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Apple Pulls iOS App Discovery Service AppGratis From App Store

Apple pulled discovery service and daily deal app AppGratis from the App Store. So far, AppGratis is not communicating on the issue and users can only speculate about what the issue is. Sometimes, Apple pulls an app because its latest update crashes or because the app uses a private API. Then, the …

Sony's 4K TVs Will Be Surprisingly Affordable—in That They Cost Less than a Car

The $25,000 pricetag attached to Sony's 84-inch UltraHD set—the one that's been haunting your dreams since CES—may put that super-sized set out of …

How U.S. Copyright Law Holds Back Tech Researchers

Last week, the <i>Daily Dot</i> and the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture explored the detrimental effects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act …

Google To Send Out Invites To Its Glass Explorer Program Over The Next Few Days, No Word On When It Plans To Ship Them

Google just announced that it will send out invitations in the next few days to those who participated in its #ifihadglass campaign. Later this week, it will contact those who had the best ideas through Google+ and Twitter and invite them to purchase Glass for $1,500 and then pick up their devices …

Facebook Hits 250m Monthly Gamers and Introduces New Games Feed

Facebook has released a whole slew of new figures at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today, showing significant growth in the number of people playing social games and completing microtranscations.<p>The company also revealed that it will be launching a new Timeline section later this …

Climber is a Vine-inspired video sharing app built for App.net

It's impossible to look at Climber, a "very simple video-sharing tool" created for App.net users, and not instantly think of Vine. It's essentially a clone of Twitter's popular iOS app with near-identical functionality — even if Climber's developers don't readily acknowledge that fact. Much like …

Nevada pushes all in for online gambling

Nevada has been awarded its first gaming license to a purely digital betting establishment.<p>Mere weeks after becoming the first state to allow online …

Top labels say US music sales fall slightly in 2012

Labels say "access models" such as Spotify and YouTube are anchoring digital growth<p>The music industry generated $7.1 billion in sales in the United States last year, down 0.9 percent from 2011, according to a statement released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Why this will …

Testing T-Mobile's 4G LTE

We put T-Mobile's fledgling 4G LTE network and iPhone 5 to the test.<p>T-Mobile just took a bold, new step by shredding the contracts for its plans plus launching its new 4G LTE data network. But what kind of speeds can you really expect to see on the carrier's hot, new devices? Judging from what I …

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Bloomberg: Intel nearing TV service deals with Time Warner, Viacom and NBC

It's a very poorly kept secret that Intel is looking to bust in the pay-TV business. Rumors have been circulating since at least December that the chip giant is working on its own set-top box and hopes to pair it with a "virtual cable" service that offers unbundled channels. Of course, content …

Gamers Turn To FTC With New SimCity Petition Aimed At Protecting Consumers

In a story that continues to draw the ire of PC gamers, despite the positive reviews the game itself is getting from the media; there’s a new petition by gamers to help prevent future SimCity launch debacles from ever happening again. Care2.com, which has over 22 million active members, has stepped …

T-Mobile Tears Up Service Contracts And Adds The iPhone

Underdogs must make bold moves to stay in the game. America’s third-place operator Sprint has been backing progressive wireless companies like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop. But T-Mobile, which is even further behind in fourth place, is taking “bold moves” to a new level. On Tuesday the carrier …

Pope Francis shuns grand apartment for two rooms

<b>Pope Francis has decided to shun a grand papal apartment on the top floor of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace in favour of a modest two-room residence.</b><p>His spokesman said he was "trying out this type of simple living" in a communal building with other priests.<p>In doing so he has broken a tradition …

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