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Winklevoss twins sink $1M into social network for pro investors

New cell phone privacy bill requires companies to disclose tracking software (Digital Trends)

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Digital Trends - A newly drafted bill, floated by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), would require mobile carriers, cell phone manufacturers, operating system makers, and third-party app creators to disclose to customers when their devices or software includes the ability to track user activity, and obtain explicit consent from customers to...
New cell phone privacy bill requires companies to disclose tracking software (Digital Trends)
Kickstarter Project Looks To Print SOPA/PIPA On... Toilet Paper?
Snapchat CEO Warns Ads May Soon Interrupt Your Sexts
Booting Up: More Snapchat Scandals Edition

Phone + tablet merge: Asus to show redesigned PadFone at MWC in February (Digital Trends)

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Digital Trends - Asus has been one of the leaders in innovative tablet designs. We were saddened that it did not announce any new products at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, but it looks like Feb. 26 or 27 may be its time to shine. Asus has confirmed with...
Phone + tablet merge: Asus to show redesigned PadFone at MWC in February (Digital Trends)

Taiwanese animation takes on Nintendo revenue report (Digital Trends)

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Digital Trends - The news that Nintendo is predicting a rare loss in revenue didn’t escape NMA TV, the Taiwanese animation team that has a knack for crafting absurd, animated reports on the world’s headline stories....
Taiwanese animation takes on Nintendo revenue report (Digital Trends)
Comcast plans to charge customers for exceeding bandwidth cap

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As Google acquisition rumors grow, is WhatsApp really worth a billion dollars?

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale WhatsApp is fifth in the app store for monthly revenue. Fifth on Google Play for downloads, and seventh on Google Play for revenue. And it’s the second-most-downloaded app on Google Play. Impressive? Sure. But a billion dollars impressive?...
As Google acquisition rumors grow, is WhatsApp really worth a billion dollars?

Will mobile campaign donations be a game-changer for politicians? (Digital Trends)

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Digital Trends - Detailed by reports from both the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Square’s mobile payments hardware is being rolled out to collect campaign donations. Fundraisers are being outfitted with the small, plastic credit card reader which can be used with the iPhone, 3G iPad...
Will mobile campaign donations be a game-changer for politicians? (Digital Trends)

Google Close to Acquiring WhatsApp for $1 Billion?

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Digital Trends reports that Google is on the verge of acquiring WhatsApp, the company behind the popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp Messenger.While the deal started four or five weeks ago, we've been told that WhatsApp is "playing hardball" and jockeying for a higher acquisition price, which currently is "close to"...
Google Close to Acquiring WhatsApp for $1 Billion?

100-year-old Nintendo DS addict attributes sharp mind to gaming device (Digital Trends)

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Digital Trends - A report last week suggested that to ward off brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, constant cerebral stimulation through activities like games and reading could be the key. And one woman, 100-year-old Kathleen Connell, would certainly appear to back up such findings, with the centenarian putting her longevity...
100-year-old Nintendo DS addict attributes sharp mind to gaming device (Digital Trends)

eBay forums attract 32m visits per month

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eBay says that it attracts 32m unique visits a month to its discussion boards, with 6m posts and 4.5m users a year. Speaking at Hotwire’s digital trends briefing this morning, eBay UK's head of corporate communications Clare Moore-Bridger said that they were an "excellent source of information on what’s important...
eBay forums attract 32m visits per month

Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

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Newsrooms with one or both eyes on digital trends are going to produce what provokes an online reaction. But where does that leave detail and complexity?Listen to the editor of the Daily Telegraph talking about his job and a day stuffed full of "data-influenced decisions". Here's a news story, breaking...
Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

Today's must-read: 5 Digital Trends of the Real-Time Web by @getshust - http://bit.ly/5realtime #icitizen

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Today's must-read: 5 Digital Trends of the Real-Time Web by @getshust - http://bit.ly/5realtime #icitizen
The high-tech world of homebrew e-cigarette designers

Press Start: XBox One region lock and more reactions and details

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Plus, campaign against PS4 DRM, beautiful Famicom art, an interesting indie roguelike on Kickstarter and a new title from Ninja TheoryA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Microsoft answers the question of Xbox One region locks | Digital TrendsAs the details of the Xbox One continue to trickle...
Press Start: XBox One region lock and more reactions and details
Some Jerk Has Figured Out a Way to Recover Your 'Deleted' Snapchat Photos
‘We Know What You’re Doing’ website outs drug users, boss-haters and more on Facebook

NYPD Dedicates Entire Team to Tracking Down Stolen Apple Devices

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Photo: Digital Trends As Mayor Michael Bloomberg loves to tell anyone who will listen, New York is one of the safest cities in the U.S., baring little resemblance to the city’s dangerous streets of 1980′s and 90′s. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some problem areas. One of the biggest...
NYPD Dedicates Entire Team to Tracking Down Stolen Apple Devices

Streaming Rights On Whitney Houston Movie NOT Pulled In Order To 'Make Really A Large Amount Of Money On DVD Sales' [Updated]

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Update: Netflix denies this story, though the reporter stands by it. See update at the end. We covered how Sony Music UK jacked up prices on Whitney Houston's music minutes after her death -- then changing them back and apologizing. However, in an even more extreme case, it appears that...
Streaming Rights On Whitney Houston Movie NOT Pulled In Order To 'Make Really A Large Amount Of Money On DVD Sales' [Updated]
Newspapers take aim at Google News again. Maybe because they're no longer scared

UK gang sentenced for scamming royalties from iTunes, Amazon

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A gang of 11 people of have been imprisoned or given suspended sentences in the UK after being convicted of scamming the Amazon and iTunes music stores out of royalty payments, according to Digital Trends. The scheme involved uploading music to the services and then buying it with stolen and...
UK gang sentenced for scamming royalties from iTunes, Amazon

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Panasonic's new rugged compact cameras go where camera phones fear to tread (Digital Trends)

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Digital Trends - Fighting to remain relevant in a camera phone driven world, Panasonic has announced two new point-and-shoot compact cameras that offer something most smartphones don’t — durability in tough environments....
Panasonic's new rugged compact cameras go where camera phones fear to tread (Digital Trends)

Upload at your own risk: Most cloud storage services offer no data guarantee (Digital Trends)

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Digital Trends - It’s become increasingly clear that users who lost files due to the US government’s seizure of Megaupload will, most likely, never get their files back. First of all, Megaupload’s hosting company, Carpathia Hosting, will allegedly begin deleting files on Thursday due to non-payment by Megaupload. Second —...
Upload at your own risk: Most cloud storage services offer no data guarantee (Digital Trends)

Megaupload users: EFF wants to help you recover lost files (Digital Trends)

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Digital Trends - As of Monday, it seemed all but guaranteed that the files stored on the servers used by Megaupload, which was seized by the US government on January 19, were gone for good. This includes the data of people who used Megaupload for legitimate purposes, like distributing work...
Megaupload users: EFF wants to help you recover lost files (Digital Trends)

WhatsApp said to have rebuffed $1bn bid from Google for messaging app

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Search giant thought to be eyeing 250m users to enhance Google+ with data about who talks to whoGoogle has reportedly had a $1bn bid to buy the smartphone messaging system WhatsApp rebuffed as it tries to expand its grasp of the chat market.The search giant said it would not comment...
WhatsApp said to have rebuffed $1bn bid from Google for messaging app

Samsung teases new Windows 8 hybrid device

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As the release date for the first wave of Windows 8 products approaches, Samsung has released a teaser video showing off some of the features for its own forthcoming Windows 8 device. The new video, shown below, gives a glimpse of what appears to be a hybrid notebook/tablet device which...
Samsung teases new Windows 8 hybrid device
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