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Seth has been a technology journalist for the past five years, covering consumer electronics and gaming. You can find him on Twitter, @SethAFitzgerald.

FCC receiving fewer net neutrality comments

As of yesterday afternoon, the FCC received a total of 1,101,729 comments regarding its notice of proposed net neutrality rules. Though impressive, this figure is nearly unchanged from days and weeks ago.

HTC will host August 19 event in NYC

HTC revealed on Wednesday that it will be hosting an event in New York this August 19. A company representative declined to disclose further details about what would be unveiled at the gathering, but a suggestion was made that it could have something to do with the eagerly awaited Nexus 8 tablet.

Sprint quarterly report shows massive profit

US mobile carrier Sprint has revealed in its first fiscal quarter of 2014 earnings report that it has accrued a net income of $23 million – their largest figure in seven years. It has also announced the near completion of its 3G network, and the expansion of its LTE coverage to cover an estimated 254 million people.

Cortana reaches China, UK with Windows Phone 8.1

A huge update to Windows Phone 8.1 finally brings Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Cortana, to China and the U.K.

Expensive data a hindrance to internet access growth

Microsoft, Nokia, Facebook, and other tech companies see the billions of users in developing countries as a major aspect of their future growth. While technology is gradually becoming more accessible to these potential future customers because burgeoning popularity of cheap mobile devices, gaining access to the Internet, for many of them, remains a pipe dream. This is mostly due to the nature of data being extremely expensive, according to a report from the non-profit organization Internet.org.

Twitter focusing on photos with acquisition of Madbits

After its acquisition of info learning startup Madbits, Twitter will be shifting its focus towards images.

Wikipedia wins fight against brands paying for positive entries

The Wikimedia Foundation, which is responsible for Wikipedia, has won a small but noteworthy victory against paid-editing services.

Facebook ending Gifts, boosts focus on e-commerce

Facebook will be shutting down its Gifts service so that it can concentrate on helping businesses sell their own products instead. Facebook Gifts will be coming to an end on August 12, which means users will no longer be able to purchase gift cards, chocolates, or teddy bears for their friends. This is no great more »

Amazon talks about goal of lowering e-book prices

The Amazon Books Team has provided specific details about e-commerce giant Amazon’s objectives regarding e-book pricing.

Flickr to launch new commercial licensing program amidst competition

Yahoo’s photo-sharing and storage service, Flickr, has just announced the rollout of a new licensing program whose purpose is to help its users have their work discovered by the right agencies and generate revenue through commercial licensing.

LinkedIn user profiles will undergo design overhaul

User profiles in LinkedIn’s mobile app will be undergoing a design overhaul to make pertinent information about its members stand out.

UK police replace ads with warning banners in copyright infringement crackdown

The London Police’s intellectual property crime unit (PIPCU) is using warning banners to replace pop-ups that offer pirated content – all in their crusade to crack down on copyright-infringing websites.