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Privacy advocates sought billions of dollars in damages for what they described in their Supreme Court appeal as "a massive, unlawful program of electronic surveillance, intercepting and disclosing to the government both the communications and the communications records of millions of their customers."
The Lumia phones are the linchpin of a comeback plan for Nokia, which has struggled to compete with Apple's iPhone and Google's Android. Microsoft also is counting on Nokia devices to help win back market share in smartphone software.
Analysis: Remember the Easter Islanders' incremental march toward disaster? This is an apt analogy for Apple's decision to keep Google Maps off the newly released iPhone 5. It's the latest of a series of steps toward control by powerful actors over users' online behavior. The question is whether the pattern is clear enough for regulatory authorities to take action.
Tim Cook: "At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better."
With industry wireless-subscriber growth slowing now that nearly every adult has a mobile phone, AT&T is trying to expand into new markets like home security, mobile-device management and mobile-wallet services to drum up sales growth.
Apple used the technology in the first major iPhone overhaul since 2010 to make the device more svelte, an attribute that helped lure a record 5 million buyers in three days. Yet producing in-cell screens is also more painstaking than earlier screen types, contributing to bottlenecks.
AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable are gearing up for a push to deliver video games directly to televisions, sources tell Bloomberg news. The strategy shift poses a threat to traditional consoles such as the PlayStation, Wii and Xbox.
It's the first time Verizon, the country's largest cellphone company, has sold a phone that works on competing U.S. networks with no complicated hacking, or "unlocking," procedures.
Apple sells 1 million more iPhone 5s in the first thee days than it did iPhone 4s. But supply constraints held down sales considerably below what analysts had expected.
As many stores sell out of iPhone 5s, The Associated Press found that the Verizon iPhone 5 accepts an AT&T "SIM card" -- a little chip that identifies a phone to a wireless network. The phone can then be active on AT&T's network.
The roll-out of 4G wireless broadband service across N.C. picks up pace as AT&T adds Fayetteville and Wilmington to its coverage area. AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores will have iPhone 5s to sell starting Friday at 8 a.m.
AT&T is refining its retail strategy with its first flagship store, a location on Chicago's Michigan Avenue that goes beyond phones and tablets to show services such as fitness applications and "smartcar" features.