pacific free trade deal that's anything but free | Dean Baker

Garmin navigation apps speed ahead with location sharing from Glympse

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Seattle startup Glympse continues to  gain momentum, announcing a partnership agreement today with navigation leader Garmin. As part of the deal, Glympse’s location sharing technology will be added to Garmin StreetPilot Onboard, a $50 navigation app for the iPhone, and to Navigon, a $50 app for Android and iPhone. Existing users...
Garmin navigation apps speed ahead with location sharing from Glympse

The Government Might Want To Legalize Phone Unlocking, But Unfortunately It Signed Away That Right

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We've written plenty about the Librarian of Congress' decision to remove the DMCA anti-circumvention exemption that applied to mobile phone unlocking, along with the White House petition that got over 100,000 votes, and the White House's quick response to say that it agreed that phone unlocking should be legal. But...
The Government Might Want To Legalize Phone Unlocking, But Unfortunately It Signed Away That Right

The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media

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BBC Research & Development has announced a strategic partnership with University College London (UCL), aimed at bringing together researchers from both sides to work on the challenges faced by digital media. “By bringing together two world-leading research institutions, this partnership will inspire new ideas, help position the UK as a...
The BBC teams up with University College London to research the future of digital media

Gogobot upgrades social travel app with real-time hotel pricing, OpenTable & Street View integration

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Gogobot, the fast-growing social travel and location-based recommendation app, is getting a serious feature boost today that makes the service far more complete. Gogobot is adding a new suite of tools to its Web app today, with most of them making their way to its mobile applications in the next...
Gogobot upgrades social travel app with real-time hotel pricing, OpenTable & Street View integration

Unhappy With Even Minimal Scrutiny, US Removes Last Pretense Of TPP Transparency

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One of the central problems of ACTA has been its lack of transparency. TPP has also been negotiated behind closed doors, but unlike ACTA has permitted at least one small opportunity for public groups to engage with the negotiators through the use of stakeholder forums, where organizations and even individuals...
Unhappy With Even Minimal Scrutiny, US Removes Last Pretense Of TPP Transparency

Creators: Kill The Hobbit To Save Regular Earth, And Win!

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Last week, we wrote about an article by Joe Karaganis discussing the huge tax subsidies and political concessions wrested from the New Zealand government by Warner Bros. in order to film The Hobbit in the country. The editorial was entitled Kill The Hobbit Subsidies To Save Regular Earth, which inspired...
Creators: Kill The Hobbit To Save Regular Earth, And Win!

Sony halts investment in LCD joint venture with Sharp

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Sony and Sharp have announced that they have amended their partnership agreement for the joint venture known as Sharp Display Productions Corporation (SDP). Although the companies had been considering further investment, primarily involving new funds provided by Sony, the plans appear to have been put on hold amid uncertainty surrounding...
Sony halts investment in LCD joint venture with Sharp

USTR Claims TPP Has 'Unprecedented' Transparency, But It Won't Reveal The Details Unless You're A Big Industry Lobbyist

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You would think that after the response to SOPA as well as the ongoing (and growing) movement against ACTA, that the USTR would heed some of the warning signs, and stop pushing trade agreements negotiated in secret with the help of Hollywood. But, that's just not how the USTR works,...
USTR Claims TPP Has 'Unprecedented' Transparency, But It Won't Reveal The Details Unless You're A Big Industry Lobbyist

US Invites Mexico, Canada To Join TPP Negotiations But With Less Power

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We've been talking about the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) that's being negotiated among a bunch of countries around the Pacific rim. Of course, we've been mostly focused on the intellectual property section, though it covers a lot more than that. Through leaks, we've already seen that the agreement really...
US Invites Mexico, Canada To Join TPP Negotiations But With Less Power

ACTA 2.0 is like a backdoor way to enact SOPA

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People protesting SOPA The web community and political activists fighting for less draconian copyright laws have seized the opportunity afforded to them by the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act in the U.S. Congress to go after a bigger topic, the exportation of SOPA-style...
ACTA 2.0 is like a backdoor way to enact SOPA

Japan Wonders Whether It Is Worth Joining TPP Negotiations After All

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement began as a cosy treaty between just three nations: Chile, New Zealand and Singapore. But once the US joined in 2010, this small-scale partnership suddenly became something much more significant. As USTR Ron Kirk put it in a press release at the time: The development...
Japan Wonders Whether It Is Worth Joining TPP Negotiations After All

Microsoft's $300M Nook deal: One year later, it's mostly MIA

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One year ago this week, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble surprised the tech world by announcing a “strategic partnership.” Microsoft made a $300 million investment in the bookseller’s Nook e-reader and e-book subsidiary, for a 17.6 percent stake. The deal was completed in October, positioning Microsoft as a key ally for Barnes...
Microsoft's $300M Nook deal: One year later, it's mostly MIA

The SOPA/PIPA Protest Shows Why There Needs To Be Complete Transparency With TPP

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Lawyer Jonathan Band has written up an execllent analysis for why what happened with SOPA/PIPA (pdf) demonstrates why the Obama administration and the USTR in particular must be significantly more transparent when it comes to TPP, the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. TPP, of course, is the evil stepchild of ACTA. Rather...
The SOPA/PIPA Protest Shows Why There Needs To Be Complete Transparency With TPP

Law Professor Questions The Absurd Secrecy Around The TPP Agreement

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I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by law professor David Levine for his radio show/podcast, Hearsay Culture. The episode has aired on the radio, and I believe it will go up as a podcast soon as well. However, he's also written a fantastic article summarizing the absurdity of...
Law Professor Questions The Absurd Secrecy Around The TPP Agreement

Once Again, Public Interest Groups Kicked Out When Trying To Present Concerns About TPP

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It's really quite astounding how terribly obnoxious supporters of the ridiculous TPP agreement have become. This Trans Pacific Partnership agreement is being negotiated entirely in secret -- even as the USTR lies and claims the process is transparent at an "unprecedented" level. Of course, it seems that transparency only extends...
Once Again, Public Interest Groups Kicked Out When Trying To Present Concerns About TPP

Wyden To Obama: Hollywood Shouldn't Know More About TPP Than Congress

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Senator Wyden has been at the forefront of raising concerns about the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (as with many other issues we follow), specifically over the total lack of transparency from the USTR on the issue. While USTR Ron Kirk has pretended that "listening" to a few people is transparency,...
Wyden To Obama: Hollywood Shouldn't Know More About TPP Than Congress

USTR: By Making People Testify About TPP Text They Cannot See... We're Being Transparent

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Jamie Love has provided the testimony he gave at a USTR hearing concerning Mexico and Canada's entrance into the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) agreement. As you hopefully recall, the agreement is being negotiated in secret... unless you happen to be a high level lobbyist. Then you get widespread access, which...
USTR: By Making People Testify About TPP Text They Cannot See... We're Being Transparent

HP, Oracle Clash Over What Their Hurd Deal's Wording Means

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Hewlett-Packard said Oracle committed itself to porting its core software products to future versions of Itanium in a 2010 partnership agreement with HP, while......
HP, Oracle Clash Over What Their Hurd Deal's Wording Means

Another One Bites The Dust: Australian Parliament Committee Recommends Rejecting ACTA

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While most of the attention on ACTA has been focused on the growing likelihood that Europe will reject the treaty, it appears that something similar is happening down under as well. The Australian Parliament's "Joint Standing Committee on Treaties" is now recommending that Australia reject ACTA as well. “The Joint...
Another One Bites The Dust: Australian Parliament Committee Recommends Rejecting ACTA

TPP Talks Deadlocked; Still No Transparency

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As Techdirt revealed a couple of days ago, one reason why the European Commission decided to refer ACTA to the European Court of Justice was a fear that another SOPA disaster was in the offing. It's a little too early to be sure, but we may be seeing the first...
TPP Talks Deadlocked; Still No Transparency

Metaio Develops First Chipset To Improve Augmented Reality Performance In Mobiles

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Today, Metaio announced the development of a new Augmented Reality hardware chipset called the “AR Engine”. The German AR firm also announced a partnership agreement with ST-Ericsson that will lead to the integration of Metaio’s AR Engine into the Swiss semiconductor maker’s new mobile platforms. What does this mean?...
Metaio Develops First Chipset To Improve Augmented Reality Performance In Mobiles

Hollywood Wines & Dines Kiwi Politicians To Get Them To Support Hollywood's Copyright Insanity In TPP

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The whole Megaupload/Dotcom mess seems to have really woken up New Zealand to just how much damage an overzealous interpretation of copyright laws can do. New Zealand has already passed a ridiculous three strikes law that US diplomats offered to write for them -- but it seems that the whole...
Hollywood Wines & Dines Kiwi Politicians To Get Them To Support Hollywood's Copyright Insanity In TPP

SIIA, FAST to target more software pirates

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Two trade groups focused on fighting software piracy have signed a partnership agreement, with the goal of bringing more cases against people and businesses using unlicensed software....
SIIA, FAST to target more software pirates
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