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PingChat! is the ultimate way to communicate with all of your friends, on all major smartphone platforms. PingChat! provides free, unlimited, cross-platform, smartphone-to-smartphone messaging, with real-time conversations, group chat, media sharing, and much more. Simply create a Ping! ID, share your ID with all your friends, and start Pinging!Posted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Tech Evolution
Text messages, a killer application which for years have generated a decent revenue stream for telecom operators, has become increasingly unpopular in the NetherlandsPosted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
Smartphone users here prefer to use instant messaging on their devices, like BlackBerry’s Ping or the WhatsApp application which runs on different smartphone operating systems, including Apple’s iPhone. The use of instant messaging for no extra charges, if users have a data bundle, is widespread among young users but not isolated to them, provider KPN said.
Filmmaker Kevin Smith has really done an amazing job (for years) combining the two key elements that we believe are at the heart of any new successful business model: connecting with fans and giving them a reason to buyPosted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
When the feds seized three poker domains, one of the big concerns was if players would be able to get back their moneyPosted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement
“We don’t seek out the forbidden, we just repudiate any notion of authorization”. On August 23, 2004, they discovered a cinema 60 feet beneath ParisPosted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness
What is it about computers and money that instills villainy? “My hope is that the next generation of young entrepreneurs can tell the difference [between right and wrong] and will choose to build ethical businesses”Posted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness
ethics-challenged startup founders
Prominent Silicon Valley watchdog group slams Google for not disclosing exactly why it removed Grooveshark from its app storePosted: 2011/04/22 in Blocking, Education / Awareness, Google
Group also notes irony of Google’s apparent lack of respect for DMCA.
For Obama, Wednesday was a chance to connect with both Silicon Valley influencers and young people in one poke. Throughout his answers, Obama related his typical talking points — federal deficit, education, healthcare and immigration — to those two groups.
Further investigations are underway. Unfortunately, the traces of the well-concealed hackers currently disperse abroad. That is why the expenditure of the German law enforcement agency was significantly increased and the clearing up has become more difficult.
Google search results have traditionally been the target of black hat SEO campaigns. Websense® Security Labs™ has identified a new trend in which cyber criminals take advantage of Google Image search rankings to spread malwarePosted: 2011/04/22 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, Privacy / Data Protection
Recent news coverage prompted by a press release issued by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has brought speculation and caused inaccurate information to be reported about data extraction devices (DEDs) owned by the Michigan State Police (MSP)Posted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Privacy / Data Protection
The MSP only uses the DEDs if a search warrant is obtained or if the person possessing the mobile device gives consent. The department*s internal directive is that the DEDs only be used by MSP specialty teams on criminal cases, such as crimes against children.
The DEDs are not being used to extract citizens’ personal information during routine traffic stops.
highlighting the risks involved when companies rely on so-called cloud computing
After France, UK, Germany and The Netherlands
Dutch language news article: http://tweakers.net/nieuws/74011/belgisch-parket-onderzoekt-privacyschending-google-street-view.html
Dutch provider KPN to introduce ‘chat tax’: charging more for VOIP, chat services and streaming servicesPosted: 2011/04/22 in Bandwidth Management, Education / Awareness, New Business Models, Public Policy, Tech Evolution
Local regulator OPTA has no issues with this
Dutch language news article: http://tweakers.net/nieuws/74017/kpn-chatheffing-voor-mobiel-internet-komt-deze-zomer-update.html
MPAA Vice President Greg Frazier told a local newspaper that democratizing culture is not in the interests of the MPAAPosted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness, Public Policy
The MPAA is apparently only interested in creativity and culture when it applies to the works their studios produce. Needless to say, this isn’t necessarily what’s most beneficial to society
Lisbon Court of Appeal has now decided that private BitTorrent tracker admin will face a full trial for his actionsPosted: 2011/04/22 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Illegal File Sharing, Litigation
UK’s Music Publishers Association convinced registrar GoDaddy to seize IMSLP’s domain name, which took the site completely offlinePosted: 2011/04/22 in Blocking, Copyright, Education / Awareness, Enforcement
In a wrongful action over a single 90 year-old classical piece by Rachmaninoff