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Google, Apple Nab 345 Patents That May Govern Your Next Car

What will your next car be like? Google, Apple and other giants of the smartphone business have plenty of ideas. In fact, Google alone has 310 U.S. patents relating to areas such as car-based smart devices, navigation and route guidance. Apple has another 35. Meanwhile, five other smartphone …

Apple shares fall on Wells Fargo downgrade

Bank warns that the iPhone 6 is likely to be less profitable than previous versions and that telecoms companies are losing enthusiasm for hefty subsidies<p>One of Wall Street's biggest investment banks has downgraded Apple, warning that the iPhone maker can expect lower profit margins and less support …

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T-Mobile CEO calls new AT&T promotion 'desperate,' teases surprise next week

AT&T may have acknowledged a squabble, but T-Mobile won't settle for anything less than a war. Calling it a "desperate move" to win over customers, boisterous T-Mobile CEO John Legere responded to AT&T's offer to give his customers $200 per line for switching over their service with an attack of …

Marc Andreessen Just Suggested That Snapchat Could Become A $100 Billion Company

It's a lot of money to pass on. But, according to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, Snapchat has an opportunity to build something much bigger, much more valuable.<p>In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Andreessen was asked about Snapchat's future as a business. Here's his answer:<p>"The bull …

Rumor: HTC One’s successor may be called the One+

Just yesterday <i>@evleaks</i> revealed what he called “preliminary” specs for the HTC M8, which included a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display, an UltraPixel rear cam, 2.1MP front cam and KitKat with Sense 6.0. Now if a new report from recognized XDA member <i>Mike1986</i> proves correct, …

AT&T pushes to lure T-Mobile customers; may herald price war | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Friday offered customers of No.4 U.S. mobile provider T-Mobile U.S. Inc a $200 credit to switch to its service, firing the first volley this year in what may become a price war that benefits consumers but plays havoc with profits across the industry.<p>An AT&T wireless …

Corning preps 3D Gorilla Glass for gadgets

Corning says it's time to take its chemically strengthened Gorilla Glass outside of the box.<p>On Friday, the glass maker announced that it's taking its best commercial success 3D, with a manufacturing process and plan that will make it easier for the company to produce the tougher topper in shapes …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Said to Be Targeting Fall 2014 Launch for 12-Inch iPad Focused on Enterprise

Amid rumors of a larger "iPad Pro" perhaps arriving in 2014 with a larger display in the range of 12-13 inches, Evercore analyst Patrick Wang yesterday released a research report indicating that supply chain sources are indeed supporting the circulating claims.<p>According to Wang's sources, Apple is …

Good Deal: Get the iPhone 5S starting at $124.99 on-contract at Best Buy

Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>Best Buy is slashing the on-contract price of Apple's flagship iPhone 5S by $75 this weekend. …

The DeanBeat: More terrible predictions for the game industry in 2014 (poll)

As the author of the DeanBeat column, I enjoy exploiting my high office to make terrible predictions about the future of the game business. The time has come again, as the new year has arrived and the Consumer Electronics Show is about to begin next week in Las Vegas.<p>Kaz Hirai, chief executive of …

Samsung chairman urges staff to innovate 'non-stop' and drop hardware focus

Samsung Electronics' chairman, Lee Kun-hee, is calling for his company to forget its old business models and focus on a new wave of software innovation. As <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports, Lee used his annual New Year's speech to urge the company to "get rid of business models and strategies from …

The 6 Most Important Tech Bombshells Coming This Year

After years of meteoric gains fueled by category-busting product launches like the iPod, iPhone and iPad, Apple’s revenue growth has slowed. Apple’s …

With T-Mobile? AT&T will give you $450 to switch … kind of

AT&T has announced incentives worth up to $450 for T-Mobile customers who switch to their service. The move is being made in response to T-Mobile’s <i>Uncarrier</i> offers, after AT&T recently said that it too expected to move toward separating device and service charges.<p>Proving the old adage that there’s …