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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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FCC Spectrum Auction Winners Might Be Revealed As Soon As Monday VZ - Investor's Business Daily

January 29, 2015 - 1:19pm

FCC Spectrum Auction Winners Might Be Revealed As Soon As Monday VZ
Investor's Business Daily
The Federal Communications Commission could disclose winning bidders in a government auction of radio spectrum as soon as Monday, amid shifting speculation on Wall Street over whether AT&T or Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) spent more.

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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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Skip the Super Bowl, Watch Commercials With Dish Hopper - PC Magazine

January 29, 2015 - 11:50am

CNBC

Skip the Super Bowl, Watch Commercials With Dish Hopper
PC Magazine
If you like watching the Super Bowl ads, but couldn't care less about the actual game, Dish has just the thing. The day after Sunday's big game, Dish customers can take advantage of a new "Reverse AutoHop" feature to skip through the game and watch just ...
Want to Watch the Ads, Skip the Game? Dish Says OKNBCNews.com
Dish will offer a Reverse AutoHop for the Super Bowl, showing only the ...PCWorld
Dish Network Offers 'Reverse Timehop' to Watch Super Bowl Ads Without ...Headlines & Global News
Broadcasting & Cable
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Government raked in $44.9 billion from wireless auction - Engadget

January 29, 2015 - 11:47am

Government raked in $44.9 billion from wireless auction
Engadget
The FCC's latest wireless auction brought in far more money than anyone expected. The Chairman, Tom Wheeler, set a goal of raising $10.6 billion by selling off 1,600 licenses to blocks of wireless spectrum. In the end, the government not only blew past its ...

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FTC takes down 'revenge porn' site operator Craig Brittain - VentureBeat

January 29, 2015 - 11:16am

VentureBeat

FTC takes down 'revenge porn' site operator Craig Brittain
VentureBeat
Operated by Craig Brittain, IsAnybodyDown was a receptacle for nude photos of women obtained through deceptive means. According to the FTC, Brittain would go on Craigslist posing as a woman and ask other women to exchange nude photos. He then ...
Alleged Owner of 'Revenge Porn' Site Banned From Posting Nude ImagesTIME
Finally, the Demise of One Revenge Porn KingpinGizmodo
FTC Orders Revenge-Porn Site Taken DownNational Journal
Allentown Morning Call (blog) -Yumanewsnow -Imperial Valley News
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Imgur now lets you easily make gorgeous GIFs from online videos - Engadget

January 29, 2015 - 11:05am

The News Ledge

Imgur now lets you easily make gorgeous GIFs from online videos
Engadget
Are you an animated GIF virgin? Do you hang your head in shame when your friends share their custom made GIFs? If so, then the new video to GIF tool from the popular image hosting service Imgur might be perfect for you. All you need to do is plug in the ...
Imgur Goes Oprah With GIFs. Everyone Gets a GIFThe News Ledge
This Is One of the Easiest Ways to Make a GIFTIME
Learn How To Use Imgur's New 'Video To Gif' Creation ToolTech Times
Bustle -Mashable -Ubergizmo (blog)
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'Super Smash Bros.' 8-player mode just got a whole lot better - Engadget

January 29, 2015 - 10:43am

'Super Smash Bros.' 8-player mode just got a whole lot better
Engadget
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U raised the stakes for local multiplayer with its 8-Player Smash mode, but gamers were limited to just a few stages for the frantic action. That's changing today as Nintendo is pushing out an update that adds 15 more stages to the ...

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FCC Raises $44.9 Billion in US Wireless Spectrum Sale - Wall Street Journal

January 29, 2015 - 10:21am

Android Headlines - Android News

FCC Raises $44.9 Billion in US Wireless Spectrum Sale
Wall Street Journal
The Federal Communications Commission's biggest ever auction of wireless spectrum closed Thursday and raised a record $44.9 billion, a boon for taxpayers and a sign of the growing cost of supporting Americans' smartphone habit. The haul is more than ...
UPDATE 1-US FCC spectrum auction ends, raises record $44.9 blnReuters
Record U.S. Airwaves Auction Ends With $44.9 Billion in BidsBloomberg
The FCC's AWS-3 Spectrum Auction Ends, After $44.9 Billion In BidsAndroid Headlines - Android News
FierceWireless -RCR Wireless News -Wireless Week
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This Airline Is Giving Passengers Virtual Reality Headsets - TIME

January 29, 2015 - 9:49am

TIME

This Airline Is Giving Passengers Virtual Reality Headsets
TIME
Virtual Reality An attendee during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Patrick T. Fallon—Patrick T. Fallon. Some Qantas passengers will get Samsung's Gear VR headset. Your next in-flight ...
Virtual reality content on offer to airline passengersBBC News
Qantas trials virtual reality headsets for first classmicebtn

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Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years - Sacramento Bee

January 29, 2015 - 9:09am

KOMO News

Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years
Sacramento Bee
WASHINGTON. The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over three years (Update)Phys.Org

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Android shipments in 2014 exceed 1 billion for first time - CNET

January 29, 2015 - 9:01am

Android shipments in 2014 exceed 1 billion for first time
CNET
That gave Google's mobile operating system 81 percent of the worldwide market in 2014, compared with 15 percent for Apple's iOS. by Don Reisinger · @donreisinger; 30 January 2015, 12:04 am AEDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus.

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VMware, Google connect to expand enterprise cloud offerings - ZDNet

January 29, 2015 - 8:14am

Bidness ETC

VMware, Google connect to expand enterprise cloud offerings
ZDNet
Google and VMware have announced plans to collaborate in the cloud enterprise space, with Google services becoming available through VMware's vCloud Air. Announced on Thursday, under the terms of the agreement, VMware will start selling Google's ...
VMware, Google Teaming Up To Go After Microsoft's Enterprise Cloud CustomersCRN
Google and VMware Collaborate on Enterprise Public CloudMarketWatch
VMware starts reselling Google cloud servicesVentureBeat
Virtualization Review -Bidness ETC -IT News Online
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