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Microsoft's 'Scroogled' ad campaign has new leader as two top execs leave company (update)

Microsoft's internal reorganization after the ascension of Satya Nadella to the CEO role continues. Tony Bates, the company's executive vice president for business development and evangelism, and Tami Reller, its marketing chief, are both leaving the company, according to <i>Recode</i>. The moves are …

3 Times Nintendo Brought Itself Back From The Brink

It would be a stretch to call the Nintendo Wii U a failure. Between its launch in November 2012 and the end of 2013, the console had sold only 5.83 …

Google Glass updates slow down ahead of KitKat upgrade

Google took a break from its monthly update cycle for the Google Glass Explorer Edition, saying it's working on a bigger change to the 4.4 KitKat version of Android.<p>Google's Teresa Zazenski announced the change on the private forum for owners of the electronic eyewear, according to Glass Almanac. …

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SanDisk launches Wi-Fi enabled Flash storage

<b>SanDisk has launched two new wireless-enabled flash products for mobile users.</b><p>The two products in the SanDisk Connect range are the Wireless Flash …

Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share

A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today the analysts at Gartner have released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outselling Apple’s range of iPad tablets nearly twofold. Of the 195 million tablets sold in …

iPhone 5S remains popular; 5C remains meh -- analyst

The iPhone 5S is still a hot item on the shopping list of many smartphone buyers, according to a new survey.<p>Among the 1,003 consumers polled last week by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, 33 percent of those who plan to buy a smartphone expect to snag an iPhone 5S. That percentage is down only …

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Report: Google ‘Projected Mode’ will compete against Apple's CarPlay

Earlier today, Apple officially announced <i>CarPlay,</i> a new platform designed to integrate the iPhone experience into a car’s infotainment system. In short, the system allows iOS users to make phone calls, control music and more by simply using Siri commands. There’s also a built-in display that …

Microsoft to Add Social Office Graph Features to Office 365 in 2014

Microsoft is building new social features for Office 365 to help people collaborate and communicate with other employees in their company. Called the Office Graph, Microsoft is now able to analyze how its users interact with email, documents, sites and instant messages to create a personalized view …

Nokia X gets hacked to run Google’s Android apps — and Nokia applauds it

Nokia’s first Android phone just got a lot more awkward for Microsoft.<p>The Nokia X is meant to serve as an Android-based Trojan Horse for Microsoft’s apps and services — but that’s not stopping hackers who want to open it up for Google’s solutions.<p>In a posting on the XDA developers forum, Spanish …

Samsung Galaxy S5 to ship with oodles of freebies

Samsung is sweetening the pot for people who want to get their hands on the<p>Galaxy S5.<p>The Korean electronics giant on Monday announced that Galaxy S5 customers will be able to enjoy "free, long-term subscriptions and premium" access to several applications when they pick up their handsets in April. …

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Google and Samsung just unveiled the first Chromebook you might actually want to buy

Google has slowly but very deliberately encroached on territory previously claimed by Windows PCs: low-cost notebooks. Now its latest Chromebook may pose a threat to Apple’s dominance of the higher-end market.<p>Previously, Google’s Chrome operating system has mostly been confined to sub-$300, …

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Zynga Reboots Three Of Its Biggest Franchises on Mobile

Under fresh leadership from new CEO Don Mattrick, Zynga has gone back to the drawing board on some of its biggest money-makers.<p>Today, the company is unveiling upcoming revamped versions of Zynga Poker and Words With Friends along with a brand-new mobile-first version of its biggest hit FarmVille. …

Nintendo starts health business to improve your quality of life

Nintendo is looking toward your quality of life and trying to find a business model in it, the company's president, Satoru Iwata, said Monday.<p>In a public letter, Iwata said that due to the changing "business environment," Nintendo has "decided to redefine entertainment as something that improves …

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Uber Updates its iOS App with Push Notifications for Surge Pricing

Exactly seven days after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced push notifications for surge pricing at the 2014 Launch Festival, the feature has been added to its iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners.<p>The latest update replaces SMS messages with push notifications for “easier updates about …

Microsoft wants Xbox Live to power Android and iOS games

Xbox Live is primarily used in Microsoft’s consoles and Windows or Windows Phone games for achievements, friend lists, and game matchmaking. While Microsoft has experimented with achievements on iOS and Android recently, the company is planning to push Xbox Live cross-platform in a big way soon. …

Apple adding hundreds of new engineers and operations staff in China to speed development of larger iPhones

Apple is on a mass hiring spree for Asian staff, beginning in the middle of last year, as noted by the Wall Street Journal. The Journal says that Apple is trying to speed up product development in China and Taiwan to help launch a larger lineup of devices. Apparently, the company is aggressively …

First dual-booting Windows Phone and Android handsets due this year

PC makers are increasingly pushing devices that dual-boot Android and Windows, and it appears that phone manufacturers will follow a similar path in the coming months. Microsoft recently revealed India-based Karbonn Mobiles will start shipping Windows Phones soon, and the company says it plans to …

Pizza Hut's concept touch table lets you swipe your way to a perfect pie (video)

With hundreds of mom and pop shops in the New York area, it's been upwards of a decade since I've stepped foot in a Pizza Hut. But the fast food giant's latest dining concept may just have me reconsidering that self-imposed chain pizzeria embargo. The interactive table, created in partnership with …

Microsoft Announces Free PCmover Express Tool for Migrating XP Users

With the end of Microsoft’s support for the venerable Windows XP operating system now firmly in sight, the company has launched a free tool designed to make it easy for users to upgrade to a newer version of the Windows OS.<p>Announced today in a blog post, the PCmover Express software – a product of …

Snapchat flaw lets attackers crash iPhones

A vulnerability in the Snapchat app allows attackers to flood the device with information, freezing and crashing the users iPhone, according to security researcher Jaime Sanchez.<p>Using a flaw in how the app authenticates users, Sanchez discovered that sending a huge number of messages to one user …

Carl Icahn drops petition for Apple to repurchase $50 billion in stock

Activist investor Carl Icahn is dropping his campaign to have Apple buy back $50 billion of its stock from shareholders. His forfeit comes after the prominent proxy firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) — an influential adviser to investors — recommended that shareholders vote against his …