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Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

It offers four lines and 20GB of data for about $160 a month, beats other carriers


Who is Xiaomi? Meet China's hottest smartphone maker

Xiaomi has its sights set on international expansion and becoming a global brand

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Windows Phone isn't dead, but it needs a new reason to live

As Microsoft chases the low-end phone market where Android already dominates, it could be neglecting one of its own core strengths: productivity.

iPhone 5C's China bust raises questions about Apple's pricing for '14 models

China's buyers went for the premium iPhone 5S, which is now the most-used Apple smartphone in the PRC

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New Microsoft same as the old Microsoft

No matter what strategy the CEO touts, company's financials show entrenched revenue drivers and money losers

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 15

Some were reassured that “next generation” iPhone models have been approved for sale in, of all places, Thailand. Others think, or hope, that the long-rumored wearable wrist thing, sometimes called iWatch, will be announced at the...

Bill Gates and Tim Cook take the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Both Bill Gates and Tim Cook recently partook in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for a cure for ALS

The 5 most anticipated smartphone launches coming in September

Vendors are going head-to-head with new bigger and better screens

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Week in Tech: New phones, high-tech helmets and wet CEOs

This week in technology news, presented by Nick Barber from the IDG News Service

AT&T beats other carriers on customer purchase satisfaction

In-store demos of devices found to retain customers, according to J.D. Power

Murder suspect asks Siri where to hide a dead body

A murder suspect out of Florida reportedly asked Siri where to hide the body of his dead roomate

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Remembering comedian/actor Robin Williams: His Siri schtick

Robin Williams didn't shy away from taking on technology in his acting, comedy performances

Rivalry between Uber and Lyft gets ugly

Both say the other has ordered and cancelled thousands of rides using their service

Chinese smartphone vendors meld tech savvy with low prices to win home market

Both Lenovo and Xiaomi are outselling Samsung in the Chinese smartphone market

Microsoft still believes in basic phones, launches Nokia 130 for $25

The phone will be available in emerging markets such as India, China and Indonesia

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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 8

September 9 is fine, plausible guessing games, Liquidmetal.

FCC requires emergency texting services from carriers, texting apps

The commission votes to require mobile carriers and texting apps to adopt text-to-911 functionality

SoftBank profit slides amid fewer new subscribers

CEO Son is looking for a windfall from the IPO of Alibaba, in which SoftBank owns a stake

USPTO rejects claims of Apple patent that figures in dispute with Samsung

The USPTO rejected some claims of the word "auto-complete" patent, but the decision is not final

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