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Apple iPhone 5 goes on sale today

The phone offers a bigger screen; it’s faster; and it’s the lightest smartphone in the world. What the iPhone no longer offers? Google Maps, which used to come pre-installed.
Posted In: iphone 5, apple

U.S. fisheries floating on 17-year high

The U.S. seafood catch hit a 17-year high last year. All regions of the country are showing increases. That's according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has just come out with its annual report.
Posted In: fish, fishing industry

Groupon enters the mobile payment arena

If you're not intimately familiar with the term "mobile payments," get ready to start hearing it a lot more. Basically, it means "paying for something with a smartphone." Right now some of the big players are Google and a company called Square. But today there's news Groupon is getting in on it.
Posted In: groupon, mobile payments

Positive signs emerge in the housing market

Slow but steady might be the best way to describe the housing market right now. Groundbreaking on new home construction rose 2.3 percent last month, while homebuilder confidence jumped to a six-year high
Posted In: Housing

Mitt Romney criticized over comments about taxes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says 47 percent of Americans pay no net income tax -- ergo, they are predisposed to vote for President Obama. We break down the numbers.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, 47 percent, Taxes

The iPhone 5 joins Apple's ecosystem

After the usual hype and secrecy, Apple unveils a phone -- and another way to lure consumers into its eco-sphere.
Posted In: apple, iphone 5

Apple-Samsung confusion paying off for Samsung

After a patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung made headlines, some people became more aware of Samsung's devices. It's paid off for Samsung, so far.
Posted In: samsung, apple

Decoding the money message of Psy's 'Gangnam Style'

A silly video masks a satire on conspicuous consumption and income inequality in Korea.
Posted In: Korea, Korean pop, K-Pop, Music, Gangnam Style, Psy

Apple-Samsung ruling resonates hard in South Korea

The court ruling that Samsung infringed on Apple patents has complicated fallout in South Korea, where Samsung's success has been very much a part of the national identity.
Posted In: South Korea, apple, samsung, patents, patent wars

Apple vs Samsung verdict is a big win for Microsoft

Microsoft has been trying to compete in the smartphone market for years. With the recent Apple vs. Samsung patent verdict, Microsoft may be able to point out the hidden costs of Android.
Posted In: patent wars, apple, samsung, Microsoft

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