Aditya Kartikeyan

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Tech companies forced to face their ‘Crappy’ side

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Monday night there were two dueling awards ceremonies going on in San Francisco.<p>One was a lavish production called the …

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LG Confirms Its G Pro 2 Flagship Phablet, Yet Another Phone That’s Mostly Screen

Say hello to the G Pro 2, LG’s new flagship smartphone — leaked aplenty up to now but officially confirmed today by the mobile maker. The Android 4.4 KitKat powered 4G quad-core device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26 GHz processor, 3GB of memory and a 13MP rear camera with an optical image …

Exclusive: Snowden Swiped Password From NSA Coworker

A civilian NSA employee recently resigned after being stripped of his security clearance for allowing former agency contractor Edward Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials to access classified information, according to an agency memo obtained by NBC News.<p>In addition, an active duty member …

Lenovo is betting big on smartphones, but its PC sales are still growing

<b>The numbers:</b> Lenovo reported an impressive 31% jump in third-quarter profits to $265.3 million from $205 million a year earlier—well above average analyst expectations of $247.2 million. The Chinese firm warned that earnings in the immediate-term could be hurt by its pending purchases of Motorola’s …

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Tech companies are way too secretive for their own good

Tech companies have billions riding on the success of their products, so they have good reason to be secretive. But when it becomes a reflexive part of company culture, it can backfire.<p>Amazon makes a habit of disclosing only the numbers it’s obligated to, and it keeps a tight leash on employees. …

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Apple claims progress on underage employment and conflict materials

Annual supplier report also shows tightening environmental guidelines<p>Apple has released its eighth annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report. The report outlines the company's successes in giving more than a million people in its supply chain "safe and ethical working conditions," and details …

Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone Sales Globally In 2013, With 968M Units Sold

2013 was the year when the inevitable happened: worldwide sales of smartphones surpassed sales of the more basic (and generally cheaper) feature phone devices for the first time, according to Gartner’s latest market estimates — with 968 million smartphone device units sold to end users in 2013 out …

Dropbox takes on Google veteran Woodside as operations chief

Dropbox just scored a world-class operations veteran for its executive team: Dennis Woodside, who was until last month the CEO of Google(s goog)’s …

Xbox One may get its own ‘Media Remote’ on March 4th

Microsoft’s Xbox One console focused on entertainment and gaming during its launch in November, but it never shipped with a remote control for its new TV features. It appears Microsoft is planning to address the lack of a compatible Xbox One remote with an upcoming accessory release. Amazon’s …

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