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With acquisition, Monotype eyes smartphone fonts

The $10.2 million acquisition of Ascender gets Monotype Imaging experience in typefaces for smartphones, TV, gaming consoles, and other devices.

By Dec. 8, 2010


The man behind your phone's fonts

In the first part of our two-part series about mobile phone fonts, we sit down with Steve Matteson, the typeface designer for Droid, Windows Phone, and countless other UIs.

By Apr. 10, 2012


The secret to designing a great smartphone font

In the second portion of our two-part series, we explore the history and theory behind mobile phone fonts with the help of typeface designer Steve Matteson.

By Apr. 11, 2012


Electric motorcycle smashes records

KillaCycle does quarter-mile in 8.168 seconds

By Apr. 5, 2007


Google's joking, but Monotype isn't: Comic Sans Pro

Need ligatures and swashes on your 5th-birthday invitation? Try a professional version of the comic book typeface. Also: Google embraces the font for April Fools' Day.

By Apr. 1, 2011


No more rope burns with this device

Gadget climbs 10 feet per second

By Feb. 24, 2007


Here comes the robo-wedgie

A student at MIT has invented a motorized pulley that will let paramedics and firefighters zip up the side of buildings like Spider-Man.

By Feb. 14, 2007


Google unveils cell phone software and alliance

update In much the same way it changed the wired Internet, Google plans revolutionize the mobile Web through its new open software platform.

By Nov. 5, 2007