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The daily Web habits of a typical 18-year-old college student named Li Yufei show why American Internet companies, one after another, have had trouble penetrating what is now the world’s most wired nation.
CCP has now launched the feature page for the upcoming Tyrannis expansion for EVE Online. While 'capsuleers' will still have to wait until May 18 before they can enjoy the new features that Tyrannis will introduce, they can now get a hint of how the EVE MMO experience will evolve with the addition of planetary colonisation, and learn about EVE Gate, EVE Online's soon-to-be-released web-based social networking platform.
Boxee is looking for a developer to build an app to stream video to Apple's iPhone and iPad. Boxee also hopes to get on Google's Android-based devices. Boxee's Avner Ronen said the iPad's debut changed his focus to mobile devices. To avoid the Flash battle raging between Apple and Adobe Systems, Boxee might use transcode to convert videos.
Area venture capitalists are betting that crowdsourcing — the idea behind Wikipedia and open-source software — can penetrate some of the most staid industries: patent research and business-to-business credit checks.
Cortera Inc. of Quincy has raised more than $20 million from Volition Capital, whose managers believe the company can beat Dun & Bradstreet Corp. by sourcing credit-check data from myriad small to midsize businesses.
Meanwhile, Cambridge-based General Catalyst Partners is one of several outside investors that have put $3 million in total behind Article One Partners LLC, a New York startup that claims to have crowdsourced “the world’s largest patent research community” for collecting examples of patentable techniques and designs.