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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Aereo's CEO on the future of Netflix, TV sports and the public airwaves   —  In 2012, Chet Kanojia set out to take on TV's goliaths with a slingshot full of tiny antennas, but he never imagined things would go so far so fast.  Aereo, the start-up he created, is going before the Supreme Court …
Apr 20, 2014, 7:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
“Brightest Flashlight” Android app disclosed location of 50 million people, but FTC imposes no fine   —  Even judging by the low standards of creepy data-mining apps, “Brightest Flashlight” did something pretty egregious.  The free app, which was installed by at least 50 million Android users …
Apr 13, 2014, 5:50 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
LinkedIn names HiringSolved as the recruiting competitor it has sued for scraping profiles   —  LinkedIn names company that used bots to steal profiles for competing Recruiter service  —  In January, LinkedIn filed a lawsuit that accused unnamed “John Does” of creating fake profiles in order to …
Apr 1, 2014, 8:10 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
The absurd ebook case: Apple fights on as consumers spend settlement money at Amazon   —  The high-fives must have been flying at Amazon this morning: millions of the company's customers got notices to spend credits at its Kindle store, and Amazon didn't have to pay a cent.
Mar 25, 2014, 4:00 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Mother sues Google over kids' apps after 5-year-old son buys $65 worth of virtual currency   —  A New York woman whose child spent $65.95 on digital “Crystals” has filed a lawsuit on behalf of other parents across the U.S., claiming the Google Play store is full of games and apps that lure children into spending money.
Mar 11, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Google must remove all “Innocence of Muslims” videos from YouTube, appeals court rules   —  A California appeals court on Wednesday ordered Google to take down all copies of a controversial anti-Islamic movie, granting an injunction to an actress in the film who had filed a copyright claim after being subjected to global death threats.
Feb 26, 2014, 1:55 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
“This could be the end of Bitcoin”: leak shows massive theft at Mt. Gox, price falls below $500 amid pleas for calm   —  The Bitcoin community is on edge as a leaked document (below) shows that the Mt. Gox exchange, a longtime pillar of the virtual currency, is missing hundreds of millions …
Feb 25, 2014, 1:25 AMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Aereo will launch its internet TV service in Austin next week as Supreme Court date looms   —  Aereo, the startup that streams over-the-air TV channels to computers and smartphones starting at $8 a month, is expanding to a new city even as it prepares for a closely watched Supreme Court hearing …
Feb 24, 2014, 5:30 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Whisper app hit with lawsuit over spam texts   —  The popular app Whisper, which lets users post anonymous gossip and confessions, may have some fessing up to do about its marketing practices.  —  According to a lawsuit filed in San Jose, Whisper violated a federal anti-spam law …
Feb 20, 2014, 7:40 PMIn context
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Wheeler unveils new proposed rules for network neutrality, will try to stop “improper blocking”   —  The FCC announced its response to an explosive court decision that ended “net neutrality” last month: it will not appeal the decision, but scramble to impose new rules.
Feb 19, 2014, 11:50 AMIn context

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