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Amazon Cracks Down On Manipulated Or Biased Reviews

Amazon Cracks Down On Manipulated Or Biased Reviews

Accurate reviews are very important, because that may result in a transaction. Online mega-retailer Amazon has realized that matter and recently has begun deleting fake reviews, especially with books. Will Amazon be able to distinguish between the real and fake ones effectively?

By On December 24, 2012 Respond
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Ex-Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky Starts Teaching At Harvard

Ex-Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky Starts Teaching At Harvard

Long-time Windows chief at Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky, recently left his position at the company. Many have speculated that this was an outcome of his disagreements with Eric Schmidt. However, Sinofsky seems to be rather enjoying his taking off as he has started teaching at the Harvard Business School.

By On December 21, 2012 Respond
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Samsung Gives Up On Efforts To Have Apple Products Banned In EU

Samsung Gives Up On Efforts To Have Apple Products Banned In EU

Apple failed to have Samsung products banned in U.S., and Samsung has also given up on its efforts to ban Apple products in EU.

By On December 19, 2012 Respond
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Apple’s Online Store Is Offering Free Next-Day Shipping On Everything

Apple’s Online Store Is Offering Free Next-Day Shipping On Everything

Every year as we edge on to Christmas, different online retailers come out with the best deals of the year. Apple routinely dishes out a Holiday Gift Guide to mark the occasion, offering free shipping on the items in the guide. This year, though, Apple Store is offering the free next-day shipping perk on all of its items.

By On December 19, 2012 Respond
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Motorola Mobility Loses Patent Case Against Apple At ITC

Motorola Mobility Loses Patent Case Against Apple At ITC

Motorola Mobility owns some of the most precious and significant patents related to wireless communications. However, despite that, the company is unable to nab Apple over alleged patent infringement charges. An ITC judge has now ruled out any infringement of Motorola’s patents by Apple.

By On December 19, 2012 Respond
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Now Hulu Plus Has More Than 3 Million Paying Subscribers

Now Hulu Plus Has More Than 3 Million Paying Subscribers

Online video service Hulu officially launched a monthly subscription service Hulu Plus on November 17, 2010. Do you know how many people are subscribed to Hulu Plus so far? It’s more than 3 million subscribers.

By On December 18, 2012 Respond
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Judge Denies Apple’s Request To Ban Samsung Phones In US

Judge Denies Apple’s Request To Ban Samsung Phones In US

Apple requested federal judge to ban sales of Samsung smartphone models in the U.S. But on December 17, that federal judge declined to do so.

By On December 18, 2012 1 Response
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China Labor Watch Found Child Workers At Samsung Supplier Factory

China Labor Watch Found Child Workers At Samsung Supplier Factory

According to Labor Ministry of China, no companies/industries can recruit employee/worker under the age of 16. Lately, during an investigation at a HTNS Shenzhen Co. factory, a company that assembles Samsung cell phones, China Labor Watch (CLW) found minimum three under-age girls working at the facility.

By On December 15, 2012 Respond
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Dell Says No Plans Of A Smartphone In Near Future

Dell Says No Plans Of A Smartphone In Near Future

Given the declining sales in the PC market, Dell had earlier tried to get its foot into the smartphone market. However, the handsets released by the company were an abysmal failure. Since the past few months, it had been rumored that Dell may give the smartphones another shot but the company has firmly denied having any such plans.

By On December 14, 2012 Respond
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Apple Is Testing TV Set Prototypes With Supply Chain Partners

Apple Is Testing TV Set Prototypes With Supply Chain Partners

Rumors regarding an Apple-branded TV set have surfaced times and again, only to prove futile. Despite much speculation, Apple has been highly secretive about whether or not it has plans of a TV set of its own. WSJ now reports that the tech giant is currently testing out designs of TV sets with its supply chain partners.

By On December 13, 2012 Respond
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Dish Gets FCC’s Green Light Over Its Cellular Plans

Dish Gets FCC’s Green Light Over Its Cellular Plans

Dish has long been planning to venture into the arena of cellular spectrum. The company has plans of launching a wireless broadband network of its own. Before it could do so, Dish required FCC to approve the request. The regulatory authority has finally approved the request now.

By On December 12, 2012 Respond
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Apple Maps App Leads Motorists Astray, Australian Police Warns Against Using It

Apple Maps App Leads Motorists Astray, Australian Police Warns Against Using It

Apple’s Maps app has been lambasted enough in the past. The main problem with it is the incorrect positioning of different locations, rendering it nearly unusable. Australian police has now warned the users not to use the app since it can give them wrong directions.

By On December 11, 2012 Respond
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Apple And Google Join Hands To Buy Kodak Patents

Apple And Google Join Hands To Buy Kodak Patents

One of the rather interesting features of the modern technology arena is that even when two companies are fierce rivals, they may join hands when the need be. So seems to be the case for Apple and Google, both of which have now joined hands to put forth a joint bid for the acquisition of Kodak’s patents.

By On December 8, 2012 Respond
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Apple’s ‘Steve Jobs Patent’ About iPhone Multitouch Gesture Nullified By US Patent Office

Apple’s ‘Steve Jobs Patent’ About iPhone Multitouch Gesture Nullified By US Patent Office

The popular “Steve Jobs Patent” is a key multi-touch related patent in Apple’s portfolio. It has been a major weapon of Apple in patent war against its competitors. However, the U.S. Patent Office has deemed the patent as invalid after a re-examination.

By On December 8, 2012 Respond
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Court Refuses Motorola’s Request To Ban Xbox 360 In U.S.

Court Refuses Motorola’s Request To Ban Xbox 360 In U.S.

Motorola has been pursuing a case against Microsoft, alleging that the latter is not paying the right amount of licensing fee for using its patents. Microsoft, on the other hand, feels that Motorola’s demands are too excessive. Motorola had asked a court to ban Xbox 360 consoles in U.S. but the court has ruled against that.

By On December 7, 2012 Respond
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