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Licenses Over Data: A Case Study with Github v BitBucket

<i>Edit: 17 June 2013</i>. To everyone from Hacker News, here’s the point: the BitBucket terms are very broadly drafted and open to interpretations that …

Young Americans are ditching credit cards

The number of young Americans who are living without credit cards has doubled since the recession, according to new research.<p>About 16% of consumers ages 18 to 29 didn't have a single credit card by the end of 2012 -- up from 8% in 2007, according to data that credit score provider FICO collected …

Sony opens up SmartWatch platform to third-party firmware

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Sony(s sne)’s second stab at the SmartWatch concept is either a vast improvement over the first or a crashing failure, depend …

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In Passing on Waze, Did Facebook Make a Big Mistake or the Right Call?

The deal is done.<p>Google finalized its acquisition of Waze earlier this week in a $1 billion-plus cash deal. It ended months of speculation on which …

Google + Facebook = 70 percent of all mobile ad revenues worldwide

By itself, Google accounts for 56 percent of all global mobile ad revenues. Social giant Facebook takes a much smaller chunk with 13 percent. But together, they own the lion’s share of mobile ad dollars.<p>Advertisers spent $8.8 billion hawking their wares via mobile ads last year, according to new …

You Can Buy the Rights to Elvis Presley's Image for $200 Million Dollars

Which, like, isn't that expensive considering what you get.<p>Control over the image of Elvis Presley, one of the greatest entertainers of the 21st Century, is now up for grabs. The New York Post reports that The King's image is being bundled along with Muhammed Ali's and being sold by Apollo General …

Kurt Cobain

BMI Files Suit Against Pandora

Broadcast Music Inc. is seeking a determination of rates for a blanket license for all music played on the streaming service.<p>BMI, Broadcast Music …

Pandora

New Myspace Launches

"People come to Myspace to discover creativity," CEO Tim Vanderhook tells The Hollywood Reporter.<p>One of the internet’s best known brands reveals a …

MySpace

Wave Partners With Box, MailChimp, General Assembly And More To Launch One-Stop Shopping Tool For Startups

A new convergence of startups and Internet companies has come together to provide other early-stage companies with the tools required to get up and running quickly, and most importantly, cheaply. It’s sort of like a Humble Indie Bundle, except instead of gaming, GetStartupTools.com offers software …

And the VentureBeat Goes on...Flipboard

And the VentureBeat Goes on…Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / June 10, 2013<p>At the turn of the century, many journalists—especially the tech-savvy …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Remote Control Cockroaches With Your iPhone, Only Minimal Surgery Required

If you thought the new icons in iOS 7 were nauseating, then try this one on for size: It’s the RoboRoach, a kit that turns any cockroach into a cyborg you can control from your iPhone. Ugh.<p>Weirder still, the RoboRoach is on Kickstarter. It’s being marketed as a science project for schools, but we …

WWDC wrapup: iOS 7, iTunes Radio's value, and a newly confident Apple

Apple's WWDC announcements – and particularly the unveiling of iOS 7 – have already reverberated around the tech industry. Here's your guide to what …

Google Won’t Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People’s Faces… For Now

The potential creep factor of Google Glass is something that the search giant has to mitigate as best it can if it wants that kooky head-worn display to become a mass-market sensation (and even that may not be enough), but a recent announcement highlights the search giant’s commitment to, well, do …