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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: No holiday for most small business owners: Telstra

    More than half of Australian small business owners will work during the Christmas and New Year holiday break, with 36 per cent of them taking no time off at all, according to a Telstra Business survey.

  • 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.

  • 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: Nuance to acquire mobile speech software provider Vlingo

    Consolidating the rapidly growing market for voice recognition systems and services, Nuance Communications is in the process of acquiring Vlingo, a provider of mobile voice recognition and analysis software, the two companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • 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: SOPA hearing delayed, likely until early next year

    A hearing to debate and amend the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives has been delayed, likely until early next year.

  • 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: Google invests in more renewable energy production capacity

    Google has paid US$94 million for a stake in four photovoltaic power generation projects around Sacramento, California, bringing its total investment in renewable energy generation this year to $880 million, it announced Tuesday.

  • News: Qualcomm, Ericsson, seek to influence Africa spectrum policy

    Qualcomm and Ericsson are banking on Africa to have a harmonized spectrum policy after partnering with the Africa Telecommunications Union, the spectrum regulation arm of African Union.

  • 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: Reduced copper network access prices would hurt fiber, say EU groups

    The European Commission’s plan to lower access prices to copper networks in order to boost next generation networks is flawed, say Europe’s leading telecoms organizations.

  • Feature: 10 biggest tech breakthroughs

    Reaching back through the PC Advisor archives, PC Advisor picks out the 10 technological leaps forward that have most affected our computing lives.

  • Feature: 1995-2012: Price crash

    To celebrate PC Advisor reaching the 200 issues milestone, we dust off the cover of our first ever magazine to see how much the cost of technology has dropped since October 1995.

  • News: Apple wins patent case against HTC

    Apple has obtained a part victory after the tech giant accused smartphone manufacturer HTC of infringing its patents.

  • News: Microsoft to ask for dismissal of Novell lawsuit

    Microsoft intends to ask the court to dismiss a Novell antitrust lawsuit, after a hung jury in Utah could not come to an accord on the case last week.



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