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Verizon CFO says 'unlimited thing is going by the wayside', customers embrace Share Everything

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Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo told attendees at a Goldman Sachs investor conference in New York today that unlimited data plans are no longer relevant and the carrier’s Share Everything plan is doing well. “We are surprised on shared from many different aspects,” said Shammo, as first reported by...
Verizon CFO says 'unlimited thing is going by the wayside', customers embrace Share Everything
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BSkyB 'pauses' pay-per-view on Now TV until 2013

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BSkyB launched its revolutionary pay-per-view (PPV) Now TV service earlier this summer, initially for Windows PCs, Macs and Android, though it eventually landed on Xbox and other devices. However, in an email sent to members on Friday, the satellite broadcaster announced it was temporarily stopping the PPV feature to make...
BSkyB 'pauses' pay-per-view on Now TV until 2013

It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad

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Whether because of its name, its outsize media hype, or its reputation for getting its users in trouble for ill-advised words, Twitter has struggled to be taken seriously by adult Americans outside the media and celebrity spheres. But while faddish firms like Groupon and Zynga have fallen by the wayside,...
It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad
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Our top social media dashboard picks

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Monitoring and contributing to various social media accounts can require a lot of time and money. Housing all of your social accounts on one main dashboard can not only save you money and a few precious minutes during peak social posting hours (no more tabbing back and forth between Facebook, Twitter...
Our top social media dashboard picks

I've got you under my skin: Huawei to cover Android in new Emotion UI

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In the animal kingdom, reptiles shed their skins. In the mobile marketplace, Android smartphones do just the opposite. So, in keeping with the natural order, Huawei's preparing a June coming out party for a UX of its very own, dubbed Emotion UI. The Chinese manufacturer's no stranger to custom...
I've got you under my skin: Huawei to cover Android in new Emotion UI

CISPA’s fate may be determined today as its amendments are weighed

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If you have followed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) at all, today is likely going to be an important day. Now, claw your eyes away from the livestream of the TNW Conference, here’s what we are expecting at the moment: the amendment dance for CISPA should come to a...
CISPA’s fate may be determined today as its amendments are weighed

Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

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Video conferencing has been an overlooked environment, left to by the wayside to run in closed environments over proprietary software. But there’s a need for an intuitive platform to host video conferences irrespective of the branded programs a user is running. Blue Jeans has gotten the model right – and...
Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

President Obama calls for STEM immigration reform, nudging Congress to return to the issue

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Today in his inaugural address, freshly reelected President Barack Obama took time to call for immigration reform, especially noting the need for rule changes to better accommodate those with upper-tier educations and high-tech skills. The so-called ‘STEM’ visa issue – STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - is something that was knocked...
President Obama calls for STEM immigration reform, nudging Congress to return to the issue

NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

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Barnes & Noble's hardware division hasn't exactly been glowing recently, and if one New York Times source is to be believed, it'll take more than cute (and charitable) rhymes to keep investors happy. According to the NYT source, company executives want to shift from making Barnes & Noble branded...
NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware

Flickr Suffers Outage Four Days After Major Revamp

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It appears Yahoo-owned Flickr has suffered the first significant outage after its major revamp. People online are reporting the site going down, with some tweets marked as early as 5:30PM PDT, says TNW. That was about six hours ago, at time of writing. Flickr also tweeted its acknowledgement of the site going...
Flickr Suffers Outage Four Days After Major Revamp

PostPost Fixes Twitter's Sucky Search

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Twitter's features need some work. It has search, and it has a discovery tab, but they're weak. Twitter is so focused on what's happening right this second that it lets deeper searching and browsing go by the wayside. Enter PostPost. It has been around for a while as a Twitter...
PostPost Fixes Twitter's Sucky Search

Bad Taste In Music? Crowdsource Your Next Party Playlist With Anthm

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Cultivating the perfect party playlist requires more than a little time and effort, but when there are kegs to be tapped and cheese plates to be arranged, the task can sadly fall by the wayside. That’s where a new iOS app called Anthm comes in — instead of putting the...
Bad Taste In Music? Crowdsource Your Next Party Playlist With Anthm

Sony Xperia Tablet Z preview: a thin and light 10-inch Android Jelly Bean tablet

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Notice the family resemblance? For Sony's latest Android tablet take, its Xperia Tablet Z, the company's extending the austere, omnibalance design (focus on all around symmetry and reflective surfaces) and waterproof certification of the Xperia Z to a 10.1-inch footprint and higher 1,920 x 1,200 resolution. Which means the...
Sony Xperia Tablet Z preview: a thin and light 10-inch Android Jelly Bean tablet

Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check

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Nintendo may have left its Vitality Sensor by the wayside, but researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are using heart rate monitoring in a video game to teach children with anger issues how to temper their emotions. Dubbed RAGE (Regulate and Gain Emotional) Control, the game tasks players with blasting...
Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check
Verizon CFO praises the iPhone 5, reveals shared data has been a success
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5 Google Talk Chatbots That Are Still Useful

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As the years have gone by and I’ve got a bit older, the Internet has turned from a place of leisure and fun into one of work and business. I really have little time to spare when I’m sitting at the computer. Taking 5 to 10 minutes to check Facebook...
5 Google Talk Chatbots That Are Still Useful

Behold! The Early-2000s iPad Prototype That Started It All

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Prototype 035: it sounds like a nail-biting action RPG but it’s actually one of the first iPad prototypes, built years before the iPhone, and laid by the wayside as Apple kept experimenting with new form factors. The iPad in question, according to a great bit of digging by NetworkWorld, is...
Behold! The Early-2000s iPad Prototype That Started It All

Reading confident Brian McDermott will turn down Wolves' approach

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• Brian McDermott holds talks with tycoon Anton Zingarevich• Wolves have seen managerial candidates fall by waysideBrian McDermott's future is set to be resolved on Wednesday morning, with Reading quietly confident that their manager will commit his future to the Championship club by signing a new contract and rejecting the...
Reading confident Brian McDermott will turn down Wolves' approach

Poll: Who’s Buying an iPhone or iPad Before AT&T’s New Rate Plan Kicks In?

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Perhaps the most polarizing news in these parts of late is around AT&T’s new smartphone data plan changes, which the carrier unveiled yesterday. Some customers are happy that they’ll be saving up to $15 a month with reduced plan pricing, while others aren’t thrilled to hear that unlimited data is...
Poll: Who’s Buying an iPhone or iPad Before AT&T’s New Rate Plan Kicks In?

Hootsuite adds Statigram, YouTube, and Salesforce apps to its directory to boost brands' social performance

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Hootsuite has endured where other social-focused dashboards have fallen by the wayside. It has done so by accreting to itself not simply new features, but also applications from other providers to become a platform in and of itself. Today the company announced the addition of three new apps, each of...
Hootsuite adds Statigram, YouTube, and Salesforce apps to its directory to boost brands' social performance

Odds shorten that next Apple product will be cheaper iPhone

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Cheaper iPhone would allow Apple to capture pay-as-you-go marketApple will not release a large-screened "phablet" phone to compete with arch-rival Samsung this year, according to analysts, as the odds narrow that the technology group will release a cheaper iPhone to capture the pay-as-you-go market.Speculation over Apple's next big move is...
Odds shorten that next Apple product will be cheaper iPhone

Why does technology celebrate ageism?

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It started with a tweet that I sent this morning: A bit tired of, and confused by, the “under 30” clubs. Apparently upending my life and becoming wildly successful doesn’t matter at 35. Then I got to really thinking about how we in technology celebrate the young while dismissing the...
Why does technology celebrate ageism?

Verizon CFO buries his head in the sand, claims unlimited data is 'going by the wayside'

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"La la la la. I can't hear you." Verizon's CFO, Fran Shammo, might've just as well made those comments with his hands firmly cupped over his ears, as the firm's chief number cruncher told attendees at today's Goldman Sachs investor conference, "Unlimited is just a word, it doesn't really...
Verizon CFO buries his head in the sand, claims unlimited data is 'going by the wayside'

"Sandwich makers" now described as "female" under Facebook's "Leet Speak" option

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D1d u kn0w F@c3b00k h4s a l337 sp3@k l4ngu@g3 0p7i0n? If you didn't before, you do now—though using the site with it turned on is more insufferable than reading my first sentence in this post. For those who didn't participate in the early days of the Internet, l337 sp3@k...
"Sandwich makers" now described as "female" under Facebook's "Leet Speak" option

DirecTV quietly shifts n3D channel from 24/7 to part-time broadcasts

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Nearly two years after launching its n3D channel broadcasting 3D content around the clock, DirecTV has reduced the channel to part-time programing hours as of June 1st. Whether the change is due to a lack of fresh content or viewer adoption is unclear and DirecTV's bland statement about waiting...
DirecTV quietly shifts n3D channel from 24/7 to part-time broadcasts

16 Terrible Social Media Mistakes You're Making

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"What are the biggest mistakes that you find small business leaders make when using social media?" Marvin Powell, a Small Business Growth Consultant in Washington DC, posted that question on LinkedIn and 97 people responded. Here are the most common complaints."Thinking it's a sprint instead of a marathon" "I...
16 Terrible Social Media Mistakes You're Making

Amazon moves spook partners and customers

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The more features that Amazon Web Services adds, the more nervous its partners — and even some of its customers — get. AWS is the go-to public cloud infrastructure for many businesses. But as the company adds workflow services and richer databases, the fear of cloud lock-in grows. What brought...
Amazon moves spook partners and customers
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