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Texas DMV Sells Personal Information To Hundreds Of Companies; Drivers Not Allowed To Opt-Out

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Fun, dubious, privacy-violating stuff happening out in Texas where the Dept. of Motor Vehicles has made a tidy sum selling the information it collects (including names, addresses and makes/models owned) to a variety of private companies. The Texas DMV claims its "top priority" is protecting drivers' information, but that hardly...
Texas DMV Sells Personal Information To Hundreds Of Companies; Drivers Not Allowed To Opt-Out

Apple 1 breaks auction record, goes for $671,400

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One of what's thought to be only six working Apple 1 computers -- hand-built by Steve Wozniak -- flies out of a German auction house for a tidy sum. The last one went for $640,000. [Read more]...
Apple 1 breaks auction record, goes for $671,400
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Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO

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Beats snapped up music service MOG back in summer for a tidy sum of $14 million. Since then it's been unclear on what it intended to do with it. Today we learn that Dre and Lovine have appointed former Topspin boss Ian Rogers as CEO, specifically with the task...
Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO

Peer-to-peer car sharing service Getaround rolls into Chicago with its managed rentals program in tow

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Getaround, one of the most high profile peer-to-peer car sharing services in the US, has today announced that it’s expanding its reach to a fifth city. Already live in San Francisco, Austin, Portland and San Diego, the service will now be available in Chicago too. Getaround allows car owners to rent...
Peer-to-peer car sharing service Getaround rolls into Chicago with its managed rentals program in tow

The 'startup visa': Why Canada made it a priority & why the U.S. should too

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This is a guest post by Boris Wertz On Thursday, March 28, Canada announced that a new startup visa program would begin accepting applications. Governments can be notorious for slow change, especially in the eyes of entrepreneurs who move at an incredibly fast-pace. But Canada’s federal government moved impressively...
The 'startup visa': Why Canada made it a priority & why the U.S. should too
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Backed Or Whacked: May The Funds Be With You

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. A short time ago on a crowdfunding site not very far away… Whacked: Open Source Death Star. There are a number...
Backed Or Whacked: May The Funds Be With You

Facebook Plays Catch-Up With Ad Targeting and Bidding

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Facebook announced on Wednesday that it would allow advertisers to bid on highly targeted ads. The surprising thing isn't that the social network is making a major change in its ad sales strategy, but that it isn’t already doing what rivals Google, Yahoo and AOL have done for years.  The new program, called Facebook Exchange, offers...
Facebook Plays Catch-Up With Ad Targeting and Bidding
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