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European Commission Tells Apple, Google : Limit In-App Purchasing

European Commission Tells Apple, Google: Limit In-App Purchasing

The European Union’s European Commission thinks free games with in-app purchases shouldn’t be called “free,” and has been pushing Apple and Google to change how they represent those apps to buyers. Google has capitulated, and now the EU is calling out Apple for failing to take action, although Apple thinks it’s already doing more than other companies to keep consumers ... Read More »

US : Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book service

US : Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book service

Amazon now offers an e-book subscription service. It’s the latest and largest company to do so. It’s called Kindle Unlimited. You pay a monthly fee for access to over a half-million digital and audio books. Of course that’s only a small amount compared to all the Kindle books for sale on Amazon’s online store. Amazon is promoting Kindle Unlimited with ... Read More »

Microsoft expected to announce up to 6000 job cuts, Report

Microsoft expected to announce up to 6000 job cuts, Report

Tech giant Microsoft is expected to announce more than 6,000 job cuts early on 17 July with the recently-acquired Nokia handset division set to take the hardest hit, according to media reports. This would be the biggest layoff by the company in its 39-year history. The job cuts come as Microsoft looks to integrate the Nokia phone business and put ... Read More »

Free Wi-Fi gets tricky for businesses, Report

Wi-Fi Can Be Tricky Issue For Some Businesses, Report

In Madison, Wis., where Wi-Fi hot spots often are easier to find than a parking space, you wouldn’t think that a cafe would turn off its wireless Internet connection. But that’s the case at Madison Sourdough cafe and bakery on Williamson St., where owner David Lehrentz has pulled the plug on Wi-Fi Saturday and Sunday mornings because some customers occupied ... Read More »

Plasma TVs are just about dead, Report

Plasma TVs are just about dead, Report

Another tech bites the dust. Samsung announced last week that it would end its plasma TV business because of “change in market demands.” This follows Panasonic’s announcement last year that it also would cease plasma production. LG, the last major producer of plasma televisions, is also slated to stop. The last shipments of plasma TVs in the U.S. will happen ... Read More »

Ottawa goes for broke with new wireless auction, Report

Ottawa goes for broke with new wireless auction, Report

Ottawa is setting aside a block of wireless spectrum for an upcoming auction in an attempt to bolster smaller providers and draw new companies into the Canadian telecom industry. The federal government announced July 7 it would set aside a 30-MHz block of AWS-3 spectrum specifically for new entrants, similar to what it did in 2008. Read More »