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13 hrs ago | TechCrunch

The London Fintech Boom - TransferWise And Others Hit Record Numbers

Slowly but surely a revolution has been taking place in financial technology, or fintech as we call it these days.

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Related Topix: Startups, Alliance Tech, Tier Technologies, Consulting, Accenture, Duck Creek Technologies, Software, Social Software, Science / Technology

17 hrs ago | CIO

Recording Industry Sues 8K for File Sharing

Stepping up its battle against online music piracy, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced thousands of new lawsuits against those it suspects of illegal file sharing.

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Related Topix: Prison, Science / Technology

21 hrs ago | CIO

FCC Hearing Weighs Net Neutrality

Advocates on both sides of the net neutrality debate descended on Harvard Law School Monday for a U.S. Federal Communications Commission hearing that multiple speakers suggested was crucial to the Internet's future.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Edward Markey, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Charles Pickering, Science / Technology

Yesterday | CIO

Lime Wire Files Countersuit Against Record Cos.

Peer-to-peer file-sharing software developer Lime Wire has countersued the biggest record companies, charging them with anti-competitive behavior.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Yesterday | CIO

U.S. Man Pleads Guilty in P-to-P Crackdown

A man from Columbus, Ga., has pleaded guilty to two felonies related to distribution of copyright materials over a peer-to-peer network, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.

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Related Topix: US News, Science / Technology

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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: eBay, Startups, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

CIO

EMI Supports Mashboxx P2P Service

EMI Music has agreed to make its entire catalog of digital recordings available to Mashboxx, a legal peer-to-peer service currently in development.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Silicon Alley Insider

The Quest To Kill Cash: How Peer-To-Peer Payments Apps Are Improving The Way We Pay

Using mobile devices to make peer-to-peer payments may not be a widely used service - yet.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

The Day

Father and son in court on child porn charges

A father and son from East Lyme pleaded not guilty to possession of child pornography this morning during their first appearance in the New London court where major crimes are tried.

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Related Topix: East Lyme, CT, Science / Technology

Kansas City InfoZine

West Plains MO Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving and Distributing Child Porn

By pleading guilty, Harrison admitted that he downloaded child pornography from Web sites, and that he received and distributed child pornography through peer-to-peer file-sharing networks.

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Related Topix: West Plains, MO, Prison, Science / Technology, Federal Prisons

Wall Street Journal

Never Mind Bitcoin. Remember BitTorrent? File-Sharing Firm Sharpens Image

BitTorrent Inc. is rolling out a range of new products aimed at going beyond the file-sharing technology that shot it to fame, but which has landed many sites that use that technology in hot water.

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Related Topix: BitTorrent, Startups, Economics News, Bitcoin, Science / Technology

Jon Udell

The P in P2P is People

When Groove launched somebody asked me to explain why it was an important example of peer-to-peer technology.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Social Software

Mon Apr 14, 2014

TechCrunch

Facebook Could Use Money Transfers To Extend WhatsApp And Non-Ad Revenue

The FT is reporting that Facebook is looking at e-money services - including the ability for people to make peer-to-peer money transfers using money that is stored on Facebook itself - and has applied for an e-money license in Ireland as part of that.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Science / Technology

SFGate

Gartner Names Tru Optik a Cool Vendor in Information Innovation 2014

Real-time and predictive audience intelligence startup harnesses big data from peer-to-peer sharing activity to earn the attention of world's leading technology research and advisory company.

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Related Topix: Consulting, Gartner, Science / Technology, Stamford, CT

Hispanic Business

P2P an 'IT business imperative'

Companies in emerging markets could use P2P to curb expensive service agreements on hardware such as servers, says Adaptiva CTO .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, WAN

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Escape From The Matrix: Alternative Finance And Investment Advisors

Alternative Finance, especially Direct Lending can provide excellent returns, but is largely ignored by investment advisors.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Financial Markets, Warren Buffett

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Huffington Post

The Next Economy: After 'MarketWorld'

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and took communism with it, the well-respected consulting firm Global Business Network was asked to paint alternative scenarios for a post-Communist world.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

Thu Apr 10, 2014

CU Independent

Former FCC commissioner meets CU students to raise net neutrality awareness

The former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission , Michael Copps, met with CU law students this week to discuss the country's policies on media and telecommunications.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Science / Technology

GigaOM

Legal challenges and opportunities for 3D printing

As with all paradigm-shifting technologies, the development, adoption, and economic impact of 3D printing will depend not only on technological innovation and market forces but also on the legal considerations that guide those forces.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Marketing

Stories

Spanish Court Says "P2P Technology Doesn't Promote Exploitation"

With music sales down , everyone is quick to point their finger at "illicit" P2P file sharing services.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

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