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Can Congress punish the member who shouted "baby killer" at Bark Stupak?

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As anti-abortion Democrat Bart Stupak was speaking in support of health care legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives Sunday night, a Republican member reportedly shouted the phrase "baby killer." Talking Points Memo quotes pro-life Democrat Dale Kildee of Michigan as saying, "No one knows who it was...
Can Congress punish the member who shouted "baby killer" at Bark Stupak?

The disruption in media and real-time politics at paidContent 2012

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All of us at GigaOM and our sister site paidContent are into the final planning stages for our big media show next week — paidContent 2012: At The Crossroads. As paidContent editor and conference chair Staci Kramer has described in her posts leading up to the conference, we’re going...
The disruption in media and real-time politics at paidContent 2012

paidContent 2012: New speakers, jam-packed agenda

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The best part of planning a conference is getting to bring a fascinating mix of innovators and disruptors together with industry vets. I’m pleased to announce our last big batch of speakers for a jam-packed paidContent 2012: At The Crossroads, May 23rd in New York: Jim Bankoff, CEO, Vox Media Josh Marshall,...
paidContent 2012: New speakers, jam-packed agenda

US Ignite: Designing Apps For Ultra-High Speed

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Tomorrow, Obama signs an executive order to begin implementing an ultra-high speed network across the US under the project name of US Ignite. It’s similar to what Google Fiber has been toying with in Kansas City, but with a public services tilt. The 100Mbps+ low latency network will connect up...
US Ignite: Designing Apps For Ultra-High Speed

Your Netflix rental data to be shared with Facebook from next year

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US Congress passes 'social sharing' bill that makes it easier for Netflix and Hulu to pass on your rental data to FacebookThough they can't seem to do anything about the looming financial crisis, Congress has passed a bill that will make it easier for a company like Netflix or Hulu...
Your Netflix rental data to be shared with Facebook from next year
Is data mining company Palantir's software behind PRISM surveillance? Palantir says no

How does politics change in the age of the real-time social web?

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Politics used to be a very controlled and almost theatrical process, with politicians and other political actors appearing in carefully scripted events — and the reporting and analysis of those events was also restricted to certain specific media channels: a couple of TV networks, one or two major newspapers,...
How does politics change in the age of the real-time social web?
Netflix to finally launch social sharing in early 2013 after Obama signs bill
McGraw Hill Education sees $399 iPad as nearing 'tipping point' for broad adoption

The cost of Netflix's political win: $1 million in lobbying over two years and its own PAC

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Netflix has a win under its belt heading into 2013: its users will soon be able to share their video viewing history through social channels. A small feature one might think, but the company has been fighting for the capability for most of the year. At issue was the Video Privacy...
The cost of Netflix's political win: $1 million in lobbying over two years and its own PAC

Booting Up: Big Bucks Edition

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Wad (Source: Wikipedia) Quantenna announces unfathomable $79 million funding round for faster, broader range "wire-like wireless" chips [VentureBeat] Blur Group raises $2 million for B2B marketers platform in Europe's largest-ever angel funding round [TechCrunch] Australian scentologists develop Eau de Macbook Pro [Gizmodo] Is "Tumblr" the new "blog?" [Talking Points Memo] Coachella's virtual...
Booting Up: Big Bucks Edition
Netflix Confirms It Will Add Social Sharing Features In 2013, Once Obama Signs New Bill

Radio Killed The Podcasting Star

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Podcasters are to radio what bloggers are to newspapers: independent voices taking attention away from mainstream media. At least that was the theory, when professional podcasts and blogs were getting started in the 2000s. But unlike blogs, podcasts by indie voices have not gone on to seriously challenge the...
Radio Killed The Podcasting Star

Netflix to launch social sharing in US next year after Video Privacy Protection Act update is signed

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Netflix will be launching its social sharing features in the United States next year, according to Talking Points Memo. The only thing that’s required right now is President Obama’s signature on an update to the Video Privacy Protection Act. Once enacted, video services like Netflix will be able to share customer...
Netflix to launch social sharing in US next year after Video Privacy Protection Act update is signed

Beyond TwitterDome

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When you’re in the Twitter dome, and you have something that blows up large, we grab onto it because it’s a place where we can see things pick up heat. But it’s sort of a false heat. It isn’t real. We’re all just shouting at each other. – David Carr...
Beyond TwitterDome
Apple finally gives OpenStreetMaps credit for iPhoto map data (two months late)
Facebook begins testing streamlined Timeline profile pages

Kickstarter is a crowdsourced endowment for the arts

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When crowdfunding service Kickstarter launched in 2009, it seemed like the perfect way for technology entrepreneurs to raise money for apps and widgets, and in fact much of the focus on the company has been on how it allows inventors to find backers for things like iPod Nano watches...
Kickstarter is a crowdsourced endowment for the arts
Facebook testing Timeline tweak with better member snapshots

Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts

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If you're thinking about applying for an NEA grant, you might want to consider just doing it yourself on the Web's favorite crowdsourcing tool, Kickstarter. Co-Founder Yancey Strickler said today in an interview with Talking Points Memo that Kickstarter might actually crowdsource fund $150 million in 2012, which is $4...
Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts

Video Of 3D Printed Gun Magazine Shows Off Deadly High-Capacity 'Wiki Weapon'

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A new video showcasing the future of weapons was released on YouTube today: a enterprising 24-year-old gun enthusiast manufactured his own high-capacity 30-round gun magazine using a 3D printer. Hoping to spread the amateur design of more “Wiki Weapons”, the rebellious 24-year-old designer nicknamed the blueprints of the weapon, the...
Video Of 3D Printed Gun Magazine Shows Off Deadly High-Capacity 'Wiki Weapon'

Pulse Creates a One-Stop Shop for Election News

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Want to pull yourself out of the “filter bubble” and read political news from a wide variety of sources? You might try Pulse’s new election section. The mobile news-reading app has compiled some 25 political news outlets, including some significant ones it didn’t previously offer, like Fox News and the...
Pulse Creates a One-Stop Shop for Election News
Craigslist begins testing listings with embedded OpenStreetMap maps
New immigration plan outlined: Startup visa is a go, H-1B quota to rise, tougher monitoring required
Netflix confirms new social sharing coming to US users in 2013

Grumpy Grandpa John McCain Doesn't Understand 'Why the Hell' He Has to Update His Apps

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Even Tim Cook can’t believe this shit. Tim Cook and other Apple representatives are on Capital Hill today, answering questions about why the company doesn’t pay any more taxes here in the U.S. of A. Senator Carl Levin is currently waving around his iPhone and grilling the lot of them about...
Grumpy Grandpa John McCain Doesn't Understand 'Why the Hell' He Has to Update His Apps

MPAA Recruits "Surrogates" to Support Extradition of UK Student

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Yesterday we covered a leaked MPAA memo with talking points on the TVShack case. The MPAA successfully lobbied the Department of Justice to demand the extradition of the site’s former operator, UK student Richard O’Dwyer. However, in recent months public opinion turned against the authorities, a point now being noted...
MPAA Recruits "Surrogates" to Support Extradition of UK Student

Facebook Tests A Sleeker Timeline Layout For Profiles

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Facbook, notorious for tweaking and testing its layout, is at it again post-IPO. Talking Points Memo spotted a streamlined version of timeline that allocates less real-estate for friends, photos, and likes. Instead of pulling in profile/page information under the cover photo, simple icons exist:... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Facebook Tests A Sleeker Timeline Layout For Profiles

FTC chairman defends Google search bias settlement as legally sound

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Jon Leibowitz addresses questions about the role lobbying played in decision that came after two-year investigationThe US Federal Trade Commission chairman has publicly defended his agency's settlement with Google for the first time since the search giant was cleared of result bias last week. The settlement was reached after a...
FTC chairman defends Google search bias settlement as legally sound

Move Over, PadMapper: Craigslist is Stealthily Testing Maps

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(Photo: Craigslist) When last we heard from Craigslist, they were filing suit against a scrappy little startup called PadMapper and yanking their listings from Google to keep PadMapper from aggregating them. It was kind of a dick move. But at least now we have a motive! Craigslist is apparently working...
Move Over, PadMapper: Craigslist is Stealthily Testing Maps
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