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Apple testing Verizon on campus — Amid the Antenna-gate media firestorm, CEO Steve Jobs let slip that there are Verizon cell sites on Apple’s campus. Since Apple employees overwhelmingly use Apple products, and Apple currently has exclusive deals with AT&T, their presence is being interpreted by some as a sign that a deal with Verizon may even closer than previously thought.
Paul Allen gives his money away — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he will be giving the majority of his money away to charity, responding to a call by Warren Buffett, who is urging other billionaires to give away at least half their wealth to philanthropic causes.
App Store tunes out iChatr — The Apple App store deleted iChatr, a Chatroulette clone for the iPhone, due to many users exposing themselves indecently. Oddly, it took the company eight days to delete the app, despite its supposedly stringent approvals process.
Wi-Fi in the skies — About one-third of all passenger planes provide access to wireless internet service, but it remains expensive on most airlines. Computerworld has more.
Facebook gears up for 500M users — The social network has confirmed that it will be celebrating hitting thr 500-million user mark next week, according to AllThingsD.
Khosla on slashing carbon — Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla wrote an editorial for Greentech Media arguing for a low-carbon electricity standard and low-carbon fuel standard for the U.S., predicting that in the long run, both would spur job creation and help grow the economy.
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