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Samsung’s Galaxy S4: The Real iPhone Killer Just Stood Up

Samsung used all the marketing and showmanship power at its disposal Thursday to take the wraps off its new Galaxy S4 smartphone, which highlights new ways for users to interact with a mobile device while improving the hardware that forms the foundation of its Galaxy product line. "We've taken techn...

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The Incredible, Invulnerable, Indispensable Social Network

And you thought Apple was the only Teflon technology company out there. Despite a brief six-year lifespan filled with privacy complaints and user gripes over neck-snapping design changes, Facebook just signed up User No. 500,000,000. Businesses continue to pile onboard the Mark Zuckerberg express, t...

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The Sweet Smell of Social Media Success – and the Funk of Failure

How's this for tying together Old Spice's winning social media strategy and Apple's current iPhone problems: While the cologne and deodorant company is ending the week smelling like a rose, Steve Jobs' tech colossus is in danger of stinking up the joint. Follow along with me as I attempt to marry th...

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Lessons Learned From a Career Tweeted Away

It may be hard to believe in our current overheated cable news climate, but in the days and months after Sept. 11 -- and in the weeks following the 2003 invasion of Iraq -- CNN was actually doing its best to provide in-depth reporting and analysis of the Middle East. CNN International's Octavia Nasr...

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No Kin Do: Microsoft Keeps Limping Into the Mobile Era

Even though I had no intention of ever buying a Kin, I'm still pissed off at Microsoft for killing their latest attempt at the mobile phone market. The Kin One and Two now share a dubious distinction: They got less time than Conan O'Brien to build and develop an audience. True, there wasn't a lot of...

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AT&T’s Winter, Spring and Summer of Discontent

"Orders for the iPhone 4 Top 600,000, Apple Says," according to a New York Times headline last Wednesday. Now that's a headline guaranteed to grab the nearest Mac fanboy, technology enthusiast and even casual geek by the lapels and slap the caramel mochaccinos right out of them. And if things...

The Brilliant Future of the Portable Device Display

As director of marketing for the Qualcomm division that manufactures the Mirasol display technology, Cheryl Goodman is racking up the frequent flyer miles, thanks to the boom in the e-reader/tablet computer market. She's the one who educates journalists and analysts about Mirasol's promise of color ...

Sony Embarks on a New Crusade With 3-D Gaming

The auditorium darkens, the audience members put on their 3-D glasses, and a screen fills up with point-of-view images of sci-fi warfare -- futuristic soldiers leaping from one military platform to another in special weaponized jetpacks, raining death and destruction. A scene from a potential sequel...

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A Gyroscope That Will Set the Tech World Spinning

You don't have to be an Apple fanboy to rave about the coolness on display during a typical Steve Jobs keynote presentation. Sure, like any good speaker or stand-up comic, Jobs knows where his guaranteed applause/laugh lines fall during the hour or so he's on stage, and he's well aware of who will b...

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Rewriting the Language of 3-D: Q&A With Pixar Chief Scientist Loren Carpenter

If you're a parent of young children and you've sat through any number of bad "family" movies during a crowded matinee, then you've probably thanked Disney/Pixar for conjuring up the likes of Buzz Lightyear and Woody, Nemo and Dory, Mike and Sully, Mr. Incredible, Wall-E, Lightning McQueen and Remy ...

D8’s Ballmer Show: Lashing Out and Fessing Up

It will probably come as a surprise to the millions of people who have already purchased one, but the Apple iPad is just another PC, according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who made the comments this week during a recent on-stage interview at the D8 Conference. "Of course it is," Ballmer told W...

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Jobs at WWDC: Taking the Stage With Chutzpah Only Apple Can Afford

Talk about dealing from a position of strength: Apple and Steve Jobs enter next week's Worldwide Developers Conference as kings of the tech industry hill, makers of must-have consumer products and generators of must-read technosphere headlines. He strode onstage at this week's D8 Conference to the o...

Google Closes the Blinds on Windows

Claiming it was scared into reality by the Chinese hacking attacks of late last year, Google is phasing out employee usage of the Windows operating system due to security concerns, according to a report in the Financial Times. At least that's the cover story being provided by unnamed Google e...

Is the Space Between Android and Apple Big Enough for a WinPho7 Hit?

It has become the PowerPoint slide seen around the world -- or at least the World Wide Web, and specifically those websites and blogs that pay close attention to technology and the smartphone market. A Microsoft presentation at the ReMIX trade show in France this week boasted a slide showing that te...

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Why Is Apple Tethering Itself to AT&T?

Thanks to advances in computer-generated technology, the images simply jump out at you from the TV screen, as all good commercials should: massive sheets of orange fabric covering up the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles and unfolding down the sides of buildings on the Las Vegas Strip, dropping from the...

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The Kins: Academically Average, Socially Gifted

You might think that someone at Microsoft is a big fan of Dr. Seuss; naming the new Windows Phones the "Kin One" and "Kin Two" certainly conjures up images of critters that would assist the Cat in the Hat in wreaking havoc on Sally and her brother's house. But it's really Kin as in kinship; people j...

Facebook Privacy: Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing?

Try Googling the phrase, "Is Facebook losing members over privacy?" You'll see seven of the top eight search results answering in the affirmative, as various headline writers take advantage of recent controversies regarding the world's biggest social network and its customers' profile data. A deeper...

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Facebook Is Flirting With a Big Business Backlash

Was it only four years ago that the anti-Facebook crowd was backlashing against the concept of the News Feed? Time sure flies when you're accusing the world's biggest social network of invading its users' privacy. Forget about the current spasm of criticism; hating on Facebook has been the default s...

Will Post-Production Kill the 3-D Movie Star?

F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives. Would he have changed his mind if The Great Gatsby had received the 3-D IMAX treatment -- with Jay Gatsby as an alien bootlegger and Nick Carraway as avenging Ivy League superhero? After burning bright and flaming out fast i...

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Whose Wikipedia Is It, Anyway?

Please don't get the wrong idea about this column; I have nothing against crowdsourcing. Some of my best friends belong to crowds. I also have nothing against the concept of a "free, Web-based, collaborative multilingual encyclopedia project," as Wikipedia defines itself. And while journalists, stud...

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