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August 1, 2012
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Verizon: No free tethering for unlimited data plan customers

For Verizon‘s remaining unlimited data customers, it’s turned out that Verizon being required to offer free tethering—letting other devices share a 3G or 4G connection via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB—was too good to be true. According to Verizon, customers with … Continue reading

May 28, 2012
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Dumb ideas? Facebook to buy Opera? Build own smartphone?

According to Pocket-lint, sources close to Facebook have told them that the newly IPOed social networking company is considering buying Opera Software, the Opera Web browser’s parent company. Another rumor has it that Facebook wants to build its own smartphone. … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
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What’s what with Barnes & Noble and Microsoft

Last year, Microsoft sued Barnes & Noble for breaking patents in its Android-based e-readers. Most companies, like Samsung, when sued by Microsoft over similar claims folded and paid off Microsoft. That’s why Microsoft makes more money from Android than it … Continue reading