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HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

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HouseFix launched a year ago at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco with the goal of becoming the Carfax for your home. The Pennsylvania-based startup aimed to bring social recommendations to the home repair industry in an effort to give homeowners a directory of contractors and repair professionals, including reviews and...
HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

Nest, Now Working With Utility Companies, Will Pay You to Meter the A/C This Summer

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Nest Labs, the Bay Area-based startup that has made thermostats cool,* is promising to send you a check this summer if you’ll just keep your excessive air conditioning usage in check. Yup, an actual check, ranging from $20 to $60. You just have to have a Nest. And sign up...
Nest, Now Working With Utility Companies, Will Pay You to Meter the A/C This Summer
Sprint lights up LTE in Chicago, Indianapolis, ups number of covered markets to 49

These Maps Show The U.S. Cities That Can't Hire Tech Workers Fast Enough

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We all want a great, high-paying job. To make that happen, it helps to be in an area where there are more jobs to fill than qualified people to fill them. We worked with the folks at job hunting site Bright to scout out the places in the country that...
These Maps Show The U.S. Cities That Can't Hire Tech Workers Fast Enough

Teen's Genomics Project Could Impact Cancer Treatment

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Intel Pennsylvania's Jonah Kallenbach, 17, won second place in Intel's Science Talent Search contest for his bioinformatics and genomics research to could open doors to new treatments for breast and ovarian cancer....
Teen's Genomics Project Could Impact Cancer Treatment

The Sales-Tax Effect on Amazon: Nada

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Amazon has long drawn hackles from bricks-and-mortar retailers that allege the Seattle Web giant enjoyed an unfair advantage in states where it didn’t have to collect sales tax. That advantage came to an end recently when Amazon began collecting sales tax in Pennsylvania and Texas and in California starting over...
The Sales-Tax Effect on Amazon: Nada

Apple has more retail stores in Pennsylvania than China

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A new profile on Apple's retail presence in China argues that the company has far too few brick-and-mortar locations to meet rabid demand for products among the nation's 1.3 billion people....
Apple has more retail stores in Pennsylvania than China

Mountain Dew Truck Does Kickflip, Spill Automatically Transforms Freeway Into Chill Skatepark

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(Screencap: wpxi.com) Yesterday morning, a truck carrying America's greatest export, Mountain Dew, turned over on freeway I-70 in Pennsylvania, causing hundreds of bottles of the deliciously caffeinated nectar to clutter the road and back traffic up for hours. As if out of nowhere, hundreds of skateboarders descended on the scene,...
Mountain Dew Truck Does Kickflip, Spill Automatically Transforms Freeway Into Chill Skatepark

Democratic Senators' Proposal Targets Facebook Co-Founder

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As Facebook goes public, handing Eduardo Saverin an unimaginable windfall, two Democratic senators, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Robert P. Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, unveiled legislation on Thursday to sic the Internal Revenue Service on him, wherever he may live....
Democratic Senators' Proposal Targets Facebook Co-Founder
Hurricane Track Has Shifted South, But Major Flooding Still Expected In New York And New England

Comcast Offers Up Free Wi-Fi For Sandy-Hit States

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It's not quite the grand, pan-network gesture that the Open Wireless Movement was hoping for, but it's a start. Comcast has announced that its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot service is to be made free for everyone in ten of the states affected by Sandy. New York is exempt, but that's because...
Comcast Offers Up Free Wi-Fi For Sandy-Hit States
Size matters: how I went from an iPhone to a really big Android phone

I'm at Adobo Grill (110 E Washington St, right off Pennsylvania, Indianapolis). http://4sq.com/5OGCOg

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I'm at Adobo Grill (110 E Washington St, right off Pennsylvania, Indianapolis). http://4sq.com/5OGCOg

Aereo branches out to the 19 million people in greater New York and PA

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Aereo's fledgling broadcast streaming service is getting a huge boost today with the news that it's now available to the 19 or so million residents in the New York "designated market area." In short, that means that it can now be used in New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania as...
Aereo branches out to the 19 million people in greater New York and PA
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Verizon experiencing 4G LTE outages across U.S. again — can you connect?

Pennsylvania e-voting machine casts wrong ballot. Oops.

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An electronic voting machine was briefly taken offline today when it mistook a vote for Barack Obama as one for Mitt Romney. Republicans say they have reports of the opposite happening too. [Read more]...
Pennsylvania e-voting machine casts wrong ballot. Oops.

Daily Report: Microsoft Takes Down Botnets

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Microsoft employees, accompanied by federal marshals, raided office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, aiming to disrupt one of the most pernicious forms of online crime today: botnets, or groups of computers that help harvest bank account passwords and other personal information from millions of other computers....
Daily Report: Microsoft Takes Down Botnets

Watch Voting Machine Change Obama Votes To Romney Votes

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A Pennsylvania voting machine has been removed after it was found turning votes for President Obama into a vote for Romney. Internet user, centralpavote, recorded the malfunction on his smartphone and uploaded the video to popular content aggregator  Reddit.com. The posting shot to instant fame (with 4800 ‘up votes’ on Reddit...
Watch Voting Machine Change Obama Votes To Romney Votes

VIDEO: Neighbouring towns worlds apart on 'fracking'

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The BBC visited neighbouring towns in New York and Pennsylvania - all rich in natural gas but divided over the wisdom of the extraction process known as 'fracking'....
VIDEO: Neighbouring towns worlds apart on 'fracking'
Here's what a busted electronic voting machine looks like in action

The Sales-Tax Effect on Amazon: Nada

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Amazon recently began collecting sales tax in Pennsylvania and Texas and in California starting over the past weekend. The effect on consumers may not be as big as it might have appeared....
The Sales-Tax Effect on Amazon: Nada

Tech experts in public and private sector convene for first 'Data Innovation Day'

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It's the first annual "Data Innovation Day" Thursday. That, at least, is according to The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a think tank centered around technology innovation policy. The day includes a series of events hosted in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and California. But it arrives as some have...
Tech experts in public and private sector convene for first 'Data Innovation Day'
Miner problem: big changes are coming for Bitcoin's working class

At Amazon's Warehouses, Cooler Times

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Amazon got in trouble last summer after a newspaper exposé revealed the extreme conditions that its warehouse workers in Pennsylvania labored under. This summer, things will be different....
At Amazon's Warehouses, Cooler Times

Cybersecurity Researchers Team Up To Combat Online Crime

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Two days before Microsoft, aided by United States marshals raided command centers in Pennsylvania and Illinois used by online criminals to run a botnet, a separate group of cybersecurity researchers based in San Francisco quietly took down another botnet using more technical means. The efforts were not connected, but point...
Cybersecurity Researchers Team Up To Combat Online Crime

Marvell ordered to pay $1.17 billion in patent case

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A jury in Pennsylvania has ordered chip maker Marvell Technology to pay $1.17 billion for patent infringement in one of the largest awards of its kind....
Marvell ordered to pay $1.17 billion in patent case

I'm at Harpo's (4109 Pennsylvania, at Westport Road, Kansas City). http://4sq.com/2NAGA5

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I'm at Harpo's (4109 Pennsylvania, at Westport Road, Kansas City). http://4sq.com/2NAGA5

Should texting while driving be banned everywhere? | Poll

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A ban on texting while driving comes into force Thursday in Pennsylvania, but remains legal in some other US states. Do you agree with a ban?...
Should texting while driving be banned everywhere? | Poll

Assistive Speech app for iOS casualty of patent wars?

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Following complaints from patent holder Prentke Romich Company and Semantic Compaction Systems, Apple has removed augmentative speech application Speak for Yourself from the iOS App Store. Speak for Yourself allowed speech-challenged children to tap pictures on-screen to string words into sentences which were then spoken aloud by the iPad. The...
Assistive Speech app for iOS casualty of patent wars?
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