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A quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
Skype comes to Verizon prepaid phones >> ReadWriteWeb
The first time Skype has been available on non-smart Verizon phones. Remember the date.
Despite backing from Google, Alan Turing's papers fail to sell at Christie's auction >> ReadWriteWeb
An 11th-hour $100k gift from Google couldn't secure the famous codebreaker's papers for Bletchley Park. The museum (and nation) was, however, granted something of a reprieve as a £240,000 bid from [unknown] failed to hit the reserve. Private negotiations between the bidder and Bletchley could get underway – we'll keep you informed.
iOS 4.3 to launch mid-December with app subscriptions >> Mac Stories
This one a fruit of the rumour mill, but it flies with the prevailing wind: that Apple and News Corp are to release some sort of iPad-centric offering before year out.
On iOS 4.2: Accelerometer, websockets and better HTML5 support >> Mobile Web Programming
Tom Watson MP criticises coalition tax u-turn on videogames >> The Independent
"When you see a nine per cent downturn in jobs in the UK videogame sector and in the same period of time a 33 per cent growth in jobs in the Canadian sector, something is institutionally wrong with the relationship between government and the industry in allowing that to happen."
Indian police arrest 4 members of BitTorrent gang >> TorrentFreak
According to TorrentFreak, at least one ISP in India actively uses BitTorrent to acquire customers by marketing the site's logo. Remarkable, if true.
Q&A is Hard, Let's Go Shopping! >> Stack Overflow BLog
"technology moves so rapidly that the best shopping recommendations will be utterly obsolete within a year! What's the point of a bunch of labor intensive questions that provide only temporary benefit to a limited (some might say Too Localized) audience? There isn't any. That's what we concluded, and we explicitly disallowed shopping questions in the Super User FAQ".
But there are ways to ask shopping questions on Stack Overflow.. as they explain.
Phil Schiller has a Twitter >> 9 to 5 Mac
Apple's senior veep of marketing has a Twitter <em>account</em>, I think you'll find. No sign of @stevejobs, though surely he can't be far behind.. can he?
If after you update to 4.2 your iPod ... >> Apple Support Discussions
... and find there aren't any songs showing on it, here's what you do. Always enjoy the commenters saying "None of this happened."
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