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Dropbox CEO criticizes Apple cloud lock-in

Houston, at Mobile World Congress, said there is a common pattern of thinking, whereby companies that build phones or networks believe that they can also build a cloud service and bolt it on to their existing offerings.

What's ahead for mobile: New OSes, cheaper 4G LTE, larger screens, and more

This year's MWC may have been lacking in high-end smartphone launches. But the "W" stands for "world," and lower-cost models shown this week are needed to open up the mobile-phone market to more people globally.

CamMe on iPhone 5

Gesture controls coming soon to your phone or tablet

Phone and tablet users soon will be furiously waving their hands in front of their screens to control their device.

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Ubuntu chief says converged platforms are the future

The convergence of devices and software platforms is being driven by the shift towards cloud computing, which will ultimately become the engine room of all modern applications, according to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth.

AirPlug combines LTE, Wi-Fi to offer super speeds

The Korea Telecom-developed app isn’t available in the US, but hopefully some variant of it will show up here in the future.

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Cool Mobile World Congress 2013 products we'd love to buy in the United States

Born in the U.S.A? Not these products. Because the W in MWC stands for World, we’re not lucky enough to get every desirable product Stateside. Here are the things we wish we could buy here.

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Windows RT OS

CEO says ARM will learn from its mistakes with Windows RT

Microsoft's new version of Windows written for ARM processors may not be an unqualified success, but ARM's CEO Warren East said the software maker will learn from its mistakes with Windows RT and come back with a better product.

15 non-payment uses for NFC

Near-field communication can be more than just mobile payments. We found more than a few examples of NFC at work during Mobile World Congress.

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Device recycling standards could make mobile friendlier

This week at Mobile World Congress, the Device Renewal Forum announced an official standard for renewing devices that includes military-grade data wiping, environmentally responsible recycling of materials, and a database to check for stolen handsets.

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Searching for Windows at Mobile World Congress

Microsoft didn't have a booth at the big mobile trade show in Barcelona, but that didn't stop us from spotting laptops, tablets, and phones running various flavors of Windows.