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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 waited for the express ...

dateDec 06, 2014 in Business weblog
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IBM to invest $3 billion in 'Internet of Things' unit

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better ...

dateMar 31, 2015 in Business
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Can Kodak rescue itself via a patent bonanza?

Picture this: Kodak - the company that invented the first digital camera in 1975, and developed the photo technology inside most cellphones and digital devices - is in the midst of the worst crisis in its 131-year history.

dateOct 30, 2011 in Business
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Apple's 'iPad' is the only tablet people know

(AP) -- Apple is on the verge of doing what few others have: change the English language. When you have a boo-boo, you reach for a Band-Aid not a bandage. When you need to blow your nose, you ask for Kleenex not tissue. ...

dateApr 08, 2012 in Business
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China e-commerce sales up 22% in 2010: report

Online sales in China, the world's largest web market, rose 22 percent in 2010 as price-sensitive consumers turned to the Internet for cheaper products amid rising inflation, an industry report said.

dateJan 19, 2011 in Business
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Startup Launches Fixed-Cost PC Support for SMBs

A startup PC support service, PC-VIP, has launched in eleven U.S. markets and in two cities in Europe. The company hopes to turn PC support from a variable to a fixed cost, pledging to give support calls all the time they ...

dateApr 04, 2007 in Business
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