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AT&T's spectrum crunch said to have been overblown, company admits it is now well-positioned
Hands on: Verizon's Jetpack LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L is fast
Larry Page Thinks It Won't Bother You To See People Wearing Google Glass Next To You While You Pee (GOOG)

EarthLink completes fiber broadband rollout in Eastern Tennessee

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Anyone familiar with the unglamorous circumstances of Elvis Presley's passing might agree he needed a little more fiber in his diet. That would've been the case if 'the King' was of this generation, as the state he called home is pretty well wired these days, and even more so...
EarthLink completes fiber broadband rollout in Eastern Tennessee

Hate Windows 8 already? The Pro OEM edition will let you downgrade as far back as Vista

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Relax, Gabe Newell. If you buy a new Windows 8 Pro PC and discover that you really do detest the OS that much, you may be able to switch back to an older version -- either Windows 7 or Vista, but not near-death XP -- under the same OEM...
Hate Windows 8 already? The Pro OEM edition will let you downgrade as far back as Vista

Journalism Online Sold For $19.6 Million; $15.3 Million Earnout For Brill, Crovitz

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When RR Donnelley bought Journalism Online from Steve Brill, Gordon Grovitz, Leo Hindery, Jr., and their investors last March, I reported that the deal range was $35 million to $45 million—and got a lot of raised eyebrows in return. The deal structure revealed in this week’s 10-K filing shows...
Journalism Online Sold For $19.6 Million; $15.3 Million Earnout For Brill, Crovitz

Google updates Gmail web app, Gmail Offline with new looks

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Google has updated the designs of the Gmail web app as well as Gmail Offline, its Chrome extension, according to an official Google+ post. In both circumstances the updates carry over UI changes that first debuted in a December overhaul of the native iOS app. The new web app is...
Google updates Gmail web app, Gmail Offline with new looks
Judge: Oracle Java API elements not copyrightable, related claims against Google dismissed

Funny or Die's new "iSteve" trailer proudly points out how bad the movie is

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Funny Or Die, creators of the awful iSteve film we recently reviewed, released a new trailer for their terrible movie today. The trailer features quotes from various reviews of the horrible waste of time, including a choice tidbit from your friends here at 9to5Mac: “Do not watch this movie.” While...
Funny or Die's new "iSteve" trailer proudly points out how bad the movie is
Facebook rolls out carrier billing for mobile purchases
Popular betting site InTrade shut down with little explanation

Memes Of TechCrunch Disrupt New York

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When you’re stuck for three days in a big warehouse with the same group of smart people talking about the future of tech innovation over and over and over again (+beer), you start getting really silly. And some of the unique circumstances of year’s TechCrunch Disrupt New York have given...
Memes Of TechCrunch Disrupt New York

Apple compensates victim of ‘stolen iPhone’ iMessage bug

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Over the past couple of months there has been mounting evidence of an issue with Apple’s iMessage service that causes messages to continue being sent to a stolen device even after its SIM has been deactivated. Now, we have received information that, at least in one case, Apple is compensating...
Apple compensates victim of ‘stolen iPhone’ iMessage bug

Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes

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Instagram asked a federal court on Wednesday to throw out a class action lawsuit filed by users upset over the photo-sharing app’s changes to its terms of service. The lawsuit was brought against the service in December by an Instagram user who accused it of breach of contract, among other...
Instagram Seeks To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit Over Policy Changes

Bug that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessages has been fixed in iOS 6

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Earlier this year a series of stories exposed an odd bug in Apple’s iOS software that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessage messages, even if the SIM was deactivated and password changed. Now, we have learned that the bug has been rectified as of Apple’s release of iOS 6 in...
Bug that allowed stolen iPhones to continue receiving iMessages has been fixed in iOS 6

iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world

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Gizmodo has raised awareness a serious problem regarding an iMessage bug that, under the wrong circumstances, might result in your messages being seen by others, or you seeing someone else's messages. It's not a new issue; Ars Technica reported on it in December with stolen iPhones, and the problem...
iPhone bug opens up stranger's life to the world

You Have To Meet The Nice Guys Of OkCupid

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When it comes to dating, tech savvy singles use OkCupid to find potential mates. It's typical to assume that nice guys finish last, and if you were to meet the gentlemen that Tumblr blog Nice Guys Of OkCupid has carefully selected, you'd quickly understand why that statement is true. The...
You Have To Meet The Nice Guys Of OkCupid

Wikileaks Truck Owner Arrested For Photographing Police; Told It Was Because He Was 'A Dick'

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There's a guy in NY, Clark Stoekley, who apparently owns a white panel van that he's painted with the Wikileaks logo to raise awareness for the plight of Bradley Manning (though he has no other connection to Manning or Wikileaks). There's a lot more info on the truck on his...
Wikileaks Truck Owner Arrested For Photographing Police; Told It Was Because He Was 'A Dick'

Households Earning Less Than $13,000 A Year Spend 9% Of Their Income On Lottery Tickets

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It has often been said that lotteries are a tax on the poor. And that's a fair description. Joe Weisenthal pointed out yesterday that poor people regularly buy lottery tickets, while rich people only buy them when the jackpots have gotten huge. What's less commonly realized is just how...
Households Earning Less Than $13,000 A Year Spend 9% Of Their Income On Lottery Tickets
PSA: PlayStation Network going offline for 13 hours of maintenance today at 9AM ET

Habbo’s future is bleak as child sex scandal explodes

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Things are looking bad for Habbo, the Finnish virtual world for teens, as explosive revelations about the site continue to ripple through the industry. Earlier this week a report by the U.K’s Channel 4 News alleged that Habbo — a cute, blocky isometric environment which lets young users chat to...
Habbo’s future is bleak as child sex scandal explodes
Arianna Huffington Aggregates Another of My Ideas, Launches “Huffington” Magazine

EU Legal Review Says ACTA Negotiators Broke The Law In Not Revealing Text To EU Parliament

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Remember back when the EU Parliament voted 663 to 13 against what was going on with ACTA negotiations? The EU negotiators, who worked for the EU Commission, not the EU Parliament, seemed to brush off Parliament's concerns. However, some in the Parliament asked their legal services to determine if the...
EU Legal Review Says ACTA Negotiators Broke The Law In Not Revealing Text To EU Parliament
The Problem With Google Glass: People Wearing Them Can Record You Without You Knowing (GOOG)

Thumb, The Social App For Instant Opinions, Adds A Shopping Category

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Thumb, the opinion polling mobile app, has been growing swiftly. But long ago, before users were asking about their love lives or how sexy their abs look from this angle, the vision for Thumb was focused on products, and the influence friends and family have on purchasing decisions. 1.2 million+...
Thumb, The Social App For Instant Opinions, Adds A Shopping Category

Silicon Valley won’t dominate the tech world forever

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Yesterday  I published a piece about Newry in Northern Ireland, which is looking to help boost its economy by encouraging a startup ecosystem. A little later, a post entitled ‘You will not be the next Silicon Valley, please stop trying‘ appeared over on Pando Daily, in which the author decided...
Silicon Valley won’t dominate the tech world forever

Ellen Pao's Lawyer: Kleiner Perkins Firing Was Retaliation

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Ellen Pao, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers venture capitalist who is suing the firm for gender discrimination, will now add termination for the purposes of retaliation to her claims, said her lawyer on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Pao disclosed on Quora that she had been asked to leave Kleiner Perkins....
Ellen Pao's Lawyer: Kleiner Perkins Firing Was Retaliation
Verizon VP admits 'we would have to comply' with secret NSA orders in staff memo

Windows chief Steven Sinofsky reportedly leaving Microsoft

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The head of Microsoft's Windows division Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company effective immediately, with rumors suggesting the circumstances are similar to the recent departure of Apple executive Scott Forstall....
Windows chief Steven Sinofsky reportedly leaving Microsoft

Apps Are Not Coffee

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Jameson Ahern points us to a fantastic discussion by Josh Lehman, explaining why it's silly to argue that people are irrational for spending $4 or more on a cup of coffee*, but not $0.99 on digital content or apps. As with nearly all cases of seemingly "irrational" behavior in economics,...
Apps Are Not Coffee
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