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So Your Data is in the Cloud – But Who Has it and Where is it?

Alex Jordan, Senior Analyst, ISF LTD<p>Data protection has always been important, but with the GDPR deadline looming and data sharing scandals shaking …

Ebay's Founder Plans On Building A New 'Mass Media Organization' From Scratch, Starting With Snowden Leaks

But unlike Bezos, the French-born Iranian American says he aims to build a new "mass media organization" from the ground up, and his first recruits are the journalists who exposed the U.S. government's surveillance programs, using documents leaked by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.<p>The …

iPhone 5c Is Cheap in China if You Want It to Be

At 4,488 yuan — about $730 — the off-contract price of Apple’s new iPhone 5c may well be too heady for China, the world’s most populous mobile phone …

The Curious Craigslist Market For Empty Phone, Laptop Boxes

A quick scan of Craigslist reveals a curious market for not just smartphones and computers but the empty <i>packaging</i> of smartphones and computers. On my local Craigslist, a MacBook Pro box — "box only," as the sales pitches read — goes for $19. A MacBook Air box will cost you $15. And a Samsung Galaxy …

Groupon’s brilliant marketing campaign in India: $20,000 worth of onions

<i>This article has been corrected</i>.<p>Groupon’s India business, which had some lousy PR a couple of years ago after it accidentally published 300,000 passwords, is somewhat redeeming itself in the eyes of Indians with a special deal: 1 kg (2.2 lb) of onions for Rs 9 (14 US cents). That is a fraction of …

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Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

The web alone is not enough<p>Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. …

Is Apple working on a 6-inch iPhone?

Apple(s aapl) is expected to launch two new iPhones next Tuesday, which will be a first for the company. But Cupertino might have even bigger plans …

Samsung Reveals The Galaxy Note 3, The Slimmer And Lighter Evolution Of The Phablet

Samsung’s big Unpacked Episode 2 event is underway, and as expected, the company has used the venue to announce the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. The Note is the original phablet, and the new version continues the tradition of big screen gadgets best-suited for big-handed people.<p>The new Galaxy Note 3 …

Google Glass could be worth $3.3B in just 4 years

<i>Updated September 5 at 7:13 AM with an accurate number of projected sales</i><p>Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 650,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.<p>Given the amount of interest in Google Glass …

Nokia issues Samsung a KitKat death threat on Twitter

Have a break, tear a Galaxy in half<p>Nokia just sold its devices and services unit to Microsoft this week, and it's clearly feeling fairly confident about its future prospects. In a Twitter post from its German account, Nokia is issuing a KitKat themed death threat to Samsung's Android handsets. An …

From “Can We Talk?” to a Coffee-Table Mishap — The Inside Story of Microsoft’s Nokia Deal

SARI GUSTAFSSON/AFP/Getty Images<br>Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa shake on the $7 billion deal.<p><i>“Can we talk?”</i><p>That’s what …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …