From Hippie Glenn's Magic Bread Factory, Kevin Rose gets a threatening letter... but thankfully can still cover your top Dugg stories of the week! Angel investors cost money, iPod to get FM radio, illegal downloads are more profitable than legal downloads, Starcraft induces violence with knives, and super sexy cartoons!
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Angel Investors: Pay To Pitch
Yes, you heard that correctly: the rich people (angels) are charging the poor people (startup entrepreneurs desperate for cash to fuel their dreams) to hear their pitch. No, I’m not kidding. This is actually happening, and it’s widespread.
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Nerds rejoice! Somewhere in the November issue of Playboy, Mrs. Simpson will go au-naturale for the world to see. Interesting for many reasons: 1.) Sexy. 2.) The articles in this issue are sure be great! Finally, after 20 long years...
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Reports suggest that Apple is on the cusp of releasing an FM radio application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. And get this: it will be for the current models. Seems like it's too little too late... unless Apple is just doing it so they can say the iPod/iPhone has everything the Zune does. Source: Wired Digg this story!
Piracy may not be such a bad thing for copyright holders. German pirate-tracking outfit DigiRights Solutions show that copyright holders can earn 150x more money from illicit, rather than legal, downloads. Some word trickery? Maybe. The profit includes a percentage of fines that are paid to copyright holders.
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Starcraft Player Can't Get Online So He Shanks Girl
An 18 year old Starcraft player's internet connection wouldn't work, so naturally he picked up a kitchen knife, walked out into the street, and stabbed a 15 year old girl. Great, now another reason for people to say video games make people violent. Blame it on the cable company, not the video games!
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