Posts Tagged ‘ban’
  • Online iPhone purchases resume for NYC residents.
    by Mike
    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    Thankfully, *del*the fraud problems*/del* whatever caused AT&T; to stop online iPhone sales to NYC residents has been solved. Venturing over to AT&T;'s website and clicking the appropriate boxes will once again net you an iPhone no matter your zip code -- NYC residents included. Whether the "fraud problem" was actually eliminated or AT&T; fixed the imminent network problems in the area isn't known and probably never will be. At least hopeful New Yorkers can be at peace, let out a sigh of relief,...
  • AT&T responds: No online NYC iPhone sales because of “fraud”. [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    **Update: They're back...(see below) If there was ever a more obscure and BS answer, this would definitely take the cake for #1. It was only yesterday that we found out about AT&T;'s blacklisting of any NYC online shoppers from ordering iPhones. The most obvious (and likely reason) to those with even a small shred of common sense is AT&T; performing some damage control. With the holidays no easing and iPhone usage still skyrocketing (as is data usage) something had to be done to keep AT&T;'s NY...
  • Tweeting your team’s victory a wee bit early — $7,500 fine, thank you.
    by Mike
    Posted December 21st, 2009 at 9:19 am
    Of all the things an organization shouldn't be these days is that of a technologically deficient and incompetent organization. The NBA apparently wants to milk TV/network deals for all their worth while simultaneously ensuring they further remove value and "closeness" from the fans the so desperately seek. Continue on... A few months back, the NBA issued a statement saying that all social networking done by players, coaches, team members, etc., was to be done only after all official news in...
  • China and the almighty Great Firewall…
    by Mike
    Posted December 11th, 2009 at 6:58 am
    Living in China and accessing banned media via online routes may soon be coming to an end. Over the last year, China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) organization has closed down hundreds of file sharing networks and websites citing the normal "to protect the children and the people of China" propaganda. Accessing banned digital media can still be found in many markets via traditional CD/DVD options, but even those are drying up. It seems as if all of a sudden the ...
  • Class action lawsuit filed by banned Xbox modders
    by Mike
    Posted November 20th, 2009 at 4:25 am
    "Fighting the good fight" is a term that we often hear used to describe a seemingly insurmountable foe, force, or object. The term ftgf instills in us that while it may not be the easiest or most popular choice at any given moment, it is the "right" thing to do. So what would you call it when a group of pissed off banned Xbox modders joins together to file a class action lawsuit against Microsoft for banning them? Stupid. As much as I support hacking and modding your own personal hardware, f...
  • PrePaid phone scene in Jammu & Kashmir? Banned.
    by Mike
    Posted October 31st, 2009 at 8:43 am
    Seeing a headline mentioning anything geeky or tech based being banned often conjures up initial reactions of malice and disgust as such governments and government bodies that do such things do so for their own agenda -- not the citizens'. With that in mind, hold off on any initial feelings you may have when hearing that the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has banned prepaid cellphones in Kashmir and declared that any existing SIM cards with such plans not be renewed. Again, it's deeper than i...
  • Microsoft Word banned from the US?
    by Mike
    Posted August 12th, 2009 at 6:45 am
    Chalk this up there on the board of weirdness for Wednesday morning. Apparently a judge in Texas has ruled that Microsoft violates several XML and custom XML opening patents held by Toronto-based i4i Inc. So what exactly does it mean? Well, technically Microsoft is now banned from selling Word in the United States. Though don't expect that to last as Microsoft has already stated they plan on appealing the ruling which will of course give Redmond plenty of time to keep selling what they hav...
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