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FCC to reevaluate wireless spectrum rules for mergers and purchases

FCC seen reviewing rules for carrier spectrum sales, might try one-size-fits-all model

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The FCC currently decides on concerns of wireless spectrum concentration on a case-by-case basis: what's acceptable in one deal might be forbidden in another. That inconsistency can be maddening to carriers and advocacy groups alike, which is why FCC Chairman Juilus Genachowski is reportedly on the cusp of distributing...
FCC seen reviewing rules for carrier spectrum sales, might try one-size-fits-all model

Fox Says No to Dish's TV to Go, With a New Lawsuit

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New box, new lawsuit for Charlie Ergen: Fox has asked a Federal court to put the kibosh on the newest version of Dish’s Hopper settop boxes, which are supposed to let users watch live and recorded TV on the go. That’s separate, but related, to the lawsuit the big broadcasters...
Fox Says No to Dish's TV to Go, With a New Lawsuit

Facebook to test option for paid messages between users, announces new filtering controls

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Facebook today announced a small test that will allow some users to pay to send direct messages to another user’s inbox rather than their “other” folder. The social network is also releasing new filtering options for users to help users indicate who they want to see messages from. Facebook has...
Facebook to test option for paid messages between users, announces new filtering controls

$99 AppleCare+ for iPad Coming Alongside iPad 3?

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With the launch of the iPhone 4S last October, Apple debuted AppleCare+ for iPhone, a new $99 extended warranty program that includes coverage for accidental damage to the user's device over the two-year coverage period. Valid for up to two incidents of accidental damage with a $49 deductible per incident,...
$99 AppleCare+ for iPad Coming Alongside iPad 3?

Uber Sets Its Sights on Asia

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Uber, the San Francisco-based company that powers a smartphone app for requesting car service, has been intently focused on expanding its footprint across North America and in parts of Europe (and has been fighting some regulatory battles along the way). But while the company most recently has been testing in...
Uber Sets Its Sights on Asia
Dropbox gets more IT friendly with better controls

Journalism vs. commerce: When is the news important enough to drop a paywall?

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As Hurricane Sandy advanced towards the eastern seaboard on Sunday, both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal decided to lower the paywalls surrounding their content, presumably to allow readers to access potentially life-saving information about the hurricane and various emergency evacuation procedures. Definitely a noble and public-spirited...
Journalism vs. commerce: When is the news important enough to drop a paywall?

Is the cloud the right place for your data warehouse?

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The single biggest news coming from Amazon Web Service's first user conference recently was the launch of the company's newest service, Redshift, a cloud-based data warehouse tool. And it prompts the question: Is the cloud the right place for data warehousing? AWS officials say for businesses struggling to manage...
Is the cloud the right place for your data warehouse?
Congress tweaks US video-privacy law so Netflix can get on Facebook

Twitter Ads Are About to Get More Relevant

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If all goes according to plan, ads on Twitter are about to get a lot more relevant to the people that see them. That's the idea behind the interest-targeted ad system the company has been testing. Having presumably ironed out the kinks, Twitter has just rolled the feature out to all of...
Twitter Ads Are About to Get More Relevant

Twitter tap dances around tweet takedown requests

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Twitter is becoming quite the tightrope artist with new technology that will help it better walk the thin line between supporting free speech and honoring takedown requests. The information network has developed a system for withholding tweets from the streams of users in select countries, as opposed to deleting them...
Twitter tap dances around tweet takedown requests
Dish offering Roku boxes, statement credits to those unhappy with loss of AMC

Dutch Parliament Member Fined For Hacking; He Says He Was Just Exposing Security Flaw

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A few folks sent over this story of Dutch Member of Parliament (MP) Henk Krol being fined about $1,000 for "hacking." He claims that he was just exposing poor security on the part of a Dutch medical laboratory called "Diagnostics for You," which he felt was especially important since there...
Dutch Parliament Member Fined For Hacking; He Says He Was Just Exposing Security Flaw

iPhone User Awarded $850 in Judgment Against AT&T Over Throttling

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Associated Press reports that an iPhone user in California has been awarded $850 in a small claims lawsuit filed against AT&T over throttling of data speeds. The user, who was on a grandfathered unlimited data plan, saw his data speeds drastically slashed once he reached 1.5-2 GB in a given...
iPhone User Awarded $850 in Judgment Against AT&T Over Throttling

Stripe Embraces Open Emails

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Credit card processing startup Stripe is taking a revolutionary path to increasing productivity: Giving employees access to all emails within the company. Stripe, the new Paypal competitor which has become one of Silicon Valley's most-buzzed about startups, has announced a new email policy which might sound strange to some....
Stripe Embraces Open Emails

BitTorrent's Latest Bid For More Content To Its Platform: Investment Via Its New Accelerator

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BitTorrent, the once-notorious file sharing service that has been repositioning itself as a legit platform for those in digital media to distribute and collaborate on their content to 170 million users, is taking a step to attract more media startups to its platform. Today, it is launching BitTorrent Acceleration, opening...
BitTorrent's Latest Bid For More Content To Its Platform: Investment Via Its New Accelerator
Google may launch YouTube 'music' subcriptions, but not to compete with Spotify

Exec CEO Justin Kan Talks Competition, Cleaning, And Future Plans

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[tc_5min code="517718714"] Hot on the heels of Exec’s Cleaning Service launch in NYC, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to get CEO and co-founder Justin Kan in the studio for a quick chat. We also couldn’t resist checking out the service in action, and thusly hired Execs from the company’s standalone...
Exec CEO Justin Kan Talks Competition, Cleaning, And Future Plans
Should an app platform have more responsibility over the apps that use it?

9 Super Cool iPad Mods Made With Lasers (AAPL)

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Apple offers custom text engraving on the back of your iPad if you want it, but that's a little boring. With help from laser engraving services, you can deck your iPad out with any text or image you want. There are a number of services out there, such as In...
9 Super Cool iPad Mods Made With Lasers (AAPL)

LinkedIn to Developers: We'll Give You the Clarity the Other Platforms Won't

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In light of frustration with platform policy changes on other social media services like Twitter, LinkedIn today pushed out updated terms of service, a revamped developer resources Web site and a more explicit approved-developer program. “The intent is clarifying rules of the road,” said LinkedIn spokeswoman Julie Inouye. LinkedIn’s new...
LinkedIn to Developers: We'll Give You the Clarity the Other Platforms Won't
Bitcoin wallet service Instawallet hacked, shuts down 'indefinitely'
Good Guy Verizon won't charge Sandy victims for voice and text overages
AT&T refuses to tell customer how it measures capped bandwidth usage
Kevin Rose: We're Not Trying To Lowball Companies At Google Ventures

Nokia asserting patent against HTC's distribution of the Google Play store client in Germany

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Nokia's enforcement of non-standard-essential patents is increasingly of concern to Google, especially when Google's closed-source, mandatory Android apps are in the crosshairs. Google has already become an intervenor in at least a handful of litigations initiated by Nokia: an ITC investigation of a Nokia complaint against HTC and at least...
Nokia asserting patent against HTC's distribution of the Google Play store client in Germany

Toyota going all in with Microsoft's Office 365

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Microsoft has been fairly open in its push to the cloud. The pricing model for Office 2013 compared with Office 365 is clearly an effort to make Office 365 the more cost effective, no-brainer option. The plan seems to be working, too, as Microsoft announced this week that Toyota...
Toyota going all in with Microsoft's Office 365

Scripted Gets $4.5M Series A To Build Out Its Online Marketplace For Freelance Writers

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Freelance writing doesn’t exactly have the reputation lately for being a lucrative endeavor. But it looks like at least some investors are seeing some bright spots there — at least when it comes to technology platforms in the space. Scripted, the San Francisco startup that runs an online marketplace to...
Scripted Gets $4.5M Series A To Build Out Its Online Marketplace For Freelance Writers
Revel Achieves Profitability, Introduces Apps Marketplace For Its iPad Point-Of-Sales System
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