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Launching a hardware startup? The stars are aligned in your favor

Solid Launching a hardware startup is more difficult than springing software upon the world – all a coder needs, after all, is a keyboard and a creative mind – but recent developments are removing barriers and creating a new startup gold rush. "It used to be really difficult to start a hardware company," Renee DiResta, a Principal at …
Rik Myslewski, 24 May 2014
Pirates ahoy!

BSA: Software piracy's 'tragic' impact on US society

The Business Software Alliance claimed yesterday that software piracy in the US is costing the industry $11.4bn and local government $1.7bn in lost taxes. The software multinational lobbying group reckoned that although four out of five pieces of software is legally bought in the US the remaining counterfeit material results in …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jul 2008
Pirates ahoy!

US cracks down on mod-chippers

A US government agency has launched a big investigation into gaming console piracy. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has executed 32 federal warrants across the country, searching businesses and homes for clues surrounding the potential sale and distribution of illegal modification chips and disc copyright …
James Sherwood, 02 Aug 2007
The Register breaking news

FBI: Internet crime pays

Cyber-crime is alive and kicking in the USA, and playfully swimming through its riches like Scrooge McDuck in a money vault, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center annual report reveals today. In 2006 US consumers filed 207,492 complaints about internet crime and reported record losses of $198.4m. Online auction fraud, such …
Austin Modine, 19 Mar 2007
The Register breaking news

Vietnam crowned as top software pirate nation

Vietnam remained the top country for counterfeit software last year, with a 97 per cent piracy rate. It was followed by China (94 per cent) and Indonesia (89 per cent), according to the Business Software Alliance (BSA). Next on the list of worst offenders were the Ukraine and other CIS countries (89 per cent) and Russia (88 per …
Linda Harrison, 21 May 2001