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Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, January 3, 2013
Jan 3, 2013

Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, January 3, 2013

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We check in with a mother in Massachusetts who drew up an 18-point contract listing the rules her 13-year-old son would have to live by if he got a nice new phone. Stuff like: put it away in public, and don't use it to lie or cheat. And digital photography has been, to say the very least, a challenge for the first instant photo company, Polaroid. Now, the company is testing out a new business model: Physical stores where you go to get prints of the digital photos on your smart phone, while you wait.

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Rules to live by...on your smartphone

Jan 3, 2013
Talking to the mom who gave her teenage son an 18-point contract along with his new iPhone, with guidelines like 'don't use it to deceive others.'

We check in with a mother in Massachusetts who drew up an 18-point contract listing the rules her 13-year-old son would have to live by if he got a nice new phone. Stuff like: put it away in public, and don’t use it to lie or cheat. And digital photography has been, to say the very least, a challenge for the first instant photo company, Polaroid. Now, the company is testing out a new business model: Physical stores where you go to get prints of the digital photos on your smart phone, while you wait.

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