Nancy GohringWriter, IDG News Service

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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.

HP Investigates Android TouchPads

HP is investigating how several TouchPads reportedly shipped to end users running Android, instead of webOS.

Oracle May Launch Its Own PaaS Offering

UPDATE: Oracle may unveil its own platform-as-a-service offering next week, setting it in competition with Microsoft's Azure, Salesforce's Heroku and many other smaller services.

Former HP CEO Apotheker to Get More Than $9.6 Million

Outgoing Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker will get a severance payment of US$7.2 million, plus a $2.4 million performance bonus and additional stock benefits...

Motorola Xoom LTE Upgrades Begin

Users will have to send their devices to Motorola to get new hardware, a process the company says will take about six business days.

Meego and Tizen Will Have Some Interoperability

Applications written for Meego netbooks will work on devices running Tizen, the new Linux-based mobile OS project from Intel and Samsung, but Meego apps written...

Intel Hopes to Boost Flagging AppUp Store

Intel is making some changes to its AppUp store in hopes of improving what it admits has been dismal usage.

Enterprises Gain Cloud Efficiencies With Sensible Cloud

U.K. company Sensible Cloud on Tuesday began offering software designed to help companies take greater advantage of the benefits of cloud computing.

CloudSigma Offers IaaS With Flexible Pricing

CloudSigma, the European infrastructure-as-a-service provider, is bringing its offering to the crowded U.S. market.

NASA Cloud Architect Forms Company for Private Cloud

The lead architect of NASA's cloud platform, which spun off into the open-source OpenStack cloud operating system, is launching a new company and product aimed...

T-Mobile Phones to Run on Speedy Network

The first two smartphones to run on T-Mobile's fast HSPA+42 network are coming soon, T-Mobile announced Monday.

RIM's PlayBook Shipments Drop in Half

PlayBook shipments dropped in half for Research In Motion during its second quarter, which also saw revenue continue to plummet.

Amazon Web Services Receives Critical Gov't Certification

Amazon on Thursday said that many of its Web services now have a crucial certification that allows federal government agencies with strict security requirements...

Android Tablets Lose Ground to RIM, TouchPads

Android tablets are losing ground to new entrants, including the much-criticized Research In Motion PlayBook and even the discontinued Hewlett-Packard TouchPad...


Threat of Settlements May Have Spurred Google, Moto Deal

Was Google's acquisition of Motorola born from necessity rather than opportunity?

Ellison, Page Ordered to Mediation

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page must sit down and try to work out a settlement on Sept. 19, according to a court order filed on Friday.