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Better to use Kul-Submission system, contractors told

b>KUALA LUMPUR:/bContractors and developers are advised by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to use the KUL-Submission online application system to expedite processing of their applications.

SF lawmakers approve Twitter tax break

b>SAN FRANCISCO:/bCity lawmakers approved a tax break to keep Twitter Inc from fleeing San Francisco. The measure exempts Twitter from a payroll tax on new hires if the micro-blogging service moves to the blighted Mid-Market area.

Foursquare a fun complement to city jaunts

b>NEW YORK:/bAt first, I didn't see the point of Foursquare, the mobile service that turns sharing your location with friends into a game of sorts. More than a year later, I still don't, but I'm hooked - much to the chagrin of my fiance, who prefers to spend his time on more noble pursuits such as i>Angry Birds/iand Facebook.

Foursquare revamps its app

b>NEW YORK:/bFoursquare, the smartphone service that lets you 'check in' to restaurants, bars and wherever else you want to tell friends you're at, is trying to help you discover new places.

Suspect in iPad data theft gets bail

b>NEWARK (New Jersey)/b>: An Arkansas man accused of stealing more than 100,000 e-mail addresses of Apple iPad users last year has been released on bail and will be prohibited from using the Internet except for work - which in his case means a job as a computer consultant.

US cities using tech to cull ideas from citizens

b>NEW YORK:/bIn a city of millions, how many people go knocking on the door of City Hall?

Mexico state congress asks ban of videogame

b>CIUDAD JUAREZ/b(Mexico): A shoot-em-up videogame set in the border town of Ciudad Juarez has angered local officials who are busy fighting all-too-real violence.

Computer tech pioneer Max Palevsky dies at 85

b>BEVERLY HILLS /b>(California): Computer technology pioneer and venture capitalist Max Palevsky, perhaps best-known for funding then-startup chipmaker Intel Corp, has died