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BlackBerry Blackout Reaches Third Day Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America affected

BlackBerry users across the world are still reporting problems on Wednesday, after three days of disruption. Customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa have been left without access to…

October 12, 2011, 7:07 AM EDT

Verizon FCC Case Heads to D.C. Court Seen as “victory” for net neutrality opponents

A judicial panel has chosen the D.C. Court of Appeals as the venue for the latest legal action between Verizon and the Federal Communications Commission. Politico describes the choice as…

October 7, 2011, 7:21 AM EDT

Microsoft Considering Yahoo Takeover? Yahoo shares leap as reports spread

Yahoo’s share price jumped almost 10 percent amid rumors that Microsoft is planning a second attempt to buy the company, three years after its original bid was rejected, Reuters reports. Microsoft…

October 6, 2011, 7:45 AM EDT

Samsung Seeks iPhone 4S Ban in France and Italy Declares “all-out war” over patent dispute

South Korean electronics company Samsung will attempt to block sales of the new iPhone 4S in France and Italy, saying that the new Apple product infringes Samsung patents. The announcement…

October 5, 2011, 8:01 AM EDT

Nokia Cuts 3,500 Jobs Closes factories in Romania, Germany, and the U.S.

Finnish phone maker Nokia is cutting 3,500 manufacturing jobs in an effort to save costs. It is the latest round of layoffs for the company, which axed 6,800 research and…

September 30, 2011, 7:33 AM EDT

Google+ Now Open to All Social network to challenge Facebook

Google has opened its social networking site, Google+, to the public, after three months as an invite-only service. The search company has updated features for Google+, including video “hangouts," where…

September 21, 2011, 7:29 AM EDT

Google Wallet Gets Limited Release New app lets you pay by smartphone

Google has launched its mobile payments service, Google Wallet, on Sprint’s network in the US. The new app lets you pay for products by swiping your smartphone against a card…

September 20, 2011, 6:22 AM EDT

Pirate Party Wins Seats in Berlin Election Merkel coalition suffers losses

A political party that promotes Internet freedom has won almost 9 percent of the vote in Berlin’s state elections this weekend. The German arm of Pirate Party wants legal reforms on…

September 19, 2011, 6:14 AM EDT

Mexicans Murdered for Reporting Crimes on Social Media 'Internet snitches' found hanging from a bridge

The mutilated bodies of a man and a woman have been found hanging from a pedestrian bridge in Nuevo Laredo, northern Mexico. They were apparently killed after using social media…

September 16, 2011, 7:06 AM EDT

Groupon IPO Back On Track Discount company preparing for launch as Facebook defers

Online discounter Groupon is preparing for its initial public offering, just weeks after reportedly postponing its investor roadshow. The New York Times now reports that the company is planning to…

September 15, 2011, 7:06 AM EDT

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