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  • Why there's no 16GB Surface RT

    Microsoft has confirmed what many had suspected, that it didn't offer a 16GB Surface RT tablet because there would have been virtually no room for customer content on the device.

  • Ballmer sees quick growth for Windows Phone

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claims Windows Phone will grow quickly in the global smartphone market.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III hits 30 million sales mark

    Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone hit the 30 million sales mark in the five months since it became available, according to a Samsung blog post today.

  • IT sector rebounds, gains 12,500 jobs in October

    The IT sector is back in growth mode, adding 12,500 jobs in October, according to U.S. employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • iPad Mini, iPad sales crack 3M over three days

    Apple today said it sold 3 million iPad tablets during the opening three-day weekend of sales of the Mini, the same number it boasted it had dealt out in March for the then-new full-sized iPad.

  • 'World's largest' telecom deal turns out to be a dud

    Originally billed as the world's largest telecommunications purchase, the U.S. government's Networx contract is turning out to be chump change for the five carriers involved in the deal. Halfway through its 10-year term, the contract has driven around $2 billion in revenue compared to projections as high as $34 billion for this stage of the program.

  • Carriers to feds: Fix current telecom deal before starting follow-on

    Carriers aren't excited about the General Services Administration's plans for a follow-on contract to Networx -- tentatively dubbed Network Services 2020 -- because they want to see the U.S. government's procurement arm take steps to make the current contract more profitable for them.

  • Gartner upbeat on Big Data jobs

    The economic picture that Gartner's head of research painted at his firm's recent Symposium/ITxpo conference was upbeat in a surprising way.

  • GM plans to hire 3,000 HP IT workers

    Hewlett-Packard has agreed to transfer 3,000 of its employees to the General Motors payroll, as the automaker moves IT operations in-house

  • Researcher uncovers Android SMS phishing vulnerability

    A researcher at North Carolina State University has uncovered a vulnerability that could be exploited to send deceptive text messages from some Android devices, as part of a phishing scheme.

  • New tablets spark trade-in frenzy

    Consumers are trading in their iPads and other tablets at an "unprecedented rate" to buy the newest offerings from Apple, Google and Microsoft, according to SellCell, an electronics trade-in website.

  • iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending November 2

    Apple has just begun selling iPhone 5, which it just announced, and yet speculation mounts or possibly leaps, soars, explodes, skyrockets, mushrooms ... well, you get the idea: Everybody is talking about The Date for iPhone 6.

  • Alcatel-Lucent dips into loss as sales decline and margins get thinner

    Alcatel-Lucent reported a third-quarter loss and declining gross margins, as its cost-cutting program failed to keep up with declining sales of its network equipment and related services.

  • The 5 worst mobile threats of 2012

    New types of mobile malware make headlines every day, but what are the most prevalent threats out there? The team at Nominum decided to find out by analyzing Domain Name System (DNS) data of approximately half a million users from various countries.

  • Hottest Android news and rumors for the week ending November 2

    Although Google had to call off its formal Android event due to a historic hurricane slamming into the Eastern Seaboard, all of the major announcements it had been planning were nonetheless made online.

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