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Apple pushes for ban of HTC's Android devices in the US, wants them taken off store shelves

Apple Is Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox

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Apple is rejecting applications that use Dropbox, an online storage system, because it violates rules against sending users to a new purchase, according to a support thread on Dropbox. If the user of the new app doesn't have Dropbox installed, it redirects the user to the web-based version of Dropbox...
Apple Is Rejecting Apps That Use Dropbox
ITC denies Apple's request for emergency ban on HTC devices

Apps using Dropbox are being rejected because Apple is playing hardball

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If you’ve ever developed an iOS app, you know that the submission process can be a scary one. Apple provides developers with a HIG (Human Interface Guidelines) that must be followed, but sometimes something obscure trips you up during the process. One such oddity has started causing an issue for...
Apps using Dropbox are being rejected because Apple is playing hardball

Microsoft loses EU antitrust fine appeal

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Europe's general court turns down bid from Microsoft to dismiss £721m fine levied in 2008, but software giant wins £32m discountEurope's general court has upheld almost all of a giant fine levied against Microsoft over an antitrust case first brought by the European Commission's competition watchdog in 1998.The General Court...
Microsoft loses EU antitrust fine appeal

HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE delayed at customs due to 'ITC exclusion order'

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We just got received a statement from HTC indicating the the One X for AT&T and the EVO 4G LTE for Sprint have been delayed at customs due to an "ITC exclusion order". The US availability of the HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE has been delayed...
HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE delayed at customs due to 'ITC exclusion order'

Report: Microsoft Office for iPad launching on November 10

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Last week reports claimed that an iPad version of Microsoft Office would be launching in November following several reports from The Daily who claimed Microsoft was readying the app and posted the alleged spy shots above. Today The Daily weighs in again offering an exact launch date of November 10:...
Report: Microsoft Office for iPad launching on November 10
Windows RT browser exclusion draws attention from European, US regulators

ISPs told to come clean on broadband speeds

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TalkTalk and BT the worst offenders in mystery shopping exercise that showed broadband companies often fail to offer a speed quote to potential customersBroadband companies are failing to offer a speed quote to potential customers in 41% of their sales calls, in breach of a code introduced last year to...
ISPs told to come clean on broadband speeds

Hotstagram: Meet The 27-Year-Old Kid Who Just Resurrected Hot or Not

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Remember Hot or Not, the scandalous website which invited you to rate people on their appearance—and helped inspire Facebook? Now a 27-year-old startup guy has taken Instagram—the photo-sharing website Facebook just paid $1 billion to buy—and used it to resurrect the concept. Meet Captain Kirk, the creator of Hotstagram. We...
Hotstagram: Meet The 27-Year-Old Kid Who Just Resurrected Hot or Not

First batch of $35 Linux computers arrives in UK, awaiting CE compliance testing

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The Raspberry Pi foundation issued a statement today with a status update on their much-anticipated $35 Linux computer. The first 2,000 completed units have arrived in the UK, but the devices aren't ready to be shipped out yet because the foundation's retail partners won't distribute them to purchasers until...
First batch of $35 Linux computers arrives in UK, awaiting CE compliance testing
HTC devices clear US customs

CA Attorney General says Apple has agreed to make apps disclose privacy policy BEFORE download

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Following several weeks of controversy surrounding the way that applications were handling customer data, the California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that several companies with a stake in the app game have agreed to new privacy protections for users of apps. The agreement signifies a change from the way that the...
CA Attorney General says Apple has agreed to make apps disclose privacy policy BEFORE download

Facebook "Likejackers" agree to stop sending misleading spam

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A US-based advertising firm has promised to stop bombarding Facebook users with fraudulent messages in exchange for Washington State officials dropping a lawsuit that claimed the practice violated a federal antispam statute. Adscend Media also agreed to pay $100,000 in attorneys' fees to settle charges Washington state's attorney general...
Facebook "Likejackers" agree to stop sending misleading spam

Microsoft guide explains how to submit apps to the Windows Store (video)

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Microsoft is serious about Windows 8, and if you're serious about submitting Metro-style apps then there's now a healthily long and detailed blog post (at the source link) explaining how. The post suggests that Redmond's app police are looking at a roughly a six-day turnaround for signing off and...
Microsoft guide explains how to submit apps to the Windows Store (video)

Google's Most Active Big Brother Is the U.S. Government

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What’s the nation most likely to ask Google to take down user content or hand over user data? The United States, and increasingly so. The U.S. government asked Google to hand over user data 6,321 times in the second half of 2011, an increase of 37 percent from the same...
Google's Most Active Big Brother Is the U.S. Government

HTC Delays Evo 4G LTE Launch as U.S. Customs Investigates Shipments for Breach of Apple Patent

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Last December, Apple won a U.S. International Trade Commission case against HTC, with the agency ruling that several of HTC's handsets infringed upon a pair of Apple-held patents. The agency's ruling included a ban on the import of infringing devices beginning in April, although HTC quickly responded to say that...
HTC Delays Evo 4G LTE Launch as U.S. Customs Investigates Shipments for Breach of Apple Patent

Browser Shootout Shows Minor Variations In Performance – It’s Still A Matter Of Taste

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The browser wars are in a tense state of suspension right now. The once-obvious advantages of one and disadvantages of another can’t be counted on as much as they could a year ago, and fast-changing standards and interaction methods have produced a sort of uneasy détente while everyone awaits the...
Browser Shootout Shows Minor Variations In Performance – It’s Still A Matter Of Taste

DealBook: On Wall St., Keeping a Tight Rein on Twitter

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Financial firms must monitor communications to ensure that they are in compliance with securities regulations as they tiptoe into the fast-paced world of social media....
DealBook: On Wall St., Keeping a Tight Rein on Twitter

Now there’s an iPhone app to pick your iPhone carrier

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Want a new iPhone, but not sure which U.S. carrier is best suited for your needs? Enter CarrierCompare, an iPhone app that uses real network tests in your location combined with crowdsourced data to help you choose the carrier that’s right for you. The app isn’t brand new as it...
Now there’s an iPhone app to pick your iPhone carrier
Obama admin: War is peace, IP negotiations are transparent

Twitter confirms support for Do Not Track

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Twitter will officially support the Do Not Track feature in Firefox, Ed Felten, chief technology officer for the Federal Trade Commission, announced on Thursday. Twitter itself confirmed its compliance in a tweet shortly after the announcement, meaning those who visit the site will be able to opt out of cookies...
Twitter confirms support for Do Not Track

iOS Apps with Dropbox Integration Running Afoul of Apple's App Store Rules

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The Next Web points to a recent thread in the Dropbox support forums revealing that a number of developers have been seeing their iOS apps with Dropbox integration being rejected by Apple. The apps have been rejected because users without the Dropbox iOS app installed on their devices who attempted...
iOS Apps with Dropbox Integration Running Afoul of Apple's App Store Rules

Google Documents Government Snooping

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Google disclosed government requests for user data in the latest installment in its Transparency Report. The report documents an upward trend in requests that Google itself finds "troubling."  For this fifth installment of the interactive report, Google added the ability to view aggregated court orders and other requests across all countries.  From July...
Google Documents Government Snooping
Apple patent spats finally pay off

Now Europe wants you to prove how old you are online

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Is the age of online anonymity coming to an end? If you live in the European Union, that might soon be the case. New information came out regarding an EU project called the pan-European framework for electronic identification, authentication and signature (PEFIAS) is out — and it’s had some interesting...
Now Europe wants you to prove how old you are online

Apple supplier monitoring shows 95% overtime compliance in March

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Apple's supplier responsibility group reports that overtime compliance among a set of 500,000 workers it collects data on reached 95 percent in March, up from 89 percent in February....
Apple supplier monitoring shows 95% overtime compliance in March

Microsoft v EU: Living proof that big fines don’t work

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Eight years ago, Europe slapped Microsoft with a huge fine — a then-record of €497 million — after an antitrust investigation found that the company had been unfairly using its market dominance and locking out competitors. Two years later, it added another €280.5 million because even though Microsoft had paid...
Microsoft v EU: Living proof that big fines don’t work

HTC handsets held up at US customs due to ITC injunction over Apple patent

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Taiwanese handset maker HTC revealed on Tuesday that shipments of its HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE devices have been delayed because they are being reviewed by U.S. Customs to check for compliance with an injunction by the International Trade Commission....
HTC handsets held up at US customs due to ITC injunction over Apple patent

Facebook obtains money transmitter licenses in 15 states

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Facebook holds money transmitter licenses in at least 15 states, according to an analysis by American Banker. In it’s filing for an initial public offering, Facebook said it applied for certain money transmitter licenses and planned to apply for more in the U.S. It did not state that it had...
Facebook obtains money transmitter licenses in 15 states
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