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Microsoft Throws a Juicy Mango to Manufacturers

Mango, the largest update yet to Microsoft's still-young Windows Phone 7 mobile OS, was released to manufacturers Tuesday in what the software company called an "important milestone" in its fight to gain some ground in the competitive smartphone marketplace ...

Lawyers Enlist AT&T Customers to Murder the Merger

Opponents of the pending US$39 billion merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile are taking legal action with New York-based law firm Bursor & Fisher in a bid to block the deal. ...

Lawyers Enlist AT&T Customers to Murder the Merger

Opponents of the pending US$39 billion merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile are taking legal action with New York-based law firm Bursor & Fisher in a bid to block the deal. ...

Citadel’s Squeeze Makes E-Trade Squeak

Online financial services provider E-Trade responded to pressure from stake holder Citadel Friday, days after the hedge fund sent a letter to the brokerage service demanding a review of strategies, including discussing a sale of the company ...

Plenty of Business, a Little Play Make Microsoft a Bright Quarter

Microsoft revealed its quarterly earnings Thursday, and despite stalled sales of Windows, strong Xbox 360 and Kinect numbers boosted the company's to revenue 8 percent higher than the same period last year, at US$17.37 billion ...

Labs Go Dark as Google Puts Away Childish Things

In a continuing effort to streamline product development, Google announced Wednesday the company will be shutting down its Google Labs project ...

Isis Slips Visa, MC and AmEx Into Its Virtual Wallet

Isis, a mobile commerce venture that includes the U.S.' largest wireless providers, announced Tuesday that Visa, MasterCard and American Express will be partnering with the organization ...

Good Little Google Readers to Get Virtual Gold Stars

The world's largest online search engine recently revealed its Google News Badge feature, a system through which readers can earn virtual badges based on their search and reading histories in the U.S. version of Google News. ...

Google Is Like a ‘Mental Prosthetic’

The way search engines like Google make it almost effortless to find the answers to any question with a few taps of the fingertips could be changing the way our memory works, according to a study published recently in the research journal Science ...

Amazon Tablet’s Secret Weapon Could Be Android’s Answer to iTunes

Amazon could be the next retailer to jump into the tablet marketplace in time for the holiday season, according to information from The Wall Street Journal. ...

Netflix Slices’n’Dices Its Rental Plans: Shrewd Move or Bloody Mess?

Netflix announced a reshuffling of its prices Tuesday, separating its DVD and streaming plans into two separate subscription packages and angering a large part of its customer base. New customers will need to pick from the company's new offerings immediately; existing members will be transitioned to the new plans starting Sept. 1 ...

Google Trains Its All-Seeing Street View Eye on Japanese Earthquake Devastation

Google's Street View cars have been spotted all over the world capturing ground-level photos of cities for the company's unique mapping technology. But now that tech is being put to a new use: The cars are shooting pictures of the devastation in Japan left from the powerful earthquake the nation suffered last March. The goal is to help spread information about the extent of the remaining damage and help relief workers coordinate their efforts...

Rumored Facebook Music Deal Could Hit the Spotify

Facebook users may soon be able to stream, download and share music via the social networking site with a partnership with Spotify, a Swedish music service, according to codes found by software blogger Jeff Rose ...

VCs Pump Money and Expectations Into Twitter

A major round of funding from private investors for social networking site Twitter has raised the valuation of the company to more than US$7 billion, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal ...

Google May Catch a Big Whiff of Wiretap Act in WiFi Sniffing Case

A federal judge recently refused to dismiss charges against Google from July 2010 which claim the company violated the Federal Wiretap Act. At the same time, the court threw out accusations that the search engine giant broke state laws in an accidental data breach ...

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Google+ Doesn’t Quite Add Up to a Social Powerhouse

Fresh off failure from its first social network attempt, Google decided it'd give the tech trend another shot and launched Google+, the company's hope for rivaling networking leaders Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. ...

News Corp. Sends the MySpace Band Packing

Specific Media announced Wednesday that the company, in partnership with recording artist Justin Timberlake, will buy MySpace from News Corp. in hopes of revitalizing the ailing social networking site ...

Google Enters the Ring for Social Smackdown, Round 2

Google took a second stab at social networking Tuesday with the launch of Google+, a program designed to interactively connect users and challenge worldwide social networking king Facebook ...

Americans Hot for E-Readers, Tepid About Tablets

E-reader ownership jumped to 12 percent of adult U.S. consumers in May, doubling from 6 percent in the past six months, the first time sales have been in double digits, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project ...

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Google Axes Health Service Due to Feeble Response

Google announced Friday it will discontinue its Google Health service, a program launched three years ago to allow users to upload and store electronic health records in a central, online repository ...

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