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Wi-Fi-only iPad could hit mainland China stores soon

Color: We Are Not Shutting Down

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Color, the photo-sharing website which became well-known for securing $40 million in venture capital but has since had a bumpy road with lagging user numbers and turmoil at the executive levels, is not winding down operations, contrary to an anonymously-sourced report first published by VentureBeat that is circulating today. “Color...
Color: We Are Not Shutting Down

It's PingFederate 6.6 Versus "Identity as a Service"

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It's a demonstrated fact that as cloud application users find themselves logging on more and more often, they tend to oversimplify their passwords in an effort to avoid writing them all down someplace. It doesn't help that many IT shops' first course of action is to standardize identity around social...
It's PingFederate 6.6 Versus "Identity as a Service"

Spotted: Samsung shows off a white Series 9 Ultrabook with a different finish, we prefer the old version

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Welcome to "Laptop Porn," an exciting series hosted by that lady who reviews notebooks sometimes. Here at CES 2013, Samsung is showing off a white version of its 13-inch Series 9 Ultrabook -- the same second-gen model that's been shipping since last year. What's interesting is that although this...
Spotted: Samsung shows off a white Series 9 Ultrabook with a different finish, we prefer the old version

Google Maps returns to iOS as an app after Apple's removal

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After months-long absence due to Apple's embarrassing removal of the feature from its mobile platform, Google's maps returns as a stand-alone app. [Read more]...
Google Maps returns to iOS as an app after Apple's removal

Google's Hangouts service will rival iMessage with support for SMS, Google Play listing reveals

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Support for SMS was one of the notable omissions from Google Hangouts, the cross-platform messaging service that launched at the Google I/O event yesterday, but it appears the absence is only temporary according to details within the Google Play store. Included within the list of permissions for Hangouts for Android are requests to...
Google's Hangouts service will rival iMessage with support for SMS, Google Play listing reveals

Spanish retailer suspends plan to sell the Nexus 4 as LG hikes its retail price by hundreds of euros

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Spanish mobile phone retailer Phone House has announced on its Facebook page that it is suspending plans to sell Google’s new Nexus 4 after it learned that manufacturer LG is to sell the phone at a far higher price than Google is offering directly. Google is currently advertising the new...
Spanish retailer suspends plan to sell the Nexus 4 as LG hikes its retail price by hundreds of euros

EU digital rights groups demand net neutrality protection

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More than 80 European digital rights organizations on Wednesday called on the European Commission to do more to protect net neutrality.The groups, represented by The European Consumer Organization (BEUC) and European Digital Rights (EDRi), are demanding an end to "dangerous experimentation with the functioning of the Internet in Europe."The...
EU digital rights groups demand net neutrality protection

Engadget Mobile Podcast 180 - 05.29.13

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It's been three long weeks since you last heard us, but the news cycle has been far from quiet -- we hope you'll forgive our absence. In this episode we'll focus on Google I/O and catch up on the latest in mobile from BBM to HTC. To apologize for...
Engadget Mobile Podcast 180 - 05.29.13

The DualShock 4 is 'near final' hardware, Remote Play is more than an afterthought, and other notes from Shuhei Yoshida

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The only hardware shown on-stage during Sony's PlayStation 4 event was the retooled DualShock controller, the DualShock 4. No box. No PS4 Eye. No new version of Move. As for the console itself, its absence makes some sense in light of today's news from SCEA prez Jack Tretton that...
The DualShock 4 is 'near final' hardware, Remote Play is more than an afterthought, and other notes from Shuhei Yoshida
WordPress and Tumblr are Complementary, WordPress Founder Says
T-Mobile seeks to block Verizon's spectrum deal with cable companies
One year after debut, Windows RT is a Computex no-show

Illegal numbers: Can you break the law with math?

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When numbers are illegal, anyone with a computer might reasonably ask questions about what exactly would constitute an offence. In the absence of law and precedent for an infinite space of numbers, perhaps the best that can done is to set a few guidelines which protect fair use of our...
Illegal numbers: Can you break the law with math?

Apple strategy used to underscore US tax loopholes

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Apple served as the example for a wider industry issue once more on Saturday through an investigation on Saturday. The iPhone maker was already known to be offshoring most of its income, but it's now known by the New York Times to have divisions across Europe, the British Virgin Islands,...
Apple strategy used to underscore US tax loopholes
What would an anti-drone, anti-surveillance city look like?

Apple reinstates Apple.com 'start page' after long absence

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The default Apple.com start page Safari directs users to upon opening appears to have gone live recently after having been absent from the company's servers for months....
Apple reinstates Apple.com 'start page' after long absence

Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps

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We managed to grab a quick chat with Nokia's Global Head of Smartphone Marketing, Vesa Jutila, following the global launch of the Lumia 925. When asked about the still-notable absence of some mainstream apps within Windows Phone 8, Jutila was surprisingly frank. With reference to the company's Lumia series,...
Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps
HP's grim absence from smartphone market will last until 2014

The Cheapest Solution To Apple's Obnoxious iPhone 5 Connector Problem (AAPL, AMZN)

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Apple has changed the connector on its newest iPhone, rendering all of your old power cords and iPhone accessories obsolete unless you buy Apple's $30 adapter. Lots of people are complaining about this problem, and, even if Apple was smart to switch connector technologies, we think they have a legitimate...
The Cheapest Solution To Apple's Obnoxious iPhone 5 Connector Problem (AAPL, AMZN)

In Praise of Ignorance: Why It's OK to Tweet, "Who Is Dick Clark?"

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The web is changing not just how we think about knowledge, but how we think about its absence....
In Praise of Ignorance: Why It's OK to Tweet, "Who Is Dick Clark?"

Breaking: Appeals Court Sends Viacom-YouTube Case Back To District Court, Future Of Safe Harbors Still Uncertain

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The original ruling in the Viacom vs. YouTube case was a complete and total victory for YouTube. The court effectively dumped the case at the summary judgment stage, correctly recognizing that YouTube qualified for the DMCA's safe harbors, and that Viacom was trying to change the clear definitions in those...
Breaking: Appeals Court Sends Viacom-YouTube Case Back To District Court, Future Of Safe Harbors Still Uncertain
'Skyhouse' outfits early NYC skyscraper with giant tubular slide and climbing column

One week in, how are the Harry Potter e-books selling?

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It’s been a week since the Pottermore shop launched – making the Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks available legally for the first time. Seven days in, how is Harry selling? Since Pottermore is mum on actual sales numbers — and the New York Times and USA Today aren’t yet tracking the...
One week in, how are the Harry Potter e-books selling?
Bill Clinton and Stephen Colbert craft the ex-president's first tweet

Samsung releases registration page for information on the “next Galaxy”

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Samsung’s next Galaxy device is set to launch at a May 3rd press event in London, but that hasn’t stopped the company from releasing a ton of teasers for the new device. On top of two video teasers earlier this morning, Samsung has also released a registration page to...
Samsung releases registration page for information on the “next Galaxy”

Europe trashes ACTA as Obama praises it

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Earlier this week, we noted that the major parties in the European Parliament had all agreed on a resolution trashing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and the secret process that has been hashing it out. That resolution has passed Parliament by a huge margin—633 yes votes, 13 no votes,...
Europe trashes ACTA as Obama praises it

Your Cynicism About Lobbyists Only Help The Lobbyists Win

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Last month, I posted the letter I helped put together from a bunch of entrepreneurs to the US's Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, as a part of the open comment period on the most effective forms of copyright enforcement. One of the most frustrating responses I heard was "it...
Your Cynicism About Lobbyists Only Help The Lobbyists Win
Youku and Tudou merging to create China's largest video site

The 404 throwback: Episode 396, August 4, 2009

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In our absence, enjoy this throwback episode of The 404 Podcast from back in 2009, when Jeff and Wilson invited Scott Stein to a heated discussion about zombies vs. vampires! [Read more]...
The 404 throwback: Episode 396, August 4, 2009
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