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Google Play Music All Access hands-on: should you switch from Spotify or Rdio?
Paul Graham: when a handshake deal is not a handshake deal

9 Tips And Tricks You Must Know To Master Instagram (FB)

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Instagram is one of our favorite iPhone apps of all time. The popular photo sharing app makes it easy to share pictures with friends and followers on most social networks. Keep reading for our favorite Instagram tips and tricks.Need some suggestions suggestions on what to shoot? Follow @Instagram for recommendations with...
9 Tips And Tricks You Must Know To Master Instagram (FB)

EverQuest turns 13, blows out the subscription candles (video)

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EverQuest? More like Ever-cost -- until now that is. The popular subscription-based game has dropped the need for recurring charges as the franchise marks its thirteenth year on the scene. If you're still set on forking out that $14.99 for full access, you can, but there's now a one-time...
EverQuest turns 13, blows out the subscription candles (video)

Google bringing turn-by-turn navigation to the iPhone…for free.

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Just a few days ago, Google announced the update for Android users in the UK that would give them the turn-by-turn navigation that US users had enjoyed for a bit.This free service leaves users of other devices feeling a bit left out, but Google gives them a bit of reassurance....
Google bringing turn-by-turn navigation to the iPhone…for free.

An Offer You Can't Refuse? Facebook Adds Barcodes, New Ad Buying Requirement To Its Offers Coupon Product

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Offers, a free couponing service launched by Facebook back in May to beef up its commercial profile with businesses, is getting an update. From today, and gradually rolling out globally, Facebook is adding some new features — one to enhance the product for businesses, with a new e-commerce option; and...
An Offer You Can't Refuse? Facebook Adds Barcodes, New Ad Buying Requirement To Its Offers Coupon Product

Anti-Piracy Blocklists Don't Keep BitTorrent Spies Out

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When people use BitTorrent to download copyrighted material, there’s a good chance that their IP-addresses are being logged by an anti-piracy groups. Just last week we showed that two of these companies were snooping on thousands of torrents. Many privacy-conscious BitTorrent users are well-aware of this kind of monitoring activity...
Anti-Piracy Blocklists Don't Keep BitTorrent Spies Out

Ad-free Social Platform App.net Goes Freemium With Free, Invite-Only Plan

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App.net, the project that emerged from founder Dalton Caldwell’s desire to build a social platform that wasn’t driven by advertising, is adding its first free option today. Given Caldwell’s emphasis on creating a product that people are actually willing to pay for, this might seem like a step backwards, or...
Ad-free Social Platform App.net Goes Freemium With Free, Invite-Only Plan

Windows 8 upgrade to sell for $40 via download, $70 offline

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Microsoft appears to be aiming to maximize the number of users installing Windows 8 by offering the Pro version as a $40 upgrade. Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users will be able to download Windows 8 Pro within 131 markets, according to the Windows Team Blog, with Windows...
Windows 8 upgrade to sell for $40 via download, $70 offline

HBO Hooks Up Nordic Cord Cutters; Offers Standalone Streaming Service

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HBO has been fighting cord-cutters in the US for the past several years, refusing to offer a standalone product in any form. Its mobile offering, HBO Go, requires purchasing a subscription to HBO, and even with all the cords still connected and money laid out on the table, you're still...
HBO Hooks Up Nordic Cord Cutters; Offers Standalone Streaming Service

Yet Another Musician Discovers That Free, Implemented Well, Can Increase Fans & Make You More Money

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I almost didn't post this story, because we've seen nearly the same thing so many times -- but seeing the surprise that some have expressed about musician Andy Othling's post about giving away his music for free for a day (with a pay what you want campaign via his Bandcamp...
Yet Another Musician Discovers That Free, Implemented Well, Can Increase Fans & Make You More Money

NetZero offering free data plan with new 4G hotspot service

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While Apple’s new LTE-capable iPad launched on AT&T and Verizon last Friday, NetZero announced today a new contract-free 4G hotspot service that provides consumers with another option for data. You might remember NetZero from its ad-supported freemium dialup service in the 90s, and the new service will also provide a...
NetZero offering free data plan with new 4G hotspot service
HipChat Introduces New Free Tier For Teams Of FIve Or Fewer To Capitalize On Bottom-Up Growth
Waze adds hands-free option for traffic reporting, navigation

Is Mobile Me About To Become Free?

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Mobile Me, Apple’s wonderful suite of tools and applications that Jobs dubbed ‘Exchange for the rest of us,” might be moving in the free direction it now seems. Current pricing for Mobile Me is between $99 and $149 a year, depending on whether the subscriber is an individual or a...
Is Mobile Me About To Become Free?

Apptio unveils tool to keep track of cloud costs

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Companies worried about their bills for cloud services have a new -- and free -- option: Apptio's Cloud Express, which can track usage and costs for cloud services from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Rackspace....
Apptio unveils tool to keep track of cloud costs

How to buy the best portable hard drive

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You can never have too much digital storage, and the day will come--sooner than you think--when you won't be able to squeeze a single new file onto your computer's hard drive. And if your primary computer is a laptop or an all-in-one desktop, you won't be able to solve...
How to buy the best portable hard drive

How to get press for your startup with these social media tips and tools

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Newspapers. Photo via NS Newsflash Your small business needs advertising if it wants to survive and grow. But because you don’t have a huge budget you have to find ways to get “free advertising.” One of your best bets is to get “free press.” Free press is a game changer,...
How to get press for your startup with these social media tips and tools
NetZero launches WiMAX mobile broadband with 'free' option
9Slides: Marrying YouTube and SlideShare to move past the slide deck
IPG announces DRM-free option for client publishers

Your very own ARM-based Ubuntu servers in the cloud... for free

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Not content with dominating the world of smartphones and tablets, makers of low-power ARM chips are setting their sights on the server market. While x86 servers are still the norm, there have been hints for some time that ARM might become a presence in the data center. Another small, early...
Your very own ARM-based Ubuntu servers in the cloud... for free

Adobe acquires Behance, sets sights on community-driven Creative Cloud

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Well, it looks like Adobe is wrapping things up nicely before the long holiday weekend. Mere days after the most recent round of updates, the software outfit has just announced its acquisition of Behance, the online portfolio community for creatives in a number of disciplines. Founded in 2006 by...
Adobe acquires Behance, sets sights on community-driven Creative Cloud

Review: WeVideo is a cloud-based video editor that makes editing in your browser fun and simple

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The cloud is all the rage these days. We've got email in the cloud, backup in the cloud, not to mention project management, image editing, and pretty much everything else that you use your PC for in the cloud. WeVideo wants to add one more type to the mix:...
Review: WeVideo is a cloud-based video editor that makes editing in your browser fun and simple

Yottaa lands $9m Series B funding round to grow its web acceleration business

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Yottaa has locked up a $9 million Series B round of financing to boost its work on accelerating the web. All of its previous investors (General Catalyst Partners, Stata Venture Partners and Cambridge West Ventures) participated in the round, along with “additional undisclosed investors.” Online, speed is not a luxury,...
Yottaa lands $9m Series B funding round to grow its web acceleration business

YouTube Is Happy to Take Your Money, But What It Really Wants Are Ad Dollars

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Love YouTube, but hate the ads? Then you’re not going to be any happier with most of the subscription videos the site is going to start selling. They’re going to have ads too, say people familiar with YouTube’s long-awaited plans. That should give you a sense of how incremental YouTube’s...
YouTube Is Happy to Take Your Money, But What It Really Wants Are Ad Dollars
Deezer moves to free ad-supported streaming to take on Spotify and Rdio

Aereo Celebrates a Court Victory with Clever Marketing: Free Web TV for an Hour, or a Dollar for a Day

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Fresh off the heels of a court victory, Barry Diller’s Aereo is ramping up its marketing push with a clever new pricing scheme: The TV-on-the-Web service is rolling out new plans that will let users sample the service for free, buy it for a single day, or lock in for...
Aereo Celebrates a Court Victory with Clever Marketing: Free Web TV for an Hour, or a Dollar for a Day

Rome2rio grants free access to its API to bring multi-modal, visual search to travel sites everywhere

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Rome2rio is a neat, ‘multi-modal’ travel search engine that we’ve raved about in the past, and now it’s opening up new access free-of-charge options for its API in order to bring the same service to any site or app that wants it. Want to know how to get from your...
Rome2rio grants free access to its API to bring multi-modal, visual search to travel sites everywhere

Flat World Knowledge Taking Away Its Free Option Opens Up Opportunities For Competitors

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We recently wrote about textbook publisher, Flat World Knowledge, changing its business model and getting rid of its free access to textbooks, something it had initially promised it would never do. The final line of our post noted that this hopefully opened up the opportunity for other providers to step...
Flat World Knowledge Taking Away Its Free Option Opens Up Opportunities For Competitors
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