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Are comments a wretched hive of scum and villainy or an underused resource for publishers?

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There seem to be two competing views of website and blog comments at the moment: By far the most popular one is that reader comments — particularly on traditional media sites — are useless cesspools populated by trolls and hate-mongers who can actually do far more harm than good. The...
Are comments a wretched hive of scum and villainy or an underused resource for publishers?

Gabe Newell Describes A Gaming Future Where Your Virtual Investment Follows You Everywhere And Plugs Into A Broad Economy

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Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve, took the stage today at the DICE gaming conference to deliver a keynote, and while he said upfront he wasn’t going to be announcing any products, he did give some hints about Valve’s future. In his keynote, he outlined in a fair...
Gabe Newell Describes A Gaming Future Where Your Virtual Investment Follows You Everywhere And Plugs Into A Broad Economy

Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

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Airbnb is about to take a very big bet against anonymity. Going further than any significant consumer tech company has before, the peer-to-peer travel accommodation site valued at $2.5 billion wants to combine users’ online and offline identities with a process that includes checking official photo IDs. It’s a gamble....
Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

Sprint unveils HTC 8XT with BoomSound and Samsung ATIV S Neo as its first Windows Phone 8 handsets

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The HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo will be the first Windows Phone 8 handsets to launch on US mobile operator Sprint this summer. The HTC 8XT resembles the mid-range 8S and is fitted with a respectable 1.4 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930 processor. There’s 8GB of internal storage and...
Sprint unveils HTC 8XT with BoomSound and Samsung ATIV S Neo as its first Windows Phone 8 handsets
Egnyte Raises $16 Million Series C So Enterprises Can Have Their Cloud Cake and Eat it Too

Phones 4u moves beyond retail, partners with EE to launch UK operator 'LIFE Mobile' in March

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Phones 4u, one of the UK’s biggest independent mobile phone retailers, has decided it wants to expand beyond smartphone and tablet sales and become a mobile operator, today announcing the upcoming launch of LIFE Mobile, a new MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that will initially lean on EE’s 2G and...
Phones 4u moves beyond retail, partners with EE to launch UK operator 'LIFE Mobile' in March

Livio Retools Its In-Vehicle App Platform For The Freemium Market

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Livio is going free — at least for developers. The Michigan-based startup just launched a freemium pricing structure for Livio Connect, its app development platform aimed at safety bringing apps into cars. As we talked about in the video above, this move is aimed at bringing more apps to...
Livio Retools Its In-Vehicle App Platform For The Freemium Market

AT&T acquires Alltel's US retail wireless business for $780m to boost its rural coverage

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American telecommunications giant AT&T has signed an agreement with Atlantic Tele-Network to acquire its retail wireless operations, which currently operate under the Alltel brand, for $780 million. The deal means that AT&T will acquire the company’s wireless properties, including licenses, network assets and retail stores, as well as roughly 585,000...
AT&T acquires Alltel's US retail wireless business for $780m to boost its rural coverage

LinkedIn redesigns its 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' page, expands analytics for Premium members

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LinkedIn is rolling out a new, simplified look for the section of its social network which gives users a comprehensive list of the people who have recently viewed their profile. The layout for users with a ‘free’ account is largely the same, showing a mixture of known colleagues and contacts...
LinkedIn redesigns its 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' page, expands analytics for Premium members
The War of the Dongles: PayPal Here enters the UK

Corbis Acquires Crowd-Sourced Photo Agency Demotix, After Its Move Into Apps

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Image giant Corbis has acquired Demotix, the crowd-sourced, breaking news pictures and video agency which launched in 2008 and recently hit a million images. The move follows Corbis’ investment in the startup after brokering a global distribution partnership. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Described by Turi Munthe, CEO...
Corbis Acquires Crowd-Sourced Photo Agency Demotix, After Its Move Into Apps

Engenius announces new lineup of outdoor Wi-Fi access points and bridges

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Engenius Technologies announced today a new line of weatherized 802.11n access points and bridges suitable for mounting in outdoor locations. While Engenius is targeting these devices at small businesses and schools, the products are inexpensive enough to also be attractive to homeowners looking to extend the range of their...
Engenius announces new lineup of outdoor Wi-Fi access points and bridges

BlackBerry Messenger Reportedly Coming to iOS June 27

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Last month, BlackBerry announced that it would be bringing its BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service to iOS and Android this summer, seeking to strengthen its existing network of 60 million monthly active users with a broader cross-platform messaging solution. SlashGear now points to a Tweet from T-Mobile UK claiming that BBM...
BlackBerry Messenger Reportedly Coming to iOS June 27

Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent's CEO says there is

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If we persist in thinking of the internet as an information superhighway, then we’ll continue to handle congestion by adding more lanes, via expensive upgrades in the core network, at the edge and at the last mile. The end result of our love affair with connectivity is a losing proposition...
Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent's CEO says there is

Ericsson and China Mobile test small cell base station with integrated display

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China Mobile and Ericsson have joined forces to trial the City Site, a four meter tall panel that includes a base station and an antenna customized for hotspot coverage.Operators are looking for ways to augment their cellular networks to make them better at handling growing data volumes and, in...
Ericsson and China Mobile test small cell base station with integrated display

Zynga Bringing Real-Money Gaming to Facebook in the U.K.

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Zynga is close to launching its real-money gaming efforts in the U.K., which it is betting will generate all kinds of new revenue for the company. As evidence of the impending launch, two websites have already gone live in the U.K. to start spreading the word. One is dedicated to poker,...
Zynga Bringing Real-Money Gaming to Facebook in the U.K.

Boring website? Step on up to the Heyzap Social Games Bar

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Heyzap is announcing today that it is launching a “social games bar” that companies can integrate into their websites to add 30,000 games available to users. The bar is the company’s latest bid to make websites more interesting to users by hooking them with games. Previously, Heyzap made its...
Boring website? Step on up to the Heyzap Social Games Bar

Bandwidth Bottlenecks Stifle Pervasive Networks

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If pervasive networks, cloud computing and big data are going to deliver on their promise - to make increasingly vast quantities of information always available and understandable - something is going to have to be done about existing network architecture bottlenecks. This quiet but uncomfortable truth permeates the discussion...
Bandwidth Bottlenecks Stifle Pervasive Networks

Gogo Granted Spectrum Approval In Canada, Will Take Flight In 2013

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Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service will soon be heading to the Great White North. Launched just over four years ago, Gogo announced today that it has been granted a subordinate spectrum license in Canada. (They’ve leased spectrum from SkySurf, in case you were wondering.) Cell site construction will begin in...
Gogo Granted Spectrum Approval In Canada, Will Take Flight In 2013

Groupon Acquires Breadcrumb's Slice Of The Point-Of-Sale Market

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Groupon has just acquired Breadcrumb, a small startup that builds point-of-sale systems for iOS devices, the company announced on its blog today. Groupon said Breadcrumb will continue to service existing customers, but the company's team, including founder and CEO Seth Harris, will...
Groupon Acquires Breadcrumb's Slice Of The Point-Of-Sale Market

Softbank and Sprint say no to Huawei in hopes of getting merger back on track

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In an effort to speed up an already contested $20.1 billion merger, Softbank and Sprint have reportedly agreed not to use Huawei network equipment within the US carrier's existing network. In fact, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers, recently told The New York Times that the...
Softbank and Sprint say no to Huawei in hopes of getting merger back on track

UK retailer Argos finally launches its e-commerce store in China following 2011 Haier partnership

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Argos, the British retailer known for its mammoth-sized product catalogue, has launched a new e-commerce site in China. It follows a joint venture between Argos’ parent company, Home Retail Group, and Chinese manufacturing giant Haier setup in 2011. The website has been a long time coming, and echoes the Western...
UK retailer Argos finally launches its e-commerce store in China following 2011 Haier partnership
Analysis suggests RIM might not be worth buying, even with a user base of 78 million

T-Mobile Still Plugging Away at iPhone-Ready Network

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T-Mobile is working hard on a transition that will allow the iPhone to run at full speed on its network. By the end of next month, the company says some 2,500 cell sites will be equipped with the necessary gear to operate in the 1900Mhz spectrum used by AT&T’s iPhones....
T-Mobile Still Plugging Away at iPhone-Ready Network
Qualcomm Atheros expects a smoother rollout for next-generation WiFi

Bacon for coffee beans: Bondsy's freeform marketplace lets you trade anything with friends

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Like a polished and mobile-first Craigslist, New York City-based Bondsy is building a social network that lets you trade just about anything with your friends. No strangers allowed. Bondsy graduated a year ago from TechStars NYC as a simple social network for selling stuff from your phone — but...
Bacon for coffee beans: Bondsy's freeform marketplace lets you trade anything with friends

How to Print From iPads Across Your Enterprise

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As more iPads enter corporations, IT support folks are understanding their limits of what can be accomplished in terms of a business computing device. I am not talking about the lack of support for Flash, although that is frustrating. How about printing? Yes, Apple has included its Bonjour protocol for...
How to Print From iPads Across Your Enterprise

New GPS Satellites Will Help Apps Better Pinpoint Your Location

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Location-based applications are all the rage right now, but anyone who uses them knows that current GPS technology only allows for a certain amount of accuracy. If you pull up Foursquare, Gowalla or any other social check-in app while in a dense business area, chances are the place you're looking...
New GPS Satellites Will Help Apps Better Pinpoint Your Location

D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter kit keeps wired networks as subtle (and cheap) as possible

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D-Link still sees there being a place for powerline networking, such as a basement home theater, but knows that many of us don't want an overly clunky set of adapters or to effectively buy a second network. Its new (if slightly awkwardly named) PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit...
D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter kit keeps wired networks as subtle (and cheap) as possible
Airbnb Is Gonna Need to See Some ID, Ma'am
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?