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2 hrs ago | The Atlantic

A New Golden Age for Media?

Some are investing in it-most bounteously, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who bought The Washington Post for $250 million, and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, who has pledged the same amount to his new First Look Media; but also the executives at Disney-owned ESPN in Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight, those at Vox Media in Ezra Klein's planned wonkipedia, a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Amazon, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post Company, Hunch, Startups, Washington Post, Publishing

9 hrs ago | CIO

IRS Wants Data on Users from Web Firms

Computerworld - The Center for Democracy and Technology is sounding an early warning on a proposal in the president's 2008 budget that would require Internet businesses like eBay and Amazon.com to collect personal data on their customers and share it with the Internal Revenue Service.

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Related Topix: Tax, Hunch, Startups, Small Business, Personal Finance, Social Security

13 hrs ago | CIO

Inexpensive Skype Handsets Reach US

CIO - A Taiwanese start-up began selling handsets used with Skype's popular Internet phone calling software in the U.S. early this month for about half the price of rival products.

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Related Topix: Skype, Hunch, Startups

18 hrs ago | CIO

Sony PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii Prices Drop Online

The recently launched PlayStation 3 and Wii game consoles remain popular on Internet auction sites, but the price they are fetching is falling as launch-related hype dies down.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, PS3, WII, Startups

22 hrs ago | CIO

StreamCast Files RICO Charges Against Skype

Voice over Internet protocol provider Skype, which is owned by eBay, is one of a handful of companies that had racketeering charges brought against it by StreamCast, the developer of the popular peer-to-peer network Morpheus, The Register reports .

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Related Topix: Startups, Science / Technology, P2P, Science, Computer Science

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

eBay to Test Changes to Search Results Pages

EBay plans later this month to begin testing a redesign of its search results pages that will contain more information for each listed item and will sport a new look and layout.

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Related Topix: Hunch, Startups

Star Tribune

Best Buy's Joly: Web retailers should collect sales tax

Best Buy Co. Inc. CEO Hubert Joly on Tuesday urged Congress to force online merchants to collect sales tax from customers, in his most forceful public statement on the matter to date.

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Related Topix: Best Buy, Retail, Startups, Napster, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Hunch

CIO

eBay's Keyword Ad System Lets Bloggers Cash In

The news should be sweet music to the ears of bloggers looking to make a living out of their Web scribbles, as it will likely make the fantasy a reality for many.

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Related Topix: Hunch, Startups, Blog News

CIO

Yahoo, eBay Team Up to Boost Search, Ads

Yahoo and eBay on Thursday said they will team up to enhance their Web search, online advertising and Web payment services, as well as offer a new toolbar, in an effort to better position the two Internet giants for competition with uber search firm Google, The Wall Street Journal reports .

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Related Topix: e-dialog, Hunch, Startups, GSI Technology, Magento, uber

CIO

eBay, PCHome Launch New Taiwan Auction Site

PCHome, which has taken over day-to-day operation of the joint venture, said the beta version of the new auction site will open Sept.

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Related Topix: Hunch, Startups

Entrepreneur Magazine

Ashton Kutcher: What Matters Is Entrepreneurial 'Grit'

While entrepreneurship and higher education are sometimes thought to run counterintuitive , Colgate University invited five of Silicon Valley's biggest rock stars to speak to its students this weekend -- as well as to host a Shark Tank of sorts, in which three young founders walked away with $5,000 in funding.

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Related Topix: Colgate University, AirBnB, Startups, Yahoo!, Microsoft

The Motley Fool

Did Carl Icahn Really Drop the eBay Proxy Battle?

Icahn, who has made billions by battling boards, is one of the most well-respected investors of all time.

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Related Topix: Hunch, Startups, Social Software, Facebook, Amazon

Drudge Retort

Greenwald Site Hiring 'Not White, Not Male' Reporters

John Cook, the editor of The Intercept, was asked what kind of reporters he's seeing to hire at the news site, which is financially backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and has journalist Glenn Greenwald as one of its founders.

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Related Topix: Startups, Journalism, US News, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

Lightspeed VC Peter Nieh on why he loves Ultimate, passed on eBay

Peter Nieh, partner at Lightspeed Venture, in a TechFlash Silicon Valley Q&A spoke about the firm's title sponsorship of the region's first pro Ultimate disc team, investment bubbles, what he invests in and why he long ago passed on backing eBay when it was just getting started.

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Related Topix: e-dialog, Venture Capital, Hunch, Startups, GSI Technology, Magento, Emerging Technology

The Evening Sun

Renowned entrepreneurs share insights at Colgate University

This past Friday, April 11, Colgate University hosted the opening night of its Entrepreneur Weekend.

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Related Topix: Colgate University, AirBnB, Startups

TIME.com

Get Ready to Pay for Stuff Online With a Facebook

Facebook may be eyeing a significant move into the world of mobile payments. The company is close to receiving regulatory approval in Ireland to launch a service that would allow users to store money and make electronic payments through the social network, according to a report in the Financial Times .

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Hunch

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Northwestern University

New Media, Old Problem: Where's the Diversity?

The expectation was that new media would not inherit the legacy of homogeneity. The wish was that new media would evolve from the historical tradition of under-representation for minorities and be better.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Startups, Sacramento, CA, Opinion

Newsday

Steering a company in a new direction

EBay chief executive John Donahoe knew something was up when his firm's security team advised him not to attend a conference for sellers on safety grounds.

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Related Topix: Startups, Biotech, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Cardinal Health

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Bezos Wants Amazon Payments Team to 'Go Faster'

According to a report from Re/code , Amazon's payments team is under increasing pressure from CEO Jeff Bezos to improve and grow its payments service.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Jeff Bezos, e-dialog, Hunch, Startups, GSI Technology

Democracy Now

'We Won't Succumb to Threats': Journalists Return to U.S. For First Time Since Revealing NSA Spying

Glenn Greenwald , is the journalist who first broke the story about Edward Snowden.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Journalism, Hunch, Startups, New York, US News, Liberal Political News

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