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US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval

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This is hardly a surprise given the decade-long history we've gone through concerning the US's attempts to screw over Antigua by violating a trade agreement, and then ignoring, repeatedly, efforts by the WTO to make things right. Given that the WTO gave initial permission for Antigua to set up shop...
US Still 'Warning' Antigua That It Better Not Set Up Piracy Hub, Even As WTO Gives Approval
Here's what's new in Windows Phone 8: Kid's Corner, Rooms, instant photo uploads
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FreedomPop aims to disrupt home broadband with Hub Burst

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FreedomPop, maker of 4G WiMAX cases for iOS devices, is expanding into the home broadband Internet market, the company announced today. The firm that calls itself "America's new free Internet company" announced the pre-order availability of its new Hub Burst, a home modem providing free high-speed Internet for homes and...
FreedomPop aims to disrupt home broadband with Hub Burst

Salesforce.com Laying Off Radian6 Employees As Buddy Media Shows $20 Million Net Loss

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Two of Salesforce.com’s most high profile “social media” acquisitions are showing signs of trouble. At Radian6, Salesforce.com is reported to be laying off “less than 100 people.” And at Buddy Media, the company amended its 8-K, which shows $20 million in net losses for the first six months of the year....
Salesforce.com Laying Off Radian6 Employees As Buddy Media Shows $20 Million Net Loss

Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?

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With Windows 8 finally launched, Microsoft is now turning its attention to mobile. Today, the company is hosting an event in San Francisco to spill the rest of the beans on the next version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. Over the past few months, the company has...
Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?
Microsoft defends the look of the Xbox One
Skype updates Windows Phone app, temporarily nixes People Hub integration

Oops! I Left My iPad on the Plane

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Associated Press Don’t forget that iPad when you leave the plane. In the rush to exit the plane, many airline passengers are leaving their tablets and e-readers behind. So how do you get it back? The first step is to call the airline because after about 30 days they...
Oops! I Left My iPad on the Plane

Shocker: Samsung introducing new HDTV at CES, albeit with 'unprecedented new shape'

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How do you break the silence on one of the slowest news days of the year? Well, if you're Samsung, you tease the obvious. The Korean company has been counting down the days till CES with mini-previews of upcoming HD products -- first hinting at a refurbished Smart Hub...
Shocker: Samsung introducing new HDTV at CES, albeit with 'unprecedented new shape'
RIM Seeds BlackBerry 10 Software And Devices To Over 120 Enterprise And Government Customers Ahead Of Launch
Monmouth in Wales becomes the world's first 'Wikipedia town'

Zoho announces Zoho Vault, provides a hub for businesses to manage passwords

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Zoho's more commonly known around the interwebs for its document editing tools, but today the service is launching a product that's a little more business-oriented than its Office suite. With the newly introduced Zoho Vault, the company's hoping to give business owners a centralized repository where they can easily...
Zoho announces Zoho Vault, provides a hub for businesses to manage passwords

Singapore Creates 'IP Steering Committee' Without A Single Representative For The Public's Interest

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This keeps happening. Governments forget that the purpose of intellectual property law is to provide the best net value to the public, instead of thinking that it's just to help "industry," on the incorrect assumption that this must benefit the public in the long run. Han alerts us to the...
Singapore Creates 'IP Steering Committee' Without A Single Representative For The Public's Interest

YouTube debuts 'Elections Hub,' a one-stop campaign channel

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Google's video service rolls out its election-specific channel to broadcast this season's conventions, debates, speeches, and commentary from a varied mix of news outlets. [Read more]...
YouTube debuts 'Elections Hub,' a one-stop campaign channel

Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping

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Bee Media, the makers of a mobile shopping platform that serves location-specific offers and info to mobile devices, today announced that it has acquired Adcentricity, a similarly location-focued digital media startup. Under the terms of the acquisition, Bee Media secures rights to the Adcentricity name and will operate as Adcentricity...
Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping

We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) officially kicks off on Tuesday morning, but press attendees have packed schedules starting bright and early tomorrow AM. Microsoft's kicking things off with its briefing, which promises new Xbox One details and a major focus on games. Sony, meanwhile, is officially unveiling its new...
We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!

Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators

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More and more video discovery apps are starting to pop up, with even big-name brands such as Samsung joining the race to have the best offering out there. But while this particular field is still relatively young, startups like Showyou are already thinking ahead by launching creator-focused programs of...
Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators
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Name that Tech Tune: Which phone used this version of the T-Mobile ringtone?

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Our topic this weekend on the GeekWire radio show T-Mobile’s attempt to shake up the wireless industry, and in keeping with that theme, this week’s Name that Tech Tune contest is a version of the T-Mobile jingle that came with a specific device from the wireless company. We’re looking for...
Name that Tech Tune: Which phone used this version of the T-Mobile ringtone?
Bloomberg wages 'Made in NY' campaign to boost Big Apple's startup scene
15 months after launch, Apple’s Mac App Store hits 10K app milestone

Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, adds several S 4 features (video)

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Samsung didn't stray far from its comfort zone when designing the Galaxy S 4, and now a leaked build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the S III makes it even harder to distinguish the older flagship from the newer one. The folks at SamMobile got their mitts on...
Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, adds several S 4 features (video)

Feds say users will likely never get Megaupload files back

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Notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was shuttered last year as part of a multinational sting that did nothing to curtail illegal file-sharing and everything to place Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom in the limelight. While the flamboyant founder has vowed that the service will return in one form or another, federal prosecutors say...
Feds say users will likely never get Megaupload files back

A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

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In Silicon Valley, getting things done quickly is crucial. In the time it takes to get contracts drafted and papers signed, your funding could fall through along with your investment. So most deals in the high-tech hub start out with a low-tech handshake. This is meant to satisfy all parties...
A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

From the folks who brought you Flip Video: Knowmia, an online vid platform for students and teachers

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The co-founders of the late Flip Video portable shooters have created an internet-based platform for both students and teachers alike, in which they hope to help by offering over 7,000 online lessons -- with said number expected to grow over time, naturally. For starters, the crowdsourced project, dubbed Knowmia,...
From the folks who brought you Flip Video: Knowmia, an online vid platform for students and teachers

Tesco experiments with free movie and TV streaming for Clubcard members

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Brits who shop enough at Tesco to be on a first name basis with the clerks may soon have a reward that doesn't require leaving home. The UK retail chain is currently testing Clubcard TV, a web-based movie and TV streaming hub that would be a free perk of...
Tesco experiments with free movie and TV streaming for Clubcard members

Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Smartphones

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With CES looming like an electrically charged storm of news and announcements, it's time for us to give you our best bets on what you'll see come January. During the month of December, we'll bring you a series of CES preview posts, forecasting what you can expect when the...
Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Smartphones

Hot shot VC firm Andreessen Horowitz says it has nearly returned its first fund

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Critics made a lot of hay over Andreessen Horowtiz’s decision not to re-invest in Instagram. As our own Dylan Tweney pointed out, this made a $78 million win seem like a big mistake. Andreessen Horowitz defended itself, saying that it made the decision to avoid a conflict of interest in...
Hot shot VC firm Andreessen Horowitz says it has nearly returned its first fund
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