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Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Steve Perlman’s white paper explains “impossible” wireless tech — People have called Steve Perlman’s new wireless technology impossible.
New signs suggest Diablo 3 release date coming soon — World of Warcraft and Diablo developer Blizzard Entertainment added a box-art image for a Diablo 3 beta last weekend — a sign that the company might be close to a final release date for the game.
LulzSec, Anonymous call for PayPal boycott, following FBI raids — Hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous once again have PayPal in their sights, but this time they’re not attacking the company’s servers.
Full of hustle, Los Angeles tech takes on Silicon Valley — L.A. isn’t just a mecca for film and video game studios. In the past three years, the Los Angeles tech scene has evolved from a small cadre of social media-happy party animals to a legitimate and sustainable tech community to rival Silicon Valley.
AT&T welcomes iPhone 5 with new data-throttling policy — In early October, AT&T may implement a new policy of throttling bandwidth for customers who have unlimited data plans.
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Huddles and Hangouts: Google+ conferencing tools aren’t just gimmicks — Google’s newest social network, Google+, features group chats for its mobile app (on Android and iOS) and in-browser video conferencing.
Real-time search: How a whole ecosystem bit the dust — Yet another real-time search engine has called it a day, causing many to ponder how a white-hot industry fizzled so entirely in just two years.
Check out Ray Lane of Kleiner Perkins’ new ride, the Fisker Karma — Hybrid electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive delivered its first production model electric car for consumers, the Fisker Karma, to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ray Lane on Tuesday.
Why game developers hate the Facebook-Zynga marriage, and how Google+ can benefit — Facebook game developers were furious when they found out about the tight relationship between Facebook and Zynga.
Apple now world’s No. 1 smartphone vendor, has more cash than US gov. — This past quarter has been very good to Apple.