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Just Because It's Now Cheaper And Easier To Spy On Everyone All The Time, Doesn't Mean Governments Should Do It

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Rick Falkvinge has another of his fascinating posts up on his Web site, but this one's slightly different from his usual insights into the dysfunctional nature of copyright and patents. It concerns some little-known (to me, at least) history of how Sweden went from being a beacon of freedom to...
Just Because It's Now Cheaper And Easier To Spy On Everyone All The Time, Doesn't Mean Governments Should Do It

Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya

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Smartphones and email-equipped feature phones have proliferated in even the most resource-dry areas of Asia, Europe and North America, but for many subscribers in Africa, SMS is the only option for text-based communication on the go. And, to give residents a more consistent method for reading and responding to...
Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya

The 17 Most Important Moments In The 70-Year History Of The Cell Phone

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The cell phone is older than you think. In fact, you can trace its beginnings to radio-powered phones made by companies like AT&T way back in the 1940s. We traced the cell phone's lineage to give you an idea how we got to where we are today. What's really impressive...
The 17 Most Important Moments In The 70-Year History Of The Cell Phone
UK consumers now talk less and text more, says Ofcom
Ars readers react: AMD's life in the ring

Security Pioneer Creates Service to Encrypt Phone Calls and Text Messages

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Phil Zimmermann, the creator of the widely used Pretty Good Privacy e-mail encryption software, recently unveiled Silent Circle, which adds security features to phone, video and text messages sent by smartphones. The new service, which charges a monthly fee, could emerge as a more secure rival to Snapchat and Skype....
Security Pioneer Creates Service to Encrypt Phone Calls and Text Messages

Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

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Skype users in Russia can now buy additional credit for making calls worldwide using their mobile phone, thanks to a direct operator billing service being offered by Mach. Users can now buy Skype Credit at any time through a browser-based transaction which the firm describes as “secure, seamless and convenient.” The...
Skype rolls out direct carrier billing for call credit in Russia, with a US and Canada launch 'soon'

With Dirt Cheap Data, Can FreedomPop Crack U.S. Smartphone Market?

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I can has affordable wireless bill? (Photo: flickr.com/joshsemans) What’s a girl got to do to get some affordable data service around here? Americans are putting more money than ever towards their smartphone bills, and carriers don’t seem inclined to cut their rates any time soon. But the Wall Street Journal says one company...
With Dirt Cheap Data, Can FreedomPop Crack U.S. Smartphone Market?

Koss revamps Porta Pro headphones with iPhone remote, intros 'interlocking' earbuds

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We're baffled that we missed this gem of news during the bustle of CES, but it turns out that Koss has recently announced a new version of its iconic Porta Pro headphones. The Porta Pro KTC (Koss Touch Control), as it's dubbed, is essentially the same piece of retro...
Koss revamps Porta Pro headphones with iPhone remote, intros 'interlocking' earbuds

How a Dream PetHouse turned into an expensive nightmare | Harry Day

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An iPad app aimed at children allows vast amounts of money to be traded for virtual fruit and seeds – as we found to our costMy seven-year-old sister Lily is scarily competent with technology; she can change my phone's screensaver, send a text message and download apps. The flipside to...
How a Dream PetHouse turned into an expensive nightmare | Harry Day

Ghost Trick sneaks onto iOS tomorrow

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I'm excited about this one -- Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective was one of the best mobile games on the year that didn't appear on iOS in 2011, but the wait is over: Though it's been on iOS in Japan for a little while, the game is finally coming to...
Ghost Trick sneaks onto iOS tomorrow

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone

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More tech companies are exploring the arena of wearable devices, with the latest being Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, which has unveiled a smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone. According to a report from Want China Times, the watch is able to measure a wearer’s vital signs such as respiration...
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn unveils smartwatch that can be connected wirelessly to an iPhone
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Introducing Next Generation Mobile Experiences
Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself

Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It's been a slow couple of weeks here through the beginning of May. Everyone, it seems, was saving up to pile all of their announcements at once, leaving us scrambling and our RSS feed...
Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours

How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart

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Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He has started and sold several companies, run a VC fund, and is an active investor in many private companies. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow him on Twitter @jaltucher. My wife, Claudia...
How To Make A Million Dollars With A Hot Dog Cart

Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013

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While there have been nice flares of light in the past – every success of a Pirate Party comes to mind, where all other politicians suddenly compete in who’s the better critic of the copyright monopoly – those flares of 2009 and 2011 have still been flares of light, and...
Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013
SendHub Expands Beyond Messaging, Now Rivals Google Voices With Support For Calls & Voicemail

'Friends' can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules

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A federal judge has ruled that investigators can go through your Facebook profile if one of your friends gives them permission to do so. The decision, which is part of a New York City racketeering trial, comes as courts struggle to define privacy and civil liberties in the age of...
'Friends' can share your Facebook profile with the government, court rules

Skyfire CEO Says AT&T Is Starting to Understand that Customers Demand Quality

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Some guy once said that in the future (meaning now) everyone will get fifteen minutes of fame. I’m still waiting on mine – for some reason, Maury isn’t returning any of my phone calls. But Skyfire, a company best known for kinda-sorta bringing Flash video to iOS devices, got...
Skyfire CEO Says AT&T Is Starting to Understand that Customers Demand Quality

Not Ready for iPhone 5? Upgrade Offers Some New Tricks

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The good news for plenty of current iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users pondering buying the new iPhone 5 is that they’ll get many of the 200 new features in Apple’s free update for mobile software, iOS 6, available on Wednesday. [ See post to watch video ] I’ve compiled...
Not Ready for iPhone 5? Upgrade Offers Some New Tricks
In the eyes of the law, is an iMessage a text or an email?

Yext Launches Realtime Reputation Management System For Local Businesses

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Yext, a popular local business search engine, debuted Yext Calls last year at TechCrunch50, which is sort of like a Google Voice for businesses. Yext allows local businesses to use its software to process incoming phone calls and organize them based on what was said during the conversation. This gives...
Yext Launches Realtime Reputation Management System For Local Businesses
Flockthere tracks your friends; tells you if they’ll be late for dinner

The DOJ’s half-baked explanation of Apple’s role in the e-book case (Analysis)

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The Justice Department is pouncing on statements by Apple like “aikido move” and “trounce Amazon” to prove its case that Apple was the hub of a illegal conspiracy to fix the price of e-books. While the statements sounds serious, the government’s overall explanation of Apple’s role in the conspiracy is...
The DOJ’s half-baked explanation of Apple’s role in the e-book case (Analysis)

Viber hits 100 million users, partners with Nokia on WP7

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The messaging company says that Nokia's Windows Phone 7 devices will now be able to place free HD-quality phone calls and hold group-messaging sessions. [Read more]...
Viber hits 100 million users, partners with Nokia on WP7

Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

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Ringadoc, a San Francisco startup that helps doctors manage patient phone calls, has raised an additional $700,000 in seed funding. The round, which included Siemer Ventures, Telegraph Hill Group and Dr. Lyle Dennis, a neurologist and founder of HealthKeep, brings the startup’s total amount raised to $1.9 million. Previous investors...
Ringadoc raises $700k to move closer to the frontline of virtual health care

Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor

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We all know by now that the right mentor can be a huge boon to your career. But actually finding the right Larry Summers to your Sheryl Sandberg can be awkward at best, and impossible at worst. A new startup launching today called Everwise is looking to help. The San...
Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor

Apple says Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, as developers figure its cause

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Date-related bug means scheduling system to block calls won't start working until Monday - but Apple isn't rolling out a software fix. Instead, developers say its cause lies in poor formatting of Unix date stampsApple has decided not to disturb its faulty Do Not Disturb (DND) function on its iOS...
Apple says Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, as developers figure its cause

Apple's Primary Map Data Partner: If You Have Issues Arising From Apple's Mediocre Maps, Don't Call Our Customer Service Line (AAPL)

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When Apple launched the original iPhone, one of the biggest complaints about the phone was that it was awful for making phone calls. Apple did not bear the brunt of this criticism, though. It was its cellular partner AT&T who was, and continues to be, trashed for bad performance. Similarly,...
Apple's Primary Map Data Partner: If You Have Issues Arising From Apple's Mediocre Maps, Don't Call Our Customer Service Line (AAPL)
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