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41 min ago | Wall Street Journal

Sharing Startups Boost the Economy

Collaborative consumption is no new trend. In fact, the only difference between borrowing a power drill from your neighbor five years ago and now is that you found their listing online or on a mobile app.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

2 hrs ago | Digital Post Production

Content Insider #334 - Fast, Furious, 4K

"This will decimate all, after you put about fifteen grand in it or more. If we have to, overnight parts from Japan."

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Related Topix: Marketing, Science / Technology

2 hrs ago | BroadcastNewsroom

Content Insider #334

"This will decimate all, after you put about fifteen grand in it or more. If we have to, overnight parts from Japan."

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Related Topix: Marketing, Science / Technology

4 hrs ago | Scientific American

How Social Media Exposes Us to Predators and Other Online Bottom-Feeders [Excerpt]

Online identity is quickly becoming more crucial to personal and professional success than in-person communications.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cameras

5 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

John Hanacek: Beyond Network Feudalism

Our civilization has a new reality. Computers meshed together by digital networks have transcended the system that built them becoming a new reality, a place where duplicating and moving information has near zero marginal cost.

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Related Topix: Computers, Science, Computer Science, Social Software

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Hypebot

Spotify Is Phasing Out P2P Streaming

Spotify is changing how it delivers music to users from peer to peer networks to streaming via its own dedicated servers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Wed Apr 16, 2014

TechCrunch

The London Fintech Boom - TransferWise And Others Hit Record Numbers

Slowly but surely a revolution has been taking place in financial technology, or fintech as we call it these days.

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Related Topix: Startups, Alliance Tech, Tier Technologies, Consulting, Accenture, Duck Creek Technologies, Software, Social Software, Science / Technology

CIO

Recording Industry Sues 8K for File Sharing

Stepping up its battle against online music piracy, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced thousands of new lawsuits against those it suspects of illegal file sharing.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology

CIO

FCC Hearing Weighs Net Neutrality

Advocates on both sides of the net neutrality debate descended on Harvard Law School Monday for a U.S. Federal Communications Commission hearing that multiple speakers suggested was crucial to the Internet's future.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Charles Pickering, Science / Technology

CIO

Lime Wire Files Countersuit Against Record Cos.

Peer-to-peer file-sharing software developer Lime Wire has countersued the biggest record companies, charging them with anti-competitive behavior.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

CIO

U.S. Man Pleads Guilty in P-to-P Crackdown

A man from Columbus, Ga., has pleaded guilty to two felonies related to distribution of copyright materials over a peer-to-peer network, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

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Related Topix: US News, Science / Technology

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

StreamCast Files RICO Charges Against Skype

Voice over Internet protocol provider Skype, which is owned by eBay, is one of a handful of companies that had racketeering charges brought against it by StreamCast, the developer of the popular peer-to-peer network Morpheus, The Register reports .

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Related Topix: eBay, Startups, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

CIO

EMI Supports Mashboxx P2P Service

EMI Music has agreed to make its entire catalog of digital recordings available to Mashboxx, a legal peer-to-peer service currently in development.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

The Quest To Kill Cash: How Peer-To-Peer Payments Apps Are Improving The Way We Pay

Using mobile devices to make peer-to-peer payments may not be a widely used service - yet.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

The Day

Father and son in court on child porn charges

A father and son from East Lyme pleaded not guilty to possession of child pornography this morning during their first appearance in the New London court where major crimes are tried.

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Related Topix: East Lyme, CT, Science / Technology

Kansas City InfoZine

West Plains MO Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving and Distributing Child Porn

By pleading guilty, Harrison admitted that he downloaded child pornography from Web sites, and that he received and distributed child pornography through peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

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Related Topix: West Plains, MO, Prison, Science / Technology, Federal Prisons

Wall Street Journal

Never Mind Bitcoin. Remember BitTorrent? File-Sharing Firm Sharpens Image

BitTorrent Inc. is rolling out a range of new products aimed at going beyond the file-sharing technology that shot it to fame, but which has landed many sites that use that technology in hot water.

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Related Topix: BitTorrent, Startups, Economics News, Bitcoin, Science / Technology

Jon Udell

The P in P2P is People

When Groove launched somebody asked me to explain why it was an important example of peer-to-peer technology.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Software

Mon Apr 14, 2014

TechCrunch

Facebook Could Use Money Transfers To Extend WhatsApp And Non-Ad Revenue

The FT is reporting that Facebook is looking at e-money services - including the ability for people to make peer-to-peer money transfers using money that is stored on Facebook itself - and has applied for an e-money license in Ireland as part of that.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Science / Technology

SFGate

Gartner Names Tru Optik a Cool Vendor in Information Innovation 2014

Real-time and predictive audience intelligence startup harnesses big data from peer-to-peer sharing activity to earn the attention of world's leading technology research and advisory company.

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Related Topix: Consulting, Gartner, Science / Technology, Stamford, CT

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