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Here Comes Another Bubble v1.1 - The Richter Scales

"There is absolutely no bubble in technology." -Peter Thiel, 2007. Now 2012, hmmmmm, how about these past four years. Given Facebook's recent IPO, this video desrves a resurgence and a few more laughs for sure. 

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DataNeverSleeps.jpg (972x1545 pixels)

DataNeverSleeps.jpg (972x1545 pixels) | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

Staggering! Every minute, this is what the internet sees --a scale of growth that is nearly inconceivable!

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Derick Lee's curator insight, January 12, 2013 4:21 AM

Amazing data and to think that the internet is only in it's infancy

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WCITLeaks.org aims to expose UN 'takeover' of the Internet - Digitaltrends.com

WCITLeaks.org aims to expose UN 'takeover' of the Internet - Digitaltrends.com | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
WCITLeaks.org aims to expose UN 'takeover' of the InternetDigitaltrends.comLast week, I wrote about how the US government is gearing up for a showdown with other United Nations member states over the future of the Internet.
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Sergey Brin: I'm Worried About the Internet

Sergey Brin: I'm Worried About the Internet | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
Google co-founder Sergey Brin is worried about the future of the internet. There are “very powerful forces that have lined up against the open internet on all sides and around the world,” he said in an interview with The Guardian.

 

According to Brin, one of the biggest threats to the openness of the internet is pressure from governments, which are trying to control the information flow on the internet.

 

The overzealous entertainment industry, which is trying to end piracy, is another threat, and walled gardens raised by companies such as Facebook and Apple, which control what software can be released on their platforms, is equally dangerous, claims Brin.

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What Is Anonymous?

What Is Anonymous? | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

A worldwide network of hackers has managed to gain access to the most secure networks on the Internet. The leaderless and faceless group, known as Anonymous, has infiltrated networks of the CIA, Interpol, email accounts of presidents, and has taken down the major web properties of global corporations. During its near-eight years of existence, Anonymous hackers have exposed a huge network of neo-Nazis in Germany and a stealth online child pornography ring...

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A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

"The investing community believes that the Internet is hitting edu­cation, that education is having its Internet moment"

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Obama steps up fight for online consumer protection with ‘Privacy Bill of Rights’

Obama steps up fight for online consumer protection with ‘Privacy Bill of Rights’ | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has unveiled a new framework for protecting Americans' data on the Internet, including a commitment to technology that allows consumers to opt out of tracking, the government announced today.
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Please Enjoy - The Work of Ji Lee

Please Enjoy - The Work of Ji Lee | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
Please Enjoy is the portfolio of Ji Lee.

 

He inspired us last week at Stanford with his creative ideas and portfolio, check out more of his work and interests.

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On The Problem of Money, Politics, and SOPA | John Battelle's Search Blog

On The Problem of Money, Politics, and SOPA | John Battelle's Search Blog | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

Earlier this week I ventured down to the Silicon Valley from my lair on the side of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin. Those of you who have visited Marin might understand why for me, after more than 25 years of working across the bridge in San Francisco and on planes around the world, I find it rather pleasant to just stay in my office and Think Big Thoughts whenever possible. But duty called, Jonathan Zittrain (who I’ve interviewed here) had asked me to participate in a conference he was hosting called “Ideas For A Better Internet,” and it was an honor to be asked...

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Editor's Choice! | TED | TEDxTalks

Editor's Choice! | TED | TEDxTalks | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

TEDxSF video selected as this week's Editor's Choice. Among thoughsands of strong TEDx Talks, this one stood out as exceptional. Watch Jennifer Phalka's talk about how technology is changing faster than ever, and our governments are falling woefully behind. The founder of Code for America, Jennifer Pahlka, argues that we can create technical solutions to make our governments more efficient and responsive.

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Knapco's comment, February 2, 2012 7:22 AM
There is no link to this Editor's choice; or the Editor changed his mind?
TEDxSF's comment, February 2, 2012 1:28 PM
Thanks for letting us know about the link. The Editor's Pick changes weekly, so here is the link to the original video: http://youtu.be/PmSUeHiEEks
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bricoleur : Alexis MacGilivray's blog, panelist and General Councel of Twitter

bricoleur : Alexis MacGilivray's blog, panelist and General Councel of Twitter | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
A lot of good stuff has been written about why the currently pending Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is bad for the future of the internet, the technology industry, international human rights, security, free speech [pdf], privacy, blind people and jobs. One thing I haven’t seen is a succinct description of the problems of site-wide censorship when it comes to ordinary, non-infringing users. So... I’ll try to do that here. SOPA’s unit of analysis is a “site or portion thereof” See Section 102(a). By contrast, if a portion of a site is infringing, SOPA’s unit of censorship is everything at the domain name. See Section 101(17), 102(c)(2)(B) and 102(c)(2)(A).
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Brewster Kahle's Blog, Panelist

Brewster Kahle's Blog, Panelist | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all knowledge for more than twenty-five years.

Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet’s first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive which may be the largest digital library. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet which helps catalog the Web in April 1996, which was sold to Amazon.com in 1999.

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Michele Barry, Deepak Chopra and Sir Richard Feachem - TEDxSF 7 Billion Well

Pioneers @DeepakChopra, Sir Richard Feachem & Michele Barry endorsing TEDxSF 7 Billion Well! Please enjoy, and share!

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Ever Imagined a World Without Internet? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ever Imagined a World Without Internet? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
Ever tried to imagine a world without the Internet? This infographic breaks down just how scary that would be.
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The Internet Changes Wednesday, But Most People Won't Notice

The Internet Changes Wednesday, But Most People Won't Notice | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
With IP addresses now depleted, the Internet Society is leading the launch of IPv6 to allow the web to continue growing. 

 

“IPv6 is the single largest upgrade in the history of the Internet. It’s not a small decision for the major content providers to turn on IPv6 and leave it on.”

-John Curran, president and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers 

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Freedom of Information - Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information - Freedom of Information | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” -Article 19, United Nations Declaration of Universal Human Rights...

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Art in the Era of the Internet | Off Book | PBS

The internet has intensified connections between people across the planet. In this episode we take a look at the impact of this new interconnectivity on the art world.

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Q&A: Hacker Historian George Dyson Sits Down With Wired’s Kevin Kelly

Q&A: Hacker Historian George Dyson Sits Down With Wired’s Kevin Kelly | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

The two most powerful technologies of the 20th century—the nuclear bomb and the computer—were invented at the same time and by the same group of young people. But while the history of the Manhattan Project has been well told, the origin of the computer is relatively unknown. In his new book, Turing’s Cathedral, historian George Dyson, who grew up among these proto- hackers in Princeton, New Jersey, tells the story of how Alan Turing, John von Neumann, and a small band of other geniuses not only built the computer but foresaw the world it would create.

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The Evolution of Mac OS, From 1984 to Mountain Lion

The Evolution of Mac OS, From 1984 to Mountain Lion | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
A look back at the history of Apple's Mac OS, from System 1 in 1984 to OS X Mountain Lion in 2012.

 

Since the release of System 1 in January 1984, Apple has played an integral role in designing and implementing the graphical user interface (GUI) as we know it.

With the announcement of OS X Mountain Lion this week, Apple is continuing the process it started with Lion by streamlining the connection between the Mac and iOS.

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After SOPA/PIPA Victory, Tech is Thinking About Tackling Political Reform

After SOPA/PIPA Victory, Tech is Thinking About Tackling Political Reform | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

In the wake of last week's online uprising against the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, there's a fascinating dynamic starting to unfold as technology leaders and grassroots activists wrestle with the question: now what?

 

On one side, I'm seeing signs of a new willingness from tech leaders to not just engage Washington the old-fashioned way (by expanding their expenditures on lobbying and campaign donations) but by also addressing the underlying "pay-to-play" system that made it almost possible for one industry, the entertainment sector, to use legislation to impose its will on another industry, the Internet sector.

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With Blackouts and Twitter, Web Flexes Its Muscle

With Blackouts and Twitter, Web Flexes Its Muscle | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

The Web buzzed with protests large and small on Wednesday as the tech industry rallied against Congressional legislation to curb Internet piracy.

 

Some sites blacked out — among them, the English-language Wikipedia, though it was possible to access the encyclopedia through several clever workarounds — while others, including Google and Craigslist, draped their pages with information about the bills, or restricted access.

 

Many start-ups quickly cobbled together tech solutions to support their cause. HelloFax, for example, created a tool that let people send their representatives faxes voicing their opinions through the Web.

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Law professors react to PIPA, SOPA legislation

Congress is expected to consider two bills when it returns from recess on Jan. 24: the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP Act or PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The legislation is of major concern to Stanford thought leaders, in addition to nationwide legal experts, online security experts, Internet activists and the founders of many of Silicon Valley’s largest companies.

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Lukas Biewald, in our keynote panel

Lukas Biewald, in our keynote panel | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it
founder of CrowdFlower and Dolores Labs. Iorked on search and natural language processing at Powerset, Yahoo and the Stanford AI Lab.
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August Capital - David Hornik, Panelist tonight

August Capital - David Hornik, Panelist tonight | Ideas for a Better Internet | Scoop.it

For more than a decade, David has worked with technology startups throughout the software sector. In 2000, David joined August Capital to invest broadly in information technology companies, with a focus on enterprise application and infrastructure software, as well as consumer facing software and services.

Prior to joining August Capital, David was an intellectual property and corporate attorney at Venture Law Group and Perkins Coie. In his legal practice, David represented high tech startups in all aspects of their formation, financing, and operations, including the likes of Yahoo!, Evite (Ticketmaster) and Ofoto (Kodak). Before that, David was a litigator in New York City at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

David has an eclectic educational background. He holds an AB in Computer Music from Stanford University, an M.Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

David is currently a lecturer at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he teaches intellectual property, and the Harvard Law School, where he teaches entrepreneurship and venture capital. He is the author of VentureBlog, the first venture capital blog, and VentureCast, the first venture capital podcast, and is the founder and executive producer of The Lobby conference, an annual gathering of the thought leaders of the digital media ecosystem.

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