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In Wake Of Horrifying Colorado Assault-Weapon Massacre, The NRA Proposes A Ban On Movies

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FAIRFAX, Va. (The Borowitz Report)--Saying it was "high time to take action against the number one cause of violence in America," the National Rifle Association issued a statement today urging a sweeping ban on movies. Tracy Klugian, an official spokesperson for the gun-lobbying organization, said that the N.R.A. had taken...
In Wake Of Horrifying Colorado Assault-Weapon Massacre, The NRA Proposes A Ban On Movies
Spotify Is Now Live In 17 Countries After Quietly Adding Ireland And Luxembourg Today

With Instagram gone from Twitter, Pinterest sneaks in

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As Instagram closes its doors to Twitter, Pinterest is taking up the slack. Pinterest quietly added support for Twitter Cards (i.e., expanded tweets), so you can check out a pin someone's shared on Twitter without actually having to head over to Pinterest itself. A spokesperson confirmed that Pinterest added...
With Instagram gone from Twitter, Pinterest sneaks in

AT&T Denies Rumor of Company-Wide Vacation Blackout at End of September

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Yesterday, TechCrunch reported that AT&T had issued a vacation blackout for September 21-30 ahead of an "iconic release", coinciding exactly with a similar blackout at Verizon. 9to5Mac now reports that AT&T has specifically denied that a company-wide blackout is in effect for that time period. Anecdotal reports from store staff...
AT&T Denies Rumor of Company-Wide Vacation Blackout at End of September
Facebook Blames Email Problems On User "Confusion"

Instagram Beats Twitter in Daily Mobile Users for the First Time, Data Says

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Of the 110 million current smartphone owners in the United States, users visited Instagram from their smartphones on a daily basis more frequently than they visited Twitter during the month of August, AllThingsDigital has learned, marking the first time that the massively popular photo sharing service has passed Twitter in...
Instagram Beats Twitter in Daily Mobile Users for the First Time, Data Says
Microsoft considering 'Surface Phone,' but not this year

UK Streaming Link Site Operators Handed Suspended Jail Sentences

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With more than a million monthly visitors filmzzz.com and legalmovies.tv were among the most-visited movie streaming indexes back in 2009. The sites were operated by Faraz and Ayaz Saddiq, two brothers from Leeds, UK. In common with other “linking” sites they didn’t host any copyrighted content but merely linked to...
UK Streaming Link Site Operators Handed Suspended Jail Sentences

AT&T denies "vacation blackout" rumors

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Over the weekend reports emerged that AT&T was forcing its employees into a September 21-30th “Vacation Blackout”. According to an AT&T sales rep, AT&T staff has been given a vacation blackout from September 21 to September 30, just like Verizon employees. Our source also mentioned that blue carrier employees are undergoing...
AT&T denies "vacation blackout" rumors
Nokia is considering selling its own headquarters for an estimated $258 million

AT&T to Restrict or Charge for FaceTime Over 3G/4G in iOS 6?

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As noted in our ongoing iOS 6 Beta 3 discussion thread, it appears that AT&T will be restricting and possibly charging for the new FaceTime-over-3G-network feature in iOS 6. Prior to iOS 6, FaceTime was a Wi-Fi-only service. The following error message appears for AT&T customers in iOS 6 when...
AT&T to Restrict or Charge for FaceTime Over 3G/4G in iOS 6?

It's Official: Two Of Mark Zuckerberg's Relatives Now Really Do Work At Google (GOOG, FB)

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Google has completed the acquisition of Wildfire Interactive, a social-marketing startup, that it announced in July, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider. That means that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has two close relatives working at his company's archrival--younger sister Arielle and brother-in-law Harry Schmidt. Arielle, who was on vacation at...
It's Official: Two Of Mark Zuckerberg's Relatives Now Really Do Work At Google (GOOG, FB)

Propel fuels up with $21M for green gas stations

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If you hate the mere idea of oil companies and gas stations, but have to fill up your gas tank with something, then perhaps you’re one of the new converts to Propel Fuels’ over two dozen alternative fuel stations that have popped up around California and Washington state in recent...
Propel fuels up with $21M for green gas stations

CEO Of London’s Tech City Project Departs, As Global Tech Race Heats Up

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Eric van der Kleij is to depart his post as CEO of the UK’s Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) after his two year contract comes to an end this Summer. The TCIO was set up by the UK government to promote East London’s pre-existing cluster of technology startups and is...
CEO Of London’s Tech City Project Departs, As Global Tech Race Heats Up

Psst. Facebook Turned On Its App Center Worldwide Overnight

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Facebook took one more step further in its global ambitions today: the social network has now made its App Center, the storefront for Facebook desktop and mobile applications, available in every country where Facebook is. Facebook, the site created so that you can share every detail of what is going on your...
Psst. Facebook Turned On Its App Center Worldwide Overnight
Test Driving YouTube's Secret New Site Design

Why Is Pinterest Poking Around In TV Land?

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The battle for the living room is on, with tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and social kings Facebook and Twitter all jockeying for your attention on the TV screen. But the war for the first-screen (Xbox, Apple TV) and second-screen experiences (on your smartphone or tablet) is only beginning...
Why Is Pinterest Poking Around In TV Land?

AT&T announces record iPhone pre-orders, company's fastest selling Apple device ever

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It is starting to look like it was one huge weekend for the iPhone 5. In a press release this morning, the nation’s second-largest carrier AT&T announced some big news for the device, which became available to customers last Friday. AT&T said the iPhone 5 is now the fastest-selling...
AT&T announces record iPhone pre-orders, company's fastest selling Apple device ever

How Advertisers Use Facebook To Figure Out When You're Pregnant (FB)

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Facebook got taken to task by Ad Age this weekend in a report that accuses the social network of being  "purposefully vague" about how it targets users based on their likes and interests. We told you yesterday that Facebook has more than 200 ways of tracking its users around the...
How Advertisers Use Facebook To Figure Out When You're Pregnant (FB)
ZTE aiming for Q1 2013 launch for Firefox OS smartphone

Yandex expands global search index from 4 billion to ‘tens of billions’ of pages

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Russian search engine company Yandex has significantly boosted its global search index from 4 billion pages indexed to ‘tens of billions’ of pages, according to a spokesperson. Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh announced the expansion of its search index, which has happened gradually since its launch in May 2010 and not...
Yandex expands global search index from 4 billion to ‘tens of billions’ of pages

Instagram completely removes photos from inside of Twitter

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And the mobile photo wars continue. Today Instagram completely disabled photo integration with Twitter, following a dramatic move by the photo sharing site earlier this week that made its photos appear cropped in the Twitter timeline. Now when you share an Instagram photo on Twitter, only a link to...
Instagram completely removes photos from inside of Twitter

Mark Zuckerberg Is So Rich, He Lives In His $6 Million House For Free

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is so rich that he's living in his $5.95 million Palo Alto home at short-term cost close to $0. In other words, for free. Zuckerberg just re-financed his home with a 30-year adjustable-rate loan starting at 1.05%, according to Bloomberg's John Gittelsohn and Dakin Campbell. Because 1.05%...
Mark Zuckerberg Is So Rich, He Lives In His $6 Million House For Free

Sprint confirms its HD Voice is incompatible with the iPhone 5

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The new, lighter iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, punchier processor, LTE and dual-band WiFi, but if you plan to pick one up for Sprint's network, you can't have it all. Carrier spokesperson Michelle Leff Mermelstein told Phone Scoop that its version of HD Voice will not work on...
Sprint confirms its HD Voice is incompatible with the iPhone 5

Facebook's Instagram Deal Moves One Step Closer: UK's Office Of Fair Trading Gives It The All-Clear

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Facebook has today moved one step closer in its proposed acquisition of photo-sharing app Instagram. The Office of Fair Trading in the UK has given the deal the all-clear. The announcement was made via an RNS regulatory statement, which briefly said it would not refer the deal to the Competition Commission....
Facebook's Instagram Deal Moves One Step Closer: UK's Office Of Fair Trading Gives It The All-Clear

Bingo! Facebook Gambles On Games Using Real Money, Not Credits, To Engage Users

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For the last three quarters, Facebook has been struggling to move the needle on its payments business, but today a new game has launched that could provide a clue to how that could change that in the future: the social network has, for the first time, allowed a gaming app...
Bingo! Facebook Gambles On Games Using Real Money, Not Credits, To Engage Users

Carpooling.com Gets $10M From Daimler To Take Its Ridesharing To The US: Let The Car Wars Commence!

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The ridesharing-disruptive car service space in the U.S. is about to get a little more crowded: Carpooling.com, a ridesharing service out of Germany with one million monthly users, is today announcing a C-round of investment from carmaker Daimler, which it will be using to expand to the other side of...
Carpooling.com Gets $10M From Daimler To Take Its Ridesharing To The US: Let The Car Wars Commence!

Uh Oh! Amazon Researchers Say Pinterest Doesn't Generate A Lot Of Sales (AMZN)

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Zappos Labs, the research arm of the Zappos online apparel site, has been experimenting with Pinterest--and the results are not encouraging. Will Young, director of Zappos Labs, told Bloomberg that Pinterest users are far more likely to share a purchase than Twitter or Facebook users--but that shared items generate far...
Uh Oh! Amazon Researchers Say Pinterest Doesn't Generate A Lot Of Sales (AMZN)

Sony: We are still considering Windows RT, but optimum timing is also key

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In the Q&A session at today's Sony VAIO event in Tokyo, a spokesperson expressed that while his company has yet to officially give Windows RT a whirl, it is still under consideration for future VAIO products. The rep added that he believes there's an optimum timing for picking up...
Sony: We are still considering Windows RT, but optimum timing is also key

Nokia Confirms It's Looking At HQ Sale, May Lease It Back, No Plans To Leave Finland

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As Nokia continues to downsize its operations to conserve cash, the handset maker is looking to sell its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland for a price of up to $387 million (€300 million). The news was first reported by the Finnish-language Helsingen Sanomat, with the real-estate price estimate coming from Ilta-Sanomat....
Nokia Confirms It's Looking At HQ Sale, May Lease It Back, No Plans To Leave Finland
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