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Pinterest Puts its Posts in the Spotlight with 'Guided Search'

A new mobile search tool offers improved customization Full Story »

Baidu's Profit Boosted By Mobile Ad Revenue

The company's search business has been driving revenue

Microsoft profit drops but devices, consumer products help results

The company suffers in comparison to the same period last year, but sales of tablets and Windows help it beat expectations

US Wireless Users May Get to Share Military Spectrum

The FCC says military radar stations can share the spectrum with licensed and other users

Exclusive: Google Mulling Wi-fi for Cities with Google Fiber

Cities getting gigabit-speed fiber Internet could also gain Wi-Fi networks

Four Growing European Startups to Keep an Eye on

Starting a tech business in Europe is still harder than in the US, but things are looking up, an investor said

US Tech Spending to See 'solid, Steady Growth' This Year and Next, Forrester Says

Stability in the federal government is spurring Forrester's confident outlook

Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel Agree to Settle Silicon Valley Hiring Case

The class-action suit accused companies of entering into secret agreements not to hire workers

Official urges state to adopt federal Obamacare site, rather than fix one Oracle built

Oracle and Oregon are at loggerheads over the health insurance exchange Cover Oregon

Apple Users Put At Risk By 3-week Delay Between OS X and iOS Patches, Researchers Say

IOS users were kept vulnerable for three weeks to known security issues previously patched in Safari for OS X, a former Apple employee said

Apple CEO Tim Cook Steps Up on the Auction Block Again

Apple CEO Tim Cook is back on an auction block, repeating an offer that last year brought in $610,000 for the Washington, D.C.-based Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

San Diego's SAP System has Tripled Workloads for Some Tasks, Report Says

SAP's software systems 'work exactly as designed,' a spokesman says

Vic Gundotra, Who Led the Creation of Google+, Leaves Google

Gundotra worked at the company for nearly eight years, also serving key roles in mobile and Google I/O

Microsoft Surface Mini Likely to Ship Soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an listing for a case custom made for the device.

Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra

Prominent Google exec says farewell with post to social network he helped create.

Lost Andy Warhol Art Recovered From 1980s Amiga Floppy Disks

Data recovery isn't a lost art, but it can find lost art. Case in point: The Andy Warhol Museum announced on Thursday that it has recovered a series of forgotten doodles, pictures, camera shots, notes, and more that belonged the iconic artist--works that have been trapped an Amiga 1000 computer's floppy disks since 1985.

Google Glass is Now Widely Available

With none of the fanfare of last week's one-day sale, Google made its Glass smartglasses available for sale to the general public on Thursday.

As iPad Sales Slump, Cook Hijacks Analysts' Fast-Uptake Explanation

Apple on Wednesday conceded that it sold 16 percent fewer iPads in the March quarter than in the same period last year, fulfilling analysts' expectations -- in spades -- that iPad sales have slowed.

Microsoft Releases Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone

Microsoft has released a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone, although it requires the latest Windows Phone 8.1 developer version.

Facebook Enters Fitness Tracking with Acquisition of 'Moves' App Maker

Moves, which gathers data about people's movements, will remain a standalone app

Facebook Tries to Break the News with FB Newswire

The new tool will verify and surface news-related content on Facebook in real time

FCC defends new net neutrality proposal

The agency will ask the public for comments on pay-for-priority agreements, an official says

Verizon boosts revenue, income on mobile and broadband growth

The company adds 549,000 retail mobile customers and 98,000 Fios broadband customers during the first quarter

Is There Any Digital Marketing Value in New Breed of Social Apps?

The road to revenue for ephemeral and anonymous apps like Snapchat, Secret and Whisper is uncharted. How these social apps will ever achieve a level of revenue that would justify their sky-high valuations is foggy at best.

Facebook Buys Moves to See Your Fitness Activity

The world's largest social network could be jumping on the wearables bandwagon.