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Sprint takes control of Clearwire

Sprint Nextel has increased it ownership in Clearwire and now has a 50.8 percent stake in the company, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Nokia sales take a big hit as buyers pass on its smartphones

Nokia continues to struggle as its third-quarter smartphone unit sales dropped by 63 per cent compared to last year, while some warn that expectations for the arrival of its first phones based on Windows Phone 8 should not be too high.

AOL launches Alto cloud-based mail, aggregates Gmail and others

AOL offered a limited preview Thursday of a new cloud-based email service that sorts content automatically to help combat "inbox fatigue" and doesn't force users to get a new address.

Citrix ShareFile upgrade allows IT department to control personal cloud-based storage

Citrix Systems is giving back to IT departments some control over personal cloud-based storage with ShareFile StorageZones, which allows user content to be stored in enterprises' own data centers, the company announced at the Synergy conference in Barcelona.

Citrix offers common management console with first step of Project Avalon

Citrix Systems has started to detail the future of Windows desktops and applications in its virtual environments with tech previews of Excalibur and Merlin, the first versions of its Project Avalon.

NetApp adds clustering technology to OpenStack

NetApp has contributed Data ONTAP 8 Clustering drivers to OpenStack, giving service providers and enterprises better resources when building private and public clouds based on the platform, it said on Monday.

UK hacker Gary McKinnon wins extradition battle

Gary McKinnon, indicted in 2002 on charges of hacking into U.S. government computers, will not be extradited to the U.S., the U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May said on Tuesday.

Citrix lets users access PCs and Macs from Kindle Fire

Citrix Systems has released an enhanced GoToMyPC app for Android devices allowing anyone with an Android phone or tablet, including Amazon's Kindle Fire family, to access their Internet-connected Mac or PC over a mobile network.

Nokia's Nearby app now giving feature phones location services

Nokia's Nearby location app has exited beta testing, and is now available in the phone maker's app store, as it continues to push location services across its range of phones.

Amazon Web Services upgrades cloud-based Linux implementation

The latest version of Amazon Web Services' Linux AMI is now available, and includes the R language as well as new versions of Apache and PHP.

Nokia looks to improve solar charging performance with new product

Nokia is testing a new solar charging accessory in Nigeria and Kenya, as the company hopes to make it easier for people without regular access to electricity to use their phones, it said in a blog post on Friday.

Legal and technical BYOD pitfalls highlighted at RSA security conference

Allowing employees to bring their own devices to work is causing new challenges, including what happens when a device needs to be wiped or employees want to sell their smartphone or tablet.

DoCoMo and MasterCard to let Japanese make NFC mobile payments abroad

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo's subscribers will be able to make mobile payments when travelling abroad next year, thanks to a collaboration with MasterCard.

Pivot3 integrates VDI appliance with VMware's View Storage Accelerator

Pivot3 has upgraded its vStac VDI appliance with better performance and integrated it with VMware's View Storage Accelerator, which helps lower the system cost since less solid state storage is needed, the company said on Tuesday.

RSA's Coviello calls for privacy laws to be overhauled to improve security

In order to keep hackers at bay there must be changes in security budgets and privacy regulations, RSA boss Art Coviello said on Tuesday.

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