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Customers Howl Over AT&T Data-Use Curbs

Wireless carriers are getting increasingly forceful in their efforts to pitch mobile bandwidth as a scarce, valuable commodity—setting up a battle with consumer groups that support open-Internet rules and longtime customers who treasure their unlimited data plans. Among U.S. carriers, AT&T Inc. is leading the charge. Its latest scuffle came on Friday, a day after

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Reddit Dragged Screaming Into Twenty-First Century

Reddit finally moved into the modern age on Sunday night, banning certain forums where sexualized content of minors ran rampant. It’s about time. Reddit notified its user base in a post that claimed the site had always dealt with images that “might be child pornography along strict legal lines.” “We have changed our policy because

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How Apple cuts costs in building its gadgets

On the backs of iPods, iPhones and iPads, and on the bottom of Mac laptops, an inscription reads: “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” The parts themselves come from more than 150 companies from various parts of the world. The majority of those antennas, glass, metal, sensors and silicon are manufactured overseas. How

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Zuckerberg’s 2012 personal income tax bill: $1.5 billion

If all goes according to plan, Facebook founder, chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s share of the profit in his company’s upcoming initial public offering will result in him facing a tax bill of around $1.5bn for 2012. What’s more, the Financial Times reports, that astronomical bill could increase if the IPO is more successful than

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