week in review CTIA 2012, held this week in New Orleans, was by all accounts mellower than in prior years. And it wasn't so much about the introduction of a bevy of new products as it was about for carriers, phone makers, and the wireless industry as a whole. Clearly the future will be chock-full of compelling devices featuring Android's Ice Cream Sandwich and LTE data networks.
Perhaps the most impressive unveiling,
Other phone announcements, such as a low-end Samsung Windows Phone for AT&T, the renamed Evo 3D -- now known as
Still, CTIA 2012 did reveal some interesting new services, such as AT&T's new technology designed to let you control almost. From locking your doors, to lowering your window blinds, to adjusting your thermostat and lights, you'll need only a compatible device and an Internet connection. And MasterCard announced it would enter the mobile payments game with . Users will be able to store all of their cards and MasterCard will distribute developer tools to allow other digital wallets to work with its network.
A unanimous jury found that Google infringed on Oracle's Java, but failed to say whether Google had made "fair use" of the material. Google called for a mistrial.
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commentary The horror! Facebook's CEO apparently wore a hoodie to a meeting. Let's face it: He could dress like Thor, wield the fabled hammer Mjolnir in presentations, and they'd still want in on the company's IPO.
Terry Gou said in a news conference today in Shanghai that his company is in the process of preparing for production to start.
It's unclear who's responsible for posting passwords for Twitter accounts to a public Web site. The exact number of accounts is also unclear, as Twitter says many are duplicates and many had already been suspended
How inexpensive can an ultrabook get? For HP, today's answer is $749 -- or, if you're considering an AMD "sleekbook," $599.
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A special committee is formed, as Yahoo's board attempts to quell the ongoing controversy surrounding the future of Scott Thompson as its CEO.
Raising the specter of last-generation browser battles, Mozilla launches a publicity campaign to seek a place for browsers besides IE on Windows devices using ARM chips.
The latest Bing update includes a separate search results column that surfaces Facebook friends who can guide their buddies with specific queries.
The Password Protection Act of 2012 would make it illegal for employers to force current or potential employees to hand over access to their social network accounts.
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