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Netflix: Sacre vache! French resistance from the vestibuleurs de consommation

Analysis Netflix has so far skipped neatly over all the French hurdles that have tripped up many lesser foreign invaders in what has become a minefield of bureaucracy and xenophobia, especially for US multinationals. To some extent, Netflix has turned its French resistance to its advantage, gaining valuable publicity on the back of it …
Faultline, 1 Dec 2014
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Netflix tempts binge viewers with House of Cards pilot freebie

Netflix is making the pilot episode of its made-for-IPTV series House of Cards free to anyone to watch, whether they’re one of the streaming service’s 33 million subscribers or not. The entire 13-part series went live en masse on Netflix late last week. Rather than run the series episode by episode, week by week, Netflix …
Tony Smith, 4 Feb 2013
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PokerRoom gets mobile makeover from Cellectivity

House of Cards Bwin is teaming up with mobile operators T-mobile and 3* to offer British customers live multi-player poker over mobile handsets for the first time. The news shows yet another attempt to expand gambling services to a more casual gaming audience. In theory, Bwin's PokerRoom can be accessed today from certain mobile devices now …
Burke Hansen, 27 May 2007
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Antigua calls for pirates to return to Caribbean

House of Cards Antigua and Barbuda - a nation of 70,000 in an area roughly half the size of San Francisco - has formally requested that the WTO allow it to suspend its intellectual property obligations to the United States, AP reports. Although many in the US have mocked tiny Antigua'a case against the US with a shrug of the shoulders, the …
Burke Hansen, 23 May 2007
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Gambling and prediction markets gamble on growth

House of Cards Ever since the DARPA "Terror Casino" went down in flames a couple of years ago in the face of Congressional scorn, the idea that prediction markets can evaluate risk better than pundits or policymakers has been pushed nearly out of the public imagination. The idea still has adherents among economists, however, and companies …
Burke Hansen, 22 May 2007
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Citadel, FirePay asset seizures pay out for the DOJ

House of Cards The US Department of Justice (DOJ) continued its orgy of online gambling asset seizures this week, issuing seizure warrants for $9.25 mil from Citadel Commerce and $4.2 mil from FirePay. Both companies are Canadian, and neither is currently taking money from American gamblers. The fact that both companies have already withdrawn …
Burke Hansen, 20 May 2007
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Papua New Guinea reaches for the online gambling ring

House of Cards An island nation more famous for ritualized cannibalism than for internet commerce has tossed its ceremonial headgear into the online gambling ring, after its parliament approved a bill legalizing both "bricks and mortar" and internet-based casino offerings by a 61-0 vote last week. The legislation, titled the "Gaming Control …
Burke Hansen, 7 May 2007
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Yahoo! searches! abroad! for! online! gambling! riches!

House of Cards Yahoo! has officially joined the online gambling goldrush: its British version has begun offering poker games for cash. Just when American companies would make a move to tap the regulated European gaming market has been a topic of considerable speculation in the online gaming world for quite a while now, and in that respect …
Burke Hansen, 7 May 2007
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US Trade Representative tests his verbal jujitsu out on the WTO

House of Cards The US Trade Representative (USTR) spoke out yesterday against the compliance panel report that slammed the US for failing to bring its online gambling policies in line with previous WTO rulings. The new American argument is really something of a Trojan horse for the international body - the USTR now claims that the US will …
Burke Hansen, 5 May 2007
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China's largest ecommerce site set to float

Alibaba.com, China's largest ecommerce site, is to float on the stock market in what is likely to be the largest ever initial public offering by a Chinese internet firm. Alibaba has two main strands of business: a consumer site for Chinese residents with 16 million registered users, and a business to business website - Alibaba …
John Oates, 1 May 2007
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Second Life: the campaign for real life

Comment I received an email yesterday from the IBM analyst relations which read: We are evaluating various forms of communication that would be effective, but also enjoyable and a change of pace. Could you please take a few moments to tell me: are you presently a member of Second Life, the 3D virtual world? if so, do you have an …
Robin Bloor, 1 May 2007
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Rep. Barney Frank takes a gamble on online wagering

House of Cards It's official- outspoken Massachusetts representative Barney Frank unveiled sweeping legislation yesterday that would not only repeal the unpopular Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) but also provide clear-cut regulation for an industry that has been expanding rapidly outside of the United States or gone …
Burke Hansen, 27 Apr 2007
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Frank plots US Internet gambling ban repeal

House of Cards U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank's press office has confirmed that Thursday at 10am Frank will introduce legislation to repeal the controversial Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). Frank's opposition to the UIGEA has been public ever since socially conservative …
Burke Hansen, 25 Apr 2007
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Greece and William Hill get ready to rumble, as gambling arrests continue

House of Cards Precedent be damned. That apparently is the approach Greece is taking to recent developments in EU case law covering the cross border provision of gambling services. Not to be dissuaded by recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulings, Greece this week arrested nine people in conjunction with internet gambling operations run …
Burke Hansen, 23 Apr 2007
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China arrests Betex executives

House of Cards In a cryptic press release issued Wednesday, China-facing Betex reported that two of its senior staff in Beijing had been arrested and another was a fugitive in Jilin province. The company suspended trading in its shares on the AIM market in response to the uncertainty. Betex, which develops mah jong software and operates …
Burke Hansen, 23 Apr 2007
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Internet gambling crackdown hits Taiwan

House of Cards Authorities in Taiwan on Wednesday busted the largest internet gambling ring yet on the not-quite-a-nation island. Although more attention recently has been focused on the efforts of authorities on the mainland to stem a variety of internet-related social maladies, the bust, reported by English daily the China Post, involved …
Burke Hansen, 23 Apr 2007
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Goldsmiths appoints professor of games

Goldsmiths, University of London, has appointed a professor of computer games. William Latham, an ex-IBMer, joins the Department of Computing this month. He will work on developing a Masters in Computer Gaming and Entertainment as well as working on the Mutator2 Procedural Modelling Project. The course may start this September …
John Oates, 18 Apr 2007
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Virtual FBI jackboots to march into Sadville?

House of Cards Virtual regulation of the avatar community from the DOJ could be on the way, as Linden Labs has invited the FBI to probe gambling in Linden Dollars on the popular avatar playspace, legitimizing concerns expressed on Sadville blogs after the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) last year. According …
Burke Hansen, 4 Apr 2007

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