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Nancy Gohring 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.

Verizon Says It Doesn't Use Carrier IQ Software

Verizon Wireless said Thursday it doesn't add to its phones any software from Carrier IQ, the company that has come under fire in the past few days for what some...

VirtualSharp to Enable Disaster Recovery to Public Clouds

VirtualSharp hopes to soon let its customers set up disaster recovery plans that fail over from their private clouds to public clouds, the company announced this...

Google Slaps Down Ballmer's Assertion About Cloud Biz

A Google executive refuted recent comments from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who said Microsoft wins enterprise cloud contracts 98 percent of the time when up against the search giant.

Netflix Opens Door to Leaving Amazon Web Services

Netflix designed its cloud architecture so that it has the option to move to an Amazon Web Services competitor, but doesn't expect a real competitor to emerge...

MobileIron's Management Software Prepares for Android

MobileIron hopes to help businesses prepare for what it believes will be an onslaught of Android phones in 2012 with an updated version of its mobile device...

Twitter Scoops up Mobile Security Developer Whisper Systems

Twitter may be planning to boost its mobile security options with the acquisition of Whisper Systems, a company that offers security products for Android phones...

Microsoft Building Kinect Device for Windows PCs

Microsoft will build a Kinect device specifically for use with PCs, as the company prepares to launch a program to support commercial products developed for...

Google Closes Knol, Friend Connect and Other Services

Google continues to shut down underperforming services, announcing Tuesday that Friend Connect, Knol and a few other services will soon go the way of Google...

NPD: HP Beats Samsung in Tablet Sales

Hewlett-Packard, which recently discontinued its TouchPad tablets, took the top spot among tablet vendors behind Apple's iPad this year through October...

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Management, Business Issues Weigh on HP

Hewlett-Packard continues to struggle with leadership and business changes, reporting on Monday that fourth quarter net earnings dropped 91 percent over last...

Microsoft to Help 10 Kinect Startups

Microsoft on Friday announced a program designed to help 10 developers or startups launch businesses around products for Kinect.

Engine Yard to Experiment, Add Node.js Support

Platform-as-a-service provider Engine Yard is adding support for Node.js as part of a new program at the company designed to help it quickly experiment with new...

OpDemand Service Aims to Ease IaaS Deployments

OpDemand on Thursday opened its service that automates deployment of cloud infrastructure to all users. The service is free to use initially.

Spike in Mobile Lawsuits Spurs Changes in Courts, Business Models

The dramatic increase in the number of mobile industry lawsuits is forcing changes in the legal system and spurring new business models around patent licensing.

Apple Names Former Genentech Chief as New Chairman

Arthur Levinson, former CEO of biotech company Genentech, is taking on the chairmanship of Apple's board, filling the role that Apple founder Steve Jobs vacated...