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More Tech Industry Opinion

  • Opinion: 1 in 5 small businesses still use Windows XP, survey says

    A survey by antivirus firm Bitdefender finds that 18% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are still using Windows XP despite the end of support from Microsoft and the near-apocalyptic predictions that led up to its end of life.

  • Opinion: Amazon's Fire Phone shows that Kindle Fire failed

    The Amazon Fire Phone launch tells us that technology's most disruptive company is caught in too minds. The Kindle Fire must be failing, and the Fire Phone starts out on shaky ground.

  • Opinion: Amazon smartphone launch: What to expect

    We take a look at three things to expect from today's Amazon smartphone launch and two not to pin your hopes on.

  • Opinion: Study: The traditional office will soon be extinct

    It's not news that mobility is one of the major driving forces in IT today. Smartphones and tablets continue to supplant traditional PCs as primary computing devices, as people are getting more done from wherever they happen to be. A new study from Aruba Networks found that the demand for mobile productivity also puts significant stress on IT personnel and budgets.

  • Opinion: 5 iOS 8 features Apple stole from Android

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and with iOS 8 Apple really wants to flatter Android. Here are five features in iOS 8 that Apple stole from Android.

  • Opinion: Snowden versus James Bond

    The media spotlight hit Hong Kong last year when former government contractor Edward J Snowden spilled the beans on the NSA's extensive spying program. The youthful tech guru then hightailed it to Russia, where he remains. In April, the Washington Post and Guardian US won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, one of journalism's more prestigious awards, for their articles based on NSA documents leaked by Snowden.

  • Opinion: Ballin' like Ballmer: 9 other tech luminaries who could buy an NBA team

    It seems that newly retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is trading in Clippy for the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Opinion: What will consumers gain from AT&T's DirecTV buy?

    It's official: AT&T wants to buy DirecTV in a deal valued at around $48.5 billion. And to help the acquisition's public appeal, the telecommunications giant is offering a number of sweeteners.

  • Opinion: On second thought, California Senate backs kill-switch bill

    We're a step closer to having kill-switch technology built into our smartphones by default, after the California State Senate approved a bill that would mandate the antitheft feature come preinstalled on phones sold in the Golden State.

  • Opinion: Facebook's winning streak continues with another $2.5 billion quarter

    At this point, it would be more surprising if Facebook wasn't making billions from ads.

  • Opinion: Airbnb preps for New York court battle by scrubbing site of 'bad actors'

    Airbnb meets New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in an Albany court Tuesday afternoon armed with economic stats, tales of hosts just barely scraping by, and a site freshly wiped of more than 2,000 NYC listings.

  • Opinion: Google and Viacom settle YouTube suit long after it stopped mattering

    Google and Viacom have finally buried the hatchet over alleged YouTube copyright violations from nearly a decade ago.

  • Opinion: What I learned from a shoeless Mark Cuban at SXSW

    The One World Theatre is not a typical South by Southwest venue. It sits high on a hill northwest of town, about nine miles from the convention center, with beautiful views and none of the overcrowded messiness of the show itself. On Saturday, Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban spoke to about 300 entrepreneurs here--members and guests of Entrepreneurs Organization's Austin branch. Tagging along were a few lucky members of the media--including me.

  • Opinion: Why Lenovo has bought Motorola

    Yesterday Lenovo agreed to buy Motorola from Google for US$2.91bn. On the face of it that's a big loss for Google given that it spent $12.5bn buying Motorola only in 2011. So what's going on? Here I'll take a look at why Lenovo has bought Motorola, why Google has sold it, and what it means for Android and the smartphone market.

  • Opinion: Court's smackdown on net neutrality could hit you right in the pocket

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down most of the FCC's 2010 Open Internet Order on Tuesday, rejecting the FCC's power to impose and enforce network neutrality rules on Internet service providers (ISPs).

  • Opinion: Why is HP cutting 1124 jobs in the UK?

    The news that HP is cutting more than 1100 of its UK workforce is tragic for all involved, coming as it does just before Christmas. But how has one of the world's most recognisable companies found itself in this situation? I've been looking at HP's history and the past 10 years of the personal computer to explain why HP is cutting 1124 jobs in the UK.

  • Opinion: Jeff Bezos: Super CEO or Supervillain?

    Your tech company's CEO is a bold, visionary leader recognized far and wide as an innovator in the industry. He or she never shies away from embracing Big Ideas or taking risks that most of us would dismiss as foolhardy. The press hangs on this charismatic technology guru's every word, waiting to see what wisdom he or she will reveal next.

  • Opinion: Oracle's Hurd not planning to take Microsoft CEO job

    Oracle president Mark Hurd threw his own hat out of the ring to replace Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, telling CNBC that he doesn't intend to leave his current post.

  • Opinion: Will Nokia help Microsoft regain relevance with businesses?

    Microsoft rocked the tech world today with the announcement that it is spending about $7 billion to acquire Nokia. The move has a variety of potential benefits and ramifications, and many of those could have an impact on how your business relates to Microsoft in the years to come.

  • Opinion: Future of smartphones

    Smartphones are developing continuously, here's where we discuss sever key areas where the industry as a whole will be looking to improve and how it will go about doing so. Keep reading to find out more about the Future of Smartphones.


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