Oops! #MyNYPD Twitter campaign backfires

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The New York Police Department asked people to post a picture of themselves interacting with police officers and use the hashtag: #myNYPD. What happened next was completed unexpected for the NYPD. Twitter users submitted hundreds of photos of police brutality and violence, including incidents connected to Occupy Wall Street.

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Vevo’s monthly viewership jumps almost 50% to 6 billion per month

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Vevo is an online music video website that is a joint venture of two of the largest music labels. The website has seen almost a 50% increase in the number of music videos streamed each month from its platform.
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AT&T Inc. (T) brings 4G LTE network to 5 new markets

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that its LTE network has been expanded to five new networks. Now AT&T’s LTE coverage is available for 280 million Americans. Here are the 5 new markets:

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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) launches “Bing In The Classroom”

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched a classroom-specific version of the Bing search engine on Tuesday called “Bing in the Classroom.” This version of the search engine is ad-free and has privacy controls.
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Etsy acquires Grand St.

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According to Fortune, Etsy has acquired Grand St., a creative gadget shop, for an undisclosed amount of money. Grand St. raised $1.3 million in April 2013 and transitioned from a standard e-commerce company into a product incubator.
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Motorola drops off-contract price of Moto X

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Motorola has dropped the off-contract price of the Moto X on Moto Maker. The 16GB Moto X now costs $350 and the 32GB model costs $400. This is a $50 drop in price for both models. It is unknown how long the promotion will last.

Facebook Inc (FB) gets U.S. antitrust approval for Oculus deal

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has received approval from the U.S. government to approve of the $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR after the Federal Trade Commission examined the deal. The FTC decided that this deal would not violate U.S. antitrust laws. In the acquisition announcement, Facebook said that Oculus would operate independently outside of Facebook. Oculus VR will continue focusing on gaming initially, but will expand into new areas later on.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) files patent for blocking texting while driving

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to help save people from the dangers of texting while driving. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent that is called “Driver handheld computing device lock-out.” 

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