The Real Secret to Venmo is the Social Experience, Says PayPal CEO

The real secret to Venmo is that it’s not just a payment transaction, it’s really a social experience, says PayPal CEO Dan Schulman. “It really is tying into this desire in the millennial generation to tie into your social network,” noted Schulman. “It’s really a social experience.”

Pirates More Likely To Pay For Digital And Physical Media Than Non-Pirates

There’s nothing worse than pirates who steal and share content freely without repercussion. That’s at least what the entertainment industry would have you believe. They want everybody to know just how despicable those who would share their content really are.…

UK Pirate Bay ISP Blockade Did Nothing To Stop Piracy

The entertainment industry is pretty short-sighted when it comes to finding solutions to piracy. They file a little lawsuit here and a little domain ban there in hopes that people stop using P2P services to download their content free of…

Head Of The RIAA Says ISPs To Implement Anti-Piracy Measures By July 12

Internet service providers are set to start clamping down on illegal file sharing this summer, according to the head of the RIAA. Speaking at the annual meating of the Association of American Publishers, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman said that ISPs…

File Sharing Company Caffeinated Mind, Acquired By Facebook

Facebook has acquired Caffeinated Mind, a company that makes a P2P file transfer system called Sendroid. The company says it does so by “making transferring any size file between two people as simple as clicking a link.” It appears that…

Government Introducing “Six Strike” System To Combat P2P Piracy

It used to be that if you were found to be downloading something off of a P2P network, you were sent a letter demanding that you pay a settlement or go to court. The RIAA found out later that suing…

White House Throws Support Behind New Anti-Piracy Agreement

Not long after the news broke that top Internet Service Providers had agreed to a deal with the music and film industries to adopt a new, graduated response to piracy, the White House threw its support behind the deal on…

Top ISPs Adopt Graduated Response to Piracy, Give Users Six Strikes

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new anti-piracy campaign being pushed by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). The deal, backed by the music and movie businesses would have major Internet Service Providers sign a…

AT&T, Comcast Preparing For Stricter Anti-Piracy Measures

Top Internet Service Providers and media groups are very close to a deal that would amount to one of the most serious anti-piracy measures to date. According to multiple sources, CNET is reporting that a group of ISPs that includes…

Hurt Locker BitTorrent Lawsuit Breaks Record

Just two weeks ago, a lawsuit targeting the Sylvester Stallone action flick The Expendables set the record for largest file-sharing suit ever. It targeted roughly 23,000 BitTorrent users who downloaded the movie between February and March of this year. That…