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Disclosure sought from retailers who track consumers via mobile phones

Disclosure sought from retailers who track consumers via mobile phones | Mobile Stuff | Scoop.it
The Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill Thursday that would require retailers to tell customers when they track their movements and habits via mobile phones.
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It will be interesting to see the outcome of this one

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Child-tracking wristbands edge us closer to a dystopian future

Child-tracking wristbands edge us closer to a dystopian future | Mobile Stuff | Scoop.it
Parents will soon be able to track, log and judge the every move of their offspring. God help those children. By Rory Carroll
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whoa! not sure I can see a plus to this senario...

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M&M'S "Trailer" PSA - YouTube

The M&M'S made a movie! Well, actually they tried to make a movie.

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M&M making social rules clear

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Man dies after jumping into icy river to retrieve cell phone - CNET (blog)

Man dies after jumping into icy river to retrieve cell phone - CNET (blog) | Mobile Stuff | Scoop.it
Digital Trends
Man dies after jumping into icy river to retrieve cell phone
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A 26-year-old man -- said to be from Minnesota -- was walking along the Chicago Riverwalk on Sunday night when he dropped his cell phone into the icy water.
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sad but not uncommon as it should be...

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How Facebook Gets You to Test New Stuff on Its Mobile App - Wired

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How Facebook Gets You to Test New Stuff on Its Mobile App
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Facebook's mobile apps no longer run purely on web technology. Instead, they run as native software loaded onto iPhones, iPads, Android devices and other mobile gear.
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Have you been a guineapig for Facebook Airlock? How would you know? It would be good to see Airlock in the open source community.

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Gatorade Mobile Game Referred to Water as 'the Enemy' - ABC News

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ABC News
Gatorade Mobile Game Referred to Water as 'the Enemy'
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The campaign, which ran most of last year, featured a mobile game app called Bolt!, starring Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt.
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Mobile games as marketing is a boom area, I wonder what we will se in 2014...

 

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Why Apple is making a phablet

Why Apple is making a phablet | Mobile Stuff | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal, which tends to get these things right, is reporting that Apple plans to release (paywall) a version of the iPhone with a screen that stretches more than five inches from corner to corner.
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if this turns out to be true it will be intersting to see

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This iPhone Case Doubles As A Stun Gun And Packs A 650000-Volt Punch - Business Insider

This iPhone Case Doubles As A Stun Gun And Packs A 650000-Volt Punch - Business Insider | Mobile Stuff | Scoop.it
Business Insider
This iPhone Case Doubles As A Stun Gun And Packs A 650000-Volt Punch
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At first glance, the Yellow Jacket could be just another beefed-up, ultra-protective iPhone case.
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not sure what I think about this one - do we really need more weapons in the hands of... well anyone??

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Phone firms balk at proposed NSA surveillance changes - Politico

Phone firms balk at proposed NSA surveillance changes - Politico | Mobile Stuff | Scoop.it
Phone firms balk at proposed NSA surveillance changes Politico WASHINGTON — Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans' phone records to help the National Security Agency's surveillance...
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watch this space... maybe we will see it at Mobile World Congress (end of Feb)

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Leaked photos finally reveal Nokia's $7.2 billion phone - BGR

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The Verge
Leaked photos finally reveal Nokia's $7.2 billion phone
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Reports have suggested that Nokia and Microsoft had been in talks for years before the Redmond, Washington-based company finally agreed to absorb Nokia's phone business.
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i would like to see a Normandy 'in the flesh' :)

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Uber Is Popular In Nigeria? Why Today's Mobile Apps Are Ranking Highly In ... - TechCrunch

Uber Is Popular In Nigeria? Why Today's Mobile Apps Are Ranking Highly In ... - TechCrunch | Mobile Stuff | Scoop.it
Uber Is Popular In Nigeria? Why Today's Mobile Apps Are Ranking Highly In ...
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Playing with numbers and fudging the outcome is nothing new in this area, good to see it scrutinised.

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