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New Study Shows Patent Laws Spur Patents; Report's Authors Pretend This Means Innovation

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Slashdot points us to an article about a new research report, commissioned by a biotech trade group that argues the evidence shows that patents spur innovation, rather than hinder it. However, as some quickly noticed, the report has severe methodological flaws, starting with the fact that it seems to use...
New Study Shows Patent Laws Spur Patents; Report's Authors Pretend This Means Innovation

Some Perspective

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I don't disagree with PG when he says that Facebook's IPO performance (or lack thereof) has the potential to impact valuations in startup land. I think it will be particularly impactful on the late stage and secondary markets where most of the IPO valuation speculation is happening. But let's put...
Some Perspective

Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google

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Technology companies went wild bidding on generic top-level domains (gTLDs) once the opportunity presented itself. That seemingly impulsive behavior hasn't sat well with the Government Advisory Committee, which just posted a list of its member countries' initial 250 objections over the internet gold rush. While the list is broad,...
Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google

Court Shuts Down WordPress Based Pirate Bay Proxy

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Earlier this year we reported on a brand new anti-censorship WordPress plugin called RePress. RePress turns any WordPress blog into a fully operational proxy. It’s a useful tool for people whose speech is restricted by oppressive regimes, but also handy for downloaders in the Netherlands, the UK and other countries...
Court Shuts Down WordPress Based Pirate Bay Proxy

Hedge fund suit against Apple hangs on 'irreparable harm'

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Judge agrees that Apple's proxy probably broke SEC rules, but hesitates to intercede FORTUNE -- It looks like billionaire hedge-fund manager David Einhorn won half his battle with Apple (AAPL) in a New York federal court Tuesday. Lawyers for Greenlight Capital, Einhorn's firm, had argued that putting into one proposition...
Hedge fund suit against Apple hangs on 'irreparable harm'
Pajamas that Read Your Child a Bedtime Story Are Perfect for Parents Who Hate Their Kids

Freakonomics Obsession With Patents Strikes Again: Says If More Women Got Patents The Economy Would Grow

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While the Freakonomics guys have shown a willingness in the past to be skeptical about the traditional claims concerning copyright, they often seem to have a blindness to similar criticisms of patents. In fact, in the Freakonomics book sequel Superfreakonomics, there's what's basically a puff piece about massive patent troll...
Freakonomics Obsession With Patents Strikes Again: Says If More Women Got Patents The Economy Would Grow
Google may move Motorola Mobility back home to Chicago
MightyText brings SMS to the tablet, passes 1M users

Verizon investigator: How one US developer could have gotten away with outsourcing his job to China

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This week, the Internet was captivated by a story of how a US developer outsourced his job to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos. The unnamed man, referred to simply as Bob, working for the unnamed US-based critical infrastructure company, has been called everything from lazy...
Verizon investigator: How one US developer could have gotten away with outsourcing his job to China

Crazy-Stupid Or The Future? SoPost Wants To Turn Your Twitter Handle Into A Physical Address

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Chalk this one up as crazy-stupid or the future: SoPost, a new UK startup launching today, is on a mission to reinvent the postal address by mapping things like Twitter handles, Facebook names, email addresses and other social IDs to a physical location to make it easier and more convenient...
Crazy-Stupid Or The Future? SoPost Wants To Turn Your Twitter Handle Into A Physical Address

Skype ban in the UAE could be lifted, as it is ‘purely a licensing matter’

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While Skype remains banned in the UAE, the restriction could easily be lifted following a licensing agreement with the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Speaking about the restriction, Mohamed Al Ghanim, the TRA’s Director General said, “It is purely a licensing matter.” The statements were made during a ‘tweet chat‘,...
Skype ban in the UAE could be lifted, as it is ‘purely a licensing matter’

SXSW’s Biggest Star: “Cowboy Todd”

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While I can’t be at SXSW in-person this year, I’m sending a proxy.  Literally. If you are headed to Austin, allow me to introduce you to … “Cowboy Todd.” Inspired and designed by my friend David Alston and his crew at Radian6, this 6–foot tall cut-out will be making the...
SXSW’s Biggest Star: “Cowboy Todd”

Chrome 26 for Android gets stable release with autofill and password syncing

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Perpetually forgetful Android users no longer have to adopt a Chrome beta to coordinate their lives. Just a month after the test version of Chrome 26 arrived with autofill and password syncing, its stable version has appeared with the same option to remember form and login details between supporting...
Chrome 26 for Android gets stable release with autofill and password syncing

Google Cloud Print: The Future of Printing?

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These days everything from your mobile phone to your desktop PC will most likely have an Internet connection. This means you you can send an email, collaborate on a document or share a photo between almost any device using the myriad of web services that are available today. But printers are still...
Google Cloud Print: The Future of Printing?

Firm urges Clearwire investors to vote no on Sprint deal; board calls recommendation 'superficial'

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The ongoing saga of Clearwire has taken yet another turn as the independent shareholder firm Glass Lewis & Co. has recommended that minority shareholders in the Bellevue broadband wireless company vote against the increased offer from Sprint. The move comes a day after Crest Financial, which holds eight percent of...
Firm urges Clearwire investors to vote no on Sprint deal; board calls recommendation 'superficial'
Mark Zuckerberg Crushed Zynga On Facebook's Earnings Call (FB, ZNGA)

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

UK Pirate Party Pressured Into Taking Down Proxy... Leading To Other Proxies Opening Up

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It's really quite ridiculous how much time, money and effort the various arms of the entertainment industry have spent trying to get certain countries to "block" The Pirate Bay. Every single time it happens, it seems to drive up traffic to the site. Those who want to use it don't...
UK Pirate Party Pressured Into Taking Down Proxy... Leading To Other Proxies Opening Up

Netflix CEO’s compensation massively increased in 2011 in spite of Qwikster debacle

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Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings saw his overall compensation increase by 68%, a proxy that the DVD rental and online streaming company filed today at the SEC reveals. While this data is somewhat hidden by the fact that his salary decreased, it is unlikely to please the company’s shareholders after a difficult...
Netflix CEO’s compensation massively increased in 2011 in spite of Qwikster debacle

Google Buzz Boosts Sharing On Google Reader By 35 Percent

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Social sharing is becoming a big contributor to traffic for many sites. While Facebook and Twitter drive more sharing than any other services, Google is trying to compete with Buzz, which is now part of Gmail but shares links to article and blog posts through Google Reader. Over the...
Google Buzz Boosts Sharing On Google Reader By 35 Percent
Google+: The Charge Of The Like Brigade

What The Phone in Your Pocket Will Do For You Someday

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Technologist Tim O'Reilly likes to say that the software of the future will be cloud-delivered data, augmenting mobile reality, based on real-world sensor feedback, in real time. Peter Batty (left), VP of geospatial technology at Ubisense, showed what some of those technologies may look like in a presentation earlier this...
What The Phone in Your Pocket Will Do For You Someday

British music industry body puts pressure on UK Pirate Party to pull popular Pirate Bay proxy

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Serving as a way for The Pirate Bay users to continue visiting the file-sharing website despite blocks by numerous ISPs in the UK, the UK Pirate Party has been formally requested by British music industry body — the BPI — to take down its proxy, dismissing the party’s free speech...
British music industry body puts pressure on UK Pirate Party to pull popular Pirate Bay proxy
The Inevitable Post-Tragedy Witch Hunt: 'Mass Effect' Facebook Page Attacked Because Of Link To Misidentified Shooting Suspect

The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times

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If you thought the RIAA and MPAA were a force to be reckoned with in the US, the last few months have shown that anti-piracy lobbying is alive and kicking in Europe, too. Over the last 9 months, the British, Dutch, Finnish, and Belgian judges and governments have begun forcing...
The Pirate Bay evades ISP blockade with IPv6, can do it 18 septillion more times

The Idea That Women Need More Patents, Copyrights And Trademarks Shows Up In Newly Proposed Law

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Last month, we reported on some silly research that suggested the economy would grow massively if we could just convince women to get more patents. The whole thing was based on some fundamentally silly assumptions related to thinking that patents are a proxy for either innovation or economic growth. They...
The Idea That Women Need More Patents, Copyrights And Trademarks Shows Up In Newly Proposed Law

Third Point Launches "Value Yahoo" Blog (Which Does Not Value Current Leadership)

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In another high-profile parry in its increasingly aggressive proxy first against Yahoo, activist shareholder Third Point has launched an extensive Web “blog” to support its case with investors called “Value Yahoo.” Along with a long statement — kind of a blogaifesto of sorts — about what it will take to...
Third Point Launches "Value Yahoo" Blog (Which Does Not Value Current Leadership)

University of Oxford temporarily blocks Google Docs to halt phishing attacks against students and staff

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The University of Oxford on Monday announced it had temporarily blocked Google Docs on its campus. The Oxford University Computer Services department revealed that the service was being frequently used for illegal activities which threaten the security of the school’s systems and data. Over the past few years, the university...
University of Oxford temporarily blocks Google Docs to halt phishing attacks against students and staff

MetroPCS Due to Dial Up the Details on T-Mobile Deal

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It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for telecom junkies after a flurry of activity last month. But another fix is coming, as soon as this week. MetroPCS is expected to file a proxy on its sale to Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile USA to the Securities and Exchange Commission in...
MetroPCS Due to Dial Up the Details on T-Mobile Deal
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