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Israeli start-up seeks to end roaming charges
(AP Photo - Dan Balilty)
By JOSEF FEDERMAN
From Associated Press
December 13, 2013 2:24 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli startup is trying to combat a common fear for international travelers: getting socked with hundreds or thousands of dollars in unexpected roaming charges for using cellphones away from home.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Governors in 16 states unveiled a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project Thursday that they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures — an ambitious effort that's winning praise from conservationists and the energy industry.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working conditions have steadily improved in the last 18 months, but more must be done to reduce the amount of overtime that employees work.
NEW YORK (AP) — Once upon a time, people who craved a tablet computer bought an iPad. But Apple faces its strongest slate of challengers this holiday season, with several tablets besting the trend-setting iPad on price and features.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego man has been charged with operating a revenge porn website that let people anonymously post explicit photographs of others in an effort to extort money from those whose privacy was breached.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court rejected Samsung's claim that iPhone and iPad models violated three of its patents, another setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global battle with Apple over rights to technologies that power smartphones and tablets.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An aircraft fleet owned by Google's founders and former CEO received improper discounts on jet fuel that saved the three billionaires up to $5.3 million dating back to depths of the Great Recession in 2009, according to a government report released Wednesday.
Amazon.com Inc.'s grocery delivery service is rolling into San Francisco. The online retailer said it is expanding its AmazonFresh service into its third city after testing it in Los Angeles and Seattle.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tablet computers are expected to top many kids' holiday lists, but parents need to do their homework first. Kids' tablets range from educational toys that perform more like hand-hand gaming devices to Android tablets good for whole family.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A law under consideration in South Korea's parliament has sparked vociferous debate by grouping popular online games such as "StarCraft" with gambling, drugs and alcohol as an anti-social addiction the government should do more to stamp out.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahh, the first year of a baby's life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a baby seat with an iPad and some cool apps? Fisher-Price is selling an infant seat with an attachment where parents can insert an iPad so baby can watch video content aimed at the youngest children — an idea that is being criticized by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.
PARIS (AP) — Google is having trouble getting it right in France. France's culture minister snubbed the launch of Google's latest project, the Paris-based Cultural Institute Lab, over a row about privacy.
NEW YORK (AP) — So you're ready to buy a new smartphone for your loved one. Which do you choose? Before you do anything, you have to decide whether to buy the phone outright or go the traditional route of buying a carrier-subsidized one with a two-year service contract.