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ISPs Claim That If The FCC Reclassifies The Internet As A Utility, “Paid Prioritization” Wouldn’t Be Bannedview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In a letter signed by a swath of broadband CEOs, the ISP industry pushed back against the idea of reclassifying Internet service into a Title II utility, under which it could be more heavily regulated. Private companies pushing back against increased potential regulation is no surprise, but some of the claims that the CEOs made are worth examining. (IT news)

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Yahoo Acquires Self-Destructing Messaging App Blink, Which Will Soon Disappearview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Blink, a mobile messaging application that lets users share self-destructing messages, has been acquired by Yahoo, TechCrunch has confirmed. The app competed in an increasingly crowded space alongside Snapchat, of course, but also newer entrants like Frankly, Confide, Wickr, and others. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More (IT news)

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TC Cribs: A Stroll Through Shutterstock, Up Sky High In The Empire State Buildingview story

http://techcrunch.com –  For today’s episode of Cribs, we crossed the continent and headed to New York City to check out the headquarters of online stock photography powerhouse Shutterstock. Fittingly, Shutterstock has created its home in one of Manhattan’s most picturesque places, the Empire State Building. (IT news)

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New Snowden Docs Highlight “Weaknesses” In Facebook Data Securityview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Journalist Glenn Greenwald released a bunch of new documents from "the Snowden archive" today to coincide with the publication of his book No Place To Hide. Those documents include a presentation from the Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) about obtaining user data from Facebook. (IT news)

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Judge Strikes Down NY Attorney General’s Subpoena In Airbnb Case For Being Overly Broadview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Airbnb received some good news in New York today, as the State Supreme Court quashed a subpoena issued by the Attorney General there. The decision puts an end to the first part of a legal battle there between the peer-to-peer lodging marketplace and local officials. Read More (IT news)

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The Gi-Bike Is Electric, Foldable, And Looks Like The Futureview story

http://techcrunch.com –  When I head into the future in my magical time machine, I'm going to want to bring a few things with me. One of those things is a Rambo knife. Also CD of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. And also the Gi-Bike. Read More (IT news)

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Julep Is Heading To iPhone With App That Lets You Customize A Monthly Box Of Beauty Productsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Julep, the beauty brand whose nail polish shades are virtually unavoidable on Pinterest is today launching its own personalized subscription-based "box of the month" club, as something of an alternative to quasi-competitor Birchbox. While the latter helped pioneer the concept of monthly boxes shipped to your home on an automatic basis, Julep's box is now going in the opposite direction. (IT news)

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Coatue Adds Top Goldman Tech Bankerview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Multi-billion dollar hedge fund investor Coatue is getting a new, heavy-hitting talent with the addition of former Goldman Sachs investment banker Anthony Noto, TechCrunch can confirm. News of the move by the former global co-head of technology, media, and telecommunications at Goldman Sachs to the hedge fund investor was first reported by ReCode. (IT news)

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Microsoft Improves Windows Store Navigation And Discovery, But Pricing Pitfalls Loomview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Microsoft wants its Windows Store to be the main gateway for buying apps on its platform, but the store was always hard to navigate, and the quality of the apps in it is often dismal. Today, Microsoft is launching an update to the store that tries to fix some of these issues. In addition, it introduces a couple of novel features made possible by Microsoft's platform unification strategy. (IT news)

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Outlook.com Bests Gmail’s Filters With A New Inbox Automation Systemview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Microsoft's Outlook.com announced a new method for users to create complex "rules" for how to handle email today -- think of them as akin to IFTTT recipes for your inbox -- along with a number of quality-of-life improvements. Outlook.com has been a success for Microsoft. (IT news)

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Health Data Startup SolveBio Raises $2M From A16Z, Max Levchin, SV Angel, And Other Investorsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  SolveBio wants to make DNA reference data easy to access. The health startup announced today that it has raised $2 million from Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, SV Angel, and other investors. Read More (IT news)

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The Case For Censorship In The New Social Ageview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Intellectuals for centuries have campaigned against censorship. From Ben Franklin to John F. Kennedy to Justice Earl Warren, the argument has been much the same: Censorship is antithetic to democracy. More recently, megastar Jay Z reiterated the point in his 2011 book, Decoded, writing simply that “we change people through conversation, not through censorship.” Read More (IT news)