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Why Amazon won't launch its own tablet, but will use Apple's

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 1/24/10 (1:44am)
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Friday, January 22, 2010
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The Kindle game is up, and Amazon knows it. In 2010, the world plus dog will be hawking an E-Ink-based e-reader, and major distribution and publishing houses like Barnes & Noble, Google, and Hearst will be offering their digital content on everything with a screen.

@Twitter from StateDept: delay upgrade to aid Iran protests

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 6/29/09 (7:19pm)
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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In the aftermath of the Iranian election, Twitter has become a big part of the story. The State Department has confirmed that it asked the microblogging service to reschedule a network upgrade in order to keep downtime in Iran at a late-night minimum.

Congressman has bill ready to give FTC veto on ISP data caps

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sun, 6/28/09 (1:18pm)
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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New York Representative Eric Massa, responding to his district's outrage at Time Warner's earlier test of usage caps, is now lining up sponsors for his Broadband Internet Fairness Act, which would give the Federal Trade Commission veto power over usage-based pricing plans.