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T-Mobile slashes data roaming prices for EU

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Mobile phone provider bows to EU ruling to cut roaming charges and prevent UK holiday makers being hit with 'bill shock'T-Mobile has unveiled details of a market-leading tariff for consumers who want access to the internet through mobile phones while overseas, and announced plans that will prevent customers experiencing "bill...
T-Mobile slashes data roaming prices for EU

Vodafone's Nearly New program entices penny-pinchers with pre-owned smartphones

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If you cherish saving coin and don't mind owning secondhand devices, Vodafone's Nearly New program is angling to hook you up with previously-loved smartphones. The UK firm's new effort takes handsets returned by users in "very good condition," repackages them with the appropriate accessories and doles them out at...
Vodafone's Nearly New program entices penny-pinchers with pre-owned smartphones
BII REPORT: How Hybrid Apps Are Accelerating HTML5 Adoption

Best Practices for Selecting Storage Services for Big Data

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Big data is fueling the need for ever-growing storage repositories. If you're looking to meet scalability concerns without breaking the bank, selecting a storage platform that can meet the needs of big data can be a challenge--but it doesn't have to be an overwhelming one....
Best Practices for Selecting Storage Services for Big Data

Netflix vs. Amazon Instant: Which Streaming Video Service Is Better? (NFLX, AMZN)

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Whether you want some streaming video options to help cut the cord or to beef up your entertainment options, two giants step right to the front - Netflix and Amazon Instant. Both bring filmed entertainment to your television, computer, or mobile device over the Internet. But which one offers the...
Netflix vs. Amazon Instant: Which Streaming Video Service Is Better? (NFLX, AMZN)
How to attract users to your app and go platinum

Tools to Bake Up a Geeky Valentine's Day Surprise

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Wanting to show loved ones we care without breaking the bank, this year we've decided to bake handmade gifts sprinkled with an extra dose of geek spices. We hunted down these geeky cookie cutters to get started on some inspired baking. Be sure to check out our own text...
Tools to Bake Up a Geeky Valentine's Day Surprise

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G: A Solid Phone For Android Lovers On A Budget [REVIEW] (DT)

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If you've been in the market for Android phones, you'll often find that most recent choices aren't particularly pocket-size friendly. I was in this situation myself, dreading how the Samsung Galaxy S II wouldn't fit into my pants pocket without slowly slipping out and smashing against the New York...
Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G: A Solid Phone For Android Lovers On A Budget [REVIEW] (DT)

Brand your business on a budget with fantastic free fonts

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From logos to letterhead to websites, a consistent look helps your customers identify you. But branding your business can be expensive, and many small businesses can't justify the outlay. To create a consistent look for your business--without breaking the bank--consider using the same typeface for all of your communications...
Brand your business on a budget with fantastic free fonts
BII REPORT: How Hybrid Apps Are Accelerating HTML5 Adoption

Hard disk drives vs. solid-state drives: Are SSDs finally worth the money?

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While SSDs offer the best upgrade to a computer money can buy, they don't come cheap -- but there are alternatives that provide the performance you want without breaking the bank....
Hard disk drives vs. solid-state drives: Are SSDs finally worth the money?

Google to chill servers with thermal storage at Taiwan data center

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It''s well known that Google operates some of the most efficient data centers on the planet. Now, the company is adding a new weapon to its arsenal for keeping data centers running cool without breaking the bank on energy costs. A $300 million data center expected to go online...
Google to chill servers with thermal storage at Taiwan data center
Uber comes to the rescue in NYC with pricier rides

This Personal Finance Site Is Helping Me Kick My Paper Addiction

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It's time to own up to another bad habit: my paper addiction.  I use an online banking app, but I still get all my bills–credit and store cards, magazine subscriptions, and utilities—the old-fashioned way.  The result? A sky-high stack of mail I would have never gotten rid of. And...
This Personal Finance Site Is Helping Me Kick My Paper Addiction

Broadcom outs Jelly Bean-optimized budget SoC with dual-core ARM processor, HSPA+

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Broadcom's just added a new 3G SoC to its resume that promises a solid punch in performance without breaking the bank -- while being optimized for Jelly Bean, too boot. Dubbed BCM21664T, the chip packs a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor accompanied by VideoCore graphics to give it...
Broadcom outs Jelly Bean-optimized budget SoC with dual-core ARM processor, HSPA+
Lenovo IdeaPad Y400 and Y500: inexpensive notebooks with swappable drive bays

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The productive businessperson

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The Productive Businessperson Believe it or not, "getting things done" doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. A plethora of free virtual tools can help you im--prove your productivity without breaking the bank. Evernote lets you get things done without denting your wallet. When you have to...
Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The productive businessperson
20Jeans gets $1 million to prove that there's a market for basic men's fashions
Nokia's Cheapest Windows Phone 8 Lumia, The 620, Gives The Budget Android Pack A Run For Its Money
Uber Reverts Back to Surge Pricing After One Day

BlackBerry's Indonesian empire faces new threat as top operator introduces $3 monthly messaging deal

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RIM has been dealt a blow in Indonesia, one of its strongest markets, after operator Telkomsel launched a new set of bundled offers that give its 110 million customers unlimited use of no fewer than three competitors to BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). Daily Social reports that the operator has extended its...
BlackBerry's Indonesian empire faces new threat as top operator introduces $3 monthly messaging deal

New Relic Now Tracks Fastest Apps & Industries, Lets You Compare Your Speed To The Competition

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This probably won’t come as a surprise, but people are impatient. Naturally, this means that your customers are impatient. So, for websites and applications, speed and performance are critical. For example: An Aberdeen Research Group study found that, on average, one second of lag-time can translate into a 7 percent...
New Relic Now Tracks Fastest Apps & Industries, Lets You Compare Your Speed To The Competition
Startup Spotlight: Adorii unwraps a daily deal site for those about to tie the knot
Broadcom unveils Android 4.0 optimized chips for 'affordable' smartphones

Awesome DIY cell phone has universal appeal

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MIT's High-Low Tech group seeks to turn the cell phone into an object that's easy to customize and personalize without breaking the bank. [Read more]...
Awesome DIY cell phone has universal appeal

Smart telephony begins to take shape in India as Exotel launches developer API in beta

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India-based Exotel has been taking the country by storm with its offering of virtual phone numbers for SMEs, allowing small businesses to communicate with their customers more effectively. The company is now on the path towards making their service even more useful, by opening up their API to third-party developers...
Smart telephony begins to take shape in India as Exotel launches developer API in beta
Exablox plays Robin Hood, makes previously costly and complex storage tech available to the masses

New Site Bundles Indie Games for Cheap

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IndieBundle.org strives to be the go-to site to find indie game gems without breaking the bank....
New Site Bundles Indie Games for Cheap

Why Netflix’s CDN should scare the storage industry

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Lest storage vendors thought they were immune to disruption that open source hardware is having on the server industry, Netflix’s new Open Connect content-delivery network might make them think again. While Open Connect directly targets commercial CDNs, it’s based upon (or at least inspired by) open source designs first released by...
Why Netflix’s CDN should scare the storage industry
Crane & Canopy Is Bringing Internet Business Models To The Home Goods Market
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