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T-Mobile's iPhone 5 Reviews: LTE Speeds Are Impressive, HD Voice Difference Notable

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T-Mobile announced that it will carry the iPhone 5 this morning at its "Uncarrier" event in New York City, alongside new pricing plans. Though the iPhone 5 is not a new device, several media outlets went hands-on with the device after the event to test out the phone's speeds, pricing,...
T-Mobile's iPhone 5 Reviews: LTE Speeds Are Impressive, HD Voice Difference Notable

Still Plenty To Be Concerned About With TPP

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While we are encouraged by the USTR's supposed recognition of the importance of limitations and exceptions in copyright law in their latest TPP draft proposal, there are still significant concerns about the TPP agreement, as a whole, including with the very specifics of the language around exceptions and limitations. Already,...
Still Plenty To Be Concerned About With TPP

Q4: Will Marissa Mayer's "Back to Its Roots" Strategy Get Yahoo Back to the Future?

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At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said the long-suffering Silicon Valley giant would be returning “back to its roots,” as part of an effort to finally turn it around. That was among the little bits of strategery that Mayer revealed last...
Q4: Will Marissa Mayer's "Back to Its Roots" Strategy Get Yahoo Back to the Future?

The Student’s Guide To Using Facebook During Exam Time

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For many college students, exams are right around the corner. Late nights, pots of coffee, and piles of textbooks loom on the horizon. There is so much stress around exam time that it’s necessary to give yourself a break every once in a while, and increasingly students are turning to...
The Student’s Guide To Using Facebook During Exam Time

The Man Who Turned Off Cookies In Firefox Just Doesn't Care If It Hurts Advertisers

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Jonathan Mayer is the man who turned off third-party cookies in upcoming versions of Firefox. (Cookies are the little bits of code that web sites drop onto your browser as you surf so that advertisers can target you with ads.) He just told AdExchanger that he no longer cares what...
The Man Who Turned Off Cookies In Firefox Just Doesn't Care If It Hurts Advertisers

Facebook Just Revealed A Plan To Kill The Tracking Cookie (FB)

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Facebook product manager David Baser gave a nice, detailed interview to AdExchanger in which he revealed that Facebook has a plan that, if successful, will make the infamous tracking cookie look like a second class relic of history. Cookies are the little bits of code that advertisers drop onto web...
Facebook Just Revealed A Plan To Kill The Tracking Cookie (FB)

Hark tops 50 million visits as listeners tune in to audio clips of Obama and Whitney Houston

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YouTube may be the king of online video. But Seattle upstart Hark is making a play to become the top destination for audio clips, including more than three million funny movie clips; offbeat TV quotes; poorly delivered political speeches and other weird sounds. The company, led by entrepreneur David Aronchick, just...
Hark tops 50 million visits as listeners tune in to audio clips of Obama and Whitney Houston
Water from Canadian mine looks to be over a billion years old

Will The Need For Tech Talent Become Obsolete?

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The way things are trending, you may not need to be a technical person to build an amazing website. Take for example, Scroll Kit. Co-founder Cody Brown stumbled into our office last week and showed us a website creation tool that operates like Adobe InDesign. With Scroll Kit, text boxes...
Will The Need For Tech Talent Become Obsolete?

New iPad May Sport 1GB Of RAM, But Apple Will Never Say So

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If you were hoping that the blitz of iPad news would end with the device’s long-awaited announcement yesterday, well, sorry. Even with Cupertino’s latest tablet waiting in the wings for a March 16 release, we’re all still speculating when it comes to some of the device’s particulars, and now the...
New iPad May Sport 1GB Of RAM, But Apple Will Never Say So

LittleBits Raises a $3.65M. Series A to Build Toys That Aren't Cheap Trash

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Too cute. (Via: Littlebits.com) Local maker-minded startup LittleBits just announced a $3.65 million Series A, led by True Ventures. Also participating were Khosla Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Lerer Ventures. Founder (and MIT Media Lab alum, and TED speaker) Ayah Bdeir told Betabeat that the round would help the company to–pardon the expression–kick...
LittleBits Raises a $3.65M. Series A to Build Toys That Aren't Cheap Trash

When a stranger reads your blog

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I had a surreal experience the other day. I was sitting in a coffee shop and watched someone (at the recommendation of a friend who didn't realize I was within earshot) open up my blog and start reading it. Right there, out of the corner of my eye, someone was...
When a stranger reads your blog

Twitter Is Launching An Ad Exchange

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Twitter will launch an ad exchange in which buyers will be able to "retarget" users with ads, according to Ad Age. The company will do so after taking advice from Facebook's FBX ad exchange partners. An ad exchange works by monitoring the cookies -- little bits of tracking code --...
Twitter Is Launching An Ad Exchange

Akamai Invests in Obliterating America's Broadband Speed Deficit

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Last week, my colleague David Strom reported on the latest annual "State of the Internet" report from content delivery network Akamai. The report showed that while Americans are finally experiencing faster average broadband speeds on a quarter-by-quarter basis, those speeds only began eclipsing those of Sweden in the second half...
Akamai Invests in Obliterating America's Broadband Speed Deficit
The Lower East Side Finally Has Its Very Own Retro Arcade

F.ounders 2013: Foursquare's Dennis Crowley wants to give people superpowers

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Today at the F.ounders 2013 event at NASDAQ MarketSite in NYC, Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley joined Wired’s David Rowan Crowley spoke on the current state of Foursquare and what exact kind of business it now is as it enters a stage of life where it is now attempting to generate revenue....
F.ounders 2013: Foursquare's Dennis Crowley wants to give people superpowers

Yahoo Beats Earnings Estimates on Flattish Revenue

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Yahoo reported its fourth-quarter earnings today, with earnings higher than expected, but with a continued flat revenue. Yahoo said its net profits were 32 cents a share, compared to 24 cents in the same period a year ago. Shares jumped just above percent in after-hours trading to above $21...
Yahoo Beats Earnings Estimates on Flattish Revenue
Windows 8 experience head: "All things that are big and new have controversy."
When veteran filmmaker Larry Clark is embracing TinyPass, you know micropayments are set to go mainstream

Here's Microsoft's New Head Of Windows Engineering Talking About Windows 8 (MSFT)

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Windows 8 has been controversial in every way for Microsoft, from its radical new design to the Surface PCs that compete with Microsoft's long-time partners. With that as a background, listen to this interview with Julie Larson-Green by Venture Beat's Sean Ludwig during Microsoft's big Windows 8 launch event on...
Here's Microsoft's New Head Of Windows Engineering Talking About Windows 8 (MSFT)

The News Sites That Use Ad-Targeting the Most: NYT, Yahoo, CNN

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Do you expect different kinds of advertising from news sites than from other web content? Ad targeting is much in the news these days. As you cruise around the web, various companies drop little bits of tracking code on you known as "cookies." As you click around the web, those...
The News Sites That Use Ad-Targeting the Most: NYT, Yahoo, CNN
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