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If you can find an hour to sit through this, Rand Fishkin is such a good speaker, it's worth the watch if you have any interest in inbound marketing. Lots of love for Google+ towards the end.
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Why was MegaUpload really shut down?

In December of 2011, just weeks before the takedown, Digital Music News reported on something new that the creators of #Megaupload were about to unroll. Something that would rock the music industry to its core. (http://goo.gl/A7wUZ)

I present to you... MegaBox. MegaBox was going to be an alternative music store that was entirely cloud-based and offered artists a better money-making opportunity than they would get with any record label.

"UMG knows that we are going to compete with them via our own music venture called Megabox.com, a site that will soon allow artists to sell their creations directly to consumers while allowing artists to keep 90 percent of earnings," MegaUpload founder Kim 'Dotcom' Schmitz told Torrentfreak

Not only did they plan on allowing artists to keep 90% of their earnings on songs that they sold, they wanted to pay them for songs they let users download for free.

"We have a solution called the Megakey that will allow artists to earn income from users who download music for free," Dotcom outlined. "Yes that's right, we will pay artists even for free downloads. The Megakey business model has been tested with over a million users and it works."
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This site tracks your stolen camera, using the imbedded serial number in photographs
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I once was suckered into one of those infomercials selling tapes on how to improve your memory. Basically, everything I paid good money for and couldn't bother listening out to the end of the course is in here.
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At 52:00 Gary Vaynerchuk tells a newspaper company owner that "good journalism" won't save his industry. It's game over. My thoughts exactly.
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MUST WATCH FOR ENTREPRENEURS: An hour with great company builder +Eric Ries

If you are thinking of starting a company, or even if you already have, you should read Eric Ries' new book, The Lean Startup. His methodology has been used by many of San Francisco's best-known startups. You can read more about that on his site: http://theleanstartup.com/

Amongst entrepreneurs I love Eric's methodology has gotten to nearly religious status. He takes a scientific approach to building companies. Here +Rackspace Hosting's CTO, +John Engates and I talk with him about his ideas for building companies. This was our first "Small Teams, Big Impact" show pilot that you'll hear more about around SXSW time.

It's one of the best interviews I did in 2011, and I'm not saying that because I'm wearing a tux!

"What is the smallest amount of work we have to do," Eric asks while explaining what's next after you decided to build a company.

By the way, this is just one of the classes that Rackspace runs as part of its Cloud University. You can see more about that at http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/cloudU/
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