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Uber Suspends Operations in Nevada

blogs.wsj.com — Uber Technologies suspended its operations in Nevada after a district judge earlier this week issued an injunction preventing the company from operating in the state. Dust off your "Leaving Las Vegas" jokes. "Beginning tonight, nearly 1,000 jobs disappeared in Nevada and those residents lost their ability to earn a living," Uber wrote in a blog post Wednesday.

Amazon Slashes the Price of an Unlocked Fire Phone

blogs.wsj.com — Amazon is slashing the price of its Fire phone by $250, offering an unlocked version of the device for $199, mirroring a typical starter price for competitors' higher-end phones that are locked into two-year service contracts with wireless carriers.

Twitter CFO Appears to Succumb to the ‘DM Fail’ While Talking M&A

blogs.wsj.com — Anthony Noto is one of us now. Twitter's financial chief appeared to commit the classic "DM fail" on Monday when he publicly tweeted M&A chatter that looked like it was meant for a private direct message. In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Noto tells the unknown recipient "we should buy them," and that the unnamed company is "on your schedule" in mid-December.

Airbnb: Accidents Can Happen, So Here’s $1 Million in Liability Insurance

blogs.wsj.com — Airbnb is giving its hosts some seven-figure peace of mind. People in the U.S. who rent their residences through Airbnb will be covered by up to $1 million in liability insurance, the company said Thursday in a blog post. The policy may also cover landlords if someone is injured anywhere on a listed property.

Facebook Wins: More Than 500 Million Are Using Messenger

blogs.wsj.com — Facebook said Monday that more than 500 million people monthly are using Messenger, the standalone app that it ultimately forced people to download if they wanted to continue sending private messages to friends. It's hard to say that Facebook's milestone is a thank-you nod from customers.

New Apple Website Makes It Much Easier to Detach From iMessage

blogs.wsj.com — Apple is addressing a longtime complaint about iMessage through a new tool that lets people detach themselves from the messaging service. For years, people who switched from iPhones to a competitor like Android have complained that texts sent to them went missing, trapped in some kind of iMessage purgatory.

New Online Tool Lets Twitter Users Report Harassment

blogs.wsj.com — Twitter is collaborating with a women's advocacy group that will review and escalate reports of harassment on the social media service. The nonprofit Women, Action & the Media, which goes by the name WAM, created an online form for people to report abuse and harassment.

U.K. Intelligence Chief: U.S. Tech Companies Create Tools for Terrorists

blogs.wsj.com — A top British intelligence official said tools created by big U.S. technology firms are the "command-and-control networks of choice" for terrorists, and that they need to do more to allow investigations by security and law-enforcement agencies.

YouTube Now Supports Higher-Quality Videos Playing at 60 FPS

blogs.wsj.com — YouTube has upped the ante on supporting higher-quality videos, a boon for videogame fans who like to upload clips of their gameplay. Google 's video site is now allowing videos to run at a smoother 60 frames per second, compared with up to 30 fps earlier.

Facebook’s Q3 Earnings and Conference Call - Live Blog

blogs.wsj.com — Facebook reports third-quarter results after New York trading wraps up Tuesday. We're live blogging the call with analysts.
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Nov 28, 2014

RT @nerdyorkcity: On the 17th viewing of the #StarWars trailer, we spotted the new X-wing wings. What little things have you noticed? nerdyorkcity.tumblr.com/post/103839922…

Nov 28, 2014

You can turn off Twitter compiling a list of your installed apps. Go to settings and look for this "tailor Twitter.." pic.twitter.com/SLY44EMMn6

Nov 28, 2014

A good point made by many blogs: Trust in JJ, because the Falcon has a new rectangular radar dish. If you remember Jedi, you will know why.

Nov 28, 2014

If there is a bow in a game, that's what I will use. "How the bow became the perfect video game weapon polygon.com/2014/11/28/727…"

Nov 28, 2014

Here it is. My three 9-yr-olds: "New astromech!" ... "That lightsaber is so cool." ... "Whoa." youtu.be/OMOVFvcNfvE



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