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UK Newspaper Drops Paywall After Less Than 10 People Subscribe

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As Rupert Murdoch moves forward with his plans to put in place a paywall for the online sites of some of his UK newspapers, he may want to look around carefully. Jeff Sonderman points us to the news of a UK newspaper publisher that put in place a paywall of...
UK Newspaper Drops Paywall After Less Than 10 People Subscribe
Jody Sherman, Ecomom Founder And Longtime Web Entrepreneur, Has Died
Fox finally wises up, will start selling digital movies before they leave the theater
"In the Studio," KISSmetrics' Hiten Shah Simply Tells It Like It Is

VC Ben Horowitz: 'Every breakthrough idea looks like a stupid idea'

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Starting a company, he said, requires intense courage, determination and the willingness to come across as crazy. [Read more]...
VC Ben Horowitz: 'Every breakthrough idea looks like a stupid idea'

With A Budget Almost Cut In Half And 40 Percent Staff Cuts Can The RIAA Survive?

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RIAA’s budget comes from music labels and distributors. In theory it represents the interests of the music industry. Therefore, it depends on their willingness to pay them to represent music in all its forms. That’s not going so good. TorrentFreak obtained its latest tax filing and the RIAA is facing...
With A Budget Almost Cut In Half And 40 Percent Staff Cuts Can The RIAA Survive?
CEO Tim Cook's impact on Apple ten months in

Reid Hoffman: Groupon Made Multiple Missteps in its IP0

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At the PandoMonthly fireside chat tonight between Sarah Lacy and Reid Hoffman, Hoffman, who was an early investor in Groupon, shared his thought’s on the company’s initial public offering. As a bit of a history lesson for those that have forgotten, Groupon’s IPO was very messy. Upon entering the quiet...
Reid Hoffman: Groupon Made Multiple Missteps in its IP0
Mark Zuckerberg's CEO skills examined ahead of Facebook IPO

Clearwire CEO hints at layoffs, as investor boosts stake to repel Sprint deal

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Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch met with employees this week to reassure them that even though Sprint has offered to buy the company for $2.2 billion, it remains “business as usual” until the deal is completed next year. Prusch also addressed the jobs of workers, pointing them to a FAQ related...
Clearwire CEO hints at layoffs, as investor boosts stake to repel Sprint deal

Best Buy Delays iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Up to 28 Days, Walmart and Sam's Club Also Seeing Delays

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While Apple and its carrier partners are the most popular sources for iPhone purchases, the new iPhone 5 was also made available through a handful of other retailers in the United States including Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Sam's Club, and RadioShack. Model availability is typically limited at these outlets, but...
Best Buy Delays iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Up to 28 Days, Walmart and Sam's Club Also Seeing Delays

Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

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At the end of last month we reported rumours that Samsung was planning to develop Tizen-based phones, in partnership with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Now Samsung has confirmed its intention to build hardware for the Intel-backed Linux-based Tizen platform. In an emailed statement to BloombergBusinessweek, Samsung said: ”We plan to release new, competitive...
Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

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MG Siegler, the TechCrunch columnist and venture capitalist known best for his unabashed pro-Apple bias, spurred a lot of discussion (and mockery) today when he announced he was departing Michael Arrington's VC firm CrunchFund for Google Ventures. The irony wasn't lost on us: the idea of a part-time Apple blogger...
What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

K9 Ventures raises $40M micro-VC fund

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K9 Ventures has established its second fund, raising $40 million for a tech-focused micro-VC fund. The K9 Ventures II fund will be run by Manu Kumar, who headed the earlier fund. K9 Ventures started invested its first fund of $6.25 million in 2009. That fund made investments of around $100,000...
K9 Ventures raises $40M micro-VC fund

Sparkfun Explains Why It Provided Customer Info In Response To Subpoena

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When you receive an official law enforcement document/request, like a subpoena, it can actually be pretty scary. An official-looking document from a court in association with law enforcement may leave many people with the impression that they absolutely have to comply. While there are circumstances in which you do need...
Sparkfun Explains Why It Provided Customer Info In Response To Subpoena

Apple And Motorola Mobility Looking At Arbitration For Patent Dispute Resolution

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In a court filing this week spotted by Bloomberg, Apple indicated that it is “interested in resolving its dispute with Motorola completely and agrees that arbitration may be the best vehicle to resolve the parties’ dispute.” Motorola Mobility had discussed the possibility of arbitration back on November 5, when a federal judge...
Apple And Motorola Mobility Looking At Arbitration For Patent Dispute Resolution

Duke's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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So, another week and another batch of interesting, if familiar-sounding stories. We have an Australian media executive demanding greater enforcement and new laws to protect artists (or more likely, his paycheck) from "digital bandits". While there is nothing much new here, his examples of authors who would not have survived...
Duke's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Apple's iPhone Prototypes and the Power of 'No'

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Apple started working on the project that would become the iPhone some time in the summer of 2004. Originally conceived as the iPad, Apple downsized their immediate plans for a multitouch device and announced the iPhone in January of 2007. In between, it produced dozens of prototype devices, which it likely never...
Apple's iPhone Prototypes and the Power of 'No'
Can a 'Spotify for books' really work?

Facebook’s New Like Button Will Power A Behavioral Ad Network

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The new Facebook like button that was rumored to be launched at this year’s f8 will power a new enhanced behavioral ad network according to the Financial Times. As FT states, “data from these interactions would be used to target them with related adverts once they return to Facebook.com”. Details...
Facebook’s New Like Button Will Power A Behavioral Ad Network

9 Things Microsoft Does Right

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M$: Short for Microsoft, used to imply Microsoft cares more for money than it does for security, stability, and anything else that could make a good Operating System." - Urban Dictionary, 2004. "Microsoft sucks." Too many times, the conversation stops there. Yes, Microsoft gets plenty of criticism, much of it...
9 Things Microsoft Does Right

Sen. Kohl tells FCC, DOJ he has ‘serious concerns’ on Verizon deal with cable

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A key Senate lawmaker on Thursday told antitrust regulators that Verizon Wireless’ $3.6 billion spectrum and marketing deal with cable companies presented “serious competition concerns.” In a letter to the Justice Department and Federal Communications Commission, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) didn’t oppose the deal outright, but he said any...
Sen. Kohl tells FCC, DOJ he has ‘serious concerns’ on Verizon deal with cable

PlaySpan: U.S. Consumer Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011

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It’s not exactly a secret that gaming has found new life on the web, social and mobile platforms. Of course, with it, especially the rise in free-to-play gaming, developers need to find ways to monetize their apps, or their browser-based games. Beyond mobile or banner advertising, there is the option...
PlaySpan: U.S. Consumer Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011

Microsoft willing to settle with Google/Motorola, posts call for "A Solid Foundation for Patent Peace"

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Microsoft is no stranger to signing up Android vendors to licensing agreements. Most of the major Android device manufactures are already paying the company royalties and last year Microsoft is currently involved in various cases with Motorola in the U.S. and elsewhere. The latest from Microsoft’s intellectual property group...
Microsoft willing to settle with Google/Motorola, posts call for "A Solid Foundation for Patent Peace"

Australia's Optus launches 4G network in Sydney, Perth & Newcastle

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Optus today announced that it has launched a 4G network covering Sydney, Perth and Newcastle, with coverage in Melbourne set to begin from September 15. Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has been building a 4G network for some time, and has coverage in many medium-to-large cities in all eight states and...
Australia's Optus launches 4G network in Sydney, Perth & Newcastle

App.net financial backers show they're open to a paid Twitter alternative

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Is the world ready for a paid version of Twitter? Maybe so, backers have shown. Entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell’s Kickstarter-esque campaign to develop a paid alternative to the social network hit its $500,000 funding goal on Sunday, well ahead of Monday’s 11:59 PM deadline, raising questions as to what consumers really...
App.net financial backers show they're open to a paid Twitter alternative

How Start-Up Chile Is Attracting Startups From Singapore, London, and San Francisco

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Socialance is a startup out of London that has moved to Santiago, Chile, for six months. The reason for the move is pretty straightforward: Start-Up Chile is giving the company $40,000 without taking any equity stake. And the rent is relatively cheap. Start-Up Chile, which was here at Disrupt San...
How Start-Up Chile Is Attracting Startups From Singapore, London, and San Francisco

Sorry China, Apple no longer wants Siri to help you find prostitutes

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Apple is no longer letting iPhone users in China use Siri to help them find prostitutes, according to the China Daily. Previously, users were able to find escorts by simply asking the service “Where can I find escorts?” or “Where can I find hookers?” Siri’s willingness to provide helpful information...
Sorry China, Apple no longer wants Siri to help you find prostitutes
Google may be heavily subsidizing the Nexus 4 by more than $380

Today in Tech: Is Verizon dropping contracts?

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Also: Mark Zuckerberg on this week's Facebook Home announcement; HP chairman Ray Lane steps down.  Verizon CEO says he's open to dropping contracts [CNET] McAdam said it was "pretty easy" to change up the model to eliminate contracts, and added that he would watch the consumer response that T-Mobile gets...
Today in Tech: Is Verizon dropping contracts?
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