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Foxconn to outsource dormitories

Jun 25, 2010
This NYT article puts the number of workers in Shenzhen at 420,000, the highest number I've heard so far....
Posted In: China, Foxconn

Android can kill remotely

Jun 25, 2010
Kill apps that is. The app store for the Android mobile platform identified two apps that it says violated the store's terms of services. They were...
Posted In: Amazon, android, apps

Finally! There MAY be sex on the internet

Jun 25, 2010
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has given initial approval of a new domain name for pornography sites - .xxx.  This doesn...
Posted In: domains

Just avoid holding it that way.

Jun 25, 2010
So the new iPhone shows up in stores, people buy it by the zillions, we know this. But as we reported yesterday, there's a bit of a problem when...
Posted In: apple, hubris, iPhone

Who is this Mark Zuckerberg anyway?

Jun 25, 2010
David Kirkpatrick's new book looks more in depth into the life of the founder of Facebook.

San Francisco passes law requiring cell phone retailers to disclose SAR (specific absorption rate) of phones

Jun 24, 2010
Our colleagues over at Marketplace covered this on their show last night....
Posted In: Cellphones, Law

Geolocation, the law, and you

Jun 24, 2010
Geolocation -- letting your computer or phone report where you are online -- is a big trend online right now.

Yotaro the robot baby

Jun 24, 2010
As discussed on the show, here's a video of Yotaro, the robot baby. As you can see, he (it?) isn't especially realistic but somehow elicits...
Posted In: robots

Publicity aids Rolling Stone's gen. story

Jun 23, 2010
General Stanley McChrystal is out. General David Petraeus is in charge of U.S. operations in Afghanistan thanks to a report in Rolling Stone, where McChrystal shot off his mouth about the administration. The story was everywhere. Even though the magazine doesn't hit newsstands until later in the week. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Internet

Apple's profits from whole history of app stores: $189 million

Jun 23, 2010
Granted, that's not meaningless money, I'd gladly pick it up off the sidewalk if I saw it there, but when you think about how revolutionary that...
Posted In: apple

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