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Is this the last huge game console launch season? Bendable how about wraparound phones! Fight for your right to unlock a phone http://live.twit.tv/

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tmThe Sony PS4 went on sale at midnight in the US with a big launch event at The Standard Highline Hotel in Manhtattan. Joey Chiu of Brooklyn was the first of 500 folks who picked up their pre-orders at the event. Some companies made big announcements too. Uncharted was officially confirmed for PS4 with a tester trailer. DLC for Last of Us entitled “Left Behind” was announced. The game inFamous: Second Son comes to PS4 March 21, 2014. MGS 5: Ground Zero will get a special Deja Vu mission and Bungie’s Destiny beta will come first to PS3 and PS4.http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/14/sony-launches-playstation-4-fans-go-nuts/

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PS4 launch event: inFamous release date, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us DLC and morehttp://www.gameguru.in/sony-playstation-3/2013/15/ps4-launch-event-infamous-release-date-uncharted-4-last-us-dlc/

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slNew Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has asked the CTIA Wireless Association to step it up when it comes to unlocking phones for consumers. It became illegal for consumers to unlock phones on their own earlier this year because of a ruling by the Librarian of Congress, who is responsible for handing out exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Wheeler said in his confirmation hearing in June that he wants to end the ban, and under his proposal, carriers would have to unlock phones only after the consumer's contract is up.http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/11/new-fcc-chairman-tells-wireless-carriers-to-unlock-cell-phones/

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iaBloomberg reports that Samsung will introduce a Galaxy smartphone with a three-sided display next year. The device would use a new version of Samsung's flexible OLED technology called Youm. Bloomberg's sources aren't sure which Galaxy phone will have the three displays saying it could be the S or Note series or another line altogether. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-14/samsung-said-to-plan-galaxy-smartphone-with-wraparound-display.html

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tmNokia’s Lumia 2520 Windows 8 tablet will arrive on AT&T November 22, the same day the Xbox One and Lumia 1520 phone launch. The 10.1-inch tablet has a 1080p display with a keyboard cover, LTE and an 8,000 mAh battery. A 32GB 2520 will cost $400 with a two year contract. The price drops to $200 if you agree to the two-year contract AND but a Nokia Lumia 925, 1020 or 1520 phone.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/15/5107564/nokia-lumia-2520-att-launch-pricing-release-date

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slBBM was downloaded more than 10 million times in its first 24 hours, and now BlackBerry has made its iOS app iPod and iPad compatible as well, for anyone running iOS 6 or higher. The company also pushed out bug fixes for high battery drainage on its Android app, and missing contact names in the iOS app. http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/14/bbm-adds-ipad-and-ipod-support-android-and-iphone-apps-updated/

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iaBudget conscious Chrome OS users, listen up. Acer just released a $199 Chromebook that is pretty much identical to its $249 C720. The new model is called the C720-2848. It's powered by an Intel Haswell Celeron processor, has an 11.6-inch display and 16GB of internal storage. So how is it lower cost? It has 2GB of RAM compared to the 4GB of the more expensive model. The new Acer Chromebook is on sale starting today from Amazon and Best Buy. http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/15/5106984/acer-takes-another-stab-at-building-a-199-chromebook

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tmApple’s been struggling with its checkout system at several Apple retail stores. TechCrunch reports sporadic outages yesterday, requiring the stores to pull out old-timey mechanical card machines and, gasp, pen and paper. The outage has interfered with some people picking up orders of the new iPad, but hasn’t seemed to interfere with the self-service EasyPay function of the Apple Store app.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/14/apple-store-point-of-sale-systems-go-down-again-today-outage-continues/

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slA new study by the Pew Research Center and the the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation- surveyed almost 5200 respondents about their news consumption at 11 of the most popular social media platforms - and found that more than a quarter of U.S. adults -- 26% -- rely on both Facebook and Twitter to get news via desktop or mobile. About 9% use at least three social media channels, like Reddit, YouTube, and Google+. However, the study notes that beyond news, the shared audience between these sites is relatively small.http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/11/14/pew-study-social-media-news/3544443/

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tmYes the glorious reunion of Apple, Samsung and US Distric Judge Lucy Koh continues as the intrepid trio attempt to determine just how much Samsung owes Apple for violating five of its patents. Yesterday Apple’s head of marketing Phil Schiller told the court the shocking news that the iPhone was a “Bet the company product” HIS WORDS! In opening arguments Wednesday Apple asked for an additional $380 million while Samsung maintained $52 million was more than enough to add to the $600 million it must pay no matter what. The amounts are based on estimates of lost profits and royalties.http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57612360-37/apples-schiller-iphone-was-a-bet-the-company-product/

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iaGoogle Play Music has finally hit the iPhone. The app has been available on Android for about six months already. The iOS version gives users access to streaming music, but you won't be able to buy new tracks or subscribe to the $10/month All Access plan while in the app. However, the Google Play Music app comes with a free month trial of the All Access service. The app is available in 20 countries right now. An iPad version is in the works.http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/15/5106398/google-play-music-app-arrives-on-iphone-but-wont-let-you-buy-songs

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tmSony launches PlayStation 4, fans go nutshttp://venturebeat.com/2013/11/14/sony-launches-playstation-4-fans-go-nuts/

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PS4 launch event: inFamous release date, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us DLC and morehttp://www.gameguru.in/sony-playstation-3/2013/15/ps4-launch-event-infamous-release-date-uncharted-4-last-us-dlc/VIDEOS B-ROLL

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PlayStation 4 hardware review: Off to a mixed starthttp://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/11/playstation-4-hardware-review-off-to-a-mixed-start/

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Sony bought out the Standard High Line hotel in Manhattan
- Video games projected on walls
- 500 Fans could pick up pre-orders
- Uncharted announced for PS4, DLC for Last of Us (“Left Behind”, inFamous: Second Son comes to PS4 March 21, 2014, MGS 5: Ground Zero gets a special Deja Vu mission, Bungie’s Destiny coming in beta to PS3 ad PS4, Ouya’s Towerfall: Ascension headed to PS4
- Joey Chiu of Brooklyn was the first guy to get one at the event (showed up Wednesday at 9 AM - Sony gave him a free hotel room
Q: Is this the end of the huge game console launch event era?

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iaSamsung Said to Plan Galaxy Phone Using Three-Sided Displayhttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-14/samsung-said-to-plan-galaxy-smartphone-with-wraparound-display.html

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Samsung Youm Video Demo from CES 2013http://www.oled-info.com/samsung-youmhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sJehexDPEsE#t=45

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- Bloomberg reports that Samsung will release a three-sided display on a Galaxy smartphone nextyear
- The display would wrap around the edges so you can read messages from an angle
- Samsung plans to have each side of the display operate independently
- The device would use an upgraded version of Samsung's flexible OLED display
- The display may be used in the S or Note series of premium handsets or may be the first in a new line

Q: Should the three-sided display be on the Samsung flagship S series or another device?

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slNews Use across Social Media Platformshttp://www.journalism.org/2013/11/14/news-use-across-social-media-platforms/

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- ongoing examination of social media and news, the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation analyzed the characteristics of news consumers and the size of their population across 11 social networking sites.
- reddit is huge for news with those who visit- 62%. Twitter 52%, FB 47%. pinterest in last place at 3%
- Facebook biggest network w U.S. adults, and w half of them getting news there, roughly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. adults use FB, and half of those users get news there—amounting to 30% of the general population.
- YouTube has the next greatest reach in terms of general usage, at 51% of U.S. adults. if 20% get news there, that's 10% of the adult population, which puts it on par with Twitter.
- Twitter reaches just 16% of U.S. adults, but half (8% of U.S. adults) use it for news.
- reddit is a news destination for nearly two-thirds of its users (62%). But since just 3% of the U.S. population uses reddit, that translates to 2% of the population that gets news there.
q: do these numbers surprise anyone? YT for news?

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tmNew FCC chairman tells wireless carriers to unlock cell phoneshttp://arstechnica.com/business/2013/11/new-fcc-chairman-tells-wireless-carriers-to-unlock-cell-phones/

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Letter to Steve Largent from Tom Wheelerhttp://publicknowledge.org/files/FCC%20Chairman%20Wheeler%20--%20Letter%20to%20CTIA%20on%20device%20unlocking.pdf

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H.R. 1123: Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Acthttps://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1123

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Newly-approved US FCC chairman Tom Wheeler sent a letter to CTIA head Steve Largent to unlock phones
- The Library of Congress removed the exemption to the DMCA for unlocking phones
- "It is now time for the industry to act voluntarily or for the FCC to regulate. Let's set a goal of including the full unlocking rights policy in the CTIA Consumer Code before the December holiday season."
- Policy has been worked on for 8 months. Would make it standard for carrier to unlock any off-contract phone (contract over or ETF paid) within 2 days of request
- CTIA objecting to this: affirmatively notify customers when their devices are eligible for unlocking and/or automatically unlock devices when eligible, without an additional fee;
- CTIA says unlock does not mean interoperable, they have some pretty liberal unlocking policies now, and they support The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act’ (H.R. 1123) (Rep. Zoe Lofgren has a competing bill to amend DMCA to legalize unlocking.
Q: Any shot in hell of getting this done by December, and even if so, does this change your world much?
Note: Steve Largent IS the former Wide Receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, Tom Wheeler is NOT the former show runner of NBC’s failed series The Cape.

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slComcast to sell movies for download, streaming: sourceshttp://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/14/us-comcast-idUSBRE9AD1CV20131114

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- Reuters reports Comcast wants to sell movies for download and streaming through set-top boxes and its Xfinity TV website, anon sources say
- Hollywood studios could make more money from films after they leave theaters, and this could start by the end of the year, the sources said.
- The initial offering will include a range of titles from several Hollywood studios that include new releases, older movies and some TV shows, one of the sources said.
- comcast not confirming
- right now, cable ops like comcast only offer on-demand movies for free viewing or rental to watch during a specific time period.
- Movie studio executives are looking for ways to boost digital sales of movies as customers move away from purchases of traditional DVDs, cutting a lucrative source of revenue.
q: who's buying?

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iaWallet hack: can Coin replace your credit cards?http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/14/5103820/coin-electronic-card-to-hold-all-your-credit-cards

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Coin sitehttps://onlycoin.com/

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49- Coin introduced a new product yesterday (we mentioned it briefly in the NF)
- It's a piece of hardware that can digitally store up to 8 credit, debit, gift or membership cards
- You can switch between which one is active by pressing a circular button on the surface
- The Coin device can then be swiped in a conventional reader or ATM
- The magnetic strip on the back is dynamic
- The Coin will ship with a small reader so you can scan your cards into the Coin mobile app, then you sync that app with your Coin card over Bluetooth
- Coin's battery will last two years
- The Coin card also has a display that shows you the last four digits of the card you're going to use, its expiration date, and security code
- If you accidentally leave your Coin card somewhere, your phone will alert you since the devices are paired
- Coin is up for pre-order today for $50, but will cost $100 for new buyers when it ships in summer 2014.

Q: Interested in getting one? Is this device more likely to take off than digital wallets in your phone?

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