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Pandora prices inch upward for ad-free version

New subscribers will pay $1 more per month, and cheaper annual subscriptions are going away.

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Google Play offers a replacement Nexus device charger

$15 USB charger works with Nexus phones and tablets, and probably many other Android devices.

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Google and Viacom settle YouTube suit long after it stopped mattering

The search giant and the media titan totally get along now.

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Google Play Games gets gifts, iOS-Android multiplayer

Google looks beyond Android to make its gaming services more popular.

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Warner Bros offers refunds for Veronica Mars Kickstarter backers that hate Ultraviolet

Instead of using Ultraviolet, backers can buy though iTunes or Amazon and get a full rebate.

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Xbox 360 subsidy plan dies, Xbox One controller support still PC-bound

Selling consoles like smartphones was a failed experiment.

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Samsung smartphone add-ons help the blind 'see' the world

Ultrasonic cover and document-scanning stand help users navigate the physical world.

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Amazon Prime price jumps to $99 per year

Higher fuel and transportation costs to blame, says Amazon.

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Rdio dumping music recommendation engine after Spotify buys Echo Nest

Streaming radio will rely on other recommendation sources instead.

GamePop, like Ouya, backs away from standalone game consoles

Subscription-based microconsole will try offering its services to cable companies.

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AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are waging price war, but where's Sprint?

Sprint chairman promises to join in if the company can gobble up T-Mobile.

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Comcast gets faster Netflix, offers House of Cards without Netflix

The direct connection deal between the streaming video service and the nation's largest Internet provider already produced a slight bump in average speeds.

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Neil Young's Pono hi-fi music player revealed: $400 for 128 GB, no DRM

Kickstarter pre-orders will get a discount starting March 12.

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Beats Music wants developers to bring on the apps

Open API helps Beats keep up with its many streaming music rivals.

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ComiXology realizes it was hacked, requires password reset for all users

Digital comic service says usernames, e-mails and passwords were stolen.