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US Envoy in Kiev red-faced after posting unverified shots on Twitter
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US ambassador to Ukraine has been uploading pictures from military drills in western Ukraine to his Twitter feed. However, some bloggers noticed something ju…

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AT&T and Verizon defend data caps on home Internet service
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Free Press AT&T and Verizon have been fighting to preserve 4Mbps as the nation’s definition of “broadband,” saying the Federal Communications Commission should abandon plans to raise the minimum to 10Mbps. The companies also argue now that the FCC should not consider data caps when deciding whether an Internet service qualifies as broadband. Verizon does not […]

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Google transforms Currents for iOS into Google Play Newsstand with a Material Design makeover
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It was only a matter of time. Google launched Play Newsstand for Android in November 2013, before closing its predecessor, called Currents, in February 2014. Today, it’s performing the same ritual with the release of Play Newsstand for iOS. The new app has a completely different look to Currents. Google is clearly incorporating its flatter, […]

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Microsoft launches Online Services Bug Bounty Program, includes Office 365 with rewards starting at $500
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Microsoft today launched the Microsoft Online Services Bug Bounty Program, offering security researchers rewards for submitted vulnerabilities. The program encompasses the various Online Services provided by Microsoft, and bounties for qualified submissions start at a minimum payment of $500, with more offered depending on the impact of the vulnerability. Eligible submissions include vulnerabilities of the […]

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Grooveshark partners with startup community F6S to offer deals to their members
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Grooveshark and F6S, a community for startup founders, have announced a two-way partnership that will offer deals to their respective members. F6S members that sign up for Grooveshark will receive two free months of the music streaming service’s VIP subscription, which normally costs $9 per month. Users can head to grooveshark.com/redeem to enter the code they get […]

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Hands-on with the $2,300 BlackBerry P’9983 Porsche-branded smartphone that you’ll probably never own
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The thing about luxury smartphones – and if your phone says Porsche on it, it’s lodged pretty unarguably in the ‘luxury’ category – is that when you read reviews or opinions about them, it’s all a little far removed. I, nor (likely) you, am ever going to buy one of these phones. Take the once Nokia-owned Vertu […]

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Dreamstime Incorporates Shared Images on Facebook Into New Personalization Feature
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Why shouldn’t choosing stock photography be a social activity? Dreamstime believes it should, announcing the debut of new personalization feature “Designers Also Selected These Stock Photos,” which incorporates results from algorithms that factor in shared images on Facebook and other social networks. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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Apple’s first iPhone 6 ads focus on improved cameras and, of course, larger screens
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Apple teased a set of iPhone 6 commercials featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake at the launch event for the new smartphones, and now the company has posted its first two ad spots online. The videos are interesting because they are among the first wave of messages that Apple is using to position these new devices as being […]

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Ex-Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie’s Talko messaging and calling app launches, initially for iOS only
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Former Microsoft exec Ray Ozzie has finally launched his much-anticipated new startup — mobile messaging and calling service Talko — to the public today. The service is initially iOS-only, and it aims to bring a range of mobile communications, including calls, text messages, voice messaging and location, together into a single package. Talko looks much […]

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See who’s remixed and covered your favorite songs with WhoSampled for Android
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London-based startup WhoSampled answers music’s most frustrating question, as we wrote back in 2009: Where DO I recognize that song from? In a nutshell, the service scans the music on your device to tell you who has sampled, remixed and covered each song. And now, two years after it arrived for iPhone users, it’s finally […]

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The Apple Watch is actually thinner than you might think
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Yesterday I had a interesting conversation with Alex, our talented designer at The Next Web, about the Apple Watch. We talked about how it supposedly isn’t waterproof, and if there would’ve been a market for the Nike Fuelband or not. We also wondered if future versions might contain a camera or not. When I asked him if he […]

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