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NSA Struggles to Make Sense of Flood of Surveillance Data

A former NSA employee says the agency knows so much, that it can’t understand what it has.

As AllThingsD Draws to a Close, Here Are Some Staff Highlights — Part One: Kafka, Hesseldahl, Gannes

How can you miss us if we won’t go away?
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Weekend Reading — The Latest Open Government Plan (Post-Edward Snowden)

Sunshine is the best disinfectant. As it turns out, we might need something a little stronger these days.
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No Cheap Shots With This $300 Bluetooth Basketball

The future of basketball looks pretty high-tech. (You still have to practice.)
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NYSE and Nasdaq Plan to Back Up One Another’s Data Streams

The committees that control consolidated data feeds for Nasdaq OMX Group and NYSE Euronext are close to an agreement on a plan to back up one another’s streams, according to people familiar with the matter.

In Data-Speed Race, Who Is the Fastest in LTE?

Walt puts four carriers’ LTE services to a download-speed test.
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The Mobile Phone Market Just Officially Became the Smartphone Market

The number of high-speed mobile connections is expected to hit two billion this year, and quadruple that by 2019.
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How Airlines Mine Personal Data In-Flight

One day soon, frequent fliers should expect flight attendants to know their birthdays, how they like their coffee, and what they’re likely to buy on board.

In Free-to-Play Games, Having Fewer Players Doesn’t Always Mean Less Money

A quirk of gaming economics that underscores the idea of “games as a service.”
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Betaworks Hires Former HuffPost Publisher Balis as CRO

The New York-based tech studio is trying to monetize across all its online media platforms.
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