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  • News: Nuance buys voice-recognition app maker Vlingo

    Nuance Communications and Vlingo gave people plenty to talk about Tuesday. The two makers of voice-driven apps announced that Nuance is buying Vlingo for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: Samsung surpasses Apple in ANZ mobile market: IDC

    Fresh on the heels of its tablet court case, Samsung has taken first place from Apple in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) mobile phone market in Q3, according to IDC's ANZ Quarterly Mobile Devices Tracker.

  • News: ITC favors Microsoft in Motorola tiff

    In another blow to Android, a judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission issued an initial determination that Motorola Mobility infringes four claims of a Microsoft patent. The judge also found that Motorola does not infringe claims related to six other Microsoft patents.

  • News: LightSquared asks FCC to affirm its spectrum rights

    LightSquared has asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to affirm its right to use its radio spectrum, possibly setting the stage for a legal battle over interference between its planned mobile data network and GPS receivers.

  • Opinion: Siri Learns to Play Piano, Can't Play Trombone Just Yet

    Siri's wisdom seemingly knows no end. The voice-controlled assistant found in Apple's iPhone 4S has now turned its talents to playing the piano. No joke.

  • News: DOJ to review Verizon spectrum purchase

    The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing a proposed US$3.6 billion spectrum purchase by Verizon Wireless, a spokeswoman there said Tuesday.

  • News: Microsoft in 2012: All Eyes on Windows 8

    While 2011 was not a breakthrough year for Microsoft products, the company held steady amid criticism regarding its absence from the tablet market, its late arrival to the cloud, and low sales for Windows Phones.

  • News: Mozilla, Google seal new Firefox search deal

    Mozilla and Google today said that they had struck a new search deal that will provide "significant revenue" to the maker of Firefox.

  • News: Twitter to open source Android security tech

    Twitter plans to open source some of the Android security products built by the developers behind Whisper Systems, which Twitter acquired last month.

  • News: Oracle Q2 net income jumps 17 percent, but hardware sales slump

    Oracle's net income for the second quarter ended Nov. 30 rose 17 percent to US$2.2 billion, with software sales rising but hardware-related revenue falling, the company reported Tuesday. Revenue for the quarter rose 2 percent to $8.8 billion.

  • News: SAP, Google gearing up Google Apps, Business ByDesign integration

    SAP and Google executives on Tuesday provided a preview of the companies' plans to tie their respective cloud-based business applications together, but a number of details have yet to be finalized.

  • Opinion: Viacom, EFF Are Odd Bedfellows in South Park Video Fair Use Lawsuit

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and media giant Viacom haven't always seen eye to eye in the past on the fair use of copyrighted material on the Internet, but a case currently in the courts that involves the parody of a viral video has made the pair allies.

  • News: AT&T to give T-Mobile spectrum, roaming deal

    T-Mobile USA will receive spectrum licenses in 128 U.S. markets and a seven-year roaming agreement that will expand its reach by 50 million potential subscribers, in addition to US$3 billion cash, after AT&T dropped its deal to merge with T-Mobile.

  • News: Enterprise iPad App: A Deal Closer?

    Shortly after energy giant Eaton Corporation came out with an iPad app that threatened to change the way hydraulics equipment was being sold, a veteran salesperson tried to stump the app with questions gleaned from years of experience in the field. He couldn't do it.

  • News: Firefox 9 Promises Speed, Adds Support for Lion and Android

    Mozilla's Firefox 9 browser will make its official debut on Tuesday, promising a raft of new features and speeds as much as 30 percent faster than those offered by its predecessor.

  • News: Harvard researchers underwhelmed by peer influence on Facebook

    Most people make friends with others online who have common interests, but it's rare for people's interests to rub off on others, according to new research out of Harvard University based on an examination of four years’ worth of Facebook data.

  • News: Oracle demands January trial in Google-Android case

    Google and Oracle continue to differ over when their lawsuit over alleged Java intellectual property violations in the Android mobile OS should begin, according to a joint filing the companies made late Monday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • Opinion: AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Collapse a Victory for Consumers

    After months of wrangling against opposition from the FTC and the Justice Department, AT&T has finally admitted defeat in its attempt to take over rival cell carrier T-Mobile. By canceling the $39 billion deal, AT&T stands to lose almost $4 billion in cancelation fees to T-Mobile and, more importantly, has failed to eliminate one of its cell carrier rivals. While the deal's collapse is bad for AT&T, though, it should be cause of celebration for consumers.

  • News: Twitter gets Saudi cash injection

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his investment company, Kingdom Holding, have announced a $300 million (£194m) investment in micro-blogging site Twitter.

  • News: Photo Booth power user features

    You may have forgotten about Photo Booth, but Apple sure hasn’t. In Lion, Apple updated its software for quickly capturing photos from your Mac’s built in camera, adding full-screen mode and new visual effects that leverage face-detection features. But while Photo Booth’s feature set is still pretty simple, there are a few power user tricks to the software that may help you get more out of it.



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