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LG notches record smartphone shipments on G3 strength

The G3 has boosted LG's smartphone shipments to record levels and helped reverse three quarters of losses at its phone division, the electronics giant said Thursday.

By Tim Hornyak | 24 July, 2014 12:14

Tags: consumer electronics, LG Electronics, smartphones

EBay faces class action suit over data breach

EBay faces a class action suit in a U.S. federal court over a security breach earlier this year.

By John Ribeiro | 24 July, 2014 16:58

Tags: security, legal, ebay

Turnbull warns ACCC against undermining Telstra NBN agreement

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and finance minister Mathias Cormann have warned the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that cutting wholesale pricing for services over Telstra's copper network could negatively affect the National Broadband Network rollout.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 July, 2014 14:04

Tags: accc, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, NBN, Telstra

Sale of Mt. Gox-related Bitcoins.com halted after court order

The sale of the domain Bitcoins.com, affiliated with Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, has been halted after a U.S. court order, according to the auction house.

By Tim Hornyak | 24 July, 2014 13:05

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mt. Gox, internet

Qualcomm faces hurdles collecting royalties from China

China's anti-monopoly investigation of Qualcomm is starting to disrupt its licensing business and making it harder for the U.S. company to collect royalties from the country.

By Michael Kan | 24 July, 2014 12:55

Tags: regulation, intellectual property, qualcomm, legal, patent, Components, government, processors

Twitter employees mainly male and white, says it has 'lot of work to do'

Twitter disclosed the gender and ethnicity breakdown of its employees on Wednesday, less than a week after U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the company to release its employee diversity information.

By John Ribeiro | 24 July, 2014 12:30

Tags: business issues, personnel, twitter

Facebook isn't giving up on search

Facebook reported Wednesday that it now handles an average of more than 1 billion searches a day, but it still has work to do to provide a comprehensive search tool.

By Zach Miners | 24 July, 2014 10:48

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, internet, social media, mobile, Facebook, search engines

Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

A vulnerability broker published a video demonstrating one of several flaws it has found in the privacy-focused Tails operating system, which is used by those seeking to make their Web browser harder to trace.

By Jeremy Kirk | 24 July, 2014 10:30

Tags: Exodus Intelligence, Tails, security, Exploits / vulnerabilities

More AT&T customers switch to paying for their phones

A majority of AT&T's new smartphone customers are now choosing a plan where they pay for their phones over time, helping to drive strong second-quarter financial results, the carrier said.

By Stephen Lawson | 24 July, 2014 09:17

Tags: business issues, Carriers, telecommunication, at&t, financial results, mobile

Dropbox lures business users from consumer product

Dropbox has revealed additional IT admin controls as it continues its bid to lure business customers.

By Adam Bender | 24 July, 2014 08:00

Tags: search, dropbox, consumerisation of IT, security, IT admin, sharing, cloud storage, bring your own application, BYOA

Ultra high-def TVs still too expensive

A new report from IHS shows that because of steep prices, UHD TVs are not making deep inroads in the television market.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 07:11

Tags: hardware, consumer electronics, hardware systems, IHS, Personal Technology

Facebook reports a big sales jump, helped by mobile ads

Facebook's quarterly sales rose 61 per cent on the strength of mobile advertising, the company said Wednesday.

By Zach Miners | 24 July, 2014 06:49

Tags: business issues, Internet-based applications and services, financial results, internet, mobile, Facebook

SSD prices for hybrids, ultrathin laptops to flatten next year

A shortage of solid-state drives for ultrathin laptops and hybrids will cause prices to flatten next year after dropping for the last several years, with lower prices coming again in 2016, according to a market analysis.

By Agam Shah | 24 July, 2014 06:25

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, nvidia

Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.

By Tim Greene | 24 July, 2014 06:10

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, Windows, smartphones, software, operating systems, Windows Phone

Top 5 take-aways from Tim Cook on Apple's Q3 earnings call

During Apple's fiscal third quarter earnings call this week, CEO Tim Cook gave some hints about where the company is going and why.

By John Cox | 24 July, 2014 06:06

Tags: tim cook, business issues, Apple, iPhone, wireless, financial results, iPad

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