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  • Opinion: Post-Jobs, Apple Needs to Open Up

    There's no denying that the departure of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO is the end of an era. It's difficult to think of any other leader as synonymous with a brand as he has been.

  • Opinion: Steve Jobs Resigns: 5 Things to Watch For

    Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has stepped down permanently as company CEO, and many observers are asking what's next for the popular technology company now that its visionary leader is gone. Jobs was succeeded by Tim Cook, who has served as Apple's chief operating officer since 1998. Jobs, while no longer CEO, will remain at Apple as the company's board chairman.

  • Opinion: Steve Jobs' legacy in danger

    Mired in ugly courtroom battles now is the worst time for Steve Jobs to quit his job as Apple CEO.

  • Opinion: Reports: Steve Jobs 'not dead'

    Apple's CEO Steve Jobs has been forced to resign on the grounds of ill health, but let's not write the obituary just yet.

  • Opinion: HP ditches consumers and opts for a quiet life

    HP has killed off WebOS and the TouchPad tablet, and decided to get out of the personal computing game. Here's why.

  • Opinion: Apple and Samsung both lose, even if Apple wins

    It's difficult to assess the impact of Apple's response to Samsung's iPad challenger, and to work out what Apple gains from it, if anything. But that's not going to stop me trying.

  • Opinion: It's Clear Why Software Patents Need to Disappear

    If there's any lesson to be learned from Google's news-making activities these past few days, it's that software patents are a problem.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone Manager Quits Microsoft to do Startup

    Microsoft veteran and Windows Phone Manager Charlie Kindel announced Monday he would be leaving Microsoft after 21 years to start a new company.

  • Opinion: Anonymous Hackers Meet the Long Arm of the Law

    Civil disobedience isn't always glamorous--especially when it comes time to pay the piper.

  • Opinion: If e-readers destroyed high-street bookshops, they have only themselves to blame

    What's the difference between bookselling giants Amazon and Barns & Noble on the one hand, and Borders and WH Smith on the other? Simple: you have never yet seen a WH Smith- or a Borders-branded e-reader. And you never will.

  • Opinion: HTC's Apple Patent Loss: Android Fans Shouldn't Worry

    HTC's infringement of two Apple patents has led to some gloomy predictions about the future of Android phones, but for consumers it's business as usual -- at least for now.

  • Opinion: Internet access: Can the government cut you off?

    The UK has been heavily criticised in a new UN report stating that internet access is a human right.

  • Opinion: Google Antitrust Scrutiny: The Price of Success

    It was revealed this week that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun an antitrust investigation of Google business practices. Whether or not Google is guilty of unfair practices or not, the very fact that antitrust assertions are being made is a sign of success. Congratulations Google! You've officially made it to the big time.

  • Opinion: Why ICANN changes spell out: 'no you can't'

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently approved a radical shake-up of the way website addresses are formulated. The current method of assigning one of a limited number of domain names (.com or .co.uk, for instance) was inevitably going to buckle, but it’s worth reflecting on how well it worked.

  • Opinion: Copyright Grinch Pulls 'Friday' YouTube Video

    You don't know what you've got until it's gone -- it rings true for YouTube video sensation Rebecca Black with her viral song Friday. The popular YouTube video, with more than 167 million views, is no longer available due to a copyright claim filed by none other than Rebecca Black.

  • Opinion: Apple Back-to-School Deal Pales to Microsoft's Offer

    The back-to-school season is a great time for new students (or people who have latched on to their old college IDs) to get discounts on laptops and other computer gear -- not to mention awesome freebies that big PC companies throw in. Traditionally, Apple has one of the best giveaways: a free iPod touch with the purchase of a Mac. But this year, Apple went to the Land of the Lame, and was easily bested by Microsoft's superior special.

  • Opinion: Cloud CIO: In Defense of Corporate IT

    The threat that cloud computing poses to CIOs and IT professionals' careers does not stem from cloud computing rendering corporate IT departments irrelevant. Rather, it comes from CIOs' and IT professionals' failure to face the revolution that cloud computing brings and to assume much more important positions inside their firms.

  • Opinion: Nokia Wins Patent War with Apple--You're Next Android

    Don't put any dirt on Nokia's coffin just yet--the company still has some life in it. A victory in its patent war with Apple means a new revenue stream for Nokia, and a stronger position to enforce its patent portfolio with other mobile device makers.

  • Opinion: Invisible tablet war hots up

    It's time for tablet makers to stop telling us about their fabulous devices, and start making them available.

  • Opinion: Why E-Books Are Bad for You

    At first glance, e-readers and e-books seem like a good thing for consumers and business users. After all, they've been found to increase the amount of reading people do, and prices on the readers keep getting lower, putting them within reach of an ever-larger proportion of the world.



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