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China vows to regulate mobile apps

China vows to regulate mobile apps

Officials from China's National Internet Information Office said the department will initiate specific plans to regulate the fast development of mobile applications in the country.

published October 27, 2014 by

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NBN Co visits Prysmian fibre factory: pics

NBN Co visits Prysmian fibre factory: pics

Prysmian Telecom Cables and Systems was awarded a contract of up to $300 million this week to supply fibre-optic cables for the National Broadband Network (NBN). NBN Co head Mike Quigley visited the company's Dee Why factory after the announcement.

published January 19, 2011 by

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Mobile speed: Ericsson LTE demo photos

Mobile speed: Ericsson LTE demo photos

Everyone's talking about mobile. They want to access the internet while they're on the go, and they want it to be fast. Ericsson is one of a swathe of vendors conducting trials for the next generation of mobile technology — Long Term Evolution (LTE).

published November 3, 2010 by

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A closer look at Office Starter 2010

A closer look at Office Starter 2010

Office 2010 Starter is a new option that replaces the old, time-bombed trial versions from earlier Office versions. This no-nonsense splash screen explains what’s available in the “reduced functionality” version and includes one of many Purchase buttons available throughout the program.

published June 14, 2010 by

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Reaching impenetrable markets with freemium

At mediabistro.com's Freemium Summit in San Francisco, Box.net CEO Aaron Levie talks about the benefits of using freemium as a business model. He says, freemium strategies provide, faster traction, increased customer retention, and they force owners to deliver a better product to its users.

published March 30, 2010 by

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The decade in tech: Top 5 stories of the 00s

From the Google IPO, to the rise of social networking, it's been an important decade for tech innovation, CBSNews.com Executive Editor Charles Cooper talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan about the five most important tech events of the decade and what they mean for the technology industry going forward.

published December 15, 2009 by

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The Future Of... Bus Stops

Tired of wondering when your ride will arrive? ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how the Eyestop could forever change that waiting game for the better. A mix of smooth steel, clear curved glass and technology, this artful creation from the minds at MIT Media Lab could make your ride a little easier by telling you how many minutes until you can board, the fastest route to your destination and more.

published November 30, 2009 by

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Foam finds new life

At the AlwaysOn Venture Summit in Half Moon Bay, Calif., J. Brian Hennessy, chief marketing officer of Mobius Technologies, explains how the company has found a way to turn industrial waste--things like old insulation and the foam from car seats--into resins and glues. These glues are strong enough to be used to manufacture OSB (oriented strand board), a building material used in everything from houses to furniture, and at very little extra cost to the manufacturing companies.

published December 5, 2008 by

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RealDVD goes live, let the lawsuits begin

ZDNet senior editor Sam Diaz offers his views on the recent lawsuits filed by the movie industry against Real Networks for its new RealDVD software. The movie studios are suing Real Networks alleging the software violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Diaz says consumers should be able to enjoy the content they've purchased and the software is no different than Apple's iTunes, as it relates to copyright.

published October 1, 2008 by

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Can Psystar take a bite out of Apple?

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the brewing suit-countersuit situation between Apple and Psystar. In an effort to quash the sale of Psystar's cheap Mac OS-running computers and preserve its carefully crafted image and reputation, Apple sued the Miami-based company. Now Psystar has lobbed back a countersuit, claiming that tying Mac OS to Apple hardware is anti-competitive. Sam Diaz lays out how the legal battle may unfold.

published August 28, 2008 by

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Will Facebook apology backfire in a lawsuit?

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about the class action lawsuit against Facebook over their Beacon advertising program. They discuss the consequences of possible privacy violations, how Beacon changed to an "opt-in" program, and why CEO Mark Zuckerberg's admission of guilt may have been a bad move.

published August 19, 2008 by

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The future of tech IPOs

At the AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford University, Frank Quattrone, co-founder of Qatalyst, talks about the dismal condition of the current IPO market, why venture capitalist backed companies are not going public right now, and what the future holds.

published July 25, 2008 by

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