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Apple patent focuses on tools for commuters

Should you take the arthritic trolley today or the local bus with over a dozen stops? Where do you change? When does the bus stop running? Once on the N line, does it pass close enough to the shop? If you ...

dateDec 06, 2014 in Business weblog
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Big payouts from startups excite Silicon Valley

Everyone dreams of striking it rich - and what they would do with such a windfall. A new house? A fancy car? Maybe designer clothes selected by a personal shopper. For some in Silicon Valley, those wishes may soon come true.

dateNov 20, 2011 in Business
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DirecTV, TBS, TNT to put shows online

(AP) -- DirecTV Group Inc. is in talks with the TBS and TNT cable networks to offer their shows online, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

dateAug 27, 2009 in Business
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Xbox workers threaten suicide in China labor tiff

(AP) -- Dozens of workers assembling Xbox video game consoles climbed to a factory dormitory roof, and some threatened to jump to their deaths, in a dispute over job transfers that was defused but highlights growing labor ...

dateJan 12, 2012 in Business
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Sony enters digital SLR camera market

Sony, the first to market a digital camera in 1981, is making a late entry into the higher end segment of digital single-lens reflex cameras, targeting 10 percent of the global market, the Japanese company ...

dateJun 06, 2006 in Business
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NY judge orders Apple to modify e-book contracts

A New York judge has ordered Apple to modify contracts with publishers to prevent electronic book price fixing and will appoint an external compliance monitor to review the company's antitrust policies.

dateSep 06, 2013 in Business
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US video game sales drop 25 percent in March

(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 25 percent in March from a year earlier to $1.1 billion. It marked the fourth month of decline as Sony Corp.'s new PS Vita handheld failed to ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Business
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AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 bn

AT&T agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from Germany's Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in a blockbuster deal in the wireless telecom sector, the two companies announced Sunday.

dateMar 20, 2011 in Business
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