tuesday morning

tuesday morning

Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"

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Julius Genachowski, the outgoing chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today touted his agency's record in promoting wireless competition over the last four years. And he warned that allowing AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the market leaders, to snap up all of the spectrum in an upcoming wireless auction...
Outgoing FCC chair: Wireless dominance by AT&T and Verizon a "very bad thing"
Apple's online services struggles continue with GameCenter, iCloud, iTunes outage

Nexus 4 Back in Stock at Google Play

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Looks like the weeks-long Nexus 4 drought is finally over. Google’s marquee Android handset returned to the company’s Google Play store Tuesday morning. The LG-made device, which has been tough to come by since it first debuted, is now available for purchase in 8GB and 16GB configurations with a shipping...
Nexus 4 Back in Stock at Google Play

US Moves to Put Megaupload's Founder Back in Jail

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is due to appear in Auckland High Court on Tuesday morning as representatives of the U.S. government appeal a ruling that set him......
US Moves to Put Megaupload's Founder Back in Jail

Joyent: Data centers are the new factories, making and moving bits

gigaom.com
The data-center business may seem like something brand new, but in many ways it is really just a virtual version of the traditional container-shipping business, Joyent founder and chief technology officer Jason Hoffman told attendees at GigaOM’s Structure Europe conference on Tuesday morning in Amsterdam. And just as the development...
Joyent: Data centers are the new factories, making and moving bits
Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, James Cameron to announce potential asteroid mining outfit
Hungry developers sell out Google I/O in less than 30 minutes

Three UK suffers data outage, customers being brought back online in phases

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The Three data network in the UK has been suffering an outage since late Monday evening. A Three spokesman confirmed to The Next Web that the company began hearing reports of the data-only outage late last night but that it became most apparent when the UK woke up on Tuesday...
Three UK suffers data outage, customers being brought back online in phases

New Cloud Foundry app validates cloud portability

gigaom.com
Cloud Foundry wants its Platform as a Service to be the basis for a wide array of such services going forward — a sort of super Paas foundation. And so far, it’s got some promising partners in that effort: AppFog, Uhuru, ActiveState, and Tier 3 Network all provide PaaS offerings based on...
New Cloud Foundry app validates cloud portability

Apple to Samsung: Your patents are worth half a penny per unit

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And by the way, you owe us $2.5 billion in sales, damages and lost profits for ours FORTUNE -- On Monday, Reuters reported that Apple (AAPL) and Samsung were far apart in their second round of court-ordered settlement talks, but we had no idea how far apart. According to FOSS...
Apple to Samsung: Your patents are worth half a penny per unit

Facebook shares fall again as criticism of IPO mounts

www.guardian.co.uk
Facebook stock falls 4.2% to $32.60 in first 90 minutes of trading, leading to questions over tech firm's financial prospectsShares in Facebook shares fell again on Tuesday as questions mounted over the company's financial prospects and its ability to grow fast enough to meet the hype surrounding its stock. In...
Facebook shares fall again as criticism of IPO mounts

Google becomes hardware company with $12.5B Motorola buy

www.computerworld.com
Google said Tuesday morning that it has closed the deal to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion...
Google becomes hardware company with $12.5B Motorola buy

Almost Half of Verizon's Record iPhone Sales Were iPhone 5s

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Verizon activated a record number of iPhones in the fourth quarter, about half of where were the LTE-enabled iPhone 5. Reporting fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday morning, Verizon said that of the 9.8 million smartphones it sold during the period, 6.2 million were iPhones. So about two-thirds of new smartphone activations at...
Almost Half of Verizon's Record iPhone Sales Were iPhone 5s

CES 2013: Interview roundup

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Our CES plates were jam-packed full of eye-opening conversations this year. We had the chance to speak to top tech luminaries, entrepreneurs, celebrities and fellow journalists. Much of that opportunity arose from the return of our stage, parked right in the middle of the Las Vegas Convention Center's Grand...
CES 2013: Interview roundup

The Pirate Bay admits to North Korean hosting hoax

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You've got to hand it to the IT wizards at The Pirate Bay--they certainly know how to have fun with their infrastructure set-up. Echoing a prank from 2007, the Pirate Bay on Monday claimed the site was now being hosted in North Korea at that government's invitation. News outlets...
The Pirate Bay admits to North Korean hosting hoax
Google scrambles to bring Gmail back online after widespread service interruption

Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

venturebeat.com
Following a few days of excited build-up, Planetary Resources, a new space startup backed by heavy hitters including Larry Page and James Cameron, officially announced its plans to mine asteroids near Earth. The Tuesday morning event took place at the packed Space Gallery in the Museum of Flight in Seattle....
Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) officially kicks off on Tuesday morning, but press attendees have packed schedules starting bright and early tomorrow AM. Microsoft's kicking things off with its briefing, which promises new Xbox One details and a major focus on games. Sony, meanwhile, is officially unveiling its new...
We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!

Microsoft briefly posts Surface pre-orders, reveals pricing

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Microsoft has been touting its Surface tablet since June, but it gave users the first glimpse of its price tag Tuesday. A pre-order page for the company's Surface tablets appeared briefly on the site Tuesday morning, quoting a starting price of $499 for the tablet's 32GB version. To include the...
Microsoft briefly posts Surface pre-orders, reveals pricing
This Is Nokia's New Flagship Windows Phone: The Thin, Aluminium Lumia 925

Gracenote buys Bulldog to take on video recognition

gigaom.com
Media data specialist Gracenote has bought video content recognition startup Bulldog United to strengthen its own content recognition play, the company is set to announce Tuesday. Gracenote didn’t disclose any financial details of the deal, but CEO Stephen White told me during a phone call Monday that the acquisition was...
Gracenote buys Bulldog to take on video recognition

Detroit Family Relieved To Learn It Won't Be Evicted

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A Detroit husband and wife who have spent months worrying that they might be evicted from their home of 22 years received word on Tuesday morning and learned they will be able to stay. William and Bertha Garrett, who have lived on Pierson Street in Detroit for more than two...
Detroit Family Relieved To Learn It Won't Be Evicted
Nokia's New Lumia Phone Is Still Thick, Heavy, And Covered In Plastic (NOK, MSFT, VZ)
Apple stops selling Mac Pro in EU ahead of March 1 deadline

Are we underestimating the power of mobile?

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The future of mobile will determine how we carry about our everyday lives. By Colleen Leahey FORTUNE -- Buzzworthy and of-the-moment, the "next best thing" can seem to change from week to week amongst Silicon Valley crowds. Right now, mobile is the hot topic: It presents the most monetizable promise,...
Are we underestimating the power of mobile?

UAE citizen arrested for criticizing security forces on Twitter

thenextweb.com
Once again, a UAE citizen is facing trial for statements made online. Saleh al-Dhufairi, a self-described patriot and pro-democracy activist, has been arrested on charges of provoking strife in the country, after posting a series of tweets, in which he criticized UAE security forces. Reuters reports that al-Dhufairi was arrested in his...
UAE citizen arrested for criticizing security forces on Twitter
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WikiLeaks supporter David House lashes out against Julian Assange

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MIT computer scientist attacks founder in series of tweets that claim his actions 'put WikiLeaks supporters at risk'Julian Assange has lost another of his dwindling band of loyal supporters. David House, one of very few people to have met both Assange and the WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, has denounced the...
WikiLeaks supporter David House lashes out against Julian Assange

No Account, No Problem: Facebook Messenger Continues War on SMS With Android Update

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Congratulations, text messages! It was 20 years ago Monday that the first SMS was sent. You’ve come a long way. Pity that all the tech giants want you to die. Facebook fired the latest shot in the war on SMS Tuesday morning, as the company made its Messenger app available...
No Account, No Problem: Facebook Messenger Continues War on SMS With Android Update

Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface

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Socialcam’s spring has been full of ups and downs. First, a successive series of ups: The app scored tens of millions of users via Facebook over a period of no longer than a month and soared to the top of the iTunes App Store. Then, a few downers. Members of...
Socialcam's User Retention Strategy, Part One: A New Look for the Web Interface
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