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3 Great Discoveries of 2014

‘Prototype’ iPhone 6 that nearly won 100K finally sells on eBay

Remember the iPhone 6 “prototype” that was listed on eBay and almost sold for $100,000 before getting mysteriously pulled? It was relisted last week and just sold for $11,100.<p>The seller got what he thought was a brand new iPhone 6 from Verizon only to find what appeared to be an unfinished …

How Alibaba turned 1111 into $$$$

Bummed that you're home alone on date night yet again? Don't worry. A new watch or some scuba gear could help.<p>At least that's the philosophy behind Singles Day, a Chinese festival that encourages those untethered by a significant other to buy themselves gifts.<p>Observed on November 11 -- or "11.11," …

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Judge takes issue with Apple's $450M e-books settlement offer

Skirting an upcoming trial, Apple agreed to pay $450 million last week to settle an antitrust lawsuit that alleged the company conspired with five book publishers to fix e-book prices. However, the judge ruling over the case is having concerns with the settlement proposal, according to Reuters.<p>US …

Google Wants To Improve Its Translations Through Crowdsourcing

Over the years, Google Translate has gotten significantly better at giving its users (relatively) legible translations for most commonly used languages. It’s still far off from being perfect, though, and today Google announced a new initiative that aims to get more input from its users to improve …

Verizon to start throttling data on unlimited LTE plans

Out of the many trappings US carriers have in common, throttling speeds for heavy data users is certainly one of them. So, accordingly, it's not surprising for Verizon to confirm reports that it will soon start slowing things down for more customers. According to <i>Droid Life</i>, Verizon has admitted …

Apple acquired BookLamp startup for $10-15 million earlier this year (update: confirmed)

Apple acquired a company called BookLamp earlier this year for somewhere between $10-15 million, according to information uncovered by TechCrunch.<p>The Idaho-based startup created what was referred to as “Pandora for books,” including a system known as the Book Genome Project that could recommend …

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools

During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it — and its partners — sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC sales worldwide were about 76 million in the last quarter, according to Gartner’s latest numbers, so a million Chromebook sales just to the …