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OnePlus has a new flavor of Android called OxygenOS - Mashable

January 29, 2015 - 10:29pm

Mashable

OnePlus has a new flavor of Android called OxygenOS
Mashable
You may know OnePlus as one of the fast-rising Chinese mobile companies — the one that made a name for itself by offering an impressive phone, the OnePlus One, for a relatively cheap price. One of the key ingredients of the phone was its OS, a popular ...
OnePlus Will Reveal Details Of Its 'Oxygen' Android ROM On February 12TechCrunch
Oxygen OS: A New Version of Android for OnePlus PhonesTechSmash
OnePlus Headed For a Split With Cyanogen, To Launch Its Own 'Oxygen ...News Every day
Firstpost -AndroidGuys -TechnoBuffalo
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Microsoft is reportedly investing in Cyanogen - androidandme.com

January 29, 2015 - 8:16pm

Microsoft is reportedly investing in Cyanogen
androidandme.com
Microsoft is reportedly investing in Cyanogen, the Android modding company that's seeking to “take Android away from Google.” Many remember Cyanogen as the former Android modding community that worked to create and maintain CyanogenMod, ...

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Cablevision sues Verizon, alleges false WiFi advertising - Reuters

January 29, 2015 - 8:10pm

Reuters

Cablevision sues Verizon, alleges false WiFi advertising
Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cablevision Systems Corp on Thursday sued Verizon Communications Inc, accusing it of falsely advertising to consumers on television, radio and the Internet that its WiFi service is the fastest available. The complaint, filed with the U.S. ...
Cablevision Sues to Halt Verizon Ads Claiming Fastest WiFiBloomberg
Cablevision Sues Verizon Claiming False Advertising Over New York Wi-Fi ...Wall Street Journal
Cablevision sues Verizon over Wi-Fi claimsNewsday
Nasdaq -Multichannel News
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Crash Death May Be Tied to a Takata Airbag - New York Times

January 29, 2015 - 7:48pm

New York Times

Crash Death May Be Tied to a Takata Airbag
New York Times
Honda Motor is investigating a possible sixth death linked to Takata airbags that can rupture, the automaker and lawyers said on Thursday, as a new estimate put the number of those injured by the defective airbags as high as 64. According to the Harris ...
Driver killed in Houston crash in Honda with Takata air bagsReuters
Exploding air bag may have killed Texas manChron.com
Honda Investigating Fifth Fatality Linked to Takata Air BagsBloomberg
Los Angeles Times
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Life is Strange Ep. 1 review: Finding the strange in everyday life - PCWorld

January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

PCWorld

Life is Strange Ep. 1 review: Finding the strange in everyday life
PCWorld
There's something refreshing about not being asked to save the world. I mean, don't worry. Life is Strange, the new adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment (Remember Me), gets around to the whole "save the world" thing eventually. Well, "save the town ...

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Is this North Korea? Chinese netizens squirm as party tightens grip on Internet. - Washington Post

January 29, 2015 - 4:49pm

Washington Post

Is this North Korea? Chinese netizens squirm as party tightens grip on Internet.
Washington Post
BEIJING — Google has been steadily strangled, and Gmail finally blocked more effectively than ever. Instagram and Flickr recently went black, while Microsoft Outlook was hacked. In the past few days, virtual private network (VPN) services, the tools that many ...
China Further Tightens Grip on the InternetNew York Times
VPN blocks exist to keep internet 'healthy': Chinese officialZDNet
China crackdown makes it harder to get around the Great FirewallCNNMoney
Huffington Post
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Microsoft to invest in Android software maker Cyanogen Inc. - Geek

January 29, 2015 - 4:43pm

Geek

Microsoft to invest in Android software maker Cyanogen Inc.
Geek
A report in the Wall Street Journal claims Microsoft is planning to plow some money into Cyanogen Inc. as part of a $70 million investment round. While it might seem odd for Microsoft to get in bed with a company that makes Android software, but it's actually a ...

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Reddit Releases First Transparency Report - PC Magazine

January 29, 2015 - 4:24pm

Mashable

Reddit Releases First Transparency Report
PC Magazine
Reddit has released its first-ever transparency report, following updates to its privacy policy earlier this month that indicated the company was now planning to release such a report annually. In other words, that was quick. "We regularly get requests from ...
Reddit handed over user info for 58% of government requestsComputerworld
Reddit posts its first transparency reportEngadget
Reddit releases first transparency report, reveals only 55 requests for user dataMashable
VatorNews -Phys.Org -The Hill
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Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And ... - TechCrunch

January 29, 2015 - 4:09pm

9 to 5 Google

Google CFO Calls Glass A Case Where The Company Needed To “Pause” And ...
TechCrunch
Google's Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette wasn't too optimistic about the future of Google Glass on today's Google earnings call for Q4 2014. The executive took some time to highlight the project as an example of when Google is willing to take a step ...
Google blames growth stall on Nexus 6 supplySlashGear
Google's CFO Says Google Glass Needed To Reset Their StrategyAndroid Headlines - Android News
Google CFO: Google Glass team missed hurdles, needed a fresh strategy9 to 5 Google
PhoneDog -BGR -Business Insider
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The cost of doing business in China - CNNMoney

January 29, 2015 - 3:28pm

CNNMoney

The cost of doing business in China
CNNMoney
chinese atm New rules make it tough for foreign companies to provide technology for Chinese bank, like software on ATMs. 0. TOTAL SHARES. 0. NEW YORK (CNNMoney). If you're a tech company and want to do business in China, you'll have to hand over ...
Security Experts Wary of China's Cybersecurity RulesSci-Tech Today
The cost of doing business in China: SpyingGant Daily
China Wants US Companies To Hand Over Source Code, Use Stated ...Hot Hardware

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Wheeler Mum on Open-Internet Order Outlines - Multichannel News

January 29, 2015 - 3:16pm

Wheeler Mum on Open-Internet Order Outlines
Multichannel News
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said lawmakers will have to wait for the Feb. 5 Open Internet draft to find out what's in and what's out. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler today declined to expound on what would or would not be in the ...

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Alibaba invests $10 million in Santa Monica game console maker Ouya - Los Angeles Times

January 29, 2015 - 3:04pm

Wall Street Journal

Alibaba invests $10 million in Santa Monica game console maker Ouya
Los Angeles Times
Chinese internet giant Alibaba has invested $10 million in Santa Monica video game console maker Ouya, sources close to Ouya said. lRelated Alibaba could give Hollywood studios new pipeline into China · COMPANY TOWN · Alibaba could give Hollywood ...
B-OUYA! Guess who just got a $10 million investment from Alibaba?Engadget
Report: Ouya nets $10M investment from China's AlibabaGamasutra
Report: Alibaba pumps $10 million into Ouya microconsole to launch in ChinaArs Technica
SegmentNext -VentureBeat
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What Is Broadband? 25 Mbps, FCC Says - PC Magazine

January 29, 2015 - 2:52pm

Fast Company

What Is Broadband? 25 Mbps, FCC Says
PC Magazine
The FCC today moved to increase the definition of broadband from 4 to 25 Mbps. In 2010, the commission ruled that speeds of 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload constitute broadband. But that benchmark "is dated and inadequate for evaluating whether ...
FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps; Republicans blow a gasketPCWorld
FCC just tripled the number of US households without broadbandZDNet
FCC SEXES up, er, sextuples 'broadband' speed to 25Mbps in USThe Register
U.S. News & World Report -Fast Company -NBCNews.com
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Microsoft Said to Be in Talks With Cyanogen Over Android Deal - Bloomberg

January 29, 2015 - 2:35pm

TechOne3

Microsoft Said to Be in Talks With Cyanogen Over Android Deal
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. is holding discussions with mobile startup Cyanogen Inc. about creating a version of the Android mobile-operating system that's more friendly to Microsoft services, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Microsoft ...
Microsoft's Cyanogen Bet: Fork You, Android!Tom's Guide
Cyanogen gets $70 mil from Microsoft to 'take Android' from GoogleSlashGear
Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the kneesBGR
Android Headlines - Android News -androidandme.com -9 to 5 Google
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Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees - BGR

January 29, 2015 - 2:05pm

BGR

Microsoft may have found the perfect way to cap Google at the knees
BGR
Google's Android platform has basically become to smartphones what Windows has long been for desktop computers and laptops — that is, it's the dominant player in terms of raw market share. Microsoft is obviously not happy that it missed the boat on the ...

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What Is Broadband? 25 Mbps, FCC Says - PC Magazine

January 29, 2015 - 1:21pm

New York Times

What Is Broadband? 25 Mbps, FCC Says
PC Magazine
The FCC today moved to increase the definition of broadband from 4 to 25 Mbps. In 2010, the commission ruled that speeds of 4 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload constitute broadband. But that benchmark "is dated and inadequate for evaluating whether ...
The FCC has changed the definition of broadbandThe Verge
FCC votes to define broadband as 25 megabits per second or higherLos Angeles Times
The FCC Just Set A High Standard For Broadband PerformanceFast Company
The Register -Reuters -TechSpot
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Record 9 Models Have Zero Driver Deaths, IIHS Says - NBCNews.com

January 29, 2015 - 12:58pm

Daily Mail

Record 9 Models Have Zero Driver Deaths, IIHS Says
NBCNews.com
The highway death toll has been plunging rapidly in recent years, and safety experts are crediting a number of factors, including improved roadways and a crackdown on drunk driving. But a new study puts the spotlight on vehicle design and improved ...
Safer cars: 9 models had zero deaths in studyLos Angeles Times
Study: Newer vehicles getting saferThe Detroit News
Car crash fatalities plummet by 41per cent in three years as design and safety ...Daily Mail
Autoblog (blog) -CBS News -OzarksFirst.com
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Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android - Business Insider Australia

January 29, 2015 - 12:31pm

Business Insider Australia

Microsoft Is About To Deal A Harsh Blow To Android
Business Insider Australia
Microsoft is reportedly about to invest in Cyanogen, a startup that builds and maintains its own version of Android that is separate from Google's. According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft will be a minority investor in a $US70 million round that values ...

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Facebook adds location-based tips to your News Feed - CNET

January 29, 2015 - 12:14pm

CNET

Facebook adds location-based tips to your News Feed
CNET
The social network dives deeper into the world of Yelp and Foursquare by surfacing information about wherever your phone is at the moment. by Donna Tam · @DonnaYTam; 29 January 2015 6:03 pm GMT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus.
Facebook invades Yelp, Foursquare territory with geo-specific Place Tips for ...VentureBeat
Facebook Place Tips will try to put useful info about your location right into the ...The Verge
Facebook's new tips for Places puts it in competition with FoursquareEngadget
Mac Rumors -Wall Street Journal (blog) -Re/code
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Facebook Place Tips will try to put useful info about your location right into the ... - The Verge

January 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Facebook Place Tips will try to put useful info about your location right into the ...
The Verge
Facebook is in the middle of an ongoing battle to make sure it always surfaces useful, relevant content in your News Feed — which is what makes a new feature the company is piloting a bit of a risk. As of today, Facebook users in New York City will be able to ...

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