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Motorola invests in touch screen company

Motorola’s venture capital arm invested an undisclosed amount in a company that it believes represents the future of touch-based user interfaces.

Written by Nancy Gohring04 Dec. 09 07:43

Yahoo's head of mobile takes on new duties

Yahoo has given the head of its mobile division broader responsibilities, in a sign that the search provider plans to focus even more on mobile opportunities.

Written by Nancy Gohring01 Dec. 09 10:55

French court fines eBay US$2.5 million

A French court has fined eBay €1.7 million (US$2.5 million) for failing to comply with an earlier ruling that required the online retailer to prevent the sale of certain brands of perfume to French consumers on its sites.

Written by Nancy Gohring01 Dec. 09 07:20

Microsoft CFO to leave at end of year

Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell plans to leave the company at the end of the year after managing the software giant’s finances for nearly five years, Microsoft said Tuesday.

Written by Nancy Gohring26 Nov. 09 08:31

Google to buy display ad company

Just two weeks after buying mobile advertising company AdMob, Google on Monday announced plans to purchase Teracent, an online display advertising company.

Written by Nancy Gohring24 Nov. 09 07:52

Microsoft settles employee spying case

Microsoft has settled a lawsuit with a former employee that it once charged with fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract.

Written by Nancy Gohring18 Nov. 09 08:35

T-Mobile UK employees sold customer data

Workers at T-Mobile UK have been selling customer data to brokers who work for the competition, T-Mobile and the U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office said on Tuesday.

Written by Nancy Gohring18 Nov. 09 06:49

Sprint to lay off more than 2,000

Sprint Nextel expects to lay off as many as 2,500 people by year’s end, on the heels of reporting that it lost 545,000 customers in its third quarter.

Written by Nancy Gohring11 Nov. 09 09:32

Google to buy mobile ad company

Google plans to buy mobile advertising provider AdMob for US$750 million stock, the search giant said on Monday.

Written by Nancy Gohring10 Nov. 09 06:17

Microsoft lays off 800 people

Microsoft is laying off another 800 people, adding to the 5,000 the company has already let go this year.

Written by Nancy Gohring06 Nov. 09 09:35

Upgrade path to Android 2.0 uncertain

With this week's release of Verizon Wireless' Droid phone comes the first real test of the potential for fragmentation with Android.

Written by Nancy Gohring06 Nov. 09 08:04

Microsoft launches new version of MSN

Microsoft plans to start rolling out a redesigned MSN.com on Wednesday in the U.S., the first major update for the page in more than 10 years.

Written by Nancy Gohring05 Nov. 09 09:10