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TL;DR Gawker broke the law - it doesn't matter who funded the suit

For those who never read past the headline on Twitter, enjoy the point served as headline. Gawker has been bought by Univision, and will shut down operations next week.

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Bye bye Gawker - Unilever shuts down Gawker operations next week

In the wake of Univision's to buy Gawker at auction for $135 million, we are now learning that Gawker is shutting down as of next week.

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Spotify enables programmatic: selling your fans out to the highest bidders in realtime

Spotify has just announced that they are launching programmatic audio - globally. In simple english this means they're selling music fans to ad tech companies.

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Step aside RIAA, the new creators care about copyright now.

A TL;DR for people who don't read articles all the way through because words: The whack-a-mole DMCA system is as bad for Youtube content creators as it is for rich musicians.

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Pokémon GO is Pokémon Grabbing your data

If you haven't been living under a rock then you already know about Pokémon GO the oh-so-addicting game that takes gaming outside.

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Paul McCartney and 180 other artists sign petition for digital copyright reform

Back in February, Irving Azoff, who has managed everyone from Christina Aguilera to Fleetwood Mac to Van Halen lashed out at Google-owned Youtube during an acceptance speech at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy Awards gala.

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Tech Giants vow to end hate speech. This ought to go well.

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have all vowed to respond to online hate speech in less than twenty-four hours."as part of a joint commitment with the European Union to combat the use of social media by terrorists,"

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One in five smartphone users choose adblocker

A New York Times Article today is bemoaning the fact that Google and Facebook, who have given you a free service in exchange for collecting all of your data, now find themselv

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Musicians take heart: bandcamp has your back

We're not even halfway through 2016 but the year is as bleak as still ever for musicians. Despite best efforts to convince the world that streaming/webcasting is the inevitable future and it is great for artists one need only look at some examples closely and skepticism sets in.

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Facebook denies claims they manipulate trending topics

Gizmodo has an article where anonymous ex facebook workers claim that they manipulated trending topics.

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