Technology and Money

Nokia USA Offers Free Lumia In Exchange Of Your Android Or iPhone
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In an effort to push Windows Phone sales in the US, Microsoft has started trade-in offers at all Microsoft Stores in the United States. They are actually offering the best that Windows Phone has on offer in exchange for older iOS and Android handsets. The phones that can be offered up for exchange include the […]

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LG G Pro 2 Will Go Official A Day Before Valentines Day
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After multiple rumours, we have finally seen an invite that says, “Knock Knock Knockin’ On…” printed alongside a bunch of footsteps and dancing feet from LG. It’s unclear whether this is a prom night invitation or the unveiling of the LG G Pro 2. But considering all the rumours, seems like it will be for […]

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Microsoft Expected To Rollout Windows 8.1 Update 1 In April
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Windows 8 introduced a new era of PC computing by way of touch-based input via a variety of touch surfaces available today. Somehow even though Microsoft thinks that this is going to be the future of the daily computing, the user however says ‘Nay’. It’s a great UI based on a number of swipe gestures […]

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Is Sony disowning Microsoft and Windows? Not quite, says CEO
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Sony is leaving open the possibility of products using Microsoft’s mobile operating system.

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New hosts will try to balance respect and fun at gaming’s academy awards tonight
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Freddie Wong and Felicia Day will host tonight’s DICE Awards at 7:30pm Pacific time. There may be no more thankless job in entertainment than agreeing to host a video game awards show. No matter what tone you try to set, a huge contingent of gamers will flood Twitter and message boards with their arguments about […]

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Russia Bans Bitcoin
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mask.of.sanity writes “Russia has banned digital currency Bitcoin under existing laws and dubbed use of the crypto-currency as ‘suspicious’. The Central Bank of Russia considers Bitcoin as a form of ‘money substitute’ or ‘money surrogate’ (statement in Russian) which is restricted under Russian law. However, unlike use of restricted foreign currencies, Bitcoin has been outright […]

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Op-Ed: Google can leverage municipalities to bring fiber to the masses
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Joshua Montgomery is the owner and operator of Wicked Broadband, a Lawrence, Kansas-based ISP. He protested a recent legislation proposal in Kansas that was supported by the cable lobby and which would have made it nearly impossible for cities and towns in that state to offer broadband service to residents. Joshua Montgomery, owner and operator […]

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Wi-Fi patent troll will only get 3.2 cents per router from Cisco
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Vinu Thomas / flickr Innovatio IP Ventures has become arguably the most infamous sender of patent demand letters in recent memory, besides the $1,000-per-worker “scanner trolls” we covered last year. Innovatio bought old Broadcom patents and then sent out more than 13,000 letters asking for individual chain hotels and coffee-shops to pay between $2,300 and $5,000 in […]

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Amazon Prime snags 'Archer' and 5 more Fox series, launches ten free pilots
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The content arms race between streaming video providers Netflix, Amazon and Hulu (and YouTube/Google Play and Crackle and Redbox and… you get the picture) shows no signs of slowing down, and here’s Amazon’s latest assault. The Prime Instant Video…

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