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The pros and cons of newspaper paywalls: a Twitter debate

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Having a debate about the merits and/or disadvantages of newspaper paywalls is nothing new — one seems to break out whenever two or more journalists are in a room together — but not all of them involve a former Dow Jones chief executive, a former Wall Street Journal publisher, the...
The pros and cons of newspaper paywalls: a Twitter debate

Transcript: Fortune Global Forum: Tim Armstrong

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Tim Armstrong, Charles Chao, Dele Liu and Neil Shen on how social media is changing business. Fortune Global Forum Viewpoint: How Social Media Is Changing Business Discussion leaders: Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL Charles Chao, President and CEO, SINA Corporation Dele Liu, President, Youku Tudou Neil Shen, Founding Managing...
Transcript: Fortune Global Forum: Tim Armstrong
Developers: Your Code Is Showing, And Future Employers Are Checking It Out

Viewpoint: 'Spend 4G cash on science'

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Should funds from the 4G spectrum auction be spent on technology research?...
Viewpoint: 'Spend 4G cash on science'

Twitter Cuts Off Illegal Neo Nazi Group Account In Germany

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Back in January, we wrote about Twitter's decision to set up tools to allow it to censor locally if required to under local laws. While many people got upset about this, believing it meant that Twitter was supporting censorship, we noted that the issue is a bit more nuanced than...
Twitter Cuts Off Illegal Neo Nazi Group Account In Germany

Cybersecurity legislation could soon lurch forward in the Senate, but can it pass the President?

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Cybersecurity legislation may soon find a way through the Senate. If a bill does make it through the upper house of the US Congress, it will still face reconciliation with the House itself. However, the bill discussed as a potential deadlock breaker in the Senate, could be an utter nonstarter...
Cybersecurity legislation could soon lurch forward in the Senate, but can it pass the President?

Viewpoint: Looking for innovation further afield

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Will the US and UK tech sectors collaborate more in 2013?...
Viewpoint: Looking for innovation further afield
Soon We'll Get To View Holograms On Our Phones And Tablets

Foxconn Shuts A Factory In Wake Of Riots

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Foxconn, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of electronic goods with clients like Apple, Dell and HP has had to temporarily shut a factory in Taiyuan, China after a huge riot occurred among some 1,000 workers. The New York Times notes that about 79,000 staff toil inside this particular Foxconn...
Foxconn Shuts A Factory In Wake Of Riots
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ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

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Via Lauren Weinstein, we find out that ICANN has effectively lost its bid to retain control over IANA functions, though the fact that everyone else sucks too means it gets to hang on for at least six more months. In the meantime, though, it appears the whole thing took an...
ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

Viewpoint: Apple's iPhone launches no longer excite

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'Fake Steve Jobs' calls the iPhone maker a copycat...
Viewpoint: Apple's iPhone launches no longer excite

How The Megaupload Shutdown Has Put 'Cloud Computing' Business Plans At Risk

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As you recall, last month's SOPA/PIPA protests were followed the very next day by the US government shutting down Megaupload. While there have been plenty of discussions about the wider implications of the January 18th anti-SOPA/PIPA protests, there's been less analysis about the wider impact of the Megaupload case. Lawyer...
How The Megaupload Shutdown Has Put 'Cloud Computing' Business Plans At Risk

How Sweden Handed Its Official Twitter Account Over To A Troll

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Over the weekend, the NY Times profiled the fact that Sweden hands its official @Sweden twitter account over to a different citizen each week, and lets them control it. It was the brain child of the Swedish Institute and the national tourist agency -- with the idea of showcasing some...
How Sweden Handed Its Official Twitter Account Over To A Troll
JEFF GUNDLACH: Apple's Plunge Has Singlehandedly Debunked The Efficient Markets Hypothesis (AAPL)
Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon comes to Facebook [video]

Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

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Forbes has an article about how lawyers representing Richard Brandson's Virgin property have sent a letter to "I Am Not A Virgin," a small jeans company in NYC, complaining about its attempt to register the trademark on its name in the US. The Forbes report falsely states that it's a...
Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

Tim Berners-Lee Says UK's Net Spying Plans Would Be 'Destruction Of Human Rights'

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Not content with inventing the Web and then giving it away, Tim Berners-Lee remains highly active in warning about the threats the Internet and its users face. Most recently he has taken on the British government's disproportionate plans to store information about every email sent and Web page visited in...
Tim Berners-Lee Says UK's Net Spying Plans Would Be 'Destruction Of Human Rights'
Wi-Fi "as free as air"--the totally false story that refuses to die

Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

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I'll be honest about my viewpoint to start this piece: I hate geo-restrictions, particularly on digital goods. I simply cannot see how they benefit anyone. Customers are blocked or pay different prices for like goods, often times angering them (not something you typically want to do to customers). Companies feel...
Australian Consumer Advocate CHOICE Encourages IP Spoofing To Get Better Prices

Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights

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For a while now, we've been following a series of very scary court cases that could take away your ability to sell physical products you own, by using a bizarre interpretation of copyright law by the courts. You can click back on that link to read some of the background,...
Speak Out Against Copyright Holders Destroying True Property Rights

What Angry Internet Comments Do To Our Mental Health

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With a presidential campaign, health care and the gun control debate in the news these days, one can't help getting sucked into the flame wars that are Internet comment threads. But psychologists say this addictive form of vitriolic back and forth should be avoided--or simply censored by online media outlets--because...
What Angry Internet Comments Do To Our Mental Health

Dilemma: Cloud Computing Is Disrupting Microsoft Office 2010 and its Profit Margins

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Microsoft President Stephen Elop says the cloud has created a "constructive disruption," in the market, creating an opportunity to offer Microsoft Office on the Web at no cost. It also looks like the cloud is disrupting Microsoft's pricing structure quite a bit. The issue: cloud computing may be the future...
Dilemma: Cloud Computing Is Disrupting Microsoft Office 2010 and its Profit Margins

If Google Is Serious About Reforming Patent Mess, It Should Make A Bold Statement And Stop Using Motorola Patents To Demand Cash

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We've discussed in the past the fact that Google has never used patents offensively. That is, while it has many patents, it has never (that anyone can point to) used them to threaten another company to force them to pay up. Instead, it has only used them defensively. Over the...
If Google Is Serious About Reforming Patent Mess, It Should Make A Bold Statement And Stop Using Motorola Patents To Demand Cash

Uh-oh! Intel and ARM both see slowdown ahead

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Intel expects its third-quarter sales to be between $300 million and $1.9 billion lower than previous forecasts, the chip giant said Friday. Many see this as a sign of the weakening PC market, especially after HP and Dell posted such disappointing results in part because of a slowdown in PC...
Uh-oh! Intel and ARM both see slowdown ahead

Viewpoint: Steve Jobs's legacy

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One year after his death, Apple's co-founder is missed in Silicon Valley...
Viewpoint: Steve Jobs's legacy

MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

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I thought I knew all there was to know about MovieClips. If you asked me to summarize their business, I would have said, “They post short clips of premium Hollywood movies on YouTube and put some ads up next to the content.” But I would have been completely wrong....
MovieClips is Driving 600 Million Monthly YouTube Views and No One Knows It

Dear Ari Emanuel: We're All Meeting On The Internet, Come Join Us

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We recently posted about Hollywood super agent Ari Emanuel's ridiculous demands that Google somehow find the magic "stop piracy" button. That story is turning into something much more interesting. The next day, at the same conference, a Google exec, Susan Wojcicki, pointed out the obvious: that Emanuel doesn't know what...
Dear Ari Emanuel: We're All Meeting On The Internet, Come Join Us

Steve Jobs responds on iPhone SDK's new Section 3.3.1

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Filed under: SDKThe release of the iPhone 4.0 SDK to developers included, in the accompanying agreement, Apple's new mandate that apps must be written in C/C++/Objective-C. This seems to block the use of alternative development environments for iPhone apps, such as the upcoming Flash CS5. As criticism of this condition...
Steve Jobs responds on iPhone SDK's new Section 3.3.1

New Dog Files Viewpoint! Does Your Dog Bark And Lunge At People? http://bit.ly/aiJss0

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