Microsoft adding staff, R&D in China mobile push
(AP)—Microsoft Corp. will hire more than 1,000 additional employees in China this year and boost research and development spending by 15 percent as it tries to catch up with Apple and Google in the fast-growing mobile Internet ...
Mobile users wary of privacy invasion by apps: survey
Users of mobile devices are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns about how much personal and private information is collected, a US survey showed Wednesday.
Sign language communication supported with new app
An innovative new app that can help people to communicate in sign language through a searchable database of over 4,000 signs has been launched by the University of Bristol.
China's Baidu releases new mobile browser
(AP)—Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, has released a mobile browser and says it will invest in a cloud computing center as growth in Internet use shifts to mobile phones.
Top electronics fair embraces 'grey' gizmos
High-tech gadgets to make the lives of senior citizens simpler, safer and more fun are in the spotlight at the world's top showcase for consumer electronics and home appliances.
LG unveils world's first LTE smartphone with Snapdragon Quad-Core
LG Electronics revealed its newest premium mobile device with the announcement of the Optimus G, a high-end smartphone that offers powerful performance, an elegant and sleek design, and an innovative user ...
Facebook updates iPhone app to speed it up
(AP)—What was the biggest complaint about Facebook's iPhone app? Users called it slow.
Smartphone users exceed 30 million in S. Korea
More than 60 percent of South Koreans now have smartphones despite their belated debut in the country, according to the latest industry figures.
New world record set at mobile-phone throwing contest
A Finnish teenager has smashed the world record -- and probably his phone -- in this year's annual mobile-phone throwing contest in Finland.
Computer scientist seeks to improve portability of mobile device applications
Mobile computing devices will probably overtake the personal computer as the most common means for accessing the Internet worldwide sometime in 2013 and it may not be a seamless transition, according to Eli ...
Facebook shares sink to new low after 2Q results (Update)
(AP) Facebook's stock hit a new low Friday after it reported lukewarm second-quarter results and didn't give an outlook for the coming months.
Australians hit by 'pay up or die' extortion text
Police across Australia warned mobile phone users on Monday to ignore a text message sent to "a large number of people" threatening death if they did not pay Aus$5,000 (US$5,150).
Twitter lets advertisers better target tweets
Twitter on Thursday began letting businesses more easily turn tweets into advertising that targets users of the globally popular one-to-many text messaging service.
Mobile phones trump computers among online Chinese
Mobile phones have overtaken computers as the most popular device for getting online in China, the government said Thursday, as it announced the number of web users had hit 538 million.