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Steve Ballmer's letter about Steven Sinofsky departure

Here is the letter Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent to Microsoft employees about the departure of the company's president of Windows and Windows Live, Steven Sinofsky.

New BlackBerrys at least six months away: analyst

If you're waiting for RIM's new BlackBerry 10 smartphones, you're facing a long, cold winter: One stock analyst is saying they likely won't be available until March.

Top Tech Industry News Stories of 2011 -- So Far

Apple, AT&T, Microsoft, Google and others are givens for being among the top newsmakers of 2011. Others will no doubt surprise us as we go along.

Best and Worst Android Apps for the Royal Wedding

Overall, the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton doesn't seem to be igniting the same degree of creative frenzy among Android developers as with their Apple iOS brethren.

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Meet the Real-Life HAL

Analysis: We're on the brink of computers recognizing and responding to users' emotions. Is that cool or an invasion of privacy invasion?

Australian Teen Fesses up to Exposing Twitter Flaw

A 17-year-old Australian who goes by the Twitter handle @zzap says he exposed the cross-site scripting flaw that led to Tuesday's widespread Twitter worm, dubbed onMouseOver.

Top 10 Social Networking Threats

Social network tools have changed the way we interact in our personal lives and are in the process of transforming our professional lives. Increasingly, they...

Network Security Essentials

Network security problems are part of daily IT life these days. Here's a roundup of recent news in this realm.

Smartphone Essentials

Keeping up with the smartphone world can be a difficult task, what with new phones and applications appearing weekly. Which one is best?

Google Mobile Search Gets a New Look

A day after Google revamped its search results page, the company has revealed similar changes to the search results available to Android and iPhone smartphone users.

Prepare to Die: 2010 Tech Industry Graveyard

These IT companies, technologies and ideas are dead or doomed to disappear this year.

Poor Bill Gates: Mexican Telecom Tycoon Grabs Richest Man Title

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is no longer the world's richest man according to the annual Forbes magazine list released this week.

Smartphones: Competing via Lawsuits, Not Features?

Your guide to all those assorted smartphone lawsuits, from Apple to . . . well, everybody.

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Google Pad: Search Giant Dreams of Chrome OS-based Tablets

Google has conceptual images for what a Chrome OS-based tablet computer user interface might look like at its open source Chromium Projects site.

iPhone or BlackBerry: Which Is Better for Business?

Two experts debate which mobile device is better in the enterprise: the BlackBerry or the iPhone.