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Do You Know The Way To San Jose? iPhone Users May Not

Apple introduced its new mobile operating system along with its much-hyped iPhone 5. It includes a mapping service of its own, featuring Siri's voice. Problem is, she may not know where she's going. Complaints have been pouring in from around the globe about mislabeled and missing streets, towns and more.

Kickstarter Says It 'Is Not A Store' As It Revises Policy On Projects' Risks

Even as it has been praised for bringing innovative ideas to life, Kickstarter has been criticized for allowing creators to be a little fuzzy about their plans — and for providing little recourse to investors who are unsatisfied with a project they supported. The site has announced changes it hopes will ease the confusion.

Juice Maker Helps Tight End Block Thieving Teammates

Capri Sun could capitalize on its clever gift to juice fan and Washington Redskins tight end Niles Paul. Paul complained that his teammates have been stealing his juice, and the company offered him a unique solution.

Another iPhone, Another Day Of Long Lines And Big Hype

Around the world, excited shoppers are in line to be among the first to get their hands on the iPhone 5.


Trulia's IPO Tests Appetite For Tech Start-Ups

The residential real estate listing website Trulia is riding the recovery in the housing market. Trulia's initial public stock offering is the first real test of the market's appetite for technology start-ups since Facebook's rocky debut.

Want An iPhone 5 But Don't Want To Stand In Line?

American consumers will likely go to great lengths to get the iPhone 5, which goes on sale Friday. People are lining up in front of Apple stores. Time is money which explains why some people are paying others to stand in line for them. On man in San Francisco is getting $55 to stand in line for four hours.

Are New Rules Needed For High-Speed Stock Trading?

On Capitol Hill, some members of Congress are asking whether new rules are needed to reign in high-speed stock market trading. Democratic Senator Jack Reed told a conference of traders that there is enough evidence to warrant a closer look.