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Quip's Bret Taylor wants to build a Microsoft Office for mobile era

"My success scenario for the company is to do for tablets and phones what Microsoft Office did for the PC," says the former Facebook CTO.

By November 6, 2013


Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor launches Quip word processor

His startup unveils what it calls a modern word processor that allows for collaborative document editing across myriad mobile and desktop devices.

By July 30, 2013


Australian AG scraps ISP data retention plans

The Australian government has said that it will not move forward with plans for a mandatory data retention scheme.

By June 24, 2013


Mario, 'Star Wars,' Chuck Taylors collide in nerdy shoe collection

Pump up your kicks with a custom set of Converse All-Stars done up with hand-knitted video gaming and science fiction themes.

By November 27, 2012


Taylor Swift lets Twitter followers follow her in person

In a charming attempt to bring social networking into the real world, a selected number of the singer's followers are wandering around with her all week, as she launches her new album.

By October 22, 2012


New Zealand to probe spying into MegaUpload

The prime minister calls for an investigation into claims that a government bureau intercepted communications in the MegaUpload case unlawfully.

By September 24, 2012


Samsung accuses Apple of influencing witnesses

Korean electronics giant says Apple met with experts that provided evidence to court in Australia and convincing two of the three experts to change their minds.

By August 5, 2012


Anonymous in a tizzy over logo trademark

Anonymous vows to take down the Web sites of a French online fashion retailer that has trademarked the iconic Anonymous logo and slogan.

By August 1, 2012


Samsung vs. Apple: Patent fight sinks Qualcomm truce

The Korean handset maker ended a truce with Qualcomm and its third-party vendors over 3G patent use when Apple filed court proceedings against Samsung last year.

By July 23, 2012


Microsoft, Motorola: FRAND first, then patent disputes

Microsoft and Google-owned Motorola Mobility agrees to set aside their ongoing patent disputes, until issues over fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory patent licenses have been resolved.

By July 11, 2012