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HTC executives arrested over leaked trade secrets

Three HTC design executives were arrested on suspicion of leaking trade secrets, sending the Taiwanese smartphone maker's shares tumbling on Monday as its troubles deepened amid a wave of senior staff departures and disappointing sales.<p>Taipei prosecutors confirmed that HTC vice president of product …

Apple’s Untold History Reveals Why The iPhone 5C Will Be In Color

To Steve Jobs, the iMac’s trademark Bondi blue finish was a mistake. And his response echoes all the way to the upcoming iPhone 5C.<p>In 1998, at a special Apple event in Cupertino, then-interim CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the product that would herald Apple’s comeback: the iMac. But as Jobs went …

South Korea: Understanding the Oil Spill From Painful Experience · Global Voices

As the BP oil spill disaster in the United States is reported in South Korea, numerous Korean bloggers, for whom painful memories of the deadliest …

Steve Ballmer’s retirement could unlock the talent and resources now dormant at Microsoft

Here’s the thing you’d never know about Microsoft under the 13-year reign of Steve Ballmer: Microsoft remains, just barely, an amazing company. Not “amazing” in the sense of ambitious or unique, which it is, or particularly well-run, which it isn’t. But “amazing” in the one sense that counts at a …

How Xiaomi became as big as Lenovo in just three years

$10000000000<p>By in ChinaAugust 23, 2013<p>Lei Jun, CEO of Chinese mobile phone company Xiaomi, confirmed today on his Sina Weibo account that a recent round of funding valued the company at $10 billion. He did not go into details but that means the three-year-old company, valued last year at $4 …

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Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …

IBM uses big data to get smarter on energy

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Why 28% Of Recent J-School Grads Would Do Things Differently

Media monitoring site Poynter writes about a study by the University of Georgia in which 28% of their J-school grads say they regret pursuing a …

What happens to your Macbook Air battery in a year

I love my 2010 Macbook, but lately she’s become less of a workhorse and more of a gentle farm pony you feed carrots to at the barn. She tires easily …

The Grid Of The Future Could Be Brought To You By ... You

The electricity system is experiencing growing pains these days. But it's not only demand for electricity that's expanding — it's the sources of electricity, particularly unpredictable kinds, like wind farms and solar panels.<p>And grid operators know that we're just at the beginning. States are …

A-level students: if you want to be a 'consumer', go to the mall

Dear A-level students<p>I hope when you collect your results this morning you discover that you have got the grades you were looking for, particularly if you are hoping to go to university. If it has all worked out, congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the most important experiences of …

ALDO Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign with Illustrations by Malika Favre

Vintange Style Illustration for the ALDO Fashion Campaign.<p>The outstanding illustrator Malika Favre was asked by MP Creative to create a series of …

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Whoops - Google botches Indian flag colors on Indian Independence Day

Google will often give its famous logo a makeover in honor of national holidays, and today was no exception. In honor of Indian Independence Day, visitors on Google India’s homepage were greeted with the company’s banner rendered in the colors of India’s national flag.<p>Except that Google didn’t …

The honest Chromecast review: Three weeks with Google’s TV stick

It’s been three weeks since Google unveiled its Chromecast dongle, and I’ve been using it practically every day since then to watch Netflix(s nflx), …

It’s Still Tough to Get a Job at Google and Facebook

Google may have dropped the brainteasers from their entrance exam, but apparently it’s still a tough test to crack.<p>Google jumped up to eighth place …

Employment

Liquipel debuts Skins to protect your phone from physical damage

We've highly regarded Liquipel for its clever "watersafe" nanocoating, which has been known to give phones the same protection from liquids and other materials as an IPX7-certified device. That doesn't prevent physical damage from occurring, however, so the company's announcing Skins, its answer to …

Why A Cheap iPhone Makes Absolutely No Sense

It’s all starting to come together now. Apple has revealed that it is hosting an event on September 10, and the world waits anxiously for the unveiling of wondrous new “magical” technology to delight the senses and fundamentally change our lives. One of the prevailing predictions is that Apple will …

Researchers invent wireless Morse code for the internet of things

One of the biggest challenges for the internet of things is batteries. As in, to communicate, sensors need them. That might be fine when you have one …

GOOGLE: If You Send To Gmail, You Have 'No Legitimate Expectation Of Privacy'

In a motion filed last month by Google to have a class action complaint dismissed, Google's lawyers reference a 1979 ruling, holding that people who turn over information to third parties shouldn't expect that information to remain private.<p>From the filing (emphasis added):<p>Just as a sender of a …

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BlackBerry May Still Have A Bright Future Ahead, But Not Making Phones

BlackBerry has done the unthinkable, although perhaps also the inevitable: it has confirmed that it’s looking for a buyer or other external partnership to help breathe new life into the company, reverse its recent smartphone market floundering and get BlackBerry 10 out into the hands of as many …

How Big Is Amazon’s Kindle Business? Morgan Stanley Takes a Crack at It.

We’ve already learned not to expect Amazon to divulge Kindle sales numbers, but Morgan Stanley Research is taking a crack at estimating it for us.<p>In …

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Nanowire sensor converts pressure into light, may lead to super-sensitive touch devices (updated)

Outside of pen input, pressure sensors don't get much love these days. However, Georgia Tech has just built an extremely accurate sensor that could give pressure-based devices their due. When a user pushes down on the new invention, its grid of zinc-oxide nanowires emits light that's captured by …

Asian Startups Should Stay In Asia

It cannot be denied that Asia is currently in the throes of a tech startup buzz. The scene is getting more vibrant as investors flock to the region in a bid to tap on the rapidly developing market, with a report by Tech in Asia last month noting that Asia-Pacific’s average investment value per deal …

Wattpad Launches New Self-Publishing Crowdfunding, First Revenue Model For The Social Network

Wattpad, the Toronto-based social network based on writing and reading, has just announced a new crowdfunding platform called “Fan Funding” which offers authors on its network the chance to leverage their huge followings for raising capital towards creative works. It’s like a Wattpad-housed …

Jeff Bezos' big bets: From Washington Post to candle holders

The sale of The Washington Post to tech heavyweight Jeff Bezos came as a surprise on Monday for many reasons, not the least of which is that he has never spent so much on any individual venture.<p>Bezos, who is most well-known as the CEO and co-founder of Amazon, also owns an investment firm called …

Russian Vodka (Made In Latvia) And Other 'National' Products

Activists around the world are trumpeting a call to "Dump Russian Vodka" — Stolichnaya, in particular — a protest against the implementation of several anti-gay laws in Russia, the latest in a marked surge in anti-gay sentiment and violence in the country.<p>But as NPR and other media have reported, …

A private equity buyer could make money off of BlackBerry, even if it fails

Troubled technology firm BlackBerry is open to the idea of going private, as a way to turn itself around behind closed doors, according to Reuters. BlackBerry could be attractive to a private equity buyer since it throws off a decent amount of cash—it had more than $2.8 billion in cash on its …

Two second mobile time? Google says it’s vital to success

When it comes to browsing on the Internet, the greater population has the patience of a reasonably sized gnat. While extended loading times on the …

Steve Jobs Once Considered Killing Apple's Pro Products

Ken Segall, the creative director behind the Think Different campaign and author of <i>Insanely Simple</i>, a book about his experiences creating advertising for Apple, writes in a blog post about Apple's "evolving view of 'Pro'" that Steve Jobs once considered killing Apple's entire line of Pro …