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Do you want an Amazon Fire Phone? - Mobile Burn

August 6, 2014 - 12:51pm

Mobile Burn

Do you want an Amazon Fire Phone?
Mobile Burn
We called it when the Amazon Fire Phone launched, we said that the device lacked that something special to make it a hit and later pre-order analytics proved that it could be a huge flop. It seems that no one is buying the handset just weeks after its roll out, ...
My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's…The Denver Channel
Review: Amazon phone better for info than shoppingDaily Item
Amazon's new Fire Phone -- and razor bladesComputerworld (blog)

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What's expected from Apple's iPhone launch this fall? - Fortune

August 6, 2014 - 12:25pm

What's expected from Apple's iPhone launch this fall?
Fortune
If Apple keeps with tradition, the phone will be released for sale on Sept. 19, a Friday, according to Apple Insider. There are supposedly two versions of the phone coming, one with a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.5-inch option that's designed to challenge ...

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Pew study: Split views over whether robots will cause net gain or loss for jobs - Fox Business

August 6, 2014 - 11:51am

Pew study: Split views over whether robots will cause net gain or loss for jobs
Fox Business
FILE - This March 19, 2013, file photo shows the iCub robot trying to catch a ball during the Innorobo European summit, an event dedicated to the service robotics industry, in Lyon, central France. The iCub robot, created by the Italian Institute of Technology, ...

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Uber Could Finally Make Smartphone Carpools Work - Businessweek

August 6, 2014 - 10:33am

Businessweek

Uber Could Finally Make Smartphone Carpools Work
Businessweek
When Uber launched in New York City in 2011, I wrote a short piece comparing it to another seemingly innovative transportation startup called Weeels. Uber seemed like a clever way to take expensive black cars, while Weeels had an app offering to match ...
Lyft's Plan to Make On-Demand Carpools the Everyday Way to CommuteWired
Following UberPool, Lyft Line Also Lets Passengers Split Fares For Shared RidesTechCrunch
Uber and Lyft Both Launch Trials to Reduce Ride Costs by Sharing With StrangersRe/code
Bethesda Now -SFGate (blog) -Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
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Monkey selfie, aboriginal language among Wikipedia copyright takedown requests - PCWorld

August 6, 2014 - 9:49am

The Guardian

Monkey selfie, aboriginal language among Wikipedia copyright takedown requests
PCWorld
A selfie taken by a black macaque monkey and an entire aboriginal language were asked to be removed from Wikipedia by people who claimed to have the copyrights to them, the Wikimedia Foundation said in its first transparency report. Wikimedia, which ...
Wikipedia founder: EU's Right to be Forgotten is 'deeply immoral'Telegraph.co.uk
Wikimedia Stands Up for Monkey Photographer Rights, Refuses to Take Down ...PetaPixel
Wikipedia warns that EU legislation will create 'Orwellian memory holes' in the ...The Independent
Economic Times -The Guardian -BBC News
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Foursquare Goes Back to Basics in Search for Users, Ads - Businessweek

August 6, 2014 - 9:18am

Business Insider

Foursquare Goes Back to Basics in Search for Users, Ads
Businessweek
Foursquare Labs Inc., which built a business from a social check-in network, goes live today with a revamp of its flagship application that puts location search front and center in an effort to attract users and advertisers. The simplified update of the app focuses ...
Foursquare reboots with a mission to destroy YelpVentureBeat
This Is The New FoursquareTechCrunch
The New Foursquare Is Here, and It's Surprisingly GoodMashable
Wired -ReadWrite -Fast Company
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BlackBerry receives key US security clearance for its enterprise software - Montreal Gazette

August 6, 2014 - 9:05am

BlackBerry receives key US security clearance for its enterprise software
Montreal Gazette
WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB) says the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency has approved BES 10 secure work space software for use by government workers on devices that run the Android operating system or Apple's iOS software.

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More Privacy Woes For Google: This Time It's Autocomplete - Forbes

August 6, 2014 - 8:23am

More Privacy Woes For Google: This Time It's Autocomplete
Forbes
Another feature of Google Google Search is under challenge, just weeks after the company was ordered to implement a right to be forgotten in Europe. A Hong Kong court today ruled that local businessman Albert Yeung Sau-sing can sue the company over ...

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Dish Network loses fewer-than-expected Pay-TV subscribers - Reuters

August 6, 2014 - 6:28am

Reuters

Dish Network loses fewer-than-expected Pay-TV subscribers
Reuters
(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp, the second-largest U.S. satellite TV company, reported a 5.7 percent rise in second-quarter revenue as it earned more from each subscriber and lost fewer-than-expected pay-TV subscribers. Average revenue per pay-TV ...
Dish Network Swings To ProfitWall Street Journal
Dish Meets Estimates as Broadband Offsets Pay-TV LossBusinessweek
DISH Network Turns To Profit In Q2, But Misses EstimatesRTT News
MarketWatch -Fox Business
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