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Archive for July, 2013

  • Jul 29, 2013
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Yes, Lady Gaga’s songs contribute to GDP: the new measure to reflect the importance of intellectual property

  29 July 2013 – This coming Wednesday, July 31st, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Commerce Department unit that measures U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), will give a greater economic weighting to the creation of many types of intellectual property — from books to movies to music to biotech drugs. The economy won’t change overnight, but […]


  • Jul 22, 2013
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It had to happen: SIM cards have finally been hacked

  By: Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq.  Founder/CEO 22 July 2013 – Black Hat runs this week from July 27th to August 1st at Caesar’s Palace resort in Las Vegas. And while the Mobile World Congress (MWC) is my favorite, Black Hat and DEF CON are the favorites of Eric De Grasse, our Chief Technology Officer, who attends every year. Black Hat […]


  • Jul 16, 2013
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Joseph Stiglitz: “intellectual property leads to inequality, actually harms the economy”

  16 July 2013 – We see it all the time, especially in the smartphone market.  Apple virtually created a new tier of mobile phone (the smartphones) with their iPhones and grew the pie by a whole load. They didn’t need to compete with the other phone manufacturers at the time simply because their product […]


  • Jul 6, 2013
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Our July 6th “Weekend tech diversions” : a guy who really was a visionary, our favorite Sci-Fi writer gets an asteroid … plus some cool data visualization

  The  following are the three lead stories from our several versions of this weekend’s technology compendiums: 1.  The word “visionary” is overused, but it really applied to this man My own view of visionaries is that they are idealists: they form a picture of what they want the world to be in the future, and […]


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