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  • RIM is so popular! Amazon, Microsoft, Nokia have all mulled buyout

    Separate reports Wednesday morning show that Research in Motion, despite being battered this year for everything from outages to late products to lost market share, hasn’t been without its admirers.

  • Verizon Wireless outage outraging customers

    Verizon Wireless customers have taken to the carrier's support forums and social media sites such as Twitter to complain about what appears to be a nationwide 3G/4G wireless data outage.

  • Look, touch and feel: How your mobile interface will morph in 2012

    The mobile user interface is set for a range of changes in the next 12-24 months, creating new modes for users to interact with their devices, and with other devices nearby and network-based services.

  • IBM predicts five big technologies of the future

    IBM today issued its sixth annual look at what Big Blue thinks will be the five biggest technologies for the next five years. In past prediction packages the company has had some success in predicting the future of telemedicine and nanotechnology.

  • Harvard researchers underwhelmed by peer influence on Facebook

    Most people make friends with others online who have common interests, but it's rare for people's interests to rub off on others, according to new research out of Harvard University based on an examination of four years’ worth of Facebook data.

  • AT&T, Verizon LTE nets offer similar data download, Web browsing speeds

    Data downloads and Web browsing on new LTE-ready smartphones were slightly faster on AT&T's new 4G LTE network than on the far more widely spread 4G LTE network of rival Verizon, according to a study released Tuesday by by Metrico Wireless.

  • Verizon acknowledges signal strength bug on Galaxy Nexus

    Verizon has acknowledged a software bug on its new Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone that is preventing users from getting the maximum four bars of signal strength.

  • Employee-owned devices surging for US companies, survey shows

    Big companies, even those with demanding security needs, are nonetheless allowing employees to use personally owned smartphones and tablets for work, according to a new survey. And increasingly, it is employees and not the companies that are bearing the costs -- for the devices, and cellular data plans.

  • Google planning Nexus-style tablet

    You didn't really think Google was going to let Amazon hog all the Android tablet glory, did you?

  • Tower, tower, come in tower

    It is hard to put your finger on any one thing that sums up developments in the world of IT this year, but a speaker at one of Network World's recent IT Roadmap conferences had an interesting analogy that seems apt.

  • Business incubators tap university talent

    Across the U.S., research and technology parks are playing a role in job creation and driving economic growth. These business incubators for emerging companies, typically in the science, healthcare and technology fields, are often affiliated with universities, which are prime sources for new ideas and fresh talent in need of a place to grow.

  • Verizon to Pay $3.6B for Mobile Spectrum

    Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $3.6 billion to buy licenses for mobile spectrum covering 259 million U.S. residents from SpectrumCo, a joint venture of three cable providers.

  • IT groups reveal their best enterprise tablet tricks

    New generation tablets are being adopted en masse by enterprises, despite the lack of any support infrastructure from the manufacturers. Many enterprise users, and IT groups, are making determined efforts to secure and manage tablets with whatever tools are available.

  • Goodbye 2011 ... What a year!

    Well, as we are just a hop, skip and an eggnog away from putting on silly hats, drinking champagne, and kissing random people as we bid goodbye to the year, it behooves me to look into the digital rearview mirror and ponder what we can see rushing away from us.

  • Trashing the boss online still a bad idea, but ...

    Three congressional aides recently lost their jobs in part because they are worthless layabouts who drink on the job, but also because they are but the latest to forget that Twitter lives on the Internet and tweets - especially those badmouthing your boss -- are visible to one and all.