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  • News: Foxconn parent invests US$806 million in Japan Sharp, buys LCD plant share

    Hon Hai Precision Industry, the parent company of Foxconn Electronics and one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers, will acquire a stake of almost 10 percent in Japanese consumer electronics maker Sharp, and almost half of its LCD panel subsidiary Sharp Display Products, in a deal announced Tuesday.

  • News: Microsoft upgrades Windows Phone SDK for low-cost smartphones

    Microsoft has released Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1, which allows developers to customize their apps for cheaper Windows Phones with less memory, and also run the development kit on Windows 8 machines, the company said in a blog post on Monday.

  • News: Apple's CEO meets with Beijing's mayor, calls for cooperation

    Apple's CEO Tim Cook met with Beijing's mayor on Monday, and called for increased cooperation with China's capital city along with market expansion, according to a report from Chinese state-run press.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Aphorism's better than none

    The country's top antitrust official doesn't trust Apple, Tim Cook is shanghaied to China, and people who shop in glass stores should really watch where they're going. The remainders for Monday, March 26, 2012 are more useful than a screen door on a submarine.

  • News: Microsoft Apologizes After Botched Windows Phone Challenge

    Microsoft is apologizing for a Windows Phone marketing campaign gone wrong, after a tech writer "smoked" a Windows Phone using an Android handset.

  • News: Is the Nokia Lumia 900 the Best $99 Smartphone at AT&T?

    AT&T will begin selling the highly-anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone on April 8th for a meager $99 (with obligatory two-year contract). The bargain price for a flagship device may boost both Nokia and Windows Phone, but it’s not the only device offered by AT&T for $99. Before choosing, consider the alternatives and see how the Lumia 900 stacks up against the $99 competition.

  • News: IBM CIO discusses Big Blue's BYOD strategy

    IBM CIO Jeanette Horan has plenty of IT projects and systems to worry about, but perhaps one of the most pressing and timely is Big Blue's ongoing BYOD (bring your own device) rollout, which is aimed at including all of the company's 440,000 employees over time.

  • News: Apple called out for omitting factory workers from cash pile

    A watchdog group issued a renewed call for Apple to address what this group considers poor working conditions for factory workers in China, criticizing the company for not assigning any of its US$98 billion cash pile to address the issues.

  • News: Nokia lashes out at Apple's royalty-free nano-SIM

    Apple's royalty-free nano-SIM is an empty promise, because the company doesn't have any essential patents related to its nano-SIM proposal, a Nokia spokesman said on Monday.

  • News: iOS apps that access UDIDs 'blocked by Apple'

    Apple is rejecting apps that access the UDID (unique device identifier) codes of iOS devices, according to developers.

  • News: Angry Birds Space Hits 10 Million Downloads In Less Than 3 Days

    Fans of Angry Birds Space downloaded the game 10 million times in less than three days after launching Thursday for Android, iOS, Mac and Windows, Game maker Rovio said Monday. Angry Birds Space is the fourth version of the popular mobile slingshot game and the first new game since Rovio introduced Angry Birds Rio in March 2011. Pricing for Angry Birds Space ranges from $0.99 for iOS and a new ad-free version for Android up to $6 for Windows PCs.

  • News: Apple Offers Olive Branch in Battle Over Nano-SIM Standard

    There is a vote looming for ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) related to the nano-SIM cards that will drive the next generation of mobile devices. There is also a heated battle--between Apple on one side, and a coalition of Motorola, RIM, and Nokia on the other side--over what that standard will be. Apple is pushing hard for its technology, and it is reportedly making a peace offering it hopes will sway the opposition and win votes.

  • News: Apple to offer its nano-SIM patents royalty-free

    The battle over next-generation nano-SIM card technology intensified after Apple sent a letter to the director general of standards organization ETSI, saying its proposal will be royalty-free, according to a report.

  • News: GAME slips into administration

    GAME Group has gone into administration after failing to find a buyer.

  • News: Sony to launch PlayStation 3 photo suite this week, to link with cloud service

    Sony said Monday it will sell new photo editing software for the PlayStation 3 this week, as it prepares for the global launch of its cloud-based photo service.

  • News: Microsoft, Nokia will spend $24 million on university program to boost app development

    Microsoft and Nokia will invest up to €18 million (US$24 million) in a new mobile application development program at Finland's Aalto University during the next three years, with the goal of helping create applications for Windows Phone, the two companies said on Monday.

  • News: Phones become electronic wallets

    In a recent pilot project, about 30 regular guests at a Clarion Hotel in Stockholm were given smartphones enabled with Near Field Communication technology, enabling them to bypass the check-in counter and access their rooms by tapping their phones on an NFC reader, which replaced the typical card-swipe door lock.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Fortune and glory

    The third-generation iPad is still front-and-center in the minds of accessory manufacturers, but that doesn't mean those of us with older iPads must take a back seat. In fact, several of the cases and bags covered this week will even work with Apple's first-generation iPad.

  • News: Remains of the Day: See you, raise you

    Soon, you may not be able to see the pixels on your MacBook display--but you may see iPads all over Dutch schools. And it'll probably be a while before you see Apple's stock trading that low again. The remainders for Friday, March 23, 2012 have to be seen to be believed.

  • News: RIM aims to increase Africa market share

    Research In Motion is banking on reduced prices for BlackBerrys and an increasing demand for affordable smartphones to increase its market share in Africa.

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