October 14, 2012, 12:10 PM

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Robert Wiltbank, PhD / TechCrunch:
Angel Investors Do Make Money, Data Shows 2.5X Returns Overall  —  Editor's note: Robert Wiltbank, PhD, is a professor at Willamette University, where he and Wade Brooks run an angel investing fund managed by second-year MBA students.  He is on the board of the Angel Resource Institute …
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Fruzsina Eördögh / ReadWriteWeb:
[Infographic] YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape  —  YouTube is still the pesky younger sibling of television, which is the wicked uncle of Hollywood.  But the social video site is slowly becoming a formidable medium in its own right, creating new business models …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
LulzSec hacker “neuron” pleads guilty to Sony Pictures security breach  —  An Arizona man has admitted to hacking a Sony Pictures website and making off with personal information for thousands of individuals as part of a campaign by the LulzSec collective.  —  Raynaldo Rivera …
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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Asus Vivo Tab RT pre-sales begin, first Windows RT tablet starts at $599.99  —  We were warned that Windows RT tablets wouldn't be cheap, and those warnings have now been confirmed.  The Asus Vivo Tab RT, formerly known as the Tablet 600, is now available for pre-order for $599.99 …
Loek Essers / Computerworld:
ICANN to replace Digital Archery program with gTLD domain raffle  —  ICANN hopes to use a lottery to decide which new top-level domain applications will be evaluated first  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has proposed holding an old-fashioned raffle to determine …

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