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Apple, Google, and the e-mail trail in the no-poaching case

January 23, 2013 12:56 pm | by CNET | Comments

Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and other companies had agreements in place during the mid-2000s not to steal employees from each other and other technology players, court documents suggest. A series of e-mails posted today by The Verge point to a paper trail of apparent non-poaching agreements among a variety of companies.

Will the Google X Phone Be Shatter-Proof?

January 23, 2013 12:53 pm | by Pete Pachal | Comments

Google reported its quarterly earnings yesterday, and although the company's Motorola division posted a big loss, executives pointed out that the hardware maker had a 12- to 18-month product pipeline already in place when Google acquired it in 2011. That roadmap is now nearing its end, and attention is turning to what comes after — specifically, the...

RIM Offers Early Taste of BlackBerry 10

January 23, 2013 11:56 am | by Samantha Murphy | Comments

Ahead of its BlackBerry 10 launch later this month for its new line of smartphones, Research In Motion (RIM) announced on Wednesday the latest version of its mobile management solution for businesses. The BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, which is now available for download, will run on BlackBerry 10 smartphones and is compatible with Android and iOS devices.


Smart Brakes Stop This Truck from Squashing You Like a Bug

January 23, 2013 10:30 am | by Mashable | Comments

Cruising along at on the open road in your sweet ride is the stuff of romance movies and car commercials. Until that squirrel runs in front of you, you slam on the breaks and the semi truck behind you kisses your bumper at 40 MPH. It's not a pretty picture. Volvo, the automaker best known for deliriously safe vehicles...

Google Rises As Mobile Advertising Concerns Ease

January 23, 2013 10:21 am | by Reuters | Comments

Shares of Google Inc rose 6 percent in early trading on Wednesday as an improvement in the company's core search business in the fourth quarter allayed concerns that its growth would slow as advertising moves on to smartphones and tablets. Google does not break down revenue for mobile advertising but its average cost-per-click, which measures the...

5 Password Generators for Maximum Online Security

January 22, 2013 5:42 pm | by Mashable | Comments

Don't be one of those people with lame passwords. We want to help you to pick super secure, ninja-style passwords that will keep you safe online. These five free tools generate passwords with punch. Check them out in the gallery above and be sure to bookmark the service that suits you.

Apple Expected to Report First Fall in Profits in a Decade

January 22, 2013 5:36 pm | by The Guardian | Comments

  Apple is forecast to report the first fall in profits since its financial turnaround a decade ago, as its period of "hyper growth" comes to an end. Wall Street analysts believe demand for the iPhone 5 has been lower than expected, and are forecasting on average that net income will have slipped 2% to $12.8bn (£8.1bn) during the last quarter compared...

Etsy Acquires iOS App Mixel To Help Build Its ‘Mobile Future’

January 22, 2013 5:32 pm | by Tech Crunch | Comments

Etsy, the online marketplace for buying and selling crafts and homemade goods, announced it has acquired the team behind Mixel, the iOS app for creating photo collages. The deal, which we’re hearing was at a modest price, appears to be an acqui-hire more than anything else.


50 Things Replaced by Modern Technology

January 22, 2013 5:28 pm | by Mashable | Comments

Remember the days of disposable cameras and dialing *69 to see who called you? Talk about ancient times. As modern technology evolves and pushes out the old, it's fascinating to look back at what's been replaced in the past few years thanks to tech advancements.

AT&T Spends $780 Million to Buy More Spectrum

January 22, 2013 10:13 am | by CNET | Comments

AT&T is spending $780 million in cash to scoop up more wireless spectrum. The company announced Tuesday that it is buying the U.S. retail wireless operations of a carrier called Atlantic Tele-Network or ATNI. As part of the deal, AT&T will acquire wireless spectrum licenses, network assets, retail stores and approximately 585,000 subscribers.

Microsoft Surface Tablet Hit by Update Glitch

January 22, 2013 9:32 am | by CNET | Comments

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet may have caught a bug from a recent firmware update. Since January 10, several Surface users have chimed in on Microsoft's Community forums, complaining that Windows Update is not responding. The initial message in the thread sums up the problem in a nutshell...

GeeksPhone Reveals Firefox OS Phones for Developers

January 22, 2013 6:48 am | by CNET | Comments

A small Spanish start-up called GeeksPhone has started selling phones that let developers get a taste of Mozilla's new Firefox OS. GeeksPhone announced two 3G phones for the browser-based operating system, the lower-end Keon and higher-end Peak. The phones, while geared for programmers rather than mainstream customers...

AMD Hires Chip Veterans, Diversifies Beyond PCs

January 22, 2013 6:01 am | by Reuters | Comments

Advanced Micro Devices Inc has hired two senior engineers with experience at Qualcomm Inc and Apple Inc, its latest high-level recruitments as it diversifies beyond a slowing personal computer industry, sources close to the chipmaker said. Charles Matar, with expertise in low-power and embedded chip design, joined as AMD's vice president...

BlackBerry Z10 Looks Like iPhone 5, Takes on Siri

January 21, 2013 6:30 pm | by Emily Price | Comments

RIM is set to announce the first devices running its new BlackBerry 10 operating system at an event on January 30. A lucky few, however, have already gotten their hands on what looks to be the new hardware, including German site TelekomPresse.

Intellectual Ventures Settles Patent Lawsuit with Microsemi

January 21, 2013 4:16 pm | by CNET | Comments

Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures announced today it had resolved its long-running patent infringement litigation with chip maker Microsemi. The settlement dispenses with all patent litigation between the two and makes Microsemi a licensee of segments of Intellectual Ventures' massive patent portfolio. Financial terms of the settlement were not revealed.


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