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  • News: 'It's Alive!' Says HP Exec of WebOS

    HP may be out of the tablet hardware business but, it's holding on to its software presence in the market. "The WebOS is not dead," declares Stephen Dewitt, senior vice president of Palm, which is owned by HP.

  • News: Anonymous Plans Second BART Protest

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) warned San Francisco area passengers of possible service disruptions on Monday afternoon because of a second protest planned by hacker group Anonymous. The demonstration, dubbed OpBART, is scheduled to start at around 5 p.m. on BART's Civic Center station platform, which is the same place as ">last week's public outcry.

  • News: Skype Makes Play for Mobile Group Messaging with Acquisition

    Skype announced it will acquire GroupMe, a group messaging smartphone app for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7 that lets you create group texts, make conference calls, and share photos and your location. This is the second acquisition for Skype this year after buying video streaming service Qik in January.

  • News: Patent protection advocate calls for help in hindering Nortel patent sale

    The leader of the Open Invention Network has put out an all-call to help it fight the pending sale of Nortel's patent portfolio to a consortium of vendors led by Apple and Microsoft. Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, wants developers and users to step up and share their viewpoints and stories with the Department of Justice investigating the sale. The pending sale is currently under regulatory approval but the group hopes to close the deal in the third quarter.

  • News: Smartphone Wars: Will Android and iOS Continue to Dominate?

    HP announced Thursday that it will discontinue its WebOS line of devices, which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad tablet and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. With the iPhone and Android phones dominating the market, is there room for another dominant operating system?

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: August moon

    Summer’s end is approaching, but there's no let up in the amazing variety of cases that continue to appear for Apple’s iPad. This week’s roundup features the usual exciting mix of products that tackle the challenge of protecting your iPad while offering new ways of taking advantage of the hottest tablet around.

  • News: Is LTE 4G iPhone Coming? Signs Point That Way

    Apple watchers are getting plenty of signs the consumer electronics maker is adding LTE 4G connectivity to iPhones. But there are questions over when that might happen.

  • News: The Sims 3 World Adventures Free on iOS Today

    In celebration of the recent release of The Sims Social on Facebook, EA has put the iOS version of The Sims 3 World Adventures up for free for today only.

  • News: How does the Google-Motorola deal change mobility?

    Google's decision to acquire Android device maker Motorola Mobility raises more questions than it answers. And everyone has questions.

  • News: HP's tablet exit no signal of iPad immunity, say analysts

    HP's departure from the tablet business does not mean that Apple's iPad will remain the undisputed king, analysts said today.

  • News: A Cable Company May Soon Supply Your Wireless Service

    Could your local cable company's next advertising gimmick be the "quadruple play" of mobile data, phone service, cable, and Internet? That may be the case if talk of a possible buyout of mobile data provider Clearwire is true.

  • Video: Android app connects city goers, green transport

    Spotcycle lets users search for bicycles for rent in cities worldwide.

  • News: 10 Questions for HP about WebOS

    Hey, Hewlett-Packard, you're a real head-scratcher. Just 16 months ago you promise to change the mobile world by acquiring WebOS. Now, you've raised the white flag on that $1.2 billion buy. It's a lot of money, even for a mega-corporation. And $500 is a lot for buyers of your TouchPad or WebOS phone. You were just starting to market those products were just getting started. What were you thinking, HP?

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Megamergers, earnings roil tech

    Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, acquisitions and earnings news from the world's top PC makers (Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo), the biggest Internet business (Google), and a major handset maker (Motorola Mobility) marked major realignments in tech this week.

  • Video: The week in technology, 19 August 2011

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week Google announces plans to acquire Motorola Mobility, Samsung is free to sell its Galaxy Tab, the FCC investigates a city subway system after it shut off mobile phone service and MIT researchers hope to improve efficiency on aircraft carriers.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Aug. 19

    This week in rumors, there was a warming trend in the iOSsphere with renewed hope that iPhone 5 might actually have LTE radios after all, along with a magnetic power connector, and with speculation the iPhone was delayed because of either an HTC patent complaint or Steve Jobs' upcoming biography.

  • News: After WebOS, Who's Next To Fall?

    Consumer selection for smartphones and tablets is quickly turning into a three-way choice between Apple, Google and Microsoft, with other competing platforms being out to pasture.

  • News: HP's WebOS failure highlight PC giants' mobile struggle

    Vendors like Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Toshiba may dominate the worldwide PC market, but their efforts to turn those leads into smartphone success have failed, highlighted by HP's decision on Thursday to stop developing its WebOS-based products.

  • News: Apple Cracks Down on Alleged Knockoff Sales in New York

    Apple has a growing identity problem. Just as it has been battling fake Apple stores in China, closer to home it has been quietly suing electronic retailers in New York City for allegedly selling Apple knockoff merchandise. According court documents unearthed by the Reuters news agency, Apple is taking a stand against two Queens, New York stores, Apple Story and Fun Zone, accusing both of trademark infringements.

  • News: Google Android users spend 56 minutes every day using apps and the web

    Mobile phone owners with handsets running Google Android spend an average of 56 minutes every day using the web and apps on their smartphone, says Nielsen.



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