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THE ANGEL 100: New York's Top Early Stage Investors

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If you're new to the New York startup scene, who are the best early-stage investors to pitch? There are a lot of people and early-stage firms who can cut your startup's first checks. Fred Wilson and the Union Square Ventures team, for example, can give entrepreneurs a few hundred-thousand dollars...
THE ANGEL 100: New York's Top Early Stage Investors

20 Hours Left to Help 300 Kids Learn to Code This Summer

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San Francisco-based Black Girls Code is within a few thousand dollars of funding a campaign that will teach programming to more than 300 kids from underrepresented areas around the U.S. over the next three months. Black Girls Code is "dedicated to teaching girls... from underrepresented communities about computer programming...
20 Hours Left to Help 300 Kids Learn to Code This Summer

[Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Onswipe CEO Jason L. Baptiste’s new book The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Business Without Clout or Capital. To coincide with giving the chapter away, Jason will be choosing one entrepreneur from the TechCrunch audience to meet four of the best venture capitalists...
[Excerpt] Fundraising: From $1,000 To $1,000,000
Pricing Engine Simplifies Digital Advertising for Mom and Pop Buyers

Accused Movie Pirate Sues for Defamation and Millions in Damages

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Since early 2010, hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. have been sued for downloading and sharing copyrighted content on BitTorrent. Since there are so many of them these lawsuits are hardly newsworthy anymore, however, things do get interesting when defendants decide to fight back. One excellent example is...
Accused Movie Pirate Sues for Defamation and Millions in Damages

THE ANGEL 50: Silicon Valley's Top Early Stage Investors

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If you're new to the Silicon Valley startup scene, who are the best early-stage investors to pitch? There are a lot of people and early-stage firms who can cut your startup's first checks. Ron Conway and the SV Angel team, for example, can give entrepreneurs a few hundred-thousand dollars or...
THE ANGEL 50: Silicon Valley's Top Early Stage Investors

Most Smartphone Owners Are Between 25 and 34 Years Old (And Here's How Much Money They Make)

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You might have suspected for a while now that smartphone owners tend to be young-ish, with some disposable income. A new Nielsen survey confirms that this is the case, with a couple of exceptions. Of 20,000 U.S. mobile phone owners surveyed by Nielsen surveyed month, 48 percent said they owned...
Most Smartphone Owners Are Between 25 and 34 Years Old (And Here's How Much Money They Make)

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

Iconic Piracy Suit Against Google Dismissed, Despite $25,000 Bounty

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In 2004 Google was sued by Perfect 10. The adult publisher demanded a permanent injunction against Google to prevent it from copying and distributing thumbnails of its images, and to stop the search engine from linking to websites where Perfect 10 content was hosted illegally. Initially Perfect 10 scored a...
Iconic Piracy Suit Against Google Dismissed, Despite $25,000 Bounty
Infographics Are Broken. We Can Do Better.

Are you Kinning me? Microsoft beats trademark lawsuit over Kinect

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Guest Commentary: Microsoft makes the Kinect motion controller for Xbox 360, and for a while tried out a mobile phone named Kin. Kinbook makes a Facebook app that is intended to capture and organize family memories. Kinbook discovered Facebook’s overzealous position that it owns the -book suffix, so Kinbook changed its...
Are you Kinning me? Microsoft beats trademark lawsuit over Kinect

Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuits Stopped Over Unlicensed Attorney

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The ongoing mass-BitTorrent lawsuits in the U.S. continue to keep the United States judicial system busy. More than 250,000 people have been sued over the last two years and new lawsuits are being filed every week. Through these mass lawsuits the copyright holders are trying to obtain the personal details...
Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuits Stopped Over Unlicensed Attorney

In surprise move, judge quits Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' case

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has abruptly recused herself from a high-profile case in which Facebook had recently proposed to pay $10 million to settle accusations that it violated users’ privacy when it used their photos for “sponsored stories” without their permission. The recusal, which was first reported in a...
In surprise move, judge quits Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' case

Touchfire Flexible Keyboard for iPad Touches Down

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Remember when gadgets on Kickstarter only needed a few thousand dollars to get off the ground — before this and this happened? The Touchfire is one such product, with an initial goal of raising $10,000 in a month and a half. The flexible, transparent keyboard overlay for iPad far...
Touchfire Flexible Keyboard for iPad Touches Down

Kickstarter Keeps Funding Bigger And Bigger Projects

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One of the things that we always hear about new business models from critics is that they can't possibly "replace" some of the old business models. Often the talk is about how they're only good for "small" things, and how they simply can't scale. Of course, this seems to underestimate...
Kickstarter Keeps Funding Bigger And Bigger Projects
Cloud provider Internap adds hosted offerings for itty-bitty companies

Postal Service Could Be On The Hook For Millions For Daring To Memorialize The Korean War Memorial

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A few years back, we wrote about how a sculptor who had been contracted by the US government to create the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC was suing the US Postal Service because it had released a stamp using a photograph of the Memorial. There were all sorts of...
Postal Service Could Be On The Hook For Millions For Daring To Memorialize The Korean War Memorial

Location App Turf Hits 100,000 Check-Ins 4 Days After Launch

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Designer Michael Tseng was one of Kickstarter's early success stories. In April 2011, he raised a few thousand dollars in a few days for a mobile game, Turf. Turf promised to combine elements of Sim City, Mario, Monopoly and Foursquare and become the ultimate virtual reality mobile game. After Kickstarter,...
Location App Turf Hits 100,000 Check-Ins 4 Days After Launch

Booting Up: Solar Powered Edition

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PayPal may launch a product to compete with ousted cofounder Jack Dorsey's Square [GigaOM] Secret startup in Mississippi, Twin Creeks, has developed technology they claim can cut the cost of solar cells in half [Technology Review] Social transparency investment platform eToro raises $15 million in a venture round led by...
Booting Up: Solar Powered Edition

Guy Behind Kickstarter Video Game Scam Isn’t Even a Game Developer, Former Employer Says

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"Seth Westphal," the creator and cofounder of "Little Monster Productions." (kickstarter.com) The man behind the Kickstarter campaign for a game that raised a few thousand dollars before being revealed as a plagiarizer may not even be a game developer, Betabeat has learned. In a Kickstarter campaign, a man who identifies himself...
Guy Behind Kickstarter Video Game Scam Isn’t Even a Game Developer, Former Employer Says

Anti-Jihadist Trolls Wage War on Terrorist Message Boards

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(Photo: Wikipedia) Terrorists: they’re just like us! They use message boards to communicate and organize. Before, these message board were largely free of “first!!!1″ and painstakingly detailed ASCII art, but perhaps no more. Now, participants in the “Viral Peace” U.S. government program are prepared to fight for freedom the American...
Anti-Jihadist Trolls Wage War on Terrorist Message Boards

'Hurt Locker' studio returns to the courtroom with piracy suit against 2,500 new defendants

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In 2010, The Hurt Locker received a laundry list of Academy Awards and other accolades, but the film is also remembered for the massive copyright infringement lawsuits that accompanied it. That same year, production studio Voltage Pictures sued tens of thousands of people who it claimed had pirated the...
'Hurt Locker' studio returns to the courtroom with piracy suit against 2,500 new defendants
Why a 70 degree angle is the key to selling a MacBook

More reasons to love reddit: Community raises over $13k for Cancer fighter’s dream vacation

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In case you aren’t hip to reddit, the awesome community where people from all over the world share stories, conversations and participate in social movements, there is an interesting thing that people participate in on the site. It’s called an AMA, which means “Ask Me Anything.” Anyone can do it,...
More reasons to love reddit: Community raises over $13k for Cancer fighter’s dream vacation

Cyberlocker Offered To Help Prosecute Users To Settle $34.8m Copyright Suit

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Last month, adult studio Corbin Fisher (through owners Liberty Media) sued the operators of file-hosting service Oron for a cool $34.8 million, claiming that they induce the sharing of copyright infringing files via their service. The rhetoric in court filings has been harsh, with Liberty Media’s lawyer Marc Randazza openly...
Cyberlocker Offered To Help Prosecute Users To Settle $34.8m Copyright Suit
Here's the takeaway from 2012′s big tech acquisitions: Founders must be lean

Verizon stands up for its users in copyright lawsuit

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Verizon Communications has had a long history of standing up against publishers seeking to subpoena information about its subscribers and their downloading habits, so it’s not a big surprise to see Big Red telling John Wiley’s lawyers to stuff it. Wiley is seeking information on the people behind IP addresses...
Verizon stands up for its users in copyright lawsuit

Open Thread: Why Go to Tech Conferences, Anyway?

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When it comes to tech conferences, the first thing most people think about is the parties. They might think about networking opportunities or learning experiences, but all too often, these are brushed off as mutual admiration societies and redundant, unoriginal chatter. I've heard every critique imaginable about some of the...
Open Thread: Why Go to Tech Conferences, Anyway?

Calculating Your Life-Time Income

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This article is by staff writer Adam Baker. Baker recently released an online guide entitled, Unautomate Your Finances. J.D.’s note: According to Facebook, today is Baker’s birthday. Happy birthday, Adam! In continuing celebration of Financial Literacy Month, my GRS contributions throughout April are covering basic techniques to raise your financial...
Calculating Your Life-Time Income

Justice Department Backs RIAA Against Pirating Student

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More than half a decade ago, the RIAA sued tens of thousands of alleged file-sharers. While the music group settled with the majority for a few thousand dollars each, student Joel Tenenbaum chose to put up a fight. As of today, the case is still ongoing. In 2009, a jury...
Justice Department Backs RIAA Against Pirating Student
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