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Rdio Shuts Down Vdio Video Streaming Service Without Warning

Music streaming service Rdio has closed its video streaming service Vdio without warning. The video service was initially available to Rdio subscribers in April, and was launched publicly in June. Subscribers who had time left on their subscriptions or unused rental content have been offered Amazon gift cards to compensate for the shuttered service. The company said that it had…

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Elance and oDesk Freelance Job Platforms Announce Merger

Elance and oDesk, both online marketplaces connecting freelancers and jobs, have announced plans to merge. The combined number of freelancers using the two hiring platforms is over 8 million. The company will continue to operate the two websites at elance.com and odesk.com, and maintain separate headquarters, both located in Silicon Valley. The main benefits of the merger are anticipated to…

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NSA Ruling Judge Overlooks Weird Claim

While ruling that the NSA’s practices of collecting the phone records of Americans is unconstitutional, the presiding judge also had to overlook a weird claim by one of the parties in the suit. The lead plaintiff, Larry Klayman, actually claimed that the government had secretly sent text messages from his account to his clients. The judge decided not to focus…

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Nokia Lumia 2520 to Be Followed by 8-inch 2020

Shortly after the launch of its first Windows RT tablet, rumors surfaced that Nokia would produce a model with an 8-inch diagonal screen. Developed under the code name “Illusionist,” the future product will apparently be a flagship model, to be released next year at CES 2014 in January or at MWC 2014 in February. At 8 inches, Illusionist is slated…

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