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Entries by Dino Grandoni from 09/2012

Wang Xiaoning, Chinese Dissident, Is (Indirectly) Addressed By Yahoo In Statement

Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology

BEIJING -- Yahoo has issued a statement saying it supports free speech and privacy on the Internet, a day after the release of a Chinese dissident who...

Samsung: Apple Wants 'To Limit Consumer Choice'

Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea -- Samsung on Saturday accused Apple of resorting to litigation in an effort to limit consumer choice after the iPhone maker said i...

Oracle To Appeal SAP Copyright Decision Of $306 Million

Posted 09.03.2012 | Technology

STUTTGART (Reuters) - U.S. business software maker Oracle has launched an appeal on a five-year long court case that could see SAP pay millions more i...

Samsung OLED TVs Stolen On Way To Berlin

Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

SEOUL/BERLIN (Reuters) - Two of Samsung Electronics' advanced OLED television sets have gone missing while on their way to the IFA consumer electronic...

The 29 Most Disturbing Names People Have Given Their iPhones, iPads and iPods

Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

Do you remember the first time you took your shiny new iPad out of its box? You turned it on, it asked you what you'd like to call it, and you assigne...

Missing Pets Get Help From Internet

Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More owners are reporting lost or stolen pets, but the online nation is coming to the rescue. The number of dogs b...

Facebook Stock: Mark Zuckerberg Says He's Gonna Hold Onto His For The Next 12 Months

Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's stock increased nearly 5 percent on Wednesday following a disclosure that its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, won't sell stock in t...

Dustin Moskovitz Sells More Facebook Shares, Totaling $8.3 Million

Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is shedding another 450,000 of the social networking company's shares, for a take of about $8.3...

Lumia 920, Lumia 820 May Be Nokia And Microsoft's Last Chance At Survival In Smartphone Market

Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

* Seen as last major shot at winning back market share * Lumia phones to run on latest Windows Phone software * New phon...

Oversharing, Information Overload Totally Is A Problem, According to Poll

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - The languages and the cultures are different, but the pet peeves of mobile technology users aro...

Cell Phone Privacy Is A Concern Among Americans, Survey Says

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Many U.S. cellphone users say they have decided not to use an app on their phone because of concerns about privacy. M...

Lumia 820, And Its Larger Cousin, Lumia 920, Aim To Dethrone iPhone And Android

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Nokia revealed its first smartphones to run the next version of Windows, a big step for a company that has bet its future on an allia...

Why Did Nokia's Amazing Camera Ad Have To Be A Fake?!

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

The new PureView camera might be amazing, but a bizarre easter egg has revealed that the company's advertisements don't give an honest view of its tec...

Laurene Powell Jobs Joins Stanford Governing Board

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The widow of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs is joining Stanford University's governing board. The universi...

Microsoft China Division To Hire 1,000 New Employees Over Next Year, According To Executive

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft will hire 1,000 staff in China over the coming year, adding to the 4,500 the company already employs in the country, a s...

Sony Hacked In China, Names And Emails Of As Many As 400 Accessed

Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp said hackers have accessed the email addresses and names of as many as 400 of its mobile unit's customers in China...

Samsung: Antitrust Watchdog In South Korea Probes Cell Phone Maker

Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's antitrust watchdog said Thursday it has launched an investigation into whether Samsung Electronics Co. is ab...

Nokia Windows 8 Launch Fails To Impress Markets (Yet)

Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp.'s share price is continuing to fall after the unveiling of the company's first Windows Phone 8 smartphones failed to imp...

Tech Industry Titans Cozy Up To Politicians With Campaign Cash

Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

As even the most out-of-the-loop, casual "Social Network" viewers know, you can make a lot of dough in tech. So much that you can give it away in gian...

Apple iTV In 2012? This Report Says 'No'

Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

Squeezed between rumors of the "iPhone 5" and "iPad Mini" being released this year were whispers that Apple is finally going to get serious about tele...

Facestagram Is Official: Facebook Closes Purchase Of Photo-Sharing App

Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Facebook has closed its purchase of Instagram, the wildly popular photo-sharing app that it agreed to buy before its initial public stock ...

DOJ eBook Settlement Gets Approved: The Price of eBooks Should Be Dropping Really Soon

Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of cons...

Meet The FBI's $1 Billion Facial Recognition Program

Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

As part of an update to the national fingerprint database, the FBI has begun rolling out facial recognition to identify criminals....

Apple Might Want To Kill Pandora

Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

Apple Inc. is in talks to license music for a custom-radio service similar to the popular one operated by Pandora Media Inc., according to people fami...

Obama Chooses Steve Jobs Over Google

Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

We knew President Barack Obama was an Apple fan (he totes a Macbook and an iPad). Now we have more proof....