Google-Motorola deal: Pundits weigh in

Google's bid to acquire Motorola Mobility is a brilliant move that will stave off Android's patent attackers. Or it's act of desperation that will force Android phone makers to adopt rival platforms. Or it was simply something that Google had to do, for better or worse.

By Jared Newman | 17 August, 2011 03:34

Tags: Motorola, smartphones, windows phone 7, Phones, Android, business management, Mergers and acquisitions, mergers, Apple, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft

System-wide voice recognition in iOS 5: New details

Rumors of system-wide voice recognition in iOS have been floating around since Apple acquired speech technology companies Siri and Nuance last year.

By Mike Keller | 17 August, 2011 08:29

Tags: Apple, telecommunication, applications, ios, Phones, Mobile OSes, mobile

Amazon boosts Web Services security for government agencies

Amazon is stepping up the security and access features of its cloud services in an effort to attract more government agencies as customers.

By Nancy Gohring | 17 August, 2011 08:32

Tags: Amazon Web Services, Government use of IT, government, cloud computing, internet, Infrastructure services

Dell desktop, storage revenue drops in Q2

Dell had strong profit growth in the second fiscal quarter of 2012, although the company's revenue was hurt by a drop in sales of storage and desktop products, the company said.

By Agam Shah | 17 August, 2011 07:26

Tags: business issues, Dell, financial results

Analysts: Google looks to Novell for Motorola value

Google's interest in Motorola may really be just for the patents after all.

By Nancy Gohring | 17 August, 2011 06:53

Tags: Motorola, novell, consumer electronics, Google, smartphones, Android, business management, Mergers and acquisitions

Two UK men jailed for inciting violence on Facebook

In a strong message to those who incite violence on social networks, a British court sentenced two men to four years in prison for using Facebook to try to organize a riot. It's the sternest punishment yet for abuse of social networks during the U.K. riots.

By Jeremy Kirk | 17 August, 2011 05:53

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

Intel: Processor upgrade program saves tearing apart PC

Intel this week defended its fee-based processor upgrade program, saying it is a way to add incremental performance without having to tear the system apart for a CPU upgrade.

By Agam Shah | 17 August, 2011 05:46

Tags: hardware systems, desktop pcs, Components, laptops, processors, intel

Google beefs up sub-links in search results

Google is increasing the prominence and quantity of what it calls "sitelinks," which are links to specific sections of a website that it shows for some query results.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 August, 2011 05:41

Tags: Google, internet, search engines

W3C broadens community participation

Hoping to broaden the input from users, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has established two new virtual working spaces for individuals and organizations to develop specifications, the organization announced Tuesday.

By Joab Jackson | 17 August, 2011 04:51

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, software, World Wide Web Consortium

HTC files patent infringement case against Apple

HTC has filed a lawsuit against Apple for allegedly infringing on three patents, the latest in the legal battle raging between the companies.

By Agam Shah | 17 August, 2011 03:41

Tags: Apple, intellectual property, legal, patent, High Tech Computer

Twitter adds photo function to API

Twitter has added a native function to its API for attaching images to posts, designed to make it easier for third-party developers to include photos with their applications' messages, or "tweets."

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 August, 2011 01:41

Tags: Development tools, Internet-based applications and services, application development, software, social networking, twitter, social media, internet

Samsung tablet ban lifted in all EU countries but Germany

Samsung is again free to sell its Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all European Union countries except for Germany, after a court in Düsseldorf changed its injunction enacted last week.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 August, 2011 01:23

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Samsung Electronics, hardware systems, legal, Android, tablets, iPad, Android tablets

UK says Google needs further privacy improvements

Google was praised on Tuesday by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for strengthening its privacy policies but the agency said the company still needs to improve.

By Jeremy Kirk | 16 August, 2011 23:28

Tags: Google, regulation, security, data protection, government

Mobile World Congress to focus on advertising, marketing

In February, the mobile industry will once again head to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will feature a new section focusing on different aspects of mobile marketing, show organizer GSM Association (GSMA) said on Tuesday.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 16 August, 2011 21:57

Tags: telephony, telecommunication, iPhone, Android, Smartphone applications, mobile, Blackberry, mobile applications, 4g, consumer electronics, 3g, Carriers, voip, smartphones, None, Mobile OSes

After a frenetic London riot, a laptop is recovered

When Greg Martin [cq] returned home last Wednesday morning after a night of intense rioting in London, his West End apartment had been ransacked.

By Jeremy Kirk | 16 August, 2011 21:12

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Maps, Fork, legal, social networking, internet, Facebook, Criminal

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