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BSkyB 'pauses' pay-per-view on Now TV until 2013

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BSkyB launched its revolutionary pay-per-view (PPV) Now TV service earlier this summer, initially for Windows PCs, Macs and Android, though it eventually landed on Xbox and other devices. However, in an email sent to members on Friday, the satellite broadcaster announced it was temporarily stopping the PPV feature to make...
BSkyB 'pauses' pay-per-view on Now TV until 2013

Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post

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After weeks of buildup, the Department of Justice sued Apple and five book publishers today and accused them of conspiring to set e-book prices. This is a big story and publishers, consumers and retailers may see the ramifications of today’s lawsuit for months or even years to come. Here’s what...
Everything you need to know about today’s e-book lawsuit in one post
16 states file lawsuits against Apple, joining DOJ’s antitrust fight

QuickOffice Evolves from Office Work-alike to Synchronization Center

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It's on some 450 million small devices - mostly smartphones - but the owners of most of those devices probably don't even know they have it. Which could make QuickOffice one of the most successful yet little-known software applications in history. A big change to its work environment and pricing...
QuickOffice Evolves from Office Work-alike to Synchronization Center

Amazon Tests Prime for $7.99 a Month, Just Like Netflix

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Amazon is now testing an option that allows customers to pay $7.99 a month to participate in its loyalty program, which offers free two-day shipping, video-streaming and book rentals. The service regularly costs $79 a year, which pencils out to $6.58 a month, so clearly this isn’t a cheaper option....
Amazon Tests Prime for $7.99 a Month, Just Like Netflix
Justice Department lays out a killer case against Apple for price-fixing e-books
When Is It More Than Inspiration? Burner CEO Calls Out Hushed As An "Obvious Clone"
EU regulators ready to accept Apple's eBook price fixing settlement

Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold

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Back in 2006, cloud computing company Joyent offered a lifetime subscription to bundle of hosting services for a one time fee of $500. Now, according to an e-mail sent to customers, Joyent is pulling the plug on those lifetime accounts. Customers are predictably upset, but not for the reasons you...
Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold
Cloud: Heroku Heats Up Its Java Service

What is ‘Agency Pricing’?

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At the heart of the U.S. government’s suit against Apple and some publishers over e-book pricing is something called “agency pricing.” It’s a term for a new way of setting e-book prices that came about as Apple prepared to introduce its iPad in 2010. Under the traditional “wholesale” pricing model,...
What is ‘Agency Pricing’?

Apple maintains innocence claims in 'bizarre' ebook cartel trial starting today

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Apple will today defend itself in a Manhattan court against a Department of Justice case accusing it of leading a cartel designed to force up prices of ebooks, Tim Cook having recently told the AllThingsD D11 conference that the case against it was “bizarre.” The e-book case to me is...
Apple maintains innocence claims in 'bizarre' ebook cartel trial starting today

Tech to get you home safe on New Year's Eve

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Already nervous about getting home safe on the busiest night of the  year, New Year’s Eve? If you decide to forgo a traditional taxi cab, there are myriad options to choose from. But be warned, many of these novel ride-sharing services have already issued warnings that prices will be...
Tech to get you home safe on New Year's Eve

Android-on-Windows Specialist BlueStacks Takes Aim at Console Gaming

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Startup BlueStacks, best known for software that lets Android apps run on Windows, has its eye on the game console business. On Thursday, the company is announcing an Android-powered set-top box called the GamePop console. The unit, which takes aim at the Kickstarter-backed Ouya as well as traditional gaming consoles,...
Android-on-Windows Specialist BlueStacks Takes Aim at Console Gaming

Microsoft's New Plan To Raise Prices Is Scaring Some Enterprise Customers, Expert Says (MSFT)

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Microsoft rolled out a new pricing scheme on an enterprise product called BizTalk that could cost some of its biggest customers a lot more money, licensing consultant Cynthia Farren told Business Insider. Microsoft changed the way it calculates how much to charge for this product, reports Microsoft reseller SHI International....
Microsoft's New Plan To Raise Prices Is Scaring Some Enterprise Customers, Expert Says (MSFT)

Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?

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Broadband caps are spreading across the U.S., and even if Comcast did recently raise its cap of five years from 250 GB a month to 300 GB, the growth of usage based broadband is a negative and insidious trend that could hurt our ability to innovate. So I’ve documented which...
Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?

Facebook now supports cost-per-action pricing for ads through API

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Facebook is today launching cost-per-action ads for certain actions through the Ads API, a company spokesperson tells us. This pricing model lets advertisers define the action that is most important to them and set a maximum price they’re willing to spend for each action of that type. For example, instead...
Facebook now supports cost-per-action pricing for ads through API

ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores

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In his letter to the Department of Justice on the proposed e-book settlement, American Booksellers Association president Oren Teicher calls Amazon a “classic free-rider” and argues that settling publishers Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins should not have to drop the agency pricing model as a requirement of the settlement....
ABA to DOJ on e-book settlement: Punish collusion, not indie bookstores
Facebook ad reporting change aims to help advertisers optimize campaigns for actions beyond Likes

Recurly Recurls Pricing – New Entrepreneurs Not Happy

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Up until now I’ve been preparing a raving review about how much I love the recurring payment service, Recurly.  Previously, at simply a fraction of the price of each payment on the service, it was very simple for any entrepreneur to get set up with the service and have an...
Recurly Recurls Pricing – New Entrepreneurs Not Happy

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news:  Facebook just jacked up its IPO price range to $34-$38 from $28-$35 late Monday. It will likely now price above $100 billion. Here's Mark Zuckerberg's explanation for what makes Facebook different than other big tech companies like Google and HP. It looks like Zuckerberg will...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices

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Service in talks with major music companies in bid to gain an edge on rivals such as Napster, Rdio and DeezerSpotify wants to boost the amount of free music it offers to smartphone users in the UK, in a move likely to fuel a sharp rise in on-the-move streaming.At the...
Spotify seeks to expand free streaming to mobile devices

Hey devs, need some hand holding? Heroku adds premium consulting services for you

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You need help scoping out a new architecture for an application? Or maybe some for-real 24 X 7 support for that application once it’s built? Now Heroku is offering a premium tier of paid services you can tap into, provided you build and host that application on Heroku’s Platform as...
Hey devs, need some hand holding? Heroku adds premium consulting services for you

Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

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The states unveiled a deal this week that, if approved, would see consumers collect a refund of 25 cents to $1.32 for each ebook they bought from big publishers. It’s splashy news but the reality is more complicated. Here’s an easy-to-read explanation of the latest twist in the fight over...
Explainer: what the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

AdParlor Debuts Cost-Per-Install Pricing Model For Facebook Ads

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Just in time for f8, AdParlor this morning announced a tool that allows developers of Facebook apps to purchase Facebook Ads on a “cost per install” basis. With the launch of the new tool, developers can purchase ads in order to grow their user bases through Facebook directly, which...
AdParlor Debuts Cost-Per-Install Pricing Model For Facebook Ads

SkyFonts launches to let designers sample fonts and rent them by the day

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There are thousands of fonts available for designers and developers to use free-of-charge, but for those with a penchant for perfection, the choice of typeface is imperative to any final design. And often this means having to fork out funds for new fonts. To help creatives decide on the best...
SkyFonts launches to let designers sample fonts and rent them by the day
Microsoft reveals new Windows 8 pricing details

Audiobooks.com drops all-you-can-listen-to book plan

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When Audiobooks.com launched a year ago, the service's distinguishing factor was that it provided unlimited audiobook listening for a flat $25 monthly fee. On Monday, the company changed course and switched to a two-tier pricing model for a specific number of books. Audiobooks.com now charges $15 a month for...
Audiobooks.com drops all-you-can-listen-to book plan
Cloud: Is There a Landmine Hidden in Amazon's Glacier?

Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans

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Amazon just wrapped up its earnings call for the first quarter fo the year, and the most common phrase may have been, “I probably can’t help you.” To be fair, earnings calls are always a dance, where analysts try to pry more financial details and future plans out of executives,...
Amazon CFO Dodges Questions On Antitrust, Patents, Kindle Plans
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