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Facebook Under Fire For Suppressing Unpaid Content

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Facebook is unliking any suggestions that it is actively favoring paid content over unpaid content on within its News Feed tool, even as such allegations are gaining a lot more volume within the social media sector. The latest set of accusations have come from New York Times blogger Nick Bilton,...
Facebook Under Fire For Suppressing Unpaid Content

Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics

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Amazon just bulked its Kindle app for iOS, Android, and its Cloud Reader by adding children’s books, comics, and graphic novels that were previously exclusive to Kindle Fire owners. The apps now boast over 1,000 titles for children with features like Text Pop-Up, which help to improve and simplify the reading experience,...
Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics

Microsoft Needs To Come Clean On Skype Privacy

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Forty-five organizations concerned with online privacy co-signed a request Thursday for Microsoft and Skype to finally come clean on whether the service is well and truly private. In an open letter addressed to Skype president Tony Bates, Microsoft chief privacy officer Brendon Lynch and Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith, the...
Microsoft Needs To Come Clean On Skype Privacy

Stranded Startups In Search of Office Space? Desks & Working Wifi in Midtown, the Flatiron, Williamsburg

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New York City’s startup scene is nothing if not symbiotic and self-motivated. So it came as no surprise that by yesterday afternoon, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures’ founder Charlie O’Donnell had already started organizing a list of available office space under the Twitter hashtag #sandycoworking. Some people will take any excuse to keep...
Stranded Startups In Search of Office Space? Desks & Working Wifi in Midtown, the Flatiron, Williamsburg

You will soon control the color of your energy-efficient LED light bulbs with your iPhone/Android

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Oh, Kickstarter. It is the main place where tech lovers’ dreams have an opportunity to become reality; it not only promotes some of the most innovative ideas, but it also makes those of us in the real world anxious for a more gadget-filled tomorrow. Enter LIFX. LIFX’s, well, life...
You will soon control the color of your energy-efficient LED light bulbs with your iPhone/Android

Microsoft's Rotten Friday: Hack Revealed As Azure, Halo Go Down

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Microsoft ended the week with a pair of black eyes: a failure to secure a security certificate brought its Azure cloud service tumbling down, and the company also confessed to being the latest corporate victim of a high-profile hacking attempt. The Azure failure also affected Microsoft's Xbox game, Halo 4,...
Microsoft's Rotten Friday: Hack Revealed As Azure, Halo Go Down

Sorry, Cord-Cutters! Still No "Game of Thrones" For You

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Nope. You’re still not getting “Game of Thrones” — at least not the current season, at least not legally — without paying for cable. At least not in the U.S.. Time Warner keeps getting asked about this, and they keep saying the same thing. Even though lots of you say you’d...
Sorry, Cord-Cutters! Still No "Game of Thrones" For You

Google Chrome lands No. 1 spot for free iOS apps

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Google’s Chrome browser for iOS is now No. 1 in the App Store for free apps. The mobile browser went live for iPhone and iPad owners yesterday, and now it holds the top spot for both device categories. The app notably lets users view open tabs, bookmarks, and other...
Google Chrome lands No. 1 spot for free iOS apps
Inside The Israeli Military's Social Media Squad
Facebook remains on track despite Google's financial setbacks

Mt. Gox suspends US dollar withdrawls "for the next two weeks"

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Mt. Gox, the world’s largest Bitcoin-based exchange, announced early Thursday morning that it has suspended US dollar withdrawals “for the next two weeks.” The Japan-based firm is currently under investigation by the United States Department of Homeland Security, which seized Mt. Gox's Dwolla account just last month. At the...
Mt. Gox suspends US dollar withdrawls "for the next two weeks"

Redditors Crowdsource Boston Marathon Terrorism Investigation

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Reddit's users launched a new subreddit, Findbostonbombers, where hundreds of amateur sleuths are crowdsourcing clues and suspects in the Boston terrorist attack. In an inevitable development, Reddit users have begun crowdsourcing an investigation into the Boston terrorist attack. A new subreddit called Findbostonbombers has over 870 subscribers and 1,600...
Redditors Crowdsource Boston Marathon Terrorism Investigation

Anonymous Takes Out Interpol Website After Hacker Arrests

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Two Twitter accounts associated with Anonymous have claimed responsibility for a denial of service attack on the Interpol website, which is currently out of commission. The international law enforcement agency arrested 25 suspected hackers in more than a dozen cities across Europe and Latin America today. Interpol's "Operation Unmask" followed...
Anonymous Takes Out Interpol Website After Hacker Arrests

Apps and updates: Angry Birds, Infinity Blade, Temple Run, Magic 2013

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. A slew of apps updated today, and 9to5Mac gathered the most noteworthy ones in our regular round up below. Today’s crop includes new additions to popular iOS games, including one going Retina, and we will continue to update this list throughout the day. Related articles...
Apps and updates: Angry Birds, Infinity Blade, Temple Run, Magic 2013

Google Currents v1.1 goes international: Offers translation, more content, and faster speeds

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Google Currents just launched worldwide with 44 languages and a host of new improvements. Version 1.1 is available and spotlights automatic translation by Google Translate in 38 languages for publishers and local users that add content through Google Currents Producer. The latest update also showcases a dramatic performance boost with...
Google Currents v1.1 goes international: Offers translation, more content, and faster speeds
Dropbox lets web developers add its service to their apps

Microsoft Takes Down Whistleblower Site, Read the Secret Doc Here

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Microsoft has managed to do what a roomful of secretive, three-letter government agencies have wanted to do for years: get the whistleblowing, government-document sharing site Cryptome shut down. Microsoft dropped a DMCA notice alleging copyright infringement on Cryptome’s proprietor John Young on Tuesday after he posted a Microsoft surveillance compliance...
Microsoft Takes Down Whistleblower Site, Read the Secret Doc Here

Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics

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Amazon just bulked its Kindle app for Android, iOS, and its Cloud Reader by adding children’s books, comics, and graphic novels that were previously exclusive to Kindle Fire owners. The apps now boast over 1,000 titles for children with features like Text Pop-Up, which help to improve and simplify...
Amazon’s Kindle app now supports 1000 titles for children’s books, graphic novels, and comics
Sparrow for iOS updated: Push coming with or without Apple in upcoming version

Google Search app for Android updated with Google Now widget, Fandango movie passes, ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, and Zillow listings

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Google just updated its Search app for Android. The update includes the much-dicussed Google Now widget for home screen or lock screen, as well as movie passes from Fandango and ratings from Rotten Tomatoes. The update app also boasts real estate listings from Zillow, a U.S.-only music button for when...
Google Search app for Android updated with Google Now widget, Fandango movie passes, ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, and Zillow listings
Chrome extension prevents Google from tracking cookies for personalized ads

Twitter Launches Ugly Updates In The Name Of Consistency

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On the TODAY Show Tuesday, Twitter announced two big cosmetic changes. It updated its iPad app to be more like the simple mobile versions that launched in December. It also added a header photo to profile pages to give you more personal flair. While these updates are cheery and consistent across devices,...
Twitter Launches Ugly Updates In The Name Of Consistency

‘Google Voice’ for Android app update showcases ICS visual voicemail

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The “Google Voice” for Android app now features Android 4.0 visual voicemail. The update released today and is based on the Ice Cream Sandwich API. The integration gives users direct access the inbox and allows them to listen and view their Google Voicemail in the default call log… The...
‘Google Voice’ for Android app update showcases ICS visual voicemail

Panasonic racks up a record loss for 2012, looks forward to profits and a partner for OLED TVs

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Panasonic's yearly earnings are in and the red ink added up to a record $9.7 billion net loss for 2011. Number one on incoming president Kazuhiro Tsuga's list is turning around the company's TV division, where its heavy investments in both plasma and LCD manufacturing resulted in heavy losses....
Panasonic racks up a record loss for 2012, looks forward to profits and a partner for OLED TVs
Y Combinator Alum Flutter Raises $1.4 Million For Gesture Recognition Tech

Apps and updates: Little Things Forever, Diet Coda, Sparrow, Netflix, Angry Birds Space, and more

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. A few of the most noteworthy apps in the iOS ecosystem either landed on the App Store recently or received much-welcomed updates, such as the launch of Little Things Forever—the long-awaited sequel to the “iPad App of the Week” Little Things. Performance enhancements and new feature...
Apps and updates: Little Things Forever, Diet Coda, Sparrow, Netflix, Angry Birds Space, and more
‘Instagram’ for Android gets 10M users in 10 days, launching service to 40M users total

Hidden Path looks to develop Defense Grid 2 with help from Kickstarter

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If you were a fan of Defense Grid, then here’s your chance to get into the development of its sequel, Defense Grid 2. The game’s developers, Bellevue-based Hidden Path Entertainment, launched a Kickstarter effort this week to raise more than $1 million to develop its successor. Hidden Path is hoping that...
Hidden Path looks to develop Defense Grid 2 with help from Kickstarter
Shaming Racists On Social Media Continues With New Tumblr

‘Boss’ your Google TV around with Able Remote using voice commands

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The Able Remote app converts an Android tablet or smartphone into an interactive remote control for the Google TV through a personalized button layout, voice command options, and gesture controls. The app’s creator, Leon Nicholls, took to the official Google TV blog today to spotlight his creation that effectively...
‘Boss’ your Google TV around with Able Remote using voice commands
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