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New chips will “power the gigabit era of DSL,” Broadcom claims
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Broadcom today unveiled DSL chips that use the new G.fast standard to deliver up to 1Gbps broadband over copper phone lines. That doesn’t mean everyone who has DSL will suddenly get a huge speed upgrade. G.fast, a standard from the International Telecommunication Union, is intended for fiber-and-copper networks in which fiber delivers data close to homes and […]

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In wake of Anonabox, more crowdsourced Tor router projects make their pitch
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The Invizbox Tor router hardware—the same as Anonabox, but with truth in advertising. Invizbox Last week, Ars reported on the story of Anonabox, an effort by a California developer to create an affordable privacy-protecting device based on the open source OpenWRT wireless router software and the Tor Project’s eponymous Internet traffic encryption and anonymization software. Anonabox […]

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Google Inbox impressions: Bundle of (mixed) joy
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Tie a ribbon around your finger, Google Inbox. We’ll be using your reminders for a while yet. No company rolls out the giant, invite-only drool carpet quite like Google. Doesn’t matter if that comes in the form of gems like Gmail and Voice or bummers like Wave; the company’s early-bird offerings always attract a ton of interested […]

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Investors in anti-Facebook startup have no idea how it will make money
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Cyrus Farivar Ello, the notably stripped-down, ad-free social network, announced Thursday that it has taken $5.5 million in venture capital and re-incorporated as a “Public Benefit Corporation.” The company’s founders and investors also published a one-page document in which they declared: Ello must never make money from selling ads Ello must never make money from selling user […]

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Google’s Sundar Pichai to become head of product amid major staff reshuffling
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According to a report by Recode, Google CEO Larry Page sent a staff memo denoting some major changes at Google HQ, including handing the reins of several key Google products over to Sundar Pichai. The Next Web has independently confirmed the report. Picahi is currently a Senior Vice President at Google, overseeing Chrome, Android, and Google […]

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Uber is launching in three cities today, including strictly-regulated Las Vegas
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Residents of Sin City rejoice: Uber today announced that it has started offering its service in Las Vegas, sharing up some estimated fares as well. In subsequent blog posts, Uber also added Reno, Nevada and Monterrey, Mexico to its coverage. As with any other cities, all you need to do is download the Uber app, tell it […]

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Beats Music is down [Update: It's back up]
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Amid a report from The Wall Street Journal that Beats Music will be tied into iTunes starting in 2015, the music service is currently unavailable to some users. The Apple-owned music service throws up an odd message in the app and via the browser that indicate the service is experiencing a large number of sign […]

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Stephen Hawking’s First Facebook Post
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The poke feature may be a bit beneath him, and we somehow doubt that he will embrace stickers, but theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking managed to accumulate more than 923,000 likes on his Facebook page since its Oct. 7 launch, and his debut post emerged Friday. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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Social Media Jobs: The Culinary Institute of America, Moon Tide Media, WellPoint
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This week, The Culinary Institute of America is hiring a social media manager, while Moon Tide Media needs a content marketing account executive. WellPoint is seeking an online social media manager, and Lionbridge is on the hunt for a social media Internet assessor. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media […]

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Sickweather App Now Available for Android
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Sickweather, the iPhone application that collects data from public posts on Facebook and Twitter, as well as from other Sickweather users, to inform parents about “Sick Zones,” is now available for Android. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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Comcast lost 81,000 video customers in Q3, “the best result in 7 years”
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Comcast reported its third quarter earnings today with positive results—and even the bad news was good. “Video customer net losses declined to 81,000, the best third quarter result in seven years,” the company’s announcement said. “I am pleased to report strong revenue, operating cash flow, and free cash flow growth for the third quarter of 2014,” […]

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Another Tor router crowdfunding project nixed by Kickstarter
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The TP-Link router that was to be the basis of TorFi. TP-Link Kickstarter is apparently not the place to go if you’re trying to crowdfund privacy hardware. Just days after the Anonabox project, a highly criticized effort to package the Tor privacy protection service into a portable miniature Wi-Fi router, was suspended by the crowdfunding […]

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