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Fingerprint-authentication sensors are expected to show up in mobile phones this year.

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Fingerprint-authentication sensors are expected to show up in mobile phones this year.

Mobile Phones With Fingerprint ID Coming This Year

Mobile phones will soon know your touch. Fingerprint Cards, a Swedish biometric-security company, said a Japanese electronics maker plans to introduce mobile phones with fingerprint sensors in the third quarter of this year. The technology, which identifies a person’s unique fingerprint...

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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

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Doug Leone, a partner at Sequoia Capital, speaks at a conference in San Francisco last year.

Sequoia’s Leone Talks Hits, Misses and What’s Next on Sand Hill Road

Even for legendary Silicon Valley firm Sequoia Capital, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, venture investing is a guessing game. It requires traversing the globe to meet scores of entrepreneurs working on wacky projects, and placing bets on...

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ICANN Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom speaks on expanding Web suffixes in London today.

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ICANN Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom speaks on expanding Web suffixes in London today.

The Web’s Next Frontier: Everything From .inc to .ninja

If the list of possible new Web suffixes is any indication of the Internet’s future, we may see a lot more apps, blogs and ninjas. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers released the list of 1,930 applications for...

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Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell shows off the DynaTAC portable radio telephone in New York City in 1973.

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Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell shows off the DynaTAC portable radio telephone in New York City in 1973.

Motorola’s History Lesson for Google

(This blog was corrected. An earlier version misattributed a comment in the 16th paragraph.) With Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility now complete, a saga that Brad Stone and I explored in this week’s issue of Businessweek, a closer look at...

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Tango's video calling service has grown to 45 million users since launching in 2010.

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Tango's video calling service has grown to 45 million users since launching in 2010.

Tango Raises $40 Million to Vie With Skype in Video Calling

Tango, a startup that offers mobile video calling, has raised $40 million from investors including Qualcomm Ventures and Access Industries, the company said today in a release. The service, which lets users make video calls across Apple, Android and Windows...

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Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse, speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, said today he feels 'crucified' over the iPhone. .

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Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse, speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, said today he feels 'crucified' over the iPhone. .

‘I Still Get Crucified’ Over the iPhone, Says Sprint Chief Hesse

The iPhone was supposed to stop Sprint Nextel from bleeding subscribers, but martyrdom for Dan Hesse, the carrier’s chief executive, seems to have no end. “I still get crucified for deciding to carry the Apple iPhone because the investment is...

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Kevin Systrom, right, and Mike Krieger are the founders of Instagram.

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Kevin Systrom, right, and Mike Krieger are the founders of Instagram.

Building a Billion-Dollar Business? Yeah, There’s an App Store for That

While Silicon Valley is asking what today’s Instagram news says about Facebook, a more apt question may be: What does it say about Apple? Until last week, Instagram was an application built exclusively for the iPhone. Even so, in less...

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Zite Chief Executive Mark Johnson said the agreements are a sign that publishers see value in aggregation technology.

Zite Chief Executive Mark Johnson said the agreements are a sign that publishers see value in aggregation technology.

News Reader App Zite Offers Olive Branch to Web Publishers

A year ago, online news aggregator Zite received a cease-and-desist notice from major publishers including Gannett, Time, The Washington Post and Dow Jones. Zite’s app for the iPad was taking content from around the Web, stripping away the ads and...

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