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Sprint Unveils HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo Windows Phone 8 Devices

The HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo will be the first Windows Phone 8 handsets to launch on US mobile operator Sprint this summer.<p>The HTC 8XT resembles the mid-range 8S and is fitted with a respectable 1.4 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930 processor. There’s 8GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM, …

Microsoft Launches Windows 8.1 Preview With Start Button, Deep SkyDrive Integration, Smarter Search Tool & More

Microsoft today officially launched Windows 8.1 Preview, the first public beta of its flagship operating system’s next version, at its Build developer conference in San Francisco today. For Microsoft, Windows 8.1 represents a chance to fix some of the issues with Windows 8. The fact that Microsoft …

Mobile giant Telefónica backs Windows Phone in move to stymie Android and iOS duopoly

Spanish mobile provider Telefónica today announced it is to help boost the visibility of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system in a bid to end the "current duopoly of Android and iOS." The two companies have signed a one year "enhanced marketing agreement" that will see Telefónica boost …

Los Angeles Arrives Fashionably Late to Banning Ride Apps

Los Angeles yesterday sent cease-and-desist letters to taxi alternatives Uber, Lyft and SideCar, citing their lack of permits and licenses to run …

Apple’s iPad Officially Replaces Pilot Flight Bags in All American Airlines Cockpits

- Jun 26, 2013<p>American Airlines has officially become the latest airline to ditch extremely heavy pilot flight bags in favor of Apple’s iPad for all …

Google-backed O3b successfully launches its first four satellites into the heavens

At 12:27pm PT Tuesday, four new communications satellites developed by O3b left the ground in French Guiana, riding atop a Soyuz rocket bound for …

Watchup’s Video News App Becomes More Automated And Context-Rich In Its Latest Update

Watchup, the startup aiming to create the tablet version of the daily news broadcast, has released version 2.0 of its iPad app, adding features for both casual and power users.<p>The Watchup app pulls news videos from a range of sources, such as the Associated Press, PBS NewsHour, and the Wall Street …

Heads Up, Haters, 70% Of The U.S. Has A Gay Friend On Facebook

Americans are growing more open about their sexual orientation, and that could help defeat prejudice. In honor of Gay Pride Week, Facebook ran the numbers and found 70 percent of U.S. users are friends with someone who lists themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. That fact could remind people …

Samsung eyes settlement in EU antitrust inquiry -- report

Samsung is inclined to wave the white flag in its issues with European Union antitrust regulators rather than take the chance of fighting it out, according to a new report.<p>Samsung and the European Union's European Commission, which regulates corporate competition, are in preliminary talks to settle …

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Barnes & Noble Reports $118.6M Loss On Revenue Of $1.3B In Q4, Plans To Open Nook Brand To Tablet OEMs

Barnes & Noble reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings this morning, and the financials make it clear that the company is still struggling to figure out how it fits into the larger digital reading ecosystem. All told, BN reported a quarterly net loss of $118.6 million (compared to $56.9 million …

Microsoft brings BizSpark, Bing Fund, and its accelerators under one roof

Today Microsoft’s Rahul Sood announced the creation of Microsoft Ventures, the company’s collected efforts to provide software discounts to growing companies, incubate startups, and directly fund firms that it believes in.<p>The breadth of the program may seem unfocused, but Microsoft Ventures’ …