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A Very Special Episode: TV Takes On Patent Trolls

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While I find most reality TV abhorrent, last week’s Shark Tank brought a very interesting concept to the usual babble that is the modern “boss” show. In this episode, Scott Jordan, creator of ScottEVest, appeared in front of a motley crew of entrepreneurs including Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary to...
A Very Special Episode: TV Takes On Patent Trolls

Welcome to GigaOM Europe

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Well, hello. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a little addition to the GigaOM navigation bar: Europe. That’s because from today we’re adding a new channel to the network that brings our coverage of European companies and issues into one place. The idea is to give Europe’s exciting companies...
Welcome to GigaOM Europe
Microsoft. Kicks. Ass.
F50: A Different Kind Of Tech Conference

Egyptian government inks deal to provide 10,000 tablet PCs to university students

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The Egyptian government has inked a deal to provide university students with 10,000 locally manufactured tablet PCs, local daily Al Ahram reports. While it is unclear how students who receive the PCs will be chosen, they will be distributed over the next six months, based on who the Ministry of...
Egyptian government inks deal to provide 10,000 tablet PCs to university students

DEAR PEOPLE WHO THINK APPLE IS GOING TO $1,000 A SHARE: Here's Why You Might Be Idiots... (AAPL)

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Yesterday, Apple broke the $500 billion barrier. This prompted many people, including me, to wonder whether it could get to $1 trillion. And the answer to this question seems the same as it was when Apple was $200 a share--yes, it can.  A lot has to go right, of...
DEAR PEOPLE WHO THINK APPLE IS GOING TO $1,000 A SHARE: Here's Why You Might Be Idiots... (AAPL)

Twitter's no-lawsuit pledge: "We will not join the patent wars"

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Twitter today unveiled a bold new commitment that will be made in writing to its employees—the company will not use any patents derived from employee inventions in offensive lawsuits without the inventor's permission. The move is highly unusual in the technology industry, which is awash in patent lawsuits filed...
Twitter's no-lawsuit pledge: "We will not join the patent wars"

Tech Firms Go Far and Wide for Space

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The one bright spot in an office-space market that has been slogging back from the downturn has been technology-industry expansion. And it isn't happening just in Silicon Valley....
Tech Firms Go Far and Wide for Space

Enterprise, Video Led The $25.1B In M&A Deals Last Quarter, Ernst & Young Says

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Instagram, Schminstagram. While flashy consumer deals keep getting all the headlines, it was actually cloud computing, enterprise and video that fueled the biggest deals of last quarter’s $25.1 billion in mergers and acquisitions, according to top-tier accounting firm Ernst & Young. The total value of all deals fell by 12 percent...
Enterprise, Video Led The $25.1B In M&A Deals Last Quarter, Ernst & Young Says

I Hope Yahoo Crushes Facebook in its Patent Suit

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Anyone who reads this blog knows how much I hate patent laws. I think 99pct of the time they are anti-competitive, corruptive,  impede creativity and innovation and can kill small businesses. I think the ratio of patent law doing a good job protecting company IP vs it being used purely...
I Hope Yahoo Crushes Facebook in its Patent Suit

DealBook: AOL Strikes $1.1 Billion Patent Deal With Microsoft

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AOL agreed on Monday to sell Microsoft a portfolio of over 800 patents, and license about 300 more, amid an arms race within the technology industry for intellectual property....
DealBook: AOL Strikes $1.1 Billion Patent Deal With Microsoft

Unified Hires Googler Brian Murphy To Run Sales

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Unified, a company offering tools to help agencies and brands manage their social advertising campaigns, has lured someone from Google to run it sales team. Specifically, it’s announcing the hiring of Brian Murphy as its new vice president of sales. His past experience includes leading Google’s ad sales to the...
Unified Hires Googler Brian Murphy To Run Sales

Why you can't trust tech press to teach you about the tech industry

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If there were one lesson I'd want to impress upon people who are interested in succeeding in the technology industry, it would be, as I've said before, know your shit. Know the discipline you're in, know the history of those who've done your kind of work before, understand the lessons...
Why you can't trust tech press to teach you about the tech industry

The Engineer's Brain

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I've been reading The Corrections this long weekend. This book came out over ten years ago, but I'd never read it so I pulled it out of our bookshelf and cracked it open after we got off the mountain on Saturday. I hope to finish it on the plane ride...
The Engineer's Brain

Content Wars – Could Meltwater-Versus-AP And UK Papers Spill Over?

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You’ll recall the battles between the RIAA and the technology industry over music licensing. Well something similar as been going on regarding how newspaper content is licensed to commercial clippings agencies, and it’s blowing up on both sides of the Atlantic. The Associated Press today filed suit against Meltwater News...
Content Wars – Could Meltwater-Versus-AP And UK Papers Spill Over?

New York's Tech Boom: Here to Stay This Time?

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As New York's technology industry booms, it might be wise to recall that this has happened before. In the dotcom boom, New York's tech scene flourished. And then collapsed. The question is whether New York's industry will be better placed to handle it this time. What has made Silicon Valley...
New York's Tech Boom: Here to Stay This Time?
“Defensive Patent License” created to protect innovators from trolls

Steve Jobs Still Looms Large

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Steven P. Jobs died nearly eight months ago, but the technology industry is not ready to let him go. At a technology conference where he frequently spoke, his close friends and those whose lives intersected with his, spoke of him fondly....
Steve Jobs Still Looms Large

Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie on how outsourcing creates entrepreneurs

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Recently named as one of the top 50 Australians in technology, Matt Barrie is arguably one of the best known entrepreneurs from “down under”; however, his influence goes well beyond Australia. As the CEO of the online outsourcing marketplace Freelancer, Barrie is at the center of a huge sector that the Internet and...
Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie on how outsourcing creates entrepreneurs

Live from Microsoft’s mystery event in Hollywood

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Posting from Hollywood: The technology industry has spent the past few days speculating about Microsoft’s “major” announcement this afternoon. Will it be a tablet or something else? We’ll soon find out straight from the company itself. The doors are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m. at Milk Studios, a location...
Live from Microsoft’s mystery event in Hollywood

Tech stocks in May: 'one of the worst down months in almost two years'

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The rest of 2012 is not looking good for the technology industry....
Tech stocks in May: 'one of the worst down months in almost two years'

Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing

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The technology industry is trapped in a cycle of privacy breaches and class action lawsuits that does nothing for the average internet user. The new Facebook settlement is just the latest example. If you missed it, Facebook says it will pay $10 million to compensate users who were turned into...
Facebook’s $10 million privacy payout: why you get nothing
How The JOBS Act Will Change The Tech World (And Beyond) [TCTV]

America, keep rewarding your dissidents

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Ever since I became an academic six years ago, I have been one of the biggest critics of U.S. competitiveness policies. I documented, for example, that we had our data wrong when it came to India and China’s advantages in engineering education and R&D, that we didn’t understand how to...
America, keep rewarding your dissidents

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers

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The first Microsoft Surface tablets won’t hit the streets for months, but the devices are already causing problems for other companies who make tablets and raising difficult questions about how how Microsoft is treating the companies that build computers and mobile devices based on its software. Just a day after...
Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Already Crushing the Dreams of Other Windows Hardware Makers
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PacketVideo talks Twonky, connected cars and mobile video innovation

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And why more people want to turn their smartphones into media serversTwonky? It sounds more like an obscure dubstep sub-genre than a cutting-edge app. But technology industry veteran PacketVideo is doing some interesting things with its range of Twonky apps for Android and iOS.It's best described as media-sharing software, for...
PacketVideo talks Twonky, connected cars and mobile video innovation

If You Think Facebook Paid Too Much For Instagram, Just Remember How Yahoo Blew It (YHOO)

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Buying Instagram for $1 billion today, Mark Zuckerberg showed that he learned an important lesson from Terry Semel. For companies in the technology industry, it can be far more expensive later to not pay few billion dollars now for a disruptive startup. In the summer of 2002, Yahoo could...
If You Think Facebook Paid Too Much For Instagram, Just Remember How Yahoo Blew It (YHOO)

Why Can't Apple BUY Anything With Its $100 Billion?

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Having an extra $100 billion lying around isn't a bad problem to have. And I don't have an issue with Apple's decision today to use some of that cash stash to pay dividends to investors and to buy back some of its stock. But doesn't that decision also indicate a...
Why Can't Apple BUY Anything With Its $100 Billion?

PRO: A near-term outlook for big data

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Big data now touches everything from enterprises and hospitals to smart-meter startups and connected devices in the home. Hadoop, meanwhile, is fast becoming the leading tool to analyze that data, and there is the ever-lingering question of privacy and how we, the technology industry, are responsible for teaching ethical ways...
PRO: A near-term outlook for big data
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