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Verizon FiOS woos CBS staffers to drop Time Warner Cable

VerizonFiOS is throwing a bone toCBSemployees who can no longer watch the network in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas because of the broadcaster's fight withTime Warner Cable.<p>In a memo to staffers, CBS said Verizon FiOS is offering employees "exclusive discounts and special promotions." Verizon is …

Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

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Inside the bitter YouTube battle between Microsoft and Google

Why do these companies love to hate each other?<p>The gloves are off: Microsoft and Google find themselves battling in more product areas than ever while fighting a very public war of words. The latest spat has led Google to block a Microsoft-developed YouTube app for Windows Phone, despite a promise …

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

FOX launches sports channels to challenge ESPN

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Switching To Gmail May Leave Reporters' Sources At Risk

In the digital world, almost everything you do to communicate leaves a trace. Often, emails are stored on servers even after they're deleted. Phone calls create logs detailing which numbers connected, when and for how long. Your mobile phone can create a record of where you are.<p>If you're a …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus shipping), sends out a monthly package of geeky goodies. Partners so far for the fledgling service …

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Google went down today. The Internet went bananas.

We wouldn’t normally write about a mere few minutes in down time, but when it’s Google, it’s notable.<p>Google.com, Google’s search product (you may have heard of) went down between 23:52 and 23:57 BST according to Search Engine Land. Not since 2009 has Google Search experienced any downtime.<p>“The most …

US trolls knock al-Qaeda off Twitter

An American author is claiming success in a call to arms against al-Qaeda fundamentalists using Twitter after his followers and thousands of others "trolled" an account that asked for suggestions on spreading the extremist message.<p>JM Berger, who tweets as @intelwire, is a keen follower of the …

CNN Overhauls Its Digital Presence For The Mobile Era

In the last 10 years, CNN has been the Changeable News Network, with four different presidents and lord knows how many different iterations of its primetime lineup. On the web side, though, it’s been a story of tremendous stability — to a fault.<p>The Time Warner-owned channel is in the midst of a …