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Nokia Hell Bent on Dumping Vertu Luxury Phone Unit

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Maybe the dragon's an additional antenna ...Looks like Nokia is indeed intent on unloading its laughable luxury handset subsidiary Vertu (spare change for a $310,000 gold-encrusted Symbian handset?). But it’s not selling it to private equity firm Permira as originally thought. Evidently, Permira bailed on acquisition talks before ever making...
Nokia Hell Bent on Dumping Vertu Luxury Phone Unit

George Osborne humiliated as 4G auction comes up £1.2bn short

www.guardian.co.uk
Chancellor left red-faced after Treasury expectations not met but smartphone users could soon be celebrating superfast wi-fiThe 4G auction has ended in a humiliation for George Osborne, pulling in £1.2bn less than expected for the Treasury. But it is a boon for smartphone users, leaving mobile networks with the spare...
George Osborne humiliated as 4G auction comes up £1.2bn short

iPad Smart Case hands-on

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Surreptitiously introduced to Apple Stores in the midst of new MacBook introductions and hardware refreshes, the Smart Case is Apple's latest official option for iPad protection. It's teamed together the foldable Smart Cover of last year with a soft-touch rubbery shell to defend the other half of Apple's premier...
iPad Smart Case hands-on
Solid-state revolution: in-depth on how SSDs really work

Boost Mobile takes BlackBerry Curve 9310 to the US, spices it up with $30 unlimited BBM, voice and text plan

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RIM gave the impression when it unveiled the BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 that its lowest-cost Curves were doubtful prospects for the US. Thankfully, that's been proven wrong by Boost Mobile, which just launched the 9320's CDMA cousin, the Curve 9310. The message-manic BlackBerry comes to Sprint's prepaid network...
Boost Mobile takes BlackBerry Curve 9310 to the US, spices it up with $30 unlimited BBM, voice and text plan

Tim Cook To Talk Apple Cash, Foxconn Responds To Mike Daisey Retraction, Esther Dyson On Where All The Cool Companies Are

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.FAA To Reconsider Tablet/E-reader Policy. The Federal Aviation Authority is reconsidering its blanket ban on the use of tablets during take-off, taxi, and landing. This makes sense--if pilots are now toting iPads, why are passengers still told to stow...
Tim Cook To Talk Apple Cash, Foxconn Responds To Mike Daisey Retraction, Esther Dyson On Where All The Cool Companies Are

Eric Moneypenny would like you aid his Kickstarter – to buy Kickstarter

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The internet loves a self-referential joke and the Kickstarter project to buy Kickstarter ticks that box with A-stars and merit. As my colleague Matthew Panzarino commented in TNW newsroom, “Inevitable inception”. Quite so, but why didn’t we think of this sooner? It seems to be the work of Los Angeles...
Eric Moneypenny would like you aid his Kickstarter – to buy Kickstarter

Americans Are Sitting On $33 Billion Worth Of Old Cell Phones

www.businessinsider.com
Forget looking for spare change in your couch cushions. More than half of Americans are sitting on $171 and they don't even know it.  The extra cash comes in the form of unused cell phones, which, according data released by SellCell.com and OnePoll, adds up to $33.8 billion nationwide.  That's a lot of...
Americans Are Sitting On $33 Billion Worth Of Old Cell Phones

Chris Sprigman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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This was a great week of techdirt posts . . . but that doesn't mean this was a good week for rational tech and IP policy. A lot of what I read on Techdirt this week was coverage of stuff I wish hadn't happened. For example, Glyn Moody's post on...
Chris Sprigman's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Trinity Mirror pilots new PaperPay app, letting UK readers pay for newspapers with their smartphone

thenextweb.com
Trinity Mirror, the UK newspaper and magazine publisher behind the likes of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People, has launched a new mobile app for Android and iOS called PaperPay, the first app from Trinity Mirror’s New Businesses team. In a nutshell, PaperPay allows readers to buy newspapers with...
Trinity Mirror pilots new PaperPay app, letting UK readers pay for newspapers with their smartphone

Use Your Spare Change to Make Your iPhone Stand Up With the Coin 4 Case

www.pcworld.com
The Coin 4 iPhone lets you use your spare change as improvised device stand....
Use Your Spare Change to Make Your iPhone Stand Up With the Coin 4 Case

Editorial: All I want for Christmas is a new HTC Nexus

www.engadget.com
To this day, I remain in love with my HTC One X, but its fate has already been sealed. Soon enough, this fast and beautiful smartphone is going to find a new life in a drawer that holds my spare change, sunglasses, checkbook and various receipts. Is it wrong...
Editorial: All I want for Christmas is a new HTC Nexus
Giving Credit Where Due: Facebook to Scale Back Payments System

GEMA Hikes Venue Performance Royalties 500%, Threatens Germany's Underground Club Scene

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GEMA is killing the music industry. Despite needing artists to survive, GEMA seems particularly hellbent on destroying any venue these artists might use to make money in its quest to secure even more money. It takes a certain level of diabolical shortsightedness and greed to "elevate" yourself above the rest...
GEMA Hikes Venue Performance Royalties 500%, Threatens Germany's Underground Club Scene
The '80s are alive in 'Star Wars Pinball'
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