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Sunday, March 29, 2015


How would you change Sony's Xperia Z1?

9 minutes ago - Engadget
There's a familiar theme whenever Engadget reviews a Sony smartphone, which is that the hardware's great, but not compelling enough to make you buy one. When Sharif Sakr got his hands on the Xperia Z1, he found that the headline feature -- that 20 me by Daniel Cooper

Unpacking Etsy’s S1

1 hour 13 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Etsy’s S1 filing didn’t disappoint. Etsy is a powerful business with extraordinary network effects. Its customers are extremely loyal, and its committed sellers are earning significant income. But there are legitimate concerns: it is the quintessential case study on the challenge of low margin platforms. Additionally, it faces uphill challeng... by Ezra Galston

Game Boy camera gun prints when you shoot

2 hours 3 minutes ago - Engadget
If you had a spare Game Boy Camera and the printer to match, what would you do with them? If you're media artist Dmitry Morozov, you'd make a one-of-a-kind firearm. His GBG-8 gun uses Nintendo's photographic peripherals and an Arduino board to shoot by Jon Fingas

Chairman Wheeler Predicts FCC Will Beat Legal Challenge To Net Neutrality

2 hours 32 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Now that the FCC is the subject of several lawsuits, and its leader, Chairman Tom Wheeler, was dragged in front of Congress repeatedly to answer the same battery of inanity, it’s worth checking in to see how the agency is feeling. Is it confident that its recent vote to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act will hold... by Alex Wilhelm

Crossing the Cybersecurity Trust Chasm

3 hours 13 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 We need to (re)build trust: between the government and the public; between a company and its employees; between a company and its customers; between different private sector companies; and finally between the government and the private sector. Read More by Deepak Jeevankumar

Apple Watch Edition buyers will get the red carpet treatment

3 hours 42 minutes ago - Engadget
When you're buying a $10,000 watch, you expect first-class service -- and Apple is apparently ready to deliver. Sources for 9to5Mac claim that people who buy the gold Apple Watch Edition will get to skip the queues whenever they need help. They'll be by Jon Fingas

Reimagining Everyday Objects

4 hours 13 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Can we agree that the term “internet of things” should go away when we’re talking about consumer products? Like the “world wide web” before it, the internet of things phrase is a relic from the past. I don’t need a connected washing machine or internet-enabled color changing LED light bulb and nor does anyone else. “Things” don’... by Matt Witheiler

Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform

4 hours 43 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 America is finally discovering what Asia has known for years: mobile messaging is a commerce platform. Read More by Jonathan Shieber

NSA considered scrapping its mass phone surveillance program

5 hours 40 minutes ago - Engadget
The National Security Agency may present a united front when it defends against criticism of its bulk phone data collection, but it's now clear that there has been at least some doubt within the ranks. Associated Press sources have revealed that ther by Jon Fingas

What to do when Google gives your competitor $100 million

6 hours 13 minutes ago - Venture Beat
GUEST:As founder of an Internet-based events marketplace I have always loved Google unquestionably because without them my company would not exist. For years, through the magic of organic SEO, we’ve derived the vast majority of our customers from Google. Put simply: without Google, there would be no GigMasters. My devotion to Google was severely... by Mike Caldwell, GigMasters

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