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Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)

3 hours 34 min ago

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV 4 coming in October for under $200, Apple TV 3 stays & gets new streaming service  —  Rough mockup of fourth Apple TV vs. third Apple TV by Michael Steeber  —  With the official debut of the next-generation Apple TV less than two weeks away, sources have provided additional details …

Why It's Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

6 hours 24 min ago

Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Why It's Hard to Sue the NSA: You Have to Prove It Spied on You  —  Here's a big problem with secret spying programs in the US: To dismantle them with a lawsuit, someone has to prove that their privacy rights were infringed.  And that proof is almost always a secret.

Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

10 hours 9 min ago

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results  —  With the U.S. hurricane season about to kick off, Google announced today that it's expanding the weather-related information that will appear in Google search results when web users search for information about particular storms or tornadoes.

Verizon customers with two-year contracts can keep and renew them, and still get phone subsidies (Karl Bode/DSLreports)

13 hours 53 min ago

Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Verizon customers with two-year contracts can keep and renew them, and still get phone subsidies  —  Verizon's New ‘Simplified’ No-Contract Prices Confuse Everyone  —  Verizon is reminding users that while the company recently announced that it was killing devices subsidies and long-term contracts …

New images of the BlackBerry Venice slider leak, showing 18MP OIS rear camera, microSD and SIM card slots on top (Bla1ze/CrackBerry.com)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 21:20

Bla1ze / CrackBerry.com:
New images of the BlackBerry Venice slider leak, showing 18MP OIS rear camera, microSD and SIM card slots on top  —  BlackBerry ‘Venice’ slider spotted once again in new images [UPDATED]  —  While the rumors surrounding the BlackBerry ‘Venice’ slider continue to swirl …

Steve Jobs actively disdained Washington DC, but Tim Cook's Apple has reengaged in politics, especially on issues like privacy (Tony Romm/Politico)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 17:35

Tony Romm / Politico:
Steve Jobs actively disdained Washington DC, but Tim Cook's Apple has reengaged in politics, especially on issues like privacy  —  Apple Takes Washington  —  Steve Jobs famously disdained D.C. Tim Cook's quietly taking it on.  —  As Apple chief Tim Cook quietly slipped out of a public meeting …

HTC cofounder Peter Chou joins Hong Kong visual effects studio in VR push (Michael de Waal-Montgomery/VentureBeat)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 09:55

Michael de Waal-Montgomery / VentureBeat:
HTC cofounder Peter Chou joins Hong Kong visual effects studio in VR push  —  The cofounder and former chief executive of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has joined Hong Kong-based visual effects studio Digital Domain Holdings, according to an exchanges filing Friday.

ITC clears Microsoft phones of infringing on two InterDigital patents (Andrew Chung/Reuters)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 06:40

Andrew Chung / Reuters:
ITC clears Microsoft phones of infringing on two InterDigital patents  —  U.S. International Trade Commission clears Microsoft of patent infringement  —  Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined …

Facebook's Post-Roll Video Ad Test With the NFL and Verizon Quietly Ends (Mike Shields/Wall Street Journal)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:45

Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Post-Roll Video Ad Test With the NFL and Verizon Quietly Ends  —  Late last year, Facebook inked a unique partnership with one of the more discerning and coveted media partners out there: the National Football League.  —  The deal featured NFL clips being promoted in people's Facebook news feeds.

Japanese mobile game and Internet company DeNA launches Mirrativ for Android to let users livestream anything on their screen (Alexander Martin/Wall Street Journal)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 01:00

Alexander Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Japanese mobile game and Internet company DeNA launches Mirrativ for Android to let users livestream anything on their screen  —  DeNA Goes Live Streaming With Mirrativ  —  Japanese mobile game and Internet company DeNA Co. is joining the global live streaming race with a new app …

Branch founder Josh Miller and Parse founder Ilya Sukhar have announced this week they are leaving Facebook (Alice Truong/Quartz)

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 00:15

Alice Truong / Quartz:
Branch founder Josh Miller and Parse founder Ilya Sukhar have announced this week they are leaving Facebook  —  The founders of two Facebook-acquired startups are leaving the company  —  Within a day of each other, two founders of startups acquired by Facebook said they are departing the company.

Amazon Echo now plays music, books from multiple accounts; gains BART schedules (Kevin Tofel/ZDNet)

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:20

Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Amazon Echo now plays music, books from multiple accounts; gains BART schedules  —  Don't want to hear the kid's hip-hop on your Echo?  Just add another Amazon account and tell Alexa to use it for music and audiobooks.  —  The Amazon Echo got a little more useful on Friday both for families …

FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 22:25

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly  —  Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would soon start beta testing an app that would help drone flyers understand where they can and — more importantly — can't fly.

Ten ISPs Sign On With FCC Fund, Will Expand Rural Broadband To Over 7M Customers In 45 States (Kate Cox/Consumerist)

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 21:40

Kate Cox / Consumerist:
Ten ISPs Sign On With FCC Fund, Will Expand Rural Broadband To Over 7M Customers In 45 States  —  The FCC's map of 25 Mbps broadband deployment as of January, 2015.  Yellow areas are served; blue are unserved.  —  While those of us who live in or near the country's medium and large cities …

Google rolling out new colorful grid layout for app searches on Android (Liam Spradlin/Android Police)

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 20:55

Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google rolling out new colorful grid layout for app searches on Android  —  Google Rolling Out A Gorgeous New ‘Apps’ Results Layout For Mobile  —  In an apparent effort to boost app discoverability and engagement, it looks like Google is rolling out a beautiful new layout for “apps” search results on mobile.

FTC to hold PrivacyCon in Washington, DC, on January 14 to bring together privacy and security researchers with policymakers (Edith Ramirez/Ars Technica)

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 19:15

Edith Ramirez / Ars Technica:
FTC to hold PrivacyCon in Washington, DC, on January 14 to bring together privacy and security researchers with policymakers  —  Op-Ed: US tech policy needs real tech research behind it, FTC chairwoman says  —  FTC announces PrivacyCon forum to foster more informed policymaking.

Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M (TechCrunch)

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:30

TechCrunch:
Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M  —  We've heard from sources that Mobcrush, a live-streaming service centered around mobile games much in the same way Twitch is known for streaming popular eSports desktop games, has raised around $10 million in new financing …

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