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3 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Ecuador heralds 'digital currency' plans

Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which the government cannot control.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Rafael Correa

4 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

Cellphones to aid fin inclusion programme

The Jan Dhan Scheme, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, will use nearly 900 million cellphone connections in India to spread banking services across the country, especially in rural areas.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

8 hrs ago | CultureMap

Austin City Council passes ordinance banning cellphones while driving

On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and City Council members unanimously passed a distracted driving ordinance, banning the use of cellphones and other electronic devices while driving a vehicle or riding a bicycle.

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9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Tossing an old cellphone? You're literally throwing out gold

The gold colored version of the new iPhone 5S is seen after Apple Inc.'s media event in Cupertino, Calif., in September, 2013.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Apple, Startups, Santa Clara County, CA, Cupertino, CA

9 hrs ago | Canada.com

Taxpayers on hook for cabinet miniter's excessive cell phone roaming charges

Scarcely more than a month after cabinet minister Diana McQueen was hit with a $14,000 cellphone bill in Europe, she was billed another $3,700 in roaming charges on a government trip to Poland.

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Related Topix: Canada

11 hrs ago | Renton Reporter

New RedAlert system will send disaster info to cell phones

Renton residents can now get up-to-the-minute disaster information about the city and their neighborhood on their cell phone as part of the city's "Ready in Renton" campaign.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Renton, WA, Electronics, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy

15 hrs ago | Korea Herald

Sistar's Soyou flaunts perfect body in Saipan

Soyou, a member of the K-pop girl group Sistar, shared a photo taken on the exotic island of Saipan that shows her Coke-bottle bodyline on Thursday on her Twitter account.

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20 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

Stronger phone signal for users

UP mobile phone users in Verwood and Three Legged Cross are being offered a potential boost to their signal.

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Related Topix: Dorset County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Electronics, Cell Phones,

Yesterday | Business Times

Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving calls without a mobile phone nearby, in the South Korean firm's latest effort to find a new growth driver [SEOUL] Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday unveiled what it said was the first smartwatch capable of making and receiving ... (more)

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Related Topix: Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics Co, Electronics, Cell Phones, South Korea, World News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

ZDNet

Half a million sales expected for Firefox OS phones in India: Intex

Indian mobile phone maker Intex has teamed up with California-based Mozilla - the non-profit organisation behind the Firefox open-source web browser - to create a cheaper alternative to Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Mozilla

KXAN-TV Austin

Cellphone ban for Austin drivers heads to vote

Austin drivers will soon know if they have to put down their cellphones while driving.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Ely Standard

Calls to tackle poor mobile phone coverage in East Cambridgeshire's rural areas

People living in large parts of East Cambridgeshire are still getting a raw deal when it comes to mobile phone coverage - according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Cell Phones, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire County, England

CIO

Cotap, a WhatsApp for the enterprise, links with cloud storage providers

Cotap, a startup launched last year that provides a WhatsApp-like messaging service for the workplace, has integrated its product with four leading cloud storage providers and released a desktop app, as it jockeys for position in the enterprise communications market.

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Related Topix: Yammer, Google, Startups, Computers

Wall Street Journal

Uber Faces Storm Over Controversial Recruitment Tactics

Uber is coming under fire after admitting to a controversial internal program it developed to poach drivers from car-sharing rival Lyft.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Ohio day care accused of running toddler fight club

Two day care employees were fired after cell phone video surfaced of toddlers fighting while adults encouraged it, CBS affiliate WBNS reports.

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Related Topix: Toddlers, Family, Weird

Reuters

Exclusive: OtterBox maker explores $2.5 billion-plus sale: sources

Otter Products LLC, the privately held company that makes the OtterBox protective cases for mobile phones, is exploring a sale that could value the company at more than $2.5 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Fort Collins, CO

Motorbiker.org

What Motorcyclists Had To Do Before The Mobile Phone

Remember the days before we had mobile phones? Nowadays if you want to make a phone call while riding your motorcycle, you stop, grab your mobile phone and make the call now matter where you are.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Reuters

Exclusive: Chipmaker Qualcomm may face EU antitrust probe - sources

Qualcomm, the world's No. 1 mobile chipmaker, may face a European investigation related to a four-year-old complaint from a subsidiary of rival Nvidia Corp, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Click2Houston

Cell phone confiscation policies vary from district to district

ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOMS. WATCH THE RESULTS IN REAL TIME. AND NOW HERE IS AMY DAVIS EXPLAINING POLICIES.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Katy, TX

Click2Houston

Cell phone confiscation policies vary from district to district

August 26, 2014: School districts in our area have collected hundreds of thousands of dollars from confiscated cellular phones.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Electronics, Education Etc.

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