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Former CIA Director Calls Female Senator Too ‘Emotional’ On Torture Report

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has chaired the Senate’s Intelligence Committee for five years. So when she suggested last month that investigators …

Big Data Platform InsideSales.com Raises $100M From Polaris, KPCB At $1B Valuation

Another big round for a fast-growing enterprise startup focused on big data and the cloud. InsideSales.com has raised $100 million at a valuation of almost $1 billion, a number first reported by DJ’s Venture Wire, and now confirmed by us with a reliable source close to the company. Polaris Partners …

Google no longer mining student Gmail accounts for targeted ads (updated)

Google makes no bones about scanning our emails for advertising purposes, but the company has suddenly become a bit more timid when it comes prying into students' messages. According to the <i>WSJ</i>, Google has stopped scanning the 30 million accounts that are registered under its free-of-charge Google …

Purported AT&T Moto X version leak reveals specs and benchmarks

An AT&T Moto X test version has apparently been caught in the wild, helping a website provide more details about the device, including specs and benchmarks.<p><i>Android Police</i> obtained access to a variety of images showing the AT&T Moto X phone (model number XT1058, also known as “Ghost”) – we’ll note …

Mobile Technology

New Nexus 7 arrives in Japan this week, SIM-unlocked 32GB LTE model coming this September

Google often takes its time bringing its Nexus variety of tablets and smartphones across the Pacific, but it's getting faster. Today, it announced that the refreshed Nexus 7 (with a new 1,900 x 1,200 resolution screen and 5MP camera) will land in Japan on Wednesday 28th August. The 16GB model is …

Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 concepts bring new Samsung design patents to life

After a couple of new design patents have been awarded to Samsung on the last day of the previous year, a couple of new smartphone concepts have emerged imagining what the future Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 would look like in case Samsung would actually use the design shown in those …

Galaxy Note

UK Galaxy S5 pre-orders open on March 28

The Galaxy S5 will become available for pre-order on Friday, March 28, Samsung UK announced today. The device will start shipping on April 11.<p>The Galaxy S5 will go up for pre-order on Samsung’s e-store, the company’s flagship experience store in the Stratford Westfield City shopping center, and …

Mobile

Nokia X Android phone makes its debut

The new phone has arrived in India at a price of 8,599 rupees, or about $141, as "a feeder platform into the Lumia" line.<p>Smartphone shoppers in India are the first ones able to purchase the new Nokia X handset.<p>Offered as of Monday at a price of 8,599 rupees ($141), the new Android-based smartphone …

Mobile Technology

Oppo 'Smart Lens' leaks in new photos

Remember Sony’s intriguing line of QX lenses with built-in cameras? While the products remained fairly niche, there’s no doubt that Sony was onto …

OnePlus 'Smash the Past' winners now have option to donate their devices

OnePlus’s “Smash the Past” contest officially wrapped up today, and in addition to revealing how many people applied for the promotion, OnePlus has …

Killing the Nexus: should Android Silver take its place?

Let’s take the stance that Nexus is out and Silver is in. From what I have read of the Silver initiative, I am excited for the results as a consumer, but I really worry that developers are losing access to a definitive reference device.<p>Perhaps it could be argued that with all of the features that …

Android News

Jury Orders Samsung to Pay Apple $119.6M in Patent Infringement Case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A California jury determined Friday that Samsung infringed Apple smartphone patents and awarded $120 million in damages.<p>The panel delivered its verdict in federal court in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. It also ruled that Apple infringed Samsung patents and …

Intellectual Property

T-Mobile lost $100M due to ETFs of switching customers

During the first quarter of 2014, T-Mobile gained the most new subscribers amongst Tier 1 carriers. One of the reason for this increase was due to the carrier’s offer to pay up to $650 in Early Termination Fees to customers who switched to T-Mobile.<p>T-Mobile said in a filing recently that the ETF …

T-Mobile

How Brazil Has Leapt Ahead Of The U.S. With An Internet Bill Of Rights

One of the largest Internet markets just signed landmark legislation guaranteeing net neutrality, a limit to the data advertisers can collect on users, and limits on government surveillance on the Internet.<p>Brazil is one of the biggest foreign markets around for Facebook and Google–and it’s one of …

It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war

The attempt to lever Kiev into the western camp by ousting an elected leader made conflict certain. It could be a threat to us all<p>The threat of war in Ukraine is growing. As the unelected government in Kiev declares itself unable to control the rebellion in the country's east, John Kerry brands …

"I Should Kill You Right Here"

Pro-Russian rebels kidnap more U.S. journalists amid fresh unrest in east Ukraine."Do you know the things America has been doing here?"<p>HORLIVKA, Ukraine — The pro-Russia militants who stood guard at one of the tire-strewn checkpoints littering eastern Ukraine presented a fearsome picture on Friday …

Botched Oklahoma execution reignites death penalty debate

Tuesday night’s botched execution in Oklahoma, which resulted in an inmate’s writhing death from a heart attack 43 minutes after he received what was supposed to be a lethal injection, was just one in a series of bungled execution attempts the past few years. It’s prompting calls for a moratorium …

Obama slams GOP over minimum wage vote

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> - A day after returning from his trip to Asia, President Barack Obama swung back into mid-term campaign mode in a fiery attack on Senate Republicans who blocked a bill to raise the minimum wage Wednesday .<p>"If your member of Congress doesn't support raising the minimum wage, you …

Paul Ryan Met With the Congressional Black Caucus — They Mostly Disagreed.

The Con­gres­sion­al Black Caucus got the meet­ing it wanted with House Budget Chair­man Paul Ry­an, who met with the bulk of the caucus Wed­nes­day …

Will There Be a Civil War in Clinton Land?

Shortly after Hil­lary Clin­ton moved in­to the White House, she gathered a group of top aides known col­lect­ively as “Hil­lary­land” in the …

Government

Obamacare enrollment varies widely from state to state

Sign-ups for insurance through President Obama's healthcare law varied widely across the nation in the first year for the system's state marketplaces, according to a new government report that shows consumers flocked to coverage in some states while enrollment fell well short of targets in …

Don't Run for President, Hillary. Become a 'Post-President' Instead

The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid. But she should forget it. If she wins, it's too much stress …

Schumer hits GOP on immigration

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sharply criticized House Republicans on immigration reform Thursday, accusing the GOP of stalling an overhaul by handing the “gavel of leadership on immigration” to outspoken reform critic Rep. Steve King.<p>In a floor speech Thursday, Schumer — the leader of the Gang of …

Graham to CNN: Jay Carney 'believes that we're all dumb'

<b>(CNN) –</b> Sen. Lindsey Graham said he was offended by White House spokesman Jay Carney's comments about new emails that reinforce Republicans' claims that the White House purposely gave misleading information about the Benghazi attack for political reasons.<p>"I guess he believes that we're all dumb," …

Associated Press News

First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a draft proposal under consideration by the Democratic National Committee.<p>The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on …