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A Framework For Copyright Reform

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I watched a large part of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property's first hearing on copyright reform, and came away somewhat disappointed. While the panelists presented a variety of interesting viewpoints and worked hard to highlight areas of agreement, many of the Congressional Representatives were clearly confused about the law,...
A Framework For Copyright Reform

NLT naked-eye display can show 3D, 2D images concurrently

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NEC LCD Technologies (NLT) has demonstrated a new prototype display that has six viewpoints and creates a 3D image to the naked eye. It uses low-temperature polycrystalline silicon and new HxDP (Horizontally times Density Pixels) technology to retain full resolution, however, unlike LCD displays that achieve a glasses-free 3D effect,...
NLT naked-eye display can show 3D, 2D images concurrently

Apple to offer replacement for UDID tracking to app developers and advertisers

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has plans to release a new tracking tool for developers, following its ban of Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) last summer. This looks like the company’s first major attempt to satisfy developers need for legitimate use data, while balancing that with user privacy. At the moment,...
Apple to offer replacement for UDID tracking to app developers and advertisers

Booting up Hypercamp in NYC

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I've wanted to try doing a hypercamp for a long time, and it seems we'll likely do it in NY as an outgrowth of the Thursday evening meetups we're having at NYU. I've written about Hypercamp many times, so I'll just provide a bit of context here, for background, you...
Booting up Hypercamp in NYC

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CISPA: 4 Viewpoints You Should Hear

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Parties with strong opinions are weighing in on the controversial Cyber Information and Security Protection Act making its way through Congress, raising a plethora of questions along the way....
CISPA: 4 Viewpoints You Should Hear

Leaning left or right? Browser plugin looks to bring balance to political news

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It’s an election year, which means a lot of mud is being slung in various media outlets. Oftentimes, it’s hard to find the truth among all of the clutter. But a new online tool could help identify biases in news reporting, pointing consumers of news to other viewpoints, especially when...
Leaning left or right? Browser plugin looks to bring balance to political news

More Details Show IRS Targeted Groups Critical Of How The Government Was Run

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Late on Friday (the time when people try to break bad news to avoid a big news cycle) the IRS admitted that the office that scrutinizes non-profit/tax exempt status of organizations had acted politically in targeting groups that had "tea party" or "patriot" in their names. Over the weekend, more...
More Details Show IRS Targeted Groups Critical Of How The Government Was Run

Open door: The deputy letters editor on... how to avoid being left at the back of the queue

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To maximise the chance of your message reaching the right recipient, you should refer to our contacts page on the webIn recent years the job of the small band of people who put together the Guardian's letters page has expanded in volume and scope, if not quite exponentially (maths graduates...
Open door: The deputy letters editor on... how to avoid being left at the back of the queue
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Did Iran Launch a Cyber Attack on the BBC?

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Everyone knows that the Iranian government is no champion of a free press. But exactly how far is the Islamic Republic willing to go to keep voices and viewpoints down to a minimum? It would appear that a full-blown cyber attack on the BBC is not out of the question,...
Did Iran Launch a Cyber Attack on the BBC?
Adobe reverses decision to collect App Store royalty on Director 12 iOS apps

One Year Later: How Google Panda Changed Our Business

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Editor’s note: Matt Moog is the founder and CEO of Viewpoints.com. Follow him on Twitter @MattMoog. Google Panda strikes February 24, 2011 was a day that will live in infamy for the team here at Viewpoints. That was the day of the Google Panda update. Up until that point we...
One Year Later: How Google Panda Changed Our Business
Soon We'll Get To View Holograms On Our Phones And Tablets
Takeaways from paidContent Live: Paywalls, sponsored content and massive disruption

EdgeTheory: Is Personal Branding Sanitized and Non-Authentic? /cc @chrissaad

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In the social Web, we talk a lot about being transparent and open. But many of us are limiting what we say online to a specific topic. We’re sharing links and associating with people who share our viewpoints, and possibly avoiding hot-buttons like politics, in favor of talking about technology...
EdgeTheory: Is Personal Branding Sanitized and Non-Authentic? /cc @chrissaad

Ustream comes out as a media company, boosts its curation with new hires

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Ustream has hired two media veterans to expand its content strategy, the live streaming company revealed. Cybil Wallace and Scott Roesch are joining respectively from CNN.com and Viacom to serve as Ustream’s Executive producer and Head of news & entertainment, business development. This announcement comes only a few weeks after the company...
Ustream comes out as a media company, boosts its curation with new hires

Why I Love the BBC News Website

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The BBC News website at news.bbc.co.uk sports a very elegant design, the choice of colors and typefaces makes the text very readable and you don’t have to register to read a news story on the BBC website. There’s however another reason why I love the BBC website – it actively...
Why I Love the BBC News Website

Would 2010 Steve Jobs Sue 1996 (Or 1984) Steve Jobs Over Patents?

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One of the things you discover in studying the history of patent use among many companies is that when they're young, they innovate. When they're old, they litigate. That is when they're growing and building cool stuff, they don't worry much about patents, but focus on building the coolest products...
Would 2010 Steve Jobs Sue 1996 (Or 1984) Steve Jobs Over Patents?
Google Earth now includes publicly-sourced aerial images from balloons and kites

Google's Schmidt Says Executive Moves Don't Necessarily Mean Chrome OS and Android Getting Hitched

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When Google announced last week that responsibility for Android was shifting to Chrome head Sundar Pichai, it was an easy assumption that Google might be headed toward moving its two operating systems. However, that’s not necessarily going to be the case, a fact reiterated this week by none other than...
Google's Schmidt Says Executive Moves Don't Necessarily Mean Chrome OS and Android Getting Hitched
Will pulling AppGratis from the App Store create a true meritocracy?

Bloomberg TV’s Deirdre Bolton talks to us about the current technology investment trends

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Ever since Facebook went public, there has been a whole new crop of armchair investors and strategists emerging. Some say the IPO was a failure, some say it will take time. The most interesting thing about this story is what it means for technology investment overall. One of the people...
Bloomberg TV’s Deirdre Bolton talks to us about the current technology investment trends

Where do developers draw the line with Apple?

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Dan Grigsby, founder of Mobile Orchard, is abandoning iPhone development. The reason? Apple's "ask permission" environment doesn't work for him anymore. He explained his decision in a recent blog post: Ask permission environments crush creativity and innovation. In healthy environments, when would-be innovators/creators identify opportunities, the only thing that stands...
Where do developers draw the line with Apple?

Have an idea for a great guest post? Here's what you need to know

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While most of the pieces that we publish on GigaOM are staff-written, every week we run a handful of posts by guest contributors. The authors are at the center of the industries and trends we cover — they are corporate executives, technologists, VCs, entrepreneurs and thinkers  – and they offer fresh...
Have an idea for a great guest post? Here's what you need to know

Can Meg Whitman Steer H-P in the Right Direction?

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WSJ Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray visits the “Mean Street” show to discuss his interview this week with Hewlett-Packard President & CEO Meg Whitman, in which the company’s leadership and direction were on the agenda. After that video, find a clip from the interview at Viewpoints West in which Ms....
Can Meg Whitman Steer H-P in the Right Direction?

The Difference Between Nuanced Discussion And The Evil Underbelly Of The Internet Is Apparently A Fine Line Indeed

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We recently posted what I thought was an interesting essay by musician Erin McKeown on her reaction to seeing someone copy a song of hers, and have that other song become a "hit." We thought it was an interesting and nuanced exploration of some of the challenges of being a...
The Difference Between Nuanced Discussion And The Evil Underbelly Of The Internet Is Apparently A Fine Line Indeed

Members Of The Republican Study Committee Do Twitter Q&A, Ignore Every Single Question About Fixing Copyright

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The Republican Study Committee, which is the "conservative" caucus of Republican members of the House of Representatives -- last seen here for cowardly retracting their excellent policy brief on how to fix a broken copyright system -- held an open Q&A session on Twitter in which many of its members...
Members Of The Republican Study Committee Do Twitter Q&A, Ignore Every Single Question About Fixing Copyright

How One Tech Company Consistently Appears On 'Best Places To Work' Lists

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Building a great work environment is essential in attracting and retaining talent in a competitive workforce.  Texas Instruments, Inc., a Dallas­-based technology company, has consistently appeared on best places to work lists. The company ranked number 31 on Business Insider's The  50 Best Employers In America, which was based on exclusive data...
How One Tech Company Consistently Appears On 'Best Places To Work' Lists

Dolby 3D on prototype 4K display and HTC Evo 3D hands-on (video)

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Truth be told, we haven't been wildly impressed with the glasses-free 3D solutions we've seen to date, be it because of the limited viewing angles, unconvincing picture or lack of availability here in the US. That could soon change, however, if Dolby's version of the three-dimensional experience makes its...
Dolby 3D on prototype 4K display and HTC Evo 3D hands-on (video)
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