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For iPhone 6 Plus, big phone equals big wait

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:09

For iPhone 6 Plus, big phone equals big waitApple and the major carriers are all showing wait times of several weeks to months for the larger version of the new iPhone.>

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AT&T plans to offer Wi-Fi calling in 2015

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:01

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega at Mobile World Congress.AT&T exec Ralph de la Vega also says he expects customer turnover to remain near record-low levels in the current quarter.>

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Tech Retrospect: All the other news fit to print

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:00

 All the other news fit to printApple certainly dominated the headlines over the past week, but it wasn't the only company with something to say. Let's take a look at the rest of the tech world.>

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Apple says iPhone 6 pre-orders set new overnight record

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:58

Apple says iPhone 6 pre-orders set new overnight recordApple today revealed that overnight pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus set a new record, suggesting that consumers are indeed eager to get their hands on larger iPhones along with new features like Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payments platform. "Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight," an Apple spokesperson told Recode in a statement.

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Bits: Highlights and Analysis From Apple’s Keynote

NY Times Technology - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:53
The company announced a wearable device, two new versions of its smartphones and an integrated payments system.

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Apple Watch not wowing health care industry, yet

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:36

Scott Stein/CNETHealth care professionals interviewed by Reuters want to see more from Apple's new smartwatch before giving its health features a thumbs-up.>

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SanDisk beats rivals to 512GB SD card -- at a whopping $800

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:32

Sandisk's new SD card offers a whopping 512GB of storage.The world's first 512 gigabyte SD card is designed more for video and photo professionals than for the average consumer.>

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T-Mobile US adds record 552,000 postpaid customers in August

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:29

T-Mobile CEO John Legere speaks during a news conference at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las VegasBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US added 552,000 postpaid customers in August, more customer additions than any other month in the history of the company, Chief Executive John Legere told investors at a conference in New York on Friday. The fourth largest U.S. wireless carrier also added 208,000 pre-paid customers in August. Valuable postpaid customers pay for their service after usage, while pre-paid customers pay in advance. The company has turned around years of subscriber losses through aggressive promotions in the past year and a half. ...

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BitTorrent CEO discusses net neutrality, turns fast lane idea around

Electronista - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:28
BitTorrent's Chief Executive Officer Eric Klinker has made his response to the US Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality proposal, using the "fast lane" provisions, known. Klinker believes that a model similar to that of the electric distribution in the US can be used, where users and websites get lower rates for use in times of lower demand rather than the potential conflict of interest, and double-payment, that ISPs would get for having sponsored faster access under FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal....

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Apple Pay coming to China through China UnionPay, report says

Electronista - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:28
Apple Pay will at some point make it to China by way of China UnionPay, a source tells Caixin. UnionPay is a state-supported bank card company, and has reportedly reached a deal with Apple that will allow Apple Pay to link to its cards. It's not clear though when the platform will reach China, or even when the iPhone 6/6 Plus will ship to the country....

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Low Latency 108: Conflict of interest

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:24

 Conflict of interestThe Apple Watch tracks your fitness and makes it easier than ever to pay for fast food.>

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Etsy bans sale of merchandise with Redskins name and logo

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:18

Etsy bans sale of merchandise with Redskins name and logoEtsy is banning its merchants from selling products that include the Washington Redskins' name and logo, writing in a blog post this week that the decision was made because the team's name is "disparaging and damaging to Native Americans." Etsy has had a longstanding policy that prohibits many hateful or demeaning products from being sold on its marketplace, including hateful products referencing race, religion, and gender. Merchandise with just "Washington" or the team colors can still be sold With this announcement, Etsy is now declaring that Washington's team name falls under that ban, prohibiting any items with the football team's name or mascot from being sold. "We understand that fans wish to support their favorite football team," Etsy writes, later saying, "but the fact remains that Native Americans themselves find the term unacceptable." Merchandise supporting the team can still be sold so long as it only references Washington or the team colors.

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DirecTV sees NFL deal closing in 2014, AT&T soon after

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:13

Screenshot by Joan E. Solsman/CNETCEO Mike White expects the satellite provider to seal a clutch deal to renew its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package in 2014, with its $48.5 billion merger with AT&T closing soon next year.>

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EBay shares backtrack after it dismisses talk of Google stake

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:03

Aerial view of German ebay headquarters in KleinmachnowNEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of eBay Inc lost much of their Friday gains after the online retailer dismissed market speculation that Google Inc may be preparing to buy a slice of the company. The stock rose as much as 4.7 percent in unusually heavy volume in the morning, with two European-based traders and one U.S.-based trader citing rumors that Google would possibly take a large stake in eBay as the reason for the move. "We’ve had no conversations with Google about acquiring a stake in the company," eBay spokesman Alan Marks said. ...

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Chase bank kept Apple Pay a secret by hiding it with a real apple

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:51

Chase bank kept Apple Pay a secret by hiding it with a real appleOne of Apple's biggest announcements earlier this week was Apple Pay, a new system that allows owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to pay for stuff in the real world by holding their phones up to checkout readers (it uses NFC technology). Is Apple Pay as revolutionary as it seems? What we do know right now, thanks to a ridiculous anecdote in The New York Times, is that executives at the bank JP Morgan Chase, one of Apple's biggest initial partners in Apple Pay, were so intent on keeping the new system a secret, they came up with a kind of prop-based sign language for revealing it, using a real apple. JPMorgan Chase’s chief financial officer, Marianne Lake, took the stage at a financial conference on Tuesday under strict orders not to mention her company’s involvement in Apple’s new payment system.

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Get a Vizio sound bar and wireless subwoofer for $89.99

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:50

VizioIt's a refurb, with just a 30-day warranty, but it's also half off the list price.>

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U2 deal cost Apple in excess of $100 million, sources say

Electronista - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:50
Apple's giveaway of the latest U2 album cost it over $100 million, sources tell the New York Times. The company is said to have paid the band and its music label, Universal, a blanket royalty fee, and on top of that promised a marketing campaign worth up to $100 million. That includes a worldwide TV campaign, which kicked off with a commercial shown during Apple's livestream on Tuesday....

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Next for Corporate America: Body wires and wire taps?

Yahoo Technology News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:42

Illustration picture of application icons of Facebook Twitter and Google on iPhone next to earphone set in BerlinBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street executives may have personally escaped the wrath of the U.S. Department of Justice but executives at companies accused of foreign bribery schemes may not be so lucky.     Prosecutors say they are clearly shifting away from only big corporate settlements in such cases and are beginning to target more individuals. The numbers are not eye-popping. But officials say the results are encouraging and these cases may provide road maps for other financial fraud prosecutions. "Certainly... ...

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