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Nancy is a freelance journalist who started writing about mobile phones just in time to cover the transition to digital. She's written about PCs from Hanover, cellular networks from Singapore, wireless standards from Cyprus, cloud computing from Seattle and just about any technology subject you can think of from Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Computerworld, Wired, the Seattle Times and other well-respected publications.

Twitter to Open Source Android Security Tech

Twitter plans to open source some of the Android security products built by the developers behind Whisper Systems, which Twitter acquired last month.

Senators Urge FTC to Investigate Google

Two U.S. senators on Monday urged the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google for possible antitrust violations.

Nimbula Offers Help Building Private Clouds

Some businesses that rely on Amazon Web Services to run Web applications are starting to realize that they can save money or get better performance by building...

RIM Delays New Phone Launch, Takes a Hit on Tablets

Research In Motion said it won't start selling phones with its new software platform until the "later part" of 2012 and had to take a US$485 million...

Enomaly Buy to Fuel New Virtustream Exchange

Virtustream's acquisition of Enomaly could help enterprises turn a drawback of private clouds--excess capacity--into a profit center.

Galaxy Nexus Coming to Verizon Thursday

The Galaxy Nexus, the first phone to run the latest version of Android, will finally go on sale Thursday from Verizon.

Moving to the Cloud in 2012? Look out for These Pitfalls

Businesses that want to take advantage of the maturing cloud marketplace in 2012 can learn from some common mistakes others have made when moving to...

T-Mobile First in U.S. to Sell Nokia Windows Phone

T-Mobile will be the first U.S. operator to offer a Nokia phone running Windows Mobile when it starts selling the Lumia 710 early next year.

Did HP Just Give WebOS 'a Death Sentence'?

As an open-source project with uncertain backing, webOS has a tough road ahead of it, analysts said on Friday.

Talk Turns to Running WebOS on Android Phones

In a reversal of sorts, some people are keen to load webOS on their Android devices, now that Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to make the software open source.

German Court Issues Injunction Against Apple Products

A German court on Friday ruled that Apple's iPhone and iPad devices infringe a Motorola patent and issued an injunction against sales of the products in Germany...

Google, Microsoft Teams Work to Keep Pace With Privacy Laws

Executives from Microsoft and Google on Thursday gave a glimpse into the size of their privacy organizations, which are required for the companies to try to...

Amazon Reboot Routine, Experts Say

Amazon Web Services customers this week are worrying about a server reboot the provider is pushing out, but if users have architected their applications...

Original PaaS Vendors Defend Their Turf

Independent platform-as-a-service providers acknowledge that theirs is a crowded market, especially with big IT vendors like Oracle, Hewlett-Packard and Dell...

Lawmaker Asks FTC to Investigate Carrier IQ

The outcry over Carrier IQ's mobile-phone tracking software continued Friday, with a U.S. congressmember urging an FTC investigation.