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This morning, the lights went out on the internet.
We're seeing something amazing unfold in the press today: SOPA has drawn a line down the middle of the media world and people are being forced to pick a side.
Copyright justice: Steal a subway ride and pay a $100 fine. Steal a song and pay $150,000.
So, the great Wikipedia blackout has begun. The front page of the English language edition of the encyclopedia now displays a notice explaining the chilling effects of SOPA.
So apparently, Roy Bostock is on the way out, and a source familiar with the situation had a good answer as to my question of why it hasn't happened yet.
Samsung is a company with revenues of $220 billion, that makes everything from cars to refrigerators, and yes, the focus of this piece, smartphones. In all of this money, and in all of their work, Samsung neglected to do one key thing: bulk up on software patents, and build a next-generation operating system. That is coming back to hurt, and it's coming back to hurt them in the form of Android.
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Thursday in Park City, Utah. If you're even remotely involved in the world of filmed entertainment, you'll be there. And if you're not then you'll wait patiently a few months for the cream of the festival's movie crop to appear on a screen near you. Such are the vagaries of film distribution.
Andreessen Horowitz Partner (and PandoDaily investor) Jeff Jordan wrote an interesting guest post this morning about how he saved eBay's domestic growth with a risky bet on buy-it-now sales. He more than backs that up with numbers and logic in the post.
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