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Singapore marketplace app Carousell raises $6M series A led by Sequoia for Asia expansion (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 4:50am

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Singapore marketplace app Carousell raises $6M series A led by Sequoia for Asia expansion  —  Mobile Marketplace Carousell Raises $6M Series A Led By Sequoia Capital  —  Carousell, a mobile app marketplace that lets sellers upload items with a few taps on their smartphones …

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Elonis v. US Supreme Court case dealing with threatening Facebook posts begins Dec. 1, will decide what constitutes a "true threat" online (Sarah Jeong/The Verge)

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:50am

Sarah Jeong / The Verge:
Elonis v. US Supreme Court case dealing with threatening Facebook posts begins Dec. 1, will decide what constitutes a “true threat” online  —  The Supreme Court is about to tackle online threats for the first time  —  A case about violent Facebook posts could change how internet speech is prosecuted

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Preview of Office for Android tablets similar to the iPad version, but integrates better with other apps and services (Andrew Cunningham/Ars Technica)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:45pm

Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Preview of Office for Android tablets similar to the iPad version, but integrates better with other apps and services  —  Preview: Office for Android tablets is like Office for iPad, but on Android  —  Google's Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps are a lot of things—they're fast, they're convenient …

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Obama signs E-Label Act, allowing manufacturers to put labels such as FCC symbols in software menus instead of on hardware (Josh Lowensohn/The Verge)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:30pm

Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Obama signs E-Label Act, allowing manufacturers to put labels such as FCC symbols in software menus instead of on hardware  —  The US bill to phase out wonky symbols on the back of gadgets is now a law  —  The legislation designed to do away with printing various symbols and regulatory compliance numbers …

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Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:50pm

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli  —  Whoops.  Welcome to literal fait accompli.  —  A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today.  Here's what it looked like:

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Chromecast snags Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Comedy Central, and more (Ian Paul/PC World)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:40pm

Ian Paul / PC World:
Chromecast snags Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Comedy Central, and more  —  Google is adding some big names to the Chromecast roster just in time for Thanksgiving.  On Tuesday, seven new apps embraced Google's $35 streaming media stick, and almost all of them are from big name media companies.

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Google Fiber Austin pricing: basic internet free, Gigabit $70/month, Gigabit+TV $130/month (Jeff Baumgartner/Multichannel News)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:25pm

Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Google Fiber Austin pricing: basic internet free, Gigabit $70/month, Gigabit+TV $130/month  —  Google Fiber Posts Austin Pricing  —  1-Gig/Pay-TV Bundle To Start At $10 More Than In K.C. & Provo  —  Google Fiber has posted details on the three residential service plans it will offer …

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Tumblr Rolls Out Mobile App Install Ads In The Form Of Shareable Sponsored Posts (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:10pm

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Rolls Out Mobile App Install Ads In The Form Of Shareable Sponsored Posts  —  Tumblr this morning is rolling a new mobile-only ad unit called “Tumblr Sponsored Apps” which will allow app publishers to target the social blogging service's largely Millennial (and heavily mobile) …

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DOJ used 225-year-old law to get federal court to order manufacturer to bypass phone password (Danny Yadron/Wall Street Journal)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:55pm

Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
DOJ used 225-year-old law to get federal court to order manufacturer to bypass phone password  —  Case Suggests How Government May Get Around Phone Encryption  —  The Justice Department is turning to a 225-year-old law to tackle a very modern problem: password-protected cellphones.

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Unity Finally Releases Its Long Promised User Interface Creator (Greg Kumparak/TechCrunch)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:40pm

Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Unity Finally Releases Its Long Promised User Interface Creator  —  Good news, everyone!  —  Once upon a time, Unity promised to overhaul the way developers would build user interfaces in their Unity-powered games.  This was roughly around the time man discovered fire*.

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Apple's new phones taking screen time from iPads; iPhone 6+ owners open 65% more articles and videos than those with smaller phones (Pocket Blog)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:45pm

Pocket Blog:
Apple's new phones taking screen time from iPads; iPhone 6+ owners open 65% more articles and videos than those with smaller phones  —  The Screen-Size Debate: How the iPhone 6 Plus Impacts Where We Read & Watch  —  Every day, millions of articles, videos and web pages are saved and viewed …

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Lyft says it had record usage last week in wake of Uber controversy (Kia Kokalitcheva/VentureBeat)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:55pm

Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Lyft says it had record usage last week in wake of Uber controversy  —  Uber had a rough week following its PR meltdown involving a journalist, an Uber executive, possible threats against that journalist, calls to ban Uber, and the specter of possible privacy violations by Uber execs.

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AT&T responds to FTC about plans to pause fiber spending, says only new commitments affected (Alina Selyukh/Reuters)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:30pm

Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
AT&T responds to FTC about plans to pause fiber spending, says only new commitments affected  —  AT&T says fiber spending pause affects only new commitments  —  (Reuters) - AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until …

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Twitter to Start Tracking Which Apps Its Users Have Downloaded (Kurt Wagner/Re/code)

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:00pm

Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter to Start Tracking Which Apps Its Users Have Downloaded  —  Twitter will soon be peeking in on your smartphone.  Literally.  —  The social network says it will start collecting data on which apps its users have downloaded onto their phones.  The update is opt-out …

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