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Nexus 7 screen irks users - but Google customer service annoys

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Flaws with Asus-built touchscreen affecting a number of people, though no detail available about what proportion. Problems on accessing Google's customer service have frustrated othersComplaints are multiplying online about quality issues with the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, with a number of people complaining about "loose screens" which bleed light...
Nexus 7 screen irks users - but Google customer service annoys

Kodak offloads patents for $525 million, Apple and Google both grab a slice

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This isn't a huge surprise, since we already knew that specialist patent buyers were circling Kodak's wares with around half a billion dollars in their baggy pockets. Nevertheless, the deal is now done, with Intellectual Ventures and RPX Corporation working together to snap up the imaging IP for $525...
Kodak offloads patents for $525 million, Apple and Google both grab a slice

User takes shot at Instagram with proposed class-action suit

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Suit claims that not only is Instagram making a "grab for customer property rights" with tweaks to its terms of service, it's also attempting to cover its tail by prohibiting users from seeking legal relief. [Read more]...
User takes shot at Instagram with proposed class-action suit

Fork over your Facebook log-on or you don't get hired. What?

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Anecdotal evidence isn't proof of widespread behavior, but reports that some companies want job applicants to turn over Facebook passwords are going to spark a political grab-fest. [Read more]...
Fork over your Facebook log-on or you don't get hired. What?

Netflix for iOS updated with a new player UI, support for alternate language audio

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There's still no word available on HD video streaming, but Netflix has just released version 2.2 of its app for iPhones and iPads. While the front end got tablet friendly in December and received a Retina Display makeover in March, this version brings a new player UI to all...
Netflix for iOS updated with a new player UI, support for alternate language audio

DirecTV Everywhere VOD and live TV streaming finally arrives on the iPhone

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After debuting them on iPad and Android, DirecTV has finally brought "Everywhere" features to the iPhone. That includes video on demand access to a number of shows and movies no matter where you are, as well as the in-home only live TV streaming feature previously seen on the iPad...
DirecTV Everywhere VOD and live TV streaming finally arrives on the iPhone

App Annie scores 17-year gaming industry veteran Nicolas Beraudo to drive worldwide sales and US growth

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If you’re tracking apps, it’s likely that you’ve heard of App Annie. The service provides developers with market data based on who is using their apps. Today, the company has hired Nicolas Beraudo, most recently at Glu Mobile, to drive its worldwide sales and grow the company out in the...
App Annie scores 17-year gaming industry veteran Nicolas Beraudo to drive worldwide sales and US growth

Welsh Radio Station Forced To Play Classical Music, English Songs After Royalty Talks Stall

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Another battle between artists' representatives and an outlet for these same artists to be heard has resulted in... one less place for these artists to be heard. Radio Cymru, the Welsh arm of BBC Radio, has cut its broadcast day by two hours and drastically altered its playlist after losing...
Welsh Radio Station Forced To Play Classical Music, English Songs After Royalty Talks Stall
Marissa Mayer buys Stamped in mobile talent grab for Yahoo
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Windows 8 picture passwords: Their great untapped potential

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Love it or hate it, Windows 8 is the bellwether for PCs. Where Microsoft goes, PCs follow. And now Microsoft is making a grab for the mobile market, too. The latest version of Windows is designed with touchscreens in mind, and one bright side of that evolution is the...
Windows 8 picture passwords: Their great untapped potential

Dating site eHarmony confirms password breach that affected “a small fraction” of its user base

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Online dating site eHarmony has revealed that it too suffered a hack into its password database, after it confirmed that “a small fraction” of its user base has been affected. The company says it is continuing to look into the issue but has taken the precautionary move of resetting the passwords of...
Dating site eHarmony confirms password breach that affected “a small fraction” of its user base

AT&T buys Nextwave in spectrum grab

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AT&T will get two different bands of spectrum to help augment cellular coverage down the line. [Read more]...
AT&T buys Nextwave in spectrum grab

Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)

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Game of ThronesHBO's hottest new series is back with a new season, and there should be plenty of action in all forms coming along with it. Whether it's through betrayal, all out warfare or political intrigue everyone is making a grab for power in the land of Westeros and...
Must See HDTV (March 26th - April 1st)

Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k

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Cudo, the Microsoft-backed Australian daily deal site that offered a $99 Chinese e-reader bundled with a CD of pirated e-books (Stephen King, J.K. Rowling), is now blaming the e-reader merchant for the mistake and says it will be sending buyers a different e-reader. Cudo told me it sold 2,317...
Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k

3it3ot: A dancing NXT robot

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Mindstorms maniac NeXTSTORM created this awe-inspiring "club dance robot" named 3it3ot. 3it3ot's main body is based on my previous robot named TubeIt. In 3it3ot's body you'll find one NXT brick, one NXT motor (moves the head up/down), one touch sensor (to detect head's position), one HiTechnic IR-Link and one...
3it3ot: A dancing NXT robot

Facebook's Latest Talent Grab: Carsabi's Co-Founders

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Another quick talent deal for your Monday: Facebook announced in a blog post it has picked up engineers Christopher Berner and Dwight Crow, YCombinator alumni and co-founders of auto-indexing Web site Carsabi. No acquisition, meaning the two are still looking to offload the site to any potential buyers. Carsabi, as...
Facebook's Latest Talent Grab: Carsabi's Co-Founders

CrashPlan Offers Carbonite Users a Free Year of Cloud Backup

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In a bold grab at a competitor's customers, CrashPlan is giving away a $49.99 service plan with no strings attached. Also: get a deal on a family plan. [Read more]...
CrashPlan Offers Carbonite Users a Free Year of Cloud Backup

Microsoft boosts SkyDrive with six month Office 365 University test drive, ad campaign

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Office 365 University is already pretty cheap, but to get you hooked on the software while also promoting SkyDrive's collaboration tools, Microsoft's giving up to six months worth of free access to US college attendees. It's promoting the grab using Parks & Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, who shows a trio...
Microsoft boosts SkyDrive with six month Office 365 University test drive, ad campaign

Virginia Beach McDonald's adds free iPad use to its menu, McRib still seasonal

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In an age of grab and go eating, it seems somewhat odd that a fast food restaurant would feature an attraction that causes its patrons to drop anchor and stay. However, the house with well over one billion served is doing just that. A Virginia Beach McDonald's has leveraged...
Virginia Beach McDonald's adds free iPad use to its menu, McRib still seasonal

Verizon signs first deal to sell lower 700MHz spectrum following the AWS handover, acts on its promise

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Verizon used the prospect of selling lower-block 700MHz spectrum as a carrot to lure in the US government: it would share the wireless wealth only if it was cleared to buy cable company spectrum in the AWS bands. Now that the DOJ and FCC have greenlit the cable purchase,...
Verizon signs first deal to sell lower 700MHz spectrum following the AWS handover, acts on its promise

Steve Ballmer During Reid Hoffman Interview: People Are Having Their "Oh" Moment With Surface

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At the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, two tech titans sat down to have a conversation. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman interviewed Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer at an event with “tech influencers and innovators”, and a bunch of of us press folk. Ballmer is riding on the release of Windows 8,...
Steve Ballmer During Reid Hoffman Interview: People Are Having Their "Oh" Moment With Surface

Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

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We've talked many times about how legacy industries and organizations seek to protect against competition they don't like. One example we've mentioned a few times involves taxi companies and bus companies trying to shut down upstarts such as ride-sharing/carpooling services as being "unlicensed" transportation offerings. What they really mean, of...
Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

The Primetimeness of Apple's Passbook

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I’m not really in the habit of breaking down other writer’s posts, but in this case I’ll make an exception. Erica Ogg wrote the article linked above at GigaOm, entitled Apple’s New Passbook Isn’t Quite Ready For Primetime. In it she describes the points that she feels are still showing...
The Primetimeness of Apple's Passbook

Slickdeals' best in tech for January 21st: 55-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV and Lumix DMC-GF5

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Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll want to act fast, though, as many of these offerings won't stick around...
Slickdeals' best in tech for January 21st: 55-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV and Lumix DMC-GF5

Bieberized: Justin Bieber joins social video sharing app Viddy

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There’s no doubt about it, celebrities drive interest and usage on the web. One of the biggest celebrities on Twitter, Justin Bieber, has joined another hot service: Viddy. Whether you’re a Bieber fan or not, you have to respect the fact that someone with the size and type of following...
Bieberized: Justin Bieber joins social video sharing app Viddy

LinkedIn acquires SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock

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Professional social networking site LinkedIn is reportedly set to acquire SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock according to a release from LinkedIn: “LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with 161 million members worldwide, today announced it agreed to acquire SlideShare, a leading professional content...
LinkedIn acquires SlideShare for $119 million in cash and stock

OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

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OkCupid is a free dating website that attracts thousands of new users daily to answer questions ranging from “Do you believe in God?” to “Would you sleep with someone on the first date?” The answers are presumably used to match users with potential mates. There's just one problem: They're not secure. A...
OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

Fujitsu Laboratories wants to take your mobile's 2D videos to another dimension

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Fujitsu Laboratories has developed technology that will let any phone grab pictures and video with some of that third-dimension spice. Using a small attachment with cleverly positioned mirrors, the widget sits atop your phone's plain old 2D camera and breaks the incoming image into two. Once the data has...
Fujitsu Laboratories wants to take your mobile's 2D videos to another dimension

Domain Shakedown: Companies Warned About The Dangers Of Unprotected .SX

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Ever since ICANN announced plans to allow tons of new top level domains to enter the market, many have recognized that this was nothing more than a money grab -- as companies would feel compelled to buy up "their" names to keep them out of the hands of others. What's...
Domain Shakedown: Companies Warned About The Dangers Of Unprotected .SX
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