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AT&T rumored to launch new 'All in One' brand in June as carrier gets serious about prepaid

Next month AT&T will reportedly unveil a new "All in One" prepaid brand, representing the carrier's latest attempt to pull in consumers seeking commitment-free mobile service. According to <i>Fierce Wireless</i>, plans for the June launch are still tentative. Should everything remain on track, All in One's …

Steven Soderbergh tweets a thrilling crime novella

Director Steven Soderbergh may have finally given up filmmaking for good, but he's still keeping busy. Just a day after his speech criticizing the gatekeepers of cinema, the director took to Twitter to release a new narrative to all his followers — but he hasn't relapsed into filmmaking. It's a …

Hiring a banker says more about Twitter’s desire for deals than an IPO

The world was all atwitter yesterday about Twitter hiring a Morgan Stanley banker as its head of corporate development. Did that mean an IPO was coming soon? Cynthia Gaylor does have IPO experience and helped take Facebook and LinkedIn public. But actually, her hiring says more about Twitter’s M&A …

TV shows

T-Mobile launches subscription based ‘T-Mobile TV’ app for iPhone

T-Mobile has offered its TV service through an Android app since 2010, but today the carrier has finally released an iPhone version of the app that offers subscription based packages of popular TV shows, sports, and Live or On Demand programming (via TmoNews).<p>T-Mobile is currently offering 30 days …

Facebook’s Q1 Lobbying Spend Soars 277 Percent To $2.45M; Google Down 33 Percent

It’s no secret that the amount of time that tech companies are spending in Washington, D.C., is at a high. And money spent on lobbying has also been reaching peaks for a number of well-known technology giants, including Facebook. In the first quarter of 2013, Facebook spent $2.45 million on …

When People Live Their Lives Online, the Concept of Sharing Changes, Says Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel

In yesterday’s world, we went about our offline lives and selected pictures of moments we wanted to share that projected how we wanted other people …

Evan Spiegel

Plan to boost in-flight Internet could wreak havoc on satellite networks

Qualcomm wants to beam signals to airplanes from 150 ground stations.<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) next Thursday will consider a plan …

Microsoft: Windows Phone 8 Increased App Downloads by 100%

Microsoft on Friday revealed rather interesting statistics in regards to Windows Phone growth. The company says that between Windows Phone 8’s launch and today, it has seen more than a 100 percent increase in app downloads and nearly a 140 percent increase in paid app revenue.<p>Naturally those …

Despite Lowered Guidance, Street Still Bullish on LinkedIn

LinkedIn delivered yet another stellar quarter during Thursday’s earnings report, beating the Street’s estimates with revenue of $325 million, up 72 …

Employment

Chrome OS gets virtual keyboard in latest developer builds for Chromebook Pixel

The questionably-useful touchscreen on Google's Chromebook Pixel just got a new reason to exist. An on-screen virtual keyboard has been included with the latest developer build of Chrome OS for the laptop, possibly hinting at a future Chrome OS-based tablet device.<p>The keyboard can be enabled from …

Apple devices coming to regional carrier U.S. Cellular this year

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Apple’s(s AAPL) mobile footprint in the U.S. is about to expand again. On Friday, regional carrier U.S. Cellular announced it …

Spotify Acquires Music Discovery App Tunigo, A Spotify-Powered Songza Competitor

Spotify has acquired Tunigo, one of the many music apps that are powered by its API, AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka reported today. The details of the deal aren’t being made public, but the startup will move its staff to either Spotify’s Stockholm or New York offices, as the talent is folded into …

Palestine now recognised by greater power than US or Israel – Google

When the UN recognized Palestine as an observer state last November, Israel retaliated by announcing new settlements. Now an organization of arguably …

Muggers Increasingly Stealing Samsung Phones Instead Of iPhones

As Samsung has grown in popularity with consumers around the world, it's also growing in popularity with muggers.<p>Temple talked to Capt. Joe Garrity of San Francisco's Tenderloin Station.<p>Garrity says that half of the robberies reported are electronics. And half of those robberies are …

Mobile

Google Glass users with iPhones will soon approach feature parity with Android users, likely with an iOS app

.<p>In a conversation with a Google employee who is working on the Glass project, Frederic Lardinois was informed that they are adding more-complete iPhone compatibility to Glass “very soon”:<p>Glass, the Google employee told me, will soon be able to handle these features independent of the device the …

Audience Development Startup LinkSmart Raises $5 Million From Foundry And Costanoa

A little less than a year ago, a little company called LinkSmart launched to help publishers use text links to get their readers reading more. Now it has raised $5 million in Series B funding to take its technology for growing audiences and make it more widely available. The financing was led by …

Netflix: piracy rate goes down when we arrive

Media companies have been in a constant battle with piracy for several years now with no end in site. However, Netflix chief content officer Ted …

TV shows

May the 4th be with you: 66% off Star Wars games, 53% off Star Wars Blu-rays, and much more

Star Wars Day, or “May the 4th be with you”, officially kicks off tomorrow of course, but today we’ve already gathered some great Star Wars related deals on games, Blu-ray trilogies, and more.<p>As for Star Wars video games, GameAgent.com has some of the best deals we could find with 66% off all of …

With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service To Android

In this day and age, if you own a small business, you need a web (and mobile) presence. It’s just the way it is. Some might opt just to go for a social media approach, a Twitter account and a Facebook page, but the likelihood is that you want something a little more flexible, high-quality and …

Apple Widens Lead as iPhone’s Share of U.S. Smartphone Market Nears 40%

As of March, Apple share of the U.S. smartphone market had risen to 39%. This information comes from the most recent statistics from market research …

New Galaxy S4 ad is out, Samsung makes fun of Apple again

The new Samsung Galaxy S4 ad, called “<i>Grad Pool Party</i>” manages to show off some of the smartphone’s new features, while making fun of the iPhone at the same time.<p>If previous Samsung Galaxy S4 ads were introducing some of the new features, like Sound & Shot, Group Play, and S Translator, or …

Mobile

Eventbrite CEO Kevin Hartz Shares How Startups Can Find Luck

Speaking on stage at The Next Web Conference 2013 in Amsterdam, Eventbrite co-founder and CEO Kevin Hartz gave a talk on finding luck through a combination of preparation and opportunity.<p>Hartz, also an angel investor in major tech companies like PayPal, Airbnb and Pinterest, focused on both PayPal …

Funding soars for security startups as cyberattacks keep coming

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / LeventeGyori<p>Cyberattacks hitting one company after another — including defense contractor QinetiQ — …

Facebook continues using 'Timeline' name after settling lawsuit with Timelines, Inc.

Facebook has settled a lawsuit brought by Timelines, Inc. over the social network's use of the phrase "Timeline" to describe its user profiles. The company reported yesterday in an SEC filing that it had reached an agreement to resolve the suit, though terms of the settlement are unknown. Facebook …

'Eternal Darkness,' Gamecube's horror masterpiece, getting a crowd-funded sequel (update)

<i>Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem,</i> released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube, wasn't a commercial success, but the game became a cult classic because of a clever time-traveling plot and the unique way it horrified its players. Instead of relying on the jump scare, <i>Eternal Darkness</i> would actively …

Amazon Kindle Fire to go 10-inch

Amazon started small. Now it's going big. The online retailer is expected to bring out its biggest tablet yet later this year.<p>Amazon is expected to bring out a bigger version of the Kindle Fire, as it gradually grows the size of its tablets.<p>Amazon arguably started the small tablet fad when it …

Gear & Gadgets

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit targets nuclear weapons researchers (Updated)

"Watering hole" attack targets workers browsing federal government website.<p>Attackers exploited a previously unknown and currently unpatched security …

Samsung says microSD slot makes up for Galaxy S4's storage shortcomings

Some buyers of Samsung's new Galaxy S4 have been disappointed to learn that the 16GB model offers only around 8GB of user-accessible storage. However, in a statement to <i>CNET</i>, Samsung is reminding irked customers that they can easily remedy any concerns with the help of the built-in microSD slot. …

Military Networks Will Be Ready For iPad, iPhone Use In About Two Weeks, Says Pentagon

You may remember a post I wrote a while back about the Pentagon’s plan to get mobile devices working on military networks, and how we were able to ascertain that yes, they were working on testing iPhones and iPads and no, they were not planning on jettisoning support for Blackberry …

Silicon Valley And The Reinvention Of Food

Fake meats have been around for years, but a new crop of Bay Area startups backed by tech investors think they can make meat substitutes good enough to compete with the real deal. Beyond Meat — backed by Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone via their company Obvious Corp — created an eerily …