Hollywood Studios Use DMCA To Censor Pirate Bay Documentary

First time accepted submitter Aaron B Lingwood writes “As reported by TorrentFreak, Viacom, Paramount, Fox and Lionsgate have all asked Google to take down links pointing to the Pirate Bay documentary ‘TPB-AFK.’ The film, created by Simon Klose, is available for no cost and has already been watched by millions of people. The public response to this free release model has been overwhelmingly positive, but it’s now meeting resistance from Hollywood, TPB’s arch rival. Pirate Party Australia opines ‘Hollywood is using takedown notices to censor Pirate Bay doco, is it incompetence or malice? Always hard to tell.’ Whichever the answer, the system is definitely broken.”

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Samsung’s Waterproof Galaxy S4 Active Appears on Video

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Want proof that the “rugged” version of Samsung’s Galaxy S4 — dubbed the Galaxy S4 Active — is as durable as promised? The video above from MobileTechReview confirms plans that the phone will be both waterproof and dustproof.

However, the phone’s specifications seem considerably weaker than those of the original Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 Active features a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU and an 8-megapixel rear camera, compared with the S4’s quad-core or Octa-core chipsets (depending on the variant) and 13-megapixel camera. Its other specifications seem to resemble the normal Samsung Galaxy S4. Read more…

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Fred Wilson: Yahoo Will Put Tumblr on Same Level as Facebook, Twitter

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One of Tumblr‘s earliest investors, venture capitalist Fred Wilson, says the Yahoo deal will lead to an influx of advertising on the platform and bring it to the level of Facebook and Yahoo in advertisers’ minds.

“Tumblr has been pushing their native advertising system into the marketplace for the past year,” Wilson told interviewer John Battelle Tuesday at the CM Summit in New York. “It’s a beautiful system. They say to a marketer, ‘Create a Tumblog. Post what you want to the Tumblog and that could be imagery, it could be video it could be GIFs, it could be anything and then we will allow you to promote that throughout the community, much like the way Twitter does.'” Read more…

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