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Verizon faces another outage

Verizon Wireless faced yet another network outage this month after its 3G and 4G networks went down in several major U.S. cities on Wednesday.

Android tops in mobile malware -- report

You must be aware that Android is a leader when it comes to smartphones, but did you know that it also tops in mobile malware?

Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.5B in cash

In a landmark deal, Microsoft Corp. has acquired internet phone company Skype Technologies SA, reps for both the companies announced Tuesday. Placing its biggest bet yet, the Redmond software giant paid $8.5 billion in cash to buy VoIP provider Skype Global.

NYC and D.C. locals to get cellphone alerts for natural disasters

Cellphone users in New York City and Washington will soon be able to receive emergency alerts for hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters, as part of a national emergency alert system to be launched by the end of year.

Majority of Americans unaware of climate change issues--study

In a study released by Yale University titled 'Americans Knowledge of Climate Change,' majority of Americans are unaware of how grave climate change and global warming issues are.

Google and Intel unite with Sony for Google TV

Google Inc and Intel have joined hands with Sony to develop Google TV; a class of Internet-based TVs and set top boxes, according to a report in the New York Times.

Dell might use AT&T service with its smartphone

New York, October 9 -- Dell is about to introduce its much talked about android-powered smartphone, and might rope AT&T in.

Questions raised over Hutchison, Vodafone merger

Sydney, April 2: The proposed merger between 3G mobile phone operator Hutchison Telecommunications Ltd. (HTA.AU) and Vodafone PLC (VOD) has raised many eyebrows.

BlackBerry gets App Store

Las Vegas, April 1: Research in Motion Ltd.(NASDAQ: RIMM) unveiled its BlackBerry App World on Wednesday, finally looking to stroke the rampantly expanding market for mobile programs.