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  • OnBeep developing walkie-talkie type wearable for mobile devices

    OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.

  • Samsung builds custom Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet with Barnes & Noble

    Samsung is moving deeper into e-book and multimedia sales with Barnes & Noble, with which it jointly built a custom Nook tablet that's available now for US$179.

  • Tablets with voice calling functions take off in Asia

    Using a tablet to make a phone call may sound unorthodox. But in Asia's emerging markets, vendors are increasingly shipping 7-inch tablets with voice call functions, according to research firm IDC.

  • Samsung to lure buyers for its smart TVs with new games, Skype group calls

    Samsung Electronics will demonstrate new games and Skype group calls for its smart TVs at next month's IFA trade show in Berlin.

  • Twitter to remove images of deceased upon request

    Twitter said late Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people upon the request of family members, but it put conditions on the policy.

  • China paving the way for big Xbox One sales

    China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the country's emerging console sector.

  • 'Reveton' ransomware upgraded with powerful password stealer

    A type of malware called Reveton, which falsely warns users they've broken the law and demands payment of a fine, has been upgraded with powerful password stealing functions, according to Avast.

  • YouTube music might be a win for other Google services

    A tricked-out version of YouTube offering exclusive content might prove lucrative bait for Google to lure some of its users deeper into its digital video and music services.

  • Many Chrome browser extensions do sneaky things

    An analysis by security researchers of 48,000 extensions for Google's Chrome browser uncovered many that are used for fraud and data theft, actions that are mostly undetectable to regular users.

  • Auditor general rejects inquiry into Health Benefits Ltd

    The auditor general has rejected a request from Labour health spokesperson Annette King for an inquiry into Health Benefits Ltd (HBL).

  • How Michael Gregoire plans to put CA back on track

    What's new at CA Technologies? Turns out the company has been quietly trying to reinvent itself as a top provider of enterprise products for managing cloud services and mobile devices, extending its expertise beyond in-house IT management.

  • Uber hires an Obama insider for its political fights

    Uber has hired David Plouffe, a former campaign manager for President Obama with deep ties to the White House, to help it enter new markets and bolster its fight against taxi competitors.

  • Ballmer's exit from Microsoft's board expected, boosts Nadella's standing, analysts say

    It's not surprising that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer abruptly gave up his board seat some six months after leaving the top job, and the move should help cement the regime and strategy of his successor Satya Nadella, according to several industry observers.

  • In his own words: Best quotes of Steve Ballmer

    Steve Ballmer's decision to step down from Microsoft's board draws to a close a 34 year-long career that took him from business manager to CEO.

  • FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.

  • Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft's board

    About six months after retiring as CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer has relinquished his seat on the company's board of directors effective immediately, citing a busy schedule and confidence in the company's current and future financial performance.

  • Facebook says most outbound email is encrypted now

    Nearly all of Facebook's outbound notification emails are now encrypted while traveling the Internet, a collaborative feat that comes from the technology industry's push to thwart the NSA's spying programs.

  • VC investors hot for the cloud, mobile and robots

    Venture capital fundraising has picked up steam in the U.S., with cloud computing, mobile technology and robotics getting solid backing.

  • SAP plans big investment to boost its business in Africa

    SAP is planning to spend up to US$500 million in Africa from now through 2020 in hopes of dramatically growing its business on the continent, particularly in countries outside of South Africa, where it already has a strong base.

  • The 5 most anticipated smartphone launches coming in September

    September is shaping up to be a very exciting month for smartphone buyers around the world: We know that Motorola Mobility, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung Electronics will all launch new smartphones, and it looks like Apple will join the party too. So what new devices are we looking forward to the most? Here's our countdown: