Michigan Makes Raising Funds via Crowdfunding Easy

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that will allow small businesses to raise money by selling equity shares of their businesses without having to deal with the SEC’s complicated and expensive registration process. Under this new law, businesses will need to report their offerings to the State Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and pay a $100 fee. Businesses…

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Agencies Using Mobile App Data to Spy

According to documents from the British Intelligence Service, spy agencies have been using data gleaned from streaming mobile apps to collect personal information about users including the users’ location, gender, age and more. Since the early days of cell phones, government agencies both in the US and Britain have been intercepting and storing information ranging from simple demographic information to…

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BitFury Suggests Creating More Bitcoins Would Not Effect Value

Bitfury is the world’s largest bitcoin “mining” company, and George Kikvadze is a board member and advisor of BitFury. Kikvadze asserted during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that creating more bitcoins would not harm the value of bitcoins. He compared it to when the government simply prints more money. There are currently 12.6 million bitcoins in circulation. However, the…

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Real News Diminishing, Content Spinning Rising

Globally, there has been an explosion in news source websites that aim to provide readers with around-the-clock information. However, much of the information being shared is the same information being regurgitated across the internet. Fewer and fewer news sources are actually going out and sourcing their own stories. The decrease in actual journalism steps from the difference in expense and practice…

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UK Government Unhappy with BBC’s £100m Digital Media Loss

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has examined BBC’s digital media initiative (DMI) on multiple occasions; they are displeased with BBC, to say the least. According to Rt. Hon Margaret Hodge MP, chair of the PAC, “The BBC’s Digital Media Initiative was a complete failure. License fee payers paid nearly £100 million for his supposedly essential system but got virtually nothing…

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Amazon to Acquire ComiXology

Amazon announced plans to acquire the popular comic book digital publishing platform, ComiXology. Amazon has yet to explain what they plan to do with the platform, but they have made clear their intentions to acquire it. ComiXology was founded in 2007. It catalogs comic books and graphic novels produced by over 75 industry publishers. Amazon has already pursued the acquisition of…

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