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Pierre Omidyar's corporate spying scandal buried for good as eBay sells Craigslist stake

It didn’t get much attention, but eBay just quietly unloaded its 28.4 percent stake in Craigslist, putting to rest one of the most sordid episodes in Silicon Valley, in which eBay executives — including First Look Media publisher Pierre Omidyar and HP chief Meg Whitman — were directly implicated in corporate spying, stealing secrets, and exploiting Craigslist’s anti-capitalist idealism. 1,386 more words

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the innovation recipe ...

What generates innovation? What is its essence? What is the secret formula that makes one more innovative than others? Why do some people seem to have a mind-predisposition to forecasting the future? 463 more words

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Why aren't more wealthy Africans backing the continent's start-ups?

Any budding entrepreneur in Africa knows how difficult it is to raise capital for your business.

Yesterday, a founder of one of the more… 344 more words

By Chris Floyd

Source: Empire Burlesque

I don’t really want to go too far down the road on this when there are far more important things happening in the world, but really, take just a moment to look at the language…

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What’s behind Ukraine’s secret weapons deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

From Global Research, February 25, 2015
By Eric Zuesse

U.S. President Barack Obama apparently is going ahead with his plan for NATO missiles to be placed in Ukraine aimed against Moscow, but found a way to do it that won’t violate the warnings by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin against Washington’s directly supplying those arms to Ukraine (such as is demanded of Obama by congressional Republicans, and even by a few hawkish Democrats — all passionate supporters of Hillary Clinton). 2,276 more words

The Market for Secrets: A Truce Between 'Serial' and The Intercept

The Internet is many things, but it is one thing for sure: a market for secrets. From Wikileaks to the Sony hacks, the secret told online is a story that sticks, a gift that keeps regifting. 999 more words

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Today's Glenn Greenwald: Last week's Glenn Greenwald is "extremely misinformed" about First Look Media

Five days ago, Glenn Greenwald responded angrily to critics who suggested that The Intercept’s attempts to discredit the popular Serial podcast were motivated by click-whoring. The fearless truth-teller wrote on Reddit: 254 more words

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