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Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death

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As much criticism as record labels receive for how they treat artists, Sony Music might take the cake. The company pulled the ultimate in shameful activities this weekend by raising the price on Whitney Houston’s Ultimate Collection album on iTunes and Amazon within 30 minutes of her death on...
Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death

Tesla to unveil details of super charger next Monday night

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will unveil the technology and deployment plans for its super charger next Monday night. As we reported last year, Tesla has been planning to install a “super charger” station somewhere between Los Angeles and San Francisco that can add 150 miles of charge...
Tesla to unveil details of super charger next Monday night

New in Theaters: May 28th, 2010

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Wide Releases: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Trailer I’m not super-excited for Prince of Persia but I’m not against it either. Jake Gyllenhaal can be a decent actor sometimes, and he’s certainly not unattractive to watch on the big screen. Directly Rank Against (scroll over to preview...
New in Theaters: May 28th, 2010

FriendFeed Goes Down Hard. Maybe 50 People Notice.

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FriendFeed is down right now. It has been down for the past 30 minutes or so. Sadly, that’s not news anymore. Not because, like Twitter of old, it’s down all the time, but rather, because it seems like no one really uses it anymore. Case in point, it’s been down...
FriendFeed Goes Down Hard. Maybe 50 People Notice.
Twitter.com and Twitter's mobile apps are experiencing issues loading new tweets

Flash Valet’s mobile app accelerates your car’s return

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Folks that like valet parking may like it even more thanks to Flash Valet, a new mobile app and platform that speeds both your car’s return as well as your valet payment. The product, from Klever Logic, was born from a realistic use case: “Daniela, wife of one of the...
Flash Valet’s mobile app accelerates your car’s return

Saban Brands buys kid-safe online content company Zui

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Saban Brands has acquired kid-safe online content platform Zui to strengthen its position in the kids entertainment segment across all media, the company announced today. The amount of the deal wasn’t disclosed. The startup is best known for Zui.com, which lets children access a curated library of videos and online games as part of a...
Saban Brands buys kid-safe online content company Zui

Reminder: Always Google Potential Musical Guests Before Putting Down a Deposit

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Oh dearie me. (Photo: screencap) Is this why we can’t have nice things? An events organization called StartUp RockOn threw an inauguration bash last night, doling out grants and celebrating “the success we achieved at the RNC and DNC this summer.” Sadly, it culminated in rapper Lupe Fiasco being hustled...
Reminder: Always Google Potential Musical Guests Before Putting Down a Deposit

Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

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Whisper, the app that has gone viral on college campuses, just raised a $3 million Series A round led by Lightspeed Ventures. The new round effectively brings Whisper's funding to $4 million. Whisper is an iPhone app where people anonymously share their deepest and darkest secrets. More than one million...
Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

This Site Mocks You For Having 'First World Problems,' And Silicon Valley For Spending Billions Solving Them

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These days, a lot of money and work in Silicon Valley goes into building mundane things like sharing apps and social games. An anonymous person created a Website to mock this trend. It's called FirstWorldProblems.biz, and its catch-phrase is "Need a first-world problem solved? Silicon Valley has got you covered." Go...
This Site Mocks You For Having 'First World Problems,' And Silicon Valley For Spending Billions Solving Them

Tim O'Reilly Explains the Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things is the idea of a web of data provided by things like real-world devices and sensors. It's something we've covered in great detail here at ReadWriteWeb because where there is data, there is a platform for services and mashups. When that data is intimately tied to...
Tim O'Reilly Explains the Internet of Things

livejamie on I just spent 30 minutes of my life lost and confused because the federal government doesn't know what cross-browser compatibility is.

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livejamie on I just spent 30 minutes of my life lost and confused because the federal government doesn't know what cross-browser compatibility is.

Incredible: Google I/O 2012 tickets sell out in less than 30 minutes

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We knew that Google I/O was going to be popular, but we didn’t expect demand to be so huge that tickets would sell out in a matter of minutes. That’s what happened at 7am PDT, when Google pushed live the registration page for Google I/O tickets. Requiring visitors to sign...
Incredible: Google I/O 2012 tickets sell out in less than 30 minutes

Nokia rolling out update with camera fix for Lumia 920 and 820 owners in the US and Canada

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Earlier today, Nokia announced software updates for the Lumia 920 and 820 for customers in the US (AT&T) and Canada (Rogers). Highlights include: improved bluetooth connectivity, enhanced battery management and a highly anticipated camera fix. Once an update notification has been received, customers will need to ensure that their...
Nokia rolling out update with camera fix for Lumia 920 and 820 owners in the US and Canada
iPhone 5 photos leak before Apple event
Sony's super-thin Xperia Tablet Z hits the U.S. in May for $500

Video: GameHouse chief keeps pants on, raises money for charity as sumo wrestler

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Matt Hulett Even though RealNetworks exec Matt Hulett kept his pants on this year, he still managed to help raise money for Northwest Harvest. After diving into the chilly waters of Lake Washington for charity and nearly losing his trunks last year, Hulett and his team bounced off each...
Video: GameHouse chief keeps pants on, raises money for charity as sumo wrestler

The Best Apps For Dad's New iPhone

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With over 500,000 apps in Apple's App Store it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which ones are useful or fun. Whether your Dad received an iPhone for father's day or has had one for some time check out these apps that are sure to add some personality to...
The Best Apps For Dad's New iPhone
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music

Red hot: Latest smartphone from China's Xiaomi sells its 200,000-unit launch batch in 30 minutes

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There’s more proof of the unrelenting demand for Xiaomi’s mobile phones in China this morning after the popular smartphone maker saw its latest device — the $236 (RMB 1,499) Mi-One S — sell out of an initial batch of 200,000 units in just 30 minutes. The Mi-One S features an...
Red hot: Latest smartphone from China's Xiaomi sells its 200,000-unit launch batch in 30 minutes

DailyDirt: Like Water Off A Duck's Back...

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Surfaces that repel water are pretty fascinating to watch in action, especially on clothes when possible stains are magically avoided. There are plenty of other uses for hydrophobic materials that are cool, and some newer materials are omniphobic -- even superomniphobic. Here are just a few examples of these products...
DailyDirt: Like Water Off A Duck's Back...

Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure

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“What else can we do with my money?” (Photo via flickr.com/jurvetson) After a steady stream of complaints about hacking and spam, BT (a.k.a. British Telecom) is moving its six million customers off Yahoo! email. [Telegraph] “What we have concluded is that illegal enterprises — commercial child pornography, human trafficking, drug...
Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure

AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

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Smart energy startup AlertMe has struck a deal that could super-charge its expansion by providing its technology to the U.K.’s largest domestic energy supplier. In an announcement on Tuesday, AlertMe — which runs a cloud-based service that monitors and analyzes people’s energy use and gives them detailed feedback — said...
AlertMe’s ‘huge’ UK gas deal: big data for real people

Outage hits Xbox Live during peak weekend hours

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If you’re looking to play some multiplayer Halo or watch Netflix movies on your Xbox 360 right now, it looks like you’re out of luck. Microsoft is reporting a significant Xbox Live outage, making the service unavailable since earlier this afternoon, smack in the middle of the peak weekend usage...
Outage hits Xbox Live during peak weekend hours

Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

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Sony has opened up pre-orders for its Xperia Tablet Z in the United States via its online store. Shown off at Mobile World Congress in February, the ten-inch tablet measures just 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 495 grams (17.4 ounces), and as well as being dustproof, it is claimed...
Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

Nokia Drive 3 teased at MWC with commute alerts via live tiles (video)

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When the folks at Nokia took us aside and asked if we'd like a preview of the latest features slated for Nokia Drive, we knew something good was in store. Our intuition wasn't wrong. The next version of Nokia's navigation software will focus on commutes -- aiming to make...
Nokia Drive 3 teased at MWC with commute alerts via live tiles (video)
New startup Breather rents rooms on demand with a Zipcar-like model

Tim Cook is auctioning off a coffee and chat with him at Apple HQ for charity, estimated value is $50k

thenextweb.com
According to a Charitybuzz release today, Apple CEO Tim Cook is holding a charity auction (the listing says ‘donated by Tim Cook’) for coffee and a chat with him at the company’s headquarters. The auction benefits the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights and just went live this morning,...
Tim Cook is auctioning off a coffee and chat with him at Apple HQ for charity, estimated value is $50k

P. Diddy Accompanied by Perfume Sprayers Team

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P. Diddy was accompanied by a team of perfume sprayers on a recent night out. The rapper amazed revelers at London’s Runway club by having the DJ play a 30-minute set of his songs to signal his arrival and then insisting on having his own Sean John fragrance sprayed...
P. Diddy Accompanied by Perfume Sprayers Team
Tim Cook auctions off a coffee date at Apple HQ, proceeds go to charity
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