UPDATED: The FTC alleges that the in-app charges debate has been an internal struggle at Amazon for some time now, citing internal company emails referring to the situation as a "house on fire."
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The company's massive losses are mostly attributed to restructuring, a write-down, and other one-time charges. But the jewel in Canada's technology crown isn't dead yet.
The fact that someone could get AU$28,000 in charges in the time that it took Telstra to cancel a service, shows that global roaming is still broken.
The erstwhile TVShack.net proprietor, who faced up to a decade in a US jail on copyright infringement charges, has struck a deal with the authorities there that will see him pay a relatively small amount of compensation.
The Incipio offGRID battery case adds hours of operation to the iPhone 4/4S and charges the phone battery at the same time. It adds very little bulk to the slim iPhone in the process.
Customers think they are being ripped off by high global roaming charges. Now is the time for a smart operator to drop prices and reap the rewards.
Mobile phone call charges look set to fall in New Zealand after its government announced it would regulate Mobile Termination Rates (MTR).
Designers and developers in a range of creative professions can now get their hands on Adobe's new Creative Suite 5, which ships today.Whether the new features in updated versions of stalwarts like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and Premiere Pro are worth the prices Adobe charges is a subject of debate every time a new Creative Suite appears.
Kensington announced today a new travel dock for iPhones and iPods that charges both the iPhone/iPod and an extra battery. The Charging Dock with Mini Battery charges both the device and the battery at the same time.
As yet another young person finds herself in hot water over pictures posted on MySpace (this time, a 14-year old faces child porn charges after posting explicit photos of herself so that her boyfriend could see), a new organization has emerged to teach kids about responsible, sensible Internet usage.I stumbled across Webwisekids.
New Year's Eve is a time for remembering that, while we live in an age of flux and uncertainty, some things never change. Such as the "electrosensitivity" brigade and their charges against Wi-Fi.
Metered computing, as outlined by Microsoft in a patent application, isn't the worst idea I've heard -- but it ranks up there with other spectacular failures like the original DivX, AOL dial-up, and the 2008 Detroit Lions.The idea, as outlined in this article by David Meyer, is that people would buy "heavily subsidized" (cheap) PCs, but then pay charges based on how much computing time and processing power they used.
Gordon Brown has spoken publicly for the first time on the future of self-confessed Nasa hacker Gary McKinnon, who is facing extradition to the US on hacking charges
The Washington-Google wrestling match has taken another turn and this time, it's the DOJ that's flexing its muscle.Anonymous sources tell CNET that the Department of Justice is contemplating whether to simply challenge the proposed Google-Yahoo ad-sharing deal or swing for the fences by filing broader charges related to the company's dominance in search advertising.
Last Monday, I did one of my video Tech Shakedowns of Kodak's online Photo Gallery for what I thought to be outrageous shipping charges for 4x6 prints (a flat rate of 4 cents per photo) as well as a poor user experience (a free shipping option is available on a one-time per customer basis for orders of certain sizes, but only if you know a coupon exists and manually redeem it).Kodak spokesperson Liz Scanlon has responded to that post.
Restructuring charges of $36 million and other one-time charges dent earnings for telephone gear maker.
3's decision to drop all roaming charges across its networks shows sanity, foresight and common sense. Time for the rest of the industry to follow
Time to rethink those interoperator call charges
update Guilty plea on charges of accounting fraud and conspiracy leads to prison time and $8 million fine for former CEO.
IBM's2005 annual report is out, andwith it is a 40-page booklet called, "It'sa great time to be an innovator". There's a cool flashversion of this booklet availableonline. Really nice stuff, very forward-thinking and forward-looking.One of the case studies profiled inthe booklet is howIBM is helping communities address road congestionthrough user tolls/charges. I experienced this first-hand last weekin Stockholm. My hotel was located in the city center, but the Lotusphere Comesto You event was held at IBM's offices in Kista, outside the city. Uponleaving the center of town, I noticed an electronic toll "gate"over the roadway, with the toll amount displayed electronically. Accordingto the IBM case study, the toll amount changes based on time of day, andhas the ability to charge via electronic toll tag or OCR scan of a licenseplate. Impressive stuff, and it has helpedreduce congestion by 25% in only one month's time.
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