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Name you should know: Danny Marti, Obama's nomination for new 'piracy czar'

Contrary to its descriptive-sounding name, the position of “piracy czar” doesn’t actually require knowledge of swashbuckling and looking good why wearing an eye patch.

No, it’s actually a role created by Congress under the… 235 more words

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For one student, dreams of drone-based advertising take flight

Raj Singh’s moment of revelation came in November of last year, when Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos hawked a line of package-delivering drones to Charlie Rose on… 991 more words

Tech

Netflix Petitions FCC to Block Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix stands to lose in this behemoth telecom merger.

As Issie Lapowsky writes at Wired, “if the two companies were to merge they would have unprecedented power to charge companies like Netflix more for faster service.” … 30 more words

Technology

U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park is stepping down (updated)

Updated (8:11 p.m. PST): Updated with confirmation of Park’s departure via an independent source that spoke with VentureBeat.

If there’s one thing most folks in the tech industry can agree on, it’s that there aren’t nearly enough technology-minded individuals helping to run the government. 289 more words

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RANT: Congress failed; good!

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/the-six-tech-policy-problems-congress-failed-to-fix-this-year/?comments=1&post=27373075#comment-27373075

The six tech policy problems Congress failed to fix this year
On tech issues, the partisan divide isn’t so wide. Yet nothing happened.
by Joe Mullin – Aug 8 2014, 10:57am EDT… 109 more words

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Ask.com buys Q&A social network Ask.fm; rolls out anti-bullying 'best practices'

IAC-owned Ask.com has acquired popular question/answer service Ask.fm for an undisclosed amount, the company announced today.

Ask.com (formerly known as AskJeeves) is a Q&A search engine that focuses on answering natural language questions. 227 more words

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Aereo says it's 'bleeding to death,' wants federal judge to step in

Recently “paused” TV startup Aereo is asking a federal court to grant it the capability to operate like a cable service, according to a legal document filed yesterday. 329 more words

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