April 2012 Archives
Thursday, 26th April 2012
Meet the data brokers. There’s a whole industry full of companies who make their money buying and selling our personal information. The FTC is working on busting this dark racket wide open, but in the meantime, they’re out there. Who are they? Can we stop them? Read on to find out.
Good News! Angels Are Getting More Optimistic
If you’re looking for angel investors, there’s good news afoot. The latest 2011 Angel Market Analysis, recently released by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, shows not only that there are more angels around, but that they are investing more money in more companies. Here’s a closer look at what angels are…
What the Rise of Original Web Shows Means for TV's Future
Snatch up all the set-top boxes, smart HDTVs and second screen apps you want. The future of television will still, at its core, be about one thing: content. All of the stakeholders realize this, from legacy players such as networks and cable operators to new entrants including streaming services and search companies.
Study: Twitter Users Believed Bin Laden Was Dead Before Mainstream Media Confirmation
Last year's biggest news story - the death of Osama bin Laden - is now a key to understanding just how deeply Twitter has affected the news universe. The Georgia Institute of Technology will release a study today about coverage of bin Laden's killing that may be the most comprehensive yet in showing how news spreads on Twitter.Researchers at…
Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM
One publisher does not a trend make, but Macmillan imprint and science-fiction house Tor/Forge's decision to abandon DRM this July may be a sign of things to come. Tor/Forge is dropping DRM because its customers, and authors, have been asking for DRM-free titles. The game isn't won yet, but it's a safe bet that Tor/Forge won't be the first to…