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For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

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BlackBerry shocks with Q4 profit but CEO Chen can't stop sales slide

Revenue dropped by 32 percent year-on-year

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Microsoft buys LiveLoop, a tool that makes PowerPoint web-friendly

The software giant continues to buy companies to strengthen its Office apps and services

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Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

The latest example is British operator BT, which now offers 500MB of data, texts and voice for less than $10 to its broadband subscribers

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Microsoft to simplify Azure migration with bigger VM drives

Enterprises can now migrate virtual machines whose OS drives size exceed 127GB

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How tech companies can lead the shift toward renewable energy

Sustainability starts in the workplace. Here's how to make conservation and environmental awareness a part of your company philosophy.

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Apple database acquisition could help improve performance of its services

FoundationDB's NoSQL technology lets the company grow its services and still keep users happy

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Microsoft releases tools to build universal Windows 10 apps

Developers can start testing Windows 10's adaptive user interface and other features in the new Visual Studio preview.

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Here are the components that will power your next smartphone

Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung and LG are all working on exciting new products

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Wireless router from Huawei hints at new ways to speed up LTE

The company is using the 3.5GHz band to offer speeds at up to 220Mbps with LTE-Advanced

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The art of scaling your business

Planning for rapid growth can be hard. Here's how you can set yourself up to expand without overextending your business.

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Relayr wins over $30,000 for its WunderBar IoT sensors

The company came out on top at a competition at the Cebit trade show

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With mobile on its mind, SugarCRM looks to expand

The idea is that instead of just inputting data, users like salespeople will get help as they go about their day

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5G faces technical, political hurdles on the way to offering multigigabit speeds

The next-generation technology has to be developed in a more inclusive way than in the past

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Cozify's device hub supports a slew of radios to make smart homes simple

Finnish startup Cozify has integrated as many radio technologies as possible

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's souped-up desktop phone has a 7-inch screen

It works well on its own, but can also be integrated with smartphones and tablets