RE/CODE NEWS AND CONTENT

General

Here’s How Mobile Phones Worked in 1959

What could you do if you had a “Phone in Your Car?” A British newsreel video explores the possibilities.

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April 19, 2014, 6:48 AM PDT

Product News

Nike Denies FuelBand Shutdown, but Layoffs Could Reveal New Cracks in Wearables Market

Nike says it will continue to sell the FuelBand SE, but the future of their sports devices unit remains unclear.

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April 18, 2014, 9:20 PM PDT

Media

Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple’s App

Apple will keep 30 percent of each subscription Beats sells. Worth it, says CEO Ian Rogers.

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April 18, 2014, 5:12 PM PDT

Mobile

Samsung Expert Says Apple’s Damage Calculation Methods All Wrong

Samsung argues that even if it does infringe on Apple’s patents, it shouldn’t have to pay anywhere near $2 billion.

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April 18, 2014, 4:40 PM PDT

Voices

Easter Then, Easter Now (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.

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April 18, 2014, 3:00 PM PDT

Voices

Digital Security: Why Do So Many Still Say “No”?

Would you get on a plane knowing that no one else had been security-checked?

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April 18, 2014, 2:00 PM PDT

News Brief

Airbnb Closes $450 Million Round at $10 Billion Valuation

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April 18, 2014, 12:53 PM PDT

Mobile

Next-Generation Hearing Aids Tune In to the iPhone

A new generation of hearing aids are designed to work with Apple’s iPhone, addressing common complaints of older devices.

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April 18, 2014, 12:42 PM PDT

News Brief

AT&T Adds More Data to GoPhone Plans at No Extra Cost

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April 18, 2014, 11:56 AM PDT

Social

Twitter’s Turkey Headache That Won’t End

A battle on censorship and free speech rights continues.

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April 18, 2014, 11:37 AM PDT

Culture

At Gay Entrepreneur Demo Night: Is Getting Rich the Next Step in Activism?

“We don’t just need a place at the table. Sometimes you need to buy the table.”

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April 18, 2014, 11:16 AM PDT

Gaming

Atari to RollerCoaster Tycoon Fans: “We Are Not Deaf”

“We don’t pretend that we know everything,” says Atari SA CEO Frédéric Chesnais after pushback over micro-transactions.

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April 18, 2014, 11:04 AM PDT

Policy

Regulators Propose Limited Set-Aside of TV Airwaves for Unlicensed Use

Advocates may have to make do with leftovers.

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April 18, 2014, 9:55 AM PDT

Media

News Brief

LinkedIn Tops 300 Million Users Worldwide

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April 18, 2014, 9:08 AM PDT