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Those wanting the new iPhone are turning to TaskRabbit to hire someone to stand in line for them.

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Those wanting the new iPhone are turning to TaskRabbit to hire someone to stand in line for them.

Waiting In Line for iPhone 5, Some Are Just Doing Their Jobs

Among the thousands of people expected to wait for hours outside of Apple’s stores tomorrow for the new iPhone, a couple hundred of them will be paid just to stand there. In what may be the biggest consumer electronics debut...

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Attendees arrive during the  Black Hat conference at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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Attendees arrive during the Black Hat conference at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Apple’s Black Hat Talk Draws Crowd, But Breaks Little Ground

(This post was updated to clarify Microsoft’s involvement with Black Hat in the last graph.) A few minutes into Apple’s much-anticipated presentation at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, it became clear that the secretive company intended on...

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

China’s Potential Smartphone Base Could Double By 2017, Study Says

China, a country where 40 percent of households can afford a smartphone, is expected to double that number in five years as disposable incomes continue to grow, a new study said. By 2017, 80 percent of China’s households will be...

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Walgreens has teamed up with Aisle411 to help shoppers locate whatever they’re looking for at each of the drugstore chain's stores.

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Walgreens has teamed up with Aisle411 to help shoppers locate whatever they’re looking for at each of the drugstore chain's stores.

Looking for Pain Relief? App Tells You Which Aisle in Walgreens

If trying to find Tylenol or other products at a Walgreens store gives you a headache, the pharmacy said it has the remedy. The largest U.S. drugstore chain has teamed up with Aisle411, a St. Louis-based mobile software developer, to...

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Waze’s free app for iPhones and Android devices has 19 million users.

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Waze’s free app for iPhones and Android devices has 19 million users.

Waze to Drive Its Social GPS Software Into Cars This Year

Waze, which makes one of the most popular GPS applications for smartphones, is planning to break into a platform it hopes will provide greater fuel for its business: the car. The first car models to integrate Waze’s social mapping software,...

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Attendees line up to enter the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Monday.

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Attendees line up to enter the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Monday.

FaceTime, Passbook And Other Items of Note From Apple’s Event

Here are some observations from today’s keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco: Hot ticket: This show was packed, and the numbers suggest this was a particularly enthusiastic group of attendees: The conference sold out in a record 1 hour...

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Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive displays his Knight Commander medal at Buckingham Palace in London today.

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Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive displays his Knight Commander medal at Buckingham Palace in London today.

Design Guru Jony Ive’s Favorite Apple Product? The Next One

Apple design chief Jony Ive rarely gives interviews, but on the occasion of being knighted in his native U.K. today, the man who helped craft the iPhone and iPad talked with the Telegraph newspaper about the creative process and life...

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