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Comcast’s deal with Netflix makes network neutrality obsolete

Comcast’s deal with Netflix makes network neutrality obsolete | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast to deliver traffic to Comcast subscribers.
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New Mozilla Partnership Promises to Deliver a $25 Smartphone

New Mozilla Partnership Promises to Deliver a $25 Smartphone | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Mozilla has announced a new partnership that promises to bring $25 Firefox-driven smartphones to the market.
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Adobe releases emergency Flash update amid new zero-day drive-by attacks

Adobe releases emergency Flash update amid new zero-day drive-by attacks | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Code exploiting fully patched versions circulating on at least three sites.
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Daring Fireball: On the Timing of iOS's SSL Vulnerability and Apple's 'Addition' to the NSA's PRISM Program

Daring Fireball: On the Timing of iOS's SSL Vulnerability and Apple's 'Addition' to the NSA's PRISM Program | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

"Sure would be interesting to know who added that spurious line of code to the file...."

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Huawei Announces their First Wearable, the TalkBand B1 with a Pop-Out Earpiece | Androidheadlines.com

Huawei Announces their First Wearable, the TalkBand B1 with a Pop-Out Earpiece | Androidheadlines.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Wearables, wearables, wearables. That seems to be all we hear about these days. Back at CES last month, we saw plenty of them. It seemed like everyone had
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Facebook sorry as WhatsApp crashes after $16 billion buyout | The Times

Facebook sorry as WhatsApp crashes after $16 billion buyout | The Times | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Facebook has been left embarrassed after its new $16 billion (£9.58 billion) acquisition, WhatsApp, went down for over two hours
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Tesla’s most disruptive product may not be its cars

Tesla’s most disruptive product may not be its cars | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
"We believe the days when Tesla was known as purely an auto company are numbered," declared Morgan Stanley analysts in a note this week, after the electric car maker reported another set of stellar results. Endless column inches have chronicled how Elon Musk's electric car company is disrupting the auto industry and making inroads into the luxury car...
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50 Best Free iPhone Apps for 2014

50 Best Free iPhone Apps for 2014 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Many iPhone apps are worth paying for, but there are just as many great ones available for free. Here are 50 of the best.
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Wheeler: We Picked up Net Neutrality 'Can' And Ran with It | Cable Television News | Broadcast Syndication | Programming | Multichannel.com

Wheeler: We Picked up Net Neutrality 'Can' And Ran with It | Cable Television News | Broadcast Syndication | Programming | Multichannel.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it

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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said that he did not think his plan to restore the FCC network neutrality rules was putting off the issue, and put in a plug for municipal broadband as a competitor."

 
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Tesla CEO Confirms Apple Talks, But Says Sale Is 'Very Unlikely'

Tesla CEO Confirms Apple Talks, But Says Sale Is 'Very Unlikely' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirms he had talks with Apple, but says a sale is "very unlikely," in an interview with Bloomberg TV.
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The man behind OnLive has a plan to fix your terrible cellphone service

The man behind OnLive has a plan to fix your terrible cellphone service | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Steve Perlman, the creator of the defunct game-streaming service OnLive, claims he has the answer to slow wireless service. pWave is a new type of wireless antenna that creates a miniature...
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Capital One's new contract: We can visit your home or work any time

Capital One's new contract: We can visit your home or work any time | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
By the looks of Capital One's new customer contract, it looks like the bank wants to know more than what's in your wallet.
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Chuck Schumer Not Worried About Cable Merger, Fails To Mention Brother Was Dealmaker

Chuck Schumer Not Worried About Cable Merger, Fails To Mention Brother Was Dealmaker | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Charles Schumer (N.Y.), a top Senate Democrat and member of the body's antitrust subcommittee, appeared to give his blessing to Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable, but did not mention that his brother was involved in the mega-deal. The news was ...
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Apple's 'Gotofail' Security Mess Extends To Mail, Twitter, iMessage, Facetime And More

Apple's 'Gotofail' Security Mess Extends To Mail, Twitter, iMessage, Facetime And More | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
First, Apple revealed a critical bug in its implementation of  encryption in iOS, requiring an emergency patch. Then researchers found the same bug is also included in Apple's desktop OSX operating system, a gaping Web security hole that leaves users of Safari at risk of having their traffic hijacked. Now [...]
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Nokia announces the X and X+, its first Android phones

Nokia announces the X and X+, its first Android phones | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Nokia is officially launching its very first Android devices, known as the X and the X+, on stage at its annual Mobile World Congress press conference.
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Netflix Reportedly Enters Paid Deal With Comcast To End Slowdown Standoff | TechCrunch

Netflix Reportedly Enters Paid Deal With Comcast To End Slowdown Standoff | TechCrunch | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Netflix has reportedly entered a precedent-setting deal with Internet service provider, Comcast, to end a public feud over the speed of streaming video...
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And you want Comcast to get bigger??

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Why Apple's Recent Security Flaw Is So Scary

Why Apple's Recent Security Flaw Is So Scary | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which "an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." That's the understated version. Another way to put it? Update your iPhone right now.
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Samsung Galaxy S5: 12 Rumors Analyzed

Samsung Galaxy S5: 12 Rumors Analyzed | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
From eye scanning technology to a reimagined homescreen, here's a look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone rumors ahead of its launch.
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Apple promises fix 'very soon' for Macs with failed encryption

Apple promises fix 'very soon' for Macs with failed encryption | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Saturday it would issue a software update very soon to cut off the ability of spies and hackers to grab email, financial information and other sensitive data
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Google Explores Super-Speed Internet in 9 More Cities | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Google Explores Super-Speed Internet in 9 More Cities | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Google may expand its ultra-high-speed internet service into several other major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Phoenix, San Jose, Portland, Salt Lake City, and San Antonio.
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Humor: Seinfeld gives his thoughts on smartphones

Humor: Seinfeld gives his thoughts on smartphones | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
There are likely more original standup comedy bits about smartphone usage out there, but there is only one Jerry Seinfeld. Somehow, even though the content of what he's saying isn't all that new (we've all heard various jokes about the antisocial tendencies of smartphone users), Seinfeld found a way to make the bit work in his appearance on The Tonight Show from a couple nights ago...
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4 Things the Galaxy S5 Should Do (But Probably Won’t) | TIME.com

4 Things the Galaxy S5 Should Do (But Probably Won’t) | TIME.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Samsung has the potential to make the best all-around smartphone on the market, but its priorities still aren’t in the right place.
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Galaxy S5 to Arrive No Earlier Than the End of March | Androidheadlines.com

Galaxy S5 to Arrive No Earlier Than the End of March | Androidheadlines.com | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
  Samsung's Unpacked 5 event is scheduled for February 24th, which isn't too far away at all, but that hasn't stopped more news coming out ahead of it
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Microsoft OneDrive now available globally on all major platforms

Microsoft OneDrive now available globally on all major platforms | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
We mentioned back in late January that Microsoft had been forced to rebrand its cloud storage system from SkyDrive to OneDrive. That move came after Microsoft lost a legal battle with Sky Broadcasting in Europe. The rebranding is now official ...
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Cadillac ELR first-drive – Tesla gets competition

Cadillac ELR first-drive – Tesla gets competition | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Cadillac ELR is an important car for quite a few big reasons. Cadillac itself admits it has been playing catch-up in the luxury sedan market, pitching the ATS and CTS as more virile US alternatives to the typical options ...
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