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Microsoft looks to take on Chromebooks with Surface

The event kicks off at 9:30AM in New York City<p>Four years ago Microsoft was scared of Chromebooks. Instead of simplifying Windows and launching similar devices, Microsoft went on the offensive, dismissing them with its aggressive anti-Google Scroogled campaign. That tactic didn’t really work, and …

Can C.E.O. Satya Nadella Save Microsoft?

Over the last decade, as the biggest force in tech history hurtled toward irrelevance (albeit lucratively), a few blamed Microsoft’ s woes on founder Bill Gates, while most pointed to his successor as C.E.O., Steve Ballmer. Bethany McLean charts the breakdown of their relationship, the growing …

Apple Failed To Answer The Most Important Question About Its New iPhones And Watch

"Why?"<p>In the case of Apple Pay, Apple's new mobile payments platform, CEO Tim Cook laid out exactly why Apple was tackling this longstanding pain point. Credit cards, as a technology, are extremely inefficient and insecure. Millions of people use them every day, but they're far from perfect. Apple …

Apple Shares Tank After The Celeb Nude Scandal, And Pacific Crest Tells Everyone To Sell

The stock fell ~4.22% today, dropping to $98.94.<p>There are two reasons for the stock to be tanking: the iCloud photo scandal, and a note from Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves telling investors to sell Apple shares.<p>Last week the company was flying high as anticipation built for the iPhone 6, and …

September 9: The beginning — or the beginning of the end — of the Tim Cook Era

It’s going to be a big show in Cupertino September 9th. We’ll see at least one new phone. But most importantly we’ll see what could be called the first product of the Cook era, an Apple smartwatch.<p>The unveiling will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino, the same venue where the world got its …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

How Microsoft Can Pivot Windows Phone Into A Relevant And Respectable Smartphone Platform

Let us do a little thought experiment. Bear with me here, but do follow along in your head. If Windows Phone was selling thirty million units a month, most people would probably count that as a success. If Microsoft’s mobile platform was managing thirty sales a month, it would be an abject and …

iOS Drops to 67% Enterprise Share, Android Grows to 32%

Apple’s iOS still rules the enterprise space, even after having fallen 5 percentage points to 67 percent of total device activations in Q2 2014. Android device activations increased the same amount to 32 percent of total activations last quarter, while Windows Phone activations remain consistent …

What's New: Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 Update Changelog

Last week, Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 Update and the features it will include. Now the company has posted the changelog for the release over on the Windows Phone 8 update history page.<p>Without further ado, here’s what’s new:<p>Folders. Folders let you organize your Start screen the way you …

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Google is stealing away Microsoft’s future corporate customers

Microsoft has long dominated the corporate-software market, and its new CEO Satya Nadella has set his sights on owning all things related to productivity and the cloud. But Google—fueled by its search-advertising business and consumer popularity—has been coming on strong for years with …

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T-Mobile Adds 1.5 Million More Customers, Swings to Profit on Spectrum Sale

It sold 6.2 million smartphoness, up from 4.3 million a year ago, but a drop from the 6.9 million smartphones it sold in the prior quarter.<p>T-Mobile said Thursday that it added a further 1.5 million customers to its network in the second quarter, making this the fifth straight quarter of …

Report: Xiaomi Pips Apple to 2nd in China Smartphone Share

There’s more evidence of Xiaomi’s rapid growth in popularity in China, despite releasing its first smartphone only in 2011. According to data from a Kantar Worldpanel ComTech report from January to May 2014, Xiaomi unseated Apple from its second place in the country, accounting for a 21 percent …

London to pioneer 5G technology, the city's mayor promises

5G is still only in its early stages, but Mayor Boris Johnson has promised that London will have the world’s first major 5G network.<p>The University of Surrey will be the driving force behind the developments which were announced as part of the capital’s long-term infrastructure plan from now until …

PayPal's app can now save your loyalty cards

If Joe's Diner gives you a free slider every ten meals, you may no longer need to schlep around a punch card if you use PayPal. It's latest iOS app now works with loyalty cards from select retailers just by scanning a barcode on your physical card. That'll save it into your PayPal wallet in a …

Box Puts End to 'Storage Wars' With Unlimited Storage Space

Box already gave unlimited storage space to its more-expensive Enterprise plan users since 2010, so today's announcement essentially removes all storage limitations for Box's corporate clients.<p>"Storage only matters when it's a roadblock, and we're excited to make these limits a thing of the past …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella needs an editor

Satya Nadella’s latest message to the troops—and to the world—is disquieting. It lacks focus, specifics, and, if not soon sharpened, his words will worry employees, developers, customers, and even shareholders.<p>As I puzzled over the public email Microsoft’s new CEO sent to his troops, Nicolas …

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Inside Google’s Big Plan to Race Amazon to Your Door

An attempt to steal back product searches from the country's largest online retailer.<p>Google is the undisputed king of search in all but one lucrative and vital category: Product searches.<p>Over the past decade, Amazon has transformed itself from a seller of books online to the place Americans turn to …

Mobile advertising for millennials — how to do it right

The youngest millennials (age 18-24) rated their mobile phones as indispensable to their daily lives (96%), that’s higher than TV (54%), a car (80%), Internet access (88%) or their toothbrush (93%), according to a recent study from Bank of America on Trends in Consumer Mobility.<p>Millennials are more …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the economy is arguably bigger than ever -- and certainly more hotly debated. Here are Salon's choices …

Facebook is always trying to alter people's behavior, says former data scientist

Facebook's Data Science team reportedly has run hundreds of experiments without people's knowledge.<p>We're hardly ever fast to wake up to what might be going on with our data. But once in a while, we're suddenly roused and make a noise.<p>Such has been the case with the revelations surrounding …

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Two hints suggest Google Voice integration in Hangouts is nearly ready

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Sad news if you don’t want Google(s goog) to consolidate all of your communications into Google Hangouts. A pair of recent …

China's Xiaomi quadruples smartphone shipments in a year

China's fast-growing handset maker Xiaomi says it sold more than 26m smartphones in the first half of the year, almost four times the 7m it sold in the same period a year ago, and is on track to reach 60m handset sales by Christmas.<p>Established in 2010, Xiaomi only released its first smartphone in …

FaceFilter3 Pro: Professionally Beautify Any Portrait | Cult of Mac Deals

THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY KIT FOR YOUR PHOTOS<p>FaceFilter Pro 3 is a <b>versatile photo retouching and beautifying toolkit</b> makes it easy to apply natural skin smoothing and <b>blemish removal tools</b>, or—if you're feeling creative—go all out with the <b>comprehensive multi-layer makeup system</b> to really make your …

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Hands On With Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3

Microsoft’s newest Surface, the Surface Pro 3, is an interesting gadget. Akin to its predecessors, it sits somewhere between a tablet and a laptop. In Microsoft’s estimation, the Pro 3 can replace your laptop while providing the utility of a tablet. It’s a big claim. TechCrunch got its hands on a …

Third Time Lucky For Microsoft As Surface Pro 3 Launches With An Eye On Enterprise Laptops

If the classic rule of thumb is to be believed, Microsoft’s latest Surface hardware will be a winning move. If it takes three iterations to get everything right, then today’s reveal of the Surface Pro 3 will lead to success for Redmond.<p>To be fair, all the signs are there. The Surface Pro 3 is …

Surface Pro 3 review: Has Microsoft finally made a tablet to replace your laptop?

It didn't last long, but there was a moment earlier this week when I was sure Microsoft would unveil its own laptop. At a press event, Surface chief Panos Panay took the stage to remind the reporters in attendance how they once said tablets would make laptops obsolete. A quick scan around the room …

VC: Apple has largely lost its 'mojo'

Former Facebooker Chamath Palihapitiya says Apple is merely producing more of the same and is "screwed."<p>When a VC looks at the world, he doesn't look at it with a generosity of spirit or a loving eye.<p>He looks at it in terms of cold, crinkly cash.<p>This can lead to definitive views of what the future …

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Lenovo Defies The Odds, Outperforms Overall PC Market And Overtakes Apple

Many experts—and I use that term loosely—have been predicting the death of the PC for quite some time now. While it is true that the overall PC market has been struggling as of late, it is not a market that is going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, with the right strategy and product stack, it …