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T-Mobile to offer LTE over 5GHz Wi-Fi airwaves to boost data rates
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T-Mobile will expand its LTE network with the same 5GHz spectrum used by Wi-Fi starting next year. The deployment would help the company boost data throughput but work only over short distances, similar to Wi-Fi hotspots. LTE over Wi-Fi airwaves is unusual in a couple of ways: T-Mobile will share unlicensed airwaves with other networks, rather […]

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T-Mobile gives up fight over cramming fees, will pay $90M back to customers
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T-Mobile US has given up its fight against a lawsuit filed by the US government, agreeing today to refund $90 million or more to customers who were charged premium text message fees without their consent. The Federal Trade Commission alleged that T-Mobile made hundreds of millions of dollars off the practice of passing along third-party charges to customers […]

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Republicans may have plan to save Internet providers from utility rules
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Congressional Republicans are drafting an “industry-backed proposal” to enforce net neutrality rules while preventing the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying Internet service as a utility, The Washington Post reported today. The Republicans “appear likely to introduce legislation next month,” the report said. If true, Internet providers and Republicans would be resigning themselves to some form of network neutrality rules being […]

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Reuters: Next Android version will reportedly be car-ready
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The next version of Android might be ready for your car right out of the gate. Reuters reports that vehicles will appear in 2015 that will be stand-alone Android devices thanks to the next version of operating system. The vehicles won’t even need to be plugged into an Android phone according to Reuters’ sources. Google unveiled […]

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Investigation unveils poor conditions in Apple factories, but it’s not entirely Apple’s fault
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A BBC investigation into working conditions in Apple’s iPhone factories in China has unveiled poor conditions, despite the company’s claims to the contrary. For the BBC’s piece, a reporter was sent in to work undercover and film working conditions. The video uncovers workers that are forced to work without breaks and for days on end […]

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Saatchi Art’s “View in a Room” feature lets you visualize how art will look in your home
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Saatchi Art, the marketplace for original paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and other artworks, has rolled out a customer service via its new iPhone app that promises to spur sales by helping art buyers with their selections. As part of the new app that lets you discover a massive amount of original artwork, Saatchi also gives you […]

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Follower counts plummet after Instagram deletes millions of spam accounts, vain users outraged
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After Instagram made good on its promise to remove scores of spam accounts from its service, many users noticed that they lost large swathes of followers — from a handful to a few million. Saddeningly, many users are having trouble dealing with the loss and are in a row over the issue. The Verge reports […]

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T-Mobile wins fight against AT&T and Verizon over data roaming charges
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T-Mobile US has won a declaratory ruling that could force AT&T and Verizon Wireless to charge lower prices for data roaming. T-Mobile argued in a petition to the Federal Communications Commission that the biggest carriers charge their smaller competitors artificially high prices. The petition asked the commission to offer specific guidance and enforcement criteria for […]

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Bing Search apps updated for iPhone and iPad with a new look
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Search engine Bing has refreshed its apps for iPhone and iPad, with a revised home screen that looks better and simplifies navigation to view trending content. The iPhone app now has a cleaner layout on the home screen, with the search bar in the center, and a content tab at the bottom, which displays local […]

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Samsung is pulling the plug on its ChatOn messaging service
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Even though it has signed up over 100 million users since its 2011 launch, Samsung’s free messaging app ChatOn has failed to catch on around the globe. As a result, the company is shutting down the service on February 1, 2015, worldwide but not in the US, reports Engadget. Samsung told South Korean media outlet […]

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Jas Athwal, Colin Stretch Sell Facebook Shares
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Facebook chief accounting officer Jas Athwal and vice president and general counsel Colin Stretch revealed in Form 4 filings Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that they sold off small parcels of Facebook shares. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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What Will Facebook Privacy Be Like in 2025?
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What is the future of online privacy? Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center released a new study Thursday seeking answers to that question from experts, many of which mentioned Facebook in their answers. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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