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Google is the latest suitor to be reportedly circling around social sat-nav smartphone app Waze. Bloomberg reports 'people familiar with the matter' who say Mountain View is considering an acquisition, and that Waze is "fielding expressions of interest from multiple parties and is seeking more than $1 billion". It appears Yahoo-owned Flickr has suffered the first significant outage after its major revamp. People online are reporting the site going down, with some tweets marked as early as 5:30PM PDT, says TNW. We're all familiar with the bill shock associated with roaming abroad with our cellphones. There are plenty of players that allow you to swap out your SIM card and use cheaper traffic, including Cubic Telecom. AngelPad, the San Francisco-based accelerator founded by former Googlers, held its sixth demo day yesterday. Video ad network Tremor Video has filed for its long-awaited public offering. The company's shares will trade on the NYSE at TRMR and it wants to raise at least $86 million. Adly, a startup that connects advertisers with celebrities willing to post promoted messages on social networks, recently raised $2 million in additional funding. No longer just an oddly flavored potato chip, the Limon is also a new sexy-time vibrator from a startup called Minna. It's almost impossible for the average computer to mine Bitcoins in any efficient way, hence the rise of Bitcoin mining machines so tuned to their specific purpose that they barely resemble PCs. As great as the web is, I still haven't been able to kick my habit for buying fashion and lifestyle magazines off the newsstand. Bloomberg today reports that Google could face a new U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust probe into its display advertising business.