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Microsoft’s Paralyzing Windows Fixation

Microsoft claims that Windows Phone 7 is completely new, built specifically for mobile devices and divorced from any previous versions of Windows. Yet, at CES, CEO Steve Ballmer was still expressing a desire to have users connect all their devices — PCs, tablets and phones …

Alcatel-Lucent Aims to Rid the Planet of Monster Cell Towers

Alcatel-Lucent is plugging its lightRadio as a revolutionary technology that could replace many of the giant cell towers dotting the landscape with tiny little cubes of networking power. The technology is drawing guarded interest and some unguarded skepticism. “This approach could certainly improve coverage in …

T-Mobile announced two new 4G devices

T-Mobile has rolled out a new smartphone and a new tablet. Both take advantage of the carrier’s high-speed data network, which T-Mobile refers to as “4G,” though some have questioned that categorization. The phone is the latest in Samsung’s Galaxy S series, and the tablet …

Okta Offers Cloud-Crazy Enterprises a Master Key

Enterprises that have employees using several different SaaS and cloud applications every day face a number of access security risks. A startup called “Okta,” formed by former Salesforce.com execs, offers a single sign-on across cloud apps for end users, as well as centralized provisioning, analytics …

DELL into merger talks with Compellent Technologies

Dell announced it has entered into merger talks with Compellent Technologies, offering US$27.50 per share for a total of nearly $900 million. The offer is below Compellent’s stock price on Wednesday of $33.65 a share. While acquisition bids are typically slightly above stock price, Dell …

Long Leap to Clear Mobile Payment Hurdles

Long Leap to Clear Mobile Payment Hurdles

The merchant-specific approach to mobile payments that Starbucks has taken is the fastest way to implement such a system — it’s a completely closed service that’s easy to develop and deploy. In the long run, however, that will fragment the market and work against the …

Facebook introduced a mobile app for feature phones

Facebook users who want to access the social-networking service on the go, but don’t have smartphones, now have an app of their own in some countries. Facebook introduced a mobile app for feature phones, the less-expensive, Internet-capable phones that far outnumber smartphones in many parts …