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ISPs sue UK spooks over network spying - Computerworld

July 2, 2014 - 7:01am

The Independent

ISPs sue UK spooks over network spying
Computerworld
IDG News Service - A coalition of ISPs and communication providers from around the world filed a legal complaint against the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), calling for an end to its alleged attacking and exploitation of network ...
ISPs, communication firms file legal complaint over UK GCHQ spyingZDNet
ISPs take legal action against GCHQBBC News
ISPs to take GCHQ to court over malware use during 'illegal' snoopingInquirer
The Guardian -The Independent
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Five things to start the day: Spanx jeans, 4th of July driving, T-Mobile lawsuit - Tampa Bay Business Journal (blog)

July 2, 2014 - 6:47am

Five things to start the day: Spanx jeans, 4th of July driving, T-Mobile lawsuit
Tampa Bay Business Journal (blog)
A lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission asks T-Mobile to repay hundreds of millions of dollars for bogus charges to its customers. The suit alleges that the wireless provider added services such as a $10-per-month horoscope texting plan that were never ...

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Microsoft Backs Qualcomm in Showdown over Connected Home - DailyFinance

July 2, 2014 - 6:18am

Microsoft Backs Qualcomm in Showdown over Connected Home
DailyFinance
SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft has joined Qualcomm and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices such as light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other. The Qualcomm-backed AllSeen Alliance is among a ...

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Google shuts down its social networking site Orkut - Mobiletor.com

July 2, 2014 - 5:33am

Mobiletor.com

Google shuts down its social networking site Orkut
Mobiletor.com
Orkut has had a long journey, but alas it's the end of the road for the social networking and discussion website as Google is finally pulling the plug. Come September 30, the SNS will go offline for good and until then, you'll be able to access the website as ...

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China's Xiaomi reports booming smartphone sales - PCWorld

July 2, 2014 - 5:03am

Techtree.com

China's Xiaomi reports booming smartphone sales
PCWorld
Rising Chinese handset maker Xiaomi shipped nearly four times as many phones in the first half as it did a year earlier—and could end overtaking Lenovo to become the second largest smartphone vendor in the country, behind Samsung. The homegrown ...
China's Xiaomi smartphone shipments nearly quadruple in first halfReuters
China's Fast-Growing Android Phone Maker, Xiaomi, Launches An iPad Mini ...TechCrunch
Xiaomi quadruples smartphone shipmentsFudzilla
Asia Outlook -Techtree.com
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China's Fast-Growing Android Phone Maker, Xiaomi, Launches An iPad Mini ... - TechCrunch

July 2, 2014 - 3:06am

China's Fast-Growing Android Phone Maker, Xiaomi, Launches An iPad Mini ...
TechCrunch
The fast-growing Chinese Android devices startup Xiaomi has put out a new set of sales figures for the first half of the year, revealing exactly how fast it's now selling phones. Xiaomi shifted 26.11 million handsets in 1H14, an increase of 271% from a year ...

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Facebook seeks India revenue boost with 'missed call' ads - KFGO

July 2, 2014 - 2:56am

Facebook seeks India revenue boost with 'missed call' ads
KFGO
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc wants its users in India to hang up on advertisers. The Internet social networking company is testing a new type of ad in the country that allows mobile phone users to click a button that calls a brand advertiser, ...

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Facebook's New Ad Effort Focuses on Emerging Markets - Wall Street Journal

July 2, 2014 - 2:41am

Wall Street Journal

Facebook's New Ad Effort Focuses on Emerging Markets
Wall Street Journal
Facebook's user growth is expanding rapidly in emerging markets such as South America and Asia. AFP/Getty Images. Facebook Inc. FB +1.14% Facebook Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $68.06 +0.77 +1.14% July 1, 2014 4:00 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 32.82M ...
Facebook Debuts 'Missed Call' Ads in India So It Doesn't Miss a Huge Emerging ...Bloomberg
Facebook seeks India revenue boost with 'missed call' adsReuters Canada

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Review: Android Wear is about simplifying future - Financial Express

July 2, 2014 - 12:39am

Review: Android Wear is about simplifying future
Financial Express
In its first iteration, Google's Android Wear software for computerized wristwatches isn't so much a... Google adds more musical chops with Songza dealMicrosoft sides with Qualcomm in showdown over connected homeFrom big to giant: Behemoth TVs start ...

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The world's most American vehicle is... - iAfrica.com

July 1, 2014 - 11:44pm

World Tech Today

The world's most American vehicle is...
iAfrica.com
Cars.com has released its annual American-Made Index, with the Ford F-150 taking the top spot for the second year in a row. The ranking takes into account three factors to determine how "American" cars are, including domestic-parts content (percentage of a ...
Huh? 7 of the Top 10 'American-Made' Cars Are Japanese BrandsTIME
Ford F-150 Pickup Is Most 'American-Made' CarFox Business

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Lenovo Expects IBM and Motorola Deals to Be Completed by Year-End - NDTV

July 1, 2014 - 11:03pm

NDTV

Lenovo Expects IBM and Motorola Deals to Be Completed by Year-End
NDTV
Proposed purchases by China's Lenovo Group Ltd of IBM's low-end server unit and Google's Motorola Mobility business should be completed by year-end, Lenovo Chief Executive Officer Yang Yuanqing said on Wednesday. The deals are currently ...

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Lenovo Still Expects IBM Low-End Server Deal to Close This Year - Wall Street Journal

July 1, 2014 - 10:29pm

Reuters UK

Lenovo Still Expects IBM Low-End Server Deal to Close This Year
Wall Street Journal
After announcing the two deals in January, Lenovo said it expected both deals to close by the end of this year. Still, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal last month that U.S. security officials are looking into risks related to the IBM server ...
Lenovo expects IBM, Mobility deals to be completed by year endReuters UK

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The Most Important Things You Can Do With Google's New Smartwatches (GOOG) - Chron.com

July 1, 2014 - 9:56pm

The Most Important Things You Can Do With Google's New Smartwatches (GOOG)
Chron.com
You'll be able to buy smartwatches running Google's new operating system for wearable computers, Android Wear, starting this month. Here's a quick look at the most important features in Android Wear. We used Samsung's newest smartwatch, the Gear Live, ...

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Comcast announces Wi-Fi hotspots in Green Line stations - WHDH-TV

July 1, 2014 - 8:12pm

Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)

Comcast announces Wi-Fi hotspots in Green Line stations
WHDH-TV
Passengers riding the Green Line will soon be connected to more than just their destination. Tuesday Comcast announced new Wi-Fi hotspots on subway platforms from North Station to Kenmore. Most phones struggle to get internet service while commuters ...
To Xfinity WiFi we're all hotspots, but you don't have to bePCWorld (blog)
Comcast activates Xfinity WiFi hotspots at many Green Line MBTA stationsBoston Globe
Comcast Powers Xfinity WiFi Hotspots On Boston's MBTA Green Line On ...MarketWatch
Boston magazine's Boston Daily (blog)
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Is Making John Cena WWE Champion What's Really Best For Business? - Forbes

July 1, 2014 - 6:56pm

Forbes

Is Making John Cena WWE Champion What's Really Best For Business?
Forbes
When WWE's Money in the Bank pay-per-view event went off the air Sunday night, it closed with a defiant John Cena brandishing his newly won WWE World Heavyweight Championship belts. It was, for many fans, a disappointing finish, but hardly a surprise.

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Windows 9 preview expected this autumn - TrustedReviews

July 1, 2014 - 5:20pm

TrustedReviews

Windows 9 preview expected this autumn
TrustedReviews
A Windows 9 preview could launch this autumn ahead of the operating system's full release in 2015, latest reports have suggested. With Windows 9 currently doing the rounds under the codename 'Threshold', it has been suggested that the Windows 8 ...

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Microsoft Boosts Encryption For Outlook.com, OneDrive - CruxialCIO

July 1, 2014 - 3:46pm

CruxialCIO

Microsoft Boosts Encryption For Outlook.com, OneDrive
CruxialCIO
Microsoft has upped encryption for its Outlook and OneDrive cloud email and storage services. The company said it made the move in part to keep governments' prying eyes off user data. Reuters ...

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Google buys Songza, a Pandora-like player where context is king - CNET

July 1, 2014 - 3:29pm

ABC News

Google buys Songza, a Pandora-like player where context is king
CNET
For all the flash of Apple buying Beats, Google's purchase of Songza gives it an online music service focused on anticipatory contextual playlists -- key to an "Internet of Things" future. by Joan E. Solsman · @joan_e; July 1, 2014 1:00 PM PDT. comments. 0.
Google Buying Songza to Enrich Digital Music ServicesBusinessweek
Google Buys Streaming-Music Service SongzaWall Street Journal
Google's Latest Buy Is Full of HitsABC News
Reuters -Bloomberg -USA TODAY
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Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDrive - Register

July 1, 2014 - 3:06pm

Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDrive
Register
Microsoft has flipped the switch to activate stronger encryption on its OneDrive and Outlook.com cloud services as part of a broader effort to make it harder for the NSA and other spying agencies to snoop on its customers' data. Specifically, Outlook.com now ...

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Vine Adds Loop Counts to Chart Video Popularity - PC Magazine

July 1, 2014 - 2:25pm

Vine Adds Loop Counts to Chart Video Popularity
PC Magazine
The top right-hand corner of your Vine now includes a running tally of how many times people have played it. 0shares. Vine Loop Counts. Twitter on Tuesday updated its Vine video service with loop counts to help you determine the popularity of your ...

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