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- Here’s why economists hate software patents "Economists rarely agree on anything. But it’s surprisingly hard to find economists who think patents have been good for the software industry."
- Members of Congress denied access to basic information about NSA | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | theguardian.com "It has been widely noted that the supremely rubber-stamping FISA court constitutes NSA "oversight" in name only, and that the Intelligence Committees are captured by the agency and constrained to act even if they were inclined to. Whatever else is true, members of Congress in general clearly know next to nothing about the NSA and the FISA court beyond what they read in the media, and those who try to rectify that are being actively blocked from finding out."
- Silicon Allee » Earlybird VC Closes ‘Stage Agnostic’ Fund at €150m "The VC firm, which relocated its HQ to the German capital last year, says the new early stage fund – originally dubbed Earlybird V – will focus on “disruptive global consumer Internet and enterprise technology companies originating from Europe.”
The total capital under Earlybird’s management now adds up to €650 million, with the latest fund reportedly oversubscribed – all key institutional limited partners from its previous fund are involved, as well as a small number of new investors."
- De:Bug Medien » Schön dich nicht mehr zu sehen "Gerade rechtzeitig, wo wir alle eh längst nicht mehr Fernsehen. Terrestrisches Fernsehen ist dem Ende geweiht. RTL steigt aus, zuerst in Bayern (no pun intended) im nächsten Frühjahr, bis zum Ende des Jahres 2014 im ganzen Bundesgebiet. RTL, RTL II, Vox und Super RTL senden dann nicht mal mehr Testbild über den Äther. "
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