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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talks mobile strategy and more

January 25, 2013 11:27 am | by CNET | Comments

In her first TV interview since taking over as Yahoo CEO, Mayer shares her thoughts about the company and the future of technology. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media

Yolo Is Intel's First Smartphone for Africa

January 25, 2013 5:50 am | by Stan Schroeder | Comments

Chip maker Intel and mobile operator Safaricom have announced the Yolo, the first smartphone for the African market with an Intel processor Intel claims the Android device is aimed for "cost-conscious and first-time buyers in Kenya," but its specifications aren't as shabby as that characterization might imply. It'...

Apple Steps Up Labor Audits, Finds Underage Workers

January 25, 2013 3:43 am | by Reuters | Comments

Apple Inc stepped up audits of working conditions at major suppliers last year, discovering multiple cases of underage workers, discrimination and wage problems. The iPhone and iPad maker, which relies heavily on Asian-based partners like Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group to assemble the vast majority of its iPhones and iPads, said on Thursday...

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Whoa! I Should Have Upgraded To An SSD Last Year

January 24, 2013 1:20 pm | by CNET | Comments

Today I transformed my 2009 laptop into a machine that feels like it's from 2012. All I did was rip out its 500GB spinning-rust hard drive from Seagate and popped in a 256GB Vertex 4 solid-state drive from OCZ. Now I'm kicking myself for not upgrading to an SSD a year ago.

Twitter's New Service Suggests Its Future May Lie in Video

January 24, 2013 1:10 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Twitter Inc, the social network known for its 140-character messages, hinted at the direction of its evolution on Thursday with the launch of a new streaming video service for smartphones. The service, called Vine, records six-second-long video clips, which can then be seamlessly embedded within tweets.

Amazon Buys Speech-Recognition Company Ivona

January 24, 2013 11:36 am | by Reuters | Comments

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday that it acquired speech-recognition company Ivona Software, a sign the world's largest Internet retailer may be looking to develop more services similar to Apple Inc's Siri voice-based search product. Amazon did not say how much it paid for Ivona and an Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment on a purchase price.

Google asks FCC for Wireless Spectrum, But Don't Get Too Excited

January 24, 2013 9:59 am | by CNET | Comments

Google has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission for permission to apparently conduct testing on, well, something. But it's not a new wireless service that some have hoped it would be, CNET has exclusively learned. Steven Crowley, a wireless engineer, discovered the application, which was filed by Google last week.

Attention Technology Entrepreneurs—TechLaunch Still Wants You

January 24, 2013 9:31 am | Comments

Banking on the successful graduation of its inaugural class and capped off by an exciting Demo Day on November 14, TechLaunch is once again inviting aspiring tech entrepreneurs with a vision – and a great support team – to apply for a coveted position in the 2013 LaunchPad 2 program, slated to begin in May and culminate in mid-September...

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Nokia Pulls Off A Profit, Holds Out Hope For The Future

January 24, 2013 7:51 am | by CNET | Comments

Nokia might be down, but it's certainly not out. The company today reported its fourth-quarter earnings, and offered up performance that might make its doomsayers think twice. During the fourth quarter, Nokia was able to generate a profit of 202 million euros ($269 million), a massive gain over the 1 billion euros the company lost during the same period in 2011.

Unlocking Cellphones Becomes Illegal Saturday in the U.S.

January 23, 2013 11:00 pm | by TechNewsDaily | Comments

The clock to unlock a new mobile phone is running out. In October 2012, the Librarian of Congress, who determines exemptions to a strict anti-hacking law called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), decided that unlocking mobile phones would no longer be allowed. But the librarian provided a 90-day window during which people could still buy a phone and unlock it. That window clos...

Logitech Swings to Third-Quarter Loss on Weak Global PC Market

January 23, 2013 10:56 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Logitech, the No. 1 maker of computer mice, swung to a third-quarter loss from a year earlier and said it would divest non-strategic products, as it continues to be hit hard by weakness in the global PC market. Struggling to adapt to a market increasingly dominated by touch-screen tablets and smartphones which do not need mice, it posted a net...

Foxconn International Shares Drop 4 Percent After Profit Warning

January 23, 2013 9:39 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Shares of Foxconn International Holdings Ltd (FIH) (2038.HK), the world's biggest contract maker of cellphones, fell more than 4 percent after the firm said it expected to record a net loss for 2012 as a result of low demand from its major clients. The last time FIH was in the red for the full year was 2010, when it reported a net loss of $218.3 million as key clients...

Tim Cook Dances Around the Apple TV Question - Again

January 23, 2013 6:24 pm | by CNET | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook had a bit of deja vu today when an analyst asked him to expound on Apple's future contributions to the TV industry. "There's a lot we can contribute in this space so we can continue to pull the string and see where it leads us," he said during Apple's first quarter earnings call today, after remarking on the growth of sales for the Apple TV device.

Pebble Smart Watch Starts Shipping Today

January 23, 2013 1:54 pm | by Christina Warren | Comments

As promised at CES 2013, the Pebble smart watch starts shipping Wednesday. Pebble is the most successful Kickstarter project of all time, raising more than $10 million from nearly 70,000 backers. The watch works in conjunction with your smartphone, making it easy to see who is calling, control your music and receive notifications.

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.

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