31 January 2015

A Primer on Cyber Insurance, Cyber Risk

Protecting Against Cyber Risk - A Primer on Cyber Insurance | Holland & Knight LLP - JDSupra:

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30 January 2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF Trademark, Rights Remain In Dispute

College Football Crowns an Undisputed Champion; But Rights to the Trademark COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF Remain In Dispute | Foley Hoag LLP - Trademark, Copyright & Unfair Competition - JDSupra:

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28 January 2015

ICANN, IANA Transition, Larry Strickling, NTIA, State of the Net Conference

Remarks by Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
State of the Net Conference
Washington, DC
January 27, 2015

—As prepared for delivery—

I appreciate this opportunity to speak to you at this year’s State of the Net Conference. This conference has grown in importance in its years of existence as more and more people understand the importance of ensuring that the Internet remains a platform for innovation, free speech and economic growth.

As we previewed last January, the year turned out to be an important year for Internet governance, bookended by the NetMundial conference in Brazil in the spring and the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference in Korea in the fall. Throughout the year, the United States remained a vocal advocate of the bottom-up, consensus-based approach to Internet governance known as the multistakeholder model. The successful outcomes at NetMundial and the Plenipotentiary demonstrate that more and more nations are joining the United States in showing their support for this model of Internet governance. They do so not because the multistakeholder model is an end in and of itself, but because it holds the greatest proven potential for promoting both innovation and inclusion.

This year promises to be another critical year for Internet governance, centering in part on efforts to complete the privatization of the Internet domain name system (DNS), currently managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This process began in 1998, when ICANN took over important technical functions related to the domain name system, known as the IANA functions, under a contract with NTIA. Last March, NTIA asked ICANN to convene a multistakeholder process to develop a proposal to transition the U.S. stewardship role over the IANA functions to the international community.

We turned to the Internet’s stakeholders to drive this transition because we believe businesses, technical experts, and civil society groups are best equipped to continue to set the future direction of the Internet. We believe this transition is critical to preserving and enhancing this model going forward. We are pleased that the community responded enthusiastically to our call to develop a transition plan. Stakeholders have organized two major work streams to develop the overall plan. One is focused on the specifics of the IANA functions themselves and the second is addressing questions of the overall accountability of ICANN to the global community of Internet stakeholders. Both groups are well under way—you will hear first-hand from some of the participants in the panel following my remarks—and are working according to a schedule that would deliver a transition plan to us in the summer.

Today, I would like to answer some of the questions that have arisen in recent weeks about NTIA’s role in the transition and then, to pose some questions of our own for stakeholders to consider as they continue their work to develop the plan. We do so in good faith and in appreciation of the hard work of the volunteer community engaged in these discussions

At the outset, let me address the impact of last December’s appropriations act on the transition planning process. From the day of our announcement last March, some, including members of Congress, have raised questions and concerns about the transition. We welcome their interest and acknowledge the validity of many of these concerns. We think it is important that questions about the transition be addressed and answered. We also believe that a robust, open and transparent multistakeholder process is the best vehicle for ensuring that result. Nothing in the appropriations act affects the activities of industry, civil society and the technical community to develop the transition plan we called for last March. We expect their work to continue and look forward to its conclusion.

The act does restrict NTIA from using appropriated dollars to relinquish our stewardship during fiscal year 2015 with respect to Internet domain name system functions. We take that seriously. Accordingly, we will not use appropriated funds to terminate the IANA functions contract with ICANN prior to the contract’s current expiration date of September 30, 2015. Nor will we use appropriated dollars to amend the cooperative agreement with Verisign to eliminate NTIA’s role in approving changes to the authoritative root zone file prior to September 30. On these points, there is no ambiguity.

The legislative language, however, makes it equally clear that Congress did not expect us to sit on the sidelines this year. The act imposes regular reporting requirements on NTIA to keep Congress apprised of the transition process. To meet those requirements, NTIA will actively monitor the discussions and activities within the multistakeholder community as it develops the transition plan. We will participate in meetings and discussions with ICANN, Verisign, other governments and the stakeholder community with respect to the transition. We will continue to represent the United States at the meetings of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee.

We will provide informal feedback where appropriate. We are as aware as anyone that we should not do anything that interferes with an open and participatory multistakeholder process. We support a process where all ideas are welcome and where participants are able to test fully all transition options. Nonetheless, the community should proceed as if it has only one chance to get this right. Everyone has the responsibility to participate as they deem appropriate. If, by asking questions, we can ensure that the community develops a well-thought-out plan that answers all reasonable concerns, we will do so.

I have been asked on numerous occasions: “What is the United States looking for in a plan?” I have consistently answered that we are looking for a plan that preserves ICANN as a multistakeholder organization outside of government control which the community develops through an open and transparent multistakeholder process and that has the broad support of stakeholders. No stakeholder or set of stakeholders has a veto over this process whether it be governments, industry or civil society. However, they all need to have a voice, including ICANN leaders, who are stakeholders and community representatives, in helping to inform a proposal that has broad support.

Let me repeat, the proposal must support and enhance the multistakeholder model of Internet governance, in that it should be developed by the multistakeholder community and have broad community support. More specifically, we will not accept a transition proposal that replaces the NTIA role with a government-led or intergovernmental organization solution.

In addition, the proposal must maintain the security, stability, and resiliency of the domain name system. The proposal must meet the needs and expectations of the global customers and partners of the IANA services. And finally, it must maintain the openness of the Internet.

Now that we are more than ten months past our announcement, it is important to take stock of where this transition process stands. As I mentioned earlier, there are two parallel work streams proceeding at the moment. These work streams are directly linked, and we have repeatedly said that both tracks must be addressed before any transition takes place.

In the first track, the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG), representing more than a dozen Internet stakeholder communities, issued a call for proposals last fall for each of the three primary IANA functions – protocol parameters, numbering, and domain names – to be developed by the communities and parties most directly affected by each of the primary functions.

Two of the three groups have already finished their draft proposals. The Internet Engineering Task Force, which is shepherding the protocol parameter proposal, finalized and submitted its plan to the ICG on January 6. The five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), which worked collaboratively in developing the numbering proposal, announced their final plan on January 15. An ICANN Cross Community Working Group (CWG) on the naming related functions released a draft proposal on December 1 and is continuing to work through the comments received in response.

We have taken a look at the December 1 proposal and the ensuing comments and discussion it has engendered. As the CWG on the naming-related functions continues its work to finalize its draft proposal, NTIA would like to offer the following questions for the stakeholders to consider:

  • The draft proposes the creation of three or four new entities to be involved in the naming related processes. Could the creation of any new entity interfere with the security and stability of the DNS during and after the transition? Given that the community will need to develop, implement and test new structures and processes prior to a final transition, can it get all this done in a timeframe consistent with the expectations of all stakeholders?
  • Does the proposal ensure a predictable and reliable process for customers of root zone management services? Under the current system, registry operators can be confident of the timing of review and implementation of routine root zone updates. If a new committee takes up what is currently a routine procedural check, how will the community protect against processing delays and the potential for politicization of the system?
  • In response to the December 1 draft, other suggestions have emerged. Are all the options and proposals being adequately considered in a manner that is fair and transparent?
  • How does the proposal avoid re-creating existing concerns in a new form or creating new concerns? If the concern is the accountability of the existing system, does creating new committees and structures simply create a new set of accountability questions?

All of these questions require resolution prior to approval of any transition plan.

The second process is addressing how to enhance ICANN’s accountability to the global Internet community in the absence of the contractual relationship with NTIA. Stakeholders are working through the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG - Accountability). Early reports indicate the CCWG is making significant progress on an agreement on the definition of the problem, a list of “stress tests”, and the specific short term issues that need to be addressed prior to the transition. As we have consistently stated, it is critical that this group conduct “stress testing” of proposed solutions to safeguard against future contingencies such as attempts to influence or take over ICANN – be it the Board, staff or any stakeholder group--that are not currently possible given its contract with NTIA. We also encourage this group to address questions such as how to remove or replace board members should stakeholders lose confidence in them and how to incorporate and improve current accountability tools like the reviews called for by the Affirmation of Commitments.

As both groups continue their work, it is important that the draft proposals are tested and validated. This will give confidence that any process, procedure or structure proposed actually works. It also will help facilitate NTIA’s review of the final transition proposal. Finally, the plan must be comprehensive and complete. The proposal needs to address all the functions included in the IANA contract, including management of the .int top-level domain name.

I want to reiterate again that there is no hard and fast deadline for this transition. September 2015 has been a target date because that is when the base period of our contract with ICANN expires. But this should not be seen as a deadline. If the community needs more time, we have the ability to extend the IANA functions contract for up to four years. It is up to the community to determine a timeline that works best for stakeholders as they develop a proposal that meets NTIA’s conditions, but also works.

There is a lot for stakeholders to consider. But I am confident that the community will get this right and will come out stronger at the end of the process. We all have a stake in this transition and in ensuring the Internet remains an open, dynamic platform for economic and social progress.

On a final note, as you can see, NTIA has a busy Internet policy agenda, both on the international front and domestically. This is challenging and exciting work. To help us deal with this work load, we have just posted openings for several positions in our Office of International Affairs and Office of Policy Analysis and Development. I encourage you to spread the word. We are looking for bright, energetic folks who are eager to tackle cutting-edge Internet policy issues.

So with that, we can get on to the panel. Thank you for listening.

Remarks by Assistant Secretary Strickling at the State of the Net Conference 1/27/2015 | NTIA

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27 January 2015

IANA CWG-Stewardship, ICANN CCWG-Accountability, Statement

Joint CWG-Stewardship & CCWG-Accountability Chairs' Statement (published January 26, 2015; source: icann.org):

Lise Fuhr & Jonathan Robinson – CWG-Stewardship
Thomas Rickert, León Sanchez, & Mathieu Weill – CCWG-Accountability

As both Cross Community Working Groups prepare for community engagement and work sessions at ICANN52 in Singapore, the Chairs of the CWG-Stewardship and CCWG-Accountability would like to recognize the interdependence and connected nature of the work of their respective groups, as set out by the ICANN processes1 and further reinforced by each working group's Charter.2

Following the ICANN 51 Meeting in Los Angeles, the CWG-Stewardship Chairs and the Chairs of the CCWG-Accountability Charter Drafting Team started to hold update and coordination calls, a practical and early recognition of the requirement for active collaboration on their respective work efforts. These weekly interchanges and updates are ongoing and serve to keep each other informed about questions and issues arising from their respective working groups. Moving forward, the Chairs commit to continue to actively work together, and synchronize insofar as possible, on timelines and milestones, especially where there are accountability mechanisms that may be relevant for both groups.

To assist in broader community understanding of the interdependencies of the parts of Work Stream 1 that relates to the CWG, a schematic illustration of the dynamics between the two working groups is available in a flowchart [PDF, 154 KB].
Work in Progress

The CCWG-Accountability has just concluded a two-day meeting in Frankfurt, Germany (19-20 January), during which they discussed their Work Stream 1 requirements, with initial input from the CWG-Stewardship on accountability dependencies. Both working groups are expected to continue this dialogue as work progresses.

The CWG-Stewardship, following an intensive work weekend on 10-11 January, is in the process of reviewing its timeline for submission of a proposal to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG). A vital part of this endeavor is the seeking of legal advice on questions related to the viability of key elements of the CWG-Stewardship proposal. As the CCWG-Accountability also moves forward to seek legal advice, the Chairs will inform each other of the process used and advice received, so as to further ensure efficient synchronization in light of dependent and compressed timeframe.

ICANN 52 Meeting in Singapore (9-13 February 2015):

The Chairs intend to all be present at both CWG-Stewardship and CCWG-Accountability related sessions during the ICANN 52 Meeting in Singapore, including the ICG-organized events. This will reinforce the working groups' commitment to a productive meeting, advancing discussions and improving collaboration. Below is a compiled list of engagement sessions and working sessions that are relevant to both processes:

*All times in local time (UTC +8)

IANA Stewardship Transition & Enhancing ICANN Accountability Information Session
Olivia Meeting Room
Sunday, 8 February 17:30-19:00

Responses to the ICG RFP Regarding the IANA Stewardship Transition
Padang/Canning Meeting Room
Monday, 9 February 10:30-13:00

CCWG-Accountability Working Session
Padang Meeting Room
Monday, 9 February 16:00-19:00

CCWG-Accountability Engagement Session
Padang Meeting Room
Wednesday, 11 February 9:45-11:15

CWG-Stewardship Working Session
Padang Meeting Room
Wednesday, 11 February 17:15-19:15

CCWG-Accountability Working Session
Padang Meeting Room
Thursday, 12 February 07:00-10:00

CWG-Stewardship Questions & Answers Session
Padang Meeting Room
Thursday, 12 February 10:30-11:45

The full schedule for the ICANN 52 meeting in Singapore is available here.

1 On 6 June 2014, ICANN, in its role as facilitator, published a community-driven process for the IANAStewardship Transition. Community discussions on the IANA Stewardship Transition led to the development of an additional process on Enhancing ICANN Accountability, which was published on 10 October.

2 The CWG-Stewardship Charter was circulated for adoption on 14 August 2014. The CCWG-Accountability Charter was circulated for adoption on 3 November 2014.

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26 January 2015

LIVE Event Monday: Governments and Internet Governance

Governments and Internet Governance Technology Event (more info below)
Mon Jan, 26 2015 12:30 PM EST — Mon Jan, 26 2015 2:00 PM EST

Despite their long experience in global and domestic governance, policymakers from many nations struggle to find their way in Internet governance. On one hand, only governments can join international organizations such as the UN or WTO. However, the same governments do not have a privileged role in Internet governance institutions such as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF); the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); or the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where governments are one among many actors. Meanwhile, many other stakeholders are increasingly concerned about increased participation by governments in the technical infrastructure and governance bodies that underpin the Internet. In this event, we will examine several different perspectives on participation by governments in Internet governance. Panel: Amr Aljowaily, Embassy of Egypt, NYC; Sally Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development, The Internet Society; Veni Markowski, Bulgaria, ICANN VP for UN Engagement; Dr. Marc Daumas, Scientific Attache, Embassy of France; Carolina de Cresce El Debs, Embassy of Brazil; David Satola, The World Bank; Moderator: Nancy Scola, Technology Journalist

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Kevin Roberts, Saatchi & Saatchi, On Social Media, YouTube, Facebook, Digital Video

Facebook Video Should Worry YouTube: Kevin Roberts: Video - Bloomberg:
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Kevin Roberts, executive chairman at Saatchi & Saatchi, talk about the White House’s use of social media and YouTube and how Facebook is leading the way in digital video. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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25 January 2015

TM Should Be Used Before A Mark Is Federally Registered

Once the mark is registered, it should be replaced with the “Circle R” --

Claim What’s Yours | Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. - JDSupra:

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22 January 2015

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report, Q2 Call, 29 Jan 2015

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report - Register for the Q2 Call on 29 January 2015 - ICANN:

The Quarterly Stakeholder Reports have been set up to enhance ICANN’s accountability and transparency efforts by making it easy to follow ICANN’s progress toward fulfilling its mission of keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable.  (source: icann.org)

ICANN has announced that the FY15 Q2 Stakeholder Report will take place on 29 January at 14:00 UTC (time conversion). The report will detail how ICANN has progressed against its strategic and operating plans for the quarter ending 31 December 2014. Click here to register your interest and receive joining instructions (register no later than 16:00 UTC 28 January).

The call is open to all, including press, and there will be ample time for questions and answers (Q&A).

Presentation slides will be available for viewing prior to the call, starting 28 January, on the ICANN website here, along with other useful resources and background information. The transcript and a recording of the call will also be posted there shortly after the call.

  • 10 min President's Overview-Fadi Chehadé, President and CEO
  • 10 min Policy Update-David Olive, VP Policy Development Support
  • 15 min Management Update-Sally Costerton, Sr. Advisor to President, GSE
  • 10 min Finance Update-Xavier Calvez, CFO
  • 30 min Q&A
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21 January 2015

For The Next 3 Billion Consumers, Twitter Buys Zipdial (videos)

Twitter: We’re very pleased to announce we’ve reached an agreement to acquire ZipDial (@zipdial), a product partner based in Bangalore, India, to make Twitter even more accessible to people around the world...
Reach The Next 3 Billion With ZipDial
The next 3 Billion Consumers live in emerging markets. The challenge is reaching them as they are "largely invisible" and data about them is scarce. 100% of these users have a mobile, but are first generation users. Discover how you can connect with them through ZipDial's unique mobile and analytics platform that guarantees 100% consumer gratification. (First published on Apr 30, 2014)

domain name: zipdial.com

"World’s most effective marketing platform for Emerging Markets - ZipDial enables global brands to engage with 100% of their consumers. Our patent-pending consumer intelligence platform drives solutions such as couponing, friend referrals, on-pack activations and more. Every one of our clients including P&G, Disney and Colgate have 2 to 5 times more unique users engaging on ZipDial than on any social network." source: About | ZipDial

ZipDial Reaches The Unreachable Consumers In Emerging Markets
The origins of ZipDial, the only mobile marketing & analytics platform to engage 100% of brands' TG. The platform allows brands to connect with users offering a range of services from mobile number verification for e-commerce ventures, mobile banking polls to customer feedback surveys. (Video published on Feb 3, 2014)

Bringing Twitter to more people around the world | Twitter Blogs: "... Over the next several years, billions of people will come online for the first time in countries like Brazil, India and Indonesia. For many, their first online experience will be on a mobile device – but the cost of data may prevent them from experiencing the true power of the Internet. Twitter, in partnership with ZipDial, can make great content more accessible to everyone. ZipDial has built a mobile platform that lets people follow and engage with content across all interfaces. The user experience combines SMS, voice, mobile web, and access to mobile apps to bridge users from offline to online. For example, through ZipDial, it’s easy to engage with a publisher or brand by making a toll-free “missed call” to a designated phone number. The caller will then begin receiving inbound content and further engagement on their phone in real time through voice, SMS or an app notification. These interactions are especially appealing in areas where people aren’t always connected to data or only access data through intermittent wifi networks..."
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19 January 2015

ICANN CCWG-Accountability Meeting Streamed Online, 19-20 Jan 2015

The ICANN CCWG-Accountability Face-to-Face Meeting on Monday and Tuesday (19-20 Jan 2015) in Frankfurt, Germany, will be operated with remote participation consistent with all of the meetings to date--the meeting will be open to anyone in the CCWG-Accountability (participants and mailing list observers)--the meeting will be streamed through Adobe Connect (see link below; with an audio line for those who can dial-in only). Transcripts of each meeting provided (usually within 24-48h after the call). The recordings, notes, and transcripts (both of chat and the call) are all downloadable on the Wiki on the relevant meeting page.

Relevant links: 

Adobe Connect Room for streaming/remote participation/observation: https://icann.adobeconnect.com/accountability/
(enter name, click enter)

Meeting pages for the F2F: https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=51414991

Wiki page for CCWG-Accountability:

DAY 1: Monday 19 January (9:00 – 18:00)
08:30 – 09:00: Coffee & Introductions by Chairs and Theresa Swinehart
09:00 - 09:50: Update on CWG (RFP 3B + synchronizing timelines)
09:50 – 10:40: Finalizing list of contingencies
10:40 – 11:00: Coffee Break
11:00 – 13:00: Informal Pitch introductions of "visions" regarding outcome of our group
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 14:50: Refining list and categories of stakeholders (documentation : PDF - DOCX)
14:50 – 15:40: Finalize wording on purpose of accountability (documentation : PDF - DOCX)
15:40 – 16:00: Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00: Finalize rest of scope & definition document (including independence) (documentation : PDF - DOCX)
17:00 – 17:45: Advisor engagement update, provision of (independent) legal advice (slides : PDF)
17:45 – 18:00 Summary of Day 1 and action items

DAY 2: Tuesday 20 January (8:00 – 17:00)
07:30 – 08:00: Coffee
08:00 – 09:40: Consensus building around WS1 definition
09:40 – 10:00: Coffee Break
10:00 – 12:45: identify candidate mechanisms to investigate within WS1
12:45 – 13:45: Lunch
13:45 – 15:25: Taking stock session (including discussion of potential Chair’s report)
15:25 – 15:45: Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:00: Action items for initiating WS1 and preparation for Singapore
End at 17:00

Preparatory Materials for Frankfurt meeting:

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16 January 2015

Drones, 3D Robotics, CEO Chris Anderson (video)

Studio 1.0: Chris Anderson: Video - Bloomberg:
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Author, journalist and 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson speaks with host Emily Chang about a future world in which drones will be everywhere, and how he plans to put drones in the hands of regular people. (Source: Bloomberg Jan8)

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14 January 2015

French Tech Start-Ups Push for Investor Funds at CES (video)

French Tech Start-Ups Push for Investor Funds at CES -

Jean-David Chamboredon, chief executive officer and chairman at Isai, discusses the push by French start-up companies at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to attract investors to the nation’s tech scene. He speaks on “The Pulse.” (Bloomberg - Jan 6)

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12 January 2015

CCWG on Enhancing ICANN Accountability, Meetings Schedule

CCWG on Enhancing ICANN Accountability, Meetings Jan 13-Feb, 2015:

*The Adobe Connect Room is open to any and all silent observers: icann.adobeconnect.com/accountability/

Meeting #6 Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 06:00 UTC -- Monday Jan 12th at 10pm PST (US)

Proposed agenda for call on Tuesday, 13 January at 06:00 UTC:
1. Welcome & Roll Call & SOI (5') 
2. CWG update and high level principles (15') 
3. WS1/WS2 recap (20') 
4. Definitions / scoping document : PI discussion (20') 
5. Contingencies : finalize list (20') 
6. Draft agenda for Frankfurt meeting (15')
7. AOB (5')
8. Closing remarks (5') 

Face-to-Face Meeting (Frankfurt) on 19-20 January 2015
Meeting #7 Day 1: Monday 19 January 2015
Meeting #8 Day 2: Tuesday 20 January 2015 TBD

Meeting #9 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:00 UTC

Meeting #10 Tuesday, 3 February 2015 12:00 UTC

Face-to-Face Meeting (ICANN 52) TBD

CCWG-Accountability Mailing List Archives 

Also note: Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) Accountability, co-chairs Thomas Rickert (GNSO), León Sanchez Ambia (ALAC) and Mathieu Weill (ccNSO) announce that the CCWG has prepared a set of high level statements that might be valuable to all groups or individuals working on proposals as part of the NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition Process. (09 Jan 2015)

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11 January 2015

Apply to Plug and Play FinTech Winter 2015, Deadline January 14

Apply to Plug and Play FinTech Winter 2015--Applications due January 14

Apply to Plug and Play FinTech Winter 2015 - AngelList:
Plug and Play is proud to announce Citi Ventures as its first Global Platinum Anchor Partner in the FinTech & Security Accelerator.  Additionally, our second Anchor Partner, USAA, joins ecosystem partners Intuit and JCB.

Questions or wish to learn more?  Contact Scott Robinson, Program Director: scott@plugandplaytechcenter.com

Plug and Play FinTech is a 12-week accelerator program focused on startups innovating in the areas of mobile payments and banking, security and authentication.  Startups accepted into the program are offered exclusive mentorship, feedback on product ideas and roadmaps, introductions to investor and corporate partners and access to a global network of experienced entrepreneurs.

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10 January 2015

CWG on IANA Stewardship Transition Meetings, Jan 10-15

Cross Community Working Group (CWG) to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions--Meeting Schedule: All times (see below) are UTC 

Current UTC Date/Time:

*The Adobe Connect Room is open to observers: https://icann.adobeconnect.com/cwg-stewardship/

Intensive Work Weekend (10 - 11 January 2015)
Saturday 10 January
Call #1 (Meeting #14) 15:00 – 17:00 UTC
Call #2 (Meeting #15) 19:00 – 21:00 UTC

Current Drafts

Sunday 11 January
Call #3 (Meeting #16) 13:00 – 15:00 UTC
Call #4 (Meeting #17) 17:00 – 19:00 UTC

Meeting #18 CWG IANA Thursday 15 January 14:00 - 16:00 UTC

Charter - CWG on Stewardship Transition - "Cross Community Working Group (CWG) Charter"

CWG Mailing List Archives

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08 January 2015

Billionaire Winners and Losers of 2014 (video)

Billionaire Winners and Losers of 2014: Video - Bloomberg:
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Bloomberg's Pimm Fox, Cory Johnson and Trish Regan take a look back at the billionaires who made and lost the most money in 2014. (Source: Bloomberg 12.26.2014)

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06 January 2015

Is There Real Value in the Internet of Things? (video)

Is There Real Value in the Internet of Things?: Video - Bloomberg:
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Link Labs Founder and CEO Brian Ray and Activate Founder and Managing Director Michael Wolf discuss the rise of the internet of things with Bloomberg’s Betty Liu, Brendan Greeley and Erik Schatzker on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg 12.31.2014)

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05 January 2015

Omni-channel Consumers, Ecommerce, Retailers (video)

Ecommerce Is Now Core to Retailers: Wagner : Video - Bloomberg:
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Powa Technologies Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dan Wagner discusses the omni-channel consumer, and why brick and mortar retailers need to focus on ecommerce. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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04 January 2015

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? The Google Guide

We [Google] are also experimenting with using the mobile-friendly criteria as a ranking signal" (source infra)

Google Webmaster: Helping users find mobile-friendly pages: "A page is eligible for the “mobile-friendly” label if it meets the following criteria as detected by Googlebot:
  • Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash
  • Uses text that is readable without zooming
  • Sizes content to the screen so users don't have to scroll horizontally or zoom
  • Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped
If you want to make sure that your page meets the mobile-friendly criteria check your pages with the Mobile-Friendly Test

Read Webmasters Mobile Guide on how to create and improve your mobile-friendly site

See the Mobile usability report in Google Webmaster Tools, which highlights major mobile usability issues across your entire site, not just one page

Check out how-to guide for third-party software like WordPress or Joomla, in order to migrate your website hosted on a CMS (Content Management System) to use a mobile-friendly template

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01 January 2015

Shutterstock, Tech Business Success (video)

Shutterstock’s Image of Tech Business Success: Video

Jonathan Oringer, chief executive officer and founder at Shutterstock, discusses the growth of their business, their newest offerings in video and music, and the technological and staffing issues the company faces. He speaks with Guy Johnson on “The Pulse.”  (Bloomberg 12/2)

ref. shutterstock.com

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expVC.com Domain Name News Archive

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