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Verizon adds 500MB Share Everything plan for pricey $40 per month

Verizon Wireless is making a modest gesture today for those looking for lower-cost smartphone plans. The carrier quietly introduced a 500MB data package for its Share Everything plans today, which offer a single packet of data and unlimited calls and texts across multiple devices. Verizon's …

BioShock Infinite for Mac set for release on August 29, preorders start today

Back in March, when the latest installment in the popular BioShock franchise was released on consoles, Mac gaming heavyweights Aspyr announced they would be bringing the game to Mac this summer. Today it has finally announced an official release date for BioShock Infinite, as well as details on …

WordPress 3.6 is Out

WordPress.org today announced the release of WordPress 3.6, featuring a new blog-centric theme and a revamped revision browser. You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download (it’s 5.2MB).<p>Dubbed “Oscar” in honor of Canadian jazz pianist and composer Oscar Peterson, WordPress 3.6 …

Employer Tipped Off Police To Pressure Cooker And Backpack Searches, Not Google

In what might be Medium‘s first widespread Twitter moment, music writer Michele Catalano used the platform to blog details of an unexpected visit to her home yesterday, from six men she identifies as members of the “joint terrorism task force.”<p>Catalano asserts that the visit was likely prompted by …

YC Partners Taggar, Tan And Reddit Co-Founder Ohanian Raise $39M For Initialized Capital

YC Partners Garry Tan and Harj Taggar along with the early-stage firm’s “Ambassador to the East” and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian have raised $39 million for a separate fund called Initialized Capital, according to an SEC filing today.<p>All three of them have been investing on their own for a …

Colombia & Venezuela get Telefonica Firefox OS phones today

Today marks the first day of sales in Latin America for two Telefonica-powered phones running Firefox OS.<p>Firefox OS is Mozilla’s web-based operating system. Much like Chrome OS, it favors a web app ecosystem rather than downloaded apps from a single marketplace.<p>So far, the OS has been the subject …

Netflix to allow 5 viewing profiles on same account

Non-subscribers hoping to check out “Orange is the New Black,” you’re in luck<p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Netflix's latest attraction will enable families and other people sharing the same account to set up separate identities so the Internet video service can give them better recommendations on what to …

Blip, Hulu, Vevo and Devour are coming to Chromecast

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google’s (s GOOG) new smart TV dongle Chromecast is getting more love from video publishers: Blip, Hulu, Vevo and Devour all …

AT&T to launch international plan exclusively for those studying abroad

If you're a student or teacher looking to expand your horizons in foreign lands this coming semester, the last thing you need is an astronomical phone bill thanks to those nasty roaming charges. AT&T aims to lend a helping hand with a new international roaming plan designed exclusively for those …

‘Words with Friends’ maker takes ‘Bangwith Friends’ to court over name

Until recently, if you heard the extended suffix "with friends" attached to something, you'd probably associate it with a handful of cutesy smartphone games like "Words with Friends," "Scramble with Friends" or "Running with Friends" — all Zynga games, all exceedingly family friendly. But the game …

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Twitter gussies up Web search with photos, context

The information network provides people with additional content and context when they search on Twitter.com.<p>Twitter has made over its Web search to return photos and accounts in search results, the information network announced Thursday.<p>The updates also mean that people will find a smarter search …

Marissa Mayer's Latest Plan For Yahoo: Hiring Dozens Of PhDs

She's hired 30 PhDs so far this year, with plans to hire another 20, Mayer said.<p>The research group is led by Chief Scientist Ron Brachman, who joined Yahoo in 2005. He's a former director for DARPA, the government agency that created the Internet and, he says, his work on artificial intelligence …

Facebook News Feed Event Aug 6 Will Give Much-Needed Rankings Explanation And Reveal What’s Next

Facebook plans to clear up confusion about what appears in the News Feed, announce a ranking algorithm change, and preview the future of the feed at a press event on August 6. The Menlo Park HQ session will be live-streamed to Facebook’s London offices to keep European reporters in the loop. …

Who's offering developers cash to secretly promote Samsung?

An Android developer claims a Korean PR agency representing Samsung offered him $500 to mention the company's upcoming developer competition on the community Stack Overflow. In a blog post, Delyan Kratunov details a back-and-forth between himself and marketer John Yoon, the CCO for viral marketing …

OmniVision details 10.5-megapixel Clear Pixel sensor inside Moto X

Motorola has been hyping up the 10.5-megapixel Clear Pixel camera inside the Moto X, but it's been shy on the sensor's technical details and origins. We now have both: it's the OmniVision OV10820, a 1/2.6-inch sensor with a video-friendly 16:9 aspect ratio and large 1.4-micron pixels. Its strong …

Social Bill Payments Service PayDivvy Sold To Higher One To Expand Its Education Payments Platform

Back in February of this year, PayDivvy, a social payment platform that lets people split bills for utilities and other services and each pay their share, announced that it had been acquired and that it was no longer accepting payments on its platform. We reached out at the time and Mike Melby, the …

Microsoft deputizes gamers for Enforcement United beta, awards XP for policing trolls

Microsoft wants <i>you</i> to help protect Xbox Live. With the Enforcement United beta, Redmond is using its customers as a first line of defense against online miscreants. If you make it into the testing pool, you'll be giving your opinion on whether or not content on the service violates its code of …

Where You Buy The Moto X Highlights A Weakness In Google's Approach To Mobile

With the announcement of the Moto X from Google, the new tech toys are taking the headlines – the natural language processing, customised shells, the always listening microphone, and the contextual awareness processor grabbing many of the headlines. But there are some points to note about the …

FBI can remotely activate Android and laptop microphones, reports WSJ

Last month, we discussed whether the new Microsoft Kinect could be used as an NSA spying tool. When it comes to the microphones in Android cell phones and laptop computers, though, surveillance might not be a theoretical question. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the FBI can already remotely …

Google Fiber Gets $10/Month Sports Package with 12 Networks

Google Fiber customers are already a lucky bunch, but things are getting even better. Google is sweetening the pot with a new $10 per month Sports Plus package that includes 12 TV networks.<p>Google says the networks bundled in the package will vary depending on which fiber city you live in.<p>Kansas …

Amazon gets all Pinterest-like with 'Collections'

The e-commerce giant quietly launches a new feature that lets users add items to shopping wish lists and follow others with similar tastes and interests.<p>Amazon seems to be taking some cues from the social network Pinterest. The e-commerce giant launched a feature on Thursday dubbed Amazon …

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Verizon Wireless lowers the bar with 500MB Share Everything plan

Ah, the wonderful world of wireless carriers. You can almost guarantee that if one makes a move, the others will soon follow. We're still hoping that AT&T and Verizon will succumb to peer pressure and resume offering unlimited data plans, but until that day comes, you can look forward to lots of …

BlackBerry begins BBM beta for Android (update: official comment)

Blackberry promised us back at BBLive that we'd see BBM on Android and iOS devices before the end of the summer. Well, we've hit the dog days of August, and while most of those devices are still BBM-free, it appears a select few Androids are finally getting to beta test the app. <i>Blackberry OS</i> …

Apple Confirms Acquisition of Passif Semiconductor

Martin Hajek<p>Apple recently acquired Silicon Valley-based wireless chip developer Passif Semiconductor for an undisclosed sum.<p>Apple spokeswoman Amy …

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