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10 Apps You Probably Never Heard Of That Employees Are Sneaking Into Work

With our tablets, smartphones and cloud services, if we need an app, we get it ourselves.<p>This is drastically different than the way work tech used to be: bought by IT, set up by IT, issued by IT and controlled by IT. You didn't like what you were given? Oh well.<p>Interestingly, this has created …

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Nuance launches ‘Voice Ads’ platform to bring a Siri-like experience to mobile advertising

If Nuance gets its way with the just announced ‘Voice Ads’ mobile advertising platform, soon every mobile ad could include Siri-like functionality that lets you communicate with and ask questions about the product being advertised.<p>Nuance, the company behind the voice recognition module now used in …

E-bleeder: is Nook on its deathbed?

Barnes & Noble's once-promising digital business needs to turn a page to compete with Amazon and Apple<p>The ending has yet to be written for Barnes & Noble's Nook story, which began with the surprise debut of the original Nook e-reader back in late 2009. But recent plot twists don't appear to bode …

US Trademark Office says the “mini” in iPad mini is “merely descriptive”

Apple has until July 24 to modify its trademark application and resubmit.<p>Apple's application for the "iPad mini" trademark must be more descriptive …

Aereo wins major court battle against TV networks

A remarkably tech-savvy decision<p>The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals just rejected an appeal from TV networks against web-television company Aereo by a 2-1 vote, concluding that Aereo's system does not infringe the broadcaster's copyrights. Broadcasters argued that unlike Cablevision, …