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ACTA Is DEAD After European Parliament Vote

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This is a day of celebration. This is the day when citizens of Europe and the world won over unelected bureaucrats who were being wooed and lobbied by the richest corporations of the planet. The battleground wasn’t some administrative office, but the representatives of the people – the European Parliament...
ACTA Is DEAD After European Parliament Vote

Net Neutrality Battle Gets Silly... Astroturfers, Sock Puppets, Student Projects, Overwritten Word Docs... Oh My

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This was pretty predictable, but it's still unfortunate that it's happening. We've complained in the past that both sides on the net neutrality debate are exaggerating and making absolutely ridiculous arguments, and even though I agree that putting net neutrality in the law in some manner is a bad, bad...
Net Neutrality Battle Gets Silly... Astroturfers, Sock Puppets, Student Projects, Overwritten Word Docs... Oh My

Just had a leaflet from Young Britons' Foundation spreading fear about a hung parliament? These are Tory shills: http://bit.ly/d6dqkW #ge10

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Just had a leaflet from Young Britons' Foundation spreading fear about a hung parliament? These are Tory shills: http://bit.ly/d6dqkW #ge10

Tell The USTR To Stop Being A Pawn Of Hollywood Lobbyists

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Every year, the USTR puts out its infamously laughable Special 301 report (as I've pointed out in the past, I've seen people in the ideologically-aligned US Copyright Office mock the Special 301 report openly -- showing that even those who support it know that it's ridiculous). The way it works...
Tell The USTR To Stop Being A Pawn Of Hollywood Lobbyists

Watch Samsung's Extremely Weird New Ad

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For every awesome Samsung ad (usually Apple bashing, usually created by top ad shop 72andSunny), there's an equally awkward and uncomfortable spot the company releases on YouTube. First Samsung teamed up with the meme-friendly Overly Attached Girlfriend in an ad for the SSD 840. Now the Korean tech giant released a...
Watch Samsung's Extremely Weird New Ad

"Name your shills," judge orders Oracle, Google

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With the epic legal battle between Google and Oracle winding down, Judge William Alsup today made an unusual demand: the parties need to tell the court who its paid advocates are. Alsup is worried that Google and Oracle may have "retained or paid print or internet authors, journalists, commentators or...
"Name your shills," judge orders Oracle, Google

Dear Hollywood: Hire Better Shills

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The Wall Street Journal recently ran a puff piece showing just how much work it is for NBC Universal to keep fighting all those darn pirates. It's basically a propaganda piece starring Rick "Save the Corn Farmers!" Cotton, NBC's general counsel who fights piracy the way that Captain Ahab chases...
Dear Hollywood: Hire Better Shills

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Topping this week's "most insightful comments" list (by a large margin of votes, too) was an Anonymous Coward, responding to one of our usual critics making the bizarre claim that commenters who agree with Techdirt are really Google "shills." The AC took exception to that ridiculous claim: Why do you...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

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A federal last week wrote that he was “concerned” Oracle and Google had paid journalists and bloggers to comment on their highly-publicized intellectual property trial and ordered them to provide a list of names. The responses are now in. Oracle’s list is headed by patent propagandist, Florian Mueller, a long-time...
Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

Say it ain't so, Samsung

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Accused of hiring students to post negative comments about rival HTC's phones. FORTUNE -- Readers who post comments critical of Apple (AAPL) in this space are often accused of being shills for Samsung, provocateurs paid to spread fear, uncertainty and doubt about Samsung's chief U.S. competitor. With rare exceptions --...
Say it ain't so, Samsung

Facebook's promoted posts let users pay to be seen

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A new Facebook feature will let U.S. users pay for some extra visibility in friends' newsfeeds. Facebook's new "promoted posts" feature, which is currently in testing for U.S. users (it debuted in New Zealand in May and gradually rolled out to 20 other countries this year), lets users self-promote...
Facebook's promoted posts let users pay to be seen

Google Swears It's Hired Zero Shills, While Oracle Continues Hollering Foul Play

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Judge Alsup Earlier this month, Judge William Alsup issued a demand for both parties in the Google v. Oracle patent dispute: Provide a list of any bloggers, journalists, or other commentators on the payroll. Paid Content reports that the two companies have now filed their responses. Google insists it’s on the...
Google Swears It's Hired Zero Shills, While Oracle Continues Hollering Foul Play
Study estimates paid shills account for one-third of all online reviews

Is Entrepreneurship for Everyone?

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Not long ago, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council Scott Gerber offered his prescription to Fix Young America. In short, Gerber believes entrepreneurship can cure a lot of what’s wrong with the American economy. Yesterday on Salon.com, those ideas came under attack as an Occupy imposter...
Is Entrepreneurship for Everyone?

Comment Voting: Ars Technica's new solution to shills and kooks

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For many news sites, reader comments add extra insight and a sense of community. Unfortunately, comment sections are also a playpen for cranks, hucksters, fanboys and conspiracy theorists. At Ars Technica, a site popular with brainy tech types, these types have become a nuisance for both readers and editors. “We’ve...
Comment Voting: Ars Technica's new solution to shills and kooks

Facebook Premium: Ads Everywhere, Ads Everywhere, Ads

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Facebook held its much-anticipated fMC event (Facebook Marketing Conference or "for more cash," depending on your perspective) at the Museum of Natural History in New York today. And its not that far from what we told you back in December when Betabeat leaked details of Facebook's plan to sell...
Facebook Premium: Ads Everywhere, Ads Everywhere, Ads

The Shills

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The Shills: Russell Brandom of The Verge: But smartphone shills have a bigger enemy: metadata. Twitter knows what app you're using to tweet. After a few design tweaks in August, you won't find that information anywhere on Twitter.com, but it's still readily available in many third-party clients like TweetDeck (which...
The Shills
Jack Dorsey Shills for the Important Cause of Disrupting Candy

Video game journalism -- a response to the controversy

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The current row about the state of British games journalism is a chance to reassess how the press interacts with the industryIf you are not a games industry insider or a very committed player you may have missed a rather damaging controversy last week. It started when journalists attending this...
Video game journalism -- a response to the controversy

Astonishingly real Audrey Hepburn shills chocolate in new commercial

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If the success of a commercial is measured by the number of heads it turns, then Galaxy chocolate's latest ad is nothing short of triumphant. Set against the idyllic Mediterranean coastline of the 1960s, the company's one-minute spot features ostensibly authentic footage of Audrey Hepburn — the late film...
Astonishingly real Audrey Hepburn shills chocolate in new commercial

Accept It: Both Democrats And Republicans Are Equally Smart

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“People with strong attachments to the Republican Party were more likely to see their paper as leaning toward Clinton, independent of the paper’s actual coverage. Similarly, people with strong democratic identification were likely to see their newspaper as leaning toward Bush,” wrote Professor Russell Dalton, in an eye-opening 1992 study...
Accept It: Both Democrats And Republicans Are Equally Smart

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Hey folks. Mike is at Innovate/Activate this weekend, so I'm bringing you the roundup of funniest and most insightful comments. No record-busters this week, but lots of high scores nevertheless. The insight trophy goes to RD for a challenge to copyright maximalists that has so far gone unanswered. When we...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
The stars are liars: How Twitter outs celebrity smartphone shills
Facebook news feed too quiet? Auto-play video ads are coming

Online reviews: the rant in restaurant

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As a tool for reviewing restaurants the internet is entering a new, less dependable phase. Can any sites which rely on anonymous reviews be trustworthy?What store do you set by anonymous online reviews? Research from an American university would suggest quite a lot: it recently revealed the terrifying importance customers...
Online reviews: the rant in restaurant

Judge: Google didn't follow "show your shills" order

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US District Judge William Alsup, who oversaw the Oracle v. Google lawsuit, is concerned that paid bloggers or other types of writers may have influenced the court—and he wants Google to try a little harder to come up with a list of any writers it may have paid. Google produced...
Judge: Google didn't follow "show your shills" order

Boot up: Google trials Gmail results in search, Lenovo to release ThinkPad X1 Carbon business ultrabook, and more

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Plus RIM shares rise on hopes of Samsung licensing deal, and Google and Oracle ordered to reveal paid bloggersA quick burst of 6 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamGoogle Adds Personal Gmail Results Into Search >> AllThingsDUm. Good luck. So when participating users search...
Boot up: Google trials Gmail results in search, Lenovo to release ThinkPad X1 Carbon business ultrabook, and more
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