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- Pandora has more than 150 million listeners "According to CEO Joe Kennedy, Pandora has surpassed 150 million users in the United States and is the second most downloaded app in the history of Apple’s App Store, CNET reported on Wednesday."
- NSR Stream • Fünf Monate Kindle
- Mark Twain: Copyright Maximalist Who Also Believed That Nearly All Human Utterances Were Plagiarism? | Techdirt
- Something Is Wrong When A Judge Needs 350 Pages To Decide If A College’s Digital Archives Are Fair Use | Techdirt
- Xing steigert Umsatz auf 17,7 Millionen Euro: Investitionen ins Wachstum drücken den Gewinn – internetworld.de
- Calculating Google’s contribution to iPhone profitability | asymco "The interesting factors at work here are that this contribution by Google to Apple is higher than the contribution by Android to Google."
- e-book-news.de » Neue Chancen für Self-Publisher: Amazon startet Print-On-Demand in Europa (“Create Space”)
- Seth’s Blog: Avoiding false metrics "A useful metric is both accurate (in that it measures what it says it measures) and aligned with your goals. Making your numbers go up (any numbers–your bmi, your blood sugar, your customer service ratings) is pointless if the numbers aren't related to why you went to work this morning."
- Since Tumblr integrated with Open Graph last month, traffic from Facebook is up 2.5x – The Next Web
- Facebook gewinnt in Deutschland 1,9 Mio. weitere Nutzer in 6 Monaten. | Futurebiz "Deutschland liegt aktuell bei 23,5 Mio. Nutzern. Das Wachstum hat sich ein wenig verlangsamt und die 30 Mio. Nutzer Marke wird wohl erst nächstes Jahr geknackt werden."
- Automatisierung der Gesellschaft: Bald wird alles anders sein – FAZ
- 2-D books are over: Augmented reality breathes new life into the classics
- European Parliament Member Marietje Schaake’s Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
- Copy&Paste bei Gutenbergs Erben: Wie das Börsenblatt einmal bei E-Book-News abschrieb "In der Logik des Börsenvereins dürfte Copy&Paste ohne Erlaubnis doch eigentlich gleichauf liegen mit einem Ladendiebstahl in der Buchhandlung."
- Shopping-IDs: Was sich Rakuten von Pinterest verspricht "Spätestens seit dem Siegeszug des Facebook-Logins im Social Web hoffen die führenden E-Commerce-Player, dieses Prinzip auf den (Online-)Handel übertragen zu können und eine webweite Shopping-ID zu etablieren. Pinterest könnte ein hervorragender Hebel sein."
- Fox, Ridley Scott nab film rights to self-published sci-fi series "As traditional book publishers are increasingly signing up self-published authors, Hollywood studios are also looking to self-published books for their next blockbuster. Last month, Universal Studios and Focus Features acquired the film rights to erotic trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which was self-published before being snapped up by Random House’s Vintage. Now 20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to “Wool,” a five-part science-fiction series by Hugh Howey."
- EMI Adds Insult To Bankruptcy In Misguided Gloating Over MP3Tunes Demise "It seems here that EMI is simply insulting Robertson out of spite. In the meantime, Robertson has pointed out that EMI spent $10 million suing him — or more than the entire cost to build and run MP3Tunes. Remember that some exploration into how much EMI makes from Katy Perry's hugely successful album showed that the label probably ended up with about $8 million? Yeah, so basically it spent more suing Michael Robertson than it got from Katy Perry."
- The reason the customer is always right… "If you insist that they are wrong, they stop being your customer* (if given half a chance)."
- Coverup at Washington Times – Salon.com "Editors knew there was an apparent plagiarist on staff but let him keep writing."
- Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time | TorrentFreak
- Exciting Commerce: Otto nimmt Refashion schon wieder vom Netz
- Quora Investor Peter Thiel: “The Samwers Are Never Going To Clone Quora,” | TechCrunch "Aside from the team, Thiel — who uses Quora himself to keep up on Silicon Valley news — was impressed by the complicated technology behind the site, and held the fact that it was not easily replicable as being one of its primary drivers of value.
“The Samwers are never going to clone Quora,” Thiel said, resting his case."
- General Mark Zuckerberg, Reporting for Duty – NYTimes.com "A favorite video game of his as a boy was “Civilization”, the object of which is to “build an empire to stand the test of time,” a friend of Mr. Zuckerberg’s told The New York Times. The person added that “Civilization” was the “training wheels for starting Facebook.”"
- iTunes und Spotify zensieren das Cover vom neuen Tenacious D Album.
- Techdirt: Even The Copyright Office Won’t Obey Rules That Don’t Make Sense In Reality
- How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit – Yoni Appelbaum – Technology – The Atlantic "One answer lies in the structure of the Internet's various communities. Wikipedia has a weak community, but centralizes the exchange of information. It has a small number of extremely active editors, but participation is declining, and most users feel little ownership of the content. And although everyone views the same information, edits take place on a separate page, and discussions of reliability on another, insulating ordinary users from any doubts that might be expressed. Facebook, where the Lincoln hoax took flight, has strong communities but decentralizes the exchange of information. Friends are quite likely to share content and to correct mistakes, but those corrections won't reach other users sharing or viewing the same content. Reddit, by contrast, builds its strong community around the centralized exchange of information. Discussion isn't a separate activity but the sine qua non of the site. When one user voiced doubts, others saw the comment and quickly piled on."
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