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Android, Not iOS, is Tops in Mobile Ad Traffic for First Time

Devices running Google's Android operating system have dethroned Apple's iPhones and iPads as the biggest drivers of worldwide mobile ad traffic, according to a new study from Opera Mediaworks. Full Story »
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Microsoft to Wrap Nokia Deal Friday, Name Subsidiary 'Microsoft Mobile'

Microsoft today said that it will close the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's handset business on Friday, about eight months after revealing the deal.

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5 New Wireless Technologies for Today's Businesses

Wireless technology changes quickly. This matters if you're running a business, as faster Wi-Fi can improve employee productivity as well as customer service. These advances in wireless tech are therefore worth watching.

Advice & Opinion

What's the Best Smartphone? That's the Wrong Question

There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you.

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Where's My Gigabit Internet, Anyway?

For Americans used to roughly 10Mbps broadband connections, the idea of gigabit Internet can feel a little like science fiction. Streaming 4K video without hiccups? Enormous file downloads happening in seconds? Oh, sure.

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With Google Glass, the Doctor Can See You Now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.

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Galaxy S5 Parts Said to Cost 21 Percent More Than iPhone 5S

IHS says Samsung's new phone costs $251 for materials, $51 more than the retail cost of a carrier-subsidized unit.

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Buying Google Glass Today? 7 Things You Should Know

Not one of the approximately 8,000 Google Glass Explorers but wish you were? If so, today is the day pick up a pair, but there are a few things you should know.

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Microsoft Kicks Off Sales of Lower-Priced Office Subscription in Bid for iPad Dollars

Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.

Advice & Opinion

Brace Yourself, Here Comes the Mobile Appsplosion

Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.

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One User's Path to a Chromebook Enterprise

Microsoft's dominance in business may be mammoth but it isn't absolute, as Tim Dickson, the director of technology at Auberge Resorts, has found.

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IBM Claims New Patent for Mobile Security Technology

IBM has come up with a technology for reducing the risk of data being exposed in mobile push notifications to mobile devices by coming up with a way to encrypt that information so service providers and others can't actually see any data related to the user's mobile device.

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Google Gets Practice Flying its High-Altitude Balloons in Project Loon

Google, which has been testing balloon-powered Internet access in underdeveloped area, said one of its balloons circled the Earth in 22 days.

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Meru Unveils Speedier, Higher Capacity Enterprise Access Point

Meru Networks has announced two new dual-stream, enterprise 802.11ac access points, including one designed to replace an Ethernet wall plate.

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Interop 2014: Mobile is Here, Cloud is Next, SDN is Coming

Interop, one of the premier shows for networking each year, kicked off its general session on Wednesday proclaiming that a new era of IT is upon the world, led by a mobile revolution and supported by cloud computing. And more change is on the way as software-defined networking quickly matures into a platform for enterprises to seriously consider.