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Sign of the times: RIAA now includes streaming music in digital gold, platinum awards
Gigabyte mocks global warming with 2000-watt Z77X-UP7 motherboard

Rumor Mill: T-Mobile to impose data roaming caps

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Starting April 5, T-Mobile USA plans to limit the amount of data that its customers can use while roaming onto the networks of other carriers, according to the blog TMoNews, which cited internal T-Mobile documents. Importantly, customers who exceed their limits won't be able to use data services while roaming...
Rumor Mill: T-Mobile to impose data roaming caps

Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers

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[Editor's note: Seattle entrepreneurs Barry Chu and Dave Cotter share some of their startup lessons in starting the new mobile app SquareHub. The three-part series is running this week on GeekWire, starting yesterday with their thoughts about minimum viable products. In part two, they'll talk about how they determined product features....
Startup lesson #2: Don't ignore the enablers

Facebook to auction users' eyeballs in real time to advertisers

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Bloomberg reports that Facebook is planning to launch a service that will create a “spot” market for targeted advertising, allowing advertisers to bid on access to specific Facebook users based on specific data about their browsing history. The service, called Facebook Exchange, will use partnerships with other companies to track...
Facebook to auction users' eyeballs in real time to advertisers

Apple announces countdown to 50 billion apps served, reveals top 50 apps of all time

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Apple announced a countdown to 50 billion app downloads today, signaling that iOS downloads are north of 49 billion already. “Apps have revolutionized the way we play video games, consume news, do business, educate, communicate, create art, and...
Apple announces countdown to 50 billion apps served, reveals top 50 apps of all time
Tankcraft: Building a DARPA tank online for fun and profit

Chinese video giant Youku's shareholders approve Tudou merger deal

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The ongoing merger between Chinese online video giants Youku and Tudou has taken a step closer to completion after Youku confirmed that its shareholders have approved the plan to bring its rival on board. On the other side, Tudou’s board has also approved the deal, which was announced in March and is...
Chinese video giant Youku's shareholders approve Tudou merger deal

Comment voting now shows the vote split!

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The top voted post this past week was a user requesting we show the voting split on posts. So, we just pushed out an update about 30 minutes ago that does exactly that. Now when you see a score of zero, you can easily tell if it's received no votes,...
Comment voting now shows the vote split!

New Elastic MapReduce Features: Metrics, Updates, VPC, and Cluster Compute Support (Guest Post)

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Today's guest blogger is Adam Gray. Adam is a Product Manager on the Elastic MapReduce Team. -- Jeff; We’re always excited when we can bring features to our customers that make it easier for them to derive value from their data—so it’s been a fun month for the EMR team....
New Elastic MapReduce Features: Metrics, Updates, VPC, and Cluster Compute Support (Guest Post)

FCC presses Verizon on mobile capacity crunch

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Verizon has claimed that it will start running out of mobile broadband capacity as soon as 2013 unless it gets its hands on the cable operators’ unused spectrum. But the Federal Communications Commission has some questions about the math Verizon used to reach that conclusion, as well as the deal...
FCC presses Verizon on mobile capacity crunch

Wireless data: What it really takes to get you throttled on AT&T

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  AT&T today got more specific about how it will handle heavy usage of its wireless network by people grandfathered in to unlimited data plans. In the past, the company has said that it reduces speeds after people enter the top 5 percent of data usage. But that left vague...
Wireless data: What it really takes to get you throttled on AT&T

Google Fiber: 20% Of Kansas City, MO Neighborhoods Have Already Met Their Sign-Up Goals

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That was fast. Just a few days ago, Google officially opened registration for the 1 gigabit fiber network it is launching on both the Kansas and Missouri sides of Kansas City. Within just two days, more than 20% of the eligible neighborhoods on the Missouri side have already reached Google’s...
Google Fiber: 20% Of Kansas City, MO Neighborhoods Have Already Met Their Sign-Up Goals

Rambus Binary Pixel brings single-shot HDR photos to phone cameras

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Most high dynamic range photography 'cheats' by merging multiple exposures into a composite image, which can lead to blurry shots. While HDR camera technology is catching up and will even let us record HDR video on our smartphones, Rambus believes its new Binary Pixel technology can achieve the effect...
Rambus Binary Pixel brings single-shot HDR photos to phone cameras
Facebook Auto-Cools Servers With Air Pressure Sensors

Apple Admits That It Has Become Practically Beyond Comparison (AAPL)

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We all know Apple has become a big company. But, a new proxy statement it filed with the SEC puts in context just how big it has become. In the filing, Apple says it had to adjust the companies it uses as comparisons for its compensation because it's so much...
Apple Admits That It Has Become Practically Beyond Comparison (AAPL)

Full text of the immigration reform bill's proposed changes to high-skill and STEM visas

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Following endless wrangling, a proposal bill has been released. It’s 844 pages long, and more technical than you could possibly imagine. However, given that high-skill and STEM immigration reform is part of the bill, and the changes impact the technology industry, we must delve into the text. Happily, TNW has...
Full text of the immigration reform bill's proposed changes to high-skill and STEM visas

A Peak At Facebook's Insanely Awesome Monitoring Tool Claspin

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Facebook engineer Sean Lynch has built a mind blowing custom server monitoring tool for the company that uses heat mapping to keep tabs on a huge number of servers at a glance. Lynch is part of the cache performance team at Facebook. When things go wrong he needs to know...
A Peak At Facebook's Insanely Awesome Monitoring Tool Claspin

Chris Dodd Says The MPAA Loves Helping The Blind; It's Just Not Going To Weaken Copyright Protection To Do It

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It looks as if the MPAA might be a bit sensitive about its new "enemy of the blind" status, a title it picked up during its lobbyists' recent visit to the White House. Chris Dodd has penned a slightly defensive op-ed for the Huffington Post defending the MPAA's undying...
Chris Dodd Says The MPAA Loves Helping The Blind; It's Just Not Going To Weaken Copyright Protection To Do It

RIAA now counts online streams in Gold and Platinum Digital Single Awards

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After years of fighting against the digital tide, the RIAA announced it'll now factor online audio and video streams when considering tracks for its Digital Single Award. The certification has heretofore been given to digital tracks that have gone Gold or Platinum, but only for downloads: 500,000 for Gold,...
RIAA now counts online streams in Gold and Platinum Digital Single Awards

Startups, VCs Eye Finance Reform Bill as Senate Debate Begins

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Debate began today in the U.S. Senate on a bill designed to overhaul the financial industry. It's a piece of legislation that could have far-reaching consequences for venture capital investment, and in turn some argue, for technological innovation and economic growth. A response to the recent financial meltdowns and scandals,...
Startups, VCs Eye Finance Reform Bill as Senate Debate Begins
Glassmap’s founders get clear about online privacy

Comcast capitulates on cap, but dodges the net neutrality issue

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Comcast Tower Comcast plans to raise its broadband cap to 300 GB per month as it trials two new ways to deal with managing traffic on its network, the nation’s largest cable operator said in a blog post today. The move is a welcome one for those who have hit the...
Comcast capitulates on cap, but dodges the net neutrality issue

George McGovern On Why Politicians Who Haven't Built A Business Are Bad At Regulating

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With the passing of former Senator and Presidential candidate George McGovern this weekend, the Wall Street Journal reran a 1992 column he wrote about how much he learned from trying to start a business after he'd left politics. TheMoneyIllusion has an excerpt as well: In 1988, I invested most of...
George McGovern On Why Politicians Who Haven't Built A Business Are Bad At Regulating

HP CEO Meg Whitman Made $15.4 Million In 2012 Even After Missing Targets (HPQ)

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Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Meg Whitman received nearly $15.4 million in fiscal 2012, her first full year as chief executive officer, receiving only 70 percent of her targeted compensation as it posted a net loss for the year. Whitman, who took a salary of $1 last year, reaped...
HP CEO Meg Whitman Made $15.4 Million In 2012 Even After Missing Targets (HPQ)

Introducing comment voting on news articles and features

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In our continuing effort to promote the best and brightest discussion on news articles and features, we are testing a new voting system on comments. It's an experiment—we built the system with the minimum number of features to launch with, and if readers take to it, we may very well...
Introducing comment voting on news articles and features
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