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Turn aid upside down through global, social enterprise

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In Lions for Lambs, Robert Redford, playing Professor Stephen Malley, looks at his student Todd Hayes and says, “Rome is burning.” And by Rome, of course, he meant the United States. Sadly, with the United States struggling to solve its own issues, the rest of the world gets burned too. Afghanistan’s...
Turn aid upside down through global, social enterprise
Silly cord cutter, you will pay for cable. Oh yes.
5 keys to selling to enterprise customers (part one)
BII REPORT: The Race To Be The Third Mobile Platform

F.ounders 2013: Uber's Travis Kalanick on surge pricing, corruption and 'being baller' in SF

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Today at the F.ounders 2013 event at NASDAQ MarketSite in NYC, Travis Kalanick of Uber and Shervin Pishevar of Menlo Ventures talked about  the tension between disruption and regulation. Uber currently operates in 30 cities and recently soft launched in Leone, France. Kalanick says that it’s now serving hundreds of thousands of...
F.ounders 2013: Uber's Travis Kalanick on surge pricing, corruption and 'being baller' in SF

Why Google killed off Google Reader: It was self-defense

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It’s not a huge surprise that Google is dropping Google Reader, the blog reader it operated since 2005. After all, they’d let it go for some time now (not that I’m complaining – it was after all, a free service, a fine product, and a boon for the overall ecosystem...
Why Google killed off Google Reader: It was self-defense

The People's Operator: A new UK mobile network launches today, promising 25% of profits to charity

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A new mobile phone network is launching in the UK today, one that’s promising to shake up the status quo and offer an ethical alternative for those looking to steer clear of the big-name incumbents. The People’s Operator (TPO) will be flicking its switch to ‘on’ later this morning, promising...
The People's Operator: A new UK mobile network launches today, promising 25% of profits to charity

Don't think about an elephant!

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Have you ever been asked to “think outside of the box”? I thought this phrase was now extinct, but recently I heard it pop up during a meeting again, and in all seriousness too. Amazing. Thinking outside the box is virtually impossible. You can stop saying it. It is about...
Don't think about an elephant!

Dove releases rogue Photoshop action that undoes 'real beauty' manipulations

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Skin care company Dove has targeted airbrushers and photo manipulators with a Photoshop action in an attempt to take its "real beauty" campaign viral. The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty was launched just under a decade ago with the aim to "change the status quo and offer in its...
Dove releases rogue Photoshop action that undoes 'real beauty' manipulations
Disrupt Alum Zumper Launches An iPhone App To Help Real Estate Professionals Create Apartment Listings On The Fly

The 7 commandments for making software-defined storage a success

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The history of enterprise computing is replete with hype cycles – from video servers and object databases, to AI and machine learning, fads have charmed the media and industry analysts alike for decades. One such froth is building around software-defined storage (SDS), an emerging entrant into the larger software-defined datacenter...
The 7 commandments for making software-defined storage a success
Patent troll hits Apple for using headphones

Facebook’s ‘Hacker Way’ Makes It Into the IPO Filing

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Facebook still loves its devs! The company's VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer, is the third highest compensated employee, making $300,000 along with COO Sheryl Sandberg (half a mil is cool for Zuck). And Facebook gave a shoutout to its hacker culture in today's S-1 filing, a preliminary prospectus for investors and the...
Facebook’s ‘Hacker Way’ Makes It Into the IPO Filing

Becoming a bus company

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We all have a vision of the typical bus company, slowly moving people from place to place, going through the motions and showing a lot of fatigue.Some of the elements that make an organization feel like a bus company: Aging equipment in need of a functional and design refresh Tired...
Becoming a bus company

Hollywood Up And Comers Recognizing That The Big Gatekeepers May Be More Of A Threat Than Silicon Valley

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Despite the MPAA's insistence that it wants to "talk" to Silicon Valley, it still seems to think that just means getting together with Google's lobbyists in Washington DC. Thankfully, the MPAA doesn't really represent the full movie industry, and plenty of young filmmakers realize that the tech industry isn't the...
Hollywood Up And Comers Recognizing That The Big Gatekeepers May Be More Of A Threat Than Silicon Valley
Unlike Disney, Universal Studios sticks to status quo with HBO deal

Nathan Myhrvold's Delusions: Patent Wars 'Vindicate' The Importance Of Patents

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Nathan Myhrvold, the founder of the world's largest patent troll, Intellectual Ventures, has been known to make ridiculous statements concerning patents in the past, but he's at it again. He's now claiming that the concerns and complaints about how patents hinder innovation are really just a vindication of his efforts....
Nathan Myhrvold's Delusions: Patent Wars 'Vindicate' The Importance Of Patents
BII REPORT: The Race To Be The Third Mobile Platform
BII REPORT: The Race To Be The Third Mobile Platform
BII REPORT: The Race To Be The Third Mobile Platform

Japanese court declares Samsung patent invalid in another spat with Apple

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Weary of the neverending legal back-and-forth between Apple and Samsung yet? No, we're not either (that's a terrible lie), and the latest exciting development comes from a courtroom in Japan, where it was decided Samsung does not hold rights to certain data transmission tech it accused Apple of pinching....
Japanese court declares Samsung patent invalid in another spat with Apple
Enough with the rhetoric! Crowdfunding works -- here's the proof

In Defense of the Idealists

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The other day I ripped into Pinterest a bit for its spammy email actions for new users. Not long after, a friend of mine called me out indirectly, saying that Google+ did much of the same and yet nobody really talked about it. I’ll argue the point that it wasn’t...
In Defense of the Idealists
Silly cord cutter, you will pay for cable. Oh yes.
Measuring interruptions: How to keep your software development team in the 'zone'

20,000 US BitTorrent users sued; 30,000 more lawsuits pending

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The number of Americans targetted by entertainment industry lawsuits nearly doubled this month, as the the US Copyright Group ("an ad hoc coalition of independent film producers and with the encouragement of the Independent Film & Television Alliance") brought suit against 20,000 BitTorrent users. 30,000 more lawsuits are pending, bringing...
20,000 US BitTorrent users sued; 30,000 more lawsuits pending

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins clarifies comments on change, rejects Android speculation

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Freshly anointed RIM CEO Thorsten Heins sat down with Crackberry this week to discuss his vision for the future of BlackBerry, his thoughts on Android and, most strikingly, his recent comments about maintaining the status quo. Shortly after his appointment, Heins issued a video address in which he implicitly...
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins clarifies comments on change, rejects Android speculation

Ticket Tailor passes 100,000 event tickets sold, by cutting annoying booking fees

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Ticket Tailor, the ticketing selling system for event organisers has sold more than 100,000 tickets, highlighting a need for change to the status quo elsewhere, where additional booking fees are usually added at the point of sale. We covered the launch of the company last year and its aim to change ticket sales...
Ticket Tailor passes 100,000 event tickets sold, by cutting annoying booking fees

SF MusicTech Summit XI comes to San Francisco October 9th

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This sponsored post is produced by SF MusicTech Summit. The music industry is in a precarious place. The status quo is crumbling, paradigms are shifting, time-honored institutions are facing new hurdles. From artists to consumers to label execs, everyone’s wondering: what’s next? The SF MusicTech Summit will  attempt to tackle...
SF MusicTech Summit XI comes to San Francisco October 9th

The Mantra Of The Digital Generation: Life, Liberty And Blazing Broadband

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I recently had an interesting discussion with a politician who really, really understands the various issues that we regularly discuss around here. I brought up the question of whether or not some of this was a "generational" issue, and he (being of a somewhat older generation) said he didn't think...
The Mantra Of The Digital Generation: Life, Liberty And Blazing Broadband
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