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How Elance’s merger with oDesk will impact the freelance space

Elance and oDesk, the two largest freelance labor marketplaces on the planet, announced a merger this week. The two have been competing in the freelance space for over a decade and decided to leverage their respective resources to “create faster and better matches between opportunity and talent” …

Phone Warrior Raises A $550K Seed Round From Lightspeed Venture To Block Spam Calls, Messages

Phone Warrior, a New Delhi-based startup that blocks mobile spam calls and text messages, is announcing a seed round of around $550,000 from Lightspeed Venture Partners.<p>The money raised will be used for bolstering marketing efforts to increase Phone Warrior’s user base by a factor of ten, from its …

Scratch Wireless offers 'free' mobile service that uses WiFi for calls and text

If you've ever struggled with a monthly cell phone bill, you've probably looked for cheaper alternatives like prepaid plans from big box stores or startup carriers like Zact and Ting. Well, what's cheaper than free? That's exactly what Scratch Wireless aims to offer with what it claims is the …

This Arduino hackaphone was never going to be pretty, but it does the job

Okay, we'll admit that it looks a bit like a baby monitor. But in contrast to those over-engineered pieces of parenting paraphernalia, this DIY cellphone can actually make calls and send texts over GPRS. More importantly, <i>Hackaday</i> claims it was put together by a lone hacker ("Victorzie") from an …

Magic Lantern gives 14 stops of DR to Canon 5D Mark III with dual ISO recording

Magic Lantern's brought some miraculous features to Canon EOS DSLRs lately, including RAW video recording on the 5D Mark III, and video recording, period, to the 50D. Its latest feat is no less amazing, even for jaded DSLR shooters. By exploiting unused dual ISO amplifiers on a sensor chip in the …

T-Mobile introduces Simple Choice family plans with no credit check required

As part of T-Mobile's "Boldest Moves Yet" smorgasbord of service changes announced today, the carrier is introducing a family option that doesn't require a credit check. The new plan, which kicks in beginning July 14th, enables families to activate up to four Simple Choice Plan lines with unlimited …