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controversial move

France's second-largest ISP suspends ad blocking for now

New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice

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Kickstarter is an amazing platform that faces a lot of interesting challenges. Chief among them is a combination of quality control and expectation management -- both of which revolve, in many ways, around image. As in: what is Kickstarter in the eyes of users? On the one hand, the company...
New Kickstarter Rules Make Sense In Principle, But Raise Big Questions In Practice
HTC rebound hits early rough patch

TeliaSonera will start charging Spanish mobile users extra for VoIP next month

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The Nordic mobile operator TeliaSonera will start charging its Spanish users extra for VoIP services within a month, followed by Sweden over the summer, ArcticStartup reports. Following this controversial move, smartphone owners who want to use Skype and similar services will have to pay more than the standard data charge. In...
TeliaSonera will start charging Spanish mobile users extra for VoIP next month

Thailand is the world’s first government to endorse Twitter’s censorship feature

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Twitter’s controversial move towards enabling the censorsing of tweets has gained the backing of its first international government, after authorities in Thailand publicly endorsed the introduction. ICT permanent secretary Jeerawan Boonperm told the Bangkok Post that the move was a ”welcome development”. The government, which last year contacted Facebook to request the...
Thailand is the world’s first government to endorse Twitter’s censorship feature

Amazon Starts Sharing What You’ve Highlighted on Your Kindle

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Shared by Jesse Stay I love this feature! Amazon, in a potentially controversial move, has started collecting information on what readers highlight in the e-books they’re reading on the company’s Kindle reader, and sharing it with others. The service doesn’t say which sections of which specific books a reader has...
Amazon Starts Sharing What You’ve Highlighted on Your Kindle

Rakuten expecting Q4 losses of $373m as it introduces marketplace model to Play.com and Buy.com

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Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce firm, is predicted that its fourth quarter financial results will see it take a hit to the tune of 35,089 million yen (that’s around $373 million) due to the rebranding and restructuring of its operations in the US and UK: Buy.com and Play.com, respectively. The company is...
Rakuten expecting Q4 losses of $373m as it introduces marketplace model to Play.com and Buy.com

Netflix bulls vs bears: Who has the upper hand?

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Few stocks are as divisive as Netflix. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- Netflix and the Nasdaq 100 Index are something like one of those break-up to make-up couples. In December 2010, Nasdaq entered the index -- a benchmark more focused on leading companies than the broader Nasdaq Composite --...
Netflix bulls vs bears: Who has the upper hand?

Microsoft releases IE10 for Windows 7, sticks to its guns on 'Do Not Track'

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Microsoft this morning released a finished version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, the operating system that now runs on more than 40 percent of desktop PCs around the world. IE10 had previously been available for Windows 8, and only in preview mode for Windows 7. The new browser...
Microsoft releases IE10 for Windows 7, sticks to its guns on 'Do Not Track'

The First 10 Accessories You Must Buy For Your iPhone 5 (AAPL)

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The iPhone 5 is Apple's best phone to date. There are a number of accessories from Apple and other manufacturers to help make it even more indispensable. Because the new phone has new dimensions, a new Lightning interface, and was only just released, it'll be a little bit before we...
The First 10 Accessories You Must Buy For Your iPhone 5 (AAPL)

Introducing comment voting on news articles and features

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In our continuing effort to promote the best and brightest discussion on news articles and features, we are testing a new voting system on comments. It's an experiment—we built the system with the minimum number of features to launch with, and if readers take to it, we may very well...
Introducing comment voting on news articles and features

Will Thompson's Ouster Mean a Yahoo/Facebook Patent Settlement?

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As the freshly crowned CEO of Yahoo in January, Scott Thompson initiated a series of dramatic acts to get the company back on track. The most notable of which was to make the boldest — or most boneheaded — move the head of Yahoo! could make: Filing a patent...
Will Thompson's Ouster Mean a Yahoo/Facebook Patent Settlement?

So Not Helping: Chinese Government Publication Lauds Twitter’s New Policy

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We’ve debated this a lot at PandoDaily this weekend, but I haven’t been one of those bloggers chasing Twitter with torches and pitchforks over its controversial move to censor Tweets within certain territories when they receive an official take-down notice. I’ve traveled enough to know that other countries don’t always...
So Not Helping: Chinese Government Publication Lauds Twitter’s New Policy

Google Acquires E-Commerce Partner Channel Intelligence for $125M

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Google has agreed to acquire Orlando, Fla.-based Channel Intelligence from ICG Group for $125 million in cash. Channel Intelligence helps merchants maximize sales from ads purchased on Google Shopping, which made the controversial move last year to charge for listings instead of providing them for free. This is the second...
Google Acquires E-Commerce Partner Channel Intelligence for $125M

Facebook mulls lowering age restrictions

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Facebook is considering ways to invite children younger than 13 onto its social network, a controversial move that could bolster the company’s bottom line but also spark concern among regulators over the safety of young Internet users. Read full article >>...
Facebook mulls lowering age restrictions
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