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Web 2.0 Next: Companies Place Bets on Consumer Relationships and Collaboration

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): Since the phrase "Web 2.0" was coined, its premise has been to allow users to dynamically interact with content and to interact with each other about content. Although more users have joined the social media parade, applications for dynamic engagement with content are probably only in pre-adolescence. But as the social community matures, new services are emerging to help businesses derive explicit practical value from the core Web 2.0 service base.
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The Rise of the Global University: 5 New Tensions

(chronicle.com): The Global Research University is the multiversity with much more mobility, more cross-national research and learning, and more global systems and rankings. Indeed, in almost every country, research universities are among the most globally connected of all sectors. Knowledge, the free currency of higher education, flows anywhere and everywhere, like quicksilver on a metal table. At the same time, global connections; global comparisons and rankings; and global flows of people, ideas, knowledge, and capital are transforming higher education.
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Netbooks vs. Tablets: How to Decide

(pcmag.com): People will always need laptops or desktops to do the heavy lifting when creating things like reports, long e-mails, managing their music and video libraries, and editing their photos and videos. But if content creation is important to a user, a laptop might prove a better choice than a netbook. People appreciate the portability of a netbook, but the devices' small screens and keyboards are not ideal for content creation. For the 75 percent of the time that consumption is the focus, however, tablets can be optimal. They are highly portable and offer an easier, more flexible way to surf the Internet, play games, read books, use mobile apps, and consume movies, video, and music.
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European Protection of Copyrights and Relate Rights in the Information Society

(ibls.com): The EU Copyright Directive mandates member states to provide adequate sanctions and remedies for the infringement of rights and obligations set out in this Directive. The sanctions must be effective, proportionate, and persuasive. Also, member states must make sure that such sanctions and remedies are applied. The Directive requires Member states to make available actions for damages and the mechanisms of injunction and, when appropriate, seizure of infringing material and devices, products or components. Injunctions against intermediaries should also be available in each member state.
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Will the iPad Save the Publishing Industry?

(spiegel.de): Many in the publishing industry hope that the new iPad from Apple will save newspapers and magazines. But the sense of euphoria is far from universal. Many question what the tablet means for the future of journalism. The industry has enormous expectations for the device. Most of all, it hopes that readers will be willing to pay a suitable price for journalism read on the iPad, in contrast to online sites. But readers are unlikely to notice much of the new media revolution at first. The publishing industry is being exceedingly cautious and is taking a wait-and-see approach.
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