Category Archives: Bidness

The war on nutz

You can’t be friends with a squirrel. A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit. - Sarah Jessica Parker Corporate white-hat hackers and the Mossad have set back Persian plans for nuclear bomb production by at least three years according to an article in today’s New York Times. Fact checking the Times puff [...]

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A big chill

It’s hard to put a dollar value on a dead sea turtle. Impossible, actually. Estimates of royalties owed to the US taxpayer for the lost oil amount to around $35 million. Chump change. Lurking somewhere offstage is the specter of a liability cap. Seventy-five million dollars per oil spill? Still chump change. The Deepwater Horizon [...]

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L. Ron Jobs and the Millennials

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land And don’t criticize what you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agin’. Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times they are a-changin’ - Bob Dylan, 1964 Steve Jobs, Disney [...]

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At a time when the excesses of American industry scream for some kind of regulation and control, Comcast wants to buy NBC/Universal. The purchase flies in the face of network neutrality and will, if permitted, allow Comcast to control the content that travels in their network. The big keep getting bigger. Karoli has an informative [...]

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Waiting for the shoe to drop

How much will the award be in the Tenenbaum versus RIAA case? It could go as high as $4.5 million. I wonder if the SONY management and shareholders have first night rights with Joel’s fiancee too?

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Corporate-people versus the people-people

The RIAA warriors are suing another kid for file sharing. Joel Tenenbaum faces a huge judgment for willful copyright infringement. Defense attorney Charlie Nesson, of Harvard Berkman Center fame, appears to have been out-gunned by the corporate lawyers. His effort to raise the level of the discussion to something more philosophical has been stymied by [...]

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“EPIC 2014″ It has been five years since this was created. We seem to be pretty much on target.

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Reboot America

America needs more than a reboot. We need some snazzy new peripherals-new energy generation and distribution system, new mass transit system, new telecom infrastructure, massive clean-up and realignment of wealth-it’s time to tear down the blue drapes that have given our statue of Justice a false aura of modesty and put the old girl to [...]

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