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Today's E-Reads: Ads Get More Personal and SpaceX Plans the Mother of All Rockets

April 6, 2011

For those iPhone lovers deciding between AT&T and Verizon, a new study says Verizon drops fewer calls. But, the report says, there’s still plenty of time for Verizon to blow it.

Feel like those online ads know you? Facebook is testing out the use of targeted ads based on information on its members’ status updates and wall postings, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

CNET examines what a federal probe into information being collected by mobile phone application providers and advertisers means for users.

 

The future of movies and TV continues to fluctuate, as Blockbuster goes up for auction, and a new analysis says streaming TV online will be an $800 million business for Hulu and Netflix by 2013.

Public transit riders in Utah will soon be able to use their cell phones to pay bus and train fares. The catch? You have to have a phone outfitted with a special chip, which may not be available for many phones for some time.

And finally, the private space company SpaceX plans to build a 22-story rocket that can carry twice as much payload as current heavy-lifters, according to the Los Angeles Times. If you want some e-watching to go with today’s e-reads, check out SpaceX’s nifty rocket-launch video below.

 

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