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Sony's new mobile chief has hands full as handsets struggle

Sony's new mobile chief has a tough job ahead of him -- convincing people to buy Xperia smartphones.

By Tim Hornyak | 31 October, 2014 20:42

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, sony

IBM joins Tencent to target China's growing enterprise cloud market

After partnering with Apple and Twitter for the enterprise market, IBM is doing the same in China with local Internet giant Tencent in a deal targeting growing businesses in the country.

By Michael Kan | 31 October, 2014 20:31

Tags: IBM, Tencent, internet, industry verticals, cloud computing

Samsung attacks Chinese rivals with new mid-range Galaxy phones

With Chinese vendors coming out with high-spec phones at affordable prices, Samsung is hitting back with two handsets sporting "metal unibody" designs that'll be targeting consumers in China with mid-range prices.

By Michael Kan | 31 October, 2014 18:34

Tags: Xiaomi, samsung, consumer electronics, Android, smartphones, Lenovo

FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission appears set to reclassify broadband so that it comes under the agency's authority, but without explicitly prohibiting special access deals between broadband and content companies, according to a news report.

By John Ribeiro | 31 October, 2014 15:56

Tags: regulation, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, internet, government

Some Aussie businesses using DevOps to improve customer engagement and reduce IT spend: report

Fifty per cent of 100 Australian companies surveyed who use DevOps had increased their customer engagement, while 48 per cent reported reduced IT spending, according to the results of a new survey.

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2014 15:31

Tags: Devops, Software as a Service (SaaS), Plutora, rackspace

The Google shakeup continues: Andy Rubin is out

The corporate shakeup at Google continues and now it's Andy Rubin, the former head of the company's Android business and the current head of its robotics arm, who's out.

By Sharon Gaudin | 31 October, 2014 12:28

Tags: Apple, Google, consumer electronics, Android, computerworld, smartphones

Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

Google is applying a surveying technique from the 1960s to a project that aims to collect data about users' computers without potentially compromising their privacy.

By Jeremy Kirk | 31 October, 2014 12:04

Tags: Google, security, privacy

Major banks ready their own mobile payment apps

Several major national and international banks are planning to launch their own mobile payments apps next year.

By Martyn Williams | 31 October, 2014 11:53

Tags: Google, consumer electronics, retail, Android, iPhone, mastercard, smartphones, finance, industry verticals, Apple

Android creator Andy Rubin leaving Google

Andy Rubin, the engineer who developed Google's Android OS and was lately in charge of its robotics efforts, is leaving the company, Google confirmed Thursday.

By Zach Miners | 31 October, 2014 11:44

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, internet, mobile, search engines

Data retention is necessary red tape: Turnbull

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's aware of the costs a mandatory detention scheme will place on the telecom industry.

By Adam Bender | 31 October, 2014 10:28

Tags: 1984, mandatory data retention, regulation, red tape, Telco, data retention, telecom, Orwell, government, legislation, Malcolm Turnbull, surveillance

Zuckerberg to connect with regular folk in first 'community Q&A'

If you've always wondered if Mark Zuckerberg has a favorite hoodie, or a favorite programming language, now's your chance to find out.

By Zach Miners | 31 October, 2014 09:48

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networking, internet, social media, Facebook

In Pictures: 12 shocking social media horror stories

There are right ways for companies to use social media, and there are wrong ways. These 12 horror stories, spotlighted by a set of digital marketing professionals, are perfect examples of what organizations should never (ever) do on social sites.

By James A. Martin | 31 October, 2014 09:24

Tags: slideshow, horror stories, social networking

In Pictures: 10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1

Don't be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere "dot" release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.

RCA gives unexpected boost to tablet market in Q3

RCA unexpectedly jolted an otherwise slowing tablet market in the third quarter as Apple's iPad shipments continued to decline.

By Agam Shah | 31 October, 2014 07:57

Tags: RCA, Apple, IDC, hardware systems, Samsung Electronics, Lenovo, tablets, Asustek Computer

Apple surrenders top tablet satisfaction spot to Amazon

Just five months after Apple took J.D. Power's tablet satisfaction award away from Samsung, it lost it today to up-and-coming Amazon.

By Gregg Keizer | 31 October, 2014 07:11

Tags: Apple, Parsons, hardware systems, tablets, acer

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