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Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla, with the Firefox logo during a news conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla, with the Firefox logo during a news conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Mozilla’s Fox Tries to Steal Spotlight and Outrun Google’s Android

While many European technology companies have pared back their presence at this week’s Mobile World Congress, Silicon Valley’s Mozilla is leaving a noticeably bigger footprint. The maker of the popular Firefox web browser sent about a hundred employees — which...

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A Toshiba Excite Android tablet is shown at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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A Toshiba Excite Android tablet is shown at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Android Is Red Hot, Except With the Business Crowd

Google’s Android software for mobile devices has opened up a wide lead in market share, but it hasn’t made the same inroads with a lucrative niche: businesspeople. While Android is expected to grab 68 percent of the smartphone market this...

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Some of the most aggressive Android apps are programs purporting to be affiliated with popular franchises such as Facebook and Zynga, Bit9 found.

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Some of the most aggressive Android apps are programs purporting to be affiliated with popular franchises such as Facebook and Zynga, Bit9 found.

100,000 Android Apps Collect Too Much Data, Security Firm Finds

That Angry Birds wallpaper app you’ve downloaded is doing more than decorating your smartphone screen — in the background, it’s also accessing your device’s GPS data, which tracks your location. As unseemly as that sounds, it’s not uncommon. Security firm...

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

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In the first quarter of this year, China became the world’s first country to have 1 billion mobile subscribers.

China’s Potential Smartphone Base Could Double By 2017, Study Says

China, a country where 40 percent of households can afford a smartphone, is expected to double that number in five years as disposable incomes continue to grow, a new study said. By 2017, 80 percent of China’s households will be...

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Walgreens has teamed up with Aisle411 to help shoppers locate whatever they’re looking for at each of the drugstore chain's stores.

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Walgreens has teamed up with Aisle411 to help shoppers locate whatever they’re looking for at each of the drugstore chain's stores.

Looking for Pain Relief? App Tells You Which Aisle in Walgreens

If trying to find Tylenol or other products at a Walgreens store gives you a headache, the pharmacy said it has the remedy. The largest U.S. drugstore chain has teamed up with Aisle411, a St. Louis-based mobile software developer, to...

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Google hired a team of skydivers to jump from a zeppelin a mile or so above San Francisco.

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Google hired a team of skydivers to jump from a zeppelin a mile or so above San Francisco.

Google’s Demo With Skydivers One-Ups ‘One More Thing’

Google pulled off what may well be the most thrilling and gutsiest product demo in history. To show off prototypes of its augmented reality goggles, being developed by an internal initiative called Project Glass, Google hired a team of skydivers to jump...

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Microsoft's partners haven't said much in response to the software giant's unveiling of its own Windows-powered tablet.

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Microsoft's partners haven't said much in response to the software giant's unveiling of its own Windows-powered tablet.

PC Makers Stand by Their Microsoft Amid Company’s Move Into Tablets

Considering that one of their closest partners had just announced an invasion into their territory, Microsoft’s cohorts in the personal computer world were awfully brief with their comments this week. They’re either declining to comment on Microsoft’s plan to release...

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