How to remove bloatware on Samsung Galaxy S3? | Verizon Intros Share Everything Plans: Unlimited Talk/Text And Shared Data For Up To 10 Devices | How Starbucks is turning itself into a tech company | Zeebox to launch in the U.S. within 60 days | State Law Runs Afoul of Protections for Internet Providers, EFF Claims

How to remove bloatware on Samsung Galaxy S3?

Posted by Jayceooi
Bloatware == unnecessary features that are not used by end users, or generally use more system resources than necessary. Everybody definition on bloatware is not the same. For example, ChatON on Samsung Galaxy S III is a bloatware to me because I don’t use it. However, it might be a very useful application to certain people. We can’t uninstall / remove this Samsung Galaxy S3 bloatware as it is built in as part of the firmware. Luckily, we can disable it from running as system service or process which eat up precious memory (part of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich feature. No root access is required to disable built-in system application).
How to disable built-in system application[...]
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Verizon Intros Share Everything Plans: Unlimited Talk/Text And Shared Data For Up To 10 Devices

Posted by TechCrunch
Verizon Wireless today announced the addition of Share Everything plans. They’re essentially family plans, allowing you, mom, dad, and big or little brother or sister to share from a pool of unlimited voice minutes and text messages, plus a specified amount of data. The service also offers a free mobile HotSpot service to any device on the plan. Share Everything plans support up to ten phones.
This is good news for Verizon, who has been struggling to find common ground with customers on data pricing.
“Customers asked, and today Verizon Wireless delivered an industry first,? said Tami Erwin, VP and CMO for Verizon Wireless. ?Share Everything Plans are the new standard for wireless[...]
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How Starbucks is turning itself into a tech company

Posted by VentureBeat
The coffee was brewing as usual, and patrons were as caffeine-crazed as any other day, but something curious was happening behind the scenes at beloved and bemoaned coffee giant Starbucks on March 9, 2012.
On that date, Adam Brotman, formerly senior vice president of Starbucks Digital Ventures, was named to an entirely new executive role, chief digital officer. With the creation of the CDO role, all of Starbuck’s digital projects — web, mobile, social media, digital marketing, Starbucks Card and loyalty, e-commerce, Wi-Fi, Starbucks Digital Network, and emerging in-store technologies — were packaged together and placed under Brotman’s care.
Not just another executive[...]
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Zeebox to launch in the U.S. within 60 days

Posted by Gigaom
U.K.-based social TV app maker Zeebox�is going to bring its programming guide to the U.S. within the next 60 days, according to Zeebox co-founder and CTO Anthony Rose, who demonstrated the app Wednesday at the TV of Tomorrow Show in San Francisco.
Zeebox is a second-screen app that allows users to discover TV programming on their iPads, change the channels on their TV sets and receive additional content on the second screen. The company uses a combination of video content recognition and natural language processing to analyze currently airing shows on any of the 80 or so U.K. TV networks that Zeebox users can receive on their TV sets.
To do so, it has built a network of aerial receivers that[...]
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State Law Runs Afoul of Protections for Internet Providers, EFF Claims

Posted by PCWorld
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is challenging a Washington State law that criminalizes advertising for underage prostitution, claiming it runs afoul of federal protections for websites and ISPs for the actions of their users.
The law, SB 6251, seeks to limit the sexual exploitation of minors by making it a felony to run advertisements for such services. It requires online advertising platforms to attempt to verify in person the age of people whose sexual services are advertised.
The legislation was signed into law by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire on March 29 and was set to take effect last week. Its enforcement has been delayed as the result of a legal challenge from the online[...]
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