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Verizon misses BoA lesson, tries fee, then cancels it

On Friday, Verizon wireless announced that it will no longer be adding a $2 fee to customers that wish to pay their  bill using the pay-by-phone or on the internet. The “convenience fee” would have been waived for anyone that paid their bills by sending in the payment by mail or if a customer set up recurring payments that automatically ...

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Consumers Flex Muscles, Force Go Daddy To Reverse 'Stop Online Piracy Act' Stance

On Friday, after consumers announced they were taking their business elsewhere and dropped 21,000 domains, domain name registrar GoDaddy.com pulled its support from the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Go Daddy announced they would take a second look at SOPA after extremely negative feedback received regarding the legislation. A boycott was threatened on Thursday with PC World reporting: “Reddit ...

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Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives Within Five Years

ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2011 — Today IBM (NYSE: IBM) formally unveiled the sixth annual “IBM 5 in 5” (#ibm5in5) – a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years: People power will come to life. Anything that moves or produces heat has the potential to create energy that can be captured. Walking. Jogging. Bicycling. The heat ...

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"UPDATED" Saudi Prince Invest $300 Million in Twitter

On Monday Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, along with his company Kingdom Holding Co., announced a $300 million dollar investment into microblogging website Twitter. This comes after months of negotiations and is meant to give the company a boost as they attempt to garner more advertising. At this time it is not clear how much of Twitter the Prince ...

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LightSquared Interference Confirmed Again

In a statement released yesterday, the governmental group which reviewed LightSquared’s test results, the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), found that “Preliminary analysis of the test findings found no significant interference with cellular phones. However, the testing did show that LightSquared signals caused harmful interference to the majority of other tested general purpose GPS receivers. ...

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Amazon Kindle Fire Review

A CNET review of the Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. A possible holiday gift substitute for those of us budget strapped and can’t afford an iPad. It’s only $199!!

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IT Employment Continues to Outperform Overall Labor Market

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In November, IT employment continued its pattern of month-over-month growth and outperforming the general labor market. According to a monthly index of IT jobs developed and published by TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers, the number of IT jobs increased by more than 7,100 rising to 4,068,400 ...

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Smart Phone & Laptop Batteries Re-Charged in 15 Minutes & Last One Week

It’s not just a dream, it may soon be reality. We’ve all been caught short… of power that is… Running around like a Neanderthal in ‘Quest for Fire’ looking for an Outlet before our phone or laptop crashed. A group of scientists at Northwestern University may have found a way to poke millions of holes in one of the layers ...

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Cause and Effect: A Brain Study of Video Gamers

European scientists have reported that playing 9 or more hours of video games per week causes changes in the brain that resemble addiction. The issue with studies like these is that the seem setup to prove the point for which they were constructed, instead of being a test of a hypothesis. In this case, they took one group of kids ...

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iAnimated: The Steve Jobs Biography

The Steve Jobs biography is literally flying off the shelves. For those of us who do not have the time to read the 630 page book, we now have the animated version that can be viewed in a little more than 90 seconds.

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Steve Jobs Spent Final Birthday With Rupert Murdoch

  Many people thought of Steve Jobs as a Liberal, and I can’t say that I’d blame them.  Al Gore is on his board of directors, he had offered to help Barack Obama create a campaign ad, and he was into all sorts of “hippie” stuff in his free time.  He even professed a love for the New York Times.  ...

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Streaming Video: What You Need to Know

Streaming video in its infancy was not considered an entrainment product by most, as the quality of video was even lower than standard definition (SD). People did not warm up to streaming video until a few years ago, when mobile media became popular with the invent of smart phones, and portable devices like the iPhone and iPad, Even the ability ...

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UmeNow.com –Mom-in-Chief Declares War on Facebook

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2011 — The anti-Facebook mom and founder of UmeNow.com, Evelyn Castillo-Bach, is in New York City to promote her bold campaign “Facebook is Trash, National Privacy Celebration.” This week she exposes Facebook as a data collector that exploits user information to get rich. UmeNow.com is the first and only ad-free social communication service in the world ...

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Space, The Final Frontier

I am old enough to remember the USSR putting the first capsule into orbit and the underlying panic that ensued in America because no one wanted our enemy to have an advantage over us militarily. Space became the High Ground and it had to be obtained and held to have the upper hand over our then declared adversary. All through ...

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