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The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part One

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The State and Future of Twitter was revealed to the world at the Chirp Conference. Developers, futurists, reporters, investors, stakeholders, and businesses convened at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, making the journey from all over the world to witness history in the making. My experience at...
The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part One

Internet Society: There's Room for Compromise on Net Neutrality

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The group of caretakers of Internet standards and practices has been on record supporting fundamental principles linked with net neutrality. But in Part 3 of ReadWriteWeb's interview with Sally Wentworth, the Internet Society's public policy spokesperson says that enabling a service provider to engineer a competitive advantage for itself may...
Internet Society: There's Room for Compromise on Net Neutrality

Explicit consent becomes mandatory with latest 'do not track' proposal, backs Microsoft into the corner

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Remember how Microsoft said it'd enable the "do not track" feature by default for all users of Internet Explorer 10? Well, it's not likely to happen -- at least from the looks of things. The move caused more than an uproar in the advertising industry, which had agreed to...
Explicit consent becomes mandatory with latest 'do not track' proposal, backs Microsoft into the corner
British government report calls for 'streamlined' copyright licensing system

Facebook replaces 'brand resource center' with new website and assets

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Facebook has launched Facebookbrand.com to replace its previous brand resource center. The new site is more visual and offers additional guidance about how to use Facebook’s logos and trademarks in print, film, broadcast and online. The social network redesigned its “f” logo earlier this month, but as of last week...
Facebook replaces 'brand resource center' with new website and assets

Battle looms over patent rights

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Yahoo asserts claims on patents that include technical mechanisms in Facebook's ads, privacy controls and news feedYahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook for the use of its technology, potentially engulfing social media in the patent battles and lawsuits raging across much of the tech sector.Yahoo has asserted claims on...
Battle looms over patent rights

Data, at last: Native ads are killing it, say the sellers of native ads

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Amid all the hype about native advertising and its potential to save the world (or at least, the media world), we’ve been missing one thing: proof. Part of the issue is related to the IAB. The Interactive Advertising Board validates various digital ad units and like any big governing body....
Data, at last: Native ads are killing it, say the sellers of native ads

France will cut funding to its piracy police

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France’s new culture minister is not yet promising to disband the country’s internet piracy enforcement agency, Hadopi. But she already is already planning to cut its budget and to dissuade it from kicking people off the internet. Aurélie Filippetti has commissioned former Canal+ pay-TV CEO Pierre Lescure to lead a wide-ranging...
France will cut funding to its piracy police

GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

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Wall Street analysts and Yahoo shareholders are worried that Yahoo is going to screw up Tumblr, its $1.1 billion acquisition. They are worried because Yahoo, and big Internet companies in general, have a history of paying a lot for startups and then killing their momentum. Yahoo's victims are GeoCities and...
GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

Arqiva snaps up UK public WiFi hotspot operator Spectrum for £23m

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Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company with customers such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the UK’s five major mobile network operators, has snapped up WiFi hotspot provider Spectrum Interactive (‘Spectrum’) for £23.4 million (US$36.7 million). The last time we reported on Spectrum was when it had partnered...
Arqiva snaps up UK public WiFi hotspot operator Spectrum for £23m

The Board Of Directors: Role and Responsibilities

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This is the first of a series of MBA Mondays posts on the topic of The Board Of Directors. I want to dig into the role and responsibilities of the Board as a way to kickoff this series. But first a few disclaimers. I am not a lawyer and I...
The Board Of Directors: Role and Responsibilities
Rdio will launch across Europe, Asia on the horizon

Google+: the means to find the right people at the right time

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Charities can now use Google+ to channel tailored information through new features such as hangouts and circlesIf you thought Google+ was solely a social networking platform, you might be mistaken. At a seminar for Google Grants recipients last week, more than 50 charities, including Amnesty International, Scope, WaterAid and the...
Google+: the means to find the right people at the right time

Government Can Keep Key Emails With Hollywood Lobbyists About 'Six Strikes' Secret

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While we keep hearing folks in the entertainment industry and their supporters in DC talk about how great it is that the "six strikes" "Copyright Alert System" (CAS) was a "voluntary" agreement between industry players, one of the worst kept secrets in the world was that the White House was...
Government Can Keep Key Emails With Hollywood Lobbyists About 'Six Strikes' Secret
Gartner: Mobile payments will top $171B this year, despite fragmentation

Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

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Today is HP's annual shareholder meeting and chances are investors will be asking the board lots of questions about the HP's botched $11 billion acquisition of Autonomy. Autonomy founder, Mike Lynch, has a whole bunch of questions, too. He wants the board to publish the document from accountants PwC that...
Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

What's "Content" Anyway?

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I recently spent two days at the headquarters of a global enterprise speaking with various stakeholders from across their marketing organization about content marketing. The purpose of the discussions was to uncover how content is being conceived, created, used, re-used, published and disseminated... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
What's "Content" Anyway?

The house of the future will look exactly the same... er, totally different

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The house... of the FUTURE! Yesterland The Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University have released a report on the future of "smart systems" and the future is bright. Sorry, dim. Well, the experts have agreed to disagree. Some see a regular Jetsonian future of, if not jetpacks and flying...
The house of the future will look exactly the same... er, totally different

Microsoft reaffirms its support of CISPA, snuffing the idea that it was wavering

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Over the past few days, it has spread far and wide that Microsoft was either retracting, or at least lessening its support for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA. That is well and good, except for the fact that it was wrong. Microsoft today reaffirmed its...
Microsoft reaffirms its support of CISPA, snuffing the idea that it was wavering

Here's How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs 'Squads' Like Lean Startups

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What’s the secret to staying fresh, lean and mean when you’re a hot tech company on a fast growth trajectory? A fascinating document brought to our attention today today by Andrew Mager, hacker advocate at Spotify, answers that question in some detail by telling us how the music streaming juggernaut...
Here's How Spotify Scales Up And Stays Agile: It Runs 'Squads' Like Lean Startups

Next TPP Negotiation Session Has Only 3 Hours Allotted For Negotiators To Talk To Public Interest Advocates

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The USTR's handling of public interest access to TPP negotiators has bounced around over the last few negotiating sessions, with many suggesting that last months' meetings in San Diego were actually handled somewhat decently. However, with the upcoming negotiating round in Virginia, apparently there's no more time to be talking...
Next TPP Negotiation Session Has Only 3 Hours Allotted For Negotiators To Talk To Public Interest Advocates

Best Buy's Founder Is Back At The Company After A Failed Buyout Bid (BBY)

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Best Buy co-founder Richard Schulze is returning to his chain of consumer electronics retail stores, according to the company. Schulze had been preparing a buyout bid for months, but he and a group of investors never managed to put together a formal offer. Now, he'll be chairman emeritus. Schulze has nominated...
Best Buy's Founder Is Back At The Company After A Failed Buyout Bid (BBY)

Time To Start Again On 'Six Strikes' And Let Internet Users Have A Seat At The Table

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One of our key concerns with the so-called "voluntary" six strikes agreement set up between the ISPs and the content companies (with a major shove from the White House) was the fact that there was no one representing the users at the table. As much as the White House has...
Time To Start Again On 'Six Strikes' And Let Internet Users Have A Seat At The Table

User Experience The Don Draper Way

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Products, pages, profiles, and entire click paths are often narcissistic by design, taking into account the needs of decision makers and stakeholders over the customers they’re designed to entice. Instead, they should be designed to evoke emotions and trigger a desired effect, regardless of platform or device.This is part 2...
User Experience The Don Draper Way

Naked, Drunken Stupidity And A Jerk-Of-A 'Friend' May Cost A Startup Founder His Acquisition

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AlphaBoost CEO Matt Monahan is currently trying to sell his social marketing startup, Nitasha Tiku and Patrick Clark of BetaBeat report. But that might prove to be a bit more difficult than expected, in light of his "friend" posting a video of Monahan drunk and naked while on vacation in India...
Naked, Drunken Stupidity And A Jerk-Of-A 'Friend' May Cost A Startup Founder His Acquisition

Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

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More than a year ago, I blogged a few times about the European Interoperability Framework 2.0, a set of IT procurement guidelines that was adopted in December 2010. The most controversial item, which delayed adoption by many months, was a passage that some stakeholders wanted to turn into a ringing...
Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP

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Despite increasing calls for the imminent TAFTA/TTIP trade negotiations to be conducted as openly as possible, it seems likely that, as with ACTA and TPP, everything will be decided behind closed doors. That means the rest of us are forced to take our information about what is likely to...
Not Learning From ACTA: IPR Protection And Enforcement Seen As 'Less Difficult Issue' For TAFTA/TTIP

Is there a need for data-informed pricing? Price Intelligently founders think so

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Pricing a product correctly can seem like a mixture of witchcraft and pure guesswork. Price Intelligently aims to take out that guesswork, offering a service that uses data to better inform pricing decisions. Last Friday the company released its new Value Management system, a software product that encompasses much...
Is there a need for data-informed pricing? Price Intelligently founders think so

MPAA Pretends Dodd Didn't Say That New SOPA Negotiations Were Underway

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So Chris Dodd just said that there were ongoing backroom negotiations for a new SOPA, with some push from the White House. Of course, he did it with a wink and a nod, by saying he was "confident" that such was "the case" but that he wouldn't "go into more...
MPAA Pretends Dodd Didn't Say That New SOPA Negotiations Were Underway

Mobile app revenue set to soar to $46 billion in 2016

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ABI Research says developers and other stakeholders generated $8.5 billion on mobile apps last year, which is a pittance compared to where that figure is expected to go in the coming years. [Read more]...
Mobile app revenue set to soar to $46 billion in 2016
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