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June 28, 2018
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Apple has apparently included a blacklisting mechanism in the newest iPhone software, through which it can check for unauthrorized applications and disable them. (CNET News.com — 8 August, 2008)
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The discovery of a URL that appears to blacklist iPhone applications sent the Internet into a tizzy despite the fact that the person who discovered it isn’t sure how Apple intends to use it. (CNET News.com — 8 August, 2008)
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A report Friday suggests that the furor over the discovery of a “blacklist” inside the iPhone’s OS might have been a bit premature, since the URL only “blacklists” certain applications. (CNET News.com — 9 August, 2008)
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The new software supposedly comes with various “bug fixes,” although it’s not clear right now exactly what bugs Apple chose to tackle with the new software. (CNET News.com — 5 August, 2008)
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Service, which can translate text between 24 languages, came out of the company’s policy to set aside a day of each employee’s week to work on any idea desired. (CNET News.com — 9 August, 2008)
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Between January and June of 2008, more people purchased music through Apple’s iTunes Store than from any other online or big-box store, according to NPD Group. (CNET News.com — 6 August, 2008)
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Green PC reviews; solar start-up Suniva’s signs $500 million deal; DOE labs pursue net zero energy buildings; wacky green-tech company ideas; Nissan’s Eco Pedal helps stop lead foot driving; Paris Hilton’s hot energy plan; and a reality check on EEStor, w (CNET News.com — 7 August, 2008)
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T-Mobile USA, owned by Deutsche Telekom, is struggling to add new customers as it tries to keep up with bigger rivals, such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless. (CNET News.com — 8 August, 2008)
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The CEO acknowledges problems with the debut of MobileMe, and says the company has much more to learn about delivering Internet services. (CNET News.com — 6 August, 2008)
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Elastra, provider of a scalable database that’s stored on Amazon’s Web Services, says it raised $12 million in a series B round of financing from Amazon, Bay Partners and its previous investor Hummer Winblad. (CNET News.com — 5 August, 2008)
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