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The Market for Mobile Sports Wagering is Growing

The Market for Mobile Sports Wagering is Growing The Market for Mobile Sports Wagering is GrowingAccording to a new report from our sister site mGamingWatch, tech company CG Technology and Logrand Group, a Mexico-based entertainment and gaming operator, have signed an agreement for CG Technology to license its sports book system.

The system in question includes mobile sports wagering, back end account management, and wallet functions at eight Logrand Group casinos in Mexico.

Under the terms of this agreement, Logrand Group will be able to utilize CG Technology’s software in additional locations as their business expands.

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Facebook Once Again on FTC’s Radar

Facebook Once Again on FTCs Radar 300x177 Facebook Once Again on FTCs RadarOn Monday, the controversy swirling around Facebook intensified with regard to its proposed $16 billion acquisition of mobile message giant WhatsApp.

Over the weekend, the director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection issued a message to Facebook. It came as a stark reminder of the social media behemoth’s obligations to protect the privacy of its users.

“In a letter to the two companies,” NativeMobile reported yesterday, “Bureau Director Jessica Rich noted that WhatsApp has made clear privacy promises to consumers, and that both companies have told consumers that after any acquisition, WhatsApp will continue its current privacy practices.”
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FCC Green Lights AT&T’s Acquisition of Leap Wireless

FCC Green Lights ATTs Acquisition of Leap Wireless FCC Green Lights AT&Ts Acquisition of Leap WirelessOn Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission officially sanctioned AT&T’s acquisition of Leap Wireless.

Last summer, AT&T confirmed plans to acquire prepaid-wireless company Leap Wireless International. AT&T said it will absorb the company behind the Cricket brand for approximately $1.19 billion in cash.

Ostensibly, the deal was intended to kick-start the carrier’s expansion into the low-cost market and values Leap shares at $15 a piece.
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Edward Snowden’s Words Still Looming Large Over SXSW

Edward Snowden’s Words Still Looming Large Over SXSW 300x300 Edward Snowden’s Words Still Looming Large Over SXSWIn an extremely rare public talk (via the web, of course) Edward Snowden, the infamous NSA leaker and current fugitive from the United States, told a transfixed tech conference audience this week here at SXSW 2014 that the U.S. government’s surveillance of its citizens is a problem that needs to be “fixed.”

Speaking via teleconference, Snowden addressed thousands of audience members for the first time since fleeing the United States in June 2013. He fled with thousands of secret government documents stolen from the National Security Agency, where he was a contractor, in tow.

The documents in his possession show that the NSA has been conducting secret monitoring of phone and Internet behavior of Americans in the name of national security.

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Patent Trolls Unite Apple and Google for a Change

Patent Trolls Unite Apple and Google for a Change 300x200 Patent Trolls Unite Apple and Google for a ChangeThe epidemic of patent trolls and frivolous lawsuits has grown so pervasive and expensive that even some of technology’s biggest rivals are banding together to end this unsavory practice.

This week, Apple and Google are among the giant allies asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them fight back against the companies that prey upon others by filing often absurd lawsuits that result in expensive legal fees.

It is believed that more than 100,000 companies were targeted by or threatened with infringement lawsuits in 2012 by entities that exist solely to extract royalty revenue.

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FTC Not Relenting in Native Ad Witch Hunt

FTC Not Relenting in Native Ad Witch Hunt 300x198 FTC Not Relenting in Native Ad Witch HuntAdweek recently connected with Jessica Rich, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection bureau. In a new interview published on Sunday, Rich made it clear that the Commission is not taking its sights off of native advertising any time soon.

Native ads – advertisements designed to look and read like organic newspaper and magazine content – have drawn intense scrutiny since their impressive surge began across the digital media landscape last year. Just this week, The New York Times will launch its redesigned website, which will prominently feature native ads.
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Is Driving with Google Glass Against The Law?

Is Driving with Google Glass Against The Law 300x158 Is Driving with Google Glass Against The Law?It’s a new question for new times.

According to CNBC, a California woman is the first person to receive a traffic citation for wearing Google Glass while behind the wheel.

With Google’s computer-in-an-eyeglass expected to launch next year, this could be a scenario that plays out again and again in the headlines, but only if wearable technology is more widely deemed to be responsible for encouraging distracted driving.
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