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Victor Oladipo's Position Change Makes Him Summer League Player to Watch

One of the most surprising developments of the 2013 NBA Summer League has been the position change of Orlando Magic rookie Victor Oladipo. For those unfamiliar, the Naismith award finalist is attempting to move from shooting guard to point guard.<p>That position change makes Oladipo the Summer …

Basketball

Microsoft Denies New Reports That It Let The NSA Spy On Email And Skype

This one says that Microsoft collaborated closely with US intelligence services to let them spy on its users' email, cloud files and Skype conversations.<p>Microsoft denies the report, saying it only provides user data in response to a due legal process and that it does not "provide any government …

New Google Maps for mobile adds browsing feature Explore, loses Latitude

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Google has been working away on a facelift for its eight-year-old mega-product Google Maps, as the company hinted at during …

Judge: Apple Conspired To Fix Prices Of E-Books

Apple conspired with book publishers to fix prices on e-books, a federal judge ruled this morning.<p>The ruling by U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote in the non-jury trial rejects Apple’s argument that its discussions with the five major book publishers merely amounted to doing business in a new …

Lakers to pay hefty luxury tax

Six NBA teams have been billed for luxury-tax payments they owe for last season's payrolls, according to official league figures obtained by ESPN.com …

NBA

NBA free agency: Chris Andersen, Heat agree to 1-year, $1.7 million deal

While the Heat will only be on the hook for $1.7 million, Birdman should take in over $6 million in salary from NBA teams next season.<p>The Miami Heat signed free agent big man Chris Andersen to a one-year, $1.7 million contract Wednesday, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports. The deal also includes a …

Dwight Howard made the right decision and other notes from the NBA free agency whirlwind

Paul Flannery reviews the wild, woolly free agency period to date.<p>While the execution was typically off-message and hilariously hectic at the end, in the cool light of day it's very difficult to argue with the decision Dwight Howard made to spurn the Lakers and join the Rockets.<p>Still not 28 years …

T-Mobile adds no-contract family plans to line up

T-Mobile said it will a family plan for $100 that will allow four people to share a no-contract plan on the T-Mobile network.<p>NEW YORK CITY -- T-Mobile announced Wednesday a less expensive family plan for no-contract customers.<p>Now a family of four can get a plan for $100 per month with unlimited …

T-Mobile

T-Mobile Unveils New Jump Phone Upgrade Program, Expands LTE Network

T-Mobile announced a new phone upgrade plan it calls Jump that enables customers to switch out their devices at least two times a year, contrary to what most other US phone carriers currently offer.<p>Other news the company shared involves the expansion of its LTE Network, will begin selling three new …

Foxconn reportedly hiring workers for next-gen iPhone

A China Business News story says Foxconn has begun large-scale recruitment of workers for the "iPhone 6."<p>Foxconn has begun recruiting workers for a next-gen iPhone, a Chinese-language report claimed Tuesday.<p>A recruitment firm that works with a Hon Hai (aka Foxconn) plant in Zhengzhou, Henan …

Mobile Technology

iOS 7: Designed for Apple's next billion customers

There are a lot of things that you can say about the reaction to Apple’s next version of iOS, its software for iPhones and iPads. It’s new, it’s very, very different and it’s a dramatic departure from the way Apple has approached the design of iOS over the last five years.<p>Over and above any …

Hulu’s Final Bidders: DirecTV, AT&T + Chernin, Time Warner Cable

One down, two and a half to go.<p>The ongoing Hulu sale saga, which has stretched on for a couple years, looks like it is finally winding down: The Web …

Media Industry

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …