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In Aereo hearing, Supreme Court expresses concern for cloud computing – but doubt over tiny antennas

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Is Aereo, a service that lets consumers stream over-the-air TV, akin to a cable company or a hardware provider like …

Aereo Launches ProtectMyAntenna.org To Explain Its Position Vs. Broadcasters

Aereo is about to present its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but first it wants to present its case to you. Today, the startup launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, a website designed to inform its users about Aereo’s tech, which uses freely offered over-the-air HDTV signals to provide its customers with …

Here’s a look inside a typical VC’s pipeline (a must-read for entrepreneurs)

When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.”<p>How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How many of those companies do we invest in?<p>I thought it would be helpful to provide visibility about the VC pipeline, while also outlining …

How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Stuff (Without Actually Looking At Your Stuff)

Late last night, a tweet was spread far and wide showing that a DMCA notice had blocked a file from being shared on a Dropbox user’s account.<p>As of this afternoon, it’s seen just shy of 3 thousand retweets.<p>What was going on? Was Dropbox suddenly doing something sketchy? Were they suddenly lurking …

Feds scold Samsung for using standards-essential patents to seek iPhone ban

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock<p>The Department of Justice on Friday announced the end of an investigation into a …

Updated: Pandora opens submission process to independent artists

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit:<p>More underground artists have the opportunity to take advantage of Pandora (s p): The company announced Thursday that …

Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

Daniel_Stuckey writes <i>"Ross Ulbricht, the alleged administrator behind the illegal online drug marketplace the Silk Road, will get his day in court on</i> …

President Obama will meet w/ Tim Cook & tech execs tomorrow to discuss Healthcare.gov & NSA surveillance

The White House has announced (via TIME) that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with a long list of high-profile tech executives tomorrow to discuss the controversial rollout of the Healthcare.gov website as well as NSA surveillance programs that have recently come to light:<p>“Tomorrow, …

Privacy Statement for Nest Products and Services

Policy active as of May 23, 2018. Review previous policies here. Read about our recent update here.<p>This Privacy Statement for Nest Products and …

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Overseeding Will Be Key To Strong Venture Returns

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Mike Jones, formerly CEO of Myspace, is the CEO of Science, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology studio that nurtures successful digital businesses by bringing together the best ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. Follow him on Twitter @mjones.</i><p>The …

Spotify's mobile app finally goes free

Spotify is setting its mobile app free.<p>The streaming music service said Wednesday that it would allow anyone on an iOS or Android tablet or smartphone to use its app free of charge. The new service launches Wednesday. Previously, users could only listen to Spotify's desktop or browser-based program …

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Sold out in New York, Aereo to expand to San Antonio

Aereo, the online TV startup that streams over-the-air broadcasts via tiny, individual antennas, said Monday it will launch in San Antonio on Feb. 19.<p>The company, which launched in New York in 2012, had hoped to expand to 22 total cities in the US last year, but plans have been held back by …

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Outside the Box

Netflix and the future of television.<p>In the spring of 2000, Reed Hastings, the C.E.O. of Netflix, hired a private plane and flew from San Jose to Dallas for a summit meeting with Blockbuster, the video-rental giant that had seventy-seven hundred stores worldwide handling mostly VCR tapes. Three …

The Billion Dollar Startup Club - WSJ.com

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Why Google wants to give you 101 alternatives to .com

Hundreds of new top-level domain names (the last bit of a web address, like .com) will hit the web this year. Of nearly 2,000 proposed domains, 101 belong to Google, one of the largest single applicants. That’s odd, for Google has worked hard to make domain names as irrelevant as possible.<p>Google’s …

Intellectual Ventures, Google face off as U.S. patent trial begins | Reuters

WILMINGTON, Delaware (Reuters) - Opening statements began on Thursday in patent owner Intellectual Ventures’ trial against Google’s Motorola Mobility unit in a lawsuit that could be a bellwether on public opinion toward intellectual property.<p>A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was …