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Twitter reportedly testing features to surface local tweets

T-Mobile engineer opens up about iPhone, LTE, failed AT&T merger and more in Reddit AMA

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A Reddit AMA has been going on this morning with a T-Mobile RF engineer hosting a series of questions about the network, it’s LTE capabilities, the iPhone and more. Some interesting information is getting revealed and we’ve pulled a few of the tidbits out for you here. On iPhones getting...
T-Mobile engineer opens up about iPhone, LTE, failed AT&T merger and more in Reddit AMA
James Cameron: The Future Of 3D Will Be Defined By TV

Feds seize 307 sports-related domains in advance of Super Bowl

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Federal authorities said Thursday they had seized and shuttered 307 domains, 16 allegedly engaged in unauthorized live sports streaming and the remainder accused of selling fake professional sports merchandise, including National Football League paraphernalia. The seizure, the biggest to date under the Immigration and Customs Enforcement crackdown known as...
Feds seize 307 sports-related domains in advance of Super Bowl

Scoop St: From Flash Mobs to Group Shopping Discounts

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Georgetown roommates David Ambrose and Justin Tsang never thought their time spent together in the dorms would amount to a joint business. The two recently launched Scoop St. - a group buying discount site for local deals on restaurants, spa packages, sporting events and concerts. Similar to other shopping sites...
Scoop St: From Flash Mobs to Group Shopping Discounts

Pirates Debut Super-Smooth Video Torrents

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Frame rate is a term used to describe the frequency that a device is able to capture or replay consecutive images required for the creation of moving video. If each image was played back, say, once per second, the viewer would see a series of static images, but by presenting...
Pirates Debut Super-Smooth Video Torrents

Online sports streaming site owner avoids jail time in new deal with Feds

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Brian McCarthy, the accused operator of Channelsurfing.net—a site that linked to unauthorized streams of sporting events—has signed a deal with the Department of Justice. This will effectively grant him amnesty, according to court documents filed earlier this month published Tuesday by TorrentFreak. As Ars reported in 2011, McCarthy had...
Online sports streaming site owner avoids jail time in new deal with Feds
Sky Sports pay-as-you-go streaming arrives on Now TV for £9.99 per day

Must-Tweet TV: How The Pioneers Of Social Television Turn Viewers Into VIPs

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Throughout the succinct two-year history of social television, successes and failures have taught practitioners three valuable lessons. In fact, these lessons apply to practitioners in any major medium (radio, film, television, journalism). Keep It Organic As you know by now, the golden rule of social media is to deliver value...
Must-Tweet TV: How The Pioneers Of Social Television Turn Viewers Into VIPs
Twitter teams up with Fox and ESPN to bring more video and ads to your timeline
Startup to bring cell phone charging stations to sports stadiums, airports, conferences
Gender benders and sequential hermaphrodites: How sex is determined
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren courts Reddit users for a crowdsourced copyright reform bill

Glasgow’s Startup Weekend event highlights Scottish tech creativity

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If you missed it, the first ever Scottish Startup Weekend just took place in Glasgow, expanding the event’s footprint in the UK and of course highlighting talent north of the border. As ever with a Startup Weekend, the pressure is on as the challenge is for entrepreneurs, designers and developers to...
Glasgow’s Startup Weekend event highlights Scottish tech creativity

HEY, CORD CUTTERS: Here's How To Get Live TV On Your iPad Without Going Through Cable (AAPL)

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Big media companies are still trying to figure out the best way to get live TV on your iPad or tablet. Some, like Time Warner and Comcast, have apps that let you stream a handful of channels to your mobile device. But you must be a subscriber and use...
HEY, CORD CUTTERS: Here's How To Get Live TV On Your iPad Without Going Through Cable (AAPL)

Chelsea’s Champion’s League win against Barcelona becomes the most tweeted sporting event ever

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Sporting events draw a huge number of people to Twitter and a recent Champions League game was no exception, as a late goal from Fernando Torres helped Chelsea’s win against Barcelona on Tuesday become the most tweeted sporting event ever. Twitter says that during the game, total global traffic on...
Chelsea’s Champion’s League win against Barcelona becomes the most tweeted sporting event ever

Applauze creates tailored list of area events

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Summer means long days and warm nights ripe for planning all sorts of activities. With Applauze, developers aimed to provide their users with a fairly complete list of events around them, tailored to their interests. The app is strong on picking good suggestions -- it can scan your music...
Applauze creates tailored list of area events

How Apple's Passbook can bring mobile ticketing mainstream

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If you’ve flown on a major airline in the past few years, you’ve probably seen someone using a mobile boarding pass, or maybe even used one yourself. But mobile ticketing still isn’t universal, especially in the U.S., despite the ubiquity of smart mobile devices. Apple’s Passbook app, which launches on Wednesday...
How Apple's Passbook can bring mobile ticketing mainstream

AT&T's Dual-Sided Pipe is Bad for Developers

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AT&T may be instituting a "pay to play" program for mobile app developers in the next year where publishers would be responsible for paying for the bandwidth that consumers use on their mobile apps. The Wall Street Journal reported today that AT&T's head of network and technology John Donovan compared...
AT&T's Dual-Sided Pipe is Bad for Developers

Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

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Hot on the heels of the previous writeup about the Olympics Second Screen and the design challenges we faced, this post is more geared at popping open the hood and looking at the technical details on how we've built the web app.The Guardian's Second Screen project is an attempt at...
Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

Seized Sports Streaming Site Makes a Blazing Comeback

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Yesterday, several sports streaming sites had their domain names seized by the Department of Justice and Homeland Security’s ICE unit. Leading up to the Super Bowl this weekend, a total of 307 domain names were seized, 16 of which provided access to online streams of popular sporting events. Commenting on...
Seized Sports Streaming Site Makes a Blazing Comeback

Seeking To Become The Eventbrite Of Japan, PeaTiX Raises $1 Million From 500 Startups And Others

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Like the U.S., Japan has a ticketing problem. Big incumbents keep independent event producers from managing ticket sales and growing their events. In the same way that Eventbrite helped to provide more efficient options for event organizers to get the word out and sell tickets in the U.S., PeaTiX is...
Seeking To Become The Eventbrite Of Japan, PeaTiX Raises $1 Million From 500 Startups And Others
Seatgeek goes mobile after three years of Web-only

The Californication of the Daily Deals Market -- Cheap Tickets

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Crowd Seats is bringing a bit of Hollywood to the daily deals business. The Los Angeles-based company, which got started a year ago, is focused on selling tickets at a discount. The site does not sell bikini waxes, Segway tours, or fancy dinners. Rather, it’s all about targeting hardcore sports...
The Californication of the Daily Deals Market -- Cheap Tickets

SeatGeek Isn't Just About Secondary Ticketing Anymore, Thanks To Ticketfly Partnership

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SeatGeek aims to become the definitive search engine for live events, but until now, the tickets available on the site only came from secondary resale sites like StubHub — in other words, if a ticket was going to show up on SeatGeek, someone else had to buy it first and...
SeatGeek Isn't Just About Secondary Ticketing Anymore, Thanks To Ticketfly Partnership

New Slingbox 350, 500 models unveiled

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Sling Media has rolled out the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350, two completely redesigned retail Slingbox products that provide live streaming of television, sporting events, recorded programming and premium content to smartphones, tablets, laptops and connected devices. In addition, the Slingbox 500 introduces new features, including Wi-Fi and HDMI, as...
New Slingbox 350, 500 models unveiled

Picksie Bets Ticket Sales Will Help Them Standout In the Location Game

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Picksie's Interface Launched in late 2010, Picksie is a location-based app serving up recommendations for smartphone users in search of something to do or somewhere to eat. In the interest of ensuring that your social life run as smoothly as possible, they’ve just integrated ticket purchasing into the app. It...
Picksie Bets Ticket Sales Will Help Them Standout In the Location Game
Serial Entrepreneur & GetTaxi Co-Founder’s ‘Loyalize’ Acquired for $5M

High-tech photo booth tracks user behavior

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A photo kiosk that can track user behavior using a Microsoft Kinect-like sensor and mine social data could help marketers gain valuable information about audiences at sporting events....
High-tech photo booth tracks user behavior

Best Buy cleans house in aftermath of scandal, sends founder to retirement

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It’s not a good week to be the head of a publicly-traded company — if you like playing fast and loose with the rules, that is. The same weekend that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned after a false claim on his résumé, Best Buy announced that it would be replacing...
Best Buy cleans house in aftermath of scandal, sends founder to retirement
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