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Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack

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It would seem that representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org have organized a global protest against Apple’s use of Foxconn and other Chinese manufacturing plants to build the iPhone and iPad. This comes on the heels of a New York Times series exposing harsh working conditions in said plants. 250,000 people...
Protesters March Toward Apple Stores On The Heels Of A Foxconn Hack
Telus flipping switch on LTE, network goes live February 10th

Welcome To Apple's iOS6 Map -- Where Berlin Is Now Called "Schoeneiche"

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We’ve seen that the new Apple-created iO6 map which replaces the Google Maps app has had – how can we put it – a little bit of a backlash. But this morning, as Europeans woke up to a little screen encouraging them to download the new iOS, many were not...
Welcome To Apple's iOS6 Map -- Where Berlin Is Now Called "Schoeneiche"

Protests against iPhone factory conditions planned Thursday for Apple Stores

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Still unhappy with Apple’s response to the New York Times’ series on labor conditions in Chinese factories that make iPhones and iPads, two organizations are planning a globally coordinated protest on Thursday. Representatives from Change.org and SumOfUs.org will deliver petitions to Apple stores in several major cities with the names of...
Protests against iPhone factory conditions planned Thursday for Apple Stores

Has Kony 2012 changed anything?

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The film produced by the US charity Invisible Children about the Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has now been viewed on YouTube nearly 90m times. On Friday the campaign will go offline with thousands of people poised to plaster major cities overnight with posters calling on governments to get together to...
Has Kony 2012 changed anything?

Sprint posts $1.3 billion net loss in Q4; 1.8M iPhones sold, 1.6M net subscribers added

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Sprint on Wednesday reported its results for the fourth quarter of 2011. The nation’s No.3 carrier sold 1.8 million iPhone handsets, 40% of which were sold to new subscribers, and it managed 1.6 million total net subscriber additions in the quarter — its best performance in terms of customer...
Sprint posts $1.3 billion net loss in Q4; 1.8M iPhones sold, 1.6M net subscribers added

O2 UK rolls out 42Mbps DC-HSPA+ 3G, gives that new iPad fast data in Old Blighty

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The UK might be champing at the bit for 4G auctions to finish and give the country a taste of sweet, sweet LTE, but O2 UK is at least offering a panacea with a launch of dual-carrier HSPA+ 3G, or DC-HSPA+ in less wordy form. The British carrier has...
O2 UK rolls out 42Mbps DC-HSPA+ 3G, gives that new iPad fast data in Old Blighty

World of Warcraft cities hacked

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Hackers massacre all the virtual characters in some of online adventure game World of Warcraft's major cities....
World of Warcraft cities hacked

Adzuna launches ‘Friend Map’, letting you ask your Facebook friends where you should live

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Classifieds ads search engine Adzuna is extending its reach into the property sphere as of today, pulling in half a million live properties for sale and rent from across the UK. Its new Friend Map feature is particularly interesting, and is one that company co-founder Andrew Hunter believes will “fundamentally...
Adzuna launches ‘Friend Map’, letting you ask your Facebook friends where you should live

Street View set to arrive in Israel, as Google prepares April 22 launch

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Google is set to launch its Street View service in Israel on April 22, unveiling the street-based photography collection which will include images from a number of major cities and the country’s famous Dead Sea. According to a report from Globes, the launch event is scheduled to take place this...
Street View set to arrive in Israel, as Google prepares April 22 launch
RentStuff, a rental site for neglected possessions, nabs $600K (exclusive)

GOMEX turns on free WiFi network in New York City, curbs coffee-shop hopping

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The Big Apple already has a candy coating of free WiFi, between permanent providers, transient offers, and the million coffee shops (et al) with a router inside. If there were any dead zones left in the city, GOMEX probably has them covered, with its 1,953 free WiFi hotspots now...
GOMEX turns on free WiFi network in New York City, curbs coffee-shop hopping

Google Maps delivers live traffic updates to Hong Kongers, Kiwis and Norwegians

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If you're a Google Maps fan living in Hong Kong, New Zealand or Norway today's your lucky day, as the search specialists from Mountain View, CA have added live traffic condition information to the geographic platform. Those wondering just how dismal their evening commute will be can navigate to...
Google Maps delivers live traffic updates to Hong Kongers, Kiwis and Norwegians

Nokia Launches WP8 Flagships In India: Lumia 920, 820 On Sale From Tomorrow; Lumia 620 Coming In Early February

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We still don’t know how many Windows Phone 8-powered smartphones Nokia has sold since it started selling WP8-powered Lumias in the U.S. and Europe, back in November, but the once Mighty Finn is continuing to expand availability of the range — launching the 920T into China at the end of last...
Nokia Launches WP8 Flagships In India: Lumia 920, 820 On Sale From Tomorrow; Lumia 620 Coming In Early February

AT&T launches 4G LTE in 10 new markets ahead of iPhone 5 launch

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AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in 10 new major cities across the U.S. in anticipation of Friday's launch of the iPhone 5, which is Apple's first 4G LTE capable smartphone....
AT&T launches 4G LTE in 10 new markets ahead of iPhone 5 launch

3G and 4G Wireless Speed Showdown: Which Networks Are Fastest?

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We tested 3G and 4G wireless data transfer speeds--indoors and out--for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, at multiple locations in 13 major cities. Here's what we found....
3G and 4G Wireless Speed Showdown: Which Networks Are Fastest?

Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants

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Finding a good restaurant – even in a city you’ve never been to – has never been easier. Thanks to Yelp, Urbanspoon and its various brethren, a good place to eat is generally just a few clicks away. What if you want to find a restaurant with a very specific...
Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants

This Rare Video Shows An iPad Being Made Inside A Foxconn Factory (AAPL)

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Rob Schmitz of American Public Media's show Marketplace is only the second reporter Apple has ever allowed inside its Chinese factories. This video, which comes to us from The Next Web, gives us a better look at what it might be like working for Foxconn, Apple's Chinese manufacturing partner. Watch: Please...
This Rare Video Shows An iPad Being Made Inside A Foxconn Factory (AAPL)

Google expands Street View in Europe; adds Bulgaria and 200 new Russian cities, refreshes UK imagery

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Google today announced that it is expanding Street View, which lets people explore places across the globe through 360-degree and street-level imagery, to make its maps of Europe “more comprehensive and usable”. For the first time, you canb see Street View imagery of Bulgaria, Europe’s 14th-largest country. In addition –...
Google expands Street View in Europe; adds Bulgaria and 200 new Russian cities, refreshes UK imagery
Research: Olympics online viewing may be low

DC Council Clears Path for Uber's Future

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Uber Faithful – Today is a *really* big day for Uber. REALLY BIG.  One which will keep Uber rolling in the nation’s capital for years to come, with the full support of city officials. Today the DC Council unanimously passed a legislative framework for “digital dispatch” that is pro-innovation, pro-consumer,...
DC Council Clears Path for Uber's Future

Google-branded streaming music device in development, report says

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Google is allegedly working on creating a company-branded entertainment device capable of streaming music in multiple locations throughout a person’s home. The information about the Google-branded device comes from a Wall Street Journal report that cites unnamed people briefed on the project. If true, it would mark the first time...
Google-branded streaming music device in development, report says

Here Are The Places With The Most Loyal iPhone Fans, According To Samsung (AAPL)

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Apple has a powerful brand in pretty much every part of the U.S., but a 2011 Samsung survey of which brand consumers like best found that Apple's iPhone had the biggest brand advantage in the Northeast. That's according to new court documents entered into evidence on Monday as part of...
Here Are The Places With The Most Loyal iPhone Fans, According To Samsung (AAPL)

Parking Spot Finder Parking Panda Raises Seed Round, Expands To D.C.

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Parking Panda, the startup that wants to make it easier for drivers to rent spaces or rent out their unused driveways, is expanding its regional coverage with today’s public launch. The company has just arrived in Washington, D.C. – its second market outside of Baltimore, which served as the home...
Parking Spot Finder Parking Panda Raises Seed Round, Expands To D.C.

Apple turning to third-party distributors to boost iPhone sales in India, says WSJ

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With the lack of carrier subsidies limiting adoption in India, Apple has turned to independent distributors to sell its iPhone throughout the country, according to The Wall Street Journal. The paper reported that Apple has tapped Ingram Micro and Redington to provide additional distribution points beyond telecom providers. For its part,...
Apple turning to third-party distributors to boost iPhone sales in India, says WSJ

Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

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Well, it’s about time on-demand car service Uber landed around these parts. According to a new post on the company’s official blog, Uber has just soft-launched in Philadelphia and now has a small crew of their tell-tale black cars cruising around the city. And I do mean small — a...
Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

Rogers details 28-city LTE upgrade for rest of 2012, RIM's hometown included

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Rogers' LTE network is old enough to mark its first birthday. Unless you happened to live in one of the seven largest cities in Canada during that time, however, you've largely been left out -- that status indicator on the Rogers version of the One X may as well...
Rogers details 28-city LTE upgrade for rest of 2012, RIM's hometown included

Aereo TV is set to expand into 22 more US cities from late spring following $38m funding

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Antenna-supported Web TV service Aereo TV is set to roll out into 22 additional US cities in late spring following a series B round worth $38 million. The announcement was made at the Global Internet, Media & Telecommunications conference at CES. The round is led by IAC and Highland Capital...
Aereo TV is set to expand into 22 more US cities from late spring following $38m funding

Look in the sky! It's a 'cat signal' for Net freedom

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A group known as the Internet Defense League will launch Thursday with a cat signal shining into the night sky and onto the buildings of several major cities. The IDL's goal? Efficiently fight off future Internet censorship legislation. [Read more]...
Look in the sky! It's a 'cat signal' for Net freedom

Google Street View reveals Bulgarian imagery, expands Russian and UK sites

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Though Bulgaria mightn't be your first choice for a relaxing holiday, fresh imagery from Google may change your tune -- or at least give you a chance to experience it vicariously. Mountain View just added that nation for the first time to its Street View rolls, bringing major cities...
Google Street View reveals Bulgarian imagery, expands Russian and UK sites
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