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Makers of Second Life roll out storytelling games where users get paid to create

Here's What The "Fiscal Cliff" Tax Deal Is Starting To Look Like...

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Barack Obama and Republicans grope towards common ground on taxes... THE election dust had barely settled when Barack Obama and his Republican adversaries returned to their traditional rhetoric over taxes. "Raising tax rates is unacceptable," John Boehner, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, declared on November 8th. The next...
Here's What The "Fiscal Cliff" Tax Deal Is Starting To Look Like...
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Chat apps damaging networks' text revenues

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WhatsApp, Apple and BlackBerry chat apps generated 19bn messages a day in 2012 as people switch to data plan servicesText messaging has been eclipsed by messages sent using data services such as Apple's iMessage, BlackBerry Messenger and WhatsApp, according to data from the consultancy Informa.The shift could significantly erode revenues...
Chat apps damaging networks' text revenues

Eduardo Saverin’s Move to Renounce Citizenship Was Totally Just a Coincidence

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Mr. Saverin (therichest.org) It may look like Eduardo Saverin, international playboy and man of very few public pursuits, renounced his American citizenship in favor of a lesser tax bill, but that's just a coincidence, you guys. A very unfortunate coincidence. Mr. Saverin actually filed to renounce his citizenship way back...
Eduardo Saverin’s Move to Renounce Citizenship Was Totally Just a Coincidence

HTC profits decline, overshadowed on both Android and Windows Phone

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HTC, the mobile phone giant with North American headquarters in Bellevue, posted a decline of 70 percent in profits this morning, after one of its top executives acknowledged that the company “dropped the ball” on its products in the fourth quarter. Here’s the bigger problem: In its competition with...
HTC profits decline, overshadowed on both Android and Windows Phone

BMW to crowdsource the design of their megacity-centric future car

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What will the 2025 BMW be like? Know one knows for sure, which means your guess is more valid than you might thing. With this in mind, BMW wants to crowdsource a future version of the BMW and Mini and is running a pair of contests seeking ideas for cars...
BMW to crowdsource the design of their megacity-centric future car

Even Google was blindsided by Android's success

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When Google predicted Android growth in 2010, it underestimated the potential of the OS. But its windfall was hardly unexpected, says an analyst who crunched data recently unveiled in the Oracle v. Google trail. [Read more]...
Even Google was blindsided by Android's success

Psy's "Gentleman" Hits New YouTube Record With 38M Views In One Day

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“Gangnam Style” was the first video to hit 1 billion views on YouTube, a milestone it reached last December. Though arguably less catchy, Psy’s followup video “Gentleman,” a unique blend of pounding beats and fart jokes, is now also breaking records on YouTube. The video-sharing site announced that “Gentleman” has...
Psy's "Gentleman" Hits New YouTube Record With 38M Views In One Day
The Kickstarter Principle: Crowdfunding doesn't work without transparency and trust

Cloudflare Offers Independent Developers Access To Its 400k-Strong Network (And Everyone Else A $1bn Feature)

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At last night’s PandoMonthly event, I ran into Cloudflare‘s Matthew Prince and asked him about the rumors that the company is raising money at a near $1bn valuation. Prince laughed and insisted that, right now, the rumors are just that: rumors. After all, they still have plenty of money in...
Cloudflare Offers Independent Developers Access To Its 400k-Strong Network (And Everyone Else A $1bn Feature)

Moneysupermarket.com founder Simon Nixon lands £200m windfall

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Businessman bored by accountancy cashes in after strong demand for shares in price comparison siteSimon Nixon, the businessman who founded the price comparison site Moneysupermarket.com after dropping out of studying accountancy at university because it was "boring", has landed a £200m windfall.Nixon - who had already banked a £100m fortune...
Moneysupermarket.com founder Simon Nixon lands £200m windfall

RIM Gets a Brief Bit of Breathing Room From Apple-Samsung Verdict

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Apple’s sweeping patent victory Friday over Samsung is a real and obvious boon for the iPhone maker, which saw its share price chart a new record high on Monday. But it’s also proving to be something of a windfall for a few of Apple’s disadvantaged rivals. Research in Motion, for...
RIM Gets a Brief Bit of Breathing Room From Apple-Samsung Verdict

Facebook Graffiti Artist Could be Worth $500 Million

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David Choe, a graffiti artist who chose Facebook stock instead of cash when he spray-painted the Facebook offices in 2005, says he could be worth more than $500 million. Mr. Choe took to the airwaves on Tuesday to discuss his windfall on The Howard Stern Show....
Facebook Graffiti Artist Could be Worth $500 Million

We can't keep swinging from boom to bust, Labour to Tory. It's all got to change | Deborah Orr

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In truth, British politics has always been about the narcissism of small differences, and remains soDavid Cameron predicts austerity will end in 2020. What does he think will happen then? That Hollywood will buy extravagant rights to make a blockbuster movie of austerity, delivering a giant windfall to Westminster and wiping out the...
We can't keep swinging from boom to bust, Labour to Tory. It's all got to change | Deborah Orr
AMC theater chain to become largest-ever Chinese acquisition of a US company

Why one startup thinks laying a few bets could help companies convince employees to slim down

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I like going to baseball games for the camaraderie, ice-cold beer and general excuse to sit out in the summertime sun.  But the only way I can actually pay attention to what’s happening on the field (unless maybe it’s the last inning of the last game of the World Series)...
Why one startup thinks laying a few bets could help companies convince employees to slim down

Microsoft can 'start printing money' as soon as it launches Office for iOS

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Microsoft will reap a windfall of revenue as soon as it introduces versions of its Office productivity suite for iOS and Android, but that window of opportunity is quickly closing, an analyst said today....
Microsoft can 'start printing money' as soon as it launches Office for iOS

By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps

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Earlier this week, Josh Constine wrote an epic piece on Facebook, Google and Apple’s impending messaging war. As Constine explains, we have most likely reached “peak SMS,” that is, text messaging is on the decline and another form of messaging will take its place. But as the major empires wage...
By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps

Google's $500M Penalty A Windfall For Rhode Island

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Law enforcement officials said Rhode Island will receive the bulk of the $500 million that Google forfeited as a result of allowing illicit online advertisements by so-called rogue Internet pharmacies into its system....
Google's $500M Penalty A Windfall For Rhode Island

Health 2.0 Challenge #1: Getting Doctors Off Fax Machines

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Today at the DC to VC: Health IT Startup Showcase, a collaboration between Morgenthaler Ventures and the Health 2.0 Conference, I saw firsthand how health IT startups are tackling big, real-world problems. Coming from a world where a photo-sharing mobile app gets bought for $1 Billion, it's refreshing to see...
Health 2.0 Challenge #1: Getting Doctors Off Fax Machines

Instagram’s Windfall Proves Path’s Worth

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The other day, a friend gchatted to discuss Path’s $30 million funding round, which was led by Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures and included Richard Branson and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner. My friend, a tech-savvy one-time user of Path, summed it like this: “Path. $30 mill. Wtf?” Indeed, it’s a...
Instagram’s Windfall Proves Path’s Worth

Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

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The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of 25 cents to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers. It’s splashy news but the reality is more complicated. Here’s an easy-to-read explanation of the latest twist in the fight over...
Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

Paydiant Gets $12M More To Build Out Its White-Label Mobile Payments API

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Paydiant, one of the more recent entrants in mobile payments, has closed a $12 million round of funding that it plans to use to build out its white-label, API-based product for banks and merchants to offer their own branded payments services on Android and iOS devices. This Series B was...
Paydiant Gets $12M More To Build Out Its White-Label Mobile Payments API

Details: Twitter’s Impending Ad Platform

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The guessing game surrounding Twitter’s imminent launch of an ad platform just got a little bit more focused. The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital blog reports that Twitter’s ad plan is tied to Twitter search (and third-parties that use the API), uses Twitter’s 140 character limit, and includes...
Details: Twitter’s Impending Ad Platform

Eduardo Saverin's tax-free global citizenship | Dan Gillmor

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Must we tolerate this new global elite of the super-rich and mega-corporations dodging tax obligations in any one country?Eduardo Saverin imagines himself a "citizen of the world". His is an unofficial description, but one that an elite class of super-rich people and multinational companies increasingly take for granted.Saverin's name stood...
Eduardo Saverin's tax-free global citizenship | Dan Gillmor

Tesco buys We7 for £10.8m

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Retail giant moves further into home entertainment by acquiring digital music serviceTesco has bought the digital music service We7 for £10.8m as the retail giant moves further into home entertainment.The supermarket company has taken a 91% stake in London-based We7, with the remaining shares to be purchased within weeks.Genesis frontman...
Tesco buys We7 for £10.8m

Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

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Nick D’Aloisio just agreed to sell his mobile news-reading startup Summly to Yahoo for a rumored $30 million — which wouldn’t be that unusual, except for the fact that D’Aloisio is 17 years old. But while many seem to be assuming the young entrepreneur will take his windfall and flee...
Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

Dropbox for iOS gets Facebook, Twitter sharing and AirPrint support

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Dropbox has given its iOS offering a little more social spice after it quietly updated the app with options to share content to Facebook and Twitter, while there is now support for AirPrint. Sharing support was initially limited to ‘email’ and ‘copy to clipboard’ only but, with the update, content can...
Dropbox for iOS gets Facebook, Twitter sharing and AirPrint support

Canadian Universities Have One Week To Stop A Disastrous Copyright Licensing Deal

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Canada's universities are on the verge of accepting a copyright licensing deal that flies in the face of all reason, agreeing to pay higher fees for the clearance of all sorts of new digital rights—including some that don't actually exist—despite a major Supreme Court ruling and a fast-approaching copyright reform...
Canadian Universities Have One Week To Stop A Disastrous Copyright Licensing Deal
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