After the location tracking  files of Android and iOS caught national headlines, renewed a national privacy debate, and prompted a rare reply from Steve Jobs , Verizon's new low-tech solution may not allay the nation's fears and place all 1984 conspiracy theories to rest: a sticker--a sticker that alerts users that "This device is capable of determining its (and your) physical, geographical location..." The warning will be applied to cell phones, smartphones, and V Cast apps. -- Updated, 5:45 p.m.
Two separate research teams have discovered a way to transfer data at an astounding 100 terabits per second. Unlike current fiber optic cables, which transmits data with a single blinking core, both teams split the signal process into multiple simultaneous streams. Though it won't be commercially available for some time, growing demand , especially from streaming video like Netflix , will likely push for faster implementation. -- Updated, 5:45 p.m.
Groupon  pulls ads from Donald Trump's Apprentice website, saying it had gotten calls from customers upset about Trump's ongoing political circus . "It's the same reason we don't run deals on guns or abortion ... this isn't a political statement, it's avoiding intentionally upsetting a segment of our customers," Groupon said on its blog . Perhaps Groupon's feeling a bit gun-shy following its Super Bowl ads fiasco . And speaking of guns, wonder how Trump feels about being grouped with firearms and abortion as a political lightning rod...
Nearly a year after its closest competitor launched mobile video chat , face-to-face conversations are coming to the Nexus S (and soon others). Google  makes up for lost time, however, by permitting its service over 3G and 4G, giving it a leg up on Apple 's Wi-Fi restriction.
Google TV Is A Bust 
Broadcasters ganging up to block Google TV  from their content is paying off: Logitech’s Revue Google TV set-top box whiffed on expectations by roughly 70%, making $5 million instead of $18 million. Perhaps Google has finally met its kryptonite.
Samsung's  first-quarter profits dropped to $2.6 billion, a 30% decrease from a year ago. An 11% spike in Korea's currency, the won, makes exports more expensive, and punishes companies that repatriate their earnings back home.
Sources: Wireless and Mobile News, PopSci, CNN, Venture Beat, Gigaom, BBC
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