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AOL users have no expectation of privacy – Court – Video

Posted: November 10, 2014 at 8:47 pm



AOL users have no expectation of privacy – Court
AOL users may have given up their Fourth Amendment protections without even realizing it. A district court in New York recently ruled that a section in the email provider's terms of service…

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Search Engine Leap.It Wins Steve Case's $100K Startup Competition

Posted: October 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Steve Case with Leap.it CEO and founder Mike Farmer. (Credit: Rise of the Rest)

In the afternoon of the first day of this weeks Big Kansas City technology entrepreneurship conference, billionaire and ex-CEO of AOL Steve Case listened to ten representatives from ten different startups talk about their companies. They had five minutes to give their pitch (no easy task, as the timer beeped mid-sentence on several occasions) and field questions from Case and a panel of judges.

The prize? A $100,000 investment from Case as part of his Rise of the Rest road tour. During this tour, Case is visiting five cities Detroit, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Kansas City, and St. Louis. At each stop, 10 startup companies compete for that $100,000 investment. The judges for the competition included Gary Shapiro of Consumer Electronics Association; Sarah Granger, an author and entrepreneur; Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code; and Robb Heineman, CEO of the soccer team Sporting Kansas City.

Kansas Citys competition was part of the Big Kansas City conference, focusing on technology startups and entrepreneurs. The offerings in the competition were a pretty diverse bunch, ranging from Keyzio, an app-based solution that aims to make buying and selling a house less expensive, to ShotTracker, a wearable that lets you know how well youre playing basketball; to FitBark, a wearable collar for your dog so you can monitor her health.

The winner of the competition and $100,000 investment was Leap.it. The companys goal is modest. They want to challenge Google in the search engine space.

Their key to doing this is by focusing on search results in a different way. For one, rather than a list of text links, Leap.it provides a much richer visual set of search results. Here, for example, is what you get when you type in Forbes:

Example of Leap.it search results.

The search engine is socially based. Search results depend on whats trending on Twitter and other networks, which are then integrated with web results.

Twitters great at real time stuff, founder and CEO Mike Farmer told me. But it doesnt provide context. By relating this to web objects, youre sort of overlaying this real-time stream. Like a map thats overlaid with real-time weather.

Leap.it users can also provide curated searches called perspectives a visually organized group of articles like Best Actors of the Past 50 Years or things to do in New York City or the best amusement park rides.

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Ron Paul Wins Real National Polls – Video

Posted: January 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm



Ron Paul Wins Real National Polls
Download file here: mirrormini.com SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Ron Wants YOU to become a Ron Paul Delegate at convention. Check out how easy is to become your state's district Precint Leader TODAY. AOL Time Warner National Straw Polls real results: Ron Paul 28% – 83359 Huckabee 18% – 53100 Giuliani 17% – 51373 McCain 14% – 42379 Romney 13% – 37712 Thompson 9% – 24585 Hunter 1% – 3081 Total votes: 295589 Source: news.aol.com/elections (poll ending Jan 4, 2008) NOTE: As of the publishing of this video, America Online Straw Poll Administrators have joined the GOP and Diebold e-voting machines to rig the votes for McCain (see HBO's “Recount,” “Uncounted” and “Hacking Democracy.” Check out video proof that a script is being used to “uncount” Ron Paul votes

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Liberty Interactive Corporation to Present at Goldman Sachs 21st Annual Communacopia Conference

Posted: September 14, 2012 at 3:11 pm

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Liberty Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB, LVNTA, LVNTB) announced that Greg Maffei, President and CEO of Liberty Interactive, will be presenting at the Goldman Sachs 21st Annual Communacopia Conference, on September 20th at 9:40 a.m., Eastern Time at the Conrad Hotel in New York City, NY. During his presentation, Mr. Maffei may make observations regarding the company’s financial performance and outlook.

The presentation will be broadcast live via the Internet. All interested persons should visit the Liberty Interactive Corporation website at http://www.libertyinteractive.com/events to register for the webcast. An archive of the webcast will also be available on this website for 30 days.

About Liberty Interactive Corporation

Liberty Interactive Corporation operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Those interests are currently attributed to two tracking stock groups: Liberty Interactive Group and Liberty Ventures Group. The Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB) is primarily focused on digital commerce and consists of Liberty Interactive Corporations subsidiaries Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com, Celebrate Interactive (including Evite and Liberty Advertising), CommerceHub, MotoSport, Provide Commerce, QVC, Right Start, and Liberty Interactive Corporations interests in HSN and Lockerz. The Liberty Ventures Group (Nasdaq: LVNTA, LVNTB) consists of Liberty Interactive Corporations non-consolidated assets, including interests in AOL, Expedia, Interval Leisure Group, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, Tree.com (Lending Tree), TripAdvisor and various green energy investments.

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Liberty Interactive Corporation to Present at the Goldman Sachs Nineteenth Annual Global Retailing Conference

Posted: August 30, 2012 at 7:11 am

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Liberty Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB, LVNTA, LVNTB) announced that Mike George, President and CEO of QVC, Inc., will be presenting at the Goldman Sachs Nineteenth Annual Global Retailing Conference on Wednesday, September 5th at 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, NY. During his presentation, Mr. George may make observations regarding the company’s financial performance and outlook.

The presentation will be broadcast live via the Internet. All interested persons should visit the Liberty Interactive Corporation website at http://www.libertyinteractive.com/events to register for the webcast. An archive of the webcast will also be available on this website for 30 days.

About Liberty Interactive Corporation

Liberty Interactive Corporation operates and owns interests in a broad range of digital commerce businesses. Those interests are currently attributed to two tracking stock groups: Liberty Interactive Group and Liberty Ventures Group. The Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB) is primarily focused on digital commerce and consists of Liberty Interactive Corporations subsidiaries Backcountry.com, Bodybuilding.com, Celebrate Interactive (including Evite and Liberty Advertising), CommerceHub, MotoSport, Provide Commerce, QVC, Right Start, and Liberty Interactive Corporations interests in HSN and Lockerz. The Liberty Ventures Group (Nasdaq: LVNTA, LVNTB) consists of Liberty Interactive Corporations non-consolidated assets, including interests in AOL, Expedia, Interval Leisure Group, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, Tree.com (Lending Tree), TripAdvisor and various green energy investments.

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Pittman To Promote Media Institute's Free Speech Week

Posted: July 30, 2012 at 8:12 pm

John Eggerton — Multichannel News, 7/30/2012 1:24:57 PM

Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel, has been named to head a new Free Speech Week advisory council. Free Speech Week –Oct. 22-28, 2012 — was launched in 2005 by the Media Institute in 2005 to spotlight democracy’s ?most basic right.” The goal is to raise the profile of the free speech initiative. “”Raising awareness of freedom of speech is a worthy and important initiative,” said Pittman in a statement, “and I am happy to join with The Media Institute to increase national awareness of Free Speech Week and its role as the country’s premier annual celebration of free speech.” Pittman helped create MTV and has run or operated MTV Networks, America Online, Six Flags, Quantum Media, Century 21, and AOL Time Warner. “Bob Pittman and his colleagues on the FSW Advisory Council promise to take Free Speech Week to a whole new level of public awareness and participation,” said Media Institute President Patrick Maines on the creation of the council. The Institute has yet to identify the other members of the council, but said they would be announced “shortly.”

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John Malone’s Liberty Interactive Plans to Split Into Two Tracking Stocks

Posted: February 24, 2012 at 1:33 am

By Edmund Lee – Thu Feb 23 21:21:37 GMT 2012

John Malone’s Liberty Interactive Corp. (LINTA), the media company that owns stakes in QVC Inc., AOL Inc. (AOL), Time Warner Inc. and others, said it plans to split its shares into two tracking stocks.

The Liberty Interactive tracking stock will include Liberty’s interests in home-shopping services QVC and HSN Inc. (HSNI), as well as QVC bonds and $1.1 billion of Liberty’s publicly traded senior notes and debentures, the company said today. Liberty Ventures will include interests in Expedia Inc. (EXPE), Time Warner (TWX), Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) and AOL as well as $1.25 billion of cash and $3 billion of Liberty’s publicly traded debentures.

“We expect this recapitalization to highlight each tracking stock’s operations and financial aspects of the attributed assets, provide greater investor choice, and raise capital while maintaining an optimal capital and tax efficient structure for Liberty,” Chief Executive Officer Greg Maffei said in the statement.

Stockholders will receive 1 share of Liberty Interactive for each Class A or Class B share currently owned. They will get 1 share of Liberty Ventures for every 20 Class A or Class B Liberty shares.

Shares of Englewood, Colorado-based Liberty Interactive gained 2.3 percent to $18.39 at the close in New York. They have advanced 13 percent this year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Edmund Lee in New York at elee310@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Ville Heiskanen at vheiskanen@bloomberg.net

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Liberty Interactive Corporation Announces Plan to Recapitalize into Two Tracking Stocks

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Liberty Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB) (“Liberty”) today announced that its board of directors has approved the recapitalization of its common stock into shares of the corresponding series of two new tracking stocks, Liberty Interactive and Liberty Ventures.

“We are pleased to announce the Board’s approval to recapitalize Liberty into two tracking stocks,” said Greg Maffei, President and CEO of Liberty. “We expect this recapitalization to highlight each tracking stock’s operations and financial aspects of the attributed assets, provide greater investor choice, and raise capital while maintaining an optimal capital and tax efficient structure for Liberty.”

The Liberty Interactive tracking stock group initially will have attributed to it QVC, the eCommerce companies, a 34% stake in HSN, approximately $500 million of cash, $2 billion principal amount of QVC’s bonds, QVC’s $2 billion bank credit facility and approximately $1.1 billion principal amount of Liberty’s publicly traded senior notes and debentures. Cash to be attributed to Liberty Interactive and Liberty Ventures will come from various sources including cash on hand, cash from operations and proceeds from QVC’s bank credit facility with an expected balance at closing of $1.3-1.5 billion.

The Liberty Ventures tracking stock group initially will have attributed to it Liberty’s interests in Expedia, TripAdvisor, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, AOL, Interval Leisure Group, Tree.com and Liberty’s green-energy investments, approximately $1.25 billion of cash, additional cash raised from the exercise of Liberty Ventures subscription rights, and approximately $3 billion principal amount of Liberty’s publicly traded exchangeable debentures.

In the recapitalization, Liberty stockholders will receive one share of the corresponding series of Liberty Interactive group tracking stock for each share of series A or series B Liberty common stock they own and one share of the corresponding series of Liberty Ventures group tracking stock for every 20 shares of series A or series B Liberty common stock they own. In addition, stockholders will also receive a subscription right to acquire one additional series A or series B share for every three shares of series A or three shares of series B Liberty Ventures tracking stock they receive in the recapitalization.

The subscription rights are being issued to raise capital for general corporate purposes of the Liberty Ventures tracking stock group, including investment in new business opportunities to be attributed to that group. The subscription rights will:

Enable the holders to acquire shares of the applicable series of Liberty Ventures common stock at a 20% discount to the 20 trading day volume weighted average trading price of the Liberty Ventures tracking stock following the closing of the recapitalization Become publicly traded, once the exercise price has been established Expire forty trading days following the closing of the recapitalization

The proposed recapitalization is intended to be tax-free to stockholders and its completion will be subject to various conditions, including the affirmative vote of a majority of the voting power of Liberty’s outstanding shares present in person or by proxy at the stockholder meeting, voting together as a single class, and the receipt of a tax opinion from counsel. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions to closing, the recapitalization is currently expected to occur this summer.

This announcement and Liberty’s fourth quarter and year end 2011 earnings will be discussed on a conference call today at 11:00 a.m. (ET).

Please call Premiere Conferencing at (888) 452-4034 or (719) 325-2145 at least 10 minutes prior to the call. Callers will need to be on a touch-tone telephone to ask questions. The conference administrator will provide instructions on how to use the polling feature.

Replays of the conference call can be accessed through 2:00 p.m. (ET) on March 1st, by dialing (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820 plus the passcode 1032754#.

In addition, the conference call will be broadcast live via the Internet. All interested participants should visit the Liberty Interactive Corporation website at http://www.libertyinteractive.com/events to register for the web cast. Links to the press release and replays of the call will also be available on the Liberty Interactive website. The conference call and related materials will be archived on the website for one year.

About Liberty Interactive Corporation

Liberty (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB) owns interests in a broad range video and online commerce businesses including QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com, Celebrate Interactive, Bodybuilding.com, Evite, and Expedia.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the proposed recapitalization of Liberty’s common stock, a related rights offering and other matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including, without limitation, the satisfaction of conditions to the proposed recapitalization. These forward looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Liberty expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in Liberty's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Please refer to the publicly filed documents of Liberty, including the most recent Form 10-K, for additional information about Liberty and about the risks and uncertainties related to Liberty's business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

Additional Information

Nothing in this press release shall constitute a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell shares of Liberty’s proposed new tracking stock or Liberty’s existing common stock. The offer and sale of shares of the proposed tracking stock will only be made pursuant to an effective registration statement. Liberty stockholders and other investors are urged to read the registration statement to be filed with the SEC, including the proxy statement/prospectus to be contained therein, because they will contain important information about the issuance of shares of the proposed tracking stock. Copies of Liberty’s SEC filings are available free of charge at the SEC’s website (http://www.sec.gov). Copies of the filings together with the materials incorporated by reference therein will also be available, without charge, by directing a request to Liberty Interactive Corporation, 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, Colorado 80112, Attention: Investor Relations, Telephone: (720) 875-5408.

Participants in a Solicitation

The directors and executive officers of Liberty and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of proposals relating to the approval of the issuance of the new tracking stock. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of Liberty and other participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their respective direct and indirect interests, by
security holdings or otherwise, will be available in the proxy materials to be filed with the SEC.

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Transhumanism: Where are we headed as a society?

Posted: September 25, 2011 at 3:27 am


I stumbled upon an article on AOL Health which remind me again of the agenda of transhumanism and where they utimately want to take society. Are we in danger of losing our humanity?

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