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The U.S. House of Representatives surprised the tech industry Thursday by voting on, and passing, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) after having originally scheduled a vote for Friday. The bill was amended several times prior to the final vote. Read more »

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Apple is still on a roll. The company reported quarterly earnings Tuesday that surpassed Wall Street expectations thanks to stronger-than-expected iPhone sales and a huge increase in iPad sales. It sold 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads. Read more »

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The mobile patent wars continue to drag on, with Motorola scoring a point Tuesday with a preliminary decision against Apple at the International Trade Commission. Apple was judged to have violated one of four Motorola patents with the iPhone, and if a six-judge panel agrees with […] Read more »

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison

One of the biggest trials in the recent history of the tech industry is in full swing, as Oracle and Google argue whether or not Google improperly used technology from Oracle’s Java when developing Android. Here’s what has happened during the first week of the trial. Read more »


Google says it has fixed one of the biggest problems with its Currents mobile news reader app–glacial content syncing–while also rolling out to international publishers with a new update released Wednesday. That should improve its competitive position against apps like Flipboard and Zite. Read more »

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Zite CNN Section Frontpage

Almost a year after Zite’s news reader app for the iPad drew the ire of several publishers — not to mention a few angry letters — the company is making friends with its former antagonists. Zite has now signed deals with eight publishers to create sections […] Read more »


All this talk about how much money Google may or may not have made off of Android misses the point. Google’s decision to enter the mobile operating system battle wasn’t primarily about money — it was about ensuring competition in the next great personal computer market. Read more »

BlackBerry Bold 9700

Research in Motion hasn’t had good news to report in an awfully long time, and that streak continued during its most recent quarter. RIM missed analyst targets for revenue, earnings per share, and BlackBerry shipments as it scrambles to stay relevant. Read more »

Ryan Kim - Staff Writer, GigaOM, Speakers: Michael Driscoll - CTO, Metamarkets, Raj Aggarwal - CEO and Co-Founder, Localytics at Structure:Data 2012

We’re walking around with sensors in our pockets: those of us carrying smartphones, anyway. As said at Structure:Data, there are huge opportunities for companies to improve existing services and create new ones with the huge amount of data provided by mobile computers. Read more »

Scott Metzger - VP of Analytics, Violin Memory at Structure:Data 2012

Scott Metzger, VP of analytics at flash-memory array maker Violin Memory, argued at Structure:Data that putting flash memory at the heart of big-data infrastructure is a must for any business that is worried about how long it takes to get results from data analysis. Read more »

Sultan Meghji of Appistry at Structure:Data 2012

It’s easier to crunch massive amounts of data when you don’t have to reinvent the wheel for every scenario. Sultan Meghjji and his colleagues at Appistry are hoping to make this process run more smoothly, Meghjji explained at Structure:Data. Read more »

BlackBerry Bold 9700

Given the wider trends, this day was probably inevitable, but it probably doesn’t make it any easier to swallow at Research in Motion. Sales of the interloper from the south, the iPhone, surpassed the BlackBerry in Canada during 2011, a year RIM would like to forget. Read more »

Google Wallet Cash Register

In yet another sign of the slow progress of mobile payments despite strong interest, Google is rethinking its approach to Google Wallet and may consider sharing revenue with wireless carriers, according to a new report. Otherwise, carriers may push their own payments tech instead. Read more »

HP printer

It’s official: one of HP’s longest-serving executives will retire in a corporate shakeup that will merge two historically important divisions that have fallen on hard times amid a shift to mobile technology. HP hopes the move will help it save money as it tries to rebound. Read more »

Vyomesh Joshi, HP

Vyomesh Joshi, a long-time HP executive in charge of its printer group, is leaving the company amid a reorganization that will fold HP’s printer group into its PC division under Todd Bradley, according to a report. His next destination is unclear. Read more »

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