Stories by Nancy Gohring

'Google Bucks' Never Paid Off, Schmidt Recalls

Google at one point considered issuing its own currency, to be called Google Bucks, said the company's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Carrier IQ Hopes to Allay Users' Privacy Concerns

Carrier IQ executives said they hope that customers are once again recognizing the value of the data that their company's software collects, after some operators disabled the software following a privacy uproar late last year.

Windows 8 on ARM on track, Microsoft says

Anyone can take Windows 8 for a spin now that Microsoft has launched the so-called "consumer preview" version of the software at an event in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Nokia focuses on appealing to developers

Nokia pitched its Windows Phones as the best bet for operators and app developers, and to prove it, announced partnerships for new apps with brands including Michelin Travel, Red Bull, Kraft Foods and others.

Google once considered issuing currency

Google once considered issuing its own currency, to be called Google Bucks, company Chairman Eric Schmidt said on stage in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress Tuesday.