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Microsoft on your telly: a history of the company’s Internet TV strategy

by Guest Writer
July 11th, 2007 | Posted in Net TV 

This is the first article by Mack D. Male, in a two part series, exploring Microsoft’s Internet TV strategy. Mack is the author of Windows Media Blog and mastermaq.

Microsoft on your telly: a history of the company’s Internet TV strategyTelevision over the Internet, better known as IPTV, is a small but growing segment of the very large market for television products and services. Gartner predicts the number of IPTV subscribers will grow from 3 million in 2005 to 50 million in 2010, creating huge opportunities for technology vendors. However, there’s more to the story than simply moving the signal from traditional broadcast and cable networks to Internet networks.

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Startup Profile:

May 29, 2008

Located in Dallas, Rob Holmes started IPCybercrime with his last paycheck from his prior employer as well as his trusty credit card. His is still bootstrapping his six employee firm with $650,000 in revenue for 2007 and estimated revenues of $750,000 this year. The company assists luxury brands and large companies manage their counterfeiting problems. Their technology scours the Internet for infringements, allowing them to make undercover buys and ultimately to bring bad guys to justice. They handle around 1,000 cases per year, and believe that with additional capital (i.e. to hire people) they could sell even more.

Personal Growth - Psychology

How Social Ranking Affects Choice Behaviour

Article Date: 21 Oct 2008 - 4:00 PDT

In the famous Dutch Post Code Lottery, the winning ticket is drawn on the basis of the post code. When the post code of somebody who didn't buy the ticket is drawn, this person is surrounded by winning neighbours who are suddenly very rich. As well as the regret for not buying the ticket, this unlucky person feels a strong sense of envy. The case of a Dutch women who, in anger and frustration, actually sued the lottery for the reimbursement of moral damages was reported in the press.

News Cellar - Startup / Entrepreneurship

Y Combinator a new twist on finding hot companies

By Constance Loizos
San Jose Mercury News
Article Launched:04/12/2007 06:27:23 PM PDT

The Silicon Valley venture capital industry is famously clubby. Its angel investor community, where packs of investors tend to fund startups together, is as cliquish.

But underscoring investor appetite for hot Web startups, both are reaching out beyond those tight social circles to forge professional and social connections with a new group in town: the growing fraternity of startups backed by Y Combinator, a two-year-old company with offices in Cambridge, Mass., and Mountain View.

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