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BlackBerry users eye alternatives as curbs loom

(AP) -- Udoay Ghosh sat sipping coffee before an early morning flight from Dubai International Airport, looking with affection at his two - yes, two - BlackBerry smart phones laid out in front of him.

dateAug 18, 2010 in Business
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Threats of int'l BlackBerry bans echo US debate

(AP) -- Threats by the governments of India, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to shut down BlackBerry's corporate e-mail services reflect unease about a technology that the U.S. government also took ...

dateAug 16, 2010 in Telecom
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US wades into BlackBerry disputes overseas

(AP) -- The Obama administration waded into the growing international dispute over the banning of BlackBerry services on Thursday, saying it is seeking to broker compromises between the company that makes the popular devices ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Telecom
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Indonesia joins countries mulling BlackBerry ban

(AP) -- Indonesia said Wednesday it is considering following the lead of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in banning BlackBerry services, adding to pressure on device maker Research in Motion Ltd. ...

dateAug 04, 2010 in Business
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Saudi Arabia orders Blackberry ban starting Friday

(AP) -- Saudi Arabia is ordering its mobile operators to halt BlackBerry services throughout the kingdom this week, heightening tensions between device maker Research in Motion Ltd. and governments demanding ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Business
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UAE says BlackBerry is potential security threat

(AP) -- Emirati officials have declared BlackBerry smartphones a potential threat to national security because users' data is stored overseas, where local laws don't apply and where analysts say it could be harder for authorities ...

dateJul 26, 2010 in Business
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New Net domains break language barriers

(AP) -- The use of non-Latin characters in Internet addresses is a key step to opening up the Web and making it more "personalized" for billions of users, the head of the nonprofit body that oversees Internet addresses said ...

dateMay 24, 2010 in Internet
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