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US government begins loosening decades-old grip on the Internet

ICANN, eager to wean itself from the US Commerce Department, will set up the "multistakeholder" governance it has sought for overseeing the Internet's core workings.

By Mar. 14, 2014


Amusing @SochiProblems spotlights early Olympics fails

Reporters arriving in Russia for the winter games report Sochi might not be quite ready for the world. One Twitter handle has taken on the responsibility of aggregating the insanity that has ensued.

By Feb. 6, 2014


For tablets and cellular, it's go time

Tablets typically have not wandered far from Wi-Fi. But their unique mix of media gluttony and easy mobility are putting the spotlight on the oft forgotten modem.

By Dec. 21, 2013


Ex-Acer CEO speaks out on rift with board

In interview with AllThingsD, Gianfranco Lanci says his former employers worried about the "de-Taiwanization" of the company when he tried to make the company more global.

By May. 9, 2011


Think tank to EU: Unbundle Windows on PCs

Globalization Institute recommends PCs be sold without operating systems to allow for OS competition and innovation.

By Sep. 24, 2007


Microsoft shoots down Google's Dart language

Strong backing for JavaScript means Google's alternative programming language won't have an easy time finding a foothold on the Web.

By Nov. 23, 2011


Acer slams ex-CEO's account of ousting

The company today denies having any fear of globalization, which its former chief Gianfranco Lanci asserted in an interview earlier this week.

By May. 11, 2011


Pressure on Apple is improving labor practices, says Times

Media coverage and rising awareness of rough working conditions in China's electronics factories have begun to turn things around, says a New York Times report. But there's still a long way to go.

By Dec. 26, 2012


Foreign companies increasing jobs in U.S., Europe

In a change from traditional hiring trends, companies in such nations as China and India are adding to their headcounts in U.S., Europe, IBM study finds.

By Oct. 12, 2010


Obama speaks at Intel plant, praises Grove

Speaking at an Intel chip plant in Oregon, President Obama reserves special praise for Andy Grove, an Intel co-founder.

By Feb. 18, 2011