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Odd couple: two-year-old New York startup merges with 86-year-old Idaho brokerage

How Phil DeFranco plans to save YouTube

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Phil DeFranco’s new YouTube channel Sourcefed is expected to hit 100 million views this Friday, just three months after it launched as part of YouTube’s new professional channel initiative. His own Philip DeFranco Show continues to rack up millions of views as well, and his little company is about to...
How Phil DeFranco plans to save YouTube

YouTube's Copyright Protection System Got A Tweak, Needed An Overhaul

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YouTube's five-year-old Content ID program, designed to minimize the copyright infringement inherent in accepting user-generated content, once epitomized corporate bullying of small-time creatives. The company took a decisive turn yesterday when it announced an appeals process for users whose content has been removed or demonetized, plus a new algorithm to...
YouTube's Copyright Protection System Got A Tweak, Needed An Overhaul

Printers are for toys, not newspapers: 20 predictions for 2013

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The design experts over at frog design have taken a look at the current accessibility of broadband, cheap electronics, tablets and the rise of 3-D printing and see a new world that we might recognize from science fiction, but is really just a year away. The firm released its 20...
Printers are for toys, not newspapers: 20 predictions for 2013
Startups: Meet the World's Cheapest Venture Capitalist

With New Platform Updates, Facebook Continues Its Mobile Developer Lovefest

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Facebook kicked off the first of three developer events on Thursday, continuing its push to court mobile coders to build applications atop the Facebook platform. Aside from continuing to boast high stats on download rates for apps built atop the platform, the company launched a series of new features and...
With New Platform Updates, Facebook Continues Its Mobile Developer Lovefest

Small-time ID fraud goes big time

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The entrepreneurial small-business spirit is alive and well in cyberspace. Unfortunately, a significant piece of it is devoted to crime, and a significant piece of that involves identity fraud. A study released Wednesday by ID Analytics' ID:A Labs found more than 10,000 identity fraud rings in the U.S.--some of...
Small-time ID fraud goes big time
Shazam tops 5 billion tags

Filmmaker: MPAA Is a Censorship Group, Go Torrent!

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Many independent filmmakers don’t see the MPAA as a group that represents their interests. On the contrary, the MPAA is often disliked for their aggressive censorship regime. Not SOPA-style Internet censorship but film censorship, allegedly used to protect the interests of the major studios. Aside from leading the war on...
Filmmaker: MPAA Is a Censorship Group, Go Torrent!

Hofstadter's Law and yarn bombs: How to keep your brain from underestimating task time

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Do you ever wonder why you never have enough time — no matter how much planning you undertake to stay on top of things? That’s called the Planning Fallacy. We’re going to look at two solutions to this problem. But first, a glossary! Glossary Yarn Bomb: a type of graffiti or...
Hofstadter's Law and yarn bombs: How to keep your brain from underestimating task time

President Obama Comes Out Strongly Against Patent Trolls; Here Are The Details

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Back in February, we were a bit surprised during President Obama's "Fireside Hangout" when he appeared to speak out against patent trolls. Historically, most politicians had always tiptoed around the issue, in part because the pharma industry seems to view any attack on patent trolls as an existential threat --...
President Obama Comes Out Strongly Against Patent Trolls; Here Are The Details

Lord McAlpine, Wronged By BBC, Demands 10,000 People On Twitter Pay Up

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Folks in the UK have spent much of this month following the story of Lord McAlpine (Robert Alistair McAlpine) the former politician who worked for Margaret Thatcher. Earlier this month, the BBC reported on its Newsnight program that an unnamed former "senior" politician in the UK government was implicated in...
Lord McAlpine, Wronged By BBC, Demands 10,000 People On Twitter Pay Up

Windows Phone 8 apps to be available in 180 countries at launch, nearly 3 times the current figure

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We were recently treated to the first, large and official helping of Windows Phone 8 news by Microsoft. The company is now dribbling out more information, keeping the developer community informed, and perhaps more importantly, hopefully enthused about the future of the platform. Today in a blog post, Microsoft made...
Windows Phone 8 apps to be available in 180 countries at launch, nearly 3 times the current figure

Who’s to blame for Twitter spam? Obama, Gaga… and you

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You know Twitter spammers, don’t you? The “egg” people. The sexbots that keep following you. The auto-responders that prick their ears up if you mention words like “iPad” or “mobile” and start sending you links. These pests are the biggest problem with Twitter spam, right? Not quite. While such accounts...
Who’s to blame for Twitter spam? Obama, Gaga… and you

Confirmed: Hyperdeflation Is A Problem For Bitcoin

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We previously speculated there was a major danger in surging Bitcoin prices: it would eventually harm the Bitcoin economy. That's because, when a currency goes up, people hoard said currency, and that creates deflation. And when prices explode upward in a parabolic manner, then that can result in hyperdeflation. And...
Confirmed: Hyperdeflation Is A Problem For Bitcoin

Remember Righthaven? On appeal, copyright troll looks just as bad

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The abandoned Lady Luck Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Jesse Bell / flickr Righthaven was a copyright-enforcement business dreamed up by Las Vegas attorney Steve Gibson. He managed to convince the largest newspaper in Nevada, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, to let him use their copyrights to sue...
Remember Righthaven? On appeal, copyright troll looks just as bad

Flame malware snoops on PCs across the Middle East, makes Stuxnet look small-time

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Much ado was made when security experts found Stuxnet wreaking havoc, but it's looking as though the malware was just a prelude to a much more elaborate attack that's plaguing the Middle East. Flame, a backdoor Windows trojan, doesn't just sniff and steal nearby network traffic info -- it...
Flame malware snoops on PCs across the Middle East, makes Stuxnet look small-time
Modular Starbucks store turns local design into a mass-produced aesthetic

DEMO Asia: 3 startups focused on saving you money

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A version of this story originally appeared on SGEntrepreneurs and is published here with permission. Sageby, Squiryl, and Trade Hero are three new startups pitching at DEMO Asia in Singapore this week that are betting you want to make, keep, and invest your money wisely. Squiryl is an iPhone app that lets you track your...
DEMO Asia: 3 startups focused on saving you money
Meet WeFunder, The Crowdfunding Platform For Would-Be Investors
Apple and HTC reach patent peace, but at what cost?

Are you watching, Facebook? Asia's mobile chat apps show how it's done

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The App Store and Google Play may not be kings forever. If we look to Asia, we can see evidence that Web-based apps may be creeping closer to finding dominance on smartphones. And no-one should be more interested in the trend than Facebook. Last week, South Korea’s Kakao Talk announced...
Are you watching, Facebook? Asia's mobile chat apps show how it's done

Google Extends Payout Schedule For Developers By 2 Weeks, As "New Forms Of Payment" Are Added To Google Play

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Google recently changed its payout schedule for Android app developers, moving from a window which saw developers paid two days after the month ends, to a new window where the payout date is 15 days after the month’s end. The move will allow Google to hold onto payments longer, which...
Google Extends Payout Schedule For Developers By 2 Weeks, As "New Forms Of Payment" Are Added To Google Play

In Defense Of The Dreaded 'Patent Troll'

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So-called patent trolls have a bad reputation. Alleged trolls, more politely called non-practicing entities (NPEs), make most of their money from licensing patents or suing companies or both. NPEs might also invest in research and development but rarely make anything. Ray Fisman has argued in Slate that NPEs stifle innovation...
In Defense Of The Dreaded 'Patent Troll'

LA’s tech scene heats up as Science Inc. gets ready to launch its first batch of startups

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What does it take to create a “tech scene”? Entrepreneurs, startups, coworking spaces, venture capital, mentors and angel investors are among the numerous ingredients required for a flourishing ecosystem. Just off the boardwalk in Santa Monica, California, you’ll find Science Inc., a new “technology studio” that was founded in November of...
LA’s tech scene heats up as Science Inc. gets ready to launch its first batch of startups

Verizon sells off extra 700MHz spectrum to small, rural operators

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Verizon, the carrier with some of the best spectrum in the US, is getting rid of its extra 700MHz licences after promising regulators that it would return unused spectrum to the market. Ideally, the sale of these bits of spectrum could help other up-and-coming carriers and small-time networks gain traction...
Verizon sells off extra 700MHz spectrum to small, rural operators

Unthinkable? An end to Facebook-style flops | Editorial

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We need to explore other options for flotations to change this rotten system that has only enriched insidersIn an ordinary year - one not marked by Britain's double-dip, the euro crisis and a possible change of guard in Washington - the collapse in Facebook's stock would be one of the...
Unthinkable? An end to Facebook-style flops | Editorial
Amazon to challenge Google with AWS CloudSearch

Watch this smart foam chair 'grow' and unpack itself

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Sometimes we dream. We dream of a world with no more flat-pack furniture, no more obtuse construction manuals and no more missing screws. Smart foam tech might get us closer to those admittedly small-time dreams. Using cross links within the foam's particle arrangement, regardless of how much the structure...
Watch this smart foam chair 'grow' and unpack itself
PadMapper finds "legally kosher" way to access Craigslist data
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