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Made in America: Small Businesses Buck the Offshoring Trend | Magazine

March 2nd, 2011 No comments

In early 2010, somewhere high above the northern hemisphere, Mark Krywko decided he’d had enough. The CEO of Sleek Audio, a purveyor of high-end earphones, Krywko was flying home to Florida after yet another frustrating visit to Dongguan, China, where a contract factory assembled the majority of his company’s products. He and his son, Jason, Sleek Audio’s cofounder, made the long trip every few months to troubleshoot quality flaws. Every time the Krywkos visited Dongguan, their Chinese partners assured them everything was under control. Those promises almost always proved empty.

via Made in America: Small Businesses Buck the Offshoring Trend | Magazine.

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‘Digital Inspections’ at U.S. Border Raise Constitutional Questions – NYTimes.com

March 2nd, 2011 No comments

Digital inspections raise constitutional questions about how robust the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee “against unreasonable searches and seizures” should be on the border, especially in a time of terrorism. A total of 6,671 travelers, 2,995 of them American citizens, had electronic gear searched from Oct. 1, 2008, through June 2, 2010, just a tiny percentage of arrivals.

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Motorola’s Atrix Is a Phone and a Laptop – NYTimes.com

March 2nd, 2011 No comments

If there has been a muted response to what is arguably the most powerful mobile phone currently made – the Atrix – it may be due to its parentage. The phone comes from Motorola.

Hand it to Motorola. The Atrix is impressive.

Motorola’s Atrix Is a Phone and a Laptop – NYTimes.com.

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Skype Opens a Conference Call Service – NYTimes.com

March 2nd, 2011 No comments

Skype is hoping to play a more important role in business meetings.

On Tuesday, Skype said that it would introduce a conference calling service that will let multiple people talk, see each other through online video and share documents.

via Skype Opens a Conference Call Service – NYTimes.com.

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