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Big Ol' Launch Event | Fly the Quiet Skies | Put me in a stasis pod and get me Lei'd. | Artificats of the Old Web

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Should you get the Xbox One, Chromecast about to bust out, Cell phone calls coming to planes http://live.twit.tv/

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

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tmMicrosoft launched the Xbox One by taking over Times Square and the West End of London among other launch events. In a further example of their different focus, Microsoft gave fans the entertainment of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis while Sony gave news about games at their respective launch events. But showing they have common ground, the Xbox One already comes with reports of a buggy disc drive and Xbox Live outages just like Sony’s flashing blue light and PSN outage. Let the console wars BEGIN!http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/22/5132732/microsoft-takes-over-times-square-xbox-one-launch-photos

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--http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57613438-75/xbox-one-buyers-beset-by-buggy-disc-drives/

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iaIn the Apple vs. Samsung damages retrial case, the jury ruled that Samsung owes Apple $290 million more than the previous judgment. Originally, Samsung owed Apple $1 billion, but that number was cut to $640 million due to a miscalculation by the jury. All in all, Samsung now owes Apple about $930 million for patent infringement. Samsung said it would appeal. So this case will never ever ever end. Until it does.http://gigaom.com/2013/11/21/jury-awards-290-million-to-apple-in-retrial-over-samsung-patent-infringement/

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tmNow that you can use electronic devices on takeoff and landing in most US and European flights, why stop there? The FCC is considering a proposal to allow cell phone calls to be placed while above 10,000 feet. They almost proposed this before but stopped because of the shouting. Even if the FCC does approve, the FAA and the airlines themselves would all have to sign off on the deal as well.http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130812/fcc-to-consider-cellphone-calls-on-us-flights

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iaDropbox revamped its iOS app. Version 3.0 brings an updated look that matches iOS 7 a bit better. On the functional side, Dropbox added in AirDrop support so you can send files to other iOS devices over WiFi or Bluetooth. Dropbox also says its revamped the PDF viewer. http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/dropbox-3-0-hits-ios-with-airdrop-support-redesigned-icon/

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tmAT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have all agreed to stop billing US customers for spam texts used in a practice sometimes called cramming. The move comes after an effort of 45 states attorneys general, led by Vermont’s William Sorrell. Verizon says it is in the process of winding down its premium text messaging service but is keeping it running for the purposes of charities and political campaign donations.http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5131320/wireless-carriers-end-charges-for-spam-texts

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iaGoogle will be holding a two-day hackathon in Mountain View to let developers get a handle on the Cast SDK for Chromecast. Google invited developers from AirCast and CyanogenMod to the event. The Android Chromecast app also got an update that makes it easier to handle troubleshooting. http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/21/google-chromecast-sdk-hackathon-app/

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tmIn an effort to encourage people to learn to code, Wolfram Research announced it’s partnering with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to include copies of Mathematica and an early version of Wolfram Language on every Raspberry Pi at no extra charge. The base model of Raspberry Pi costs $25. Those who already own a Raspberry Pi can download the software starting today at raspberrypi.org.http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130394/raspberry-pi-includes-mathematica-wolfram-language-free

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iaMozilla released its 2012 annual financial report. Revenue for the year was $311 million compared to $163 million in 2011. 90% of Mozilla's 2012 revenue came from Google. Google and Mozilla's deal continues until 2014. http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/11/21/mozillas-reliance-google-increasing-90-2012-revenue-came-one-source/

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tmOne common criticism of the US DMCA is that it can be abused to censor speech since bringing abusers to court is costly and complicated. WordPress’s parent company Atomattic is helping with that end of the problem, joining two lawsuits in Federal Court alleging false infringement accusations. Retraction Watch is fighting a disgruntled scientist who copied part of the website then claimed it as his own and sent a DMCA takedown notice against it. Another involves a journalist who published a press release from Straight Pride UK, which then sent a DMCA notice to WordPress to take down the post.https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/wordpresscom-stands-its-users-goes-court-challenge-dmca-abuse

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iaNew Jersey is testing online gambling. The system would require people to be within the state to play using geolocation. According to the Associated Press, people testing the system have found it troublesome since the geolocation function wasn't working properly. New Jersey is expected to fully launch online gambling next week with 14 websites. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25051312

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tmMicrosoft takes over Times Square for Xbox One launchhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/11/22/5132732/microsoft-takes-over-times-square-xbox-one-launch-photos

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Microsoft montage reveals future Xbox One gameshttp://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57613440-75/microsoft-montage-reveals-future-xbox-one-games/

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Windows Azure, Xbox Live Experience Problems as Xbox One Launcheshttp://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2013/11/22/windows-azure-xbox-live-experience-problems-xbox-one-launches/

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Xbox One buyers beset by buggy disc driveshttp://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57613438-75/xbox-one-buyers-beset-by-buggy-disc-drives/

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Which Should You Buy: Xbox One or PlayStation 4? Yes.http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/11/xbox-one-vs-ps4/

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Windows Azure affected by DNS issues outside network according to Microsoft. Affected storage in North Central US but then spread.
- Forum reports of clicking or grinding when inserting discs and fail to read
- Future Xbox One Games Montage hints at coming games

Xbox One vs. PS4
Power - slight edge PS4
FPS Titles - slight edge XBO
TV integration - XBO
Best buy - PS4
Real recommendation - WAIT!

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iaGoogle readies Chromecast developer push http://www.pcworld.com/article/2066420/google-readies-chromecast-developer-push.html

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Google Cast Developer Preview
https://developers.google.com/cast/devprev

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- Google's inviting developers to its HQ to give them a preview of its SDK for Chromecast
- The name of the SDK is "Cast SDK" is now available as a developer preview
- Google will host a two-day hackathon for developers to learn more about how to add their works to a list of compatible apps
- The event will take place in Mountain View on Dec 7th and 8th
- Anyone can register for the event, but priority will be given to those developers who have experience with the preview version of the SDK.
- There's also some online documentation for the Cast SDK

Q: What do you want to see come out of the hackathon? More video support? Gaming? Productivity? Something else?

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tmFCC to consider allowing cellphone calls on US flights, reports WSJhttp://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130812/fcc-to-consider-cellphone-calls-on-us-flights

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Opposition to mobile phone chat on planeshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25058358

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Instruct the FCC and FAA that cell phone use is not appropriate on flightshttps://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/instruct-fcc-and-faa-cell-phone-use-not-appropriate-flights/6KQqTc6h

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WSJ reports FCC will propose allowing cell phone calls on flights while above 10,000 feet
- If proposed, FAA would have to approve transmission equipment
- Then airlines would have to decide if they wish to allow it
- Proposal considered in 2007, objections of noise and “lack of technical information” --- Already a petition at WhiteHouse.gov in opposition
Q: Do you want this and if not, why?

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iaSource: Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/21/source-microsoft-in-talks-to-buy-shoutcast-and-winamp-from-aol/

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Deezer to launch in the USA in 2014 with a partner, potentially Microsoft http://www.rudebaguette.com/2013/11/21/deezer-usa-launch-microsoft/

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- TechCrunch reports that AOL is in talks to sell Winamp and Shoutcast to Microsoft
- This week, AOL announced that it would no longer support Winamp after December 20th of this year
- If you're unfamiliar with Shoutcast, it's software for streaming media online. It acts as a portal to over 50k radio stations
- TechCrunch says that AOL is planning to announce the closure of Shoutcast next week
- MS already has Xbox Music which works on the 360, Win 8, RT, WP 8, iOS and Android
- Meanwhile, streaming music service Deezer announced it is coming to the U.S. in 2014. There's a rumor that MS could acquire Deezer or could be a U.S. launch partner

Q: Does Microsoft need any of these properties?

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tmSir Tim Berners-Lee Blasts “Insidious, Chilling Effects” Of Online Surveillance, Says We Should Be Protecting Whistleblowers Like Snowdenhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/sir-tim-berners-lee-blasts-insidious-chilling-effects-of-online-surveillance-says-we-should-be-protecting-whistleblowers-like-snowden/

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WebIndex annual reporthttp://www.thewebindex.org/2013/11/Web-Index-Annual-Report-2013-FINAL.pdf

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The Web Index websitehttp://www.thewebindex.org/

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Tim Berners-Lee speaking at Web Index launch
- Called effects of surveillance “chilling” and “insidious”
- “Everybody owes a lot to whistleblowers who have been involved,” he said, “because there is no way we could have become aware of it and had that conversation without the whistleblowers. [When] our system for checks and balances breaks down, we must protect and respect them.”
- US and UK rank 3rd and 4th on Web Index for human rights development (Sweden 1, Norway 2)
- Worry that surveillance will discourage people for using it to improve communications.
- Jimmy Wales says harder to fight censorship in other countries because of revelations of US spying
Q: Will the Net route around like it always has, or is this round different somehow?

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iaApp.net crawls out from Twitter's shadow with Broadcast: notifications for anythinghttp://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130224/app-net-broadcasts-mobile-alerts-anything-on-the-internet

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App.net Launches Broadcasts, Push-Based Custom Newsletters Engineered For Mobile
http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/21/app-net-broadcasts/

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Announcing App.net Broadcasthttp://blog.app.net/2013/11/21/announcing-app-net-broadcast/

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44- App.net is launching "Broadcasts"
- It's a universal push-notification system that alerts you to things that happen online
- It allows anyone to publish and subscribe to push notification "Broadcast Channels" for free
- A user only receives a Broadcast when they have explicitly subscribed to a Broadcast Channel
- App.net's Dalton Caldwell says there will be no promoted content
- Broadcasts can be composed with a photo, an animated GIF, additional text/links, geographic information, as well as a “Read More” link that takes the user to a URL of the publisher’s choosing.
- Once someone creates a Broadcast Channel, the publisher can share it with their audience, as well as embed a subscribe button anywhere on the web.
- Anyone who wants to subscribe will receive real-time push notifications each time the publisher sends a Broadcast.
- Examples: Public safety messages, letting an audience know when you're livestreaming online, app developers who want to alert a user to a new version

Q: Will Broadcasts be a widely used tool online?

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You’ve Got Mail… about STDshttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=youve-got-mail-about-stds

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Air Force sending 29 satellites into space at oncehttp://www.cnn.com/2013/11/19/tech/innovation/multi-satellite-launch/index.html

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Hydrobee Lets You Charge A Battery From A Fast-Flowing River To Juice Up USB Devices Off-Gridhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/hydrobee/

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iaCalendarVIDEO

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Unlocked and SIM-free iPhone 5s now available on Apple's sitehttp://www.engadget.com/2013/11/22/unlocked-sim-free-iphone-5s-now-available-apple/

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary is tomorrow Nov 23rd

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Also on Saturday, Intel will open its retail “Experience” Stores Starting tomorrow in New York's NoLita (they will close January 25th)http://www.dailytech.com/Quick+Note+Intel+Launching+New+Retail+Experience+Stores+Starting+November+23/article33751c.htm

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Dear TNT crew, I'm writing (yes a few days late) about the Nintendo Educational tablet topic from a few days ago. Although I'm not quite sure how the whole tablet thing is going to work out for them, I just wanted to point out that once upon a time Nintendo has dipped their toes in this market (slightly) with Mario Teaches Typing. Don't know how valuable this is to you just thought I'd share.

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