John Paczkowski

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And No, There Will Not Be a 600-Euro Rebate for Early Adopters of the 999-Euro iPhone

T-Mobile’s $1,478 defeatured iPhone has been taken off the market as quickly as it arrived. A German court today dismissed an injunction won by Vodafone that had barred it from selling the iPhone only with a 24-month contract and a SIM lock that prevents users from switching to another wireless carrier.

T-Mobile met the news with a sigh of relief and promptly stopped selling the phone for 999 euros ($1,500) without a contract. Not that they were flying off the shelves at that price, although according to T-Mobile spokesperson Klaus Czerwinski, quite a few were sold. “It was hard to understand how somebody could buy it for that price,” he told ZDNet UK. “At the beginning I thought hardly any would be sold. It was a very expensive adventure.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik