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Nokia is on a Burning Platform and Just About to Jump

I read an article this morning on Bloomberg saying that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, is reported to have sent a memo to staff warning that the company was on the edge of crisis. Engadget is cited as having broken the story, so I headed over there to learn more. I found a bit more information, as well as a copy of the memo. It’s quite lengthy, but it starts by telling a story about a man who was working on an oil platform in the North Sea when an explosion caused the platform to go up in flames. The man decided to jump. I think Nokia may be deciding to jump as well; although I am not sure to where.

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Do Cell Phones Blur the Lines Between Work and Leisure?

I was reading an article in the Kansas City Star written on Tuesday. In it, the writer talks about a recent lunch she’d had with a friend. The friend had a BlackBerry which rang all through their lunch, which she kept answering. Finally, the writer asks her friend why she didn’t just put the phone away and enjoy the here and now. The friend replied, “It’s a company phone. I have to answer it.”

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Teens Texting While Driving

According to an article on HealthNewsDigest.com, it is estimated that approximately 6,000 people are killed and 500,000 are injured each year because someone involved was texting, emailing, checking Facebook status, or chatting on their cell phones while they were driving.

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What Does Your Cell Phone Say About You?

I found an interesting article in the Hindustan Times. Of course, the same article also appeared in a few other places, like pakpassion.net, which is a New Zealand, Pakistan site where members share and discuss information. Anyway, while I could pontificate on the over-sharing of some news on the internet, this isn’t about that. This is about your mobile and what it says about you.

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The Apple Credit Card?

No, Apple isn’t introducing a little plastic credit card, but what they may be doing is introducing a service that will allow you to use your iPhone or iPad to make a purchase. This is according to a recent Bloomberg Report. I read about it on ABC News. But it is all still speculation at this point.

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Will.I.Am Designing Smartphones?

According to an article on The Next Web, popular Black Eyed Peas rapper and producer Will.I.Am has been hired on at Intel as Director of Creative Innovation. His responsibilities will include collaborating with the manufacturing company on “many creative and technology endeavours across the ‘computer continuum’”. What does that mean? Apparently, he’s going be helping Intel design their gadgets – laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

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Driving While Chatting, Texting, Twittering – A Dangerous (and In Some Places, Illegal) Habit

According to New York lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter, “Being ignorant of the law does not make one innocent.” So, dear readers, if you are from NYC, it might be important to note that, according to the Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1225c, the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving is illegal. Other US locations with similar laws include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington State, Washington DC, and the Virgin Islands. Still other states have varying laws covering texting while driving and talking while driving. If you don’t know yours, you should look into it.