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- A new report from the Pew Research Center on coming of age in this economy. Even older folks know it's worse these days.
- Does digital piracy really hurt music and movie sales? The Wall Street Journal has some thoughts, but it's The Wall Street Journal, so take it with a big pile of salt.
- VLC player, one of the world's best examples of free software, has finally hit version 2.0 and is available for all systems.
- Nathan Jurgenson wants to know when TED talks lost their edge and became just another sales show.
- Could it be the time for collaborative consumption in Africa? A writer at Technology Zimbabwe thinks so.
- And speaking of collcons, now even big investors are starting to speak the language.