Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

Recently, two bills have been introduced into Congress that – if passed – will do irreparable damage to the Internet, entrepreneurship, free speech, and job creation as a result of the continued entrepreneurial activity around the Internet.

Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. Internet domain name. intellectual property IP patent portfolio

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The Internet is Ready for Things

Andrew Payne

I’m not a fan of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), but it is the best way to describe a future where more and more devices are Internet-connected. The infrastructure elements already exist, as the Internet is exceptional at expanding and shifting to accommodate new kids on the block. 4G/LTE is a pipe for IP packets.

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Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect

YoungUpstarts

By John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). When the Internet was first conceived as a better way for computers to communicate with one another, no one could predict the impact it would have on business communications.

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

Feld Thoughts

If you are a entrepreneur in Colorado who is working on something related to the Internet, please consider signing the following letter to Senator Udall and Senator Bennet opposing the Protect IP (PIPA) Act. I’ve written why I believe PIPA is effectively censorship and an incredibly dangerous and destructive bill to our economy, entrepreneurship, the Internet, and free speech.

Russia Drafts Its New IP Protection Strategy And Encourages Public Feedback

ArcticStartup

The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has announced the start of a public debate over this country’s new long-term intellectual property (IP) protection strategy, portal Science and Technologies Russia reportedearlier this week.

The GeoEdge Worldwide Internet Proxy Network

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

That doesn’t mean that the same Internet is seen by everyone across the globe, though, and this can have dramatic effects on all your web-based ventures. The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Aerotel Medical Systems is a world leading manufacturer of modular, home and mobile telecare and telemedicine solutions designed to transfer essential data over the telephone, mobile phone and the Internet.

Lockdown Lost-Founder IP

The Startup Lawyer

Now if your startup received a $5MM Series A investment from a venture capital firm, how many developers (that you can recall) would come out of the shadows of the internet and claim to be your startup’s long lost founder? Thus, it’s wise to lock down your startup’s IP early to prevent the lost founder problem. How to Lock Down the IP.

IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. Of course, HTML5 & native apps will enable the long-awaited vision of “interactive TV” I’ve written about this before (going back years): One more step to IP-delivered television (2008). I’ve started watching Netflix’s new original show, House of Cards.

IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. Of course, HTML5 & native apps will enable the long-awaited vision of “interactive TV” I’ve written about this before (going back years): One more step to IP-delivered television (2008). I’ve started watching Netflix’s new original show, House of Cards.

Internet User Defined: A User by Any Other Name…

Immersive Web

Internet User Defined. Here is a deeper look at the various definitions of an Internet user. Value – The only info you can know about a visitor is related to their IP address or cookies on their computer. Immersive Web.

Optimizing Your Tweets for Search

Duct Tape Marketing

About Daniel Page — Daniel is the Director of Business Development for Ahosting, a leading provider in SEO hosting and multiple IP hosting. Internet Marketing Keywords SEO Social Media Daniel Page Optimizing Your Tweets for Search written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. It’s guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest post is from Daniel Page– Enjoy! photo credit: Flickr.

Don't Let Hollywood Break the Internet With the PROTECT IP Act!

EIN News

Despite our current economic troubles, the United States continues to lead the world in Internet. Consumer groups, legal scholars, venture capitalists, leading entrepreneurs, Internet scientists and YouTube users innovation. Tea Party values.

American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow (11/16/11)

Feld Thoughts

There are two very disturbing bills making their way through Congress: Protect IP Act (PIPA - S.968 ) and Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA – H.R.3261 ). A number of organizations in support of free speech and a free and open Internet have recently come out in opposition to these bills.

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How to Divide Founder Equity: 4 Criteria to Discuss

View from Seed

Ideation/IP. Sometimes a portion of founders’ equity splits are attributed to “who came up with the idea” or to actual IP that’s brought into the business at inception.

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Introducing NextView III and Our Focus on the Everyday Economy

View from Seed

Internet-connected computing is an innovation wave on par with a few historical developments of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. This view assumes that the internet follows a normal innovation wave — but i t doesn’t. What will the future hold?

"Graph Theory" - Opportunities Beyond. - the vc in me. - Typepad

the vc in me

There is no doubt the social web has changed the way we use the internet and interact with each other.  " Perhaps another, more hypothetical, approach to graphs is the coming "internet of things" / connected devices -- i.e. devices that aren't just nodes with their own IP addresses but that are also reflections of their "owner" and thus somehow integrated into that person's relationships with other humans and their connected devices.

At CES, Internet Lobby Gets Ready for Fights in Washington

Inc Startups

Internet advocates like Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian talked about them yesterday. This year picked up right where last year left off on the hot-button issue of anti-piracy legislation and Internet regulation. SOPA may be dead, but there are more legislative threats where it came from.

Letter to the Internet

Mark Birch

I say it’s a brave and poignant reminder that we can’t take the Internet for granted. The Internet has become an integral part of everyday life precisely because it has been an open-to-all land of opportunity where entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators are free to try, fail and then try again. The Internet has changed the way we communicate with each other, the way we learn about the world and the way we conduct business. freedom Internet innovation tech SOPA PIPA

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Christine: Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers

Christine.net

Main | How the Internet is Transforming Television Distribution » Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers Mobile presence, availability, and community were the central issues brought to Spring 2006 VON by Borough Turner of NMS Communications. mobile Internet is key.

Punch & Pie: How Should Co-Founders Divide Equity?

Agile VC

4) Ideation / IP – Sometimes a portion of founders’ equity splits are attributed to “who came up with the idea” or to actual IP that’s brought into the business at inception.

Why Freelancers And SMEs Should Consider A VPN

YoungUpstarts

As a freelancer you need your laptop or phone connected to the world as a part of the gig economy However, as soon as your mobile phone and your PC is connected to the internet, you are open to a wealth of malicious programs, hackers, viruses and a number of unknown threats that pop up each day.

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A Look At The Benefits Of Using A VPN

The Startup Magazine

The moment your mobile or PC connects to the internet the battle is on from hackers, viruses, malicious programs, as well as numerous new threats that are constantly making their presence known. In other words, your own IP address and personal details are not disclosed. What is VPN?

Parallels between Bitcoin and the internet

The Equity Kicker

Reading some of the latest articles this morning I was struck by the parallels between Bitcoin and the internet. The great things about the internet (and other decentralised networks) are its low cost and its flexibility.

Pingdom Joins ISPs As A Local Internet Registry

ArcticStartup

Pingdom , the website uptime and monitoring company, has just become a Local Internet Registry (LIR), meaning it has been assigned a block of IP addresses. They join 468 other registries in Sweden, of which the largest are Internet Service Providers, academic institutions, and other enterprises that assign most of its block of IP addresses to its customers. In a similar way, we can use the same IP addresses in a number of locations using anycast.

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8 Intellectual Property Items Every Startup Needs

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. Internet domain name.

Optimize Your Toolset To Tackle Today’s Network Issues

YoungUpstarts

Software defined networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are key technology trends sure to affect the future of networking. However, despite the buzz, IPv6 addresses still make up just a small percentage of today’s Internet. By Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds.

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There’s an Internet Showdown Brewing

Andrew Payne

This scenario captures a core net neutrality concern: are we moving to an Internet where our access is determined more by business agendas and less by technical issues? Your next TV will likely be 4K with IP-delivered video. Even worse, most ISPs are fundamentally conflicted: IP-streaming video competes with their own proprietary video offerings. Back home in West Virginia, our Verizon phones have no 3G service.

The Audacious Plan to Make Electricity as Easy as WiFi

Both Sides of the Table

It is also a function of the stage of much of our careers where we aren’t interested in playing small ball with incrementalism on how to squeeze out an extra 5% of margin by optimizing the Internet slightly better. We hired IP specialists to review prior art.

The idea is only half the battle: Stop complaining about copycats

The Next Web

However, companies can protect themselves by building into their offerings a USP that not only differentiates it from potential copycats, but is also defendable in court as IP that a company can claim to have the rights to.

Fight for your rights! American Censorship Day (that’s today!)

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Today Congress is holding hearings on what, if passed, would effectively become a censorship system for the internet. PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo. We already have a fundamental access problem on the internet.

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If You’re Developing Any 3D Printing Tech, Don’t Buy A Stratasys Printer

Andrew Payne

I’ve written before about the risks of building on various Internet platform APIs (e.g. Technically, it says that your invention must incorporate, or be derived from, or improve upon their IP. Facebook, Google, etc.) — many SDK agreements let the platform copy anything they want , while you have no recourse. I just learned about a similar example in the hardware world.

Global Mobile Internet Data Traffic To Explode 13-Fold By 2017: Cisco

YoungUpstarts

Or 134 times all the Internet Protocol traffic (fixed and mobile) generated in the year 2000. Much of the increase in mobile traffic can be attributed to continued strong growth in the number of mobile Internet connections (personal devices and machine-to-machine applications).

IX WebHosting Review

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Subscribers to this plan would enjoy one free domain as well as two dedicated IP addresses. Three dedicated IP addresses. 15 dedicated IP. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Two dedicated IPs. Introduction.

The Twitter "Patent Hack"

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It was an early Internet company. So IP that was partially funded by our firm was used to sue other portfolio companies. Yesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees. They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement.

Social Media Accounts are Intellectual Property

Startup Professionals Musings

When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality, patents are only one of at least eight items that should be in your IP portfolio. Internet domain name.

Corporate Bad Activity Against Innovators

Feld Thoughts

I was going to write about how the FCC’s potential action on net neutrality could seriously jeopardize Internet innovation, but Fred Wilson beat me to it (he’s got an east coast time advantage over me) with a phenomenal post titled The Fast Lane, The Slow Lane, and The No Lane.

Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The content industry's lobbyists have forged two new bills, one in the Senate called Protect IP and one in the House called E-Parasites. Its safe harbors have allowed the Internet to become the US's most important new industry in a century and a critical job creator. My partner Brad and I spent Thursday in DC along with a bunch of entrepreneurs and VCs.

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41% Of Attack Traffic Originates From China – Akamai

YoungUpstarts

Akamai maintains a distributed set of unadvertised agents deployed across the Internet that log connection attempts, which the company classifies as attack traffic. In the News Akamai Technologies Asia Asia Pacific DDoS Internet report State of the Internet traffic