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An iPhone by Any Other Name Is Still an iPhone
Way back in the year 2000, Brazilian consumer electronics company Gradiente Eletronica SA (which changed its name to IGB Gradiente in 2010) registered "iphone," a funny old word that really didn't mean much until 2007, when American firm Apple released its iPhone to the world. Now, as Reuters reported, Apple may lose its trademark in Brazil. Either that, or some money's going to change hands well before the World Cup and next Olympics are slated to occur in Rio. (Photo courtesy Gradiente Electronica.)
@nimantha.de: Why not ? We should educate the other community members about the current situation and what are the wrong doings that are happening. I don't think it involves politics as such. It's the strategy that the government has implemented that is being criticized.
@asanka: I do get your point but I do not think we are allowed to talk about politics here. I feel it would be better if we rest the case from this point since I feel this issue is leading towards a political issue ultimately.
Kim you are right. Nobody likes to pay taxes as in our region only government employes are paying taxes not because they have liking for government but because it automatically got deducted from their salary. Anyone having control of his salary always try to avoid taxes as they are not sure about its proper usage. Any one guarentte its proper usage can ake people to pay without questioning.
@nimantha.de: Yes I'm also from Asia. Well if you are thinking about the future in that way yes its true but do you really think the tax money is being used for development for the country ? I don't think so and that is why I say something like this
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We never thought we'd write about carrier pigeons. Or the Pillsbury Dough Boy. Or corned beef hash. But these are some of the many ingredients you'll find in this week's mashup of top technology -- yes, really -- stories from around the world. Grab a fork and dig in.
Anyone still convinced that Amazon is essentially an online bookstore should at long last revise their opinions. Amazon may be gearing up to bring its full range of products and services right to your front door.
Google and Apple don't have a lock on wearable technologies. Neither do the Pebble watch or Sony. Plenty of other developers -- from well-established corporations to startups -- want a foothold in a space expected to be worth $6 billion by 2016, according to IMS Research. (See: Mary Meeker: The Future Will Be Wearable.)
IBM is advancing both its Mobile First and open-source strategies through a partnership with 10Gen, the company behind open-source NoSQL database MongoDB. Under the agreement, unveiled last week, both companies will work together on a new standard for mobile enterprise applications.
Facebook's Graph Search may face some profound challenges and risks, first, because Facebook users haven't been thinking of their posts as product reviews; and second, because Facebook will now have to contend with the social-network equivalent of SEO "gaming" of results.
A recent release of the popular TweetDeck app for Twitter power-users gives new life to software that had previously taken a wrong turn. Here's a quick walk-through of the new TweetDeck, to show you why it should be at the top of your Twitter toolkit.
Marissa Mayer at Yahoo has come out with her strategy on turning the company around: culture, company, calibration, and compensation. But Yahoo needs to have a technical approach to the mobile cloud opportunity, not a management theory lesson.
Twitter's changes are clearly aimed at being more Facebook-like, and this is because both companies are vying to serve the mobile social network market. But can that market work for anybody, given how difficult it is to push ads to social-update readers?
Big-data and analytics tools enable marketers to understand customers as individuals, identifying unmet needs and addressing each customer as a "segment of one," says John Kennedy, VP corporate marketing, IBM.
The whole Amazon.reader debate is a double-stupid. It's stupid to think that there's any e-book buyer who doesn't know Amazon's URL, and it was stupider to let ICANN launch the whole free-form TLD initiative to start with.
Enterprises would like to move to cloud computing but are hesitant because they are concerned about providers’ ability to secure company data. Here are some tips that help to ensure that if breaches occur, the business is not left holding the bag.
Edmunds separates customers into segments based on the info it collects on its site and from partners, and uses that to push out custom content, said Brian Baron, director of business analytics for Edmunds.com, at Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit.
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