The Drill Down 358: I, For One, Welcome Our New A.I. Overlords (preview)

HAL_9000This week, broadband gets a new definition, Edward Snowden on Cyber Warfare, ISIS may have hacked US Central Command’s Twitter, Experts call for tighter AI safeguards, and those shoes from Back to the Future are finally going to happen. All this, and much much more…

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The Drill Down 357: The Future’s So Bright (preview)

Sling TVThis week, the FBI stands firm on the Sony hack, a top VC’s predictions for 2015, Apple unlocks the iPhone, DISH wants you to cut cable, thousands of free games, and drones on demand. All this, and much much more…

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The Drill Down 344: Bending the Rules (preview)

iphone6-bendThis week, Apple goes mum, gets bent, and drops the beat. What’s in the future for Oracle?, Alibaba says “Open Sesame” to an IPO, and Blizzard puts the freeze on their next MMO.

(We experienced audio errors that we were unable to resolve during the recording of this episode. We apologize for the poor audio quality of this week’s podcast.)

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The Drill Down 340: It’s a Man’s World? (preview)

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This week, Greg Davies from the Blendover & TARDISBlend podcasts joins Dwayne & Andrew as we discuss: Facebook fights clickbait, the NSA builds a Google to search your records, Amazon buys Twitch, and…is misogyny in games out of control?

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The Drill Down 338: Exiled and Replaced (preview)

Snowden-telepresence_cropThis week, Edward Snowden tells all, Uber & Lyft play dirty, Buzzfeed gets major VC love, Amazon launches a mobile card reader, Netflix passes HBO, more teens are familiar with PewDiePie than Johnny Depp, and what will you do when a robot has your job?

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The Drill Down 337: Monkey Selfie (preview)

Celebes crested macaque self-portrait, photo by David Slater(?)This week, will cellphones be banned from airlines?, Russians hack over a billion passwords, malware in your USB, a camera that can decipher sound from silent video, the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is dead, and…if a monkey takes a selfie in the jungle, does it own the copyright?

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Spain’s “Google Tax” Highlights Europe’s Protectionist Approach Toward Innovative Technologies

 

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Last week, the Cortes Generales and President of Spain passed a law that would force search engines like Google to pay newpapers, magazines and other periodical sites in Spain’s newspaper association for linking directly to their content in search results.

The Canon AEDE law (Spanish) is a part of Spain’s copyright reform proposal supported by Spain’s newspaper lobby, the Asociation de Editors de Diarios Espanioles (“AEDE”). The law is effectively a Linking Tax that seeks to subsidize losses that newspapers have suffered from the rise of the Web. Canon AEDE “protects” the intellectual property of Spain’s periodicals in the form of a fee that periodicals  charge to Google and other content aggregators for listing their sites within their news search results. Continue reading