Foursquare, Gift Card scam, Palm and iPhone 4G
Waves of Tech: impacting your life through technology.
1. Palm to be sold
2. iPhone 4G
4. NYC Men Ripped Off Target in 80K Gift Card Scam, additional info
5. Ads, Ads, Ads it’s all about Ads
- Apple iAds
- Google Ads
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