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Doubling down: FunnyJunk lawyer to subpoena Ars, Twitter

Steam for Linux is coming, and after waiting epochs what's a few more months?

www.engadget.com
It's been a long-running saga as to when Linux users will finally see some gaming action on Steam, but according to Phoronix that happy day should arrive within "months." Valve has been busily hiring Linux OpenGL boffins, including people recommended by Phoronix's founder, Michael Larabel, who certainly seems to...
Steam for Linux is coming, and after waiting epochs what's a few more months?

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

torrentfreak.com
This week there are three newcomers in our chart. The Three Musketeers is the most downloaded movie. The data for our weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise. RSS feed for...
Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Pakistan turns to Interpol after Twitter declines to help manage “anti-Islamic material”

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Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Senator Rehman Malik, has taken to Twitter to explain that, following the Twitter blockage over the weekend, the government has contacted Interpol to take up the issue of screening sensitive content, after Twitter’s management offered no assistance with the matter. Twitter was blocked and subsequently unblocked in...
Pakistan turns to Interpol after Twitter declines to help manage “anti-Islamic material”
Kim Dotcom search warrants ruled illegal by New Zealand court
Facebook Announces Its Own App Store

India’s Low-Cost Tablet To Get Test Market In Philadelpha Schools?

techcrunch.com
The saga of India’s “$35 tablet” is long and slightly disappointing. While the idea of low-cost, standard hardware to be distributed in needful communities is a great one, the fact is that the device itself is more or less junk. Poorly built, with a small battery, outdated OS, and low-quality...
India’s Low-Cost Tablet To Get Test Market In Philadelpha Schools?

Google Wallet users can buy prepaid cards again as one security issue is fixed

thenextweb.com
Google Wallet users are once again able to buy prepaid cards for the mobile payments service, after Google restored the functionality having temporarily barred the issuing of new cards following a security issue. In an update to a previous blog post, Osama Bedier, Vice President of Google Wallet and Payments, clarified...
Google Wallet users can buy prepaid cards again as one security issue is fixed

Zynga Makes A Bigger Play For Arcade-Style Games With Bubble Safari

techcrunch.com
Zynga is taking yet another step away from its long line of casual sim “-Ville” games today with the launch of Bubble Safari. It’s a arcade game where a monkey named “Bubbles” has to shoot down pieces of fruit hanging above him to save his friends from poachers. If he...
Zynga Makes A Bigger Play For Arcade-Style Games With Bubble Safari

Microsoft unveiled Surface after seeing partners' designs, says analyst

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Surface saga continues: PC guys are mad at Microsoft for another reason: not only because Microsoft is now competing against them. [Read more]...
Microsoft unveiled Surface after seeing partners' designs, says analyst
Facebook launches app store, seeks iPhone magic

Google privacy policy: a stranglehold most users are happy to be held in

www.guardian.co.uk
The free services Google provides are seen as justification enough to allow it to monetise the data gathered in the processSomeone's been reading your email. They know what you've been looking at online. They almost certainly have a photograph of your house. If you've got a smartphone, they even know...
Google privacy policy: a stranglehold most users are happy to be held in

Google to be investigated over data cover-up claims

www.guardian.co.uk
Information commissioner says it is likely highly private details were deliberately captured from internet usersGoogle is facing mounting pressure after the information commissioner launched an investigation into claims that it orchestrated a cover-up of its capture of emails, passwords and medical records of people in the UK.The UK data watchdog...
Google to be investigated over data cover-up claims

Judge Orders Failed Copyright Troll to Forfeit 'All' Copyrights

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Righthaven, a copyright-troll law firm that failed in its attempt to make money for newspapers by suing readers for sharing stories online, was dealt a death blow on Tuesday by a federal judge who ordered the Las Vegas company to forfeit "all of" its intellectual property and other "intangible...
Judge Orders Failed Copyright Troll to Forfeit 'All' Copyrights

The Elder Scrolls Online barges in next year

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Games from the Elder Scrolls saga always lacked one thing: online gameplay on a large scale. Not for much longer. [Read more]...
The Elder Scrolls Online barges in next year
Android 4.0 update rolling out for AT&T Galaxy S II

How Apple ended the iPad trademark saga: A timeline

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In 2009 it paid Proview $55,000 for the name. Now it has agreed to pay another $60 million FORTUNE — “The two sides have reached an agreement after mediation. Apple Inc. has transferred $60 million to the requested account.” With those two sentences, posted in Chinese on the Weibo microblogging site by the Guangdong High People’s Court,...
How Apple ended the iPad trademark saga: A timeline

Bubble Safari gets a lift, Song Pop debuts on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

www.insidefacebook.com
Zygna’s Bubble Safari picked up 9.5 million additional monthly active users to take the No. 1 spot on our list of top growing Facebook apps by MAU this week. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 500,000 and 9.5 million MAU, based...
Bubble Safari gets a lift, Song Pop debuts on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

Next Chapter in LightSquared Saga Could Be Chapter 11

allthingsd.com
After failing in its bid to launch a wholesale wireless network, LightSquared may be headed for a bankruptcy filing. Chief backer Phil Falcone acknowledged the possibility in several interviews on Tuesday, including an e-mail to the Wall Street Journal. “Spectrum value does not decrease in bankruptcy,” he said in the...
Next Chapter in LightSquared Saga Could Be Chapter 11
Apple pays Proview $60 million in iPad trademark case settlement

As promised, The Pirate Bay officially drops torrent files for Magnet links

thenextweb.com
Last week, a UK court stated publicly that it found The Pirate Bay to be illegal but that wasn’t going to stop the file sharing site from operating. In a Facebook post, it promised that it would be dropping BitTorrent links in lieu of Magnet links, which take up way...
As promised, The Pirate Bay officially drops torrent files for Magnet links
Sony announces Beyond: Two Souls, new God of War

Sorry Folks: Samsung Says No Galaxy S III Release In April

techcrunch.com
And the saga of the Samsung Galaxy S III continues. Late last week a pair of dueling reports surfaced with one stating that Samsung would announce (and ship shortly thereafter) their much-anticipated Android handset in April and another shooting the claim down. Normally, this isn’t a big deal — who...
Sorry Folks: Samsung Says No Galaxy S III Release In April
Lovefilm begins 1080p streaming in the UK and Germany

FreeAppADay CEO: Without us, Socialcam would not have cracked the top 25

thenextweb.com
Last week I covered some of the tactics being used by social video sharing app Socialcam to climb the charts and engage its users with YouTube videos. In response to the YouTube issue, Socialcam moved quickly to clean up its act. One side-story of the Socialcam saga is the fact...
FreeAppADay CEO: Without us, Socialcam would not have cracked the top 25

Groupon breaks its Groupon Promise

venturebeat.com
This is the Groupon Promise, prominently plastered all over the Groupon site: If the experience using your Groupon ever lets you down, we’ll make it right or return your purchase. Simple as that. But when I put it to the test, I found the promise isn’t really simple as that....
Groupon breaks its Groupon Promise
PSA: Motorola Xoom free LTE upgrade offer ends March 31st

The Pirate Bay isn’t phased by UK claim that it’s illegal, shares plans to move forward

thenextweb.com
Yesterday we reported that the popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay could be blocked in the UK starting any day now, since the courts have deemed the site “illegal”. The statement from the Mr Justice Arnold yesterday stated that both The Pirate Bay and its users are indeed participating in...
The Pirate Bay isn’t phased by UK claim that it’s illegal, shares plans to move forward

Judge dismisses Proview’s California version of iPad trademark lawsuit against Apple

9to5mac.com
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple’s May 4th motion for a California version of the Proview/iPad trademark case to be dismissed has been approved. The saga has been long-running, with Proview claiming that Apple illegally purchased the right to use the “iPad” trademark in China. Apple filed a request...
Judge dismisses Proview’s California version of iPad trademark lawsuit against Apple

Viddy, Instagram, Pinterest, games, Metacafe, Zoosk, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

www.insidefacebook.com
Video sharing apps Socialcam and Viddy remained popular on our list of growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this month. Interestingly, Instagram continues to slide down the list after being acquired by Facebook. Websites integrations were also very popular. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of...
Viddy, Instagram, Pinterest, games, Metacafe, Zoosk, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU
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