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Wireless users opt for service without commitment

(AP) -- For wireless subscribers, commitment is out and short-term relationships are in. This year, customers have been making a big shift away from two-year contracts toward "prepaid" cell phone service, ...

May 14, 2010
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China says Internet fully restored in Xinjiang

(AP) -- China's riot-torn western region of Xinjiang said it fully restored the Internet on Friday, 10 months after shutting down access over allegations that agitators used the Web to stir up ethnic violence that killed ...

May 14, 2010
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Text-the-pope service launched in Italy

Roman Catholics can send now text messages of support to Pope Benedict XVI, Italian public television said Saturday, as the Church faces an international paedophile scandal.

May 09, 2010
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Twitter briefly blocked by hackers

(AP) -- Hackers briefly blocked access to the popular Internet messaging service Twitter, steering traffic to another Web site where a group reportedly calling itself the "Iranian Cyber Army" claimed responsibility.

Dec 18, 2009
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End of the e-mail era? I'm not buying it

I don't know about you, but I'm overwhelmed by e-mail. Yes, I know. The Wall Street Journal has declared that e-mail's reign is over. It's supposedly being replaced by technologies such as instant messaging, social networking ...

Nov 19, 2009
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Yahoo! vows to fight Microsoft on new front

Yahoo! on Monday vowed to fight Microsoft on a new frontier, saying that having the software giant power its online searches won't stop it from battling for the devotion of Web surfers.

Aug 25, 2009
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