Stories by Owen Fletcher

Analyst: Dell in smartphone talks with China Mobile

Dell is in talks with China Mobile to offer a smartphone based on the carrier's mobile operating system, a move that would take Dell into a huge but competitive market in China, an analyst said Monday.

China denies cyber spy network charges

China on Tuesday denied suggestions it could be involved in a cyberespionage ring that attacked computers worldwide from servers mostly based in the country.

Google expands free music downloads in China

Google has expanded the free music downloads it offers in China to include songs by artists from each of the big four U.S. record labels, an addition that could help it win users from dominant Chinese search engine Baidu.

3Com eyes expansion from new "home market" in China

3Com Corp. may have lost ground in Western markets in recent years, but meantime it has built a low-cost operations base in China that it hopes will attract more and bigger customers in the developed world.

IBM 'online theater' may boost care at Boston hospital

IBM is working with a Boston hospital to develop a browser-based application that uses mashups to let medical experts in different locations study patient data as if they were sitting side by side, IBM said Thursday.

IBM develops Facebook privacy application

IBM on Thursday unveiled an application that guides users toward strong privacy settings in Facebook's online marketplace and could be developed into a management tool for companies or across Web sites for users.

Google blocks popular iPhone SMS app

Google will block an iPhone application that harnesses its Google Talk chat program to provide a free text-message service after too many users flocked to download it.