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Entries by Amy Lee from 02/2011

Lawsuit Claims AT&T Overcharges On Data Plans

Posted 02.01.2011 | Technology

Is AT&T billing customers for data they didn't use? That's exactly what a recently filed lawsuit accuses the company of doing. Patrick Hendricks, an ...

10 Year Old Ryota Wada, Dance Dance Revolution Ace, Scores World Record

Posted 02.01.2011 | Technology

By the age of nine, most of us have just about learned to tie our shoelaces. But one little boy rung in his ninth birthday by setting a Guinness World...

Match.com Buys Dating Site OkCupid

Posted 02.02.2011 | Technology

As Valentine's Day looms over the horizon, two online dating sites have struck up a romance--with each other. IAC's online dating branch, Match.com, ...

Path Rejects Google's $100 Million Offer

Posted 02.02.2011 | Technology

Tiny social networking startup Path just made $8.5 million in their latest funding round. But the bigger news is the money they didn't take. Accordi...

At Brooklyn Law, A Tech-Focused Clinic Helps Startups Off The Ground

Posted 02.02.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Jonathan Askin is sporting a long faux-leather trench coat and a shaved head as he enters his first tech meet-up of the night. On the seco...

News Corp: 'Now Is The Right Time' To Sell MySpace

Posted 02.03.2011 | Technology

It looks as if the torturous MySpace saga is headed for an end: NewsCorp finally seems ready to sell the suffering company off to whoever might be int...

Verizon Will Slow Data For Heavy Users

Posted 02.03.2011 | Technology

For those caught up in the Verizon iPhone frenzy, a new revelation may curb your excitement. A memo on Verizon's site reveals that the company will ...

Twitter Users Dismayed With U.S. Response To Egypt

Posted 02.03.2011 | Technology

As the crisis in Egypt continues to provoke a flurry of web conversation, the talk on Twitter has been predominantly negative about the Obama administ...

A Liberian Refugee's Clean Water Mission

Posted 02.03.2011 | Impact

"Clean water is not just a matter of life, it's a matter of dignity." This edict guides the work of Saran Kaba Jones, 28, the founder and director of...

'Yes I Can Hear You Now': New Verizon iPhone Ad Insults AT&T (VIDEO)

Posted 02.04.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: AT&T responds with its own ad! See AT&T's commercial below. -- Verizon seems to be feeling pretty smug right now. After a record-breaking 17...

Senator Ron Wyden Worries Domain Seizures Could Give License To 'Censor The Internet'

Posted 02.04.2011 | Technology

Wondering why several sports streaming sites were shut down this week? So is Senator Ron Wyden, who asked whether such domain seizures infringe on fre...

How Smartphone Preferences Differ By Race

Posted 02.07.2011 | Technology

As smartphone platforms battle each other for dominance, a new study may provide some insight into which groups of people are buying different phones....

Email Use Plummets Among Teens

Posted 02.08.2011 | Technology

Email is for old people--literally. Email use dropped 59 percent among users aged 12-17, as well as 8 percent overall, according to ComScore's 2010 D...

The Birth Of A Domain Name: Where Websites Come From

Posted 02.08.2011 | Technology

Though everyone knows that different websites have different domain names, not everyone knows exactly where these domain names come from, or who's in ...

Dell's Windows 7 Business Tablet To Launch

Posted 02.09.2011 | Technology

Looks like Microsoft is trying to make up for lost time. Dell just announced a Windows tablet to be produced later this year. Microsoft is behind th...

Bill Gates Sells Off 90 Million Of His Microsoft Shares

Posted 02.09.2011 | Technology

Update: Additional context on investment added below Is Bill Gates souring on Microsoft? The founder, and largest single stockholder, in the compan...

HP Announces New TouchPad Tablet (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.09.2011 | Technology

HP has just unveiled their newest tablet, the TouchPad. The TouchPad features a 9.7-inch screen with a front 1.3-megapixel camera. It's available in ...

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $80 Million In Twitter

Posted 02.09.2011 | Technology

Hear that chirping? It's the sound of $80 million going to Twitter. Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz just made the whopping investment into t...

iPhone Hack Reveals Password In Just 6 Minutes (VIDEO)

Posted 02.10.2011 | Technology

Lost your iPhone? Got it password protected? It may not be enough to stop hackers. Researchers in Germany have discovered a way to get inside the iP...

Recession Divorce Rates: Marital Unions Unraveling As Economy Bounces Back?

Posted 02.11.2011 | Divorce

Fewer couples get divorced in times of economic difficulty, but is that because their marriages are great, or because they're too broke to get divorce...

Toddler Chic, Environmentally Sound

Posted 02.11.2011 | Impact

You never know where your interests will lead you--just ask Kyle Smitley, founder of Barley and Birch, makers of "unabashedly organic, planet-saving c...

Online Dating Startups Drive Matchmaking Makeover

Posted 02.13.2011 | Technology

Online dating has a way of feeling curiously 1.0. While news sites, social networks and even e-commerce websites allow for real-time, multimedia inter...

Apple Launches Subscription Plan For Apps

Posted 02.15.2011 | Technology

At long last, Apple has rolled out its subscription plan for apps delivering content. The service will apply for all apps delivering content--magazi...

'Energizing Clinton County' Restores Jobs In Small-Town America

Posted 02.15.2011 | Impact

After the DHL shipping hub in the town announced it would be closing in 2008, leading to the loss of over 9,000 jobs in a community of only 12,000 peo...

Twitter Trends Still Driven By Mainstream Media

Posted 02.15.2011 | Technology

It's not necessarily those who tweet the most, or have the most followers that help determine Twitter's trending topics, but the mainstream media, say...