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Apple Slapped by Australia Consumer Watchdog

Apple Inc. had its wrist slapped by Australia’s consumer watchdog after claims it misled consumers about its obligation to replace or repair faulty products such as iPhones and iPads.

Yep, It’s Looking Like an iPad Christmas

If you’re in the market for an iPad, there are deals to be had.
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PlayPhone Adds SingTel to Its Roster, Betting on “Not Yet Mature” Emerging Markets

And it’s a safe bet, too. Just don’t expect a whole lot of change overnight.
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Don’t Regulate Me, Bro! Social Casino Companies Band Together to “Inform” Lawmakers.

The social casino gaming trade group ISGA wants to stop government regulation before it can start. Whether it’s going to start is another question.
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Caterina Fake’s Findery Launches Mobile App for Stories About Places

If it works well, the Findery app will interrupt users with notifications for delightful tidbits of information about the backstory, history, trivia and personal stories associated with nearby places.
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Okta’s $27 Million Series D Comes as Europe and Asia Embrace the Cloud

Who knew the identity business was so big?
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Google Play Had More App Downloads in Q2 Than iOS, but the Money Is Still on Apple’s Side

Downloads! Monetization! And a viral video of cartoon characters being horribly, hilariously killed.
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How Lasers Helped Find a Lost City in Cambodia’s Jungle (Video)

Think Indiana Jones meets lidar and GPS.
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Survey Says: Despite Yahoo Ban, Most Tech Companies Support Work-From-Home for Employees

CEO Marissa Mayer is swimming against the tech workplace tide with her new ban.
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Australia Lawmakers Summon Tech Giants

Australian lawmakers have summoned global technology giants Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Adobe Systems Inc. to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating the cost of information-technology software.

Samsung to Apple: Victory Is Mine