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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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Koozoo, a San Francisco-based startups, is aiming to offer free live video feeds from people's windows all over the world.

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Koozoo, a San Francisco-based startups, is aiming to offer free live video feeds from people's windows all over the world.

Have a Spare Smartphone? Koozoo’s New Angle on Public Webcams

As the Internet began to take off in the mid-1990s, several dot-coms tried to strike gold with the same idea: Show what’s happening at locations around the world by connecting to live video feeds from webcams. The market never really...

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Tech companies are mapping the insides of stores to help smartphone users find where products are shelved.

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Tech companies are mapping the insides of stores to help smartphone users find where products are shelved.

Mobile Maps Focus on Helping Lost Shoppers Find the Right Aisle

While mobile maps have made it easy for people to find their way to a store or shopping mall, the options are limited once they’re inside. Now, a new breed of cartographers are venturing indoors to help consumers find where...

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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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Twitter executives talked with Tap Tap Tap, maker of the mobile photo app Camera+, about a possible acquisition.

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Twitter executives talked with Tap Tap Tap, maker of the mobile photo app Camera+, about a possible acquisition.

Twitter Said to Have Considered Buying Mobile Photo App Camera+

Soon after Facebook agreed to pay $1 billion for Instagram, social networking rival Twitter considered acquiring a mobile photo-sharing application called Camera+, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said. Twitter executives held several meetings with Camera+ developer Tap Tap...

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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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Pebble's new watch is supposed to display messages from your smartphone.

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Pebble's new watch is supposed to display messages from your smartphone.

Rejected By VCs, Pebble Watch Raises $3.8M on Kickstarter

When it comes to the road to success in Silicon Valley, Eric Migicovsky was definitely on the right path. His idea for creating a watch that can display messages from your smartphone was embraced by Y Combinator, the prestigious business...

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In this April 7, 2011 photo, CEO Kevin Systrom, at left, works alongside engineer Shayne Sweeney at Instagram in San Francisco.

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In this April 7, 2011 photo, CEO Kevin Systrom, at left, works alongside engineer Shayne Sweeney at Instagram in San Francisco.

$1B for Instagram? For Zuckerberg, That’s Just the Price for Popularity

One thing we know about Mark Zuckerberg is that he’s a big fan of eyeballs. That would explain the $1 billion the Facebook CEO just shelled out for Instagram, which is currently more popular on Apple and Google devices than...

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