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Hail to the Big Apple! NYC temporarily approves taxi apps, but e-hailing's restricted to 1.5 miles

thenextweb.com
With taxi-booking app Hailo killing it in London since its launch in the UK last year, New York would seem like the obvious entry point for the service when it finally landed in the US two months ago…but alas, Boston claimed that accolade. Indeed, it seems there have been a...
Hail to the Big Apple! NYC temporarily approves taxi apps, but e-hailing's restricted to 1.5 miles

Apple Riot Aftermath: iPhone 5 Factory Remains A Powder Keg

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Two days after Sunday's riot at the Chinese Foxconn Technologies factory, the home of the Apple iPhone 5 assembly line was back up and running today. But with police reportedly monitoring street corners and the factory's main entrance, Foxconn still looks like a powder keg with a sizzling fuse. The causes of the riot are...
Apple Riot Aftermath: iPhone 5 Factory Remains A Powder Keg

Top ten albums of 2012 not on Spotify

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Running a digital music startup is a tough racket, especially when even Spotify, the golden child of this space, has major gaps in its catalog. There are a lot of reasons why your favorite band might not on Spotify. Some artists have exclusive licensing deals, like the Beatles do...
Top ten albums of 2012 not on Spotify

China and cars: a love story

www.guardian.co.uk
China is now the world's biggest market for new cars. Its motorway network will soon rival America's. But while the rich splash out on Porsches and Ferraris, resentment is growing among the have-notsIt is half a century since Zhang Jing's father impressed the neighbours with a mark of his family's...
China and cars: a love story
Lost In A Haze Of Distraction

Britain weighs proposal to allow greatly increased Internet ‘snooping’

www.washingtonpost.com
LONDON — Under daily observation from thousands of surveillance cameras mounted everywhere from street corners to taxicabs to public parks, Britons rank among the most-watched people on Earth. But a new government plan is poised to take the gaze of this nation’s security services dramatically deeper: letting them examine the...
Britain weighs proposal to allow greatly increased Internet ‘snooping’

Kenya's Aggressive Plan To Shut Off "Illegal" Mobile Phones

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Looking for a 21st-Century way to stamp out social unrest - and hand a pile of new revenue to mobile phone makers? Easy. Declare millions of phones "illegal" and turn them off. That's what is expected to happen Sept. 30 in Kenya, whose leaders say they are shocked to learn that mobile...
Kenya's Aggressive Plan To Shut Off "Illegal" Mobile Phones

Foxconn Chinese factory reopens after mass riot

www.pcworld.com
Apple supplier Foxconn reopened a manufacturing facility in China on Tuesday a day after it closed following a mass riot involving 2,000 workers that was later brought under control by local police. Foxconn spokesman Simon Hsing said the company's manufacturing facility in the Chinese city of Taiyuan was back...
Foxconn Chinese factory reopens after mass riot
A Sign Of The Hiring-pocalypse
NYPD's new radiation scanners can identify concealed weapons from afar

Weekly Wrap-Up: Foxconn Riots, My Week With Android, And How To Buy A Smartphone

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My week with Android, or why I'm buying an iPhone 5; Foxconn riots; and how to buy a smartphone. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Foxconn Riots, My Week With Android, And How To Buy A Smartphone
Criminals are fleeing the law, and flocking to Facebook

This is the Modem World: The internet used to be better

www.engadget.com
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Back in the '90s -- before many of you were born -- the internet was much better than it is today. I'm only halfway kidding, too. Let me explain....
This is the Modem World: The internet used to be better

Brightbox: A charging kiosk that keeps your phone safe

gigaom.com
We’ve all seen mobile phone charging kiosks before, but how about a juicing station that lets you go off for a bite to eat or disappear into nearby store without worrying whether your phone will be there when you get back? If you live in New York City, you may...
Brightbox: A charging kiosk that keeps your phone safe
Backpage.com and the prostitution law that could take down Twitter, YouTube, and Wikipedia

Google, Apple Hit With Patent Over Street View For iPad

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Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) are in a worldwide squabble over smartphone patents, but they will have to cooperate long enough to fight a common enemy—a Florida firm that says both tech giants are infringing its mapping technology. In a complaint filed in Orlando federal court, PanoMap...
Google, Apple Hit With Patent Over Street View For iPad
TechCrunch Makers: Georgia Tech's Musical Robots

Google v Doogle: school dropout ready for legal battle with internet's Goliath

www.guardian.co.uk
World's dominant search engine has threatened a young South African with a lawsuit, claiming his website infringes its copyrightOne is among the world's most powerful corporations, a behemoth with a market capitalisation of $250bn (£160bn). The other is a loss-making website owned by a school dropout on a computer bought...
Google v Doogle: school dropout ready for legal battle with internet's Goliath

Apple and Google sued over ‘Street View’ on the iPad

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A Florida firm has filed a claim alleging that Google and Apple are both infringing on its mapping technology, PaidContent reported on Monday. PanoMap Technologies filed the complaint in an Orlando federal court, stating the use of Google Maps “Street View” feature in the iPad and iPhone violates U.S. Patent No....
Apple and Google sued over ‘Street View’ on the iPad
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