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Tesla Model S surpasses GM Chevrolet Volt in sales

Tesla Model S surpasses GM Chevrolet Volt in sales

General Motors will soon lose its title as North America's leader in rechargeable auto sales and Tesla will take its throne. Shanna Hendriks, spokeswoman for Tesla, stated that the company is expected to report a minimum of 4,750 deliveries of its Model S vehicles in North America when it releases its first quarter results on May 8th. That number will surpass the 4,421 Chevrolet Volts that GM delivered as well as the 3695 Nissan Leafs that were delivered.

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Time Warner Cable combats Google Fiber with free WiFi hotspots

Time Warner Cable combats Google Fiber with free WiFi hotspots

Time Warner Cable is attempting to combat Google Fiber, or at least suppress the damage Google Fiber will bring to its business, by offering free WiFi hotspots throughout the city of Austin, Texas. The catch is that in order for you to take advantage of TWC's "free" public WiFi hotspot, you have to already be a TWC internet subscriber. Those that aren't yet subscribers will be charged a fee.

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Apple to challenge the VirnetX Facetime patent infringment ruling

Apple to challenge the VirnetX Facetime patent infringment ruling

Apple has decided that it will be challenging a ruling made last November that found it guilty of infringing on several of VirnetX's patents. The ruling required Apple to pay VirnetX $368.2 million in damages. However, in Apple's recent quarterly report, the company filed Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that it intends on challenging the verdict and has not "recorded a loss accrual at this time."

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Owners of Digg acquire the “read-it-later” app Instapaper

Owners of Digg acquire the “read-it-later” app Instapaper

Betaworks, the company that acquired Digg just last year, has just made a new acquisition. Marco Arment, the creator of the popular "read-it-later" app Instapaper stated on his blog that after much consideration, he has sold a majority stake of the app to Betaworks. He felt that Instapaper had grown "far beyond what one person can do" and decided that he needed to let it go in order for it to prosper.

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HTC: Nokia did not obtain an injunction against the HTC One

HTC: Nokia did not obtain an injunction against the HTC One

HTC has released an official statement regarding a recent press release stating that Nokia was granted a preliminary injunction against the HTC One. HTC stated that Nokia did not obtain an injunction against the HTC One, but instead obtained an injunction only against STMicroelectronics. STMicroelectronics is being sued for breaching an exclusivity agreement with Nokia by supplying HTC with the high amplitude mics that were exclusively designed for Nokia's Lumia line-up.

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Zynga gets ready to shut down more games

Zynga gets ready to shut down more games

Zynga is getting ready to send several more of its games to the graveyard. Joining the recently deceased CityVille 2, The Friend Game, and Party Place are Zynga's previously popular games: The Ville, Empires & Allies, Dream Zoo, and Zynga City on Tencent. Zynga's Chief Operations Officer, David Ko, stated that Zynga decided to take an axe to these "under-performing" games in an effort to lower costs.

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LED streetlamp innovation aims to reduce light pollution

LED streetlamp innovation aims to reduce light pollution

A group of researchers from both Taiwan and Mexico have developed a new design for an LED streetlamp that will limit light pollution all the way down to 2%. Currently, LED streetlamps can leak as high as 20% of their light into areas they weren't intending to target. These new streetlamps will only shine light in areas they are configured to light up, and will only leak a tiny amount of light into the night sky or surrounding objects.

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Softbank Capital and Yahoo Japan aim at bringing U.S. startups to Japan

Softbank Capital and Yahoo Japan aim at bringing U.S. startups to Japan

In a move that will hopefully attract U.S. startups to the Land of the Rising Sun, Softbank Capital and Yahoo Japan have created a $20 million fund geared towards helping U.S startups, with a focus in mobile applications, e-commerce, and web advertising, get started in the Japanese market. The fund is designed to help out early-stage startups who still need to get their foot onto the ground. Alongside the new fund, Yahoo Japan has also assigned a new head of U.S operations, Toshiaki Chiku, who will be working out of Softbank's New York City location.

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Storybricks joins forces with Sony for new EverQuest sequel

Storybricks joins forces with Sony for new EverQuest sequel

Storybricks, a startup boasting about building the best AI (artificial intelligence) engine for online games, has just revealed that it has joined forces with Sony Online to develop the next game in the EverQuest franchise. The new EverQuest game will be called EverQuest Next, and it will be based in a "parallel world" of the game's previous world, Norrath. The game will feature the same gameplay style as the original EverQuest, but will feature major improvements to its overall design.

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