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With Speeksy, Facebook Users Can Meet New People (Just Don’t Call It “Online Dating!”)

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How do you meet new people in today’s digital age, without over-exposing yourself the creeps, trolls and spammers? The answer, perhaps, is build a social service on top of Facebook, leveraging your network, your friends of friends and shared interests to form connections with people you don’t know. That’s what...
With Speeksy, Facebook Users Can Meet New People (Just Don’t Call It “Online Dating!”)

iPhone owners now account for 80% of top 10% heaviest data users: Report

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Owners of Apple’s iPhone are now more data hungry than any other smartphone users, eclipsing users of Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices, to account for 80% of the top 10% of heaviest data users. That’s according to a new report from technology research firm Analysys Mason, which examines smartphone...
iPhone owners now account for 80% of top 10% heaviest data users: Report

Twitter's Giving You Your Data Back, Enables Archiving

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In a move that joins some other social nets, Twitter is turning on the ability to download all your tweets--ever. Twitter is enabling users to download an archive of all the content they've transmitted through its social networking systems. Simply by visiting their Twitter profile on the web, then...
Twitter's Giving You Your Data Back, Enables Archiving

AT&T Says Throttling of Unlimited Data Users Done on Case-by-Case Basis

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Last week, a firestorm erupted over the publicization of AT&T policies that can result in users on grandfathered unlimited data plans seeing their data speeds throttled after burning through as little as 2 GB in a month. Early reports on the policy, which went into effect last October as intended...
AT&T Says Throttling of Unlimited Data Users Done on Case-by-Case Basis

Scanadu's Scout tricorder and companion app detect what ails you, arrive in 2013 for $150

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The quest to create a tricorder began many years ago, when such a device was but a figment of Gene Roddenberry's vivid imagination. However, his vision has crept ever closer to reality in recent years, with many researchers crafting devices capable of gathering human health data and the creation...
Scanadu's Scout tricorder and companion app detect what ails you, arrive in 2013 for $150

AT&T Says Throttling Policy Isn't as Bad as You Think

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Last year AT&T warned smartphone customers with unlimited data plans that it may temporarily slow their Internet connection speeds if they were in the top 5 percent of heaviest data users. Only recently have some customers begun receiving notifications about their data connections being throttled, and AT&T says the policy...
AT&T Says Throttling Policy Isn't as Bad as You Think
AT&T declares war on unlimited data users

HTC: we're upgrading our HTCSense cloud - by deleting all your data

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Users advised to download copy of data before it is deleted after 30 April, in move made without any warning to registered usersHTC is shutting down its free HTCSense.com cloud service in order to "renovate" it – a move which may be the first time a company has destroyed a...
HTC: we're upgrading our HTCSense cloud - by deleting all your data
Unlimited Data Throttled By AT&T, Verizon? Here’s How To Take Them To Court And Hopefully Win

O2 joins the portable WiFi movement with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot device

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O2 is taking on the likes of 3′s Mifi with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot today. These little devices provide WiFi access on the go wherever users have a strong enough 3G signal. O2′s offering enables up to five devices to connect simultaneously to share mobile internet access. Good news for people...
O2 joins the portable WiFi movement with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot device
T-Mobile gives businesses the option of getting throttled or paying overage fees

T-Mobile cuts the strings on new data plan, goes fully unlimited

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The carrier is following in the path of Sprint Nextel and targeting heavy data users with no caps or throttling. [Read more]...
T-Mobile cuts the strings on new data plan, goes fully unlimited
Kicksend Releases An Android App For Sharing All Your Photos, Videos, and More
Bitcasa brings 'infinite' cloud storage to Android & Win 8 with new apps, iOS coming soon

Ancestry.com to acquire 1000memories to expand photo digitizing

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Ancestry.com, the online family history resource, has acquired 1000memories, a San Francisco-based startup that helps users digitize old family photos. With 1000memories, Ancestry.com will expand each user’s ability to contribute photos of family members and add images to family trees. 1000memories was founded in 2010 from the summer batch at...
Ancestry.com to acquire 1000memories to expand photo digitizing

Today in Tech: How Facebook is using you

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Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the long weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. For the first time ever, football fans could catch the Super Bowl online, too. Photo: NFL.com * NBC streamed the Super Bowl online for the first time ever, and for...
Today in Tech: How Facebook is using you

Facebook and Google may be forced to ask permission to use personal data

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Users must be able to consciously agree to data processing - or reject it, says EU proposal for tougher consumer protectionInternet companies such as Facebook and Google may have to get further permission to use information if European Union lawmakers give users more control over their personal data.EU lawmakers want...
Facebook and Google may be forced to ask permission to use personal data

For Sale: Your Old Tweets

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Twitter is the latest social network to turn a buck with content you created. The company sold two years worth of old tweets to Datasift, a marketing data firm. Datasift will make the tweets and other data, including the locations of where people were when they used Twitter, available to...
For Sale: Your Old Tweets

This Former Apple Manager Wants To Help The iPad Conquer Big Business

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Like it or not, people are bringing their iPads to work. This creates all kinds of headaches for IT departments. MokaFive wants to give these poor folks a couple of aspirin. The company was founded six years ago by former McAfee CEO Dale Fuller. He did a stint as the...
This Former Apple Manager Wants To Help The iPad Conquer Big Business

Nextdoor Raises $18.6 Million From Benchmark, Greylock in First Major Funding Round

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Nextdoor, the private social network focused on neighborhoods, announced its first major venture capital funding round on Tuesday morning, raising $18.6 million from Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures and DAG Ventures, among others. Fresh from presenting at Allen and Company’s highly exclusive Sun Valley conference earlier this month, CEO...
Nextdoor Raises $18.6 Million From Benchmark, Greylock in First Major Funding Round
T-Mobile May Have Killed The Smartphone Contract, But It Doesn't Save You Money
AT&T should be investigated for ‘fraudulent’ data policies, public interest group says

Verizon Planning to End Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans With LTE Switch

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U.S. cellular carrier Verizon is planning to move its customers who still have unlimited data plans for their smartphones to its new family data-share plans as customers switch to LTE data plans. The iPhone was initially offered with unlimited data plans when it launched on Verizon several years ago, but...
Verizon Planning to End Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans With LTE Switch

Verizon Aims New Data Package at Global Travelers

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Aiming to make international cellphone use slightly less excruciatingly expensive, Verizon Wireless announced a new $25 plan that gives users 100 megabytes of data when traveling; it will be available in 120 countries. Once users have gobbled up that allotment, they can buy another 100MB for the same $25. The...
Verizon Aims New Data Package at Global Travelers
Throttling unlimited data plans is pointless, study finds

AT&T Revamps Throttling Policy, Only Slows Unlimited Users above 3GB/Month

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AT&T is retooling its throttling policy with regards to users with unlimited data plans, originally implemented last year. Instead of throttling customers on a case-by-case basis, users are going to be slowed after a fixed amount of data usage each month. 3G/HSPA+ users with unlimited data plans will be slowed...
AT&T Revamps Throttling Policy, Only Slows Unlimited Users above 3GB/Month

T-Mobile announces iPhone 5 for $99 down, available starting April 12

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As expected, T-Mobile has just officially announced it will be carrying the iPhone 5 as part of its ‘Uncarrier’ event today in New York City to unveil its new no-contract, no subsidy pricing plans. According to the company’s press release, the iPhone 5 will be available Friday, April 12 for...
T-Mobile announces iPhone 5 for $99 down, available starting April 12

How Verizon found a child pornographer in its cloud

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Cloud-based storage services are no doubt useful. They can back up your personal data and keep it from being lost if your system crashes. They can share your data across multiple computers. But cloud-based services are increasingly checking data users are uploading for illegal content—child pornography in particular. When...
How Verizon found a child pornographer in its cloud

The iPhone 5 Should Again Deliver an Improved Antenna

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The iPhone 5's slight increased in height, combined with Apple's other design changes, should improve signal reception according to Spencer Webb, antenna expert and owner of AntennaSys. Webb wrote extensively about the AntennaGate issues with the original iPhone 4. Because the iPhone 5 is taller, Webb explained to MacRumors, it...
The iPhone 5 Should Again Deliver an Improved Antenna

Clauses in AT&T Contracts Have Always Provided for Limits on 'Unlimited' Data Plans

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A number of customers have expressed outrage and disappointment at AT&T's various efforts at throttling users with older "unlimited" data plans. The most recent change slows unlimited data users to download speeds of 256 Kbps after using 3GB of data. Several Twitter users felt that AT&T was violating their contract...
Clauses in AT&T Contracts Have Always Provided for Limits on 'Unlimited' Data Plans
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