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Gigaom | Wake up, Europe — Google’s not the one hurting your news business

Advertisement<p>Hurray for Google: the US company has beat back Germany’s latest effort to tax its search results. The victory, though, is small …

Pandora and musicians to discuss royalty settlement as war of words heats up

Talks are preliminary, but sources say formal negotiations are expected soon<p>Pandora, the web's top radio service, has held preliminary discussions with groups representing music artists as well as indie and major labels about ending an increasingly aggressive feud over music royalties, multiple …

Google-backed O3b successfully launches its first four satellites into the heavens

At 12:27pm PT Tuesday, four new communications satellites developed by O3b left the ground in French Guiana, riding atop a Soyuz rocket bound for …

Obama lays out climate action plan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/989000/989615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534410278_b89b7b2f2e65addd614cb9bde2e23ab4<p><b>US President Barack Obama has laid out a package of measures aimed at curbing climate change, including limits on emissions from power plants.</b><p>He also …

Climate

Voting Rights Act Partially Overturned; Texas Implements Voter ID Law

The Supreme Court has overturned a portion of the Voting Rights Act. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says this morning’s decision means a Texas …

Right To Vote

Senate Filibuster in Progress

Update 11:17am (6/26): As the story has developed, our coverage has splintered off into various threads; here's how to find the latest updates.<p>For a …

Sprint’s Clearwire Acquisition: Who’s Going to Make What?

Now that Sprint has raised its bid for Clearwire a third and final time, seemingly ending the battle over the future ownership of the small wireless …

Kara Swisher

Tesla introduces robot mechanics to swap out electric car batteries

Tesla’s electric Model S sedans were stacking up on Thursday outside the company’s Los Angeles design studio, to the consternation of passing traffic. Once inside, valets lined them up for a complimentary super-charging, but the four chargers weren’t nearly enough, since a full charge takes twenty …

Vodafone to buy Germany's biggest cable operator for $10.1 billion

Every summer, the world's second biggest mobile provider likes to splash out on a broadband company to bolster its cellular offerings. Last year, for instance, Vodafone snapped up Cable & Wireless' British fiber-optic network for $1.6 billion -- but that's a bargain compared to the $10.1 billion …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, 8.0 and 7.0 Coming To The U.S. July 7 For $399, $299 And $199

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 line has been official for a little while now, but U.S. availability and pricing was up in the air until today. The relatively cheap tablets are going to be $199, $299 and $399 for the Galaxy Tab 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1, respectively, and will be available from retailers …

Three years later, DigiTimes still insists Apple will ditch Samsung for TSMC

A report out of DigiTimes this morning claims that TSMC has reached a deal with Apple to supply 20nm, 16nm and 10nm chips for future Apple devices. However, as is often the case with DigiTimes, there are a few causes for concern surrounding the report. Leaving the site’s track record on other …

Icahn Makes a Not-Yet-Final Pitch to Win Over Dell Shareholders

In what are probably far from their last comments on the matter, Carl Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management argued to Dell shareholders and to the …

Michael Dell

Google’s other plan to connect the unconnected: satellites

There’s a lot of attention focused on Project Loon, Google’s ambitious and bureaucracy-defying plan to blanket the Earth with internet signals from …

Rape Kits Are NOT a Form of Abortion

<i>Rep. Jodie Laubenberg</i><p>Remember that divisive, sweeping abortion bill making its way up the legislative ladder here in Texas? The representative who …

Icahn: Michael Dell to gain 50% return on buyout - Austin Business Journal

Michael Dell would realize a 50 percent rate of return on his investment during the next five years if his investor group buys out company …

Jefferies readies loans for Icahn's Dell bid: sources

(Reuters) - Jefferies & Co will provide $5.2 billion in term loans to back Carl Icahn’s bid for computer manufacturer Dell Inc, sources told Thomson Reuters LPC.<p>Investor Carl Icahn speaks at the Wall Street Journal Deals & Deal Makers conference at the New York Stock Exchange in this June 27, 2007 …

Why AT&T And Verizon May Start Charging You More Fees

Don't be surprised if you start seeing more and more fees on your wireless bill.<p>That's one of the takeaways from a new report of the U.S. mobile market, according to Tero Kuittinen, a mobile analyst and vice president at Alekstra, a firm that works to reduce companies' phone bills.<p>Because fewer new …

German researchers make progress on a long-lasting battery for electric cars

Battery technology is one of the major hurdles to the mass adoption of electric vehicles, and batteries that lose their capacity are also the scourge …

The home stretch: How Pixar wrapped 'Monsters University'

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- It's early April, and there's just over two months before Pixar's newest film, "Monsters University," hits theaters. For years, the filmmakers at this hit factory have been working like crazy, taking what was once a mere idea for a prequel to 2001's "Monsters, Inc." through …

Google admits those infamous brainteasers were completely useless for hiring

You can stop counting how many golfballs will fit in a schoolbus now.<p>Google has admitted that the headscratching questions it once used to quiz job applicants (How many piano tuners are there in the entire world? Why are manhole covers round?) were utterly useless as a predictor of who will be a …

San Francisco

Samsung ships first OLED TV to Korea, U.S. version to follow

Samsung said the OLED-based KN55F9500 55-inch would be available this year, and it's making good on the promise.<p>A report by Korea's Yonhap News Agency says the television will arrive in Korea next week.<p>A report at HD Guru says the news agency quoted a price of $8,780 USD (10 million won). A Samsung …

'Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage' is Rovio Publishing's First Game

Last month, Angry Birds-maker Rovio announced that it would soon be releasing "the best new games" on its own publishing label called Rovio Stars. Its first game, <i>Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage</i> was released today.<p>Our sister-site <i>TouchArcade</i> has posted a brief item about it, saying their "initial …

Sprint boosts Clearwire buyout offer to $5 per share, $14 billion valuation

We're deep into a bona fide bidding war here -- Sprint and Dish are both battling for an approximately 50-percent stake in Clearwire, and as of today, that former contestant's bid makes it the new front runner. To catch you up, last month Dish offered $4.40 per share for Clearwire, following …

Samsung intros HomeSync Lite: a personal cloud, hosted from your PC

Alongside the new PCs that Samsung announced today, the company has also introduced HomeSync Lite, a software solution that allows users to use their computers -- rather than an external device -- for personal cloud storage. As Samsung sees it, the key benefit exists with the ability to backup and …

Lumosity analyzes brain function of 40M people to push neuroscience forward

Lumosity is pushing the frontiers of neuroscience. Today, the brain-training startup revealed findings from its Human Cognition Project — an initiative that gives researchers access to its data to conduct experimental research.<p>Lumosity creates brain-training exercises designed to give your brain a …

More data storage: how to fit 1000 terabytes on a DVD

<b>We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90 per cent of the world's data was generated in the past two years. The obvious</b> …

Nature Communications

Samsung Ativ Q steals show at launch with dual OS wizardry

Samsung's ever-expanding Galaxy range of Android gadgets took a back seat at the Korean company's showbiz London launch last night, with the bonkers …

Gear & Gadgets

FAA may clear personal gadgets for takeoff, landing

Federal officials could be loosening restrictions on those personal electronic devices airline passengers hate to put away at the beginning and end of their flights, NBC News reported Friday.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to relax the ban on devices that now need to be completely …

Electronics

As Big Data Explodes, Are You Ready For Yottabytes?

The inescapable truth about big data, the thing you must plan for, is that it just keeps getting bigger. As transactions, electronic records, and images flow in by the millions, terabytes grow into petabytes, which swell into exabytes. Next come zettabytes and, beyond those, yottabytes.<p>A yottabyte …