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Six Strikes Is Just 'Soft SOPA'

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The nationwide Six Strikes Copyright Alert System continues to roll out with many of the details still shrouded in secrecy. The few aspects of the system that can be guaranteed are negative: open WiFi could become a thing of the past and non-infringers are likely to be swept up...
Six Strikes Is Just 'Soft SOPA'
U. Chicago Receives Weird Mystery Package Addressed to Indiana Jones

Soft SOPA & How Copyright Disrupts Technological Innovation

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Copyright. Innovation. Free speech. These firestarting issues and the relationship between creation, law and technology were the topics in a Sunday panel that just may have been the sleeper hit of SXSW. Speakers included Andrew Bridges, partner at Fenwick & West LLP, Margot Kaminski, the executive director at the Information...
Soft SOPA & How Copyright Disrupts Technological Innovation

5 apps for tracking a package

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Filed under: App StoreA few of you recently ordered an iPad. Now, the obsessive calendar-watching begins. How can April 3rd seem so far away? Satisfy your need for up-to-the-second notification of your iPad's whereabouts with one of these package tracking apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. Delivery Status Touch...
5 apps for tracking a package

Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

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Students rejoice, there is work for you over the holiday season. Anyone who has taken up a seasonal job will likely remember the haul over Christmas and Amazon says that it will be opening 1000 jobs through its UK warehouses to cope with the demand for gift orders. Recruitment for...
Amazon to create 1000 jobs in the UK for the Christmas season

A Dropbox for ocean data: Stealthy big data startup OneOcean lands $6 million

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Scientists have been collecting data on the world’s oceans for decades now. But the files containing this information are massive and come in dozens of formats, creating an unwieldy mess for those researchers who want to easily share raw data or key findings with clients or colleagues. OneOcean, a stealthy...
A Dropbox for ocean data: Stealthy big data startup OneOcean lands $6 million

Six Strikes Is Just 'Soft SOPA'

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The nationwide Six Strikes Copyright Alert System continues to roll out with many of the details still shrouded in secrecy. The few aspects of the system that can be guaranteed are negative: open WiFi could become a thing of the past and non-infringers are likely to be swept up...
Six Strikes Is Just 'Soft SOPA'
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Paperless Postal System Zumbox Raises $10 Million Series C

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Zumbox, the company which delivers your postal mail online in a digital format, has just closed a $10 million Series C round of funding, bringing its total raise to date to $28 million. The round included participation from Zumbox CEO John Payne, who put in his own money, as well as...
Paperless Postal System Zumbox Raises $10 Million Series C

US DOJ sues AT&T for improper IP Relay billing, alleges millions in false claims to FCC

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AT&T has violated the United States False Claims Act to the tune of "millions of dollars," according to a Department of Justice lawsuit filed this week. The DOJ alleges that the carrier intentionally neglected to authenticate users of the IP Relay service -- a tool utilized by hearing-impaired persons to...
US DOJ sues AT&T for improper IP Relay billing, alleges millions in false claims to FCC

Wrong Legislative Thought Of The Day: An Email Tax To Save The Post Office

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There have been questions for quite some time now as to whether or not the traditional US postal system can survive the digital era. Frankly, the outlook isn't good, what with email replacing the sending of letters in large part and the postal service losing billions of dollars each...
Wrong Legislative Thought Of The Day: An Email Tax To Save The Post Office

MOD Systems co-founder wins reversal on mail fraud conviction, loses appeal in other areas

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The continuing saga of MOD Systems co-founder Mark E. Phillips, who was sentenced to four years in prison in July 2011 on fraud and money laundering charges, has taken another unusual turn. According to court documents released this week, Phillips has won a reversal of the mail fraud charge that...
MOD Systems co-founder wins reversal on mail fraud conviction, loses appeal in other areas

Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch

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I’ve long hated email. As someone with upwards of 5,000 unread messages at any given time, taking a quick moment to check email is like pushing hot pokers into my eyes. It makes me feel irresponsible and rude every time I see that massive number in bold, yet if I...
Be A Bitch On Email, Or Be Email's Bitch

Predicting the Indian Market for 2013: How Will Apple, Google, Facebook, Samsung and Amazon Fare?

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Taj Mahal image via stockshoppeGiven the enormous growth and development of India’s consumer Internet and mobile market in 2012, we can expect some highly groundbreaking developments in 2013. Despite the multitude of domestic family-run companies from Tata to Bharti, I predict six of the world’s largest multi-national consumer tech companies...
Predicting the Indian Market for 2013: How Will Apple, Google, Facebook, Samsung and Amazon Fare?

Enter The Dronenet

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Here’s my favorite Big Idea of the year so far, via John Robb, who’s always worth your attention: The Dronenet, a “short distance drone delivery service built on an open protocol.” He fleshes it out in a series of posts, but basically, it would be a network of drones that...
Enter The Dronenet

The Postal Service Is a Civic Institution, Not a Business

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We need to look back to the American Revolution to understand the reasons behind our postal system, and for inspiration for saving it today....
The Postal Service Is a Civic Institution, Not a Business
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