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COCA-COLA: Internal Numbers Show Big Online Buzz Just Doesn't Work

WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

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In showing off a new design for the iPhone software, Apple may have a few tricks up its sleeve - including mobile payments, more music sales and desktop convergenceApple's WWDC announcements - and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 - have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide...
WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

First Three Strikes Case In New Zealand Goes To Hearing

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Back in 2011, we wrote about New Zealand's rush to put in place a three strikes law that involved punishment for people accused -- not convicted -- of copyright infringement online. Having gone into effect, it looks like the Copyright Tribunal set up to deal with such cases is now...
First Three Strikes Case In New Zealand Goes To Hearing

How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook’s IPO

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Editor’s note: Dan Scholnick is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures where he invests in early stage cloud computing and consumerized IT companies such as New Relic, dotCloud, StackMob, Cloudscaling, and Loggly. You can read more about Dan at the Trinity Ventures website or follow him on Twitter @dschol. He is not an investor...
How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook’s IPO
“In the Studio,” MinoMonsters’ Josh Buckley Chronicles His Quest to Constantly Create

Warren Buffett's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich Is Smart, Fair, And Reasonable

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Ask any non-partisan economist how this country can begin to address its debt and deficit problem, and the answer is "raise taxes and cut spending." Not raise taxes OR cut spending. Raise taxes AND cut spending. With the US federal government currently spending about 22% of GDP per year...
Warren Buffett's Plan To Raise Taxes On The Rich Is Smart, Fair, And Reasonable

Samsung's earnings call liveblog

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Do you like numbers? What if we said those numbers were amounts of money -- very large sums of money? If we've caught your attention, then perhaps you'd like to join us as we bring you Samsung's earnings call live, straight into your eye holes courtesy of our fancy...
Samsung's earnings call liveblog

Apple's Ex-Ad Man: Samsung Has Stolen Apple's Momentum (AAPL)

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Samsung has stolen Apple's marketing momentum with its smart ads that poke fun at Apple, says Ken Segall, a former ad man for Apple. Segall isn't just any former Apple marketer. He put the "i" in "iMac," and worked closely with Steve Jobs. For years, he says, that Apple's advertising...
Apple's Ex-Ad Man: Samsung Has Stolen Apple's Momentum (AAPL)

Off-the-shelf trojan targets cloud-based payroll service

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Operators of an off-the-shelf botnet kit have unleashed new malware that can steal large sums of money by targeting cloud-based payroll service providers, a researcher from security firm Trusteer said on Tuesday. A configuration of the Zeus-based malware specifically targets Canadian payroll provider Ceridian, according to a blog post...
Off-the-shelf trojan targets cloud-based payroll service
Here's A Look Inside The Buddy Media Money Pit

Apple and Proview Face Off in Shanghai Court Over iPad Trademark

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While Proview has had some success in its battle against Apple's use of the "iPad" trademark in China with minor court decisions against local retailers, the two companies are now going directly head-to-head in a higher-profile case underway in Shanghai. There has been no decision in the case yet, but...
Apple and Proview Face Off in Shanghai Court Over iPad Trademark

Government Could Forge SSL Certificates

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FutureDomain writes "Is SSL becoming pointless? Researchers are poking holes in the chain of trust for SSL certificates which protect sensitive data. According to these hypothesized attacks, governments could compel certificate authorities to give them phony certificates that are signed by the CA, which are then used to perform man...
Government Could Forge SSL Certificates

Piracy Isn’t Killing The Movie Industry, Greed Is

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First off, we have to make it clear that the major movie studios are doing great at the box-office, despite movie piracy riding at an all-time high. Other parts of the movie industry, such as video rental outlets, do seem to struggle and they have the studios to thank for...
Piracy Isn’t Killing The Movie Industry, Greed Is

VIDEO: Facebook adverts value doubted

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A BBC investigation suggests companies are wasting large sums of money on adverts to gain "likes" from Facebook members who have no real interest in their products....
VIDEO: Facebook adverts value doubted
Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' Video Taken Down On Internet Freedom Day

Y Combinator-Backed WeFunder Launches To Bring Crowdfunding To The Masses

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Crowdfunding is catching on in a big way in the consumer space, as platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have provided new ways for people to back promising projects. But in the startup world, funding is still largely done the same way it has been for decades. A company called WeFunder...
Y Combinator-Backed WeFunder Launches To Bring Crowdfunding To The Masses

Hollywood Accounting Strikes Again: Investors In 29 Paramount Films That Earned $7 Billion Dollars Get No Return

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Ah, Hollywood copyright math. In the past, we've discussed a few instances of how massively profitable films use funny accounting tricks in order to avoid ever having to show an official profit, even as the studios themselves make out nicely. The key trick: the studios set up special subsidiaries just...
Hollywood Accounting Strikes Again: Investors In 29 Paramount Films That Earned $7 Billion Dollars Get No Return

Sharp Tipped to Offload 9.2% Share in Pioneer for $65M to Cover Debts

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Struggling Japanese tech firm Sharp is being tipped to cash in its 9.2 percent share in car and audio electronics specialist Pioneer for an estimated 6.3 billion yen (around $65 million). The Japan Times reports that the move is part of its efforts to cover an upcoming debt payment of 200...
Sharp Tipped to Offload 9.2% Share in Pioneer for $65M to Cover Debts
Halo Report: Where the angel money is flowing in the U.S.
Money! That's what Flashback's creators want (but they can't get it)

Billionaire Len Blavatnik part of group investing $60 million in Beats' music service

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Billionaire mogul Len Blavatnik is part of a group that will invest $60 million in Daisy, the subscription music service announced in January by the makers of the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, music industry sources told The Verge. The deal could be announced as soon as this week,...
Billionaire Len Blavatnik part of group investing $60 million in Beats' music service

Do Location Apps Need to Show Users the Money?

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It’s become obvious over the past year that location-based services are the new black, to the point where some are speculating that Yahoo might acquire market leader Foursquare for as much as $100 million, and explorers are racing to the North Pole to be the first to win a...
Do Location Apps Need to Show Users the Money?

Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

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The latest news in the world of copyright-trolling porn companies is that one of the people that the porn world tried to shake down with a trolling attempt has hit back with a racketeering lawsuit, which she's trying to turn into a class action. The woman, Jennifer Barker, received a...
Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

Pirate Bay Slaps Pathetic Proxies and Scammy Copies

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As time progresses, Internet users in general are becoming more wise to the general scams, cons and rip-offs of the online world. These evils take many forms, from rich African dignitaries looking to share their wealth with strangers, to a worried ‘PayPal’ advising users to enter their username and password...
Pirate Bay Slaps Pathetic Proxies and Scammy Copies

Twitter Sued For Defamation By Someone Who Thinks It's Responsible For 'Publishing' Tweets

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I would have hoped that, by now, most people could understand basic secondary liability issues, such as the difference between a service provider who provides the tools/service for communications and a content creator and/or publisher who actually creates or chooses the content. Unfortunately, when large sums of money are involved,...
Twitter Sued For Defamation By Someone Who Thinks It's Responsible For 'Publishing' Tweets

Symantec: Flashback botnet could generate up to $10k per day in ad clicks

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Antivirus and security firm Symantec says the true motivation behind the massive Flashback malware infection is revenue—ad revenue, that is. In a post to its Security Response blog, Symantec wrote that a Flashback botnet has the potential to generate up to $10,000 per day in ad clicks, primarily impacting...
Symantec: Flashback botnet could generate up to $10k per day in ad clicks

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

The BBC Aghast to Discover Spammy and/or Fake Facebook Profiles

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(pulse2.com) The BBC has some questions about this website, “The Facebook.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it? A bit of poking around reveals a shocking truth:  A BBC investigation suggests companies are wasting large sums of money on adverts to gain “likes” from Facebook members who have no real interest in their...
The BBC Aghast to Discover Spammy and/or Fake Facebook Profiles

The Whole Point of That Mac Virus? Stealing Google Ad Money

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He doesn't feel so good. (Wikimedia Commons) Turns out, cybercriminals can bring home some decent money, after all--at least until someone catches on and shuts down their latest revenue stream. After some reverse-engineering, the sleuths at Symantec have puzzled out the motivation behind the Mac Flashback botnet: Stealing Google's ad...
The Whole Point of That Mac Virus? Stealing Google Ad Money

Giftly, A Startup That Wanted To Make All Gift Cards Digital, Had A Pivotal Moment Yesterday

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Giftly launched last September with nearly $3 million in funding and a dream of making all gift cards mobile. But after the holiday season struck, founder Tim Bentley and his team of ten started to rethink the product. Giftly was a location-based gift card service. The sender could pick a...
Giftly, A Startup That Wanted To Make All Gift Cards Digital, Had A Pivotal Moment Yesterday
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