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FCC tasks Dish with building 70 percent of its AWS-4 LTE network in 7 years

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The fellas at the FCC may have given Dish Network the green light to pilfer the AWS-4 spectrum for its upcoming LTE plans, but it didn't do so without leaving a few lingering strings. Dish is expected to build out the proposed network at a rate of ten percent...
FCC tasks Dish with building 70 percent of its AWS-4 LTE network in 7 years
Diaspora social network to finally launch sometime after this summer

Facebook flop means hard times ahead for startups? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham is worried

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Paul Graham is the genius behind Y Combinator, one of the first startup incubators and the birthplace of immediately recognizable companies such as Reddit, Scribd, Disqus, Dropbox, Posterous, and many, many more. So if he gets worried, people listen. Right now, Graham is worried. Worried enough, at least, to send...
Facebook flop means hard times ahead for startups? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham is worried
New Groupon lawsuit targets execs, seeks board seats for shareholders
Lulzsec indictment released with details from Hector Xavier “Sabu” Monsegur
Homeland Security will track this article if I say electric pork cloud virus. oops.

Attention Wantrepreneurs: You No Longer Need a Startup Idea to Apply to Y Combinator

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Could I make this any easier for you? (via twitter/paulg) Paul Graham's plan to give away his best billion dollar ideas? That was so last week. The man who pioneered the practice of the startup idea freebie has taken the "You don't need to come up with your idea" thesis...
Attention Wantrepreneurs: You No Longer Need a Startup Idea to Apply to Y Combinator

Facebook Fights Back, Countersues Yahoo For Patent Infringement

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In response to being sued by Yahoo for patent infringement last month, Facebook today filed counter-claims against Yahoo for infringing 10 of its own patents. Facebook says the following Yahoo features and properties violate its intellectual property: Yahoo Home Page, Yahoo’s Content Optimization and Relevance Engine (“C.O.R.E.”), the Yahoo Flickr photo...
Facebook Fights Back, Countersues Yahoo For Patent Infringement

Scribd Inks Distribution Deal With Indie Book Publisher Author Solutions

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Independent book publisher Author Solutions today announced a distribution deal with social publishing startup Scribd. Under the terms of said agreement, all new ASI titles published through the AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford Publishing, and Xlibris will be made available for purchase through the Scribd website. In addition, a portion of its...
Scribd Inks Distribution Deal With Indie Book Publisher Author Solutions
CoTweet Founders Reunite, Raise Angel Round For Their New Company "Seesaw"
RightSignature Might Let Me Finally Toss Out My Scanner

Scribd is Scrapping Flash and Choosing HTML5

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Scribd, the popular online document sharing site, has decided that it doesn’t see Flash in it’s future. According to co-founder Jared Friedman, “We are scrapping three years of Flash development and betting the company on HTML5 because we believe HTML5 is a dramatically better reading experience than Flash. Now any...
Scribd is Scrapping Flash and Choosing HTML5

Flickr's API Signature Forgery Vulnerability http://www.scribd.com/doc/20354108 #security

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Flickr's API Signature Forgery Vulnerability http://www.scribd.com/doc/20354108 #security

SocialCam Is Growing, But It’s The Latest Alum Startup Returning To Y Combinator Anyway

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Having spun out of online broadcaster Justin.tv last year, SocialCam has managed to get a strong footing on iOS and Android. It passed 3 million downloads in December, and it’s now sending 3 million notifications a day, with video uploads and following counts up by 700% and 800% in the...
SocialCam Is Growing, But It’s The Latest Alum Startup Returning To Y Combinator Anyway
SimCity Meets Yelp: Music Mogul Creates Posse, Raises $1.2 Million

Scribd in HTML5

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Using their new HTML5 document presentation technology to explain their new HTML5 document presentation technology.  ★ ...
Scribd in HTML5
FLA releases audit on Apple working conditions

EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

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EXEC is a startup that helps anyone find local, part-time help with errands, tasks and other jobs, a bit like Taskrabbit. Now, the company has announced #execfounders, a charity initiative that lets you rent a tech company founder. Yes, you read that right. You can rent time with 5 different...
EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

Put Your Documents on the Web with Docs.com

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If you want to share an Office document on the web, you will either upload it to a document sharing website (like SlideShare, Scribd or even Google Docs) or, if the content is private, you’ll probably send a copy of the document as an email attachment. Now there’s another neat...
Put Your Documents on the Web with Docs.com

Nude Pic Swapping, "X-Files," And More High Strangeness In The Matthew Keys Case

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The FBI alleges that a hacker case involving Anonymous defacing the Los Angeles Times also involves nude pictures and X-Files-obsessed whistleblower emails. Matthew Keys, a Reuters journalist who the federal government accuses of helping hackers deface a Los Angeles Times article, is at the center of a strange, strange...
Nude Pic Swapping, "X-Files," And More High Strangeness In The Matthew Keys Case

Can’t Get Facebook’s SEC Filing To Load? Good News, We Put It On Scribd

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Since we were getting a little frustrated with the slow-loading, totally crashing SEC.gov website, we decided to do everyone around here a favor. We made a PDF of the filing and posted it publicly on Scribd instead. Now, there’s a very good chance that this might just crash Scribd too,...
Can’t Get Facebook’s SEC Filing To Load? Good News, We Put It On Scribd

Meet Y Combinator’s newest partner, Geoff Ralston

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The newest member of Y Combinator’s team is angel investor and successful entrepreneur Geoff Ralston. Y Combinator founder Paul Graham announced the addition of Ralston in a blog post yesterday, writing that Ralston is “a perfect match for YC because he’s smart and energetic, and yet informal and a super...
Meet Y Combinator’s newest partner, Geoff Ralston

Yahoo, Microsoft, Scribd, SlideShare, Wrapp and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

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Yahoo’s web integration gained the most daily active users this week on our list of top growing Facebook apps by DAU with 257 percent gain. The titles below grew between about 100,000 and nearly 1.9 million DAU, based on AppData, our data tracking service covering growth for apps on Facebook....
Yahoo, Microsoft, Scribd, SlideShare, Wrapp and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

Defendant Claims You Can't Copyright Pornography In A Landmark Case

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A DEFENDANT in an American legal case, who is being sued for the illegal downloading and filesharing of a blue movie, has put forward a novel legal defence: that you can’t put copyright on porn. A production company Hard Drive Productions (yes, that is their name) is suing a number of...
Defendant Claims You Can't Copyright Pornography In A Landmark Case

Y Combinator-Backed Swiftype Builds Site Search That Doesn’t Suck

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In my four-plus years covering tech, I don’t think I’ve ever met another blogger who was happy with the search feature on their website. The options range from terrible to functional, but it’s never good, and I’ve always found that it’s easier to just search via Google. Apparently Matt Riley...
Y Combinator-Backed Swiftype Builds Site Search That Doesn’t Suck

How the FBI viewed Aaron Swartz: Read his file

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Daniel Wright at FireDogLake secured the majority of activist and entrepreneur Aaron Swartz’s FBI file, which he was kind enough to drop onto Scribd for easy sharing. The FBI provided him with 21 out of the 23 pages, leaving the public record with – admittedly partially redacted – insight into...
How the FBI viewed Aaron Swartz: Read his file

Nomadesk widget offers an easy way to share files

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There are plenty of file backup and sharing services out there, but a company called Nomadesk has been trying to stand out recently by adding novel, easy ways to share your content. The latest addition is the Nomadesk widget, which customers can embed on their site to share their documents...
Nomadesk widget offers an easy way to share files

You Don't Have To Have An Idea To Apply To Y Combinator

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Ideas are over-rated. Y Combinator announced today that you don't even need an idea to apply for its upcoming program. What gives? According to the Y Combinator blog: "A lot of the startups we accept change their ideas completely... Reddit was originally going to be a way to order...
You Don't Have To Have An Idea To Apply To Y Combinator

How to Pair Smashwords & Scribd for Ideal E-Book Strategy http://bit.ly/bBL5Bq by @MediaShift

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How to Pair Smashwords & Scribd for Ideal E-Book Strategy http://bit.ly/bBL5Bq by @MediaShift

A Good Idea: Y Combinator Now Lets Founders Apply Without One

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Venture firms like to pull in experienced founders to become entrepreneurs in residence — people who typically come in without a clear idea of what they want to do, and may simply be tasked with thinking up a new company. Y Combinator is now bringing this type of free-form entrepreneurialism to...
A Good Idea: Y Combinator Now Lets Founders Apply Without One
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