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Verelo Debuts A New Take On Website Monitoring, Focuses On Site Health & Recommendations

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A startup called Verelo is introducing a new type of website monitoring service, which plans to commoditize features like uptime and performance monitoring, with plans to give away as much of those services for free as possible. Instead, Verelo’s premium offerings will focus on other areas, including malware detection and site...
Verelo Debuts A New Take On Website Monitoring, Focuses On Site Health & Recommendations
FCC blasts Verizon for 911 outages during summer 2012 storm

Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

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Verizon has selected a vendor that will help the company deliver the ability to text 911 emergency services, The Hill has learned. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski commended the company for the move. By accepting texts in this way, in lieu of a phone call, Verizon could set the stage for those...
Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

Chatroulette Beats Hot or Not in Reader Poll

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It looks like Hot or Not just got nexted. The new shiny of the moment Chatroulette soundly trounced the older site in this week’s edition of the long-running Web Faceoff series.At 742 votes, Chatroulette commanded 66% of the vote, more than twice the 281 votes Hot or Not netted...
Chatroulette Beats Hot or Not in Reader Poll

Londoners Might Be Able To Use Twitter Like A 911 Service During Emergencies

www.fastcompany.com
Twitter may be for jokes, but it's also for emergencies, says the U.K.'s fire brigade. The London Fire Brigade is considering using Twitter as a conduit for emergency calls. The move follows a large fire at the beginning of the year in West London, when a huge industrial site...
Londoners Might Be Able To Use Twitter Like A 911 Service During Emergencies

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Another week, another batch of comments. This week on the insightful side, the top three votegetters were so close that I'm just going to post all three. Eking out the narrow victory to the top spot was an Anonymous Coward who compared the situation of Bernie Madoff to Kim Dotcom...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Man butt dials 911 during alleged drug deal

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Police allegedly listen in to a drug deal as a Pennsylvania man somehow manages to allow them to butt in on the proceedings. [Read more]...
Man butt dials 911 during alleged drug deal

US mobile providers commit to emergency texting service

www.pcworld.com
The four largest mobile carriers in the U.S.--AT&T, Verizon, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile--have agreed to accelerate the availability of emergency texting, or text-to-911. The four carriers have committed to major deployments of text-to-911 in 2013, with nationwide availability by May 15, 2014, U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski...
US mobile providers commit to emergency texting service

An Appreciation of The “Home Phone”

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Last night on a whim I asked folks on Twitter if they had a home phone – you know, a “hard line” – the k ind of communications device that used to be ubiquitous, but seem increasingly an anachronism these days. The response was overwhelming – only three or four...
An Appreciation of The “Home Phone”

Get an OBi100 VoIP adapter for $39.99, make free calls for life

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This incredibly popular gizmo plugs into your router, serving up totally free calling via Google Voice or another service. Just one catch: no 911. [Read more]...
Get an OBi100 VoIP adapter for $39.99, make free calls for life
Robocallers dialing 911 face fines of up to $100,000

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Google's Vic Gundotra Owns This Gun -- And He Knows How To Use It

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A warning to anybody who would mess with Vic Gundotra, the exec in charge of Google's social network. He sleeps with a gun in a safe by his bed, and has been trained how to use it by a member of the local SWAT team. We know this because...
Google's Vic Gundotra Owns This Gun -- And He Knows How To Use It

Splitsecnd dials 911 when your car crashes (video)

www.engadget.com
Wouldn't it be great if you could get OnStar in your beat-up old jalopy? Vowel-dropping startup Splitsecnd has launched a dongle that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter and calls 911 if it senses you've crashed. When triggered, the hardware uploads your location to the emergency services while a...
Splitsecnd dials 911 when your car crashes (video)

Verizon admits mistakes in handling 911 outages #thecircuit

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Verizon updates on 911 outage: Verizon officials said that they did not know emergency service was out during the derecho storm that hit the Washington area last month, The Washington Post reported, until the company was contacted by the county. Read full article >>...
Verizon admits mistakes in handling 911 outages #thecircuit

AT&T to test Text-to-911 service in Tennessee

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The carrier will work with the state of Tennessee to test a service to let use mobile phone users send text message to 911 emergency centers. [Read more]...
AT&T to test Text-to-911 service in Tennessee
T-Mobile's Nexus 4 to support Wi-Fi calling

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Call of Duty buzz grows 4X after Black Ops II unveiling

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Zillow software engineer killed by stray bullet in Seattle’s Central District

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Justin Ferrari The victim of a shooting in Seattle’s Central District Thursday has been identified as Justin Ferrari, a father of two who worked for the past three months as a software engineer at Zillow. “Justin began working at Zillow three months ago, and worked at Expedia and Microsoft for...
Zillow software engineer killed by stray bullet in Seattle’s Central District

GeekWire Radio: New iPad, SXSW recap, and the best iPhone camera app we’ve ever used

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Monica Guzman in the KIRO studios (Erynn Rose photo) We’ve got a ton of interesting apps and online services to talk about on this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, with special guest Monica Guzman, the GeekWire columnist just back from the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin. We...
GeekWire Radio: New iPad, SXSW recap, and the best iPhone camera app we’ve ever used
FCC says Apple's iMessage and other services should allow text-to-911

FCC and mobile carriers commit to nationwide text-to-911 by May 2014

arstechnica.com
It seems almost stupid that it’s nearly 2013 and we’re still unable to communicate with our emergency services in any way other than picking up the phone and calling them. We can certainly imagine situations where you’d want to be able to send a quick text message to local police. The US...
FCC and mobile carriers commit to nationwide text-to-911 by May 2014

Same hacker may have targeted Ars, reporter Krebs, and Wired's Honan

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Security reporter Brian Krebs has uncovered some details about one of the people tied to the denial of service attack on his site and the fraudulent 911 call that brought armed police to Krebs' doorstep. It turns out the hacker may have delivered grief to another technology reporter not...
Same hacker may have targeted Ars, reporter Krebs, and Wired's Honan

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Loud sex is a reason for cops to search your home, rules court

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Brian McGacken of Farmingdale, New Jersey was sentenced to ten years in prison because police discovered he was growing marijuana while on a call to investigate loud sex. Daniel Tencer of AlterNet writes: Appealing the conviction, McGacken argued that, once police knew the noise was consensual sex, they no longer...
Loud sex is a reason for cops to search your home, rules court

Another iOS 6.1.x passcode bug discovered, similar to previous vulnerability

9to5mac.com
Yet another iOS 6.1.x Lock Screen passcode bug has been discovered. This new vulnerability includes similar steps to the previously revealed passcode bug. That other bug will be plugged in the upcoming release of iOS 6.1.3. Steps to reproduce: 0. Connect your device with itunes and the appstore to...
Another iOS 6.1.x passcode bug discovered, similar to previous vulnerability

Rackspace snaps up Mailgun for its email smarts

gigaom.com
Rackspace fresh on the heels of delivering its OpenStack private cloud, is buying Mailgun, a San Francisco startup that makes it easier for developers to build email services into their applications. Terms were not disclosed. Mailgun APIs let users “send, receive and track email from within their applications  – without managing...
Rackspace snaps up Mailgun for its email smarts

Ooma brings free 911 Alerts to all subscribers

www.electronista.com
VoIP home phone service provider Ooma on Wednesday announced the extension of its 911 Alerts feature to all customers in the US and Canada at no extra charge. The feature requires users to enter up to three email addresses or mobile phone numbers in the My Ooma control panel online....
Ooma brings free 911 Alerts to all subscribers
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