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The Utter Ridiculousness of David Cameron’s Proposed London Riot Social Media Ban

The Utter Ridiculousness of David Cameron's Proposed London Riot Social Media Ban

In a move somewhere on par with rearranging the deck chairs as the Titanic sinks, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has floated the idea of banning people suspected of organizing or participating in the London riots from social media. Since having more police than rioters is an idea that didn’t occur to anyone until four days of disorder and destruction had passed, and it’s easier to blame BlackBerry.

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Did BlackBerry Fuel the Fires Of London’s Riots?

Did BlackBerry Fuel the Fires Of London's Riots?

While analysts are predicting the imminent death of BlackBerry as Android and the iPhone battle it out for the title of the top smartphone, the phone that initially gained popularity among corporate users may be finding a new following among London youth.

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Torch Sees Poor Launch Sales, Drops To Half Price On Amazon

Torch Sees Poor Launch Sales, Drops To Half Price On Amazon

It was just a few days ago RIM launched the BlackBerry Torch, the fist BlackBerry to run the new BlackBerry 6 OS. We liked the design of the new OS, and are fans of the social networking integration, but it seems that’s not enough to entice others to buy the Torch. Now, a few days after the launch some unconfirmed numbers from the launch are emerging.

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RIM’s first BlackBerry 6 Phone: The BlackBerry Torch

RIM's first BlackBerry 6 Phone: The BlackBerry Torch

Footage detailing what BlackBerry 6 is all about has been making the rounds on the web. We knew it was geared towards social networking, while still remaining a great phone for business users. It was obvious that RIM was going to bring out some sort of touchscreen BlackBerry with the new OS, and now we finally have it in the BlackBerry Torch, and it’s exclusive to AT&T.

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AT&T Smartphones: Tech Under $50

AT&T Smartphones: Tech Under $50

Last week we talked about a few of the less expensive smartphones for Verizon Wireless. That’s great if you don’t plan on travelling much outside of the US anytime soon. The biggest carrier in the US with phones that work in a majority of other countries is AT&T. Finding a smartphone on AT&T that’s worthwhile and not an iPhone can be tough, especially when you’re on a budget or refuse to pay more than $50 for a smartphone. As with last week, most of the phones come from Amazon which tends to sell phones cheaper than the carriers do.

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RIM Debuts BlackBerry 6 OS to Fend Off Smartphone Competitors

RIM Debuts BlackBerry 6 OS to Fend Off Smartphone Competitors

When talking about smartphones, it can be very easy to get caught up in the argument between the big two: Apple’s iOS (iPhone), and Google’s Android (EVO 4G, Droids, etc.). The iPhone has 25% of the smartphone market, with Android and Windows phones tied at 13%. Still, we often forget the forthcoming Windows Mobile 7, and the languishing WebOS. Despite the fact that BlackBerrys make up an impressive 42% market share of the smartphone market, they tend to just get tossed aside, forgotten, and in general ignored as phones used mainly by business-types who need them for work, or those who really love physical keyboards.

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A New Challenger Appears: Borders Enters the E-book Market

A New Challenger Appears: Borders Enters the E-book Market

The e-book market is certainly heating up quite a bit. We’ve seen prices drop from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sony, the rise of new mobile apps, new devices, and now another company is joining the fray. The second largest retail book store, Borders, is finally bringing itself into the expanding market.

Borders has been selling e-book readers for a few months now, both the Kobo Reader and the Aluratek Reader which cost $150 and $120, respectively. The chain has also had iOS apps out for a few weeks now, and along with the e-bookstore is launching apps for Android and BlackBerry devices. {Mashable}

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Race to Most Popular eReader is On As Amazon and Barnes & Noble Wage Price War

Race to Most Popular eReader is On As Amazon and Barnes & Noble Wage Price War

Competition for e-reading consumers’ affection sizzled on Monday as Barnes and Noble dropped the price of its Nook e-book reader 23 percent to $199 and introduced the Nook WiFi at an even bigger bargain $149, though the latter device can only be used in a WiFi environment. Amazon, whose $259 price tag for its Kindle e-reader previously matched the Nook’s cost exactly, responded by dropping the price of the Kindle to $189.

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Imran Amed's Signature9

Imran Amed's Signature9
The Business of Fashion editor introduces us to his signature style items

Diane Pernet's Signature9

Diane Pernet's Signature9
Fashion blogger and film festival creator, Diane Pernet, shares nine of her favorite things

Video interview with Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld

90 Seconds with Carine Roitfeld
In a Signature9 exclusive, we catch up with the Vogue Paris editor-in-chief