volition

volition

Smothering over censorship: How China’s Sina Weibo is getting clever with sensitive topics

thenextweb.com
It’s no surprise to find a story about censorship coming out of China. In attempts to control information and sentiment, China is one of the strictest countries to monitor and block websites, keywords and networks. Blocking a particular site or network is a heavy-handed way of stopping citizens from accessing...
Smothering over censorship: How China’s Sina Weibo is getting clever with sensitive topics

THQ is gone, but publishers rush in to buy key brands

www.guardian.co.uk
Homefront, Saints Row and Company of Heroes may all have new homes as THQ closes and auctions major franchisesIt is the corporate version of a yard sale. THQ, the veteran publisher of games like Saints Row and Homefront, as well as a range of WWE wrestling titles, has been struggling...
THQ is gone, but publishers rush in to buy key brands

Prosper Raises $14.7 Million For Peer To Peer Lending Market

techcrunch.com
Prosper.com, a popular peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S., has raised $14.7 million in Series D funding round from new investors TomorrowVentures and CompuCredit Holdings with existing investors Accel Partners; Benchmark Capital; DAG Ventures; Meritech Capital Partners; Omidyar Network; QED Investors; and Volition Capital participating in the round. This round...
Prosper Raises $14.7 Million For Peer To Peer Lending Market

ISPs to become copyright cops this summer

www.extremetech.com
The internet rose up with great vengeance and furious anger earlier this year when it seemed all but sure that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would pass the US House of Representatives. A well-orchestrated online campaign killed that bill, but this coming summer the private sector could be the...
ISPs to become copyright cops this summer

[STUDY] How Hyperconnectivity Affects Young People

www.readwriteweb.com
Would you mind putting down your smartphone for a moment to read this? Thanks, we really appreciate it. A new study released today by Pew sheds light on the lurking, albeit very real notion that we all not-so-secretly fear: There are actual consequence to the hyperconnected lifestyle that many 21st...
[STUDY] How Hyperconnectivity Affects Young People

Paypal Pressured To Play Morality Cop And Forces Smashwords To Censor Authors

www.techdirt.com
We have become quite accustomed to Paypal arbitrarily deciding to shut down the payment services for a website with no warning and little recourse. Usually when it does so, it acts through its own volition. However, Paypal also has to deal with the whims of the credit card companies with which...
Paypal Pressured To Play Morality Cop And Forces Smashwords To Censor Authors
PAX East 2013: Saint's Row IV

PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims

readwrite.com
The story around PRISM, the so-called U.S. surveillance program that reportedly has major tech companies working with U.S. intelligence agencies to track data on non-U.S. terrorist suspects, keeps getting bigger, as this weekend saw the outing of the source of the leak as 29-year-old programmer Edward Snowden. Snowden has...
PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend Claims

Ensighten Raises $15.5M Series A Round To Provide Enterprise Tag Management

techcrunch.com
Tags are the key to understanding visitor behavior for any web business, but installing, serving and managing them can be incredibly complicated and time-consuming, and it can also actually negatively affect page performance. Startup Ensighten wants to deliver tags as a service, making it scalable and incredibly fast, and today...
Ensighten Raises $15.5M Series A Round To Provide Enterprise Tag Management

SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

allthingsd.com
An app that helps people in San Francisco figure out what to do on weekends has developed a rabid following. Sōsh is the ultimate hipster app — it curates things that are new, fun, weird and memorable. If something gets bookmarked by too many people, it’s no longer pushed to...
SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

Marketing intelligence software firm Visual IQ raises $12 million

thenextweb.com
Visual IQ, maker of a suite of cross-channel marketing intelligence and ad optimization software products, has secured $12 million in funding from Volition Capital and prior backer Fog City Capital. Volition partners Roger Hurwitz and Sean Cantwell will be joining its board. Visual IQ specializes in ‘marketing attribution management’ solutions,...
Marketing intelligence software firm Visual IQ raises $12 million

LA-based telemarketing software startup raises $15M

venturebeat.com
Telemarketing is a dirty business, but someone’s gotta do it — because somehow, it’s still profitable. Also profitable is selling software to telemarketers that allows them to track the calls they make, the responses they get (or don’t get) from consumers, and the next follow-up actions they need to take...
LA-based telemarketing software startup raises $15M

The Valley's "No Hire" Years Come To Light In Damning New Documents

techcrunch.com
In a statement filed by former Palm head Edward Colligan new evidence has come to light about the prevalence of no-hire agreements. Colligan, while staffing up his company, approached Apple employees to work at Palm. The trend during those years – and the trend continues, to a lesser extent, today...
The Valley's "No Hire" Years Come To Light In Damning New Documents
It Will Be Hard To Stop The Rise Of Revenge Porn

Privacy injunctions should be served on Google, Twitter and others, says UK Attorney General

thenextweb.com
Dominic Grieve, the UK Attorney General has said that he agrees with privacy injunctions being served on Internet companies, but has also warned of ‘excessive regulation’. In what is being quoted as his strongest intervention yet on the regulation of the Internet, Mr Grieve has said that Google and Twitter cannot...
Privacy injunctions should be served on Google, Twitter and others, says UK Attorney General
South By Southwest: It matters to the Finns, at least

The Giant Mess Ajit Nazre, The Man Ellen Pao Accused Of Harassing Her, Left Behind At Kleiner Perkins

www.businessinsider.com
After facing multiple accusations of sexual harassment, Ajit Nazre has disappeared—and left a confusing mess behind at Kleiner Perkins, the top-tier Silicon Valley venture-capital firm where he worked until January. Nazre's name appears nowhere in Kleiner Perkins' response to Ellen Pao, the partner who is suing the venture-capital firm where...
The Giant Mess Ajit Nazre, The Man Ellen Pao Accused Of Harassing Her, Left Behind At Kleiner Perkins

Fashion Content Aggregator Stylesight Completes $10 Million Second Round

paidcontent.org
Fashion info service Stylesight has raised the second half of its $10 million second round, just two months after securing the first $5 million. Now that the round is done, New York-based Stylesight has revealed who its backers are: Volition Capital, an equity firm formed by Fidelity Ventures’ U.S....
Fashion Content Aggregator Stylesight Completes $10 Million Second Round

Saints Row 4 - preview

www.guardian.co.uk
This game is all about excess - needless, baseless, senseless excess - and is set in a world that is unashamedly ridiculousIt's an unusual experience trying to report on something like Saint's Row 4, because normally games companies are pretty cagey about what sort of thing they'll say as an...
Saints Row 4 - preview

Lead Management Company Leads360 Raises $15 Million

techcrunch.com
Leads360, a consumer sales automation and telephony platform, announced today it has completed a $15 million round of new funding. The round was led by Volition Capital and saw participation from existing Leads360 investor Rustic Canyon Partners. The company plans to use the funding to expand its product lineup, pursue...
Lead Management Company Leads360 Raises $15 Million

The 3 Surprising Investment Sources Behind Your VC

www.readwriteweb.com
While so much of the startup scene is funded by investment capital, it's tough to know exactly where all of that money comes from. In chasing the power behind the investment throne it's easy to believe that everything conspires by the hand of the Illuminati and leave it at that....
The 3 Surprising Investment Sources Behind Your VC

New Ruling In Old Righthaven Case Makes Two Important Points: Protecting Fair Use And Secondary Liability

www.techdirt.com
One of the key cases in the Righthaven saga is the case against the Democratic Underground. While it seemed to take a backseat to the Hoehn case, the Democratic Underground case was one of Righthaven's first big overreaches, and was rather important for revealing that the copyright transfer between Stephens...
New Ruling In Old Righthaven Case Makes Two Important Points: Protecting Fair Use And Secondary Liability

THQ files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will continue to operate

arstechnica.com
Struggling video game publisher THQ announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but it will continue to operate as it moves forward with an effort to sell its studios and assets. The publisher of franchises including Saints Row, Red Faction, and Company of Heroes has entered into a...
THQ files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, will continue to operate

Peer-To-Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $20M From Sequoia, Eric Schmidt And Others; Brings On New CEO

techcrunch.com
Prosper.com, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S., has raised $20 million in new funding led by Sequoia, with the company’s existing investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslink Capital, Accel Partners, CompuCredit, Omidyar Network, Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures and Volition Capital all participating. This brings the company’s total funding to...
Peer-To-Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $20M From Sequoia, Eric Schmidt And Others; Brings On New CEO
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?