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IBM’s Tech Predictions Prompt Deep Thoughts, Chuckles

IBM looked into its crystal ball and saw five technologies becoming ubiquitous in the next five years. While IBM spends most of its time, effort and intelligence in the innards of big organizations, the five technologies it sees on the horizon are very personal. ...

BT Goes for Android’s Jugular With Patent Claims

British Telecom has filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming the Android operating system infringes of six of its patents. The suit attacks Google on a number of fronts, including Google Maps, Google+ and Google Music ...

Amazon Fans Kindle’s Flames

Kindles have caught fire this holiday season. The e-readers and tablets are the top-selling products on Amazon, according to numbers released by by the e-commerce giant this week. ...

Not Much Fight Left in AT&T as Anti-Merger Trials Stall

Sprint Nextel and C Spire have agreed to postpone their lawsuits against AT&T's troubled merger with T-Mobile. A federal judge approved motions filed jointly by the companies and AT&T on Tuesday. Sprint originally sued to block the merger in September ...

Not Much Fight Left in AT&T as Anti-Merger Trials Stall

Sprint Nextel and C Spire have agreed to postpone their lawsuits against AT&T's troubled merger with T-Mobile. A federal judge approved motions filed jointly by the companies and AT&T on Tuesday. Sprint originally sued to block the merger in September ...

SCIENCE

Higgs Boson May Be Running Out of Hiding Places

Scientists are getting very close to proving or disproving the existence of the subatomic particle known as the "Higgs boson." ...

LightSquared Blasts Leak of GPS-Interference Test Results

LightSquared's signal may interfere with GPS devices, according to a draft summary of a report on tests commissioned by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which was leaked to Bloomberg. ...

Samsung Gets Some Holiday Cheer With Australian Court Ruling

Samsung just got a gift from the top of its wish list. Australia's high court has lifted the ban on its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, just in time for holiday sales. The ruling ended a legal dispute with Apple over alleged patent violations ...

AT&T Sinks Teeth Deeper Into T-Mobile Deal

AT&T plans to continue with its plan to acquire T-Mobile, Chief Financial Officer John Stephens told reporters, in spite of strong disapproval from regulatory organizations including the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. ...

AT&T Sinks Teeth Deeper Into T-Mobile Deal

AT&T plans to continue with its plan to acquire T-Mobile, Chief Financial Officer John Stephens told reporters, in spite of strong disapproval from regulatory organizations including the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. ...

.XXX Gives Porn Purveyors Official Red Light District

The ICM Registry on Monday launched the general availability of .xxx domain names on a first-come, first-served basis. ...

Facebook Gets Location-Based Talent With Gowalla Buy

Gowalla CEO Josh Williams acknowledged on Monday that the location technology company has been acquired by Facebook. Rumors had been swirling over the weekend ...

RIM Keeps Stiff Upper Lip Despite PlayBook Losses

RIM announced on Friday that it would record a pre-tax provision in the third quarter of fiscal 2012 of about US$485 million, or $360 million after tax. The provision is related to the high level of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet inventory. The charge is expected to be mainly non-cash ...

Yahoo Rumblings Pick Up

The chatter around a Yahoo deal increased on Tuesday and Wednesday as potential buyers and investors starting lining up. It appears Yahoo will be considering a deal to acquire a minority stake in the company by year's end, according to The Wall Street Journal. ...

FCC to AT&T: Forget About It

The Federal Communications Commission has released a report attacking AT&T's proposal to buy T-Mobile as a damper on competition. The 157-page report was released on Wednesday, after the FCC accepted AT&T's move to withdraw its request for approval of the US$39 billion deal ...

FCC to AT&T: Forget About It

The Federal Communications Commission has released a report attacking AT&T's proposal to buy T-Mobile as a damper on competition. The 157-page report was released on Wednesday, after the FCC accepted AT&T's move to withdraw its request for approval of the US$39 billion deal ...

Facebook’s $10B IPO Could Be a Crapshoot

Facebook is getting ready for an initial public offering in the second quarter of 2012, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company is looking to raise US$10 billion, which would value it at more than $100 billion. The IPO papers will reportedly be filed by the end of the year ...

AT&T Rethinks T-Mobile Deal

AT&T threw in the towel on its planned US$39 billion T-Mobile merger over the holiday weekend. On Thursday, it posted a blog entry saying the deal was off. The announcement came two days after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he would oppose the deal. This is the first time the FCC has moved to block a deal since 2002. The Department of Justice also filed a suit to block it in August...

AT&T Rethinks T-Mobile Deal

AT&T threw in the towel on its planned US$39 billion T-Mobile merger over the holiday weekend. On Thursday, it posted a blog entry saying the deal was off. The announcement came two days after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he would oppose the deal. This is the first time the FCC has moved to block a deal since 2002. The Department of Justice also filed a suit to block it in August...

Penguin Plays Security Card With E-Book Lending Pullout

Penguin Group, one of the largest book publishers in the U.S., has delayed the availability of new e-books in local libraries and will no longer allow OverDrive to loan out digital copies of its titles to Kindles. [*Editor's note - Nov. 23, 2011] ...

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