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Can Verizon and Redbox bring down Netflix?

Verizon and Redbox hope to gang up on Netflix with a combination of technology and retail footprint, but can they really hope to complete against the streaming video titan this late in the game?
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Google, Facebook remove “offensive” content in India

Google India has removed content deemed offensive to politicians and religious groups - and 22 sites have two weeks to present content censorship plans to the court.
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Beneath the Surface: How Microsoft is missing the boat on tabletop computing

Microsoft’s Surface computer is brilliantly intuitive to use, unique, and available right now. But will Microsoft let its early lead in tabletop computing slip away as it has with so many other opportunities?
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Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in plane crash

Micron Technology chief executive Steve Appleton passed away Friday after crashing his "experimental" single-engine aircraft at the Boise Airport.
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Windows Phone 8 details leak: Huge changes ahead (Updated)

A leaked video has shed light on Microsoft's upcoming plans for Windows Phone 8 including deep Skype integration, the elimination of the Zune PC software, BitLocker encryption, NFC, multicore processor support, and a fundamental rewrite of…
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Google Maps draws fine in France for being free

A French court has ruled Google must pay damages and a fine for making Google Maps available for free...and undercutting French mapping company Bottin Cartographes.
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Meet the Spark, an open-source tablet that will cost $260 and run Linux

As an alternative to the many Android tablets already on sale, the Spark is a 7-inch Linux-based slate that's entirely open and built around open-source software.
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Resuscitating Sony: Why new CEO Kazuo Hirai has his work cut out for him

Freshly minted Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai is taking the helm of a troubled ship. Here's how Sony has managed to run aground over the past decade, and a look at Hirai's options for getting it back afloat.
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Sony drops Stringer, names Kazuo Hirai president and CEO

After four years of losses, Sony has named Kazuo Hirai its new president and CEO, replacing Sir. Howard Stringer.
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Ukraine shutters top file-sharing site

The hits just keep on coming: Ukrainian police have shut down the country's most popular file-sharing site for copyright violations.
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Firefox 10 hits the streets

The latest in Mozilla's rapid-fire updates to Firefox features a full-screen mode for apps, and a revamped system for updating add-ons.
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Megaupload users: EFF wants to help you recover lost files

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is now offering pro bono legal help to "innocent" Megaupload users who lost files due to the site's seizure by US authorities.