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Apple iPad 3 aka new iPad

APPLE set to Air PLUS-SIZED iPAD – claims mag

Apple is in the final stages of designing a 12-inch iPad as big as a dinner plate, it has been claimed. A Japanese magazine called MacOtakara has published blueprints for a device it called the "iPad Air Plus", which will be a bigger version of the world's most famous fondleslab. It will feature a 12.2-inch display and an A9 …
Jasper Hamill, 1 Dec 2014

Jail time promised for false tweets in China

Use of social media in China just got more dangerous after the country’s Supreme Court announced tough new guidelines which could see untrue posts which are viewed more than 5,000 times land their author in jail for several years. The court document stated that any post containing so-called “online rumours” viewed 5,000 times …
Phil Muncaster, 10 Sep 2013

China stuffs rag in mouth of biz-rumour web ring

A Chinese clampdown on online rumour-mongers has netted 27 staff at Shui Jun Shi Wan, a firm which specialises in seeding stories across its microblogging network of 220 million followers. Spreading false rumours is illegal in China, but has been big business for companies like Shui Jun Shi Wan, which hired out its Sina Weibo …
Bill Ray, 30 Aug 2013
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Best Buy buys in modest iPad supply

US Apple stores and Best Buy branches will have a few iPads in stock on Saturday to ensure the media-friendly queues. However, some in the expected line-up may be waiting for the next-generation iPhone. Steve Wozniak told Newsweek he'll be amongst those queuing for an Wi-Fi iPad come Saturday, as Apple has confirmed that both …
Bill Ray, 30 Mar 2010
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FBI's fraud site spawns UK arrests

Police have arrested five people in the UK in the last few days in connection with a web forum used to trade credit card details and personal information. Some 56 people have been arrested worldwide - 11 in total in the UK - in connection with the DarkMarket forum. The Serious Organised Crime Agency ran the UK part of a …
John Oates, 17 Oct 2008
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HBOS could shift 2,000 IT jobs to India

Halifax Bank of Scotland is considering moving as many as 2,000 backoffice and IT jobs to India. Executives flew out to Bangalore this week to meet possible offshoring partners. According to papers seen by the Mirror, offshore delivery of IT functions is a central part of its cost-cutting plans. The trip by 11 execs cost £45, …
John Oates, 2 Oct 2008
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Steve Jobs is 'cancer-free'

Apple chief exec Steve Jobs has been able to assure its board that he's cancer-free, four years after undergoing surgery to treat a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Jobs told associates that his recent weight loss is due to nutritional problems resulting from the surgery, The New York Times reports. The paper adds that he went …
John Leyden, 23 Jul 2008
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Microsoft eyes AOL takeover

Microhoo Time Warner is still trying to flog AOL to either Yahoo! or Microsoft in the event that their on-off merger talks ending completely. Microsoft met Time Warner yesterday to discuss a possible merger of the two companies' online business, the WSJ reports. The paper suggest the talks are getting serious before Yahoo!'s general …
John Oates, 17 Jul 2008
Yahoo

Yahoo! opens search to all

Yahoo! said yesterday it will open up access to external developers to its search engine, something Google did six years ago. Developers will get access to an API allowing them to run versions of Yahoo!'s search engine on their own websites. Yahoo! will sell adverts on any applications that attract users. The hope is that …
John Oates, 10 Jul 2008
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Vodafone investigated own board in press leak probe

Vodafone has joined the select band of tech giants that have been outed for spying on board members’ contacts with journalists. The Daily Mail disclosed the Vodafone investigation this weekend, detailing how in 2006 the company “grabbed mobile call phone data and used it to try and prove a conspiracy against [just departed CEO …
Joe Fay, 2 Jun 2008
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PC World, Currys staff to be dumped in DSGi rescue plan?

Hundreds of PC World and Currys staff could see the job axe swing on Thursday (15 May) when the stores’ owner DSG International (DSGi) announces its latest trading statement and strategy review. DSGi is understood to be closing 200 of its 700 stores as well as considering switching its outlets to a new superstore format, …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 May 2008

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