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Qualcomm To Keep FLO TV Service Till Spring 2011

News broke yesterday that Qualcomm would be shuttering its FLO TV service and the company has just relased a statement that says direct to consume sales of hardware have been halted and that service will continue into next spring. If you subscribe to FLO TV services through your mobile phone carrier, it seems your service will not be …

Kevin Rose Still Digging His Bad Decisions

Digg founder Kevin Rose might not regret his choices, but he is definitely recognizing them.

Rose admitted at TCDisrupt that he hated his five month foray as company CEO. From what he said, it seems that he’s definitely not a Michael Scott.

“I think of myself as a PM [product manager] and creative director, so it was hard being a …

AOL Buys TechCrunch

This is kind of inside baseball, but it’s a big deal in the tech blogging world: TechCrunch has just been acquired by AOL.

Financial details of the deal are unknown, but the acquisition specifies that “TechCrunch and its associated properties and conferences will join the AOL Technology Network while retaining their editorial …

Netflix Now Instantly Streams That One Frakking Show

Adding insult to injury, Netflix has announced a deal with NBC Universal that we’re sure has the folks at Blockbuster weeping like a 2-year-old who just lost its binky.

Starting next week, Netflix subscribers can stream just about everything and anything from NBC, USA Network and Syfy, including Battlestar Galactica. Oh, and you …

Verizon: Tiered Data Plans, No iPhone

Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference today, Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg told investors that Verizon has no plans to carry the iPhone in the near future and that Verizon may roll out tiered data pricing in the coming months.

“We don’t feel like we have an iPhone deficit. We would love to carry it when we get there, but …

Google Street View Bike Does Denmark

The fine people of Denmark are getting a closer look at their cobblestone-paved streets. Google Street View Bike (well, technically tricycle) has come to the country to track bike paths and small spaces that a car can’t get to.

So far the tricycle has logged 300 kilometers in the Danish countryside including a trip to the Round Tower, …

Recycling Old Electronics Can Pay Off

Don’t know where to drop off that old 2nd gen iPod? MaxBack.com might trade you for some newer equipment – and possibly even donate money to your local school or non-profit.

Here’s how it works: You log onto the website and submit your product for a price/point quote. A cell phone with scratches and dents will probably get you about …

T- Mobile Customers Blocked From Texting For Weed

Apparently T-Mobile has been blocking some text messages that contain questionable material.

Don’t go apologize to your significant other for that one time you yelled at them for making you wait an hour at the restaurant just yet – plus they could have at least called! It seems the messages in question come from an Ez Texting client, …

Verizon Will NOT Carry Windows Phone 7 Devices This Year

Wha?!

I don’t know who this hurts more but Verizon Wireless will not be carrying Windows Phone 7 devices at launch or anytime in 2010. Verizon’s Brenda Raney said the carrier “will probably release a phone in 2011″ reports Bloomberg.

It’s unclear if Verizon’s heavy investment and dealings with Google were a determining factor …

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