Archive for September 3rd, 2008

Tech stocks fall on worries of holiday spending (Reuters)

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Reuters – Bearish comments from U.S. technology companies fueled fears that the weak economy would hurt holiday season sales of mobile phones and other consumer electronics, driving shares sharply lower on Wednesday.

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Trends & Innovations – Wednesday (Investor's Business Daily)

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Investor’s Business Daily – Bluetooth’s not just for hands-free calls these days. The wireless protocol is being studied as a way to link a car’s dashboard display to sensors that check engine status, oil pressure and tire pressure. That would help reduce wiring that adds weight and hurts a car’s fuel efficiency. Such uses may […]

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Smartphone Competition Heats Up with Many Choices (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – The market for smartphones is heating up and forcing competitors to make smart choices. With lots of players, including Apple going global with its iPhone 3G and HTC’s Google Android-based phone, companies like Nokia-owned Symbian are paying attention.

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EU to propose 11-cent price cap for cross-border texts: official (AFP)

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AFP – The EU’s telecommunications commissioner has drafted plans to regulate the price of sending cross-border text messages by mobile phones in the bloc with a cap of 11 euro cents (16 dollar cents), an official said Wednesday.

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Consumers seen holding on to mobile phones longer (Reuters)

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Reuters – Qualcomm Inc is seeing some signs that customers are slower to upgrade their mobile phones than before, Chief Executive Paul Jacobs said on Wednesday in an interview with cable television network CNBC.

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Nokia says flagship N96 model begins shipping (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia (NOK1V.HE), the world’s top mobile phone maker, said on Wednesday it had started shipping its new flagship phone, the N96.

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