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Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube
Mobile users of Google's search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for...
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,...
Super-high frequencies could one day deliver your mobile video
Mobile operators want a way to keep urban users happy as they get more thirsty for data, and a professor in New York City thinks he's found what...
Where R U now? iPhone texts come to Glass
Google Glass-wearing, iPhone-toting techies who can't be bothered to look at their smartphones for texts can instead peer into a different screen...
Fire at Samsung facility affects website, media portal
A fire at a Samsung facility in South Korea on Sunday resulted in a temporary outage that shut down its website and caused the company's Smart TV...
FCC vote on incentive auction plan could further open broadband competition
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will reserve a significant amount of spectrum in its upcoming auctions of the television band for...
Facebook wants to help you meet friends offline
Facebook now has its own take on location sharing -- an optional feature that periodically broadcasts people's locations to their friends.
Google revenue jumps 19 percent but still disappoints
Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.
Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads
In an indication that CEO Marissa Mayer is not yet seeing dramatic results from her efforts to turn the company around, Yahoo's sales dipped...
SAP users rattle sabers over charges for user-friendly Fiori apps
SAP user groups are stepping up pressure on the vendor over the fees charged for its user-friendly Fiori applications, saying they should be included...
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...
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.
Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT
Many organizations today are looking for things that talk to the Internet. Sensors, cameras, medical equipment and even snowplows are on that wish...
With a Wi-Fi cloud service, Ruckus aims to help hotspot owners make money
The latest entrant into cloud-based Wi-Fi plans to apply the technique to public Wi-Fi hotspots, helping enterprises and service providers to better...
Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices
As Android's popularity continues to climb, it's increasingly joining the workplace. In its early days, Android had little in the way of...
Would Amazon dare to make a phone? Of course
The idea of an Amazon smartphone, reportedly in the works for a September release, may seem far-fetched or foolhardy but isn't that big a stretch...
Facebook's government request report adds Instagram -- duck face and all
Better think before you post that Instagram selfie -- a government could want it.
FTC implores WhatsApp to keep its promises on privacy in Facebook deal
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday cleared a path for Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp to proceed, though it called on both...
Google amps up fight against malicious apps with enhanced Android security
Google is boosting Android security safeguards to better detect potentially harmful apps throughout their life cycle.
Star software designer Greg Christie reportedly leaving Apple
Veteran Apple software designer Greg Christie, who played a major role in the development of the iPhone, will be retiring later this year, according...