T-Mobile will announce a new way to pay for smartphones, Google Reader is a popular tool in countries with Internet censorship, and BlackBerry creates awkward music videos.
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Google Reader is
shutting down in July
, and its demise can impact citizens who have Internet access restricted by their government. The Change.org petition to keep Google Reader has about 12 percent of its signatures from people living in countries that have Internet censorship. People in Kazakhstan and China have left comments urging Google to keep the Reader tool because it's the best way to access banned websites and uncensored news.
Also featured in Tuesday's news roundup:
- Next week, T-Mobile is expected to
announce a new way to pay for smartphones
-- and that includes ditching the discount that comes with a two-year contract.
- Google may lump all its communication tools into
one big platform called Google Babble
, according to a report from Geek.com.
- A Samsung executive tells a Bloomberg reporter that
it is working on a smartwatch
. Let the watch wars begin!
- The BlackBerry Z10 on AT&T hits U.S. stores on Thursday. BlackBerry executives are so excited, they made a music video.
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