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BlackBerry chief 'outraged' by T-Mobile's iPhone promotion

T-Mobile's promotion was 'clearly inappropriate and ill-conceived,' said BlackBerry CEO John Chen

Latest tablet theft victim is just 2 years old

The crime comes as cellular carriers face pressure to apply technology to stop device theft.

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Glass display maker: Many big names working on head-mounted gear

Get ready for more Glassholes. Himax already supplies the display for Google Glass and says it's working with other major IT and electronics brands.

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Phil Schiller up again in next round of Apple-Samsung battle

The Apple executive is one of a handful of people Samsung said it will call to the court in its next round of patent battles.

Federal smartphone kill-switch legislation proposed

The bill would mandate a kill switch and remote-wipe capabilities on cellphones

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IDC: Smartphone shipments hit 1 billion in 2013

Android dominated the market, Apple saw modest growth and Windows Phone shipments almost doubled.

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Report: Marketing firm may buy Klout for $100 million

Lithium Technologies will pay more than $100 million, according to published reports

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Online clues located North Korea's missile-launcher factories

A few seconds of video, literature, a couple of memoirs and Google Earth helped locate a secret North Korean military plant.

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Nokia and HTC bury hatchet in patent disputes

The two have been battling since 2012, with several HTC phones banned from sale in Europe.

California bill proposes mandatory kill-switch on phones and tablets

The bill comes in answer to rising smartphone and tablet theft across the U.S. and could usher in the technology on phones sold nationwide

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Typo keyboard maker goes on offensive against BlackBerry

The iPhone keyboard maker says BlackBerry's patents are invalid and the company doesn't own the concept of a keyboard.

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Nadella's salary set at $1.2M for first year as Microsoft CEO

He's also eligible for a cash bonus of up to $3.6 million.

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Google to renew Eric Schmidt's $100m stock bonus

Schmidt is also getting a $6 million cash bonus for his work in 2013.

Google Wi-Fi could soon connect again in Mountain View

Approval by the city council later this month could re-establish free Wi-Fi in Google's hometown

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Satellite hotspot promises to bring Wi-Fi everywhere

The new Iridium modem connects the Internet to any corner of the planet.