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Microsoft pulls out even lower prices in the cloud to challenge Amazon - VentureBeat

January 24, 2014 - 7:05pm

Microsoft pulls out even lower prices in the cloud to challenge Amazon
VentureBeat
The software giant will go lower its prices below Amazon Web Services (AWS) for some of the same types of storage services that AWS lowered its prices on last week. That's according to a blog post Microsoft issued this morning. “We're also making the new ...
Amazon cuts cloud storage prices, Microsoft immediately follows suitArs Technica

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Should Facebook Worry About the Princeton Study? - Bloomberg

January 24, 2014 - 6:02pm

CNN

Should Facebook Worry About the Princeton Study?
Bloomberg
Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) –- SK Ventures Managing Partner Paul Kedrosky and Pew Research Center's Jesse Holcomb discuss Facebook response to the Princeton research paper that found that by 2017, Facebook could lose about 80% of its users. They speak ...
Facebook debunks Princeton's STUDY OF DOOM in epic comebackRegister
Researchers map Facebook as infectious disease, predict 80% declineSteuben Courier
It's Facebook vs. Princeton in study smackdownCNN
Daily Mail
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Cook confirms Apple interest in sapphire, won't talk use in iPhone 6, iWatch - TechRadar UK

January 24, 2014 - 5:57pm

The Verge

Cook confirms Apple interest in sapphire, won't talk use in iPhone 6, iWatch
TechRadar UK
While Apple's focus may be on the Macintosh today, a few remarks from the company's CEO revealed Cupertino's seeming obsession with sapphire. ABC News posted a brief snippet of an interview airing later Friday with Apple's Tim Cook, Craig Federighi ...
ABC Interviews Tim Cook on NSA Surveillance Friday NightThe Mac Observer
Tim Cook talks product secrecy, sapphire glass, Macs and iRings on Good ...tuaw.com
Apple's Tim Cook: 'There is no backdoor. The government doesn't have access ...Engadget
SlashGear -Cult of Mac -TechCrunch
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Amazon cuts cloud storage prices, Microsoft immediately follows suit - Ars Technica

January 24, 2014 - 5:32pm

Amazon cuts cloud storage prices, Microsoft immediately follows suit
Ars Technica
Yesterday, Amazon announced that it would be cutting the prices of both its S3 and EBS cloud-based storage. Today, Microsoft announced that it too was cutting the cost of its cloud storage. The software giant promised last April that it would match Amazon's ...

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Uber: Our poaching tactics 'likely too aggressive' - CNET

January 24, 2014 - 5:19pm

Auto World News

Uber: Our poaching tactics 'likely too aggressive'
CNET
Gett, a black car service in NYC, says Uber tried to lure away its drivers by using dirty tricks. But Uber denies accusations of "denial of service"-style attacks. Richard Nieva. by Richard Nieva. January 24, 2014 3:14 PM PST. Follow @richardjnieva. Uber CEO ...
Uber poaching tactic backfires, gives attention to New York rivalLos Angeles Times
Did Uber New York Actually Spam a Rival Service To Disrupt Their Business?International Business Times
Uber “fights dirty” trying to lure drivers, black car rival Gett saysArs Technica
The Verge -CNN (blog) -SlashGear
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T-Mobile Says Sprint Deal Could Help Crack Wireless Duopoly (2) - Businessweek

January 24, 2014 - 2:46pm

Washington Post

T-Mobile Says Sprint Deal Could Help Crack Wireless Duopoly (2)
Businessweek
A pedestrian walks past a Sprint Nextel Corp. store in San Francisco. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg. T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS:US) Chief Executive Officer John Legere, who casts himself as a renegade of the wireless industry, said a Sprint Corp.
Tough for Sprint to Play the MaverickWall Street Journal
T-Mobile Push Hurting AT&T PerceptionMediaPost Communications
T-Mobile Says Sprint Deal Could Help Crack Wireless DuopolyBloomberg
CNET -Kansas City Business Journal (blog) -Forbes
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German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex party pics - PCWorld

January 24, 2014 - 2:31pm

Economic Times

German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex party pics
PCWorld
A German court has ordered Google to block its search results in Germany linking to photos of former Formula One chief Max Mosley at a sex party. The Hamburg court did not allege that Google took the images, but instead identified the Internet company as a ...
Google fights demand to block race car driver's orgy picturesSan Jose Mercury News
F1 chief wins court order on orgy images on GoogleTelegraph.co.uk
Google Ordered to Remove Private ImagesWall Street Journal
CNET -GlobalPost -Reuters
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Google will call you a taxi when you're ready to shop - Mother Nature Network

January 24, 2014 - 2:10pm

Mother Nature Network

Google will call you a taxi when you're ready to shop
Mother Nature Network
Google will call you a taxi when you're ready to shop. Google has a library of quirky, futuristic patents and that means that this could just be a pipe dream of one of their engineers. By. Lisa Eadicicco, LAPTOP. Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM. Related Topics:.
Google patents ads that offer a free ride to your next shopping spreeEngadget

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumored to release March 11 - TechRadar UK

January 24, 2014 - 1:45pm

NPR

Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumored to release March 11
TechRadar UK
It's pretty safe to say users are fed up with Windows 8 and Microsoft is fully aware too. First it introduced Windows 8.1 as a quick point one follow up. Next? A point point one update that could come in early March. One of Mary Jo Foley's "accurate and trusted ...
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update 1: Rumored release target is March 11ZDNet
Windows 8.1 update may speed up budget tabletsEngadget
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 to release on 11 March, says latest rumourPocket-lint.com
TechnoBuffalo -KUHF-FM
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Tech, telecom vendors spend millions on lobbying in DC - PCWorld

January 24, 2014 - 12:39pm

Times of India

Tech, telecom vendors spend millions on lobbying in DC
PCWorld
Google, Comcast, AT&T and Verizon Communications ranked among the top spenders on U.S. government lobbying in 2013, with Apple and Facebook increasing their lobbying expenses significantly, according to year-end lobbying reports released this ...
Chart: These 10 tech giants spent millions lobbying in DCGeekWire
Tech Spending on Lobbying JumpsRe/code
Consumer Watchdog complains against Google to FTCTimes of India
Business Standard -Daily News & Analysis
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Court overturns $11 million judgment for original Madden creator - Ars Technica

January 24, 2014 - 12:36pm

San Francisco Chronicle

Court overturns $11 million judgment for original Madden creator
Ars Technica
A federal appeals court judge has overturned an $11 million jury award made in favor of Robin Antonick, a key developer on the original, 1988 PC version of John Madden Football. The court has ordered a new trial to determine whether EA owes Antonick ...
Judge Overturns John Madden Football Lawsuit AwardThe Escapist
Federal Court Overturns Jury Verdict in Antonick v. EAGame Politics
Court overturns verdict against EA in Madden copyright lawsuit (update)Polygon

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No, Android phone makers don't pay Google licensing fees to use Google apps - IDG News Service

January 24, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Guardian

No, Android phone makers don't pay Google licensing fees to use Google apps
IDG News Service
Google has refuted a story that claims the company collects licensing fees from Android phone makers for key apps such as Gmail and Maps. Latest news from Consumer Electronics · Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries (24.01.2014 kl ...
Google Rubbishes Rumors Of Charging OEMs For Android's Google Mobile ...Headlines & Global News
Is Android the New Windows? Malware Makers Think SoHuffington Post
Featured: Top 10 Best Android LaunchersAndroid Headlines - Android News
KpopStarz -androidandme.com -Pocket Gamer.Biz
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8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life - Reuters

January 24, 2014 - 10:58am

Entrepreneur

8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life
Reuters
Bigger than the Industrial Revolution. This is how some analysts talk about the budding "Internet of Things" and the innovation that will come as a result. We will start to see a plethora of "dumb" objects become connected, sending signals to each other and ...
Smart homeIndian Express

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Defense! Why Google's Nest Labs acquisition is a smart move - Washington Post

January 24, 2014 - 10:57am

Defense! Why Google's Nest Labs acquisition is a smart move
Washington Post
With the Super Bowl just a week away, the age-old question of whether offense or defense wins big games is at hand. “The best defense is a good offense,” goes the saying, with the Denver Broncos called the best offensive team ever. The Seattle Seahawks ...
An untold story: What the Nest acquisition means for utilitiesGigaOM
Why We Sold to Google for $3 Billion: Nest CEOBloomberg
Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your ...Huffington Post
Forbes
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Apple, Samsung lord over OEM field once again - Electronic Products & Technology

January 24, 2014 - 9:10am

Economic Times

Apple, Samsung lord over OEM field once again
Electronic Products & Technology
Apple and Samsung remained the world's largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers in their product offerings could presage another mighty showdown this year for the top ...
Chip Figures Take Sting Out of Declining Sales at SamsungNew York Times
Samsung Leads Semiconductor Consumption in 2013PCBDesign007
Ten biggest chip buyersElectronicsWeekly.com
AlphaKick -PCWorld (blog)
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Hobbyists pilot small drones for dogfights, photography - CNN

January 24, 2014 - 9:02am

CNN

Hobbyists pilot small drones for dogfights, photography
CNN
American Canyon, California (CNN) -- Marque Cornblatt's interest in drones began with a bit of playful drone-on-drone violence. He began attending "Fight Club"-like meetups in the Bay Area where enthusiasts pit the amateur flying machines against each ...

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How Facebook plans to tear down Google's online empire brick by brick - BGR

January 24, 2014 - 7:58am

How Facebook plans to tear down Google's online empire brick by brick
BGR
Facebook has ambitions that go well beyond being just a social network. In fact, the company has designs on becoming a ubiquitous online powerhouse with clout that's at least on par with Google. Sriram Krishnan, who works on Facebook's mobile ads ...

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Parallels Announces Support for Windows Azure Pack - DABCC.com

January 24, 2014 - 7:16am

Parallels Announces Support for Windows Azure Pack
DABCC.com
Parallels, a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced support for the Microsoft Windows Azure Pack through the APS (Application Packaging Standard) for Parallels Automation. This new product allows hosting service ...

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App revenue in Asia increased by 162% in 2013 - Business Standard

January 24, 2014 - 6:58am

App revenue in Asia increased by 162% in 2013
Business Standard
Asia has reportedly become the world's top marketplace for apps with its revenue rising by a remarkable 162% in 2013. Google Play is said to have played a major role in increasing the revenue manifold in 2013. Meanwhile, the growth rate of App Stores in ...

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'Super-rare' Nintendo game hits eBay - BBC News

January 24, 2014 - 6:37am

BBC News

'Super-rare' Nintendo game hits eBay
BBC News
An extremely rare Nintendo game is expected to fetch thousands of dollars in an eBay auction. Only 116 copies of Nintendo World Championships were ever made, as part of a special event in 1990. The first bid came in at $4,999 (£3,000), but the game is ...
You Can Own One of the Rarest, Ugliest NES Games in ExistenceComplex.com
Nintendo 3DS XL Bundle Deals 2014: $250 Zelda, $180 Mario Kart 7 Deals On ...KpopStarz
One of the rarest games in the world just landed on eBayEngadget
Ubergizmo
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