PRISM spying may undermine Internet free speech efforts

The US surveillance program PRISM has severely threatened the continued freedom of Internet advocates, says a leader in the Internet Society.

First global top-level domain signed is Arabic for .web

An Australian registrar has signed the first global top-level domain contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Hewlett-Packard touts viability, courts customers in China

HP CEO Meg Whitman stressed her company's future viability as HP tried to win Chinese business customers at an event in Beijing.

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RIM's mobile management software supports iOS, Android

Research In Motion has released new mobile management software that adds support for Apple and Android devices.

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Google's indoor maps expand slowly amid cautious adoption

Low adoption and insufficient research has slowed the movement of Google Maps indoors, a Google software engineer said today at the Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation conference held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

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Samsung leads phone sales in third quarter, Gartner says

Samsung outsold Nokia and Apple in worldwide mobile device sales in the third quarter this year, according to a Gartner report this week.

BYOD 101: What are BYOD and the consumerization of IT?

Employees want to use their own mobile devices at work, and they're winning.

Digital wallet wars heat up

Banks, telcos and Internet companies like Google are among those who are vying to have the default app for mobile payments.

Samsung, Apple Gain Share at Expense of Nokia, RIM

Gartner analysts report a second-quarter shuffle in the smartphone market, with declines by Nokia, LG, and RIM.