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Mercury prize 2012: the shortlist that might have been

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This week's Mercury prize nominations were widely judged to be straight and safe. Here our critics suggest 12 records that should have made the listPlayin' Me Cooly G (Hyperdub)It sells itself as qualitative judgment and always arrives wreathed in a lot of specious guff about how "the music on the...
Mercury prize 2012: the shortlist that might have been

Kodak agrees to sell Gallery online photo service to Shutterfly for $24 million

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Remember that Kodak Photo Gallery online picture service that we didn't use? It appears that years of shipping packed-in with the company's cameras have netted it some 75 million users, making it an asset that now-bankrupt Kodak has agreed to sell off to Shutterfly for $23.8 million. The deal...
Kodak agrees to sell Gallery online photo service to Shutterfly for $24 million

Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

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On Friday, we wrote about how the RIAA has already started pitching the terrible idea that we should do away with the important DMCA safe harbors, which make sure that liability for infringement is properly applied to those actually infringing, rather than tools and services. The RIAA, however, thinks that...
Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

VC Signaling Coming Home To Roost

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VC SIGNALING IS SCREWING UP THE ABILITY OF SOME COMPANIES TO RAISE A SERIES A "I believe they have seed money from [VC FIRM NAME REDACTED]. We generally don't talk to startups that have taken seed money from institutional VCs – we think its a bad idea for the entrepreneur and...
VC Signaling Coming Home To Roost
Kodak plans to offload Gallery online photo service to Shutterfly

Bloomberg: Dish offers $2 billion for LightSquared's wireless spectrum

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The last few years have been a tumultuous time for LightSquared, with the company's LTE plans facing one hurdle after another that eventually led to a bankruptcy filing. It looks like at least one company is now looking to buy its most valuable asset, though, with Bloomberg reporting that...
Bloomberg: Dish offers $2 billion for LightSquared's wireless spectrum

Rumors of Apple-Google alliance to buy Kodak patents show smartphone giants' auction fatigue

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According to today's Wall Street Journal, Apple and Google as well as Android device makers including Samsung and HTC (both of whom are embroiled in litigation with Apple, as is Google's Motorola Mobility) may form part of a large group of industry players contemplating a joint bid for Eastman Kodak's...
Rumors of Apple-Google alliance to buy Kodak patents show smartphone giants' auction fatigue

So Carolina Totally Loses Its Mind

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We noted last night that a top supporter of South Carolina Gov. candidate Andre Bauer called frontrunner Nikki Haley (who is the child of Sikh immigrants from the Punjab) a "raghead". But now the audio has surfaced. And the whole thing turns out to have been much more over the...
So Carolina Totally Loses Its Mind

Shutterfly to buy Kodak Gallery for $23.8 million

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As reported in March, photo gallery and printing service Shutterfly has now successfully acquired Kodak Gallery from Eastman Kodak as the latter sells off assets as part of its restructuring. Shutterfly made an early "stalking horse" bid of $23.8 million on the service, which has some 75 million users, but...
Shutterfly to buy Kodak Gallery for $23.8 million

Shutterfly to proceed with Kodak Gallery purchase after no rival bids appear

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Kodak announced plans to sell off its Gallery online business to photo-sharing service Shutterfly last month subject to a stalking horse agreement where other bidders could come in with an offer. It turns out that no competing bids materialized, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal, and so...
Shutterfly to proceed with Kodak Gallery purchase after no rival bids appear

FAQ: What you need to know about Friday’s CISPA vote

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The U.S. House of Representatives votes Friday on a major cyber-security bill that changes how companies like Facebook can share personal information. Privacy advocates are in uproar and the Obama Administration is threatening a veto. What’s going on? Here’s a plain English guide to the polices and politics driving the Cyber...
FAQ: What you need to know about Friday’s CISPA vote

Directors Guild Boss Insists That Everyone Against SOPA/PIPA Was Duped

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We're still waiting for the supposed "new tone" of the conversation from Hollywood following its failed attempt to expand copyright/anti-piracy laws for the 16th time in the last 3 decades. There were some early claims that the widespread protests had made Hollywood realize that rather than passing bad legislation by...
Directors Guild Boss Insists That Everyone Against SOPA/PIPA Was Duped

Adam Afriyie, super-rich backbencher, startles MPs with 'PM-in-waiting' bid

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Obscure Tory MP for Windsor - fan of Jeffrey Archer - tagged as leadership stalking horse as others plot to remove CameronTory MPs were tripping over one another this week to pass wry comment on the news that one of their number, who is barely known at Westminster let alone...
Adam Afriyie, super-rich backbencher, startles MPs with 'PM-in-waiting' bid

Kodak tentatively sells its scanning business to Brother for $210 million

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Kodak as we once knew it has been shedding its identity piece by piece, and today it's selling off one of the more familiar cornerstones. The one-time photography legend has made an initial deal to offload its Document Imaging division to Brother for $210 million through a stalking horse...
Kodak tentatively sells its scanning business to Brother for $210 million

Shutterfly Makes $23.8 Million Stalking-Horse Bid For Kodak’s Online Gallery Business

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Eastman Kodak has just announced that Shutterfly has made a $23.8 million stalking-horse bid for certain assets of its Gallery online photo services business. After filing for bankruptcy in January, the company revealed that it would phase out its digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames businesses. The...
Shutterfly Makes $23.8 Million Stalking-Horse Bid For Kodak’s Online Gallery Business
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