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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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PayScale's report examines tech companies' pay, perks and job satisfaction, among other things.

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PayScale's report examines tech companies' pay, perks and job satisfaction, among other things.

Geek Alert: Tech Companies That Stand Out in the Battle for Talent

Among the largest tech companies, which one do you think offers the best starting pay? Apple? Maybe Google? Try Nvidia. The maker of graphics processors offers median starting pay of $99,400, according to data from online compensation data provider PayScale...

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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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Apple's Craig Federighi described the new Mountain Lion operating system during the developers conference in San Francisco on Monday.

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Apple's Craig Federighi described the new Mountain Lion operating system during the developers conference in San Francisco on Monday.

What Apple’s Small Announcements Add Up to in the Big Picture

At Apple’s keynote earlier this week, no new TV or iPhone was announced. The company did introduce a new high-end laptop. Big whoop, by Apple standards. The real headline was that there were lots of little whoops, said developers and...

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Apple Inc. unveils its own map service for iOS 6 during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

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Apple Inc. unveils its own map service for iOS 6 during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday.

Apple Maps Already Has More Business Listings Than Google

Apple’s Maps app won’t debut for several months, but it already has some 20 million more business listings than Google, according to data disclosed by the companies. The new mapping program for the iPhone and iPad will have more than...

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Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, speaks during an interview in New York in March.

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Ben Verwaayen, chief executive officer of Alcatel-Lucent SA, speaks during an interview in New York in March.

Silicon Valley: Stronger Than Ever?

Here’s one thing I didn’t expect to hear from the chief executive officer of one of Europe’s largest tech companies: “Everything happening today shows you have to be in Silicon Valley to really know what’s going on.” That was Ben...

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Nomura Equity Research's “2012 Smartphone Guide” shows the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares.

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Nomura Equity Research's “2012 Smartphone Guide” shows the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares.

What’s Costliest Part of Smartphone? Hint: It’s Not the Display

Nomura Equity Research recently released its “2012 Smartphone Guide,” which offers a graphical look at the components that go into phones and their providers’ market shares. More than 25 parts are needed to make a modern smartphone. What were the...

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Security researchers have discovered new malware targeting Android devices that doesn’t take the usual route of embedding itself in an app.

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Security researchers have discovered new malware targeting Android devices that doesn’t take the usual route of embedding itself in an app.

Hacking Android Devices: It’s Not Just Apps You Need to Worry About

It’s not just malicious apps you need to be wary of infecting your smartphone. Now, navigating to poisoned websites are a threat, too. Security researchers have discovered a new malware targeting Android devices that doesn’t take the usual route of...

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Google's Android operating system powered 51 percent of smartphones in the U.S., according to the latest report from ComScore.

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Google's Android operating system powered 51 percent of smartphones in the U.S., according to the latest report from ComScore.

Rise of the Android: 2 Years Later

With Google now powering a majority of the smartphones in the U.S., it’s worth looking back two years ago when the slices of the market share pie chart were much different. According to ComScore’s latest report, Google’s Android operating system...

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