Feb 18, 2013

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Thirst Labs has created an app that CEO Anuj Verma says could revolutionize the way we take in news and other data online. But will it? Also -- telephone companies aren't worried about competition from Skype, which by some estimates…

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Thirst CEO on creating the future of online news

Feb 18, 2013
A startup called Thirst has just launched an app for iPhone-iPads that is trying to re-invent the way we get news online.

The difference between Apple's app store and Google Play: User data

Feb 18, 2013
When you buy from a digital storefront such as Google Play, how far and wide is that information shared?

Skype makes an international call, phone companies get paid

Feb 18, 2013
The free internet phone service has grabbed a huge chunk of the market for international calls.

Thirst Labs has created an app that CEO Anuj Verma says could revolutionize the way we take in news and other data online. But will it? Also — telephone companies aren’t worried about competition from Skype, which by some estimates now accounts for one-third of the international calls market. Why not? Hint: there’s more money in data plans. And, the guys from “Wedding Crashers” go to Google.

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