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T-Mobile goes even lower: bring in old iPhone, waive $99 fee for iPhone 5

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If you think zero dollars sounds better than $99, T-Mobile has an iPhone deal for you. Starting on Friday, if you trade in an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, the carrier will waive the down payment for a new iPhone 5. Friday is also launch day for the T-Mobile iPhone....
T-Mobile goes even lower: bring in old iPhone, waive $99 fee for iPhone 5
J.J. Abrams wants 'Star Wars' sequel to tell 'personal, intimate, and emotional' story
Sony's PlayStation 3 hits 70M sold, good enough for third place

In 'Brave,' Software Adds Rich Detail

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"Brave," the latest film from Disney's Pixar Animation Studios, took six years, two directors, a co-director and five new proprietary software programs to bring it and its characters alive in rich period detail....
In 'Brave,' Software Adds Rich Detail
Paul Kedrosky: Only 8 Valley startups matter & that's a serious problem

Teen Hacker Banned From The Internet For Six Years

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A teenaged hacker known as Cosmo the God, who was involved in a number of big site takedowns earlier this year, and who is considered a "social engineering mastermind" has been sentenced to probation. The terms include a ban on internet access until his 21st birthday, six years from now,...
Teen Hacker Banned From The Internet For Six Years

Steve Jobs' first iPhone call still spawns Starbucks pranks 6 years later

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In a moment of levity during the iPhone's 2007 introduction, Steve Jobs prank called a San Francisco-area Starbucks; six years later, some Apple fans are pulling the same joke with some regularity....
Steve Jobs' first iPhone call still spawns Starbucks pranks 6 years later

GRP Partners Adds HauteLook's Greg Bettinelli

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Greg Bettinelli, the chief marketing officer at flash-sale site HauteLook, is joining GRP Partners as a venture partner. It’s the first time the Los Angeles-based firm has expanded its ranks in six years. Prior to HauteLook, Bettinelli had worked at Live Nation and eBay....
GRP Partners Adds HauteLook's Greg Bettinelli

AUO, LG, Toshiba pay $571 million to settle LCD price fixing lawsuit, broken record keeps skipping

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The way LCD price fixing lawsuits keep popping up and settling in short order, you'd think they were going out of style. The latest motley group to face a reckoning includes AU Optronics, LG and Toshiba, the combination of which has agreed to pay a total of $571 million...
AUO, LG, Toshiba pay $571 million to settle LCD price fixing lawsuit, broken record keeps skipping

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic

Tablets Beat Smartphones In Web Traffic For First Time

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Is it time to start thinking about the post-smartphone era, already? Adobe's been busy tracking over 1,000 websites around the world for nearly six years, and has monitored some 100 billion visits by Netizens to these properties to create its Digital Index publication, and the latest edition has a...
Tablets Beat Smartphones In Web Traffic For First Time

Extremely crtical Ruby on Rails bug threatens more than 200,000 sites

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Hundreds of thousands of websites are potentially at risk following the discovery of an extremely critical vulnerability in the Ruby on Rails framework that gives remote attackers the ability to execute malicious code on the underlying servers. The bug is present in Rails versions spanning the past six years...
Extremely crtical Ruby on Rails bug threatens more than 200,000 sites

Google Now Translates As Much Text in a Day As Human Pros Can in a Year

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Today, Google announced that their translation engine, which is premised on simple machine learning techniques multiplied by vast volumes of data, now receives 200 million users per day. The scale of the service spins out some crazy stats about Google's role in language today. Here's Franz Och, a research scientist...
Google Now Translates As Much Text in a Day As Human Pros Can in a Year

This Is Just Getting Sad, Larry: Google’s Latest Effort to Prop Up Google+

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Google continues to scorch everything it once considered sacred in the name of propping up the most successful social media site that no one I know actually uses. (Yes, other than you, Scoble.) Danny Sullivan wrote a great piece yesterday about Google now pimping out Google+ on its famously spartan...
This Is Just Getting Sad, Larry: Google’s Latest Effort to Prop Up Google+
'I Never Wanted To Be An Enterpreneur' Says Jack Dorsey

Welcome to Bezosville: Seattle planners approve Amazon's massive new tower project

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Amazon.com is one step closer to kicking off construction on a massive new campus in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood, an undertaking that will radically overhaul a corner of downtown and more closely connect it to the fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood where the online retailer is currently headquartered. The Department...
Welcome to Bezosville: Seattle planners approve Amazon's massive new tower project

Redfin on the radio: Online real estate firm experiments with ‘old media’

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Photo via Jamiecat Redfin has built its online real estate service over the years largely through word-of-mouth referrals and a very active public relations effort, one which landed CEO Glenn Kelman on “60 Minutes” a few years ago. But things are changing at the Seattle online real estate company, which...
Redfin on the radio: Online real estate firm experiments with ‘old media’
In Massachusetts, tiny Pirate Party champions Internet freedom
With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads

The language of Twitter: the rise of MFL teachers online

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Since spotting Twitter's power for connecting subject specialists, Joe Dale has been an ambassador of social networking. Here, he describes Twitter's impact on the MFL teaching communityEver since I was first inspired by the power of technology for enhancing language learning, I've been passionate about connecting with similar enthusiastic educators....
The language of Twitter: the rise of MFL teachers online

Lance Armstrong's Key Teammate George Hincapie Admits To Doping

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Over the last several years, many members of Lance Armstrong's cycling teams have come forward and admitted that they doped. One of the riders who had not, yet, come clean was George Hincapie, a rider many people say was particularly close to Armstrong. Today, hours before a full report of...
Lance Armstrong's Key Teammate George Hincapie Admits To Doping

Here's The Secret Weapon Twitter Got From Posterous

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Posterous isn't shutting down, but it's becoming more apparent that talent was a key factor behind Twitter buying the light-blogging company. That's particularly because of former Apple engineer Adam Huda, the former director of mobile engineering at Posterous, who joined Twitter as part of the acquisition. As Fast Company...
Here's The Secret Weapon Twitter Got From Posterous

Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

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Six years ago, Facebook unveiled its Platform service to allow third-party developers to integrate its social graph into their apps. Today, the company has revealed its enormous growth: 550 million people are having social experiences each month and more than 1 billion stories are being shared daily. It also shared...
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily
Copy protection means some DirecTV subs will need new gear to watch HBO

Dish warns the FCC its 4G LTE might come in earnest as late as 2016

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Dish has been tranquil about facing a longer FCC review period for its planned LTE-based 4G network, and now we might have an idea as to why. The satellite TV giant is telling the FCC that it only expects coverage to reach up to 60 million potential customers "within...
Dish warns the FCC its 4G LTE might come in earnest as late as 2016

Copyright reformers pan weak legislation on cell phone unlocking

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A new bill to allow cell phone unlocking is getting low marks from reform groups and online activists. The legislation, introduced by Reps. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would tell the FCC to force cell phone companies to "permit the subscribers of such services,...
Copyright reformers pan weak legislation on cell phone unlocking

Facebook's IPO will put Zuckerberg's 'open, connected' mantra to the test

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Almost exactly eight years ago today, on the first Wednesday of February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg famously launched thefacebook.com out of his Harvard dorm room. And now on the first Wednesday of February 2012, the company he built has filed papers for what's expected to be the largest initial public offering...
Facebook's IPO will put Zuckerberg's 'open, connected' mantra to the test

Symantec Stomps Out Anonymous Source Code Threat with a Security Patch

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Symantec had promised to release a security patch for its pcAnywhere software to neutralize known vulnerabilities arising from the theft of certain source code, and the security firm has now made good on its word. The first patch was actually rolled out on Monday, January 23, 2012 for pcAnywhere 12.5...
Symantec Stomps Out Anonymous Source Code Threat with a Security Patch

Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer steps down as company braces for fourth year of net losses

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Welsh-born Sony CEO and President Sir Howard Stringer is to step down after six years, the company said today. The company is struggling to maintain its standing as its TV division loses ground....
Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer steps down as company braces for fourth year of net losses
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