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'Cell Buddy' App May Circumvent Roaming Charges

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December 13, 2013
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An Israeli start-up is testing a new way to avoid steep roaming charges on mobile phones: a "Cell Buddy" app that can connect the international traveler's smartphone to virtually any mobile network. (Dec. 13)


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Amazon to Fight FTC Over Charges of Unauthorized App Purchases

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New App Uses Photo Recognition To Find Look-Alike Pets

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Computer or Console Game Developers: Under Pressure

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Deutsche Welle (Aug. 20, 2013) — Computer games on cell phones and the Internet are increasing in popularity. In 1998, Thomas Friedmann founded the Funatics company in Oberhausen to make games for consoles. Today he concentrates on online and cell phone games. Made in Germany takes a look at this highly competitive market.
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