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Wal-Mart escalates cell phone war with smartphone trade-in program

Upgrading your phone? Get ready for some extra walking around money, courtesy of a huge new trade-in program being launched by America’s largest retailer.

Radical PayPal app upgrade streamlines in-store payments

The goal of getting rid of your wallet – and moving all of your financial transactions to your cell phone – just got one step closer with PayPal's updated app.

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Chip makers see opportunities in hot wearable-computer market

Wearable devices present an opportunity for chip makers to use technologies that may have not been successful to date, says an analyst.


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Smartwatch parade keeps on ticking with Qualcomm's Toq

Besides its newly unveiled smartwatch mobile chip vendor Qualcomm is investing in mobile services to help drive demand for its processors, including streaming music with Rhapsody and "microlocation" deals with the Miami Dolphins.


New HTC Desire 300 and 601 offer big power, low price

Smart phone leader HTC is expanding its device lineup in time for IFA 2013.

Xiaomi the money! Who is this mobile company that's poaching Tech's top shelf talent?

Xiaomi is a name that few Americans have heard, but if this Chinese company continues to progress and scoop up talent like Hugo Barra, it could soon become a household name on our shores.

Amazon Teams with Android Developers to Bring One-Click Shopping to Consumers

The line between e-commerce and entertainment is blurring again: Amazon today is launching a system that lets developers sell physical products through third-party Android apps. To put it another way, consumers will be able to buy stuff from Amazon from within an app on their Android phone without taking the trouble to visit Amazon’s storefront.

Qualcomm to sell Omnitracs fleet management unit

Qualcomm has agreed to sell its Omnitracs fleet management subsidiary, one of its first businesses and one of the earliest vehicle information networks, to a private equity company for US$800 million in cash.

Smartphones Flying High: Delta Taps Nokia Lumia 820 for In-Flight Service

The next time you fly Delta, don’t be surprised if a smartphone takes your drink order. The airline announced today that over 19,000 flight attendants will now carry Nokia Lumia 820 handsets for processing in-flight purchases.

Wi-Fi adapter shootout: Qualcomm versus Intel in an 802.11 battle

For online gaming, no latency is allowed. We put competing adapters into identical laptops. See who blinked first.