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HTC predicts poor first quarter
HTC's warning of hard times ahead, and says it plans to focus on cheaper phones for developing markets.
Teenager escapes jail for PayPal hack
The fourth British man to appear in court over the 2010 hack of PayPal has escaped jail, as he was only 16 at the time of the offence.
Hacker blackmails women into stripping on camera
A California man has been charged with blackmailing over 350 women into sending him nude photos after hacking into their Facebook, Skype and email accounts.
Facebook reports jump in mobile ad revenue
Facebook appears to be succeeding in its push into mobile advertising, with mobile ads accounting for nearly a quarter of its overall ad revenue.
BlackBerry launch - inspired by Steve Jobs?
I’ve often wondered why more companies don't follow the Steve Jobs script when announcing a product.
Tech industry backs immigration reform
With strong support from the tech industry, a bipartisan group of senators has released a set of immigration proposals focused on highly-skilled, high-tech workers.
Nintendo cuts Wii U sales forecast
Nintendo has slahed its sales predictions for the Wii U, saying it now expects to sell 27 percent fewer than it previously did.
Understanding the legality of an unlocked smartphone
Legal protection for individuals who unlocked their mobile phones for use on other networks officially expired last weekend.
House panel wants answers over Swartz prosecution
Two members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are attempting to call the Justice Department to account over the treatment of internet activist Aaron Swartz.
Google faces UK action over Safari tracking
Google is facing legal action in the UK, over the Safari privacy breach that saw the company slapped with a record fine from the Federal Trade Commission last year.
Twitter ordered to identify French racists
In a landmark ruling, a French court has ordered Twitter to hand over details of users who posted racist and anti-semitic content.
Lenovo considers bid for RIM
Lenovo may be considering a takeover of Research in Motion, in an attempt to expand out of its core PC business and into mobile.
Apple fires supplier over working age violations
Apple's latest audit of its supplier factories in the Far East has uncovered a subcontractor using underage labor, prompting the company to terminate its agreement with the firm and report it to the authorities.
Google and Facebook ramp up lobbying spend
Google and Facebook are pouring money into Washington, spending record amounts on lobbying last year.
US government user data requests continue to rise, says Google
The US once again heads Google's list of governments that request its user data - and nearly 70 percent of requests came without a warrant.
Apple reports record sales, but revenues fail to match forecasts
Apple's reported record iPhone and iPad sales for the quarter - but has disappointed analysts all the same, with its slowest profit growth in a decade.
UK hits Sony with record fine for 'avoidable' PSN hack
Sony's been fined nearly $400,000 in the UK for the security breach that led to the hacking of its PlayStation Network in April 2011.
Steve Jobs tried to bully Palm into no-poaching deal
Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent litigation if it didn't agree to stop hiring Apple employees, a court filing alleges.
Google reports record 2012 revenues
Google's reported fourth quarter revenues of $14.42 billion, up by 36 percent on the same quarter last year - and bringing annual revenues up to over $50 billion for the first time.
Things get expensive for Google in France
The French government has released proposals to tax online businesses for the collection of personal data, in a move that would dramatically increase their currently-tiny tax bills.