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Startups: A Wave of Startups That Hates Conference Calls as Much as You Do

Verizon Helps You Say Wassup?! With Group Chat Lines

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Have you ever tried to plan a get-together with a group of friends only to find yourself texting and calling individual people in a frantic maze of communication? Thankfully there are now web apps that make the process of event planning easier, but what about those times when you need...
Verizon Helps You Say Wassup?! With Group Chat Lines

Strongbox: New Yorker's salvo in the 'war between data capture and privacy'

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New open-source drop box for leaked documents co-created by Aaron Swartz launches, provides 'secure route' for sourcesWhen Kevin Poulsen, a former hacker who now edits at Wired magazine, came up with the idea two years ago of creating an open-source drop box for leaked documents along the lines of WikiLeaks,...
Strongbox: New Yorker's salvo in the 'war between data capture and privacy'
Atari's Nolan Bushnell: 'we could have owned the internet'

How to Transmit News Photos by Wire—in 1937

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Telephotography was a thrilling new technology in the 1930s, allowing newspapers to send images across the country at lightning speed. Photographs were scanned from a rotating cylinder and transmitted electronically via telephone lines. Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, this informative film was produced by Chevrolet, and shamelessly includes a highly entertaining...
How to Transmit News Photos by Wire—in 1937

Software | Why Twitter Has More Freedom to Innovate Than Google

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When the University of Michigan abandoned good old fashioned telephone lines in favor of new-age phones that sent calls over the public internet, Marius Eriksen's class project was to build software that could eavesdrop on student conversations....
Software | Why Twitter Has More Freedom to Innovate Than Google
Is video the future of voice?

UK broadband speeds 42% slower than advertised, survey finds

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Guardian investigation finds users facing blackspots, exposed copper lines and having to move home to keep businesses afloatBritish broadband customers are paying for services that are more than 40% slower than advertised, a Guardian investigation has found, with thousands complaining that they are being short-changed by their internet service providers.In...
UK broadband speeds 42% slower than advertised, survey finds

Atari Is 40 Years Old And I Still Can’t Beat The Dragon In Adventure

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It was 40 years ago yesterday that Atari’s Nolan Bushnell taught the world the play. Bushnell, an engineer in game programmer, built and sold Atari in the late 1970s, ushering in the era of the video game and changing the way kids spent nice summer days. Atari is 40 years...
Atari Is 40 Years Old And I Still Can’t Beat The Dragon In Adventure

Vodafone gets green light to buy Cable & Wireless, goes on a high-fiber diet

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Vodafone has succeeded in its attempt to buy Cable & Wireless in a bid to become the UK's second largest telecoms company. The £1.04 billion ($1.6 billion) purchase had been at risk thanks to a C&W shareholder rebellion, but will will now go ahead barring regulatory approval. Big Red...
Vodafone gets green light to buy Cable & Wireless, goes on a high-fiber diet
Here's AT&T's $14B plan to kill its copper network and leave rural America behind
Disaster, meet opportunity: Verizon's plan to push wireless on copper landline customers

Why Shared Data Plans Make Sense for Consumers and Carriers

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Companies such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are favorite punching bags of users and advocates and the carriers are constantly looking for an edge that will prop up their consumer mindshare. The primary avenue of differentiation for each carrier is the plans they offer. As consumers adopt multiple...
Why Shared Data Plans Make Sense for Consumers and Carriers
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