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PayPal fires back at Square, Samsung and Apple re-enactments and we kick off Techlection 2012! http://live.twit.tv/GUEST: Lon Seidman, Co-Founder of the Independent Media Network, Writer for CTTechJunkie.com
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This is 'Tech News Today' for Monday November 19 2012

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Welcome to Tech News Today, I'm Tom Merritt --- I'm Sarah Lane --- I'm Iyaz Akhtar -- I'm Jason Howell

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We'll keep you up to date on the most important stories in the tech world, and put them in context for you.

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We start with the top 10 stories of the day in the News Fuse

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News Fuse - Top 10VIDEO

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tmT-Mobile USA just decided to mean what it says when it says unlimited. Take THAT Sprint. It's still playing fast and loose with 4G though. Starting September 5th subscribers can opt for the "Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data," an add-on that includes throttle- and cap-free access to HSPA+ 42Mbps. You will not be able to use these new plans for hotspot features on phones though.http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/22/3258573/t-mobile-unthrottled-unlimited-data-plans

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slSquare and Starbucks and your little 7 thousand US store partnership, your challenge has been met. PayPal and Discover are joining forces, increasing PayPal's U.S. merchant locations to...more than seven million. Starting in April, Discover’s merchants will be able to begin accepting PayPal’s charge cards, or consumers can enter their mobile phone number and PIN at the terminal. PayPal will give Discover a cut of each transaction for the right to run over Discover’s network.http://allthingsd.com/20120822/paypal-trumps-squares-deal-with-starbucks-by-partnering-with-discover/

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iaClosing arguments in the Apple vs. Samsung case were made yesterday. Apple came out swinging saying Samsung was able to benefit by not “taking any of the risks, because they were copying the world’s most successful product” and damages in this case should be “large, because the infringement have been massive.” Samsung’s arguments undermined Apple’s witnesses and said that if the jury goes with Apple, it “could change the way competition works in this country.” More on this never-endering story after the News Fuse.http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57497649-37/apples-closing-shot-hits-at-samsung-copycat-docs/

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tmNikon introduced an Android camera, the Coolpix S800c for $350. It comes with a 10X optical zoom lens, 16 mpxl BSI CMOS sensor 1080p movie capture mode and Android 2.3! 2.3? Yeah, 2.3. That means it can tether with your phone and run photo sharing apps. http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/22/nikon-coolpix-s800c-android-camera-pricing-ship-date-details/

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slTechCrunch says a trusted Verizon source has passed along that the carrier is having an all-staff vacation blackout from Friday, September 21, to September 30 to accommodate the next iPhone's release. The yet-unannounced phone is widely expected to be announced on September 12, and some reports have pre-orders beginning the same day.http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/21/iphone-5-launch-date/

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Alleged iPhone prototype surfaces -- and check out that logohttp://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57497986-37/alleged-iphone-prototype-surfaces-and-check-out-that-logo/

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iaAmazon is releasing the Kindle and opening up its Kindle Store to India. The store will offer more than 1 million books and independent authors have access to the Kindle Direct Publishing program. The Kindle will be available at retailer Croma and Amazon’s own sites. http://thenextweb.com/in/2012/08/22/amazons-kindle-hits-stores-india-digital-bookstore-launches-1-million-titles/

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tmThe US government wants to prove it's not just doing the bidding of the RIAA and MPAA, so it sent a coalition of the willing to seize the domain names of three websites charged with illegally distributing Android apps. The willing in this case were the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Justice Department, several U.S. attorneys' offices, and Dutch and French law enforcement officials. The three seized domain names -- applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com -- may probably show up on the Net under different names.http://www.pcworld.com/article/261239/android_app_websites_seized_in_the_us_for_alleged_copyright_violations.html

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slLG, you're the biggest. At least when it comes to ultra-definition TVs. LG can claim the biggest in the world! It sports an 84in screen, smaller than a 90in model made by Sharp, but has support for 4K, which is a more advanced picture format. The screen offers 8 million pixels per frame, four times the resolution of 1080p high-definition displays. So, how much? Oh, just 25 million-won ($22,010; £13,940). My birthday's coming up, so....http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19344834

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tmwe have Tesla museum! Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, fresh off his fundraising success for charities, has raised the $850,000 INdiegogo goal he set for the creation of a museum devoted to Nikola Tesla. Two sponsors picthed in $33,333 each to push things over the finish line. A nonprofit group named the Tesla Wardenclyffe Project Inc. had been trying for years to buy Wardenclyffe, the site of one of Tesla's old laboratories, in Shoreham, Long Island.http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/08/the-oatmeal-internet-raise-850000-in-six-days-for-tesla-museum/

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iaWhile a number of countries have imposed sanctions on Syria, the country’s Telecommunications Establishment is turning to China for bandwidth as it has not imposed any sanctions. According to Internet monitoring firm Renesys, the majority of recent Syrian internet traffic is being routed through PCCW Global, a Hong Kong-based telecom. The Syria Telecommunications Establishment withdrew all 61 of its networks from the global routing table on August 18 and 19th. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/us-sanctions-give-china-an-opportunity-to-supply-bandwidth-to-syrian-isps/

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Introduce GuestGUEST: Lon Seidman, Co-Founder of the Independent Media Network, Writer for CTTechJunkie.com
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slPayPal Trumps Square’s Deal With Starbucks by Partnering With Discoverhttp://allthingsd.com/20120822/paypal-trumps-squares-deal-with-starbucks-by-partnering-with-discover/

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- starting April 2013 Discover’s merchants will be able to begin accepting PayPal’s charge cards. Or consumers may choose to pay by entering their mobile phone number and PIN at the terminal (which requires no wallet). -- The merchants will also have access to other PayPal features, such as the ability for consumers to order online and then pick up their purchase in the store.
- PayPal will give Discover a cut of each transaction for the right to run over Discover’s network. Deal not exclusive
- Discover reaches 95% of Visa/Mastercard combined base
- PayPal has 50MM users in US
- Don Kingsborough, PayPal’s VP of Retail Services says they've been working on partnership for 18 mo
Already, consumers can pay with PayPal in 3,000 stores, including Home Depot, and some Abercrombie & Fitch, Jos. A Bank and Jamba Juice locations.

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tmIn closing arguments, Apple lawyer tells Samsung: "Make your own phones"http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/in-closing-arguments-apple-lawyer-tells-samsung-make-your-own-phones/

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Apple and Samsung go for blood in closing argumentshttp://www.theverge.com/2012/8/21/3254424/apple-samsung-trial-closing-arguments

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After unending (109 pages - 84 items) jury instruction Samsung and Apple made closing arguments
- THIS patent trial is in the hands of the jury trial now. 20-page jury form
- APPLE: (Harold McElhinny) "Historical documents are almost always where the truth lies," and "If you want to find out what really happened, if you want to see the truth, make a chronology of it." -- "The test is overall visual appearance, not these minor differences,"
- SAMSUNG: (Charles Verhoeven) Apple is "attempting to block its most serious competitor from even playing the game," he said, stressing that "competition is what built this country." "The fact is consumers make choices, not mistakes... there's no deception, there's no confusion, and Apple has no credible evidence of it." "Just think about walking into a Best Buy store. You go into the TV section. All of the TVs look the same. They're all boxes. They're all flatscreens. They're all minimalist designs."
- APPLE: (William Lee) "They copied our product,but what they're saying to you is 'we don't want to pay.'" "It took Apple five years to create this revolution, and Samsung took three months to copy it. That's truth, and that's simple, clear, and undisputed." (McElhinny again:) If you find Samsung infringed, "you will have reaffirmed the American patent system,"
- SAMSUNG: (Verhoeven)"Let's have Samsung compete freely in the marketplace instead of Apple trying to stop it in the courtroom."

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tmAT&T Defends FaceTime Over 3G Decision, Says It Isn’t Violating Net Neutralityhttp://techcrunch.com/2012/08/22/att-defends-facetime-over-3g-decision-says-it-isnt-violating-net-neutrality/

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AT&T's Attempt to Justify Blocking FaceTime Falls Shorthttp://publicknowledge.org/att-falls-short

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FCC Open Internet Ruleshttp://www.fcc.gov/guides/open-internet

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AT&T will only allow FaceTime calls over data if you have a MobileShare plan
- According to John Bergmayer, a senior staff attorney with Public Knowledge, AT&T’s plan violates the FCC’s Open Internet rules, specifically one that bars carriers from blocking “applications that compete with the provider’s voice or video telephony services.”
- AT&T SVP Bob Quinn argues the FCC provision is meant to precent downloading and using, but FaceTime is buiklt into the OS, so it's different.
- QUESTION: Does disallowing FaceTime for some plan holders violate net neutrality any differently than disallowing it for everyone?
- QUESTION: If I jailbreak the phone, does AT&T block FaceTime then?
EMAIL: "I've had FaceTime over 3G for sometime now via the magic of the MY3G app from the Cydia store on my jailbroken iPhone. This app tells any of the apps on the iPhone that their are using WIFI even if there is no WIFI in the area and you don't eve. Have to have wifi turned on, on your IPhone.

I wonder what Happens if you use this when iOS 6 comes out ? I wonder if it will be like the tethering JB apps that AT&T said would automatically change your plan on e they had pricing in place for tethering,?

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iaNikon announces a new Android-powered camerahttp://www.engadget.com/2012/08/22/nikon-coolpix-s800c-android-camera-pricing-ship-date-details/

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The empire strikes back: Nikon announces Android-based camera
http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/134820-the-empire-strikes-back-nikon-announces-an-android-based-camera

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- Nikon introduced the Coolpix S800c $350 coming in sept
- it runs Android 2.3 (gingerbread), 1080p video capture, stereo sound
- hardware: 3.5-inch OLED screen, 16MP sensor, 10x optical zoom, 4GB internal storage, GPS for geotagging
- Ability to generate its own network so you can connect it to your phone
- Photo sharing via FB, Twitter, and Google+. Want to share elsewhere, get an app

- Not the first company to do this, Polaroid showed one off in January of this year
- Do you think this will get people interested in point & shoot over just using their phones?

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slVerizon Vacation Blackout Reveals The New iPhone Will Launch On Friday, September 21http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/21/iphone-5-launch-date/

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Former Presentation Exec Files Lawsuit Against Apple, Claims Jobs Promised Him Employment For Lifehttp://techcrunch.com/2012/08/21/former-presentation-exec-files-lawsuit-against-apple-claims-jobs-promised-him-employment-for-life/

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- Verizon employees can't take vacation on 9/21 - 9/30 (happens to cover Yom Kippur on 9/26, holiest day of the year)
- if announcement on 9/12 is right, it might be different. Wayne Goodrich, former Apple employee who was in charge of prezes for iPhone, iPad, and Siri — is suing Apple in federal court for breach of contract and unfair business practices, after being fired in December 2011
- Goodrich says Steve Jobs assured him job security, even if his position was eliminated. Goodrich says he was a “confidant, sounding board and close adviser” to Steve Jobs.
- if he was fired last year, probably not involved in any iPhone 5 prez.
seeks damages for lost restricted stock units, wages, benefits and emotional distress. He’s seeking compensation for loss of restricted stock that was worth $97.40 a share when awarded in 2008 and about $635 a share as of Aug. 17. Apple discharged him to avoid paying the restricted stock, Phil Horowitz, Goodrich’s lawyer, wrote in the complaint.

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iaGoogle Launches YouTube Politics Hub
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2408759,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121TECHLECTION
(Thanks to Grant Garrison and Chris Lane!)

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Amazon's political reading map shows which way your neighbors are leaninghttp://www.engadget.com/2012/08/22/amazon-political-heatmap/

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Who's Behind That Political Ad? This App Tells You
http://news.yahoo.com/whos-behind-political-ad-app-tells-095329470.html

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- YouTube’s relaunched its YouTube Elections Hub, a channel that aggregates important political moments between now and Nov. 6th - election day

Live streaming:
- the Elections Hub will carry live streams of the vice presidential and presidential debates.
- Live speeches from the Democratic National Convention in September and the Republican National Convention later this month.

Clips provided by ABC News, Al Jazeera English, Buzzfeed, NYT, Univision and the WSJ

YT plans to host a number of Google+ Hangouts chaired by political folks
- Amazon’s introduced an “Election Heat Map” that shows which states are leaning towards red or blue
- The map uses data from the top 250 books with “clear political bias” and is updated daily.
- As of this recording, 44% of purchases were blue, 56% red.

Apps!
Called "Super PAC App," the app uses audio recognition technology to identify political advertisements. Then, it provides users with a wealth of information about the ad: What campaign or organization made it, how much it cost and how accurate the claims made in the ad actually are. It also lets users rate the ads with a variety of responses, including "love," "fair," "pushy" and "fail."

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RandomizerWe will narrow this down to one story during prepVIDEO

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Ann Arbor to be site for testing ability of vehicles to talk to each other, prevent accidentshttp://www.freep.com/article/20120822/BUSINESS01/308220118/Ann-Arbor-to-be-site-for-testing-ability-of-vehicles-to-talk-to-each-other-prevent-accidents

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HP has earnings report later today

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tomorrow AT&T is launching the 'Mobile Share' data plans

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Google Nexus 7 Will Be Available September 3 In France, Other European Countries To Follow - A Saturn sales clerk told Androidnext that the 16 GB Nexus 7 will be available September 3 in Germany for €249.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/21/google-nexus-7-will-be-available-september-3-in-france-other-european-countries-to-follow/

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SOURCE: Nexus 7: Deutschland-Start am 3. September bestätigt [EXKLUSIV]http://www.androidnext.de/news/nexus-7-deutschland-2/

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Mozilla to End Support of Firefox for OS X Leopard in October
http://www.pcworld.com/article/261244/mozilla_to_end_support_of_firefox_for_os_x_leopard.html#tk.rss_news

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Hello, just listened to episode 568 and have a comment on your discussion of using tablets as content creation devices. I purchased Numbers & Pages shortly after they came out in the app store. The first time I tried to create a spreadsheet on my iPad I quickly ran back to my Macbook to make the spreadsheet. Recently I had a situation where I needed to update a spreadsheet while I was working outside running heavy equipment. I created my spreadsheet on my MBA and saved it to iCloud. The following day I was able to keep updating my spreadsheet on my iPhone while I was working. I would stop the tractor for a short period of time, update the spreadsheet, and keep working. It took a little bit to figure out the tricks to the interface of Numbers on the iPhone but it was very useable and I was quite impressed with what I was able to do. While a laptop/desktop is a better tool to create & update a lot of things it is not only possible but very useable to do things on tablets & smartphones when using a laptop isn't possible. Reminds me of the old saying about necessity being the mother of invention.



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