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Samsung's Omnia M Windows Phone coming to the UK on August 1st

Zynga Shares Sink 12% After Renegotiated Partnership With Facebook Makes It Just A Regular Developer

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You might think Zynga’s newfound flexibility from the end of its exclusivity agreements with Facebook would encourage investors. Instead, $ZNGA is down 12.21% after-hours, likely because it’s lost its special relationship with the social network. Now it can launch games elsewhere and use non-Facebook payments and ads on Zynga.com, but it...
Zynga Shares Sink 12% After Renegotiated Partnership With Facebook Makes It Just A Regular Developer
Square Enix releases 'Final Fantasy III' for Android, but only in Japan
Apple loses exclusivity on 'iPhone' trademark in Brazil

I’ll Show You Competitive … AT&T Jacks iPhone Termination Fee

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The day after the Federal Communication Commission released its wireless competition report (it was the first year since 2003 that the agency didn’t declare the industry competitive) AT&T said it would raise the early-termination fee on smartphones including the iPhone from $175 to $325 as of June 1. This...
I’ll Show You Competitive … AT&T Jacks iPhone Termination Fee

Science research may be freed from journals’ ‘unhealthy’ paywalls

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The UK government has told academic journal publishers it will make freely available online the publicly-funded research they currently charge for, labelling “paywalls” “deeply unhealthy”. The news will prove unpopular with academic publishers, which license and peer-review researchers’ work and charge libraries to make it available. “As taxpayers put their...
Science research may be freed from journals’ ‘unhealthy’ paywalls
Amazon Instant Video strikes new deal for exclusives on popular NBC/Universal TV Shows
Companies to begin polling users with in-tweet surveys later this year

Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling

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Apple has officially lost exclusive rights over the use of the iPhone trademark in Brazil, according to the BBC. The news was telegraphed earlier via a leak that said Brazil’s regulatory body was planning to side with IGB Electronics S.A. in the case and revoke Apple’s exclusive ownership of the term “iPhone”...
Apple Loses iPhone Trademark Exclusivity In Brazil As Regulator Delivers Its Ruling

EE adds 20GB plan for 4G power users, pricing starts at £46 per month

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Want to take advantage of blazing-fast LTE speeds in the UK? You better be prepared to drop a few dozen quid, each and every month. The nation's only LTE provider is clearly taking advantage of that exclusivity with gigantic tariffs, like £31 (about $50) per month for 3 gigs...
EE adds 20GB plan for 4G power users, pricing starts at £46 per month
Apple's iPhone 5 Availability Expands: What It Means To Regional Carriers

FoundersCard Kicks Off New Events to Expand Global Membership [Lifetime Discount Code]

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Mesh?! Patrick Bateman would be so jealous. FoundersCard, the Amex Black for aspirational startup types, has been on a hot streak, boasting a $1 million in revenue its first full year of business. The Soho-based service is a private membership card, not a credit card per se. But it offers...
FoundersCard Kicks Off New Events to Expand Global Membership [Lifetime Discount Code]
'China's Steve Jobs' Is Building A Company That Walks And Talks Like Apple, And He's Profiting Wildly

Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

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Automattic is announcing a new feature for large-scale sites hosted in WordPress.com VIP SaaS program (TechCrunch is a VIP publisher)—Featured Partners for third-party integrations. Basically, the program allows companies that have integrated their services with the WordPress platform to promote and seamlessly enable their tools for large-scale VIP sites, which...
Automattic Debuts Vetted And Featured Third-Party Services For WordPress.com VIP Sites

Inclusivity

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One of my favorite bloggers and thinkers about social media, Anil Dash, has a blog post up on Medium titled You Can’t Start the Revolution from the Country Club. Go read it because he's talking about some important stuff. In his post Anil observes that in many of the most...
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T-Mobile Will Sell The iPhone On April 12 For $99 Down

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The iPhone has been make-or-break for carriers. AT&T had exclusivity for a while, hurting Verizon and Sprint until they got their hands on the iconic device. But T-Mobile is still in the dark, even as companies like U.S. Cellular nab Apple’s smartphone. But no longer. At today’s T-Mobile Uncarrier event,...
T-Mobile Will Sell The iPhone On April 12 For $99 Down

5 Hot iPhone Apps that Android Still Lacks

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iPhone users no longer have bragging rights about Instagram exclusivity, but these five apps will leave Android users green with envy....
5 Hot iPhone Apps that Android Still Lacks
Watch this: Nate Silver talks election statistics, media flaws, and Texas Hold 'Em

AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices reported today that its first quarter results beat expectations, but the company had a big loss of $590 million. While AMD is very competitive with its product line-up, the results show that it’s not easy to stay in the unending war with Intel, the world’s...
AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

Apple no longer censoring the word ‘jailbreak’ in U.S. iTunes Store

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Yesterday a bit of a hullabaloo was started when it was discovered that Apple was censoring the word ‘jailbreak’ in the U.S. App Store. Now, that censoring has been corrected, and the word is visible across all categories, including podcasts, songs, iTunes U, iBooks and more. This censoring was likely...
Apple no longer censoring the word ‘jailbreak’ in U.S. iTunes Store

Zynga Loosens Its Deal With Facebook: No Longer Tied To Facebook Ad Units, Credits, Or Exclusivity

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Zynga just filed an amendment to its agreement with Facebook. According to the filing, Zynga is now bound by Facebook’s standard terms of service, meaning that it no longer has a separate obligation to use Facebook ad units and Facebook credits. The company also says it’s no longer bound to...
Zynga Loosens Its Deal With Facebook: No Longer Tied To Facebook Ad Units, Credits, Or Exclusivity
Software patents are broken, and it's hurting our economy

Apple secures Liquidmetal exclusivity for two more years

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A filing with the U.S. Securiites and Exchange Commission reveals that Apple has re-upped its exclusive agreement to license Liquidmetal intellectual property, extending the company's access to the alloy technology until early 2014....
Apple secures Liquidmetal exclusivity for two more years

Facebook and Zynga loosen ties

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Zynga.com is no longer an extension of the Facebook platform, according to an SEC document filed today. Originally, Zynga’s games platform featured an extremely deep integration with the Facebook platform that appeared to be born of the developer’s privileged relationship with Facebook. Zynga.com previously supported Facebook ads and Facebook payments...
Facebook and Zynga loosen ties

As Microsoft pushes Xbox into the mainstream, will gamers look elsewhere?

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Microsoft’s gaming strategy has been doing well for some time now, with its Xbox console owning the top console spot in terms of sales and ecosystem spend for some time. It’s a hit, in other words. Even more, the company owns the other largest gaming platform (I’m speaking loosely here,...
As Microsoft pushes Xbox into the mainstream, will gamers look elsewhere?
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Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

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Samsung has today snatched the exclusive rights to an updated version of the ITV Player app for its Android smartphones and tablets being sold in the UK. The app is available right now through the Samsung Apps and Google Play store on a range of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, its...
Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

Nokia Lumia 925: Great phone, wrong carrier

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commentary Nokia can't break the habit of exclusivity deals with U.S. carriers. That's going to hobble sales of the Lumia 925. [Read more]...
Nokia Lumia 925: Great phone, wrong carrier

Social sign-ins at third-party sites begin to get thumbs down

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It's common for websites requiring registration to offer a social-sign-in option. That allows the consumer to use their credentials from a social networking site, such as Facebook or Twitter, at the new site, thus avoiding the need for creating yet another username and password to remember. On some sites,...
Social sign-ins at third-party sites begin to get thumbs down

UK Plans To Make All Government-Funded Research Free To The Public Immediately Upon Publication

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We've discussed the fight in the US over open access to government-funded research in the past. Currently, the NIH requires any NIH-funded paper to be publicly & freely available one-year after it's been published. That gives journals one-year of exclusivity to profit off of the work before it's more widely...
UK Plans To Make All Government-Funded Research Free To The Public Immediately Upon Publication
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