H-P to Pay $32.5 Million to Settle Claims of Overbilling USPS (Anna Prior/Wall Street Journal)

Anna Prior / Wall Street Journal:
H-P to Pay $32.5 Million to Settle Claims of Overbilling USPS  —  Justice Department Claims Computer Giant Didn't Comply With Pricing Terms of Contract  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to pay $32.5 million to resolve allegations that the computer giant overcharged the U.S. Postal Service …

12 Years After Its Debut On Hacked Xboxes, XBMC Changes Its Name To Kodi (Greg Kumparak/TechCrunch)

Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
12 Years After Its Debut On Hacked Xboxes, XBMC Changes Its Name To Kodi  —  Back in 2002, a small group of developers whipped together an app that was meant to turn a hacked Xbox into a full-fledged media player, capable of playing all sorts of video and music content that the Xbox couldn't handle out of the box.

Microsoft May Be Readying A New Service Called Sway

microsoft sway A day after news that Apple has turned on its own content delivery network, it has emerged that Microsoft has registered some domain names that use the term CDN — pointing either to Redmond also readying some kind of new CDN service, or possibly a service that will be based around a CDN. Jamie Zoch at Dot Weekly has discovered that Microsoft has registered the Sway.com domain, along… Read More

New Twitter experiment provides definitions for some hashtags (Elliot Bentley/Wall Street Journal)

Elliot Bentley / Wall Street Journal:
New Twitter experiment provides definitions for some hashtags  —  Twitter Testing Easier-To-Use Hashtags  —  Twitter appears to be testing a feature that will better organize its chaotic world of hashtags.  —  The new feature, seen by The Wall Street Journal in the Twitter app for iOS …

CrunchWeek: Andrew Mason’s New App, Diversity In Tech, And Twitter’s Big Quarter

Screen Shot 2014-08-01 at 4.26.08 PM It’s a warm, relaxed Friday, making it the perfect moment for an episode of CrunchWeek. This week Ryan Lawler, Cat Zakrzewski, and myself sat to discuss the biggest news from the week. What happened? Former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason’s new app touched down, an interesting diversity report from eBay sat amidst a cadre of predecessors, and Twitter’s massive recent… Read More

Death of man in viral NYPD arrest video ruled a homicide

The death of a Staten Island man whose filmed arrest went viral online last month was ruled a homicide on Friday.

New York medical examiners said that the chokehold and other force applied by New York police officers were the primary cause of Eric Garner’s death.

The taping is one in a myriad to recently surface online that apparently captured police abuse. Yet the footage—and the medical examination in this case—tell a more complete story than the NYPD's initial assessment of the incident.

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