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Lobby Group Says Open Source Threatens Capitalism

mashable.com
Does advocating the use of open source software make one an enemy of capitalism? Yes, according to a U.S. intellectual property lobby group.The Guardian reports that the International Intellectual Property Alliance, a lobby group broadly representing the RIAA, MPAA and others, has requested that the U.S. government put countries...
Lobby Group Says Open Source Threatens Capitalism

Survey: State of the enterprise, 2013

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Investments in new technology areas such as collaboration and mobility are important to companies' long-term competitiveness -- and the pressure is on IT to deliver....
Survey: State of the enterprise, 2013

Rakuten expecting Q4 losses of $373m as it introduces marketplace model to Play.com and Buy.com

thenextweb.com
Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce firm, is predicted that its fourth quarter financial results will see it take a hit to the tune of 35,089 million yen (that’s around $373 million) due to the rebranding and restructuring of its operations in the US and UK: Buy.com and Play.com, respectively. The company is...
Rakuten expecting Q4 losses of $373m as it introduces marketplace model to Play.com and Buy.com

Copying Leads To Competition, Competition Leads To Innovation

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Marco Arment, the creator of the popular read-it-later tool Instapaper, has an excellent blog post discussing copying, innovation, and the best ways to react to competition. Arment discusses a new Instapaper competitor called Readability, which launched last week and received a lot of praise for including custom fonts, something Instapaper...
Copying Leads To Competition, Competition Leads To Innovation

Rakuten posts record year-end revenue of $4.7b, but $305m restructuring loss drags down net income

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Japanese ecommerce titan Rakuten has just posted solid results for fiscal 2012 with record highs in net sales, operating profit and ordinary profit, but its overall performance was dragged down by a $305 million loss (28.6 billion yen) related to restructuring charges for Play.com in the UK and Buy.com in...
Rakuten posts record year-end revenue of $4.7b, but $305m restructuring loss drags down net income
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