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Samsung ad pokes Apple's Aussie map woes

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Samsung has taken aim at Apple's most recent maps app mishap, poking fun at the recent bulletin issued by police in Victoria, Australia, warning people away from relying solely on the Maps app in iOS 6 when navigating. A new ad installation on display on George Street in Sydney has...
Samsung ad pokes Apple's Aussie map woes

Briefly: iPhone in-flight smoking cause, iPad Mini Survey

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An iPhone that started smoking on a flight to Sydney last November has been explained. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau conducted the investigation and found that a misplaced screw within the handset had punctured the battery casing. The resulting short circuit caused the battery to overheat and start smoking. According...
Briefly: iPhone in-flight smoking cause, iPad Mini Survey

Samsung Australia stages 'wake up' protest at Apple store

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Samsung has decided to go beyond just TV ads decrying Apple stores to actively campaigning in front of them. As seen first-hand (below) by well-known Australian video maker Nate Burr and recounted through checks by mUmBRELLA, the Korean company has recruited marketers at Tongue to send buses of mock protesters...
Samsung Australia stages 'wake up' protest at Apple store

iPhone 5 fans in Australia queue to be first with new Apple smartphone - video

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Apple fans in Sydney queue round the block to be the first in the world to purchase the iPhone 5...
iPhone 5 fans in Australia queue to be first with new Apple smartphone - video

Dozens protest Apple stores worldwide

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Dozens of protesters around the world gathered Thursday at Apple stores to call attention to reports of poor conditions in its supply chain factories in China. Demonstrators delivered two online petitions with a combined 250,000 signatures to Apple employees at stores in Washington, D.C, New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney...
Dozens protest Apple stores worldwide

Nice. RT @brainmates: a blog post summary about Product Camp Sydney 2010 at http://bit.ly/bL8leK #pcampsyd

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Nice. RT @brainmates: a blog post summary about Product Camp Sydney 2010 at http://bit.ly/bL8leK #pcampsyd

Smartphone Bot Case Study: The Google Smartphone Bot On Holiday In Australia

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While Google’s new smartphone bot has been announced, it does not appear to be widely deployed yet; at least that is what I said during a recent presentation in Sydney, where I had the pleasure of meeting Alistair Lattimore (Al). Al does CRO, SEO and agency management for Mantra Group,...
Smartphone Bot Case Study: The Google Smartphone Bot On Holiday In Australia

Post: Demo your startups MVP at Pollenizer to give yourself a hard deadline http://bit.ly/buo9TH #sllconf #sydney

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Post: Demo your startups MVP at Pollenizer to give yourself a hard deadline http://bit.ly/buo9TH #sllconf #sydney
Svpply's Store Explorer Lets You Window Shop From Your Phone

Microsoft takes Azure to China

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Microsoft is taking its Cloud OS show on the road to China, announcing a licensing pact with 21Vianet which will offer Windows Azure services from its local data centers. 21Vianet bills itself as the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China.  This could be a huge deal: Most...
Microsoft takes Azure to China

Nokia "looking closely" at tablets, with "first focus" on Microsoft's platform

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A Nokia-built, Windows-powered tablet has been rumored before, and it's being rumored again. Speaking in Sydney, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said the company planned to "broaden its portfolio," and tablets were something Nokia was "clearly looking at very closely," reports the Australian Financial Review. Elop talked up the promise...
Nokia "looking closely" at tablets, with "first focus" on Microsoft's platform

New iPad attracts queues at Apple stores around the world – video

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Apple customers queue for hours outside stores in London, Sydney, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Paris to get their hands on the latest iPad...
New iPad attracts queues at Apple stores around the world – video

Nokia Really Wants To Make A Windows 8 Tablet That'll Compete With Microsoft's Surface (NOK, MSFT)

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Nokia will almost certainly launch its first modern tablet later this year, and the latest quotes from CEO Stephen Elop confirms it.  In statements made to the press in Sydney, as reported by Australian Financial Review, Elop said Nokia is looking very closely at making a tablet. We first heard...
Nokia Really Wants To Make A Windows 8 Tablet That'll Compete With Microsoft's Surface (NOK, MSFT)

Rackspace to offer OpenStack deployments for service providers

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Expanding beyond its own OpenStack hosted services, Rackspace is offering to build OpenStack deployments for other hosting providers as well, such as telecommunication companies."We're getting into the business of helping large service providers become cloud providers," said Scott Sanchez, Rackspace's director of strategy. "We're taking all of our accumulated...
Rackspace to offer OpenStack deployments for service providers

Sydney welcomes 2013 with incredible fireworks display - video

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Australia ushers in the new year in style with a spectacular fireworks display in Sydney...
Sydney welcomes 2013 with incredible fireworks display - video

Started last year in Sydney. RT @oguzserdar: RT @mashable 2010: The Year for Tech Startup Recovery? http://bit.ly/a1mbwV

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Started last year in Sydney. RT @oguzserdar: RT @mashable 2010: The Year for Tech Startup Recovery? http://bit.ly/a1mbwV

Boeing 'to cut 400 Sydney jobs'

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Boeing 'to cut 400 Sydney jobs'

Samsung pounces on Apple Maps app after it strands Australian tourists

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There was simply no way that Samsung (005930) could resist pouncing on Apple’s (AAPL) latest Maps disaster that left several Australians stranded in the middle of a national park with no access to food or water. CNET Australia reports that Samsung’s always-creative marketing team has posted a new display on Sydney’s George...
Samsung pounces on Apple Maps app after it strands Australian tourists
RIM behind 'Wake Up' flash mob at Sydney Apple store

Here Are The Women of Y Combinator And They Are Awesome

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I would normally rather have a root canal instead of write about the issue of women in technology. I just find most essays on this really tedious and obvious. (Sorry Alexia.) But I do want to point one thing out. When I went to my first Y Combinator Demo Day...
Here Are The Women of Y Combinator And They Are Awesome

Ask Engadget: Best boardroom Skype gear?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Hugh, who wants his businesses conference calls broadcasted in eye-watering detail. If you're looking to send in an inquiry of...
Ask Engadget: Best boardroom Skype gear?
Turn your tweets into toilet paper with the new startup, Shitter

Uber goes official in Australia as it ends 6 weeks of testing and launches in Sydney

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Uber has been testing its service in Sydney for months but the taxi booking startup has finally gone official in the Australia city today, marking its first full-scale launch in Asia Pacific. The US startup landed ‘down under’ in October in the “super secret stealth” mode that it adopts when it begins...
Uber goes official in Australia as it ends 6 weeks of testing and launches in Sydney

'Hundreds' line up as Australia kicks off worldwide iPhone 5 sales

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The world's first iPhone 5 was sold just hours ago as the Sydney Apple Store kicked off worldwide sales on Friday, Australian local time....
'Hundreds' line up as Australia kicks off worldwide iPhone 5 sales

iPhone 5 Launch Scandal: Apple Accused Of Ignoring Queue To Find Its Own First Owners

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Sydney's flagship Apple Store threw its doors open at 8am this morning to the sound of thunderous applause. Those at the front of the queue who had been queueing for three days entered the store, weary, ready to collect their prize: the world's first iPhone. But that's not how...
iPhone 5 Launch Scandal: Apple Accused Of Ignoring Queue To Find Its Own First Owners
Judge in Samsung's Australian patent suit against Apple calls proceedings 'ridiculous' as trial begins

RIM culprit behind Australian 'wake up' Apple store protest

www.electronista.com
Previously believed to be Samsung, BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion admitted responsibility for the paid flashmob outside a Sydney Apple store. The faux mob was a phase in a viral marketing program for the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS.......
RIM culprit behind Australian 'wake up' Apple store protest

Who's telling Apple to 'Wake Up' in Oz? It's RIM!

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has been revealed as the perpetrator of the "Wake Up" advertising campaign outside Apple stores that puzzled Sydney and Melbourne. [Read more]...
Who's telling Apple to 'Wake Up' in Oz? It's RIM!

RIM Was Behind This Bizarre Apple Store Stunt In Australia (AAPL, RIMM)

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RIM hired a protesting flash mob to swarm a Sydney Apple Store chanting "Wake up!" and waving signs that said the same, as confirmed in a statement by RIM Australia to MacTalk: "We can confirm that the Australian ‘Wake Up’ campaign, which involves a series of experiential activities taking place...
RIM Was Behind This Bizarre Apple Store Stunt In Australia (AAPL, RIMM)

Google left heating, cooling system open to hackers

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Hackers could have turned up the heat in one of Google's offices in Sydney. Literally.Computer security researchers with Cylance found that Google's Australia branch was using an unpatched version of Niagara, a software system used for managing control systems in buildings.Billy Rios, technical director and director of consulting for...
Google left heating, cooling system open to hackers
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