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  • Jobs to PC: 'You're Busted!' & Other Notes From The OS Wars
  • Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:33:00 GMT

    Steve Jobs's return to the stage yesterday at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference focused on software. Hardware provides Apple's brains and sinew, he told us, while software is its soul. Though there were three chapters to the story he spun, the narrative was coherent. Apple was staking its claim in the great Operating System wars in the second decade of this century

  • Verizon Ban on 4G Tethering Apps Violates Openness Rule: Complaint
  • Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:03:00 GMT

    An activist group asked federal regulators to require Verizon to allow its Android customers to use their 4G smart phones as modems for other devices, citing openness rules the carrier agreed to when it bought the spectrum in 2008.

  • Emerging Epicenters of High-Tech Industry
  • Tue, 07 Jun 2011 11:00:00 GMT

    High-tech job growth isn't confined to the coasts: From Waco, Texas, to Bloomington, Indiana, pockets of ingenuity are everywhere.

  • Apple's iCloud: Data in Forefront, Devices in Background
  • Mon, 06 Jun 2011 22:29:00 GMT

    The long, strange trip that has been Apple's implementation of cloud computing seems to have finally hit the road Monday with a full-throttled embrace of a paradigm one might not expect from a hardware manufacturer: Your computing life is merely enabled by the devices you own, and should not be defined by them.
  • Resource Efficiency: The Sixth Wave of Innovation
  • Sun, 05 Jun 2011 20:35:00 GMT

    The global financial crisis of 2007-2009 heralded the start of a sixth major wave of innovation ? resource efficiency, according to Dr James Bradfield Moody, author of The Sixth Wave.
  • 5 Reasons Why E-Books Aren't There Yet
  • Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:05:00 GMT

    E-books are here to stay. But for all of the benefit, e-books are still falling short of a promise to make us forget their paper analogs. Here are five aspects of e-books that might give you pause about saying good riddance to the printed page. Fix these problems, and there's no limit to the e-book's growth.
  • Sweet Deal: Groupon IPO Could Exceed $15 Billion
  • Thu, 02 Jun 2011 23:00:00 GMT

    Groupon, the rapidly growing digital coupon service, told the SEC Thursday it intends to sell shares in an initial public offering.
  • Facebook Fires Back at Guy Claiming 50 Percent Ownership
  • Thu, 02 Jun 2011 18:17:00 GMT

    Facebook strongly disputes a New York man's claims that he owns half of the company. In legal filings, experts call into question the contract and the e-mails he claims shows Mark Zuckerberg ripped him off.
  • Windows 8 Tablet OS Is Just Windows 7 With a New Skin
  • Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:16:00 GMT

    Microsoft has shown an early look at Windows 8. The upcoming OS is designed to run on any machine, from a tablet to a desktop PC, and while it has some genuinely clever features, it is at heart yet another skinned version of regular old Windows.
  • iPad DJ Rana June: 1 Year, 100 Performances, Trolls Silenced
  • Thu, 02 Jun 2011 13:36:00 GMT

    A year ago, I wrote about a budding innovator, entrepreneur and musician who had this whacky idea that the iPad could be use to make and mix music. The trolls came out in droves when I profiled 'iPad DJ' Rana June. What a difference a year makes.
  • Flip Founder's Next Great Thing: Flipping Grilled Cheese?
  • Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:39:00 GMT

    Jonathan Kaplan, who served us up the popular Flip video camera that was killed this year by Cisco, has figured out his Next Great Thing. It involves grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Sprint, AT&T Trade Fire Over T-Mobile Deal as FCC Deadline Passes
  • Tue, 31 May 2011 22:46:00 GMT

    It's no secret the Sprint, the nation's third-largest mobile service provider, opposes AT&T's proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile. Earlier this month Sprint's CEO testified before Congress that the deal could do "irreparable harm" to consumers. Now, Sprint has formally registered its objections with the Federal Communications Commission, which is scrutinizing the deal along with the Justice Department.

  • iCloud: Is 4th Time a Charm for Apple's Media Service?
  • Tue, 31 May 2011 19:28:00 GMT

    Apple has revealed the name of its upcoming online media service: iCloud. But don't let the cute branding fool you. The company has tried this service before, and the iCloud re-branding signals a do-over on one of Apple's greatest failures.

  • Report: Google, Sprint Join Mobile-Payments Arms Race
  • Tue, 24 May 2011 20:40:00 GMT

    Google will announce a new mobile payments system on Thursday, according to Bloomberg, adding greater urgency to the all-out arms-race taking place in the point-of-sale digital money space. The announcement will include news of a partnership with Sprint to roll out a mobile-payments system based on Near Field Communication, or NFC, technology.

  • Verizon Hints at Possible Family Plan for Mobile Data
  • Thu, 19 May 2011 23:34:00 GMT

    A Verizon executive says it?s all but inevitable that the company will eventually offer data plans that family members can share among multiple devices.

  • Visa Digital Wallet Speeds Up Mobile-Payments Race
  • Mon, 16 May 2011 21:51:00 GMT

    Electronic point-of-sale mobile payments at retail locations aren't quite ready for prime time -- but they're getting closer. The latest heavy hitter to enter the fray is Visa, the ubiquitous financial services company, who has announced plans for a digital wallet based on Near Field Communication, or NFC, technology.

  • Uh-Oh, Microsoft: Businesses, Schools Love Google Chromebooks
  • Wed, 11 May 2011 23:16:00 GMT

    Google's beta testers of its new Chromebooks for schools and businesses sang the praises of the web-centric devices Wednesday. It's not a song Microsoft will like.

  • Congress, CEOs Tangle Over AT&T's T-Mobile Bid, Spectrum 'Crunch'
  • Wed, 11 May 2011 21:44:00 GMT

    The AT&T and T-Mobile show rolled into Washington, D.C., Wednesday for a Senate hearing on Capital Hill and, suffice it to say, there were diverging views of how the proposed $39 billion buyout would affect the national wireless market, as well as consumers and startups.

  • Bloomberg, FEMA, FCC Detail NYC Emergency Notification System
  • Tue, 10 May 2011 20:39:00 GMT

    NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled the nation's first comprehensive, geographically targeted emergency notification system for mobile phones on Tuesday, declaring the launch to be a "quantum leap forward in using technology to help keep people safe."

  • Ballmer to Skype Fans: You Can Trust Us
  • Tue, 10 May 2011 19:45:00 GMT

    Trust us. We're not going to screw up Skype. That was the message Microsoft delivered Tuesday, hours after formally announcing that it was buying the internet telephony pioneer for a staggering $8.5 billion.
  • Investigate AT&T Broadband Caps, Interest Groups Tell FCC
  • Fri, 06 May 2011 18:50:00 GMT

    Two public interest groups are asking the FCC to look into AT&T's new cap on broadband usage, arguing the limits could hamper the national broadband plan and let AT&T discriminate against online competitors.