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Japanese Wireless Provider to Take Over Sprint?

Japanese Wireless Provider to Take Over Sprint?

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sprint may soon be controlled by one of Japan’s largest cellphone providers.In a statement Thursday, the number three U.S. wireless provider said that it is currently in talks with Softbank “reg…

Fab Launches New iPhone and iPad Apps

Fab Launches New iPhone and iPad Apps

Apple(NEW YORK) — The shopping website Fab, launched 16 months ago. By July 2012 it had five million members and now has 7.5 million users.The e-commerce site has everything from clothes, home furnishings, gadgets, stuff for kids, food and even pets. …

Fab Launches New iPhone and iPad Apps

Fab Launches New iPhone and iPad Apps

Apple(NEW YORK) — The shopping website Fab, launched 16 months ago. By July 2012 it had five million members and now has 7.5 million users.The e-commerce site has everything from clothes, home furnishings, gadgets, stuff for kids, food and even pets. …

Google Adds 250,000 Miles of Street View as Apple Tries to Improve

Google Adds 250,000 Miles of Street View as Apple Tries to Improve

Google(NEW YORK) — While Apple is apologizing for its new Maps app and trying to mend the glitches, Google is trying to stomp it into the ground.For those who haven’t been following the mobile maps war between the two tech giants: Apple’s new maps app…

Sales of Personal Computers Drop as More Buy Tablets, Phones

Sales of Personal Computers Drop as More Buy Tablets, Phones

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Consumers have been spending a lot more on tablets and smart phones, but less on personal computers, according to a new report. The research firm Gartner says PC shipments during the summer quarter fell more than 8 p…

Original Apple Computer Doesn’t Find Buyer at Auction

Original Apple Computer Doesn’t Find Buyer at Auction

SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images(LONDON) — Apple surely doesn’t have a problem selling products these days, but apparently $80,000 was a bit too much for one of the company’s first computers.Christie’s in London auctioned off…

Facebook Experiments with ‘Want’ and ‘Collect’ Buttons

Facebook Experiments with ‘Want’ and ‘Collect’ Buttons

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Do you like Facebook’s “Like” buttons? People use them for all sorts of reasons — there’s even an experiment in which you can click on it to send hugs — but Facebook, in the meantime, is experiment…

October Tech Bonanza: iPad Mini, Windows 8 and More Coming

October Tech Bonanza: iPad Mini, Windows 8 and More Coming

Microsoft(NEW YORK) — While President Obama and Mitt Romney may be racing against each other on the campaign trail and fighting it out behind podiums this month, the tech giants are up to something very similar.This month, the major technology compani…

First Apple Computer, Apple 1, Could Sell for $130,000

First Apple Computer, Apple 1, Could Sell for $130,000

Tom Munnecke/Getty Images(LONDON) — Apple manufactures some of the world’s most coveted computers and gadgets, and now, you can own one of the originals for a hefty chunk of change. On Tuesday, Christie’s auction house in London is selling an Apple 1 …

Report: Apple Orders Ten Million ‘iPad Minis’

Report: Apple Orders Ten Million ‘iPad Minis’

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – Apple has ordered ten million units of a smaller-version iPad, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. That’s nearly twice the amount of Kindle Fire units tablet competitor Amazon ordered…

MySpace CEO: ‘There is No Point to Compete with Facebook and Twitter’

MySpace CEO: ‘There is No Point to Compete with Facebook and Twitter’

MySpace(NEW YORK) — Justin Timberlake unveiled the new MySpace last week with a tweet containing a link to a video preview of the new site. In addition to a very catchy song, the video revealed a beautiful website with a clean, Pinterest-esque design….

T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger: What It Means for Consumers

T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger: What It Means for Consumers

T-Mobile(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday, Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, struck an agreement with MetroPCS, which provides no-contract cellphones and low-rate, prepaid plans with unlimited talk, text and Web options for a mere $40 a mo…

Three Ways Apple Has Changed Since Steve Jobs’ Death

Three Ways Apple Has Changed Since Steve Jobs’ Death

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A year after founder Steve Jobs’ death, Apple is continuing on the trajectory that the late founder had in place for years, with its highly-coveted consumer products that are getting into more h…

Lenovo to Start Making Computers and Tablets in the US

Lenovo to Start Making Computers and Tablets in the US

Lenovo(MORRISVILLE, N.C.) — While many PC companies have their headquarters in the U.S. — HP, Apple and Dell, for example — they build the computers overseas, primarily in China. Lenovo is going the other way, creating a PC production line in the U….

Designer Unveils $35K iPhone 5

Designer Unveils $35K iPhone 5

Apple(NEW YORK) — Millions of people have already proven money is no object when it comes to picking up the latest iPhone, but a British designer might have given the most hardened Mac addict pause: a $35,000-plus version of the cellphone.Stuart Hughe…

Samsung Files Patent-Infringement Complaints Against Apple

Samsung Files Patent-Infringement Complaints Against Apple

Apple(NEW YORK) – The patent war between Samsung and Apple continues to escalate, as the South Korean technology manufacturer is accusing Apple of copyright infringement.
According to Bloomberg, Samsung added a complaint to an already standing l…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes for New Maps Glitches

Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes for New Maps Glitches

Apple(NEW YORK) — It has been no secret: Apple’s new maps app featured on the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, launched last week with a lot of glitches, including misplaced points of interest and jumbled renderings of important locations. On Friday, Apple address…

Online Holiday Sales Boom for Retailers

Online Holiday Sales Boom for Retailers

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The retail industry is putting the finishing touches on its plans for the holiday shopping season. A big consumer trend is almost certain to continue this fall with online sales taking a bigger share of retail dollars…

Testing Timer Digital Watch Helps Students on SAT and ACT

Testing Timer Digital Watch Helps Students on SAT and ACT

Testing Timers(NEW YORK) — Three years ago Jordan Liss was sweating it out, racing against the clock as he took the ACT to get into college. “I found myself more stressed and scoring worse in the real test in relation to the practice test. I knew i…

Facebook Gifts: Give Your Friend a Real Teddy Bear or Cupcake

Facebook Gifts: Give Your Friend a Real Teddy Bear or Cupcake

Facebook(MENLO PARK, Calif.) — Forget virtual goods, Facebook wants you to start buying real goods or gifts on its social network. On Thursday the company launched Facebook Gifts, a service that lets you send real gifts to your Facebook friends. Simil…

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