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  • News: CmdrTaco Resigns From Slashdot

    Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda has resigned from his 14-year post at the helm of geeky news aggrigator, Slashdot to allow the site to develop further. He is not currently working on any new plans.

  • News: Potential pitfalls in Apple CEO transition, say experts

    Apple's new CEO faces a challenge putting his own imprint on the company as long as Steve Jobs sticks around, a management expert said today.

  • News: Steve Jobs' resignation heats up social nets

    As soon as the news hit late Wednesday that Steve Jobs was resigning as Apple's CEO, social networks heated up with traffic.

  • News: Apple stock price sinks slightly on news of Jobs resigning

    Apple's stock price dipped on Thursday on news that co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has resigned, to become the company's board chairman. Few companies are as closely associated with their chief executive as Apple and Jobs, but investors seem to think he's left behind a strong company with good leadership.

  • Opinion: Love Him, Hate Him, Steve Jobs Has Transformed Your Life

    Steve Jobs is still Chairman of the Board at Apple, and he is still going to be involved in steering the iconic tech company, but he has officially handed the CEO duties over to Tim Cook. Whether you are an avid fan of Apple, or an ardent Apple-basher, Steve Jobs has had an undeniable effect on technology and the world around you.

  • Opinion: Verizon Says 'No' to Samsung's Galaxy S II Smartphone

    Verizon Wireless won't offer Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphone according to the Wall Street Journal, in what looks like a case of too many Droids.

  • News: Banks blocking more fraudulent money transfers from hijacked business accounts

    Cybercriminals increasingly are targeting business bank accounts to set up fake money transfers. But the good news is, banks seem to be getting better at stopping some fraudulent transactions before stolen funds leave the institution.

  • News: Readers react to Steve Jobs's resignation

    When news broke Wednesday that Steve Jobs would step down as Apple's CEO, it wasn't long before Twitter exploded with instant reactions from consumers, pundits, and developers. Responses ran the gamut from the monosyllabic (my own feed was packed with people saying "Wow," "Shocked," and "Whoa") to the nostalgic ("My favorite Jobs memories: attending the Boston NeXT launch, and spotting him at the back of a crowd at Pixar's '89 SIGGRAPH booth, beaming," Technologizer's Harry McCracken recalled).

  • News: Rob Malda, aka CmdrTaco, leaves Slashdot

    It's the end of an era at Slashdot as Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda announced Thursday that he is leaving the site that he created.

  • News: Scariest IPv6 attack scenarios

    Experts are reporting a rise in the number of attacks that take advantage of known vulnerabilities of IPv6, a next-generation addressing scheme that is being adopted across the Internet. IPv6 replaces the Internet's main communications protocol, which is known as IPv4.

  • News: Ladies love e-readers, are less keen on tablets

    Women have increasingly become the most frequent buyers of e-readers even as their interest in tablets and smartphones has remained relatively steady, according to Nielsen.

  • News: Bounty grows for Android port to TouchPad

    The bounty for any developer who manages to port Android to the TouchPad is growing, reaching more than US$2,100 on Thursday, just as one effort to execute the port struggles to get off the ground.

  • News: Portal Co-Creator Kim Swift's New Game is Quantum Conundrum

    Quantum Conundrum, the upcoming new game from Portal 2 creator Kim Swift, wants you to stop thinking "portals" and start thinking in "dimensions".

  • News: Quotations from Chairman Steve

    Apple's former CEO, and now chairman, Steve Jobs does not think in sound bites. Reading through the wealth of interviews in his career, one is conscious of a mind working through both questions and answers, and taking little for granted.

  • News: Q&A: How tech patent expert Florian Mueller sees smartphone suits shaking out

    A question-and-answer session with the writer of the FOSS Patents blog.

  • Opinion: GLaDOS Pops the Question in Modded Portal 2 Levels

    QUADs and epic loot come easy to a gamer, but what if you need to propose to your girlfriend? If you were like Gary Hudston--whose girlfriend Stephanie shared in his obsessive love of the Portal series--you would post a want-ad on a popular modding community, Thinking with Portals, for custom Portal 2 levels that lead to a wedding chapel.

  • News: Why RIM's BBM Music Service is Destined to Fail

    Research In Motion (RIM) today made official the rumored "BBM Music" service, which is meant to enable "social and viral music discovery by allowing users to build an evolving, community-based music library that is shared amongst their BBM Music friends."

  • News: Windows XP turns 10

    Windows XP quietly turned 10 years old Wednesday, a milestone for the still-popular operating system that powers nearly half the world's PCs.

  • News: Verizon boosts cloud services with CloudSwitch buy

    Verizon Thursday said it has acquired CloudSwitch and plans to use its cloud software to help enterprise customers more easily move applications to Verizon's Terremark environment.

  • News: Will Jobs' departure shake up the mobile industry?

    The iPhone. The iPad. Both iconic Apple products have soared in global popularity. Both have led to a mobile computing movement started, arguably, when the iPhone first appeared in 2007.



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