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Technology News Archive - June 01, 2012

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Jobs is remembered once more, both in statements from colleagues and in a video collection put together by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at All Things D.

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A Chinese activist group called Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) are calling out the Chinese assembly plant Foxconn once more, saying conditions at factories haven't improved.

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On June 22, Cricket Wireless—owned by Leap— will be the first prepaid carrier to offer its customers the iPhone, complete with an “unlimited” (note the quotes) plan for $55 a month.

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Intel's San Diego smartphone will go on sale in the U.K. on June 6 for Orange customers, the operator said on Thursday.

Osaka, June 1, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Sharp Corporation and Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

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Google unveiled big changes on Thursday to its shopping business, saying product search results for U.S. users will be swayed by how much retailers and advertisers pay.

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A day after Google made accusations that Nokia was conspiring with software titan Microsoft to make money off patents that didn’t belong to them, the Finnish cellular company fired back, saying Google claims were invalid.

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Members of Congress expressed strong opposition on Thursday to proposals to bring the Internet under centralized United Nations control.

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Finally. If ever a single word could be accurately employed to define both Apple’s philosophy and it’s customers feelings towards the company, one would have to look no further than this word.

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Given the continued economic certainty in Spain it shouldn’t be a surprise that the eurozone country is looking to make a bit of a gamble. This week the country awarded online gaming licenses to companies that include Bwin.party digital and Sportingbet.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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