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Verizon rolls out bug fix update for original Motorola Droid X
EA shutting down 'Sims Social' and other Facebook games, insists 'activity has fallen off'

FeedBurner Experiencing Stat Issues, API To Shut Down

techcrunch.com
Feed stats, one of FeedBurner‘s main features, is currently broken, and Google quietly wrote a shutdown notice for the API. FeedBurner is a product that has been neglected by Google over the years. Yet, as the dominant product to manage RSS feeds, many developers count on it and expect it...
FeedBurner Experiencing Stat Issues, API To Shut Down

South Korea Cyber Attack Heightens Tensions In Hair-Trigger Region

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No one is at all clear at all about the origins of a purported cyber attack against South Korean media and financial organizations yesterday, which left broadcaster and bank networks paralyzed for hours. The obvious culprit is a state-sponsored attack from North Korea, but even if that nation isn't directly...
South Korea Cyber Attack Heightens Tensions In Hair-Trigger Region

Google services survive if they make money, aren't social

arstechnica.com
Among many findings, breaking out socially-integrated Google products shows their life expectancy is characteristically lower. Google seems to be an enthusiastic beginner and ender of things. There are hundreds of services that have been opened and closed since the company’s inception: iGoogle, Google Notebook, and most recently, Google Reader....
Google services survive if they make money, aren't social

South Korea Investigates Cyber Attack

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South Korean police are investigating one of the country’s biggest Internet shutdowns for evidence of a North Korean cyber attack, after simultaneous outages Wednesday paralyzed computer systems at major television networks and banks for several hours. Servers at three TV stations, a number of commercial banks, including Shinhan Bank and...
South Korea Investigates Cyber Attack
Best Buy CEO admits defeat, promises to 'raise the bar' for employees

UK "Digital Economy Bill" May Allow for Website Shutdowns

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The House of Commons passed a controversial piece of legislation called the "Digital Economy Bill." The loudly-criticized law nontheless passed 187-47, according to the Guardian newspaper. The bill purports to provide comprehensive regulation of digital services, in order to clear the way to promoting Britian as a digital econmic power....
UK "Digital Economy Bill" May Allow for Website Shutdowns

The Ash Cloud and Airport Shutdowns

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The Ash Cloud and Airport Shutdowns
Guess Which Government Sent Google the Most Removal Requests? USA! USA! USA!

Review: Switch lets you shut down any Windows computer remotely, even using Twitter

www.pcworld.com
You know what's frustrating? When something that's supposed to be really simple turns out to be complicated to the point of impossibility. For example, remotely shutting down a Windows computer: This is not rocket science. In fact, it's something built into Windows, and Microsoft even provides an extra tool...
Review: Switch lets you shut down any Windows computer remotely, even using Twitter

MacBook: Random shutdowns plague users

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Too soon to tell how big a problem this is, but it looks like a pain for the people experiencing it. Apparently, some MacBooks are suddenly, randomly shutting down. Just turning off completely. Details here. I've got a call in to Apple for comment, so check back for updates. UPDATE:...
MacBook: Random shutdowns plague users

Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

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If you’re convinced this is the worst possible time to be a journalist, there’s plenty of evidence to support you: just this week, there have been cutbacks at the New York Post and news of cuts at the venerable Village Voice, not to mention periodic bankruptcies and printing-press shutdowns. But...
Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes
Sudden Site Shutdowns And The Perils Of Living Our Lives Online

MPAA To USTR: More Shutdowns Like Megaupload, Please

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The USTR has released the various comments sent in for its annual "notorious markets" report. This is related to its annual Special 301 report, and it's where the USTR basically takes the list of sites and countries that the entertainment industry (and the pharmaceutical industry) don't like... and declares them...
MPAA To USTR: More Shutdowns Like Megaupload, Please

Iraqi Government Shutters Television Stations It Doesn't Like

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Some of us had hoped that the liberation in Iraq would finally produce an example of a once clamped-down, dictatorial regime giving way to a pluralistic government in the Middle East. The theory was that after years of oppressive rule by the minority Sunni population, an inclusive government would...
Iraqi Government Shutters Television Stations It Doesn't Like

Twitter narrows TweetDeck AIR and mobile app shutdowns to May 7th

www.engadget.com
Twitter has been warning for weeks that it would shut down TweetDeck's AIR and mobile apps sometime in early May, but it didn't say exactly when loyalists would finally have to move on. The company now has a firm date: May 7th. In just over two weeks, Twitter will...
Twitter narrows TweetDeck AIR and mobile app shutdowns to May 7th

Game Over: Zynga Shuts Down PetVille And 10 Other Titles To Cut Costs

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Executing the cost reduction plan CEO Mark Pincus announced in November, Zynga has shut down, pulled from the app stores, or stopped accepting new players to eleven games, with some turning off today. The gaming giant will reallocate resources to more successful titles as well as creating new ones. Along with...
Game Over: Zynga Shuts Down PetVille And 10 Other Titles To Cut Costs

Google shuts down features and services for 'winter cleaning'

www.engadget.com
Seasons change and web services shut down -- such in life. Google today announced some "difficult decisions" regarding a number of properties, particularly Calendar, which will see the end of several "less popular" features on the 4th of next month. On the list of blacked out capabilities are the...
Google shuts down features and services for 'winter cleaning'

Google quietly removed search warning message in China in early December 2012

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Google's search engine has a turbulent history in China, from search results being censored to temporary shutdowns. The company's most recent effort to serve mainland China with unfiltered search results met with an untimely end back in early December, Google confirms -- a warning previously told mainlanders when the...
Google quietly removed search warning message in China in early December 2012

Syria sidesteps sanctions by turning to China for Internet bandwidth

arstechnica.com
ssoosayCensorship and government monitoring aren’t the only problems facing Syrian Internet users. There have been frequent, recent shutdowns of all Internet traffic crossing the Syrian border over the last few months, accompanying dramatic changes in how the country connects to the rest of the world. With growing international diplomatic pressure...
Syria sidesteps sanctions by turning to China for Internet bandwidth

Bombing BitTorrent and File-Sharing Websites Back to the Stone Age

torrentfreak.com
While more people than ever before are sharing files online, one would be hard pressed (SOPA aside) to find a balance of positive and inspiring news stories in the file-sharing space last year. Sure, many of the bigger public sites (Pirate Bay, Torrentz, KickAss, isoHunt, ExtraTorrent etc) continue to do...
Bombing BitTorrent and File-Sharing Websites Back to the Stone Age

NextDoor, The Private Social Network, Hooks Up With The City of San Jose

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You could say that the city of San Jose and NextDoor need each other. Perhaps that’s hyperbolic. But let’s look at the facts: San Jose, the third largest city in California, could use more efficient ways to communicate official messages with its constituents. And NextDoor, a social network that bills...
NextDoor, The Private Social Network, Hooks Up With The City of San Jose

Yahoo to shut down seven products, including BlackBerry app

www.guardian.co.uk
Yahoo continues cull of unsuccessful products by axing avatar site - and ultimately nearly 50 apps are to goYahoo is shutting down seven products, including its mobile app for BlackBerry smartphones, as new chief executive Marissa Mayer emulates Google by eliminating unsuccessful products.The shutdowns, which Yahoo announced on its official...
Yahoo to shut down seven products, including BlackBerry app
RubyGems.org hacked, interrupting Heroku services and putting millions of sites using Rails at risk

BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

torrentfreak.com
Founded in June 2005, BTjunkie has been among the top BitTorrent sites for more than half a decade. The site was never involved in any legal action, and to keep it this way the site’s operators decided to shut the site down for good today. The following message was posted...
BitTorrent Giant BTjunkie Shuts Down For Good

Best Buy details its 50 big box store shutdowns in the US, most will close by May 12th

www.engadget.com
We knew Best Buy planned to close 50 of its big box retail locations by the end of its 2013 fiscal year, and now (just days after Mike Mikan took the CEO-reigns from Brian Dunn) it's detailed all of the stores that'll be getting the boot. As it stands,...
Best Buy details its 50 big box store shutdowns in the US, most will close by May 12th
EA pulls the plug on 3 Facebook games
Why We Mourn Google Reader - And Why It Matters

Reports: Syria is cut off from the internet and how it may have happened

gigaom.com
Syria is cut off from the Internet, according to The Renesys blog and other media sites citing Syrian rebels, bringing about an isolation that many feared was coming to the country. The country is engaged in a citizen-led insurgency against the existing government, which was sparked after Syrian President Bashar...
Reports: Syria is cut off from the internet and how it may have happened
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