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Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, It’s Only 90 MB

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Last month The Pirate Bay announced that it will stop hosting torrents in the very near future. This change is expected to go into effect before the end of the month. From then on, Pirate Bay users can only download files through magnet links. The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak...
Download a Copy of The Pirate Bay, It’s Only 90 MB
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins says there is 'nothing wrong' with the company

Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

techcrunch.com
Good morning, and welcome to our Tuesday edition of People Suing Each Other. In the far corner, we have the number four PC maker in the world, Acer, based out of Taiwan; and in the other corner we have Acer former CEO Gianfranco Lanci, based out of Italy, who resigned...
Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete
Test Drive Apple’s New Messages App Before Mountain Lion Launches

Retina Ready: Apple’s New Year’s Resolution?

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In a few weeks, Apple will unveil the next generation iPad, John Packowski of AllThingsD confirms today. If history (and carrier code) is any indication, it should go on sale shortly after that. Maybe even just a few days later. And that’s interesting because it doesn’t give developers a lot of...
Retina Ready: Apple’s New Year’s Resolution?

RIM's Thorsten Heins denies company's 'death spiral,' predicts successful transition to BlackBerry 10

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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has the unenviable task of, well, being the CEO of RIM. Still, in spite of some gloomy numbers, the exec thinks the company is on the right track. Heins told CBC Radio that, since taking over, the company has been implementing changes that are helping...
RIM's Thorsten Heins denies company's 'death spiral,' predicts successful transition to BlackBerry 10
RIM CEO denies company is ‘in a death spiral’

The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29

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For half a decade The Pirate Bay has been the leading BitTorrent site, but soon its users will no longer be able to download .torrent files. The first step in this direction will be taken on February 29, the Pirate Bay announced today. Instead of deleting all torrent files at...
The Pirate Bay Says Goodbye to (Most) Torrents on February 29

Nokia Pushes Its Emerging Market, Low-Cost Strategy With The 800C, China’s First CDMA Windows Phone

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A big step today for both Nokia and Microsoft in its bid to be at the center of the huge smartphone growth currently underway in China and other emerging markets: Nokia today paired up with China Telecom to launch the Nokia 800C, the first CDMA Windows Phone to hit China,...
Nokia Pushes Its Emerging Market, Low-Cost Strategy With The 800C, China’s First CDMA Windows Phone
What Lies Beyond The Check-In: Foursquare To Launch Big New Redesign Next Week

Republic Wireless to open next beta of hybrid VOIP service this summer

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The $19 all-you-can-eat smartphone service that seemed great, then not-so-great, then great again is about to re-open public beta testing. We're told that the first phase of the beta is "going very well", to the point where Republic Wireless feels it can "skip the baby steps" and offer its...
Republic Wireless to open next beta of hybrid VOIP service this summer

Doro PhoneEasy 740 smartphone hands-on at MWC 2012

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Don't recognize the name? If so, it's probably because Doro is a completely new player in the smartphone industry, as it doesn't necessarily quench the appetite of power users. The vendor primarily focuses on providing the elderly with simple handsets, which in the past equated to offering nothing but...
Doro PhoneEasy 740 smartphone hands-on at MWC 2012

Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 a month on mobile data, says Parks Associates

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In a recent report titled Mobile Data and Applications, research outfit Parks Associates found that a large chunk of Stateside consumers aren't willing to pay more than $50 per month for a mobile data plan. What's also interesting here -- but not surprising -- is the study shows nearly...
Two-thirds of Americans unwilling to spend over $50 a month on mobile data, says Parks Associates

Google closes Motorola Mobility purchase; Sanjay Jha out, Dennis Woodside in as CEO

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Having received final approval from Chinese authorities at the weekend, Google has announced that its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI) has finally closed, with Dennis Woodside becoming the company’s new CEO, replacing former chief Sanjay Jha. Google says that the acquisition closed at a price of $40 per share in...
Google closes Motorola Mobility purchase; Sanjay Jha out, Dennis Woodside in as CEO

10 Things You Should Never Say To A Front-End Web Developer

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22-year-old Hunter Bridges is a talented front end engineer who can make your dreams into a reality. "Front-end" engineers are the people who build the parts of Web sites that you actually see. That's opposed to "back-end" engineers, who work on all the stuff behind the scenes -- for instance, like...
10 Things You Should Never Say To A Front-End Web Developer

ShareMyPlayLists Gets A Much Needed Android Reboot

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“To be honest, it was awful”, says ShareMyPlaylists founder Kieron Donoghue on the company’s previous Android effort, which today gets a much needed reboot. The new app brings many of the Spotify community site’s best features to Google’s platform, such as its editorally-picked ‘Featured Playlists’ as well as the ‘Top...
ShareMyPlayLists Gets A Much Needed Android Reboot

Spotify takes aim at DJs, adds gapless playback and crossfade features

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European music streaming service has delivered an update to its platform that will allow users to take advantage of new gapless playback and crossfade features, ensuring that users can listen to tracks without silence between them. The update will be a welcome boost to fans of electronic and classical music...
Spotify takes aim at DJs, adds gapless playback and crossfade features
Star Castle finally finds a home on the Atari 2600, gets a redesigned cartridge

AT&T launches pilot program for expanded push-to-talk services

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Let's face it, walkie-talkies are far from glamorous, but for large and small enterprises that rely on real-time communication, the WWII artifact remains an integral part of the workday. Now, AT&T has set forth on a journey to give its push-to-talk services a modern makeover, and it's recruiting a few...
AT&T launches pilot program for expanded push-to-talk services

Yahoo confirms 2000 job cuts, hopes to save $375m a year as a result

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Yahoo has annnounced that it will cut 2000 of its work force in order to save $375m a year. “Today’s actions are an important next step toward a bold, new Yahoo! — smaller, nimbler, more profitable and better equipped to innovate as fast as our customers and our industry require. We...
Yahoo confirms 2000 job cuts, hopes to save $375m a year as a result

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integrates RIM, iOS and Android device management

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With iOS now offering business-friendly security features, the shift away from BlackBerry is well underway, and the transition hasn't exactly played out well for RIM. Now, the company even appears to be embracing the recently established competition, by launching BlackBerry Mobile Fusion. Beginning today, the new enterprise management tool...
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integrates RIM, iOS and Android device management

Startup SalesCrunch Makes Unsolicited Bid for Cisco Unit WebEx

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For months the rumor mills have whispered here and there about WebEx, the remote meeting service owned by the networking giant Cisco Systems. As that company has gone through numerous contortions, shedding jobs and business units, WebEx has stood out as another acquisition that might find itself on the chopping...
Startup SalesCrunch Makes Unsolicited Bid for Cisco Unit WebEx

Apple SVP Industrial Design Jony Ive talks Apple design and competition

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In a rare Q&A with the Evening Standard from the firm’s headquarters, Apple’s design guru talks about Apple’s design process and competition. Four particularly good answers follow: Q: What makes design different at Apple? A: We struggle with the right words to describe the design process at Apple  but...
Apple SVP Industrial Design Jony Ive talks Apple design and competition

Netflix Never Used Its $1 Million Algorithm Due To Engineering Costs

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Netflix awarded a $1 million prize to a developer team in 2009 for an algorithm that increased the accuracy of the company’s recommendation engine by 10 percent. But it doesn’t use the million-dollar code, and has no plans to implement it in the future, Netflix announced on its blog Friday. The post...
Netflix Never Used Its $1 Million Algorithm Due To Engineering Costs

PSA: Google Play offers 24/7 phone support for apps, books, movies and music

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Maybe it got lost in the transition from Android Market to Google Play, but it's come to our attention that Mountain View's now offering phone support for any issue related to its shop. The deal's fairly simple; if you happen to run into any troubles with apps, tunes, books...
PSA: Google Play offers 24/7 phone support for apps, books, movies and music
Sprint raising $2 billion, may throw some dough Clearwire's way

Android open source could lose bundled browser, but Chromium will fill the gap

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Chrome for Android is, by virtually every measure, a step in the right direction for web browsing on Android devices — it works, looks, and feels better than the stock Android browser that it replaces. MG Siegler is making an interesting claim about the platform's transition to Chrome, though:...
Android open source could lose bundled browser, but Chromium will fill the gap
RIM appoints Kristian Tear as new COO, Frank Boulben as new CMO

Apple's iPad driving accelerated enterprise transition away from printing

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A new analysis shows that the adoption of tablets in the enterprise, led largely by Apple's iPad, is having an accelerating impact on the decline corporate printing....
Apple's iPad driving accelerated enterprise transition away from printing

Here's One Of The Biggest Risks To Facebook's Business That Gets Overlooked (FB)

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Facebook has tried very hard to become a business that's not strictly advertising supported. It hasn't worked. Over 80% of its revenue comes from ads. Most of the rest comes from payments, which is a cut of revenue it takes from developers like Zynga, EA, and others. Unfortunately for Facebook,...
Here's One Of The Biggest Risks To Facebook's Business That Gets Overlooked (FB)
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