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London School of Economics analysts: Piracy is good for business

London School of Economics analysts: Piracy is good for business

Pirates, you have scholarly advocates in the London School of Economics. The LSE's Media Policy Project has published a report entitled "Copyright & Creation: A Case for Promoting Inclusive Online Sharing", and it argues that copyright infringement is not harming the creative industries nearly as much as is common believed. The authors even go so far as to assert that putative laws aimed at curtailing the "inclusive collaborative digital culture" actually stymies artistic expression and, by extension, the industries' long-term economic prognosis.

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BitTorrent expanding publishing project beyond Madonna

BitTorrent expanding publishing project beyond Madonna

We got a first look at the BitTorrent Bundle back in May when it was introduced as a new file format for content creators. Basically, this Bundle will allow those creators to package several items together for free with additional items being available for those who move forward and unlock it. We recently got a look at a BitTorrent Bundle in action when Madonna offered the secretprojectrevolution Bundle.

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Zoom H6 Handy Recorder released in US, offers 6-track recording

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder released in US, offers 6-track recording

Anyone who dabbles with video production will have heard the same old adage: viewers can forgive poor-ish video, but poor audio will ruin your content. As such, the average integrated microphone and pocket-sized portables aren't suitable for certain users, but bulky high-end audio recorders aren't suitable for certain filming situations. Such is the market where Zoom's H6 Handy Recorder is aimed.

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Eric Schmidt speaks of extremist infiltration of digital marketing in new book

Eric Schmidt speaks of extremist infiltration of digital marketing in new book

The book titled "The New Digital Age" for short, written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google fame, has begun to spill is many angles on the future of our increasingly connected world into the public. In one section of the book titled "The Future of Terrorism", Schmidt and Cohen speak both of the possibilities of an extremist (and/or terrorist) group infiltrating groups of mobile device users and of an actual happening which involved a global extremist group using Motorola mobile-phone businesses in Pakistan to "bombard" the country's national newspaper editors with propaganda.

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Tascam unveils DR-60D audio recorder for DSLRs

Tascam unveils DR-60D audio recorder for DSLRs

Tascam has announced its new audio recorder aimed for on-set videographers and filmmakers who utilize DSLRs for video recording. The DR-60D is being touted as a recorder designed specifically for video workers, removing the need to use larger recorders that are meant for music recording. There's no word yet on release date or pricing, but we have a run down of the recorder's specifications after the jump.

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Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

This week the soon to be released book "The New Digital Age" authored by Google's Eric Schmidt has been reviewed and spilled early by the Wall Street Journal. Their review includes words from the author regarding the future digital dominance of China across our planet, especially as it pertains to the United States in the very near future. This is not the first time Schmidt has predicted political waves crashing in before they've gone ahead and happened - an essay by Schmidt and colleague Jared Cohen called “The Digital Disruption" (published in 2010) correctly predicted Arab Spring (more or less). Could this be the next great digital high tide coming towards us?

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ESRB simplifies digital rating system

ESRB simplifies digital rating system

The Electronic Software Ratings Board, as many of you already know, is the organization that assigns age-based ratings for video games here in the United States. At the moment, only a fraction of games get rated since the sheer number of digital games makes rating each and every one of them a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Today, the ESRB announced that it has made the process of rating digital games a whole lot easier for the itself and developers alike.

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Wallaby wants to ensure you get the best credit card rewards

Wallaby wants to ensure you get the best credit card rewards

If you use a lot of credit cards for paying your monthly bills or for business needs, you probably know that different cards offer different rewards. I know some people that use one specific credit card to pay for everything because they get so many rewards they can go on a free vacation each year by using it. If you have a bunch of credit cards, you would want to use the one with the best rewards at that given time. That can be easier said than done.

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GameStop PS3 DLC partnership is future of retail

GameStop PS3 DLC partnership is future of retail

The leading video game retailer in the US has forged a partnership with Sony, announced right at the beginning of the world's biggest video game trade show. GameStop will begin selling downloadable content for the PS3 in nearly all major regions around the world, in a testament to the drastically changing environment of retail in a digital distribution world.

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