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20 People Who Changed Tech: Ted Turner And Jerry Levin
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
By bringing the world of content to the world of technology, they transformed media and entertainment.
Google Adds Stock-Android Smartphones
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With $599 version of HTC One, Google responds to demand for more smartphones that have the stock version of Android installed.
Google Pushes On iPhone Apps
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Google's Sundar Pichai reveals why the company makes apps for Apple's iPhone but not for Microsoft's Windows Phone.
HP, IBM Bruised By Sluggish Server Market
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue drops 7.7% in Q1, says IDC. Dell, on the strength of its data center products, was the market's best performer.
Gmail Inbox Update: Hopes And Fears
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Gmail's new categorization capabilities bring optimism -- and apprehension -- to this email addict's heart.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Dials Back Specs
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Billed as a smaller version of its powerful flagship smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini is nothing short of a land grab.
Motorola To Make Moto X Phone In Texas
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms it's preparing to storm the market with a new flagship phone in early fall.
Intel Buys GPS Technology To Boost Mobile Effort
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Intel scoops up ST-Ericsson's geo-location business in a bid to improve its mobile offerings.
PC Market Hasn't Hit Rock Bottom Yet
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
BBC Suspends CTO Over Failed IT Project
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Botched Digital Media Initiative cost U.K. taxpayers £98 million, and may cost IT chief John Linwood his job.
Server Sales Slump Continues, Gartner Says
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue declines 5% in the first quarter, with Oracle as loss leader and Dell bucking the trend.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
LG Intros White Nexus 4, Talks Nexus 5
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
LG isn't building the Nexus 5, but wouldn't turn down the opportunity.
iOS 7 Undergoing Ive-Led Transformation
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Sweeping changes are in store for Apple's smartphone operating system.
Microsoft To Windows 8 Haters: Try This Mouse
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Windows 8 has been a particularly big flop on the desktop. Can a mouse designed to make the OS friendlier help?
Apple Again Faces Mirror Worlds In Court
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Defunct software company expands patent infringement suit to include Best Buy, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung.
7 Slick Siri Alternative Apps
Slideshows  |  5/23/2013  | 
Love it or hate it, Apple's Siri doesn't have to be the be-all and end-all of smart personal assistants. Check out these solid apps.
HP's New PCs: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Wide variety of new hardware means HP is either adapting to consumer preferences -- or struggling to decide what will resonate.
Mailbox For iPad Tames Gmail Inbox
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Popular email app Mailbox competes directly with Gmail's own Gmail app for iOS.
HP CEO Whitman Keeps Calm, Carries On
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's second quarter sees big sales declines, but profits exceed forecast and CEO Whitman says problems are under control.
Apple Adds Samsung's Galaxy S4 To Lawsuit
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Apple files new complaints against Samsung alleging that the company's Galaxy S4 smartphones violates its Siri patents.
Dell Launches New Cloud Products For Citrix Users
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Dell's new converged infrastructure and thin client products expand the company's enterprise portfolio -- but can they distract from buyout drama and tanking PC revenues?
HTC Faces Internal Strife
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Troubled HTC hit with wave of staff departures, among other challenges.
Sprint Increases Offer For Clearwire
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Sprint proposed $2 billion for Clearwire last year, but had to increase the offer to $2.5 billion, or $3.40 per share.
Apple Slips, Samsung Gains In Satisfaction Rankings
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Samsung has closed the gap with Apple in terms of American consumers' satisfaction level with their smartphones.
Windows 8 Learning Curve: Two Customers Speak
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Microsoft users expect Windows 8.1 to lessen the learning curve for the new OS. But it may not be as bad as you fear, two education customers report.
Can Tiny Ophelia Cure Dell's Big PC Woes?
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Dell has struggled to adapt as PCs have lost ground to tablets. Is Ophelia, a pocket-sized computing device coming this summer, a step in the right direction?
Apple iOS 6 Wins DOD Approval
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Apple devices running iOS 6 join BlackBerrys and Samsung Galaxy devices as approved by DOD for use by military and government workers.
Xperia Z: Sony's Tablet Reboot?
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Sony's new premium Android tablet has a lot going for it. Will it be enough to get Sony back in the tablet game?
Jolla Debuts Smartphone With Sailfish OS
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Group of former Nokia employees have developed a new smartphone that will run Android apps.
Texas School District Picks Dell Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Schools CTO who picked iPad in his last job says things have changed.
Google, NASA Team On Quantum Computing
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
NASA, Google and university researchers get access to new quantum computer, as NASA tackles complex problems ranging from air traffic to robotics.
Dell Posts Weak Earnings: Services Growth Slow Going
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Dell's enterprise business showed growth this quarter, but not enough to overcome a steep decline in PC margins.
BBM Vs. Google Hangouts: What's At Stake
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
BlackBerry and Google have both expanded their messaging services to competing platforms, but for different reasons.
Google I/O: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  5/16/2013  | 
Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
IGEL Fattens Thin-Client Product Line
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
European hardware maker unveils two new devices to support companies' need for powerful, multimedia-capable terminals.
Google I/O: Where's Android?
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
Google announced numerous updates to individual Android apps during the I/O keynote, but a new version of Android was conspicuously missing.
Windows Phone Steals Third Place From BlackBerry
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
Android and iOS are in no danger of losing their incredible lead over the competition, but Microsoft's smartphone platform has made a significant move.
Dell Earnings May Disappoint
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
Michael Dell and his plan to take the company private may benefit if quarterly earnings miss Wall Street's expectations.
Google Glass 'Socially Awkward,' Americans Say
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
Only 10% of Americans would wear Google Glass regularly, according to a recent survey.
BlackBerry CEO Is Right About Tablets
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
People laughed at BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins' prediction that the tablet will soon be obsolete. But BlackBerry may get the last laugh.
Samsung Ships 6 Million Galaxy S4s
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
Samsung's latest flagship smartphone is off to a roaring start, says the company.
Google CEO Recovering From Vocal Cord Paralysis
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Larry Page has published a Google+ post explaining his recent voice problems.
Google I/O Features Sensor Network
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Hundreds of sensors will measure environmental conditions at Google I/O, and the hardware designs will be available as open source.
BlackBerry Brings BBM To Android, iOS
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
BlackBerry World show sees introduction of Q5 smartphone and cross-platform BlackBerry Messenger.
Lumia 925 Trades Metal For Plastic
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Nokia's lighter, slimmer Lumia 925 shows that the company has been listening to customer complaints.
Why Microsoft Should Make Windows Blue Free
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
Windows 8's gloomy narrative could be rewritten when Windows Blue arrives later this year. The first step is to give it away for free.
Nokia Teases High-End Camera In Latest Smartphone
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
High-end camera will play a prominent role in the "Catwalk" smartphone Nokia will reveal Tuesday, according to a new TV commercial.
Google I/O: Android, Chrome Not Merging
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Clarifying some speculation before the Google I/O conference, Google says it has no immediate plans to combine Android and Chrome into one platform.
Google, Nokia, BlackBerry News: Mobile Week Ahead
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
The week of May 13, major players are holding events that could shake up the mobile landscape. Here's a sneak peak.
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