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Verizon's shared data plans won't save solo users much money

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Verizon's shared data plans will finally be available to customers starting June 28. Well, not exactly shared data plans—plans that share everything, including data, unlimited texts, and unlimited voice minutes. Currently, there's no way to get shared data without an otherwise fully unlimited plan. Verizon and AT&T have been promising...
Verizon's shared data plans won't save solo users much money

Killer Cool's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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This week had a lot of articles that I really enjoyed. Between great articles, and good articles that spawned great comments, I had a hard time keeping this post short enough to keep anyone's attention. So, let's get to the week. First, I really liked Monday's article about DRM lock-in....
Killer Cool's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
Retail | Why Amazon Prime Could Soon Cost You Next to Nothing

Study: Viewing Cat Videos At Work Can Make You More Productive

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For many, many years, we've pointed out just how silly all those studies are that claim that any time not directly spent working -- such as on "personal surfing" -- was somehow lost productivity. Companies who sold filters to businesses often would put out these exaggerated "studies" that extrapolated the...
Study: Viewing Cat Videos At Work Can Make You More Productive

How the Angry Birds Almost Died Before the First Level

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Mikael Hed almost pulled the plug on Rovio while the Angry Birds were still in development. After several years in business, his mobile game company had yet to produce a hit. Rovio’s chief backer, Hed’s father, Kaj, was struggling to figure out how to keep the company going. “He told...
How the Angry Birds Almost Died Before the First Level

REUTERS: The American People Are Essentially Slaves To Their Apple Gadgets (AAPL)

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Here's a weird one from Chris Taylor at Reuters. He says Americans are spending way too much money on iPhones, iPods, iPads, and everything else Apple makes. Taylor calls it an "Apple Tax," saying that people are burning their hard earned cash on devices and accessories they don't need: The...
REUTERS: The American People Are Essentially Slaves To Their Apple Gadgets (AAPL)
CHART OF THE DAY: Where Microsoft's Profits Come From (MSFT)

Spotify Did Almost $1 Billion In Revenue Last Year

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Spotify generated $1 billion in revenue last year, with a $60 million loss, TechCrunch reports. That's pretty impressive. It's a real business. It's not good to be losing money, but in relation to how much revenue it's generating, it's not a big amount. On the matter of profits, Ek told...
Spotify Did Almost $1 Billion In Revenue Last Year

Introducing the original iPAD, Proview's late '90s iMac-like desktop

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So, have you been following the iPad dispute in China? Wondering exactly who or what this Proview company is and what they're doing with a trademark on the iPad name? Well, wonder no more friends. The company actually stylized the name as iPAD, and it stood for Internet Personal...
Introducing the original iPAD, Proview's late '90s iMac-like desktop

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: Rebate cuts do not signal imminent IPO filing

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Glenn Kelman (Randy Stewart photo) Redfin announced a plan today to cut rebates to home buyers substantially, a move that made me wonder if the Seattle real estate company was looking to juice revenues in anticipation of a possible IPO filing. After all, Zillow’s stock performance in recent months has...
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: Rebate cuts do not signal imminent IPO filing

Online Banking Startup Simple Finally Makes It Easier To Move Money Into Your Account

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Simple has made some serious strides since it opened up to the public last year, but there’s one thing the service has just never been that great at: transferring money from one bank account to another. According to a post on the official Simple blog, those days are finally over...
Online Banking Startup Simple Finally Makes It Easier To Move Money Into Your Account

The Facebook Phone Strategy Explained

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Facebook just unveiled, as expected, new software for Android phones that puts the social network front-and-center. It will come preloaded on a new $99 HTC phone and be available right away on a few Samsungphones, as well. At the announcement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted that only about a third of the world is online...
The Facebook Phone Strategy Explained

Those Millions On Facebook? They Actually Visit, And It’s Not A Huge Deal Anyway.

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Traffic numbers provided by companies should always be questioned — I mean, of course each company is going to try to present the data in a way that makes them look as good as possible. Which is what New York Times finance writer Andrew Ross Sorkin has understandably done, going...
Those Millions On Facebook? They Actually Visit, And It’s Not A Huge Deal Anyway.
Benchmark's Bill Gurley: "Uber Is Growing Faster Than eBay Did"

Ask Engadget: What's the best entry-level DSLR?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Joyce, who wants us to open the open the camera wars in the interests of helping out...
Ask Engadget: What's the best entry-level DSLR?

DirecTV Bets on Web Video Ad Manager FreeWheel

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Here’s more money going into Web video ads — or more accurately, to the people who bring you Web video ads: Satellite broadcaster DirecTV has led a funding round for FreeWheel, the company that serves and manages video ads for many big sites and programmers. FreeWheel won’t spell out the...
DirecTV Bets on Web Video Ad Manager FreeWheel
A thermostat that learns? Three months with the Nest

Ask Engadget: best money no object laptop?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from Chris, who simply has too much money to blow on a super-laptop. If you're looking to send...
Ask Engadget: best money no object laptop?

Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps

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It’s fairly obvious by now that iOS and Android are the top dogs in mobile, so the battle is on for the third platform player. I wrote off BlackBerry a while ago, and got some confirmation of that Thursday. Windows Phone is looking better and better to be No. 3...
Hey devs, Amazon apps can make almost as much as iOS apps
Filmmaking evolved: Kickstarter films have raised $100M to date
Samsung's surprise bestseller: the prepaid Galaxy Prevail

You Can't Buy The Best Bumper Case For Your iPhone 5 -- Yet (AAPL)

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Kickstarter has birthed a number of different Apple cases and accessories with varying degrees of success, but a new aluminum iPhone bumper project is already successfully funded and there are still 40 days to go. It's called the AL13. You no doubt remember the plastic iPhone bumpers that Apple gave...
You Can't Buy The Best Bumper Case For Your iPhone 5 -- Yet (AAPL)

Apple makes as much profit on one iPhone as it does on two iPads

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A quick Reuters report on an unsealed document in the Apple-Samsung trial reveals that iPhones are much more of a profit driver for Apple than its iPads.  To the tune of double… Apple Inc earned gross margins of 49 to 58 percent for U.S. iPhone sales between April 2010 and the end of...
Apple makes as much profit on one iPhone as it does on two iPads

An Open Invitation: How One Startup Is Looking to Change Angel Investing

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So you want to invest in startups, but you either don’t have enough capital lying around or you don’t want to allocate all of your capital to one startup. After all, you’re wealthy, but you’re not wealthy enough that you won’t notice that the money is gone. MicroVentures is...
An Open Invitation: How One Startup Is Looking to Change Angel Investing
Facebook's $1.6 billion quarter in charts: how and where it makes money

Today's Scuttlebot: Rethinking Patents, and Too Much Money

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Friday's selection includes a startup that failed to live up to its hype after raising $41 million, a snappy new YouTube show that reviews apps and an argument that patents should be...
Today's Scuttlebot: Rethinking Patents, and Too Much Money

Playoff-Bound Baseball Gets Big Data Boost

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Baseball is one of the frontiers of big data innovation because there’s so much money involved in it. Tuesday, Major League Baseball said it sold the broadcast rights to games through 2021 to News Corp . and Time Warner for $6.8 billion. But MLB’s foray into media goes beyond television...
Playoff-Bound Baseball Gets Big Data Boost

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, a $6.2B write down, and keyboard dynamics

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Welcome to yet another installment of the TNW Microsoft Roundup, the post that comes every Friday, like clockwork. If the day of nuclear armageddon does come, the only things left will be cockroaches, and this post. That and taxes, perhaps. It’s been a varied week in the world of Microsoft, making this...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, a $6.2B write down, and keyboard dynamics

The Oatmeal, Internet raise $850,000 in six days for Tesla museum

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Matthew Inman's fundraiser for a museum dedicated to Nikola Tesla hit its $850,000 goal in less than a week. While the fundraiser never received the corporate sponsorship Inman initially hoped for, it did get two sponsors who pitched in $33,333 each. A nonprofit group named the Tesla Wardenclyffe Project Inc....
The Oatmeal, Internet raise $850,000 in six days for Tesla museum
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