16 August 2011

Google Not Turning Into a Mobile Phone Company

Google Turning Into a Mobile Phone Company? No, It Says
New York Times
By ANDREW ROSS SORKIN Matthew Staver/Bloomberg NewsLarry Page, a Google co-founder, left, and Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive, in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2009. Back in 2004, Eric E. Schmidt, Google's then chief executive, proclaimed, ...
Free-Speech Backers Rail Against Phone Cutoff
Wall Street Journal
By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER SAN FRANCISCO—A commuter-rail agency's shutdown of cellphone service to thwart an expected protest brought retaliation from a hacker group and raised concerns about government's willingness to exercise control over communication. ...
AT&T Goes After Customers Over T-Mobile Merger Lawsuit
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin AT&T is suing customers who earlier sued America's second-largest network for trying to buy T-Mobile. Late Friday, hours after a leaked letter written by AT&T counsel appeared to undermine the entire merger, AT&T Wireless filed eight ...
Motorola PHOTON 4G Review by Aaron
Choice is always a good thing, and if you're a Sprint customer, you're quickly becoming the go-to carrier for awesome Android handsets. Announced at a special event in June, the Motorola PHOTON 4G is the manufacturer's first WiMAX smartphone. ...
Fusion Garage Reveals 'Grid'-Branded Tablet, Smartphone
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington Fusion Garage recently announced a tablet and smartphone, dubbed Grid 10 and Grid 4, respectively. They're both powered by Fusion Garage's signature GridOS based on the Android kernel. The OS “reinvents touch computing from the ...
New BlackBerry phones hitting AT&T and Sprint on Aug. 21, Verizon on Aug. 25
Los Angeles Times
Research in Motion's new BlackBerry Bold and Torch smartphones will be officially released by AT&T and Sprint on Aug. 21 and by Verizon on Aug. 25. AT&T will carry the BlackBerry Torch 9810, which runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network and features a slide-out ...
This Fake Apple Store Is More Stylish Than Most Real Ones
Washington Post
By TechCrunch.com, China is infected with fake Apple Stores. Some have been shut down where some have just changed their names. This gorgeous rip-off is located in Zhongshan China and, as MICGadget notes, it's probably the best looking one yet complete ...
FTC Busts App Maker For Collecting Kids' E-mail Addresses
When it comes to privacy law, the exploding world of mobile apps are pretty much the wild west. There's no general-purpose federal law regulating privacy—except when it comes to kids. Broken Thumbs Apps, a maker of apps for kids, will have to pay ...
HTC Holiday Smartphone Arriving in US Soon [PHOTOS]
International Business Times
By IBT Staff Reporter | August 15, 2011 4:05 PM EDT The hype continues with the HTC Holiday, as new photos of the highly-anticipated smartphone surfaced over the weekend. Images of the prototype, expected to soon arrive in the US, Europe and Asia,..
Digital Chocolate Scoops Up Game Publisher Sandlot Games
Washington Post
By TechCrunch.com, Social gaming contender Digital Chocolate has just announced the acquisition of Sandlot Games, a games publisher responsible for titles such as Cake Mania and Super Granny. SuperFan badge holders consistently post smart, ...
Tropical Forests Could Upset Global Carbon Balance
Irish Weather Online
By Mark Dunphy - Tue Aug 16, 12:13 am A view through the undergrowth at the study site in Panama. Image Credit - Dr. Emma Sayer Increased tropical forest growth could upset the global carbon balance, according to a study by ecologists who say that the...
Steve Jobs Biography To Be Released In November
I joined Forbes' Silicon Valley bureau in 2007. I've fed a laptop to a tiger, staked out a warehouse filled with Apple computers, outsourced my job so I could spend more time writing titles for porn flicks, raced cupcake cars, tried to shoot a laptop ...
Report: Samsung to Appeal Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ban on August 25
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Samsung will appeal a European ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 on August 25, according to the BBC. The hearing will take place in the Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany. Earlier this month, the same court sided with Apple when it blocked the ..
A Third of Young Adults Have Had Pretend Phone Conversations [REPORT]
The latest survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project underscores how reliant users are becoming on their mobile devices. According to the report, 42% of adults aged 18-29 — a growing number — said that they have had trouble completing a task ..
A day early, a sneak peek at Firefox 6.0
By Doug Gross, CNN Mozilla's Tuesday release of Firefox 6 is part of an accelerated release schedule for its popular browser. (CNN) -- Firefox 6, the newest version of Mozilla's popular Web browser, is set to be released Tuesday. ...
Galaxies Collide To Create Cosmic Exclamation Mark
Irish Weather Online
By Mark Dunphy - Mon Aug 15, 9:50 pm VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction. The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 North and the face-on galaxy at ...
Verizon Wireless Testing $20 Entry-Level 300MB Data Plan
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Verizon Wireless on Monday confirmed that it will offer an entry-level 300MB data plan as part of a back-to-school promotion in Washington DC, Virginia, Baltimore, and parts of North Carolina. The deal, which will cost $20 per month ...
Spoil Gears of War 3, Risk Getting Banned at Launch
By Chris Pereira, 08/15/2011 An early, unfinished copy of Gears of War 3 was leaked onto the Internet more than a month ago. This led to countless, spoiler-filled videos ending up on YouTube. Besides trying to get these videos pulled as they go up and ..
New drawings of Apple's 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino
Apple Inc.'s proposed new Cupertino campus looks like a gleaming UFO just landed on planet Earth, in renderings released by the city of Cupertino late Friday. The city posted a number of new documents containing further details about the spaceship-like ...
Report: iPhone Supporting 4G LTE Found in the Wild
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Apple is testing iPhones with high-speed 4G LTE support, a carrier partner allegedly told Boy Genius Report. "BGR has obtained evidence of an internal iOS test build from one of Apple's major carrier partners, and buried in the firmware is ...
Businesses in U.S. complain of .xxx shakedown
By Terry Baynes NEW YORK (Reuters) - In preparation for a new triple-x Internet domain that will launch in December, lawyers for the most storied brands in the United States are scrambling to prevent an x-rated rip-off of an invaluable asset: corporate ...

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