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Apple is experiencing shortages of its new iPhones in the U.S., but the iPhone 5C and 5S will hit 30 more countries on Oct. 25, the company said. Among the countries scheduled to get the new smartphones are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,...
Apple is experiencing shortages of its new iPhones in the U.S., but the iPhone 5C and 5S will hit 30 more countries on Oct. 25, the company said. Among the countries scheduled to get the new smartphones are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Thailand. More countries, such as India and Saudi Arabia, will get the phones Nov.…
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Autumn has arrived with a vengance in this part of Western Sweden where I am for the FKG Annual Suppliers Forum tomorrow (10 October), a fact made very obvious out of my train window en route from Gothenburg to Saab's hometown of Trollha...
Autumn has arrived with a vengance in this part of Western Sweden where I am for the FKG Annual Suppliers Forum tomorrow (10 October), a fact made very obvious out of my train window en route from Gothenburg to Saab's hometown of Trollhattan. The trees are currently a riot of gold and orange and that striking mood was continued as I visited Saab at its enormous factory and the contrast with when I previously came to Trollhattan around 18 months ago, could not be greater. Then, the facility was empty and soulless and while it's not exactly a hive of activity now, at least there are genuine signs of life as the factory goes through its validation processes ahead of an imminent restart date. Ah, that production date. Try as I might, Saab isn't having any of me attempting to get as much as a squeak of when assembly lines will hum to the tune of copious 9-3s being put together. All they will say is "this autumn" - well it's 9 October already and those Swedish trees are testament to a rapidly advancing calendar that will soon see winter on us. Perhaps the avalanche of negative publicity surrounding Saab's previous incarnation - and which is clearly nothing to do with the current owners - has made them coy about raising expectations so it's very much a softly softly approach. I was allowed to go so far into the factory - but not further - although I could tantalisingly see a model in the distance being assembled. But by complete chance I also bumped into Hakan Scott on the site, who was heavily involved in the IF Metall union negotiations as Saab went through its previous travails and who is still clearly part of the labour body furniture. It was back in the afternoon to meet Volvo in Gothenburg and ahead of the Scandinavian suppliers association, FKG, dinner this evening, where Sweden's main automaker's SVP purchasing & manufacturing, Lars Wrebo, will give the keynote speech. As it's currently pouring with rain as I look out of the window writing this - I got a right soaking last night getting lost from the airport - Gothenburg's taxi drivers and I will probably have a lively discussion on their fare levels. Trains, taxis, food, I'm constantly raising eyebrows at it all but it seems Sweden escaped the worst the recession threw at us in the UK and from what I saw of the city meeting Volvo today, shops are rammed and business brisk. I watched an ice hockey game on TV last night, but Swedish eyes are now very much turning to their country's crucial football World Cup qualifying game against Austria on Friday evening. One more win will secure a playoff berth and with Zlatan Ibrahimovich in their side - remember that goal against England this year? - anything can happen. And a propos of nothing, as I was waiting for my airport bus last night, I looked at an enormous poster, it must have been 100m wide, advertising a skiing company. Among the usual list of France, Austria and Switzerland, right at the end, was, er, Iran. Skiing holidays for Swedes in Iran? I hadn't thought of that one, but it turns out a fair number of Iranians settled in Sweden after the 1979 revolution in their homeland. The situation appears to have thawed to allow travel and as someone pointed out to me today, if you can ski in Lebanon, why not Iran?
about 3 hours ago
Following the recent enactment of several anti-gay laws in Russia, rights activists around the world declared a boycott of Stolichnaya vodka. Hit the Ruskies where it hurts was the reasoning. But, as it turns out, Stoli isn’t quite...
Following the recent enactment of several anti-gay laws in Russia, rights activists around the world declared a boycott of Stolichnaya vodka. Hit the Ruskies where it hurts was the reasoning. But, as it turns out, Stoli isn’t quite Russian. It’s made in Latvia, a former Soviet republic. This must come as a surprise to Stoli’s brand loyalists, as the vodka has been marketing itself as Russian for years. Only recently has the description on the label changed from “Russian Vodka” to “Premium Vodka.” It still features an illustration of Hotel Moskva, a landmark on Moscow’s Red Square. Brands from a region known for producing a distinctive product can often benefit through association with the geography. It’s a form of co-branding called place-of-origin branding. Many consumers ascribe positive attributes to products from certain regions, such as watches from Switzerland, perfume from France and … vodka from Russia. In fairness, Stoli does start out Russian. Its main ingredient, raw alcohol distilled from grain, comes from Russia. “My (the vodka’s) roots are in the fertile black soil of Russia’s Tambov regions where, to this day, I own my own farms.” However, the vodka is filtered, blended and bottled in Latvia, using water from local Latvian springs. Boycotting Stoli likely hurts Latvia more than Russia. Stoli addresses this issue on a new page at its website, featuring a rainbow-hued logo: “SPI Group, which acquired the Stolichnaya brand in 1997, has deep ties to the international LGBT community. We have, are and will continue to be committed supporters and stand in solidarity in the fight against prejudice. We will support initiatives to further support and celebrate the LGBT community and welcome constructive and collaborative dialogue and strong partnerships to accomplish this important goal.” SPI Group, Stoli’s owner, is headquartered in … Luxembourg.
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ltstrong stylemsobidifontweight normalgtComo ltstrong stylemsobidifontweight normalgt29th September Train to Como via Arth Goldau. We picked up the fast train from Zurich to Como and beyond at Arth Goldau. 95 of the journey was in Switze...
ltstrong stylemsobidifontweight normalgtComo ltstrong stylemsobidifontweight normalgt29th September Train to Como via Arth Goldau. We picked up the fast train from Zurich to Como and beyond at Arth Goldau. 95 of the journey was in Switzerland through dramatic alpine scenery. Unfortunately very misty so we did not bother with photography as it would not have done it just
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By the first of November, Apple’s two new iPhones will be available in over 60 countries. The company has just announced the arrival dates of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s for a few dozen countries across four continents. Here&...
By the first of November, Apple’s two new iPhones will be available in over 60 countries. The company has just announced the arrival dates of the iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5s for a few dozen countries across four continents. Here’s the list of countries that are getting the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on Friday, October 25th: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. And here are the countries that are getting them on November 1st: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE. The iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver and space gray and costs $199 for the 16GB model, $299 for the 32GB model, and $399 for the 64GB model. The cheaper iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white and runs $99 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model (there is no 64GB iPhone 5c). Of course, these prices are only applicable with contracts. Apple reported strong sales for the debut weekend of the two devices – over 9 million units, which Apple CEO Tim Cook called the “best iPhone launch ever.” In other Apple news, Apple will reportedly show off their new iPad and iPad Mini at an event scheduled for October 22nd. Image via Apple
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If you’re looking to reduce desk clutter due to having too many charging cables lying around, the following 3-in-1 universal USB cable in our Deals Store just might be for you as it also includes free shipping to Canada and beyond ...
If you’re looking to reduce desk clutter due to having too many charging cables lying around, the following 3-in-1 universal USB cable in our Deals Store just might be for you as it also includes free shipping to Canada and beyond for $19, 67% off. This cable will charge your Lightning, 30-pin and microUSB devices all at once, essentially making it easy for travel. It’s compatible with the new iPhones and iPads and more: iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G iPad, iPod Android, HTC, Samsung devices and more This cable is perfect addition for travel as this short, tangle-free cable will do the job for all your devices. The cables are guaranteed to work with iOS 7 (a message will say it’s not compatible but it will still charge). There also is a free 90 day replacement warranty for customers, which cheaper options online from eBay do not offer. Free shipping applies to: the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Click here to jump on the universal 3-in-1 USB cable while it’s still available! Universal 3-in-1 USB Cable Charges iPhone and More, 67% Off, Free Shipping [Deals] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
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“Russia has the highest level of wealth inequality in the world, apart from small Caribbean nations with resident billionaires,” Credit Suisse’s annual global wealth report says. According to the study there’s one billionaire for every ...
“Russia has the highest level of wealth inequality in the world, apart from small Caribbean nations with resident billionaires,” Credit Suisse’s annual global wealth report says. According to the study there’s one billionaire for every $11 billion in household wealth in Russia. This compares to a 1 billionaire to $170 billion in the rest of the world. An earlier report by Forbes showed the number of  billionaires in Russia has increased 13 fold since the turn of the century – from 8 in 2000 to 110 people in 2013. The huge wealth gap is a “parody” of the hopes for a prosperous egalitarian society that some had  after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia's 110 millionaires own around $10,976bn in assets, but the median wealth is much lower, with half of the adult population owning $871. This compares to $301,000 average wealth per adult in the US, and $513,000 in Switzerland -  the country with the highest wealth per adult in the world. In a broader context, global wealth has more than doubled since 2000, reaching a new all-time high of 241 trillion US dollars.  The household prosperity was up mostly  on the back of economic  growth and  rising population levels in emerging nations, the report explained.
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Jacques Tuset is a 50-year-old french marathon swimmer and a French representative for the Channel Swimming Association. Besides winning the French Championships in 2005 at the age of 42 years, he is also president of a Surf Lifesav...
Jacques Tuset is a 50-year-old french marathon swimmer and a French representative for the Channel Swimming Association. Besides winning the French Championships in 2005 at the age of 42 years, he is also president of a Surf Lifesaving Association in Montpellier. Tuset is a man whose DNA is all about open water swimming. He is a referee of the sport and an instructor for coaches. He is also the co-race director for an open water swimming race in Palavas, a popular 1000m swim with 200 swimmers in the south of France and won the Pierre Van Vooren Memorial Trophy in 2002 from the Channel Swimming Association for his English Channel crossing completed under the most Arduous Conditions in 12 hours 40 minutes. From 1992 to 2012, he has swum all around the world...with no slowing down in sight. He swam across Lac Leman from Lausanne, Switzerland to Evian, France, did the Alcatraz Sharkfest in San Francisco, competed in three 25 km French Open Water Swimming Championships, completed the 30 km Swimming Marathon of the Messinian Gulf from Koroni to Kalamata in Greece, an English Channel crossing (trophée Van Hooren) in 12 hours 40 minutes, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar, competed in the 2005 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, crossed the 21 km Strait of Corfou from Sagiada to Corfou in Greece, did a 12 km solo swim in the Seine River in Paris, completed a 20 km crossing from Fort Boyard to La Rochelle in France, competed in the 26.4 km International Transcendence Marathon Swim in Switzerland, did the 15 km French Open Water Cup in Cepoy Lake, the 12 km Cologne Marathon in Germany, the 11 km International Maliakos Marathon Swim in Greece, the 22 km IJseelmeerzwemmarathon from Stavoren to Medemblik in the Netherlands, an 18 km solo swim in Côte Vermeille from Argelès to Cerbère in France, a 13 km Traverlonga Marathon Swim in Orta Lake in Italy, the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, the 26 km International Swimming Marathon of Toronéen Gulf from Kallithéa to Nikiti in Greece, the 11 km Gozo-Malta Open Water Channel Swim, 22.3 km from isles Medes to isles Formigues in Spain, the 15 km French Open Water Cup in Vassiviere Lake, a 15km solo Ar-Men Raid from Ar-Men lighthouse to Tévennec lighthouse in France, the 21 km Beltquerung from Germany to Denmark, the 30.8 km Ultramarató de l'Ebre 30830 Swim Marathon in Spain, the 6 km Swim the Costa Brava in Spain, and the 5 km Swim the Island in Italy. Keeping up with his aquatic adventures takes effort; his website is here. Copyright © 2013 by Open Water SwimmingFrom Open Water Source's Daily News of Open Water Swimming
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iPhone 5s Arriving in Over 50 More Countries Starting Later This Month is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.Starting later this month, Apple will be launching the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in over 50 more countries, including Ital...
iPhone 5s Arriving in Over 50 More Countries Starting Later This Month is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.Starting later this month, Apple will be launching the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in over 50 more countries, including Italy, Russia and Spain, with several more countries getting the new devices at the beginning of November, including India and Mexico. This will be the first big post-launch release of the new iPhones since they were initially launched last month on September 20. On October 25, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will arrive in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. On November 1, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will launch in Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE. This will put Apple in line for reaching its target of 100 countries by the end of the year. Currently, both new iPhones are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. This expansion of iPhone availability certainly isn’t surprising, and the timeline is comparable to last year’s rollout of the iPhone 5. Apple hasn’t announced pricing for the new iPhones in these additional countries, so you’ll have to check with your local Apple store in your country to find out how much a new iPhone will cost you. In the US, the iPhone 5s starts at $199, with the iPhone 5c starting at $99 when you sign a new two-year contract. However, if you’re okay with buying the new devices from a third-party, many retailers and carriers are discounting the new iPhones, with the iPhone 5c getting the most attention. Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart have all chopped $50 off the price of the iPhone 5c, letting customers get the new phone for as low as $45; that’s pocket change to a lot of consumers. During opening weekend alone, Apple claims to have sold nine million iPhones during the three-day period, almost doubling sales of the iPhone 5. Of course, there are two new iPhones this time around, and Apple hasn’t disclosed which model sold how many units, and we’ll most likely never know officially. However, many analysts are arguing that these numbers are inflated, saying that Apple is counting the units that were shipped to retailers and carrier stores, but perhaps weren’t actually sold to consumers. Nonetheless, more people will be able to get a hold of the new iPhones come later this month, resulting in even more sales for the Cupertino-based company. It’ll be making its quarterly earnings call on October 28, but we’re not sure if the company will include sales of the October 25 launch.iPhone 5s Arriving in Over 50 More Countries Starting Later This Month is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.
about 6 hours ago
Apple's new iPhones, the 5s and the 5c, posted record sales in the first weekend of availability, with the Cupertino, Calif.-based corporation shifting 9 million units in just three days. And the company is gearing towards boosting that ...
Apple's new iPhones, the 5s and the 5c, posted record sales in the first weekend of availability, with the Cupertino, Calif.-based corporation shifting 9 million units in just three days. And the company is gearing towards boosting that number even further as, today, it announces that the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will soon reach an additional 51 markets. The iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c will be available in 35 more markets a little over two weeks from today, on October 25, with the two devices to arrive in the 16 remaining markets a week later, on November 1. On October 25, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c will reach: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, French West Indies, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Thailand. Starting November 1, the two smartphones will also be available in: Albania, Armenia, Bahrain, Colombia, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, India, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and UAE. Apple has not revealed the off-contract pricing for either of the two new iPhones, nor what prospective buyers should expect to shell out when purchasing the iPhone 5s or the iPhone 5c at the mobile operators' stores in their respective market. The highlights of the iPhone 5s include: 4-inch "Retina" display with a resolution of 1,136 by 640; 64-bit A7 processor; 8 MP iSight back-facing camera with 1080p video recording; 1.2 MP FaceTime HD front-facing camera with 720p video recording; 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage; fingerprint sensor; 4G LTE; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with Glonass support. The iPhone 5s runs iOS 7 and comes in at 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm and 112 grams. The highlights of the iPhone 5c include: 4-inch "Retina" display with a resolution of 1,136 by 640; 32-bit A6 processor; 8 MP iSight back-facing camera with 1080p video recording; 1.2 MP FaceTime HD front-facing camera with 720p video recording; 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage; 4G LTE; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with Glonass support. The iPhone 5c also runs iOS 7 and comes in at 124.4 x 59.2 x 8.97 mm and 132 grams.
about 6 hours ago