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Pentagon clears BlackBerry Z10 and Samsung Galaxy S4

Struggling BlackBerry gets a boost as the U.S. Department of Defense clears the use of devices running BlackBerry 10 as well as a version of Android.

Windows 8 Update: 2nd-generation Surface tablets may debut next month

Microsoft may be revealing the second generation of its Surface tablets during its developers' conference next month, according to a printed report.

New Chromebooks coming this year from Asus and Acer, report suggests

Samsung, Lenovo, and HP are expected to release Chromebooks soon as well.

Half of companies will require BYOD by 2017, Gartner says

About half of the world's companies will enact BYOD (bring your own device) programs by 2017 and will no longer provide computing devices to employees, a new Gartner report predicts.

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'Dual personality' could morph into Jekyll and Hyde for Samsung and BlackBerry

BlackBerry and Samsung have separately launched security and management software with dual-personality features for their latest Z10 and Galaxy S4 smartphones, both designed to meet the demands of a growing BYOD marketplace.

AT&T's new trade-in program for smartphone buyers

If you have old phones stashed in drawers around the house, AT&T will now pay you for them via a voucher good for obtaining a brand new handset from the company's offerings.

Businesses want Windows 8 hybrids, not Windows RT, says Lenovo

While numerous vendors have released table devices that use Windows RT, Lenovo has gone with Windows 8 Pro for its ThinkPad Helix hybrid.

China's unique PC buying trends revealed in survey

China took the title of world's largest market for PCs in 2012, and a survey by IHS iSuppli revealed that computer buyers in the country had unique preferences compared to counterparts worldwide.

IBM launches an appliance for the 'Internet of things'

Preparing its customers to join the emerging 'Internet of things', IBM has released a new appliance built to manage and route a voluminous amount of machine-to-machine small data messages

Spring Java springs ahead

Epilogue to von Simson book on strategy puts the spotlight on innovation

After Ernest von Simson's book, "The Limits of Strategy: Lessons in Leadership from the Computer Industry," was published three years ago, he watched major shifts occur at the IT companies he had focused on, notably the slide of Hewlett-Packard at the same time that stalwart IBM maintained its industry standing.

Samsung rationalizes PC naming scheme

All Windows computers will be incorporated into the ATIV brand.

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Dell corrals acquired products for BYOD market

Dell has pulled together products it gained from its recent acquisitions into a series of BYOD offerings, though it faces the challenge of selling them at a time when the company's ownership hangs in the balance.

EMC's storage business keeps growing while net profit shrinks slightly

EMC reported first-quarter revenue rose 6 percent to $5.39 billion, while net income fell about 1 percent year-over year to $580 million as costs rose.