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  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 Is in the Wings: Three Days and Counting

    It's now been almost six months since the release of Ubuntu 11.04, or “Natty Narwhal,” and that means it's about time for the next version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution to make its official debut.

  • News: Facebook acquires start-up friend.ly

    Facebook has acquired friend.ly, a start-up that created a Facebook app designed to help users pose questions to online friends.

  • News: Mozilla relies on search deals for 98% of revenues

    Mozilla today said that income from its search partners, including rival browser maker Google, increased by 19% last year.

  • News: Carriers offer products to help businesses adapt to workers' smartphones

    U.S. wireless carriers are making more products and services available to businesses to integrate and support their workers using wireless smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Quicken 2012: A Lot to Offer the Budget Weary

    Despite a few blemishes and competition from free cloud-based services like Mint.com (also owned by Intuit), Quicken 2012 offers well-integrated "old school" software that's still the best at helping you budget and control your debt.

  • News: AT&T's Toggle to deliver enterprise apps to Android phones

    AT&T on Monday announced plans to offer a new service, called Toggle, that will securely run enterprise apps like email on any Android phone a worker chooses to buy.

  • News: Google Targets JavaScript with Dart

    Google today pulled the wraps off an "early preview" of its Dart programming language. Dart is squarely aimed at providing an alternative to JavaScript, which has become the "lingua franca" for developers of web applications, but a nettle to Google.

  • News: Microsoft Preps Big Win Phone 7 Push Heading into Holidays

    Brace yourself for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 onslaught. In the coming months Microsoft will make a big holiday push that will extend into early 2012 in an attempt to win over converts to its new mobile operating system. Andrew Lees, president of Microsoft's Windows Phone Division, has been busy recently spreading the gospel of Phone 7 and dishing on Microsoft's mobile plans, according to a number of reports.

  • News: Netflix Kills Qwikster DVD Plan

    Netflix announced Monday it is abandoning its plan to spin off its DVD video rentals into a separate service called Qwikster and will instead continue to host on Netflix.com its streaming and DVD-by-mail rentals -- but the unpopular summer price hike remains.

  • News: Sam Ramji: Cloud makes open source 'inevitable' for Microsoft, others

    While many free software advocates warn that the cloud could kill open source, because users won't have access to the source code, Sam Ramji disagrees. He says that work is going on now to eliminate the legal liabilities of contributing to open source.

  • News: Google launches Dart as a JavaScript killer

    Google has launched a preview version of a new Web programming language, called Dart, which the company's engineers hope will address some of the shortcomings of the widely used JavaScript language.

  • News: Netflix does Qwik turn, will keep DVD and streaming together

    There was no apology for the apology. But three weeks after it announced Qwikster, the spinoff that incorporated the company’s DVD rental service, Netflix on Monday morning reversed course, declaring that it would keep its DVD and streaming video services under one roof.

  • News: Stratosphere to ship a day before iPhone 4S

    The Galaxy S Stratosphere smartphone goes on sale Thursday as the first device with a physical Qwerty keyboard to run on Verizon's Wireless 4G LTE network.

  • News: Web creatives weigh in on Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3

    While HTML5 is replacing Flash for mainstream sites, online games and media-rich apps will get a boost from Flash Player 11 and AIR3.

  • News: Motorola's 3LM launches mobile security platform

    3LM, the company founded by former Android developers and since acquired by Motorola, is making its enterprise security platform for Android phones available this week.

  • News: RIM introduces Tag for sharing using NFC

    Research In Motion (RIM) has announced Tag, a feature that will allow users of some BlackBerry phones to share contact information, documents and multimedia content by tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together, the company said on Sunday.

  • News: OpenStack Eyes 'Extreme Scale' in Upgrade

    OpenStack developers have updated the project's open-source cloud software with a new graphical interface and a unified authentication-management system.

  • News: T-Mobile unveils Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in US, braving Apple lawsuit

    T-Mobile USA unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to U.S. buyers on Monday, just days ahead of a court hearing at which Apple will seek a preliminary injunction to prevent sales of the device in the U.S.

  • News: Apple's Siri has Rival in Sensory

    Among the features of the new iPhone 4S, which should start reaching consumers' hands this week, is a baked-in personal assistant app called Siri. The software uses speech recognition, artificial intelligence, and tight integration to the phone's built-in apps to create a "personal assistant" to perform a multitude of tasks for you. As powerful as Siri is, however, a speech recognition product made by a company called Sensory, Inc. may outshine Apple's offering in the long run.

  • News: Verizon 4G LTE Qwerty Slider Phone Expected Soon

    Samsung’s Stratosphere is reportedly expected to launch Thursday as the first Verizon 4G LTE smartphone with a QWERTY slider keyboard.



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