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Soon Unlocking A New Phone Will Be Illegal

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It's about to be illegal for mobile phone owners to "unlock" a newly purchased phone so it can be used with any carrier, Tech News Daily reports. After January 26, mobile phone owners will no longer be able to buy a new, locked phone and unlock it. The law doesn't apply...
Soon Unlocking A New Phone Will Be Illegal
PayPal demos upcoming 'digital wallet' system in new videos

Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

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Sure, Mountain View may be bolstering its gaming efforts on mobile platforms and the web, but it's seen fit to give Google+ Games the pink slip. After June 30th, the game section on the titan's social network will go dark, but Page & Co. note that some titles will...
Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

Apple Officially Ends MobileMe Transition and Shuts Down iWork.com

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Yesterday, we noted that Apple was preparing to close the door completely on its MobileMe service, bringing to an end the grace period that had allowed users to retrieve their Gallery photos and iDisk files and to transition their accounts to iCloud following the June 30 shutdown of the service....
Apple Officially Ends MobileMe Transition and Shuts Down iWork.com

Microsoft to end grace period for Windows 8

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This fall, when Windows 8 launches, customers installing the new operating system will find that they do not have a 30-day grace period like they had with previous versions of Windows. Microsoft has eliminated the grace period for its new operating system and will require users to enter a legitimate...
Microsoft to end grace period for Windows 8

Need for speed: California's clean power buildout

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For those who pay attention to California’s renewable energy development, it’s not surprising to hear that the state is adding a lot of clean power. But how fast is it doing it? Actually, very fast. Since 2003, 2,871 MW of renewable electricity generation capacity has been installed to meet a...
Need for speed: California's clean power buildout

Exclusive: Some Comcast Users Will See 500 GB Cap - Company to Scale Cap Size With Tier Speed

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It appears that Comcast is tinkering with the idea of offering higher caps with higher tiers of service, and will again shake up their speed options sometime in the next year for the majority of users. A reliable source tells Broadband Reports that it does appear that Comcast is going...
Exclusive: Some Comcast Users Will See 500 GB Cap - Company to Scale Cap Size With Tier Speed

With JOBS Act Becoming Law, Crowdfunding Platforms Look To Create Self-Regulatory Body

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Today, President Obama signs the JOBS Act into law, legalizing crowdfunding in startups by non-accredited investors, so that anyone with a computer can invest. The new law stipulates that entrepreneurs can now raise money from anyone and everyone, however, startups are limited to $1 million per year, and must stick...
With JOBS Act Becoming Law, Crowdfunding Platforms Look To Create Self-Regulatory Body
Delta Air Lines app first to fall foul of California privacy policy law

Samsung must let Japanese court rule on discovery request against Apple before U.S. court will assist

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Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal, who assists Judge Lucy Koh in a couple of Apple v. Samsung lawsuits pending in the Northern District of California, issued a ruling on Wednesday evening denying, for the time being, a request by Samsung to conduct certain discovery of Apple in California in order...
Samsung must let Japanese court rule on discovery request against Apple before U.S. court will assist
Time Warner learns from mistakes, reintroduces optional usage-based billing

Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown

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The Megaupload troubles make for interesting discussion because there is much to be said on both sides. Whether the illegal aspects of the network “outweigh” the legal aspects is a question that will be discussed for months and perhaps years. But one thing can’t be disputed: after the two-year investigation...
Pirate Parties Organizing Lawsuit Against FBI Over Megaupload Takedown
Court increases transparency on government digital snooping

PSA: Adobe halts new installs of Flash on Android as of tomorrow

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Adobe has been broadcasting as much as possible that Flash on Android is going away, although it's been offering a grace period for those addicted to the plugin. It's now time to wean yourself off. As Adobe warned earlier in the year, new installations from Google Play won't be...
PSA: Adobe halts new installs of Flash on Android as of tomorrow

Microsoft ends activation 'grace period' with Windows 8

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Microsoft has ditched the 30-day grace period, a trademark of Windows 7, in the retail copies of Windows 8, mandating that users provide a product key during setup....
Microsoft ends activation 'grace period' with Windows 8

Sites Target Helping College Grads With Empty Pockets

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It’s no secret that there’s an increasing number of young adults graduating from college with little money and lots of debt. But rather than seeing the lack of financial independence as a bad thing, a pair of new startups — Tuition.io and Pave.com — are trying to find ways...
Sites Target Helping College Grads With Empty Pockets

Why Time Warner Cable’s broadband deal isn’t one

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Time Warner Cable is implementing a new pricing plan in certain areas of Texas that gives customers a break on their broadband bill if they agree to a limited plan. While in theory this is nice, because it lowers the cost of broadband for people who may not be able...
Why Time Warner Cable’s broadband deal isn’t one

UK Supreme Court declines Julian Assange's extradition appeal

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's bid to have the UK Supreme Court reopen his extradition case was denied today. As a result, extradition proceedings to send Assange to Sweden over accusations of rape and sexual assault may go forward this month. The UK Supreme Court ruled two weeks ago that Sweden's...
UK Supreme Court declines Julian Assange's extradition appeal

Tumblr bans self-harm blogs that glorify anorexia, bulimia and self-mutilation

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Tumblr’s massive growth over the past few years means that it’s being used for nearly everything imaginable. From the awesome blogs we highlight every Tumblr Tuesday to explicit content and heaps of Jonny Depp fan pages. Somewhere in-between this mass of rage comics and pornography lies a heap of blogs that glorify...
Tumblr bans self-harm blogs that glorify anorexia, bulimia and self-mutilation

PayPal’s New Digital Wallet Will Offer Personalized Deals, Flexible Payment Spending, And More

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We’ve been hearing recently about PayPal’s in-store payments platform for large retailers (which will soon be rolled out to small businesses as well). But we haven’t seen PayPal do much in the past few months with its plans for its digital wallet on the consumer side. We know PayPal has...
PayPal’s New Digital Wallet Will Offer Personalized Deals, Flexible Payment Spending, And More

What Spotify Looks Like (Screenshot)

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Spotify, the red-hot European music service that's like iTunes, Pandora, MOG and more combined, released a new version last week that integrates with Facebook last week. I've been hearing about Spotify for months but hadn't actually seen it before - it's not available in the United States yet and no...
What Spotify Looks Like (Screenshot)

"First to file" patent law starts today: what it means in plain English

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In 2011, the U.S. passed a law that changes the centuries-old way that the country hands out patents. Instead of a “first to invent” system, America will now give a patent to whoever files first. Here’s a quick summary of the law and what it means: Why did the law...
"First to file" patent law starts today: what it means in plain English

EU Privacy Directive: Why All The Fuss? Just Be Open With Users

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EU Cookie legislation is now in force across Europe, but in a last minute change on Friday, the UK’s information commissioner amended the way it will be implemented in the UK. It’s now the case that sites will only have to obtain ‘implied consent’ from users not explicit consent. This...
EU Privacy Directive: Why All The Fuss? Just Be Open With Users

March Madness: where to watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament live online

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March Madness is here: The 2013 NCAA Men’s Division tournament will start on March 17 with Selection Sunday, and then continue with a total of 67 action-packed games until April 8. Unfortunately, quite a few of these games are once again going to unfold when many of us have to...
March Madness: where to watch the 2013 NCAA Tournament live online

Jailbreak, 6.1 release rumors swirl as unlocks become 'illegal' tomorrow

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Although the decision was made by the Librarian of Congress back in October to make unlocking cellphones illegal, tomorrow marks the end of a 90-day grace period when the new rule will officially go into effect, as noted by TechNewsDaily. The policy will not apply to devices purchased before tomorrow,...
Jailbreak, 6.1 release rumors swirl as unlocks become 'illegal' tomorrow

Ready, Set, Crowdfund: President Obama To Sign JOBS Act Tomorrow

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On March 22nd, a slightly modified “Jumpstart Our Business Startups (or JOBS) Act” was approved by the Senate in a 73-26 vote. Last week, the House of Representatives, too, showed its support for the bill, giving it the green light in its own 380 to 41 vote. Tomorrow, President Obama...
Ready, Set, Crowdfund: President Obama To Sign JOBS Act Tomorrow

PayPal Redesigns How You Buy With Its 'Digital Wallet'

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Your money is just a set of bits these days. So why shouldn't it be treated as such--and make your life easier?Your money is a mess. In principle, you've got this pot of it somewhere. But trying to use it actually turns out to be a headache and a hassle....
PayPal Redesigns How You Buy With Its 'Digital Wallet'

Apple's Flashback fixes: Three belts and a pair of suspenders

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After a series of Java security updates, Apple quietly releases an (invisible) removal tool Click on the Lion to download the tool In a perfect world, there would be no computer viruses, worms or trojan horses -- and for most of Mac OS X's first 10 years it was blessedly malware-free. In...
Apple's Flashback fixes: Three belts and a pair of suspenders

Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now

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Blogging and sharing company Posterous has announced via its company blog that it has been snagged by Twitter in an apparent ‘acqui-hire’, with Twitter interested mostly in the people, not the product. Various Posterous engineers, product managers and more will join the Twitter team and the existing ‘Spaces’ that users...
Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now
Tumblr’s banning “self-harm” blogs that promote eating disorders and suicide
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